Speedweek 2016

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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by DLRA » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:15 pm

Road Conditions.
Been asked a few times today about the road in. We had a crew go out yesterday to do a lake inspection.
The road from Iron Knob to the turn off to Mt. I've (Kingoonya Road) is very good and was recently graded.
The road from the turn off to the DLRA camp turn off is OK.
The DLRA camp road and the road down to the lake is rough.
We already have a plan in place to drag huge tyres on this stretch each day. We have used this technique before and it really improves the road.
There is one set of tyres there now and we are taking over another set, due to arrive on Saturday.
We may drag out to the turn off at Kingoonya Road if required.
If anyone sees the tyres and they have a 4WD they are more than welcome to drag them in or out.
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by BIG GAZ » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:51 pm

What a week!
Dave and I had a ball catching up with old faces and yes we saw everyone a number to times. Thanks to all the entrants and to the volunteers who made it all possible.
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by luke111 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:47 pm

Where can I find the results & pictures?
I thought there would be something on here by now!

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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by BIG GAZ » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:45 pm

Most of the volunteers and officials were either still working or traveling today and will need to get home before they post anything on the forum.
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by DLRA 112 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:18 am

luke111 wrote:Where can I find the results & pictures?
I thought there would be something on here by now!
As per the above post most would still be packing up or on the way home and given there is no or poor net coverage at the salt we have to wait for information to be posted when they get home. The results would need to be checked no doubt before all is posted.

I did hear that Lionel West went 271 MPH but that will need to be confirmed.
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by PJQ2 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:42 pm

Wasn't there all week, but here's a few happy-snaps
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Foreground Bob & Steve, little Yamm smoker, background: Ross Brown stretched Fly
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by PJQ2 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:48 pm

Some more...
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End of day yarn time
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Team relaxation after a record run
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Ross Brown - stretched Fly
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by PJQ2 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:51 pm

couple more...
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Time to put it away guys
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Great sunsets every year
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Tank at sunset
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by luke111 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:26 am

Thanks PJQ2 for the pics. Great work!
I was expecting more spectators to put up pictures. I understand that the organisers are busy after the event.

After watching Out Of Nothing, I've been inspired to build a bike for next year.
I'm just interested to hear if any records were broken and to look at some pics to get some ideas.

I'll just have to wait I guess....

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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by gennyshovel » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:25 am

luke111 wrote: I'll just have to wait I guess....
You have just discovered the biggest part of land speed racing Luke,,,,,,,,,,,,waiting,,,,,,,,,,, :wink:
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by PJQ2 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:38 pm

After watching Out Of Nothing, I've been inspired to build a bike for next year.
Hi Luke111,
There's another section of the forum for Build Diaries. Post your thoughts and ideas there, plenty of wisdom and encouragement will come from people that have built something close to your plan. There's serious bike expertise hanging out on this forum... and then there's dills like me: replaced a faulty old kill switch - managed to wire in a short circuit - flattened a new battery while away at Speedweek. Ahrrr.

Oh yeah - top priority - get hold of a current rule book
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by PJQ2 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:21 pm

Hi Luke111,
There are pics and record info for previous years on the main website (link below). This year's event page has some record updates, no pics yet.
http://www.dlra.org.au/events.htm
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by DLRA » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:52 pm

luke111 wrote:Where can I find the results & pictures?
I thought there would be something on here by now!
Yep, been sitting on my fat arse doing absolutely nothing.....

Saturday 5th March we left Lake Gairdner around 10 am and travelled all day to end up at Overland Corner at 8 pm. Exported the results from the timing computer on the bus.
Sunday 6th March Overland Corner (10 am) to home (11.30 pm) via Faraday (8.30 pm)
Monday 7th unpack, wash, get all the paperwork sorted, answer the last 13 days of emails, import results for 3 tracks into new 2016 page,
add summary for the week, save some of the photos from Facebook to post on the 2016 web pages, start correcting miss-identified vehicles, start attributing records, this will probably take another 2 days.
Then another day to identify 200mph club members and achievers.
Then start adding photos.
Oh, and at some stage, I have to go to work.
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by DLRA » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:03 pm

Monday
29th February 2016
Track 1 - 78
Track 2 - 115
Total - 193
Weather: 35.5°C
Tracks opened at 8 am, closed at 6pm

Tuesday
1st March 2016
Track 1 - 76
Track 2 - 114
Total - 190

Weather: 38°C
Tracks opened at 9 am, closed at 6pm

Wednesday
2nd March 2016
Track 1 - 93
Track 2 - 119
Total - 212

Weather: 39°C
Tracks opened at 8 am, closed at 5pm

Thursday
3rd March 2016
Track 1 - 83
Track 2 - 94
Total - 177

Weather: 36°C
Tracks opened at 8 am, Track 2 closed at 4.00pm, track 1 closed at 5.30pm

Friday
4th March 2016
Track 1 - 18
Track 2 - 0
Total - 18

Weather: 39°C
Track 1 opened at 9am closed at 11.15am. Additional timing at the 6 mile.

Totals
Track 1 - 348
Track 2 - 442
Total - 790

Last year we did;
Track 1 - 300
Track 2 - 222
Total - 522

Big improvement! All the changes that we have been implementing in the last couple of years has finally come to fruition. Lots of runs for the 167 entrants who made the effort. At several stages the call went out on the radio "2 tracks no waiting"
Only 1 spin (that I can recall) for the week, plenty of blow ups.
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Re: Speedweek 2016

Post by Cookey » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:12 am

Well done to all concerned.
Cheers,
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