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Old 7 Oct 2017, 02:14 (Ref:3772400)   #376
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I wish I could find some better video, or an rFactor rendition of the lap, but from what I can tell, the circuit is quite spectacular.

Hopefully the locals will chill after the event, when they see all the completed roadwork, the revitalized parkland, and the major perimeter roads around improved so there's maybe less traffic going right through the middle of the neighborhood.

Also, I wasn't even really aware of the existence of Newcastle NSW before the announcement of the Supercars event; I'm sure I'm not the only one. If the locals are concerned about their "history", it's pretty much going to be through tourism that that would be made into an economic asset, so building that awareness is a good thing for the city in that regard.
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Old 7 Oct 2017, 02:54 (Ref:3772402)   #377
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If it's me, I wouldn't care if Supercars ran through my loungeroom as long as I had good seats, but trying to place myself in someones shoes who doesn't like car racing, well, bugger that...

How would Supercars go if a local resident claims they are having a family reunion that weekend and will require 100 wristbands for friends and family...?
That local resident would have to be labeled as the biggest moron in the neighborhood. The dates for this have been known for ages. Only pure stupidity would be the cause for someone planning something then.
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Old 7 Oct 2017, 03:23 (Ref:3772408)   #378
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Not if they need 100 free tickets....
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Old 7 Oct 2017, 05:39 (Ref:3772412)   #379
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That local resident would have to be labeled as the biggest moron in the neighborhood. The dates for this have been known for ages. Only pure stupidity would be the cause for someone planning something then.
The only problem with that theory is for example if someone moves next to a racetrack that has been there for years, and complains about the noise. Ultimately the track has to lower the noise or gets given limitations that ultimately chokes it

There was a pub in Sydney that was 'famous' for it's live Sunday afternoon music sessions for over 50 years... However a bunch of new neighbours got together and the upshot was the pub can no longer have live music on a Sunday afternoon

People power lobbying the council have more power than anything. The saving grace for Newcastle though is the state government support, that will ensure the event is in no danger.
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The only problem with that theory is for example if someone moves next to a racetrack that has been there for years, and complains about the noise. Ultimately the track has to lower the noise or gets given limitations that ultimately chokes it

There was a pub in Sydney that was 'famous' for it's live Sunday afternoon music sessions for over 50 years... However a bunch of new neighbours got together and the upshot was the pub can no longer have live music on a Sunday afternoon

People power lobbying the council have more power than anything. The saving grace for Newcastle though is the state government support, that will ensure the event is in no danger.
Yep. There was a track in Arizona that was closed down by the locals because of noise. Kicker being that the track was directly adjacent to an active Air Force base.
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Old 14 Oct 2017, 02:16 (Ref:3774102)   #384
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Main straight. When its all packed up we have more parking for the foreshore. Win win.

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Old 15 Oct 2017, 05:09 (Ref:3774278)   #385
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdsPZpxp3-g

Great drone footage of new circuit, dated 2-Oct-17
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Great footage. That’s a lot of people’s homes the track is running past. Hardly any wonder some of them have got the shy tests.
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Here's a short, on-the-ground video, showing someone driving up to Turn 11, and then going along the front stretch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnhx4czmYTE
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At this stage im heading to Newcastle.

Anyone local got any tips for me (appears accommodation will be expensive in Newcastle so looking at staying Sydney side of the track)
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Depends on your definition of 'expensive Pecky, but you could check out the Charlestown/Kotara areas ?
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Depends on your definition of 'expensive Pecky, but you could check out the Charlestown/Kotara areas ?
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thinking we might be in gosford. Was not quite wanting to spend $1000
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