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narada
29-10-07, 12:17 PM
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Merry Christmas everyone!

It’s that time of year again, and it will be our very last Trackday for this year. But don’t sweat it! Its gonna be a great day, plus we are preparing a full racing calendar for next year!

Here are the details for this upcoming one though:

Saturday 1st December 2007
Wakefield Park Raceway
$135 per driver
$55 per second driver
$15 per passenger
No Official Timing included, sorry!
Specatators free!

Unfortunately, there will be no timing services available on this day, so we have reduced the price of the Trackday accordingly. However, you will be welcome to bring your own lap timers (or friends with stopwatches!) and passengers will be allowed all day long!

This should be fun people! Ho Ho Ho!

For all bookings and enquiries, email [email protected], or call 0402 425 401.

ram
29-10-07, 12:20 PM
I'm in!

Pleaes put my name down, and is it possible to pay in cash? I live really close to your office

email sent~

Cappuccino
29-10-07, 12:24 PM
Email Sent XD woot woot!!! first track day.

CaptainColen
29-10-07, 12:26 PM
Do you need helmet, fire extinguisher etc etc?

Cappuccino
29-10-07, 12:31 PM
I believe you just need a helment and long selvee shirt.

deez
29-10-07, 12:41 PM
Any other fees such as annual fee, etc?

RE99IE
29-10-07, 12:43 PM
I'm definitely in for this one!!!!

BTW, Sydney Motorbike show this weekend and heard from shops that expect to see discounted helmets during or after the show in every motorbike outlet.

Keven
29-10-07, 12:56 PM
I'm there... Email sent!

arron
29-10-07, 12:56 PM
Any other fees such as annual fee, etc?

You will require a Wakefield License ($50) or day pass ($20) to go out onto the track. This applies for all passengers too...

Narada, I'm in on this too...

Matt Mead
29-10-07, 01:18 PM
im pretty sure you can use an L2S cams license :) aswell

narada
29-10-07, 01:37 PM
no fire extinguisher needed!

annual fee for wakefield licence if you dont have one, (but there is a $20 day pass if you dont want a full year one)

email all enquiries please! that way i can be sure to get back to you =D

should be a good one, cant wait hehe

lionhart87
29-10-07, 01:47 PM
This will be my first track day hopefully in my Jazz. Looking forward to having some fun there

RE99IE
29-10-07, 01:54 PM
email sent...also I'm a newbie on trackdays so do I pay the wakefield annual fee separately?

Keven
29-10-07, 02:17 PM
Yep, can pay on the day... though to save time, I'm pretty sure you can pay over the net.

See the Wakefield site I guess.

OVTEC
29-10-07, 03:43 PM
o0o0o0 hopefully my car is ready by then, and this will be my first track day :)

Anchor
30-10-07, 09:32 AM
In for two cars.

Payment made and email sent!

CoffeeBoss
31-10-07, 08:22 AM
Emailed and payed, down like the Dow Jones.

Keven
31-10-07, 11:09 AM
Still waiting for a reply...

Cappuccino
31-10-07, 11:12 AM
im also waiting for a reply :)

Taz_
31-10-07, 11:24 AM
Should be back from overseas then,

am keen to burn it up on the track again!

JDM 20T
31-10-07, 11:28 AM
well i will be there but probably bum a ride with Cappa for the day as funds dont allow me take my S15 to the track :(

Mr Happ
31-10-07, 11:40 AM
email sent!

VTECMACHINE
31-10-07, 11:58 AM
ahh too hot! Only coming, if I get a larger Oil cooler!

Hens
31-10-07, 12:41 PM
damn no timing on this one Narada!
time for lap timer group buy guys.

narada
31-10-07, 01:28 PM
Sorry about the laptiming! There is probably a 1% chance of it happening LOL, but otherwise yeh best we just scrap it for this one...

and sorry about the delay with the emails.. we just set up a server and having some problems.. should be out to you guys tonight =D

RE99IE
31-10-07, 09:56 PM
NOoo don't cancel it...I'll use my fingers to time myself if I have too...just paid as well

Cappuccino
31-10-07, 10:18 PM
RE99IE i think narada was talkinga bout scraping the timing and not the event :)

RE99IE
31-10-07, 10:40 PM
RE99IE i think narada was talkinga bout scraping the timing and not the event :)

Ohh ok....heheheehe :D

jong
01-11-07, 01:01 AM
emailed..

count me in

where do i pay?

