The pre-race photos always make it very real. Final preparations of the vehicles are done and they have come up a treat. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to another successful year at JP Racing particularly our sponsors…
Mulgrave Country Club
Waverley Meadows Netball Club
CGB Precision products
Thanks also to Brad Howe and Andrew Fellows for all your technical prowess and hours of work you have put into the various vehicles.
Jam packed last couple of days ahead finalising presentations and then packing our umbrellas?? which we’re not used to at Maryborough. See you at the race!!!
Photos from our 6 hour Casey Fields race can be found on the Gallery page.
A tough day with mechanical issues for Vanquish who finished in 13th place (71 laps), whilst Shazzam fought hard for a 7th place finish (78 laps).
Well done everyone on a great day.
Now we turn our attention to Maryborough. Training will continue for all teams but our attention now also turns to the presentations and scrutineering. Each member of each team will make a contribution to the presentations and each team will go through an extensive scrutineering process before the races. The HPV process goes for 1-1.5 hours with lots of questions and practical discussions for which they will have to answer and have informal discussions with a range of judges. The Pushcart teams are required to dismantle and then reconstruct the pushcart and then discuss with judges a range of technical questions.
Or the design and construction forum’s where riders are encouraged to post questions, design suggestions or performance reviews in order to make improvements to the performance of the vehicles. There is one forum each for Shazzam,Vanquish and Pushcarts.
Dont forget to sign up for Sunday trainings over the next 5 weeks and also keep an eye out for more information about our trial ‘race’ in the 2nd week of the holidays (Thurs 4/10).
The dates for each student are outlined in the following table:
Meanwhile training will continue on Tuesday lunchtimes along with Thursday after school for HPV teams and Tuesday before school for pushcart teams.
Massive news in the world of HPV means that we will need a new name for the program at JPPS. It does NOT change our commitment to running the program and ensuring the kids have the greatest experience of their lives!!! 🙂
After 26 years, the RACV has decided to withdraw from the Energy Breakthrough. The Energy Breakthrough will continue in 2018 and beyond.
Our next RACV meeting will be at recess tomorrow (Tuesday 27th). We will discuss fitness results so far, holiday training, Log Book check and the RACV Handbooks. Meeting will be held in Mr Jenkins room.
A back up Beep test will take place on Wednesday lunch time. If you missed the first one you will be expected to participate OR if you would like to have another go for extra fitness you are also welcome to attend.
Also on Wednesday we will do a 2nd log book check. Make sure your log books are in teh tub on Mr Jenkins desk by close of day Wednesday
The 2018 RACV Handbooks are available to view and download. We will have written tests early next term based on the information in these handbooks. These are another important part of the selection process and the information in these handbooks forms the basis of the presentations and scrutineering that takes place at Maryborough. Download them onto your iPad as you may want to start reading them during silent reading time and reading at home.
Dont forget that we have the Beep Test at lunch time tomorrow (Tuesday 6 March) for all RACV participants.
1:45pm in the gym.
You can have a change of clothes and if so, make sure you are changed and ready to go by 1:45.
You may want to hold off on eating all of your lunch until after the beep test is finished!!!!
ALSO, please note that we have postponed the 30 minute run until Thursday 15 March (as per Mr Zach’s previous post!!) due to school photos this Thursday and next Tuesday morning being the first day after the long weekend.