Race Entries – For those of you who have not already done do, it is now time to put in your entry for the NZFMR BMW Motorsport Festival. You can do this online at www.motorsportentry.com - look for NZ Festival of Motor Racing and select the BMW E30 or BMW Open class.
The BMW E30 and BMW Open classes will race over both weekends of the Festival – Friday 20 Jan till Sunday 22 Jan 2012, and, Friday 27 Jan till Sunday 29 Jan 12. You will be able to set up your Pits on Thursday 19 Jan from 1200 onwards – there will be some limited track time at no extra charge for those who want it. You will get a practice session on Friday morning 20 Jan and a qualifying session on Friday afternoon. There will be two races per day on Sat & Sun. Cars can be left at Hampton Downs between the two weekends of the Festival. For the second weekend, you can use the track for limited time on Thursday afternoon 26 Jan 12 from 1200. There will be a free practice session on Friday morning 27 Jan and after Drivers brief at 1230, there will be a race in the afternoon. There will be two races per day on Sat 28th and Sun 29th.. Additionally, there will be a ‘BMW Invited’ race on both Sunday afternoons – cars for these special races will be selected from those who have entered – so please get your entry in right way so we will know who we can invite.
Entry fees for the whole Festival for BMW drivers racing on a Motorsport NZ Licence are as per the online entry system. If you want a space in a garage/marquee, the cost will be an extra $320 + GST = $368. Entries close on 30 November 2011, – so please enter right away. (I have a lot of work to do to get the Programme completed before Xmas and to the Printers early in the New Year – so your early entry will help me a lot. Please do your entry right away, especially if you want your name to be in the programme!
Social Functions – You can now buy tickets for the two Saturday evening casual functions we will have at Hampton Downs. The first is the ‘Castrol BBQ’ from 6pm on Saturday 21st Jan 12 – Jim Richards and other former BMW Motorsport drivers will be attending. The cost is $25 and this covers the cost of your food. The second function is the ‘Beerfest’ to be held from 6pm on Sat 28th Jan 12 – the Festival prizegiving will also be held at this function. Beerfest tickets cost $25 each and this covers the cost of a genuine Warsteiner German beer and a small Stein – food will be available for purchase at the function. Tickets for both functions can be purchased at www.hdticketing.co.nz
Festival Shirts & Cap – You can order your Festival shirts online and have them delivered to your home address (see attached). Solve your Xmas presents by getting a shirt (polo or long-sleeved cotton) and a cap – and look smart at the Festival !!. Ladies and Men’s shirts available at a very reasonable cost – go to imagegroup.wip.co.nz/nzfmr
New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing
Entries close on 30 November 2011, – so please enter right away.
We are constantly plagued by members who continually late enter events. While it is always good to have the maximum number of entries at each event possible, these late entries create last minute organisational restructuring that we can do without.
To reiterate Jims comments ” There is a lot of work to do to get the Programme completed before Xmas and to the Printers early in the New Year – so your early entry will help me a lot. Please do your entry right away, especially if you want your name to be in the programme!”
As this meeting is outside our organisation please ensure you represent both the BMW Race Driver Series and the BMW Car Cub of NZ in a positive light by getting your entries in on time.