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MSCA All Come and Try Day: It’s back by popular demand
The MSCA have run their Come and Try Program for the past 18 months. Over this period over 180 participants have experienced grass roots motorsport for the first time. Many of them are now CAMS affiliated Club members and are competing in our Super Sprint events on a regular basis.
After the success of our first all Come and Try day last year, its back by popular demand. This year it promises to be bigger and better than ever with the added opportunity for the experienced sprinter to also try driving a Formula Vee race car.
The MSCAV is considered one of the best organizers of club-level motorsport in Victoria.
So if you have ever wished you could actually drive your own vehicle around Victoria’s premier racetrack: Phillip Island? The MSCA Come and Try Day program, held on the 10December 2016, is the perfect event for you.
The Come and Try Day structure provides Sprint Day experience, with both formal and on-track instruction and training. “We have experienced drivers who will act as trainers and mentors for the participants,” says Petrina Astbury, one of the official trainers who provides classroom instruction to participants.
"Our participants attend three information sessions covering a general drivers’ briefing, driving techniques and other relevant matters in a classroom setting. In between the classroom sessions our participants have two on-track runs with an experienced driving instructor. They then experience 2 solo runs to complete the day’s fun.
"The Participants are provided with a Come and Try Manual before the event, to familiarize themselves with the vehicle requirements, and what they need to bring on the day”. Says Petrina.
"As well as encouraging new people to participate in motorsport as competitors, the Come and Try program gives our seasoned competitors the opportunity to give back to the sport that has provided so much enjoyment over the years.”
What else is happening on the day?
Further to classroom instruction and track participation there will be trade display area including Penrite Oil, Hankook Tyres, Revolution Race gear and more, providing information regarding all things relevant to grass roots motorsport.
Corporate supporters Famous Insurance will have staff on hand to provide competitive quotes and explain their unique track day insurance policy. Experienced V8 Super Car driver Cam McConville will be available to provide further knowledge. (Subject to final confirmation)
Formula Vee Drive Experience
For the experienced sprinter who is considering the next step in their motorsport journey, in conjunction with the Formula Vee Association of Victoria we are providing the opportunity to experience the thrill of driving the ultimate grassroots category open wheel race car. As well as practical track time, experienced F Vee drivers will be conducting training seminars as part of the day’s program.
How to get involved
To enter go the CAMS Event Entry System via the CAMS website www.cams.com.au.
First you will need to set up your profile (hint if you are not a member of a CAMS affiliated Club: select Come and Try in the Menu).
Once set up go the event Menu and look for the MSCA All Come and Try Day. Cost for the day including all information sessions and track time is only $195.00 (Formula Vee Experience $250).
For more information regarding the MSCA visit our website www.msca.net.au
Confirmed MSCA 2016 Calendar of Events
The MSCA prides itself on running efficient competitor-focused events that are safe, inclusive and fun, all for a competitive price. If you have been thinking about giving sprinting a go the MSCA is the ideal place to start.
The 2016 MSCA calendar has been released and it promises to be the most exciting year ever. MSCA competitors have experienced a renewed enthusiasm for sprinting with near capacity fields at sprint events and Come and Try Track days. As well as running two All Come and Try Track days, the highlight for 2016 will be hosting the Australian Supersprint Championships, a two day event held at Winton over the Anzac Day weekend.
2016 Calendar Preview: February - May
Sunday February 7th Sandown: Round 1
Always popular, Round 1 at Sandown allows for all sprinters to test any change made over the summer break, dust off the cobwebs and get back into the swing of things. Numbers are filling fast so get in quick to avoid disappointment.
Sunday March 20th Phillip Island: Round 2
Yes it’s Grand Prix Day and the MSCA is offering a great way to have the ultimate motorsport weekend. Why not take in the GP on Saturday, the best day true motorsport enthusiasts, and then head down to the Island and compete yourself. We are joined by the Nulon Nationals for Round 1 of their series so it’s sure to be a busy day. Courtesy of Nulon after the event, we are putting on a GP get together at the track where you can watch the Grand Prix with fellow rev heads. Finger food supplied.
