WOW, what a big weekend!!!
In total 76 different events including practices, qualifying and races over two days. I don’t think we could have fitted much more into the programme. Not to mention our Show and Shine, Police display, the police speed gun out on the main straight clocking speeds, bike displays, the Sidecar Charity event, Sidecar joy rides, the one hour and two lots of presentations, that’s not even counting Friday. I hope everyone went hope exhausted. I know I did.
The 2016 Townsville Tourist Trophy , another year the club has successfully run the event. The consensus from most of the participants was that they had a great time, and that’s what we aim for. Riding numbers were down a little this year, but with the large amounts of meetings being held in the region as well as the current economic climate, it was to be expected. Classes and grids were still great and the competition was fierce in all classes, junior and senior.
RRAT would like to send out a big “GET WELL” to the riders, Bren, Kyle, Alex and Grey. Unfortunately, their racing weekend all ended with an escorted trip to the local hospital by QAS. Not the best weekend for them, however just letting everyone know, they are all okay, a bit sore and sorry and their bikes don’t look as pretty, but that’s the least of it. I don’t think I have seen so many red flags at one of our meetings, ever, but all ending well at the close of the day. I won’t go into race results because MyLaps will be published so everyone can see exactly how every race panned out, including the One Hour and Feature Races.
We all know these events don’t just magically happen, so this leads me to say firstly an enormous thank you to the TT Sub-committee, who all came together, mostly at McDonalds, to organize and plan the event. Linda, Drew, Ian, Donna, Gerry, Paul, Eve and myself, all sharing the load.
Sponsors – Realistic Reticulation, Jan Lee, Suncity Yamaha, Futuresport, Qld Police Services, Brashas Workshop, Big Boys Motorcycles, Wendy Brown, Good Vibrations Tattoo Studio, Qld Reo Fixing, Streetwise Motorbike Training, BriTrac, NHR Pty Ltd, Sahara Trailers, Autosmart as well as the Bushy Creek Riders Club. THANK YOU. Without your support, we could never run such an event.
Officials – Gary – Steward, Ralph – Assistant Steward, Max – Clerk, Donna – Race Secretary, Gerry and Ian – Scrutineers, Linda and Tanya – Scorers, Terry – Starter/Finisher, Greg and Sandi – grid marshalls and our Commentator – Patrick. Having so many highly qualified and competent people all come together, made the meeting run so smoothly. I was Max’s assistant Clerk, successfully being assessed to earn my stripes for my Level 2 COC accreditation.
Another ENORMOUS THANK YOU to the Townsville Restored Motorcycle Club. Without you guys, we just couldn’t run this meeting. Such a lovely group of gentleman who all come together, every year, to officiate at all the flag points for long periods of the day. You are always so enthusiastic, professional and do a wonderful job keeping our track safe for everyone. WELL DONE!
Our Neil Fagerstrom Trophy winner for 2016 was awarded to the Harvey Family. As well as Keegan building RRAT a podium, Paul, Eve and Rhiaine worked tirelessly before, during and after the event. Every club needs a Harvey family. Congratulations, very worthy winners.
To all our competitors and support crews – thank you for participating and attending the TT. Lots of great racing, great camaraderie and plenty of happy faces. To those who travelled, it was a pleasure having you at the meet. Just a heads up as well, thank you to all teams for leaving the pits in such a clean and tidy condition. This certainly made our job a lot easier yesterday afternoon. A special mention to our main straight cheer squad, the Bushy Creek Riders Club. All the competitors loved their cheering and yahooing to spur them on. You guys are champions, coming each year to our event and even putting up sponsorship. They have already announced at presentations that they will be back in 2017.
So, not to make this into a novel. The TT has now been run and won for another year. Thank you, everybody, for coming together to get this meeting over the line. Lots of work, but well worth it and here’s looking forward to another TT this time next year.
Christine Barton, RRAT Vice President

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via 0419 732 738 or admin@rrat.com.au or Facebook.

 

RRAT would like to thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support.

