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  • Dates for the 2017 HQ National Titles:

    The 2017 HQ Nationals will be held in Western Australia. The dates for the 2017 Nationals, at this stage, will be the 9th & 10th of September.

     

    Make sure to mark the dates in your diary - HQ Holden Racing WA would love to see as many crews as possible compete in the event.

     

    Further information about the event will be available closer to the date.

     

     

     

  • Letter from the National Administrator Re: 2016 HQ Nationals Result:

    Hi All

     

    As most of you may now be aware there has been some controversy being highlighted on Facebook pertaining to the final results of the HQ National Title.

     

    The following is a bullet point, time line account of the circumstances:-

     

    • Colin Roper was contacted by a competitor as the eligibility of a conical shape valve spring. The competitor was advised that the valve spring is free however the valve spring retainer is not, as per rule 3.7 final paragraph of the HQRA 2016 Tech manual. The method of valve retention must be as envisaged by General Motors Holden in this application. This applies specification and application.

     

    • During post-race inspection it was noticed that the 1st place and 3rd placed vehicles had conical shaped valve springs and valve spring retainers to suit.

     

    • Discussion then took place with the State Appointed Eligibility Officer who advised he was of the opinion Colin Roper was incorrect and the valve springs and retainers did comply.

     

    • The State Eligibility Officer further explained that he had sort confirmation from the State HQRA President that his opinion of the valve spring and retainer was correct. The State Eligibility further added that the majority of the competition vehicles in the State had been sealed by him with the same conical shaped spring and retainer.

     

    • This could not be verified at the time with the State President has he was aligned with a competition vehicle that was being held in Parc Ferme.

     

    • A meeting was then held between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors, The State Sealing Officer, The National Eligibility Office and the National Administrator to discuss the matter. The 2nd place competitor advised to the meeting when asked, that he agreed that the valve spring retainer was not performance enhancing and would accept the results as standing.

     

    • The matter was advised to the Stewards of the meeting who agreed with the course of action that was taken.

     

    Whilst any matter like this is unpleasant I believe at the time the best outcome was achieved based on the information and events at the time.

     

    David Ling

    National Administrator

  • 2016 HQ Nationals Run and Won:

    Muswellbrook’s Brett Osborn has won the 2016 National Title held this weekend the 5th and 6th of November. Second place was Victoria's hard charging Andrew McLeod followed in 3rd place by NSW competitor John Baxter. Full report to follow.

     

    See www.natsoft.com.au for full results.

     

     

     

     

  • HQ 2016 Nationals - WANT TO BE SEEN ON TV?

    It is with great pleasure that the Committee of HQ Racing NSW announce that our TV partner for the 2016 HQ Holden Nationals will be Blendline Productions and that the 2016 Nationals event will be shown on Aurora TV - FOXTEL.

     

    INTERESTED IN RUNNING AN IN-CAR CAMERA AT THE 2016 NATIONALS?

     

    We have 6 incar cameras available for the event which will allow you to showcase your sponsors on your dash board panel. The Cameras are $250.00 each and the fee is to be paid prior to the event. You will also receive all the action collected on a disc for you to keep. All cameras will be in your car for every heat including the shootout and both the main event and the repercharge.

     

    Should you wish to take up the in-car camera offer, please email David Cameron on davidc@ctfd.com.au or call 0418 492 302 for further details.

     

    Click Here to Download a Brochure

     

     

    Click Here to Download a Brochure

     

  • 2016 Ken Leigh HQ 4 Hour Enduro Documentation:

    Winton Motor Raceway Victoria

    2nd - 4th December, 2016

     

    Get your teams together for the 24th running of the best HQ endurance race in the country 3 days, 2 drivers, pit stops, wheel and driver changes, over 6 hours of track time.

     

    Click on the links below to download the Event Documentation:

    Supplementary Regulations

    HQ Enduro Special Regulations

    Entry Form

     

  • Darcy Lamb chosen as the National Anthem Singer for the HQ Nationals:

    HQ NSW as event organisers have great pleasure in welcoming one of the finest young singers in Australia as our guest singer of the Australian National Anthem prior to the start of the 2016 HQ HOLDEN Nationals on Sunday the 6th of November 2016.

