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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4770 on: February 16, 2015, 07:33:01 PM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4771 on: February 23, 2015, 10:11:18 AM »

GET A TICKET

I'm looking at the itinerary - just can't swing it this year.

I'd have to fly back on Wednesday, and I just can't justify 48 hours of flight with 72 hours on the ground in a rental car with jetlag.

I think Oz deserves more than a cursory inspection.

And given the current cold snap, trust me when I say it isn't for lack of wanting to.

Raincheck?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4772 on: February 23, 2015, 02:19:08 PM »

GET A TICKET

I'm looking at the itinerary - just can't swing it this year.

I'd have to fly back on Wednesday, and I just can't justify 48 hours of flight with 72 hours on the ground in a rental car with jetlag.

I think Oz deserves more than a cursory inspection.

And given the current cold snap, trust me when I say it isn't for lack of wanting to.

Raincheck?

Absolutely and better still with Ms Midget as well. Anyway, you've got some running-in work to do I believe :wink:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4773 on: March 04, 2015, 03:13:38 PM »
Never mention Ms. Midget in the same sentence with the word cold.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4774 on: March 14, 2015, 08:23:55 PM »
I just had a thought Doc G , are you & Grumm calling in to see your "mate" at the fruit fly checkpoint this year ? He won't know the van.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4775 on: March 15, 2015, 02:51:54 AM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4776 on: March 15, 2015, 11:58:29 AM »
Any report on the salt this year?  They must be doing course prep this week at Gairdner, if it hasn't already started.

Safe travels!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4777 on: March 15, 2015, 02:53:10 PM »
I just had a thought Doc G , are you & Grumm calling in to see your "mate" at the fruit fly checkpoint this year ? He won't know the van.

I was thinking about him just the other day, fine fellow.......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4778 on: March 15, 2015, 03:35:00 PM »
Any report on the salt this year?  They must be doing course prep this week at Gairdner, if it hasn't already started.

Safe travels!
An advance party went out today (last thursday) to do a lake inspection.
Quote from Cookey "Best I've seen it since I started coming out here."

The lake is dry and in their estimation will only require one pass of the drag to be ready.
To the south they went down past the start line and the salt was still good and travelled the full length of the track to the north for 15 km all good, even the creek between the 2 and 3 mile was very good.

The only bit of bad news was that the west side of the lake was damp and we may not be able to use the new track layout. This will be determined by the advance party with the surveyor on the Wednesday before Speed Week so we will just have to wait and see. The problem is more at the end of the new track 2 where entrants would be turning out, it's a bit damp just there.

The ramp onto the lake is very good, and has healed well but you can see some marks from last year, so they reckon we will be heading out just south of that.

The other good news is that the Road from Iron Knob to the Mt. Ive road has been recently graded and is in good condition and the Mt. Ive Road has been recently graded as well. Now the really good news, the road to the drivers camp has been graded and is better than it has ever been and the road from the camp to the lake has been graded as well!!
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http://www.dlra.org.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2612&p=25494#p25494
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4779 on: March 15, 2015, 04:06:10 PM »
Pics are gorgeous.  The tire picture says it all - the surface must be hard as a rock.

Be safe, have fun, and bring back stories!   :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4780 on: March 15, 2015, 05:24:54 PM »
Wow, talk about some sweet conditions down there.  8-)

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4781 on: March 22, 2015, 02:38:49 AM »
Have had news they have arrived and all good. There is even wifi on the salt so we should be getting info out quickly.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4782 on: March 22, 2015, 09:35:11 AM »
When did they start racing, yesterday?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4783 on: March 22, 2015, 01:12:54 PM »
about 5 hrs till racing starts Fred , potential of a windy day , but improving Tuesday

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4784 on: March 22, 2015, 01:36:11 PM »
Good Lusk, Greg. I am anxious to hear how the modified Catalyst Fairing works. :cheers:
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