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Thread: Queensland Raceway Happy Laps (v.5) 27th May 2012 (breakfast)

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    can't make this now sorry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leitch View Post
    Would love to come to this but unfortunately the Sunday doesn't work for me.

    I will keep trying though, haha!
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    can't make this now sorry...
    I've taken you guys off the list - thanks for letting us know.
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    Just a bit more "housekeeping" info - In previous years when I went to QR for sprints, we were advised that if we got stuck in the gravel it was too bad and we needed to "extract ourselves" - hence we would all take snatch straps etc to help each other. I contacted QR regarding logistics of getting stuck in the gravel traps now, and they advised that there's no problem with assisting in removing anyone from gravel traps if they get stuck. Probably pertinent though, that they may not get to you immediately, so you may have to miss a bit of track time watiing - good motivation to stay out of the gravel trap!
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    last time in Lakeside, the guy in Lotus invited his wife in a Landrover... would be handy if he somehow got stuck on the gravel ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by redline3345 View Post
    Just a bit more "housekeeping" info - In previous years when I went to QR for sprints, we were advised that if we got stuck in the gravel it was too bad and we needed to "extract ourselves" - hence we would all take snatch straps etc to help each other. I contacted QR regarding logistics of getting stuck in the gravel traps now, and they advised that there's no problem with assisting in removing anyone from gravel traps if they get stuck. Probably pertinent though, that they may not get to you immediately, so you may have to miss a bit of track time watiing - good motivation to stay out of the gravel trap!

    you think 4motion would struggle to get out? lol best pick myself out some snatchies. just confirming that you were told that QR would have no isses in helping?


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    I can get my dad to bring his Freelander 2 with snatch straps if you guys want. (obviously he won't be racing the circuit though as its a TD4 diesel).
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    you'd have to be seriously ham fisted to end up in the gravel traps. Given the nature of happy laps, even less chance or reason for it happen. They are a few metres off the track so wouldn't be stressing. In the 20 odd sprints I've done out there, they've dragged very few cars out of the sand, would be less than a handful. I've seen more cars mow the grass on the inside than outside and all have resumed lapping, after remembering to breath
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    Redline, can I please add someone else to the list. A mate of mine Tony with a MK5 GT TSI125 + 1 passenger (paying)

    I will probably have a paying passenger too


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    Quote Originally Posted by seangti View Post
    you'd have to be seriously ham fisted to end up in the gravel traps. Given the nature of happy laps, even less chance or reason for it happen. They are a few metres off the track so wouldn't be stressing. In the 20 odd sprints I've done out there, they've dragged very few cars out of the sand, would be less than a handful. I've seen more cars mow the grass on the inside than outside and all have resumed lapping, after remembering to breath
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh182 View Post
    you think 4motion would struggle to get out? lol best pick myself out some snatchies. just confirming that you were told that QR would have no isses in helping?
    Yeah, QR said that would be no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobes_WIR35 View Post
    Redline, can I please add someone else to the list. A mate of mine Tony with a MK5 GT TSI125 + 1 passenger (paying)

    I will probably have a paying passenger too
    sure, have updated the list, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by seangti View Post
    you'd have to be seriously ham fisted to end up in the gravel traps. Given the nature of happy laps, even less chance or reason for it happen. They are a few metres off the track so wouldn't be stressing. In the 20 odd sprints I've done out there, they've dragged very few cars out of the sand, would be less than a handful. I've seen more cars mow the grass on the inside than outside and all have resumed lapping, after remembering to breath
    better to be forewarned, particularly having a diverse skill mix out there - not sure that it only takes hamfistedness to end up in the gravel; many professional guys have ended up there over the years - some people may not have driven on the National curcuit either
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