The VKA decision to postpone the Victorian Championship as a matter
of force majure in respect of karter safety as indicated in their
press releases seems appropriate enough, albeit slow off the mark as the bushfire
tragedy rolled out, but they were damned if they did and damned if they didnt.
However, as is now the
norm with the AKA, they just cant seem to follow their own rules, and a few in
particular seem to believe that they can invent rules and make decisions contrary to what
regulations demand just like the national lot who want you to instal them as a skilled
On the other
hand, competitors disregarding rules are mercilessly hounded by these same
people. Do as I say, not do as I do and woe betide if you dare criticise our
hypocrisy. How is it that they can be such hypocrites and still retain their status
as AKA officials? You'll find the the sad answer at the end of the story.
First, the background.
The Victorian Championship scheduled for the 13-15th February was
declared a POSTPONEMENT through advice issued to competitors at the venue and through a
VKA/AKA Press release, and in light of that decision the regulations at 11.09.2 apply.
And no, I dont quibble with not returning entry fees, that
would be an administrative stupidity when most of them were going to be posted right back
again for the resumed event.)
The VKA did it the
other way round and demanded entrants who wanted their entry fee refunded
tell e so.
There's another major aspect
which is if an event is postponed, it can only have as its competitors, the original entrants becasue
entries had a closing date. No additional entries would be eligible , the
Supplementary Regulations issued for the original event remain the Supplementary
Regulations for the rescheduled postponed event, including the listed officials and
only the date would vary via an Addendum to the SR's a matter of 'force
majure' [see 1.07(a)]
The AKA/VKA press
release of Friday 20th February states: (The rescheduled date is considered to be a new
race meeting therefore allowing further entries into those close listed below . All
classes will be required to meet the minimum number of entries of eight(8) to form a
field. Wrong. If that is what was required, the original event needed to be
Surely, these AKA
officials can get their own rules right ? So, back to the question: How is
it that the AKA hierarchy can be such hypocrites and still retain their positions
? Because karters dont care and the AKA hierarchy know it so they just stumble
from bad to worse and dragging the sport down with them.
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