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    over 90k now - amazing - looks like its happening !!
    "turn right to go left"

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    Happy to add to the pot!

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    Big progress at Melbourne, this shows the removal of the old banking to reveal the airstrip below. The plan is to put the new track here. The Mintex test track went straight up the middle of the old track.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfl8...ature=youtu.be

    Video link updated
    Last edited by heavychevy; 05-05-2020 at 22:22.

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    Great to see a bit of progress made. I haven't been following this as much as I possibly should have been. Why are they digging the grass next to the track and not using the original track?
    If it's got tits or tyres, its gonna be trouble

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    The old banking was put on top of the original airstrip so there is a base underneath there to put a new surface on. If you look on the video there is a newish single track of tarmac in the middle of the old track.This is the Mintex test track. They are not allowed to interfere with this or use this surface. So they have decided to put a two lane track next to it. At first it will be an eight mile until funds allow for the extension to a quarter.

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    Thats great news. It will be beneficial to all racers to have another track. Stop Pod having the monopoly. Hope it all goes to plan. I see they have some bits and pieces for sale for fund raising, where can I find those please?
    If it's got tits or tyres, its gonna be trouble

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    https://straightliners.events/index....bourne-raceway

    https://www.facebook.com/melbournera...oG_2D5ou2KI-jq

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099354770292042/




    Interestingly in the pic above they are building a new banking in the farmers field. This demonstrates the commitment of the landowner. Previously everything was on parts of the old runway.

    Also the width available when the old banking is removed. You can see the Mintex test track on the right.
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    It is so nice the thought of going back there, it wont ever be a "tractor sweeping" Nationals which seems to be one of the main attractions that you get at S Pod.....hourly
    . Bliss.

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    New tarmac is being laid, 2020 not so bad.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099354770292042/

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    Wonderful sight. thank you

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