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Old 09-05-08, 21:56   #1
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"Survey" Calder Park & AIR

On behalf of the Australian Motorsport Club we have created a survey regarding Calder Park & "AIR" Virginia Raceway - we ask that all interested off street drag racing participants and spectators please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey.

With both track undergoing major renovations, we are interested to know our customers thoughts on a range of issues, especially the preferred day of off street drag racing at both venues.

Theres plenty of exciting new to be released over the next couple of months

Thanks in advance...

Survey
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Old 09-05-08, 23:46   #2
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pretty **** survey lol
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Old 10-05-08, 00:41   #3
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**** survey.

Perhaps someones actually doing something about AIR and no longer ****ing us all over, cant wait for a CHOICE in venues for off-street racing in SA.
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hah lovely survey.

Do you have any comments or suggestions?
Its over priced for everything!
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Old 13-05-08, 21:56   #7
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First off let me say a big thanks to the over 340 people who have completed the survey so far, it will be running until the end of the May so please if you haven’t already completed it click on the link in the 1st post and help us get as much feedback as we can.
There’s been some great feedback so far, some negative “understandably” but plenty of positive ideas coming through as well.

Some of the things we will be looking at from the feed back received so far are
• Pricing – Entrant & Spectator
• What day the week off street drags are run
• Timing boards in kph & mph also showing 60’ time instead of RT
• How we get updates and Information to the public – racers – spectators
• Use of garages
• Scrutineering rules
• Beginners – how to drag race days
• Burnout comp issues – when/if to run it etc
• Food & drink range & pricing

Please keep the comments coming


Also I would just like to clear up a few items in some of the comments, they regarded the return road, the pits and the timing boards. Understandably some people haven’t been out the Calder for awhile and hadn’t realised these issues had been fixed.
The return road, pits and line up area were fully resealed approx 6 months ago, so no more dust, dirt & stones
The new Timing boards were up and running in March 2005

Now for the latest info

Calder Park

Off Street Drags will be run fortnightly on the following dates

Friday May 16th 2008
Friday May 30th 2008
Friday June 13th 2008
Friday June 27th 2008

Calder Park will then be closed for the months of July & August 2008 for major works including

1. Move the start and finish down the track by some 15 meters
2. Install all new cabling systems for timing etc
3. Move the left hand concrete wall over to the edge of the strip eliminating the current grassed area
4. If time allows we will build a new Drag Race Control centre on the hill in line with the strip centre line. If we run out of time they will do it later in the year.

also

The first of many big drag race meeting has been confirmed

November 15th ’08 with an contingency of November 16th ‘08
Big Open Drag Race Meeting at Calder Park presented by Australian Motorsport Club and Exesive Motorsport
Most Brackets plus Motorcycles
Lots of Spectator prizes
Really good Competitor Prizes

This will be the first big meeting on the realign drag strip – more details soon…

Adelaide International Raceway

Adelaide International Raceway has started the resurfacing and the drag strip will be finished this week!!!


Once again thanks to everyone who has completed the survey, once completed we will be sitting down and having a good look at what you the public would prefer and hopefully implementing a lot of the ideas put forward.

Also thanks to the forum owners for allowing us to use the forums to keep your Members up to date with what is going on.

Stay tuned more news soon..

Cheers
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Old 13-05-08, 22:17   #8
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all that from the servey eh?
sounds alright
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Old 14-05-08, 00:14   #9
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First off let me say a big thanks to the over 340 people who have completed the survey so far, it will be running until the end of the May so please if you haven’t already completed it click on the link in the 1st post and help us get as much feedback as we can.
There’s been some great feedback so far, some negative “understandably” but plenty of positive ideas coming through as well.

