We are planning to run our format similar to the following for 20234.
At 9:00am on Friday the 6th of September 2024, we hold our driver sign-in, weigh-in and event briefing of rules and the weekend's format. Then, we will kick off round 1 of qualifying and each driver will race approximately two qualifying heats in each category they have entered. Each qualifying heat is 25 laps.
Friday from 6:00 pm, we will complete Round 3, and most of the drivers will race another 2-3 qualifying heats in their chosen categories, the night racing should conclude by 9 pm, this will depend on how many entries we have.
On Saturday morning start 9 am, we will start Round 4 to find our qualifiers for each category and then kick off the first of our 5 category finals.
Saturday night from 5:30 pm we will kick off our finals to find our New Zealand Champion for each category.
Sunday morning, prize giving at 9 am and then the popular Bathurst teams event where drivers get together and form a team, many makeup regional teams or a group of travelling or local mates.
Usually, the weekend racing is completed by about 12:00 noon.
There will be breaks of approximately 3-4 hours between rounds on both Friday and Saturday, so you can make other plans while you are in Nelson and pop away during those periods, and once you have your race programme you only need to be here 20 minutes prior to your races.
At sign-in on Friday morning, each driver will be given a full race programme that includes all of the start times of your qualifying races and then finals. If any of the above details change all entrants will be notified prior to arrival, we send emails on the week prior to racing to update you on event news.
We are able to operate in most conditions, so expect to still be racing if part of the local weather forecast predicts rain over the event weekend.