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#1 BennyZed

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

Hi all

Have we got anyone attending the Nationals (http://ndn17.com)? I'm really keen to go but terrible timing over Easter weekend.

Ben

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#2 PB260Z

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:18 PM

Hi Ben

I would be keen on just about any weekend except Easter this year.

Cheers

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:46 PM

i should be heading down from qld for this :)



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:24 PM

Hi all
Have we got anyone attending the Nationals (http://ndn17.com)? I'm really keen to go but terrible timing over Easter weekend.
Ben

Just re-posting the link because the question mark broke it :  http://ndn17.com/



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

Having the track events at Sydney Motorsport Park is a big plus, is anyone from Q other than Scott heading down? The event has received virtually no internet publicity at all so it's a bit under the radar.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:54 PM

Wow the marketing is so good this is the first i've heard of it.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

Wow the marketing is so good this is the first i've heard of it.

I thought I must have been living under rock, but No, there is at least one other who has not heard of this event.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:50 PM

i only heard about it last week through someone at sdc. i havent seen any advertising for it either



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:01 PM

I somehow stumbled across it a few weeks ago and registered for updates. Easter weekend means I'm 50/50.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:14 AM

Easter is the usual long weekend for nationals, allows for travelling time. Of course you have to be keen to make it a priority  >:D

 

 Anyway, reading the little info that is available, the track events may not be worth it for me eg a normal sprint day there gives you 5 or 6 runs @ 8 minutes a time.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:17 AM

I will be there in my early girl. I am hoping a few other SA guys will go as well.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:47 AM

Yeah promotion of this event has been a little lack-luster. Subscribing to thread.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:26 PM

 

 Anyway, reading the little info that is available, the track events may not be worth it for me eg a normal sprint day there gives you 5 or 6 runs @ 8 minutes a time.

 

The track event will be pretty much the same format as the NSW supersprint rounds - 5 groups / 8-10 minutes per run. There is a "cruise" planned when the normal lunch break is on where cars other than those competing can do a few laps (at a "sensible" speed...).

 

Turn 1 at Eastern Creek on the GP circuit is right up there with any other corner at any other track in Australia. Personally, I find it the scariest corner on any track I've been on (with the possible exception of most corners at Lakeside......). Get in and give it a go and see what you think !

 

And for a bit of a change, the wet skidpan is running as well for some sideways handbrake motorkhana fun !


Edited by 1600dave, 23 February 2017 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

8-10min session on the track, that's a bit poo! I would've thought 15-20mins would be the norm.

Sounds more like a time attack event, 1 out lap and 1 flyer.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

10 mins on the GP circuit should be enough time for an outlap and 3-4 timed laps. Its a shorter / quicker lap than, say, Phillip Island. The NSW Supersprint Championship specifies "minimum of 3 laps per session". Yes it is a short-ish period but the challenge is to post one good, fast lap in the time you have. Not sure if its just me / my car setup / tyres / fatigue / inability to concentrate for longer than 10 mins / something else, but I always find that my 2nd or 3rd lap is quickest - no matter how much longer I stay on the track or how much harder I think I'm pushing, I can't better the times I set in those first few laps.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for the info Dave, 8 to 10 minutes is good as it's basically time attack not racing. 



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:12 AM

May be slightly different, but that is the current intention as I understand it.

 

Time attack is just a glorified supersprint with less on-track traffic and more hype anyway......


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for the info Dave, 8 to 10 minutes is good as it's basically time attack not racing.

You just dont want to be embarrased with all the "gunna be da fastest" talk!

Btw time attack is purely one single flyer, after 1-2 warm ups, at least in a Supersprint, you can pretend you'll be racing,,,,,,,

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:16 PM

Nothing beats the racing you used to do Jason, in those old putt putt cars that would get owned by any decent road car these days  >:D



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:28 PM

Nothing beats the racing you used to do Jason, in those old putt putt cars that would get owned by any decent road car these days >:D

Plenty of fun to had in getting the most at any car (or bike) it is not always about absolute speed.

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