SA Rally Panel

The South Australian Rally Panel (SARP) has been established by The South Australian State Council of CAMS (State Council) and conducts its affairs under the authority of the State Council.

The CAMS State Council has charged the SA Rally Panel with the responsibility of overseeing and administering the sport of rallying and its various derivatives, in the state of South Australia.

The SA Rally Panel Chairman is appointed by State Council.

The function of the South Australian Rally Panel (SARP) is to provide direction and assistance to the Australian Rally Commission, South Australian State Council and the various offices of CAMS in the administration and regulation of Rallying, Rallysprints, Trials, Touring Road Events and Autocross in this state.

In practice, this places the Panel in a dual role. It has an administrative function and, on matters of policy, a directive and an advisory role.

The SA Rally Panel function is to provide assistance and direction to Clubs and individuals on the conduct of rallies, autocrosses and road events.

CAMS State Panel Standing Orders

SARP Minutes

2018

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February
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July
August
September
October
November
December

2017

January
February
April
June
July
August (no quorum)
October
December

2016

January
February
March
April
May (no minutes)
June
July (no minutes)
August
September
October (no minutes)
November (no minutes)
December

2015

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SARP Representatives

Information

  • 2017 SA Rally Lunch and Trophy Presentation Day

    The 2017 SA Rally Presentation Day will again be held at the Bridgewater Inn on Sunday 21st January, 2018.
    The day will acknowledge the winners from:

    • MRF SA Rally Championship
    • MRF SA Rally Sprint Series
    • SA Clubman Series
    • SA Officials of the year
    • SA Clerk of Course award

    The lunch and presentations will take place in the lower beer garden, providing a relaxed and family friendly place for the rally fraternity and devotees to mingle and catch up and is open to all.

    The day will start at 12:00 pm for the 12:30 pm lunch (optional) with all food/drink at guest’s discretion. Lunch bookings are essential and please contact the Bridgewater Inn on (08) 8339 1151 and quote “2017 SA Rally Presentation Day” to book your table.

    At 2:30pm, the official presentations will commence with an update from the SA Rally Panel as to what we will be aiming to achieve in the coming year. Then we will launch the 2018 MRF SA Rally Championship and 2018 MRF SA Rally Sprint Series, with organisers presenting a short brief for what there events will have to offer.

    Then the all important awards and trophies for 2017 will be presented.

    Thanks to Warren Nietz and the Bridgwater Inn team for allowing us to be there again.
    Huge thanks to Vivek Ponnusamy – Mentor Tyres/MRF for all the support he has shown us in the past and for the future, and to Jeff Hughes from Shannon’s, coming on board in 2017 and throwing their support behind the SA Rally discipline.

    Overview:

    • 2017 Presentation Day, Bridgewater Inn – Lower Beer Garden
      Address: 387 Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater SA 5155 Bookings Essential: (08) 8339 1151: quote “2017 SA Rally Presentation Day 21/01/2018”
    • 12:00 for 12:30 lunch start
    • 14:30 SARP overview, short brief on 2018 SARC events, SARSS presentation, SARP presentation.
  • CAMS Bulletin Issued: Club Rally Cars

    The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has undertaken a review of the Club Rally Car regulations following submissions from the rally community.

    In simple terms, this will see Club Rally Car regulations revert back to permit the modifications that were eligible prior to 2017.

    It was identified that a change made to the Club Rally Regulations for 2017 – for Body Shell, Bodywork and Suspension modifications – brought into question the eligibility of modifications made to both existing and soon to be constructed Club Rally Cars.

    The CAMS Bulletin B17/011 now applies the eligibility of Body Shell, Bodywork and Suspension modifications in line with those permitted for Production Rally Cars (PRC) and Classic Rally Cars with immediate effect.

