South Australian IPRA State Title

South Australian Improved Production State Titles 2014

South Australian Improved Production State Titles 2014

The South Australian Improved Production State Championship is taking place on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1st.

 Race 2 will be dedicated to Michael Rooke.   The Michael Rooke memo­r­ial Trophy will be awarded to the Out­right Race Winner and the Michael Rooke Platter for the Under 2L winner. 

Round 2, State Championship,Prize Money 

Prize money is on offer to the total of $1500 available to winners. Prize pool TBA.

Round 2, State Championship, Trophies

Trophies will be awarded for the Outright winner and as per the IPRA Class regulations(donated by Nulon).

Round 2, State Championship, Televised

The SA State Championship will be filmed by DGB Media and Aired on channel 44 as part of Blendline TV in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Perth with a 30min package of the weekends event.

Round 2, State Championship, IP Community Shed

IPRASA will have a site shed exclusively for IP competitors and their support crews to attend at their leisure.  At the conclusion of racing on Saturday 31 May IPRASA will be providing a BBQ IP competitors and their support crews.

Event Details can be found here along with the online entry via the CAMS website

Supp Regs can be found here

Paper Entry forms can be found here

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Club Member’s Meeting Monday 28 April

The first IPRASA bi-monthly member’s meeting will be held this Monday 28 April at the Directors Hotel starting 7:30pm.

The meeting will include a trophy presentation for round 1 including the club choice award, a prize draw from our sponsor Nulon Oils as well as all the latest information in relation to your club and racing category. Make sure you’re there to be eligible to collect your trophy, catch up on the latest info and catch up with your fellow racers.

Nibbles will be provided and the bar will be open for refreshments.

Hope to see you there.

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2014 Round 1 Race Report

Congratulations to Round 1 winners:
Outright: Tim Miller (nsw #82)
Under 2 Litre: Wade Reynolds (sa #74)
Late Model: Phillip Andrawos (sa #32)

The 22nd of March saw the return of racing to South Australia at Mallala with the first round of the South Australian State Racing Series after a false start due to extreme heat back in February. IP turned out a field of 14 cars, with some new & some returning faces. Tim Miller made the trek over from Sydney in the ex Tony Wallis Mazda 808, new this year was the Nissan 200SX of George Diamond, the Peugeot 206 GTi of Brett Watters, the RX-7 of Dean Lindstrom & the Mazda 808 of Ben Maddern. With some near on Perfect weather it was going to be a good day for racing.

Qualifying saw some good times and at the end of the session it was Tim Miller that headed the time sheets with an impressive 1:15.5645 for his first session at the track. Heading the under 2L field was Wade Reynolds in his Toyota Sprinter with a 1:20.1032.

Race one saw Tim Miller lead the pack into turn one, closely followed by Michael Naguib, Kym Hockley and Scott Cook, by the time they headed through the southern hairpin (turn 3) and onto the back straight Tim in the 808 had pulled out a reasonable gap, but a mistake into the Northern Hairpin allowed Michael Naguib to take the lead. Scott Cook managed to find his way past Kym Hockley and climb to second which he held till the end of the race and Tim Miller fought back through the field to third place by race end. Leading the Late Model brigade was Philip Andrawos in his BMW325 and in 4th overall with Wade Reynolds the leading under 2L in 6th place and also managing to set a new PB of 1:19.7341. Rounding out the field was George Diamond, Ian Statham, Brett Watters, Max Clark & Dean Lindstrom.

Race 2 saw Michael Naguib on the pole, with Scott Cook alongside him. Scott beats Michael into turn 1 to take lead with Michael in 2nd, Tim Miller 3rd and Kym Hockley 4th. Phillip Andrawos was the first late model in 5th place and Wade Reynolds the first of the under 2 litres in 6th and Ian Statham in the Magna in 7th. Heading into Southern Ian Statham has issues and retires from the race. Michael gets Scott into Northern to take the lead and Tim then gets Scott into the esses to take 2nd. Wade makes a mistake into turn 1 allowing George Diamond to make the pass into Southern taking 6th. Kym Hockley has a problem on the back straight on lap 2 and pulls off from 4th place. Dean Lindstrom in the Mazda rx7 retires on lap 2 as did Ian Eldridge in the Torana. Kym Hockley got the Centura going again but finishes a lap down. Very close racing ensued between George in the 200SX turbo and Wade in the U2L sprinter, on the last lap Wade managed to get inside George into the esses and take 5th place outright and 1st U2L while Tim got past Michael to take the win with Scott in 3rd and Philip the first LM in 4th.

