AGM Opening at 9:00am on Saturday 16 June, or following the conclusion of the Special General Meeting (if required)
Roll Call and Apologies
Chair announcement on method of voting and presentation of late General Business
Confirmation of Minutes of 2011 Speedway NZ Annual General Meeting
Matters arising from the Minutes
Business and General Business 1 Nomination for Life Membership – Myles RIchardson 2 Lessons to be learnt from Ray Channing’s accident and death. 3 Proposed merger with SPANZ (withdrawn if a Special General Meeting takes place) 4 CTRA’s request for use of the SNZ rulebook 5 What my Track does well 6 Television 7 Teams Racing Seminar (1pm Saturday) 8 Fuel
Date and venue of the 2013 Annual General Meeting Note: The only available weekend for the current venue is 21-23 June 2013
President Directors Patron
Note: If a Special General Meeting is held, the opening will take place following its conclusion.
Afternoon Tea (if necessary)
APPLICATION These orders shall apply to and determine the conduct of Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS A member who attends the AGM as one of the previous season's Directors but who is not a delegate will be entitled to speak, only, on any subject until the end of the meeting. They will not, however, be entitled to vote on any subject including the election of Directors. A member who attends the AGM as one of the previous season's Directors and who attends also as a voting delegate, has the same speaking and voting rights as any other delegate. They can vote at the election of Directors as they are in fact a delegate. If unsuccessful in election as a Director they retain their speaking and voting rights as a delegate.
NOMINATIONS & REMITS (Recommendations put to the meeting) All recommendations and nominations from the Directors, Clubs or Members, or business to be brought before the Speedway New Zealand AGM shall be in the hands of the Chief Executive Officer of SNZ, not later than 60 days prior to the AGM date. The CEO shall supply Clubs and Promoters with a copy of Order Paper, Balance Sheet and Reports at least 14 days prior to the AGM.
VOTING Voting, by voting delegates, may be by show of hands, but shall be by ballot on demand of 3 voting delegates from three separate tracks. Voting by proxy will not be allowed. EACH DELEGATE HAS ONE VOTE PER MOTION.
REMITS All remits must be moved by a delegate or a Director.
SECONDING REMITS & NOMINATIONS All remits must be seconded by a delegate or Director. A remit cannot be seconded by a delegate from the same track, or by a Director domiciled in the same area from which the delegate sponsoring the remit comes. The seconder may use his speaking rights at a later point in the debate.
LACK OF SECONDER In the event of a remit not being seconded, the remit shall lapse and the meeting will move to the next item on the Agenda.
TECHNICAL REMITS Technical Remits that are put to the meeting from a Technical Committee are deemed to have been seconded by the Directors. They are not subject to further amendments.
IRRELEVANT MATTER In speaking to any remit or amendment, members shall confine their remarks strictly to such remit or amendment, and shall not introduce irrelevant matter, or indulge in tedious repetition. In this matter, the Chairman's ruling shall be final.
TIME LIMIT No member shall speak for more than the prescribed time limit unless a motion to grant extension of time shall be carried by the meeting. Such motion shall first be raised as a Point of Order, and the Chairman's ruling on the acceptance, or non-acceptance of the motion shall be final.
DIVISION OF A REMIT The Chairman may rule that a complicated remit be divided and considered in parts. In the event of such division, the mover of the whole remit shall be the mover of each part, and shall have the right to speak to each part.
RIGHT OF REPLY The mover of an original remit shall have a right of reply and, after they have commenced such reply, no other person shall speak to the remit. It shall not be competent for any new matter to be introduced by the mover when speaking in reply and they shall confine themselves to answering previous speakers.
RIGHT OF REPLY IN THE EVENT OF AN AMENDMENT If an amendment to an original remit is moved and seconded, the mover of the original remit may either: (a) Exercise their right of reply at the conclusion of the debate on the amendment, or (b) Speak to the amendment, in which case they shall lose their right of reply.
QUESTIONS TO A REMIT Should the Chairman so direct, a member who has already spoken to a remit shall be permitted to reply to a question, but their reply shall not introduce new matter.
CLARIFICATION OF A REMIT Any member with the right to speak may ask that the Chairman read the wording of the remit or of any amendments. Such question shall not interrupt a speaker and will not be considered as speaking to the remit.
SPEAKING TWICE Except as provided in 'Questions to a Remit' and 'Clarification of a Remit' of these Standing Orders, no member shall speak twice to the one remit.
PUTTING THE REMIT Immediately prior to voting the Chairman shall distinctly state the wording of the remit being put.
REMIT PUT No member shall speak to any remit after it has been put.
MOVING AMENDMENTS An amendment to a remit may only be moved by a delegate or Director who has not spoken to the original remit. All amendments shall be written and a copy handed to the Chairman before the Chairman calls for a seconder. Any amendment shall not be inconsistent with the original remit and no amendment that amounts to a direct negative shall be accepted.
SECONDING AMENDMENTS All amendments must be seconded by a delegate or Director who has not spoken to the original remit. Should an amendment not receive a seconder, the amendment shall lapse, and no record of it will be entered in the Minutes of the meeting.
SPEAKING TO AMENDMENTS Amendments shall be regarded as fresh questions, and all delegates and Directors shall have the right to speak.
DISPOSAL OF AMENDMENTS No other amendment shall be received until the first amendment is disposed of by either: (a) Being carried and becoming the remit. or (b) Being lost, the meeting then reverting to the original remit.
AMENDMENT CARRIED The amendment becomes the remit and is capable of further amendment. If the amendment so carried does, in the opinion of the Chairman, entirely dispose of the original question, the Chairman may rule that no further amendments will be received.
FURTHER AMENDMENTS If the amendment so carried does not, in the opinion of the Chairman, dispose of the original question, the original remit and amendment shall be proposed from the Chair as the business before the meeting and further amendments may be received. Such further amendments must be moved and seconded by delegates or directors who have not spoken to the original remit. The mover and seconder of the first amendment shall be regarded as having spoken to the original remit.
AMENDMENTS LOST If an amendment is lost, the meeting reverts to the original remit, which becomes capable of further amendments.
MOVING TWO OR MORE AMENDMENTS Delegates or directors moving or seconding any amendment shall be regarded as having spoken to the original remit and may not subsequently move or second further amendments.
ORDER Order shall be maintained by the Chairman and any member who refuses to obey the rulings of the Chair may be subject to a Motion of Censure, which must be carried by a majority of voting delegates present.
CHAIRMAN RISING Whenever the Chairman rises during a debate, any person speaking, or offering to speak, shall resume their seat and the meeting shall be silent so that the Chairman may be heard without interruption.
MEMBERS DESIRING TO SPEAK Any delegate or director desiring to speak shall rise and address the Chair. No person shall rise and speak when another is already speaking or when another has, by standing, indicated his intention to speak.
PRIORITY When two or more persons rise simultaneously, the Chairman shall determine who shall speak first.
POINTS OF ORDER Any delegate or director shall rise to speak to a Point of Order upon any breach of these Standing Orders.
The member speaking shall immediately resume his seat until the Chairman rules on the point of order raised. No point of order may be raised during voting on a remit except by permission of the Chairman. The Chairman may give their decision on a point of order immediately after the point is raised, or they, at their discretion, may hear further argument on the point of order before giving their decision.
