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NEW BUDGET MOTORSPORT COMING TO ADELAIDE

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Hello everyone,

 

Just putting the word out :- there is a new form of motor sport starting close to Adelaide in the near future, with a track currently being built at Dutton aprox 85 km from the cbd . If you haven't heard of Dirt circuit, it is the cheapest form of organised motor sport in S.A and also one of the largest with over 300 cars competeing. Dirtcircuit is a truly unique sport which combines elements from many motor sports :- the sideways action of drift, speedway & rally, the straight line speed of the drags and the driving techniques of circuit racing. There are currently 9 specially constructed dirt circuit tracks in regonal South Australia that range in length from 700m to 1000m. Features of the tracks include chicanes, hairpins, sweepers, long and short straights ect... . Track layouts allow most cars to hit top speeds of between 140-200 kph. Tracks are constructed of clay, limestone or an oil impregnated surface. . Racing is run with up to 10 cars competing in 6 lap sprint races, in both directions. Every driver participates in 5 races per meeting including a 10 lap allcomers race. In all classes there is a aprox 30+ races per meeting. Due to the racing format a car can have two drivers, which halves the cost of racing if you build a car with a mate. Kids as young as 10 can drive in restricted childerens races.

 

The classes are as follows :-

 

New standard class :- VN -VT and equivelant falcons. No mods allowed ( Cars can be built for $1000 or less in this class )

 

Street stock :- Carby cars up to 4.2 L (253ci), valiants, falcons, commodores ect.. . Mods:- 350 cfm carbies, aftermarket cams and extractors, original engine position and no fibre glass panels.

 

Modified saloon :- Anything goes in this class :- Steel bodied cars , space frames, fibre glass bodys, standard, mid or rear mounted engines, turbos, blowers, injection, any vehicle engine combo eg :- 400 ci chev mid mounted in a Datsun 180 B ( don't laugh there are a few v8 powerded datsuns out there ). Cars in this class range from cheap wrecking yard racers to 600+ hp ,supercharged, spaced framed sedans and yes the 100 hp cars do occasionally battle it out in the same race with the 600hp cars. This class caters for all budgets again a car could bee built for less than $1000.

 

Open wheelers :- Again anything goes. No restrictions on engines, running gear ect.. . This class allows you to build a unique chassis / race car of your own design. Many cars run mid mounted V8s, auto transmissions, 9" diff or irs. There are now alot of turbo jap cars being built to give the v8's a run for thier money. These cars normally weigh between 600kg - 1000kg, so even with a standard engine you can achieve a great power to weight ratio. Its not unheard of for people to build cars exceeding a v8 supercar power to weight ratio for much less than $10k.

 

Here the best part, subs for the year costs only $20-00 per driver, there is a $10 nomination fee for each race meeting and we don't charge an arm or a leg to spectate :- Adults entery fee is only $5-00 at the gate . There will be a total of nine race meetings a year at the new club, but if you have the time you could race every weekend at any of the other 9 tracks. Each year there are 2 rounds of the State championships which is rotated between clubs.

 

If any one in the Metro area is interested in racing dirt circuit, we can volunteer experienced drivers to help you build a car and even source cheap materials and parts to get you out on the track. If you want any other information please call Matt on 0447739992 or email Matt@growly.com.au . There will be a free open day at the track in July for all those that are interested. We should have a good mixture of all types of cars racing and on display. I will put another post up when I have a firm date for the open day.

 

Cheers Matt Stirling

 

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G'day Dave,

 

Not much has happened. We now have all the parts to get it on its wheels. I am currently designing the suspension on CAD. Now we have a local club we will try to get it running for our 1st meeting.

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is there any racing for flat trackers on motorbikes>?

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In the past we have run bikes on the tracks and there is a clause in our rule book for bike racing. It may be posiable in the future.

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Looks pretty fun. Would be great to build up a car with a mate and take it out there for a thrash.

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A good chance to build a Scrappy Racer in under 10 hours. Anyone watch Scrapheap Challenge? lol

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im assuming cars must have rollcages and other safety equipment?

 

care to share what exactly?

