2017 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash & Beyond
Thanks to everyone for being so patient while we have been busily mapping out a plan for the future of the Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club and the Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash.
After drawing a line in the sand prior to the 2016 event we have been making plans for 2017 and 2018.
The 2017 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash will be held over the Easter long weekend and be based out of Carnarvon for the whole of the event. It will incorporate Round 2 of the Western Australian Off Road Racing Championship for the auto division and we will also be running the moto division over the weekend as well. We are currently working on the Supplementary Regulations which will have full details but the basis of the event will be a loop event with competitors completing a set number of laps at different intervals over 2 days of racing. This is a major change for the Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash but it is not here to stay.
The 2018 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash and into the future will see the event run over the Easter long weekend and the event will start and finish in Carnarvon. The event will be held over 4 days and will incorporate registration, prologue, Day 1 racing will be from Carnarvon to Gascoyne Junction where there will be an overnight stop in the town of Gascoyne Junction. Day 2 racing will see competitors race from Gascoyne Junction to Carnarvon where there will be celebrations and presentations held that evening.
As a club we see that this change will help to bring life back into the event and provide a spectacle for the communities of Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction that will be at the top of the must do and see list for our community members and everyone else in the world.
It may seem like a long road at the moment but it will be here before we know it. Keep an eye out for the 2017 supp regs and entry opening dates which will be out in the near future.
We are also starting to look for volunteers for the event so if you know of anyone or are anyone that is not booked for Easter yet and would like to get close to the action please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Gascoyne Dash - UPDATE
It is with great sorrow that the Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club wishes to inform you that due to low confirmed entries the 2016 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash will not be held as it is not economically viable.
This decision has not been made lightly, however it does give the committee the opportunity to reinvigorate the event.
All entry fees that have been paid will be reimbursed in full. Deb will be in touch to get your bank details and confirm the amounts paid.
Rest assured that this is not the end of the Gascoyne Dash and we will have exciting news for everyone in the near future.
The Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club would like to thank everyone for their support and we look forward to growing the relationship in the years to come.
The ADVENTURE continues!
ENTRIES OPEN 1ST JUNE
The 2016 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash is fast approaching, 2016 will see our second year of racing on the new Day 2 track which also starts and finishes at race headquarters at Coonatha northeast of the Gascoyne Junction, this new addition was well received by all who competed on it last year and thanks to some summer thunderstorms it has been able to bed in nicely and should make for even more enjoyable racing this year.
Due to the low entry numbers from the previous two events the club has decided that we will need to get some solid entry numbers before proceeding with this years event to ensure its economic viability, to do this the club is looking to get 50 paid entries for the 2016 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash prior to the 30th August. All nominations that are paid prior to this date will be fully refunded should the event not go ahead. The Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club will and has already started making preparations for the 2016 event as we expect to meet this target. Entries will open on the 1st June and the Supplementary Regulations and other information will be available from the website.
It's more than a race it's an adventure.
2016 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash
Entries will be open on the 1st June. Track info and supplementary regulations will be available via the website as they come to hand.
The 2016 Gascoyne Dash will see two days of racing starting and finishing at the Coonatha race complex which is located north east of Gascoyne Junction. Registration and prologue will be held in Carnarvon with competitors and crew travelling to Coonatha after the prologue on the Friday for an early morning race start on Saturday. There will be a different track for each day of racing to ensure that the adventure continues.
WINNING IS SOMETHING FINISHING IS EVERYTHING
Prize money for the 2015 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash is $1000 per class and $1000 each for the fastest bike outright and fastest car outright. If all classes are filled that's a total of $18000 big ones up for grabs. Be sure to get your entry in quick.
Check out the 2015 competitor list here
An important change for the 2015 Gascoyne Dash is that fuel will not be supplied by the club at the checkpoints. The Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club will provide transport of fuel in approved fuel cans to the relevant checkpoints for those competitors that are unable to.
There will be an addendum issued to the supplementary regulations and the entry's will be amended to reflect the change today.