RESOLUTION TO GO INTO COMMITTEE: The meeting shall go into Committee on a resolution being carried to that effect. Members of the public and press will be excluded unless the meeting otherwise orders.
CHAIRMAN When the resolution to go into Committee is passed, the Chairman in the open meeting shall be Chairman in Committee.
QUORUM The Quorum shall be the same as that required for the open meeting.
SECONDING Motions and amendments in Committee will require seconding.
CONFIRMATION OF BUSINESS Resolutions passed by the meeting in Committee shall be resolutions of the meeting when open meeting is resumed.
SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS At any meeting, any of these Standing Orders may be suspended by resolution of delegates, provided that the deletion of such Standing Order or Orders does not conflict with the requirements of the Constitution.
President Peter Kuriger declared the meeting open at 4pm. The life members present were welcomed, being Wayne Andrews, Wendy Coutts and Willie Kay. A rollcall then took place.
Peter Kuriger Sandra Birdling Willie Kay Grant Graham Ricky Boulton David Jones Lewis Dawson Tim Savell Laurie Callender
President Vice-President Director Director Director Director Director Chief Executive Operations Manager
Glen Bagshaw Paul James
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
John McCallum Chris McCutcheon
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate (arrived Saturday)
Dion Burgess Dave Tennant
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Annette Hutchby Nigel Wilton
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Ray Osborne Rick Taylor
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Ervin McSweeney Graham Logan
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Sonja Hickey Stan Hickey Mel Hills
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate Observer
Grant MacGregor Mike Hall
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Brian Strong Colin Matthews
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Chris Hill Phil Ogle
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Alan Luoni Mark Cromarty Allen Levien
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate (arrived Saturday) Observer
Bruce Robertson Marty Jones Bryan Puklowski
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate Observer
Kevin Win Brian McPhee
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Kris Carpenter Jared Gray Shara Higgins Craig Piner
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate Observer Observer (arrived 5:20pm Friday)
Wendy Coutts John Blokker
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Hadleigh Smith Tony Oliver
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Steve Lennon Glen Marsden Emerson Leech
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate Observer
Darren Nankivell Marcus Doocey
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Michael Provost Lionel Green
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Joanne Gaudion Daryl Ainsley
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Matt Stewart Wayne Andrews
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Callum Crockett Graeme McKernan
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Karen Hughes Joe Hughes
Promoter Delegate Competitor Delegate
Myles Richardson Lesley Williams Philippa Jones
President Secretary/Treasurer Executive
Lynda Kuriger Barry Brown
NZDTR Magazine NZDTR Magazine
Red Wootton John Viles
Huntly SNZ Technical Advisor
Moved: Huntly That the apologies be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Wanganui That the Standing Orders be adopted. CARRIED
Moved: Huntly Seconded: Dunedin That the minutes of the 2010 Special General Meeting be approved and adopted as a true and correct record. CARRIED
Moved: Dunedin Seconded: Huntly That the minutes of the 2010 Annual General Meeting be approved and adopted as a true and correct record. CARRIED
Moved: Peter Kuriger That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Peter Kuriger That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Sandra Birdling That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Ricky Boulton That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: David Jones That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Lewis Dawson That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Peter Kuriger That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Peter Kuriger That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Peter Kuriger That the report be accepted. CARRIED
Moved: Blenheim Seconded: Woodford Glen That Emerson Leech, Shara Higgins and Bryan Puklowski be appointed as scruitineers. CARRIED
Remit 1 Moved:
OBJECTS OF SNZ Peter Kuriger
C3 to read:C3 OBJECTS The objects of SNZ are to: (a) To be the organisation that represents Speedway in New Zealand. (b) Encourage, control and develop speedway racing, safety and education in New Zealand. (c) Provide governance for the sport of speedway in New Zealand. (d) Make and control rules and regulations for the conduct of speedway racing. (e) Represent the interests of members of SNZ. (f) Encourage respect and fair play. (g) Do any act or thing incidental or conducive to the attainment of any of the above objects. CARRIED
Remit 2 Moved:
OBJECTS OF SNZ Peter Kuriger
C3(a) to read:C3(a) Foster, control and develop speedway in New Zealand. LOST
Remit 3 Moved:
APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIALS Peter Kuriger Seconded:
C4(d) to read:C4(d) Appoint officials as and when required. Appointees’ authority and duties are as specified herein. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER
Remit 4 Moved:
MEMBERSHIP OF SNZ Huntly
C5(b) to read:C5(b) Directors of SNZ and SPANZ Executive LOST
Remit 5 Moved:
AGM DELEGATES Peter Kuriger
C7(b) to read:C7(b) Each licensed track is entitled to send:(i) One competitors representative, who is a licensed competitor at the track. (ii) One promoters representative. Various to read:Any other references in the rules to clubs/companies/individuals/promoters now refer only to “Promoter/s” as per G1-1-36. CARRIED
Remit ID Moved:
6 DIRECTORS / BOARD Peter Kuriger Seconded:
C8(a) to read:C8(a) The Board of Directors consists of a President and six elected members, “The Board”. Various to read:All references to “The Directors” in general to now refer to “The Board”. CARRIED
Remit 7 Moved:
ELECTION PROCESS Gisborne
C8(b) to read:C8(b) Elections for President and six Directors be held every two years at a non-remit AGM. To facilitate this transition the 2011 elections for President and Directors of SNZ are to be for a one year term, with the next election for President and Directors be held during the 2012 AGM. CARRIED
Remit 9 Moved:
RESTRICTION ON DIRECTORS Palmerston North Seconded:
New Clauses C8(h) No member who is a Track Licence holder or is part of a Track Promotion Group or Club committee shall be eligible to hold a post of Director or President of SNZ. C8(i) Any sitting Director or President who during their time in office becomes a Track Licence holder or part of a Track Promotion Group or Club Committee shall immediately resign their position at SNZ. LOST
RESTRICTION ON DIRECTORS
Remit 11 Moved: New Rule C8(j)
RESTRICTION ON DIRECTORS Palmerston North Seconded:
Any Director who holds a Competition Licence cannot hold the portfolio of the class that they are a competitor in.
LOST At this stage the meeting adjourned until 8am Saturday morning
Remit ID Moved:
12 VICE-PRESIDENT Peter Kuriger
C8k to read:C8(k) Order of Elections:(i) President. (ii) Incumbent Directors. (iii) Vice President (iv) All remaining nominees. New clause C8(n) Nominations are then called from the three successful candidates for the position of Vice President. All nominees will again have the right to speak to their nomination, and an election takes place. LOST
Remit 13 Moved:
REMOVE THE FIRST BALLOT FOR INCUMBENTS Palmerston North Seconded: Greymouth
Delete the following clauses:C8(l) Incumbent Directors are eligible for re-nomination as above and subsequent reelection at the first ballot vote. C8(m) The three highest polling Directors from the first ballot vote are re-elected as Directors. C8(n) Unsuccessful nominees from the first ballot vote join all new nominations in a second ballot to elect the remaining Directors. All nominees will again be granted speaking rights towards their nomination. LOST
Remit 14 Moved:
CHANGE TO THE FIRST BALLOT Palmerston North Seconded:
C8(m) to read:C8(m) The highest polling (1 only) Director from first ballot vote is re-elected as a Director. LOST
Remit 15 Moved:
CHANGE TO THE FIRST BALLOT Rotorua Seconded:
C8(m) to read:C8(m) The two highest polling Directors from the first ballot vote are re-elected as Directors. CARRIED
CHANGE TO THE FIRST BALLOT
Remit 16 Moved:
REPLACING A DIRECTOR Grant Graham Seconded:
Changes to read:-
In the event of a Director vacating their position, the next highest polling unsuccessful candidate will be appointed to fill the vacancy until the next AGM. If the unsuccessful candidate does not wish to be appointed, or if another Director vacates their position, the remaining Directors complying with Rule C10(f) may appoint a member to fill the vacancy until the next AGM.
