Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally welcomes graduates
- 12th May 2011, 10:31am
The JDP has been running for a number of years and has seen a large number of young people take part and reap the rewards of what the program offers.
Young people with motorcars generally demonstrate a desire to experience the limits of both their ability and their machine. To enable this in a controlled and safe environment is the responsible thing for any community to do.
The SDCC JDP is aimed at enabling young people to participate in motoring activities that take place in well organised, highly disciplined and controlled environments. CAMS in conjunction with the SDCC have enabled this project to happen. The SDCC JDP is more than just assisting young people with the development of good motoring skills; it is also about letting young drivers develop an ability to cope with a motor car, prior to the official civil driving licence minimum age, making them better and safer public road users.
It also allows the possibility of graduate’s entry into motorsport, which, if kept in check, is an affordable and worthwhile hobby. Daniel, Guy and James are wonderful ambassadors of the benefits of the JDP program and worthwhile members’ of the SDCC. For that reason, they have been supported by the organisers of the 2011 asp Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally by allowing them subsidised entry into the event. Being a part of a National Championship event such as the Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally will benefit their rally craft greatly and hopefully aid in the reinforcing the message that motorsport is only possible in controlled environments. All three are extremely aware that they need their drivers licence to be able to compete in their choice of motorsport, being Rally, and always do their racing on the track or on closed roads where there are all the safety protocols in place both in the car and outside of the car with the safety and control that the event provides.
Clerk of Course for the 2011 asp Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally, Michael Clements, started the CAMS Junior Development Program in South Australia and is passionate about giving youths the opportunity to learn and develop the necessary skills to be able to handle a car in an emergency situation. Michael is also aware that safe driving is more than time in the car; it is about teaching the youths what can and does go wrong if they do the wrong thing on the road. Michael has been personally involved in the training of Daniel, Guy and James while they were completing the CAMS Junior Development Program and knows firsthand just how much talent, skill and knowledge all three have in a car.
The competition between Daniel, Guy and James in this year’s event will be fierce as they will be competing directly against in each other in the same class for the first time. The winner? Who knows as they are all extremely skilled drivers and level headed young gentleman.
The 2011 Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally will be presenting 28 stages over 3 days, delivering almost 190 competitive kilometres. Friday will start with the prologue at Collingrove, followed by 6 stages that will head towards Penny’s Hill Winery at McLaren Vale through the magnificent Adelaide Hills. Saturday’s 12 stages will be run just south of McLaren Vale down to Victor Harbor, South Australia’s holiday capital and the events service park location for the day. Another 10 stages on Sunday will take place north west of McLaren Vale, travelling through the picturesque towns of Meadows, Macclesfield (location of the Sunday service park) and Strathalbyn before returning to McLaren Vale in the late afternoon to complete the event at Penny’s Hill Winery.
Entries have officially opened with the release of Supplementary Regulations.
The 2011 Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally has been scheduled for the 27th through to the 29th of May.
For more details on the 2011 Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally please visit www.ahtr.com.au
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