Dusty Digest.

September 2017

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Editor_Note:_ Next_Event: Please_Read_ Weekend_Brief_Last_Event:

Race_Report: Results_By_class_with_time_split Results_Sorted_by_Overall

Just_in_case_you_missed_it Good News Story Kelvin Jobling

Tips_and_Tricks: We_Love_Our_Sponsors: Reminders

Club_Apparel. How_to_become_an_Offical Working_with_Children Web_Site Membership_infomation For_Sale

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Next Event:
Sunday October 1st Test and Tune Scrutineering from 9am
Calendar of Events

Please Read
Dear Swan Hill Sporting Car Club member
As the club continually grows and race day gets busier and busier, the committee has recently reviewed how we currently process race entries on the day to save double handling.
As you would know from previous emails the Club strongly encourages all those entering to use the MSA portal for race entries.

To speed up the entry process on the day we are asking all those racing to please get their car scrutineered prior to entering the club rooms to complete your race entry.
If you have not entered via the portal then you can collect a copy of the Supp Regs from Lyn Andrew from the club room. If you are taking a passenger or are being a passenger on the day then you can obtain a passenger form from Lyn Andrew also.

Please do not line up to see Lynne Paynter (event secretary) until you have had your car scrutineered and have the scrutineer form, completed the Supp Regs (please do not complete a hard copy if you have entered via the portal) and a passenger form if required. You will also need to have your MSA licence as well as your SHSCC current membership card.

You can go to SHSCC website and download the Supp Regs (if not entered via the portal) and a passenger form and complete prior to the day which will fast track you to entering. If you are not entering via the portal you can complete the Supp Regs and email to Lynne Paynter so we know you will be attending eventsecretary@swanhillsportingcarclub.com.au

A reminder that the club now has EFTPOS at the track and can be used for entry fees as well as canteen.

Weekend Brief Last Event:


What a Big weekend. Saturday Bunning's Sausage sizzle with a large club display beside it and was a very successful day. We are also doing some fundraising with a Care Flight BEAR RAFFLE, then Sunday a test and tune that had 34 entries and while the wind could have been a bit better the day was fantastic as was the racing. There was some major helpers over the weekend and I thank you all as that is what makes up the backbone of the club. But on track you had to work for it this time and as you can see from the odd pic there were lots of offs in the weeds, some even modifying perfectly good panels by slamming them into heavy objects as it was a bit like skating really to start with but as the day went on the track improved with some of the quickest laps at the end with about half a dozen people going lap after lap and their times tumbling. Now have a real good look at any pics you see of your car from Lyn Andrew Photography or Robert Goff as you can learn a lot just by looking at tyres, suspension and track position not to mention they are great shots.   Great Day and thank you all.

Race Report:

The sun was shining the day was warm but the wind was almost non-existent and that means dust. You would have thought the track would have been a bit damp, but no. The track was how ever in great shape and as the day went on and some rubber went down, it got quicker; with people coming from as far away as Cranbourne, Shepparton, Gunbower, Wycheproof and Stawell to name a few.

Jobbo (Kelvin Jobling) did well and was the quickest in Class E in his VN Commodore he has been making changes which are paying off. Great work Jobbo with Nathan McNeill in his Commodore close on his heels with less than 0.20  sec between them over the 4 lap scoring while Craig Williams 3rd is making headway in his Falcon Ute which has had some bodywork added.

Paul Eccles from Cerberus Car Club in Melbourne was doing some testing in his rally prepared Subaru Wrx; he was the quickest on the day by about 5 seconds in Class W and did it sound great with Adrian Coastworth in his Subaru Wrx the next quickest behind Paul they were also 1st and 2nd outright with 3rd going to Jake Vallance also in a Subaru.

Neil Donnan took out Class D honors in his Ford Focus in a late charge of quick laps over Club President Chris Gibson in a Mitsubishi lancer 2nd and Reg Johnson in his Datsun 200B 3rd with Barry Middleton in 4th in his Mitsubishi Lancer all of which looked to be having a great day.

Glenn King-Gee in his Suzuki Swift was the winner in Class C with Club VP Neil Albert in his Get Reel production Hyundai Excel hot pursuit.

Class L went to Stacey Paynter not that we did not miss a spin on the lead up to the bridge and looked funny stuffed between the safety barriers there for a minute.

Class P was very close with Shane Clue in a Mitsubishi lancer edging out Terence Ingram in his Commodore followed closely by Rodney Stevenson in his Mazda 323 with only a small gap between them all.

Class J saw Josh Bohm from Shepparton in his Hyundai Excel lay down some very   consistent times throughout the day as work his way toward Rally readiness and Blair Clue was going well in a car that just did not look as happy with it's suspension but Daniel McDonald just kept trying defying the laws of gravity and physics but in him X Club car Sigma which started out the day fairly straight but the same could not be said for it by the end even though it was still running. 

While Dylan McFarlane was the only one in Class S I would think he was very happy with day his buggy is defiantly on the improve and is getting much quicker he ended the day 6th overall.

