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ssxRicho

2017 Track Days

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2017 Track Days

We plan on running 2 of our own track days in 2017, our now traditional Sandown on Grand Final day and a day at Broadford Motor Cycle Complex.

The championship will be run over best of 5 rounds. So if you can't make it to two rounds, you're still in the hunt.

Notes:

- Round 4 may switch to the 2nd of July with WRX at Phillip Island

Round Text Weekday Date Location
1 WRX CLUB - Phillip Island 75db Saturday 21/01/2017 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Back Beach Rd, Phillip Island VIC 3922, Australia
2 SAU VIC - Broadford Sunday 12/3/2017 State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford VIC 3658, Australia
3 WRX Club - Sandown Sunday 23/04/2017 Ladbrokes Park Sandown Racecourse, 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171, Australia
4 AROCA - Phillip Island Saturday 1/7/2017 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Back Beach Rd, Phillip Island VIC 3922, Australia
5 WRX Club - Winton Thursday 12/8/2017 Winton Motor Raceway, Winton VIC 3673, Australia
6 SAU VIC - Sandown GF Day VSSC Rd6 Saturday 30/09/2017 Ladbrokes Park Sandown Racecourse, 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171, Australia
7 AROCA - Phillip Island Sunday 10/12/2017 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Back Beach Rd, Phillip Island VIC 3922, Australia

A full list of track days available in 2017 is here

 

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Broadford will be interesting in the cars, a lot of quick changing altitudes and narrow sections :) the back straight drop off will feel like a roller coaster ride, a great track IMO. 

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1 hour ago, UNR33L said:

Broadford will be interesting in the cars, a lot of quick changing altitudes and narrow sections :) the back straight drop off will feel like a roller coaster ride, a great track IMO. 

It's a great place in a car. Plenty of direction change and undulation. Mini-Bathurst.

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On 22/12/2016 at 9:51 AM, ssxRicho said:

A full list of track days available in 2017 is here

Thanks for this list!

I'm not sure if this thread is for SAU days only but Tampered are running an Australia Day session at Sandown in case anyone else is keen on going, I've signed up :)

Also is anyone organising Calder this year, can't see it one the list? It was a fun track (bar the speed barriers) and close to the city.

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The hire fee for Calder is on par with Phillip Island, making it less appealing for clubs to hire. Calder also need to upgrade the safety as it doesn't meet modern requirements, CAMS won't insure it and AASA impose heavy restrictions.

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Yeah Calder sucks as far as surface quality and facility upkeep is concerned.

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Thanks for this list!
I'm not sure if this thread is for SAU days only but Tampered are running an Australia Day session at Sandown in case anyone else is keen on going, I've signed up

Tampered track days at sandown have been pretty mixed. Sometimes its 100+ cars, sometimes a bit less.
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There will be no more deca days this year?

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On 1/20/2017 at 6:21 PM, Down_Shift said:

There will be no more deca days this year?

Yes, the team are putting dates together.

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On 18/01/2017 at 1:30 PM, Leroy Peterson said:

Tampered track days at sandown have been pretty mixed. Sometimes its 100+ cars, sometimes a bit less.

Well Thursday was my first experience with them, can't really recommend it, way oversubscribed. There were 99 drivers listed on Natsoft and they split the 6th open wheeler group into two (!) so ended up having 7 groups, unreal. Also it was self-scrutineered which was way strange, never seen that before.

The highlight of the day was a white GT3 Cup Car, he was pretty much doing a lap and a half for eveyone else's one ... quickest car for the day by far at 1:12.7.   

Anyhow, I scored several PB's but killed my bottom end in the process so kinda bittersweet. If anyone has a decent Neo DET lying around please let me know :)

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On 1/28/2017 at 4:29 PM, V28VX37 said:

Well Thursday was my first experience with them, can't really recommend it, way oversubscribed. There were 99 drivers listed on Natsoft and they split the 6th open wheeler group into two (!) so ended up having 7 groups, unreal. Also it was self-scrutineered which was way strange, never seen that before.

The highlight of the day was a white GT3 Cup Car, he was pretty much doing a lap and a half for eveyone else's one ... quickest car for the day by far at 1:12.7.   

Anyhow, I scored several PB's but killed my bottom end in the process so kinda bittersweet. If anyone has a decent Neo DET lying around please let me know :)

I got down for a look in the morning and saw you punting around. Bummer about the bottom end, what's the go there? RB25 generally pretty good, no oil cooler?

Yeh the open wheel groups aren't happening again, so that won't happen. 100 at Sandown is pretty on par with others running track days there.

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I got down for a look in the morning and saw you punting around. Bummer about the bottom end, what's the go there? RB25 generally pretty good, no oil cooler?
Yeh the open wheel groups aren't happening again, so that won't happen. 100 at Sandown is pretty on par with others running track days there.

Cheers mate. Re engine, I suspect there was an underlying issue with the bottom end, either minor crack in the block or ring damage. The issue was diagnosed as a HG which was swapped in October, and we thought everything was fine but pushing it on the track revealed not. The car has a 19 row oil cooler, new Mishimoto alloy rad, power steering cooler etc. so it should have been ok, in theory.

100 cars at Sandown is cool but 7 groups is a bit much. Also there was a break in sessions around 1pm (but no lunch of any form of paid catering either) which didn't seem necessary. Anyway just my 2c..

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