Remit ID Moved:
17 SPANZ PRESIDENT TO ATTEND MEETINGS Huntly Seconded: Dunedin
New Clause to read:C10(g) MEETINGS OF THE DIRECTORS The President of SPANZ attend all Director meetings, as a full member of SNZ with full speaking and voting rights, as the promoters representative. LOST
Remit ID Moved:
18 CODE OF CONDUCT Palmerston North Seconded:
New Clause to read:C11(f) The Directors shall abide by a Code of Conduct that shall first be approved by the members at an Annual General Meeting. LOST
Remit 20 Moved:
BOARD NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Peter Kuriger Seconded: N/A
C11(k) to read:C11(k) Appoint by majority vote and subject to Rule C10(f), no more than two persons to hold office as Board National Representatives for a period determined by the Directors. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER
Remit 21 Moved:
CONTINGENCIES Willie Kay
C11 to read:C11(m) Address and rule on any contingency not provided for, pending consideration at the next AGM. CARRIED
Remit 22 Moved:
PRIVILEGES OF THE PATRON Peter Kuriger Seconded:
New clause to read:C12(b) The current Patron has the same rights and privileges under the constitution as a Life Member (see C5(d)). CARRIED
Remit 23 Moved:
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE REPLACEMENTS Peter Kuriger Seconded: Woodford Glen
New clause to read:C14-1(e)(iv) In the event that a Technical Committee Specialist resigns or is deemed to have resigned, the Board can appoint a replacement. CARRIED
Remit 24 Moved:
RULE CHANGING PROCESS Peter Kuriger Seconded:
Changes to read:C15-3 Changing the Technical and Racing Rules (a) Stockcars, Midgets, TQ Midgets, Sprintcars, Minisprints, Solos, Sidecars and Super Saloons After consultation with the technical committees, competitors and tracks of the class(es) concerned, the Directors can alter or add to the regulations or technical rules relating to these classes. LOST
RULE CHANGING PROCESS
RULE CHANGING PROCESS
RULE CHANGING PROCESS
RULE CHANGING PROCESS
Remit 29 Moved:
ENTITLEMENT TO SUBMIT REMITS Peter Kuriger Seconded:
New Clauses C15-1(c) Remits to change the constitution can only be submitted by licensed tracks or the Directors at least 60 days prior to the AGM. C15-2(d) Remits to change the General Regulations can only be submitted by licensed tracks or the Directors at least 60 days prior to the AGM. C15-3(a)(v) Remits to change Equipment (Section E), Safety (Section S) or Racing Rules (Section R) can only be submitted by licensed tracks or the Directors at least 60 days prior to the AGM. LOST
Remit 30 Moved:
ENTITLEMENT TO SUBMIT REMITS Peter Kuriger Seconded:
New Clauses to read:C15-1(c) Remits to change the constitution can only be submitted by any SNZ member at least 60 days prior to the AGM. C15-2(d) Remits to change the General Regulations can only be submitted any SNZ member at least 60 days prior to the AGM. C15-3(a)(v) Remits to change Equipment (Section E), Safety (Section S) or Racing Rules (Section R) can only be submitted by any SNZ member at least 60 days prior to the AGM. CARRIED
Remit 31 Moved:
INTENT OF TECHNICAL REMITS Palmerston North Seconded:
New Clause to read:C15-3(a)(viii) The Technical Committee can not alter the intent of the original remit. LOST
Remit 32 Moved:
TECHNICAL REMIT PROCESS Rotorua Seconded:
Change to read:C15-3(a)(viii) Written recommendations for technical rule changes from Technical Committees will be forwarded to the Directors as draft rule changes. CARRIED
Remit 33 Moved:
EQUIPMENT, SAFETY AND WHEEL RULES TO CONSULTATION Peter Kuriger Seconded: Stratford
Proposed Change to read:C15-3(b) Midgets, TQ Midgets, Sprintcars, Minisprints, Solos, Sidecars, Super Saloons, Equipment, Safety and Wheels. After consultation with the technical committees, competitors and tracks of the class(es) concerned, the Directors can alter or add to the regulations or technical rules relating to Midgets, TQ Midgets, Sprintcars, Minisprints, Solos, Sidecars, Super Saloons, Equipment (Section E), Safety (Section S) and Wheels (Section T14). LOST
Remit 34 Moved:
SECTION G REWORD Sandra Birdling
Proposed Change to read (finishes on page 56 of the minutes):M1 CLASSES M1-1 Activity At Speedway Tracks M1-1-1 Speedway activity at licensed tracks must be held in accordance with SNZ rules. M1-1-2 Non-speedway activity can be approved upon application to the SNZ Office. M1-2 Speedway competition is divided into the following categories:(i) M1-3: National Classes (ii) M1-4: Regional Classes (iii) M1-5: Local Classes (iv) M1-6: Novelty events M1-3 M1-3-1 (a) (b)
(b) M1-3-4 (a) (b) (c)
M1-4 M1-4-1 M1-4-2
National Class Definition: A speedway class eligible for Allocated titles. For a class to be eligible to have a New Zealand Championship and Grand Prix, there must be at least one track in each Island, or more than three tracks in either Island, contracting the class. National classes are:(i) T9-1: Solo Motorycles (ii) T9-2: Sidecars (iii) T10-1: Midgets (iv) T10-2: TQ Midgets (v) T10-3: Sprintcars (vi) T10-4: Minisprints (vii) T11-1: Super Saloons (viii) T11-2: Saloons (ix) T11-16: Modifieds (x) T12-1: Superstocks (xi) T12-2: Stockcars (xii) T13: Streetstocks Upgrading to a National class Applications to upgrade to a National class must be made to the SNZ Office. The SNZ Office will determine if the class meets the following eligibility criteria:(i) Been a Regional class for a minimum of five seasons (ii) At least six licensed tracks contract the class. (iii) At least 100 licensed competitors. (iv) Have the written support of six licensed tracks. If the class meets the eligibility criteria, the application will be submitted as General Business at the next AGM for ratification. Reverting to a Regional Class A National class can revert to a Regional class, Any member can request the change by writing to the SNZ Office. The Directors can revert the class to regional status after consultation with the licensed tracks that contract the class. Regional Class Definition: A speedway class not eligible for Allocated titles Regional classes are:(i) T11-15: Production Saloons (ii) T10-4: Modified Sprints (iii) T15: Ministocks (iv) T15-2: Youth Ministocks (v) T11-17: Youth Saloons (vi) T10-6: Quarter Midgets
M1-4-3 (a) (b)
(c) (d) (e)
(vii) T9-5: Junior Solos (viii) T9-6: Peewee Solos Establishing a Regional Class Applications to establish a Regional class are made to the SNZ Office. The application will include the following: (i) The proposed name of the class (ii) A statement of intent for the class (iii) Plans, rules and specifications (iv) Any competitor restrictions The application will be considered by the Directors. If the Directors believe the application has merit, they can submit the proposal as General Business to the next AGM for ratification. If ratified, the rules of the class will be administered as per Rule C15-3(c).
