Speed Week 2021

Speed Week 2016



31st Annual Speed Week (Take 2)

Lake Gairdner South Australia

Monday 8th March to Friday 12th March 2021


The DLRA conducts its annual Speed Week at Lake Gairdner in South Australia. It's straight line speed on "the big white dyno", as fast as you can go on a salt lake in the remote Australian outback. There is no setting like it anywhere in the world, it is a truly unique event in a spectacular location. There is an amazing range of cars, motorcycles and trucks dating from the turn of the century to modern day.
Spectators are welcome, but you need to be pretty much self sufficient.




Please read this and feel free to pass it on to others.
Our strategy is to run Speed Week with as many COVID-19 safe guards in place as practicable using the regulations as prescribed now, because if we did get some one infected at Speed Week we would have to be able to respond in a responsible manner.

As part of our COVID-19 Management Plan we will be required to provide contract tracing information for all Speed Week participants.
This information will be captured via the entry forms, online payments, the volunteer register and manually at lake entry. You may end up getting asked to provide your details more than once, please bear with us, better to get it twice than not at all. We ask for your patience when queuing at lake entry, especially in the first few days as the collection of contact tracing information will be a manual process as we have no access to mobile coverage or internet to run a QR type system. (The use of 2 lanes, one for entrants and officials and the other for spectators will be strictly enforced at Speed Week 2021)

Here are a couple of ways you can help.
1. Book your tickets online - https://www.dlra.org.au/online-booking.htm
2. Use our online COVID-19 Contact Tracing Record - https://www.dlra.org.au/covid19-contact-tracing.htm
3. Download a contact tracing form, fill it out and bring it with you to Lake Entry - https://www.dlra.org.au/docs/contact-tracing-record-form.pdf

At this time in South Australia it is not mandatory for face masks in the general community, but it is recommended to wear a mask when out in public if you are unable to physically distance. So bring some masks and any other personal protective equipment you wish. We will be providing hand wash and sanitiser in high traffic areas, but please bring your own as well.
Children under 12 years of age do not need to wear a mask.
Masks or face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.
Please be respectful to others as reasons for not wearing a mask are not always obvious.

The best ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 continue to be:
* Getting tested if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild.
* Practising physical distancing (keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others wherever and whenever possible).
* Washing (or sanitising) your hands regularly.
* Wiping down frequently touched surfaces.
* Covering coughs and sneezes in a tissue or elbow.
* Staying home and avoiding others when sick.



Now that entries are open and we have a few coming in, we'd like to make the following observations.

• You must submit a completed 2021 Entry Form (do not just write "the same as last year")

• You must complete the Hazardous Chemical Register. (unless it's an uncommon fuel type, you dont have to supply the Safety Data Sheets) (do not just write "the same as last year")

• You must answer all questions the Medical Declaration or supply the Medical Examination form signed by a Medical Practioner.

• You must sign or agree to all disclaimers.

• Make sure you fill out the COVID-19 Contact Tracing record. If you don't you are just going to be held up even longer at Lake Entry or Registration

• Membership annual subscriptions are now due and payable for the 2021 year. Entries are not accepted unless you are financial. There is no roll-over for subscriptions.

• In-completed forms will NOT accepted or processed and will be returned to you.

Your assistance in this is appreciated.

29/10/2020   DLRA Newsletter Issue 71 October 2020 published



All participants entering the the lake must sign in on the CONTACT TRACING RECORD and provide the date and time that they attended Speed Week as well as their name, phone number, and email address. This information will be used for the purposes of contract tracing only and will not be shared or sold to a third party. If you cannot or choose not to provide your details and sign the agreement, access to the event will respectfully be refused.

29/10/2020   Online Booking System now open

29/10/2020   Volunteer Register now open

29/10/2020   Speed Week 2021 Entry Forms Released

13/08/2020   DLRA Newsletter Issue 70 July 2020 published


August General Meeting Canceled
Due to Stage 4 Pandemic Restrictions


03/07/2020   DLRA Newsletter Issue 69 July 2020 published



May General Meeting Canceled
The DLRA General Meeting which was planned for the 17th May 2020 has been canceled.
With a State of Emergency still in force in Victoria and no announcement to be made by the State Government until the 11/05/2020. It was decided at the committee meeting last week to cancel the meeting as it was considered very unlikely that the regulations would be relaxed to enable a meeting of around 40 people indoors.
If there are any members who were looking to raise an item at the General Meeting or have something discussed, feel free to contact me and we will do our best to get it heard or addressed. drylakesracersau@hotmail.com

The next General Meeting is planned for the 16th of August, hopefully by then we will be in a much more favourable position.


