Sydney VW Drags Showdown 24th & 25 Feb 2012

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  1. Rose

    Rose Member

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    hope to have a lot of VEE DUBS come along for the show n shine and the other events as well to support the event close to home will be lots to do and see and all sorts of vee dubs drag racing as well.

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    contact details for more information are
    Craig Hughes
    mobile 0419 735 596

    check out link as well
    http://www.vwma.net.au/sydney/?i=32

    Sydney VW Drags Showdown 2012 Event Schedule

    Friday 24th February

    Track opens at 8am. The gate will be attended and only pre-paid drivers and crew wishing to stay overnight at the track will be admitted. Your tickets will be issued at the gate. No general spectator admittance will be allowed.

    Toilets, showers and power are available. Please note that a driver training school will be operating in the centre of the main pit area until 4pm. If you would like to pit in this area then you will have to wait until the school has finished.

    The track gates are then locked at 8pm. No late arrivals admitted (VWMA staff will not have a key) and those that are inside can not leave until 8am the next morning.

    The Sydney Dragway site - http://www.wsid.com.au - has a comprehensive list of suitable accommodation alternatives around the vicinity of the track.

    An informal gathering of VW enthusiasts will also happen that evening at Dino's Pizza - http://dinospizza.com.au - from 7pm onwards. Lucky car park prizes, raffles and of course great pizza until 10pm. Dean Hodge will be your host.


    Saturday 25th February

    Track opens at 8am for competitors and crew, 9am for general spectators.

    On the Track:

    10am - 12noon:

    Scrutineering

    12.30pm:

    Driver briefing (all drivers to attend). This briefing will also include a demonstration of how the lights work, staging drill, etc for first time racers and those requiring a re-fresher.

    1 - 3pm:

    Qualifying all classes

    3.30 - 7.30pm:

    Racing Round Robin non-elimination 4 rounds with final

    VVDS Cash Grab!!

    Off the Track:

    12noon - 4pm:

    Show'n'Shine in pit area

    3pm - 10.30pm:

    RC Drag Racing next to pit area

    6pm:

    Twilight cruise for all VWs up and down the return road next to the track. Lights on, 10kph limit cruising, music piped over the PA

    8pm:

    Trophy presentation in event marquee

    9pm - Midnight:

    live band in event marquee, BYO, food available to purchase from track cafeteria

    Midnight:

    Gates closed. Gates re-open 8am Sunday for those staying overnight.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  2. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    In the diary and locked in with the family!
     
  3. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Member

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    Will be awesome!!!

    I will be coming down from Qld.
    Not sure what in yet.
     
  4. VW's, Drag Racing, not to far from home.... what more do I need. Locked in!
    (Kinda wishing Oran Park was still going though I miss waking up to the sounds of racing)
     
  5. ian.mezz

    ian.mezz New Member

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    Fyi

    VW Sydney Showdown 2012 Entries


    Hi All,

    The online registration for the VW Sydney Showdown 2012 on February 25th is now open at http://www.vwma.net.au

    The 'honour'(?) of first entry is shared between Rose Merrett and Steve Craven. They can fight over the title....:D

    Ian&Rose Automotive have also thrown $300 into the race kitty for the first competitor to cut a perfect light. Failing that the prize pool will be divided into 3 x$100 and awarded to the 3 best lights of the day. Thanks Rose and Ian.

    On the website you will have also noticed the $5000 cash incentive from Vintage VeeDub Supplies. The ET is quick, but they are recording those times in the US and Europe.

    More soon.

    Cheers
    Craig
     
  6. Rose

    Rose Member

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    unofficial entry list to date that we know,
    hopefully have about 80 vw racing

