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 …………
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org