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Old 17 Jul 2018, 00:26 (Ref:3837050)   #1
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Summer Series For Supercars

Speedcafe are reporting that the Supercar gurus are thinking of changing to a summer series running from September to May.

Interesting thought process, Townsville and Darwin will be lovely in mid January, no doubt Perth will a great round in 40 degree heat.

Perhaps they will embark on a European tour via Asia in the Australian winter?
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 02:59 (Ref:3837054)   #2
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Don't think a lot of people would like to see their favourite driver melting in scorching heat. The only way this could work is if they went back to international rounds when it's winter/early spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 03:20 (Ref:3837055)   #3
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I'll pass on it thanks.

They're not going to outdo the footy codes no matter what they do. Both codes have games throughout the year, for the sake of relevance.
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 05:02 (Ref:3837059)   #4
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thats a negative from me.

Keep it that same,
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 08:45 (Ref:3837069)   #5
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Didn't Channel 7 and Mike Raymond propose this back in the "bad old days", and the idea was thrown out when the "new guard" took over in 1997?

Funny how old ideas are new hip ideas....... makes me want to get out the Future Tourer regs and have a read
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 09:46 (Ref:3837074)   #6
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Back when touring cars were the support act for open wheelers Motor racing was predominantly a summer sport.
Even before the Tasman series provided a summer competition for Northern Hemisphere stars to visit I recall october long weekend was seen as the season opener for major domestic races with Easter being the end of season.
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 09:53 (Ref:3837076)   #7
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 10:25 (Ref:3837082)   #8
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Some of the biggest, most well attended race meetings have been held in the summer months.
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 23:29 (Ref:3837209)   #9
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Imagine the heat and smell at the SMP Australia Day Supersprint
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Imagine the heat and smell at the SMP Australia Day Supersprint
Dont recall that being an issue at the A1 Grand Prix meetings there.

Verging on fear mongering here.
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Imagine the heat and smell at the SMP Australia Day Supersprint
Having worked quite literally across the road from Eastern Creek Raceway for more than 10 years, the stench of the rubbish tip, and the earthworks that were there for a long time before it, can border on rancid

The site ownerís solution is the spray system belting out disinfectant/aromatics along the fence of the site in an attempt to diffuse the aromatics.

It does not work.

By the same token, if you can smell the biscuits being cooked, their external filtration system clearly doesnít work either... itís just a more palatable aroma.

The equally pongiest location around there is the fresh food cool store in the IGA complex... the wrong dated watermelons, or bananas in there letís go a stench strong enough to melt paint....
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Old 18 Jul 2018, 06:33 (Ref:3837229)   #12
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Imagine the heat and smell at the SMP Australia Day Supersprint
Didn't seem to deter the fans who went to the Winfield Triple Challenge there on Australia Day
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Old 18 Jul 2018, 06:50 (Ref:3837233)   #13
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The Speedcafe poll is currently showing 67% No, to 33% Yes; on 5073 votes.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2018/07/16...summer-series/
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Old 18 Jul 2018, 06:56 (Ref:3837234)   #14
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If it did become a 'summer series', run from September to May as mentioned - then the traditional endurance races of Sandown and Bathurst would presumably then be the first events of the season.

Which would seem a little strange.

Unless they're also planning to shift the dates for those events as well?
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Old 18 Jul 2018, 10:52 (Ref:3837283)   #15
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Backagain has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
Took my three kids to the Winfield triple challenge, have absolutely no recollection of a smell back then, one of the best events we'd been to with the variety of competition, my tiny little 8 year old daughter absolutely loved the Top Fueller dragsters. Having said that, I don't think a summer series would attract much interest, there are too many other things to do in AUS. during the summer months, seems like an attempt to further fill the coffers.
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