Happy Laps must be about as much fun as you can have while remaining fully clothed!
RCCQ's lastHappy Lapsfor the year is coming up on Sunday 13 October at Qld Raceway. If you don't make it to this one, you will likely have to wait until about February next year. Can you contain your motoring equivalent of letting your hair down for that long? It is so nice to be able to just enjoy a bit of spirited motoring without the need to constantly check your speed or lookout for the boys/girls in blue. If you haven't participated in Happy Laps before, there is a good reason for the name, you should go home with a smile on your face. Happy Laps is a non-competitive event, it is not racing, nor sprints; you drive at a speed you are comfortable with and enjoy the motoring experience.
Interested? Please read the details below then email one of the contacts in the flyer with your booking request and preferably include your completed self-scrutineering form. You do need to book your place, just coming along on the day is not an option. The booking list is now open so don't leave it until the last minute to book. If you need more information, just ask.
NB, Sunday 13 October is also the day of the Bathurst 1000. Happy Laps is normally all over by about 8:30 am so you have sufficient time to drive home to watch the race start, which this year starts at 10:30 am AEST https://www.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/2019-bathurst-1000-schedule/4538705/
RENAULT CAR CLUBof QLD
At Happy Laps:
Sunday 13 October 2019
You can come in any safe, roadworthy car.
*You get to drive on a race track for about half an hour and you get breakfast as well
*You don’t need a special racing licence and you can use your normal roadworthy car. You don’t need a sporty car.
*It is great fun. There’s no easier or cheaper way to drive on the track!
*You can even take passengers!
*It is not at all scary! Why not give it a go?
However, there are some rules:
o You must book a place. You can’t just turn up!
o Only roadworthy road registered cars may participate.
o Cars must NOT have an after-market roll cage/bar fitted.
o You must NOT wear a helmet.
o You must NOT stop anywhere on the circuit.
o The Happy Laps session will be ended for EVERYBODY in the event of car to car contact, spins, excursions off the track, tyre smoking or any other evidence of ‘over-driving’.
o Speed is nominally limited to 120kph.
o You MUSTattend theDriver’s Briefingand obey the rules.
o Your entry fee buys a coloured wrist band, which covers your track time and breakfast. Members’ children under thirteen are admitted free.
o Everybody must be ‘drug free and alcohol free’. You may be required to undergo breath or other drug testing.
o Everybody must wear a seatbelt to go on the track.
o ‘Happy Laps’ is NOT a race or a flat-out sprint session!
o Drive at a speed where you feel comfortable and safe.
What you need to do now:-
1. Email a Sporting Sub-Committee member with a completed ‘Self-Scrutineering Form R3’ for each car.
2. You will be emailed a unique ‘Happy Laps Booking Number’.
You can then just turn up and pay on the day. (However, if you
cancel and don’t give enough notice, you are committed to pay!)
The‘early bird*’ cost per adult for a coloured wrist band is:-
|Breakfast and Track drive
*After Wednesday 09 October, a late booking surcharge of $5 may apply.
What you need to do on the day:-
Ø Bring your nominated registered, roadworthy car, your current road driver’s licence and Happy Laps Booking Number.
Ø Be at Queensland Raceway not later than 7.00am. At the gate, say that you are part of the RCCQ Happy Laps group.
Ø 6.45am to 7.15 am approx. - Document check, purchase coloured wrist bands. (Wristbands are required to get breakfast&/or go on the track, even as a passenger)
Ø Breakfast will be from about 7.15am to 7.45am
Ø Attend the compulsory ‘Drivers Briefing’ by QR officials at about 7.45am.
Ø At about 8.00am, we then have about 30 minutes on the track.
Ø You can then go home or stay to watch whatever is on.
Ø We suggest that you wear non-synthetic long sleeved and legged clothing, plus shoes with closed toes.
Ø We may be required to go on the track first and have breakfast later, so please don’t arrive late.
Ø Queensland Raceways is about 50km west of Brisbane at the end of Champions Way, off the Cunningham Highway about 5km south of Amberley – refer UBD Map 251, ref A10.
7.00am Sunday 13 October 2019
Please book your place with:-
Reiner Lenz: email@example.com
Phil Harrison: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ian Turner: email@example.com
Pravin Menon: Pravin.Menon@jjrichards.com.au
Avoid the ‘LATE BOOKING SURCHARGE! – Book now!
You can pre-pay:
Bank of Qld, Mt Ommaney Branch
Acc No: 10-489227
Acc Name: The Renault Car Club Inc
Direct deposits must include your name and a reference to Happy Laps.
If paying over the counter at a Bank of Qld, use the Third Party Deposit form.
Renault Car Club of Qld. Inc.
|| ‘Happy Laps’
Self- Scrutineering Form R3
|Please complete this form as far you can and email a copy as part of your Happy Laps booking application. Please follow up by email as soon as you can with missing information or changes.
|Driver’s Licence No. & expiry date
|Number of other adult participants
|Number of children*
(12 years and under)
|The total number of people in my party will be:
· We need to know the number of people who will be attending, even children who don’t need to pay!
I understand that the ‘on-track’ activity at this ‘Happy Laps’ day may involve my vehicle being driven at greater than usual speed and intensity and that normal ‘roadworthiness’ standards may not be adequate.
I am aware of the condition of my vehicle and I verify that it is in fit condition for the intended use.
Entrant’s Signature:................................................. ...................Date:.................................................
NOTE - Some important points to check are:
Ø Brakes Appropriate pedal pressure, fluid level, leaks, function etc
(Renew brake fluid if possible)
Ø Steering No undue play
Ø Suspension No undue wear
Ø Wheels Tightly bolted to hub, no significant damage or deterioration
Ø Tyres Street legal tread depth, remember to adjust pressures
Ø Fluids No undue fluid leaks
Ø Battery Firmly mounted to the body
Ø Loose items No loose items in the interior, boot or engine bay
Ø Seat belts Freedom from fraying and damage, fixings etc
General Examine all relevant items to ensure ‘track-worthiness’.