QUIT ATVWA OPEN DAY - Updated 14/11/2013
We will be having an open day on the 7th December for anyone thinking about becoming members next year and wanting to check out the Club, please feel free to invite your friends. The cost for the day is $20 per Rider or $50 for a family.
CHRISTMAS VOUCHERS & 2014 MEMBERSHIP - Updated 14/11/2013
We will soon be organising christmas vouchers for anyone interested in giving a club membership to a friend or family member for xmas. Memberships purchased over the christmas period will be given the rest of the current membership year and next year for an extra $30 single $50 family on next years membership. Contact Mel Cox for details email@example.com or check back soon.
ROSS RIVER VIRUS - 14/11/2013
There have been reports of some people contracting Ross River Virus in the local area, so as a precaution please wear insect repellant when at the track.
AGM DATE - 14/11/2013
The ATVWA AGM will be held on the 15th January at a venue to be advised. For any financial members wanting to become committee please come along. The committee really appreciates the feedback from its members so please come along and show an interest in the club and its future. Please note the AGM is open to financial members only.
SUPER X TRACK - Updated 14/11/2013
After a very wet winter our poor Super X track needs a bit of love to bring her back to life and ready for the Super X in February. We had to move the date for the Quit Super X to the 8th February due to the amount of work needed to fix the track. Craig and Frank will be spending alot of time up there in the coming month to fix the track and install some drainage. Please be aware that there will be heavy machinery up there on the 30th of November and the 1st of December so the Track will be closed that weekend.
CHANGE OF PRESIDENT - Updated 14/11/2013
Big Pete Daly temporarily stepped up the the plate during a very difficult time for the club to pick up the pieces after previous committee members retired after a big couple of years. The club was in a bad financial place and working together with the new committee we are back in action and doing better than ever. So thanks Big Pete for stepping up to the plate during the clubs time of crisis. Big Pete has decided to step down as president due to personal and health reasons but will still be involved in the club. If you see Big Pete around please dont forget to say thanks for his efforts over the past few months. Last night at the committee meeting we voted in a new President, we would like to formally welcome and thank Eric Cromb for stepping up to the plate. We have lots of work to do to continue moving the club forward, but we're confident we have a committee up for the challenge.
QUIT PONY EXPRESS R2 RESULTS - Updated 14/11/2013
We hope everyone that turned up for Round 2 had a great time? Craig and Frank spent many hours up at the track prepping the track for you, and by all accounts its the best the pony track has ever been prepped. They added a few extra bits here and there, we hope you all had some fun. The results are now posted on the results page for you to compare, some of you are dying to see which partner did the best lap times on the day.
QUIT PONY EXPRESS R1 RESULTS - Updated 23/9/2013
Thanks to everyone involved in the preparation and organisation of the Quit Pony Express on the weekend. Despite terrible weather forecast of thunderstorms and damaging winds many participants turned up on saturday night to camp and get ready for the event on Sunday. It was a wild night but despite that and a bit of rain on Sunday conditions turned out to be pretty good.
Thankyou to all the riders that came to support the day regardless of weather. We hope you all had a great time. Also thankyou to Troy Dorey from T&L perfomance for donating the trophies, Culleys Yamaha for donating some vouchers as prizes for our sweeps for helping out on the day and Healthway for sponsoring the event. Thankyou also to our wonderful volunteers in the canteen: Jeanette Daly, Melissa Case & Melissa Bartucciotto, in the bar Scott Edgar, to our awesome track manager Craig Pearse and member Frank Bartucciotto for prepping the track, to Bill Case for running the day, to Cherie Peasre and Rosemary Edgar for helping with the scoring, Liam Case and Tristyn Cox for being our stop flaggies and Troy Cox and James edgar for fixing stuff and getting stuff ready. I'm sure i have forgotten somebody but we thankyou anyway. Big Pete, despite his condition still showed his support on the day, we hope you get better soon.
Highlights of the day were Matthew wynne and Zachary Croonen doing the most laps 13 laps for the day, Zac Sarifimoski for winning the fastest lap time trophy (donated by The Trophy House) with a lap time of 17:31min, and our blasters for getting some very quick laptimes. Check out the full results on the results page and the lap times here.
TRACK CLOSURES - Updated 10/09/2013
Attention members , Due to the upcoming Pony event and track preparation nearing completion ATVWA will be closing the track temporarily. Also the fire department will be burning off the excess grass the weekend following the Pony event. The track will reopen the week after the burn off has been completed and tracks have been checked for hazards. To prevent unauthorized access to the tracks and for the safety of members the main gate lock will be changed while the track is closed. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
QUIT PONY EXPRESS ROUND 1 - updated 04/09/2013
Dont forget to get your registrations in for the Quit Pony Express on the 22nd of September. The track will be prepped and ready to go. Those that want to camp on saturday night are welcome to do so. Registration will be open Saturday evening for those wanting to get it done before Sunday. We do need some volunteers on the day for assistance in the canteen and sweeps and if anyone is willing to help out the scorers it would be very much appreciated. We hope we will see you there! click here to register now
BUSY BEE 7th & 8th September - updated 04/09/2013
We will be holding a busy bee on the 7th & 8th of september to get ready for the Quit Pony express on the 22nd September. Any members free to help out would be appreciated. Don';t forget to bring your busy bee voucher for redemption if you come along. For more info on what tasks need to be completed and what needs to be done please contact our track manager Craig Pearse 0427718253.
BURNOFF & TRACK CLOSURE - updated 04/09/2013
The volunteer fire brigade will be burning off the south pony on the 28th and 29th of september. The track will be closed suring this time and until an inspection of the track can be undertaken after the burnoff. Please check with a committee members before heading up to the track the weekend after.
SIDE BY SIDE MEMBERSHIPS AVALIABLE - updated 04/09/2013
After meeting with the side by side community about the possibility of allowing side by sides at the ATVWA club track as members, it was decided by the committee to allow a limited number of memberships to side by sides for the remainder of the membership year (feb 2013) as a trial to see if having side by sides at the club will work. The side by sides will be limited to the south pony express track. Any side by sides wanting to become members please contact mel. If any existing members wish to ride their side by sides at the club the same rules will apply and an notification that you have and will use your side by sides at the track will need to be given, no extra charge for existing members. Any questions please feel free to ask.
SIDE BY SIDE SURVEY - Updated 14th July 2013
Over the last week we have been conducting surveys with our riders and our club members to assess if we want to welcome Side by Sides (UTV's) into the club as members. All responses were positive and so the committee are preparing a proposal to the members stating the rules and regulations by which the side by sides (UTV's) can become members and join our club. We would like to speak to the Side by Side riders and get their opinion and start a discussion about a trial membership until the end of this membership year to see how the proposal and regulations work in practice. We would like to welcome the Side by Side riders to the club on the 11th of August for a come try day and a discussions about practicalities of becoming members of the club. We hope we'll see you there!
HEALTHWAY SPONSORSHIP APPROVAL- Updated 14th July 2013
It has been an up and down kind of month, but on friday when we heard that Healthway were going to support our new proposal for our events calendar, we were all so extatic! We didnt waste anytime setting dates for the 2 Quit Pony Express rounds in September and October, check out the events page for more details. We would like to thank Healthway for sticking by us and allowing us to continue to hold these great events!