M1-5 M1-5-1 M1-5-2
Local Classes A licensed track can apply to the SNZ Office to contract a Local class. Technical specifications and racing rules are to be submitted to the Directors for approval.
M1-6 M1-6-1 M1-6-2
Novelty Events A licensed track can apply to run a Novelty event, using SNZ recognised vehicles Novelty events can include:(i) D1-1: Demolition Derby (ii) D1-3: Derby Teams Racing (iii) D1-5: Caravan Derby (iv) Ramp Derby (v) Streetcar Race All competing vehicles must be compliant with the relevant SNZ rules. All competitors must have an SNZ competition licence.
M1-6-3 M1-6-4 M1-7 M1-7-1 (a) (b) (c)
Non-Speedway Activity Non speedway activity at a licensed track can be categorised as follows:All Non-motorised activity: Approval is not required from SNZ. Motorised demonstrations: Application for approval will be submitted to the SNZ Office, using the Extraordinary Event Application Form. Motorised competition: Application for approval will be submitted to the SNZ Office, using the Extraordinary Event Application Form. (i) The competition must be conducted under the rules & regulations of the relevant governing body where applicable. (ii) Examples include ATVâ€™s, Motocross, Rally Cars, Go Karts etc. Failure to gain approval from SNZ for any motorised non-speedway activity is a breach of SNZ rules.
LICENSING OF TRACKS
All tracks must have a current SNZ Division One or Division Two track licence to conduct speedway racing. A track licence is the authority granted by SNZ recording that the track to which it refers complies with SNZ Rules. The Track Licence will be granted to a Promoter. A Promoter is an individual or entity who has obtained the use of a track for any period that the Directors deem sufficient.
M2-1-2 M2-1-3 M2-1-4 M2-2 M2-2-1 M2-2-2
Applying for a Track Licence To obtain a track licence the Promoter will:Complete an SNZ Track Application form. Provide relevant information, including:(i) track name and locality
M2-2-5 M2-2-6 M2-2-7 M2-2-8 M2-2-9 M2-3 M2-3-1 M2-3-2
M2-4-2 M2-5 M2-5-1
M2-5-2 M2-5-3 M2-5-4 M2-5-5 M2-6 M2-6-1 M2-6-2 M2-6-3
(ii) classes to be raced (iii) proof of facility ownership, copy of facility lease or other relevant agreement (iv) list of nominated officials Sign and return the SNZ Memorandum of Agreement Submit the calendar for the upcoming season for approval. Note that SNZ has the right to refuse a track from running a meeting that is in direct conflict with an SNZ Allocated Title of the same class. Obtain the necessary insurances (see M2-3) Pay the appropriate licence fee (see M2-4) Supply plans and other particulars of the track and facility. Note: This clause only applies to an application from a new Promoter or for a new track. Have the application approved by the Directors. Pass a Track Inspection (see M2-7) Insurance A promoter must:Provide proof to SNZ that Public Risk and Property Damage Insurance Cover of at least $500,000 has been obtained. Indemnify and keep indemnified SNZ and its successors in title against all claims, actions, proceedings, demands, costs, damages, and expenses, which may be brought or made against it by: (i) A Competitor or Competitors, or by a member or members, of the public attending a Speedway Meeting promoted by the Promoter, or by any other person whatsoever. (ii) The administrators, executors or assigns of any Competitor or Competitors, or member or members of the public, or any other as aforesaid. Fees Fees are payable to SNZ for the following: (i) New Track Licence Application (ii) Track Licence Renewal (iii) Track Licence Transfer Fee Division Two tracks pay reduced fees Track Licence The Track Licence will state (i) The length of the track (ii) The classes permitted (iii) Any restrictions as to the maximum number of vehicles in a race in any class The track licence expires on 31st August. Applications for a track licence renewal must be received by the SNZ Office by 1 September. No licence will be issued for a period greater than 24 months without prior approval from the Directors. The Track Licence is not transferable, unless approved by the Directors. Other obligations of a track licence holder All track licence holders are members of SPANZ. All track licence holders are members of the Fidelity Fund (see M3-8). If at any time an adverse report is received concerning any track or the conduct of competitors or the conduct of promoter/s thereby necessitating, in the opinion of the Directors, a special visit of inspection or inquiry a fee of $50 plus all expenses incurred by the inquiry or inspection shall be payable by the Promoter. The Directors may withhold, grant or withdraw a Track Licence at its discretion if any promoting body has been guilty of a breach of the rules of SNZ, without stating any reason for such action.
A licence application can be declined if in the view of the Directors the granting of a license is not conducive to the conduct of the sport or the interests of its existing licensed tracks.
M2-7 M2-7-1 M2-7-2 M2-7-3
Track Inspections All tracks must be inspected by an appointed SNZ track inspector prior to the commencement of the speedway season. The track must pass its inspection before practice or racing can commence. All inspection costs are the responsibility of the Promoter.
M2-8 M2-8-1 M2-8-2 M2-8-3 M2-8-4 M2-8-5
Track Size Minimum length = 250m Maximum length = 1000m Length to be measured 1000mm out from the poleline Minimum width on the straights = 9m Minimum width in the corners = 12m
Safety Fences From 1/9/2012: All speedway tracks are to be enclosed by a wall and safety fence that complies with the specifications below. The safety fence structure includes:(i) M2-10: Concrete Wall (ii) M2-11: Wire Rope Fence (iii) M2-12: Safety Netting Fence (iv) M2-13: Pit Gate & Chute (v) M2-14: Crowd Control Fence (vi) M2-15: Exception- Tracks running Solos and Sidecars only
M2-10 M2-10-1 M2-10-2 M2-10-3 M2-11
M2-11-1 (a) (b)
Concrete Wall Height: Minimum height is 1 metre above a prepared track surface at all times. Recommended height is 1.2m. Construction: Smooth concrete and/or of an approved design and construction. An angled kickout at the bottom of the wall is recommended. Curvature: The wall must follow the general shape of the poleline. Wire Rope Fence A further safety structure is required above or behind the concrete wall, consisting of posts and wire ropes, or an approved equivalent. Posts Height: Posts will extend at least 1500mm above the concrete wall. Location: Posts will be located no more than 2m from the front of the concrete wall, and no more than 5m apart. Recommended distances are no more than 1500mm from the front of the wall, and 4m apart. Construction: Posts may be constructed of the following materials:(i) Railway Irons - 32kg minimum. (ii) Black heavy pipe – 100mm nominal bore with a 5.4 mm wall. (iii) Box section – 100mm x 100mm x 5 mm wall. (iv) Box section – 150mm x 75mm x 5 mm wall. (v) Universal beam - 150 UB 18kg per metre. (vi) An approved equivalent. Fitment: The posts must be secured at least to the following depths, depending on the method of fitment:(i) Fastened directly into the ground: Driven in at least 1500mm deep. (ii) Sleeved: At least 1m below the surface, with the sleeve concreted to at least a depth of 1m. (iii) Concreted: At least 500mm deep if incorporated into the wall, and 1m deep if free standing (iv) or an approved equivalent
(e) M2-11-2 (a) (b) (c) (d)
M2-12-1 (a) (b) (c) (d) M2-12-2 (a) (b)
