The Cafe Racer Club was formed around the sport of Racing. We want to promote the sport as best we can. Hopefully by supporting many different competitions we acheive this goal from the beginner to advanced. From Ride days to State level competition to Volunteering, there is a way for any rider to become involved. Racing is for the track and the track is where you'll learn to ride fast, not the road!
Cafe Racer Club Racing Plan
The Café Racer Club’s interclub series is designed to provide a platform of competition for South Australian road racers at all levels. The strategy is to provide events where riders have a realistic chance of a win and a logical progression to follow as their skill level develops.
For novice and hobby riders the progression commences through the platform of Bracket Racing, where riders are pitted against others who lap the circuit in similar lap times, regardless of the type of machine they compete on.
The Steve Martin/Pete Kerr Cup
Introduced in 2006, the Steve Martin/Pete Kerr Cup is open to all eligible B,C and D grade riders, A Grade riders may still compete but will not score points towards this championship. The winner is considered South Australia’s new Rising Star. This cup is conducted within the Unlimited field, providing riders upgraded to B-grade the opportunity to continue racing with their peers at Interclub events. With the recent introduction of deferred national grading, and the occasional rapid rise of a hard-charger, the Steve Martin Cup is open to non-A-graders, i.e. B-grade, deferred-B-Grade, C and D-grade. This will allow competitive fields over the life of the Cup. The series prize will assist the winner to pursue the Australian Championship in the following year.
The Reece Bancell Trophy
The Reece Bancell Trophy is limited to C and D grade riders, making this the event of choice in South Australia for these introductory grades. A and B Grade riders may still compete but will not score points towards this championship. This is an important trophy series for the club, with the perpetual trophy first being awarded in 2004. The winner is considered to be South Australia’s Star of Tomorrow, and the prize supports their entry to competition at the National level. Competition in this class has been strong since its’ introduction.
The Cafe Racer Club Champion
The Cafe Racer Club Champion is a series of feature races run at the Clubs Chistmas Race meeting. This most sought after perpetual trophy has been won by some of the best riders to come out of SA.
Master of Mallala Series
Open to all grades. Invitation only, fastest 32 qualifiers. A 12 lap feature race provides another opportunity for these riders to get valuable track time.
Unlimited Solo Div 1
Open to all grades (subject to qualifying limits) for 2 and 3 cyclinder 4 stroke engines up to 1200cc, and 4 cyclinder 4 stroke engines up to 1000cc.
Unlimited Solo Div 2
Open to C and D grade riders for 2 and 3 cylinder 4 stroke engines up to 1200cc, and 4 cyclinder 4 stroke engines up to 1000cc.
Open to D grade riders competing in Unlimited Solo Div 2. To be eligible, you must compete in Round 4 and at least two other rounds Proud sponsor of the Cafe Racer Club 'RADSKILLS' has come onboard for the 2014 season with the inaugrial RADSKILLS CUP. Recognising the racetrack is the best place to improve ones riding skills, Jeffrey Lane of RADSKILLS has developed this series aimed at the entry level D grade racer. The series will be run over 4 rounds and be open to 1st Year, D grade riders competing in the Division 2 class. There are some fantastic prizes on offer, so get your bike race ready and have a crack!
Pro Thunder ( Limited )
Open to all grades for 2 and 4 stroke 3-4 cyclinder engines up to 400cc, 4 stroke 2 cyclinder engines up to 700cc, 2 stroke 2 cyclinder engines up to 500cc and Single cyclinder engines up to 800cc. Riders of 125cc GP, 250cc GP and 250cc Production machines are encouraged to participate. Common within the class are Ducati 695cc, Suzuki SV650 and Hyosung 650cc
Open to all grades. Motorcycles must be fitted with an original compliance plate indicating that the date of manufacture is before 1st January 2000 and all major components (motor, frame, wheels and brakes) as commonly available within that period. Period 6 as defined in the Motorcycling Australia General Competition Rules is conducted as a sub class. From a Kawasaki GPZ900R to an early Yamaha R1, there should be something in there to pull your chain at a low startup price.
Open to all grades. Motorcycles must be fitted with an original compliance plate indicating that the date of manufacture is after 31st December 1999 and before January 1st 2004 and all major components (motor, frame, wheels and brakes) as commonly available within that period.
A combined class for Junior riders on 160cc 4 Stroke and up to 125cc 2 Stroke machines.
The Café Racer Club events support competition from beginner/hobby level with Bracket Racing, progressing to the Reece Bancell Trophy for the Stars of Tomorrow, through to the Steve Martin Cup for the Rising Stars, and up to the Unlimited class, open to all grades.
In a new approach to counter declining numbers of officials, the interclub meetings for 2013 will have a roster of riders who are expected to provide officials at each round. The high turnout of competitors for race meetings has enabled us to drop the roster back from a full weekend to a single day of duties for each competitor. Queries can be made with the volunteer manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to get involved but can't afford to race? There are always opportunities to participate in an official role. The club will provide free membership and on the job training for willing volunteers. Give it a try! It's a great way to get close to the sport and the competitors. Many of our current riders started as officials and many of our officials started as riders. If you love the sport like we do, both are as rewarding as each other. Drop our competition secretary a line and they'll help you start along the path to getting more value from your days.