25/04/2020   DLRA Newsletter Issue 68 April 2020 published


At the April DLRA Committee meeting it was decided that under the current circumstances and with the losses incurred by having to cancel 2 events in 2020, that the DLRA could not afford to proceed with the a World Speed Trials Australia event for 2021 unless a very significant sponsor was to come on board.
The dates for Speed Week 2021 were confirmed.




We are currently pursuing Sponsors for this event, if you or your organisation are looking for a great event to support please read the Sponsors Information


To enter Speed Week

1 Join, or renew, your membership
• You must be a DLRA member to enter Speed Week
• There is a once off joining fee to be a member of the club, this includes subscription for that year.
• Existing members will be receive a renewal notice to pay their annual subscription.
2 Complete your entry on-line (or download a form)
NOTE: If you are Rolling Over an entry from 2020, you MUST fill out a 2021 entry Form

• Entry Form Clearly filled out & signed by Owner & Drivers / Riders.
• Secondary Drivers / Riders to fill out and sign Secondary Drivers / Riders Form

• If you are competing with same vehicle in another class, fill out the Additional Class entry form (to qualify for an entry discount)
• Double Check your Computer Codes for engine and class on your Entry Form .
• Medical Forms completely filled out, boxes checked, signed & dated.
• Entry form is not complete until payment has cleared
• Nominate for your VOLUNTEER DUTY (Your entry form is not compete without nominating for at least one job)
• it is mandatory for all entrants to complete a Fuel Storage Register and attach the relevant Safety Data Sheets to their entry.
  Stickers and placards are available from DLRA Merchandise.

then when you get to the salt, set up in the pits, and then

3 Head to Registration

• Registration Van opens Friday afternoon and then 7.00am till 6.00pm each day.

• All Entrants (no substitutes) must present at Registration to pick up your Entrant Pack containing a copy of your entry, a tech inspection sheet, program, wrist bands. Highly recommended for crew to attend as well.
• New vehicles issued with DLRA Log Book.
• New Entrants (Rookies) Issued with DLRA License.
• Listen to the Entrant and Rookie Orientation presentation.
• No Alcoholic Beverages in Registration area during business hours.

4 Go to Technical Inspection
• Tech Inspection opens Friday Afternoon
• You must take your DLRA Vehicle Log Book
• All Drivers / Riders with their personal safety gear must present at Tech Inspection. Remember to check the compliance labels and dates on your gear.
Tender vehicles must be presented at the same time for inspection, fitted with all safety equipment.
• Return Inspection Sheet(s) to Registration to get your Inspection Sticker, no sticker - no race
• No Alcoholic Beverages in Inspection area during business hours
4 Attend the Entrants Briefing
• All Entrants must attend the Entrants briefing held at the Tech Inspection Area in the pits at 4.00pm. on the Sunday afternoon. After the briefing there will be a drive of the track. Rookies or first time entrants will also have to attend a separate briefing



    Entries for the Speed Week will open on 31st October 2020. As entries are received they will be added to the list below.