End Posts: To ensure the integrity of the structure, the end posts must be securely stayed. Wire Rope A minimum of three wire ropes must completely enclose the track, excluding pit gate areas. Construction: All wire ropes will be a minimum diameter of 20mm. Attachment: Will be fixed to the posts on the track side, in an approved manner, eg threaded or clamped and able to slide. Location: The bottom wire rope will be 500mm above the wall, with subsequent wire ropes no more than 500mm apart. The top wire rope will be a maximum of 100mm rom the top of the post. A tolerance of 100mm applies to these measurements. Safety Netting Fence To minimise the risk of tyres, wheels etc leaving the track, a netting and pole fence will enclose the circuit. Poles Height: Poles will extend at least 3.8m above the concrete wall. Location: Poles will be no more than 10m apart. Construction: Must be a minimum of 80mm nominal bore, or an approved equivalent. An angled kick in at the top of the poles is optional. Netting Height: The top edge of the netting will be at least 3.8m above the concrete wall, and the lower edge no more than 200mm above the top of the wall. Construction: Galvanised high tensile wire netting. (i) Minimum wire diameter of the netting to be 2mm. (ii) Maximum hole size in the netting to be 115cm2 to a minimum height of 1.8m, deer netting above. Separate Fence The Safety Netting Fence detailed above can be integrated into the Wire Rope fence described in Rule M2-11. Both sets of specifications will be met if this is the case. Standalone Fence If the Safety Netting Fence is a standalone structure, it must be no more than 2.5m from the front of the concrete wall. Pit Gate and Chute All track entrances and exits will be covered by an approved pit gate, wire rope, and catch gate structure. Pit Gate (i) Height: Will be the same height as the concrete wall. (ii) Location: Will close so as to continue the general line of the concrete wall. Wire Rope A minimum of one wire rope is required above the pit gate. (i) Height: Will be 500mm above the top of the pit gate. (ii) Location: Will be firmly fixed while practice or racing is in progress. (iii) Construction: Will have a minimum diameter of 20mm. Catch Gate A swinging gate will cover gaps in the wire rope and safety netting fences. (i) Height: Will begin no more than 200mm above the pit gate, and extend at least 2m above the pit gate. (ii) Location: Will be in line with the wire rope fence. (iii) Construction: Will be of approved construction, with a maximum hole size of 115cm2. Mechanism All structures detailed above will be suitably locked in position while practice or racing is in progress. No Go Area
A no go area for all personnel will be roped off behind the pit gate while practice or racing is in progress. The no go area is to be either 2.5m or the length of the arc of the pit gate, whichever is longer. M2-14 M2-14-1
Crowd Control Barrier Where spectators stand at track level a substantial pipe or post and a rail or similar Crowd Control barrier will be erected at least 2.5m outside of the safety netting fence. Where the wall is back-filled and spectators stand at least 1m above the track level, an adequate standalone Crowd Control barrier will be erected at least 600 mm outside the safety netting fence.
M2-15 M2-15-1 M2-15-2
Construction and Maintenance of the Safety Fence All structures will be built and maintained to the satisfaction of the Track Inspector. After due application under Rule M2-4-2, the Directors can alter or amend these minimum requirements.
M2-16 M2-16-1 M2-16-2
Motorcycle Only Tracks Solo and Sidecar tracks may be enclosed by a wooden safety fence and pit gate. Minimum height of wooden safety fence is 1 metre, measured from the track surface. Minimum thickness is 76 mm, with vertical posts spaced not more than 2.5m centre to centre, suitable for the protection of the public. If the fence is a smooth panelled or horizontal timbered fence, with horizontal timbers a minimum of 300mm x 76 mm, then a skid board is not required. Where required, a 300mm x 50mm skid board must be firmly affixed to the structure of the fence at approximately hub height of competing vehicles. A crowd control barrier will encircle the fence as per rule M2-14. All structures will be built and maintained to the satisfaction of the Track Inspector.
M2-16-3 M2-16-4 M2-16-5 M2-16-6 M2-16-7 M2-17 M2-17-1
Track Lighting When floodlighting is used it must be adequate for the purpose, with no dark patches on the track surface.
M2-18 M2-18-1 M2-18-2
Control Lights/Flags Each track must have at least six sets of red, yellow and green lights Placement: At least one in every corner and approximately halfway along each straight. Daylight racing: Red and yellow lights to be supplemented by red and yellow flags Tracks racing Sidecars and/or Streetstocks to have all control lights visible from both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions.
M2-19 M2-19-1 M2-19-2 M2-19-3 M2-19-4 M2-19-5 M2-19-6
Pole Line & Infield The Pole line is to be clearly defined at all times. Pole line Height: Maximum of 100mm above the infield and track surface Pole line is not to constitute a hazard to competitors Pole lines constructed of tyres are not permitted Objects placed on the infield must be no closer than 12 metres from the pole line. Advertising signs to be no higher than 1 metre and must be collapsible.
Hazards Any other hazard identified by a Track Inspector must be rectified before a track passes its inspection. No meeting permit will be issued until all the safety requirements of SNZ have been complied with.
M2-20-2 M2-21 M2-21-1
Optional Infield Motorcycle Track Minimum length is 100m.
M2-21-2 M2-21-3 M2-21-4 M2-21-5
All other measurements in M2-8 apply. The outside perimeter is to be clearly defined by collapsible markers. The existing safety fence is be deemed to be the safety fence for the inside track. The outer track will be out of bounds to all vehicles and personnel while racing is in progress on the inside track.
M2-22 M2-22-1 M2-22-2 M2-22-3 M2-22-4
Refereeâ€™s Stand To be placed at least 1.8m above the track surface Must provide an adequate view of the track Minimum area of 1.8m2 To be provided with the switches to operate the track control lights and 2/3 minute bell Must be constructed in such a way to provide a safe operating environment
M2-22-5 M2-23 M2-23-1 M2-23-2 M2-23-3
M2-23-4 M2-23-5 M2-23-6 M2-23-7 M2-23-8
Pits All licensed tracks must provide a pit area of adequate size The pit area must be suitably fenced Signage identifying hazards at each pit entrance to read:NOTICE: THIS PIT AREA IS CLASSIFIED A HAZARDOUS AREA UNDER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT. HAZARDS INCLUDE: MOVING VEHICLES, VOLATILE FLUIDS, WELDING GLARE AND NOXIOUS FUMES. Adequate lighting and running water must be provided. Changing sheds and toilet facilities must be adjacent to, or inside the pit area. A level sealed or concrete vehicle checking strip must be provided. All tracks licenced to race Streetstocks must have a suitable set of rollers for the purpose of checking differentials at every meeting. A suitable notice board must be placed in the pit area for the posting of race results and other information.
Communication Equipment All Stewards and Referees must be supplied with an adequate two-way communication system, provided by the Promoter.
MEETINGS AND PRACTICES
M3-1 M3-1-1 M3-1-2 M3-1-3
Permit and Fees All meetings and practices require an SNZ permit, which attracts a fee. The permit fee is payable to the Steward before the event commences. If a meeting is not held or lapses before the commencement of the third event, the Permit Fee will be valid for the next meeting of similar value. Once a Steward has issued a permit and the event is in progress, the permit cannot be withdrawn unless safety factors are involved. The permit fee includes a SPANZ levy as determined in agreement with SNZ and SPANZ. Punctuality A Steward must be in attendance at all race meetings and practices. All competitors, vehicles, crews and equipment must be in the pits at least 60 minutes before commencement of the meeting. In exceptional cases, the requirement in M3-2-2 may be waived at the discretion of the Steward and Promoter. Classes Running Together Different classes can run together, providing the vehicles are of a similar nature. Agreement to do this must be in the form of a unanimous decision between:the competitors in the classes concerned the track promotion permission being received from the SNZ Office.
