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Old 9 Mar 2009, 03:56 (Ref:2411821)   #1
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Who's bought Heathcote Raceway? (title edited since the original proved incorrect)

A little birdie has told me that Mick Ronke and some associates have purchased Heathcote Park Raceway?

Are they going to build a circuit? Are they going to run the drag strip?

Interesting news, makes another option for use crow eaters who are sick of Mallala!
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 04:14 (Ref:2411825)   #2
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I heard the someone who bought it already has a drag strip or 2.
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 04:46 (Ref:2411834)   #3
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Interesting, my mail is that Mick has bought it with Rodney, not the old man.
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 04:51 (Ref:2411835)   #4
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I heard a team from up Mildura way grabbed it.
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 04:56 (Ref:2411836)   #5
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C'mon, there are a few Ronkes in the forum here. Anyone care to confirm or deny?
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 05:04 (Ref:2411840)   #6
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I heard that the guy who own (or did own Heathcote depending on who your listening to) wasnt interesting in selling?

If this is true must've been a good offer.
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 05:17 (Ref:2411846)   #7
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OK, I'm a crow-eater with no particular beef with Mallala (apart from it being the wrong side of town). Where is Heathcote Park Raceway?
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 05:20 (Ref:2411847)   #8
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I am sticking with my mail-- further --also says is it will not be running anything in the forseeable future.
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 05:31 (Ref:2411852)   #9
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I heard the someone who bought it already has a drag strip or 2.
Apparently this has been denied by the owners of Heatcote Park in the latest issue of Dragster Australia...

[which I haven't seen but was told about so this is 2nd hand info]...
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 05:33 (Ref:2411853)   #10
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I wish I could comment, but alas the sources are dry, even PVDA don't know for sure.
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 05:58 (Ref:2411863)   #11
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I wish I could comment, but alas the sources are dry, even PVDA don't know for sure.
Trev, I'm brave enough to dip a toe in the water. In the last week, I have heard the following rumours, from a number of reasonably reliable sources.

  • The Di-Fillipo family (Top Fuel racers) have bought it.
  • A consortium involving Mick Ronke & the President of the BAC have bought it.
  • Rodney Jane (CEO, Jane Corp, and financial controller of the Jane Family Trust) has sacked every employee at Calder Park except the gardener/maintainence guy. Yes this is alleged to include one former multiple Touring Car Champion, one Robert Jane. Massive recent cost blowouts is the alleged reason.
  • The 'New World Class Melbourne Drag Racing Complex' is now a certainty to be built.


The ones listed above I havn't heard are:

PVDA; I dont think it is Phil Lammatina who has bought Heathcote.
Rich07; Russell Clarke is terminally ill with lung cancer, he is very interested in selling.
Silver; after the belt tightening by Rodney, I can't see Bob buying 2 lt of milk without a signed approval in the near future.

KE30 MAN, you may well be the winner of the meat tray, dont throw away that ticket quite yet........
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 06:03 (Ref:2411864)   #12
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OK, I'm a crow-eater with no particular beef with Mallala (apart from it being the wrong side of town). Where is Heathcote Park Raceway?
No beef with Mallala either, except that one can only do so many laps of a single race track before boredom sets in.

Heathcote is near Bendigo.
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 07:17 (Ref:2411912)   #13
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Old 9 Mar 2009, 07:41 (Ref:2411927)   #14
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I wish I could comment, but alas the sources are dry, even PVDA don't know for sure.
If the 2 of you don't know--who the hell does?
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Trev, I'm brave enough to dip a toe in the water. In the last week, I have heard the following rumours, from a number of reasonably reliable sources.

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[*]Rodney Jane (CEO, Jane Corp, and financial controller of the Jane Family Trust) has sacked every employee at Calder Park except the gardener/maintainence guy. Yes this is alleged to include one former multiple Touring Car Champion, one Robert Jane. Massive recent cost blowouts is the alleged reason
Silver; after the belt tightening by Rodney, I can't see Bob buying 2 lt of milk without a signed approval in the near future.
KE30 MAN, you may well be the winner of the meat tray, dont throw away that ticket quite yet........
I will donate the tray and a whole heap more if that is true. It would change the future of motor racing if it was true.
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