SpeedWeek 2020 Lake Gairdner CANCELLED.

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  1. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    LOOK HERE -> POSTPONED!!!! due to coronavirus.


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    08/04/2020
    PRESS RELEASE
    Greg Wapling
    DLRA President
    Dry Lakes Racers Australia
    PO Box 349, Castlemaine VIC 3450
    info@dlra.org.au

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    07/04/2020, Melbourne VIC

    DLRA 2020 Speed Week update
    On the 16th March the DLRA announced that Speed Week 2020 and the World Speed Trials Australia would be postponed to a date to be announced due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Since that decision by the DLRA committee was made, the world has become a very different place.

    In the last 2 weeks, the DLRA has been busy developing several different scenarios and there was a poll conducted of key stakeholders of likely dates suitable for later in the year with November being the preferred time, even though it was notoriously windy that time of the year.

    However, there was not enough support for a November date with only 22% indicating that they would or could race in November and 78% indicating that they wanted to race in 2021.
    Significantly there is also no indication from the Government as to how long restrictions will be in place or if the Nation is likely to go into a stricter form lock down, making it impossible to even consider a date any time this year.

    So sadly, the DLRA have determined they will not be hosting any further land speed events in 2020.

    Speed Week 2020 entrants will now have 2 alternatives.
    1. Roll over their entry to 2021.
    2. Or contact the office for a refund.
    Note, entrant refunds will be $100 less than the fee paid, as per the condition on the entry form. Refunds for camping and lake entry fees will only be given when and as requested.

    World Speed Trials Australia #2 update

    The World Speed Trials Australia will continue to be postponed indefinitely.
    Given the costs incurred by the DLRA in postponing their events for 2020, the DLRA are no longer in a position to sponsor an event of this type. This decision was not taken lightly, but the DLRA could not consider putting the future of their organisation at risk just to continue to promote this event.
    If a sponsor could be found, they would certainly consider running this event in 2021.
    The DLRA certainly recognises the significant costs involved by the participants in obtaining their international licences and equipment for this event and sincerely want to see them get the chance to compete.
    The WSTA entry fee paid to the DLRA by the entrants will be fully refunded.

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    The first 3 days were rained out anyway :
    25/03/2020 It has been unseasonably cold at Lake Gairdner. Mt. Ive received 5mm of rain on Monday and 12 mm of Rain on Tuesday, the lake was inspected today and found to be covered in water.
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    Yes folks, it's the 30th Anniversary DLRA SpeedWeek meeting next year, Monday March 23rd to Friday March 27th 2020, and it should be a BIG one.

    DIRECTLY following the 5-day National meeting, from Saturday March 28th to Monday March 30th, the DLRA will host a 3-day World LandSpeed Record meeting for both cars and motorcycles. 3 days of the fastest vehicles on earth, under the auspices of the FIA and the FIM. All-up, 8 days of pedal-to-the-metal and throttle-to-the-stops action, in a truly spectacular landscape.

    Thinking of attending and wondering what it's all about? Read @Masterbrewers ride report from 2009, below. it will give you a feel for what you can expect.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/lake-gairdner-dry-lake-speed-trials-2009.445265/

    Also, the DLRA website at www.dlra.org.au is full of good info. And photos.

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    This is one of those events you need to do while you still can. Daley Picher told me he reckons this one will be excellent.

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    We'll be there again after our first visit in 2018.
    If you love motorsport, it's a must do.
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    My bike is parked up on the work bench waiting to go, wife had some health issues this year so couldn't attend. 1 time we haven't gone in 10 years.

    I give the bike a start every now and then just to keep the internals lubed. :)

    A pic of it on the salt n 2018. Current record holder in 2 classes.

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    Dave
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  4. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I think I just did a deal for my own 250cc landspeed racer Dave. A 4-smoker, not a 2-smoker like your own good steed, but it does have gear-driven cams and revs to 18,000 rpm.

    :pyndIt should sound horn.:rilla

    :kboomIf it doesn't detonate.:rofl
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    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    The RR in the F M?

    Get in touch with Tiny, he might have some go fast gear for it if thats the one.

    4 pipes would sound great for a foul stroke.

    Dave
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    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    . Sorry dbl post
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  7. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Yep, the one in the flea market. :D @Precis did me a good deal, top bloke eh.

    Would you have Tiny's contact details Dave?
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    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    Ya on Sook Book? He posts on the DLRA page. Im not on it anymore but Mrs is and keeps me posted as to what he is up to.

    I think he goes by Gen Shovel, If that doesn't work ill ask and get the right name.

    Some of the carnage from over reving a Blown Methanol burning RR. Cpl of pics from Tiny's DLRA build diary.

    https://www.dlra.org.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1686

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  9. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    A lot of the photos are gone from that build diary Dave thanks to Photofuckit. It i still a good read though.
    I'll pick mine up the weekend of the Oz GP and bring it home.
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    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    GodSilla I did that.

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    Ahhhhh, chrome. I'm a firefox guy m'self.

    And fotofukit can go get stuffed too.

    I just paid the pesos, and @Precis is gunna drop the new acquisition at my sister's place. I suppose I should tell WifeSilla I bought another one.:shog
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  14. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Thanks Dave. I had it installed previously eh, but the hard disc in that PC decided to go to digital heaven a couple of months ago, so I hadn't gotten around to fixing it again.
    Cheers.
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  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Another hurdle overcome! :clap

    Thanks to Steve, @BergDonk, I have obtained some used leathers and road race boots, for the princely sum of around $255. That's within my price range ( 2/3 of fuck-all ) and I got to try them on so I know they will do the job.

    I thought this was gunna be a hard thing to obtain 'cos I need to try things on first, but I got what I needed from just up the road eh.

    A bit of luck always helps patience.
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    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Keep talking them up and the price will go up :D
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  17. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    A whole 0.5 mm of rain for October. That's what we need out there. Magnificent!

    Here's the link to the weather in the vicinity : http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/IDCJDW5042.latest.shtml

    Happy monitoring.

    BergDonk and MissusDonk dropped those leathers off today, it was nice to catch up eh.
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  18. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    A whole 2mm of rain so far this month at Mt. Ive.

    Yesterday the minimum temp was 24.0 and the max. was 43.0. :knary And it is only November.:yikes
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    Yep we were 40 yesterday and 15 today.

    Hows the RRRRR going?

    I started mine the other day just to give the neighbours the shits. :imaposer
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    10 AM yesterday, It was 45 degrees at Cactus Beach (on the coast to the south west). Bugger that.
    Hmmm, a trip across for 2020 is well on the cards....
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