Greg Watters wrote:
That braking area bump looked somewhat uncomfortable too ..
I light of the limited run off , a less than clear side of the track if someone exited left or right , and rough surface
also that this is a test and tune not a record setting meet , should we think about speed limits (thats going to be a popular concept
Work load stopped me attending but i would deary loved to test out some fairing changes and would need 170-200mph to do it but i think not on that track .
we measured the track and worked back from the catchment area .(which is the same material as used in downhill truck runoffs and extremely soft and awkward to walk across ) this gave us an end to the track proper .
we removed stardropper pickets and moved back tire barriers from the edge of the bitumen , all suspension testing "bumps ' and or ripple strips were identified by cones . If this meeting becomes a success we would probably be allowed to remove some of these .
Cones at trackside and white tire barriers marked the end of the test track and 50 metres further down the bitumen changes to half a shade in colour .
All these details were addressed at the drivers meeting
A spotter was positioned at the " finish " to report back to the starter and , as happened , to rreport to the starter any problems with a run.
Tailem Bend IS and WILL remain a test and tune track .MPH runs would be limited by the length of the track and at the disgretion of our volunteer "officials of the day "
but come anyway for the party . paul penny .