Home
    Events
    Entry Forms
    Results
    Grand Prix Promotions
    NZ F5000 Cars
    NZ Historic Muscle Cars
    Allcomer Saloons and
    Historic Super Sedans
    NZ Festival of
    Motor Racing
    Cars For Sale
    Classic Trials
    Newsletters
    Links
    Contact Details

Historic Racing Club
E-Mail Address
Subscriber Action
Email article to friendemail a friend
Print pageprint a copy

Newsletters 

 

For latest HRC newsletters click here  http://www.hrcevents.co.nz/newsletters.php 

For Hampton Downs Newsletters  www.hamptondowns.com

 

 Newsletter

Circulation 6500


The great HRC Events meetings just keep coming!
Need some practice?? HRC will be running a practice day at Hampton Downs on Friday 1 April for one and all. This practice is the day before the famous Legends of Speed meeting.
The next big race meetings for HRC Events are the Great Lake Taupo event at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park on 1-3 April and the historic Legends of Speed event, also held on the same weekend but at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park.
The Great Lake Taupo event is sure to be full of excitement with racing from two grids of 2K Cup competitors, Superkarts, NZ Superlap, RRE, Sportscars, Formula Libre and Formula First alongside a one-off Honda Endurance Race aiming to be the biggest ever Honda race in NZ! There is also a prize purse up for grabs to encourage all Honda racing car owners to share their collective love of all things VTEC...!
On the same weekend of 1-3 April, HRC Events will hold the ever-popular Legends of Speed meeting at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park. Legends shields will be presented to the winners of the final race of each class on the Sunday afternoon. Legends this year will be prior World Champions including Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. These World Champions were chosen on the ranking of the most number of Championship victories they have won.
Classes racing to compete for an esteemed plaque are BMW E30, BMW Open 2 Litre, BMW Open A/B, Arrow Wheels, ERC/AES Tradezone, ALFA Trofeo, Historic Formula Ford, Formula Junior, Historic, Classic Trial, HMC/HSC and last but not least Historic Sports Sedan.
As usual plaques will be presented to winners of the third race for each class. The plaques will be awarded as follows:
Legend Class
Michael Schumacher BMW E30
Juan Manuel Fangio BMW Open 2 Litre
Alain Prost BMW Open A/B
Sebastian Vettel Arrow Wheels
Jack Brabham ERC/AES Tradezone
Jackie Stewart ALFA Trofeo
Niki Lauda Historic Formula Ford
Nelson Piquet Formula Junior
Ayrton Senna Historic
Lewis Hamilton Classic Trial
Alberto Ascari HMC/HSC
Graham Hill Historic Sports Sedan
   
 
Come on down for one of the final race meetings held this summer season! Bring your family, friends, acquaintances, neighbours! 
If you or someone you know is interested in competing in one of our many events, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We provide fantastic race meetings that cater to all different people and race cars and we are always here to help.
 
PREMIER GRAND FINAL – PUKEKOHE
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April 2016
After a season where all three V8 classes – including the former SuperTourer and TLX-type chassis as well as the original 'TL' spec cars – ran on one grid and produced some great racing, the season finale is here and it will be all guns blazing amongst the V8 powered racers at what many regard as the spiritual home of the national V8 racing category. HRC is negotiating with a number of the A Class BMW cars to race with the New Zealand Touring Cars. This should make the racing even more interesting and spectacular to watch!
It will be the busiest weekend of the 2015-2016 racing calendar with no fewer than ten categories racing and aiming to put on a great motorsport show. It all starts on the Friday, with open testing and practice absolutely free to the public to come along and attend. Organisers are aiming to attract hundreds from local schools and the wider Counties community to get a taste of top level motorsport. Ticket prices are seriously good value too, ranging from $20 and 10 classes racing! Pre-purchase your tickets online at https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/apr/premier-motorsport-pukekohe to receive presale discounts!
Racing action will continue throughout Saturday and Sunday, with attractions off track including a kids play area and climbing wall, fun for kids and adults alike! The Polaris bus service will be ferrying spectators around, as well as hot rod, oval racing and karting displays. There will even be a radio controlled racing zone!
The Super Final will also see the conclusion of the born again V8 Utes first ever sprint season. There have been some epic battles in the class and numbers have been on the rise again with no fewer than 16 Utes lining up to take the green light at the recent New Zealand Grand Prix meeting. The title could go any one of three or four ways, but it's the vastly experienced racer and Pukekohe local man Paul Manuell who will start the weekend in 'pole position' looking for a series win. For the Ford and Holden fans who like a bit of the old school rivalry, this category is as good as it gets, with Holden and Ford neck in neck and within thousandths of a second of each other around the Pukekohe circuit.
No top race meeting these days would be complete without the endless action from the Ssangyong Utes and we are delighted to have them back for their season finale at Pukekohe. Blink and you'll miss it, quite simply there's action every second of the way. Can anyone go three abreast over the infamous mountain? These guys and girls will be a fair bet to achieve it time and time again! With around 28 of these identically matched 'max-entertainment machines' jousting over four races during the weekend, spectators will be in for a treat.
Also on the bill for the big weekend in motorsport are the TRADEZONE GT1/2 and TRADEZONE GT3/4 grids both packed to the brim with some amazing machinery. The majority of the GT1/2 field are highly exotic NZ built machines or imported international level GT or Sports Car machinery, whilst the GT3/4 grid is much more of a celebration – and a big one at that – of what one man and a small team can achieve in their own garage. The top class of GTs includes Crawford prototype racers from the States, the world's fastest TVR, flame spitting Corvettes, flame spitting rotaries, V8 Supercars and some of the wildest Evos you will ever see.
Add in the fabulous Porsches and spectacular NZ Super Trucks, BMW Open, Formula Ford and a perfect dash of classic content courtesy of the Kumho Tyres pre-1965 racers and you have all of the ingredients of an unmissable race weekend. An action packed weekend for the family and an awesome way for any petrol head to sign off another racing season.
For tickets, head to https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/apr/premier-motorsport-pukekohe
For all other information head to www.hrcevents.co.nz
MAHINDRA NORTH ISLAND ENDURANCE SERIES
3-4 June, 24-25 June and 22-23 July 2016
This year the dates are Friday 3 to Saturday 4 June at Bruce McLaren Motor Sport Park, Taupo, Friday 24 to Saturday 25 June at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park, and finally, Friday 22 to Saturday 23 July at Manfeild, Fielding. Entries will be available from Tuesday 5 April on www.motorsportentry.com. Make sure you get your entry in early as we are expecting big fields and entries will be accepted in order of receipt. The final for the New Zealand Championship will be held in the South Island this coming season and to qualify for the championship meeting you must contest the North or South Island series.
SEASON FINALE FEAT. 2K CUP MASTERS
Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 May 2016 – NZRDL
This meeting sees the final race meeting for a number of the race series. 2K Cup, GT1/GT2, GTRNZ, Pre 65, Super Karts, Honda Cup, NZ Sports Car, Formula Libre, Rotary Enthusiasts, BMW Enduro 1 hour, Super Lap and Mini Racing Drivers will all come together for the final spirited race meeting of the summer season. These great classes will provide an incredible variety of racing this weekend and are sure to be entertainment for all ages, characters and fans!!
For entry head to www.motorsportentry.com
Entry Fees
It’s as inevitable as the tide coming in! We can all try to do a King Canute, but with increased costs on all fronts entry fees will have to be increased.
This year we have had to absorb increases in track hirage fees, marshal costs etc and even new costs that we have not been charged before. Health and Safety loadings have already added $50 per entry, plus existing MSNZ levies are driving costs higher every year. Our budgeting is telling us that entry fees for an average class 25 cars will have to go to approx. $475, and a larger class with 40 cars will pay approx. $350
 
Regards
 
Chris Watson  chris@hrcevents.co.nz  0274827542   09 337 0732
Amy Vincent   amy@hrcevents.co.nz  021 1494335   09 337 0732
 
Level 2 Suite 3     20 Augustus Place Parnell
 
HRC Events Upcoming Events
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 March Taupo IRC
TR86, Ssangyong Utes, Central Muscle Cars, Super Mini, Porsche, Pro 7, SS2000, Formula First, NZ Six/HQ
Friday 1 to Sunday 3 April 2016
Legends of Speed – Hampton Downs – HRC
Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, BMW X4, Historic Muscle Cars, Historic Sports Sedans, Historic Formula Ford, Classic Trial
Friday 1 to Sunday 3 April 2016
Great Lake Taupo – NZRDL
2K Cup, Alfa Trofeo, Rotary Enthusists, NZ Sports Cars, Formula Libre, Pre-65, Super Karts, Honda Enduro, Super Lap, Formula First
11 April 2016 Auckland Car Club Round 6 Hampton Downs
Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars, Standard Production, Racing Saloons
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April 2016
Premier Summer Series Finale, Pukekohe
UDC V8 Utes, NZ Touring Cars, Ssangyong Utes, Central Muscle Cars, NZ Super Trucks, GT1/GT2 , GTRNZ, Pirelli Porsche, Pre 65, Formula Ford, BMW Open
Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Season Finale feat. 2K Cup Masters – Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park – NZRDL
2K Cup, GT1/GT2, GTRNZ, Pre 65, Super Karts, Honda Cup, NZ Sports Car Formula Libre, Rotary Enthusiasts, BMW Enduro 1 hour, Super Lap, Mini Racing Drivers
Friday 3 to Saturday 4 June 2016
North Island Endurance Series Round 1 – Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park, Taupo – HRCL, NSCC, NZIGP, NIERDC
Friday 24 to Saturday 25 June 2016
North Island Endurance Series Round 2 – Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park – HRC, NSCC, NZIGP & NIERDC
Saturday 2 July 2016
2K 800 Relay Race – Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park – HRC
2K Cup Cars only
Friday 22 to Saturday 23 July 2016
North Island Endurance Series Round 3 – Manfeild, Fielding – HRC, NSCC, NZIGP & NIERDC

 

 
Dates for next season – 2016-2017 Summer
Below are the proposed dates for meetings next season. Please treat it as a draft as the Championship Meeting dates for next year have yet to be decided.
Contact for HRC Meetings chris@hrcevents.co.nz
 
2016
4th June                       Mahindra NI Endurance Series Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park
25th June                     Mahindra NI Endurance Series Hampton Downs
23rd July                      Mahindra NI Endurance Series Final Manfeild
3rd September            Auckland Car Club Round 1 Hampton Downs
10th-11th September   Ice Breaker HRC Hampton Downs
24th-25th September   Waikato Challenge HRC Hampton Downs
1st October                  TACCOC Pukekohe
15th October               Auckland Car Club Round 2 Pukekohe
15th-16th October        HRC Taupo Meeting
22nd-23rd October       Manawatu Car Club Manfeild
29th-30th October        101 GT3 Meeting Hampton Downs
5th-6th November       V8 Super Cars Pukekohe
6th November             Taccoc Hampton Downs (watch TACCOC website for updates)
12th-13th November    MG Manfeild
13th November           Auckland Car Club Pukekohe
19th-20th November    Taupo Car Club
3rd-4th December        V8 Festival Hampton Downs HRC
11th December            Outsource IT Christmas at the Downs  TACCOC
18th December            2K Cup and Super Lap Hampton Downs
 
2017
7th-8th January             Tasman Revival Taupo HRC
14th-15th January         Ken Smith Festival Hampton Downs HRC
21st-22nd January        Ken Smith Festival Hampton Downs HRC
11th February              Auckland Car Club Hampton Downs
18th-19th February       Manawatu Car Club Manfeild
18th-19th February       Tasman Revival Pukekohe HRC
4th-5th March               Thunder in the Park Pukekohe NZIGP
12th March                  Auckland car Club Pukekohe
March                         Roycroft Trophy Hampton Downs HRC
25th-26th March           HRC Pukekohe Meeting
1st-2nd April                 Legends Speed Meeting Hampton Downs HRC
8th-9th April                 Great Lakes Taupo HRC
9th April                       Auckland Car Club Hampton Downs
15th-16th April             Taupo Easter Meeting Taupo Car Club
6th-7th May                  Season Finale Hampton Downs HRC
 
Who will be the 2016 NZ Formula Ford Champion?
The winner of the NZ Formula Ford Championship will race in the international Mazda Road to Indy ‘Shootout’ at the famous, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (south of San Francisco) on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2016.
Up to 15 Formula Ford (or similar) Champions from around the world will participate in the shootout to determine who wins the ultimate prize of a $US200K scholarship to drive in the USF2000 2017 season. At this point it is fair to say Michael Scott and Aaron Marr are in contention, either can win. Both drivers have displayed tremendous driving skills throughout the season. The quality of their driving has been excellent preparation for this international opportunity. We wish both drivers well for the final round of the NZ Championship, Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April at Pukekohe.
 
MY LAPS TRANSPONDERS
My Laps Transponders can be purchased from the Historic Racing Club. Order online at www.motorsportentry.com or send a cheque to HRC Inc, PO Box 28140 Remuera.
HRC has the new X2 transponders in stock
Advantages are they can be charged in 4 hours instead of 12 hours and they will be compatible with new in car displays available within 6 months.
Prices
X2  Rechargeable Transponder         1 Year              $220
X2 Direct Wired Transponder           1 Year              $270
X2 Direct Wired Transponder           2 Year              $295
X2 Direct Wired Transponder           5 Year              $495

Special offer for the last of the Flex Transponders
AMB Flex Transponder $89.00 plus licence fee
Transponders can now be purchased as little as $89.00 plus a 1 year licence fee of $110 making the total price $199.00
This price includes insurance and lifetime guarantee.
Your only cost is the licence fee of $110 a year in subsequent years.
That is less than 2 weekends hire and you own the transponder!

AMB FLEXI TRANSPONDERS
1 year $199.00 and 5 years for $475.00. At the end of the license period to activate your transponder is AU$100 for 1 year, AU$181.50 for 2 years and AU$368.50 for 5 years. This new method would suit competitors who are looking at a short term career in motor racing or wanting to save money in the initial years.
All My Laps Transponders are used at all New Zealand circuits.
MYLAPS provides personal transponders to fulfil the needs of organizations as well as the needs of participants. With the introduction of the Car/Bike FLEX personal transponder, MYLAPS offers a low cost entry solution for racers

Subject: HRC News - March 2016

 

 

March 2016 - Circulation 6500 plus and counting!

 

 

Change of Dates - 1 -  Unfortunately, the first North Island Endurance Round at Taupo has had to be changed from May to the 3rd and 4th of June because of the MSNZ conference being held on the 28th and 29th May. As you may well know, no one can run a race meeting in NZ when this conference is in session.

 

 

 

Change of Dates - 2 -  Also, the Dunlop 800 for 2K Cup is now being held on the 2nd of July which is the original date 2K Cup have been advertising. This hopefully won’t affect too many competitors as most have already booked their accommodation for that first weekend of July.

 

 

 

 

Renew your membershipIf you need to renew your HRC membership just go online at www.motorsportentry.com and on the home page press items for sale. We don’t send out reminders.

 

 

 

 

My Laps Transponders can be purchased from the Historic Racing Club. Order online at www.motorsportentry.com or by sending a cheque to HRC Inc, PO Box 28140 Remuera. HRC has the new X2 transponders in stock. The advantages are that they can be charged in 4 hours instead of 12 hours and they will be compatible with new in-car displays available within 12 months. Prices are as follows; X2  Rechargeable Transponder, 1 Year, $220; X2 Direct Wired Transponder 1 Year,           $270;  X2 Direct Wired Transponder, 2 Year, $295; X2 Direct Wired Transponder, 5 Year, $495. We also have a SPECIAL OFFER available for the last of the Flex Transponders - AMB Flex Transponder  $89.00 plus licence fee for 1 year  of $110 making the total price $199.00. 

 

This price includes insurance and lifetime guarantee. Your only cost is the licence fee of $110 a year in subsequent years. That is less than 2 weekends hire and you own the transponder! Five year licenses are available for $475.00. At the end of the license period to activate your transponder is AU$100 for 1 year, 2 years AU$181.50 and 5 years AU 368.50. What it all basically means is that there is a solution for everyone whether they are planning on racing short, medium or long term.


 

 

Return of hire transponders is a continuing problem, for the last Hampton Downs meeting we had to hire in extra transponders from an outside supplier and because we did not receive three transponders back we had to pay another $2000. This has forced us to make a change. Going forward, we will now require a cash deposit of $50 which is only refundable when the  transponder is returned on the day. You will then have a grace period of 3 days to return the transponder and after 3 days we will charge $35 a day. As we enter the season were we have events every weekend we have a real problem having enough transponders to hire if the previous weekends transponders have not been returned. We would encourage all competitors to look at the transponder advert below and buy their own transponder. Prices start at just $199 and there are a range of deals to suit. Contact Chris or Amy at chris@hrcevents.co.nz or amy@hrcevents.co.nz 

 

 

 

 

Want a ticket? - Don't forget, you can get tickets for any of our Premier Motorsport Calendar events at https://www.iticket.co.nz/go-to/hrc-events - this is a new site and we have our own section on there, so make the most of it! We'll be adding other ticketing options very soon as well.

 

 

 

 

The current calendar - There are always plenty of great events going on around New Zealand for motorsport fans. It's quite difficult to round up every single major and minor 'meet', but we have a calendar overview which includes as many of the events on it as we are aware of! You can check it out on the HRC Events web site - www.hrcevents.co.nz - by clicking on this link

 

 

 

HRC Events Ltd is:

Chris Watson 0274 827 542 or 09 377 0732, chris@hrcevents.co.nz
Richard Gee 0210 2711926, richard@hrcevents.co.nz
Amy Vincent 09 377 0732, amy@hrcevents.co.nz

MARCH BRINGS BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

The 12th and 13th of March hosts another action packed weekend at Hampton Downs. On Saturday 12th March the final of the NZ Endurance Championship will be held featuring the top cars from the Mahindra  North Island series and the ASKO South Island Series.

 

There are three races over the course of the day including the Mahindra NZ Endurance Championship One Hour and Three Hour races. While these fields are fairly full with the cars that qualified at previous rounds, there is still room for other cars to enter. As long as the vehicle has competed at any of the North or South Island rounds, it is eligible to run in this final round! As part of this meeting there is also a non-championship One Hour Endurance race which is open to anyone. So get your entry in for a great days racing! You can do that at www.motorsportentry.com

 

There will also be an open Friday Practice day available to all competitors and those people who aren’t competing but have a race car they wish to bring out for a spin on the 11th of March so get off work and come down for a fun day of open testing!

 

On Saturday evening there will be the first Vintage Pomeroy Trophy event to be held in the Auckland area. This event is for Pre-75 cars and is an exciting event with five tests. A quarter mile sprint, flying quarter, wiggle woggle, braking test and reliability trial. The reliability trial is a 20 minute season on the track were you have to complete a certain number of laps based on a complicated formula which takes into account a number of factors such as age of the car, engine size etc. With the cars age limit set at Pre-76, there is a special chance for drivers to experience Hampton Downs. Open cars will not require a roll cage and we are expecting Pre-76 sports and saloon cars to enter in this awesome event.

 

Using a very complicated formula, the winner will be declared at the end of the evening!

 

Sunday 13th March will see the GB Pensions Roycroft Trophy meeting, featuring the theme of British Vintage cars. However, all other foreign classes and cars are more than welcome to attend! The more the merrier. Classes that are racing on this day are Pre-63 Motorbikes, Pre-45 Sports Cars, Pre-60 Sports Cars, Pre-60 Saloons and Formula Junior. This is a great event for the older cars to get track time and a fantastic social event for vintage car enthusiasts!

