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Offline Stainless1

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2020, 08:35:49 AM »
Are you over/down there yet Jim?
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2020, 10:22:26 AM »
Nope.
Still waiting to see if the meet will be cancelled.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2020, 03:29:29 PM »
I believe the intent is to run the meet, as we are more like a normal community out there not like a stadium crowd
current good practice of minimising contact and being proactive with hygiene will apply and canteen may need to operate a little more alfresco
but like you waiting on official confirmation.
Government has recommended meetings of more than 500 be cancelled but in same comment listed exceptions. 

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2020, 03:15:32 PM »
Sad News.

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PRESS RELEASE
16/03/2020

Dry Lakes Racers Australia Inc
Greg Wapling President
PO Box 349
Castlemaine VIC 3450
info@dlra.org.au

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The DLRA 30th Anniversary Speed Week and World Speed Trials Australia #2 has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.

After exhausting all avenues it is with great sadness that the DLRA has come to the realisation that to conduct Speed Week and WSTA for 2020 has the potential to put people at risk.
Something that it strives to limit and remove from all of it's activities.

There are several key reasons as to why this decision has been made, and we can assure everyone it has not been made lightly.
The strategies that are being deployed to combat this virus by Government and other organisations is placing enormous demands on a finite group of specialists.
Originally we had planned for 3 doctors to be in place for the 2 events, but as of today we only have 1 and there is no guarantee that even he will be available by the end of the week.
Similarly the South Australian Country Fire Service is calling on its members to reduce their extra curricular volunteer activities as they are forced to replace members who have been inflicted with the virus.
We could no longer guarantee the appropriate medical and fire services that are required for such and event.

Now that the Corona Virus has been officially identified as a pandemic, most public liability insurance policies consider any episodes to be exempt which would leave the DLRA open to financial ruin.
Even with the concerted efforts that the DLRA were prepared to put into place through it's mitigation plan would not be enough to ensure a safe, risk free environment.

To our international entrants, we are truly sorry, but with the recent introduction of the 14 day self isolation for anyone entering Australia, it has made competing impossible for many of you.

There will be more information made available in the days to come.

Please bear with us while we regroup and plan for the future.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2020, 05:25:37 PM »
So does anyone know Marlo and Stainless and et al's fates.  Are they quarantined?  Can they get back after that?  Anybody know anything?
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2020, 05:59:33 PM »
I can tell you the situation changes by the hour. It is really difficult to fully understand some of the rational behind some of the decisions made but No matter where they are they should be able to communicate.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2020, 06:28:49 PM »
The Target 550 team have been in Adelaide for some time ,although less driver , Les Davenport was also entered but i am not sure if he is here .
They were provisioning the containers they day before the event was called .
The only quarantine is for people coming from aircraft internationally from sunday our time .
we are free to move about .
businesses are starting to refuse to take Cash but then they complain that their trade is down .
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2020, 06:38:54 PM »
Last I heard was from Greg Wapling on the 16th, that Marlo is considering leaving the car in Australia at the Birdswood Museum, in SA.  And that some of the others are thinking of leaving their cars in Australia as well.
FWIW, I am arranging to have mine returned to the U.S.
And fortunately I got word of the cancellation the day before I was to board the plane.
And they are considering moving "next years" event forward to December 2020 so they can use the same permits.  (So will there be two Speedweek 2020 T shirts?)
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2020, 07:49:07 PM »
Stan, Johnboy and I are self isolating in a motorhome on the road somewhere in Australia.  Healthy and doing my best to keep JB from getting too close to others to constantly talking.  Linda was worried I would end up in jail in Australia.... for killing JB... cooped up with him for long periods can be taxing.... although I hear we don't have to pay our taxes.... at least for now...
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