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#41 Cleveland

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

Well the Perth round has caused a bit of a stir, with the safety car incident. Must admit that last few laps in the third race, was a ball terror. I was thinking Whincup had it in the bag, only for a fast thinking Frosty saving the day..........

Hows "Brad B" comment (second from top) about Whincup and T8. Reminded me of the Kim Hughes interview, quite a few years back

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

There were a few teams running for the Kleenex sponsorship on the weekend - HRT on Saturday, T8, Supercheap & Stone Bros on Sunday!

Whincup got done over by the safety car in both races - lost the best of the softs on Saturday with two safety cars then had a 15 second gap from Davo reduced to nothing & then having him run away on softs on Sunday. I know I'm in the minority here, but I don't like the combo tyre races, I'd rather see everyone on the same rubber. It is a game of skill, but I think the outcomes of both races came down to luck. Run every race on the softs!

As for Lowndes & Stone Bros, I can't see how you can be in Pos 4/5/6, be the first cars into the pits, have the entire field pit behind you, then come out in pos 15/16/17 & for everything to have happened by the book.

I've found my interest in the V8s waning this year. It is hard to understand the rationale behind decisions from race control - there seem to be some clear cut instances of a driver punting another off which go unpunished, others with post race penalties & others with pit lane penalties. Ingall moves his car 4 feet too far forward after qualifying & gets excluded while cars block Van Cheezeburger during quali aren't dealt with?

Get off my lawn (& track).
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:39 PM




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Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:29 PM




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Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:56 AM


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

Don't watch much V8's any more but had to post this for Mel and Teamred.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:02 AM

Not to worry Vince . Its still a long way to go and the way.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:31 AM

Gee them ford fans have short memories.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:53 PM

Trying to get my head around the need to change the name of the track formally known as Eastern Creek....

I mean, where was Warwick Farm? Where is Sandown? Where was Oran Park?

So to give someone directions to get to Sydney Motorsport Park - where do you send them? Er, it's out west near Eastern Creek......

As to the track extension - well, it looks a bit tight. Anyone else remember what they did to Sandown for the World Sports Cars?
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

I know why the change of name . Think about it for those around the Sydney area. Whats the one thing that makes you realise your passing an iconic motor racing complex. Thats right ,its not the national Drag track next door but the iconic smell of the EASTERN CREEK WASTE DEPOT across the road from it. Any person thats been to Eastern Creek Raceway ,sorry I meant "Sydney Motorsports Park " :huh: will have had that experience of smelling the cover up deodoriser ( I dont know how to descibe it) from the mist sprayers along the fence line combined with the actual crappy smell of the dump . Only then you know your at "SYDNEY MOTORSPORTS PARK". And thats why the change of name ,you dont want to be associated with anything with the Eastern Creek name.IMO. And by the way the Bridge that you go under to the main gates has the banner of "Home Of Australian Motorsport" and a dump :lol: And they cant be wrong.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:54 PM



Love those helicopter shots.....shows the cars moving around, ......which you don't see on track side cameras.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:28 PM


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:07 AM

50th Anniversary of Bathurst
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:50 AM

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

Love it, looks great ..... hope patto gets a set up and running soon
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

Mark Winterbottoms 50th Anniversary Livery
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

 jimmi, on 01 October 2012 - 02:28 PM, said:

Mark Winterbottoms 50th Anniversary Livery
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Would look alot better if the sponsorship signage was smaller so we could get the full effect of the red and blue stripes,as per the original, but I know that's not what the sponsors want these days, the bigger the better hey.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:17 AM

 jimmi, on 25 September 2012 - 11:07 AM, said:

50th Anniversary of Bathurst
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