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Old 29 Jul 2018, 06:50 (Ref:3839743)   #1
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Cheese [VASC18R21] Red Rooster SuperNight 300, Eastern Creek 3-4 Aug

An experiment.
A track notorious for tyre torture.
A city notorious for not attending Supercar races.
A leaf out of Speedway's book.... night racing.

SuperNight is Gooooooooooo!!

It will be cold.
It is likely to be aromatically unappealing.
You will have fun finding your car in the carpark when the sun goes down.
You might have fun seeing the cars on track too..

Yet the 300km race has 300 points up for grabs, same as Bathurst.

Anything is possible in this event. Anything.

A bad qualifying, a bad start, some crash and bash, some tyre cooking... could derail what goes on championship wise.

Will it be predictable and run a 888 1-2-3 or will DJRTP get their freak on and be competitive?

Hard to pick between #1, #17 and #97 for the win...
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Old 29 Jul 2018, 10:18 (Ref:3839828)   #2
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Looks like the ambient temperature will fluctuate in the mid to high 10s later in the afternoon/evening at the event!

PS: Any volunteers/officials out there with a spare ticket? Have a mate in the Navy who's heading there with no transport and I'd like to help him out and join for the race.
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Old 30 Jul 2018, 04:27 (Ref:3840096)   #3
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Can only see this as an experiment for Foxtel for future night races. If there's enough subscribers watching, Supercars might look at the possibility of going to the top end racing under lights. As you said GTR, the cold and the smell of the rubbish tip will drive away trackside punters to their screens on Ch10/ONE and Fox 506.

As for the top performers, the usual teams of Red Bull and DJR Team Penske with the Erebus team causing a surprise or two. Maybe a Walkinshaw upset if they can get over their Ipswich woes.
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Old 30 Jul 2018, 06:09 (Ref:3840104)   #4
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, Supercars might look at the possibility of going to the top end racing under lights. .
We would love it under lights up here.

Would remove the second income stream from those who only turn up to watch a concert though.

Admittedly that isn't that many in the red neck wonderland.
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Old 30 Jul 2018, 12:29 (Ref:3840156)   #5
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My prediction for the event, is that hot food vendors will do very well!
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Old 31 Jul 2018, 06:47 (Ref:3840268)   #6
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An experiment.
A track notorious for tyre torture.
A city notorious for not attending Supercar races.
A leaf out of Speedway's book.... night racing.

SuperNight is Gooooooooooo!!

It will be cold.
It is likely to be aromatically unappealing.
You will have fun finding your car in the carpark when the sun goes down.
You might have fun seeing the cars on track too..
For someone who regularly makes their feelings known about any posts that aren't supportive of the Supercars agenda or are negative towards the category, i find this post quite amusing and hypocritical

Your hatred of Eastern Creek is as strong as ever by the looks

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If there's enough subscribers watching, Supercars might look at the possibility of going to the top end racing under lights. As you said GTR, the cold and the smell of the rubbish tip will drive away trackside punters to their screens on Ch10/ONE and Fox 506.
Darwin was supposed to have a night race this year, it was announced back in 2016, but the idea was later canned

https://www.news.com.au/sport/motors...c94eece42d95d3

the "smell of the rubbish tip" won't drive anyone away who wanted to be there in the first place. An old but handy tool for anyone with an agenda against the track though
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It will be interesting if it is a wet race in the dark
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Old 31 Jul 2018, 22:20 (Ref:3840503)   #8
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Love the 300km races - bit of 2003/4 nostalgia
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Old 31 Jul 2018, 22:28 (Ref:3840506)   #9
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First SMP round I’ll be missing in four years. Not happy Jan
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It will be interesting if it is a wet race in the dark
Unlikely though (other than dew) given the forecast and dry weather in Sydney.
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Is it because it is on Saturday night?
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Cool idea and I hope it works

While on the topic of quirky experiments, Supercars should do a 24 hour race for kicks. It would be interesting and give me an excuse to watch touring cars for 24 hours straight.
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Is it because it is on Saturday night?


Nope. Usually spend the weekend trackside inc Friday so doesn’t change things.

Just don’t have the time this year.
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Old 1 Aug 2018, 12:44 (Ref:3840605)   #14
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Love the 300km races - bit of 2003/4 nostalgia
Definitely, very excited about this. These cars are far better suited to longer races and the 300km races those years were some of the best we've seen. Disappointed they moved away from it, I hope this starts to bring them back.
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Old 2 Aug 2018, 09:23 (Ref:3840812)   #15
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We would love it under lights up here.

Would remove the second income stream from those who only turn up to watch a concert though.

Admittedly that isn't that many in the red neck wonderland.
Plus having a night race at QR would spice things up. As for getting out, it's usually dark when punters leave so it's nothing unusual if the Championship decides on a night race. (Plus, good excuse since it's dirt roads to do some light rally driving in the work car which is an i20)
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