[[d a n n y]]
01-11-07, 03:17 AM
im in on this 1

Kaotic
01-11-07, 07:48 AM
Im in....

Email sent

arron
02-11-07, 11:29 AM
Payment + Form Sent

arron
02-11-07, 11:30 AM
ahh too hot! Only coming, if I get a larger Oil cooler!

Haha.. dude.. just run it... I don't have an aftermarket cooler yet Im still going.. Just expecting more cooldown laps than hotlaps..

zawrilla
02-11-07, 04:44 PM
ALRIGHT. I'm in

VTECMACHINE
02-11-07, 05:43 PM
Haha.. dude.. just run it... I don't have an aftermarket cooler yet Im still going.. Just expecting more cooldown laps than hotlaps..

Says the man who allows his oil temp to sore above 130 degrees! hehehe.

YC89
04-11-07, 10:06 AM
Narada how many spots left?

bad_s13
05-11-07, 10:28 AM
anyone know if ur allowed to compete if your licence is currently suspended on the streets? if so i'd be interested. i'll get sum1 to drive my baby out there..

ram
05-11-07, 10:52 AM
Hey Nath yea you can

and its not a competition haha

bad_s13
05-11-07, 05:14 PM
Hey Nath yea you can

and its not a competition haha
lol, i think it will be if there are no timing laps,
well i dont think my car will be ready b4 then anyway, might come spectate with you ram:P
we'll see how we go tho..

zawrilla
05-11-07, 11:10 PM
just so you know sriram.. i'm proving myself not whipped and driving on the day :P

ram
06-11-07, 09:00 AM
just so you know sriram.. i'm proving myself not whipped and driving on the day :P

SWEET!!!

haha its gonna be awwwwwwwwsome!!

Mr Happ
06-11-07, 02:36 PM
Payment sent, good to go!

Nobbsy
06-11-07, 02:50 PM
see youse all there

menty
06-11-07, 05:55 PM
Oh god. id so love to come as a passenger

Hens
06-11-07, 08:28 PM
something or the guys without timers.
http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=5893
:)

if i can come im going to give this a shot

Keven
15-11-07, 01:51 PM
Money Sent...

Can we pay for passengers on the day?

Keven
15-11-07, 01:57 PM
But just found out its completely booked :(

Cappuccino
15-11-07, 02:44 PM
NNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! we wont get to see the monster of a hachi run!!!....hopefully someone pulls out!

Keven
15-11-07, 02:47 PM
So do I Will...

So do I.

Mmmmwwwwahahahahahaha!!!!

Edi-no-son
20-11-07, 10:23 PM
oh damn.... was about to ask if there was any spots left....
but jus read da last 2 msgs that it fully booked....doh....

m0nty
20-11-07, 10:42 PM
I'd like to go to this but I'm going to the SOTS on the 29th. Maybe next time but it's gonna start getting really f'n hot in Goulburn. God bless my new oil cooler and radiator.

Hens
28-11-07, 03:45 PM
got my vision super low down rail.
no more body pains from stock bucketless seat LOL

might be able to get slot in during midday for some action.
lets see what happens. :)

Keven
28-11-07, 04:49 PM
Weather repots says:

"RAIN RAIN RAIN"

:(

arron
29-11-07, 12:17 PM
Weather repots says:

"RAIN RAIN RAIN"

:(

Total gheyness...

I wonder if it'll be total downpour or just showers every now and then...

narada
29-11-07, 12:22 PM
hopefully it will rain in goulburn, but not at wakefield park

meaning cooler weather for all! haha... im pumped no matter what... i LOVE wet trackdays

maybe if it rains we can do a little wet track training - show the different lines in the wet etc =D

arron
29-11-07, 12:23 PM
Forecast for Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Southeast to northeast winds.


