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Track Day Lakeside Saturday March 17
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16361 posts
hey gays

we spoke track days and shiz a while back in a car thread, i mentioned i was planning on doing the march 17th day at lakeside

i'm booked in for the morning session with http://www.timeattack.com.au/

if anyone keen to drive/spectate speak now, maybe we can get a small group out there or something
09:20pm 25/02/12 Permalink
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f**les
Brisbane, Queensland
6015 posts
If Scooby's going I'm going. Just to watch and moral support, I'm only good at being awesome on public roads, I'd look like an idiot on the track.
09:24pm 25/02/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2034 posts
I will hopefully be there.
09:34pm 25/02/12 Permalink
Clubby
Brisbane, Queensland
777 posts
Car wont be finished in time :( ...
09:36pm 25/02/12 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4412 posts
I might come out for a watch if others attend and I'm not busy at work, working on the project car.
09:54pm 25/02/12 Permalink
Captain Lateral
Brisbane, Queensland
4425 posts
what do we need if we want to play? I'm pretty tempted to get the beast out on the track if its not too involved, otherwise I'd be keen on spectating.
10:45pm 25/02/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2035 posts
nothing special to the car (aside from making sure its safe). Main things scrutineers look at are loose batteries or other items that could cause a fire like dodgy fuel system installs, exposed wiring.

As far as you go, you need neck->ankle->wrist clothing (long sleeve shirt, long pants) and a helmet that means AS/NZ 1690 standards.

Also recommend overfilling your oil by about half a litre and doing a flush of your brake fluid before the track day.
11:04pm 25/02/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4440 posts
yay good on ya pave for making this thread + actually driving your car

supp fnukle! will be racing the 1st championship round on march31/1 april at QR! should be awesome! might squeeze one test day in beforehand at QR, but not driving lakeside again for a while now


heres a video of my car being chased by my mates s13 from the topgear race last weekend



+ an excellent guide to the racing line
11:16pm 25/02/12 Permalink
toonom
Brisbane, Queensland
197 posts
Nice flame at 4:08 Scooby :D
11:45pm 25/02/12 Permalink
f**les
Brisbane, Queensland
6016 posts
Can't believe I haven't seen you on a real deal track yet, geez I'm slack.
I'll be there no doubt Cal, let me know if you head out earlier as well.

Hehe old mate orange needs a rangie :P
You're really getting power into those rear wheels, like driving the super v8s in Forza lol
Also, got flame!? That was a biggie :)
12:27am 26/02/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1862 posts

yeah nice video scoobs *like*

man i would love to take the supra there but I dont think it would be up to it atm.. with the tires and steering i have there is no way i could drive it like you guys, my s*** would be loose as a goose.. its pretty bad on the mountains as it is.
12:46am 26/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16363 posts
my car is right, had it tuned and suspension is done

just have to get my r33 rims down in the next couple of weeks to get rsr's fitted and we're ready to roll
07:30am 26/02/12 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10083 posts
does the car need to be registered?

cos i'm building up a pos track car atm...
08:48am 26/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16365 posts
no there are plenty of proper track cars that come out on car trailers

just has to be safe

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sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4441 posts
haha yes oldmate in the commo is an experienced race driver (we're all noobs) really shoved his nose through... then went too deep at hungry > offroading lol. (he was on street tyres.. but very light and powerful, good equaliser)

dont make excuses about why your car isnt ready!
just, make sure its full of coolant, fresh brake fluid, at least 4mm of pad.. whichever tyres youv got are fine. the less grippy your tyres, the more you learn about car control.

65sec or quicker on street tyres / no aero is a quick time for LS for a turbo car like ours.


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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16367 posts
i'm keeping seperate tyres simply because i don't plan on destroying and paying for tyres constantly to just use 1 set of rims for street and track use. I drive my car every day to work etc
10:50am 26/02/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4442 posts
yesss RSR's are perfect, youre experienced pave, all sweet

mainly talking to the first timers who are scared of killing a set of tyres, its simply not true


another couple of perspectives from the weekend, onboard mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84GwH7OnBf4

a mates FC, fastest car of the day, chases me down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLRtb3zs1_8
10:53am 26/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16368 posts
i plan on doing a few

but for your first time i wouldn't bother with extra rims, i did my first few track days in the r31 with whatever tyres i had.

Kind of slightly nervous about my first time at lakeside

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Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2036 posts
Think of QR as that slightly trashy chick you pick up at a nightclub. You can pretty much do anything to her and get away with it.

Then think of Lakeside as Gina Carano. She is hotter and more fun, but if you don't treat her with respect, she will f*** you up and slam your head into a wall.

I don't think I've been to a track day at Lakeside where at least 1 car hasn't come to some sort of grief (some a lot worse than others).
11:15am 26/02/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4443 posts
11:21am 26/02/12 Permalink
Captain Lateral
Brisbane, Queensland
4426 posts
man i would love to take the supra there but I dont think it would be up to it atm.. with the tires and steering i have there is no way i could drive it like you guys, my s*** would be loose as a goose.. its pretty bad on the mountains as it is.
yeah, because my 380hp FWD barge is going to be so tight around the corners :P
11:54am 26/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16369 posts
what car lateral ?
12:19pm 26/02/12 Permalink
Captain Lateral
Brisbane, Queensland
4427 posts
1996 nissan maxima, with lots of go fast bits attached.
01:52pm 26/02/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2037 posts
-_^
02:09pm 26/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16370 posts
lol vg30 ?
05:14pm 26/02/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
19404 posts
dont make excuses about why your car isnt ready!
just, make sure its full of coolant, fresh brake fluid, at least 4mm of pad.. whichever tyres youv got are fine. the less grippy your tyres, the more you learn about car control.