ATVWA OPEN DAY & CLUB MEETING - Updated 14th July 2013
What a great day and a great turn out!!!! Thankyou to all the new committee for coming out today and blowing us away with the level of support you're all offering. It is so wonderful to see that the members have really stepped up to the plate in the last month to get this club up and running again. We would like to welcome the new Vice President Bill Case, who has been around the club before, hopefully this time we can bottle that enthusiasm!!! Also welcome Craig Pearse as Track manager already chomping at the bit to get started! I would also like to thank all the new members that signed up today who hung around to join in with the committee meeting and then also offered to help out... on their first day! Again thanks everyone... top effort!
ATVWA OPEN DAY - Updated 7th July 2013
Come one come all, this weekend (Sunday 14th July) is you opportunity to come and check the track out if you or one of your mates thinking about joining the club. Non members trying the track will be $20 each or $50 for the whole family, members are free.
We will open half year memberships up for the weekend so if you are considering becoming a member then you will be able to pick your membership up on the day, remember memberships don't expire until February 2014. Half year membership fee's are: Single $100 membership + $100 busy bee fee = $200 Family $125 membership + $100 busy bee fee = $225
We are located 1km north of the Gingin brook Rd turnoff on Lancelin Rd in Woodridge. We will have a BBQ going for those that want a bite to eat or something to drink. Please share this email with any friends you think would like to come and try the track for the day.
Remember this is restricted to Quad riders, with the exception of 2 wheel riders who are residents of the shire of Gingin.
Club and Committee Meeting Sunday 14th July - Updated 7th July 2013
Whilst we are all enjoying the track next weekend we are also going to hold a committee/club meeting. We are hoping this will allow any members who want to know what's going on, and who couldn't make it to the last meeting to come along and ask questions or have a say.
This is a crucial time for the club as we have a new committee and we need to look at what the members want for the future of the club. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the new committee and hope that some more members might volunteer to become committee members. Even if you cant come to meetings or don't want to officially be on the committee we have small roles that need to be filled which will ensure that the club runs smoothly and can be enjoyed by all.
Obviously without Michael Murphy, the club has some big hurdles to overcome in order to run events. We need your help if we want more Super X events, Pony Expresses & junior events. Our biggest hurdle is getting someone to prep the track, this alone is a huge expense at about $5000 for a Pony and $3000 for a Super X. We also have lights to hire, transport and position at a cost of around $3000 per event. Previously Michael Murphy has donated his own time, equipment and money for these things. We have invited a couple of local earth works businesses to come along on Sunday to have a look at our track and give us a quote on track prep, so hopefully we will get some people to help us soon so we can get some more events underway.
We have just submitted an application for more help from Healthway so we can have a portion of the cost covered, but we still have a way to go. If anyone knows someone who might have the equipment and the generosity to help out the club by prepping the track then please we would love to hear from you. Otherwise if anyone has contacts that might like to sponsor these events this would also be an excellent solution.
We do have the option of applying to The department of Sport and recreation for grants to pay for lighting and equipment now that we have a 10 year lease. But we need someone dedicated to the club to volunteer their time to compiling such an application.
We have the insurance issues all sorted now with a great sigh of relief. We are looking into some additional insurance but will find out about that soon and keep you updated. We will have a copy of the insurance paperwork available on the 14th for any member interested to look at, or just let Mel know and she'll provide a copy for you.
Any members that have not yet received their T-shirts from the Kids on Quads day, i'll have them available on Sunday for you to collect also.
If anyone is keen to run the canteen on Sunday please let Mel know, that will help us out a lot :). We also need someone to bring up some diesel for the generator if anyone has the capacity to do so please let Mel or Big Pete know.
We hope that as many members as possible will turn up on Sunday just for a bit of socialising and a good discussion about the club.
See You There!
Extraordinary meeting 20th June 2013
As most of you know since the committee recieved the financial and insurance paperwork, we discovered many holes in our insurance and financial documents which were not up to scratch. We held a extraordinary meeting last night and called on all members to come along to help the club solve these issues. The President and backbone of our Club Michael Murphy and the vice president Craig Davies resigned form their positions due to exhaustion and lack of appreciation last night. Obviously due to the enormous contribution the two committee members gave to the club it is a big loss to the club and big shoes to fill. Michael Murphy was voted for Life membership unanimously for his enormous financial and physical contribution to the club.
Thankyou to the members who showed up to support the club in these difficult times, it was officially the biggest meeting I have ever witnessed, so great to know that the members do care. There was much to discuss and alot of helpful advice and ideas put on the table. In the end Big Pete (Pete Daly) put his hand up to carry the Presidet position until the AGM later this year. There were no takers for the role of vice president. Melissa Cox will remain as secretary. Rosemary Edgar has volunteered for the important role of Treasurer. Eric Cromb has stepped up to take on our insurance. Victoria McQuade will be handling the newsletters to keep the members informed about meeting times and dates and whats going on with the club.
We also have some new general committee members:
John McQuade, Ben Chambers, James Edgar, Jane Lawrence.
I would like to ask all members if you see Craig Davies or Michael Murphy in passing, say thankyou. Too often, though not intended, the committee hears criticism over praise for their work that they do voluntarily out of love for the club and the sport. Remember the enormous contribution they have made and how far this club has come in the last 2 years. We hope we will still see them around the club to enjoy it as just members!
Quit Kids on Quads
The Quit Kids on Quads was lots of fun again this year with almost 30 kids. We had wood fired pizzas which went down a treat too! I'll upload the awesome photo's that Melissa Case took for us shortly.
Quit Woody 200 cancelled
The Quit woody 200 was cancelled due to not meeting the required number of registrations. Next time please get those registrations in early so we can ensure the events can go ahead :)
Quit Woody 200
Dont forget everyone that we need registrations for the Quit woody 200 by the 15th June. All those enduro riders who have been waiting for the enduo season to start get those registrations in so we can continue to hold these kinds of events for you. I have updated the event page to include whats allowed as a stock/modified bike, but will let you know here anyway:
Modified includes: Steering dampener, shocks & exhaust pipe.
Stock allowed changes: you can change air filter, handle bars, tyres and rims only.
This is going to be a great event, Murph has painstaikingly widened the pony track, we have organised some local bands and hopefully all the riders and spectators can enjoy a social atmoshpere sat night. Don't forget we now have showers to you can be refreshed after riding.
We hope all the enduro riders of the past will come and check out the new facilities and meet some of the new members to the club. We hope to see you all there!
QUIT KIDS ON QUADS FUNDAY AND CAMPOUT - Updated 20/05/2013
We cant wait for this weekend, what fun its going to be. We have a record number of kids coming and they are in for a real treat. Pro Haulage have sponsored the racing shirts for the event, and we have been hard at work yesterday creating some awesome surprises for then kids. This is the best event for kids in the year and I hope the kids love what we've got in store for them. Thanks to everyone that came along to help us get ready for this event over the last weekend, all helpers are so appreciated!
QUIT KIDS ON QUADS FUNDAY AND CAMPOUT - Updates 24/04/2013
Hi everyone, I know its been a while since I have posted any news. I am working on a great new website which we can all contribute too, so thankyou for your patience. The new date for the Quit Kids On Quads Funday and Campout is the 25th - 26th May, everyone who replied to my email about dates picked this date so it is perfect. I have had lots of parents put up their hands to help, thankyou very much! Remember registration for this event is compulsory because we have to make sure every child is catered for in the activities and for the prizes. We dont want any kids to miss out and we dont want to have to turn kids away on the day, So please please please register your children. You can now pay before you come via paypal for events, this will help us with catering also. We hope to see you soon!
