Speedweek 2016

Go here to find out what's happening in Oz

Moderator: DLRA

User avatar
gennyshovel
Posts: 822
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:10 am
Location: Broken Hill

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by gennyshovel » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:10 am

Good stuff Scott, thank you.
Tiny
Tiny DLRA# 484
Postiebike Racing , created & funded by TwoBob Engineering

DocScooter
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:06 am
Location: Wudinna, SA

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by DocScooter » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:46 pm

Well..... the Lake is dry.

There is a tiny amount of water well to the south, and an area of standing water a few miles north of Alcatraz, but the racing surface is dry and looking good.

Pictures in links......

Approaching Lake from DLRA camp

About main track 5-6 mile, looking towards canteen

About pit area, looking towards canteen

On-ramp area
Scott Lewis #1128 High Viz Racing
Wudinna Medical Practice - DLRA Medical Support
High Viz Racing Air Wing
Wudinna, SA - Closest to the lake

Stayt`ie
Posts: 896
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 11:47 pm
Location: Mackay

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by Stayt`ie » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:28 pm

the onramp looks a little suspect, :roll: however, "nice ti opps pits" :D
First Australian to ride a motorcycle over 200mph at Bonneville,,,

User avatar
RGV
Posts: 661
Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:17 pm
Location: Adelaide Hills

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by RGV » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:30 pm

Thanx Scott, nice work.

Yep can still see tracks from last year at on ramp but with the New Moon it might be harder too.

Dave

Last Minute Racing "its a 2-stroke ya twit - Its supposed to smoke"
DLRA #928
SATA #10

2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH:)
2011 Washed Out:(
2012 Washed Out:(
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD):)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD):)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF:(

User avatar
Greg Watters
Posts: 750
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:57 pm

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by Greg Watters » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:55 am

Thanks for the pics Doc :D
Wetter than i would have liked but still a couple of weeks to dry till racing

Those tracks on the south side of the ramp are not ours, they were relatively fresh at the xmas working bee
all from dual axle vehicles /vehicle
Our last yr tracks were much more healed from winter wetting , quite an obvious difference between the 2

User avatar
Cookey
Member
Posts: 430
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: South Australia

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by Cookey » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:51 pm

Regarding the condition of the ramp area, I think that we should look at giving the area a light scrape at the end of the racing.
Use a lighter weight beam that could be towed around with a 4WD to knock the edges off the tire ruts as the salt tends to grow on anything like this that sits above the surface.
Cheers,
Tony Cooke
DLRA # 363

momec3
Posts: 715
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:36 pm
Location: Cedar Grove Qld

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by momec3 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:57 pm

Well guys, all the best and have a fantastic Speedweek 2016. Kathy and I will not be there, we will be stepping on the ice in Antarctica for 2 weeks when you are stepping on the salt.

Please keep it safe, and respect the officials, the Fire and Rescue crew, the Doc and his incredible crew and all the volunteers helping run the event.
What they say goes, they all have your best interests at heart and ALL hold there positions for good reason.

Finally if Trent Clare makes it give him a big Bear hug for us, be rough as you like cause we know he is bloody tough. :).

We will be back racing and helping out 2017.
Race fast and safe and break some records.

Chris and Kathryn Hanlon.
Chris

User avatar
gennyshovel
Posts: 822
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:10 am
Location: Broken Hill

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by gennyshovel » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:21 pm

Cookey wrote:Regarding the condition of the ramp area, I think that we should look at giving the area a light scrape at the end of the racing.
Use a lighter weight beam that could be towed around with a 4WD to knock the edges off the tire ruts as the salt tends to grow on anything like this that sits above the surface.
That thought was going thru my head all day at work Cookey :idea:
Tiny DLRA# 484
Postiebike Racing , created & funded by TwoBob Engineering

User avatar
Rocket
Posts: 194
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:29 am
Location: Keith S.A.
Contact:

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by Rocket » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:59 pm

Looking forward to the "Official Results" from today's lake inspection.
Of course we must thank those who made the special trip! :D
Not long to go now!! 8)
CHEERS,
Rod. #811

www.rodsandrelics.com.au

User avatar
DLRA
Site Admin
Posts: 1310
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:03 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by DLRA » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:42 pm

Just had a call from Michael Brixton who has made an inspection of Lake Gairdner this afternoon, conditions are better than last year. Speed Week 2016 is confirmed. See you on the salt!
Keep the shiney side up........
DLRA WebMaster / Editor

User avatar
Rocket
Posts: 194
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:29 am
Location: Keith S.A.
Contact:

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by Rocket » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:48 pm

:D :D :D
CHEERS,
Rod. #811

www.rodsandrelics.com.au

David Leikvold
Posts: 955
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:57 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by David Leikvold » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:40 pm

The ramp area was so soft at the end of the week last year that anything with an edge would have sunk and gouged great big trenches. I think we'd be better off with a very large flat surface with a raised edge at the front. Weigh it down with whatever (half a dozen people?) and it should do a much better job of smoothing out the ruts.

Starter Dave :mrgreen:
Good, Fast, Cheap, pick any two!

User avatar
AuotonomousRX
Posts: 623
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Location: Eyre Peninsula SA

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by AuotonomousRX » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:09 am

Very Good news 8) 8) 8)

see everyone at the Lake and have a safe trip

Pete :D
Metric Target 250 on a 250 on a Red Bike

Pete :shock:
DLRA #866
SATA #49

big chook
Posts: 78
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:04 pm
Location: murray bridge sa

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by big chook » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:24 am

That's great news , will be nice to catch up after several years in the NT .. cheers Mick

User avatar
XW #901 180mph
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:29 pm
Location: Murray Bridge S.A.

Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by XW #901 180mph » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:57 am

Excellent news, we are heading off on Friday, going the long way via Ceduna - Googs Track – Kingoonya Pub – Lake Gairdner, should arrive midday on Monday, see ya there Mick, shame you blokes couldn’t join us on our pre-salt 4WD adventure…Blockem

Post Reply