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Post  Jay on 14/12/2010, 9:28 am

What do we think ?

Is it too far for one day ?

I am up for this 100%, never been there and I will enjoy it.
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Post  16vmidget on 14/12/2010, 10:02 pm

Is Wakefield the All British Meeting? There is usually a Supersprint the day before so why not enter that and make a weekend of it?

Good way to learn the circuit which is well suited to your ZR by the way so you definitely will enjoy it!

I have family who live nearby so from my perspective no problems with a 1 day meeting. Cool
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Post  griffinracing on 15/12/2010, 11:33 am

I've done a lot of racing at Wakie over the years and its a great track. There's some good accommodation in Goulburn and some good eating places.

I've penciled in a possible 3 MG race series meetings for next year (2 are pretty good and the 3rd is a bit of a dream... and I live 3 1/2 hrs north of Goulburn) so this might make a 4th. Oh dear, I might actually do well in the pointscore next year. A shame I did PI last year or I might have done well in the rookie stakes.

It would be great to see you up this way. There is talk amongst a few New South Welsh men that they would like to start a similar MG series up here so this might be an introduction to one of our circuits for you guys if it ever gets up.

There is plenty of vision on youtube (put in Griffin Racing and MG) of Wakie Park from my Midget, an MGA, my MGB, etc.

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Post  dm on 15/12/2010, 12:05 pm

Yes it is the All British race meeting that we are looking at and yes, there is a sprint meeting on the Sat. We have been in contact with both sets of organisers and we are welcome. The Entrants for the race meeting on the Sunday would get a practice on Saturday, then on Sunday, a qualifying and three races as a stand alone group. Also entrants can race in the All British Division Race (time based) race at the end of sunday. Plenty of races and combined with the sprint on Saturday it will be a good value weekend. The costs look like $220 for the Sunday and a max of $190 for the sat.

Can I also remind members that this is not the first time we have done the weekend up there. I can well remember a few years ago I took my MGF up and the motor hardly turned off. On sat me son and wife used it for the sprints and on sunday I raced it and from memory my wife used it for Regularity. And then we drove it back to Melb via Canberra (tough little MG).

This year I took up me Elise and Pat sprinted it on Sat and I used it to race and regularise (all Lotus Reg) on the Sund. Again, the K-Rover motor excelled itself.

With the prospect of a significant number of NSW participants it could well be a bumper weekend in terms of numbers.

Pencil in the dates now........25th/26th June 2011

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Post  Jay on 17/12/2010, 10:30 pm

Not many people have opinion on this trip then !
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Post  griffinracing on 18/12/2010, 12:45 am

Interesting that the SA crews travel to Victoria several times a year to compete, the Victorians travel to Mallala to race and there was even talk of a round in Tassie (I didn't hear anything negative said about that) but there is dissention in the ranks about travelling north to Wakie Park. It's not that far over the border in NSW.

I know I'm chasing licence signatures but I'd have a run at that one even though it's AASA just because its you blokes in my back yard (well the block down the road a bit).

I hope you do it. It has my tick of approval.

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Post  Christo on 20/12/2010, 8:28 am

Too far for a one day meeting for me.
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Post  griffinracing on 20/12/2010, 8:59 am

It looks like a ton of track time and it sounds like you can make it a 2 day event if you want by running in the Saturday Sprint event to learn the track.

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Post  greenmgf76 on 21/12/2010, 8:42 am

We'd love to come up Jonesy. I personally love the track, but adding up the price of the sprints, practice day and race meet makes thing even more expensive than a round at Phillip Island. That said, if we ran at Winton instead the same people complaining about Wakefield probably wouldn't show up either. It's going to be an interesting compromise which we hope to have resolved soon.
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Post  griffinracing on 21/12/2010, 9:06 am

Even though I'm chasing licence signatures, I'd run at Wakie Park even though it's AASA because you blokes were making a big effort to come up.

Winton isn't the same because you aren't putting your selves out to run there. I won't be running at Winton till my licence is all signed off because it's AASA. It's on my bucket list of must do's but...

For my family, a race meeting in Wakie or Eastern Creek is probably a $1000 weekend with accommodation, fuel, meals etc. A trip to your series is a $2000 weekend... but that's what I have to do since I can't run up here under CAMS.

I realise the cost for you to come up is probably the same as me coming down so it kind of doubles the budget. My money pit is very shallow so I can understand, but...

I hope you still come. I'll give you some competition.

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Post  MG50 on 21/12/2010, 11:48 pm

I have put this into my diary as we have nothing else listed in June and I always enjoyWakefield, although it s a bit rough now ...

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Post  Gearbox on 24/12/2010, 4:08 am

Sounds Good to me, always nice to mix it up, plus the saturday sprints mean mere mortal pit crews like myself can have a bit of a play as well, maybe we can organise a "pit crew cup" for all those who are there. Ahhh Jase, can I borrow the Tomcat again???
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Post  griffinracing on 24/12/2010, 4:17 am

Hmmm... a pit crew cup. I don't know how Bev will go. She's had several runs at Wakie at GEAR days. You boys would have to be polite. Ladies first?
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Post  Jay on 24/12/2010, 10:52 pm

I look at it as a new challenge, and a weekend away.

I only been in Oz 2 years and bored of Sandown already.

Racing in Oz is so much cheaper than the UK, one 15min Quali and a 20 min race is $600....

Whatever we do someone will not be happy.

Looking at the figures last year and only 8 people did the full season last year.
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Post  dm on 26/12/2010, 12:41 am

Jason, an equally valid measure is the number of people who competed at some stage in the year...........?


And yes you are correct, no matter what the committee does it want satisfy everybody. If people cannot go to Wakefield for whatever reason then that is their decision. It will be a good value race weekend with plenty of lap time on an interesting track for those who do go. I know that I have thoroughly enjoyed both my visits there.

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Post  Jay on 27/12/2010, 11:49 pm

David, How much track time do you normaly get on sprints ?
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Post  greenmgf76 on 30/12/2010, 6:16 am

Had a broken arm at the first round Jase C'MON!!!!! Wink
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Post  Jay on 30/12/2010, 11:20 am

greenmgf76 wrote:Had a broken arm at the first round Jase C'MON!!!!! Wink
Thats no excuse.
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Post  greenmgf76 on 2/1/2011, 10:37 pm

AND.. Broken arm now under attack by flesh eating disease. And, pink-eye developing in my toe. Still, I’m doing WAY better than last year.
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Post  Pauly on 12/1/2011, 12:10 am

greenmgf76 wrote:AND.. Broken arm now under attack by flesh eating disease. And, pink-eye developing in my toe. Still, I’m doing WAY better than last year.

You might want to wait till after the concours before you get too excited.... Wink
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Post  griffinracing on 18/1/2011, 2:14 pm

Just to throw a spanner in the works, the All British race meeting (and thus the MG race series if it goes ahead) is on the same weekend as the HSRCA's Eastern Creek historic meeting where they run a 25 lap race for group S. That will probably attract most NSW MG's.

Bugger, even though my car Midget isn't eligable, I've been offered a drive... Bugger again with cherries on top.

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Post  Jay on 25/1/2011, 9:36 am

So with the lack of negative responses I would say that most people or up for this event.
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