Z Club Taupo Track Day & weekend 19/20 February 2016

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Z Club Taupo Track Day & weekend 19/20 February 2016

Post by Z Club » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:45 am

After a very successful 2015 track day, our annual track day is on again! Always good fun.

This event boasts some of the best value track time you can buy, add in the included lunch and for some, more prize value than your entry fee!

When: Saturday 20th February 2016
Where: Track 3, Taupo Motorsport Park, Centennial Drive (off Broadlands Road, Taupo)
What: As much track time as you can handle with driver training in the morning for those who want it.
How much: Fees apply as follows :
[s]Early Bird Entry Fee: $110 (up to 5.00pm Friday 11 December 2015)[/s]
[s]Normal Entry Fee: $135 (up to 5:00pm Wednesday 17 February 2016)[/s]
Late Entry Fee: $160 (up to 5.00pm Friday 19 February 2016)
Spectator Lunch: $13 (payment to Z Club Account with spectator name and Lunch)
Volunteers receive complimentary lunch.
Lunch included for all entrants.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

1. JURISDICTION
This event is a Basic Status event and is a Circuit Sprint (Single Car) as per appendix 5 - Schedule C of the motorsport manual, promoted by the Datsun Z Club Inc. and will take place on Saturday 20th February 2016 at the Taupo Motorsport Park, Broadlands Road, Taupo.
The event will be held under these Supplementary Regulations, the MotorSport NZ National Sporting Code and its Appendices and Schedules particularly appendix 5 - Schedule C and Appendix Two, Schedule A - Driver Safety and Vehicle Requirements.

2. MAJOR OFFICIALS
Event Organiser: Imogen Hewlett captain@zclub.org.nz 027 289 8440
Clerk of the Course: Dale Maxwell vice.president@zclub.org.nz 021 154 8688
Assistant Clerk of the Course: Murray Chapman secretary@zclub.org.nz 021 957 351
Secretary of Event: Imogen Hewlett
Scrutineers: Dale Maxwell, Murray Chapman
Chief Marshal: Bernie Kant membership@zclub.org.nz 022 456 0022
Competitor Relations Officer: Anthony Baker technical@zclub.org.nz 027 497 6951
Organising Committee:
Imogen Hewlett, Dale Maxwell, Murray Chapman, Bernie Kant, Anthony Baker
Andy Mygind treasurer@zclub.org.nz 027 4757744

Contact for all matters pertaining to the event are as follows:
captain@zclub.org.nz
or
027 289 8440
or
Secretary Taupo Track Day
Datsun Z Club Inc
Box 24-234
Royal Oak
Auckland 1345

3. THE EVENT
3.1 Venue: Taupo Motorsport Park located 10km Northeast of Taupo on Broadlands Road, Taupo
3.2 Layout: Track Three
3.3 Schedule:
07:30am - Organising Committee to venue for setup
08:15am - Driver registration, Documentation and safety audit scrutineering
09:00am - Drivers briefing and track tuition, this is compulsory for all attendees
09:30am - Driver training - Have a couple of laps with an experienced driver in the co-pilots seat, a great warmup and a chance to learn the racing line.
11:00am - Timed Practice - Up to 6 cars on the track in 15 minute sessions. This will be timed to decide speed groupings.
12:00pm - Lunch
12:45pm - Timed Practice - Timed sessions grouped according to speed.
03:45pm - Timing ceases, track runs continue
04:30pm - Track closes
04:45pm - Prize giving at the track

4. ENTRIES
4.1 Opening and Closing: These open with the publication of these regulations and normal entries close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 17 February 2016.
4.2 Entry Form: Method of entry is online registration here
4.3 Payment: Via direct payment to Z Club Account ASB 12 3427 0307451 00 marked with driver
name and Taupo
4.4 Number of Starters:
The organisers reserve the right to abandon the event if less than 25 entries are received at normal closing date.
The maximum number of starters will be 48.
Any additional entries received will be placed on the reserve list in order of receipt.
Priority goes to Datsun Z Club members then in order of entry receipt.
4.5 Entry Acceptance
Entries shall be made online and to be deemed valid must be complete in all details and accompanied by the appropriate fees. Acceptance will be at the organising committee's discretion. Organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry in accordance with the prescribed provisions of the National Sporting Code.
4.6 Fees:
(1) Competing vehicle:
[s]Early Bird Entry Fee: $110 (up to 5.00pm Friday 11 December 2015) [/s]
[s]Normal Entry Fee: $135 (up to 5:00pm Wednesday 17 February 2016)[/s]
Late Entry Fee: $160 (up to 5.00pm Friday 19 February 2016)
(2) Spectator Lunch: $13 (payment to Z Club Account with spectator name and Lunch Taupo)
Volunteers receive complimentary lunch.

