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« on: September 14, 2017, 05:16:05 PM »

Are there two courses at Lake Gairdner (short and long?) and how long are they?

How would one characterize typical traction and course condition as compared to Bonneville in recent years?

Many thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 01:52:27 AM »

This has been the "usual" track layout recently (when salt conditions allow)


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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 02:27:29 AM »

the two tracks are genarallly pretty good
the hardest part is usually getting on to the lake later in the week
this year we had problems with track two, which is the short course, being soft
We aim for track two the be three miles and track one to be nine miles
And there are no hotels, it's camping
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 06:44:56 AM »

And there are no hotels, it's camping
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 08:17:02 AM »

Thank for the info.  It looks like there could be as much as 5 miles run up if conditions are good?  Even 4 miles is excellent.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 05:34:47 AM »

And there are no hotels, it's camping
G

...is it still Outback....or can we start to call it NeverNever.......

....and there are some flies.... cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

It's further away than that
And yes, there are some flies.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 05:09:50 PM »

Next year's event will be extended an extra 3 days to cater for a FIA motorcycle event  grin


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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 06:56:50 PM »

Let me suggest this to any Americans thinking of making the trip this year to spectate. 

Qantas is doing a promotional price offer through their e-mail marketing for passage on the new 787 Dreamliner starting at less than $800.00 round trip into Melbourne.  You can get that price for Speedweek in OZ next March.

It's not likely to get cheaper than that, and yes, we're eying up the savings account . . .
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 07:40:17 PM »

How long of a drive from Melbourne to salt?
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 11:55:05 PM »

$800? Can I get a lakester into my carry-on luggage? shocked
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 06:36:52 PM »

How long of a drive from Melbourne to salt?


Takes me about two days
It's not that it's a huge long drive, it's just that the higway speed limits are enforced
You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide which is a short flight
Then rent a vehicle there which will shorten the drive by 8 - 10 hours
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 08:42:39 PM »

How long of a drive from Melbourne to salt?


Takes me about two days
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How long with Goggs driving?    rolleyes

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 09:36:19 PM »

How long of a drive from Melbourne to salt?


Takes me about two days
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How long with Goggs driving?    rolleyes

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Probably depends on if he's trying to smuggle fruit past the authorities.
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 11:04:44 AM »

I heard he smuggles budgies!
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