View Full Version : MR2 Trackday Challenge 5-6 Jan 2015. Location: Australia

Magic lamp
16-04-2014, 13:06
If you are a MR2 punter,planning on being in Australia in Jan 2015, this is a event you should take a look at.

I put together the event in 2012 which was run in January 2013 and ran again in Jan 2014.

While it has been established through the mr2australia forums, it was open to friends of friends who wanted to join us (MR2 owners) for two days at Wakefield Park. This is invitation to the JDM crew to join us.
EVO, Skyline, 370Z, Corolla , Celica and a few others have been regulars over the two years. It is gaining momentum with people coming from Tasmania, S.A., Victoria, Qld, ACT and NSW for the two days. There are 7+ coming over from S.A. in 2015 including RX7's, beams powered corona and a number of MR2's.

It has been as much a fantastic social event as much as it is a competitive motoring event. We have a huge BBQ the night before and after the first day of driving. After the second day of driving, we head into town for the 'Hibo Chilli burger challenge'. Its on youtube so check it out.

The two days consist of 5 different discipline's which are part of the bread and butter of club level motorsport. We do pack a lot in so you certainly are on your toes for the two days.
The two day break down like this:
There are four groups with up to 15 cars per group. These groupings allow for a 'round robin' over the two days with scoring developed through times+ regularity points for a overall final score. This can be found in more detail in the information pack.
Day one:
Weigh your car on the official scales at Wakefield (great for working out power to weight ratio)
Drivers brief
CAMS Hillclimb
Wakefield PArk Clubman circuit/Short circuit (timed sessions)
After 11am
Tarmac stage. This is most of the full circuit with the hillclimb and short circuit. about a 1.50 minute run.
Full circuit for an hour. Passenger/training sessions
Cruise session/orientation laps
On track photo session
back to the cabins
BBQ/drinks/banter/video replays/photos
Try to get to sleep

Day two
Drivers brief
All day on the full circuit
Timed sessions x 3 for all groups
Passenger session
Regularity practice/qualify
Passenger sessions
One laps shootout
Open pitlane till 4pm
Award Presentation

A day at Marulan Driving Centre is being organised for the day after the Trackday for the benefit of interstate and oversea's travellers. Both of these tracks have cars for hire if you get sick of watching but international guests will certainly get a ride in a few cars.
I am also working on a further trackday the day after Marulan at the new track being consisted in Western Sydney for the benefit of interstate travellers. It would be a huge week of trackday mania, but never forgotten.

It is not a club organised or managed event. It a organised and run by myself and a few of the guys. On the trackday everyone is putting up their hand to help wherever they can so its a very cool relaxed environment without bad attitude from anyone. If there was, they would be out the door in an instant.

The cost of the trackday includes:
two days on track
use of four different track layouts
official timing, paramedics
fire services
use of scales to check your car weights (has created some great banter)
use of garages on pit lane for the first 28 entrants. once these are full the open garages are used unless individuals wish to pay for use of the new garages.
one night accommodation at the cabins located at Wakefield Park
passenger sessions
on track photo sessions
bbq , a few cases of beer and some wine will be available. Works out to 2 beers each or a few glasses of wine
you are welcome to byo food and wine
track walk
driver training is based on numbers but this has not been provided to date


Additional nights are $55
If the garages are full we will be using the open garages but will try and organise the new lock up garages in the coming weeks.

Here are some pic's of previous events

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/04/166.jpg (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/b24nsw/media/IMGP6973_1_zps44bfe971.jpg.html)

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/04/167.jpg (http://s707.photobucket.com/user/b24nsw/media/IMGP6886_zps12ba0b95.jpg.html)

This is the promo clip one of the guys put together