QUIT WOODY 200 29-30th June - Updated 26/04/2013
We decided to change it up a bit this year and see how it goes. Instead of a full pony we are having an enduro weekend. 5 laps on saturday then 5 laps on sunday. The classes will be by capacity with one pony class for those that still want to team up with a buddy. Following the days racing we will be having a side by side exhibition ride for 2 hours. We have a couple of bands that have volunteered to come up for the weekend, more details will follow. It is compulsory to pre-register and pay for this event, if we do not get enough numbers register it won't go ahead. There will be a penalty payment for those that dont register and pay before the 15th June, and a further penalty for those that rock up on the day to pay. You can pay via the paypal link on the right side bar of the website. The full details for this event are on the events page and dont forget to register here.
QUIT SUNDOWN SUPER X RACE 3 9TH FEB - Updated 06/02/2013
Don't forget to get those registrations in for the Quit Sundown Super X this weekend. I will be sending those progams to print at about 2:00 today so you need to gett them in asap if you want to be included on the program. Also dont forget that the price for admission has gone up this year to $60 members and $30 non-members. If you bring a flaggie you get half price admission. Also it was decided at the last meeting that the busy bee vouchers will not be redeemable for flagging, because we really need the help on busy bee days and need to get those members down there.
BUSY BEE - Updated 06/02/2013
Thankyou to those members who turned up to the busy bee on the weekend. Even though we had to shut it down because of the heat & fire risk. Unfortunately we didn't get as much doen as we had hoped but great effort to everyone that showed up. The partitions in the showers didn't get finished so we'll only have one shower and wont be able to open it to everyone. If there is anyone with skill in partitioning that might be able to come up and help us finish the showers, it would be greatly appreciated.
NEW VICE PRESIDENT - Updated 06/02/2013
We would like to thank our new Vice President for stepping up to the role. Craig Davies has been around the club since its beginning and has had a fundamental role in it's development. He is also one of our life members, so we welocome him into the position. Just so you know who he is, here's a ahot of him helping at the busy bee.... well maybe not helping exactly, .... moral support... definatley!
BUSY BEE 3rd Feb - Updated 18/01/2013
There will be a busy be at the track on the 3rd of February, this is a good oportunity to get one of your busy bee fee's back, and to help us get ready for the Quit Sundown Super X on the 9th February. We need to install a speaker system, make some adjustments to the retic, put up some new signage and attempt to install some showers (any plumbers and people experienced with partitions or carpentry would be very useful this weekend). We welcome and look forward to meeting our new members, it looks like being a great year!
COME TRY DAY - Updated 18/01/13
Mel will be heading up the the track for a while each day on the Australia day long weekend. If you want to purchase a day membership for $20 and come and have a try of the track, you are welcome to do so. Memberships will be avaliable for purchase on the weekend too. We have got the new keys for the 2013 membership year now so new members can expect their keys in the mail this week or at the track on the Australia day weekend if memberships are purchased.
TRACK CLOSED 19TH - 20TH JANUARY - Updated 18/01/13
The track manager/President will have his machinery up at the track this weekend to get the super x track ready for the next event. Afew people from the commkittee will be up there doing some maintanence and retic. The track will be changed again for the next Quit Sundown Super X, so it is important that the works be started this weekend.
MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
We hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. I know we didn't update the website with photos and results from the last Quit Sundown Super X straight away, but we were all trying to enjoy a well deserved rest. But now we're back in action and looking forward to planning the next year of exciting events for everyone. The new committee will be meetin next week to discuss dates for the events in 2013. We still have a vacant position of Vice president so if anyone would be willing to step up and support the club in a more official manner please let us know and come along to the next meeting.
The new Key for 2012 will be changed over on or near the 1st of february 2013. Memberships for 2013 are now avaliable so please get your registrations in ASAP if you want your key before the changover. I have updated the paypal payment method to include the new busy bee fee's for this year. I have also updated lots fo things on the website like your new committee, photos from the Sundown Super X, the 2013 membership form etc, so have a browse. I'll be making more changes over the coming weeks to keep you informed about this year. If you have any queries please dont hesitate to contact Melissa Cox 0402219292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUIT SUNDOWN SUPER X R1 2012 PHOTOS UPDATED - Updated 15/11/2012
You can now check out the photo album for the latest photos of the Quits Sundown Super X on the 10th November, there are still some to come and we will let you know when they are avaliable. Thankyou to Rosemary Edgar for taking these ones for us. Go to photo album.
QUIT SUNDOWN SUPER X R1 - Updates 12/22/2012
Well done to all the participants that came along to ride in the event on Saturday. Thankyou to all the people who made the event happen behind the scene's, also thankyou to our Major sponsor Healthway. The event was excellent, we had a sprinkling of rain towards the end of the event but nothing to bad, just enough to keep the track damp. We had a trial of a 2 wheel class this time around to raise some money for the club and to see how the track would hold up. By all accounts the track held up well and the 2 wheel riders enjoyed had fun. The riders in this class were by invitation only, and we will let them come again next time. For the results please go to the results page, and check back soon for the photo's.
QUIT SUNDOWN SUPER X SAT NOVEMBER 10 - Updated 3/11/2012
It's that time of year again, and we're pumped up and ready to start this season of the Quit Sundown Super X. It's a great night out and lots of fun. So guys and girls, young and old come and join in the fun. Murphy has been hard at it getting the track ready and we have made some extra additions to the facilities adding in some permanent lighting. The weather should be fine by the weekend, so mums and dads bring the kids let them race their little 50cc & 90cc bikes then campout and enjoy the atmoshpere. Thanbks to all the volunteers who have helped out over the last few weekend to get the track ready for the season. Dont forget to register to secure your spot registered riders get priotity. For more information and to register please check out the events page.
MORE HELP NEEDED - Updated 22/10/2012
We got alot done this weekend at the busy bee but there is still a lot to do until the club is ready for the super x in just 3 weekends. If you are an electrician and can help out this weekend we could use the help. We have to lay the conduit and wiring in the trenches that were dug so that we can pour the concrete into the 44 gallon drums which will be used for the footings for the new light poles. We will also have to erect & test the lights once the concrete is set. We also have to connect the new retic pump and then test the sprinklers and adjust them to suit the track. It is important that the conduit be laid and the concrete poured and the retic ready so that we still have one more weekend to put up the lights and also so that the retic can be run to settle in the new track. Please don't just read over this and think oh some one else will do it. We need YOU!.... Please :) You have 2 weekends to choose from please come and help us.
BUSY BEE 20-21ST OCTOBER - Updated 22/10/2012
Thankyou to all the members that showed up to help out over ther weekend:
-Michael Murphy our track manager with his friend who operated and provided 3 loaders, 1 pozzie track, 1 mini excavator. The amount of work and effort put into the club by Murph is crazy. Without Murph there would be no Super X
-Craig Davies our life members who has been there for the club for many years
-Clive Scannell who bought up some nandos for dinner on saturday.
-Stephen Ireland who replaced all of the 80 super x sprinkler heads. Top effort Stephen thankyou!
