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  1. GreyImport

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    Winton is one track I don't like going to. It's expensive, a long drive & basically nowhere. Since I missed The Island Classic, I would probably go to this except it's the same weekend as Gunnedah drags.
     
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    Winton in Qld is a long drive and nowhere (I know, I used to live out there). You'll go to Gunnedah, but Winton (vic) is a long drive? I got the impression it is a nice track to race on, not so great otherwise. But it gets a few events, including a V8 round. Haven't been to an event there, though. Interested to know people's experiences.
     
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    Haha... isnt Winton Qld known for Cloud Seeding? If so they are not doing a good job right now as there has been no rain to speak of.
    Winton Victoria is a bit like Winton Qld...in that other than the race track there is no other reason to go there..
    As a circuit it would be OK I guess.. lots of corners and a shortish straight..
    Its one of those places that in Summer it is stiflingly hot and in Winter it is bitterly cold.. It is a great circuit for spectating as you can back your car right up to the fence... plenty of people go to the V8 race and camp.. I have seen trucks driven in with lounge chairs etc on them... so it is a bit of an old fashioned circuit like Oran Park used to be... Warwick Farm etc.
     
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    Depends where you are at Winton Qld, some got 3 inches of rain this month, others got 28 inches (700mm). They might have had less than 5 inches over the previous 3 years, though. And I can't say I heard of cloud seeding out there; doubt there would be enough moisture. They do get some mileage out of Waltzing Matilda and their biannual outback festival - the town can double or triple for some of these events. Oops. :offtopic:
     
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    Hmmm just something in the back of my head about Cloud Seeding when I went through Winton as part of a 17 day Central Australian School Trip... there were a few firsts for a 14 year old lad over those 17 days :)
     
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    went to winton in victoria in the late 70,s and saw harry firth racing a 1934 mg supercharged and also riding a 1926 harley with side boards.he was caning the bejesus out of them. wish it was closer and would be down for that historic meet.even saw an A model collapse its spoke front wheel on a corner.. only so much money and so many things to do. next trip is to the national art gallery.lol.
     
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    If I'm competing and catching up with friends, then yes I'll go to Gunnedah, but that's pretty much my limit.
     
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    Fixed that for u mate :D
     
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