The 2015 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash early entries will close on the 31st August.
Only 4 days left until the close of the early entries for 2015 so get in quick and take advantage of the early entry discount or you will miss out. Any entries started before the 1st September will be accepted as early entry.
After the 31st August all entries will be the normal price of $600.
The Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the event from bar staff, checkpoint people, start line marshalls and sweeps. If you are interested in any of these roles please either call David Kearney on 0429965051 or email email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The 2015 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash entries are now open.
We have some exciting changes for 2015 including reduced entry fees and the return of the Gascoyne River as a major part of day two. We have just returned to Carnarvon after confirming our day 2 course. It will feature virgin track with no whoops and a lot less rock. The change will see the course head to an old checkpoint at Winnemia and then return to the Gascoyne Junction through unraced country which will see us cross the Gascoyne River and then head back to race head quarters via an all new track. The day 2 course will see up to 100km of consecutive river section to test even the toughest of competitors.
- Early entry fee of $500, available to 31st August
- Standard entry of $600, available to 15th October
- Gascoyne River to feature in Day 2
- Day 2 course is 75% new and different to day 1(for real)
- Two days racing on Bidgemia Station and Jimba Jimba Station
- Registration and prologue in Carnarvon
- Race dates are 22nd - 25th October
It will be great to see you there. Get in quick and take advantage of the early entry discount.
The Carnarvon 360 entries are now open and the supplementary regulations have been approved.
Although TC Olwyn has slowed preparations for the event it has made us even more determined to have a fantastic event over the Easter weekend.
All the info can be found HERE including the supplementary regulations.
You can submit your entry via the CAMS Event Entry website HERE. If you are not familiar with it you will need to follow the instructions on the page and you are also required to create an account before you can do the entry. It is relatively simple once you have entered your personal details after creating the account and your details will be available for future events using the system which is great.
We look forward to seeing you at the Carnarvon 360 and supporting the Carnarvon community as we recover from the bruising administered by TC Olwyn and see if you can set the pace.
The dates for the Carnarvon 360 have been changed and the event will now be run over the Easter long weekend, for more information please visit www.gorrc.org.au
We will be looking for volunteers to assist with two road closures and SOS points on the track as well as help with the timing and start procedures. If you are interested in helping with any of these roles please contact David Kearney on 0429965051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Gascoyne Dash
The 2015 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash will be held form the 22nd - 25th October. Entries will be open as soon as the Supplementary Regulations have been approved.
PERENJORI - Dinner Menu
Anyone that is attending the Perenjori 360 will need to pre-order meals if they are planning on purchasing them at the event. The full menu can be found HERE
2015 Annual General Meeting - 14th February @ Carnarvon Motel
The 2015 AGM will be held at the Carnarvon Motel (formerly Fascine Lodge) at 4pm on Saturday the 14th February. All persons wanting to attend and vote or nominate for a position must be paid financial members prior to the meeting.
You can complete your membership HERE
Nomination forms if you would like to nominate for a position or nominate someone else for a position can be found HERE
We look forward to your attendance.
2014 Raffle Results
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2014 Dash ready to roar
2013 Dash coverage in edition 38 of Dirt Comp
Edition 38 of Dirtcomp Magazine is now out. Featuring extensive coverage of the Auto and ATV divisions, with a splash of the Moto's competing at the 2013 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash.
New Club Board for 2014
Dash wins 2013 WA Tourism Award Bronze
2013 Dash results
Dash wins 2012 WA Tourism Awards GOLD
2012 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash®
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Lonely Planet's - Year of Adventures
Don't forget to tune into Lonely Planet's - Year of Adventures for the Gascoyne Dash episode. See presenter Ben Fogel and our very own Paul Kelly tackle the 2011 Dash.
The episode features on Foxtel's BBC Knowledge at 4.30pm Wednesday 21 March and again at 8am and 8.30 pm on Thursday 22 March - check local guides.