-Wayne, Matthew and Sherrie Wynne who were instumental in getting the lights onto the poles and wiring them up, installing the other spotties around the club, putting in a new control box and Sherrie even wipper snipped the whole grassed are because we didn't have a lawn mower. This family comes every time without fail and have been essential to the work that has been done.
-Grumpy Griffiths was on the mini excavator digging the trenches required for the cableing of the new lights and generally always there to help out anyone that needs it. Thankyou Grumpy!
-Mike Alfrey helped to get the new lights ready for installation and again has always been there to help the club out when needed.
-Lee lough helped with the new lights also getting them wired up and ready for installation. Another member willing to put in a days work for the club, thanks again Lee we need more member like you!
-Eric Cromb came up on sunday and wired up the timing hut, now we have power, aircon and lights to the timing hut thanks to Eric. Eric is one of our newest members (but was a member from years ago) and it's great to see a member put their hand up to help even when only a recent member. Thankyou so much Eric for your support! -My husband Troy Cox and I also were there to help with the lights and feed al the volunteers with bacon & egg burgers for breakfast and burgers with the lot for lunch.
I hope i haven't missed anyone, but thankyou to everyone who has been a part of bringing the club forward. We look forward to seeing some more of the new faces this year come down to help out. Have a look at some photo's from the weekend click here
NEW GOLD MEMBERSHIPS - Updated 15/10/2012
The committee has been discussing ways to get our members to help us out more at the track. Obviously there are lots of ways we could do it, by getting members to pay a busy bee fee etc.. But we thought it might be worth a go trying to reward those who do show up everytime without fail and help with every event and busy bee. So we have come up with a new Membership, a gold membership, this is something your earn through your committment to the club not by paying money. These memberships are free memberships. The details will be thought through some more, however we have already chosen 3 members who will get Gold memberships next year for all the effort and time they have put into the club this year. They are Grumpy Griffiths and father and son team Matthew and Wayne Wynne. Thankyou guys for all your help this year.
BUSY BEE 20-21st October
With the Quit Super X season about to commence the committee had to make the tough decission to cancel the last Quit Pony Express, because we didn't have enough volunteers to run the event. We also have quite a bit of work to do up at the track to get the track ready for the coming Quit Super X. We are going to hold a busy bee on the weekend of the 20th October. The detailos are as follows:
-Bust Bee from 12:00 Saturday - Sunday
-We will have a ride on Sundary afternoon.
-We want to try and make a night of it, get the members to come along and help have free bbq and drinks socialize campout and have some fun, bring the kids, the kids track will be open. We need more help to be able to run the Quit Super X events successfully, so we really want to get to know our members and we hope that the members will be willing to help out the club. We don't want to be cancelling any more events.
Tasks to be completed at teh busy bee:
-All sprinkler heads need to be checked and un blocked.
-We have a new pump (courtesy of Murph) which will need to be connected to the existing retic system. If you are experienced in plumbing your services would be very much appreciated.
-We have a new traffic light system for the start grid which needs to be installed.
-The timing shed needs to be connected to the generator. If you are an electrician your help would be appreciated.
-We have a new PA system that needs to be installed.
-Murph has managed to source 8 street lights, we want to put them up on the Super X track so we can reduce the number of lights we have to hire for the super x events. We will need to dig some trenches for the footing for the lights, they will be put into 44 gallon drums and filled with concrete. They will need to be wired up and connected to the generator.
-We have 13 flood lights and 8 larger floor lights which will need to be installed around the club house and if we can in the pit area and carpark.
-If anyone has access to a 6 wheel tip truck let us know.
-If anyone knows where we can find some concrete road barriers or even some more of the plastic ones that would be an enourmous help.
So even if you can only help for a few hours please come up and give a hand. It would be great if you could let us know your coming so we know we have enough people to do the work. Text Mel 0402219292 or email email@example.com.
QUIT PONY EXPRESS ROUND 3 CANCELLED - Updated 15/10/2012
We are sorry to say it, but unfortunately because we have lost so many volunteers to working away jobs and we haven't had any new volunteers put their hands up, we just don't have the people to prepare and run the Quit Pony Express Round 3. It was a tough decission to make but we have also been worrying about ahving enough time to get everthing ready for the Super X season that will be starting soon.
QUIT PONY EXPRESS ROUND 2 - Updated 10/09/2012
Great work everyone who participated in the Quit Pony Express on the weekend. We had some new faces at the club this round which is great to see. We had and extra bit of track as part of this round which posed a challenge for our participants. We hope you will all come back for round three. Make sure you stay posted as there may be a surprise in store for you.
- 1st Place: Ben Hall
- 2nd Place: Zachary Croonen
- 1st Place: Glenn Ashworth & Brody Puleo
- 2nd Place: Craig Rando & Steve Versteegen
- 1st Place: John Rolfe & Ryan Alach
- 2nd Place: Luke Johnston & Roger Leighton
- 3rd Place: Paul Zuchetti & Martin Bower
- 1st Place: Justin Smith & Andrew Smith
- 2nd Place: Wayne Wynne & Matthew Wynne
- 3rd Place: Joshua Hill & David Hill
- 1st Place: Blake Croonen & Jae Dowsett
QUIT PONY EXPRESS R2 - Updated 22/08/2012
Get ready, the next Quit Pony Express is not far away. The track will be closed for prep from the 1st September.
Don't forget to register online.
QUIT POKER RUN FAMILY & SOCIAL EVENT - Updated 28/07/2012
Well it has come around very quickly and now only 1 week to go till our Quit Poker Run Event.
For those that didn't come last year, this event is all about having a bit of fun. We have lots of family memberships in the club so we hope that our families will come down and enjoy a casual & social riding event.
"What's a Poker Run?" I hear you say... Well... we open up a section of the track at a time so you can do a lap to collect a playing card. The tracks involved will be: the North Pony, South Pony, MX Track & SuperX Track.... Then you'll have to get one of the kids to get you a card from the kids track. At the end of the day the Person who has the best Poker Hand will be the Winner. That's the fun of it... the prize is won purely by chance so anyone can win it.
Remember this event is for adults and kids, so there will be no racing this will be a casual ride of the tracks. Kids on 50cc & 90cc will only be allowed to ride on the kids track, the MX track and the Super X Track (They'll need one of their parents to do an extra lap of the pony tracks to get their last cards. The older kids can go out on the Pony track with their Parents supervision.
Guess what.... The whole track will be prepped for this event... yes that means the Ponies, the MX and the SuperX Track. It costs the club a fortune to do the whole track so we hope all the families will support us in this event by coming along so we can afford to hold more of these event for the casual and family riders. The numbers we get to this event will determine how many are put on the calendar for next year.
We hope to see all the faces that came to the Quit Kids on Quads Fun Day & Campout again. And Yes Troy will do another Rocket Launch for the Kids.
Check Out the Events page for more details for the Quit Poker Run.
PART YEAR MEMBERSHIPS - Updated 28/07/2012
Don't forget our part year memberships are avaliable from August. You can pay via paypal or contact Mel firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCIL DAY TRACK CLOSED 12TH AUGUST- Updated 28/07/2012
The track will be closed on Sunday the 12th August as we have invited the Gingin council down to have a look at our track and to meet our committee. The Shire of Gingin has recently approved our application to renew the lease on the land for another 5+5 years. It is extremely generous of the Shire of Gingin to allow us to use this land for an extended tenure and we wish to Thank the Council for supporting the Club.