Some of the things we will be looking at from the feed back received so far are
• Pricing – Entrant & Spectator
• What day the week off street drags are run
• Timing boards in kph & mph also showing 60’ time instead of RT
• How we get updates and Information to the public – racers – spectators
• Use of garages
• Scrutineering rules
• Beginners – how to drag race days
• Burnout comp issues – when/if to run it etc
• Food & drink range & pricing

Please keep the comments coming


Also I would just like to clear up a few items in some of the comments, they regarded the return road, the pits and the timing boards. Understandably some people haven’t been out the Calder for awhile and hadn’t realised these issues had been fixed.
The return road, pits and line up area were fully resealed approx 6 months ago, so no more dust, dirt & stones
The new Timing boards were up and running in March 2005

Now for the latest info

Calder Park

Off Street Drags will be run fortnightly on the following dates

Friday May 16th 2008
Friday May 30th 2008
Friday June 13th 2008
Friday June 27th 2008

Calder Park will then be closed for the months of July & August 2008 for major works including

1. Move the start and finish down the track by some 15 meters
2. Install all new cabling systems for timing etc
3. Move the left hand concrete wall over to the edge of the strip eliminating the current grassed area
4. If time allows we will build a new Drag Race Control centre on the hill in line with the strip centre line. If we run out of time they will do it later in the year.

also

The first of many big drag race meeting has been confirmed

November 15th ’08 with an contingency of November 16th ‘08
Big Open Drag Race Meeting at Calder Park presented by Australian Motorsport Club and Exesive Motorsport
Most Brackets plus Motorcycles
Lots of Spectator prizes
Really good Competitor Prizes

This will be the first big meeting on the realign drag strip – more details soon…

Adelaide International Raceway

Adelaide International Raceway has started the resurfacing and the drag strip will be finished this week!!!

Once again thanks to everyone who has completed the survey, once completed we will be sitting down and having a good look at what you the public would prefer and hopefully implementing a lot of the ideas put forward.

Also thanks to the forum owners for allowing us to use the forums to keep your Members up to date with what is going on.

Stay tuned more news soon..

Cheers
is this 100% for sure? since hearing so much crap about the place over the years and nothing coming true us in Adelaide can be skeptical about news like this dont mean to sound like a prick just curious
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Old 14-05-08, 01:18   #10
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closed all of july + august.. whats the date in september for it to be reopened ?
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Old 14-05-08, 08:25   #11
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Some of you are such knobs. '**** survey'... jesus, shoot them down before theyve even taken flight.
Maybe theyre starting to listen to what people want and gather information.
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Old 14-05-08, 09:08   #12
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brett its a **** survey man lol
yes its a survey and a step in the right direction, but you'd think after this time theyd have a few better and more specific questions to ask.
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Old 14-05-08, 11:57   #13
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Brett.

Its been a very very long time since AIR has been opened, and they stuffed around alot of people, with no apology or explanation.
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Old 14-05-08, 13:24   #14
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Blink, I dont really care. Thats nothing to do with the survey.

Ive just got an issue with people bagging the hell out of them when theyre obviously trying to do something right and see what the people think. It had a spot for additional comments if you werent happy with what the questions asked! The walls are being moved in, new start area, new screens... come on, rome wasnt built in a day.

Im just as anti-calder as every one else at the moment but if all we feed them is negativity and tell them we wont race there then do you really think they will change thier ways? Bob Jane is more stubborn than you can imagine so to get this through (tiny as it may be) is a miracle!
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Blink, I dont really care. Thats nothing to do with the survey.

Ive just got an issue with people bagging the hell out of them when theyre obviously trying to do something right and see what the people think. It had a spot for additional comments if you werent happy with what the questions asked! The walls are being moved in, new start area, new screens... come on, rome wasnt built in a day.

Im just as anti-calder as every one else at the moment but if all we feed them is negativity and tell them we wont race there then do you really think they will change thier ways? Bob Jane is more stubborn than you can imagine so to get this through (tiny as it may be) is a miracle!
Thanks for the support Pro, the comments section of the survey has been very informative, we sat down with Bob Jane and the AMC people for a few hours last Friday working through the first 400 survey results and already there will be a lot of changes come the re opening in September, all of which have come from the majority or the comments on the survey.

To the negative out there, I understand where your coming from BUT theres only 1 way to get things changed, sit on a internet forum and bag the **** out of things? no, get of your arse and go talk to the people running the show and tell them what the people want.

anyway enough rant.. here is an update of where we are at..