Goulburn : A few showers/thunderstorms. Min: 13 Max: 26

source: bom.gov.au

It's not looking that bad to be honest... I remember the track dried up pretty quickly after a shower and also, a slightly damp track really does test your skills..

Hens
29-11-07, 12:29 PM
hydro, hydro,
brake lock aaaahhhh!!! LOL

whoa if its i might come then and have a go once people get bored of understeering, spinning out and go home.
practice wet laps.
no need to take the semis. :)

ram
29-11-07, 12:38 PM
Today's weather looks promising... it was forecast to rain

RE99IE
29-11-07, 11:06 PM
Are we allowed to wear shorts?

narada
30-11-07, 08:34 AM
no shorts!... well not inside the car whilst driving... =D

Long sleeve clothing, socks and closed shoes

ram
30-11-07, 09:36 AM
one more sleep to go!!

arron
30-11-07, 08:45 PM
Forecast for Saturday
Isolated showers, chance thunderstorms in far northwest. Light to moderate east to southeast winds.


Goulburn : A shower or two. Min: 13 Max: 22

source: bom.gov.au

Weather looks promising! If it's only a shower or two then we'll have a dry track.. Fingers crossed everyone!

RE99IE
01-12-07, 09:42 PM
WWOOOOOTTTT!!!!! Day at Wakefield was great..not a drop all day..Thanks to Narada and the team at CircuitClub and Wakefield for organising a great event. Plenty of runs...not too big...was a great day for beginners...learned a lot....only complaints was the idiot driving the Forester that nearly took a few of us out. - no biggy no one got hurt. Other than that, two thumbs..looking forward for my next CircuitClub event. Thanks to Matt and Carl for showing us the ropes and lending some of their tools..heheheehe I'll upload some videos once I figure out how.

[[d a n n y]]
01-12-07, 09:44 PM
just got back as well first time out with the evo
very fun.. lots of oversteer happeneing lol

eug4emi
01-12-07, 09:47 PM
nads u still track ur clio?

4agte
01-12-07, 10:06 PM
i dont understand why people dont like driving on the track in the rain its posssibly the most fun you will ever have with your clothes on

RE99IE
01-12-07, 10:10 PM
i dont understand why people dont like driving on the track in the rain its posssibly the most fun you will ever have with your clothes on

Personnally, the risk outweights the fun factor....but this is coming from a guys who just had his first Trackday...need convincing :D lol

RE99IE
01-12-07, 10:11 PM
Whoever was driving the Green Maloo...two thumbs up...best drift action!!!!

Cappuccino
02-12-07, 12:07 AM
It was great day... had fun thanks to narada and all of the circuit club crew...pitty the cappa wasnt ready but she will be out at the next cc that is at wakefield...also thanks kev aka monster for letting me ride shotgun in the hachi that was freaken awesome!!!

Mazman
02-12-07, 12:13 AM
Had a blast!

Nice to meet some of you people, some nice cars too :)

I had a few incidents :P but nothing too serious, just a broken front lip ( thats what happends with standard street tyres/brake fade and too much speed lol ) and at the end of the day, my alternator blew up, so had to call it a day early on!

I have an incar video of the acco and my final run when the alternator blew up, will be uploading on youtube, and post the link.
Anyone else,, please post any vids or pics available :P

Danny/black supra.

P.S. Thanks to Narada and teh team for a great day out

arron
02-12-07, 01:20 AM
Had a blast!

Nice to meet some of you people, some nice cars too :)

I had a few incidents :P but nothing too serious, just a broken front lip ( thats what happends with standard street tyres/brake fade and too much speed lol ) and at the end of the day, my alternator blew up, so had to call it a day early on!

I have an incar video of the acco and my final run when the alternator blew up, will be uploading on youtube, and post the link.
Anyone else,, please post any vids or pics available :P

Danny/black supra.

P.S. Thanks to Narada and teh team for a great day out

Nice meeting you! Your car is so awesome..

I too had a fun day! Everything went perfectly for me, no dramas on the track or in the pits...
Only thing I had a gripe about was my inability to beat my previous PB which was set on street tyres.. I have officially concluded that my Kumho semi slicks are ancient and offer no more grip...

Mazman
02-12-07, 02:21 AM
Thanks Arron :)

As promised, here are vids...