 

Entries for both events are on www.motorsportentry.com and tickets can be purchased online at www.hrcevents.co.nz. By purchasing a ticket for either event, you are able use it for both events across the weekend. Also, if you arrive in a Pre-70 British vehicle on Sunday, the car and driver get a FREE entry, with additional passengers only $20 each.

 

SUMMER SEASON SUPER FINAL

The summer of 2016 certainly has been full to the brim of great New Zealand motorsport all over the country, and the Season Final of the Premier Motorsport Calendar  on the weekend of 15-17 April 2016 at Pukekohe Park will be just as entertaining as all the others! 

 

The weekend showcases the Super Trucks ONLY appearance in Auckland for a number of years, along with the NZ Touring Cars which have proven to be an engaging class this summer, Ssangyong Utes, V8 Utes, GT1/2, GTRNZ, Pirelli Porsche, Pre-65, Formula Ford and BMW Open, all classes sure to provide great close racing over the weekend!

 

We have had an enjoyable and successful summer of motor racing and we hope to top it off with a fantastic final round at the much loved Pukekohe circuit, so bring your family and friends for a special weekend out!

 

Entries will be open very soon for this final Premier Round so keep an eye open on www.motorsportentry.com We'll have plenty going on if you are coming to watch too, with activities on and off track to complement the great racing categories.

NEXT EVENTS AT TAUPO AND HAMPTON

The next big race meetings for HRC Events are the Great Lake Taupo event at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park on April 1-3 and the historic Legends of Speed event, also on over the same weekend at Hampton Downs.

 

The Great Lake Taupo event is sure to be full of excitement with racing from two grids of the 2K Cup competitors, Superkarts, NZ Superlap, RRE, Sportscars and Libre and a one-off Honda endurance race aiming to be the biggest ever Honda race in NZ and with a prize purse up for grabs to try and encourage all racing Honda owners to share their collective love of all things VTEC...!

 

Legends of Speed is being held on the same weekend in April at Hampton Downs and will also be a very entertaining weekend of motorsport There will be the opportunity for all classes attending the race meeting to enjoy an open practice day on Friday, as well as the opportunity for any car (competing or not) to practice on this day!

 

There will be some great classes running over the weekend, including BMW E30, BMW Open 2 Litre, BMW Open A/B, Arrow Wheels Sports GT & Saloon Challenge, ERC AES/Tradezone, ALFA Trofeo Series, Historic Formula Fords, Formula Junior, Historic, Historic Muscle Cars & Historic Saloon Cars , Historic Sports Sedans  and Classic Trial.

 

Basically, over the one weekend in April at the two different venues, if you have a racing car, we have a class in which you can run! Entries are now OPEN on www.motorsportentry.com.

 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our fantastic race meetings!

COMING UP THIS SUMMER SEASON

12 March   North and South Island EnduranceSeries National Championship Final Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park

 

13 March GBPensions Roycroft Trophy Vintage Festival Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park  - Waitemata Vintage Car Club  HRC - Classes Vintage cars Pre 60, Formula Junior, Pre 61 Saloons

 

13 March  Auckland Car Club Round 5  Pukekohe Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons, Clubman Sports Cars.

 

26-27 March Taupo IRC

Toyota TR86, Ssangyong Actyon Utes, ENZED Central Muscle Cars. IRC classes.

 

2/3 April  Legends of Speed - Hampton Downs – HRC Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, BMW X4, Historic Muscle Cars, Historic Sports sedans, Historic Formula Ford, Classic Trial

 

2/3 April NZRDL Great Lake Taupo 0 2K Cup x 2 grids ,  Rotary Racing Enthusists,NZ Sportscars /Libre, Super Karts, Honda Enduro, NZ Superlap,

 

16/17 April   Premier Motorsport Summer Series Finals Pukekohe SuperTrucks, V8 Utes, BNT NZ Touring Cars, Ssangyong utes, Tradezone GT1/2 , TradeZone GT3/4, Pirelli Porsche, Pre 65, Formula Ford, BMW Open, Kumho Pre 65.

 

 

This message was sent to chris@hrcevents.co.nz.
It was sent from: HEADLINZ, 698A Whakamarama Rd RD 6 Tauranga 3176.
Click here to be removed from this mailing list. Your AUTH CODE is: wr1wc7
Forward to a friend

 

 

 

Show this message...
 

 

January 2016 - Circulation 6000 plus and counting!

 

 

HRC Events web site - Have you checked out the new HRC Events web site? There's plenty of news and information not only about our events but also about the exciting racing categories that run at them.  If you are a driver entering a meeting is just a few clicks away and if you are a spectator you can buy your tickets on-line (subject to them being available for sale). Check it out here: www.hrcevents.co.nz  Our current website www.grandprix.org.nz is still on the net but will be phased out over the next six months.

 

 

Renew your membershipIf you need to renew your HRC membership just go online at www.motorsportentry.com and on the home page press items for sale. We don’t send out reminders.

 

My Laps Transponders can be purchased from the Historic Racing Club. Order online at www.motorsportentry.com or by sending a cheque to HRC Inc, PO Box 28140 Remuera. HRC has the new X2 transponders in stock. The advantages are that they can be charged in 4 hours instead of 12 hours and they will be compatable with new in-car displays available within 12 months. Prices are as follows; X2  Rechargeable Transponder, 1 Year, $220; X2 Direct Wired Transponder 1 Year,           $270;  X2 Direct Wired Transponder, 2 Year, $295; X2 Direct Wired Transponder, 5 Year, $495. We also have a SPECIAL OFFER available for the  last of the Flex Transponders - AMB Flex Transponder  $89.00 plus licence fee for 1 year  of $110 making the total price $199.00.  This price includes insurance and lifetime guarantee

Your only cost is the licence fee of $110 a year in subsequent years. That is less than 2 weekends hire and you own the transponder! Five year licenses are available

for  $475.00. At the end of the license period to activate your transponder is AU$100 for 1 year, 2 years AU$181.50 and 5 years AU 368.50. What it all basically means is that there is a solution for everyone whether they are planning on racing short, medium or long term.

 Something NEW....We are very much looking forward to a new event on the calendar for Saturday March 12th. With the recent resurgence of interest in Endurance racing and the North and South recognised by MSNZ as championship series, Hampton Downs will be the venue for the Endurance National Championship Meeting - a "shoot out" to decide the best of the best and featuring cars from the top twenty of each series, and likely one or two wildcards. To make the weekend itself even more interesting, it also will see the GB Pensions Roycroft Trophy meeting on the SUnday at the same venue. Quite a contrast of cars on display on both days from the vintage to the very latest endurance racing machinery.  And of course we very much welcome GB Pensions on board as the title sponsor for that event. You will be able to find out more about that in forthcoming newsletters.

 

 

Return of hire transponders is a continuing problem, for the last Hampton Downs meeting we had to hire in extra transponders from an outside supplier and because we did not recieve three transponders back we had to pay another $2000. This has forced us to make a change. Going forward we will now require a cash deposit of $50 which is only refundable when the  transponder is returned on the day. You will then have a grace period of 3 days to return the transponder and after 3 days we will charge $35 a day. As we enter the season were we have events every weekend we have a real problem having enough transponders to hire if the previous weekends transponders have not been returned. We would encourage all competitors to look at the transponder advert below and buy their own transponder. Prices start at just $199 and there are a range of deals to suit. Contact Chris or Amy at chris@hrcevents.co.nz or amy@hrcevents.co.nz

 

 

 

The price of racing and changes coming - we want your views - While we paint a very positive picture of motor sport in the newsletter and it is the case that we are very busy indeed, we do face problems going into the future. Track hire cost is continuing to increase. This is to be expected, as the rates have been at a virtually non-commercial level in the past. While tracks have survived they have not been in a position to implement safety upgrades immediately as required. This is not to say the tracks have been unsafe but they could be safer and better in many cases. Entry fees will have to rise but this is not the complete solution as any big increase in entry fees will see a reduction in the number of entries. What is needed are bigger fields for each race, for a two day meeting organisers can run 9 or 10 classes. There is big difference in income if the races have fields of 15 or 35. Maybe the classes that can only field 15 Cars should pay a higher entry fee than say 2K Cup which can provide two fields of 46 cars for a race meeting. What is a definite is that next year a race meeting with small fields will not be viable at the two Auckland tracks. HRC is already planning its race meetings for next year so any input would be welcome.


 

 

Want a ticket? - Don't forget, you can get tickets for all of our events at www.hdticketing.com or if it is for the Porsche Festival then you can fill your motorsport boots at www.nzfmr.co.nz You can also get tickets for any of our Premier Motorsport Calnedar events at https://www.iticket.co.nz/go-to/hrc-events - this is a new site and we have our own section on there, so make the most of it!


 

 

There are always plenty of events going on around New Zealand for motorsport fans. It's quite difficult to round up every single major and minor 'meet', but we have a calendar overview which includes as many of the events on it as we are aware of! You can check it out on the HRC Events web site - www.hrcevents.co.nz - by clicking on this link

 

 

Twenty one year old V8 Utes champion Sam Barry will make his BNT NZ Touring Car debut at the forthcoming Lady Wigram Trophy race meeting at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna. Sam, who has also raced in the Suzuki Swift series and the Mahindra North Island Endurance Series in recent seasons, will debut in a Class 2 (TL) Ford Falcon, staying in the Blue Oval family after winning the Utes title in another Ford.  He's on the lookout for sponsorship to compete the revitalised series, and you can follow his progress or get in touch with him via his Facebook site which can be found here or by searching for Sam Barry Racing.


 

Respected crew chief and team owner Alister McNeill died on December 30 after an 18-month battle against cancer. The New Zealander was part of a wave of Kiwis and Australians that migrated to Formula 1 in the 1970s and went on to settle in other forms of the sport throughout the world. McNeill's move to America followed stints in F1, and after an initial stop in Georgia, McNeill based himself in Southern California where he continued working in road racing and formed McNeill Motorsports. McNeill's team became a powerhouse entrant in Formula Atlantic and Super Vee, the two leading Indy car ladder series of the 1980s, where Johnny O'Connell – now a star in the Pirelli World Challenge with Cadillac Racing – made a name for himself in Alister's Atlantic program where he won the championship on his debut with the team. Article courtesy of Racer Magazine.

 


HRC Events Ltd is:

Chris Watson 0274 827 542 or 09 377 0732, chris@hrcevents.co.nz
Richard Gee 0210 2711926, richard@hrcevents.co.nz
Amy Vincent 09 377 0732, amy@hrcevents.co.nz

OUR BUSIEST MONTH EVER

We have some great events coming up over the next two months and HRC is privileged to be organising such a wide range of events, writes Chris Watson.

 

We are very fortunate to have the full support of other organisations like the Canterbury Car Club, Southland Sports Car Club, NZIGP and of course The MotorSport Club. It has also been very helpful to have the Series Organising Group (SOG) co-ordinating the championship meeting classes as this has enabled HRC to organise some great meetings for the premier series and has also enable HRC to increase the sports presence in the media . Our page spreads in the Herald are a direct result of the Series Organising Group getting the classes to work together.

 

This coming weekend we have the Tasman Revival in Taupo , we have a good entry already but we can still accept more entries in all classes. All HRC events can entered on line at www.motorsportentry.com. This site will process over 2000 entries over the next two months and has 3795 registered entrants. Without this site it would be very difficult to run the number of meetings that HRC organises.

 

The third weekend in January is all excitement with the Porsche Festival at Hampton Downs for two weekends and the Premier Motorsport Series featuring the International Toyota Series at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna and then Teretonga the second weekend. The BNT NZ Touring Cars make a welcome return to the South Island for both these meetings . The Teretonga meeting will also feature SuperTrucks and ENZED Central Muscle Cars and because of record ticket pre-sales (http://www.hrcevents.co.nz/next_event.php) this event will be popular.

 

Ticket sales (www.nzfmr.co.nz) for the Porsche Festival are also going well, running at 22% ahead of budget at present so we are expecting a good crowd , we certainly have a great entry, one of the largest ever for this annual event.

 

HRC then drops down a gear with just one event a weekend with the NZ Motor Cup meeting at Hampton Downs with the International Toyota Series which will no doubt feature future Formula 1 champions (see story below). They will certainly be racing for cups that have been won by 5 FIA world champions. NZIGP have generously put up cups for all the classes racing and these cups all date back to the great Ardmore days.

 

The following weekend we are in Taupo with Toyota Racing Series, TRADEZONE GT12/3/4, Honda Cup, Sports cars/Libre, Formula Ford, BMW Open, Kumho Pre-65 and Super Karts and that too is shaping up to be a great race meeting.

 

So that's January! We then move into February which is just as exciting for race fans. The 12th to 14th of February see the New Zealand GP at Manfeild and this is the final of the Toyota Racing Series with some great support classes like TR86, Formula First, UDC V8 Utes, BNT NZ Touring Cars, Ssangyong Actyon Utes, Formula Ford and F5000. This meeting is organised by Manfeild Park Trust. On the 13th February Round 4 of the Auckland Car Club's summer series takes place at Hampton Downs and then on 20th and 21st February it is the Tasman Revival at Pukekohe for the classic race classes.

 

As can be seen from the above HRC is promoting a very wide range of events and it is our aim to raise the profile of Motor Sport in New Zealand at all levels.

STARTING THEM YOUNG

International motor racing drivers are starting out in the sport younger than ever. Over half the field in this summer’s Toyota Racing Series which starts at Ruapuna are too young to drive on public roads in their own country or have only just qualified for a civil driving license.

 

But because they have graduated through kart racing and in most cases at least one season of single seater competition they are licensed by world motorsport authorities to race in the five round series. Four sixteen year olds will be on the starting grid with four 17 year olds and five eighteen year olds. Young aces Lando Norris from England and China’s Guanyu Zhou are both 16, but can’t get a civil driving license in their own country until they are 18.


Kami Laliberte and Devlin Defrancesco have only been able to get their Canadian license in the last few months since their 16th birthdays. Seventeen year olds Jehan Daruvula from India, Argentina’s Nicolas Dapero and Brazil’s Pedro Piquet - son of three time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet - will have to wait until they are 18 before they can drive on public roads in their respective home lands.

 

And the quartet of 18 year olds, Ferdinand Habsburg from Austria, Poland’s Antoni Ptak, Bruno Baptista of Brazil and Julian Hanses from Germany are only just old enough to get a license in their home country. New Zealand’s two drivers in the series, Taylor Cockerton of Pukekohe and Christchurch’s James Munro are 17 and 18 respectively. Being a teenager on the way up is almost a pre-requisite for success as drivers can start karting at a young age – Norris was just seven and already has nine years experience under his helmet.

 

In fact 20 year olds Will Owen from the USA and Frenchman Timothe Buret are the odd men out, while Theo Bean from the United States will be the old man of the Toyota Racing Series at just 23.

 

All drivers in the TRS use the same car, an Italian built chassis to international Formula 3 regulations, with a modified 1800cc Toyota motor producing 145 kWs on an ethanol bio fuel. The engines and computer management systems are sealed. The only changes teams and drivers can make to the car during race weekends, are the suspension and brake setup and adjustments to the aerodynamic “wings”.

 

It's highly likely that some of the Formula One stars of the future will race at next weekend's meeting - eventually. They have come from the TRS series before to F1 and they will continue to do so. Watch them closely!

EVANS JOINS PORSCHE’S CHAMPIONS FOR FESTIVAL

Kiwi single seater race ace Mitch Evans will join Porsche as a factory driver for the second weekend of the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs.

 

Evans, a winner and championship contender in Formula One’s major support category GP2, recently tested Porsche’s Le Mans and World Endurance Championship winning machinery and has got the nod from the factory to drive the museum demonstration cars at the event with Le Mans winner Earl Bamber only available for the first weekend of the two weekend event.


Evans (21) will join World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley to demonstrate the stunning Le Mans winning Porsche LMP1-98 and the iconic Martini-branded Porsche 935.  Mitch is one of the current crop of New Zealand motor racing superstars. He was the 2012 GP3 Series champion, has won races in GP2 and previously won the 2010 and 2011 Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand.

 

When he won the New Zealand Grand Prix in February 2011, it is believed he became the youngest driver to win an international grand prix anywhere in the world at only 16. Looking forward to the weekend and the experience of driving some of the world famous marque’s most iconic vehicles, he explained: “I am extremely excited to be part of the Porsche Festival. I have a huge passion for the Porsche brand so it is a real privilege to be given the opportunity to drive some their iconic cars. It should be a fantastic event, everyone is super lucky to be able to see the cars out there on display."

 

The two weekends of the annual Festival take place on January 15-17 and 22-24 with back-to-back racing featuring Formula 5000, the Pirelli Porsche Championship, Historic Muscle Cars, Sports Sedans, Formula Ford and Formula Junior as well as Formula Libre (including Can-Am and F5000 cars) on the second weekend, Heritage Touring Cars, Pre-65 Racing Saloons and Classic Trial which will include a 1962 Ferrari 250GTE/0.

 

There's also a host of Porsche races and events over both weekends, including a New Zealand record attempt on Sunday 17th to bring together the most Porsches ever assembled in one place. A 30 minute endurance race and the feature one hour endurance race on the final Sunday will bring together the best of the country’s Porsche racing cars against other marques including Ferrari. And if you haven't got tickets yet, then you need to! www.nzfmr.co.nz

IT'S ALL ABOUT FRIENDS

For most of us motorsport is a hobby, a past-time, a labour of love that soaks up way too much of our time and more money than we can often afford. None of us get to the start line without the support of friends, family and fellow competitors who lend a helping hand, some wisdom or a hard-to-find part or tool at the last minute.

 

Many of us have a local business (often owned by family or friends) give us a few dollars to help out. We call it sponsorship and it often makes the difference between a getting to an event…or not.

 

It's no different at HRC - we’ve always been a lean machine relying on support from a number of businesses, assistants and helpers to get things done. Like this newsletter you are reading right now, for example.

 

For a number of years this newsletter has been supported by Extreme Global Shipping and Freight. It's with their support that we’ve been able to get a good-looking newsletter out to you with all the results, info on events coming up, photos and stories. Extreme Global Director, Phil Mitchell, has helped many of you with vehicle and parts shipping at very HRC-friendly prices so mention our name whenever you call them. We’re very happy to have Extreme Global continue to be a proud supporter of HRC - and we’re proud to be associated with Extreme Global as well. It's great to have friends in motorsport.



COMING UP THIS SUMMER SEASON

8/9  Jan 2016 Tasman Revival Taupo – HRC. ERC Classic Race Series, Classic Japanese, Alfa Trofeo, Formula First, Historic Formula Ford, Classic Japanese, NZ          Super Lap, Pro 7, PPG Classic Trial.

14/17 Jan 2016   NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche Hampton Downs – HRC. F5000,Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Formula Fords,                Formula Junior/F3,Sports Racing and GT, Heritage Touring Cars, NZ Porsche Series, Historic Porsche, Porsche Regularity Trial, and WORKS PORSCHE demos with Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber.

16/17 Jan 2016      Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna - Lady Wigram Trophy Meeting, Premier Motorsport Series. Round Three Ruapuna. Toyota Racing Series, BNT NZ Touring Cars, Toyota Finance TR86, Formula Ford, UDC V8 Utes, Pre 65 SI and more!     


21/24 Jan 2016 NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche - Hampton Downs - HRC, Weekend 2. European Endurance Race, ERC Classic Race Series Arrows,          Historic Formula Libre/Historic Formula Ford, Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Single Seaters, Historic Sports sedans, Pre-65, Classic Trial, Porsche Series, Historic Porsche, Porsche dual car sprints and WORKS PORSCHE demos with Brendon Hartley and Mitch Evans.

