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Lake Gairdner South Australia 9th - 13th March 2009

Friday March 6th - Could not get access to the Lake as Kia Motors were filming an advertisement. They were supposed to finish at lunchtime but did not leave until sunset.

Saturday March 7th - On to the Lake around 10am. Locate pits, drag surface before allowing the crews to set up. In the afternoon the mile markers were placed, timimg equipment installed, start line and lanes marked out, entrance set up and conveyor belt mats placed on ramp. Salt is very hard, about an inch thick with a dry layer of soil underneath, then more salt.

Sunday March 8th - more set up including timing wires and track markers. Rain and strong winds that night.

Monday March 9th - no racing due to soft surface at the edge of the lake, strong winds had pushed water onto the track from the start nearly to the 2 mile and the 5th mile was very wet..

Tuesday March 10th - Scruitineering opened and the majority of vehicles checked. Many new cars requiring more time for a complete and thorough inspection. Around 2pm a drivers meeting was held and track conditions had by then improved enough to allow 28 125MPH and 150MPH short course licence passes.

Wednesday March 11th - Full day of racing, short course only, many more licence passes. 137 passes for the day.

Thursday March 12th - Almost a full day of racing except for a couple of hours in the afternoon when a large storm threatened to destroy everything in it's path. Fortunately the storm travelled south and dumped 6 inches of rain on the property adjoining the south end of the lake. High winds and rain caused havoc at the main camp. 92 passes for the day.

Friday March 13th - racing from 7am till about 1:30pm, then many crews helped pack everything up. 74 runs for the day.

Full report to follow.

Presidents report to follow.

Rod's Ramblings to follow.

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RESULTS Report  Results  Photos 

Offical Results of DLRA Speed Week, March 9th - 13th 2009 - Tony Cooke, DLRA Chief Timer.
Any application for amendments to these results must be made on the Results and Records Amendment Form.

MPH shown in RED is highest speed recorded for that class up and including this year.
Records shown in BLUE are the highest speed attained for that class from all previous years
or have never had a vehicle register a speed for that class and are considered Open.

Note: Car and Motorcycle records pages will be updated soon.

