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This seems hardly significant Mick. Noel doesn't need marshals, he never crashes. :-))

 

I'm not as experienced as some, but I don't believe I've seen a slot car track that didn't have a tricky marshaling point. In fact this track would be easier to marshal than Hornsby IMHO. However, there are many similarities to the Hornsby track, which is a great track BTW.

 

The other thing is, we have never ran a race in reverse, so I'm not sure we can make any accurate forecast about what it might be like to race in reverse, let alone marshal.

If there are difficulties, we all need to face them, which is the idea of a "neutral track"


David Robson

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The long awaited nomination/entry form is now available!

 

The PDF version is shared here:

https://www.dropbox....5lfGPA0yxa?dl=0

 

Any issues with obtaining the form can be reported to me via this forum or facebook.

You can also contact the Raceway directly:

 

https://www.tbirdslo....au/contact-us/


David Robson

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A point to clarify please Robbo. If you are not at the track on Thursday, and therefore not practicing, and you have paid your entry fees in full at the time of entering, then the $30 'nomination fee' is not payable?

 

Thanks

Steve

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Hi Steve,

 

Everyone pays the entrance fee. It's up to the individual to get the best value from it. :-)

 

Practice is not limited to Thursday. Anyone not practicing Thursday will get an opportunity Friday.

Thunderbird raceway will be open to the public during the event, but for the most part I expect APC drivers will potentially be able to use 2 other tracks to do basic things like check the car goes or even "warm up" if you feel the need, assuming the Webber track is not available.

 

The blanket charge means the raceway staff don't have to monitor track use for APC drivers or charge them in 30 minute sessions like the rest of the Public.

We think $30 is a fair and relatively trifling amount for an entrance fee to a three day event.

 

Hope that helps clarify. :-)


David Robson

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Hi All,

 

I gather a "bunch of people" have got together to play an April fools joke on us saying the "cost per race" is $30!

 

As if anyone would say that without downloading the nomination form and reading it! :rolleyes:

That's just hilarious! Even going to the trouble of ringing Shane (who has nothing to do with the APC)! The nomination form says to contact me or the Raceway. :D

 

The nomination fee is $30 for the entire 4 day event and includes all practice! The prices for each individual and team race are the same as last year.

 

Nice one guys. You cheeky pranksters you - you know who you are!

I need someone to put my ribs back together!

;)


David Robson

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It's been very quiet on this topic for a while now. :o

 

My entries are in, Hotel is booked, Flights to be booked, cars are being prepped and I can't wait for this years APC to happen :):):)

Looks like it is going to be a big one and It will be great to catch up with you all again.

See you soon.

 

Cheers all

Steve (ding... :P)


Steve Drummond

 

"How many times do I have to tell you, HOLD IT FLAT THROUGH THERE"

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Will be great to catch up again Steve . Usual Dapto boys will be there in numbers again . Looking forward to the meet and first time visit to Adelaide track. As always looking forward to a catch up over a few beers as well . Also some great racing and a lot of fun .

 

Cheers Pagey

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Hi All, glad a couple of people are talking about this event!

It appears it has fallen to me be Race Director in lieu of Gary. Everyone else took one step back and I said "what?". :rolleyes:

Gary has agreed to provide what help he can, but wont be at the event. Unfortunately this means I can't race.

I believe preparations are on schedule.

Last I heard we don't have many "official" entries. I hope this doesn't mean having to apply late fees. Not a cheery way to greet people as they come through the door! It also makes it harder to prepare. :unsure:

It's 43 days till the Thursday practice that kicks off the event. Hope to see as many familiar faces (and new) as possible.


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G'day Robbo , sorry that you won't be racing . Dapto guys are happy to help out over weekend if you need any help with anything. Do you have many locals involved in the racing, in all classes? Hopefully they join in the fun . APC's are always a great weekend. Great racing with fantastic atmosphere. If you think you would like to have a go but not sure ? I would recommend it, as it's awesome fun and racing is done in the right spirit . Looking forward to the event and experience of Thunderbirds race centre. Plus the fun at the pub with mates from around the country.

 

Cheers Pagey

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Hi Robbo, if I can be of assistance let me know. I'll be down on either Wednesday night or Thursday morning and will be only to happy to help.

Like Pagey said, APC are great race meets and I second his recommendation.

See you in 42 days.