 


 

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Rd 3 was held on Saturday by the RRAT. A great relaxed meeting, no major bingles, just a fun day for all the riders. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time. The meeting went by incident free which was excellent.
How good is Lites Class looking! The resurgence of this race - everyone wanting to ride the "IN" bike, the Sachs, apparently they are so much fun to compete on with fellow racers. So many riders with big smiles on their faces - great to see. Who would have thought!
We still have a few more in the container just waiting on repairs, and then we can get them out on the track as well.
Our next event is a practice day on Saturday 15 October. A nomination form will be published in the next couple of days so everyone can enter. PS Motorcycling Qld requires us to have a qualified First Aider on site to enable us to run this event. If anybody can help out, please let us know.
Also stay tuned for the Supplementary Regulations to our next big event, Rd 3 of the Interclub, hosted by Whitsundays. From what we have been told, this event is going to be incorporated into a round of the Qld Supermoto Championships. We need every RRAT to compete to gain points for the Almighty Shield. Should be a very fun and busy weekend.

GO THE RRAT.
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Good evening all. As there were no agenda items submitted for Tuesday nights meeting, we have carried this meeting over to the October meeting.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at admin@rrat.com.au
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Nominations for Rd 3 on Saturday 24 September are trickling in slowly. If you have already nominated via an entry form (not Nominate) at previous rounds, this form is still valid, HOWEVER, you still need to let me know you are entering.

Nominations will be accepted on the day but a late fee of $30 applies. Our EFTPOS machine may not be available on the day, so please make other arrangements for payment.
An up to date listing of financial members will be on hand. Remember, this is Closed to Club, so you must be a RRAT member to race.

Give me a call if you have any queries or want to nominate.
Thanks
Christine Barton
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Round 3 Closed to Club Championships

September 24, 2016, 10:00am - September 24, 2016, 9:00pm

Suncity Raceway

RRAT will hold Rd 3 Closed to Club Championships on Saturday 24 September. Gates open at 10am with sign-on and scrutineering from 10.30. A great day of racing with all disciplines, road racing, supe...

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Our monthly meeting is being held on Tuesday 20th September 2016 at 7.10pm at the Rodder's Club. Everyone is welcome to come and have a voice to discuss club issues.

If you would like to have a particular item discussed on the night, please send us your agenda item to admin@rrat.com.au by COB on Friday 16th September. Hope to see you all at the meeting.
Christine Barton
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Another Big Thank You to David Summers for the photos of our Townsville Tourist Trophy.
Tag Away RRAT's
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Another Big Thank You to David Summers for the photos of our Townsville Tourist Trophy. Tag Away RRAT's

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Good afternoon. Posters have arrived!!!! Looking to get some help getting them out. If you own a bussiness or have permission to put some up please let me know. Happy to take them or hand em over :)...

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A bit of a teaser from one our Volunteer photographers David Summers.
Be sure to check out David's page.
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We cannot say thankyou enough to the effort put in by Townsville Restored Motorcycle club. This group of men put in a HUGE effort standing out on the track watching over us as we race and play. It's nice to know that if things do go wrong there is someone with their eyes on us. And thank you for bringing out your bikes for us to admire and look over. ... See MoreSee Less

