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Offline Suzukal

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 08:09:00 PM »
nice to see they've put the price up again... $150 to enter & $25 for every extra bike.

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 08:31:10 PM »
lots of classes more than conondale
they will struggle with time ;)
you would think it would be cheaper
run by MA on a MA track :o
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010, 09:12:44 PM »
"The non championship Interstate chalenge will be held at the conclusion of racing on Sunday"  :)

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 09:25:04 PM »
Said it before and i'll say it again.
When prepped, the Broadford track is one of, if not the best, in the country where riders and spectators get well looked after, however it is a very expensive and labor intensive track to run an event, none moreso than a National event.

All we must hope for is that the step up's and the supercross style components are removed.....WITHOUT shortening and modifying the track.
Rod (BAHNZY) Bahn

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 09:31:07 PM »
22. CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION
Approximately 1.6km undulating track with some man made obstacles. A concrete starting gate is used with an uphill chute turning
left onto the course proper. An automatic watering system is used and the track has been mulched and reversed in direction to
provide a vintage friendly circuit.

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 09:46:26 PM »

This bit of the track gave the Pre 75 boys a bit of strife at the Bonanza weekend  ::)
May need a tad shaved off it  ;)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 09:47:56 PM by KB171 »

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010, 09:56:00 PM »
I don't get the reversed in direction. Would make the drop off's rather interesting.
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Re: The Nats
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2010, 10:00:46 PM »
I'm in.
Probably be riding pre-70 250, pre-78 125 and pre-75 125 or 250.

$150 entry fee might be dear by VMX standards, but its f$%king cheap for any other National level motorsport event.

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 10:11:06 PM »

This will be quick down here in reverse direction from the top of the hill.

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 10:21:49 PM »
sh---t,  $150 for two races in a lot of money, are they supplying lic on the day

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2010, 10:25:04 PM »
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Pre 1960 Solo all powers, Pre 1965 Solo 250
It's nice to know that these classes are on the program but I'm not very confident there'll be many starters based on entries in recent years. I'm going to try and drum up a bit of pre 65 250 action amongst the blokes I know who've got eligible bikes. Unfortunately many of the owners have retired and to be honest it's not a class that easily attracts new blood due to the rarity and tempermental nature of the early two strokes.

I'll try and get my Ducati sorted and hopefully Frank Stanborough will have his NSU/Greeves up and running and we'll find a couple of decent riders willing to ride the old girls. What about you and your new Dot Dave? Alison and Steve, are you coming over with the Sprite? What about Brads twin pipe? On paper the class has the potential to be really interesting so lets hope we can attract enough starters to put up a decent show.







« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 10:26:44 PM by firko »

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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2010, 10:30:12 PM »
Right behind you Mark, the dot will be on the line, l know about 2 other twinports, 3 greeves, 1 honda, 1 nsu, 2 jawa there are lots of pre65 out there. our mate tony clarke on board pre 65, l was hoping to win the pre 65 this year, but the competition will be to great. Just kidding, we need numbers.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 11:36:32 PM by Dot »

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2010, 09:26:50 AM »
The twinpiper will be a starter . Tony Cavell is a regular as well.

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Re: The Nats
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2010, 04:10:31 PM »
Re VMX247 post of age groups for Nats---minor correction ,oldest grouping is 60+ [not 60-69 ].
I note Pre 75 age races are "all powers" meaning if older riders wish to ride more than one class they have to line up with the teenagers.
A factor in this is no doubt the increasing difficulty in fitting it all in with introduction of Pre 85 ,Pre 90 imminent ,and increasing interest in sidecars packing the programn. Combine this with the old discussion re compatibility of tracks for Pre 65 through Pre 90 and the obvious conclusion is Nats need to be held separatelyfor Pre78 etc[for example ] and Evo to Pre90. The way it is going it is accelerating the demise of Pre 75. One of the factors in keeping mature riders in VMX is the age grouping ,so not only do we need to retain this ,but maybe consider introducing ages to Evo [say over and under 45 as a trial ]
The argument that a Pre 75 [or 78 ] event couldn't stand alone is countered by the great success of WAVMX both at club days and the three times they've hosted the Nats. It is great to see the increasing interest in Pre 90 etc but we need to ensure it' not at the cost of
our older bikes and riders.