CONGRATULATIONS to Josh Donohue from Wellington, our 2019-2020 E30 Scholarship Recipient.
Dawn breaks on the 2019-2020 E30 Scholarship Day, we were greeted by an cold overcast day with a bit of everything in the forecast.
All the competitors squared off in their respective groups for the day, then on to Drivers briefing, followed by the commencement of activities. At the point, the clouds opened up, and set about creating a greasy track surface.
Throughout the day, competitors undertook various activities, which included, a tour of Race Control conducted by The Motorsport Clublegend Deborah Day, a Driver Interview with a panel of leading drivers from the series including previous Scholarship winner Peter Bennett.
It was then time to Hit the Track!! First off, tutorial sessions with none other than Rrrrracing Ray Williams, followed by the applicants opportunity to show their skills behind the wheel of the E30 Scholarship Car, under the mentor-ship of Mike Eady from Tracktime Driving Academy.
The day was rounded off with all applicants being taken out for hot laps by a selection of Series Drivers!
Ultimately, there could only be one Winner, with the 2019-2020 E30 Scholarship being taken out by Josh Donohue from Wellington.
2nd and 3rd places going to Sam Thomson and Mark Holroyd respectively
Special Thanks to:
Dunlop Tyres NZ for coming along to the day to assist our E30 competitors with migrating to the new E30 control tyre, as well as supplying information to some of the more intrigued competitors from the Open classes.
Anthony Munns for supplying his E30 as the Tutoring Vehicle (its For Sale!!)
Matt Smith for once again being on hand to take some amazing photos to document the day for us. (The Album will be posted later in the week)
Phil Noble for also helping document the day.
We would also like to take this opportunity to send thanks to our sponsors and supporters all of which help to make it possible for the Scholarship to continue year on year.
BMW Car Club NZ
United Car Care NZ
Koni Suspension and King Springs
P&S Autocentre Limited
Classic Cover Insurance
RCIS Race Cars In Sheds
Pukekohe Park Raceway
all those who volunteered on the day, and anyone else we may have missed that has helped to make this day possible.