QUIT PONY EXPRESS ROUND 2 POSTPONED - Updated 28/07/2012
It has been proposed to have the postponed Quit Pony Express on the 21st October & moving the Poker Run to the Saturday (20th October). When it is confirmed we will let you know
QUIT PONY EXPRESS ROUND 2 POSTPONED/ MINI SUPER X INSTEAD - Updated 09/07/2012
I regret to advise that the Quit Pony Express for this weekend will be postponed due to our volunteer of the year track manager having work commitments and not being able to prep the pony Track. Check the website/forum soon for the new date. However we will be running a mini super x/ride day instead details as follows:
Members: FREE Non-Members: $20
Registration 8am, Sight Laps 8:30, Racing from 9:30 - 3:00.
Canteen open, there will be no scoring or trophies, however we will run races throughout the day depending on numbers. All are welcome from 50cc kids to vets.
IT'S JUST FOR A BIT OF FUN SO COME ALONG AND ENJOY A RIDE!
THIS EVENT IS 100% SMOKE FREE. If you have any question please call me.
Again sorry for the late notice, but for the volunteers at the club sometimes work must come first. We hope you can understand.
2012 QUIT PONY EXPRESS ROUND 1
Thankyou to everyone that came along to the first Quit Pony Express of the year. It was a perfect day for it with sunny skies and warmer weather. Brett Abbott came to the event to take some photo's for us for free and he did a great job. So please go to the photo ablum to have a look. The results for the day were as follows:
- 1st Place: Graham Cockman
- 2nd Place: Arron Judd
- 3rd Place: Brodie Puleo
- 1st Place: Regan Smithies & Blane Wardley
- 2nd Place: Harley Brooke & Caitlyn Piesse
- 3rd Place: Lee Lough & Matt Deluca
- 1st Place: Grumpy Griffiths & Dave Hawley
- 2nd Place: Paul Zuchetti & Martyn Bower
- 3rd Place: Daniel Young & Derek MacDougal
- 1st Place: Paul Glavocich & Zoran Damjanovic
- 2nd Place: Wayne Wynne & Matthew Wynne
- 3rd Place: Joshua Hill & Ben McLoughlin
- 1st Place: Jett & Colt Cockman
- 2nd Place: Brody McDonald & Zac Sarifimoski
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT - Updated 07/06/2012
The ATVWA Committee met on Wednesday night and discussed the at length the decision to no longer allow riders under the age of 16 yrs to ride bike bigger than either a 2 stroke 200cc or 4 stroke 300cc during club race events.
Events such as Pony Express, Juniors (16 yrs & younger) are not able to ride open class bikes i.e 450cc + even with Parental Consent & Indemnity waivers.
We, the Committee have sought extensive legal advice on this issue and believe that the outcome of a serious accident may jeopardise the club, its Committee & its members and unfortunately the risk is too costly.
Whilst we appreciate that previous Pony Express’s have included Juniors riding out of class we are taking a firm stand on this issue and hope that our Juniors & Parents understand and support this decision. We at ATVWA are promoting a safe environment for our children and building a bigger & better ATVWA for our members.
ATVWA Social & Racing Club
CHANGES TO PONY EXPRESS TIMES - Updated 07/06/2012
The committee yesterday decided to keep the Pony express as a 4 hour event as per previous years to provide a challenge for the experienced riders. However we will be removing the DNF rule allowing riders to finish before 4 house and still being elegible for a place. We have also brought the start time for prologue to 9:00 and registrations from 7:00, gates opening at 6:00am.
REMINDER TO MEMBERS - Updated 07/06/2012
A reminder to members and event participants that there should only be walking pace riding in the carpark & driveway area to get to the track. Our track manager is very grumpy because he has seen burnout marks in the carpark and driveway and it has been chopped up considerably. Grading the driveway when our track manager has the machinery up at the track only limits the amount of time he can spend on the track prep. Inappropriate riding causes the bull dust that we have seen previously in the carpark area and your help in reducing this would be kindly appreciated. If you see another member breaking the rules at the track please report them to one of the committee. Breaking rules and especially bringing up non members to ride will result in membership suspension. We have day memberships avaliable to please use this option if you want to bring a mate. We have many hidden security camera's at the track so offenders will be caught and dealt with accordingly.
QUIT PONY EXPRESS SUNDAY 17TH JUNE 2012 - Updated 04/06/2012
It's that time of year again and we are hosting our first Quit Pony Express for 2012. The committee are still undecided if we should run the event as a 3 hour or 4 hour enduro so please vote on our poll on the forum to help us decide. For those new members who have never done a pony before or don't know what it is; it's an enduro event held on our sandy endurance track in woodridge, the event can be entered as an individual or in teams. The person/team in each class that has the most laps wins for that class. If you want to enter but dont have a partner we can help, please email Mel & we will set you up with someone of similar riding ability. For more information and to register please check out the events page. If you want to be a sweep for the day please contact us.
QUIT FAMILY WEEKEND - Updated 04/06/2012
The Quit family weekend comprised of the Quit kids on quads fun day and campout and a riding and bike setup tips on Sunday. What a success and so much fun! We only had a few cancellations and we had 15 kids participate in the event. We had the mini pony express of the kids track... welldone to the kids who punched their card many many times! We had the new little obstacle course that Michael Murphy put in for us, pitty the mud in the mud pit dried up but the kids had fun going over the copper logs and around the tires, testing ou their skills, afterwards they went for a ride of the super X track with their parents. We also had the treasure hunt where the kids went out in teams to find 5 clues to where the treasure was hidden. They had to look for Bart Simpson, a big red bird, a duck in a pond, blue tree and an australian flag. There were lots of goodies in each chest including a t-shirt, lollies, stickers for their bikes, bubbles glow stick etc. Also in each box was a piece to a puzzle they woul solve later. After the rounds of events had finished all the kids gathered around for the rocket launch, it was great and the rocket went so far the grown-ups had to do a treasure hunt of their own, we set it off one more time then started dinner. After dinner we set the campfire and had toasted marshmallows and a raffle for the kids with prizes. The bigger boys kept us warm all night collecting firewood. When the kids went to bed the adults all stayed around the campfire having a good chat. Everyone got along so well and we were happy to see some new faces, even the grand parents came along. In the morning after bacon and egg burgers and pancakes we got the kids together to put their peieces of the puzzle together to find out who stole the last treature. They finally figured it out.... It was a picture of Troy on his motorized esky. They then ran around to catch him and the treasure inside the esky. We said goodbye to some of the kids then prepared for some riding and bike setup tips. Thankyou to Mike Alfrey, Tom Stevens and Don Peterson for giving us some much needed tips. I personally got a lot out of the tips Tom gave whilst showing us all some techniques on positioning whilst taking corners. They gave excellent advice and all that attended said they learned alot. Afterwards they all went for a ride of the pony to get some practice in before the Pony on the 17th June. I want to send out a big thankyou to healthway for sponsoring the event, to Michael Murphy fopr prepping the tracks, to Dave Stevens for dropping off the buns & organising the fire permits and the water tank filling, to Damion Millar for coming up on Saturday to fix the water pump, To Mike Alfrey, Tome Stevens, Don & Dave Peterson for donating their time to give tips on sunday, to Troy & Bill Cox for orgaising and running the day & all the parents and granparents that helped on the day. Fantastic effort from everyone! Hope we can get another event like this again in spring, email Mel to register you interest in holding another event in spring or to be on the email list for future events. Also check out the photo album for photos from the weekend.
