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JACKOR33
04-06-2011, 09:44 PM
Spent a full day rotovating, digging, raking, rolling and levelling at heath today. Things are starting to come together have a few shots of the work in progress from mid afternoon today before we did any rolling to flatten ready for the astroturf.
Tomorow (sunday) should see majority of the astro going down which will allows us to see what areas if any will need further improvement :D
Thanks to all the helpers today

DCM
04-06-2011, 09:52 PM
Mans Work!!

Just need someone to drain the blood from me forearms now!

JACKOR33
04-06-2011, 10:01 PM
I think i have vibration white 'belly' from those rotovators :woot:

Belsten
04-06-2011, 10:28 PM
Looking good guys :)

JACKOR33
04-06-2011, 10:33 PM
We've pulled the top few inches off the top area by the trees and brought that down the sloping mid section of track, to make nice gentle sloped area from top to bottom.
The old " blind jump" infront of the rostrum was the first casulty today ;)

DCM
04-06-2011, 11:09 PM
Who needs Viagra when you can rest it on a vibrating roller!

DCM
05-06-2011, 06:27 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00022-20110605-1140.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00023-20110605-1140.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00033-20110605-1437.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00030-20110605-1415.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00024-20110605-1240.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00035-20110605-1546.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00038-20110605-1547.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/DCM71/COBRA/track%20build/IMG00037-20110605-1547.jpg

i4n
05-06-2011, 06:44 PM
Nice picture of my arse!

Was bloomin hard work today, but well worth it. A few more hours to finish off at the top and a bit of fettling when it's settled down in a week or two and it will be brill.

i4n
05-06-2011, 06:46 PM
And yes, you can throttle it down where the straight normally is now :thumbsup:

We tested that before we left today.......

Jamie.T
05-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Awesome work guys, you should be proud.

Looking forward to running when its finished.

DCM
05-06-2011, 06:50 PM
sand has got to be swept/blown/hoovered off and a little whacking down in areas and just astro-turfing up in the tree's then it will be all complete!

cjm_2008
05-06-2011, 06:52 PM
sand has got to be swept/blown/hoovered off and a little whacking down in areas and just astro-turfing up in the tree's then it will be all complete!

very impressive stuff :thumbsup:

DCM
05-06-2011, 06:56 PM
get your arse down to play on it!

peetbee
05-06-2011, 06:58 PM
Looking great guys:thumbsup:

b4rac3r
05-06-2011, 07:00 PM
Awwwwwsome. . Well done guys. . Can't wait to get back to sundays racing (having withdrawls). . I did tell steve to text me when you were doing it and i'd help

I thought you were removing the bottom set of posts to make a long straight etc????

JACKOR33
05-06-2011, 07:52 PM
Ok some shots of the track surface including the all important straight at low level :thumbsup:

JACKOR33
05-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Some more shots of the track after we finished today, boy was it a hard day! good pyshical work out mind:woot:

cjm_2008
05-06-2011, 08:23 PM
get your arse down to play on it!

hopefully this sunday - somehow I've got to convince the missus that I won't be missed if I don't go to our friends' daughters' 4th birthday party...

bring back old school cobra friday night meets!

i4n
05-06-2011, 08:41 PM
I thought you were removing the bottom set of posts to make a long straight etc????

That's for another day.

We're also planning on putting some features into the track too, but the main objective of this weekend was to break the back of the work needed to make the area suitable to race on again. Which we did :)

There will be more opportunities to lend a hand later in the year.......

millzy
06-06-2011, 07:07 AM
Looking good guys.

gave my appologies to Steve as I tried up with playing Taxi for the kids partys they had to attend.

loking forword to runnig on the new straigh :):)

adz2383
06-06-2011, 12:25 PM
Seriously chaps- this looks fantastic. Great effort by the very small group who made this happen. I apologize for not being able to attend myself.

I will however try my hardest to make the next 'work day'. In fact I have banned the 'other half' from arranging anymore 'wedding meetings' until the track is complete! :thumbsup:

Do we have a date for the next round of track work?

Ad

FARLEY
06-06-2011, 01:23 PM
Got throught the pain today, it was hard but was worth seeing what we have achieved , been long over due, and we can finally achieved full throttle down the straight:thumbsup:

JACKOR33
08-06-2011, 10:21 AM
After a quick session last night with a heavy duty blower :woot: and some brushes we have cleared the excess sand from just under half the astroturf area so it looks a bit more green now:thumbsup:

cjm_2008
08-06-2011, 10:36 AM
After a quick session last night with a heavy duty blower :woot: and some brushes we have cleared the excess sand from just under half the astroturf area so it looks a bit more green now:thumbsup:

I was there on monday evening with the dog - couldn't help but notice the tell tale marks of minispike tyres being spun up in certain areas!

looks amazing though. incredible work. are you planning to do anything to those trees at the top? they always made a gnarly surface change section.

JACKOR33
08-06-2011, 10:45 AM
Minispikes spun on there never :D:p

Dont worry the top area will be astroturfed also ;)
We just ran out of time and strength over the weekend :thumbsup: