Welcome to Damian Johnson as President for the coming 2017 year and some new faces in Warren Cleland, Lee Partridge, & Laurie Davidson on the Committee. Welcome also Jason Clements as Vice, Stephen as Treasurer and Annie as Secretary once again. The 12 months ahead looks promising with some new ideas and continued ongoing support in the running of this great motorsport club.
I have been asked to prepare a final report so firstly want to thank the committee members with special thanks to the outgoing members in Liam Hill, Ran Maclurkin, Shane Ryding and Brett Dickie. All have been great support and have put in many hours in meetings, given ideas, talked to members, typed reports and added comments to help organise race meetings, functions, events and so on – much appreciated. Also good to see Chas continue on and help and thank you for
running the BBQ at the last Phillip Island meeting.
Damian has already got well involved with organising meetings, sponsorship deals and much more – so please get behind him and help, it’s not an easy task and takes a lot of time and patience!
I think the highlight for me over the past 5 years is how close the championship racing has become, going down to the wire in the last race of the last round for the past three years running – couldn’t ask for it to be any closer!! Congratulations to Ian Cowley winning by a countback this year with Brett Dickie having a great year as well. Congratulations to everyone who competed this year and it’s a fantastic reminder that this is what the club is all about – getting out and racing on some
of the best race tracks in the country and arguably at the best race meetings.
We have also been able to finalise next year’s Calendar with some excellent race meetings at Sandown, Winton and Phillip Island – spread a little more through the year, check out Calendar elsewhere and keep in mind the famous Sandown Historics meeting in November – it will be a massive event.
So signing off now, want to do some more racing next year plus run a business and family!
Thank you to everyone who has sent messages,