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Title: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Frank06 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!

Frank


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: generatorshovel on September 15, 2017, 01:52:27 AM
This has been the "usual" track layout recently (when salt conditions allow)


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: grumm441 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
G


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: PorkPie on September 15, 2017, 06:44:56 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:


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Frank06 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.


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: grumm441 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.
G


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: generatorshovel 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  :-D


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Milwaukee Midget 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 . . .


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Eddieschopshop on October 18, 2017, 07:40:17 PM
How long of a drive from Melbourne to salt?


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Jack Gifford on October 18, 2017, 11:55:05 PM
$800? Can I get a lakester into my carry-on luggage? :-o


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: grumm441 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
G


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: salt27 on November 05, 2017, 08:42:39 PM
How long of a drive from Melbourne to salt?


Takes me about two days
G


How long with Goggs driving?    :roll:

  Don


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on November 05, 2017, 09:36:19 PM
How long of a drive from Melbourne to salt?


Takes me about two days
G


How long with Goggs driving?    :roll:

  Don

Probably depends on if he's trying to smuggle fruit past the authorities.


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: kiwi belly tank on November 06, 2017, 11:04:44 AM
I heard he smuggles budgies!
  Sid.


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on November 06, 2017, 12:51:32 PM
Sid, it's no bother.  On this Forum we don't discriminate because of a racer's chosen sexual perversions.  Leave him alone! :evil:


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: grumm441 on November 08, 2017, 04:34:21 AM

How long with Goggs driving?    :roll:

  Don

For some unknown reason my insurance will not cover him, so he doesn't drive if we take my van

G


Title: Re: A Couple of Questions...
Post by: Paulin adelaide on December 02, 2017, 07:42:31 PM
AiR NZ  flys L A , auckland to adelaide , about $850 . Adelaide being the closest State capital to the lake . Once in Adelaide you will probably be able to ride to the lake with DlRA members and even borrow campgear etc .

Post here your interest and you may be helped . I have already hooked up withone gent ,  :?and are glad to help .