23/24 Jan 2016  Southern Thunder Teretonga, Premier Motorsport Series. Toyota Racing Series, Toyota Finance TR86, BNT NZ Touring Cars, NZ Supertrucks, ENZED         Central Muscle Cars, Formula Ford and more!

29-31 Jan 2016 New Zealand Motor Cup Meeting, Hampton Downs HRC - Toyota Racing Series, Toyota Finance TR86, Ssangyong Actyon Utes, Sportscars/Libre, BMW E30, 2 Litre and Open, Pro 7 Mazda, Superminis.

 

6/7 Feb 2016  Denny Hulme Trophy Meeting, Taupo Motorsport Park. Premier Motorsport Series, Toyota Racing Series, TRADEZONE GT1/2/3/4, Motul Honda Cup, Sportscars/LIbre, Formula Ford, BMW Open, Kumho Pre-65, Superkarts.

 

12/13/14 Feb 2016 New Zealand Grand Prix Meeting, Manfeild Autocourse. Toyota Racing Series, Toyota Finance TR86, BNT NZ Touring Cars, Ssangyong Actyon Utes, V8 Utes, Formula Ford, Formula First, Formula 5000.

 

13 Feb 2016 Summer Series Round 4 - Hampton Downs - Auckland Car Club Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons.

 

20/21 Feb 2016  Tasman Revival Pukekohe – HRC Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, BMW X4, Historic Formula Ford,Classic Trial


20-21 Feb Manfeild IRC  TRADEZONE GT1/GT2, GT3/4, Kumho Pre-65, Motul Honda Cup,  2K Cup, NZ Sports Cars /Libre, Pro7, SS2000, K Sports

December 2015 - Circulation 5800 plus and counting!

 

 

HRC Events web site - Have you checked out the new HRC Events web site? There's plenty of news and information not only about our events but also about the exciting racing categories that run at them.  If you are a driver entering a meeting is just a few clicks away and if you are a spectator you can buy your tickets on-line (subject to them being available for sale). Check it out here: www.hrcevents.co.nz  Our current website www.grandprix.org.nz is still on the net but will be phased out over the next six months.

 

 

Renew your membershipIf you need to renew your HRC membership just go online at www.motorsportentry.com and on the home page press items for sale. We don’t send out reminders.

 

 

Every year at the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing, we hold an informal dinner and interview session on the Saturday evening of each weekend. This time around, at January's Porsche Festival, we have arguably the best line up we have ever seen... Weekend 1 - Le Mans – The greatest endurance race of them all. With the current World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley and 2015 Le Mans 24 winner Earl Bamber both on hand, along with Howden Ganley, Greg murphy and Bill Farmer, there will be an unprecedented amount of information and knowledge about the great race, the history, the cars, the modern era and what it takes to compete there, and win there. Weekend 2 - Porsche Racers. On the second weekend we focus on the drivers who have graced this fabulous mark, and of course we are delighted to confirm that we will have the current World Endurance Champion and their current Le Mans champion on hand to give their views and answer your questions! Also on hand for another amazing dinner and discussion will Bill Farmer, Murph and Racing Ray Williams. To book your tickets, click here and select Evening Function Tickets.   Cost is $50 per ticket per person per weekend and that includes a buffet meal. A cash bar will also be operating.

 

 

2K Cup continues to grow, at the last meeting HRC had 104 entries for this one class. With a track limit of 46 cars the class had to be split into no fewer than three - highly competitive - groups. The other class showing good growth is the New Zealand Super Lap series. Entries have gone up over the past year from around ten per meeting to forty cars at the most recent event. Both groups have the same formula for success of strong leadership and a great support group made up of drivers.

 

 

Work at Hampton Downs is progressing well with the Corporate Suites being completed as we write. Work on the track extension is well advanced and if you have not seen it, then you MUST. Tony Quinn and his team have done an amazing job so far and there is no question the sport is going to have a circuit that will be the envy of anything else in the Southern Hemisphere.  When you think about it, that's really amazing news for motorsportspot in New Zealand.

 

 

Return of hire transponders is a continuing problem, for the last Hampton Downs meeting we had to hire in extra transponders from an outside supplier and because we did not recieve three transponders back we had to pay another $2000. This has forced us to make a change. Going forward we will now require a cash deposit of $50 which is only refundable when the  transponder is returned on the day. You will then have a grace period of 3 days to return the transponder and after 3 days we will charge $35 a day. As we enter the season were we have events every weekend we have a real problem having enough transponders to hire if the previous weekends transponders have not been returned. We would encourage all competitors to look at the transponder advert below and buy their own transponder. Prices start at just $199 and there are a range of deals to suit. Contact Chris or Amy at chris@hrcevents.co.nz or amy@hrcevents.co.nz

 

 

North Island Formula Ford - The next round of the North Island Formula Ford Series (Round 3) will be run in conjunction with the Formula Ford National Championship round to be held at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo on Feb 6th & 7th (Waitangi Weekend). Round 4 will be held the following weekend (Feb 13 & 14) at the New Zealand Grand Prix event at Manfeild. Club level entry fees of $320 are available to those who want to enter the NIFF only.  Note; there are no additional requirements to enter these Championship rounds, as your car already complies with Schedule F.

The Historic boys will be running at the first weekend of the Porsche Festival, Hampton Downson January 15/16. The following weekend, January 22/23, there is a Formula Libre event for all single seaters.Entries from Class 1 and 2 Formula Ford cars will be accepted, along with Class 3 (Historic) cars, for the Formula Libre races. Entry fee is $370 and entry forms can be found here;  www.motorsportentry.com. If you’re interested, please get your entries in ASAP.



Amy Vincent has now joined HRC events in a full time capacity as from the 1st January. Amy has been working part time as she completes her Marketing degree. Amy has raced in the Suzuki Series and has some exciting new ideas for promoting HRC events. She will be working closely with Chris and Richard and is also our new front of house at race meeting documentation.

 

 

Want a ticket? - Don't forget, you can get tickets for all of our events at www.hdticketing.com or if it is for the Porsche Festival then you can fill your motorsport boots at www.nzfmr.co.nz

 

 

There are always plenty of events going on around New Zealand for motorsport fans. It's quite difficult to round up every single major and minor 'meet', but we have a calendar overview which includes as many of the events on it as we are aware of! You can check it out on the HRC Events web site - www.hrcevents.co.nz - by clicking on this link

 

 

HRC Events would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year and we look forward to seeing you at one of exciting events in 2016.

 

 

HRC Events Ltd is:

Chris Watson 0274 827 542 or 09 5802085, chris@hrcevents.co.nz
Richard Gee 0210 2711926, richard@hrcevents.co.nz
Amy Vincent 09 5802085, amy@hrcevents.co.nz

WANT SOME GREAT MOTOR RACING?

First up in the New Year, on the 8th 9th January, is the Tasman Revival at Taupo with a mixture of classic and non-classic classes.

 

For the weekends 14-17 January and 21-24 January is NZ’s biggest race event after Supercars and this year the ever-popular New Zealand festival of Motor Racing celebrates Porsche and the huge success this year of World Endurance champ Brendon Hartley and Le Mans winner Earl Bamber. Both will be in attendance and Porsche are bringing two of their iconic Le Mans racers for the boys to demonstrate at the event. All the usual classes will be racing, including Formula 5000 and the Historic Muscle Cars, so there will something for everyone. See advert below.

 

Also over both of these weekends HRC - in conjunction with fantastic partners TRSCanterbury Car Club and Southland Sports Car Club - are running the first two rounds of the International Toyota Racing Series which is part of the Premier Motorsport Calendar. The BNT NZ Touring cars, UDC V8 Utes, Toyota Finance T86, Central Muscle Cars and NZ SuperTrucks all feature somewhere along the line in these two fabulous race meetings.  

 

For the last weekend of January (29-31) we are back to Hampton Downs for another huge event, the New Zealand Motor Cup for Toyota Single Seaters with support coming from the Ssangyong Utes, Formula First, NZ Sports Cars and Formula Libre, Pro7 Mazda, and the BMW classes. There are already 21 entries for this international Series which sees four New Zealand Driver entered Jamie Conroy, James Munro, Damon Leitch, and Brendon Leitch. Attending the meeting will be Nelson Piquet whose son Pedro Piquet is competing in the series. GP2 racer Artem Markelov returns too in what is shaping up to be an epic international series which will get lots of profile in the global racing community, featuring as it does the F1 and sports cars racing stars of the future. No fewer than nine nations are represented.

 

This meeting is known as the New Zealand Motor Cup meeting and the cup was first competed for way back in 1921. From 1954 it was awarded to the winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix when the Grand Prix was held in Auckland, and since 2006 it has been awarded to the winner of the Toyota Racing Series Auckland Round. The cup winners list reads like a Who’s Who of motorsport with famous names like Bira, Moss, Brabham, Surtees, Mclaren, Hill, Rosberg, Oxton, Radisich , Baird, Evans, Van Gisbergen and many more.

 

Not only have NZIGP (New Zealand International Grand Prix Association Inc) generously made this cup available they have made available another eight Cups from the Ardmore era of the NZ Grand Prix for the winners of the supporting races. We believe this is huge news for the sport as many groups work together to put it back on the sporting map in New Zealand and we will make a special announcement specifically on these fantastic trophies very soon, so watch this space!

 

All in all it’s going to be a massive month after Christmas and we’d love to see any ofAddis Charger our readers at any of these events, competing or just coming along to enjoy the show. Motor sport is taking its first drive on the road to recovery and it is hugely important we can re-engage with the fans and get more people along to watch the fun. If you have a weekend spare and want to take the family along to an action packed race meeting with back-to-back action, then January at Hampton Downs for the Festival and iconic cars like the Addis Charger (above), or a trip to the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna, or Teretonga Park for a slice of the main game action could be just what you are looking for!

 

See you there!

Looking to race in January?

The HRC office has been very busy lately with seven major events coming up in January, after a busy few weeks with Premier, Club and Historic events, writes Chris Watson.

'

Looking ahead, once again HRC is hosting the always popular Breakfast Run to Warkworth, which always gets good numbers. It’s this weekend on Sunday 20th December, see the advert below for details, everyone welcome.

 

For our seven events in January we have a wide range of classes running at all the meetings.  Rather than have set classes running at the Premier Meetings, HRC has introduced different classes to the different meetings so all NZ classes have a chance to be seen at these premier events. We have also held entry fees for the non-championship classes, and with the solidity of dates and a good looking show, numbers on grids have been trending upwards as well.

 

For classes running at the various race meetings refer to the calendar of immediate up and coming events at the foot of the newsletter. Or if you would like a fuller view of the motor racing calendar ahead, check out the link in the In Brief section on the left. All of the following meetings can be entered on www.motorsportentry.com. It is interesting to note that this website has accepted over 1600 entries in the last two months. We certainly could not run the number of race meetings if we were still using paper entries.

Just a tip when using motorsportentry, if you change an item on the page you have to press submit rather than OK at the bottom of the page, also check to see the expiry date of your licence is after the event.

PASTURES NEW

Long time racer and a great servant of the sport, Tony Roberts, has retired from Hampton Downs as of the end of November. While he is no longer directly involved in the management of Hampton Downs he still retains his other positions which include President of the Historic Racing Club Inc, member of the MSNZ Historic and Classic Commission, F5000 committee, Historic Muscle Car Committee and Director of the Festival of Motor Racing.

 

Tony has made a considerable contribution to motorsport over the past 45 years and we are sure this will continue during “retirement”. Tony’s greatest motorsport achievement has been the building of Hampton Downs. Two years were spent just getting a piece of paper called a Resource Consent (!) and this involved literally over 600 meetings with various parties.

 

We always say some in the neighbourhood n agreed to the consent just so they didn’t have to feed Tony when he called in for a chat and a cup of tea. During the construction phase Tony was very "hands on" using his driving skills to drive any of the machinery when necessary and he became very knowledgeable on the engineering matters.

 

nce Hampton Downs opened Tony made sure the facility  was hired nearly every day of the year,.The average hire days have been over 340 days a year and we doubt many sports facility  in  New Zealand come close to this figure. Tony is racing three cars at the Porsche Festival so his not out to pasture yet!

KIWIS STAR AT BRDC AWARDS

Congratulations to both of these guys on their fantastic night at the BRDC Awards - well done Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy.



Three of New Zealand’s current group of rising stars of international motor racing, Brendon Hartley, Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy were all honoured at the prestigious British Racing Driver’s Club awards in London recently.

 

Cassidy, who won the Japanese Formula Three Championship driving for the TOM’S Toyota Team, won the Bruce McLaren Trophy for the most meritorious performance by a British Commonwealth driver in international motor racing in 2015. Last year’s recipient was Australian Red Bull Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo.

 

Evans, who finished fifth in the GP2 single seater series, was awarded the Woolf Barnato Trophy for his performance at the Le Mans 24 Hours race in June. Evans finished tenth overall and second in the LMP2 class after an early race delay while one of his co-drivers was at the wheel. Evan’s performance in fighting back through the field put some of the faster LMP1 class drivers in the shade.

 

Woolf Barnato for whom the trophy is named after was a three times outright winner at the famous French race in the 1920s.

 

Hartley and his Australian co-driver Mark Webber were both awarded BRDC Gold Stars for their performance in winning the World Endurance Sports Car Championship with four victories during the season and second overall at the Le Mans 24 Hours race in their works Porsche 919.

 

The awards date back 80 years and are among the most sought after in motorsport’s English speaking countries. All three drivers, Cassidy, Evans and Hartley, raced in New Zealand’s Toyota Racing Series on their way to international success. Hartley finished third overall in 2005 when he was 16 years old. Evans won the series in 2010 as a 15 year old and won again 2011 and Cassidy took the title in 2012 and 2013.


COMING UP IN JANUARY

8/9  Jan 2016        Tasman Revival Taupo – HRC. ERC Classic Race Series, Classic Japanese, Alfa Trofeo, Formula First, Historic Formula Ford, Classic Japanese, NZ          Super Lap, Pro 7, PPG Classic Trial

14/17 Jan 2016      NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche Hampton Downs – HRC. F5000,Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Formula Fords,                Formula Junior/F3,Sports Racing and GT, Heritage Touring Cars, NZ Porsche Series, Historic Porsche, Porsche Regularity Trial, and WORKS PORSCHE demos with Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber.

16/17 Jan 2016      Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna - Lady Wigram Trophy Meeting, Premier Motorsport Series. Round Three Ruapuna. Toyota Racing Series, BNT NZ Touring Cars, Toyota Finance TR86, Formula Ford, UDC V8 Utes, Pre 65 SI and more!     


21/24 Jan 2016        NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche - Hampton Downs - HRC, Weekend 2. European Endurance Race, ERC Classic Race Series Arrows,          Historic Formula Libre/Historic Formula Ford, Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Single Seaters, Historic Sports sedans, Pre-65, Classic Trial, Porsche Series, Historic Porsche, Porsche dual car sprints and WORKS PORSCHE demos with Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber.

23/24 Jan 2016        Southern Thunder Teretonga, Premier Motorsport Series. Toyota Race Series, Toyota FInance TR86, BNT NZ Touring Cars, NZ Supertrucks, ENZED         Central Muscle Cars, Formula Ford and more!

29-31 Jan 2016        New Zealand Motor Cup Meeting, Hampton Downs HRC - Toyota Race Series, Ssangyong Utes, Formula First,  NZ Sports Cars /Libre, BMW E30 , BMW Open, BMW 2 Litre, Pro 7, Superminis.

 

November 2015 - Circulation 5600 plus and counting!

 

 

HRC Events web site - Have you checked out the new HRC Events web site? There's plenty of news and information not only about our events but also about the exciting racing categories that run at them.  If you are a driver entering a meeting is just a few clicks away and if you are a spectator you can buy your tickets on-line (subject to them being available for sale). Check it out here: www.hrcevents.co.nz  Our current website www.grandprix.org.nz is still on the net but will be phased out over the next six months.

 

 

 

 

Renew your membership- If you need to renew your HRC membership just go online at www.motorsportentry.com and on the home page press items for sale. We don’t send out reminders.

 

 

 

 

Second phase of Festival Early Bird tickets launched  - We have launched a second phase of Early Bird tickets for the Porsche Festival in January at Hampton Downs. These are not quite the mega bargain of the first phase, but are lower cost than the gate and still represent a major saving if you are thinking of coming along. Factory cars, hundreds of Porsches, Porsche racing, F5000 and some recent Kiwi Le Mans heroes should convince you that you just have to be there!  Visit www.nzfmr.co.nz  to get yours.

 

 

 

 

Calling all Libre racers!  We are running a combined Sportscar and Libre field at our forthcoming Premier Motorsport event at Hampton Downs at the end of the month and it would be great to bolster the field of Junos, Radicals and Reynards with a few single seaters or similar!

 

If you have an old Formula Holden, F5000, Formula Suzuki or indeed anything that goes really quick, then you would be welcome to enter and be part of the V8 Festival. Keep your eye out for entry on the motorsportentry.com web site and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting. It should be high profile and the latest step in the recovery of the sport, and you would be made very welcome indeed!

 

 

 

 

Motorsportentry....We have had number of enquiries about the motorsportentry.com website. Some drivers think HRC and MSNZ are the same organisation with a common website. This is not the case (MSNZ is www.motorsport.org.nz and HRC entry system is www.motorsportentry.com) so you have different logins for each site. Of course some drivers have changed their logins so they are the same for both sites.

 

Another change made to Motorsportentry website is that your licence expiry date must be in the future, you must change the date using the drop boxes if your expiry date has passed. If you have forgotten your user name and password and many have, just send an email to info@grandprix.org.nz . If you are still having problems ring Chris on 0274 827542.  The entry system saves many hours of work so a few minutes helping drivers enter is time well spent.

 

 

 

 

Want a ticket? - Don't forget, you can get tickets for all of our events at www.hdticketing.com or if it is for the Porsche Festival then you can fill your motorsport boots at www.nzfmr.co.nz

 

 

 

 

HRC Events Ltd is:

Chris Watson 0274 827 542 or 09 5802085, chris@hrcevents.co.nz
Richard Gee 0210 2711926, richard@hrcevents.co.nz
Amy Vincent 09 5802085, amy@hrcevents.co.nz

NEW SEASON NEW LOOK FOR HRC

The new motor racing season is now well underway and the next few months has some exciting events coming up, writes Chris Watson.

 

HRC has moved to a new address. The NZIGP building in Ellerslie has been sold and NZIGP has moved to the Northern Sports Car Club rooms in the Mt Richmond Domain.

 

HRC now has offices at Level 2 Suite Three, 20 Augustus Terrace, Parnell.  Our new phone number  is 09 377 0732 and of course anyone is welcome to drop in for a visit. We have a range of items for sale from transponders to clothing. We now have a limited number of Porsche Festival hats available for $25. We can also help you lodge entries for events.

 

We have had good sales of the new X2 transponders. Some customers have problems getting them to work. It’s the old kiwi male problem of never needing to read the instructions and then wondering why they have half a box of parts left over. You have to fit two units to the car and use all the wiring supplied.  We still have stocks of the older Flexilease transponders at $199 which is certainly cheaper than hiring a transponder each meeting.

 

For $199 you are buying the unit out right and getting a 1 year licence to operate it. In year two to get a new licence will cost just Aus $100.

A Brighter Road Ahead

If you happened to cast your eyes over the entry lists at the V8 Supercar event at Pukekohe you would have seen a healthy entry across the classes racing that represented domestic motorsport in NZ, writes RIchard Gee

 

There were twenty three united BNT NZ Touring Cars, 16 UDC V8 Utes (including two former NZ V8 champions), 16 Toyota 86s, around 30 Sssangyongs and the same Central Muscle Cars.

