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Calling on South East QLD and Northern NSW members or visiting members to Queesnland
The plan is a 1/2 day out at Queensland Raceway facility for those who are interested in just trying out their car on a proper and one of the safer racetracks. This day is not competitive at all and is going to be for those who just want the experience of driving on a track without taking the higher risks of competitive race driving.
There now are very few places available, we are trying to trying to keep the numbers small so that everyone has plenty of time to go at what ever pace they like (there will be most likely 2 or 3 groups depending on experience level)
The day is for novices, although everyone will be welcome, first in best dressed.
There will be 3 Marshals running the event and a briefing first.
Everyone does this at their own risk, there is no insurance and no liability taken. Everyone will have to sign a waiver first
Everyone will be required to pay for a AASA racing licence on the day.($20.00 or $55 annual) Helmets (available for hire at $5.00) long sleeves and pants and closed shoes are a requirement of Queensland Raceway.
No passengers will be allowed due to liability.
Confirmed date Wednesday Aug 29th,afternoon session START 11AM
The experience is just sensational and the safest venue at Willowbank as recommended by Queensland Raceways
The invoiced cost is $3740 divided by the number of participants (now 20) This is the actual cost of the track, attendance of race driver Doug Chapple and Marshals and excludes hire and licence. There are no profits or charitable donations, this is the straight up cost to be equally shared
Please PM me or MFKN3 for further details.
The Track booking is now confirmed for August 29th and paid as we have the numbers for the event. It is an 11AM start to allow time for registration and the briefing. Doug Chapple (Race driver) will be giving the brief and personal instruction individually for 5 laps in your own car with you driving for those who wish to avail themselves of this unique opportunity.
Questions that have been asked are:
Are there wheel changing facilities at QR?
Yes there are
Will everyone be starting together on a grid?
No. Everyone will enter the track in single file with a space between each car so there will be no jostling for position. Drivers will be divided into groups depending on experience and preference.
Can I overtake a slower car?
Yes you can, but only down the straights, anyone overtaking on a corner or putting any other driver at risk will be asked to leave the event by Queensland Raceways
Can the event be timed:
It can be at extra cost which involves bringing in a timekeeper. QR have strongly recommended the event not be timed where drivers without track experience are involved as to not put any self imposed or undue pressure on those participants which QR advise,from their experience, will increase the risk of accident - we don't want that, the idea of the day is for everyone to have a relaxed and memorable day for all the right reasons.
If you have indicated you would like to attend and not confirmed would you please advise one way or the other so we have some idea of final figures. 11AM will be the entry time so there is plenty of time to register at QR, have the track brief, a bite to eat then on the track at 1pm
If you want to come earlier, there is a drift session on in the morning which should make for good viewing.