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Old 20 Apr 2005, 23:59 (Ref:1283422)   #1
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Highest Speed recorded on Conrod Straight

Hi all,
I have an interesting question - what is the highest speed recorded down conrod straight at Mount Panorama?
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 00:15 (Ref:1283431)   #2
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Glen Seton 300 km/h I have heard?????????
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 00:25 (Ref:1283437)   #3
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Glen Seton in a touring car their maybe another sort of car that got a faster speed though
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 00:40 (Ref:1283446)   #4
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I have no solid knowledge of this but I thought the NAscar's did a fair bit of speed down there only to find that the braking point was around about 20 meteres down from Forest Elbow.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 00:43 (Ref:1283447)   #5
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Yeah the NASCAR's did a race at the 1996 ATCC round.

Seton clocked over 300kph in qualifying in 1996.

They may top that this year with the new diff ratio??
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 00:51 (Ref:1283450)   #6
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I have no solid knowledge of this but I thought the NAscar's did a fair bit of speed down there only to find that the braking point was around about 20 meteres down from Forest Elbow.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 01:01 (Ref:1283454)   #7
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I'm pretty sure that a Ferrari P3 Le Mans type sports car did over 340kph down the straight at Bathurst in the pre Chase days in the seventies. I'm also sure that the Matich SR4 with quad cam Repco V8 would have been capable of going faster but maybe it was never measured or Matich never pushed it that hard.

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Old 21 Apr 2005, 01:29 (Ref:1283462)   #8
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Was it Mason or Stubber last year in the Appendix Js clocked over 300km down conrod
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 01:36 (Ref:1283465)   #9
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Stubber didn't get there... he was running a BIG diff to push it there, but in the end gave it away and fitted something more sensible.

Bill Brown in the Scuderia Veloce Ferrari 330P4 (I think that's right) was generally acclaimed as the fastest at 300-odd klicks on the old straight, although I thought that the sports sedans may have shaded it once or twice. I believe they credited Seto with 301km/h, although generally they've topped out at 296-odd since. Was 1996 the year that Skippy set a long-jump record at the Chase with that car? Made for a couple of spectacular photos!
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 01:56 (Ref:1283474)   #10
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He had a good go eh.. What about Keith Carling in sports sedans Nissan 300zx.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:00 (Ref:1283477)   #11
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That's the one I was thinking of...
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:09 (Ref:1283480)   #12
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I'm pretty sure that Brad Tilley clocked over 300Kph down conrod in the Boss Mustang in 2003?
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:14 (Ref:1283482)   #13
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That 300zx was goood. till he had his huge accident at Amaroo in front of us. Have hardly heard of him since unfortunately..
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:28 (Ref:1283484)   #14
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In the pre-chase days, guys like Russell Stenhouse used to do insane speeds down Conrod during the Flying 1/5th.

The Flying 5th started up near the Bathurst Light Car Club rooms, and was a 1km windup, 200m of timed section, and jump on the brakes, throw out the anchors, release the parachutes to pull the cars up before Murrays Corner...

Any old BLCC members who post here remember what speed he did in about 1983 or 84 - I would have only been about 9 or 10, but I somehow remember a speed of around 300kmh in a road-registered Torana?
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Glen Seton 300 km/h I have heard?????????

I think that for memory Seto did a 308k down the straight.
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