LCV Motorsport

LCV Championship final Scores

Final pointscore for 2015 here

Final Results of the 2015 Lotus Club of Victoria Championship.

Elise, Exige Class

1st Rhett Parker               37 points

2nd David Buntin            23 points

3rd Ben Styles                  22 points

Elise, Exige Supercharged, Honda

1st Chris O’Connor          46 points

2nd Damian Hartin         41 points

3rd Fillipo Casella           39 points

Clubman

1st Keith Marriner          64 points

2nd Les Bone                   58 points

3rd Petrina Astbury       43 points

Racing/Other

eq1st Michael Bouts          18 points

eq 1st Rober Lancaster     18 points

The final round of the LCV Championship has been run.

The Clubman Class was a very competitive affair. For most of the year Keith Marriner and Les Bone were swapping wins. Keith really got his Caterham motoring towards the end of the year and was able to pick up the championship. Les finished five points behind and Petrina Astbury, who was a model of consistency throughout the year, finished in third place.

The Racing/Other Class had equal champions in Michael Bouts (Camaro/Porsche GT3) and Robert Lancaster (Toyota MR2). Both Michael and Robetr drove their cars to the track, took out the spare tyre and raced then drove them home again. Robert was another model of consistency throughout the year and Michael put in some great performances.

The Elise/Exige Normally Aspirated Class was wrapped up by Rhett Parker in his Series Two Elise. He finished comfortably ahead of David Buntin (Elise CR) and Ben Styles (Exige). Rhett kept his little K Series wound up and is promising big things next year by showing some dramatic improvements over the final rounds.

The Elise/Exige Supercharged/Honda class was taken out once again by Chris O’Connor. Damian Hartin was runner up in a very quick car that spent some of the year sidelined. Fillipo Casella was stunningly quick in his Exige and is looking forward to running more rounds next year.

 

2015 LCV Championship

This year the LCV Championship will include all all rounds of the MSCA  series plus the sprint meeting at Lotus 2015 and the Lotus Only Track Day at Winton in November. There are no compulsory events. To be eligible for the championship a competitor needs to complete at least three events. The full calendar is shown below. Classes will remain the same as in previous years, and these are listed below.

LCV Championship Events

Round 1 Sandown, Febuary 1st Round 2 Calder March 14th Round 3 Haunted Hills April 11th Round 4 Sandown June 21st Round 5 Phillip Island July 25th Round 6 Winton August 16th Round 7 Phillip Island September 12th Round 8 Lotus 2015 Sprint Meeting October 3rd Round 9 Sandown October 4th Round 10 Winton November 1st Round 11 Lotus Only Track Day Winton November 21st (Lotus classes only)

Classes

Early Elan, Europa, Elite Espirit, Elite, Eclat M100 Elan Elise, Exige NA Elise, Exige Supercharged, Honda Late Europa, Evora Clubman Racing, other

Points

Number of Competitors 5 or more 4 3 2
1st 10 7 5 4
2nd 9 6 4 3
3rd 8 5 3
4th 7 4
5th 6
6th 5
7th 4
8th 3
9th 3
10th 3

 

Getting Started in Motorsport

There are a number of ways to make a start in motorsport. There are different types of events from circuit racing to motorkhana that car club members can participate in. Each participant needs either a CAMS licence or a AASA licence. If you are planning on participating in the MSCA events you will need a CAMS LS2 licence. Application can be made directly to CAMS. The LS2 licence allows you to compete in speed events (ie not races). MSCA sprints, regularity, hillclimb and motorkhana events are speed events. At each of the events your car will be scrutineered. The car will need to pass a safety inspection and will need to have a securely fitted fire extinguisher. The fire extinguisher must be less than two years old and be secured with a metal bracket. All loose objects must be removed from the car and the driver must have an Australian Standards helmet in good condition and must be wearing  fire resistant clothing covering neck to ankle, including arms. Fire resistant clothing includes wool or cotton. Fire resistant shoes need also be worn. Most shoes are suitable except for those made of synthetic materials. The different types of motorsport events in the MSCA calendar are:

Regularity

The driver will nominate a lap time after the morning practice. each driver will be given approximately four 12 – 15 minute sessions. The aim is to record a series of lap times as close as possible to the nominated time. There will be a small number of cars sharing the track. Regularity is a great way to begin in motorsport as the emphasis is not on outright speed but is on being consistent. Regularity fields are generally small so there is plenty of space on the track.

Sprint

The aim of the sprint driver is to post the fastest lap time for the vehicle class. Vehicle class in MSCA is sportscars by capacity, non-sportscars by capacity and racing cars and other types of cars by capacity. Each driver will have approximately five 12 – 15 minute sessions during the day and shares the track with approximately twenty other cars. Flag marshals will warn drivers of hazards ahead or fast cars looking to pass.

Hillclimb

A hillclimb is held on an undulating, point to point course. The aim is to post the fastest time for the vehicle class. Only one vehicle is on the track at a time.

Motorkhana

A motorkhana is held over a compact, bitumen course where a number of circuits are laid out using witches hats. The drivers best time for each of the circuits is totalled at the end of the day and the driver with the least elapsed time is declared the winner. Classes are the same as for the sprint events. The courses are very short and drivers only use first and reverse gears.

Come and Try

Come and try is an initiative of CAMS and supported by MSCA. Come and try participants receive two sessions with an instructor as part of the schedule at selected MSCA Sprint Days. The come and try driver will then be able to complete two 12 – 15 minute sessions by themselves. These events were very successful in 2014 and are scheduled to continue in 2015. For further information, consult the MSCA website or send an enquiry through our Contact page.

Final Results of the 2014 Lotus Club of Victoria Championship.

Elise, Exige Class

1st David Buntin           16 points 2nd Alec Spryou            14 points

Elise, Exige Supercharged, Honda

1st Chris O’Connor         23 points eq 2nd Cris Johansen     19 points eq 2nd Min Chan            19 points

Clubman

1st Bruce Main                34 points 2nd Keith Marriner          32 points 3rd Les Bone                   22 points

Racing/Other

1st Michael Bouts              18 points 2nd Ian Rusch                     9 points

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