Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.

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02 Sep 2017 07:51 - 02 Sep 2017 12:00 #8703 by maverick
maverick created the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
After sticking a toe in the water by sponsoring Hobson Motorsport at this year's 12 hour and seeing how much fun it was, shakedown has decided to spread its wings and sponsor either the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at next year's Bathurst 12 hour.
Shakedown is continuing its theme of getting behind and supporting a local race team who will benefit from any financial assistance given and I don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that these guys are on a shoestring budget for this event every year with many or most paying their own way and losing money from taking time off from their day to day jobs.
I also don't think it's unreasonable in saying that the Daytona Coupe has been most fans second favourite car since first seeing and hearing it many years ago and the Viper is an awesone car. These guys have also been regular starters at the 12 hour and have played a role in the events ongoing success.
Jamie Augustine (cossie55) is a member of shakedown and one of the regular drivers of the Daytona Coupe.
The decision on which car shakedown sponsors will be made down the track.
I'm going to throw in $500 to start and it's very important that you know that there is no obligation to throw in anything.
So make the 12 hour a little more exciting and give yourself the satisfaction of knowing that you've contributed to one of our amateur local teams who do it tough and can do with any support that you can give them.
Jamie (cossie55) will report in and let us know how things are going leading up to the event.
Anyone not familiar with Jamie, he is Mr Motec.
Please PM me with any questions or post them in this thread.

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02 Sep 2017 09:57 #8708 by Richo
Richo replied the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
As a fan of both cars I wholeheartedly endorse this product or service. I love their openness to letting people look at the cars in the garage which has won them a few fans. I'll be throwing in some cash, not phased either way as to which car the Shakedown logo ends up on. Should be another good adventure.
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02 Sep 2017 10:15 #8709 by kiwikid_1
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Looks like some kiwi dollars heading over the ditch as well. Good work Brad
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02 Sep 2017 12:42 #8712 by Pierre
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Bring it on :)
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02 Sep 2017 14:23 - 02 Sep 2017 14:28 #8713 by maverick
maverick replied the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
Turn up the volume and 294 km/h down Conrod thanks.

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02 Sep 2017 20:26 - 02 Sep 2017 20:27 #8718 by maverick
maverick replied the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
A bit more on Team Daytona/Viper at the 2017 Bathurst 12 hour.


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04 Sep 2017 12:00 #8730 by cossie55
cossie55 replied the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
Guys,
Just a quick message to say hi. I am organizing the Daytona sportscars 12 hour team (and possibly driving), as I have each year. But this year is a little different, and for the first time, we are running 2 cars. The economies of scale work well here, with the same common crew able to service and support 2 cars. But it is a big job trying to manage both cars, so we are working hard to be ready early, and be well organized. Luckily we have had 4 years of experience behind us and very experienced guys from F1, V8SC, and industry to lean on.

We are already preparing the Daytona with its fresh engine and gearbox, and the rest of the preparation. We will start on the Viper in about 4 weeks after the last state round.

As a team, we commonly pick non professional drivers to race with us, giving some of our best skilled local racers a go in a race that they would normally never get a chance to race in. We do this by keeping the driver contribution low (12K this year), and accepting the crash damage risk is ours rather than the drivers.

To give you a n example of how the money looks, it costs about 90K per car to do this event.
($25k of this in tyres alone per car(they cost extra at this event compared to normal tyre prices and you cannot bring any of your existing tyres)

If you were to run a car with most teams, you would need $30k, plus insurance. I think this means that most drives would end up closer to 40k with insurance, but I don't have exact numbers.

So, at 12k, we would get a large number of quality non professional drivers apply. this means that we can choose the best local talent instead of just taking whomever has the money. As Richard (the team owner) has said previously, even if I take 20k each, a poor driver can do 200k of damage.

The cars are not slow either, with both cars capable of running sub 10's with a confident driver, and a mid teens finish position is possible on a good run.

So at the moment, the drivers we have a test day booked for are a mix of local sports cars, improved production and Sports sedan racers. I am keen to see who else applies. This is why we are promoting the drive opportunity this year, I want to make sure that we get the chance to take the best guys that we can.