Dvr# Name Veh# Vehicle Class 10/03/09 11/03/09 12/03/09 13/03/09 Record
3 Rod Hadfield 3 1988 Ford Falcon E/GC   117.662     108.169
70 Bill Heeremans 70 1995 Datsun 260Z B/MS 111.871 130.302 81.521   Open
71 Graham Scott 71 Streamliner G/GS       124.55
127.514
Open
93 Daryl Hunt 93 1981 Holden Commodore VC E/PRO   162.925 165.039   160.007
105 Lucky Keiser 351 1989 Merlin Streamliner S-G 1000   93.341 136.467   Open
131 Brian Nicholson 131 1973 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO 104.058   198.096   199.225
132 Vic O'Neill 132 1932 Ford Coupe B/BGCC   133.794 142.970   Open
151 Stephen Charlton 302 Lakester D/GL       201.274 154.526
155 David Waight 1928 1923 Ford T Roadster V4/GMR   90.652     122.050
194 Bob Bowman 305 1927 T Ford Roadster D/GMR   135.644     171.159
194 Bob Bowman 417 1971Oldsmobile Cutlass AA/FCC       191.795 Open
201 Norm Hardinge 34 1934 Ford Roadster B/GR   192.431     195.577
202 Bob Ellis 66 1966 XP Falcon Coupe C/GCC     174.427   204.232
207 Mathew Saunders 207 1937 Fiat Topolino E/GCC   156.548 157.205
160.021
  170.228
211 John Broughan 211 Bellytank F/BGL   153.636   194.363
196.11
204.127
212 Mark Dunn 90 1975 HJ Holden Wagon B/GC   150.703
163.576
156.937   148.050
216 Trevor May 305 1927 T Ford Roaster D/GMR         171.159
234 Mal Hewett 234 1950 Vincent Rapide M-VG1350 138.616 142.879 151.375 149.031 140.296
237 Ray Cooke 305 1927 T Ford Roadster D/GMR       157.638 171.159
247 Wayne Belot 34 1934 Ford Roadster B/GR     194.678   195.577
249 Graham Cain 8 1972 LJ Torana D/GC     169.411   178.651
250 Norm Golgerth 8 1972 LJ Torana D/GC   132.782     178.651
251 Chris Hanlon 658 1965 XP Falcon Ute C/MFUTE   152.853   169.053 174.861
252 Steve Morgan 252 1984 Toyota Hilux Pickup D/MMP     120.886
154.135
152.654 Open
253 John Dent 77 1968 Ford Mustang A/GC   172.546 192.492   202.440
258 Debra Dawson 258 53 Studebaker Champion A/GCC   165.593   190.536 Open
259 Paul Broughan 211 Lakester F/BFL     188.679   204.127
271 Leo Monahan 8 1972 LJ Torana D/GC   162.103     178.651
280 Terry Prince 280 1953 Vincent SC-UF1350 110.987 137.028     Open
282 Gary Baker 282 SPECIAL Bike A-BF1000   143.609     Open
283 Dennis Boundy 283 1955 FJ Holden XO/BVGC 113.478 111.468 106.913 110.782 Open
285 Phil Stelling 397 1968 HK Holden Monaro C/PRO 132.910       199.225
292 Mark Bryan 901 1969 XW Falcon C/PRO   167.504
170.616
173.577   199.225
295 Norman Bradshaw 295 2001 AU Falcon (Taxi) B/BGC   138.185
158.45
182.704 172.512
188.333
Open
299 Robert Murdoch 456   E/PRO 155.709 153.113 149.875   160.007
304 Stuart Penn 304 1955 Vincent Supercharged Lightening A-VBF1000   85.348 103.228   112.542
311 Des Jewis 302 Lakester D/GL   159.574     154.526
321 Bruce Fisher 131 73 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO       184.814 199.225
322 Greg White 131 73 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO     188.669   199.225
323 David Partridge 323 1981 Mazda RX7 E/GT     145.867
149.253
  146.127
332 John Burley 3 1988 Ford Falcon E/GC     128.442   108.169
338 Stephen Reimann 338 2002 Suzuki GSXR 1300 MPS-G1650   169.332
171.886
182.861   175.750
342 Adrian Hunt 93 1981 Holden Commodore E/PRO   156.087     160.007
343 Steven Vorwerk 343 1950 International Truck U/DT 133.779 131.195 125.623
124.93
124.073 133.769
346 Graeme Turner 346 1980 XD Falcon AA/GALT   209.399     216.467
365 Trent Clare 139 speciali conbstruction A-PG4400   129.515
142.653
144.601   Open