     

    Darcy currently under the guidance of the Conservatorium of Music will perform on the Wakefield Park grid prior to start of the 2016 HQ Nationals.

  • 2016 Ken Leigh HQ 4 Hour Enduro - Save the Date:

    Winton Motor Raceway Victoria

    2nd - 4th December, 2016

    Get your teams together for the 24th running of the best HQ endurance race in the country 3 days, 2 drivers, pit stops, wheel and driver changes, over 6 hours of track time.

     

    For more details go to: www.wintonraceway.com.au

    Or www.hqracingvic.org

    Or contact Andrew McLeod on 0408 687 663

     

  • IMPORTANT HQ 2016 Nationals Information:

    Please find the 2016 Nationals Details in PDF form - click on the following links:

     

    HQ NATIONALS INFO PACK

    HQ NATIONALS SPORTING REGULATIONS

    NATIONALS SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

     

    The entries are online via the CAMS online system – read all detail VERY CAREFULLY.

     

    Please Note: Should you and your TEAM and/or CREW require EXTRA tickets to the GALA DINNER please fill out the form and either EFT as specified with car number - or post the form to PO Box as noted on the dinner EXTRA TICKET Requirements. Please remember you get (2) tickets with your entry. It will be a night not to be missed – special guests and guest speakers and some very BIG Announcements that will be a benefit to HQ Racing in Australia in 2017 and 2018 at the250- 300 person plus seated dinner.

     

    We will also have a Special Guest- PROFILE SPEAKER at the Mayoral Welcome Cocktail Party to be held at the Astor Hotel in the upstairs function room on Thursday evening, 3rd of November, after the test and tune day on the Thursday. We assume most participants will be arriving on the Thursday. For those seeking some extra track time please note there is not only the test and tune day on Thursday but there is a private practice day on Friday the 4th. All detail attached. Please note, the Mayoral Welcome Cocktail Party to the 2016 HQ Nationals is a FREE food evening of quality finger food for Crews and Drivers.

     

    We also thank our valued Partners for this Event:

     

    FUSO TRUCKS

    ATLANTIC PERFORMANCE OILS

    BLENDLINE TV

    MUSCLE CAR MASTERS

    WAKEFIELD PARK RACEWAY

    HQ RACING NSW

    HQRA

    ASTOR HOTEL

    GOULBOURN WORKERS CLUB

    GOULBOURN COUNCIL and VISITORS INFORMATION

    Event Patron - Mr Colin Bond

    Mayor of Goulbourn

     

    Thanking you, look forward to seeing as many of you from all over Australia come November,

     

    Regards

    Dave Cameron

    President, for and on behalf of the Committee of HQ Racing NSW

  • HQ NSW Announce the 2016 Nationals Patron:

    HQ Racing NSW are most proud to announce that Mr Colin Bond will be the HQ NSW 2016 Nationals Patron in November. Colins place in Australian Motorsport and his career is second to none and his recent Hall of Fame induction speaks for itself.

     

    HQ Racing NSW welcomes Colin into the HQ family.

     

  • 2016 Fuso Truck Interstate Challenge Updated Point score:

    After Round 3 of the 2016 Fuso Truck Interstate Challenge, the Point score has been updated.

     

    Click Here to download the current point score.

  • 2016 Fuso Truck Interstate Challenge Round 2 News...

    Round 2 of the 2016 Fuso Truck Interstate Challenge was held on the 5th, 6th & 7th of August. Click Here to see the results from Race 1. Here are some images from the event:

  • 2016 Fuso Trucks Interstate Challenge - Round 2, Winton VIC - 5-7 August:

     

     

    Round 2 of the FUSO HQ Interstate  Challenge kicks off the weekend of the 5th, 6th & 7th of August at Winton Raceway. Phil Brock will be on the grid adding the famous Brock name to the entry list at this historic event. It also appears three of the Queenslanders are keen to grab points at Winton and plan to roll onto Morgan Park with a strong showing on their home track.

