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THE NZ1000 IS ALL GO!

Awesome news, after 5 months of work, we have finally signed off the “Event Permit” between AORC and Hancock Forestry Management (HFM) on the 20/4/15 to run the 2015 NZ1000 in the Ngatira Forest in South Waikato – whilst it has taken longer than anticipated, this is a significant milestone to have achieved.

Dates – We confirm that the NZ1000 will run from Thursday 24th September to Sunday 27th September 2015 (Scrutineering Thursday, Qualifying Friday, Race Saturday & Sunday).

Intent to Enter – Will be posted out to all registered ORANZ members and will also be available on this FB page and the www.nz1000.co.nz website within the next week.

Entry Fee – Will be $1,000.00 and a full breakdown of this fee will be included in the “Intent to Enter”.  A substantial amount of this figure is for track development work and restitution work which had to be agreed with HFM prior to signing the Event Permit.  Unfortunately this event simply could not have been held without this work and applicable cost, but the up-side is that we will be able to host future events at the same location and the track will already be in place and will just need a little repair and maintenance. We regret the increase in Entry Fee which amounts to a $1.00 per km, which sits around the average cost/km when you consider most Enduro National Rounds throughout NZ amount to between $0.70/km (NZ Enduro Champs $350/500km) up $1.60/km (Woodhill $400/250km).

ORANZ – Will be officiating at the event and vehicles will need to comply with the class rules as per the ORANZ rulebook. ORANZ will be supplying Chief Steward, Chief Technical Officer and Clerk of the Course.

Scrutineering – All race vehicles must arrive at the event “tagged” ensuring compliance with the ORANZ Class & Safety Rules as per ORANZ Rulebook. Some additional safety items will be required (thermal blanket, food, water etc).

Drivers – Up to 2 drivers may compete in each vehicle but one driver must be a current ORANZ member and the second driver can purchase a day / event licence if they were not an ORANZ member in 2014.

Track – Current proposed track is approximately 50km plus long and varies from open gravel roads to open clay roads to tight clay single tracks. There is one section of gravel road which is 15km long and is a rally drivers dream and will reward the brave. There is at least one tunnel (possibly 2) and there will be some technical single track used to link tracks together.

Sprint Format – Will be a single lap of 3-5km.  The start and finish lines are in different locations.  The sprint lap uses part of the actual race track.  As we will be running transponders, we will be setting vehicles off one at a time at spaces of 30 seconds or so.  The sprint track will have marshall points with communication back to the start line in case there is an issue on the track.

Top 10 Shootout – There will be a Top 10 Shootout of 1 laps each where your fastest lap will be your final qualifying lap time for the Saturday start.

Marquee Hire – Marquee hire will again be available for the pit / camping area and booking details will be included in the “Intent to Enter”. A deposit will be required to confirm your booking.

Main Marquee – Will host meals on the Thursday and Friday nights, host the registration and scrutineering on Friday, host the drivers briefing on Friday night and will also contain the Media Centre showing live results throughout the event.

Pit Layout – Pit layout will have 2 rows of marquees/pit sites with a one way (during racing) walking pace pit lane down the centre similar to the setup on the airstrip 4 years ago.

Sponsorship – Our sponsorship manger is Hayden Dickason – if you wish to support the event with sponsorship of services or products please contact Hayden on hayden@haansolutions.co.nz

Transponders – MXT Timing will be supplying transponders for the event and the cost of these will be included in the event fee.

Camping – Will be available on-site at the track where we will be supplying toilets and a 10 cubicle hot shower unit. Please note there will be a small surcharge for the use of a shower.

TV Production – We will have a production company attend the event and prepare a quality TV package to be shown on TV3’s CRC Motorsport Show.

Overseas Entries – If you wish to attend the event and you are based overseas, please contact Ernie Hogg direct on aucklandoffroadracing@gmail.com and we can offer some assistance where applicable.

Programme – Currently proposed briefly as following:-

Thursday – Registration, Display & Safety Check / Scrutineering, Kiwitruck Racing, Kiwitruck Demo Races, Kiwitruck School Competition Ride, Have a Ride Sprint all held at the Tokoroa Events Centre.

This to be a carnival type atmosphere with plenty for kids to do (bouncy castles / Kiwitruck demos etc) and food (food trucks and caravans etc) and drinks and music etc.

Friday – Registration & Scrutineering, Track Recce, Qualifying Sprints, Drivers Briefing all at the NZ1000 track.

Saturday – 500km Race

Sunday – 500km Race and then Prizegiving (with bar, buffet meal and a band) at the Tokoroa Events Centre.

Security will be provided at the pit / camping area and shuttle buses will run between the track and the Tokoroa Events Centre throughout the night.

Trade Displays – If you would like to place a Trade Display at the Tokoroa Events Centre on the Thursday or at the Track during the event please contact Ernie Hogg on aucklandoffroadracing@gmail.com

 

NZ1000 EVENT UPDATE !!

Thank you everybody who has been patiently awaiting news of this year’s NZ1000 event. We have been very busy in the background sorting / beginning all the logistics for this great event and whilst we still have a couple of permits to get signed off, we thought it was timely to send out some event information to help with your planning.

Please note, certain items below are our current proposals at this stage and are subject to compliance, permit, permission or simply just more time to firm up.

Here we go …………

Clive Thornton Sprinting for pole position in the 2009 Taupo 1000

Clive Thornton Sprinting for pole position in the 2009 Taupo 1000

Event – The NZ1000 is a 1,000km (minimum) forest enduro event held over two days of racing. It is widely known as “the largest offroad race in the southern hemisphere”. This year will be the 13th running of the 1000km event.

