“An epic all-wheel-drive battle for the 2010 Lake Mountain Sprint podium has been fought and won by the White Hot Lamborghini Gallardo of nephew-uncle combo Jason and John White, only seconds ahead of Steve Jones and Ben Searcy in their LF performance Nissan R35 GT-R”.
Well, thats very exciting for them, I’m sure. But honestly, don’t we have enough places for people to rip around in hotted up cars in Victoria already, without races in the mountains?
Anyway, the Sprint has been and gone again this year, and the next event up on the mountain is a mountain bike trail building working bee on Saturday 24th April.
The resort is calling for people to help: the “Lake Mountain plateau provides a great setting for a bike ride. Mountain bike riding has been identified in recent years as a rapidly growing sport with the number of mountain bikes being sold each year increasing. Whilst Lake Mountain has an extensive cross country ski trail network available offering a perfect platform for beginners, the process is underway to create an extensive trail network offering trails for all levels of ability”.
To get involved or find out more, check here.
April 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm
All motor sports should be banned. Marie Antoinette precipitated the French Revolution with her “They want bread? Give them cake!”
When single mums can’t afford the petrol to drive their kids to school, by what right do others burn it up on a frivolous race?
May 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm
I’d say there is a bigger lobby advocating these events under safe supervised closed road conditions.
Ban motorsports? Yeh, lets live in a bigger nanny state than we already do. Get your heads out of your asses!
[quick response from Cam:
hi Paul, here’s a handy little life skill tip for you: if you feel like abusing people on websites, maybe engage your brain and actually read the article first.
If you do, you will see I am not advocating ‘banning motorsports’, I am simply saying I don’t think Lake Mountain is a great place for racing cars.]
May 23, 2013 at 9:27 am
The previous poster commented that all motor sports be banned. And why is Lake Mountain not a great place for motorsport. Obviously the resort management think it is, as well as the paticipants. the event generates publicity for the area as well as an economic benefit . There are plenty of hoons that go up the mountain at night and race each other up as well as drift around the corners leaving heaps of rubber on the road. The local tow truck driver recovers smashed cars all the time up there. Isnt it better under controlled conditions?
May 23, 2013 at 9:44 am
the original post did not advocate banning motor sports. The solution with ‘hoons’ racing each other on the hill is to lock the gates. There are many other places where motorsports are allowed across Victoria. But Lake Mountain is essentially a natural environment, and motorsports racing is highly invasive in terms of noise. There are, as pointed out in the original post, many other options for events which will attract people to the mountain (and hence income for local communities).
May 24, 2013 at 2:19 am
I did not say the original post wanted motorsport banned, the next poster did. So tell me, where are these other ‘many other places’ where tarmac rallies are allowed? Not many. I am an avid mountain biker but I also follow these events and think they offer recreation of another kind. The people that compete in these events are not hoons but normal law abiding people who spend big wherever they go. It costs alot to enter and run in these events( I wish I could as well but cant afford it) and it shows in there spend in the area. Invasive noise? Sounds good to me. Anyway I think that I am commenting in a forum that may be slightly(lot) biased against anything to do with motorised vehicles so I bid you farwell……………..
November 29, 2013 at 10:54 am
Roads are for cars, not for bikes. I have the right burn petrol single mothers can’t afford as I can afford to use the substance for whatever I wish.
[thats got to be the best comment of the year, Jeff. Awesome]