369 David Lowe 369 2004 SLR MK 1 D/GL   135.418     154.526
371 Grant Schlein 371 2003 Suzuki GSX 1300 Hyabusa P-P1350   197.802   198.085
186.373
198.347
374 James Stewart 374 Bellytank E/GL   114.752   160.413 146.140
379 Greg Watters 379 Suzuki GSX 1300R MPS-BG1350   192.884
218.978
215.969 210.047 223.325
389 Ben James 389 1977 Kawasaki Z1000 APS-G1350   136.778 151.898 155.065 Open
390 Daryl Chalmers 96 1996 EF FALCON C/PRO     189.533 195.418 199.225
391 Steven Barnett 391 1972 Suzuki GT 750 MPS-G750   150.627 128.241
150.725
150.728 155.925
396 Ian Case 396 1998 Suzuki TL 1000S MPS-G 1000 127.476 154.905
157.26
  156.767 177.988
397 Wayne Pickles 285 1968 HK Holden Monaro C/PRO   183.038 187.950 190.456
187.95
199.225
408 Cec Fraser 408 1974 Suzuki TM-125 M-G125   55.648
60.216
    Open
412 Dik Jarman 374 Belly Tank E/FL   60.216 114.489 152.768 Open
417 Donald Hudson 417 1971Oldsmobile Cutlass AA/FCC   126.333
149.675
182.038
192.328
  Open
423 Alan Fountain 423 1950 Lakester Belly tank A/FL   197.152 225.056 227.373 211.500
430 Stewart Pennycook 96 1996 EF Falco C/PRO   160.056   177.304 199.225
443 Evelyne Scholz 443   APS-G 1000   132.978 145.796
130.189
161.892
139.281
153.181
444 Dave McLachlan 444 1992 Honda RS 125 APS-G125   123.001 125.086   Open
444 Dave McLachlan 280 1953 Vincent sidecar outfit SC-UF1350       104.968 Open
454 Jeffery Lemon 454 1991 Kawasaki 22R1100 MPS-G1350   163.161
175.781
176.678 68.707 204.603
456 Adam Rosenberg 99 1978 Ford TE Cortina E/PRO   155.790   154.228 160.007
466 Adam Pickles 285 1968 HK Holden Monaro C/PRO   175.575     199.225
471 John Viles 252 1984 Toyota Hilux Pickup D/MMP   117.248     Open
489 Jim Hanlon 489 2007 Suzuki GSX R1000 P-P1000 117.526 154.268
177.444
  180.469
171.854
142.48
495 Kim Krebs 495 Suzuki GSX 1350 MPS-BF750   160.8
165.929
107.861 182.43
172.595
Open
499 Jan Grocke 99 1978 Ford TE Cortina E/PRO     127.384   160.007
501 Steve Sharpe 501 2001 Yamaha MPS-G1000   161.666
173.076
168.768   177.988
504 Malcolm Sturrock 504 2003 MV AGUSTA P-PG1000   166.051 170.164   181.241
509 Brett DeStoop 509 1972 Suzuki GT 750 APS-F1000   152.749   210.169 Open
510 Max Ellery 510 1986 Holden Commodore E/PRO   154.718 156.821   160.007
549 Neil Davies 34 34 Ford Roadster B/GR     142.023   195.577
561 Jeffrey Jones 37 1981 Toyota Corolla H/PRO   71.844     125.226
562 Joel Jones 37 1981 Toyota Corolla HPRO   89.294     125.226
565 Terry Ings 565 1966 Triumph APS-G600 75.917 51.325   56.214 Open
571 Milton Lewis 571 1964-5 Special Construction A-G125     100.502
95.207
  Open
574 Kieron Horey 574 1983 Kawasaki 21100 M-G1350 119.712 152.335
161.059
    146.160
581 Jamie Regan 581 1982 Commodore C/PRO 131.926   154.188   199.225
586 Christopher Peers 586 1996 Holden Astra G/PRO 127.551       117.527
587 Mark Burrows 587 BSA 2006 Special Construction bike APS-VG350 75.662 73.206 77.532   Open
594 Allen Shephard 594 1962 E Type Jaguar E/PRO   109.863
126.44
  145.184 160.007
612 John Ladbrook 612 Suzuki GSX R750J MPS-BG750   117.447
143.815
108.499   Open
618 Edward Garner 618 1999 Suzuki MPS-G1350   122.649     204.603
619 Graeme Stanford 619 2000 Suzuki Hayabusa MPS-BG1350 98.167 152.594
173.11
174.486 171.526 223.325
624 Chris Bryson 624 1999 Suzuki Hyabusa MPS-G1350 123.532 150.905 174.047 192.564 204.603
632 John Gower 632 1959 Milano E/MS   102.029     205.538
635 John Dickinson 635 1987 Holden VL Commodore G/BGC 126.085 142.023
148.490
    Open
642 Phil Shephard 642 1962 E Type Jaguar E/PRO   142.608 146.603   160.007
