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    DECA on again, November the 9th.

    I have booked DECA in Shepparton for Sunday the 9th of November.
    All the usual events: Long circuit, Skidpan, Figures of Eight and Long Circuit Driving Tests.
    Entry fee under $100 and CAMS licences available on the day for newcomers.
    Please contact me for further details.

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    Hi Graham, Is this event limited to Road cars only? And is it possible to do only the long sprint track?
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    Damien,
    Anything based on a road car is OK, ie. no open wheelers.
    You can do just the long track if you like but no discounts as this is what makes it a speed event and attracts the higher permit fee from CAMS.
    However, there is a discount for those wishing to do the slow speed events only.

    Graham Wallis

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    Thanks Graham, i'm hoping to have my R10 finished within the next few weeks. And the long track at Deca is good, i've been airbourne off the hump in the back straight, great adrenaline rush whoo hoo.
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    <small>[ 31 August 2003, 09:02 PM: Message edited by: Damien Gardner ]</small>
    Health and good fortune always,
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    Graham, what is accomodation like near the venue?
    Is it an actual motorsport track? What services are on site?, pits/ports, water, electricity, compresor for tyres?
    Whar are the categories if any? I have a S2 CAMS license if this enough?
    Also i have a helmet, but not a race suit, can i just cover over?
    Im quite interested to come down, if i was to train down, were will the train leave in comparison to the venue? sorry for so many Q's. -cheers chris
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    Chris, you could always come down to MEL and someone could give you a lift from there.

    I made a few webpages after last year's event. You can view them <a href="http://users.bigpond.net.au/skystar/pictures/" target="_blank">here</a>.

    Don't need a race suit, only need a helmet for the high speed track event. 2S license covers everything there. Motorkhana events are great fun too - proof you don't need to even venture into three digit speeds to have fun. Driving in reverse is great fun

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    Im assuming its a 1 day event. I wont need a lift as i want to compete hence will drive from melbourne to Sheparton.
    But i will need a compresor and somewere to change tyres. is that feasable? Im quite keen on this. - chris
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    Chris, there will be accomodation in nearby Shepparton, The DECA complex is a dedicated Driver Training Facility, and covers all forms of motor vehicles up to B-Tripples & road trains. Also incorporating Advanced driver training.
    Go here & click on the Training Facilities link then on the Shepparton link.

    <a href="http://www.deca.com.au/contact.htm" target="_blank">http://www.deca.com.au/contact.htm</a>
    cheers!

    <small>[ 31 August 2003, 09:16 PM: Message edited by: Damien Gardner ]</small>
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    Sorry, when you talked about the train I thought you might have been coming down and using another car.

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    This event sounds really good gents, i will have to look into costs and getting leave from work around that time of year is a PIA, but im keen. Ill need to haul lots of crap to a hotel in Melbourne, or in Sheparton itself.
    Ill be taking the usual arsenal of jacks and tools plus a bling-bling set of wheels and my secret weapon!- a second set of tyres/wheels with Aussie Frogs stickers on 'em! - chris

    ps, graham, will you be keeping this thread active and updated as the date nears?
    ... ptui!

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    Are the non-AF cars welcome? What if I put an AF sticker on it?

    I would also be interested but its too early to say it this point in time if I can get time off.
    Unlike Chris I would probably tow my Swift there and get some accomodation overnight at Shep.
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    As Graham has booked it, I'm assuming it's been booked by PCCV, with all invited.
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    What's with the long track? As far as I knew it was a road course not a speed course and there are signs with 80km/h as a limit. The track is not equiped for high speed, no safety barriers or sand traps.

    Although DECA may turn a blind eye to the track being used for speed, this doesn't clear you if something goes wrong.

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    If you look at the map on the DECA site,
    the long track is labelled Advances Highway Circuitand is fitted with ripple strip on the faster corners. Threr is also plenty of grass ron off area, although i've seen a car go through the cattle wire fencing on one occasion.
    The events i've attended there were run by Shepparton Car Club & it was long track sprints all day, as it's a bit smaller than Winton or Wakefield is more suited to smaller road cars cheers!
    Health and good fortune always,
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    We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
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    We danced among the lightning bolts,
    and tore the R10's assfromunder.

    Robert Jordan & memyself&I

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    All,
    The venue is a training facility and has no facilities for changing tyres, power outlets etc.
    The trcak has an 80 km/h limit but the management is cool as the insurance is provided by CAMS who have licensed the track.
    The Porsche club uses chicanes but for the moderately powerful road cars that enter our event the track is OK.
    The event will be open to Peugeots, Renaults and Citroens and the drivers will have to be a member of a CAMS affiliated car club. We can sign you up for the Peugeot Club on the day if you have a Peugeot, otherwise you will have to join a club beforehand. You will need a 2S licence if you intend to do the long track, otherwise a 2NS will suffice.

    Graham Wallis

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    Is it worth travelling down from Sydney for DECA?

    PUG307 spent last week trying to convince me that I should go to it. I do have time off around then so it would be possible.

    Derek.

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    It's basically named after you, isn't that good enough a reason

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