My favourite was the return road for the hillclimb there. You're flat-out, balls to the wall going over the crest to cross the finish line, then BAM! No more tarmac, and you've got to pull your car up from a fair bit of pace, on loose gravel
Only raced on it at two meetings, and just about everyone had some sort of brown pants moment trying to pull up.
You turn hard left as you come down off the Castle after turn 5, then it's a series of short straights linked by hair pins and flip-flops.
The return road runs along the eastern and northern boundaries. The finish line is roughly just past where it deviates left, to head back onto the main circuit at turn 4. You basically keep it pinned after you come out of the last hairpin, along the fenceline, and start braking (puckering) just as you cross the finish line.
If Wakefield doesnt improve the facilities they are going to loose a shit load of business in a coupla years when the Shoalhaven Mootorsport Park finally opens.
I see ex GP bike rider Kevin Magee's involved and hopefullu they come up with a cracking track.
They better not fuck with the bumps at the end of the straight at winton. They are fun.
jesus motprsport in oz is seriously backward. the reliance on street circuits is so detrimental to focused tracks. the crying shame is that there is so much space to do something magical but the govt and private investors are put off by the shit storms that are wakefield and calder and winton.
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Mini its on the southern side of the Airforce base, Hames rd Yerriyong
Its def going ahead, I spend a fair bit of time down at Jervis bay and have been following this for a few years, got this link sent to me on friday.
2nd track at Mt Panorama is going ahead also, will be very exciting to have something a bit bigger than a goat track, I reckon Wakefield will be gathering dust in 5 years if the dont invest and maintain.
Regional Councils are starting to realize the long term economic benefits of said facilties. Bathurst Council have just built a World CLass BMX facility that will bring thousands there for the National Championship
7 December 2015
Shoalhaven Motorsport Complex Announcement
It is with great pleasure that we announce today that the Shoalhaven Motorsport Complex has been granted in excess of $9.5million dollars towards its construction under the National Stronger Regions Funding initiative of the Federal Government.
At today’s announcement held at the University of Wollongong Shoalhaven Campus, Federal Member for Gilmore, Mrs Ann Sudmalis noted that the extremely competitive process that was undertaken across the country resulted in over $11million dollars in funding into the local area of which the Shoalhaven Motorsport Complex received the lion’s share of $9,532,500.00.
Motorcycling NSW President Christine Tickner commented that this announcement illustrates the importance that this facility holds for the local area, not only for the motorsport fraternity, but the entire Shoalhaven community. “It is pleasing that the Federal Government joins with the Shoalhaven City Council, the Department of Regional Development and the local community in understanding the significance of this project” she said.
The Shoalhaven Motorsport Complex will not only bring together the varying disciplines of motorcycle sport but also numerous forms of car competition and kart racing. It is envisaged that the complex will also be able to facilitate other community activities including cycling, fun runs, rider and driver training, corporate events, school based activities and television and film production. It is estimated that this facility will provide up to 200 direct and indirect jobs during construction, as well as 12 full-time positions required just by Motorcycling NSW once the complex is completed. The complex, which is being proposed for the outskirts of Nowra, is only a 2 hour drive from Sydney and is expected to attract many users and spectators injecting millions of dollars into the local economy via tourism.
“Whilst the funding does not guarantee the project proceeding, with it still being subject to Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) approval, it certainly recognises the importance of this project. We continue to work diligently to ensure that the significant requirements of the JRPP are met before a determination can be provided” stated Motorcycling NSW General Manager, Daniel Gatt.
This announcement would not be possible without the unwavering support of Ann Sudmalis MP, Federal Member for Gilmore, the Shoalhaven City Council, the Department of Regional Development, Locale Consulting and the local Shoalhaven Community.
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Spectators dont pay for tracks mini
Track is one Turbo Taxi wide and so unsuited to my car it's not funny.
Why I'm doing it though.....
BMW M140i daily.
FG XR6T ZF
Road registered Circuit car.
Wakefield 1.07.386 Marulan Short 43.4 SMP GP 1.48.1 Winton 1.38.3
I thought about 10mil would cover maybe all the tarmac, ripple strips etc? Then facilities on top of that.
Mini wakefield makes money from cars on track, thats why its booked solid 365
Never seen a punter pay for entry to watch a trackday...
Ur making absolutely no sense now.
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wakefield better then SMSP? in what way? Ive been both and SMSP kills it
93 tt supra,black 6 speed
A slow day at the track is better than any day in the office.
Hey CT i reckon there wouldnt be a better time than right now to build a Motorsport facility.
End of mining boom and a plus few local mines have shut down so heaps of cheap plant equipment. Real fucking cheap, an old farming neighbour of mine has been picking up D10's, loaders, Graders etc by the handful. He's been respraying and flogging into the Asian market making an absolute killing.
Diesel costs are as low s we ever going to see em and asphalt right now aint nowhere near $1m per km for a single lane. The nowra region has plenty of good rock suitable for road base due to the Geological formation. I did work Experience as a Road buiding Drafty with my local Council and to be honest building a road let alone a race track aint rocket science.
Obviously all the racetrack trimming and Facilties will add a bit but I reckon it could be done for alot less than $30M.
Anyone know how WP use the Db meter? A GT3 was "clocked" at 105Db by the WP Db meter this week (instead of the mandatory 90Db for race cars on the one Test and Tune day each month. For some reason it's 95Db on race days.
Car in question has the Porsche exhaust and intake and fully complies with all other Porsche GT3 specs worldwide where Porsche builds them to meet 95Db.
Maybe Porsche doesn't know what they are doing?
Or Porsche has dodgy Db meters?
Logical debate beats name calling any day. My Badges Of Honour so far in PF: Racist, Bigot, Islamaphobe, Numpty, Moron, Far Right Wing Nationalist, Far Fight Wing Fascist, "raving fucking lunatic", "dumb" & climate "denier". AND they are just SOME of the pathetic tags that I've been labelled by SOME here. HINT: Those labels are signs that the accusers have lost to logical debate.
Maybe it's time for them to check some facts. Here's a good starting point: http://www.mostdamagingwikileaks.com
They used the same guys VW used for emissions maybe ?
Or WP is suddenly anti motorsport - which on current form seems quite possible...
Had the cunts jumping up and down over a CA18DET running just a dump pipe only to have some old bloke in an Torana go down the straight drowning anything out, was a private test and tune day too.
Further irony was the drifters arriving later in the day for an event on the Saturday, old mate would of had to kick ever car out because just about everyone had either chopped exhausts, a straight pipe exhaust or some sort of massive screamer pipe.
Tailem Bend is costing $100 m +++,inluding 7.5km Track,Hotel ,Motel,camping ground,OTR Servo & food franchises.
Shahin got $8m from both the State & Fed govt. He now owns 130 BP OTR Outlet so isn't short of a $$
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