November 27, 2016

SNZ Update September – Technical Details, E85 Fuel, Title Dates, and More

The September Speedway NZ update has been released, focusing on several technical aspects, the new E85 fuel, and a rule change for Streetstocks, a Stockcar Manifold clarification, a proposed rule change for Super Saloons and a Superstock tyre dispensation are all detailed, along with the first round of approvals for 2012/2013 allocated title dates.

These dates have been approved by Speedway New Zealand so far:

2012/13 New Zealand Stockcar Champs – Woodford Glen – 3 and 4 Jan 2013
2012/13 New Zealand Superstock Champs – Nelson – 11 and 12 Jan 2013
2012/13 New Zealand Superstock Grand Prix – Woodford Glen – 18 and 19 Jan 2013
2012/13 New Zealand Midget Champs – Ruapuna – 25 and 26 Jan 2013

 

Read all about it by downloading the full update PDF here

 

SNZ Update August – Title Dates, New Portfolios, and More

The inaugural meeting of the 2011-2012 Speedway New Zealand Board took place in Wellington on August 6th 2011, with President David Jones chairing the proceedings.

Speedway NZ has approved all the dates for next season’s allocated titles, and details for the SNZ Boards new portfolios have been released. There’s also news of a Midget trial engine, a review of the FIM Youth Gold Trophy, and an Interislander deal for speedway competitors and fans.

You can read all about it, by downloading the SNZ Update here (335KB pdf)

 

DRAFT 2011 Rulebook Available – Speedway New Zealand

A draft version of the new 2011 Rulebook is now available for download.

UPDATE: The full version of the new 2011 SNZ Rulebook is now available.

 

From Speedway.co.nz:

The early release is to assist competitors, tracks and officials with preparations for the new season, and also to have as many people as possible critique the document. Any errors (and there will be some in a book of this size) can still be fixed before the presses start rolling – so please contact us if you find an issue.

A brief summary of the changes are as follows:-

  • In full colour for the first time ever, with purple text to denote changes from the 2009 book
  • All 125 successful rule changes from the AGM included
  • Fully revised Section G (now the easy-to-read Section M)
  • Changes to the rules in the 16 classes that don’t use the AGM-rule changing process

Download the 2011 Draft Rulebook here (5.4MB PDF)

Have a read and if you notice any errors please contact Speedway New Zealand

Flying wheel hits spectator – Aluminium front wheel hubs now BANNED!

Wheel Hub (Front) Super StockImportant – Please Read

Alot of people either witnessed or heard about the incident that occurred at Rotorua’s Paradise Valley Raceway on Saturday, when a spectator was struck by a wheel that flew off Palmerston North driver Scott Joblin’s Superstock.

Joblin’s car was impounded for investigation into what caused the malfunction, and today Speedway New Zealand released the following statement on its website:

Stockcars & Superstocks – Front Wheel Hubs

In accordance with Rule C8(k)*, all aluminium front wheel hubs on Superstocks and Stockcars are now banned, pending further investigation.

This is effective immediately. Speedway NZ appreciates that there will be inconvenience to some competitors in terms of the time and cost to modify their vehicles, but this needs to be balanced against the need to maintain the highest possible safety requirements.

Please pass this information onto competitors who may be affected, so that they can make the changes in time to compete this weekend.

* Note: Rule C8(k) in the 2009 orange rulebook enables the Directors of Speedway NZ to alter or add to the regulations of any class, if an urgent safety issue is identified which requires prompt resolution to ensure the ongoing safety of the sport. This is also covered in Rule C11(i) of the 2010 constitution.

Make sure you pass the message on to your fellow speedway enthusiasts so everyone is aware of the new rule.