Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Prestigious Pukekohe 6 Hour trophy up for grabs

Prestigious Pukekohe 6 Hour trophy up for grabs in Mahindra North Island Endurance Series

The seventeenth running of the Pukekohe 6 Hour is proving to be one of the major draw cards for the forthcoming Mahindra North Island Endurance Series, with many drivers aiming to put their name on one of the most prestigious trophies of the modern era of New Zealand motor racing. With entries across all classes for the event, there could be 45 cars on the starting line for the race, with the top guns all aiming to put their name on the cup.

The list of previous winners of the much coveted trophy reads like a 'Who's Who' of New Zealand motorsport legends with the names of Owen Evans, Paul Manuell, Andy Booth, Ray Williams and Angus Fogg on the trophy. Multiple winners over the years also include Miles Pope, Bill Farmer, Mike Weeks, Ray Williams and Craig Innes.

The race is unique in New Zealand as it starts in daylight, running through twilight and coming to a close in the dark. Although the six hour enduro is the one all of the top drivers want to win, a versatile format for the event means drivers can opt to do a one hour or three hour race within the overall six hours.

The Mahindra North Island Endurance Series is a three round competition with one and three hour events at Taupo and one, three and six hour events at Hampton Downs in addition to the first round at Pukekohe Park. The 2014 dates for the inaugural series are the 6th and 7th of June at Pukekohe, the 5th and 6th of July at Taupo and 25th and 26th of July at Hampton Downs.

Class 1 will be for vehicles powered by engines of 3501cc and over, Class 2 for engines between 2001cc and 3500cc, Class 3 1601cc to 2000cc and Class 4 up to 1600cc. There will also be a GT class for the more exotic cars. Equivalence factors will be Forced Induction x 1.7 and Rotary Engine x 1.8. There is also provision within the rules for space frame cars and sports cars.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news