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Old 3 Oct 2017, 20:46 (Ref:3771579)   #46
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So the new calendar

Adelaide 500* 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint* 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint* 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400* 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500* 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000* 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500* 23-25 November

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Old 3 Oct 2017, 21:05 (Ref:3771583)   #47
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What kind of a crowd are they hoping to get to a night race in the middle of winter in Blacktown? Great idea, but run it in the warmer months

I love the race format.... but it's hardly "Twenty/20 style" which they have been talking about, this is a much more traditional sort of race format!
Hearing you but then SMP has never drawn a crowd for supercars in the way that Oran Park did for example - I'm guess they figure that it's worth doing something radical to see if they can turn that around.

Benefit of winter of course is that it's fully dark earlier, making the race more of a true "under lights" experience if started earlier. Bit chillsome there in winter though - maybe they'll install crowd heaters into the grandstand?

I like the format too but it means that fans need to stay to the end for a result, whereas a different format might let those with kids for example head off earlier after seeing some racing as the kids get cold/tired. The detail of it will all matter of course but I could imagine a (say) 5:00 PM start (or a bit earlier) having the racing all done by 7:00 or something like that. Then do some music or drifting or other entertainment after that to make it a night out.
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Old 4 Oct 2017, 00:46 (Ref:3771633)   #48
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Old 4 Oct 2017, 02:11 (Ref:3771652)   #49
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Very happy to see the return of the 300km format. These cars haven't worked with short races in a long time IMO and the 300km race should also get rid of the need for the convoluted fuel drop. Natural racing is always best.
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Old 4 Oct 2017, 05:29 (Ref:3771669)   #50
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A few points about the Sydney race
1Glad it is on the proper circuit.The short circuit takes away most of the overtaking points.
2Glad they are having a proper race.We have found out in recent years that the 20 minute races are totally processional.
3Hopefully they will have a full day of support races before the Supercars start.
4The crowd will be smaller than this year.I live in Western Sydney and it is 3-6 degrees type cold at night at this time of year.All Sydney NRL clubs prefer day matches because they can always get a lot more people on a Sunday afternoon.This is obviously meant for tv rather than those dinosaurs who still insist at turning up at track.Its success should be judged by ratings not attendance.
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Old 4 Oct 2017, 05:37 (Ref:3771670)   #51
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Old 4 Oct 2017, 05:40 (Ref:3771671)   #52
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This is obviously meant for tv rather than those dinosaurs who still insist at turning up at track.Its success should be judged by ratings not attendance.
While I agree with you..... hasn't all the talk of the SMP race under lights been about the attendance needing to rise or the event will go?
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While I agree with you..... hasn't all the talk of the SMP race under lights been about the attendance needing to rise or the event will go?
The event is part of the state government Newcastle contract just as it was from 2014 part of the Homebush contract.You will notice that not once in the last 4 years has Supercars threatened to take the event away.
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Interesting.

A number of top-shelf factory drivers spend their time there keeping sharp, for the bigger GT3 races.
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A number of top-shelf factory drivers spend their time there keeping sharp, for the bigger GT3 races.
Seems to be the equivalent of running Carrera Cup for just the Elite class
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