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.
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.
Orders are now being taken for the RACV uniform tops. They must be returned to school NO LATER THAN MONDAY 11 September. Orders can be completed via the Uniform order sheet RACV and returned in hard copy ASAP.
There is no charge for student T-shirts as the cost is factored in to the program costs. However, if parents wish to purchase their own Team Support JPPS Racing Presentation top, they can be ordered and paid for via QKR.
And so the journey begins again. Under a typically gloomy (but slightly brighter than normal) Casey sky, many of our successful HPV applicants got their first taste of riding a HPV at our first Casey Fields training session yesterday. All 3 vehicles were on the track along with the new vehicle belonging to the Fellows family. Some short stints on the short circuit in order to get a taste for steering and handling, gear changes, passing and stimulating new muscle groups. This will extend to the big circuit with timing over the holidays and the subsequent challenge to improve and maintain speed and times.
Welcome to this years’ RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge. It was fantastic to have so many interested students wanting to participate in the program. It is going to make the selection of teams very difficult. 26 boys and 18 girls have nominated to be racing competitors in the program, along with 2 male support crew. With such a larger gender imbalance, I have asked permission from the organisers to enter an all boy push cart team. They have allowed this which is fantastic news, Although this team will be ineligible to win any prizes if they come first. This means, that at this stage, ALL students will participate and come away to Maryborough in November. YAY!!!!!! In saying that, If you are planning to come along and support in Maryborough, I recommend you get onto organising your accommodation as soon as possible. I will require around 8 parent helpers to camp with us at the event. A notice will go out for this later next term.
We have a large number of boys interested in the HPV program. This means many of them will be disappointed when the teams are selected toward the end of Term 2. We have a very detailed selection process which takes into account all aspects of the program, as well as their effort, behaviour and responsibilities at school. This is an extra curricular activity, so their effort in all curriculum areas will also be considered. Once the HPV students have been selected, we then look at placing the rest of the students into the three push cart teams. HPV Program
The HPV program will initially involve 5 boys and 5 girls per team. These students will train in the vehicles and race in Bendigo (August) and Casey Fields (October). After these two events, we will then select the best 4 Boys and 4 Girls for each team for the Maryborough event. The remaining students will become members of one of the push cart teams. They will also be emergency HPV riders for the Maryborough event. I know this can be a very tough situation for students and parents and it is always very tough on us teachers as well. We have found this to be the best way of selection and the students have been made aware of this. Fitness Training
Your child has already completed the Beep test and 30 minute run at school and should now be recording extra fitness training at home in their log books. We have made a decision about the log books that involve many children who carry out many training sessions (eg. Soccer, football, Basketball) throughout the week. We would like the students to record them in their log books and also record the time the training went for. Please Do Not record the distance travelled. This will not be included in their total distance travelled, but will show us the amount of fitness training they are doing in a week.
If there are any questions you would like answered about the program, please come and see me or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vehicles speed past, feelings of horror and excitement ring around the track. Racers of all shapes and sizes ready to race in their carts. Fighting for top spot, 89 cars this
is going to be a great race.
On the 20th of August 2016, 30 JPPS students and a couple of teachers and parents travelled down to Bendigo. They were going to compete in a HPV event. We had a pit walk first so that we could get to know the track, we all knew that the hill we walked up was going to be hard.
Afterwards, at 1:00pm the race started. Rider after rider went in the car and came out tired but excited. The 1.1 kilometre track was a great track to race on for our first real race. Insane Bolts, Shazam and Vanquish were all doing great, they were all in the top ten.
Then the last half hour came along. Angus G in Shazam went in alongside Cy in Insane Bolts and James in Vanquish. Shazam just needed to try and stay in the top ten. After a little while Angus G pulled his calf and so a completely exhausted Tom went in to finish the race off for Shazam, but the dilemmas didn’t finish there for Shazam.
Tom came into pits with 10 minutes left and so Charlotte G got ready in a rush to go in the car. Well, the dilemmas DID stop there and Charlotte, Cy and James finished off the race with style!
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 we yelled and the race was over. We were very proud of our results 2nd for Vanquish, 3rd for Insane Bolts and luckily Shazam maintained their position and came 9th.
Some people stayed for the presentation and Maiden Gully Primary School with Miss Janey won our category and Vanquish came second so we received a $50 Coles express card for our achievement. We will meet up with Maiden Gully PS in Maryborough so we have to try to beat them there.
~Thank you to all the teachers and parents who helped out. We couldn’t of done it without you.~