Has anyone got any idea of lap times, track length, lap records etc.....be nice to gauge how much different to our GPMC performances...
A good idea Rod. It could prove an interesting comparison, but a differential would be that that the Australians cars are circa 1960s-1970s and racing on a cinder or clay surface. The GPMC midgets would be compared to times most likely on tarmac. And it would need to be based on a track of similar size to the Brisbane Exhibition Speedway - 'the Ekka' - which I would say was somewhere around a quarter-mile (440 yards). For all that, it would be an interesting exercise but not one that I fancy doing although I'd love to see a result.
Top pic is 5 owned by Barry Wixted, 35 Ex Bob Tattersall owned by Graham Gallagher & 54 owned by Cyril Marshall 93 owned by Alan Birkett, all in NSW current midget records at Western Springs (428 metres clay surface) in auckland are: 1 Lap Track Record: 13.742 seconds (Michael Pickens- 7/11/09)
10 Lap Track Record: 2.14.875 (Jimi Quin - 20/1/07)
12 Lap Track Record: 2.52.428 (Shane Alach - 1/11/08)
25 Lap Track Record: 6.10.205 (Shane Alach) 16/1/10