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WOW, what a big weekend!!!
In total 76 different events including practices, qualifying and races over two days. I don’t think we could have fitted much more into the programme. Not to mention our Show and Shine, Police display, the police speed gun out on the main straight clocking speeds, bike displays, the Sidecar Charity event, Sidecar joy rides, the one hour and two lots of presentations, that’s not even counting Friday. I hope everyone went hope exhausted. I know I did.
The 2016 Townsville Tourist Trophy , another year the club has successfully run the event. The consensus from most of the participants was that they had a great time, and that’s what we aim for. Riding numbers were down a little this year, but with the large amounts of meetings being held in the region as well as the current economic climate, it was to be expected. Classes and grids were still great and the competition was fierce in all classes, junior and senior.
RRAT would like to send out a big “GET WELL” to the riders, Bren, Kyle, Alex and Grey. Unfortunately, their racing weekend all ended with an escorted trip to the local hospital by QAS. Not the best weekend for them, however just letting everyone know, they are all okay, a bit sore and sorry and their bikes don’t look as pretty, but that’s the least of it. I don’t think I have seen so many red flags at one of our meetings, ever, but all ending well at the close of the day. I won’t go into race results because MyLaps will be published so everyone can see exactly how every race panned out, including the One Hour and Feature Races.
We all know these events don’t just magically happen, so this leads me to say firstly an enormous thank you to the TT Sub-committee, who all came together, mostly at McDonalds, to organize and plan the event. Linda, Drew, Ian, Donna, Gerry, Paul, Eve and myself, all sharing the load.
Sponsors – Realistic Reticulation, Jan Lee, Suncity Yamaha, Futuresport, Qld Police Services, Brashas Workshop, Big Boys Motorcycles, Wendy Brown, Good Vibrations Tattoo Studio, Qld Reo Fixing, Streetwise Motorbike Training, BriTrac, NHR Pty Ltd, Sahara Trailers, Autosmart as well as the Bushy Creek Riders Club. THANK YOU. Without your support, we could never run such an event.
Officials – Gary - Steward, Ralph - Assistant Steward, Max – Clerk, Donna – Race Secretary, Gerry and Ian – Scrutineers, Linda and Tanya – Scorers, Terry – Starter/Finisher, Greg and Sandi – grid marshalls and our Commentator - Patrick. Having so many highly qualified and competent people all come together, made the meeting run so smoothly. I was Max’s assistant Clerk, successfully being assessed to earn my stripes for my Level 2 COC accreditation.
Another ENORMOUS THANK YOU to the Townsville Restored Motorcycle Club. Without you guys, we just couldn’t run this meeting. Such a lovely group of gentleman who all come together, every year, to officiate at all the flag points for long periods of the day. You are always so enthusiastic, professional and do a wonderful job keeping our track safe for everyone. WELL DONE!
Our Neil Fagerstrom Trophy winner for 2016 was awarded to the Harvey Family. As well as Keegan building RRAT a podium, Paul, Eve and Rhiaine worked tirelessly before, during and after the event. Every club needs a Harvey family. Congratulations, very worthy winners.
To all our competitors and support crews – thank you for participating and attending the TT. Lots of great racing, great camaraderie and plenty of happy faces. To those who travelled, it was a pleasure having you at the meet. Just a heads up as well, thank you to all teams for leaving the pits in such a clean and tidy condition. This certainly made our job a lot easier yesterday afternoon. A special mention to our main straight cheer squad, the Bushy Creek Riders Club. All the competitors loved their cheering and yahooing to spur them on. You guys are champions, coming each year to our event and even putting up sponsorship. They have already announced at presentations that they will be back in 2017.
So, not to make this into a novel. The TT has now been run and won for another year. Thank you, everybody, for coming together to get this meeting over the line. Lots of work, but well worth it and here’s looking forward to another TT this time next year.
Christine Barton, RRAT Vice President
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RRAT - 2016 TT Presentations

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Another day closer to the TT. Only one more sleep.

