Public Notice Regarding the Australian Peal Car Grand Prix.
COVID -19 has impacted the community in many ways and after much deliberation about the risk to community due to the virus, we regretfully announce the cancelation of Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix for 2020. While this has not been an easy decision to make, it is a decision that is in the best interest of all involved, (riders, volunteers, sponsors, and the community). It is our intention to plan and push on for a bigger and better event in 2021. We would like to thank all our sponsors who have helped keep this event alive as without them the event wouldn’t happen.
This will also have a drastic effect on our community donations for this year, we still urge any community groups or volunteers that are in need of funds to apply and each application will be looked into on a case by case basis.
We would like to thank the Coleraine community for continued support and thanks to the committee for everything they have done for this year’s event already and we look forward to a bigger and better race in 2021.
Lisa Janes, President, on behalf of the Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix.
So what’s it all about?
The Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix is a community event to raise funds for several local community groups in the district. The Coleraine Hospital and the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation have been major beneficiaries of our fund raising since we first raced in 2012.
It is a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly event that sends competitors racing around the streets of Coleraine in the picturesque Western District of Victoria.
Teams of four or more competitors are invited to build and race their own unique pedal car in a two-hour endurance event.
The “Hot Lap”!
In 2018 the committee decided to add an exciting new section at the very start of the race program called the “Hot Lap”. Here is the way it works: Beginning at 1 pm sharp, all participant teams are invited to nominate one driver and one pusher to complete one circuit of the track. The fastest time recorded wins the cash prize. This race will be conducted within the same categories as the main race ie; junior, senior and open, however the junior section may be run in two groups depending on the design of the cars. The cash prize will be $50 for each category. Each individual car will be sent off at 2 minute intervals within their group and there will be about 8 minutes before the next group commences their race.
Entry fees for the “Hot Lap” are included in the main race entry fee.
We thank our Major Sponsors for their generous support of this unique event.
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Australian Pedal Car GP
PO Box 47
Coleraine Vic 3315