M3-1-4 M3-1-5 M3-2 M3-2-1 M3-2-2 M3-2-3 M3-3 M3-3-1 M3-3-2 (a) (b) (c)
M3-4 M3-4-1 M3-4-2
Infield Personnel Access to the infield during a meeting is prohibited to all persons not authorised by the Clerk of the Course. All persons on the infield are to wear a high visibility vest or jacket during racing.
Betting Only betting arranged by the New Zealand Racing Board (TAB) is permitted
Race Results It is the duty of the Referee to approve and sign race results before they are posted on the track noticeboard. It is the duty of the Clerk of the Course to ensure that race results are posted and that the time of posting is recorded on the results. If there is no protest, race results become confirmed 10 minutes after posting.
M3-6-2 M3-6-3 M3-7 M3-7-1 M3-7-2 M3-7-3 M3-8 M3-8-1
Competitor Payments The promoter must pay all money owed:To a competitor contracted to their track within 14 days of the meeting. To a competitor from any other track within 30 days of the meeting. In the case of an appeal affecting prize money, payments must be made to the competitor within 14 days of the release of the Appeal findings. Fidelity Fund Every SNZ Track Licensee shall be a member of the Fidelity Fund once they have a signed Memorandum of Agreement with SNZ and upon payment of a one-off joining levy, which is non-refundable. Claims against the Fidelity Fund can only be made in respect to a SNZ permitted meeting. Claims must be lodged with SNZ with sufficient tangible proof of the amount not paid before 30 June following the season's racing. No claims will be paid before 28 July following closure date. The Fidelity Fund is limited and any or all claims may not be honoured in full. Claimants must forward details in writing to the CEO, who will research claims and forward findings and any recommendations to the Fidelity Fund's Board of Trustees. Any successful claims against the Fidelity Fund will be paid out within 30 days of the decision by the Board of Trustees
Club Speedway Meetings The following additional conditions shall apply when licensed tracks wish to conduct Club Speedway Meetings:(i) A maximum of 25 competitors (ii) No competitors contracted to other tracks (iii) Permit Fee of $60 (iv) Maximum of six club meetings in any one season
Practices Each track must have at least three practice sessions prior to the commencement of its official season. Approved First Aid coverage must be provided. The SNZ Steward must be present Admission fees cannot be charged No racing can occur under a practice permit.
M3-10-2 M3-10-3 M3-10-4 M3-10-5 M3-11 M3-11-1
Grand Parade There are two types of Grand Parade permitted:The Grand Parade of cars where the race vehicles parade at a modest pace before the Feature Race, drivers require Safety Helmets as per the regulations in S1.
The Grand Parade of vehicles where the vehicles are at a walking pace with drivers’ on bonnets, or the official “Ride By” of riders; the crew and/or drivers are not required to wear Safety Helmets.
Postponement or Cancellation of Meeting Postponement: The date a promoter allocates a meeting within the 14 days allowable under SNZ rules for whatever reason, this can be advertised in advance. Raindate: A date allocated by a promoter to run a meeting which has been rained off during a meeting, this can be advertised in advance.
CHAMPIONSHIPS, ALLOCATED TITLES AND NZ TEAMS
Definition and Allocation of Allocated titles Allocated titles are: New Zealand Championship North Island Championship South Island Championship New Zealand Grand Prix Allocated Title hosts are determined by SPANZ, as per their bylaws. Allocated Title hosts are ratified by the Directors of SNZ Once ratified, the terms of the allocation will become a contract between SPANZ, SNZ and the Promoting track.
(a) (b) (c) (d) M4-1-2 M4-1-3 M4-1-4 M4-2 M4-2-1 M4-2-2 M4-2-3
M4-2-4 (a) (b) (c)
Allocated title dates New Zealand Championship Proposed date must be submitted to SNZ by 1 June prior to the season of the event. North Island, South Island and Grand Prix Proposed date must be submitted to SNZ by 31 July prior to the season of the event.
Allocated title Entry Forms Must be submitted to the SNZ Office no later than six weeks prior to the approved title date Must be made available to all potential entrants and be posted on the SNZ website, www.speedway.co.nz Must be sent to all Stewards and tracks that licence the applicable class no later than three weeks prior to the approved date.
M4-4-2 M4-4-3 M4-5 M4-5-1 (a) (b) M4-5-2 (a) (b) M4-5-3 M4-6 M4-6-1
Eligibility to host Allocated titles Division One track licence Meets SPANZ track grading criteria Have run the class concerned:(i) three times in the season prior to the title (ii) three times prior to the title, in the season of the title. Exceptions to the above New Zealand Championship (excluding Solos and Sidecars): Tracks must use Electronic Lapscoring as per Rule E3-4. If no Division One track wants to host an SNZ Allocated Title in any season a Division Two track can apply to SPANZ to hold the event. If no track wants to host an SNZ Allocated Title in any season, the event is stood down for that season.
Non-Performance Failure to comply with the requirements in Sections M4-2 to M4-5 will result in:A fine payable to SPANZ as per their bylaws Possible reallocation of the title Failure to comply with the terms of the contract as outlined in M4-1-2 may result in:A fine Future allocated titles being reallocated Request to hand back an allocated title must be approved by SNZ and SPANZ, and will incur a $1,000 fine. Eligibility to Enter Allocated Titles Every competitor has the right to enter Allocated Titles, subject to complying with the following conditions:(i) Holding an SNZ competition licence for the applicable class (one day licences are not accepted).
(ii) (iii) (iv) (v) M4-7 M4-7-1 (a)
(b) (c) M4-7-2 (a) (b) M4-7-3 M4-8 (a) (b) M4-9 M4-9-1
M4-9-2 M4-10 M4-10-1 M4-10-2
M4-11 M4-11-1 M4-11-2 M4-11-3 M4-12 M4-12-1 M4-12-2 M4-12-3
Submitting a completed entry form, by the due date. Paying the entry fee if applicable. This fee is a maximum of $25 and must be refunded if their vehicle passes pre-event vehicle checking. Notifying their own Promoter of their intention to compete at least 14 days prior to the event. Obtaining a clearance from their own Promoter.
