3 more sleeps till race day
You can still enter
You are still able to enter the last Mahindra endurance round at Hampton Downs, entries close on Thursday evening, but we can take late entries, just may find it hard to fit into the garages as due to the high turnout space is tight…what a fantastic position to be in. Entry website is http://www.motorsportentry.com/ any problems email Melissa or myself
Live feed from Hampton Downs
Get your friends and sponsors watching you live:
The website for live video is http://live.hamptondowns.com/gull.html
A preview of the template which will be used on the day can be seen at live.hamptondowns.com/gull.html – there is still a red border around the video and will add Mahindra logo below on same red border.
Remember to support our series supporters
Mahindra - our naming rights sponsor, your ongoing support through the season, providing security at Pukekohe and TV for each round has provided an awesome profile for this series and showcased it as the professionally run and managed series this year. Thank you!
Race Brakes – Providing end of series prize pool for all class winners
Carcam NZ Limited – for providing exceptional prizes for each round with the front/back facing in car camera.
Vortex – for the pre season and final addition to the prize pool along with discounts to drivers on clothing
Hankook – for support with discounts on tyres for NIERDC members
Time and Place Photography – for the awesome photography and additional to the prize pool
Harris Race Radios – remember to use the FREE race radio, at least one per garage would be good as you can then hear what is happening around the track and can then pass the information onto your drivers.
Trophy specialists Limited and John Deveth – trophies and prizes
Mahindra and your club NIERDC for bar tabs and social events
Round sponsors for the social events with Motorsport Services for the Hampton Downs social event and John McIntyre Racing for the Taupo social event
Detec, Vortex and Time and Place for prerace prizes and well
Remember this is an open practice day and is not part of the your entry.
Friday night we have our social function and we wish to say a big thanks to Motorsport Services for putting this on for us. Rather than having you walk too far you will find the function happening in the Motorsport Services Hospitality Area (Truck Awning)
They are located by Garage 16 (pit entry end). Come along and enjoy a drink with your fellow competitors and crew between 4.30-7.30pm.
Remember times are tight, you have all done wonderfully well in being in the right place at the right time, let’s keep it that way for the final round
1 and 3 hour drivers, after your race please feel free to come up to apartments 111 and 112 so you can enjoy a drink or two put on by your club NIERDC and watch the racing in a bit of warmth. We will have a remote to the gate and you need to call Kel (0272442828) or Karen (0274995604) and we will let you into the apartment complex.
We will head back down at 5.30/6pm to the pavilion for dinner and then prize giving starting at 7pm sharp through till 8pm'ish. Thank you to Mahindra for putting a shout on the bar which NIERDC will also match. Dinner will be hamburgers and chips and steak sandwiches, all designed to fill you up and keep you warm.
12-5pm: Documentation and Scrutineering
9am-4pm; This test day will be run by Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and will cost $135.00
Pit garage allocation will be advised soon and is included in your entry!
5.30-6.30pm: Night Test Session for 6 Hour Competitors Only
4.30-7.30pm; Another venue were we will have an interesting venue and speaker, come along and meet up with others who are racing and a bit of a catch up and nibbles and drink.
8.15-8.40am: Drivers Briefing this is important so be on time, sorry about the early start
9.00-9.20am: Qualifying 1 Hour
9.25-10.05am: Qualifying 3 & 6 Hour (quick turnaround for cross entries so remember to come in fuel up and head back out on the track)
10.25am: 1 Hour Race Starts
11.25am: 1 Hour Race Ends
11.25am: Lunch break starts
12.15pm: Lunch break ends
12.15pm: Pit exit Opens
12.25pm: Pit exit Closes
12.30pm: 3 & 6 Hour Race Starts
3.30pm: 3 Hour Race Ends
1.00pm: Drinks and viewing from apartments for 1 & 3 hour teams (BYO)
5.30: Head to main tent for dinner and drinks
6.30pm: 6 Hour Race ends
7.00pm: Prize giving; a social function will be held in the Pavilion from 5pm. There will be a cash bar and meals and snacks can be purchased as well. The series prize giving will be held at 7pm sharp for the 1, 3 and 6 Hour Races. A total of $17,000 worth of prizes will be given out so make sure you are there because if you’re not, your prize will be given to someone else!
Don’t forget to share this email with everyone and if not already booked go to www.motorsportentries.com
Enjoy the racing
Karen Dovey and Kel McBeath