'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

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'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby stoo23 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:22 am

Just thought a few of you might like to have a quick Peek at the Freshly Refurbished 'Johnson' Kingleman, (that used to be at Mobile Raceways and one or two other locations over the years) now given a new Lease on life by Troy Boldy (with the help of the Brambles and Others like Joe etc) down at Kembla Grange at the Karting Facility that has been there for years.

Track is looking Very Smooth and Shiny !! ;) ;) :D Great to see !!
Well Done guys and Best of luck etc,.. I Hope it proves to be Popular and successful !!

Should add an Interesting addition / diversion to an already excellent facility of Long Standing.

Wollongong Kart Raceway _new_finished_1.jpg
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Got this pic from their Facebook page,.. Hope you don't mind Troy ?? ;) :D

See here; https://www.facebook.com/Wollongong-Kart-Raceway-1953234454988572/
https://www.wollongongkarts.com.au/

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Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby stoo23 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:48 pm

Track is Up and Running !! :D :D

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Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby Mark Fox » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:10 pm

Looks Yummy.

Stoo says I have raced on this but I cant remember :cry: :roll: :(

Going left to right on the drivers straight will do my head in.

Will be great for Retro-Pro type cars.
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Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby Greg Erskine » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:07 am

hey mark,

Have we ever had Retro-Pro type cars in Australia?

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Greg

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Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby stoo23 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:31 pm

Stoo says I have raced on this but I cant remember

No Mark,.. you Misunderstood me, We Haven't Raced on this track,.. I was just trying to Describe it's similarity to you regarding the Other track I mentioned,.. so apologies :)

Have we ever had Retro-Pro type cars in Australia?

Hi Greg , Yes !!
We raced them a couple of times at RACEWORLD when it was running.
See some references to Retro Pro here:
http://forum.ascra.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1253
http://forum.ascra.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1212

2016 Nats Report:
http://forum.ascra.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1271

Personally I think Retro Pro type cars would make More sense for the Big Track and to just race our Original Plafit powered Retro cars on the Small track.

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Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby stoo23 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm

This track, was built by Gary Johnson many years ago, in a manner similar to His Penrith King track and is in effect a Veritable Brick Sh*thouse construction wise and is Very Solid and has Continuous Routing, so Corner entry and exits are Smooth and NOT Like a Scalextric track !!,.. lol

From what I have been told, it has been Fully Sanded Back and re-painted and Re-Braided, with All New Cabling etc, so it is Super Smooth, as I think Can be seen from the Pic !! :)

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Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby Greg Erskine » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:44 pm

Thanks Stoo.

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Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Postby Mark Fox » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:31 am

Hi Greg

Unfortunately we only raced them the one time as indicated in the link provided by Stoo.

As the report shows I absolutely creamed this race - TQ by half a second and win by 40 laps - would love to race these again :lol:

Hope you are going well and love to see you soon.

Cheers Fox
Regards - Mark 8-)

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