Dates – Thursday 24th September to Sunday 27th September 2015 (Qualifying Friday, Race Saturday & Sunday).

NZ1000 Head Committee – The head organisation committee is Ernie Hogg, Phil Cameron and Shane Wilson.

Intent to Enter – Will be posted out to all registered ORANZ members and will also be available on this FB page and the www.nz1000.co.nz website within the next 4 to 6 weeks.

HFM Event Application – Is currently been processed by Hancock Forestry Management.

ORANZ – Will be officiating at the event and vehicles will need to comply with the class rules as per the ORANZ rulebook. ORANZ will be supplying Chief Steward, Chief Technical Officer and Clerk of the Course.

Scrutineering – All race vehicles must arrive at the event “tagged” ensuring compliance with the ORANZ Class & Safety Rules as per ORANZ Rulebook. Some additional safety items will be required (thermal blanket, food, water etc).

Drivers – Up to 2 drivers may compete in each vehicle but one driver must be a current ORANZ member and the second driver can purchase a day / event licence if they were not an ORANZ member in 2014.

Track – Current proposed track is approximately 50km plus long and varies from open gravel roads to open clay roads to tight clay single tracks. There is one section of gravel road which is 15km long and is a rally drivers dream and will reward the brave. There is at least one tunnel and there will be some technical single track used to link tracks together.

Sprint Format – Currently proposed to be run similar to last T1000 where one class at a time will be on the track for a qualifying period of 15 minutes where your fastest lap will be your qualifying time.

Top 10 Shootout – There will be a Top 10 Shootout of 2 laps each where your fastest lap will be your final qualifying lap time for the Saturday start.

Marquee Hire – Marquee hire will again be available for the pit / camping area and booking details will be included in the “Intent to Enter”. A deposit will be required to confirm your booking.

Main Marquee – Will host meals on the Thursday and Friday nights, host the registration and scrutineering on Friday, host the drivers briefing on Friday night and will also contain the Media Centre showing live results throughout the event.

Sponsorship – Our sponsorship manger is Hayden Dickason – if you wish to support the event with sponsorship of services or products please contact Hayden on hayden@haansolutions.co.nz

Transponders – MXT Timing will be supplying transponders for the event and the cost of these will be included in the event fee.

Camping – Will be available on-site at the track where we will be supplying toilets and a 10 cubicle hot shower unit. Please note there will be a small surcharge for the use of a shower.

TV Production – We will have a production company attend the event and prepare a quality TV package to be shown on TV3’s CRC Motorsport Show.

Entry Fee – Yet to be confirmed, but the entry fee for the last event was $850 and this time we need to add the ORANZ Drivers Levy of $55 (for ORANZ attendance) plus added track and tree restitution costs, therefore the Entry Fee may be $950 but will be confirmed in the “Intent to Enter” package.

Overseas Entries – If you wish to attend the event and you are based overseas, please contact Ernie Hogg direct on aucklandoffroadracing@gmail.com and we can offer some assistance where applicable.

Programme – Currently proposed briefly as following:-

Thursday – Registration, Display & Safety Check / Scrutineering, Kiwitruck Racing, Kiwitruck Demo Races, Kiwitruck School Competition Ride, Have a Ride Sprint all held at the Tokoroa Events Centre.

This to be a carnival type atmosphere with plenty for kids to do (bouncy castles / Kiwitruck demos etc) and food (food trucks and caravans etc) and drinks and music etc.

Friday – Registration & Scrutineering, Track Recce, Qualifying Sprints, Drivers Briefing all at the NZ1000 track.

Saturday – 500km Race

Sunday – 500km Race and then Prizegiving (with bar, buffet meal and a band) at the Tokoroa Events Centre

Security will be provided at the pit / camping area and shuttle buses will run between the track and the Tokoroa Events Centre throughout the night.

Trade Displays – If you would like to place a Trade Display at the Tokoroa Events Centre on the Thursday or at the Track during the event please contact Ernie Hogg on aucklandoffroadracing@gmail.com

NZ1000 LOGO OFFICIALNZ1000 comes to Tokoroa

The Auckland Offroad Racing Club (AORC) is very pleased to announce that the NZ1000 (formerly Taupo 1000) will be hosted in the Ngatira Forest located between Tokoroa and Putaruru from Thursday 24th September to Sunday 27th September 2015 (race days Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015).

South Waikato District Council is excited to host the event in the district and have been incredibly positive with discussions to date. The Council see the event as having a substantial positive impact on the promotion of their district. This event aligns well with our key strategic goal of district promotion and of course our affinity with sport and active living,” said Council’s Communications Manager Kerry Fabrie. “In addition the economic spinoff resulting from hosting this event in our district supports our focus on driving positive growth for our economy.”

The AORC is also working closely with representatives of Hancock Forestry Management to develop a track layout within the Ngatira Forest that will meet Forestry criteria and conditions. The team hope to have this agreed to in the next couple of months.

Accommodation in the area is limited so there will be an emphasis on freedom camping being available at the track with hot showers and toilets available for those camping, as well as the large event marquee setup with tables and chairs.

The AORC have decided that ORANZ (the governing body for offroad racing in NZ) will provide the Chief Steward, Chief Technical Officer and Clerk of the Course roles for the event to ensure the level of compliance in all things racing related is consistent with ORANZ regulations.

The event is currently being managed by Ernie Hogg and the AORC Club Committee but the reins will soon be handed over to a three person NZ1000 committee who will oversee the management of the event and report back to the Committee and Club as planning progresses.

The countdown is on …………………….

Accomodation in South Waikato

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