Official AMC announcement...

On behalf of the "AMC" Australian Motorsport Club we would like to thank everyone that has completed the survey so far, the comments have been a real opener for all involved and we hope to implement many of the ideas coming out of the survey, we would also like to thank all Competitors & Spectators for coming out last Friday May 16th on such a cold May night, the night was a huge success with 170 street entries and 13 comp car entries, we would like to say thank for your patience during the rather huge oil down issue from one of the comp cars that took a little time to be fixed as well. Our new track prep team produced a super sticky track as commented on by many competitors and saw many cars set new PB's and even a couple of great wheel stands from the comp cars.

From now on we will be keeping everyone up to date with all the renovations at both Calder Park and Virginia Raceway, both of our websites are under total reconstruction and should be up and running very soon.

Just some of the things happening at Calder are

Moving the start and finish line down some 15 meters - "the drag strip then becomes a stand alone track with the circuit racers using the line up road as their main straight, this meaning the drag strip will be used for drag racing only.

Installing all new cabling for the timing lights.

Moving the left hand wall into the track edge, erecting cushioned saftey barrier on the right hand wall eliminating all the grass and providing a soft impact zone rather than a solid concrete wall.

Moving all seating from the Thunderdome to the drag racing mounds.

Re routing the return road so it becomes a straight line back to the pit area.

Here are a few photos for people who have not been out for a while to show some works that have already been completed.

Pit area re asphalted and old building removed, all buildings painted in the AMC colours









Re asphalted the current return road







Re asphalted the line up road







Virginia Park

I hope to have some updates and photos of Virginia Park in the new few days for the Adelaide people and then a re opening date very soon.
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Wow, what a great effort! Drag strip used ONLY as a drag strip, amazing! Wow, looks like someone has pulled thier finger out. Great work!
Oh, and moving the seating to the hill... by far the best decision you guys have made!

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finaly look like a dragstrip and not a buliding site
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So what are the circuit cars going to use as a main straight? The pit in road around the top?
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Thats what it says steve. Great idea for both camps I think.
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Thats what it says steve. Great idea for both camps I think.

Like fuck, its a great line up road, but there is no run off area, a little kink in the return to the real straight and its by far a decent enough surface to be letting high H/P track cars loose. If the last turn onto the straight now was replicated up onto the return road/line up road, and the needless burnout comps at the street drags was pissed off somewhere else it could be a good solution for the track guys aswell (there will never really be a perfect solution for using a drag strip and a circuit trak as one). The actual pit areas are looking fantastic though, I was out there on the weekend and its a massive improvement, hopefully the track guys will get a good deal from it aswell though, as it is now its nothing short of dangerous how slippery the main straight is, I was spinning the wheels in 4th gear on the preped drag strip part of the straight even with semi slick tyres, many cars turned around on that part of the straight aswell.

P.S return road for the drags right down the end is much better, I had to idle up the bloody thing when I snapped the accelerator cable
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I dont get your post Jase. You say its no good because there is no run off from the big sweeper into the 'line up' area where the circuit will now run?

Also, you were spinning 4th because the track was wet. Its not a real indication of the grip of the new section.
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Wasnt wet at the time, so its a fair indication of grip, the final turn onto the straight is very wide as it is now, the turn they want us to use is narrow and has a very solid concrete wall right next to it, hence no run off area under braking. We were using the original track on sunday, which incorperates the drag strip, they very slippery dry drag strip. There were many others cars with far less power than mine looping it in the dry on the main straight, well after the exit of the final turn. If you look at the last picture in post #16 you can see where the drag strip area finishes, the final turn onto the front straight and the amount of room there is for run off under brakes into the final turn, take away run off areas into a braking area and you make for a very very dangerous corner, on a track that is somewhat substandard at best.
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Yeah thats what I was getting at, the circuit guys wont be happy about this arrangement at all I can guarantee it and then having what essentially will be a kink in the middle of the main straight with concrete walls is just asking for a major incident. Let alone having the last sweeping turn which will now have a higher approach speed and no run off area except for a concrete wall.
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