To all our loyal motor sport members, competitors and fans, I hope you are all well and looking forward to recommencing racing.
I would like to give you a bit of an update to where the IWMAC Club is up to regarding recommencing racing. The Organising Committee has compiled our required procedures for recommencement of racing taking into account the necessary and required Covid safety conditions including but not limited to 1.5m social distancing, hand hygiene, stay home if unwell, and the maximum of 100 people control. We have submitted paperwork to the Ipswich City Council and have been given approval to recommence racing activities for the 19 July 2020. We have also recently submitted our Covid Venue Plan to Motorsport Australia with our Permit application. We are now awaiting on Government Approval to have up to 100 people and Motorsport Australia approval for our event on 19 July 2020.
Now a bit about what the Executive Committee is planning for the remainder of the year’s racing. At this point we have decided that all the remaining events until the end of November will be the 4 lap Open Sprints. By doing this we will be able to have a revised Club Championship competition. Currently we will only be having Sunday racing with no planned Come and Try or Driver Training events. There are substantial additional health and safety control measures that we must all comply with, hence we want to concentrate on Racing Events first.
Our wonderful Track Maintenance Crew with Ipswich City Council approval have done a great job of getting the track ready for use and it is looking pretty good.
There is a number of additional roles that we must undertake at our events so we are looking for a number of volunteers to assist on the day. Some of these roles will include crowd control during sign on and drivers briefing, attendance detail recorder (recording everyone who attends contact details etc.) Please contact me if you are able to help out with any or some assistance with these roles.
We are well on the way to being able to recommence our racing. I will keep you updated over the next few weeks as we progress towards the 19 July 2020.
14 June 2020