Show bags for all competitors and spectators thanks to Queensland Police Service (QPS) for providing the goodies.
TT coincides with Road safety week, a Join the Drive to Save Lives Initiative. Speak up for road safety, the more people get the message, the safer our roads will be.
Join us on Sunday during lunch break, QPS will have a stall, watch one of our motorcycle Road Policing Boys demonstrate his moves around the track, kids welcome to have photos with the police bike.
Want to know how fast you are down the straight? Mobile speed camera will be there for those who want to give it a go. Limited numbers so register early Sunday so you don’t miss out.
QPS have proudly sponsored the Formula 3 race.
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Another day closer to the TT.
Tonight we are showing off our latest merchandise for sale on the weekend.
Jack, Drew, Keegan, Will and Eve are all wearing the brand new T-shirts. People told us last year that they wanted something bright and colourful. I think you will agree they look great. We have heaps of sizes available. The T-shirts are $40 and our stubby coolers are just $10. They will all be on display for sale in the canteen area, you won't miss them. Eftpos will be available at the track as well.
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The Final Instructions for the Townsville Tourist Trophy can now be found on our website.
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COUNTDOWN TO THE 2016 TOWNSVILLE TOURIST TROPHY
Hi guys, only five more days till we all start coming together for the 2016 TT.
We thought every day until Friday, we would try and give you a little more info about the goings on at the event. Not just the racing side of things, but what is available at the track etc.
Look out for the very important FINAL INSTRUCTIONS. They will be posted anytime soon and every competitor needs a copy to know how the event will run with the all important practice and race orders, riders briefing, etc, as well as changes to the sup regs.
We are still accepting nominations as well, so if you are undecided about whether you want to ride, you still can enter. Just hurry up though – avoid a late fee and get it in ASAP!
Just to let everyone know, Saturday morning early, the club will be holding a breakfast BBQ. We will be cooking bacon and egg burgers for anybody who is hungry. Price is $5.00 each. We will have a limited supply, so get in quick. We will also have a coffee van on site for all those who need a caffeine fix to start the day. Our usual food conveyor, Janelle, will be there at little later to cater for lunches and tea. A pizza stall is also going to be set up. Breakfast on the Sunday is going to be available as well, with Janelle coming early in the morning to supply breakfast.
OK, that’s it for today. Another update tomorrow.
Stay tuned for another riveting rundown – LOL.
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#sponsorsunday

Another of our long time supporters is Streetwise Motorbike Training.

Brett and Verity Lavery are passionate motorbike riders who enjoy everything about bikes, from watching GP bikes to the dust at the Finke.
“We have been lucky enough to combine our passion for motorbikes with a love of training by becoming Q-Ride Service Providers for the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland” Q-Ride is a great program that helps give people the skills and the knowledge to keep safe when riding a motorbike. Brett and Verity live in Townsville after moving across from living in Mount Isa for several years where they established their training facility. “If you want to know more, feel free to ring us or send us an email. We hope to see you at one of our training courses soon”.

http://www.streetwisebikes.com.au/ - 0414 987 149
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#flashbackfriday
Jnr RRAT's around 2011
Alex Stever, Riley Barton, Eve Miller, Lucas Clowes and Patrick Hewitt
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#thumbsupthursday

We all secretly look for the Photographer on our in lap.
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More TT updates

Due to reasons beyond our control start time for Friday practice has been pushed back to 1pm.

Those competitors that are wanting to camp at the track there is no issue but to assist with making sure amenities are ready. Hot water turned on gates unlocked etc.
Can you please contact me on 0419 732 738 or admin@rrat.com.au
Or here on Facebook with your expected arrival time.
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Important TT Updates

We have extended the nomination period out to the COB Wednesday the 24th of August.
We understand there are a few races still going on around the region and we are letting those racers concentrate on that.
If you do nominate after today we cannot guarantee that you or your sponsor will be published in the program. (if you nominate at 4:30pm next Wednesday for eg.)

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The One Hour Challenge - Saturday night - Under lights

Classes:
RR Div A (Fast)
RR Div B (Not so fast)
GP (GP125,250, Moto3)
Historics Combined (3 Classes No distiction between peroids)
SuperSingle

24 Bikes/teams are alllowed on the grid - First in best dressed!
Team consists of 2 riders / one or 2 bikes
Bikes must be eligible for class entered

Find the Event Rules Here - http://rrat.com.au/latest-news-tt-updates-rulings/

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Junior Corporate Challenge


Under 16? You can come racing with RRAT

We very proudly have the ‘Junior Corporate Challenge’ to help the young riders of Townsville & surrounds have the opportunity of racing with us & they could do so on a sponsored bike.

This is where the bike is supplied for the year. On the road racing style of bike, the minimum age is 12yrs old up to 16 yrs (when they move into the senior classes). On the Motards (dirtbikes with road tyres) the minimum age is 9yrs old & again up to 16 yrs old (when they move into the senior classes). The size of the bikes can range from 80cc’s up to 250cc’s & there are 3 age groups of racing.

Contact us for more information on how you can become a part of the Junior Corporate Challenge.

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Sun City Raceway

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Townsville, North Queensland

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