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Winton Festival of Speed
« on: July 30, 2012, 04:31:26 PM »
The VHRR Winton Festival of Speed is coming up on August 11/12.

I dont have the entry list, but it sounds like it should be a good program with Groups A/C, N, S all having a longer last race (Group S has 15 laps for instance).  Group N will be running the popular Top 10 Shootout too.

There is a short article on the Winton website on Group S http://www.wintonraceway.com.au/festival-of-speed-group-s-suits-superb-speedsters-and-sleek-sportscars.html

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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 11:32:47 AM »
Still no entry list released  ???

Weatherzone app tells me mostly sunny top temps of 16 & 18 with a 5% chance of rain across the weekend.  Yay!
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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 06:51:30 PM »
Could possibly have a free 2 day ticket to Winton.

You can give me a call 0433 11 66 47 if you can wanting and coming up.

In exchange, perhaps a Gatorade or a beer after 5pm!!!!!!!

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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 12:19:45 AM »
Paul, Neil is cheap, buy him whatever you want.  I just bought him a Corona....I feel it was a bit wasted. ;D

See you tomorrow

I will also have a pass or two available if anyone else is interested.  I'm cheap too!!
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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 10:32:10 AM »
Neil / Phil - what's the wash up from the weekend? How did u guys go?

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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 12:32:32 PM »
Gp S combined race 15 laps

Turn 1.  Pic courtesy of Nick Taylor.

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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 12:48:41 PM »
For your entertainment.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-NY3z8bvs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-NY3z8bvs</a>

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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 01:25:08 PM »
Neil,
Sometimes thing just don't seem fair, great drive until mechanical issues take things out of your hands. Plug lead fall off ?.
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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 03:18:53 PM »
Gp S combined race 15 laps

Turn 1.  Pic courtesy of Nick Taylor.

Ummm, I might have missed that apex!!!!!  At least I held out Jeff in the Datto for a lap or so.  Try as I might, I could not get past Andrew in the Porsche though, a good fun race with him and Brian in the Midget.  That last race was great having it comined with Sa/b, the first two races were a bit lonely.
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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 10:58:24 PM »
Rear view of the race (race 3), 3 laps of being chased by a beautiful 5.8L V8 corvette before misfiring ignition ending race much earlier.

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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 08:27:48 PM »
Ummm, I might have missed that apex!!!!!

Here you go, hitting the apex.

Should really move it to the pics and video section.
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Re: Winton Festival of Speed
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2012, 07:50:56 AM »
More evidence of our presence.

Some great pics by Peter (club member).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterellenbogen/sets/72157631626677508/