Racers pits check list

Go here to find out what's happening in Oz

Moderator: DLRA

IN2VWS
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:52 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by IN2VWS » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:14 pm

What constitutes a support vehicle? My vehicle will only be used to tow the trailer onto the salt. It is not a chase vehicle. Does that need an installed 5W radio?

User avatar
DLRA
Site Admin
Posts: 1408
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:03 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by DLRA » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:25 pm

I did this page some time ago. Hopefully it will give newbies what they need and provide a few reminders for previous entrants.

http://www.dlra.org.au/pushcar.htm
Keep the shiney side up........
DLRA WebMaster / Editor

GeeTee
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 pm
Location: #1078. Newcastle NSW. A bright yellow Bug!

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by GeeTee » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:00 pm

Ok - 5W UHF installed. I guess that will be enough info to buy from a local radio/4WD shop

OLDPOP
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by OLDPOP » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:31 pm

Is a Dry Powder 2.5 kg AB & E Extingisher OK for Crew vehicle

Regards
Phill H
DLRA # 1102

User avatar
BOB ELLIS
Posts: 455
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:26 pm
Location: BRISBANE QLD , AUSTRALIA

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by BOB ELLIS » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:01 pm

2.5 kg dry powder is OK.

OLDPOP
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by OLDPOP » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:13 pm

Thanks for that Bob

Regards
Phill H
DLRA # 1102

GeeTee
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 pm
Location: #1078. Newcastle NSW. A bright yellow Bug!

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by GeeTee » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:37 pm

Hi, what is an accepted 'spill kit'?
Is a couple of bags of pet cat kitty litter sufficient?
Plus a plastic tub and shovel for disposal?

Regards

User avatar
JonB
Posts: 268
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:35 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by JonB » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:49 pm

DLRA#1115
Underhouse Engineering

GeeTee
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 pm
Location: #1078. Newcastle NSW. A bright yellow Bug!

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by GeeTee » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:10 pm

OK looks like kitty litter is acceptable - thanks for that

GeeTee
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 pm
Location: #1078. Newcastle NSW. A bright yellow Bug!

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by GeeTee » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:08 pm

chase truck radio: 80ch UHF 5W

GME TX3100 special 'bonus pack' with included aerial.

$299 at ARB dealers at the moment :D

User avatar
DLRA
Site Admin
Posts: 1408
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:03 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by DLRA » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:28 pm

Its also a good idea to buy a small hand held unit for when your on the move.
A 3w is good, but we've had good receiption with the little 1w units as well.
Keep the shiney side up........
DLRA WebMaster / Editor

GeeTee
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 pm
Location: #1078. Newcastle NSW. A bright yellow Bug!

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by GeeTee » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:30 am

yep I will be bringing a couple of bubba ones too, just wanted to save others some research and shopping time in the last-week rush to the flag! :)

User avatar
Greg Watters
Posts: 760
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:57 pm

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by Greg Watters » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:16 am

While discussing kitty litter, i noticed the other year how difficult it was to clean up the dark stain caused by the litter at Rods car
Maybe pick a light coloured kitty litter for easier clean up ???

User avatar
Lynchy
Posts: 1100
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:12 pm
Location: Brisneyland

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by Lynchy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:35 pm

are you sure the dark stain was caused by the kitty litter?

...someone had to say it....

penny
Posts: 315
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:30 pm
Location: adelaide

Re: Racers pits check list

Post by penny » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:57 pm

I think for the next event a bucket should be part of the racers pit checklist . We may have to form a human chain to dewater the lake .
Its that or buy the slightly used jet track dryer from daytona speedway
glengowrie annexe of the Institute of Backyard Studies

Post Reply