2015 Bathurst Motor Festival EOI

SAMROA has been approached by Saloon Car Racing SA to select three members willing to travel and work as officials trackside at the 2015 Bathurst Motor Festival at Easter (3-5 April 2015).  Saloon Car Racing SA is offering to provide financial assistance ($500 per official) to contribute to the cost of travel and accommodation for the event.

The SAMROA committee is now calling for expressions of interest from members who would like travel to Bathurst and participate in the 2015 Bathurst Motor Festival.

The Selection Criteria for officials is as follows:

  • Applicants must be available to provide their own travel to and from Bathurst and accommodation during the date of the event from 3rd – 5th April 2015
  • Be a current financial SAMROA member
  • Hold a current CAMS Bronze level or above Circuit Official licence
  • Must have good skills in: communication, leadership, teamwork, a professional attitude and be an ambassador for SAMROA

Expressions of interest are only being sought for trackside officials.

In the interest of transparency, SAMROA members David Mori and Rob Thiry have been enlisted to assist the SAMROA Committee in identifying suitable candidates.

Please submit your expressions of interest, with a short CV ensuring the aforementioned criteria is covered, to

SAMROA Secretary – Paul Bonnett

Email: secretary@samroa.org.au  or by post: SAMROA, GPO Box 1312, Adelaide, SA, 5001

Expressions of Interest must be received by COB 21st November.

Click here to download this in PDF format.

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SAMROA / Adelaide Superkart Club / Track Time Motorsport – Interclub Social Challenge

The next interclub social challenge is a bowling night at AMF Woodville Bowl on Thursday 16th October.

Apart from the right to fight it out over the coveted trophy, it is also a great opportunity to get to know each other a little better away from the frantic pace of a Mallala.

The centre will open up 4 lanes for us with 6 people per lane. This will allow us 8 players per club to fight it out over the coveted trophy!! We will devise a fair format for the night to ensure an interesting challenge to the end – more to come.

Meet at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

AMF Woodville, 819 Port Rd, Woodville

Cost is $25 per player which includes 2 games, shoe hire and finger food. (I will ask the committee to subsidize this). Drinks to be paid separately – Bar will be open.

Following the games, the centre will open up the café area for us to all get together, mingle, share a few drinks/stories and present the trophy!

Please contact me if you are up for the challenge before Thursday (2nd Oct) as I need to let ASC know the names & numbers by end of the week.

0412 823 171

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Aussie Muscle Car Run Quiz Night

Graham Stewart (#7 LJ Torana Historic Touring Cars) is holding a quiz night fundraiser for Leukaemia Foundation through Aussie Muscle Car Run

Saturday 13Th September

Shannons Building
863 south road
Clarence Gardens

Time 7.00-7.30 pm start

Bring your own drinks

Motorsport quiz night

Quizmaster Joe Felice (Motorsport manager for HDT 1969-1982)

Cost $25.00 includes food

Quiz prizes

Auction & raffles

Tables of  10

Ring me if you want to go
0412 823 171

Aussie Muscle Car Run Quiz Night

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Youtube clip from the Fire training day

First Care Medical staff participated in a Fire and Rescue Training day hosted by Women For Wheels (WFW) and the SA Motor Racing Officials Association (SAMROA).

Safety training between relevant racing officials and track safety crews ensures that racing drivers can be confident knowing that their lives are in the hands of some of the best track safety staff and officials in the business!

Thanks to Paul J for filming and compiling this clip!



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Revised Renewal & Application forms

Revised SAMROA renewal and application forms now include your licence grade so we can keep the database up to date.

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Please be advised that the General Committee has accepted the resignation of Paul Hart as President, effective immediately. As per our Constitution, Vice-President Bronwen Williamson will assume the position of President for the remainder of the elected term. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for his contribution to SAMROA in his time as President of the Association.

SAMROA General Committee

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Shannons Nationals 25th to 27th April

Hi Everyone,

Many thanks to all who have put their names down for this event, which commences on Anzac Day with practice, then continues over the weekend.

This event is one of the best events for the season, with categories such as Kerrick Sports Sedans,V8 Touring Cars, Porsche GT3’s, Formula Fords, and Super Six Touring Cars making up the programme. We encourage you to come out and enjoy the racing “up close”, and to gain further experience working with the lights based at each flag point.

We have been told that this will be a “lights only” event, which will be a first for most of us.

Numbers for Sunday in particular are a bit light, so we encourage/ask for a few more names to be added to the database.

The cut-off date for putting your name down has been extended until 23rd April, so if you haven’t done so yet, please add your name to the list before then.

Regards to all,

Adam Litchfield (Chief Flag)

Ray McGuiness (Assistant Chief Flag)

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State Championship Round rescheduled for 22nd March

Great news! The event organizers have been able to reschedule Round 1 to March 22nd. Apart from having another serve of the homemade cake, we can finally get a chance to operate the new light system and do what we love doing.

Lets show everyone that we can provide a full team, even after the Clipsal and AGP and a number of other activities that are on in Adelaide at that time! For those not doing the AGP, another chance to get some practice in before the Shannons.

The database is now open to add your name to the gate list or contact me directly (see below for contact details)

Briefing time : TBA (assume it will be 08:00 at this early stage)

Did I mention home made cake @ lunch!

Darren Mattiske
Chief Flag
(E) darren.mattiske@hp.com
(M) 0412 823 171

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Adelaide Motorsport Festival

Not since 1995, has Formula 1 action hit the streets of Adelaide in the size or scale we will be seeing at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a virtual “museum-in-motion”. A two-day festival that draws upon South Australia’s rich motorsport history and celebrates and re-enacts motorsport competition of a by-gone era. Grand Prix cars from the 1930s to the 1990s are the main focus for the inaugural Adelaide Motorsport Festival and the event is rounded out with a diverse field of historic touring cars, sports cars and classic motorcycles that are welcome to enter as well as displays from some of the greatest classic cars from across the years.

Get up close to all the action and make a significant contribution to an event that preserves motorsport history for future South Australians.  To register to became an official click here  or follow this link http://www.adelaidemotorsportfestival.com.au/#!become-a-voluteer/c14x3

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CAMS Social Media Policy

With the start of a new motorsport season and the Clipsal 500 less than 2 weeks away, CAMS is distributing the “Guidelines for the Use of Social Media” and the “Social Media Policy”

We suggest that you read and understand with these documents.  Click HERE to go to the CAMS resource centre.

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