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Old 10 May 2019, 01:02 (Ref:3902881)   #16
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kowtowing to minorities - local Governments just don't get it
Yes it's complete BS. Western Springs Speedway in Auckland has been there since 1929, so even if you were born in 1929 you would be 90 years old now. The neighbours **** and moan about the noise etc so the Council limits us to 12 nights per season, got to be done by 10:30, and all sorts of other things to appease the ********s who bought a house next to the speedway then complain about the noise like they were there first and then the speedway was built.
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Old 10 May 2019, 03:43 (Ref:3902891)   #17
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Yes it's complete BS. Western Springs Speedway in Auckland has been there since 1929, so even if you were born in 1929 you would be 90 years old now. The neighbours **** and moan about the noise etc so the Council limits us to 12 nights per season, got to be done by 10:30, and all sorts of other things to appease the ********s who bought a house next to the speedway then complain about the noise like they were there first and then the speedway was built.

Still on my bucket list top see MP take a feature there.
I am going to have to pull my finger out.
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Old 10 May 2019, 15:01 (Ref:3903001)   #18
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the track (from when I last heard) was quite profitable, why would they put that at risk by running a barely break-even Supercars event? The cost to promoters is huge and the return marginal
Obviously Supercars should waive their fees, race for free and pay all expenses and allow all revenues to the circuit owners, to give back to local circuits!

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Pits couldnt handle the circus
So bring open trailers instead of the usual Pantechs. Easy!

Supercars lack of support for permanent circuits and preference for street circuits, typically with obscene tax payer funding, is highly aggravating.
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Old 12 May 2019, 08:39 (Ref:3903261)   #19
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Supercars ... preference for street circuits, typically with obscene tax payer funding
Pretty much explains the preference for street circuits.

Supercars does not care whether the location for the race is viable / permanent / able to attract people, if the government are happy to wear the risk.

Whilst the handouts exist, the behaviour won't change.
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Old 13 May 2019, 03:20 (Ref:3903402)   #20
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Yes it's complete BS. Western Springs Speedway in Auckland has been there since 1929, so even if you were born in 1929 you would be 90 years old now. The neighbours **** and moan about the noise etc so the Council limits us to 12 nights per season, got to be done by 10:30, and all sorts of other things to appease the ********s who bought a house next to the speedway then complain about the noise like they were there first and then the speedway was built.
There are many circuits that have fallen by the wayside due to housing encroachment, Liverpool Speedway was another and who in their right mind would contend that Maroubra Speedway should still be operational? The Sydney Showgrounds was another and arguably Oran Park was always just a holding operation as they more than once made clear. I am totally astounded how Luddenham ever got built TTTT and I wonder how long it will last.
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Old 13 May 2019, 03:26 (Ref:3903404)   #21
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Obviously Supercars should waive their fees, race for free and pay all expenses and allow all revenues to the circuit owners, to give back to local circuits!



So bring open trailers instead of the usual Pantechs. Easy!
A totally preposterous proposal but I suspect also a bit of a fun poke at SC's expense? It is quite obvious to anyone who has spent a lot of time there that the facilities for more than 50 people are third world at best.
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Old 13 May 2019, 03:29 (Ref:3903405)   #22
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WP is a club circuit at best.
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Old 13 May 2019, 21:35 (Ref:3903564)   #23
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They (previous owners) used to run the Konica's as a separate event to V8SC but it was exceptionally unprofitable, one of the first things BAC did was can them.

I agree it is mostly club circuit with some State but that is about the extent of it
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Old 18 May 2019, 01:25 (Ref:3904430)   #24
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Technically it has a big problem which is not obvious at first glance and that is all the corners were never levelled and just follow the natural land contour.
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Old 18 May 2019, 06:52 (Ref:3904450)   #25
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Technically it has a big problem which is not obvious at first glance and that is all the corners were never levelled and just follow the natural land contour.
How is that a problem? Every track these days seems dead flat and boring. Something with some elevation change and corners that are contoured and / or cambered I thought would be heaven?
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Some see it as a problem, if you had driven on it and like it then it is not a problem in your case. A lot of people think it is a very simple circuit until they have to set a car on it especially the approach to the top corner.
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Old 18 May 2019, 09:01 (Ref:3904469)   #27
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It's a brilliant track to drive.
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