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'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:22 am
by stoo23
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.

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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/

Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:48 pm
by stoo23
Track is Up and Running !! :D :D

Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:10 pm
by Mark Fox
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.

Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:07 am
by Greg Erskine
hey mark,

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

regards
Greg

Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:31 pm
by stoo23
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.

Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm
by stoo23
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 !! :)

Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:44 pm
by Greg Erskine
Thanks Stoo.

Re: 'Kingleman' at the Wollongong Kart Raceway

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:31 am
by Mark Fox
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