BUNNINGS SAUSSAGE SIZZLE - Updated 04/06/2012
On Sunday the 27th May, the hard working committee were slogging it out cooking saussages at the bunnings saussage sizzle. Thankyou to those who gave up their Sunday to raise money for the club. The money is going towards a much needed large generator.
ATVWA PIT SHIRTS - Updated 21/05/2012
You may have seen the committee wearing some new Pit Shirts with fully embroydered logo's on them lately. If you would like to order one please contact Damion Millar 0419 983 275 or Email.
QUIT FAMILY WEEKEND - Updated 21/05/2012
Well it is looking like being a perfect weekend this weekend. The forcast is for 22 degrees clear and sunny, perfect weather for camping. We have lots of kids coming, the track is prepped and we have some great activities planned. Don't forget it can get very cold at night at the track so bring adequate clothing and bedding and also bring a torch. There will be yummy healthy food at the canteen too. If you have a late registration, I have had some extra t-shirts made in case, but you have to let me know asap, please don't show up on the day without letting me know as I wont have catered for you. Dont forget about the bike setup and riding tips on Sunday, we have Tom Stevens a national title winner, Mike alfrey an experienced rider and Quad Mechanic and Don Peterson an experienced young rider coming along to give out tips in the morning followed by some group casual riding of the pony express track. Good training for those who will be new to the ponies. You can still register for the Sunday.
BUSY BEE OUTCOME - Updated 21/05/2012
We would like to thank the committe members that came to the busy bee on the weekend, there was a lot to do and we managed to mark most of the items off the list. Michael Murphy and Lee prepped the superx track best they could for now without bringing in more dirt, looks good just a few puddles, but thats perfect for the kids this weekend. They also ran a blade over the motorcross track to tidy it up for the kids. We had a last minute track addition (those of you coming on the weekend will find out), Thanks to Murph who entertained my crazy ideas. Troy & Bill Cox put up all the signage for our sponsorship with Healthway. Dave and Clive worked wonders installing new gutters whilst Damo & Craig fixed all the plumbing and moved the watertanks to their new locations and connected them. Wayne & Matt Wynne were busy chopping and piling up the wood for the new fire pit whilst Paul MacArthur built a shelter to keep the fire wood dry. Also thanks to members Archie & son Zac for coming to put in some effort. It's hard work but rewarding to see the club improve and spend time with great people. Welldone everyone and we hope to see even more new faces next time :)
QUIT FAMILY WEEKEND 26TH & 27TH MAY - Updated 16/05/2012
Don't forget we have the Quit Kids on Quads funday & campout on Saturday the 26th May followed by the Quit bike setup & riding tips on Sunday the 27th.
Saturday is just for the kids and their families. It's going to be lots of fun and we have lots of prizes for the kids. We are also getting some t-shirts printed for the participants. Parents are encouraged to participate in this day. We will be having Treasure hunting, a mini pony express, family ride, obsactle course and lots more. If the weather permits we will be ahving camping and all the fun that goes with kids camping with their friends, even some night activities. We encourage members to come along and meet other families with quads, the kids have an absolute blast riding with their buddies and making new friends.
Sunday will be a great oportunity for those new members to come and have a ride of the pony track with some experienced riders in preparation for the Pony Express. It's also a good oportunity to find a partner to ride with. Our experienced riders will be giving some tips on bike setup and riding techniques and strategy. It will be a casual day to have a ride and get some tips and enjoy great company.
BUSY BEE - Updated 16/05/2012
This Sunday we are holding a busy bee up at the track to get ready for winter and to do some repairs and maintainence. Some of the things we need to do Are:
- Fit gutters to club house and plumb them to water tanks.
- Build fire pit – either lime stone blocks or possibly a large concrete soak well half dug into the ground. (if we can source a concrete soakwell… anyone got any ideas on finding one for free?)
- Cut fire wood / stack fire wood.
- Lay yellow sand in front of shed in car park ready for lawn.
- Build shutters for canteen & bar.
- General tidying up and mainainance.
- Hang Sponsorship signs
If you would be willing to come up on the Sunday to help us out we would be very grateful. Remember this is your club, any improvements made will benefit you and make the club better for the members and their families.
We are also looking for some stuff and are wondering if any members know where we can get it for free/very cheap/ or as part of a sponsorship arrangement:
- Solar Hot water system
- Concrete soakwell for fire pit.
- Sea containers
- Concrete or steel drainage pipes.
- Shower tray’s (we want to build a shower block in the coming months, so any assistance with this would be excellent).
We are also looking for any members who might have access to machinery, or the ability to operate machinery to help us out. Currently Michael Murphy donates his own time and machinery to prep the track once per month before events. If anyone is willing to help or knows someone who might be able to help with track prep for general riding we would appreciate it. It is a very large task to ask any one person to do so it would be great if we could have several people that might come up once or twice a year with machines to do a bit of work and share the load around a bit.
If you can make it on Sunday could you please let one of the committe know. If you have a welder or can make some steel frames for some shutters to secure the Canteen & bar area let us know also.
SUNDOWN SUPER X ROUND 4 - Updated 03/05/2012
Well what a weekend! Dead on 3:30pm with a very dry dam some of the committee were doing a little rain dance to save the event from becoming a dust bowl. Then in the nick of time the sky opened up and and it rained, and rained and rained... In fact after a while I think everyone was praying for it to stop. But stop in didn't and we carried on anyway. It was muddy and wet, but it was also a lot of fun and a very clear sign that the summer is over and the winter is here to stay bringing with it soon, our winter events. Congratulations to those who placed. It has been a great first season of the ATVWA Sundown Super X, we have managed to iron out the creases in a very shor time and turn this event which in dec 2011 was just a thought in our track manager Michael Murphy's head into the real deal. We would like to thank everyone that has participated in the construction of the track and new facilities and the massive effort that goes into planning an event like this. We hope that all the participants, members and spectators had fun and we'll see you at our next event to kick of the winter. For the results please visit the results page.
JESSICA'S TRACK TOUR - Updated 27/03/2012
Thankyou to Jessica our Healthways sponsorship officer for coming and checking out the track on Saturday. Roy took her for a "tour" of the tracks in his UTV razor before the event. Let's just say she left covered in mud, dust and full of adrenaline. She later said "I now have a new love for fast moving vehicles".
MOTORISED ESKY RAFFLE - Updated 27/03/2012
Congratulations to Clive on winning the esky on the night.
SUNDOWN SUPERX ROUND 3 - Updated 27/03/2012
Thankyou to all the participants, spectators and helpers that came to the Sundown SuperX event on the weekend. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. The results page has been updated for those of you that missed it. Didn't get many photo's from the event this time, instead some video is avaliable:
ATVWA SHOP - Updated 18/03/2012
You will notice that there is a new heading on the menu bar. ATVWA now has a merchandise shop, any purchases you make gives money to the club to help fund our very ambitious wish list. If you have any questions about anything to do with the shop please contact Melissa Cox.
LAWN AND RETIC - Updated 18/03/2012
Our committee is at it again this weekend, laying some retic to get some new turf around the club room. We will be trying desperately to get the turf in during the week in time for the event. If anyone would be willing to give a hand collecting turf or installing it during the week, then give Damion Millar the President a call. As always any help is much needed and appreciated.
