club racer made its debut in the hands
of Stacey Heaney at the Philip Island
Classic on 23rd January 2016.
Ivan Hoey was also there on his
championship winning XS650. Daryl
Hutcheon and John Chambers were also
there as pit crew. Friday morning and it
rained for the first qualifier but it
didnít stop the bikes from going out
onto the track. Ivan was quicker doing a
best time of 2.29.697 and a fastest
speed of 171 kph. Stacey went out for
her first time ever on the Island and a
first time on the club racer and did a
best time of 2.36.987 and a fastest
speed of 157 kph. In the second
qualifier on Friday afternoon with the
track still wet Ivan again went fastest
with a 2.22.119 @ 188 kph. Stacey
improved with a best lap time of
2.35.831 @ 172 kph.
the second day the weather improved and
for the first time they were able to
race on a dry track. Race one on
Saturday morning saw them both improve
both their best lap times and their
fastest speeds with Ivan doing a
2.03.097@ 181 kph and Stacey doing a
2.15.3621 @ 174 kph.
did a video of this race and you see it
on Facebook or on the clubís website
on the notice board.
afternoon and Race 2 again saw some
improvement as the riders were getting
used to the track, Ivan again went
faster and recorded a fastest lap time
of 2.02.534 @ 181kph with Stacey
following suit with a 2.13.023 @ 181kph.
The pit crew had added two teeth to the
back sprocket between races and this was
probably the reason for the speed
increase from Stacey to match Ivanís
speed. Sunday got under way with Race 3
and a dry track with Ivan again leading
the way with a lap time of 2.03.482 @
185 kph and Stacey doing a 2.11.475 @
182 kph. Sunday afternoon and the final
race saw Ivan doing his best lap time
for the weekend at 2.01.958 @ 182 kph
and Stacey also recording her fastest
time for the weekend at 2.10.450 and
also her fastest speed of 183 kph.
Ivan finished up with 54 points and sixth place and Stacey got 29 points and fourteenth place against some of the fastest multi cylinder 1000cc + machines in the country.
Well done both of you.
some running repairs to the club racer
it is hoped we will be at the Barry
Sheene Festival of Speed in Sydney at 18th
to 20th of March. This will
depend on Staceyís work commitments as
well as having the bike repaired and
ready to go and finding transport,
hopefully all this came to fruition and
we were able to be there.
Ivan's bike and the club racer in the pits with Stacey.