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Drag Racing Drag Racing - Gunnedah NSW

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Racing and Track Days' started by GreyImport, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. jmw76

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    Gunnedah is a long long way for me to go. Not likely to happen soon I am afraid. :(:(
     
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    No drag strip's close to you ?

    This page has a good calculator that you can put your info into and it will give you an idea on what your bike could run
    @Frankster or @Murdo , how close do your number's work out when using this calculator, to what time's you actually ran
    If you enter your combined weight of your bike and rider, and enter you time it will calculate how many horsepower it took to run that time.
    The calculation's are a little off as they're calculated on a perfect run with no losses between gear change's and shifting at optimal rev 's, no wind etc etc

    http://www.wallaceracing.com/et-hp-mph-8th.php
     
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    Calder is the closest track to me.
    Have driven the international circuit and Thunderdome quite some time ago. Have also had a go on the drag strip in a car but honestly can not remember times.
    Have run 1/4 mile in my little race car (Suzuki GSXR1100 powered) back in 2013 & 2003 at Geelong Speed trials (on public roads). Best time I managed was 10.9.
    Not likely to take the bike to Calder, it is very poorly maintained these days and little used.
    Also past a few short blasts on a track. My last time at Broadford road circuit in Victoria I got 6 x 15min - 20min runs on track and covered a lot of laps. Banf for buck is good. :):):):)

    Geelong Revival links
    https://geelongrevival.com.au/

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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    @Frankster ... heres some photos of the TDRA meets from back in the early 90s .... Goddards Lane , opposite the Airport off Gunnedah Rd .... supposedly only 2 with the big boys and a few other local ones then the council sold the land where the spectator mound was and that was the end of it and it went to Gunnedah airport.
    I went to one and remember Brays burnouts .... crazy

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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Calculator isn't too bad, but not 100% accurate. I'd be super stoked if I could run an 8.29ET for the 1/8 mile. Basically, when I key in my best ET, the calculator says my engine is making 34hp (which might be right, but unlikely).

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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Wow, that's fantastic @GreyImport

    How times have changed. I think that's Robin Kirby's Top Fuel dragster doing a burnout/run. Other vehicles are Gatt's Supercharged 429 Ford (running against Victor), Vic Baker's Corvette Alcohol Funny Car and, FYI, Victor's 57 Chev was a Chev body on a 1-ton Holden Ute chassis running a Keith Black engine. His tuner was Mick Atholwood (a legend). Post more if you find any...they're gold!
     
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    I recall going to watch the top fuel drags at Calder years ago.
    Great stuff.
    Sadly, that doesn't happen at Calder anymore.
     
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    Crap, I can't make either of those meetings. I thought the last meeting was in October.

    Chief, you and Murdo will have to fly the 2fiftycc flag. You already attend, just bring a bike next time.
     
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    I can't make that one either Shane.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't serious. 3 days drive here, 3 days back, just to run a quarter mile? It's only 2 hours from me, but probably won't even go.
     
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    @GreyImport I'm stuck in Tasmania for the immediate future. Is anyone from team 2fiftycc going along to this weekend's drags? I know @Murdo couldn't make it either, so bike field might be a bit light on? @risky @Linkin anyone?
     
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    I'm not going (as a spectator) - the weather up here is really bad - bad winds, and maybe rain tomorrow (the rain would be great - but not for drags!!).
     
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    Send my best wishes to your friend John.
     
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    Might be called off if the weather is that bad. Pretty ordinary down here. Thursday max was 5!
     
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