SUNDOWN SUPERX ROUND 3 - Updated 18/03/2012
Well only a week to go until our third Sundown SuperX. We welcome new members and hope that you will come down and have fun at these club events. If you're not quite ready for a race, why not come down and have a look and meet some of the other members. The beer is cold and the burgers hot so come along and check it out!
HEALTHWAY SPONSORSHIP - Updated 18/03/2012
We are pleased to announce that our application to healthway for sponsorship has been approved! So a big thanks to Healthway for supporting our club events, we hope to develope a wonderful partnership over the comming years!
ESKY RACE - Updated 19/02/2012
The ATVWA committee had a race in their own style... Esky racing! Below is a funny pic by Brett Abbott Photography, check out more here.
SUNDOWN SUPER X RACE 2 - Updated 19/02/2012
What a great turnout for the ATVWA's second round of the Sundown Super X. We hope that everyone enjoyed our dust free event thanks to the new retic system our hard working committee installed over the last couple of weeks. Take a look at the photos from the event and be sure to check our proffessional photographers photos.
VIDEO OF NEW RETIC - Updated 05/02/2012
Some of our hard working committee members have been at work again this weekend installing a new retic system for the new SuperX track. Great work Guys! Check out the video:
PAYPAL MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT - Updated 05/02/2012
We have just started accepting paypal payments for those who would prefer to pay their memberships via credit card. Please note the fees associated with paying through paypal are reflected in the price. You can still pay at the usual locations with cash. We have just added paypal as an option for thos who would prefer this payment method. As this in very new, please report any difficulties or problems to the webmaster immediately.
RETICULATION INSTALLATION - Updated 03/02/2012
This weekend the committee and some members are heading up to the track to install new reticulation for the SuperX Track for our Sundown SuperX events. We will have to close down the SuperX and Motorcross track during installation for machinery and safety, we hope you can understand the need for the upgrade and the disturbance. The Pony tracks will be open for use. Any members who would be willing to help out with the installation of the new Retic system would be greatly appreciated. Contact the Track Manager.
CHANGES TO FAMILY MEMBERSHIP AGE RESTRICTIONS - Updated 03/02/2012
The committee has decided to remove the age restriction for families on a family membership to encourage families to stay involved in the club together regardless of age, as their kids grow up. Each membership will be assesed individually to determine it's elegibility as a family membership. For more information and to see if you can get a family membership please contact the Secretary.
ATVWA CALENDAR - Updated 03/02/2012
We have set our calendar of event for the year. You can check the dates in the upcoming events box on the right of this page or go to our calendar.
SUNDOWN SUPERX RACE 1 PHOTOS - Updated 28/01/2012
TRACK OPEN & MEMBERSHIPS AVALIABLE NOW!- Updated 22/01/2012
Now that our track is complete and our first event was a success, the track is now open! So get your membership and key so you can go and enjoy the new facilities and track! For membership details and how to join go to our membership page.
SUNDOWN SUPERX RESULTS- Updated 22/01/2012
Thankyou to all our members and supporters for coming along to our first ever Sundown SuperX. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you at the next events in the series. Unfortunately our water truck broke down during the event so it was a little dusty, but don't worry the track will be well watered for the next event. A summary of the results for the night as follows:
A Grade: 1st Luke Gaisford, 2nd Anthony Pearce, 3rd Joel Mortimer.
B Grade: 1st Chris Brown, 2nd Harley Brooke, 3rd JJ Stephens.
C Grade: 1st Paul McCarthur, 2nd Justin Smith, 3rd Luke Johnston.
Vets: 1st Ian Pickering, 2nd Graham Cockburn, 3rd Mark Smith.
Pitbikes: 1st Jay Ward, 2nd Josh McKay, 3rd Adam Davies.
Ladies: 1st Melissa Davies, 2nd Simone Gaisford, 3rd Sharan Davies.
Blasters: 1st Christopher Bosanakis, 2nd Aston Oliver, 3rd Mathew Wynne.
90's: 1st Adam Filbey, 2nd Matt Lee, 3rd Max Blackburn.
Series points will be added to the events results page soon.
SUNDOWN SUPERX - Updated 14/01/2012
Next weekend should be a big one!!! Murph is almost finished the final stages of the track prep and we have a very dedicated committee getting all the preparation for the event finalised. If you haven't registered already, you can now register online by clicking here. To make things a bit faster on the day please download and complete the event registration form and the membership registration form these forms are now fully editable pdf's for your convenience (just make sure you print, sign and bring it with you). There are limited places avaliable so please register to avoid dissappointment on the day if the event fills up. Hope to see you there!!!
TRACK TESTING - Updated 07/01/2012
To discribe the phenominal effort put in by the committee (and helpers) over the last few weeks is impossible. We've had people virtually living there to get this track ready for the new Sundown SuperX event. We cant thank everyone involved enough! What a pleasant suprise when Luke Gaisford (Australian National Quad Champion) and crew poped in to check the new track out today. He couldn't help but get his bike unloaded to give it a trial run! I asked what he though the new Sunsown Superx event would be like? "Really good, It's technical and hard you have to really think to get around the track." Check out his video interview. Check out some photo's of his trial run around the new Superx Track go to the PHOTO ALBUM or CLICK HERE.
TRACK PHOTO UPDATE - Updated 02/01/2012
ATVWA NEW CLUBROOM WITH KITCHEN AND BAR COMPLETE - Updated 31/12/2011
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the ATVWA committee the new clubroom kitchen and bar are now complete. Also the new supercross track for the new night series events is really starting to take shape. Michael Murphy and his boys from Controlled Civil and Demolition deserve a medal for the massive task they have undertaken this year in making possible some new and exciting night events for our summer months. So stay posted for all the latest news regarding the new night series which is coming soon. Check the latest track photos out in the PHOTO ALBUM or CLICK HERE.
THE CLUBROOM FRAME IS UP - Updated 28/12/2011
With the temp soaring at 38 degrees today most of the committee members were hard at it putting up the frame for the new clubroom. It would be great if we could get some of the other members of the club up to the track on friday the 30th of December to help put the remaining purlins and external sheeting on the frame. So if you can spare a couple of hours we would really appreciate your help, we will be rewarding those who come and help out for the day. I(f you want to have a look at our progress you can go to the PHOTO ALBUM or CLICK HERE.
TRACK WORK UPDATE - Updated 22/12/2011
Wow, it's been awesome to see how far the club and has come over the past couple of months. Everyone is pitching in to kick start the new year and what at awesome year we have planned for you! We have to extend a big THANKYOU to Michael Murphy and his boys from Controlled Civil & Demolition for generously donating their time and resources to building the new track extension, clearing away all the rubbish, grading the track, including revitalizing the old speedway track, taking down the old kitchen and preparing the ground for the new Shed. Partner in crime John Iuliano and his boys from Street Image (Liquid Limestone) have also generously donated their time to pour the slab for the new shed where we will have a new kitchen and bar, and also pouring a concrete floor for the old first aid building which will now be fully operational. Without these vital services the club would not have these new facilities and upgrades so we hope that you will support these businesses if you need their services. Most of the committee and other members will be heading up to the track from the 27th December to help build the new shed and anyone who can operate machinery will be working on the new track. So if your free and want to be a part of big changes to the club please show your support during this time. Check out the Photo Album or CLICK HERE to see photos of the work in progress. Check back regularly as we will be updating this website with all the latest information.