Cheers

ding... :P


Steve Drummond

 

"How many times do I have to tell you, HOLD IT FLAT THROUGH THERE"

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Cheers guys. Guess I'll have to look forward to the next one to have a drive.

Any assistance welcome.

I think we are ok generally, with local guys stepping up to help as well. I'm expecting at least 10 SA drivers, but not in all events.

 

Please keep the positive chat going, and comment on the event in facebook if you haven't already.


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Well Done for stepping up and taking on the race director roll im sure you will do a great job!

cant wait to get across to Adelaide and run a few of my old Plafit Cars and a couple of new ones and learn a new track

if Andrew and Peter from slot fest are an example of the local drivers i think i better lift my game as those guys were fast on a new track so give them a home track environment and i'm sure they will be hard to beat

as well as the usual suspects like Cam and Simon who are always fast and consistent

and i do enjoy racing against Pagey as he goes alright and isnt a bad bloke as well !! :P

anyhow Cant wait as it will be a great event .

It always is :D


Race Ya Later

 

Jason

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Will be great to catch up with everyone again . These events are always great racing but also lots of social fun with like minded blokes from around the country. Looking forward to catching up with SA mates . Ian , Robbo and new mates Andrew and Peter . Looking forward to meeting in person Kev , Big Mick , Bill etc . Vic boys put on a great race meet last week so I hope you SA boys will all come out to play .

Love racing against you as a well Jason . You are a great bench mark for me to chase . Race ya soon mate and party soon at the Marwson Hotel . 🎉🍺🍺 Hopefully the Qlders come down for a visit ? Looking forward to catching up with Steve , need to get some of your mates to come with you ding . Dapto boys are the most consistent club for travel , we will have again 9 from our club , with Ben and Peire under our umbrella also . Make the effort boys and come out for a great weekend of fun and plenty of laughs . 🤓😂😂😂 .

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G'day Pagey,

you will have to put up with 5 of us Banana Benders. Andrew, Simon, Jack, John and myself, we are all staying at the Mawson Lakes Hotel so that should prove to be a HOOT.

Still working on my cars, and can't wait to step foot in Adelaide. Really looking forward to this APC, my first one interstate.

See you all soon.

Cheers

ding... :P


Steve Drummond

 

"How many times do I have to tell you, HOLD IT FLAT THROUGH THERE"

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G'day Pagey,

you will have to put up with 5 of us Banana Benders. Andrew, Simon, Jack, John and myself, we are all staying at the Mawson Lakes Hotel so that should prove to be a HOOT.

Still working on my cars, and can't wait to step foot in Adelaide. Really looking forward to this APC, my first one interstate.

See you all soon.

Cheers

ding... :P

 

...........No, there are 6 coming from QLD. Me too.....

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Sorry Werner......

my apologies.

 

ding... :P


Steve Drummond

 

"How many times do I have to tell you, HOLD IT FLAT THROUGH THERE"

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That sounds fantastic, a real interstate meet . Come on locals get in and have a go it's great fun . Last year Werner introduced a second level trophy system on some races for first driver who had never won at an Aust title before . It's a great incentive for us mid pack drivers who find it next to impossible to get a podium with the fast guys . So have a go , you might surprise yourself and some of the mid pack races are the best anyway.

Glad you can make it Werner 😳😂 are any of your Japanese friends racing this year ?

With the Nsw , Vics and Qlders at the one drinking hole I might stand a chance this year . 😜😂😂🍺🍺🍺🍺🎉

 

Cheers Pagey 🤓

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I know that I have done my nomination and have been told by others at club that they have as well . Can you please put names up of the nominations? If you need help that would make it possible to double check and chase up members at this end . But I know our numbers haven't changed .

 

Cheers Pagey

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Our NSW team of racers , Pagey

Cam

Jim

Rodney

Steve

Charles

Clinton

Troy

Michael

( Ben) Sydney

( Piere) Sydney

All have booked flights and accommodation. If the nomination is not showing let them or me know . Best help I can give you . Looking forward to the event and a great weekend.

 

Cheers Pagey

 

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Hi Robbo

i have just checked Chris Watts and Jason Lane Entry forms and it looks like we have paid for all our entry fees "classes and Nomination" on the 22/3/17 i have the receipt.

But we have not sent any forms in!!!

Sorry mate

how would you like me to send you the Entry Forms and i will get on to it

Thanks


Race Ya Later

 

Jason

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