We are so very please to have an association with Shakedown Racing, and look forward to meeting with you guys in the lead up to and at the event. We are happy to have groups come and see us at the driver test day, at Phillip Island, and during the event. we can have guided tours through the pits and over the cars for those that want to see the technicality's of the Amreican muscle car Viper and the local Daytona coupe.

If you have questions about the car, the event, preparation, drivers etc, feel free to ask.

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04 Sep 2017 19:06 #8740 by The conversationalist formally known as Goat69
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Hey jamie

Im able to get to PI. When r u doing the test? Will it be part of the state series?

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05 Sep 2017 09:58 #8748 by cossie55
cossie55 replied the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
We have the last round of the state series to go late September.

the drivers test day will be in late October or early November on one of the open pit lane days that are held towards the end of the year.

I will post details when the dates are announced.

We will make sure that you are made welcome if you come on down.
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05 Sep 2017 17:23 #8755 by maverick
maverick replied the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
Bathurst 12 hour's official look at the 2 car attack.

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12 Sep 2017 10:19 #8843 by Nath
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Thanks for the insight cossie!

Those kind of prices for a drive in either car are great value and I hope you manage to find some great talent who want to be part of a team that has really found its place in the fans hearts through out the last few years efforts.

I personally feel that this is a great initiative from shakedown :)
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12 Sep 2017 18:32 #8849 by Richo
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The conversationalist formally known as Goat69 wrote: Hey jamie

Im able to get to PI. When r u doing the test? Will it be part of the state series?


Jamie if he turns up at the Island with a helmet in hand don't let him near the car mate

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12 Sep 2017 22:31 #8857 by The conversationalist formally known as Goat69
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Richo wrote:

The conversationalist formally known as Goat69 wrote: Hey jamie

Im able to get to PI. When r u doing the test? Will it be part of the state series?


Jamie if he turns up at the Island with a helmet in hand don't let him near the car mate


Ive had many years of driving a volvo 240. Im all set!

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13 Sep 2017 08:36 #8858 by Richo
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The conversationalist formally known as Goat69 wrote:

Richo wrote:

The conversationalist formally known as Goat69 wrote: Hey jamie

Im able to get to PI. When r u doing the test? Will it be part of the state series?


Jamie if he turns up at the Island with a helmet in hand don't let him near the car mate


Ive had many years of driving a volvo 240. Im all set!


You should be a master of driving behind a safety car then :lol:

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13 Sep 2017 17:54 #8867 by The conversationalist formally known as Goat69
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Richo wrote:

The conversationalist formally known as Goat69 wrote:

Richo wrote:

The conversationalist formally known as Goat69 wrote: Hey jamie

Im able to get to PI. When r u doing the test? Will it be part of the state series?


I could be there safety car specialist!
Jamie if he turns up at the Island with a helmet in hand don't let him near the car mate


Ive had many years of driving a volvo 240. Im all set!


You should be a master of driving behind a safety car then :lol:


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13 Sep 2017 17:55 #8868 by The conversationalist formally known as Goat69
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I could be there safety car specialist!

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16 Sep 2017 16:59 #8921 by cossie55
cossie55 replied the topic: Shakedown to sponsor the Daytona Coupe or Dodge Viper at the 2018 B12hr.
As a quick update, the applications have been rolling in most days for a drive. Really impressive resumes, just as I hoped we would get. The hard thing will be narrowing it down to only 2 or 3 for the test day...
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16 Sep 2017 18:01 #8923 by maverick
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cossie55 wrote: As a quick update, the applications have been rolling in most days for a drive. Really impressive resumes, just as I hoped we would get. The hard thing will be narrowing it down to only 2 or 3 for the test day...

That's exciting to hear mate and thanks for keeping us informed.

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17 Sep 2017 12:10 - 17 Sep 2017 12:11 #8948 by Richo
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Great to hear that there's plenty of quality steerers putting their hand up for a drive. Good luck making that decision
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25 Sep 2017 09:20 #9009 by Mosport Fan
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Happy to contribute (thanks bonus!) again this year.
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