WSID - Test and Tune Day

EC organised with WSID, Eastern Creek, for a photo shoot at their latest test and tune day. Its opened to the public and for a $110 you have access to the track all day or until your engines blows.

We all met at gate 14 at 10:00 am, after we paid our entrance fee we were directed to the Top Fuel cafe where we were met at the entrance by a lovely PR lady from WSID and were told what we could and could not do. The mains ones were:
  1. Not to hang over the concrete walls
  2. Keep out of the way of the pro photographers
After we signed our lives away we were supplied with media IDs and a neon "media" vest so we could be easily identified. Luckily the PR lady also supplied us with ear-plugs, well some of us anyway.

Wow! it was awesome being so close to the action, it was sooo loud and acrid smoke from the burnouts filled your lungs. You could feel the pressure hit on your chest from the mini explosions from some of the competitors' engines during high revs just before they launched off the start line.

Burnouts - Smell that rubber!

Some of the launches were incredible

This is something I normally wouldn't be interested in doing but since EC went through all that trouble I thought I give it a go. I have to admit I did enjoy myself but I am not sure if I would like to do this all the time. I wouldn't mind doing the Karcher Nitro Championships meets though!

Click here for more shots from the Test and Tune Day at WSID.

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