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Big Trev

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Winton Fun Day - July 8 2007
« on: June 04, 2007, 08:03:23 AM »
The next Winton Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday July 8th 2007.

The Fun Day is a "come and try" day and is designed to allow the average motorist access to a real race track under controlled conditions.

Cost:
Is $25 per driver and $25 per passenger

Programme:
Normally be there by 8.00 for scrutineering, but this can take some time.
Drivers Briefing at around 9.00 - 9.30
Driver only on track for 30 minutes sighting laps, then
Driver with passenger for 30 minutes, then
Driver only on track for 30 minutes, then
Driver with passenger for 30 minutes, then
Driver only on track for 30 minutes, and so on all day until about 4.30

Requirements:
Bring your car, an Australian Standard Approved helmet, the helmet can be either open or closed face, fire proof clothes that cover you from neck to ankle to wrist (cotton or wool clothes are good). Runners are not the preferred footwear, Blundstones boots (or similar) or any leather type shoe is preferable

Make sure your car has no oil/coolant leaks, fitted seat belts, battery is secure, wheels nuts are tights, no loose items in the car or boot.

The Car does not have to be registered, but has to road/race worthy. Tyres need to be in good nick, tread depth is not normally a problem unless wire is poking out.

There are normally no checks done of lights except for brake lights except if it is an overcast, rainy day, then there may be checks for lights as well as wipers.

Tow bar tongues and bull bars must be removed.

You do not need to have a race licence, club licence or indeed a car licence abut you must be over 16 to drive or be a passenger.

And very importantly, bring a smart, alert attitude, coz there is some very fast cars out there, whilst it is not a race meeting, some people bring race cars and we push them hard to behave appropriately around first timers.

Come and learn the track before the 6 Hour Relay in October

Food and drinks are available through a canteen

Sheldon McIntosh

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Re: Winton Fun Day - July 8 2007
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 10:54:20 PM »
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Runners are not the preferred footwear, Blundstones boots (or similar) or any leather type shoe is preferable

You may be able to drive a Falcon with Blunnies on Big Trev, but not much chance of that in an Alfa, you'll press all 3 pedals with one foot!  We'll have to wear our best Italian loafers.

Is that $25 for the whole day?  How many people usually turn up to one of these?  Is it just turn up on the day and pay?

Big Trev

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Re: Winton Fun Day - July 8 2007
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 06:51:26 AM »
You may be able to drive a Falcon with Blunnies on Big Trev, but not much chance of that in an Alfa, you'll press all 3 pedals with one foot!  We'll have to wear our best Italian loafers.
:D :D

Is that $25 for the whole day?  How many people usually turn up to one of these?  Is it just turn up on the day and pay?
$25 is fo the whole day

Nornally about 300 people, but about 100-150 cars, numbers drop off pretty rapidly as the day goes on

Just turn up and pay on the day, scrutineering opens at 8.00 (but usually 7.15 - 7.30, but tell anyone out load OK!)

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Re: Winton Fun Day - July 8 2007
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 12:08:19 AM »
Just turn up and pay on the day, scrutineering opens at 8.00 (but usually 7.15 - 7.30, but tell anyone out load OK!)

Glad I am not opening up that day!  ;D

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Re: Winton Fun Day - July 8 2007
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 07:37:41 AM »
Neither am I Adam  ;D