4.7 Refunds: In the case of a notified withdrawal
Prior to 9.00 pm on Friday 11 December 2015, a full refund of the entry fee will be made.
Prior to 9.00pm Wednesday 11 February 2016 and after 9.00 pm on Friday 11 December 2015, a 50% refund of the entry fee paid will be made
After 9.01pm on Wednesday 11 February 2016- No Refund.

4.8 Acceptance of Entry:
These will be notified by publication of a regularly updated entry list on the Z Club Forum.

4.9 Competitor Requirements:
(1) Knowledge and Understandings: In signing the entry forms competitors are deemed to fully understand: MotorSport NZ National Sporting Code and its relevant Appendices and Schedules
(2) Licence Requirements: Current NZ Drivers Licence
(3) i. Must be a full member of a MSNZ affiliated Club or
ii. if not a member of a MSNZ affiliated Club not have competed in more than two MSNZ events previously.
(4) Helmet complying with schedule A and minimum of cotton overalls and enclosed footwear must be worn

5 VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
5.1 Road going vehicles must be of a warrantable standard and carry a current Warrant of Fitness
5.2 Dedicated Competition vehicles must comply with Appendix Two, Schedule A
5.3 All loose objects must be removed from the driver/passenger compartment.

6 PASSENGERS
6.1 Excepting during reconnaissance laps, passengers may only be carried in a caged, dedicated competition car complying with Appendix Two, Schedule A,
6.2 Either the passenger or driver must hold as a minimum a MSNZ clubsport lIcence.
6.3 Any occupant of the vehicle who is not an approved entrant for the event must sign a waiver form.

7 VEHICLE CLASSIFICATIONS:
A 0-1600cc
B 1601-2300cc
C 2301-3000cc
D 3001-4100cc
E 4101cc and over

Forced Induction multiply by 1.7
Rotary multiply by 1.8
Forced Induction Rotary multiply by 3.06
2 Stroke multiply by 1.8
Forced Induction Diesel multiply by 1.5

8 PRIZES AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Best Z performance
Best Overall
1st, 2nd and 3rd in all categories
1st, 2nd and 3rd for each Z generation (uncaged road legal cars only)
1st, 2nd and 3rd dedicated competition vehicle.
Best presented
Drivers best lap time
Various wildcard and performance prizes.


ACCOMMODATION:
Ascot Motor Inn:
Hosts: Sandra & Graeme
70 Rifle Range Road
Taupo
Phone: 07 377 2474
Freephone: 0800 800 670
http://www.ascotattaupo.co.nz/
Facilities and services available within complex
(Ascot Motor Inn is a trailer friendly hotel.)

Booking/Payment details

Contact the Ascot on 0800-800-670, they've pencil booked the hotel for us for Friday 19th & Saturday 20th February 2015 (departing morning of 21st). After a certain date the hotel will be opened up to the public. PLEASE BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION EARLY SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT AND HAVE TO STAY OUT OF TOWN.

** Please ensure you say that you are with the Z Club or your inquiry may be declined, also have your credit card details ready to secure the your individual booking. **

Bella Vista Taupo
Hosts: Laurelle & Rachel (know to expect Zedders to phone and book for 2016)
145 Heuheu Street (very close by to Ascot Motor Inn)
Taupo, New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 BELLAVISTA (0800 23 55 28 )
Phone: 07 378 9043
http://www.bellavistamotels.co.nz/new-zealand/taupo/

** Please phone the motel with your credit card details at the ready to secure your booking, don't forget to mention you're with the Z Club. **



DINNER VENUES FOR BOTH NIGHTS FOR 2016 CONFIRMED:

Friday 19th February & Saturday 20th February 2016 6.30pm:
BBQ @ Z central -

The Ascot Motor Inn
70 Rifle Range Road, Taupo

Bring steak and sausages and whatever you'd like to drink.




EVENT SPONSORS to be confirmed for 2016:

RACEBRAKES, HEALTH HOUSE, PROFILE INTERNATIONAL & CITY NISSAN

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Post by Z Club » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:29 pm

Online entry now available here.

