Exciting Classic Scramble racing this weekend

THE Classic Scramble Motorcycle Club will be running Round 3 of their Classic Scramble Club Championships at a brand new venue near Ararat.

THE Classic Scramble Motorcycle Club will be running Round 3 of their Classic Scramble Club Championships at a brand new venue near Ararat this weekend, June 10-11.

The location for the meeting is at the “Glendhu Station” property. The property is situated on the Pyrenees Highway turnoff to St Arnaud (between Ararat and Elmhurst, 8kms north of Crowlands) and the property begins at Glendhu Rd where there will be local direction signs erected to lead people to the track (Country Melways Map: 57C3).

“The club is expecting somewhere between 30 and 40 riders and we believe that as Ararat is a new track, members will be keen to come and try and see for themselves,” Classic Scramble MC Secretary Bernard Andrivon said.

“For non-members of the club, we do offer one-day club memberships as well as the MA One Day Licences. Entry fee for the day is also set at $55,” Andrivon said.

The track is 1.6km long, fully grassed with a variety of corners and changes in elevation and the whole track is visible from a fenced off spectator area and the pits.

Toilets are on site, overnight camping is allowed with firewood provided by the hosts, who will also be handling the catering.

The club will run its standard 26 race format for the meeting, plus a ten lap memorial race which is run as the last race prior to lunch.

Classes are from Pre-60 All Powers to Pre-78 All Powers. Included are classes for age groups of U49’s, O50’s, 2-stroke, 4-stroke and buckets.

Depending on numbers for the day, the club is also offering classes for up to 125cc, up to 250cc and 263 and over in the Pre-75, up to 250cc in the Pre-60, Pre-65 and Pre-70 classes.

“There’s something for everyone and the club has tried to ensure that each rider with one bike gets at least four rides plus practice” Bernard said.

All the races are scored for an overall points tally with final results at the end of the season determining the overall winner in the respective class – current points tallies will be in the club’s June newsletter.

“The club has been going for close to 25 years so we have our share of “has-beens”, “could-have-beens” and “never-beens” so there is always some rider that can stand out, not always for the right reasons,” Bernard said.

“The club has always tried to promote family-friendly events and there are numerous father/son/daughter competitors and it is always entertaining to watch the old try to keep up with their offspring. Sometimes the oldies win out but it is a rare occurrence.”

Key Officials for the day will be Marcus Smith and Bernard Andrivon, with more to be named prior to the start of the meeting.

Like all meetings/events, they could not go ahead without the help and support of a number of people. Bernard and the club would like to thank John Kempers, Garry Toulmin, Gill Beaurepaire, Andrew Leversha and everyone else who has put up their hand to assist.

“It goes without saying, the biggest thanks go to Jack and Lynn Start for inviting the club to their magnificent property. Without them, this day would not be going ahead on a brand new track for the Classic Scramble Club, thank you both!” Bernard said.

The club’s next round will be at Lismore on the Sunday after the club’s AGM  on July 1-2. To find out more about Classic Motocross racing please visit:

Mark Vallance
Sport & Development Manager
Motorcycling Victoria

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