1). Got speed/brake fade and street tyres? this is the result!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Lccl-UmeI

2). Taking it a bit easier this time and waiting for the guys at the back so i can play with (its boring by myself) :P
And then my alternator blows :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLTtFpffU8

lovesil
02-12-07, 07:36 AM
The supra sounded so good :D

Nobbsy
02-12-07, 04:26 PM
Twas a good day, pity the silv was out of action i still had a few drives though. took mum's 3 out for a bit of a hit :oops:

zawrilla
02-12-07, 04:48 PM
awesome day, went off the track a few times but no biggy - great chance to learn and also found myself improving heaps as the day progressed

4agte
02-12-07, 04:52 PM
Personnally, the risk outweights the fun factor....but this is coming from a guys who just had his first Trackday...need convincing :D lol

lol what you gonna hit that you arent going to in the dry trust me doing a trackday in the rain will definatley change your mind racing in the rain is even more fun

RE99IE
02-12-07, 06:43 PM
lol what you gonna hit that you arent going to in the dry trust me doing a trackday in the rain will definatley change your mind racing in the rain is even more fun

Once I learn how to control this thing,

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h230/re99ie/th_Offthebeatentrack.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h230/re99ie/?action=view&current=Offthebeatentrack.flv)

I'll try the wet.

(Got more videos of my Wakefield exploits in my Car Diary - this is just one of them aka Mowing the Lawn)

[[d a n n y]]
02-12-07, 07:10 PM
Once I learn how to control this thing,

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h230/re99ie/th_Offthebeatentrack.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h230/re99ie/?action=view&current=Offthebeatentrack.flv)

I'll try the wet.

(Got more videos of my Wakefield exploits in my Car Diary - this is just one of them aka Mowing the Lawn)

i saw this 1 hahhahaha
it seemed like u had it undercontrol...

RE99IE
02-12-07, 07:14 PM
];139072']i saw this 1 hahhahaha
it seemed like u had it undercontrol...

lol I don't thing I know the meaning of undercontrol yet.

Cappuccino
02-12-07, 07:15 PM
lol how funny was that aurion...i have found new respect for it as it wasnt doing to abd all day lol

RE99IE
02-12-07, 07:17 PM
I also captured that incident involving the Forrester and Falcon trying to take out half of the field including me and the Aurion...let me know if it is ok to post...lots of profanity.

4agte
02-12-07, 07:18 PM
lol you actually did a pretty good job of getting rotation for that corner you just failed to get on the gas soon enough your friend in the car seemed to know what he was talking about pretty much but the right hand kink after the fish hook
before the kink you never want to lift or brake it should be flat otherwise you will unbalance the car

edit: not to mention the momentum you will loose in an important corner that leads onto a straight infact its probably one of the most underrated and important corner on wakefield in terms of lap times

[[d a n n y]]
02-12-07, 07:19 PM
I also captured that incident involving the Forrester and Falcon trying to take out half of the field including me and the Aurion...let me know if it is ok to post...lots of profanity.

hm.. better not to post...
but i do not wat your talking about..
bit of a nut

RE99IE
02-12-07, 07:25 PM
actually only one word of profanity...but lots was said afterwards...but all in all was a very very fun day.

Cappuccino
02-12-07, 07:27 PM
just put a warning im sure all of us on those forums are mature adults who have heard some profanity at some stage....all i remember seeing from the side line was the forster going about 2 - 3 foot in the air at the last turn!!

Keven
02-12-07, 07:29 PM
I can say right now, that Forrester driver was a fucking tool!!!

Almost took me out on the last corner!!!

RE99IE
02-12-07, 07:35 PM
if you see this video...you will see him on my rear view mirror passing me on a kink and took me off guard.... then before the back straight he overtook every one with half of his wheels on the grass side of the apex nearly taking out the Aurion, Porshe, Red Civic TypeR..:mad:

I can pm you the link

4agte
02-12-07, 07:40 PM
lol thats a pretty good effort id like to see that

RE99IE
02-12-07, 07:57 PM
lol thats a pretty good effort id like to see that

pm

Cappuccino
02-12-07, 07:59 PM
re99ie you can also pm me the link too?