    • Pre-Entries will close on 14th February 2021, late entries incur a late entry fee after that date.
    • Record Speeds shown are the highest speed attained for that class from all previous years
      or have never had a vehicle register a speed for that class and are considered Open.
    • Speeds shown to 3 decimal places, speeds to be confirmed by Timer.
    • P.B. (Personal Best) is for that entrant, in the nominated class.
    • VR* - those entrants marked with an "*" have nominated for the Volunteers Register (Note: All entrants are expected to nominate for at least one shift doing something)
    • Not Active - these entrants have not paid their 2021 DLRA subscription fee yet. Their results will not be recorded in the official results until such time that the fees are paid. Members can pay their fees at the Registration Caravan in the pits.
Member # Name Rookie Not
VR * Vehicle # Vehicle
Vehicle Engine
Colour Class PB Record
178 Ronnie Stayt     V 178 MOTORCYCLE 2002 ZX12R Kawasaki 1350 211 MPS-BF 460 Black 1350 MPS-BF 215.221 235.750
251 Chris Hanlon     V 9251 CAR OR TRUCK 2019 Lakester B 104 FL 326 Silver/Black B/FL - 241.172
519 Richard Assen     V 519 MOTORCYCLE 2017 Assen Special 1350 211 APS-BF 409 Grey 1350 APS-BF 202.077 212.477
641 Jason Pointing R   V 641 CAR OR TRUCK 2019 Lakester B 104 GL 333 Silver/Black B/GL - 251.397
645 Terrance Coles     V 645 MOTORCYCLE 1987 Harley Davidson 1350 211 M-PG 459 Black 1350 M-PG 150 153.714
874 David Merritt     V 874 MOTORCYCLE 1978 Yamaha 500 207 M-G 455 Yellow 500 M-G 104.0 128.091
913 Peter Curran     V 913 MOTORCYCLE 1988 Honda 250 205 M-F 454 Black 250 M-F - 79.731
965 Skip Telford     V 965 CAR OR TRUCK 1966 VW G 109 BGCC 309 Blue G/BGCC - 122.440
1218 JP Afflick     V 1218 MOTORCYCLE 2020 Bidalot 50cc 201 APS-F 411 Blue 50 APS-F - Open
1291 Martin Powditch     V 1291 MOTORCYCLE 2004 Suzuki 650 208 APS-F 411 Yellow 650 APS-F 141.176 141.176
1380 Steven Tatt     V 1380 MOTORCYCLE 1981 Honda CBX 1350 211 M-CG 513 Silver 1350 M-CG 96.785 91.296
1475 Jeffrey Solomano     V 1475 MOTORCYCLE 1968 Sprite 250 205 A-CG 404 Green 250 A-CG - Open
1475 Jeffrey Solomano     V 91475 MOTORCYCLE Kawaski 125 203 MPS-F 462 Green 125 MPS-F - 77.253
1557 Michael Blackall     V 1557 MOTORCYCLE 2018 BMW 1000 RR 1000 210 MPS-G 463 Blue/White 1000 MPS-G - 201.975
1570 Peter Emery     V 1570 MOTORCYCLE 2006 Honda 1100 1350cc 211 P-P 425 Black 1350 P-P 170.229 209.839
1579 Shane Wilcox     V 1579 MOTORCYCLE 1994 Yamaha 125 203 APS-G 412 Red/White 125 APS-G 123.123 125.086
1579 Shane Wilcox     V 91579 MOTORCYCLE 1980 Honda 100 202 APS-G 412 Red 100 APS-G - 91.700
1598 Michael Stuart     V 1598 MOTORCYCLE 2014 Royal Enfield 650 208 MPS-PG 208 Red 650 MPS-PG - 110.604
1599 Carlyle Bennett     V 1599 MOTORCYCLE 1994 Yamaha  125  203 APS-G 412  Red/White 125 APS-G 121.298 125.086
1599 Carlyle Bennett     V 91599 MOTORCYCLE 1980 Honda  100  202 M-CG 513  Red 100 M-CG   Open
1610 Justin Moore R   V 1610 MOTORCYCLE 1986 Yamaha 175 204 P-PC 500 Blue 175 P-PC - Open
1629 Jeffery Flynn R   V 1629 MOTORCYCLE 2012 Sky Team Ace 175 204 APS-PG 416 Blue/White/Silver 175 APS-PG - Open
1642 Brad Forgeard R   V 1642 MOTORCYCLE 1996 Kawasaki 750 209 M-G 455 Black 750 M-G - 163.368
1712 Rick Hutcheson R   V 1712 MOTORCYCLE 2006 Kawasaki 1650 212 M-G 455 Black 1650 M-G - 189.873


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WrightsAir will be again conducting commuter , joy and charter flights and landing at the lake again in 2021. More information available on the WrightsAir page.