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ADMISSION PRICES - $15.00 Adults, $10.00 Senior Citizens (with a gold card), Gold Coin for Under 16, FAMILY PASS - $30.00
Gold Coin Donation for Programme
Prize Giving this Saturday 25th May Waikiwi Rugby Club 7pm. BYO Booze, Club will supply lamb on the spit, chips, sauages please feel free to bring anything to put on the bbq if you want.
A huge congratulations go to the now five time Southland Solo Champion Grant Tregoning for yet another well fought battle for the title. Also to second and third places Jack MacRae and Anothony Knowles respectively along with all other riders who put in such a great effort on the day to contest the title and entertain the fans.
Winners of the Peter Blick Memorial Trophy for Sidecars
Lionel Green & Shane Breach 1st,
Kevin McDonald & Karl Hosie 2nd,
Daniel Harpur & Matt Heenan 3rd.
Entry Forms for the next 2 meetings are going out today please let me know if you havn't received one by the end of the week.
Great to see the arrival of the air fence and have it up and ready to go for this weekend.
Burt Munro Challenge scrutineering and sign in from 1pm to 3pm sharp - NO LATE ENTRIES.
Adam is now in a regular ward and doing well.
He has lots of broken bits and is looking at a long road to recovery but his outlook is good.
Warren and Sharleen wish to thank everyone for their kindness, wellwishes and ongoing support.
The track has been relaid with more materials added so is now officially closed untill the Burt Munro Challenge Meeting on Saturday the 24th.
A big congratulations to Dale Finch from Christchurch for taking out the Brian Reed Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row and also to all winners of all the other classes. Its good to see a lot of new combinations in the sidecar ranks and Pee Wee's all getting things sorted out and going. Thoughts are with Team Shuttleworth and for Adam to have a speedy recovery. He is still listed as serious at the moment but we will update his progress as things all get sorted out and become clearer.
The track's been laid, the lawns mown and the waters all but gone - looks like we're about ready for Saturdays opening meeting of the season, the Brian Reed Memorial Trophy for Solo's
Vehicle checking is between 2pm and 3pm sharp.
Don't forget to remind your fans that racing starts at 4pm.
Entry form return dates and sign in time on race days will be strictly enforced this year. If you fail to meet these times you may be excluded from racing on the day.
If you are going to be late for any reason - contact your rep.
A reminder that if you wish to use the track on training days you must sign in on the register in the pit shed to be able to get on the track.
This is a legal requirement.
It was also passed at this years AGM that you must now pay a $5 fee to use the track on training days - this is to help cover the expenses of track maintenance, generator fuel for the water pumps and trucks etc.
This is compulsory and if not paid you may be
refused access to the track at future training sessions.
Brian Reed Memorial entry form avaliable to
download on the entry forms page.
Burt Munro Challenge entries close October 31st.
NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted.
We will try to run an official practice on the
27th October weather dependant.
12pm to 4pm.
Practice cancelled today due to weather and track conditions.
We will attempt to run a practice one night during
the week if conditions allow.
All helmets must have the ir safety label as per the SNZ 2011 regulation and rulebook or they will not be approved for use and you will not be able to ride. Page 83 rule S3-2
S3-2 Competition Helmet Standards
S3-2-1 Solo/Sidecar/Youth Classes
The following standards or greater are acceptable for Solo, Sidecar and Youth classes:
(a) AS/NZS: 1698:2006
(b) Europe: ECE 22-04 or 22-05, ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’.
The ECE mark consists of a circle surrounding the letter E followed by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted approval (see sample).
E1 for Germany, E2 for France, E3 for Italy, E4 for Netherlands, E5 for Sweden, E6 for Belgium, E7 for Hungary, E8 for Czech Republic, E9 for Spain, E10 for Yugoslavia, E11 for UK, E12 for Austria, E13 for Luxembourg, E14 for Switzerland, E15 (-vacant), E16 for Norway, E17 for Finland, E18 for Denmark, E19 for Roumania, E20 for Poland, E21 for Portugal, E22 for the Russian Federation, E23 for Greece, E24 for Ireland, E25 for Croatia, E26 for Slovenia, E27 for Slovakia, E28 for Bielo Russia, E29 for Estonia, E30 (- vacant), E31 for Bosnia and Herzegovina, E32 for Letonie, E34 for Bulgaria, E37 for Turkey, E40 for Macedonia, E43 for Japan, E44 (- vacant), E45 for Australia, E46 for Ukraine, E47 for South Africa, E48 New Zealand.