     

     

    Here is the current HQ entry list for the Winton Festival Of Speed:

    Joseph Andriske - QLD
    Allen Shuttlewood - QLD

    Scott Andriske - QLD
    Scott Cameron - NSW
    Adam Lowndes - VIC
    John Baxter - NSW
    Brett Osborn - NSW
    Glen McDonald - VIC
    Andrew McLeod - VIC
    Darren Jenkins - SA
    Warrren Trewin - VIC
    Carl McHenry - VIC
    Darryl Crouch - SA
    Perry Bekkers - VIC
    David Tessari - VIC
    John Wise - VIC
    Stephen Whyte - VIC
    Phil Brock - VIC
    Greg Wood - VIC
    Andrew Lorgelly - VIC
    Brendan Martin - VIC
    Mick Magilton - VIC
    Jole Heinrich - SA

     

    Click Here for more information about this exciting event.

     

     

  • 2016 Fuso Truck Interstate Challenge - Mt Panorama Bathurst NSW

    The Fuso Interstate Challenge got away to a great start on the 25th - 27th March with a huge roll up of entries from all over Australia.

     

    The time and effort put in by event organiser Dale Youd, the FUSO TRUCKS Interstate Challenge was set locked and loaded for a cracker weekend.

     

    Cars rolled off the trailers and rolled out of the trucks looking their very best as it was the first round for 2016.

     

    One of the weekends highlights was the team from WA and there excitement on arrival to the famous track.T hey were here, they were excited and they couldn’t wait to roll onto the most famous strip of bitumen in the land.

     

    The South Australians had arrived, the Queenslanders, the Victorians and the NSW teams rolled into town all looking shiny and bright - all ready to race the Mount.

     

    Friday morning and the wait was over. All the teams were lined up ready for the first practice session and the excitement wasn't just on the faces of the new comers - everyone had a smile. It was that time again to drive on that very famous road called Mount Panorama.

     

    Chaz Mostert, 2014 Bathurst Winner gave up some time and had a chat to the HQ boys about being safe and looking out for your fellow competitor and for all the new guys advising them enjoy the mountain however to also remember to be safe.

     

    The weekend was away. Event Director Dale Youd was finally, after weeks of hard work, able to relax as the cars rolled out of the dummy grid for race one on Saturday morning.

     

    The racing was on - from 1st place back to 55th place , the national champion- The Flying Dutchman - Rod Raatjes stamping his authority over the field.

     

    See www.bathurstmotorfestival.com.au for race result sheets for each of the (3) HQ Holden Fuso Trucks Interstate Challenge Races from Round 1 Mount Panorama.

     

    It was great to have Chaz Mostert, John Bowe and David Wall help at the Presentation. Congratulations to Rod Raatjes - the winner of the first round of the 2016 HQ Fuso Trucks Interstate Challenge and Brett Osborn who finished second for the weekend.

     

    On behalf of the entire entrants list, a special thank you to Rex Monahan who is one of the quiet behind the scenes guys at these events that puts in a great effort to work with Dale to make the 3 days of racing a pleasure and to Rexs children, Katherine and Michael, for all their hard work over the weekend of Bathurst. Thank you also to Bobby McGee for the Commentary and Bobby McGee for the organising of the entrants packs from Castrol - many thanks. All these extras go a long way and from all competitors many thanks to Castrol for the products for each and every entrant.

     

    To Fuso Trucks Australia, a very big thank you from all of the entrants and to have FUSO onboard for the Interstate Series and as the HQ 2016 nationals sponsor for the year 2016 is shaping up well and we look forward to Round 2 of the Interstate Series at the Winton Festival of speed in August, Round 3 at Morgan park in Queensland and the final round of the Interstate Series being the Nationals at Wakefield Park in Goulbourn, NSW.

     

    Click Here to view the Bathurst Images...