 

For the contemporary side of motor racing, that represents a significant step forward and reflects the great entry and fields at our first Premier Motorsport event held in October at Taupo. We now move on to the next major motorsport meeting on the calendar, which will be the V8 Festival at Hampton Downs over the weekend of November 28 and 29. We will be welcoming the BNT Touring Cars, the Tradezone GT fields, the Ssangyongs, the Kumho Pre-65 class, the Sportscars and Libre racers and the Toyota Finance 86 series.

 

We are very much hoping that the entry across the board will reflect the ground swell of support for the sport we have seen at the first two major race meets of the season in NZ. What's going to be really interesting about the meeting is that it will see the conclusion of a very competitive UDC V8 Utes season. Far from being on its last legs, the series has enjoyed its best season for years and there were no fewer than 16 of the machines at the Supercar event, including vehicles for ex NZV8 champs Andy Booth and Paul Manuell. With a three round sprint series planned for the the start of 2016, to bring the categopry into traditional summer season 'alignment' - as many as 17 or even 18 could be out racing by January. And it's a sign of the times too, as the top level of motorsport improves its act and cars start returning to the track.

 

For now, we can look forward to an epic season finale for the UDC V8 Utes at Hampton Downs. Sam 'Bazza' Barry will go into the round with a small points lead over Brett 'The Scud' Rudd. It will be a classic showdown, with the best man winning! We cannot wait. Long may the recovery continue.

Coming Up....

There are plenty of motorsport meetings, large and small, coming up in New Zealand over the next few weeks and months. There is a link at the end of the story with a wider calendar on it, but here are just a few of the dates to make a note of..

 

Auckland Car Club heads to Pukekohe on 16th November with Round 3 of their Summer Series.  If you would like to enter then visit http://www.aucklandcarclub.co.nz/entry/login.php

 

The 2K Cup Fiesta meeting is being held at Hampton Downs on Sat 21st November. Such is the strength of 2K cup they can almost have a meeting on their own. The only other class running is NZ Super Lap, and that will have a number of new entries too as it continues to go from strength to strength. The time challenge category has actually doubled its field from 2014. Great work by Kaz, Azhar and their team. Entry for this one day meeting is at www.motorsportentry.com The Historic Racing & Sports Car Club has its Picnic race meeting at Taupo on the 5th and 6th  December racing for Historics, Historic Formula Ford, Clubman Sports Cars and Alfa. www.motorsportentry.com  to put your entry in. The 12th and 13th of December gives us Thunder in the Park at Pukekohe. Classes racing are ENZED Central Muscle Cars, Northern Muscle, NZ Super Lap, Motul Honda Cup, Pirelli Porsche, Pro 7, 2K Cup, Formula First, SS2000 and RRE.

 

On the 13th December TACCOC have the Outsource IT Christmas at Downs Meeting. But for a more relaxing event, join us for our Annual Breakfast run to Warkworth on the 20th December. The convoy leaves Countdown Barry’s Point Rd at 7.30am and passes through Albany at around 8.00am.

 

Immediately after Christmas and New Year we have the Tasman revival meeting at Taupo on the 8th 9th January. Entries will be on motorsportentry.com in about two weeks.

 

 

September 2015 - Circulation 5000 plus and counting!

 

 

HRC Events web site - Have you checked out the new HRC Events web site? There's plenty of news and information not only about our events but also about the exciting racing categories that run at them.  If you are a driver entering a meeting is just a few clicks away and if you are a spectator you can buy your tickets on-line (subject to them being available for sale). Check it out here: www.hrcevents.co.nz  Our current website www.grandprix.org.nz is still on the net but will be phased out over the next six months.

 

 

 

And Facebook too - We've also just launched our facebook site which will focus on bringing information to you via social media on our forthcoming events. And as we are total petrolheads who love our motorsport, we'll bring you the best of the domestic and international Kiwi motorsport news as well. facebook.com/premiermotorsport 

 

 

 

Motorsportentry.com - More and more racers are entering our racing evnets using our on-line system. YES, it does take a few minutes to put in all of your details and pop your password on a post it note for future reference BUT once you've done that, entering a race meeting takes just a few seconds...and that's all it will take when you enter events in the future too. We believe it's well worth investing the short time and effort required. No more filling out the forms...got to be good for your sanity and the environment!

 

 

 

Calendars - HRC Events is running motorsport meetings at all levels this season and working with other race organisers and car clubs to put on the best possible race meets. You can check out the Premier Motorsport Series, Club Racing and NZRDL series and Historic Series events and dates for the 2015/2016 season on our new web site page here:  HRC Events Calendar

 

 

 

The New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing is the country's largest historic motorsport event and takes place over two weekends in January at the Hampton Downs circuit in the North Waikato. In 2016 the Porsche Festival will be held over the on January 15-17 and 22-24 with Stuggart's finest the stars of the show on both weekends and planning is advancing well. A packed schedule of motor racing action on the circuit includes Formula 5000 and Historic Muscle Cars, as well as numerous other exciting single seater and tin-top classes, including the festival debut of the popular Pre-65 class on the second weekend.

 

And of course, there is plenty of mouth-watering Porsche racing to look forward to as well! Organisers are aiming to have a number of highly significant Porsche cars on display and in demonstrations and ‘works’ Porsche drivers will also be in attendance.

 

Early Bird tickets are now available on www.nzfmr.co.nz with one day tickets from $30. Buy early and save!! Click here to get yours..

 

 

 

The Motorsport Club enjoyed an amazing 5th Birthday Awards Night recently at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland. Around 100 people enjoyed a fantastic night, with great food and great company. Huge thanks to MC, Jamie McCarthy who did the brilliant job everyone has come to expect from him and also major thanks to Angus Fogg, Tracy Smytheman and Andrew Anderson who all stepped in to help c at the last minute after MSNZ President, Shayne Harris unfortunately had his flight cancelled.  For those who attended you will remember we talked about Jamie's wife, Helen who is donating a kidney to her nephew.  A Give a Little page has been set up for Helen and Jamie to have a break away with their daughter before the operation.  If you can spare a couple of dollars for this wonderful family, please click here.

Congratulations also to award winners - Peter Thomson (Pitlane & RATS) won the Racing Ray Williams Trophy (inaugural presentation); Michael Kirtlan (Timing) took home the Shayne Harris President's Cup for Under-21 Volunteers; Wendy Metcalfe (Race Control and much more) was our Volunteer of the Year, Ben Aro (CRO) won the David Smith Memorial Trophy and Deb Day took home the Delwyn Elliott Memorial Cup.  

At the Motorsport Club Awards Night, a Membership Reward Programme was announced.  Membership cards are being put together now, which will change the way volunteers sign into events.  Each race meeting will be weighted - giving the ability for volunteers to earn points.  Once a member reaches the magic threshold (to be advised fully on receipt of your membership card) they go in the draw to win... and by win, we really mean it.  This year, the prize is tickets for two to the Highlands 101 meeting in November - flights, accommodation, entry to the event (if you don't want to volunteer) and transfers to and from Queenstown Airport!!  2016 will see us send two lucky punters to the Bathurst 1000.  Membership cards will be sent to volunteers who have been active in the 2014 / 15 season.

 

 

 

Get the Good Oil - Super Black Racing, New Zealand's only V8 Supercar team - has unveiled a novel fundraising initiative in partnership with two time touring car world champion Paul Radisich's Aegis oil company.

 

Super Black Racing Oil is now available in 95 Warehouse stores nationwide, and a portion of each sale will go directly to the team to help fund its continued growth. The oil range includes 20w/50 and 15w/40 for petrol and diesel engines, and 10w/40 and 5w/30 Semi Synthetic products so covers virtually all type of engines in road going vehicles, as well as a few others…. There’s a cool competition to kick off the promotion too, with a purchasers prize draw before the Pukekohe ITM500 round set to give one New Zealand Supercar fan a full corporate hospitality package, pit tour, merchandise and a hot lap ride in the Super Black Ford V8SC.

 

Aegis Oil was founded by Paul's racing father Frank Radisich and is the only NZ owned and operated oil business blending oils in New Zealand for the domestic market. The former V8 Supercar racer, and twice Touring Car World Cup winner was keen to point out the added bonuses of loyal motorsport fans buying into the idea. 

 

"Apart from anything else, customers are getting a great product - the only oil blended in New Zealand for the New Zealand market by a New Zealand company," he explained. "More than that, it is a great way to directly support the team. Every Super Black Oil product sold in the warehouse directly benefits the team and the futures of our young drivers. So hopefully we have a win-win - a great engine oil for our specific New Zealand conditions and a great way to grow the team." The oil is keenly priced and you can buy it right now for your next oil change.

 

 

 

Last Lap - We were very sorry to hear of the passing of two New Zealand motorsport icons recently. Phil Kerr and Ash Cairns both made massive contributions to the sport and were held in extremely high regard in and out of the sport. Our condolences to their families and many, many friends.

 

 

 

HRC Events Ltd is:

Chris Watson 0274 827 542 or 09 5802085, chris@hrcevents.co.nz
Richard Gee 0210 2711926, richard@hrcevents.co.nz
Amy Vincent 09 5802085, amy@hrcevents.co.nz

TIME TO BREAK THE ICE...

As we build towards a massive season for HRC, our first events are almost upon us and in the case of our first event of the season, the ever-popular Icebreaker meeting - it's time to get your entries in!

 

The Icebreaker falls on its traditional weekend of 12/13 September and once again will be run for Classic and Historic cars at Hampton Downs. There are some great classes, including BMW E30s, BMW Open 2 litre, BMW Open, Arrow Wheels Sports GT and Saloons, the AES Tradezone series, the Alfa Trofeo, Historic Formula Fords, Historic racing and Sports racing Cars, Formula Libre, NZ sports cars, Formula Junior, Historic Muscle cars, Historic Sports Sedans and Classic Trial! And that means back-to back racing for anyone coming along to watch.

 

The third annual Waikato Challenge meeting takes place at Hampton Downs on September 26th and 27th featuring 2K Cup, Motul Honda Cup, Super Karts, NZ Sports cars/ Libre, Rotary Racing Enthusiasts and the NZ Super Lap series. Enter now for either meeting at our entry site which you can find at www.motorsportentry.com  You can also book a pit garage and Friday practice using the same electronic entry form. Then all you have to do is fettle your pride and joy and go racing...

Premier Motorsport

- what is it?

HRC Events has been working very hard to make the first, united and integrated Premier Motorsport series a season to remember. It is great the various V8 series are working together now to bring one field of these amazing V8 machines to the best motorsport meetings.

 

One of our major innovations has been to vary the program at each of the meetings so that spectators will see a variety of classes racing. We have also included classes which in the past have not had the chance to run at these premier events.  We have also included many more classes than would usually run at a modern top 'tier' race meeting with eight, nine and occasionally ten categories running. This means back-to-back action but we are sure that if we are to please the spectators the sport still has, and attract more, this is a change that has to be made.

 

HRC Events has not done all of this on its own. It's taken hard work and cooperation from a number of organisations and indeed individuals. The Series Owners Group, or SOG, is a new initiative chaired by Peter Johnston. PJ has been assisted by Owen Evans and the group includes Toyota, Ssangyong and UDC V8 Utes, as well as the V8 group, which will now race together under the New Zealand Touring Car banner. The Circuit owners have always had COG which is an informal group of the NZ Circuit Owners. MSNZ is also on board and very supportive and right in the middle of all this is HRC Events Ltd, a new company set up to promote the events and catalyse the various groups together and work collectively for the betterment of the sport. 

 

With all the various groups working closely together, some pretty exciting events are going to take place. We have also worked hard to space the events out and ensure classes get an opportunity to run on all the tracks. The Toyota series needs five weekends in a row for the internationals so the Toyota meetings are the exception but by having different classes at the Toyota meetings this has not created a problem.

 

It's what everyone wanted - united motorsport meetings with everyone playing in the same playground. Make the most of it and come along and enjoy the show.

Actyon guaranteed!

October 17 and 18 is a big weekend for New Zealand motorsport, with the new-look Premier Motorsport Calendar heading to the scenic Taupo Motorsport Park for a real Spring Classic kick off.

 

It's Ssangyong's big weekend and the Actyon Army will entertain the fans with a full field and door-to-door racing. If a Ssangyong race winner wins by more than a few car lenths, he or she has done very well indeed. Take a good look at the young talent on show, it's their chance to shine on a big race weekend and all eyes will be on them.

 

Also a 'top liner' on the Ssangyong Super Racing Weekend will be the New Zealand Touring cars and it will be the first chance for fans in the region to see the TL, TLX and V8ST specification V8 racing machinery do battle together out on the track. They all raced together at Pukekohe earlier in the year, and they will race together throughout their season.

 

 

The UDC V8 Utes hit the track for the penultimate round of their 2015 calendar year season, with young gun Sam 'Bazza' Barry heading a tightly packed bunch at the sharp end of the series leaders table. He knows the Taupo circuit well and his Bel Group Ford will be tough to beat around the track, always a Ford favourite in the UDC V8 Ute ranks. Close racing is guaranteed and the word on the street is that there will be two new drivers in the series joining the regulars.

 

The ever-popular ENZED Central Muscle Cars kick off their 2015-2016 season and for fans of the series this promises to be a thunderous weekend.

 

The Tradezone GTRNZ series brings its two spectacular grids to the Ssangyong Racing Weekend and they are guaranteed crowd pleasers. Two or possibly even three of the stunning GT1 Crawford Daytona prototypes will take on the best of the extreme TransAm, Rotary and Supercar type machines, with the best of the GT2 boys in with a shout if we get inclement weather conditions. Eric Budd will begin his Tradezone NZGT title defence in the series second grid, with his mirrors no doubt full of that Hilman Imp!

 

The Pirelli Porsche racing series also begins its season with a weekend on the Premier Motorsport Calendar to start a season which will also feature back-to-back weekends at the Porsche Festival at Hampton Downs in January. Always very quick around the Taupo track, watch out for the usual front runners in 997 and 996 machinery. The Kuhmo Tyres Pre-65 series is stepping up its game for the 2015-2016 season with the first of a selection of appearances at high profile events. Big grids and great cars means this one will be a guaranteed hit with the fans. The speed around the track of the Motul Honda Cup field is what is going to surprise a lot of people, with the front runners nudging on the magical 1 minute 40 lap time. Keep a look out for their exciting race formats - a rolling start and a reverse top ten as well as the handicap.

 

All in all it's going to be a great way to begin the new-look season. We're doing some great ticket offers - and we mean great ticket offers - which you can check out here

GEARY GIVES THEM THE HURRY UP

Manfield hosted the penultimate round of the Superkart series on the 2nd of August. 

 

With the series due to come to an end at the end of September at Hampton Downs it was an important meeting for drivers who are in the hunt to consolidate their positions.  With the rules this year allowing for one dropped round the final round next month will be critical for a number of drivers if they are to take home some silverware.

 

International class saw the return of Alex Geary to give class leader Andrew Hall, Martijn Weiss and Warwick Dunn a hurry up.  Geary took a clean sweep in all four races with a couple of close finishes with Hall before a rare mechanical failure saw Hall retire early.  Warwick Dunn had a spin at turn one in race 2 which ended badly for a few drivers.  Dunn suffered damage to his kart as a result which left him sidelined.  The class looks to be sewn up by Hall again with one round remaining, Warrick Dunn looks to be getting his hands on the 2nd place trophy but it’s between Weiss and Geary for 3rd with both drivers very close in the points.

 

250cc National class was dominated by current national champion Tony Gestro from Wellington with wins in every race.  Chris Simmonds had a solid day and showed good pace, the current 2NZ had some excellent battles with Gestro and round 4 winner and current 3NZ Sean Cuthbert.  Cuthbert needed a good haul of points to keep the pressure on Gestro but had a few small issues that disrupted his day.  He’s still in the hunt for the series win if he has a great final round and Gestro falters.  Nick Isaac re-joined the class after a brief foray into Div 2 class and had a solid if not lightning fast day to secure 3rd place for the day.  3rd place in the series is wide open with Chris Simmonds, Nick Isaac, Steve Crook and Mike Simmonds all placed to grab the trophy so the final round will be very interesting.  More 250 singles will be racing at Hampton so it should make for a good spectacle.

A word on Transponders....

AMB are no longer going to produce the transponders you can purchase out right. The only ones will be the Flexi-lease ones that require license fees. So if you want to own a transponder purchase now. MyLaps Transponders can be purchased from the Historic Racing Club. Order online at www.motorsportentry.com or send a cheque to HRC Inc. PO Box 28-140 Remuera.

•    Direct Wired Transponder $650.00 incl GST (Only 4 left in stock) Perfect if you have one racecar. No need to charge the transponder.

•    Rechargeable Transponder $740.00 incl GST  (Only 3 left in stock)

Great if you have multiple racecars. Easy to switch from car to car. Special offers for this coming season include AMB Flex Transponder $89.00 plus license fee (only 30 left in Stock) Transponders can now be purchased as little as $89.00 plus a 1 year license fee of $110 making the total price $199.00. This price includes insurance and a lifetime guarantee! Your only cost is the license fee of $110 a year in subsequent years - that is less than 2 weekends hire and you own the transponder! AMB Flex Transponder lease is also well worth considering. One year is $199.00, 2 years $340 and 5 years for $597. At the end of the license period to activate your transponder is AU$100 for 1 year, 2 years AU$181.50 and 5 years AU$368.50. This new method would suit competitors who are looking a short term career in motor racing or those who are wanting to save money in the initial years. All My Laps Transponders are used at all New Zealand circuits.

Historic Racing Club Inc Newsletter

HRC NEWS

 

August 2015

Circulation 5340  email  570  Website www.grandprix.org.nz

 

 

speedshow

 

Judging from the thousands of people we talked to at Speedshow the coming season of motorsport should be a real cracker.

 

The main topic of conversation was that all the V8 categories are now running in the same race at the premier race meetings under the New Zealand Touring Car banner and there are an exceptional number of good support classes running at these meetings. In addition, the supporting cast varies from round to round. Another very popular topic of discussion was January's Porsche Festival which is certainly attracting a lot of Porsche owners..! Don't forget all the other exciting classes which will be at the festival like F5000, Historic Muscle Cars, Historic Sports Sedans, Heritage Touring Cars, Can Am and many more.

 

Also at Speedshow on the Hampton Downs stand former Bathurst 1000 and NZ SuperTourer series champion Greg Murphy announced he will be at the helm of a new, New Zealand muscle car-based race series for Ford Mustangs, Dodge Challengers, and Chevrolet Camaros. The muscle car series will start out as a 'Muscle Cars Experience' driver tuition program in the coming months, with plans for it to eventually blossom into a fully-fledged racing series in the future.

 

Our thanks to Owen Evans and SMEG Racing, Nick Ross and Brett 'The Scud' Rudd for the loan of their wonderful racing machines for the HRC Events and V8 Festival stands.

website

New stuff is on the way! As we have launched HRC Events to run not only the historic and  NZRD events calendar, but also the Premier Motorsport series over the coming season, we have a new web site and facebook site coming.

 

The web site can be found under www.hrcevents.co.nz  and you can join followers of the facebook site right now - just search Premier Motorsport New Zealand.

 

 

 

On the subject of the Premier Motorsport calendar, no fewer than 18 categories will appear over the season at one of the eight key dates for New Zealand motorsport fans. These include all of the big names as well as the top club categories. In short, there's literally something for everyone. As we said to people at Speedshow, just come along to one or two and lets get the 'vibe' going again around the race tracks again. There's going to be back-to-back racing action at these events and fields of 20 plus cars in most if not all of the categories.  Check out the calendar below and make a date with your diary to come along and watch, or race! The sport needs you.