(c) Japan: JIS T 8133:2000 (see sample below)
(d) USA: SNELL M2000 or M2005 (see sample below)
Another succesfull working bee last Saturday with lots of
progress being made in lots of areas. There is still a lot of
work to be done yet but only so much can be done each time.
The solo sheds now have a roof again, old signage painted out,
greensheeting and more handrails
going up on the control tower, welding and wiring,
the new shed is getting closer to being used the grader is back and ready to go with a
although the extention is yet to be started, hugh amount of time and effort having
gone into the engine rebuild.
Sunday saw a contingent of bikes from pee wee's through to sidecars at the
Wallactown hotrod and custom car fundraiser show to help promote the club
and talk with anyone interested in joining up or just coming out to watch.
Support for the club is strong and hopefully we will be seeing more new faces
at the track throughout the season.
Green sheeting - you can contact Daniel on 027 812 2211 after 5pm, please do not ring him at work OR he will be at the track this Saturday during the working bee from 10am onwards. See below for details.
Rebuilt framework is up and ready to be covered on Saturday.
Working bee Saturday 29th September, 10:30 start, lunch supplied.
Missions: Re-roof the rebuilt solo pit sheds, more painting,
lawn mowing, edges, fencelines, spraying etc etc.
Clean up after the wind damage now sorted and aiming to get the replacement framing up during the week ready for the working bee to finish it off.
Radiator back in and just few more things to hook back up and repair along with a new tip for the blade and the grader should be good to go for the next few years
Working bee Saturday 29th September, 10:30 start, lunch supplied.
Missions: Re-roof what is left of the solo pit sheds, more painting,
lawn mowing, edging, spraying etc etc.
A little bit overdue but as promised here's a few more pictures of whats been happening with some of the on going projects.
We are wanting to get as much of the finishing work done on these projects before we get into racing so there will be more working bee's to come where as much help as possible is required. More info to follow.
The new grader/water truck shed now on it's foundations
and waiting for the extension to go up.
The grader with the rebuilt engine back in and now just waiting on the radiator
and other bits to come back to be refitted.
We were also planning to reline the roof of the solo sheds however due to some rather strong wind we will need to readdress the plans for this.
On the up side of things the track area is looking superb for this time of year so let's all keep our fingers crossed for an excellent season.
Frank is able to do licensing from his workshop at
Auto Radiators Ltd in Victoria Ave.
Adults $180 and Juniors $90.
We are looking for a sponsor for the New Zealand under 21 solo championship being held on Saturday the 8th December. If you are or know of anyone else who could be interested and would like to know further details please email Tracy at email@example.com
2012 - 2013 Season dates are now out and are
posted on the Calendar page.
More great progress this weekend.
Again thanks to all who helped out.
More projects are planned for during the week with the
aim of the shed doing the big move next weekend.
Boxing and steel work complete and ready for concrete.
and more paint even some new hand rails.
A little bit more land shaping and clearing of excess piles of
dirt from the infield to reshape around the toilet block area.
Finishing some of the jobs that we never quite got to last season.
For more updates on whats happening with the shed watch this space...
A huge thank you to all those who gave up their time to help out on saturday.
It's great to see such progress take place.
Weather permitting we would like to do the same again next saturday the 18th to continue the good work and hopefully get these projects finished before the upcoming season kicks off.
The footings getting underway for the grader and water trucks shed.
Almost ready for the concrete to be poured.
The tool shed takes up its new pride of place beside the generator shed and gets a new coat of paint on top.
The important formallities for the day being taken care of.
Work getting underway on the control tower for a much needed spruce up.
Being this close to the sea certainly takes it's toll on things but the rust is no match for Jason and his welder.
Masking and the first coat of primer going on by early afternoon.
Two coats of primer and a top coat later the new look is coming along nicely.
Next stages are the hand rails and bottom section along with the some landscaping around pit entrance and get the fencing finished off.
2012 Burt Munro Challenge T-shirts are now available from the following link
2012 - 2013 membership form pdf download now avaliable on membership page. Due date 1st July 2012.