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Yes there are standard regulations for things such as roll cages, fuel systems, saftey equipment ect... . If anyone is interested in building a car , I can suply a current rule book.

I will also help people bend and fit roll cages and can supply equipment such as a welder and pipe benders. The cost of fitting a 6 point roll cage is aprox 400$ if you do it yourself with our help.

 

Cheers Matt.

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define "do it yourself"

 

as in we weld in the base plates and all the joins?

 

how much for a 4 point halfcage with harness bar?

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The cages are fully welded in so we will suppy all the build specifications, discounted steel and suppy any equipment you need. If there is anything you can't do eg:- welding, we can can do this as well. We can only run full roll cages (no half cages). If fact our cages exceed the specs of most motorsports whith the addition of 3mm thick roof and door plates. Some cars have run half cages in the past, but I have seen some bad accidents where the drivers were lucky to escape when their car has rolled and have been hit in the roof by another car.

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Damn this looks like a LOT of fun. If I had a space to keep a car I would be out there tomorrow.

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yeh they already have the "CAMS APPROVED" cooner bashing at top of norlunga hill....

 

my mate does it in his corona, looks heaps of fun, and wow it seems value for money!!

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looks like a f**kload of fun, keen as mustard, MORE DETAILS!!

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If you pm me you address and phone number I can mail you a rule book. This will answer any questions you have. The track will be running race meeting in 2010 so it gives you a while to put a car together. We may organise a road trip to Pt Pirie during the year so anyone new to the sport can check out the cars and meet some of the drivers. I recomend anyone that is interested in racing attend our open day at the new track in July.

 

Cheers Matt

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this could be the beginning of something beautiful

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Dirt drifting :- Here is a recent video of a mid mounted v8 falcon on a very loose track :-

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yu said we can get a car for a grand... looks like most of them are running a grands worth of hoosier dirt tyres hehe

 

you have a pm im keen as for info

 

and for ppl who havent realised i believe dutton is around 20mins further a drive from mallala

 

i asked in my pm but i think ppl might want tis answer also. in each group do they send out cars in similar forms/power ect like make class in class, 4cyl dats/maz/toy/gemi's ect?

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can you put up the list of rules-book on here man??.

 

dutton as in out the back of truro? hmmmmm

 

Noooooooo, no questions...you already have one 'hobby' NO

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Mint kids

 

older version of MR1JZ on the right?

 

id like to think that id at least be wearing a safety vest of some kind

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yu said we can get a car for a grand... looks like most of them are running a grands worth of hoosier dirt tyres hehe

 

you have a pm im keen as for info

 

and for ppl who havent realised i believe dutton is around 20mins further a drive from mallala

 

i asked in my pm but i think ppl might want tis answer also. in each group do they send out cars in similar forms/power ect like make class in class, 4cyl dats/maz/toy/gemi's ect?

 

The Class that the $1000 car would be in isn't the same class that the bloke running the hoosiers are. and even then a lot of the blokes running hoosiers are only running them at the State Tittle. With our old open Wheeler (a 265 HEMI making 250-300hp and weighed around the 800kg mark) we only ran retreads and i managed a 5th in A-Grade at the states and Matt managed a 2nd in B-Grade. There is a rule that has been implimented this year that restricts the B-Grade of both open wheelers and Modified saloons to 225 street tyres.

 

FYI

That Blue open wheeler above is running a 3S-GTE out of a MR2.

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looks like a f**kload of fun, keen as mustard, MORE DETAILS!!

 

hey there for any more info on dirt circuit head to www.dirtcircuitsa.com and feel free to ask questions there too we are a friendly bunch of people :)

 

Hey Growly Matt lol

Cant wait for the Truo/Dutton track to open up !!!

We are heading off to Arno Bay this weekend for State Titles so will be taking lots of photos so keep an eye on the website for them !!!

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now this is a kool vid! really makes u want to get into it :P

 

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looks like good fun. Hopefully something great will happen with this.

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now this is a kool vid! really makes u want to get into it :P

 

 

filmed by RC heli by the looks of it, sweet as.

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