 

premier series

 

 

 

 

We have a number of events now listed on www.motorsportentry.com which you can enter right now.

 

There is the pre-season Test Day at Hampton Downs on the 22 August. Cars will be divided into three groups Single Seaters/Sports cars, Fast Saloons and Slow Saloons(not so fast saloons).There is also a group for karts and superkarts. The timing system will be operating and drivers can request their individual lap times, though no lap times will be published. This is the ideal opportunity to get you and your car ready for the coming season!

 

Next up is the ever popular Ice Breaker Meeting on September 12th and 13th at Hampton Downs and classes racing include the ERC Classic Race series, Formula Junior, Alfa Trofeo Series, Pre-60 saloons (VCC) Castrol BMW series, Historic Muscle Cars and Historic Saloons, Historic Sports Sedans, Historic Formula Ford and PPG Classic Trial!

 

super kartsAt Hampton Downs on 26th 27th September we have our annual Waikato Challenge meeting for the best of the club classes in the North Island - come and race in or watch the Motul Honda Cup, Super Karts, 2K Cup, NZ Sports Cars/Libre, Rotary Race Enthusiasts and the NZ Super Lap. This meeting will have number of interesting 2K Cup races and 2K Cup has now reached 180 members, so is easily the biggest class in New Zealand. In fact all of the fields we have been running in NZRDL are looking to build on the successful final round of last season when they all had increased fields.

 

www.motorsportentry.com

 

 

 

libreGot an open sportscar or Libre machine?  Now is the time to go racing if you have a sportscar or a car eligible for Formula Libre. We think this class is one of the most interesting and the one with the biggest potential to throw up strange results and very watchable racing. Not only that, but the group will appear on the Premier Motorsport Calendar at three meetings this season -  the V8 Festival on November 28/29, the Toyota Motor cup meeting on January 29/31 and the TRS Taupo meeting on February 6/7.

 

 

 

Entry fees - why they have to rise.  HRC is the series promoter for the new Premier Motorsport Calendar and has been doing an awful lot of homework on getting things right after too many seasons of politics, poor race meetings and thin grids. There a number of the classes that have traditionally run with HRC, NZRDL and the IRC and all of these classes will be appearing at these Premier meetings during the season. This helps make these meetings more interesting and means the classes get exposure to larger crowds. It also means spectators, who have rightly criticised some race meeting organisers in recent years for poor events, will be able to enjoy back-to-back racing from eight, nine or even ten categories. That is a wholesale change for the sport and we hope the catalyst for a period of recovery.

 

v8At the end of the day, several seasons of fragmentation and changing dates, as well as the great V8 divide, have hit all promoters hard, with dwindling spectator numbers, dwindling sponsors. Effectively, post the 'GFC' motorsport in this country received a 'double whammy' at a time when it could really have done without it. The result is that motor racing - at all levels - has had to adopt something of a 'user pays' approach. Entry fees increased slightly last season and will have to increase again for the coming season. Before everyone out there moans and accuses us of profiteering, we wanted to share with you some of the facts that go into setting a race entry fee.

 

Meanwhile we do try very hard to contain costs, we have always done so and we will continue to do so. HRC Events tries not to employ outside contractors and we do most of the work in house - we have limited staff and very often they are working up to 60 hours a week on multiple projects. We also run lots of race meetings so that our limited overheads can be spread over a greater number of meetings.  HRC Events has done much work recently on the financials of the Premier Series and we have found it a very interesting process, so interesting in fact that we thought we would share some of it with you! Admittedly the Premier Series will attract fees for the championships classes (TRS, T86, Formula Ford, Formula First and V8s) which do not occur for HRC and NZRDL meetings (indeed TRS actually also cops an FIA levy which has to be included in the entry fees by dint of being an international series). Even so, you might find the following split of how we will break down the entry fee significant.

 

Track Hire                                                                        33%

MSNZ fees                                                                       30%

Direct Event Costs (Marketing, marshals etc)                      20%

HRC Events (staff, salaries, overheads)                             12% 

Medical costs                                                                  5%

 

As can be seen increases in track hire and MSNZ fees certainly have a big and disproportionate effect on entry costs. Of course, track hire costs have to increase if we are to have facilities to race on that can be maintained and improved. We are all aware of the state of some of our tracks and the need for investment. Hampton Downs, though is ahead of the game following its acquisition by Tony Quinn and is embarking on a multi-million dollar programme of capital works which will greatly improve the experience for the drivers and the paying public. What this will mean is that track hire costs for all promoters there for example, will rise by 10%. On the other hand, MSNZ have increased fees by 66%.  With medical cover also increasing, hopefully, you can all start to see why the cost of entry has to rise, especially in the absence of armies of fans or sponsors. There's some good work underway though, with groups including MSNZ lookin g at ways to reduce costs to help make the Premier Series a success.

 

However, all is not lost! As well as working with all of the major categories in the new SOG (Series Organisers Group) to find consensus on acceptable entry fee increases we are also working to keep any increases at club level racing to an absolute minimum, though do bear in mind that on our maths at least, the first $275 of any entry fee at club level goes straight into the event costs....We are also working on sponsors but most importantly of all, we would LOVE to see die-hard race fans - and new fans - getting out to at least a couple of race meetings over the coming season off of the Premier Calendar. We will have low ticket costs, but even better we will also have a price for a car, no matter how full it is. Five adults in a car with a cost for the car of $50, well, you do the maths.  It's $10 a head if you come with a full car. Why would you? Well, that one's easy. The racing is going to be better, there's going to be more of it, the V8 divide is over and it's going to be inexpensive to come along and watch.

 

It's a cliché, but the sport needs all of you right now.

 

 

http://www.hdticketing.co.nz/images/Chrome%20Expression%20Session/Mothers-Chrome-Banner.jpegChrome Expression Session - With just over a month to go, the 2015 Mothers Chrome Expression session (in association with Mount Shop) is shaping up to be one huge event! With over 300 cars already pre-entered (Yes, you read that correctly, 300) as well as all garages and apartments sold out, we've already broken records from previous events. If you haven't heard about Mothers Chrome Expression Session, here's what to expect: hundreds of the toughest street and track cars packing out Hampton Downs race track. There are sessions throughout the weekend to keep everyone busy on and off the track, including cruising with passengers, drag racing, drifting, power skids, as well as the gymkhana/burnout pad open all weekend long. There's also a huge Show & Shine, trade sites and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

 

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, head to www.chromenz.co.nz and fill out an entry form if you want to get your car on the track or in the show. You can also pre purchase weekend spectator tickets online and save 40%!

 

 

 

Formula FordNorth Island Formula Ford Series - The North Island Formula Ford series has released a very simple set of regulations advising competitors of where, when, what and how. This is deliberate to ensure it is as easy as possible for potential competitors to go racing.  Competitors should, however, note that these regulations will not apply for the three National Championship rounds that make up part of the NIFF Series. For these rounds, the National Championship Articles will apply.

 

The North Island Series will take overall points and assign North Island FF Series points to the various entrants. Everyone who enters an event nominated as a round of the NIFF Series will receive points.

Karen Gillard is the Series Coordinator for the NIFF Series, a fact that will work well as she will also be the Series Coordinator for the North Island rounds of the National Championship. One thing series organisers do need to know is which class competitors intend to enter.

 

On a different note, the New Zealand Formula Ford Association has been around since Formula Ford was introduced into New Zealand and the association's next AGM will be held in the next few weeks (date to be advised). 

 

If you're a new competitor to Formula Ford and need a race number, please contact Steve Edwards.  Steve keeps a register of FF race numbers as part of his role as the convener of both the FF1600 National Championship and the South Island FF1600 Series. Steve's email is s.edwards@evaluate.co.nz

 

 

HMCHistoric Muscle cars - with Dale Mathers. The winter blues are here but it won't be long before we dust off our race cars to get them back out on the track again. Certainly nothing stops in Motorsport with the summer's event schedule dates to be worked out (it's done) and then there was the annual Motorsport NZ AGM which was held on June 23/4th. Once again I was invited as a representative of Historic Racing Club(HRC) and sat in on the H&C commission workshop, I had prior to this put forward a remit for the H&C commission to copyright and protect the words "Historic" and "Classic" when used by anyone involved in NZ Motorsport. It seems currently any class or event organiser can used these two words at their free will regardless of the type of event or class they are representing. I believe for future safe keeping and brand marketing it's very important to protect these two words and that an application should be required to the H & C Commission for permission to use. At this stage it's a topic of debate and I will keep you all posted on the outcome.

 

Our trip to Australian to support Australian Trans Am is in full swing as I write this; four HMC cars of Kevin Gimblett ('67 Camaro), Glenn Allingham ('70 Camaro), Murray Brown ('70 Camaro) and Dale Mathers ('69 Mustang) have already raced at Queensland raceway at the Two Days of Thunder event several weeks ago with great success, and beautiful weather. After that it was the  Lakeside Classic on July 25/6th at Lakeside Raceway just north of Brisbane where the field was also honoured by the presence of NZ Saloon car legend Dennis Marwood as HMC Grand Marshall. Looking ahead there is Father's Day on September 5/6th at Eastern Creek, Sydney where we have our final event with Australian Trans Am at this iconic Muscle Car Masters meeting. Below is video footage our QR event thanks to Aussie enthusiasts Dewi and Iwan Jones.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DYR5RXrRIw&feature=player_embedded  

 

For further info on our Australia adventure don't hesitate to contact me direct, dmathers@xtra.co.nz  Below are next season's dates, unfortunately the four HMC cars in Australia won't be back in time for the Ice Breaker so it's important that others plan now to attend. We are also working on a Manfeild event to capture the HMC/HSC cars been built down the lower North Island. It is unlikely to be this coming summer as it is still work in progress, but it will happen. We also have plans for Levels, Timaru, Teretonga, and Invercargill meetings but they only at an early discussion stage.

 

2015/16 season:

 

1. 12/13 Sep 2015, Icebreaker - Hampton Downs - HRC

2. 3rd October, TACCOC Classic - Pukekohe - Saturday one day event

2.5 Twilight 4.30 to 7.30pm HMC Practice Test Session, mid Dec - date to be finalized

3. 15/17 January 2016, NZFMR Porsche - Hampton Downs

4. 22/24 January 2016, NZFMR Porsche - Hampton Downs

5. 2/3rd April 2016, Legends - Hampton Downs - HRC (wont clash with Beach Hop)

 

 

festival porscheThe Porsche Festival - The New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing is the country's largest historic motorsport event and takes place over two weekends in January at the Hampton Downs circuit in the North Waikato. In 2016 the event will be held over the on January 15-17 and 22-24 with Stuggart's finest the stars of the show on both weekends and planning is advancing well.

 

A packed schedule of motor racing action on the circuit includes Formula 5000 and Historic Muscle Cars, as well as numerous other exciting single seater and tin-top classes, including the festival debut of the popular Pre-65 class on the second weekend. And of course, there is plenty of mouth-watering Porsche racing to look forward to as well! Organisers are aiming to have a number of highly significant Porsche cars on display and in demonstrations and 'works' Porsche drivers will also be in attendance.

 

The Porsche Club of New Zealand, in partnership with the event organisers, is also inviting all Porsche owners - and anyone else that loves cars - to be part of the 2016 New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing Celebrating Porsche. There will also be a record attempt to line up the most Porsches ever assembled in one place at one time in New Zealand.

 

This month's news is that Early Bird tickets are now available on www.nzfmr.co.nz with one day tickets from $30. Buy early and save!! Click here to get yours

 

 

Amy Vincent is joining the HRC team as Event Executive. Amy will initially be part time as she finishes her marketing degree at Massey University. She will be helping on all of our events. She joins us full time from January 1st. Amy has raced in the Formula Suzuki Series and is a welcome addition to the team.

 

 

RoycroftThe Roycroft Trophy - Be part of it. The Waitemata Branch Vintage Car Club of New Zealand is inviting owners of vintage cars to display their machines at its BRITISH-themed Roycroft Trophy Vintage Race Meeting to be held at the Hampton Downs Race Circuit on Sunday 13th March 2016.

 

The invitation includes the EXCITING ADDITION of a POMEROY & REGULARITY TRIAL to be held late afternoon through the early evening on Saturday 12th March.  If your Club has vintage car club members they are eligible to enter these events with a Pre 1975 vehicle.  This is a great way to have fun on the track without actually racing.    There will be a 2nd REGULARITY TRIAL on Sunday 13th for those who enter and pay for the POMERY & REGULARITY TRIALS. It's just $95 to enter. The vehicle (PRE-1975) must be VCC eligible, preferably holding a VIC and a HRL with the possibility of obtaining a Day License if necessary.  The Vehicles MUST also be scrutineered (see Supplementary Regulations for appointment times and places for scrutineering).

 

ALL spectators who attend either Saturday or Sunday with a PRE-1975 BRITISH (vehicle, Driver & Passenger) will get FREE ENTRY to Circuit. Additional adults are $20pp and children under 12 are also FREE. There will be a maximum entry charge of $40 per Pre-1975 BRITISH VEHICLE. Make it your March Club Run and add a little Vintage/English atmosphere by dressing a little BRITISH. The Race Circuit at Hampton Downs is approximately a one hour drive from Auckland is a great and challenging circuit so be prepared to enjoy a great day of vintage motor racing.

 

Available at the Circuit and along with the racing, there will be Vintage Stalls, infield car displays, veteran, vintage and classic vehicles to admire and desire and good BRITISH-inspired food and beverages to enjoy. And don't forget - this is the only event of its type on the North Island.

 

Next Licence Night 

September 15th   4.30pm to 6.30pm

HRC , 6 Findlay St  Ellerslie  up the ramp

Test for race licence

 

TMC

Great Event I am sure Debbie would appreciate any Financial Support for this Awards night for Volunteers

 

From the HRC/NZRDL Team - Chris, Tony and Richard

 

Chris    0274 827 542 or 09 5802085 chris@grandprix.org.nz 

Richard 0210 2711926                       richard@nzfmr.co.nz

Tony    09 280 6500                            tony@hamptondowns.com

 

 

 

Parting Shot.... Mosler MTR900, Mahindra North Island Endurance Series, Pukekohe. By Simon Chapman.

mossler

 Can we have the hire Transponder on the Mosler returned please

 

 

 

AMB TRANSPONDERS

AMB transponders are no longer going to produce the transponders you can purchase out right. The only ones will be the Flexi lease ones that require license fees. So if you want to own a transponder purchase now....

MY LAPS
My Laps Transponders can be purchased from the Historic Racing Club. Order online at
www.motorsportentry.com or send a cheque to HRC Inc. PO Box 28-140 Remuera.

  • Direct Wired Transponder $650.00 incl GST
    Perfect if you have one racecar. No need to charge the transponder.
  • Rechargeable Transponder $740.00 incl GST
    Great if you have multiple racecars. Easy to switch from car to car.

Special offers for this coming season

AMB Flex Transponder $89.00 plus license fee

Transponders can now be purchased as little as $89.00 plus a 1 year license fee of $110 making the total price $199.00. This price includes insurance and lifetime guarantee.

Your only cost is the license fee of $110 a year in subsequent years - that is less than 2 weekends hire and you own the transponder!

AMB Flex Transponder lease

1 year $199.00, 2 years $340 and 5 years for $597. At the end of the license period to activate your transponder is AU$100 for 1 year, 2 years AU$181.50 and 5 years AU 368.50. This new method would suit competitors who are looking a short term career in motor racing

Or wanting to save money in the initial years

All My Laps Transponders are used at all New Zealand circuits.

MYLAPS provides personal transponders to fulfill the needs of organizations as well as the needs of participants. With the introduction of the Car/Bike FLEX personal transponder, MYLAPS offers a low cost entry solution for racers.

 

 

2015-2016 Race Meetings

Please email chris@grandprix.org.nz with any errors, changes and additions

This list is not complete and should be treated as a draft. It has been published as a guide only

22 August 2015      Practice day for all entry classes and class displays NZRDL

5 Sep 2015             Summer Series Round 1 - Hampton Downs - Auckland Car Club  Sat Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons

12/13 Sep 2015 Icebreaker - Hampton Downs - HRC
Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, Pre 60 Saloons  (VCC)  BMW X4, Historic Muscle Cars, Historic Sports sedans, Historic Formula Ford

26/27 September 2015      Waikato Challenge- Hampton Downs - NZRDL
2K Cup,

3 Oct 2015 Spring Classic - Pukekohe - TACCOC
Formula Junior

3-4 October IRC Taupo

17 Oct 2015 Summer Series Round 2 - Pukekohe - Auckland Car Club  SAT
Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars, Standard Production, Racing Saloons,

17/18 Oct Round One Ssangyong Summer series Taupo NZRDL

V8 Utes

23/24 OCT IRC Manfeild
Formula First ,Mini's

6/8 Nov 2015     V8 Supercars - Pukekohe - NZIGP
V8 Supercars,

1 Nov 2015   Summer Classic - Hampton Downs - TACCOC
Formula Junior, Historic Formula Ford

16 Nov 2015 Summer Series Round 3 - Pukekohe - Auckland Car Club.
Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons.

21 Nov 2015   Hampton Downs Open  Meeting NZRDL  Hampton Downs
2K Cup

28/29 Nov 2015  V8 Festival Meeting Hampton Downs

V8 Utes

Round Two Ssangyong Summer Series NZRDL
Races for V8 Classes   Big promotion attached to this event NZ SuperTourers

5th  6th December 2015  Taupo  HRSCC Picnic Meeting
Historics, Historic Formula Ford, Clubman Sports Cars, Alfa Trofeo

12 Dec  2K Cup  BBQCTD  Hampton Downs

12-13 Dec Thunder in the Park  Pukekohe NZIGP

13 Dec 2015 Outsource IT Christmas at the Downs - Hampton Downs - TACCOC - ERC Classic Race Series

20 December 2015  Annual Breakfast Run Warkworth
Leaving Barry's Point Rd Countdown car park 7.30am and passing through Albany 8am     

8/9  Jan 2016       Tasman Revival Taupo - HRC
ERC Classic Race Series, Classic Japanese, Alfa Trofeo, Formula First, BMW X4 TBC Historic Formula Ford TBC

14-17 Jan 2016       NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche Hampton Downs - HRC
F5000,Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Formula Fords, Formula Junior/F3,Sports Racing and GT, Heritage Touring Cars, NZ Porsche Series, Historic Porsche, Porsche Regularity Trial

16/17  January  2016  Round Three Ruapuna

Toyota Series SsangYong Summer Series
V8 Series, TRS      

21-24 Jan 2016      NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche- Hampton Downs - HRC    
ERC Classic Race Series Arrows, Historic Formula Libre/Historic Formula Ford, Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Single Seaters, Historic Sports sedans, Pre 65, Classic Trial, Porsche series, Historic Porsche, Porsche dual car sprints, European Enduro,

29-31 January NZ Motor Cup Meeting    Hampton Downs NZIGP
TRS

1 Feb 2K Cup Day  Hampton Downs

6-7 Feb Toyota Series   Taupo  
TRS

12-14 February NZ Grand Prix Manfeild  Round 4 series TRS, Formula First, Classes TBC  

13 Feb 2016 Summer Series Round 4 - Hampton Downs - Auckland Car Club
Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons

20/21 Feb 2016       Tasman Revival Pukekohe - HRC
Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, BMW X4, Historic Formula Ford

20-21 Feb Manfeild IRC

12th March   Endurance National Championship Final Hampton Downs N

13th Mar 2016    Roycroft Meeting Hampton Downs  - Waitemata Vintage Car Club  HRC - Classes Vintage cars Pre 60, Formula Junior, Pre 61 Saloons

13th March 2016  Auckland Car Club Round 5  Pukekohe
Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons, Clubman Sports Cars

26-27 March Taupo IRC

1/2/3 April 2016 Legends of Speed - Hampton Downs - HRC
Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, BMW X4, Historic Muscle Cars, Historic Sports sedans, Historic Formula Ford

11 April 2016      Auckland Car Club Round 6 Hampton Downs
Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons , 

2/3 April Great Lake Taupo - NZRDL
2K Cup , Alfa Trofeo

23-24 April 2016 Mid-Summer Thunder. IRC Round 5 - Hampton Downs - NZIGP/ACC/NSCC

16/17 April   SsangYong Summer Series Finals

V8 Utes

23-24 April 2016 Mid-Summer Thunder. IRC Round 5 - Hampton Downs - NZIGP/ACC/NSCC

30 April/1 May 2016 -  2 K Cup Masters - Hampton Downs - NZRDL
2K Cup,

 29 May 2016    North Island Endurance Series   Round 1 Taupo NZRDL, NSCC, NZIGP, NIERDC

24/25 June 2016  North Island Endurance Series Round 2 Hampton Downs NZRDL, NSCC, NZIGP & NIERDC

2 July  2016 2K 800 Relay Race Hampton Down HRC
2K Cup Cars only

22/23July 2016 North Island Endurance Series   Round 3 Pukekohe NZRDL, NSCC, NZIGP & NIERDC

10 July 2016  Brass Monkey   Hampton Downs 
Time groups, Single Seaters, Classic Trial, BMW Enduro

20 August 2016    Race car test day  Hampton Downs HRC

28 August 2016   Public Open Day Hampton Downs HRC

10/11 Sept  2016   Ice Breaker  Hampton Downs HRC
ERC Classic Race Series

24/25  Sept 2016 Waikato Challenge Hampton Downs NZRDL
2K Cup

29th  October  2016   NZRDL
2K Cup

25/27  November 2016 - V8 Festival  Hampton Downs

 

 

 

 

 

HRC Flyer

July 5th 2015

 

winners   2k cup

The winners Dunlop 800

 

Motor racing is alive and well, here we are in the middle of winter and we are still having some exciting events. The Mahindra Endurance Race at Hampton Downs was a great event with maximum fields. This weekend was the Dunlop 800 km race and again 68 entries for this long distance race, no real panel damage in spite of a wet track at the start and most cars finished. The prize giving was enjoyed by all, the bar takings exceeded the gate takings.

