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SA Motorsport Board criticises Adelaide City Council Clipsal 500 decision
Sheradyn Holderhead

ADELAIDE City Council is "peculiar'' for sending a "stupid" message to the community by abandoning funding from next year's Clipsal 500, according the the SA Motorsport Board.


Councillors agreed to withdraw $40,000 recommended by council staff to support next year's event at a committee meeting earlier this week, instead opting to redirect the funding to other community events.

The recommendation was already well below the request from the SA Motorsport Board for $150,000 and less than the council's $50,000 contribution for this year's event.

The board's chairman, Roger Cook, said the decision indicated the council did not support the event, which costs around $20 million to stage each year.

"It basically indicates council's non-support of the event," he said.

"They're a peculiar bunch of people.

"It's a stupid message to go sending and I imagine there will be a real commercial backlash."

Mr Cook said it was not the dollar figure that was important but the principle.

"$40,000 is neither here nor there, although now we do have to find it elsewhere," he said.

Mr Cook said there were six other street races around Australia, all which were supported by their councils with between $200,000 and $1 million of funding.

"I just find it an extraordinary attitude of some of the people on the council," he said.

Councillor and SA Motor Sports Board member Richard Hayward, who was not at the meeting and is a , said it was disappointing the council would not support the event.

"I think it sends out a very poor message that the capital city isn't supporting one of the state's major events in the state, one that is in the city," he said.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/motorsport/sa-motorsport-board-criticises-adelaide-city-council-clipsal-500-decision/story-e6frecuu-1225886730912



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ive just bought a house 100 metres from the track
hopefully they lose the v8's and bring back f1

the stupid council would hate that even more because they would use the longer track and probably have to cut a few metres of grass up for some run off



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THE 2011 Clipsal 500 Adelaide motorsport carnival will be March 17-20.

by Stuart Innes

The dates of the 13th running of the state's biggest ticketed sport event will be announced today by Deputy Premier Kevin Foley at the official launching of the 2011 event.


Source: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/clipsal-dates-confirmed/story-e6frecj3-1225927843813

The invitation-only official launching to corporate supporters and media will be at Adelaide Casino.

However, a promotion and announcements for the public will be at Rundle Mall, city from noon to 2pm where fans can see grid girls, V8 Supercar race machines and other race cars.

As at the official launching, the public event in Rundle Mall also will be told of the line-up of support race categories, the performers at the big Saturday night concert of race weekend and new ticket offers.

The dates of the 2011 Clipsal 500 are to be confirmed today by Mr Foley although V8 Supercars Australia had said its full race calendar for next year will not be settled until after the Bathurst 1000 race next month.

It is understood the State Government and the South Australian Motor Sport Board are keen to establish the date of the Clipsal 500 as soon as possible given the "Mad March" list of events in Adelaide, including the Fringe Festival, WOMAD and Adelaide Cup.

The Advertiser believes the Clipsal 500 Adelaide will be the third event of the 2011 V8 Supercar calendar and the first in Australia following Middle-East races in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, as it was this year.

The full calendar announcement next month will end speculation one way or the other about a race being at the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, a twilight event on a street circuit; and when Western Australia will be returned to the V8 Supercar Championship, Australia's leading motorsport category.

Although selected V8 Supercar driving stars are expected at the official launching today, time pressures do not allow them to also attend the public launching in Rundle Mall, a disappointment to fans.

The Clipsal 500 is noted for its packed car race program of support categories, which will be announced today, although the presence of an Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo in the Rundle Mall display suggests the Australian GT Championship again will feature at the Clipsal street race meeting.
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Any of the Interstates coming over for the round with any of the categories?

or any locals planning on braving the influx of bogans to central Adelaide  to attend
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Any of the Interstates coming over for the round with any of the categories?


Yep  Gt round,  car 12 (not the trashed one @ Bathurst 12h)




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Any of the Interstates coming over for the round with any of the categories?

or any locals planning on braving the influx of bogans to central Adelaide  to attend

Good weekend to leave town if you ask me.



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Yep  Gt round,  car 12 (not the trashed one @ Bathurst 12h)

Will be there with Dean and Peter for the weekend 
haven't heard either way if the trashed Mosler is going to be coming
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Offline RS


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Good weekend to leave town if you ask me.

Or sit in the GT paddock, 90% ignore that area pretty well.
Last year our Grid Girl couldn't GIVE away TEAM LAMBORGHINI hats!
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or any locals planning on braving the influx of bogans to central Adelaide  to attend

I don't have much choice. :?

On a different note - there's two weekdays of the year where you'll find people hitting the beer at 9am, opening day of Clipsal 500 and St Patrick's Day - this year they coincide.  :drink:



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