4agte
02-12-07, 08:07 PM
lol ballsy but its a lapping day not a freaking race you never pass in a corner when the consequences could be disasterous but some people have their egos to maintain i guess

RE99IE
02-12-07, 08:08 PM
pmed

eug4emi
02-12-07, 09:15 PM
please pm me

Keven
02-12-07, 09:17 PM
yeah, hook me up too...

Dave R
02-12-07, 09:17 PM
lol how hard is it just click on one of the other vids and press 'view album' and it will be there along with all his other video's... lol :P

RE99IE
02-12-07, 09:24 PM
lol how hard is it just click on one of the other vids and press 'view album' and it will be there along with all his other video's... lol :P

you hacker you lol

Mazman
02-12-07, 11:15 PM
so, anymore vids? pics?
Never mind, just found a thread with pics :)

dead32
02-12-07, 11:34 PM
just watched the vid, i woudlve got out and punched square in the mouth... your words summed it up.

eug4emi
02-12-07, 11:40 PM
cool, gonna watch it soon

eug4emi
03-12-07, 12:49 AM
i know what u meant, should let nads know about their behaviour and ban them

arron
03-12-07, 01:02 AM
Just watched the video of that forrester + falcon...

Wow... I reckon Narada should have a word with them.. That was outright dangerous and reckless

e240
03-12-07, 01:41 AM
I also captured that incident involving the Forrester and Falcon trying to take out half of the field including me and the Aurion...let me know if it is ok to post...lots of profanity.

I can understand how you were put off by the sudden overtaking.

One question though, were you put into the right group? Because from the vid, they other cars were way quicker. You did say it was your first time there right?

[[d a n n y]]
03-12-07, 01:57 AM
he was in group D

4agte
03-12-07, 06:47 AM
I can understand how you were put off by the sudden overtaking.

One question though, were you put into the right group? Because from the vid, they other cars were way quicker. You did say it was your first time there right?
fwiw
from what i understand of circuit clubs rules its the person overtaking responsibility to make a safe overtake on a straight not in a corner

CoffeeBoss
03-12-07, 07:46 AM
Reggie was in the correct group. That was one of two occasions where people didn't respect the rules, and late braked into corners to get past people. The rules are very simple, overtake on the straights, or wait for people to wave you past. Idiots like this cause accidents and ruin the day for everyone. A friend of mine was in the photo hut on turn 10 and has an impressive photo of that Forester on two wheels. Impressive, but stupid.

Apart from that I had a fantastic day again. Many thanks to the few cars that let me through on the bends, despite being much faster than me on the straights. I had some of the best runs and consistent laps yet. Took my usual compliment of pics on the straight, nothing flash, but if people are looking for photos of their car, I might have some.

CoffeeBoss
03-12-07, 07:57 AM
i dont understand why people dont like driving on the track in the rain its posssibly the most fun you will ever have with your clothes on

Couldn't agree more! I was looking forward to a nice wet day on the track. The only dampness was from perspiration!

CoffeeBoss
03-12-07, 08:07 AM
];138780']just got back as well first time out with the evo
very fun.. lots of oversteer happeneing lol

Indeed, a friend of mine captured a few shots of your turn 10 shenanigans. Nice work!

Matt Mead
03-12-07, 09:11 AM
wow that falcon and forester complete idoits

RE99IE
03-12-07, 09:56 AM
Just watched the video of that forrester + falcon...

Wow... I reckon Narada should have a word with them.. That was outright dangerous and reckless

Narada is aware of the situation and had a word with them. I also showed the video to him after he had a chat with them that day.

ram
03-12-07, 09:56 AM
Was an AWESOME day! Can't wait to head back

My apologies to anyone in group D who I held by having to get my car towed off twice during session :(

After I spun out hard my car just would not start for a few minutes. Thankfully I had my driving under control a bit better later in the day

RE99IE
03-12-07, 10:04 AM
I can understand how you were put off by the sudden overtaking.

One question though, were you put into the right group? Because from the vid, they other cars were way quicker. You did say it was your first time there right?

