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.
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.
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.
On Thursday afternoons, it is our intention to run 2 training programs side by side. One is for the Pushcart teams and the other is for the HPV teams. Training will run immediately after school until 4:15pm (Pushcarts) and 4:30pm (HPV’s).
The Pushcart training is designed for fitness and skill development of pushing and steering the pushcarts through the variety of events they will be involved in. Students will need to ensure they have their bike helmet and something to eat for a snack after school and they will be picked up from the oval. If your child is required to walk home or go with another parent, can you please email Melissa Mcleod (email@example.com) to inform her.
The HPV training is fitness and exercise based with some fun and teamwork built in. We run a series of different programs with a particular focus on improving cardio fitness levels and leg strength. It will include a range of different activities such as hill runs, physical games & relays, bootcamps and general running. On a few occasions we may try and also do a bike ride over to Jells Park (permission form to follow). As above students are to be picked up at the oval or notification of arrangements to Darren Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Whilst we encourage all kids to participate in as much training as they can, we recognise that other commitments also exist and we don’t expect you to forego prior commitments. If your child is unable to attend either one specific week or permanently, or if you have further questions, please just shoot Darren or Melissa an email.
After a couple of weeks of training at Casey Fields, the focus on fitness is becoming clearer. The kids are pushing themselves hard for 20 minutes which is great and now we have to build up strength and stamina to maintain the effort and speed for 30-50minutes.
Some slight changes to our training schedule this week as things start to ramp up even more. Only 3 1/2 weeks till Bendigo for the HPV teams, so we are introducing a new training session this Thursday after school. Whilst the Pushcarters will start this Thursday as well to get their hands on to the carts and start practicing and building up their strength.
Thurs 8am: Push Cart training on the oval. All pushcarters are required with their helmet on an ongoing weekly basis
Thursday 3:40pm-4:15pm: Fitness Training for HPV teams. This will rotate around a range of different activities including some running, bike riding, bootcamp style and some hills training. This will happen every Thursday unless notified.
The calendar will also be updated to reflect these new dates and times.
If there are any issues with attendance at these times please contact us or keep us informed.