    The CAMS Bulletin can be viewed online: HERE

  • SARP meeting Monday 13/02/2017
    • Ivar Stanelis presented information about both Rally of the Heartlands and Rally of South Australia. Itineraries will be released very soon. A new ‘Class/Challenge’ has been released for Rally of Heartlands, the ‘Century Club’ (combined crew age over 100). Discussion was had about distances of stages and fuel usage. Compliance with NCR’s was confirmed. ARC2 was discussed however due to regulations not being finalized, this is still pending. I. Stanelis has requested the assistance on both events of a scorer to assist the Results Tracker.
    • Sponsorship: MRF & Shannon’s have both come on board for the 2017 for SARC. There are other sponsors currently being negotiated with and will be advise once confirmed. MRF have also come on board for the sponsorship of the SARRS.
    • A sub-committee for Promotions, Marketing and Sponsorship has been formed. Gavin Fowler, Andrew Challen, Kimberly Franklin and Cass Gray will commence discussions on creating a SA Rally presence and liaising with current and future SARC event organisers in actioning the vision. Tasks will include creating posters/flyers, addressing and updating sponsorship proposals, maximising sponsor impact at events, aiding in event promotion. Kimberly Franklin will be representing the SARP in the role of event liaison and event/SARC/SARSS et al promotions.
    • A sub-committee for Strategic Planning has been formed. Andrew Admiraal, Michael Clements, Jason Lange & Matt Selley to create a plan that will align with the current national plan.
    • Discussion was held for the 2017 Trophy Presentation/2018 Launch event. It will again be held at the Bridgewater Inn. Warren Neitz will again host the SARC/SARSS competitors and officials. Event information will be updated to the community as it becomes available, with date set for Sunday, January 21st, 2018 starting at 12:30pm.
    • A CAMS Officials Training Day will be held at the Wayville Showgrounds on Sunday 21/05/2017. D. Claridge is creating an SMT training module at this event, as well as other rally centric training modules. This event “may” allow for the promotion of the events in the current SA Rally calendar.
  • 2017 Documents uploaded

    New documents have been uploaded to the website for the following.

    SA Conditions of Rallying 2017

    SA Rally Championship Series Regulations 2017

    SA Rally Sprint Series Regulations 2017

    SA Clubman Series Regulations 2017

    SA Rally Championship registration 2017

       

    2017 SA Rally Championship sponsors

  • 2016 MRF SA Rally Championship and 2016 asp SA Rallysprint Series Presentation Day

    Sunday 22nd of January 2017 – 12:30pm

    2016 MRF SA Rally Championship and 2016 asp SA Rallysprint Series Presentation Day will again be held at the Bridgewater Inn.
    The Lower Beer Garden area will be where all the festivities will take place, providing a relaxed and family friendly place for the rally fraternity and devotees to mingle and catch up; and is open to all.
    The day will start at 12:30 pm for the 1:00 pm lunch (optional) with all food/drink at guest’s discretion; though bookings will be essential.
    Through the afternoon, we will have the launch of the 2017 MRF SA Rally Championship and 2017 MRF SA Rallysprint Series, with organisers for the rounds of the 2017 MRF SA Rally Championship presenting what their events have to offer this year. Also there will be a brief update from the SA Rally Panel as to what we will be aiming to achieve in the coming year.

    Awards presentation will start at 3:00 pm; and with the venerable Mark Povey on hand as MC, we should be kept on track.

    Thanks to Warren Nietz and the Bridgwater Inn team for allowing us to be there again.
    Huge thanks to Vivek Ponnusamy – Mentor Tyres/MRF for all the support he has shown us in the past and for the future, and to Jeff Hughes from Shannon’s, coming on board in 2017 and throwing their support behind the SA Rally discipline.

    Overview:
    2016 MRF SA Rally Championship and 2016 asp SA Rallysprint Series Presentation Day
    Bridgewater Inn – Lower Beer Garden
    Address: 387 Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater SA 5155
    Bookings Essential: (08) 8339 1151: quote “2016 SA Rally Presentation Day 22/01/2017”
    12:30 for 13:00 start
    15:00 SARC, SARSS Presentation

    For 2016 results for the MRF SARC and asp SARSS, please go to the results page.

  • SARP meeting Monday 8/08/16

    Bullet points from meeting.