Some Pics many more on Facebook





Results By class with time split

Remember you must do 2 laps per lane to qualify

 these will be a bit bigger in the next one sorry


Results Sorted by Overall


Just in case you missed it Scrutineer News: September 2017

A good News Story on Kelvin Jobling follow the link to Read

...Nice evening held at the Hotel, CFA Presentation dinner , received my 35 year life member medals, 37 years in the brigade now, Started as an Urban then moved to the rural brigade

Well done to club member Kelvin Jobling on this massive achievement. Volenteers like Kelvin are the backbone of Australian fire brigade. Thanks Kelvin. Lyn A


Tips and Tricks:

Understeer is where you go forwards through the hedge on the outside of the corner...
Oversteer is where you go through the hedge backwards...
Horsepower is how fast you go through the hedge...
Torque is how far you take the wall with you......
Driver Skill is what made you attempt the corner and,
Handling is how you got to the hedge in the first place !


The Swan Hill Sporting Car Club will, as of the August 2017 meeting, have EFTPOS facilities at the track. You will be able to use EFTPOS to pay race fees and to purchase food at the canteen (please note there is no cash withdrawals). Cards accepted:  Visa, Master and Debit/Eftpos cards.

We Love Our Sponsors:

Meagan from Get Reel Productions has a special offer for club members. A personal profile video where she will attend the track or another location and guarantee a minimum of 2 hours filming focused solely on the individual’s car, driving etc. The completed video is compacted into a 20-45 minute highlight reel complete with music, titles and special effect overlays. Normally priced at $250, Meagan is offering a 50% discount, available to club members for $125. Bookings are essential, please contact Meagan on 0438 615 077

Country Tracks 4WD Accessories & Exhaust Centre is located in Swan Hill and is renowned for offering a comprehensive range of accessories from the most credible and respected brands in the industry.  There are accessories for any 4WD vehicle and any type of 4WD user. Customers have the option of having the accessories fitted on the premises, thereby saving them valuable time and money.  14 Chapman Street, Swan Hill VIC 3585(03) 5032 1448 http://www.countrytracks.com.au/


Coburns Earthmoving specialises in earthmoving and excavations including dam construction, road construction, irrigation, subdivision and general earthworks throughout Victoria.

Contact: Gary Saville

Location: Nyah, Victoria

Telephone:03 5030 2234

Mobile:0427 302 957






Lazy River Motor Inn with over 2.5 acres and lots of parking.

Great for race cars on trailers!!! 188 Murray Valley Hwy Swan Hill Phone 5032 2123 www.lazyrivermotorinn.com.au





 We buy all types of scrap metal in all of Swan Hill, Kerang and the surrounds. Call us and we will come to you.
Swan Hill Scrap Metal buy all types of scrap metal, we can pick up from your business, farm or home. All metals including steel, farm machinery, engineering offcuts, data and electrical cable, aluminum, copper, lead batteries, brass or anything metal. Call us and we will do the hard work for you. We are open from Monday to Friday and are available on Saturdays by appointment only.

 (03)503249803 Quin Drive Swan Hill


Lyn Andrew Photography.

Photos taken at each race event are available for purchase. $20 for copy of all the pictures taken of your car that day with at least 5 edited pics if you supply the USB. $30 for the above if I supply the USB.




Race Day Clothing.

Drivers need to be aware that there are minimum standards for clothing on race day and that clothing standards are part of the scrutineering process. That means that if you are not dressed in your race gear when the car is being scrutineered, then you will have to produce what you are wearing. Below is a summary of what can and cannot be worn when racing. If these standards are not met then you will not pass scrutineering and will not be able to race.


Must meet Australian standards. In good condition. No cracks, dents or deep scratches and it cannot be painted. The lining must be in good condition. Fasteners need to be in good condition.


Drivers and passengers must be dressed in clothing that covers them from neck to ankle to wrists. The clothing can not be nylon. For example, long sleeved Visy tops cannot be worn.


Footwear can be either shoes or boots. Both need to have a leather upper but can have elastic sides. For example, pull on work boots are ok but nylon sneakers are not. Leather upper sneakers/runners are ok.



Club Apparel.

Polo Tops, Sweats and Hoodies are now available to order from Blue Sky in Swan Hill with club logo. Please allow adequate amount of time for them to take enough orders to do a run. Prices for the clothing will depend on the size. Logos are available for embroidery on the back (large) and on the front.

How to become an Offical

General Official’s Course- the club needs more Official’s. The first step in the process is to complete a General Official’s Course. Can you please make contact with Lynne Paynter who will advise C.A.M.S. and start the ball rolling.

How to obtain Working with Children Card

Working with Children

Membership infomation

Link to Membership information From Joining to MSA Licences

Web Site

Swan Hill Sporting Car Club has its own web site www.swanhillsportingcarclub.com.au

Please have a look around the site and see what it has to offer. 

Usefull Links  
Technical information  MSA Website
Victorian Club Autocross Series VCAS MSA Event Entry Portal
Swan Hill Sporting Car Club SHSCC SHSCC Facebook
Entry forms SHSCC Events (sup Regs) AUTOCROSS, HILL CLIMB, and SPEED EVENTS


For Sale

If you have something you want to sell or Buy Email: news@swanhillsportingcarclub.com.au

2000 lancer $1,200 Swan Hill

2000 lancer, race ready! Been stripped inside, Roll cage, racing seats and harness. Selling due to moving to W.A great little car
Asking $1200, any more information please call 0412415215


Autocross Buggy

$4500 Swan Hill
Ford Cleveland 302 with stage 2 Dynatec Cam 650 Holley
C4 transmission
Nissan Navara LSD diff
$4500 negotiable
Graham Pollard
0427 302083


If you have something you want to sell or Buy Email: news@swanhillsportingcarclub.com.au