KCF Short Course Rally - Jimna
Multi-Club - KCF Short Course Rally - OPEN for Entries
KCF Rallysport Short Course Challenge Round 1 28/03/2020
Competitors will recall that we had planned to move back to Jimna for the October event in 2019. This was due to the fact that we had run out of suitable roads in the Glastonbury area - used for several years.
That October Jimna event was cancelled due to the weather conditions prevailing in the area at that time. The consequences of that resulted in devasting fires throughout the region including plantation and natural forest areas.
The hard and controlled work carried out by HQPlantations in containing the fires is to be commended along with the townsfolk when Jimna township was under threat.
I have spent some time in the region ably supported by my old mate Larry Littlewood finalising the route and it is very sad to see the conditions in the forest areas. One can hope with the rain in the area it will spring back to life.
HQPlantations have given us special dispensation to run our events at Jimna this year and we are forever grateful for that opportunity. A special thanks must go to Brendan Foster of HQPlantations Jimna for his support and guidance in assisting our event.
We have retained the same format of two stages and have been able to retain the roads that we planned to use last year despite fire in the forest in the northern section of the Jimna plantation area.
Two stages will be run, one of 8kms and the other a very testing 17kms over very very good roads. We have an excellent spectator point where you can see the cars for up to 90 seconds as they weave around the hills off One and a Quarter Mile Road.
Scrutineering will be carried out at KCF Rallysport at Narangba on Sunday 22nd March and the event getting underway at 0830hrs on Saturday 28th March.
That day is the local government election day so pre poll voting is a must as the closest booth and election point is Kilcoy.
Overnight camping is allowed at Jimna with showers and toilets available at the school which will be used as our Headquarters.
I would ask that you respect the use of the oval as on several recent visits there is absolutely no grass whatsoever on the oval. I can only hope with these current rains there will be a green tinge there.
And please support the Jimna Club on the day they are doing it pretty tough at the moment.
We look forward to seeing you at Jimna and I can assure you the roads are in very good condition considering the devastation in the region.
Craig Porter - Clerk of Course
Brad Hurford - Deputy Clerk of Course