WELCOME THE COMMITTEE FOR 2012 - Updated 19/12/2011
The AGM/Xmas party held over the weekend was a success with a new committee voted in for the 2012 Season. In summary James O'Regan remains the President, with a new Vice President Troy Cox stepping up to the plate. Our long time Treasurer Dave Stevens is keeping his position. Melissa Cox is now the Secretary with Michael Murphy taking the role as Track Manager, a fitting role for all the work he has been putting in at the track over the last 12 months. We also have some new committee members joining the ranks to help make a better club for 2012, we are glad to see some new faces. It's looking like being a great season and the committee is excited and enthusiastic about some new events in the planning and of course our upgraded track and new shed with a new kitchen and bar facilities. We hope that some of the old members will give us the opportunity to welcome them back into the club this year. Dont forget anyone who can lend a hand with the track upgrades from the 27th December to early January would be very much appreciated.
2012 REGISTRATIONS AVALIABLE AT AGM - Updated 17/12/2011
For those who wish to get their 2012 memberships early the club will have registration avaliable today at the AGM/ Christmas party so if you want to join/renew your membership please bring your cash and you private health insurance details (ambulance cover) with you. Hope to see you all there!
TRACK UPGRADE UNDERWAY - Updated 17/12/2011
Controlled civil and demolition have been busy at the track over the past weeks since the track closure. Murphy has started draining the infield of the motocross track to make way for the new supercross style extension. They have also demolished the old canteen to make way for the new large shed. Over the christmas break we will be requireing help for concreting the slab for the new shed and errecting the new shed. We also require any machine operators avaliable to give a hand over the christmas break the comittee will be up at the track working hard to get the new track and shed ready for the track re-opening in January, so any help avaliable will be very much appreciated! Check out the photos of the progress click here or go to the photo album
ATVWA AGM/CHRISTMAS PARTY - Updated 21/11/2011
The club will be holding the AGM/Christmas party on the 17th December at 50 Prosperity Ave Wangara from 2:00 pm. Please note all are welcome to come along to the christmas party however only financial members will be permitted to vote at the AGM. If you would like to become a member of the committee and contribute to the club in 2012 please come along to the AGM. For further info contact the club president.
ATVWA TRACK CLOSURE FOR UPGRADE - Updated 21/11/2011
The ATVWA track will be closed from the 1/12/2011 - 21/01/2012 for track maintainence and upgrade. The existing motorcross track will be modified to include a new supercross extension and a new shed to replace some of the existing facilities. We require help during this time by anyone willing to assist in the construction (refer to notice above). Please contact the club president fopr more information.
ATVWA & RTRA JOINT MEMBERSHIPS FOR 2012 - Updated 21/11/2011
The ATVWA 2012 memberships will also include membership to the RTRA. Both organisations have been working with each other for some time to develop better opportunities for the quad community. We will be working together to find new and safer places to ride. We as a club would like to support the efforts of the RTRA as their programs will benefit the club and community and will further develope the future of our sport and recreation.
2011 Pony Express Overall Series Outcome - Updated 26/09/2011
Despite a lot of challenges for the committee this year it has been a great season. Committee members and volunteers have come together to put on these events for the benefit of all members and the Quad Bike community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this years events possible, and look forward to another bumper season in 2012.
Now to the results for the Season, having only come to 2 of the 3 series Barry Noy with Skill and Style took out the Ironman series with an outstanding 26 laps. Pro A's John/Hayden Iuliano & Shawn Ragno won by 6:08 with 27 Laps. Lee Lough & Matt Deluca with 35 laps took the series win for Pro B's. Troy Cox & Jimmy O'Regan with 35 laps were champs for Clubman. Also with 35 laps were Paul Zuchetti & Martin Bower in Vets. And dont forget our blasters Brody McDonal & Ryan Bushby sticking it out and making it to the end with a win.
So the final overall all-class winner comming down to minutes were Lee Lough & Matt Deluca followed 8min behind by Troy Cox & Jimmy O'Regan then coming in in third were the Vets proving your never too old... Paul Zuchetti & Martin Bower trailing only by 4:40.
2011 Pony Express Series Race 3 - updated 26/09/2011
Wow, what a way to finish off the ATVWA Pony Express Series. We had an excellent turn out with 47 riders for the day. We were also fortunate to have had no injuries or serious crashes.
In Ironman Barry Noy led the Pack with the fastest lap time of 14:35. A big effort from Lisa Stanborough who kept up with the boys and completed an impressive 11 laps, whilst also stopping to help one of the blasters who had come off his bike (don't worry he's fine). Lisa came a close third behind Paul Eade.
Pro A's battled it out neck and neck until the very last lap where Graham Cockman & Matthew Mackay, with minutes to spare, got in that extra lap, for a total of 16, and winning them 1st place. Following them in second were Shawn Ragno & youngster Hayden Iuliano who stepped in for his dad John Iuliano who was on the Australian Safari, a gallant effort by the youngster to compete and place with the big boys. Coming in only 4:47 behind were Daniel Stanborough & Cody Brown.
Pro B's were also fighting to the finish line with 4 out of the 6 teams finishing on 15 Laps. There was only 11 sec between the winners Paul Foppoli & Carmello Giovenco and second place Stewart Lovie & Chris Sloot. Followed very closely by Gareth Wilmhurst & Adam Walsh.
President James O'Regan and team mate Troy Cox took out first place in Clubman with 14 laps under their belt. They were followed by Craig Stanborough & James Edgar and then closely by Father/Daughter team Darren Bushby & Lauren Bushby.
Derreck Griffiths & Dave Hawley were first for the round in Vets with 15 laps, followed by the persistent and determined Paul Zuchetti & Martin Bower. Not far behind them were Graham McKinlay & Paul Hutchison in third.
The young blasters were at each other all day coming past the timing gate within seconds of each other, unfortunately with a 2 min penalty for jumping the gun Jett & Colt Cockman lost some crucial time giving Brody McDonal & Ryan Bushby first place.
Overall It was a great day and a great way to end the series for 2011. Hope we'll see you all (and more) back next year for another great season.
Pinjar off road vehicle project
A representative from the RTRA contacted one of our committee member last week to show us around the Pinjar off road area and to let us know about the future plans to develop the area into a "Pilot off-road project" for off-road bikes. The RTRA in conjuction with the DEC are building a safe track for all riders. Their plan includes a kids track, a family track, dedicated Quad motocross and general riding track, along with dedicated two wheel areas. One of our committee members was contacted for input on how the Quad bike community rides and what kinds of track we would enjoy. If you would like more information click here.
Thanks to all the participants in our first "Poker Run" event. A better turn out would have been nice if it wasn't for the rain. But we all had fun and will definately run the event again in the future.
The committe has set a monthly meeting time for the ATVWA social and racing club. Should you wish to become a committee member, help out or have a say the meeting will be held: 7pm on the first Wednesday evening of each month at the Wanneroo Social and Sports Club Crisafulli ave Wanneroo.
The new ATVWA committee thanks Bill Case for the time and effort put into the club for the first half of the year. We also wish to welcome our new President James O'Regan and other new members to the committee and thank them for committing to the successful running of the club.