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Old 02-11-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

We've never had a thread here for our club as we have another forum at another site but as so much goes on here in regards to the racing scene in Aus, I thought it was about time to set up a thread and keep a few more people up to date with the goings on in offroad in Canberra.

As you would have noticed from TJ's Challenge Cup posts, we've managed to score a round of the CC offroad series and along with the Inaugural ACT IC Offroad titles coming up in April, we are in for a very busy year.

Over the last six weeks we've undertaken a complete overhaul of our off road circuit at Narrabundah and this is finally nearing completion with our first off road club meet for the year kicking off this weekend 18th Feb.

There's still a bit of work to go on the track and surrounds to complete the task but we think it's now just about ready to show it out for comment.

Here's some photo's taken late sunday afternoon.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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Excellent.

While my ADSL will hate this... here are some pictures of the track works over the last many many long weekends...

http://home.puddlejumper.org/gallery...avId=x9a7e4959
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Oh my god that is awesome!
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It Is Awesome!
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Guys well done! This track looks the goods!
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Awesome work guys, can't wait to get down there for a run!

Stand up and take a bow!
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you guys racing this weekend? any takers for 4wd mod????
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you guys racing this weekend? any takers for 4wd mod????
hahaha so much for St Ives?!?!?!
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ah not if noones gonna be there! or two or 3 people.. could get a litle boring!
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I will be racing this weekend, would be good to see enough 4wd's for a mod class.
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Hey guys, what classes do you support? Had a quick look at the site and can't find this info..... Also just reading the schedule you had for the track upgrade, do you have an enclosed area for the pits? Or at least a shaded area? Should we bring a tent / marquee with us?
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One more pic.
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Okay Okay,

First off... we run almost every class, however, there are lots of other race days on in canberra on sunday mornings.

In electric we run, stock and mod for 2wd/4wd/truck. But due to the clashes of other electric days our numbers last year were usually down. This year we are looking at running 1 event a month for points, and 1 for "fun" (electric, nitro is points every fortnight). What usually happens tho is that mod/stock run together and we extract the points later for the ladder.... If numbers are low, we fudge as many as we can into a group... Yeah, its nasty, but the primary racer group at our venue is nitro at the moment.

Nitro wise, we usually always have 2 groups of buggies and MT's out there, and last year we had 4-5 truggy's (i know there are more this year already) so turns into a long day just in this format.

I don't want to say "dont" come this weekend, but I would just like to say, we have only just got the pipes down, dont have a loop yet, or any shelter back up and we have not run a heat on this track yet, so marshall points etc have not even been set in stone on our new layout.

Its not a LONG drive, but I think if you waited maybe another fortnight->3 weeks, you would enjoy the track a lot lot more and we would have a lot more of the work done and hopefully iron'd out any issues with the layout.

we are going thru a LOT LOT of changes, and re-inventing the wheel down here ready for all our big events this year.... we are getting there but i say ...let those big MT's and buggies find all the problems at the clubby this weekend I say .... and more to the point, i cant race this weekend, working and no offroad truck/buggy just yet... still in austpost land

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Man hope you can still cook your steak, your arms must have dropped off after that long post in record time!

Yeh I am just susing the situation down there, would be a month or so before I can come down.

Thanks for all the info!!!
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