February Practice Days

Submitted by Ash on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:35
Hi all,
welcome to 2014. There are 3 practice days available in February and are as follows,
February 2nd Queensland Raceway 8am - 12 Midday Cost $120.00
February 16th Lakeside Park 9.30am - 12 Midday Cost $120.00
February 23rd Lakeside Park 9.30am - 12 Midday Cost $120.00
Please reply to the Secretary (secretary@qldsuperkart.org) if you are going to any of them. As usual we need 10 or more to get our own slot. If we get sufficient replies, we will announce the practice sessions will be on for Superkarts.
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Fullysick

Sun, 12/01/2014 - 08:56

OK guys here is the list please feel free to add to it if you are going to practice.

Jason 250 inter
Vince/Jason Shaw Stock Honda
Grant Yarrow 125 GB
Phil new member Stock Honda
Lee Swindle 250 inter

Need another five guys.

Fullysick

Sun, 12/01/2014 - 18:08

Thanks guys. Ant ill add you to the list as you are 100%. Tim and Ants mate at this stage it will be a bonus if you get there but we need 10 that will 100% be there on the day. Need four more guys. Ant if you can email the club secretary with the list I would appreciate it, for some reason he doesn't seem to get my emails. Cheers.

Fullysick

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 09:32

Here is the list as I see it.


Jason 250 inter
Jason Shaw Stock Honda
Grant Yarrow 125 GB
Phil new member Stock Honda
Lee Swindle 250 inter
Adam Fergusson
Gareth Crisp
Frank Ramsey
Dean Penrose
Ant

Frank is a maybe as he sent me a text yesterday saying he was in for the Lakeside practice later in the month. Still really need to get a couple of guys to allow for the drop outs that happen for various reasons.

Mike Wayne

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 17:52

Sorry manufacturing and R&D are at capacity working on another project. Seeing as Jase is no.2 driver, he has to wait.

I'll go in but only as a maybe, I dunno what I'll be doing up until that weekend.

[quote author=Fullysick link=topic=2247.msg25064#msg25064 date=1389822634]
I've heard Stocky call you a number 2 before Sammy :-)
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Nope I've never heard that one Jason but I have heard this next quote twice, once to my face and once in writing. Quote directly from the Pelican;
"We are the 3 stooges (Brian/Warren/Sam). I'm the 3rd stooge that holds everyone else up that's why Brian and Warren are miles in front of the rest of the field". Quote from 2003 - can't get over the fact of my first 250 Int Australian Champion status late in 2002.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Unfortunately I don't think I will have my engine in in time. It is currently in customs at Brisbane and the only time I will have a chance to put it in will be Saturday 1st.
I will be ready for the 16th at lakeside.

So am I right to say that the people that will turn up will be:
Jason Shaw Stock Honda
Grant Yarrow 125 GB
Phil not a new member Stock Honda
Lee Swindell 250 inter
Adam Fergusson 125GB
Gareth Crisp 250 Nat
Dean Penrose 250 Inter
Peter Nuske Rotax Max

So it look more like this then:
Grant Yarrow 125 GB
Phil not a new member Stock Honda
Adam Fergusson 125GB
Gareth Crisp 250 Nat
Dean Penrose 250 Inter
Peter Nuske Rotax Max
We had better find 4 more in a hurry

So it look more like this now:
Grant Yarrow 125 GB
Phil not a new member Stock Honda
Adam Fergusson 125GB
Gareth Crisp 250 Nat
Dean Penrose 250 Inter
Peter Nuske Rotax Max
Tim Weier 250 Nat
Ben Tucker 250 Nat
Looking for 2 more definites

Looks like the 2014 Queensland Superkart Challenge and 2014 Rotax Max Superkart Cup has a new sponsor. Details coming soon.HHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, more Grid Girls. I mean Superkart promotion but everybody knows that already.

Was a great morning at Qld Raceway. Some new members having their first steer and some guys making a return to the sport. About a dozen Superkarts in total. Looks like the MotorsportZone (http://www.motorsportzone.com.au/ )Superkart Challenge Series and Rotax Max Superkart Cup will be very well supported in 2014.
This year also celebrates 40 years of Superkart racing in Queensland. In early 1974. The Toowoomba Kart Club decided that it would promote a road race event (now superkart) as they had not established their own circuit at that time. The idea had taken off in Sydney and they were keen to see it get underway in Queensland. The idea had a lot of support and on 31st March 1974 the very first race meeting was held at the now defunct Surfers Paradise Raceway. There was a total of 75 entries, mainly sprint classes, with a lot of gearbox Karts making their way up from Sydney.
About 1 year later, a break away club formed to do road racing events only. It was called the Queensland Road Race Kart Club then in 1985 I think it was changed to the Queensland Superkart Club Inc.

Fullysick

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 07:17

Good to see so many karts and new guys out on track.

On a more serious note though, who has to get seriously injured or killed before they figure out that a Rotax max or any kart for that matter should not be on the track with F3's formula fords and formula V's. This was some of the most dangerous stupid stuff I have seen in racing since last time it happened at Lakeside.
Once again instead of being treated like a valued customer they were quite happy to put people at risk.
What people don't seem to understand is that one engine lock up in front of a car can mean someone dies.

Jason.

[quote author=Fullysick link=topic=2247.msg25223#msg25223 date=1391375822]
Good to see so many karts and new guys out on track.

On a more serious note though, who has to get seriously injured or killed before the AASA figure out that a Rotax max or any kart for that matter should not be on the track with F3's formula fords and formula V's. This was some of the most dangerous stupid stuff I have seen in racing since last time it happened at Lakeside.
Once again instead of being treated like a valued customer they were quite happy to put people at risk.
What people don't seem to understand is that one engine lock up in front of a car can mean someone dies.

Jason.
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Gotta agree Jason

Traffic was bad with such a huge speed difference between cars. And i find it stupid that we as a category have to get minimum 10 entries to even think about getting track time while the other guys just rock up and QR throw them in with us as they're 'open wheelers'.

Mike Wayne

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:12

At first I thought the F3's would be the most dangerous, but to be honest I found the formula fords to be the worst, as the speed difference isn't that huge you often find yourself 'hanging around' them for a while, increasing the risk of a tangle. I was wondering what could happen if F3 car came flying up behind a not-so-visible and slower kart though. Glad I had a bright orange helmet and red suits is all I can say.

It would be interesting to get a perspective from the F3/FF drivers that were out there on the weekend.

Fullysick

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:19

That's right Tim, we are continually treated with contempt by them and its only a mater of time before someone gets badly hurt or killed.
Like you said we are forced to turn up with numbers and even if we do the others get thrown in with us if they don't have the numbers. They back us into a corner as we have already rolled up and paid and committed to a day of practice, they know that guys will take the risk so they try it on. As a club we need to address this, I will bring it up at the meeting.
Mike the speed difference from the pit wall was scary in a straight line between the F3 and the slower karts, thank god the formula guys drove with care and there was no chest beating out there. Unfortunately no amount of care can account for a mechanical problem that causes an accident, that's why they are called accidents
Put simply its not bloody good enough.


Jason.

Spoke to one of the F3 guys and he was worried about injuring someone and wanted the group to be split up, he spoke to management and they basically told them that if they didn't like it then they should pack up and go home.

Fullysick

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 19:40

Just had a look at my clubman licence Rolf and there is no mention of the AASA on it. So who knows if they could even help, truth be known its just run by QR as a private practice.