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Old 14 Jul 2006, 05:27 (Ref:1655834)   #1
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retro should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridretro should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Winton cant compete with richer raceways......

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Old 14 Jul 2006, 06:04 (Ref:1655844)   #2
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Nice to see a story about V8 supercars, telling the truth.....
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 06:20 (Ref:1655848)   #3
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Well if they expanded the calendar then we could have all our favourite tracks hosting a race.
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 06:30 (Ref:1655849)   #4
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I suspect Eastern Creeks local paper will be saying how they can't compete with the more politically savy operators that run some of the other circuits
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 06:43 (Ref:1655853)   #5
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Nothing really new here. Just wind the clock back 8 years, replace Winton with Mallala & Mick Ronke with Clem Smith & its all the same.

People won't like it, but thats just the way things happen
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 06:51 (Ref:1655855)   #6
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Amazing how someone from Queensland posts a link to the Albury Border Mail - that is all at this stage.
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 07:16 (Ref:1655861)   #7
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Amazing how someone from Queensland posts a link to the Albury Border Mail - that is all at this stage.

About time you Mexicans found your Groove.
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 08:02 (Ref:1655876)   #8
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 23:53 (Ref:1656547)   #9
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Hey I read the Border mail every day , its not the most exciting newspaper in the world
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Old 15 Jul 2006, 02:54 (Ref:1656621)   #10
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GTR, I think you are right. More events is certainly the aim.

Winton could do things a bit different and get a round reasonably easy, but that's not for me to say.

I am a grocer, not an event promoter so I probably don't know much
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Old 15 Jul 2006, 03:54 (Ref:1656629)   #11
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Winton is not a track suitable for supercars, >>Dick called it a a goat track<< , much too small for the beasts that need "room to move"-.....its a club racers track !


I still cannot figure how Winton got the round over Eastern Creek when China pulled the plug -simply amazing having a track like EC not getting a round!!!!
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Old 15 Jul 2006, 04:22 (Ref:1656637)   #12
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Winton is not a track suitable for supercars, >>Dick called it a a goat track<< , much too small for the beasts that need "room to move"-.....its a club racers track !
No Grimace, Dick was actually quoted as saying "it's like running a marathon around a hills hoist". That comment dated back to the golden era of DJR when they couldn't be beaten and he was the drivers mouthpiece and had to come up with something funny to say during the Racecam crosses midrace.

Of course that was back when Winton was only 2km long & it's now had an extra kilometre of track added (in fact the only track to have had any major works in the last 20 years (Sandown was extended in '84 using government money and what are they using that extension for these days). We could start the old "why should Winton get a round" arguement here all over again but the biggest thing in Winton's favour is that it once again attracted a record crowd (and not just on the rubbery VE$A figures either) and it's 200km from Melbourne where Eastern Creek being just outside Australia's largest capital city just cant attract any spectators.

Another thing to remember is that of all the tracks that hold V8 rounds Winton is owned and operated by a car club and all the money raised by activities held at the track are put back into the track to improve facilities for the spectators & competitors not just for a once a year V8 round but for ALL racers & fans ALL year. Do any of the existing or proposed street circuits do that, they just line VE$A pockets by using government (our) money to create an artificial track for 4 days a year with no benefit to the local racers.
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Old 15 Jul 2006, 06:04 (Ref:1656653)   #13
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beat me to that one PVDA. its funny how people always remember a quote and then that quote counts forever even after things change
Winton is a significantly longet track, so they quote no longer has a relevance.

its liek that never never gST comment of John howard, always the shortned quote is given and never in context.

but Grimace. the reason is that people like going to Winton and because Winton is in the heartland of v8s,(which is country victoria)

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Old 15 Jul 2006, 06:23 (Ref:1656657)   #14
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Goddam, I Get Sick Of This Same Old "It's Too Short" Argument.

Hey Grime Ace, Go And Check The Length Of:

Darwin

NZ

Barbagallo

Symmons Plains, And

Oran Park

Then Report Back To Us Which Of These Is Longer Than Winton!!!!!

All of these tracks are on the 2006 Calendar.

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Old 15 Jul 2006, 06:46 (Ref:1656666)   #15
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Goddam, I Get Sick Of This Same Old "It's Too Short" Argument.

Hey Grime Ace, Go And Check The Length Of:

Darwin

NZ

Barbagallo

Symmons Plains, And

Oran Park

Then Report Back To Us Which Of These Is Longer Than Winton!!!!!

All of these tracks are on the 2006 Calendar.
NZ is my favourite track?

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