Motorsport for Newbies

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby XT1337 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:41 pm

Ok
This might be a little out of date.
Originally bonnet catches were a one stage catch.
Modern ones are a two step catch. You pull the lever in cabin then have to walk around and press/move the safety catch.
A modern car fulfils the requirement for tracking a car.
However as cars on track flex more than when you drive to maccas.
So it's a good idea to have those pins installed that you see if you are going to track a lot. Some people instead use a pants belt to be sure to be sure.
Which is good because it's cheap but fiddly.
It's a bit hard to quickly fling bonnet up if it's smoking. Which is good because the one thing you don't want to do is fling bonnet up if it's smoking. Because it goes bang!!!. And you loose your eyebrows.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby crazyjester900 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:48 pm

Thank you.

I want to join up , when my car is ready.
I don't want to race or anything just do a few track days and training etc.

Is there info I can read about costs to.

So there is the cost to join then a track day costs?
Cams license costs

Any other costs.

I am happy to read up and learn, if someone can point me in the right direction.


Also if there is a recommended upgrade section I.e. brakes..

I have never done anything like this but am really willing to learn.

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby mikes » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:52 pm

My advice, turn up to one of our up coming track days to suss out how it all works and speak to some drivers.

Cost wise your looking at:

wrx club: $100
cams licence: $100
Each track day averages between 160 - 190
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby crazyjester900 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:59 pm

Ok,

Sounds like a good way.

Where can I find th info on what is happening where?


Thanks.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby mikes » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:04 pm

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby crazyjester900 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:20 pm

Ok I read that,

So championship means track days I take it..

As I just want to have a run around..
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby JBonDSS » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:07 pm

The club championship is made up of 8-10 trackdays, you can enter as few or as many as you like, there is no sheep stations up for grabs,

you can have a crack at the champship if you wish or ignore it & do your own thing

at the tracks days you are grouped according to your perdicted/last times,

2011 -HH 61.79 Calder 1:09 Winton 1.43 Sandown 1.30 PI 1.58
2012 - Heathcote 13.4 Calder 1.22(wet failure) Sandown 1.25 PI 1.59
2013 - Winton 1.44(7psi) Sandown 1.25 PI1.49 Sandown 1.26

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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby XT1337 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:06 pm

Yes Club track days are Speed events.
You are competing not against others in a race but your own best time.
Its the best level of motorsport for weekend warriors.

The club runs an internal championship for the members who are of that mind.
But anyone can come along and learn what their car can do.

Think of it like golf, you can go out for a round or try to be Tiger Woods.


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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby crazyjester900 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:16 pm

Excellent.

Thanks for the replies and clearing that up for me.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby XT1337 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:45 pm

There is a WRx club event at PI next Saturday
Go down and have a chat. It's a nice drive down these days.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby crazyjester900 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:52 am

Have work on unfortunately but as soon as I have a chance I will come down for sure to have a chat and a look.
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby Lostprophet » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:21 pm

I would strongly recommend you do the club Deca event. It is by far the best event for a novice. There is little stress on you car so you won't have to worry about chewing threw your tires/ brake pads and you wont use much fuel either. It is a great deal of fun and it will allow you to learn th basics so when you do do a track day you can get the most out of it
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby max_power » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:17 pm

Firstly g'day all, iv recently purchased an gc8 and joined the club (membership application pending)

This thread has answered most of my basic questions about getting involved in some club level motor sport.

Are we able to purchase one day cams licenses on the days of events? I am planning on hopefully heading down to the next even and seeing what the old gc8 can actually do
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Re: Motorsport for Newbies

Postby Silver » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:13 pm

Hi all,

Am I right to come down and take a look at Calder track day if I haven't signed up to the club yet?

Get an idea on how this stuff works.

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