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Old 07-18-2007, 07:18 PM
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Thumbs up GPR Australia - The Eggdome - Unable to Proceed - but Wait! Tasmanian Rescue!!

I sincerely apologise for the lack of updates regarding the first leg of the race in Australia.

I regret to say that the planned leg at The Eggdome is unable to go ahead. I was seriously looking forward to driving these cars as I'm sure they would have been brilliant to drive, however it appears it was not to be.

We were looking to run it this weekend on the 22nd of July, however we have not been able to get numbers to have sufficient drivers of good quality (which is important, as you don't want just anyone driving a proxy car, or else things tend to get damaged or not turn in a good enough performance due to it being in the hands of a less capable driver) and marshals.

My apologies for the delays to all involved, I will organise shipping onto Hobart for the next leg of the racing.

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Old 07-18-2007, 07:27 PM
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Thanks for all your efforts, Rob; I know you have done your best. Sorry for your own disappointment in not getting to run them.

Being as I'm currently involved in the Down Under Proxy Race, I know there's some great organization happening down their amongst some Track Hosts - have Lenny Broke, or Phil Kalbfell, or Hoffy, been contacted about the potential of finding a new venue while they're on your side of the planet?

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Old 07-18-2007, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for keeping us informed. Thanks for making a responsible decision. Regrettable, but unavoidable. Onward to Hobart.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:29 PM
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We were looking to run it this weekend on the 22nd of July, however we have not been able to get numbers to have sufficient drivers of good quality (which is important, as you don't want just anyone driving a proxy car, or else things tend to get damaged or not turn in a good enough performance due to it being in the hands of a less capable driver) and marshals.
You could always run the race solo. I know the GPR race #2 host in Iowa did.

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Old 07-19-2007, 07:34 AM
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You could always run the race solo. I know the GPR race #2 host in Iowa did.
...as well as Alan for the most part too - both of you in a very timely and informative fashion as well

Plus there are those that prefer the single driver hosting of a race...though it does make one's digit of choosing for control quite achey in time...just ask that guy running the Forums Cup...believe Lonesome George is his name.

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:50 PM
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Does this mean that the cars are now coming down here next week?

If so I may be able to run them earlier than planned so that we can make arrangement for a replacement round ASAP.

Phil
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:43 AM
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A replacement round would be a great idea.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:19 PM
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A replacement round has been sorted out by a couple of the guys on Auslot, so what is happening is the cars will be going to Phil (Kalbfellp) in Hobart first, then to Adelaide to be raced there.

Cars will be sent down to the round in Hobart on Friday (I have the day off work and can send them then), will take perhaps a week to arrive.
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