My car's ready,
fresh gearbox built
new rear rotors + pads + bearings
fresh oil on the dipstick

it's me who's not. :) Do they let people who were in the previous runs have preference? or is it every man for himself? I was sort of hoping to wait until may/june
06:24pm 26/02/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2038 posts
With ruzic's days, there are 40 spots per half day. Its basically whoever books and pays first gets the spot. Why aren't you ready ?
06:43pm 26/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16372 posts
don't be a pussy, you only have to drive as hard as you are comfortable with

i definitely won't be going hard my first session or two until i get to know the track

first in best dressed as far as bookings

06:51pm 26/02/12 Permalink
Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
503 posts
I'm doing the Sandown version in a few weeks here in Melbourne.
Get some pics, would be cool to do a comparison.

I am pretty sure I am going to kill myself, so taking photos of my car now while its all shiny.
09:11am 27/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16374 posts
you're only going to kill yourself if you drive like a d***

one of the track days i went to with my r32 a couple of years ago at QR, i was second in line to go out in the first session of the morning. some honda clown in front of me in an integra, obviously went out way too hard on cold tyres and goes into the kitty litter on turn 2

we all have to wait for like 15 mins while the recovery vehicle thing goes out and drags him back to the pits

dips*** stuff like that will get you killed (more likely your car dinged up) luckily it's pretty hard to hit a wall at qr wihtout doing something really f*****g stupid
09:36am 27/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16447 posts
2 sleeps to go >_<
07:27pm 15/03/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4452 posts
lakeside is FAST when it dries out after rain :]

my first 59 back in the day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6oUu6SMGlA

have fun fellas !

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Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2046 posts
unfortunately im not going to be able to make it. My tyres are down to the canvas and i need some new tie rod ends. Have fun all !
08:07pm 15/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16448 posts
what tyres do you run striker?

been studying your videos scooby and that link you posted earlier in the thread with the big write up of lake side

seems the bit after the bridge before you go up the easter loop is pretty tricky
09:30pm 15/03/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2047 posts
ive been on the Federal 595RSR's for a few years. They are a nice tyre, but still a blend of road tyre and semi slick. Trying to save up some coin to get a set of the Federal FZ201's. Proper semi slick that should be worth 1-2 seconds a lap.
09:51pm 15/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16449 posts
yer thats what i have now on r33 gtr rims

there is no issues with spectators at lakeside is there?
10:06pm 15/03/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2421 posts
i love lakeside, (nice time scooby, I never cracked a 60sec, however I have done a 1:32.......on wooden spoke'd wheels (and that makes you sweat, grow hairy palms, and leave brown trace in your daks)
10:11pm 15/03/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4453 posts
you mean hungry corner pave :] the one corner where you can have a proper crack because theres not an immediate wall threatening you. nice friendly bumpy grass.

fastest way is brake in a straight line, dont need mega trailbrake because the incline grips up the fronts nice and early, then on the gas early and feed it as much as it will take + be ready to countersteer over the camberchange.

yay cheers copius :]
+ rsr's are good tyres

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10:47pm 15/03/12 Permalink
Crunch
Perth, Western Australia
1090 posts
you're only going to kill yourself if you drive like a d***

The last time I went to wanneroo the guy in front of me was on his first lap out and spun it over the hill (we do the short track) so I came over the hill to find this guy facing the wrong way and wondering wtf is he going to do next. The next time out I'm on the track at the same time as this bloke again and he proceeds to bin it in the last corner before the straight... 15 min wait while he gets retrieved from the dirt etc.

The first time I went out on the track I was just concentrating on learning the track, then the car, then my (in)ability as a driver - in that order. Why do some idiots think they are Vettel the first time out?
10:58pm 15/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16452 posts
what's the deal with putting rsr and ku36 on the performance tyre list!?!?!?!
09:23am 16/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16459 posts
SUPER EXCITE!@~
08:13am 17/03/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20584 posts
dont blow up your car maens
09:32am 17/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16460 posts
I would rather blow up my car than hit a wall out there

Luckily neither happened! Not so much luck for the red p plate prelude though lul

ran into enigma - well maxe did I didn't recognise him

Cracked a 1:07.95 in my last session, got quicker with each session so it's something to aim for next time. Such a good track


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EniGma
Brisbane, Queensland
5575 posts
f*** I hate cars right about now.

need scooter instead.
10:10pm 17/03/12 Permalink
toonom
Brisbane, Queensland
202 posts
What did you do to your car Enigma?

Also what happened to this P Plater Prelude car Paveway. And one last question any videos from today yo?
11:23pm 17/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16462 posts
his silvia ran out of coolant, any serious damage nigs?

prelude squared up front on into the wall coming onto the main straignt - somehow

no video, i want to record next time though
08:20am 18/03/12 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
2174 posts
So niggy's car is f***ed? Some things never change...
11:09am 18/03/12 Permalink
Strik3r
Brisbane, Queensland
2048 posts
lol
11:32am 18/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16464 posts
last picture wrong line >_<

after hungry corner and into eastern loop i now realise i was doing all wrong, i knew you had to stick in tight around the loop but i didn't realise it was straight out of hungry and stick to the right
08:53am 19/03/12 Permalink
EniGma
Brisbane, Queensland
5581 posts
stick them up then neeguh.
10:03am 19/03/12 Permalink
$ack
Brisbane, Queensland
1436 posts
Do any AWD's hit the track? how do they fare up?

/flame hat on
02:55pm 19/03/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16465 posts
Nigs did you work out how the s13 lost all it's s***?

Did you check your coolant levels before you went out? :p
08:33pm 19/03/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4454 posts
yay enigma youre on the leaderboard, which tyres were you using brotato?

http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=442747&st=0
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