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Official Race Dates 2018-2019

***CANCELLED*** Round 1 Saturday 24th November Baldivis

Round 2 Saturday 8th December Baldivis.

Round 3 Saturday 5th January Baldivis.

Round 4 SUNDAY 27th January Baldivis.

Round 5 Saturday 9th February  Baldivis.

Round 6 Saturday 23rd February Baldivis.

Round 7 Saturday 9th March Baldivis.

Round 8 Saturday 30th March Baldivis.

Season Finals.

Round 9 Saturday 13th April Baldivis 



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The Nut Behind the Wheel

Loose Nut Behind the Wheel 1/11/14

Info Jetsprint WA - Monday, November 03, 2014

Loose Nut Behind the Wheel

Welcome to Round 2 of the West Coast Jet Sprint Clubs 2014-2015 season.

Round 1 was run and won in Newman back in August. Congratulations to Rod Wood and Kylie Morris for the win in the Group A Class, Gavin McLees for the EFI class and Geoff and Coreen Steele taking out the 350 class. It was another fantastic event put on by Dwayne and Tracey Ehrenreich and the Newman Jet Sprint Club. It was a great social gathering that that had all the world’s problems solved around the campfire.

So what does this 2014/2015 season at Baldivis have to offer? There has been some moving and shaking going on behind the scenes. The return of some old boats with new drivers, boats with upgrades, new paint schemes and a few small but quick little squirts to get the kids excited.

You may have already noticed the little single seater Junior Jet boats in the pits. These boats were a hit with the kids in Newman. With a supercharged Rotax engine with approximately 200hp, these little monsters can reach speeds of 100kmph making them a bit of a handful and bringing some seasoned drivers unstuck... Not mentioning any names... Cheryl W and Dan P. With the power lock- out key, they are restricted to approx 50kmph making them a little more user friendly for the kids. The Junior’s will race before the main racing starts and will run their final lap at the half time break, so keep an eye out for the racers of the future.

A few old stagers will reappear this season with Richard Treen’s Group A boat “ Negotiator” being pedalled by new owner Stuart Latham, EFI class sees the return of “Wet Dreams” with ex Jet Ski rescue driver Brian Uren behind the wheel also Marty Swarts debuts in the EFI class and Matt Neilson may have “Ratbag” up and running by Round 2. This was Chris Kent’s “Widowmaker” and then became the Superboat of Brendon Goodall’s before being resurrected by Matt to run Group A this season. “Razorback” will be back in EFI class with Thomas Anderson at the helm for his first season in Jet Sprinting.

One to watch this season will be Adam Mileham in the Ford powered “Short Fuse”. With some serious horsepower and now an 8.5 inch jet that can handle it. The Ford and GM rivalry will be at its best in Group A.

We have a few people to thank for helping us get the track up to scratch for the season. As always, Neil Mercer and Stephen Buss for their lawnmowing and whippersnippering efforts. This is an endless job and these guys do a magnificent job throughout the on and off season. Matt Neilson worked his magic behind the controls of the excavator loaned by Castle Equipment Hire and has the track looking fit enough to drive on. Club “Life member” Alan Cottrell once again went above and beyond with the loan of the small excavator and bobcat, which he spent hours at the controls of. We have Geoff Steele to thank for the jetty in the pits, officially named “Steele’s Landing”. Given that most of the work was done in thigh high mud, this was a remarkable effort. Without the work and support from these guys and several others we wouldn’t be racing, so once again on behalf of the club, a huge THANKYOU!  

Just remember we are always on the lookout for new members and volunteers. Come down to the pits at the half time break and have a chat with the drivers, navigators and crew. We welcome your involvement.

  

 

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