    • Congratulation to the 2016 Copyworld Walky 100 organising team and the Walkerville All Cars Club on another outstanding event; well done to all. Thanks also to all the officials that came out to make the event happen and all the competitors that put on a wonderful show.
    • Rob Thiry and the SA Officiating Panel will be working with SARP to put together an officials training day that will include a Rally training module. The day will comprise of theory and practical exercises that are in the throes of being created by SARP and Danny Claridge. We are looking at holding the training day late in the first quarter of 2017.
    • The SARC in 2017 is on the verge of securing 5 rounds. The Rally of The Heartland, to be held in SA’s Hallett/Burra area with a date set for the 17th 18th and 19th of June 2017 will be run by the team that bring us ROSA. The SEAC team are working feverishly in the South East on an event in Heywood and environs. The event will be just over the SA/Vic border and will be an initiative of SEAC with the full support of the SARP and the Victorian Rally Panel and will be held on the October long weekend.
    • Entries are currently flowing in for the 2016 Lightforce Rally SA. With a round of the ARC, SARC’s final round, Introductory Rally and the “Tag Along Tour”, it is shaping up to be a great event. Officials are sorely needed so please register and support the event: http://lightforcerallysa.com.au/register-as-a-volunteer/
    • “Rally together, Stay together”
      We ask that all competition crews in all levels of rallying in SA revisit the Rally Buddy System from time to time. We also ask that when competing, the crews pay particular attention to who is in front of you and who is behind you on the road and take the time to assess those vehicles safety/emergency tools “layout” so that you have a complete awareness of where everything is in case you need to render assistance.
  • New Documents uploaded

    The following documents have been added to the SA Rally website.

    SA Conditions of Rallying 2016

    SA Rally Championship registration 2016 (SARC)

    SA Rally Championship Series Regulations 2016 (SARC)

    MRF Tyres South Australian Rally Challenge 2016 (SARC)

    SA Rally Sprint Series Regulations 2016 (SARSS)

  • 2015 SARC and SARSS presentation day and 2016 SARC and SARSS Launch at the Bridgewater Inn

    The 2015 SARC and SARSS presentation day will be on the 17th January 2016 at the Bridgewater Inn, 387 Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater.

    It will be a family friendly afternoon and open to all supporters of SA Rally that may wish to attend.

    The day will start at 12:30pm with actual proceedings starting from 1:00pm.  A full a la carte menu is available, though bookings will be essential as seating in the “Lower Patio” area at the Bridgewater Inn will be limited to 84. If do become fully booked on the patio, there are other areas in this beautiful establishment that will still be available if you wish, and you can mosey on down when presentations start J Separate table accounts will be arranged if required or desired.

    Please contact Warren Nietz to reserve your table on 0419035205 or email at warren@dynamicsports.net.au. Separate table accounts will be arranged.

    The presentation will start around 3:00 pm, commencing with an overview of the year ahead with brief presentations by the Clerks of Course for the 3 SARC events this year, the organisers of the 2016 SARSS events and an update on happenings at the Australian Rally Commission.

    For final results of classes for SARC and SARSS go to the results page.  Please note that the 2014 SARSS will also be presented.

    Also a pre-event apology: due to trophy supply houses being closed over the holiday period, actual trophies may not be handed out due to supply issues.  Certificates will be presented in either case and trophies will be supplied when they become available in due course.

    Hearty thanks to Warren and the Bridgewater Inn team in aiding the SARP

  • 2015 SARC and SARSS presentation day

    The 2015 SARC and SARSS presentation day will be on the 17th January 2016 at the Bridgewater Inn, 387 Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater.

    The day will start at 1:00 pm with optional lunch/catchup. All food/drink will be at guests discretion though booking will be essential.
    It will be a family friendly afternoon and open to all supporters of SA Rally that may wish to attend.

    Presentation will start around 3:00 pm.
    For final results of classes for SARC and SARSS go to the results page.

    More information will be posted in the New Year.

  • SARP meeting Monday 10/08/15
    • The SARP wish to congratulate the Walkerville All Cars Club, Scott Atkinson and the organising committee for another excellent Copyworld Walky 100.  To all the officials that braved the conditions to support the event and the competitors, a big thank you.
    • Vivek Ponnusamy from Mentor Tyres and Mark Povey from SA Motorsport Tyres met with the panel to start the groundwork for MRF Competition Tyres supporting the SARC and SARSS competitions.  Though discussion are in the initial stages, we look forward to the possibility of a long and rewarding partnership.
    • The SARP wish to reiterate that we fully support the Classic Adelaide Rally and the aligned Adelaide Motorsport Festival, and will supply whatever available resources to aid in making the event a success.
    • The State Officiating Panel and SARP have been excited by the take up of the SA Young Rally Official program and hope that more will come on board for the 2015 Scouts Rally of SA.
    • For those that are unaware, 2015 Scouts Rally of SA will be having an Introductory Rally as part of the event.  Information can be found at http://www.rally.com.au/scouts-rally-sa.html
    • Work has commenced on the 2016 Conditions of Rallying and the Series Regulations for both the SARC and the SARSS