Yeah ..I was on the right group "D", and it is my first time but my fourth run that day. I always make an effort looking behind as I know I'm still learning the track but seeing a car sideways a few feet behind me and trying to not slow down to much to create an accident while also not going to the grass at the same time is not something a beginner can handle quite easily. I'm just glad I didn't get hit.

Gorilla
03-12-07, 11:06 AM
wow, downright clowns that forrester n ford

Im surprised the Aurion is really pulling away from you on the straight....

RE99IE
03-12-07, 11:11 AM
wow, downright clowns that forrester n ford

Im surprised the Aurion is really pulling away from you on the straight....

Hhehehehe its my driving, Matt pulls away from the Aurion quite easily - I think I have video of it as well.

Keven
03-12-07, 11:23 AM
Was an AWESOME day! Can't wait to head back

My apologies to anyone in group D who I held by having to get my car towed off twice during session :(

After I spun out hard my car just would not start for a few minutes. Thankfully I had my driving under control a bit better later in the day

A little advice for next time...

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE AT ALL!!!

(Espechially with douchebags like that Falcon and Forrester on the track)

Coming into turn 1 @ almost 200km/h and seeing a beached RX-7 is one thing... seeing a little dude trying to dig himself out... Man I was scared for you! :-o

Gorilla
03-12-07, 12:08 PM
bwhahahaha no way, he was actually out of the car?? bwhahaha!

Re99ie, sorry i meant, im suprised the Aurios isnt pulling on you faster, as from what i know, the IS200 stock is a slow barge, and the Aurion has 200+kw!

Jing
03-12-07, 12:21 PM
thought so too hey quest. We had an aurion and it felt quite fast.............

maybe not after all ....

black200
03-12-07, 12:25 PM
are those guys pilots or what

e240
03-12-07, 12:26 PM
Yeah ..I was on the right group "D", and it is my first time but my fourth run that day. I always make an effort looking behind as I know I'm still learning the track but seeing a car sideways a few feet behind me and trying to not slow down to much to create an accident while also not going to the grass at the same time is not something a beginner can handle quite easily. I'm just glad I didn't get hit.

Then maybe the Forrester should've been in a different group if they were going at it that quick.

Yeah, its unnerving when you're trying to learn the track and someone forces you off into an unfamiliar line, but it looked like you dealt with it quite well.

RE99IE
03-12-07, 12:46 PM
Then maybe the Forrester should've been in a different group if they were going at it that quick.

Yeah, its unnerving when you're trying to learn the track and someone forces you off into an unfamiliar line, but it looked like you dealt with it quite well.

thanks...like an instructor once told me, sometimes it is better not to brake to avoid an accident but find away around it.

Also realise the importance of bucket seats and harness...I was getting tossed off my sit like a salad all day...definitely need one before next trackday.

Keven
03-12-07, 02:18 PM
Yeah, look, from that video, the Forrester and Falcon driver did look skilled and quick, but I think if you saw the shit they got up to for the rest of the day, I think you would have thought otherwise.

I was in group C. Coming out of the last corner, taking the line as best I could, caught a glimps of silver in the passenger side mirror, cloud of dust then watch the forrester go from that mirror, to the middle then around the side.

There is a fine line between skill and blind stupidity and luck...

That wasn't skill

Dave R
03-12-07, 07:56 PM
far out, it not even a timed event! and they driving like crazy ppl..

they should have been in the faster group...

u get used 2 overtaking/being overtaken after a while.. most important thing is 2 watch ur mirrors.. which u where doing :) great work for a first time at the track!

Cappuccino
03-12-07, 08:27 PM
that video was taken near the end of the day were groups were getting mixed.

RE99IE
03-12-07, 08:28 PM
that video was taken near the end of the day were groups were getting mixed.

not actually this is before the mixed group...because I didn't partake on the mixed group after this incident....the ride with TB2 is the mixed group.

[[d a n n y]]
03-12-07, 08:30 PM
Indeed, a friend of mine captured a few shots of your turn 10 shenanigans. Nice work!

cheers is there any way i can view them??