This coming Sunday 12th  July at Hampton Downs is the Brass Monkey meeting, Races are in speed groups so you will be assured of close racing. There will races for single seaters. We will also be running a regularity trial, this not part of the Classic Trial series so is open to all drivers, great opportunity to experience Hampton Downs in a non-race situation. With a regularity trail you nominate your lap time and the "winner" is the driver who least deviates from their nominated time. Quickest cars start first so there will be minimal passing. The programme will allow plenty of practice time and gap between your races will be short. The weather forecast is fine and partly cloudy. Entries to date below, enter on line at  www.motorsportentry.com

 

HRC ,Hampton Downs, NZ Festival of Motor Racing and The Motor Sport Club will have at large presence at Speedshow , ASB show grounds on the 18th /19th July. Make sure you visit our stand and have a chat.

 

The final of the North Island Endurance Series is at Pukekohe 25th July. Below is the list of entries as of today. We will reach maximum fields soon so don't delay, get your entry in www.motorsportentry.com. Entries are accepted by the order they come in. There will be a reserves list

Preparations for the Premier Racing Series is well under way and the latest calendar is listed below. HRC is the lead promoter but is working closely with the classes and tracks to present the best race meetings possible. We are always interested in new ideas on how to promote motor racing in New Zealand so please contact Chris or Richard

Below is an advert for The Motorsport Club Awards night on the 8th of August. The Motorsport Club organises all the volunteers for our race meetings and a lot of drivers ask us during the season how can they make some contribution to these hardy soles who stay out in all weathers so the drivers can race. The tickets for the volunteers are heavily subsidised and I am sure Debbie would welcome any financial assistance so more volunteers can attend this night were the volunteers get the awards. All drivers welcome to attend

Contact deb@themotorsportclub.com   0274 875079

 

From the HRC Events Team - Chris, Tony and Richard

 

Chris    0274 827 542 or 09 5802085 chris@grandprix.org.nz 

Richard 0210 2711926                       richard@nzfmr.co.nz

Tony    09 280 6500                            tony@hamptondowns.com

motorsport dinner

 

John Key

 

The Prime Minister helps out The Motorsport Club at the Mahindra Enduro Race at Hampton Downs

 

PREMIER NEW ZEALAND MOTOR RACING CALENDAR AND CLASS REPRESENTATION

TAUPO Oct 17/18

SSANGYONG SUPER WEEKEND (PREM SRS)

 

NZ Touring Cars (TBC) ,UDC V8 Utes, Ssangyong Utes, Central Muscle Cars, GT1/2, GTRNZ, Pre-65, Honda Cup, Porsche

HAMPTON Nov 28/29

V8 FESTIVAL

NZ Touring Cars, Ssangyong Utes,  UDC V8 Utes, GT1/2 GTRNZ,  Pre-65, Sportscars/Libre ,Toyota 86

RUAPUNA 16/17 Jan

TRS

TRS, Toyota 86, Formula Ford, NZ Touring Cars, UDC V8 Utes, Pre-65, SI  SI classes?

TERETONGA

23/24 January

TRS

TRS Toyota 86 NZ Touring Cars NZ Super Trucks Formula Ford, Central Muscle Cars TBC) ,UDC V8 Utes (TBC), OSCA

HAMPTON 29/31 Jan

TRS Motor Cup

TRS Ssangyong Utes, F First ,Superkarts ,Sportscars/Libre , BMW open, BMW 2litre, BMW e30, Pro 7 (TBC)

TAUPO - 6/7 Feb

TRS

TRS. GT1/2,  GTRNZ,  Honda Cup, Sportscars/Libre, Formula Ford, BMW x 1 grid, Pre-65

 

MANFEILD - 12/14 Feb

TRS NZ GRAND PRIX

PREMIER SERIES

TRS, Toyota 86, Formula First, NZ Touring Cars, Ssangyong Utes, UDC V8 Utes, Central Muscle Cars, Formula Ford

PUKEKOHE April 16/17

PREMIER SERIES GRAND FINAL

NZ Touring Cars, Ssangyong Utes, UDC V8 Utes, Central Muscle Cars, NZ Super Trucks, GT1/2, GTRNZ, Porsche, Pre-65, Toyota 86, Formula Ford

 

Brass Monkey entries to date

 

 

Chris

Watson

Toyota

Curren

1994

Chris

Watson

Mclaren M18

GardosOR2

1972

Frank

Dennison

Datsun

1200

1972

John

Campbell

MGB

GT

1971

Kevin

Burns

Mini Cooper

S Rep

1964

Paul

Couper

Westfield

Eleven

2012

Ray

Chubb

Nissan

Skyline gts-4

1989

Rex

Fifield

Ford

Escort Mexico Replica

1974

Rick

Donaldson

BMW

E30 320i

1986

robert

pakes

Triumph

TR8

1977

Russell

Ness

Morris

Cooper S

1967

Syd

Davis

Porsche

944

1989

Troy

Wallace

Toyota

Ceres

1994

 

mallard

Mark Mallard proving that the Mallard family are not only good race organisiners they can drive too

Marks team finished 3rd in the Dunlop 800 a mere 1.8 seconds behind second place

all photos by Velocity

Pukekohe Endurance entries to date

FirstName

LastName

Make

Model

Kent

Baigent

BMW

M135i

Chris

Barendregt

Porsche

944 S2

Peter

Begovich

Holden

VY

Todd

Brenssell

Suzuki

Swift

Stefan

Calcott

Honda

Integra

Adam

Carpenter

Mazda

Astina

John

De Veth

Holden

Commadore

Janine

Douglas

Holden

Commodore

David

Dovey

Ford

Falcon

Simon

Evans

MOSLER

MT900R

Trass

Family Motorsport

Ferrari

430 Challenge

Trass

Family Motorsport

Ferrari

430 GT3

Sam

Fillmore

Porsche

GT3 997

David

Grigor

Honda

Civic

Peter

Hardy

Porsche

944 S2

Lance

Hughes

HOLDEN

COMMODORE VE II

Colin

Jones

BMW

E36

Andrew

Leech

Porsche

924

Jono

Lester

Ferrari

430 GT3

Kel

McBeath

Panoz

GT

Simon

McLennan

Holden

VE

Andre

Mortimer

BMW

M3 E92

Malcolm

Niall

Seat

Leon Supercopa

Mike

Pickering

BMW

E36 328 M/Sport Coupe

Bronson

Porter

Holden

Commodore VN

Callum

Quin

Toyota

TR86

Allan

Rickerby

Ferrari

GT3

Allan

Rickerby

GM

Corvette

Charles

Rollo

Toyota

Levin AE86

Richard

Ross

Mitzibutsi

Cordia

Rex

Thorley

BMW

E30

Ian

Tulloch

Chev

Camaro

Pavlos

Van Aalst

BWM E30

m3

Bernard

Verryt

ford

mustang

Alexandra

Whitley

SsangYong

Actyon

Nick

Williamson

Porsche

GT3 Cup

Nick

Williamson

Porsche

GT3 Cup

Nick

Williamson

Nissan

R35 GTR

 

FirstName

LastName

Model

Year

Roy

Bingley

Commodore

1985

Colin

Briscoe

318is

1989

Blair

Cole

RX7

1995

Mark

Cole

M3

2007

Deon

Cooper

GT40

2006

Rick

Cooper

Mustang Boss 302S

2012

Marc

Denton

320i

1986

Neil

Dewar

944 S2

1989

Graeme

Fraser

M3 E36

1994

Craig

Innes

Leon Supercopa

2007

Hayden

Johnston

S2000

2001

Barry

Kirk-Burnnand

135i

2008

Gordon

Legge

E36 328i

1997

Marty

McCullough

Integra

2005

Blair

McDonald

VE11 SUPERTOURER

2012

Simon

McLennan

VE

2012

Garry

Morrell

Integra Type R

1996

Simon

Murray

Civic

1992

Andrew

Nugent

M3

2009

Tim

O'Connor

458 Challenge

2012

Scott

O'Donnell

GT3 Cup S

2008

Callum

Quin

TR86

2012

Hayden

Roose Butcher

WRX

1993

Trevor

Strong

civic

1999

Ian

Tulloch

Camaro

2014

Simon

Ussher

Falcon Ute

2008

Paul

Verryt

Integra

1997

Jason

Weel

Civic

1996

Dunlop advert

 

HRC Newsletter

-------------------------------------------------------------------
This e-mail was sent to chris@hamptondowns.com because you are subscribed to at least one of our mailing lists. If at any time you would like to remove yourself from our mailing list, please feel free to do so by visiting:
http://www.grandprix.org.nz/newsletter/public/unsubscribe.php?g=2&addr=chris@hamptondowns.com

 

NEWS

 

Circulation 5340 email   570 views on www.grandprix.org.nz

July 2015


This weekend sees round two of the Mahindra North Island Endurance series at Hampton Downs. Great fields with capacity entries for both races. There is a reserve list for the races, something that has not happened for a long time. The entry lists are printed below.


There will also be a big difference in the performance characteristics of the cars so expect lots of passing and changes in position. Fields of this quality have not been seen for a long time and it reminds me of the Wellington Street races, the Glenvale series and the Benson & Hedges and Wills 6 hours races.  The latest GT machinery from Audi will be on display in New Zealand for the first time this weekend too. We are truly on the verge of a new era.

Speaking of a new era, Kiwi drivers were to the fore over the last month with Bamber, Hartley, Evans and Stanaway all starring at Le Mans and young Nick Cassidy sweeping the board in F3 in Japan. Hayden Paddon came oh so close to winning a World Rally and Chris van der Drift continued his dominance of the Asian Porsche Supercup series.

 

A rejuvenation of Formula Ford or the adoption of Formula 4 is becoming necessary to provide a pathway to TRS and then out to the world stage. The success at Le Mans of the NZ drivers certainly made motor racing the lead story in the sports media, long may it last - but we need to think about the next generation of Kiwi stars...



And while we are on 'new eras' the HRC is proud to be involved in a new initiative to organise the premiere series over the summer. The HRC's Richard Gee has spent countless hours putting a calendar together which all the classes have agreed to. The three V8 classes will run together in the same race and this will be called the New Zealand Touring Car Championship. The HRC model is to create iconic events as we have with the Festival of Motor Racing and last year with the V8 Festival. We also believe in running more classes at the premier meetings so the public see a lot more motor racing. We have some really exciting events coming up so expect some really interesting developments as details of the events on the Premier Racing Calendar are revealed. HRC contacts for the Premier Summer series are Chris or Richard (contact details below).


The full press release can be found here:  Premier Racing Calendar Unites New Zealand Motorsport


 

 

On July 4th at Hampton Downs we have the Dunlop 800 relay race for 2K Cup cars

 

The rules for this event, as is usual for 2K Cup, are very different to what we usually have, like if a team leads the race for more than 100km the team will have to pull in and wait for the second placed team to catch up. 

 

These ideas do work and 2K Cup is certainly attracting sponsors. There is a large prize pool for this Dunlop 800 race with support from  Dunlop, CRC, Jamex Tools, Plastic Constructions, Bahco and Renegade Trailers. 

 

Enter online at www.motorsportentry.com

 



On the 12th July at Hampton Downs we have our popular Brass Monkey event, which is the only event run in time groups, apart from the classic trial and single seater race, which are also part of the program for this event.


Running in time groups means the cars in your race will be doing similar lap times so you are guaranteed to get some  close racing.     


Enter online at www.motorsportentry.com




It is with regret we have had to cancel the Hampton Downs Open day on the 22nd August. The demand for dates at Hampton is at an all-time high and in the horse trading that Hampton Downs and HRC engage in the Open Day was a casualty.

 

We will organise an open day once the track extension is completed, but if you want to go testing then 22nd is now an official test day and we will give further details in our next newsletter.






Planning is well underway for the Porsche Festival in January. Porsche expect a record number of car owners and their vehicles and indications at this early stage are that there will be a large reserve list for most of the Porsche events at the Festival.


As usual, the event will also feature other great classes which are regulars at the NZ Festival of Motor Racing. We are also expecting a number of very exciting Porsche machines from the Porsche Museum!


We will begin our marketing programme for the event soon, but the poster and new look facebook and web site are all up and running.


Come on..... who'd like to see a 917 turning back time around Hampton Downs, or a 956/962 or even a fire breathing 935! We know we would.......





Planning is also under for the Roycroft Vintage Meeting in March. The theme this year will be British Cars. So if you happen to own a fine English piece of motor engineering start preparing it now, and organise your own drip tray of course!


The Roycroft will be held on Saturday the 12th March and Sunday 13th March. On 12th, Hampton Downs will also host the final of the Endurance Series which is also a National Championship. It will feature 20 Cars from the North Island Series and 20 cars from the South Island Series. The vintage cars will arrive on the Saturday so this will be a weekend at Hampton Downs not to be missed with some amazing machinery spanning the decades of the sport!



Finally, it is with great sadness we advise the passing of two individuals who have been devoted motor sport enthusiasts all their lives and both have been involved with HRC.

 

Robin Curtis has over the last 50 years covered motorsport both with words and images. Robin was never slow at coming forward to offer advice and has been a huge help to Hampton Downs and HRC over the years. We will miss his advice.  There is a lovely tribute to him here

 

Captain Ian Bradley past away last week doing what he loved at a swap meet in the USA. Ian was a colourful character having risen in ranks from age 15 in the Navy to Captain. He then went into politics and served as a councillor for a number of years. He was a collector of British Cars and raced one of the first Lotus Cortinas in New Zealand. He was on the committee for the Roycroft meeting and had some wonderful tales to tell at committee meetings.

 

From the HRC/NZRDL Team - Chris, Tony and Richard


Chris    0274 827 542 or 09 5802085 chris@grandprix.org.nz 

Richard 0210 2711926                       richard@nzfmr.co.nz

Tony    09 280 6500                            tony@hamptondowns.com

 

 

Mahindra Endurance Series  - Hampton Downs Saturday 27th June

PROGRAMME

Friday 26th June 2015

10am to 4pm:  Test Day   ($135 per car Pits $75 per Car Optional)

4pm - 6pm:   Free practice and access to pits

5pm: Sponsors drinks and guest speaker in Race FX workshop. (End unit in Hampton Downs Industrial Block). Be there for the driver spot prizes 



Saturday 27th June 2015

8.45am:               Drivers Briefing
9.15am:               Qualifying 1 Hour Starts
9.45am:               Qualifying 1 Hour Ends
9.55am:               Qualifying 3/6 Hour Starts
10.30am:             Qualifying 3/6 Hour Ends
10.35am:             Group Photo of all Cars on the Start Finish line

10.45am:             All cars off the track
11.00am:             Pit exit opens for 1 Hour Race for two warm up Laps
11.05am:             Rolling Start

11.15am:             McCullough 1 Hour Race Starts
12.15pm:             McCullough 1 Hour Race Ends

12.20pm:             Lunch break starts

1.00pm:               Lunch Break finishes
1.10pm:               Pit exit opens for 3/6 Hour Race for 2 formation laps
1.15pm:               Rolling Start

1.25pm:               Squawking Magpie Wines 3/6 Hour Race Starts
2.00pm:               Prize giving for 1 hour drivers in Hamptons

4.25pm:               Finish Squawking Magpie  3 Hour Race

5.00pm:               Prize giving Squawking Magpie 3 Hour Race in Hamptons
7.25pm:               Squawking Magpie Wines 6Hour Race Ends.
7.45pm:               Prize giving for the 6 Hour drivers in Hamptons


 

 

Entries


 

Car # Drivers Car  Class
  HAMILTON ASPHALTS 6 HOUR RACE    
4 Simon Evans/Gene Rollinson Mosler MT900R GT
21 Sam Fillmore/Andrew Porter Porsche 997 GT3 GT
84 Lance Hughes/Andre Heimgartner Holden Commodore VEII GT
54 Malcolm Niall/Brett Niall/Darryl Clarke (AUS) Seat Leon Supercopa Class 2
67 Adam Carpenter/Vivian Eden/Stu Owens Mazda Astina Class 2
106 Colin Jones/Kayne Barrie BMW E36 Class 2
30 Colin Briscoe/Lloyd Briscoe BMW 318is Class 3
75 Hayden Johnston/Damon Jackson(AUS) Honda S2000 Class 3
       
