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Title: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Neil Choi on May 21, 2018, 08:34:48 PM
2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Incorporating Alfa Sprints and hosting a Veloce Racing Association Racing round.

Going to be a great field in the VRA Racing, members from VRA NSW entering along with the usual Alfa Racing group.  Expecting the debut of several new racers and cars.

Entry forms are located here:  http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/motorsport/ (http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/motorsport/)

Enter early.

Neil
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Evan Bottcher on May 24, 2018, 12:43:06 PM
As Neil said above - in addition to the regular AROCA Supersprint, we are hosting a round of the Veloce Racing Association.  We heard today that there are at least14 cars coming down from NSW and ACT, we should have a big grid of all-Alfa racing on June 9th.

Special note for Victorian racers: This round is going to be run under Veloce Racing eligibility rules - but the VRA have kindly offered some freedoms to Victorian cars that don't normally run VRA. The only essential rules for Victorian cars for this round are "Radial tyres – 15x7 for older cars (except group S) and 17 x 8 for modern front wheel drives". No slicks.
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Neil Choi on June 01, 2018, 10:45:31 PM
Keeping entries open for any latecomers.


Got a terrific field so far, more the merrier.


Big VRA racing field, about 20 Alfa Racers entered.


If interested, send in your entry by the weekend, keeping normal fee open.
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Neil Choi on June 03, 2018, 10:19:27 PM
Good entry field for Winton.

3 Sprint groups of Alfa, MX5, BMW and a variety of other makes.

One VRA/Alfa Racing category of nearly 20 Alfa Race cars, Vic vs NSW.

Come up to spectate.

If you still want to enter, send in and I will try to fit you in.
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Neil Choi on June 05, 2018, 09:49:02 PM
Yep, excellent field assembled, going to be a great day of racing and sprinting.  Nearly 70 entrants and 21 Alfa Racers in the Veloce Racing round.  Come on up to see some great racing.
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Neil Choi on June 05, 2018, 10:31:59 PM
Alfa Racers.


     
Full Name
Car
No.
Class
Run group
Mick AARONS
Alfetta GTV6 3.0L
51
B
4
Evan BOTTCHER
Alfa 156 GTA
156
B
4
John BURKHART
Alfa 156 TS
54
A
4
Frank CARIGLIANO
Alfetta GTV6
66
B
4
John CARIGLIANO
Alfa 147 GTA
147
B
4
Neil CHOI
Alfetta GTV
3
A
4
Bruno COLAUTTI
Alfa 105 GTV
32
A
4
Marc CRISAFULLI
Alfetta GTV
2
A
4
Adriano DIMAURO
Alfa 105 GTV
91
A
4
John FLOYD
Alfa Giulietta TS
4
A
4
Daniel GATTO
Alfetta GTV6
86
B
4
Darren HARRIS
Alfetta GTV
623
A
4
Hugh HARRISON
Alfa GTV TS
75
A
4
Alfio MUSUMECI
Alfetta GTV
5
B
4
Michael MUSUMECI
Alfa GT 3.2L
17
B
4
Enzo PIAZZA
Alfetta GTV6
28
B
4
George PIAZZA
Alfa 105 GTV
22
A
4
Ray PIGNATARO
Alfa Sud
84
A
4
Doug SELWOOD
Alfetta GTV6
178
B
4
Robert SERITI
Alfetta GTV6 2.5L
19
B
4
Anthony STRANO
Alfetta GTV
9
A
4




Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: jayarr on June 10, 2018, 07:19:37 AM
Wow - a great day’s entertainment at Winton. Rain and sunshine. Big field of Alfa’s in the race group. The epic battle of the two white Alfetta’s of Selwood and Aaron’s in Race 4 - Selwood for the win by less than 0.1s!

Thanks to the organisers and volunteers for their flawless management of the meeting.
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Neil Choi on June 11, 2018, 07:00:31 PM
What a ripper of a weekend of racing, well, Saturday, but then we stayed for dinner with the NSW folks and a great debrief and racing stories exchanged.

Once again, those to thank are:
Colin Edwards, Alan Morrison, Ross Flood, Evan Bottcher, Bruno Colautti, Malcolm Powell, David Floyd, Mandy Thompson, Nick Taylor, Paul Byrne, Steve Aarons, Tom Taylor, Sheldon MacIntosh, Max Lloyd, Leon Bogers and many others.

There was some drizzle, wet track to start off with, dried a little and continued to dry, making for some great track time from lunch time onwards.

Sprints were all happening, no major incidents as everyone adhered to the wet conditions and took it easy.

The Alfa Racing group took to the track with caution, only a couple of spins but not major off's.  Racing in the wet gave the advantage to the FWD cars, especially the 2L's.  Race 1 was wet, Race 2 was drying.  Race 3 and 4 and 5 were dry and the V6's took over the lead.

Great racing, lots of video around.  Come to club night and we will show some for your entertainment.

Once again, thanks to all the officials who helped out to run the show.

Cheers.
Neil
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Neil Choi on June 11, 2018, 08:04:58 PM
Pics.
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Mick A on June 12, 2018, 10:17:00 PM
It was a fantastic day at the track and a great friendly atmosphere throughout the day between competitors. Really looking forward to racing with the VRA again.

A link to the in car footage from race 4 for those interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYTIALb1ECA
Title: Re: 2018 AROCA Sprints Round 5 at Winton 9 June
Post by: Colin Edwards on June 13, 2018, 08:56:06 AM
Hi Neil,
Looking forward to the video at Club Night.  The battle between the two white Alfetta GTV's (Vic V NSW!) was absorbing.  Great driving!!