Race 3 saw Tim Miller on pole with Michael Naguib alongside. Michael passes Tim into Southern Hairpin to take the lead while Kym Hockley and Ian Eldridge are fighting their way through the field after starting from the back. By the end of the 2nd lap Kym and Ian were 5th and 6th respectively and on lap three Ian makes the pass on Kym through the kink to take 5th while Tim retakes the lead from Michael into Northern Hairpin. On lap 4 Ian and Kym pass Phil into the Southern Hairpin to take 4th and 5th respectively, leaving Phil as the leading LM in 6th followed by Wade in the leading under 2L in 7th. Scott makes a pass on Michael for 2nd after Michael runs wide at the Northern Hairpin and the finishing order is Tim 1st, Scott 2nd, Michael 3rd with Phil as 1st placed LM in 6th and Wade only 0.6 secs back as 1st placed under 2L in 7th. There was also very close racing at the other end of the field between Dean, Brett and Max with only 2 seconds separating the three of them over the line.

Our attention now turns to Round 2 on the 31 May – 1June 2014, the South Australian Improved Production State Title and the Michael Rooke Memorial Race. With a large field expected and the hope of some big name interstaters this will certainly be a round of Improved Production racing not too miss. Keep an eye on the website for more news on round 2 to follow.

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SA Round 2 IPRASA “Michael Rooke Memorial” Round

SA Round 2 IPRASA “Michael Rooke Memorial” Round

Date 18 May 2013

Round 2 will be a special round for the IPRASA, with the inaugural Michael Rooke Memorial Race being conducted.

This will consist of Race 2 being for the Michael Rooke memorial Trophy for the Outright Race Winner and the Michael Rooke Platter for the Under 2L winner.

More info will be added as it comes available, including entry forms etc.

Hopefully we can give enough time and info for interstate competitors to come over and join us.

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AGM Reminder

Just a reminder to all that the AGM will be held after the next general meeting on Monday 26th of November @ 8:00 pm.

Hope to see you all there.

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V8 Supercar support race August 24-26


V8 Supercar support race August 24-26

I have just confirmed with the ARDC that Improved Production will be on the support programe for the rescheduled V8 Supercar event at the creek August 24,25,26th.

At this stage the cost will be approx $950 which includes entry fee and a powered marquee site (compulsory). There will be 1 x practice , 1 x Qlf & 3 races. It will be a combined grid of unders and overs and any IPRA member for any club is welcome. I think the grid capacity is 50 so hopefully we will get close to filling it. Please remeber this is a V8 event and there are no guarantees that we will get all track time that has be scheduled, thats life in the big world.

Anyone that my be interested in running will need to contact me either at or leave a txt message on Mob 0407272165 with your name and contact details( email address prefered)

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Michael Rooke “Celebration of Life”

Dear Members,

For any members that would like to attend Michael’s Celebration of Life”, please find the details.
THE RELATIVES and FRIENDS of Mr MICHAEL BRUCE ROOKE are invited to attend His Celebration of Life, to be held on SATURDAY June 9, 2012 in the Magarey Room, First Floor, AAMI Stadium, Turner Drive, West Lakes at 2.00 p.m. Ample parking will be available within the Stadium grounds. GLENELG FUNERALS Peter Vine Somerton Park 8295 5600 Accredited Member A.F.D.A.

A few members have organized a get together after Michael’s “Celebration of Life” at the Directors Hotel. This was deemed the best location as it is where the club meetings are held and therefore members should know and be able to attend.

IPRA SA Committee

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Michael Rooke

It is with great sadness that the IPRASA wish to pass on our condolences to the Rooke family and friends after Michael’s passing at round two of the SAMRC. A much loved competitor and friend of many, a true gentleman who will be sadly missed.

Scott Clements

President of the IPRASA

Here is the link the the Nine News report and tribute to Michael Rooke via Channel 9 News Adelaide

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Bathurst 2012

Well done to the SA boys Mark Ruta & Chris Brown at Bathurst this week end. Looks as they both can bring their cars home in one piece after what looked like some good racing. Well done also to Ray Hislop in lowering the lap record by a substantial amount.

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February Meeting Date Change Reminder

Just a quick note to remind all that this months meeting is on TUESDAY the 28th @ 8pm. This is a special general meeting, so please be sure to turn up.

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