  SQUAWKING MAGPIE WINES 3 HOUR RACE    
4 Simon Evans/Gene Rollinson Mosler MT900R GT
13 Rhys Warren/Ant Pedersen Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT
21 Sam Fillmore/Andrew Porter Porsche 997 GT3 GT
23 John DeVeth/Glenn Smith Holden Commodore GT
26 Jono Lester/Graeme Smyth Ferrari 430 GT3 GT
29 Trass Family Motorsport Ferrari 430 GT3 GT
82 Andrew Bagnall/Rick Armstrong Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT
84 Lance Hughes/Andre Heimgartner Holden Commodore VEII GT
114 Shaun Varney/Sam Barry Ford Falcon TLX GT
222 Inky Tulloch/John McIntyre Chevrolet Camaro GT
27 Kent Baigent/Stef Baigent/Simon Lucas BMW M135i Class 1
40 Bronson Porter/Shannon Coker Holden Commodore VN Class 1
62 Allan Rickerby/Gavin Oram GM Corvette Class 1
80 David Dovey/Matt Dovey Ford Falcon Class 1
81 Darryl Barrett/Hamish Frew Mazda RX7 V8 Class 1
87 Steve Doughty/Calven Bonney Holden Commodore VY Class 1
91 Mark Cole/Tim James BMW M3 Class 1
97 Andre Mortimer/Warwick Mortimer BMW M3 E92 Class 1
123 Bernard Verryt/Aaron Harris Ford Mustang Class 1
135 Steve Kirk-Burnnand/Carl Kirk-Burnnand BMW 135i Class 1
135 Dean Farmer/Stephen Farmer/Tim Martin Nissan R35 GTR Class 1
188 Janine Douglas/Sheryl Hanright/Darrell Harris Holden Commodore Class 1
351 Bruce Kett/Shane Johnson Ford Falcon Class 1
9 Craig Innes/TBA Seat Leon Supercopa Class 2
14 Ben Forrest/TBA SsangYong Actyon Class 2
20 Trevor Strong/Noel Anderson Honda Civic Class 2
54 Malcolm Niall/Brett Niall/Darryl Clarke (AUS) Seat Leon Supercopa Class 2
55 Alexandra Whitley(AUS)/Christina Orr-West SsangYong Actyon Class 2
67 Adam Carpenter/Vivian Eden/Stu Owens Mazda Astina Class 2
328 Andrew Walker/TBA BMW M3 Class 2
473 Gordon Legge/Chris Sparg/Glen Reid BMW E36 328i Class 2
  Gary Morgan/TBA Subaru BRZ Class 2
6 David Grigor/Gavin Yortt Honda Civic Class 3
30 Colin Briscoe/Lloyd Briscoe BMW 318is Class 3
75 Hayden Johnston/Damon Jackson(AUS) Honda S2000 Class 3
88 Marty McCullough/Robert Drum Honda Integra Class 3
95 Stefan Calcott/Robert Young Honda Integra Class 3
99 Mike Eady/Mark Corbett Honda Civic Type R Class 3
139 Bronwynne Leech/Wendy Metcalfe/Sheridan Broadbent Peugeot 205 Gti Class 3
34 Richard Gee/Shaun Morris Honda Civic Class 4
       
  MCCULLOUGH 1 HOUR RACE    
3 Allan Rickerby Ferrari GT3 GT
11 Kel McBeath Panoz GT GT
12 Blair McDonald Holden Commodore VEII GT
21 Sam Fillmore/Andrew Porter Porsche 997 GT3 GT
22 Neil Foster Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT
26 Simon McLennan Holden Commodore VEII GT
28 Richard Oxton Ferrari 430 Challenge GT
45 Tim O'Connor Ferrari 458 Challenge GT
180 Ian Hayr Porsche 997 GT3 GT
964 Chris Fleury Porsche 964 RS GT
16 Peter Begovich Holden Commodore VY Class 1
20 Tony Head Toyota Altezza Class 1
46 Simon Fleming Ford Falcon Class 1
72 Hayden Roose Butcher/Neil Butcher Subaru WRX Class 1
75 Dean Perkins Ford Falcon Class 1
77 Warwick Mortimer BMW M3 GTR Class 1
69 Peter Ward Holden Ute Class 1
94 Simon Ussher Ford Falcon Ute Class 1
98 Andrew Nugent BMW M3 Class 1
302 Rick Cooper Ford Mustang Boss 302S Class 1
351 Bruce Kett/Shane Johnson Ford Falcon Class 1
TBA Matthew Spratt Holden Commodore VE Class 1
9 Craig Innes/TBA Seat Leon Supercopa Class 2
12A Andrew Leech Porsche 924 Class 2
18 Richard Ross Mitsubishi Cordia Class 2
54 Malcolm Niall/Darryl Clarke Seat Leon Supercopa Class 2
61 Charles Rollo Toyota Levin AE86 Class 2
70 Pavlos van Aalst BMW E30 M3 Class 2
78 Mike Pickering BMW E36 328 M3 Class 2
91 Blair Cole Mazda RX7 Class 2
96 Stephen Rasmussen Porsche 911 RS Class 2
115 Chris Barendregt Porsche 944 S2 Class 2
142 Graeme Fraser BMW M3 E36 Class 2
157 Peter Hardy Porsche 944 S2 Class 2
777 Rex Thorley BMW E30 Class 2
8 Neil Dewar Porsche 944 S2 Class 2
10 Grant Aitken Toyota GT86 Class 3
12 Ian Hodgson/Snow Mooney BMW 318i Class 3
15 Ashley Blewett Toyota TR86 Class 3
30 Garry Morrell Honda Integra Type R Class 3
38 Aaron Hodgson/Shane Hodgson BMW 318i Class 3
46 Jason Weel/Simon Murray Honda Civic Class 3
88 Marty McCullough/Robert Drum Honda Integra Class 3
123 Paul Verryt Honda Integra Class 3
177 Alex Sherie BMW E30 Class 3
181 Marc Denton BMW 320i Class 3
94 Todd Brenssell Suzuki Swift Class 4
19 Bruce Clothier Toyota Starlet Class 4


OTHER STUFF....

 

KIWI F5000 RACERS OFF TO THE U.S.A. TO COMPETE

 

The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion meeting at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California is one of the biggest and most prestigious historic motor racing meetings in the world - and this year a group of Kiwis will be joining F5000 category counterparts from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia at the August 13-16 event.


The Reunion meeting is part of a two-week long celebration of classic cars which includes a Pre-Reunion meeting at the Laguna Seca circuit the weekend before (which all the Kiwi and Australian drivers are competing at) and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 13.


As such competition for a place on the programme is intense and the inclusion this year marks the culmination of a number of years work by members of the US-based Formula 5000 Registry.


"It's a big deal, alright," says the president of the New Zealand Formula 5000 Association, Roger Williams. "Monterey is one of the three big historic race meetings they have in the 'States each year but the last time Formula 5000s ran there (at Laguna Seca) as an SCCA category was in 1976." There is also a strong 'Kiwi connection' thanks to renowned constructor/driver Graham McRae.


Three-time Tasman Cup series champion McRae raced at the Laguna Seca circuit a number of times between 1972 and 1975, the highlight winning the Monterey Grand Prix on his way to victory in the L&M Continental 5000 championship in 1972 in a car of his own design, the Leda (later McRae) GM1.


This year  Ford's  Shelby GT350 Mustang is the featured vehicle at the meeting and with historic Formula 1s from the Masters  Historic Racing series in Europe,  the stock-block 5-litre Formula 5000s are one of two featured single-seater categories.


Heading the 12-strong contingent of MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series regulars from New Zealand is three-time champion Steve Ross from Dunedin who will drive his ex-Jim and Chuck Sarich /Quicksilver Racing McRae GM1, a car which raced at the Laguna Seca track in 1974.

Joining him at the meeting are fellow Kiwis David Abbott and Phil Mauger (Lola T430s), David Arrowsmith (Lotus 70B), Alan Dunkley (Lola T140), Grant Martin (Talon MR1A), Lindsay O'Donnell (Begg FM5), Glenn Richards (Lola T400), Tony Roberts (McLaren M10A), Poul Christie (McLaren M10B) and Brett Willis (Lola T300), and UK-based Greg Thornton (Chevron B24).


Also familiar to followers of the MSC series here and across the Tasman are the four Australian drivers heading to the US for the meeting, John Bryant (Lola T140), Bill Hemming (Elfin MR8), Phil Lewis (Matich A50), and Paul Zazryn (Lola T332), as well as recent (2011) Lady Wigram Trophy race winner Jay Esterer (McRae GM1), from Canada.


Though the drivers are different, the long-planned trip will be a 'racing return' for many of the cars, with most - like the Steve Ross McRae GM1 - originally sold and raced in the United States, and many having been raced at the Laguna Seca circuit by their original drivers first time around.  


The British-built Lola chassis is by far the most popular of the many F5000 marques set to be represented with 17 - ranging from the first T140 to the final T430 - entered.


McRae, McLaren, Surtees and Eagle are next with three each, followed by Chevron, Crossle and McKee with two each and the New Zealand-built Begg, Australian-built Elfin and Matich, UK-built Lotus and March, and US-built Talon, Webster, Shadow and Le Grand with one each


Heading the 'home' contingent in the 44-car field is Tony Adamowicz (Gurney Eagle) who won the US Formula 5000 title in 1969, and with recent New Zealand visitor Eric Haga (Lola T190) is one of two originals attracted back to the category by the US Register's annual Revival Series and events like the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.


With shipping assistance from series' naming rights sponsor MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) and transport to and from port by fellow series' sponsors NZ Express Transport and Bonney's Specialized Bulk Transport, the New Zealand and Australian cars left for the US this month with their drivers flying out closer to the time.


Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is situated in the foothills behind Monterey approximately two-and-a-half hours south of San Francisco.


The MSC F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series is organised and run with the support of sponsors MSC, NZ Express Transport, Bonney's Specialized Bulk Transport, Mobil Lubricants, Pacifica, Avon Tyres, Webdesign and Exide.


Ends

 



 

Quiz Night

Mostly Motor Sport

Evening of fun and education

Organised by HRSCC.

Wednesday 8th July 2015

Horse & Trap Pub

7.00 pm

Mike Clark will ask the Curly Questions

Teams of up to four persons.

Entry fee $10 per person.

Non-competing on-lookers welcome with free entry.

Bar will be open.

Organise your team now and Challenge your mates to enter theirs.

Bookings can be made now. Phone Ray 2947446

ray_hawke@slingshot.co.nz



 

 

 

AMB TRANSPONDERS

AMB transponders are no longer going to produce the transponders you can purchase out right. The only ones will be the Flexi lease ones that require license fees. So if you want to own a transponder purchase now....

MY LAPS
My Laps Transponders can be purchased from the Historic Racing Club. Order online at www.motorsportentry.com or send a cheque to HRC Inc. PO Box 28-140 Remuera.

  • Direct Wired Transponder $650.00 incl GST
    Perfect if you have one racecar. No need to charge the transponder.
  • Rechargeable Transponder $740.00 incl GST
    Great if you have multiple racecars. Easy to switch from car to car.

Special offers for this coming season

AMB Flex Transponder $89.00 plus license fee

Transponders can now be purchased for as little as $89.00 plus a 1 year license fee of $110 making the total price $199.00. This price includes insurance and a lifetime guarantee.

Your only cost is the license fee of $110 a year in subsequent years - that is less than 2 weekends hire and you own the transponder!

AMB Flex Transponder lease

1 year $199.00, 2 years $340 and 5 years for $597. At the end of the license period to activate your transponder is AU$100 for 1 year, 2 years AU$181.50 and 5 years AU 368.50. This new method would suit competitors who are looking a short term career in motor racing

Or wanting to save money in the initial years

All My Laps Transponders are used at all New Zealand circuits.

MYLAPS provides personal transponders to fulfill the needs of organizations as well as the needs of participants. With the introduction of the Car/Bike FLEX personal transponder, MYLAPS offers a low cost entry solution for racers.

 

 

 

2015-2016 Race Meetings

Please email chris@grandprix.org.nz with any errors, changes and additions

 

Premier Racing Calendar

Event 1  Taupo Motorsport Park                                               October 17 and 18

Event 2  Pukekohe Park Raceway (Supercar event)               November 6 and 7

Event 3  Hampton Downs Motorsport Park                            November 28 and 29

Event 4  Mike Pero Motorsport Park Ruapuna                       January 16 and 17

Event 5  Teretonga Park Raceway                                             January 23 and 24

Event 6  Hampton Downs Motorsport Park                            January 29 and 31

Event 7  Taupo Motorsport Park                                               February 6 and 7

Event 8  Manfeild Autocourse (New Zealand GP)                   February 12 to 14

Event 9  Pukekohe Park Raceway                               April 16 and 17

This following list is not complete and should be treated as a guideline. If you have any corrections or additions, then please contact Chris or Richard.

 


22 August 2015                Official test day for classes in Premier Racing Calendar and NZRDL

5 September 2015           ACC Summer Series Round 1 - Hampton Downs - Auckland Car Club -Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars, Standard Production, Racing Saloons

12/13 September 2015  Icebreaker - Hampton Downs - HRC Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, Pre 60 Saloons(VCC) Castrol BMW Series, Historic Muscle Cars, Historic Sports Sedans,         Historic Formula Ford

26/27 September 2015  Waikato Challenge- Hampton Downs - NZRDL

3 October 2015                 Spring Classic - Pukekohe - TACCOC, Formula Junior

3/4 October 2015            IRC Manfeild

17/18 October 2015        PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 1 - Taupo, Ssangyong Super Weekend

17 October 2015              ACC Summer Series Round 2 - Pukekohe - Auckland Car Club  SAT, Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars, Standard Production, Racing Saloons,

31/1 October/Nov          IRC Taupo

1 November 2015            Summer Classic - Hampton Downs - TACCOC, Formula Junior, Historic Formula Ford

6/8 November 2015        PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 2 V8 Supercars - Pukekohe - NZIGP V8 Supercars, NZ classes

16 November 2015          ACC Summer Series Round 3 - Pukekohe - Auckland Car Club. Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars, Standard Production, Racing Saloons.

21 November 2015          Hampton Downs Open Meeting

28/29 November 2015   PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 3 - V8 Festival Hampton Downs

5/6 December 2015        Taupo - HRSCC Picnic Meeting, Historics, Historic Formula Ford, Clubman Sports Cars, Alfa Trofeo

12 December 2015          2K Cup - BBQCTD  Hampton Downs

12/13 December 2015    Thunder in the Park  Pukekohe NZIGP

13 December 2015          Outsource IT Christmas at the Downs - Hampton Downs - TACCOC - ERC Classic Race Series

20 December 2015          Annual Breakfast Run Warkworth - Leaving Barry's Point Rd Countdown car park 7.30am and passing through Albany 8am    

8/9 January 2016             Tasman Revival Taupo - HRC/NZRDL ERC Classic Race Series, BMW, Classic

Japanese, Alfa Trofeo, Formula First, BMW X4, Pro 7

14-17 January 2016         NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche Hampton Downs - HRC, including F5000,Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Formula Fords, Formula Junior/F3,Sports Racing and GT, Heritage Touring Cars, NZ Porsche Series, Historic Porsche, Porsche Regularity Trial

16/17 January 2016        PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 4, Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna - Toyota Racing Series

23/24 January 2016        PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 5, Teretonga - Toyota Racing Series

21/24 January 2016        NZ Festival of Motor Racing celebrating Porsche- Hampton Downs - HRC - ERC Classic Race Series Arrows, Historic Formula Libre/Historic Formula Ford, Historic Muscle and Historic Saloon cars, Historic Single Seaters, Historic Sports sedans, Pre-65, Classic Trial, Porsche series, Historic Porsche, Porsche dual car sprints, European Enduro,

29/31 January 2016        PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 6 - NZ Motor Cup Meeting Toyota Racing Series Hampton Downs

1 February 2016               2K Cup Day Hampton Downs

6/7 February 2016           PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 7 Toyota Racing Series Taupo  

12/14 February 2016      PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 8 New Zealand Grand Prix Manfeild Toyota Racing Series

13 February 2016             ACC Summer Series Round 4 - Hampton Downs - Auckland Car Club Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars, Standard Production, Racing Saloons

20/21 February 2016      Tasman Revival Pukekohe - HRC Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, BMW X4, Historic Formula Ford

20/21 February 2016      Manfeild IRC

12th March 2016             MSNZ Endurance National Championship Final Hampton Downs

13th March 2016             Roycroft Meeting Hampton Downs - Waitemata Vintage Car Club  HRC - Classes Vintage Cars Pre-60, Formula Junior, Pre-61 Saloons

13th March 2016             ACC Summer Series Round 5  Pukekohe, Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons, Clubmans, Sports Cars

26/27 March 2016           Taupo IRC

1/2/3 April 2016               Legends of Speed - Hampton Downs - HRC, Formula Junior, ERC Classic Race Series, Alfa Trofeo, BMW X4, Historic Muscle Cars, Historic Sports Sedans, Historic Formula Ford

11 April 2016                     ACC Summer Series Round 6 Hampton Downs, Classic Japanese, Northern Muscle, Production Muscle Cars , Standard Production, Racing Saloons ,

2/3 April 2016                   Taupo - NZRDL Great Lake Challenge 2K Cup, Alfa Trofeo, RRE, Sportscars, Pre-65

23/24 April 2016              Mid-Summer Thunder. IRC Round 5 - Hampton Downs - NZIGP/ACC/NSCC

16/17 April 2016              PREMIER RACING CALENDAR EVENT 9 - Grand Finale Pukekohe Ssangyong Summer Series

23/24 April 2016              Mid-Summer Thunder. IRC Round 5 - Hampton Downs - NZIGP/ACC/NSCC

30 April/1 May 2016       2K Cup Masters - Hampton Downs - NZRDL

29 May 2016                     Mahindra North Island Endurance Series Round 1 Taupo

24/25 June 2016              Mahindra North Island Endurance Series Round 2 Hampton Downs

2 July 2016                         2K Cup 800 Relay Race Hampton Down HRC 2K Cup Cars only

22/23 July 2016                Mahindra North Island Endurance Series Round 3 Pukekohe

10 July 2016                      Brass Monkey - Hampton Downs Time groups, Single Seaters, Classic Trial

20 August 2016                Race car test day  Hampton Downs HRC

28 August 2016                Public Open Day Hampton Downs HRC

10/11 September 2016  Ice Breaker Hampton Downs HRC ERC Classic Race Series

24/25 September 2016  Waikato Challenge Hampton Downs NZRDL

25/27 November 2016   V8 Festival - Hampton Downs

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------
This e-mail was sent to chrisrwatson@hotmail.com because you are subscribed to at least one of our mailing lists. If at any time you would like to remove yourself from our mailing list, please feel free to do so by visiting:
http://www.grandprix.org.nz/newsletter/public/unsubscribe.php?g=64&addr=chrisrwatson@hotmail.com

        

    Historic Racing Club Inc Newsletter

     

    HRC News

     

    Incorporating NZRDL news.

     

    May 2015

     

    Circulation - 5230 Email, 1326 on line at www.grandprix.org.nz

    super karts

     Super Karts

    2K Cup, Formula Libre, Honda Cup, Sports Cars, Super Lap At Hampton Downs this weekend

    As usual, there is plenty happening at HRC. We have not finalised next year's calendar yet as there are some exciting new events happening and we wish to develop them fully before publishing.

     

    The big news this month is the endurance races at Taupo on the 30th May. The entry list is fantastic for the one hour and three hour Mahindra Endurance series. This is now an official MSNZ sanctioned series, with the top twenty cars qualifying for the Endurance National Championship to be held at Hampton Downs 12th March 2016. Cars entered include Audi R8's, Ford Mustangs, Corvettes, Porsche 991 Cup, Ferrari 430 GT3, Porsche GT3, Porsche GT3 997, Ferrari 458 challenge, Falcons, Commodores, BMW's in all shapes and sizes and many more. This will be the most exciting endurance racing in the North Island in a long time!

    Part of this Mahindra Taupo Endurance meeting is The Classic 60. This is a one hour race for only classic cars. The rules are simple, just drive for one hour, and no pit stops necessary. This is not part of a motorsport championship, but cups will be presented to the winners of the various groups like BMW, ERC, Trofeo etc. Enter on line at www.motorsportentry.com.