[s] Entries to date as below. Entries may not appear straight away, all entries subject to approval.[/s] List now removed

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Post by BRONZEE » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:56 am

As February is quickly approaching, if you're planning to come along to Taupo Track day, don't forget to book your accommodation at our Z central when we're in Taupo, Ascot Motor Inn (full details in the first post).

For groups rooms, which work out very economically and with parking right in front of our rooms, including being trailer friendly.




Dates: Blocked 19th & 20th February 2016 (at this stage, then they open available rooms up to the public).
Rates will be similar to last year

2 x Bedroom Units $205.00 per unit per night - 4 x persons

1 x Bedroom Unit $169.00 per unit per night – up to 3 x persons

Studios $152.00 per unit per night

( note: Studios - some have 1 x queen bed + 1 x Single Bed )
Next - Z Club events:
= A few events brewing to be announced =
= Z Club NZ - AGM - fun event - 17 Nov 2018 =
= Concours d' Elegance - 10 Feb 2019

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Post by Andy » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:47 pm

There's concern from committee that sufficient interest has not been repeated for this event to be held. We must notify both the track and our chosen accommodation if we are going to hold this event.
If you are planning on coming along please enter now. We will make a committee decision at the beginning of next month which will be based on registration numbers.

This event represents very good value for money and is perfect for road cars.

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Post by Andy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:14 pm

Plenty of entry promises so event is firing ahead, remember that early entry runs out Friday week so both entry and payment must be completed by Friday 11th December

Please note class D and C have had a small change in capacity class C is now cutoff at 3 litres and D starts at 3 litres. So please check you have measured your capacity correctly if you are close to 3 litres. i.e. Unusual for a stroked and bored L28 to be under 3.0l !

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Post by Baker93 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:09 pm

Looks like I fit nicely into class C.
Come on guys and girls. This is an awesome fun day. Come along drive your car, eat food, drink beer, wine, water and tell lies, its great fun

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Post by Andy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:34 pm

Baker93 wrote:Looks like I fit nicely into class C.
Didn't think you still had that Volkswagen Caddy?

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Post by mikec(nz) » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:21 pm

Looks like I fit nicely into class C...... and tell lies, its great fun
You said it :P

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Post by Baker93 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:17 pm

Don't knock the diesel Caddy its a rocket

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Post by Andy » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:55 pm

Baker93 wrote:Don't knock the diesel Caddy its a rocket
If you're entering it I think we need to see an emissions certificate if it comes from the Volkswagen Group

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Post by limezed » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:10 pm

I'm in plus 2 others just not entered yet.

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Post by Andy » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:08 pm

limezed wrote:I'm in plus 2 others just not entered yet.
Excellent news, based on last years registrations at this stage we may be over subscribed before the middle of January!

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Post by BRONZEE » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:06 pm

Hi Folks, just talked to the Ascot Motel, our prefered motel when all the Zedders are in Taupo, they only have a few rooms left now, as follows. Their contact details are in the first post.

Units that are left:
2 queen spa rooms
1 x studio with one queen bed and one single bed
1 x queen studio (downstairs)
1 x 2 bedroom room


Don't forget to register, or if you're just lunching, lunch money into the club account number.
Next - Z Club events:
= A few events brewing to be announced =
= Z Club NZ - AGM - fun event - 17 Nov 2018 =
= Concours d' Elegance - 10 Feb 2019

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Yahoo I will get at least 3rd in the Z32 class this year

Post by Greensheep » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:52 pm

:D this is a great event, last year I had a ball and got more than my fair share of track time
For those that maybe thinking about it but arent to sure
You don't need to have a race car or like me you don't need to have racing experience
My car was on cheap tires (more plastic than rubber that's how cheap they were)
And I was running 91 octane petrol :D
This year I plan to turn up the heat and push the boat out by using 95 octane petrol
My driving hasn't gotten any better so I need to improve my lap times some how :D
Look forward to seeing everyone there (mainly in my rear veiw mirror hehe)
Regards
The fastest Z32 entered so far (smack talk) :D
It's always a good day when you drive a Z

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Post by BRONZEE » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:22 am

Not to mention the driver training that the bulk of trackers will receive, highly beneficial!


The whole weekend is absolutely brilliant, Zedders from all over the country and indeed some from overseas, rock up to join in the fun!
Next - Z Club events:
= A few events brewing to be announced =
= Z Club NZ - AGM - fun event - 17 Nov 2018 =
= Concours d' Elegance - 10 Feb 2019

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