[U/C] Tailem Bend Motor Sport complex

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[U/C] Re: Tailem Bend Motor Sport complex

#46 Post by wilkiebarkid » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:40 pm

They had better get a move on, as this thread is only SWP!!

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#47 Post by rev » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:36 pm

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#48 Post by how good is he » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:18 pm

Saw some of it on TV with the TDU. The dust/sand (as it was & will be windy) looked liked it could be an issue. Anyone know if there is plans to plant lawn (seed) outside the track and would it survive (unless irrigated) ? I think artificial lawn could be ideal esp with the heat but it’s such a massive area it would be prohibitive/cost a fortune.

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#49 Post by Allkai » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:02 am

how good is he wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Saw some of it on TV with the TDU. The dust/sand (as it was & will be windy) looked liked it could be an issue. Anyone know if there is plans to plant lawn (seed) outside the track and would it survive (unless irrigated) ? I think artificial lawn could be ideal esp with the heat but it’s such a massive area it would be prohibitive/cost a fortune.
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#50 Post by claybro » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:53 pm

I really hope this complex does not give weight to the parklands whingers to move motorsport permanently away from the city track. I couldn't think of anything worse, than a 40deg day in March, watching any motorsport in this dusty, desolate, flyblown and windswept place. Even with significant landscaping, this will not be a comfortable place to be in hot weather.

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#51 Post by how good is he » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:02 pm

I can’t see the Adelaide500 being taken from it’s current location and date in March. Also the good thing is The Bend’s fixture is in August (winter) and I think it would stay that way to make them 2 very different races.

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#52 Post by rev » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:49 pm

You guys do realize it's not complete.
Just because there's bitumen and you see the exterior complete on the pit building, doesn't mean it's finished and ready for motor racing.
Remember guys, there's going to be a caravan park/camp site.

Personally I hope they not only green it up with lawn, but plant plenty of trees to create a forest like feel to the place.

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[U/C] Re: Tailem Bend Motor Sport complex

#53 Post by SBD » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:01 pm

rev wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:49 pm
You guys do realize it's not complete.
Just because there's bitumen and you see the exterior complete on the pit building, doesn't mean it's finished and ready for motor racing.
Remember guys, there's going to be a caravan park/camp site.

Personally I hope they not only green it up with lawn, but plant plenty of trees to create a forest like feel to the place.
The original vegetation would have been quite dense mallee scrub. Nowhere near as tall as "real trees", but a bit taller than cars, so there wouldn't be much wind at road level except maybe on top of the artificial hills. Once established, natural scrub shouldn't need any additional water.

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#54 Post by Norman » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:02 pm

They won't have any trees next to the track, the will be tyre barriers, fences and so on. A tree would be a danger for the car drivers and motorcycle riders as they don't provide soft protection when the car or cycle leaves the track.

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#55 Post by rev » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:20 pm

Norman wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:02 pm
They won't have any trees next to the track, the will be tyre barriers, fences and so on. A tree would be a danger for the car drivers and motorcycle riders as they don't provide soft protection when the car or cycle leaves the track.
I never said next to the track.
Look at the aerial photo. There is heaps of areas they could put trees in.

The other problem at the moment, why there was so much dust/sand blowing across the track, is that it's just dirt.
The so called "sand traps" for when race cars go off track to slow them down so they don't crash into barriers at really high speeds, obviously haven't been put in place yet.

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