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Hampton Downs Track Days November 2016

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With Tony Quinn's magnificent improvements/extensions, is there a schedule for club Days

in the coming season at Hampton Downs ? On April 10 this year during the final round of The Classic Japanese series the track was closed for one hour while American / V8's drove sedately around for 5 laps. I wasn't sure if this was a "club" event,but it didnt cost them a bean !

Does BimmerSport or any other Auckland Car Clubs have any plans to have an event in 2016 -17 for those of us who dont have :

fire proof suits,

roll cages,

Titanium Helmets

but I would be willing to pay $ 80 ( say ) to follow a pace car at say 180km max just for the thrill.

Single file 10 seconds intervals :no over taking: 15 minutes or so on the track.

Cars to be Road legal.

According to Keith Jones, who is involved with the Classic Japanese series the rental for the day

at H Downs will increase next season, if the extension is used,

Pukekohe circuit day rental for clubs is being finalised soon, I am informed.

Any thoughts or information ??

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Become a GT club member $15000 to $20000 a year

Public will only get to use the 1.2-.8 club track

Playdays have moved all their events to Taupo..............

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Hey thanks Mark....for taking the time to reply.Do you think that Puke and Hampton Downs will see the huge marketing possibilites to

open their tracks for a fun Half hour.

For f ... sake, there were cyclists going anti clockwise at Puke a few Sundays ago.

Called the Lyrcra Maniacs. Did they pay The Counties Racing Club a TRACK FEE of $ 5000 for the Day ?

Or was it $20 per rider ?
The Counties Racing Club annual financial report is due soon.

The income from "Racing Track Activities" will be interesting reading.

A "fun" track day for Auckland Minis, VW or any other brand would generate income for the struggling club.

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Unfortunately Bimmersport does not own either of those tracks, so your breath (or finger tips) is wasted here. Why not put the suggestion to them instead?

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If you've got no helmet the fastest you are allowed to go is 100km/h, even on a track event, thanks to OSH.

BMW Car Club used to do a great track day but not sure if it's still run, due to dropping numbers and increasing costs.

Forget about Hampton's, that is getting more expensive, track days now $175. And the long track is only for GT members.

Puke you would be certifiably insane to drive at more than 60km/h without a helmet.

Surely you can find a mate with a lid to borrow, then do a track day, and go from there.

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Wow, so down here in Chch we have Canterbury Track Days whom run events out at Ruapuna. There is a cost of $100 per day but 60 cars (So 4 groups of 15) and there are some rules that need to be abided by. Helmets, 100% cotton overalls (Really cheap to buy), fire extinguisher and WOF standard car or to their discretion are all that is needed (All cars are run through a scrutineering process).

Hearing this makes me feel very lucky for what we have down here! Then again whats stopping someone from up there from renting the track for $5k and doing what they do down here getting people along??

 

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Anyone wanting to come out to one of the track days i run at Hampton Downs and spend a bit of time out in your own car is welcome to.. just send me a message and we can arrange it. next date will be in April 2017, still confirming it.. mike

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Thanks Mike, have you got any indication of rough price per day and whether it will be a weekend or not? Also if it would be the club track or national/international track. Pretty keen.

Thanks
Rae

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On 17/07/2016 at 8:59 PM, Kirrama said:

With Tony Quinn's magnificent improvements/extensions, is there a schedule for club Days

in the coming season at Hampton Downs ? On April 10 this year during the final round of The Classic Japanese series the track was closed for one hour while American / V8's drove sedately around for 5 laps. I wasn't sure if this was a "club" event,but it didnt cost them a bean !

Does BimmerSport or any other Auckland Car Clubs have any plans to have an event in 2016 -17 for those of us who dont have :

fire proof suits,

roll cages,

Titanium Helmets

but I would be willing to pay $ 80 ( say ) to follow a pace car at say 180km max just for the thrill.

Single file 10 seconds intervals :no over taking: 15 minutes or so on the track.

Cars to be Road legal.

According to Keith Jones, who is involved with the Classic Japanese series the rental for the day

at H Downs will increase next season, if the extension is used,

Pukekohe circuit day rental for clubs is being finalised soon, I am informed.

Any thoughts or information ??

You could look at joining a series? NZ Superlap Series is very similar to what you describe (although we've sold out this season, and more expensive but more track time than). Otherwise look at more street/cruise orientated events such as Chrome Expression Session.

 

On 24/12/2016 at 9:16 PM, mikes635csi said:

Anyone wanting to come out to one of the track days i run at Hampton Downs and spend a bit of time out in your own car is welcome to.. just send me a message and we can arrange it. next date will be in April 2017, still confirming it.. mike

I could be keen depending on price and track.

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"You could look at joining a series? NZ Superlap Series is very similar to what you describe (although we've sold out this season, and more expensive but more track time than). "

I tried but missed out (only really wanted to do Hampton Downs) Bugger 

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