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Old 01-06-2004, 18:37   #1 (permalink)
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Question (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - MARCH


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I’m looking at organizing a combined FordForums / E-Series Sydney go-karting day in MARCH, and was wondering how many of the NSW guys would be interested.

We have a couple of choices for venue.

Of course in Sydney you start with the Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway. http://www.easterncreekkarts.com.au/

Advantage of this place is that they’re open 9am-10pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am-11pm Friday & Saturday so we could go night Karting if we wanted. They also race rain or shine so the weather isn’t an issue. “Arrive and Drive casual hire of the 13hp Karts is $42 for 15 minutes and $77 for 30 minutes racing.

Alternatively, you can do their “Mini Grand Prix” for a group booking of 10-20 people over a 3 hour period for $195 per person in their corporate “Thunder Karts” !!!

This event includes:

- Official welcome and registration
- Driver training and safety briefing
- Warm up
- Heat 1 and Heat 2
- Heat 3 and Heat 4
- Grand Final
- Presentation of Awards

The drawback is of course the cost. ECIKR can be quite expensive compared to some other smaller tracks in Sydney.

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Minto Fastlane Go-Karting is a 500m outdoor track (no website found) where group bookings are more a sort of track hire. Up to 8 people racing costs $440 for 1 hour (plus $3 license per person). 8-16 people costs $660 for 1½ hours and 16-24 people costs $880 for 2 hours.

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Then you have the Indy800 outdoor track out at Wilberforce (in the grounds of The Butterfly Farm) just past Windsor. I’ve been to this track in the past and can say from experience that it’s pretty good.

An 800m track with a decent size and layout, a group booking (10 people) would see us paying $88 each for 4 15 minute karting sessions. Their website is at http://www.indy800.com.au/indy800.html

The Butterfly Farm also has picnic & BBQ facilities and a boat ramp if anyone would like to bring along a boat at go waterskiing on the Hawkesbury River, as well as the Butterfly Museum.

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Kartatak Raceway (http://www.kartatak.com.au) is an indoor 300m track at Arncliffe. Again open till 10pm (11pm Fri/Sat), this venue is weatherproof but limited by the maximum 8 karts per session. Standard kart hire there is $46 per 30 minutes, and they have group booking packages for up to 36 (but they’re fairly complex so I can’t give you prices without finding out more at this stage).

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Another track is the Picton Kart Track at Maldon, about 30 minutes south of Liverpool off the Hume.

Group booking prices start from as little as 6 people @ $26 for 15 minutes, $50 for 30 minutes or $94 for 1 hour.

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So at this stage I’d like you to post expressions of interest and track preference please. If anyone knows of another decent Sydney track that I’ve not mentioned (I just looked these ones up in the Yellow Pages) please.

Once we get a bit of an idea of who wants to go and where we’ll set a specific time, date and place.

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PS: After checking a couple of different calendars, this will happen on either the weekend of March 13/14 or March 27/28, as the Australian F1GP is on the first weekend of the month, and the V8Supercar Clipsal500 is on in the 3rd week of March.
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Old 01-06-2004, 19:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - MARCH

hey mate

i would been pretty interesed in it
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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - MARCH

Yayyyyy for JR

I will find out when I am due to be in Sydney in March & let you know dates ......

I have been to Eastern Creek & it wasnt too bad ....... anyone been to the other tracks at all ???????

I'm sure we should organise a bit of a cruise & feed 3fb style as well ..... make it a day of great fun & the usual 3fb antics


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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - MARCH

im up for this one
I PROMISE!

ive been to the minto one, was alright

ive driven past the picton one heaps and it looks alright
i think it would be a good one if we wanted a decent cruise to and from, and around the picton area

thatd be my preference

plus if we want a decent turn out it needs to be not too expensive

maybe someone has been to the picton one and can shed some light on the track, i think ive heard its good
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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - MARCH

Count me in. The Grand Prix sounds like fun. Just gotta make sure us "larger gents" can fit...

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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - MARCH

Im up for the Picton one me thinks....as previously said there is good potential for after event feast/cruise in this region!!!...

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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - Saturday, 13th MARCH

Not many responses yet, but Picton or Minto seems like it will be the preffered option.

I guess if you have it at Minto on the Saturday afternoon then you'd have dinner at Campbelltown (maybe Chilli's or Sizzler), and if at Picton you'd cruise into Woollongong afterwards and go to one of the similar places on the strip down there.

I've also picked the 13th of March, as the V8's at Eastern Creek are in the first week of April, so people may be saving money to go to that in the last week of March.
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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - Saturday, 13th MARCH

Sorry for not responding earlier JR, it doesn't bother me where, if the date doesn't cross family commitments or work I'll be there.
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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - Saturday, 13th MARCH

Could be up for this one. Prefer Picton also.

btw Cambelltown is closer to the Picton venue than Wollongong is, a chioce of routes as well!
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Re: (NSW) FF & E-Series Karting Day - Saturday, 13th MARCH

Well here I was very hopeful as the weekends suggested will be after baseball finishes but alas my hopes have been dashed as they clash with family commitments so it doesn't look good for me as it currently stands.

BTW video recorders overcome any problems with non Sydney race weekends.

Picton looks like it wil be the best option, though EC does look good.
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