Specific Additional entry criteria North Island, South Island and New Zealand Championships: New Zealand Residents (i) must have raced in that class for a minimum of three meetings in the current season, or (ii) have raced in that class for a minimum of three meetings in the previous season and a minimum of one meeting in the current season. Overseas competitors must have raced in that class for a minimum of five meetings in the current season. There can be no direct seeding into the finals of the previous winner, or any other competitor Further criteria for North Island and South Island Championships: A competitor can only enter one Island championship per season in any one class. At the time of the event, the competitor must be contracted to a track in that Island. New Zealand Grand Prix: No additional conditions apply If a track is not hosting the Allocated title:An application to race the class on the date of the Allocated title can be declined. Its competitors cannot be denied the right to enter the Allocated title. Eligibility of Vehicles A vehicle can only be entered into one New Zealand Championship and/or Grand Prix and/or Island Championship in any one season, unless the vehicle has been legitimately sold between Island Championships. Vehicles must be compliant with all Technical Regulations at an allocated title. Officials New Zealand championships: A Stipendiary Steward and Senior Referee will be appointed to officiate. North and South Island, Grand Prix and major teams' meetings: A Senior Referee will be appointed to Officiate. New Zealand Championship Practice The host track is required to hold at least one practice to enable visiting drivers to familiarise themselves with the track and conditions. The timing of this practice is to be optional but must be stated on the entry form. Sidecars only: Practice must be run at least two hours before the commencement of the event Drivers Briefing All appointed Senior Officials will be introduced to competitors by the Track Steward or Referee at the drivers briefing. A drivers representative will be elected at this meeting. The drivers briefing can discuss changes to the programme and any procedural requirements.
M4-13 M4-13-1 M4-13-2
Substitute Vehicles Are permitted in Solo and Sidecar Allocated titles Are not permitted in all other Allocated titles
Are permitted in Solo and Sidecar Allocated titles The next highest pointscorer or placegetter can replace a qualifier that is unable to start in the first race of the championship finals.
Additional Vehicle Checking Requirements Superstocks and Stockcars must be weighed before specified allocated titles by systems approved by SNZ.
M4-16 M4-16-1 M4-16-2 M4-16-3
Vehicle Rechecking at New Zealand Championships Solos: The first four motorcycles are to be rechecked after the final race. Sidecars: The first four motorcycles are to be rechecked after the final race. Midgets: The first 5 cars can have their engines measured and fuel sampled immediately on the completion of the last or any other championship race. TQ Midgets: The first five cars to have their engines measured within 7 days. The competitor can have his engine sealed and measured under the supervision of the Steward of the competitor's home track. Super Saloons: The first three cars can be rechecked after the final race. Stockcars and Superstocks: The first six vehicles may be rechecked after the final race. Re-weighing optional. Cost of any engine disassembly is to be borne by SNZ if found to be compliant. If non-compliant, the cost will be borne by the competitor.
M4-17 M4-17-1 M4-17-2 M4-17-3 M4-18 M4-18-1
Lap scoring and results An audio recording must be used as a backup lap scoring system. The Steward of the meeting must provide to the SNZ Office the points and placings from each race of the title within three working days of the meeting. SNZ will issue certificates to the first three placegetters at Allocated titles.
Prizemoney Eight days are required to elapse before payment of championships or major prize money to cater for the 7 days allowed for an appeal to be lodged. All payments must be paid within 30 days unless appealed. If prizemoney is not forthcoming, refer to Section M3-8 Fidelity Fund.
Format and Grid Draws: Motorcycle Allocated titles
M4-20 M4-20-1 (a)
Option One – 20 heat format Qualifying – Solos Should more than 16 entries be received, the Promoters of the championship and the Stipendiary Steward (or their appointee) will require any number of entrants to compete in time or elimination trials to determine the 16 finalists and 2 reserves. In the event of a competitor having trouble in their elimination test they may, at the discretion of the Stipendiary Steward (or their appointee) be entitled to one other attempt. Qualifying - NZ Sidecars The Championship to be an open meeting Qualifying heats to be run on the day or night before the Championship proper. Finals – Solos and Sidecars In each heat there will be four competitors and heats will be arranged so that each competitor will ride in five heats and will race against every other competitor during the course of the meeting. The 16 competitors shall draw for racing number 1-16. Heats are to be run as follows:
(b) M4-20-2 (a) (b) M4-20-3 (a)
Heat No. (inside) 1 2
C D White Yellow (outside) 3 4 6 8
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
(d) (e) M4-20-4 (a)
M4-21 M4-21-1 M4-21-2
10 15 13* 14 11 4 6 12 8 13 Interval 7* 2 16 9 1 9 3 5
11 14 1 10 15 8 16* 5 9 4
9 16 5 2 7 12 1 15 3 10
12 13 9 6 3 16 11 2 14 7
12 13 3 6 8 2 12 14
14 8 10 4 15* 7 13 11
1 11 5 15 10 16 6 4
* riders in consecutive heats are allowed 5 mins. Points to be a 3 2 1 basis to determine the Championship. In the case of tie on points for first, second or third place overall, there will be a 4lap run off. Reserves Prior to Championship start: (i) A rider withdrawing prior to the start of the championship will be replaced by a reserve. (ii) The reserve will be the highest non-qualifying points scorer from the retired rider's qualifying event, or if time does not permit then the reserve will be the best available rider. (iii) Reserves replacing riders prior to the commencement of the championship will take the number of the rider being replaced and are considered a qualified rider. After commencement of the championship: (i) There may be two reserves available for use as the racing rules allow during the championship, taking the next available numbers (i.e. 17 and 18 in a 16 rider system). (ii) The reserves will be the best available non-qualifying riders and appointed by the championship promotion and the Steward. (iii) Reserves used after the start of the event are not entitled to championship points but are entitled to start and point money where applicable, and may not compete in more than the designated number of races of any rider (i.e. 5 rides in a 20 heat system). Option Two - Three Heat Final A fair system consisting of heats and repechages to find a maximum of 6 finalists to run in a 3 heat final. Unlimited number of entries. A maximum of 6 riders per race. Points for qualifying rounds (if used) and final, to be 3 2 1 up to 4 starters. If more than 4 competitors in heats and final, points to be 4 3 2 1.
Option Three â€“ Alternative Format The promoter has the right to apply to SNZ to offer an alternative championship format.
Format and Grid Draws: Open Wheel Allocated titles
M4-24 M4-24-1 (a)
Option One â€“ 3 Heat Finals Qualifying Qualifying for the finals to be a minimum of two heats, marble and reverse draw, per group, over a minimum of 12 laps per race.
(b) (c) M4-24-2 M4-24-3 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g)
Highest unqualified competitors then start from the front grid of a repechage. Two repechages required when more than 36 entries are received. Option for NZ TQ Champs Qualifying: Three qualifying heats using the grid method below, with no repechage required. Finals Finals to consist of a maximum of 24 competitors, racing over three heats. No competitor can be seeded directly into the finals Minimum number of laps is the higher of 12 or one lap per starter to a maximum of 20, e.g. 14 starters = minimum of 14 laps, maximum of 20 laps. Points are awarded as per finishing position from 24 points for first to 1 point for 24th Highest point scorer over three heats is the winner. In the case of a tie on points for first, second or third place overall, there will be a 4lap run off. Grid draws are as follows:Race 1 Grid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Race 2 Grid 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 23 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Race 3 Grid 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1
If there are less than 24 entrants, the above grid system can be used for any number of cars. Use the bottom half of the grid from column 1 as the top half of column two. Column three uses even numbers highest to lowest then the odd numbers from highest to lowest.