Cappuccino
03-12-07, 08:37 PM
not actually this is before the mixed group...because I didn't partake on the mixed group after this incident....the ride with TB2 is the mixed group.

oh i see well they must of slipped through because they were surpose to be in group c or b

narada
03-12-07, 08:57 PM
Just to clear this up, the guys in the forrester and falcon were from group A - they wanted to take their tow cars around for a couple of laps and asked if they could - and group D was pretty empty at the time (we were starting to mix the groups up a little to give some guys more track time as the groups got smaller)

So it was our mistake for letting them on thinking they weren't gonna go 12/10ths in their tow vehicles

I had a word with them afterwards, and really, they didn't mean any harm - In Reggie's case, they thought he moved off line on purpose to let them past. I told them they were out of line though, and should have considered the skill level in the group they were in, and they apologised!

They frequent a lot at our Trackdays, and just got carried away with their less than average tow cars - so that experience brought them back down to earth a little i guess.

So in their defence, they certainly werent "assholes" or anything, and they are actually very skilled drivers who just lost their sense of courtesy at that moment in time.

We all make mistakes.

So sorry Reggie, maybe we should have not let them on, or at least reminded them that they were going out in the lesser experienced group.. we live and learn!

Dave R
03-12-07, 09:01 PM
hey narada u reckon u can organise any days at Oran Park ?

narada
03-12-07, 09:04 PM
far out, it not even a timed event! and they driving like crazy ppl..

they should have been in the faster group...

u get used 2 overtaking/being overtaken after a while.. most important thing is 2 watch ur mirrors.. which u where doing :) great work for a first time at the track!

yes i was very impressed with the mirror watching there Reg!

on another note, I will probably be seeing one of those drivers this week, so I will show them this thread and reinforce the words =)

narada
03-12-07, 09:06 PM
oh and OP? is that that road up north?? AHAH

actually, we are going to be having two trackdays next year at oran park - one south and one GP around june and september i think

Dave R
03-12-07, 09:07 PM
awesome :) thanks mang!

Defenetly a great track although scary as u are face 2 face with walls :P

RE99IE
03-12-07, 09:15 PM
fair enough with mixing up the group but courtesy and rules in place should still be adhered too...such as - you can only overtake if given a signal to do so or on the three straights. If they are veterans, I would expect them to be an example to everyone especially to beginners like us.

But pass is pass and we all learned something out of it - I did anyway. Just glad no one got hurt physically. I don't put any blame on Narada or CircuitClub and this incident won't put me off taking to the track...we are on the track to do things that we don't do on the street.

Other than that...it was one of the most funnest day I've done for awhile (sad isn't it..lol)

Brian_J
03-12-07, 09:23 PM
Regardless of the mixed groups or not, rules are set out in the day early. THere isnt an exception of the rules for the 'faster' groups

RE99IE
03-12-07, 11:25 PM
A friend of mine was in the photo hut on turn 10 and has an impressive photo of that Forester on two wheels. Impressive, but stupid.


photos by ringo

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2336/598e0249bl6.th.gif (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=598e0249bl6.gif)

narada
04-12-07, 08:25 AM
holy crap!!

Keven
04-12-07, 08:53 AM
Thats a gold photo! Looks sureal, almost photoshopped. You would have to have been there to believe it.

Any chance of getting it high res?

With the big red word: FAIL below it?

CoffeeBoss
04-12-07, 06:52 PM
Ask Neilius!

Hit Ringo (andrew) up on the email address he has plastered across the image. I'm hoping he gets hectically swamped with emails for defacing such a great pic!

Matt

narada
04-12-07, 10:03 PM
yes he has yet to call me - i should go off at him for defacing it too haha

RE99IE
04-12-07, 10:05 PM
last time I talked to Andrew "Ringo" he was having a hard time posting any photos...he may need help..he just joined in yesterday.

RE99IE
06-12-07, 07:01 PM
yes i was very impressed with the mirror watching there Reg!

on another note, I will probably be seeing one of those drivers this week, so I will show them this thread and reinforce the words =)

thanks...btw I've removed that video out of my album...I don't want to scare anyone thinking of going to Trackday and give CircuitClub a bad rep for something that is not the clubs fault. Better leave it behind and just learn from it..i say.

the video will be kept at home and not published anymore. :)