International Superkarts Series Xmas New Year Period 2014-2015 in New Zealand

Submitted by Robin Isaac on Sat, 05/10/2013 - 08:46
[center][b]Proposal for an International Superkarts Series to be held in New Zealand Xmas New Year Period 2014-2015

Hi all, I am the Race Secretary for the New Zealand Superkart Drivers Club.

How many of you would be interested in participating in a Superkart Series of Long Track Meetings that could be held over the 2014-2015 Xmas - New Year period on tracks in New Zealand in both Islands.

A schedule of meetings could look like the following:

The 1st meeting could be held on 27th December 2014 at Hampton Downs in the North Island which is about a 1 hour drive south of Auckland.

The 2nd meeting could be held on the 29th December 2014 at Taupo which is in the centre of the North Island and about a 3 hour drive south from Hampton Downs.

The 3rd meeting could be held on the 31st December 2014 at Manfield which is in the southern part of the North Island about a 3 hour drive south of Taupo.

Competitors would then have to cross Cook Strait to the South Island via Ferry from Wellington to Picton which is about a 3 hour Ferry Trip

The 4th meeting could be held on the 3rd January 2015 at Levels Raceway in TImaru, which is about a 6 hour drive South of Picton.

The 5th meeting could be held on 5th January 2015 at Teretonga Park in Invercargill which is about a 4 hour drive south of Timaru

The 6th and final meeting could be held on 7th January 2015 at Ruapuna Park in Christchurch which is about a 6 hour drive north of Invercargill.

This would be a truly International Series and it would take a lot of planning and commitment from Drivers and Organizers in both countries.

If I can get commitment from enough Drivers in both countries over the next couple of months this would give me over a year to organize the meetings & sponsorship etc.

It would also give enough time for interested drivers in Australia to organize and make time available to compete,
to plan logistics and save a few dollars to cover some of the cost.

It maybe that if, enough of you are interested, it would be economic to ship a 20 or 40 foot container over the ditch with karts, spares and gear in it a couple of weeks beforehand then fly over on boxing day or beforehand if you wanted to spend Xmas in New Zealand.

I would be very interested to hear feedback from members on this proposal.

Cheers all