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Victorians shine at Thumb Pump 300 ATV Festival

The QRCV would like to congratulate all of the Victorian riders who competed at the Thumb Pump 300 ATV Festval over Easter at Pinnaroo, but especially to Aidan and Kellan Robinson for taking out the 90/125 and 300 clases respectively and Cooper Van Vliet fighting his way to 3rd in the 300 Class. Not enough to dominate the Junior class the Senior teams combinations of Ray Cole/ Cam Wade and Jono Wade/Liam Glover took out 1st and 2nd in the teams category of the main 300km race. Victoria also dominated the Sand Drags enduro class with Adam Larson, Ray Cole and Cam Wade taking out 1st, 2nd and 3rd while the QRCV’s own club Vice President, Pete Wilhelms, rode to a respectable 2nd place in the HighBeam 100 night race.

Honorable mentions go out to Mitch Van Vliet who completed the majority of the teams event on his own after brother Harry’s YFZ suffered an electrical problem on his first lap and also to Jake and Vliet and Adam Siemensma who were leading the team class early on the first day only to be knocked out of contention on the final lap with a chain problem on Jakes Honda.

QRCV MX Round 1 Ballarat Final Instructions


14th August @ Monza Park : Ballarat



• SIGN IN 7.30 AM



• Please ensure you have read the Sup Regs and that your quad

and gear conforms with the 2013 GCR’S

• Please make sure your numbers are legible including your back

numbers. No back numbers No points

• Riders Briefing is compulsory






Code of Conduct.

We need to remind all about the Code of Conduct :_

All competitors, officials and parents are reminded of the Motorcycling Australia

By-Law – CODE OF CONDUCT (as stipulated in the GCR’s) that is a guide to

appropriate behavior at all motorcycle race meetings. This CODE OF CONDUCT

applies to this meeting and will be enforced.

“Noise curfew for the campers at all tracks. All Generators and Music (including LOUD Talking)

MUST be switched off by 10.30 pm. It is unacceptable for parents or Riders to continue to

Party loudly well into the early hours of the morning. We all enjoy the social aspect of going to

the races and camping. In doing so please respect the other competitors by keeping the noise

to a whisper after 10.30 pm. Failure to be respectful of others could result in the exclusion from

camping or possible exclusion from competing for the rest of the event.

Race Report Monza Park

For the first time in living memory the first round of the QRCV MX at Monza, Sunday 14th, was held on a glorious sunny day.

The Ballarat Rovers turned out a magnificently prepped track, which was kept well watered through the day. The canteen ladies, as usual had plenty of variety and yummy food. To cap it all off the Globe Hotel Anglers provided the flag marshals for us.

It was a mixed bag of racing with the successful introduction of the two wheelers as a support class, with some of the QRCV riders opting to do both classes. With only Cooper Van Vliet, Cam Wade and adopted QRCV member Raymond Cole actually completing the two classes during the day. Cam had a DNF in the final quad race, unfortunately for Cam after ‘going bush’ he ended up with a broken collar bone? We wish Cam a speedy and full recovery and hope to see him back before the years end.

Little Bailey Macdonald provided laughs all round at Riders Brief when his was the lone voice that requested pegs for the start line. Bailey was later heard to ask dad, Terry, “What are pegs”

Jake Van Vliet continued in his ‘Jammy Jake’ role by winning the free entry to the next round, drawn at Riders Brief. 🙂

The 200/300 cc class was once again fiercely competitive, with Kellan Robinson taking out the honours.

Daniel Kinder had a return to racing after many years and no doubt will be very ‘sore’ for quite a few days to come. Welcome back Daniel. Newcomer Liam Matthews showed his capabilities by coming first in the Clubmen. Keeg was happy for the competition with 7 entries in Clubmen, it was great to see so many on the start gates.

In the vets 45 and over at the end of race two, both Phil Humphries and Ross Walker were on equal points at 47 each and Neil Pope and Jeff Larson were the same on 38 points, making the last moto very interesting. Phil claiming the final victory.

In the Open class it was fantastic to see 11 quads on the start gates. Placings in this highly prestigious race, were shared amongst many riders. Harry Van Vliet must think he’s jinxed as he had bike problems once again but entertained us all with a display of ‘showmanship’ on little brother Coops 300cc in the last race. Adam Larson had a DNF in the last which threw the points all over the place. Ray Cole showed what he was made of by taking out the 2 wheeler event and also coming 3rd in the Open. Ben Wade and Liam Glover were consistent all day, Adam Siemensma showed us he still had it, well for one race anyway, by coming 3rd in the second race 🙂 Jake Van Vliet also had a good result by coming second but it was big brother Mitch taking the honours at the end of the day. The riders opted for a 20 minutes plus a lap in the first moto, but all agreed whole heartedly to knock the motos back to 15 minutes for the next 2 races.

This event we only offered Open class and not Pro and Intermediate as in previous years, Darran Paulo and Jackson Evans put in a good effort up against the rest of the field.

Thanks to all who assisted on the day, Leanne, Kelsey, Robbo, Nick, Adam, and of course Wayne and Trudy. Also to Cooper for his classy scrutineering stickers.

FULL RESULTS UP ON QRCV.COM.AU…(Soon as Pete’s back from Condo)….Sandra (Race Sec)