Go Back   AstinaGT Forums > AstinaGT Talk > Motorsports

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
SIlversp20
Junior Member
 
SIlversp20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: brisbane, North Lakes
Car: 2002 BJII sp20
Posts: 170
Thumbs up Lakeside Raceway General Practice Day

Hey guys
there is a Lakeside Raceway general Practice Day on Friday 11th of November.
$80 half Day or $120 for Full day.
I am thinking of taking the SP20 out for a bit of fun.
There are no restrictions as to race or road cars both are welcome. not a bad day for 120 bucks. plus 50 bucks fuel
Anyone interested?
Link to calendar---> http://www.queenslandraceway.com.au/main.php?menu=qri02
Cheers
Matt
SIlversp20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
derb
Senior Member
 
derb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: 1993 BG Astina GT-X
Posts: 1,822
Oh yeh, I can see me getting along to this. I should definitely have my track only rims and tyres by then. Is this being run by the same guy/business that does the street sprints, open sprints, trackattack, etc? If so, they owe me $80, so $40 for a full day of practice sounds sweet to me.

Actually, why not do the one on the 5th that's on a Saturday? Is it cheaper for the midweek sessions?

Last edited by derb; 06-10-2011 at 04:16 PM.
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
project.r.racing
Senior Member
 
project.r.racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: n/a
Car: n/a
Posts: 10,918
General Practice Days are always before a big 2 day event.

Midweek sessions yes are always cheaper. but these gen prac days are even cheaper again.

this day is run by Queensland Raceways. trackattack etc is a 3rd party selling entry spots. they do not sell spots for special events like this.

Also - for a beginner, the morning session is always good to hit, as the serious guys tend to hit the track in the arvo seesion for practice for the weekends races.

Last edited by project.r.racing; 06-10-2011 at 07:26 PM.
project.r.racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 09:28 AM   #4
project.r.racing
Senior Member
 
project.r.racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: n/a
Car: n/a
Posts: 10,918
Thumbs up Go Team Zoom Zoom!

I'm a strong maybe for the full day.
project.r.racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 12:17 PM   #5
Clean_Cookie
obsessed-incomplete-broke
 
Clean_Cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: BA Hardtop/Hatch
Posts: 5,441
Feel like bringing the strut brace with you?
__________________
Worklog
Clean_Cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 03:56 PM   #6
project.r.racing
Senior Member
 
project.r.racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: n/a
Car: n/a
Posts: 10,918
It can be done.
project.r.racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #7
DavoAust
Senior Member
 
DavoAust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Brisbane
Car: Red '93 3000GT / Black '08 Ninja 250R
Posts: 2,930
Send a message via MSN to DavoAust
I may come along to watch. Once I've got the suspension & wheels on the 3k i'll be up for a track day
__________________
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you.

'97 1.8L Hardtop
'93 3.0L TT 3000GT
DavoAust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #8
Clean_Cookie
obsessed-incomplete-broke
 
Clean_Cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: BA Hardtop/Hatch
Posts: 5,441
Awesome. Don't suppose passengers are allowed to ride shotgun... I would love the chance at going round before going out in my own car. Happy to pay half of the cost...
__________________
Worklog
Clean_Cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #9
derb
Senior Member
 
derb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: 1993 BG Astina GT-X
Posts: 1,822
If it's all good you can jump in with me dude.
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 09:45 PM   #10
Clean_Cookie
obsessed-incomplete-broke
 
Clean_Cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: BA Hardtop/Hatch
Posts: 5,441
sick! i promise ill try not be like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhGJ...eature=related HAHAHA
__________________
Worklog
Clean_Cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 07:43 AM   #11
project.r.racing
Senior Member
 
project.r.racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: n/a
Car: n/a
Posts: 10,918
Normal track day I've been to they allow passengers on at the end of the day at street speeds. Though this is a practice day. So might be different.

And when I say street speeds, the MX5s still did 150kph down the main straight. lol
project.r.racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 08:46 AM   #12
derb
Senior Member
 
derb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: 1993 BG Astina GT-X
Posts: 1,822
Just gave them a call in regards to this day and it's just rock up and pay and drive. I've booked my day off work, can't wait!
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 10:27 AM   #13
marcs_sp20
Moderator
 
marcs_sp20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Car: 2002 Mazda Astina SP20 2006 Mazda 6 GY Wagon
Posts: 9,767
I have also booked the day off, not to drive though, just to watch & take photos
__________________
[URL="http://www.astinagt.com/forums/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=590"]
marcs_sp20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 12:11 PM   #14
derb
Senior Member
 
derb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: 1993 BG Astina GT-X
Posts: 1,822
As I said before, if allowed, I'm happy to take some people on some happy laps. I do plan to go home somewhere in the middle of the day though and have some chow and a shower and come back. The people running the food/drink hut out there must be millionaires by now. $5 for a powerade!!
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 01:42 PM   #15
Clean_Cookie
obsessed-incomplete-broke
 
Clean_Cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: BA Hardtop/Hatch
Posts: 5,441
Who do I call to enquire about it? I've got a helmet but so keen to get into the racing scene
__________________
Worklog
Clean_Cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 01:49 PM   #16
derb
Senior Member
 
derb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: 1993 BG Astina GT-X
Posts: 1,822
I called 1800RACERS and they told me there is no booking, just come to the track and pay in the bottom of the tower building. You'll only need a helmet and long pant/long sleeve cotton clothing, but I don't even think that is fully enforced. Last time I went I wore a pair of work pants and an old business shirt and the pants were poly-cotton. It's all self-scrutineerd, so just rock up and race really.
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 07:11 PM   #17
D-Train
Junior Member
 
D-Train's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Morayfield
Car: '03 323 Astina SP20 (Starry Blue)
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by project.r.racing View Post
Normal track day I've been to they allow passengers on at the end of the day at street speeds. Though this is a practice day. So might be different.

And when I say street speeds, the MX5s still did 150kph down the main straight. lol
That IS street speeds for a 5 Ryan!
__________________


I LOVE SPRINTS

'03 Mazda Astina SP20
Lakeside 1:08.780

'95 Mazda MX5 (JDM)
Lakeside 1.05:200
QR Clubman 1.07:30
QR Sprint 1.05:900

My Project Worklog
D-Train is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 07:47 PM   #18
Rhys
Senior Member
 
Rhys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Car: 2000 BJ Protege
Posts: 714
Where would be a good place to get helmets?
Rhys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 10:04 PM   #19
Clean_Cookie
obsessed-incomplete-broke
 
Clean_Cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: BA Hardtop/Hatch
Posts: 5,441
Motorcycle shop? Make sure they have an a tick. Most offroad ones are a lot cheaper but do not meet safety standards, or haven't been tested
__________________
Worklog
Clean_Cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 08:24 AM   #20
derb
Senior Member
 
derb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane
Car: 1993 BG Astina GT-X
Posts: 1,822
eBay for helmets? No one checks to make sure your helmet is ADR approved though. Just that you have it on your head.
derb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 08:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2001- 2010 AstinaGT