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#1 zr240

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:34 PM

Hi All

I have been hunting around the net and cannot find much info about the Phillip Island sprints. Im thinking I might give the race car a shake down at a sprint later this year.

Looks like there is a sprint in september but not sure If need Log book or if I can just run the car as is??

might be best for me to contact PIARC but just thought id see if anyone can advise on here?

Ash

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:46 PM

G,day, I ran there a fortnight ago,I am road registered so no worries & a mate ran with a Mazda rx4 race car with a 350 chev in it & did'nt need a log book.  :) 

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:19 PM

Also, the Alfa club is running another sprint down there in December (14th from memory)....  You won't need a log book for that.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:52 AM

Thanks guys

Looks like I will aim for the sprint in September :)

Anyone coming to have a run??? Mayhem, Toecutter etc


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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:55 AM

Ash

This Piarc Sprint should be a "noisy sprint"  ie 96db.........I am hoping to enter the Roadster (i get pinged for noise at the 75 db days)


September Island Sprint - Group 5 Round 4
20/09/2008 - 21/09/2008

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 10:27 PM

I'll bring the car out for a blast,
are you planning on running the saturday or the sunday?


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:08 AM

Will run on sunday :)

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:55 AM

Gents

I have the sup regs for P.I sprint 20/21 Sept

Saturday is a practice day with passenger sessions, Sunday is timed laps

Entry fee is Sat $145/Sun $150 befor 13th Sept or $160/$165 after

PM me with your email address if you would like a copy of the sup regs.

cheers

Alan

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:00 PM

CAMS were upping the limit on the number of cars allowed on the track during a session.  Has anyone done an event since this change went through?

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:46 PM

I know with the MSCA sprints they now use "Dorian"?? transponders so per run they can have upto 15 cars or more and run for 15 mins. So on some tracks you can do more than 3 laps. Before with the manual timing system, people had to be the timers and they werent really up to the task of keeping time for several cars at once. And laps were limited to 3 with a warmup lap. Big improvement, I remember at Calder we were doing 6 laps per run! Its great because by the time you get into the "groove" you still have several laps to go!

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:00 PM

Hi guy's, heading there on the Sunday.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:30 AM

My brother will be going down on the Sunday. I might come down for a look.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 01:05 AM

Hi Guy's

First time at P.I, actually first time on a track with the Zed. Awesome track, had a blast.
Went down on Saturday afternoon, ran on Sunday. Pretty good turn out. Wasn't to concerned on lap times, just wanted to learn the limits of the car and the get used to the track. Had 4 sessions and i improved with each lap. It was 1 standing lap followed by 3 timed laps, there were between 12 - 18 cars on the track each session. There were 3 other Z's there, Silver 240z, white 240z and a red 350z. On Saturday there was a blue 240z, didn't see it on Sunday, there were plenty of quick cars.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:35 AM

Hi John, I was down there Saturday and saw you drive in late arvo. I would have said hello had I known you were on this site. Well done on your first sprint. It's and awesome track whilst a little scary. But fear should keep you on the black stuff with a little in reserve.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:27 AM

I was down their for the Sunday Sprint with the Roadster, John Geist (240Z) lost a front left wheel at Southern loop....the wheels nuts !!.....fortunately it was only the warmup lap and the only damage was a scruffed spoiler and soiled underware ;D. Dave Robertson was there also.
Weather was good but the howling Northerly made the back of the circuit thru Lukey heights hard work....but the run down pit straight was quick
Lap times were very slow being posted so will have to wait for the web site to be updated....did a 2:05 on my first lap out for the day but my LSD let go later so not hoping for anything fantastic.
Geisty was doing 1.58s in his 240 with his 15 year old son doing 2:15s in his first time out at P.I.

The 350Z sustained major damage when he came off at Southern loop and bounced off the tyre wall resulting in plenty of front right cnr and drivers side damage....P.I can be very unforgiving ::).

In all a great day out and now reinspired to get the Zed on the track again.



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Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:52 PM

Man I can't wait to get my Z out onto a race track one day! I had better get the suspension redone first.

Sounds like a great day, except for that poor 350z owner and for John.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:09 PM

It wasn't Dave the the 350ZTT was it?!?!

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:51 AM

Not sure , it was a Brick red 350Z with an asian guy driving it, I saw it off loaded from the flat bed just outside the circuit when I was leaving.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:02 AM

No Lurch it wasn't Dave Chambers. Aparently this Asian guy was a bit of a crazy driver. He tried following Dave's (Silver 240/260Z) for a lap or so. Apparently he was right up Daves butt. He thought he was going to hit him on a couple of occassions. Obviously following Daves line to try and get a good time. I think after that when he was on his own, probably trying to do the same but not as familiar with the track pushed it a little too hard in the wrong spot.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:38 PM

Hahaha, oh that's gold...




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