Saturday and Sunday 23rd-24th April Winton: Australian Super sprint Championship: Round 3
The Australian Super sprint Championships are coming to Victoria and the MSCA are privileged to be hosting this event. Over the long weekend expect to have lots of interest from interstate competitors. We have some big plans to make this a must-do event. Stay tuned for more information coming out very soon.
Sunday May 1 Sandown: Come and Try Day / Passenger Sessions
Following on from our successful All Come and Try Track day at Phillip Island, we are running the same program at Sandown. So if you’ve always wanted to take your car on the track here’s your ideal opportunity. Why not get your family involved and turn your hobby into a family experience.
Sunday May 15 Rob Roy: Hill Climb: Round 4
By invitation from the MG Car Club the MSCA will be running at the historic Rob Roy hill climb circuit. For those who have never had a run up the hill, this is an ideal opportunity give it a go.
A few pictures from one of our rounds of the MSCA Super sprint Championship at Sandown
Thanks to Trackside Action Photography
MSCA Come and Try Sprint Day Program: The original and the best
Have you ever wished you could actually drive your own vehicle around one of Victoria’s premier racetracks? The MSCA Come and Try Day program makes it easy to get involved.
The Come and Try Day structure provides Sprint Day experience, with both formal and on-track instruction and training. We use experienced drivers who will act as trainers and mentors for the participants throughout the day.
Participants attend three information sessions covering a general drivers’ briefing, driving techniques and other relevant matters in a classroom setting. In between the classroom sessions participants have two on-track runs with an experienced driving instructor. Then 2 solo runs to complete the day’s fun.
Participants are provided with a Come and Try Manual before the event, to familiarise themselves with the vehicle requirements, and what they need to bring on the day.
As well as encouraging new people to participate in motorsport as competitors, the Come and Try programme gives our seasoned competitors the opportunity to give back to the sport that has provided so much enjoyment over the years.
The MSCA have run their Come and Try Program for the past 18 months. Over this period over 150 participants have experienced grass roots motorsport for the first time. Many of them are now CAMS affiliated Club members and are competing in our Super Sprint events on a regular basis.
How to get involved
To enter go the CAMS Event Entry System via the CAMS website http://www.meecamsau.com First you will need to set up your profile (hint if you are not a member of a CAMS affiliated Club: select Come and Try in the Menu). Once set up go the event Menu and look for the MSCA All Come and Try Day.
MSCA’s All Come and Try Track Day proves the high interest in grass roots motorsport.
On December 12 2015 the MSCA ran an All Come and Try Day attracting 104 newcomers to grassroots motorsport. Different to the MSCA regular come and try program, this day was devoted completely to first timers. “We wanted to provide a comprehensive and safe introduction grassroots motorsport”, says Petrina Astbury, Come and Try Co-ordinator for the MSCA. It started with pre-scrutineering held the week before the event, where entrants were offered the opportunity to have their cars checked before the day to make sure all was in order.
Check-in and scrutineering started the day with all competitors receiving their entrant pack with unique event number stickers. This was followed by information sessions, track sessions under instruction and solo runs. Competitors were also invited ride with their instructors to further enhance the experience. Club and motorsport trade displays were available throughout the day for entrants to learn more about the sport.
The overall results of the post event entrant survey confirmed the event was a huge success. Of the entrants that completed the survey, 98% said they would recommend the day to their friends and 56% are highly likely to compete again. Here’s what some of the entrants had to say:
“Excellent opportunity for someone contemplating club track days - fabulous initiative!”
“I consider it a privilege to be allowed to drive on this most glorious racing circuit. There is nothing more you could have done to make that day any better. I thank you and all the volunteers for doing this. What a treat. And I still have some tyre and brake left!!! “
“The organisation on the day could not be faulted in any way. Congratulations to all concerned.”
“I had the best day it went way above any expectations, as I was very nervous, I have already recommended this event to two of my female friends, thanks again”
Without the many dedicated volunteers this day would not have been possible. The MSCA is very appreciative of the support, energy and effort of all the volunteers and supporting partners who contributed to making this day a success.
The MSCA is proud to contribute to the growth of grassroots motorsport and will run two All Come and Try Track Days in 2016, at Sandown on 1 May and at Phillip Island on 10 December. For more information go to msca.net.au