     

     

  • Congratulations to the 2015 National Champion

    Congratulations to the
    2015 National Champion:

     

    Rod Raatjes

  • Nationals 2016 Event Hosts HQ NSW - 3rd-6th of November 2016:

    HQ Racing Association of NSW cordially invites all members to Wakefield Park in 2016 for the running of the HQRA Nationals.

     

    Thursday: 3rd November 2016 - Setup from Noon and evening cocktail party.

    Friday: 4th November 2016 - Open practice and Administration

    Saturday: 5th November 2016 - Heats and Presentation Dinner

    Sunday: 6th November 2016 - Top 10 Shoot-Out: Repechage Race; Final Race & Presentation

     

    LOCK IN THE DIARY DATES - BOOK ACCOMMODATION EARLY

     

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN INVITATION

     

  • 2015 Nationals Top 10

    1.   Rod Raatjes

    2.   Warren Trewin

    3.   Gary Bonwick

    4.   Phil Ashlin

    5.   Shane Ashlin

    6.   David Parsons

    7.   John Wise

    8.   Mick Woodbridge

    9.   Jason Bell

    10. Jamie Furness

  • Nationals Outcome

    Following an investigation by the CAMS Eligibility Officers in Melbourne and a follow up meeting with the Tasmanian CAMS Stewards, Andrew Toth was found guilty and disqualified from the 2015 HQ Nationals. A further meeting of the discplinary tribunal is yet to be held to determine Toth’s penalty.

  • Crossroads Civil Contracting HQ Nationals - Run and Won!

    The Mainland  Mexican Bandit  Rod Raatjes  took  line honours at this year’s Crossroads Civil Contracting HQ Nationals held at Symmons Plains Raceway, however controversy has followed  number 2-3-4 after scrutineering infringements were apparent and although under further  protest the post race results are pending.

     

    Second spot on the podium was Tassies Andrew Toth however car 28  is  under CAMS protest,  should this protest be upheld  Andrew Toth will remain, however if Andrew Toth is found to have had a technical breach then Victoria's hard charging Warren Trewin may be elevated  to 2nd spot and with Tassies Duane Preece then elevated to 3rd,  however in a mysterious twist to circumstances Preece was found to have a scrutineering discrepancy, and signed off from the event allowing pending 3rd place on the podium multiple champion Queensland’s  champion  Gary Bonwick to be the man in waiting pending CAMS outcomes.

     

    Trophies have not been handed out at this point until the final outcomes of the CAMS  protest are  resolved.

     

    Over and above the post race scrutineering, we can’t take away the fierce racing between all  competitors, this after all was the Nationals. Tassies own Ashlin boys were keen to show the interstaters  the way. Best placed sand groper was Western Australia’s Mick Woodbridge and Queensland champion Jamie Furness was home in 12th just showing  all entrants the top 10 slots weren’t easy  pickings.

     

    Ex Bathurst winner David Parsons had nothing to match the pointy end nor  John Wise. Jason Bell was next best from the apple isle, in the Bell services centre no 27 car, Victorias hard charging Andrew McLeod, Ken Wright  came to engine dramas. Mcleod was one of the fastest cars all Nationals and his arrival into pit lane with 1.5  laps to go was to the amazement of all present. A mix of Western Australians and Tasmanians  filled the slots between 12th and 28th. A credit to the West Australians for making the effort to the Apple Isle, this effort should not go unnoticed, and the Tasmania’s a great job by all competitors and committee in making the 2015  Crossroads Civil Contracting Nationals such  a great event.

     

     

    Click Here For Results

  • National Body Elect a New National Patron:

    At the recent HQRA National Meeting, it was unanimously decided that Gavin Porteous would be honoured as the HQRA National Patron. We welcome Gavin Porteous (ASM) who is the most worthy Patron. Gavin has had a distinguished career in both sidecar racing and HQs, winning National and State Championships in both. After a career ending  accident on the Isle of Man in 1993, Gavin joined HQ Racing  in 1999. He is a fierce competitor and a valuable committee man who we are fortunate to have in our Association and as our patron.

     

    I look forward to meeting you all at various events in 2015.

     

    Sincerely,

    Gavin Porteous

2015 National Champion

Rod Raatjes:

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