Targa Newsletter - Targa Rally Sprint 2nd March
22nd February 2013 Newsletter
Sprint 2nd March
This is now only a week away and the last minute entries have been coming in fast this week. There is still room left for any Targa regulars to come and join in the fun, so get on the phone to Rachel at the Targa office 09 2988322. We have a lots of entertainment for the family such as bouncy castles and face painting (compliments of Kids n Cars) as well as vendors providing hot and cold food and beverages throughout the day, all at the Waiuku Rugby Clubrooms, 43 Kings Street Waiuku. We have engaged the local schools in a colouring competition with the best drawing wins a one day Family Pass (Two adults & Two Children) to the V8 Supercars in Pukekohe. This prize has been donated by Euroline Auto Parts in Drury who specialize in Audi, Volkwagen, Skoda and Peugeot parts both new and used so for more information about Rob and his team and what they have to offer, check out their website www.euroline.co.nz It doesn't stop there, all colouring competition entries will then go into the draw to win a ride to school in the Kids n Cars Race Car, but not just one ride there will be a total of 8 rides one for each age groups between 5-12yrs.
The Rally Sprint will be six timed runs over the 9.91km stretch of Kohekohe-Karioitahi Road from the intersection of Taurangaruru Road through to the intersection of B Westhead Road on the Awhitu peninsular just out of Waiuku township and will start at 8.30am going until 4.45pm. Prize giving is at 5.00pm at the Waiuku Rugby Clubrooms and an evening meal is being catered(pre-ordered ticket essential, the form is available online) with the bar closing at 10.00pm. There are a number of spectator point throughout the stage with easy access from one of the side roads off Awhitu Road such as Kaihau Road or Boundary Road. Full details can be found on our website www.targa.co.nz under the spectator side tab.
It will be a great day out for the whole family so make the effort to come and see some of the wonderful variety of vehicles that compete in Targa and get up close to the drivers and there crew.
This is the first of the Targa NZ Sanctioned Series events and this year it will take place in May. The format has also had a revamp and the racing will now get underway on Friday 10th May and finish on Sunday 12th May. Based from the Novotel Hotel in Rotorua it has become an iconic event that is a true test of both man and machinery. By bringing the event forward into May it also give us an extra hour of daylight and increases the likelihood of better weather than the more traditional wet June we have seen in recent years. This event not only caters for the full on race cars but the Targa Tour offers those who wish to experience the closed road environment from behind the wheel of their daily driver. For more information please call the Targa office on 09 2988322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will more than happy to answer your questions. Pricing structures are available on our website www.targa.co.nz and we now cater for a wide range of cars from older Classic to the modern day Supercars and 4WD's. We look forward to hearing from you.
I have just returned from the initial plotting run for this years course and it is looking great. Like Targa Rotorua, we have revised the format to better meet the market, so this year we will get underway on Thursday 31st October from Auckland. Heading to New Plymouth, then Palmerston North across to Havelock North and then finishing in Taupo. The prize giving will now be an evening function and the end of the day rather than breakfast the following day so those who are under time constraints will be able to head home should they need to be back at work the following day. The new format of four race days being Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday was design to be less intrusive to the working week not only for the competitors but also the large number of volunteer, approximately 1500, required to run the event. It is also less disruptive on the schools and more importantly the school buses, thus it will give us the opportunity to get the most out of each day. Total stage mileage is still very high and once the road closure have been approved we will give you all more information. In the mean time now is the time to make the commitment and get your entries in. The sooner you enter the better the pricing structure and as Targa NZ was formed from Classic Cars, we continue to offer preferential entry fees for these vehicles. Make the effort and get your mates together and be part of "The Ultimate Road Race".