643 Steven Harkness 643 1981 Kawasaki GPZ MPS-G1350   90.108 119.047   204.603
644 Mark Holyoak 644 1973 Volkswagon Beetle F/PRO 117.172       140.274
647 Paul McIntosh 647 2001 Vespa PX200 MPS-G250   78.534 78.636 82.201 106.521
650 Rod Prickett 650 2008 Superkart GOKART   112.951
98.007
110.321 121.359 Open
657 Peter Perkins 657 1996 Holden Astra G/PRO   124.550     117.527
658 Kathryn Hanlon 251 1966 XP Falcon Ute C/MUTE 116.024 162.074     165.654
659 Mike Bulluss 581 Commodore C/PRO   126.939   143.198 199.225
660 Robert Benson 581 Commodore C/PRO   121.408 148.514   199.225
661 Dave Wilkes 581 Commodore C/PRO     125.400   199.225
667 James Bragg 667 1977 Ducati 750 super sport P-P750 119.0 119.585     144.34
671 Alan Blackwood 671 1999 Triumph Sprint ST P-P1000 126.174 144.974
153.321
152.931   142.48
689 David Pluckhahn 689 1968 Holden Monaro C/GALT   124.584
146.389
    218.512
698 Peter Molloy 698 1992 Honda 250 CBR RR MPS-G250   107.232
113.450
    106.521
711 Peter Hickie 711 2008 Hayabusa GSX 1300R PP-G1350 134.730 150.627   187.110 204.603
717 Alan Kulari 717 1967 XR Falcon B/GALT   108.643
157.425
160.513   Open
724 Frank Cogan 724 Suzuki P-P1350   138.674 152.723 175.815 198.347
727 Peter Steck 727 1983 Kawasaki 500 MPS-G500 124.739 108.800   106.736 Open
732 Stuart Hooper 732 1959 Velocette Venom MPS-PF750   121.588
131.406
124.502 127.424
116.731
Open
733 Mark Hamilton 733 1980 Yamaha SR500 MPS-G500 118.358 112.233     Open
739 Stephen Finn 739 Suzuki M-G750   138.653 147.130 133.214 149.377
744 Stan Suchodolskiy 744   D/GC     149.900   178.651
748 James Kellas 748 2007 Yamaha TW200 A-G250   74.318     Open
753 Stephen Craven 753   MPS-G900 130.985 143.436     136.033
755 Gordon Hallahan 90 1972 HJ Holden Wagon B/GC 102.063     168.161 148.05
763 Phillip Fairey 763 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa MPS-BG 1350 127.118 153.374 77.519   223.325
765 Keith Allwood 765   M-VF500 107.168 106.332 98.662   112.923
770 David Patterson 770 1974 XB Ford Coupe C/PRO     134.468 163.161
166.882
199.225
774 John Ogilvie 774 2008 Lakester D/GL   131.733
126.993
  155.199 154.526
776 Paul Robins 776 1984 Honda CT110 M-F150   67.014 59.960   71.574
783 Ken Robinson 783 2008 Suzuki GSX -12 1300 MPS-G1350 121.539 151.591 193.423 172.579
188.689
204.603
784 Peter Code 784 2000 Kawasaki ZX12 R P-P1350   113.421
142.721
163.139
171.845
164.368 198.347
797 Perry Molloy 797 Honda 250 RR MPS-G250     121.885   106.521
791 Troy Bodley 791 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1350 MPS-G 1350   126.244     204.603
795 Kieren Nugent 795 2002 Kawasaki ZX9 P-P900 146.080 148.662
157.507
    128.066
799 Josh Kulari 717 1967 XR Falcon B/GALT     150.369   Open
800 Scott Gower 632 1958 Milano E/MS   118.343     205.535
801 David Nicholson 131 73 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO   171.526     199.225
802 Allan Clarke 802 1988 VL Holden Commodore C/PRO     141.198 142.630 199.225
803 Tony Bowden 360 1972 Holden Statesman B/PRO   122.565
144.857
159.207
    177.909
804 Wayne Mitchell 804 2004 Honda CBR 600 RR MPS-BG650   126.975 153.662 169.523 Open
805 Shane Gaghan 805 1996 Suzuki GSX-R MPS-G750   128.589 154.109
148.093
  155.925

Amendments

25/03/2009 Car 374, Drivers 374 and 412
25/03/2009 Car 346, Driver 346
26/03/2009 Car 34 , Drivers 394 and 549
07/05/2009 Driver 635, Rider 443, 444, 727, 797
08/05/2009 Bike 711, Rider 711

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