    This weekend 2/3rd May is the 2K Cup Masters meeting at Hampton Downs, with the usual NZRDL support classes. Classes include Rotary Enthusiasts, Honda Cup and Formula Libre/Sports cars. It would great if we could get some of the post 1990 Formula Fords out for these Formula Libre races. Post 1990 Formula Fords that qualify for the Formula Ford Championship have very low numbers in the North Island and it would be beneficial for the class if the few that are left had somewhere to race while the class rebuilds. It is important that Formula Ford survive to give our young drivers a step up to the Toyota TRS Single Seaters. We will also be running Super Karts, very quick round Hampton Downs and Super Laps. Entries and program below

    2K Cup continues to come up with innovative ideas. On the 4th July at Hampton Downs, they are running the 2K Cup 800 Enduro. Not that each car will be doing 800k (which the cars are capable of doing), but a relay race with cars racing in teams. This event will be televised on CRC Motorsport and will be sponsored by Dunlop. Everyone's already buzzing about this concept!

    HRC was the permit holder for the Pukekohe V8 and Truck meeting held at Pukekohe on the 11th and 12th April, and we were proud to facilitate the combining of the V8 Groups and see them running together in the same race. The crowd was reasonable considering the meeting had minimal publicity. HRC is working with many parties to put together a calendar for next year, which will have all the V8 groups running together.

    When entering on the Motorsport Entry web site can drivers please keep their licence expiry details up to date. Some driver details have not been updated for 5 years!

    TV coverage of the BMW's at the Howden Ganley Festival will be shown on TV 3 28th June

     

     

    Regards

    From the HRC/NZRDL Team

     

    Chris, Tony, Melissa and Richard

     

    Chris 0274 827 542 chris@grandprix.org.nz 

    Melissa 09 580 2085 melissa@grandprix.org.nz

    Tony 09 280 6500 tony@hamptondowns.com

    9 may

     

     power cruise

    watt bike

    2K Cup Always trying New Ideas

     

    Final Round Format


    The final round will be different from the regular format of having all the racing on a single day in that racing will be over two days, the weekend will be split as follows:

    Saturday:

    Those outside the top 40 entered will practice and then race on the Saturday, the grid will be decided by qualifying position and will be a standard grid start.

    Sunday:

    Top 40 cars entered via championship points practise and race, the grid is set by Championship position reversed (1st in points is 40th on grid), the start will be a staggered start with 10 cars going ev ery 10 seconds (4 groups).

    Those that race on the Sunday are also able to race on the Saturday if a second entry is paid for, the Sunday grid is locked to top (entered) 40 only.

    Points will be calculated using the standard method and then doubled, meaning a gap of two points per placing.


    Prizegiving and voting for prizes


    Prizegiving will be held about an hour or so after the race on the Sunday for the 2014-2015 Championship once final points are calculated.

    Please vote at http://goo.gl/forms/bHJviyxql8 for a few driver decided awards.

    Last but not least, the weekends grids:

    Current points can be found at http://goo.gl/7KI3Ri

    Saturday (Standard start by qual time):

     

    Number

    Team

    Points

    64

    Team nissan

    121

    66

    BTM

    121

    106

    Team CESM

    117

    37

    Green Leaf

    113

    68

    M Jones

    108

    666

    CCC Racing

    107

    50

    GBC racing

    105

    74

    DPR Racing

    101

    41

    S&K RACING

    93

    110

    Integral Racing

    77

    137

    Spike Racing

    77

    699

    The Silvia Fox

    75

    809

    Firestorm Advanced Racing Team

    61

    56

    Driver Motorsport

    58

    162

    Kokonut

    54

    130

    Team Dingo

    34

    131

    Lance McAuley

    27

    26

    HTS Motorsport

    26

    5

    Watson Family

    18

    320

    JC Racing

    16

    59

    Fivestar

    8

    11

    Race Epoch

    6

    112

    JAMEX

    0

    140

    Another Racing Team

    0

    29

    Team Stretched

    118

    Mark Mallard

    228

    Paul Greaney

     

    Sunday (Staggered start with 10 cars going every 10 seconds)

     

    Number

    Team

    Points

    62

    RSG 1

    138

    117

    Gently Cupping it

    139

    125

    Goldwise

    139

    42

    Moose Motorsport

    162

    45

    Foxxx Racing

    163

    79

    Timco Construction FXGT

    164

    27

    Coca Rola

    181

    6

    Decepticon

    182

    306

    Ubu

    189

    54

    LLLFUNFIX

    190

    91

    La Flama Blanca

    191

    40

    F40 Motorsport

    192

    88

    #88twoguysonecup

    206

    77

    Toymota racing

    234

    103

    MADCAS

    243

    555

    low n slow

    250

    601

    Raging Moose Racing

    253

    444

    Tripple 4 Racing

    258

    94

    Team WCR

    270

    20

    Grip Empire

    271

    96

    NISSINKING

    283

    232

    LPLM

    290

    44

    Go Gordy Go

    304

    95

    Mac Attack

    306

    7

    Bib Motorsport

    312

    99

    Smiling Sideways

    336

    8

    MTT Insurance Racing

    337

    372

    BOP Windscreens

    337

    63

    Team nissan

    351

    111

    JAMEX

    361

    33

    2AVFUN

    431

    123

    John Stewart

    434

    818

    Team Fizzo

    449

    55

    2-Slow

    450

    24

    Civiltrain

    453

    52

    Team Gull Force 10

    456

    502

    Economech Racing

    456

    121

    Team Williams

    465

    999

    Auckland SsangYong

    492

    205

    Mad Dog

    509

     

    Kind Regards,
    James Watson
    2KCUP

     

     

     

    john Mcintyre

    NZ RACING LEGEND LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE FOR DRIVERS HUNTING SPONSORSHIP

     

     It's never easy finding or keeping sponsorship in motor sport but help is at hand in the shape of former NZV8 champion, Supercar and GT endurance driver John McIntyre, who has launched a new service specifically for the New Zealand market.

    John is packaging up his decades of experience in sponsorship procurement into a new service for drivers and teams in New Zealand called Sponsorworks.

    The package includes:

     

    Proposal analysis and development

    • Analysis your current Sponsorship proposal
    • Assessment of your Sponsorship product
    • Identify your funding requirements
    • Development of your Sponsorship proposal
    • Development of your Brand
    • Setting of your funding targets

    Sponsor lead identification

    • Analysis of you current Sponsors
    • Analysis of your Sponsor leads
    • Identify new Sponsor leads

     

    Proposal delivery

    • Assess your current Sponsor Proposal Delivery
    • Develop your proposal delivery strategies

     

    Review

    • Review of your sponsorship results
    • Strategy to improve your Sponsorship results

     

    In other words, it's the complete package to knock your sponsorship searches into shape! At just $495, it is also affordable for any level of racer looking to unlock some corporate money to support their efforts on track. With a 30 minute initial analysis by phone and a review after four weeks, it is guaranteed to sharpen up your sponsorship quests...!

     

    For further information please contact John via john@sponsorworks.co.nz

    john Mcintyre

     

     

    Hello Honda Enthusiasts,

     

    For those of you currently racing the summer season is complete or close to coming to a close 2015 has probably been another challenging year. And for those of you deciding whether to race or not next season, there are probably a few questions still in your mind. What series to race in, what class etc.

    Looking forward it appears that 2016 will be a watershed for both individuals and existing classes in NZ Motorsport and we are keen to see Honda as an even more important player in the marketplace than it currently is.  We believe our focus of common interest would appear to now be of much more importance than the wishes and desires of both individual competitors and event organisers.

    The face of the sport is changing and we think there will be many changes over the next season or so, and as the biggest Honda category in the country, we want ALL Honda owners to have their say in what Honda racing might look like in the future.

    The Motul Honda Cup summer series has one more round to run and the class organisers felt it may be a opportunity for all those Honda Competitors involved and/or interested in circuit racing to get together and discuss the future of how the brand races in New Zealand. As we all know, there are a few classes that you can compete in with a Honda, but we believe there is a bigger picture of where Hondas and the Honda Cup fit in to the national motorsport scene. We all love our Hondas, and we all share our views on where we want to race them.

    To try and get ALL Honda owners together for a weekend when racing Hondas can be the major topic of discussion, Motul Honda Cup is opening up its last round to any racer with a caged Honda race car.

    The series finale takes place at Hampton Downs on May 2 and 3 with qualifying and one race on Saturday and two races on Sunday. Honda Cup's format is a rolling start off qualifying times, a reverse top ten grid and then a handicapped grid. There are several classes in Honda Cup and even if your car does not comply fully to one of those categories - N1 Production H1 1.6, H2 1.8, H3 2.0 then there is an HU Unlimited class in which you can race. In other words, something to suit everyone and a range of race formats that gives everyone in the field their shot at winning a race over the weekend.

    The only cost will be the event entry fee which is paid direct to the event organiser and there will be no requirement to run series logos as it is a 'sample' round and an opportunity to get like-minded Honda racers together. You also, of course, get to join in our legendary Saturday afternoon BBQ!

    Come along, bring your Honda back out, or bring it for the first time, meet lots of new like-minded people, have a weekend of fun and have your say in what you believe the future of Honda racing in NZ should be,.

     

    Richard Gee  

     watt bike                                   

     

    harris

     

    Special prices for Mahindra NIERDC Endurance series.




    Harris Race Radios
    sales@raceradios.co.nz  021 682912
    Supports

    Mahindra NIERDC 2015

    With special deals, and Race Radio.

    Ph:021 682 912

    sales@raceradios.co.nz

    The key to any successful endurance racing campaign is communications, and none is more important than that on the day than the radio communication between car and pits. But if you are going to use Radio Communication it is no use if it's not clear and reliable, this is where HARRIS RACE RADIOS come in, we provide the best professional Motorsport radio communications. Last season all of the class podium finishers used Harris Race Radios supplied equipment.

     

    With full fields, pre booking will be essential. PH 021 682912 sales@raceradios.co.nz

     

    Prices.

    WE have rentals, Buy new, Buy second hand, at Mahindra NIERDC special pricing.

    Rental Clubman's Analog NIERDC special from $150.00 per weekend, including radio licence, car and pit equipment.

    Rental Professional Motorola Digital, flat out the best radios in Motorsport, systems from $270.00 per weekend

     

    What is Mahindra NIERDC Race Radio.

    The Mahindra NIERDC race series, are using a radio system to transmit major official information to the race teams, on 455.MHz band. Just like all of the major endurance race series around the world. This is a one way radio transmission, that teams should monitor, and inform the drivers and the rest of the team, you cannot talk back on it. Race Radio will broadcast messages like start times, warnings, safety cars, penalties, Etc., any information race control needs to tell the race teams.

    All rental equipment from Harris race radios has this frequency included on an automatically monitored channel. If you have existing NZ standard UHF radio equipment it can be programed into it.

    Harris Race Radios will be loaning  free of charge a number of receive only radios to teams that don't have the equipment to receive Race Radio.

    If you have any questions Give Rex a call on 021 682912.

     Buy your own system.
    Second Hand complete professional Analog Motorola Motorsport (no licence needed) radio systems from $1,500.00

    New  Motorola Clubmans Motorsport Radio system ( No Radio Licence Needed ) from $1,800.00

    The latest Digital Professional  radio systems, there simply is nothing better POA.

    Ask us for special Mahindra NIERDC prices. Ph:021 682 912
     Forced Air, keep your head cool.
     Harris race radio stock a range of blowers, helmet fittings, and hoses.

     Hans Devices If you are racing without one you are an idiot!
    Mahindra NIERDC special price from Just $499.00

    Just Landed HANS III Affordable light weight.

     

    ------------------------------------ Harris Race Radios -----------------------------------------

    sales@raceradios.co.nz

    http://www.harrisraceradios.com/

    Harris Technology Ltd
    P.O.Box 179 Paraparaumu
    Ph:021 682 912

    Copyright © 2015 Harris Race Radios, All rights reserved.
    Interested in Motorsport

    Our mailing address is:

    Harris Race Radios

    PO Box 179

    Paraparaumu, Kapiti 5254

    New Zealand

     

    AMB TRANSPONDERS

    MY LAPS
    My Laps Transponders can be purchased from the Historic Racing Club. Order online at
    www.motorsportentry.com or send a cheque to HRC Inc. PO Box 28-140 Remuera.
    Direct Wired Transponder $650.00 incl GST
    Perfect if you have one racecar. No need to charge the transponder.
    Rechargeable Transponder $740 incl GST
    Great if you have multiple racecars. Easy to switch from car to car.

    Special offer this coming season

    AMB Flex Transponder $89.00 plus licence fee

    Transponders can now be purchased as little as $89.00 plus a 1 year licence fee of $110 making the total price $199.00

    This price includes insurance and lifetime guarantee

    Your only cost is the licence fee of $110 a year in subsequent years
    that is less than 2 weekends hire and you own the transponder!

    AMB FLEX TRANSPONDERS

    1 year $199.00, 2 years $340 and 5 years for $597. At the end of the license period to activate your transponder is AU$100 for 1 year, 2 years AU$181.50 and 5 years AU 368.50. This new method would suit competitors who are looking a short term career in motor racing

    Or wanting to save money in the initial years

    All My Laps Transponders are used at all New Zealand circuits.

    MYLAPS provides personal transponders to fulfill the needs of organizations as well as the needs of participants. With the introduction of the Car/Bike FLEX personal transponder, MYLAPS offers a low cost entry solution for racers.

     

    2K Cup Masters Entries as at 9am 29/4/15

    Super Kart entries not included

     

    FirstName

    LastName

    Make

    Model

    Entered1

    Colin

    Abah

    Honda

    S2000

    Super Lap

    Colin

    Abah

    Honda

    S2000

    Super Lap

    Kevin

    Adlington

    Formula Hayabusa

    Suziki

    Sports Car

    Jamie

    Anderson

    Honda

    Integra

    2K Cup

    Mike

    Austin

    Mazda

    RX8

    Rotary Enthusiasts

    Nicholas

    Barker

    Reynard

    Inverter 09Q

    Sports Car

    Gage

    Bijker

    Peugeot

    306XSI

    2K Cup

    Tony

    Broome

    Mazda

    Rx7

    Rotary Enthusiasts

    Dave

    Burke

    Toyota

    Celica

    2K Cup

    Darryn

    Cairncross

    Mazda

    S1 RX7

    Rotary Enthusiasts

    Peter

    Coleman

    Mitsubishi

    FTO

    2K Cup

    Graeme

    Coley

    Mazda

    Lantis

    2K Cup

    Philip

    Colvin

    Suzuki

    Swift GTI

    2K Cup

    Steve

    Cox

    Toyota

    Celica

    2K Cup

    Greg

    Cramond

    Toyota

    Trueno

    2K Cup

    Kent

    Dalziell

    Honda

    Civic Si

    2K Cup

    Karl

    Driver

    Toyota

    Curren

    2K Cup

    Andy

    Drummond

    Ermolli

    Alfa Formula Boxer

    Formula Libre

    Oscar

    Drummond

    Toyota

    MR2

    2K Cup

    Glenn

    Edley

    Peugeot

    205GTI

    2K Cup

    Phillip

    Fendall

    Mazda

    RX 7

    Rotary Enthusiasts

    Jerome

    Fill

    Peugeot

    306s16 GTi

    2K Cup

    Steven

    Fistonich

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    Stuart

    Fox

    Toyota

    Corolla

    2K Cup

    Richard

    Gee

    Honda

    Civic

    Honda Cup

    Jason

    Gibbs

    Honda

    Civic

    Honda Cup

    David

    Glasson

    Juno

    SSE

    Sports Car

    Rob

    Goddard

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    Justin

    Gorvett

    Toyota

    Corolla

    2K Cup

    Paul

    Greaney

    Honda

    Civic

    2K Cup

    Paul

    Greaney

    Honda

    Civic

    2K Cup

    Mark

    Grover

    Nissan

    Bluebird

    2K Cup

    Chris

    Habershon

    BMW

    320i

    2K Cup

    Phil

    Hanrahan

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    David

    Harker

    Honda

    Civic

    Honda Cup

    Shane

    Hine

    Honda

    Civic

    Honda Cup

    Reon

    Hogwood

    Peugeot

    106 XSi

    2K Cup

    Edward

    Holdcroft

    Honda

    integra xsi

    2K Cup

    Andrew

    Holden

    Toyota

    Celica

    2K Cup

    Warren

    Horner-Pascoe

    Nissan

    Sentra

    2K Cup

    Steven

    Hughes

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    Robert

    Hulme

    Nemesis

    Sports

    Sports Car

    Craig

    Hutchby

    Honda

    Civic

    2K Cup

    Paul

    Ives

    Mazda

    RX7

    Rotary Enthusiasts

    John

    Jellie

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    Dean

    Jones

    toyota

    celica

    2K Cup

    Ivan

    Kalajdzic

    Nissan

    Silvia

    2K Cup

    Richard

    Kelly

    Radical

    SR3

    Sports Car

    ashneel

    lal

    nissan

    primera

    Super Lap

    Mike

    Limbrick

    Mallock

    U2

    Sports Car

    Mike

    Limbrick

    Mallock

    U2

    Sports Car

    George

    Maddever

    Mazda

    Lantis

    2K Cup

    Mark

    Mallard

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    Mark

    Mallard

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    Barry

    Manon

    Toyota

    Levin

    Super Lap

    Barry

    Manon

    Toyota

    Levin

    Super Lap

    Robert

    McAllister

    Mazda

    MX5

    2K Cup

    Lance

    McAuley

    Honda

    Integra

    2K Cup

    Dean

    McCarroll

    Juno

    SSE

    Sports Car

    Paul

    McCarthy

    Peugeot

    205 GTI

    2K Cup

    Richard

    McCarthy

    Peugeot

    205 GTI

    2K Cup

    Darren

    McDonald

    Honda

    Integra

    2K Cup

    Conor

    McElhinney

    Toyota

    MR2

    2K Cup

    John

    McMillan

    Honda

    Integra

    2K Cup

    Brett

    McQuinlan

    Toyota

    MR2

    2K Cup

    David

    Medricky

    Toyota

    Levin

    2K Cup

    John

    Mines

    Jrm

    Sports car

    Sports Car

    Garry

    Morrell

    Honda

    Integra Type R

    Honda Cup

    Shaun

    Morris

    Honda

    Civic

    Honda Cup

    Bruce

    Mudgway

    Nissan

    Sentra sss

    2K Cup

    Jason

    Mudgway

    Nissan

    Primera

    2K Cup

    Gordon

    Murray

    Toyota

    Trueno

    2K Cup

    Josh

    Norquay

    Toyota

    MR2

    2K Cup

    Matthew

    OGorman

    Honda

    Integra XSi

    2K Cup

    Mitch

    Osborne

    Honda

    Civic

    Honda Cup

    Josh

    Penny

    Honda

    CRX

    2K Cup

    Stuart

    Read

    Toyota

    Curren

    2K Cup

    Glen

    Reid

    Honda

    Intergra

    2K Cup

    Glenn

    Reynolds

    Peugeot

    106 XSi

    2K Cup

    Simon

    Rollinson

    Honda

    Integra

    2K Cup

    Dave

    Rooney

    Toyota

    Corolla FXGT

    2K Cup

    Matt

    Rose

    Toyota

    Corona

    2K Cup

    John

    Ryall

    Juno

    SSE

    Sports Car

    John

    Ryall

    Juno

    SSE

    Sports Car

    Neal

    Sadgrove

    Nissan Sentra

    SSS

    2K Cup

    Wayne

    Scott

    Mazda

    Familia

    2K Cup

    Russell

    Sifleet

    Toyota

    MR2

    2K Cup

    James

    Smith

    Honda

    Integra

    2K Cup

    Mathew

    Smith

    Toyota

    MR2

    2K Cup

    Nigel

    Smith

    Toyota

    MR2

    2K Cup

    Paul

    Smith

    Honda

    Integra

    2K Cup

    Greg

    Spark

    Honda

    Integra Type R

    Honda Cup

    Craig

    Stephens

    Toyota

    Celica

    2K Cup