It was a very smooth runway
Apparently there were quite a few hoops to jump to get the event happening, local car clubs haven't been successfull in using the area, aero club don't like others using "there runway" ,council complained as they thoght we were only going to use 400m and wanted to charge by the meter??? camping fees rose 4x the original quote , but the facilitys were great, large caravan park alongside the start of the runway, powered sites, kept grass underfoot,cafe with entertaining area(had a band on sat nite)
Track from the start is ok but a permanant fence across at 100m is the border between the caravan park and aero club areas, we had a 100m staging rea after this fence, then the start line, marked out 400m and 900m then a 500m braking area. From 191mph (gps) i had 50 m spare , that was after sitting up immediately and braking HARD... white lines on the runway were a little hazardous both for acceleration and braking.
I'd happily go back , If Mangalore were leveled when resurfaced it would be a better track but couldn't match the facilitys.
Talking to others over the weekend, Glen Innes car club use there local runway,
Gunnedah is also used by locals http://www.google.com/maphp?hl=en&tab=wl&q=