    1. Rose, 54 turbo oval Beetle, NSW
    2. Steve Craven, Beetle, Vic
    3. 66deluxe.?Beetle QLD
    4. David Birchall, Beetle, VVDS Sydney
    5. Silver.? Something with launch control ?Sydney
    6. Andrew Todd, Beach Buggy, Newcastle
    7. Wayne Fenech, turbo Beetle, VVDS Sydney
    8. Leigh Harris, Beetle, VVDS Sydney
    9. Steve Carter, Beetle, Sydney
    10. Wayne Penrose , 56 turbo oval , WPVW
    11. Dean Penrose , 69 Beetle , WPVW
    12. Ben Ford , 63 supercharged Beetle , WPVW
    13. Chris Bolton , 67 turbo Beetle , WPVW
    14. Cindy Hurst , 65 turbo Beetle , WPVW
    15. Stephen Muller, 62 Beetle sports sedan, WPVW
    16. Ben Robinson, Beetle, NSW, VWMA
    17. Damien Pell, Beetle, NSW
    18. Barry essex bros, Beetle, VIC
    19. Mick 1916 Baja, Beetle, QLD
    20. Dangerous Dave Butler, Beetle, QLD
    21. Mick Holman, Beetle, QLD
    22. Andrew Swanson, Beetle, QLD
    23. Jason Frost, Beetle, QLD
    24. Shaun (sander288), Beetle, NSW
    25. Westi, Beetle, NSW
    26. Rob, 1641 turbo/nos
    27. Darren Hobson, Beetle, NSW
    28. Flamin tiki, buggy, NSW
    29. Mike Waldren, beetle, NSW
    30. Michael Clark, Beetle, Vic
    31. Andrew Ermel, Beetle, Vic
    32. Matt Berry "Bluey", Beetle, QLD
    33. Dave Becker Beetle NSW
    34. Russel Sarten, Beetle, NSW
    35. Tom Laube, Beetle, QLD
    36. Henry Spicak, 2332cc Beetle, NSW
    37. Crazy Col Munro, Beetle, QLD
    38. Dean Hodges, Black oval Pizza bug, NSW
    39. Aaron Roberts, Mad Kombi, QLD check out link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngrv_KEAbNA
    40. Rod Richardson, Beetle, QLD
    41. David Oconner, Beetle, VIC
    42. Neil "Wally' Penboss, turbo Beetle. QLD

    so come on guys and girls ,not long now.;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  7. Justin

    Justin New Member

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    wow , this should be an interesting shindig !
     
  8. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Member

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    Don't miss it if you can make it!!!
    I am taking 3 days off work that I can't spare to be there :)
     
  9. Kai

    Kai Active Member

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    Vassy you can give Justin a run in his V6!
     
  10. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Member

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    I wish I was bringing the SC but the cost of fuel prevents me :(
    Will be a great event. Travelling down with a mate in his T3 towing a nice beetle.
     
  11. Justin

    Justin New Member

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    nah he'll beat me cause ill be late :p
     
  12. Justin

    Justin New Member

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    3 days of peace , love and RACING !!! :lol: :lol: :p
     
  13. spearsy

    spearsy Active Member

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    Looking forward to this.Me and the boy(co-pilot)will be there to watch,hear and take in the fumes.:cool:
     
  14. Rose

    Rose Member

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    is that beetle on the list ???

    surely there must be a few Kombi owners having a race :) that i can add to the list.??
     
  15. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Member

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    Yeh Rose. Matt Berry is running "Bluey"
     
  16. 77dual

    77dual Member

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    I'd love to have a look at this, anyone cruising from south of Sydney on Saturday morning?
     
  17. ian.mezz

    ian.mezz New Member

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    Don't forget that any one can put their VW/Kombi,golf ,beetle ,buggy etc in the show and shine and then walk around and check out all of the other vw and the veedubs racing down the strip.;)
    http://www.vwma.net.au/sydney/?p=p&i=33
     
  18. Double Cab

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    Hi All,

    Entries close this Friday 17th February 2012. If only for my sanity, don't leave it to the last minute if you intend competing. I encourage anyone considering racing to do so, as the VW scene has been given an excellent opportunity to have their own day on the quarter and it should be grasped with both hands. Track days at Sydney are a precious commodity so please make the most of it in 2012 - don't wait for next year.

    The format for racing will be the same as in 2011, with the four classes - Aircooled, Watercooled, VW Bodied and VW Special - competing in a round robin dial your own competition. The Top VW Shootout is open to all vehicles from the four classes who run an 11.85 or better for the quarter. The 11.85 cut-off is quick, but fair given some of the times being run by the VW regulars on the quarter. It's also not too far away from those who are aiming to go even faster at Sydney.

    A reminder to check the website for racing requirements and driver apparel, and please be mindful of the ET brackets - I would not like to see anyone go home early because they did not take note of the information.

    There will be one more update next week, and as I mentioned before, a notice to cancel should the weather forecast look grim, will be made by text and email on Wednesday 22nd February at 5pm.

    See you on the track

    Cheers
    Craig Hughes
    Editor
    VWMA
     
  19. ian.mezz

    ian.mezz New Member

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  20. anyone racing their Kombi?
     

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