NZ MIDGET Grand Prix 2022/23 ENTRY FORM
2022-2023 The New Zealand Midget Grand Prix 18th of March 2023
(Entries Close 7th of March 2023)
Official Entry Form
Conditions of Entry
1. The event will be run according to Speedway New Zealand Inc. rulebook.
2. Technical Inspections: Please pay attention to rules E2-3-1 to E2-3-5.
3. System of lap scoring will be Dorian electronic system. Vehicles without a working Dorian capable
transmitter will not be allowed to race.
4. You must have a working one way Race Receiver to get instructions from the referees.
5. It is a condition of entry that competing vehicles arrive at vehicle checking displaying the
number and track letter allocated to them and that the numbers comply with the rules of
Speedway New Zealand Inc. Duplicate numbers will be accepted.
6. The Promoter reserves the right to alter the format to an SNZ Approved Format.
7. Sponsors advertising transfers will be affixed to each vehicle.
8. No telephone entries will be accepted.
9. In the event of a rainout the Promoter reserves the right to hold the event on the next most opportune day and time and in accordance with SNZ rules and regulations.
10. Noise level of 95dba will be enforced.
11. For promotional use, please complete the drivers profile form and include a clear coloured
photograph of your vehicle and a head and shoulders photograph of yourself. By entering the
event all entrants agree to Ruapuna Speedway using their names and pictures for any publication
or promotion of the event.
12. In the event that you have forwarded an entry form and you discover that you cannot attend, you
must notify the Promoter of your inability to honour this contract.
13. All competitors and crews must attend a CSA Health and Safety briefing to be held in the club
rooms. This will be called before the drivers briefing on the loud speakers.
14. All competitors must have a racecontrol profile and have registered for the CSA meeting on
www.racecontrol.nz Either use your login that you already have or push register and make a
profile, Login to the event before they arrive at the track for sign in.
Date: 18th of March 2023 Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The scrutineering venue will be Ruapuna Speedway, Hasketts Road, Templeton. Vehicles will not be able
to be taken away from the venue once scrutineering is completed.
Competitors’ briefing and roll call to be held at the track clubrooms at 4.00pm sharp. As per SNZ rules it
is a requirement to attend this briefing so anyone absent will be excluded from the event.
This will be around 5pm Meeting will start at 6pm. There will be no Hot Laps as there is a full meeting on
the Friday night.
SNZ Approved Format Qualifying Rule M4 23
All competitors will be split into three or more groups (dependent on numbers #) which will be seeded
and all grids done for all competitors. This is determined by Ruapuna Speedway. This information will be
provided to entrants as soon as practical following the entry closing date. It will also be posted on our
website. Each group will race two heat races, one against each group (if posable) where the top 16 points
scorers will progress to the final. This will make the grids for the final race in order of there points. The
top qualifier will haver the option of grid 1 or 2.
(# If there is less than 15 cars then there will be two heats all in and the final.)
All the above heat races will be 12 laps.
In case of a tie on points for the top qualifiers in each group the following system will be used to resolve
the matter. Whoever has the higher finishing position in any of the two heats of the two persons tied
on points, they will be given the higher ranking than the other person. If this cannot separate them, then
person with the fastest lap time in the heats will be give the higher rank.
All remaining drivers will race in a last chance ‘B Main’ race. The first 4 drivers to cross the finish line after
a set number of laps (determined by the host track) will transfer to the winner takes all final race. These
drivers will fill grids 17 to 20.
B Main laps will be the same as the number of cars entered into the B Main, with a maximum of 12 laps.
Final: Will see the highest points scorer selecting grid 1 or 2 for the 25 lap final.
The winner of the 25 lap final will be crowned the New Zealand Midget Grand Prix.
Ruapuna Speedway reserves the right to modify or change the format if weather conditions are not
favourable, in conjunction with SNZ,
Qualifying races - no prize money
The New Zealand Grand Prix 25 lap Final Total $7,500
1st $1500 2nd $1000 3rd $700 4th $600 5th $400 6th $300 7th $300 8th $300 9th $300 10th $300 11th $200 12th $200 13th $200 14th $200 15th $200 16th $200 17th $150 18th $150 19th $150 20th $150
Note: Competitors need to take the green flag to be eligible for pay-out.
Admission to Venue
The driver and one crew only get free admission to venue. This will only be given to tow vehicles, so if you
are not travelling in your tow vehicle you will have to pay nominated gate charges. All others will pay gate
charges as listed below.
Saturday 18th of March 2023 Adults $30.00
Youth $5.00 (from 5 to 15 years)
Children Free (up to the age of 5 years)
Seniors/Students $20.00 (only with appropriate identification)
All complimentary passes are eligible for use at the New Zealand Midget Grand Prix nights. All entrants
will be provided with a carparking number for their allocated park in the pit area. Make sure you stay
within your boundary. If you are travelling as a team, ensure you provide us with this
Information on your entry form so arrangements are made to have parking spaces together.
Rain out date will be advised on the day of racing.
Admission to Pit Area
All drivers will be issued with only five pit wristbands. Anyone remaining in the pit area without a pit
wristband will be removed to Main Stadium.
All children under the age of 15 to wear Hi Viz vests in the Pit area showing vehicle number that they
belong to. Also they must be signed into the Pit Office and get a kids wrist band. Hi Viz must be supplied
Tow vehicles and trailers only in pit area. All other vehicles to be parked in Staff or Main Carpark.
It is Christchurch Speedway Association policy that the pit area is closed to all but officials, competitors
Shoes or boots must be worn. Bare feet, sandals, jandals or such like will not be permitted.
Corporate / VIP Area
Anyone requiring any Corporate or VIP guest tickets for the event, please contact Gerard Hansen by
email on Secretary@ruapunaspeedway.co.nz
No merchandise of any sort to be sold in the Main Stadium or Main Carpark/Entrance area. Merchandising
is permitted to be sold in the pit area but only from the competitors towing rig in their parking area. No
special stands are to be set up.
The Racecourse Hotel and Motor Lodge is our preferred accommodation supplier.
118 Racecourse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042
Please Call : 03-342 7150 to book you Accommodation
Thursday night the 16th of March 2023 there will be a get together and Meet the
There will be a get together to meet the drivers on the Friday night at The RaceCourse Hotel and Motor
Lodge from 6pm in the Carbine Lounge