M4-25 M4-25-1 (a) (b) (c) M4-25-2 (a) (b) (c) (d)
Option Two â€“ One Race Final Qualifying Elimination Heats and repechage(s) are held to find a maximum of 24 finalists. Races to be a minimum of 12 laps and maximum of 20 laps. No competitor can be seeded directly into the finals Heats to determine grid for final Finalists to draw for starting grid of first Final Heat. The second Final Heat starting grid to be reverse of grid one. Final heats to be a minimum of 12 laps and maximum of 20 laps. Points will be awarded as per finishing position with maximum points for first in each heat descending in finishing order. Final Race The Final race is to be a minimum of 20 laps and maximum of 30 laps. The highest point scorer has a choice of grid one or grid two and the rest of the grid is in descending order of points awarded from the previous final heats. Grid ties will be decided on the toss of a coin
M4-25-3 (a) (b) (c)
(d) (e) (f) M4-26 M4-26-1 M4-26-2 M4-26-3 M4-26-4 (a) (b)
All previous points awarded do not count in the Final race. The winner of the Final race becomes the Champion The rest of the placings will be awarded in finishing order. Option Three – A Main Format All cars draw to establish qualifying order. Qualifying consists of a two-lap time trial back to back, the fastest of which is counted. At the conclusion of qualifying, cars will be placed in order fastest to slowest. In the event of a duplicate time, the first competitor to achieve that time gets the position and so on. Format for 36 entrants or more Heat Races to be a minimum of 10 laps Cars will be placed by qualifying position with six cars inverted as follows: 1st Heat 24 17 16 9 8 1 32 25 40 33
M4-26-5 (a) (b)
3rd Heat 22 19 14 11 6 3 30 27 38 35
4th Heat 21 20 13 12 5 4 29 28 37 36
Cars finishing in the top 4 transfer to the Championship Final. Dashes (minimum 8 laps) (i) The 16 cars that have transferred to the Championship will be ranked fastest to slowest by qualifying time. (ii) They will then be split into two dashes (odd to the first dash, even to the second) with either zero, four, or six cars inverted. Inversion is determined by marble draw at the conclusion of qualifying). (iii) The first dash determines inside starting positions of the first eight rows of the Championship Final. (iv) The second dash determines the outside of the first eight rows. B-Main (minimum 10 laps) (i) The remainder of the cars who have not qualified for the Championship will line up by qualifying time. (ii) The top four finishers transfer to the Championship race. (iii) They will retain qualifying time but the best they can start is 17th (behind Dash cars). Championship Final/A Main (i) Minimum race distance is 20 laps (ii) The first 16 starting positions are determined by the dash finish order. (iii) The remaining 4 spots are “heads up” by qualifying time consisting of the 4 cars transferring from the B-Main. Format for less than 36 entrants Heat Races to be a minimum of 10 laps Cars will be placed by qualifying position with six cars inverted as follows: 1st Heat 18 13 12 7 6 1 24 19 30 25 36 31
2nd Heat 23 18 15 10 7 2 31 26 39 34
2nd Heat 17 14 11 8 5 2 23 20 29 26 35 32
3rd Heat 16 15 10 9 4 3 22 21 28 27 34 33
Cars finishing in the top 4 transfer to the Championship Final. Dashes (minimum 8 laps) (i) The 12 cars that have transferred to the Championship will be ranked fastest to slowest by qualifying time. (ii) They will then be split into two dashes (odd to the first dash, even to the second) with either zero, four, or six cars inverted. Inversion is determined by marble draw at the conclusion of qualifying).
The first dash determines inside starting positions of the first six rows of the Championship Final. (iv) The second dash determines the outside of the first six rows. B-Main (minimum 10 laps) (i) The remainder of the cars who have not qualified for the Championship will line up by qualifying time. (ii) The top four finishers transfer to the Championship race. (iii) They will retain qualifying time but the best they can start is 13th (behind Dash cars). Championship Final/A Main (i) Minimum race distance is 20 laps (ii) The first 12 starting positions are determined by the dash finish order. (iii) The remaining 8 spots are “heads up” by qualifying time consisting of the 8 cars transferring from the B-Main.
Option Four – Alternative Format The promoter has the right to apply to SNZ to offer an alternative championship format.
Format and Grid Draws: Super Saloon, Saloon and Modified Allocated titles
M4-29 M4-29-1 (a)
Option One – 3 Heat Finals Qualifying Qualifying for the finals to be a minimum of two heats, marble and reverse draw, per group, over a maximum of 20 laps per race. Highest unqualified competitors then start from the front grid of a repechage. Two repechages are required when more than 36 entries are received. Finals Finals to consist of 20 competitors, racing over three heats. No competitor can be seeded directly into the finals Points are awarded as per finishing position from 20 points for first to 1 point for 20th, regardless of whether the car crosses the finish line. Highest point scorer over three heats is the winner. In the case of a tie on points for first, second or third place overall, there will be a 4lap run off. Grid draws are as follows:-
(b) (c) M4-29-2 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)
Race 1 Grid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Race 2 Grid 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Race 3 Grid 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
If there are less than 20 entrants, the above grid system can be used for any number of cars. Use the bottom half of the grid from column 1 as the top half of
column two. Column three uses even numbers highest to lowest then the odd numbers from highest to lowest. M4-30 M4-30-1 M4-30-2 M4-30-3
M4-30-4 (a) (b)
Option Two – A Main Format All cars draw to establish qualifying order. Qualifying consists of a two-lap time trial back to back, the fastest of which is counted. At the conclusion of qualifying, cars will be placed in order fastest to slowest. In the event of a duplicate time, the first competitor to achieve that time gets the position and so on. Format for 36 entrants or more Heat Races to be a minimum of 10 laps Cars will be placed by qualifying position with six cars inverted as follows: 1st Heat 24 17 16 9 8 1 32 25 40 33
M4-30-5 (a) (b)
3rd Heat 22 19 14 11 6 3 30 27 38 35
4th Heat 21 20 13 12 5 4 29 28 37 36
Cars finishing in the top 4 transfer to the Championship Final. Dashes (minimum 8 laps) (i) The 16 cars that have transferred to the Championship will be ranked fastest to slowest by qualifying time. (ii) They will then be split into two dashes (odd to the first dash, even to the second) with either zero, four, or six cars inverted. Inversion is determined by marble draw at the conclusion of qualifying). (iii) The first dash determines inside starting positions of the first eight rows of the Championship Final. (iv) The second dash determines the outside of the first eight rows. B-Main (minimum 10 laps) (i) The remainder of the cars who have not qualified for the Championship will line up by qualifying time. (ii) The top four finishers transfer to the Championship race. (iii) They will retain qualifying time but the best they can start is 17th (behind Dash cars). Championship Final/A Main (i) Minimum race distance is 20 laps. (ii) The first 16 starting positions are determined by the dash finish order. (iii) The remaining 4 spots are “heads up” by qualifying time consisting of the 4 cars transferring from the B-Main. Format for less than 36 entrants Heat Races to be a minimum of 10 laps Cars will be placed by qualifying position with six cars inverted as follows: 1st Heat 18 13 12 7 6 1 24 19 30 25 36 31
2nd Heat 23 18 15 10 7 2 31 26 39 34
2nd Heat 17 14 11 8 5 2 23 20 29 26 35 32
3rd Heat 16 15 10 9 4 3 22 21 28 27 34 33
Cars finishing in the top 4 transfer to the Championship Final. Dashes (minimum 8 laps) (i) The 12 cars that have transferred to the Championship will be ranked fastest to slowest by qualifying time. (ii) They will then be split into two dashes (odd to the first dash, even to the second) with either zero, four, or six cars inverted. Inversion is determined by marble draw at the conclusion of qualifying). (iii) The first dash determines inside starting positions of the first six rows of the Championship Final.
(iv) The second dash determines the outside of the first six rows. B-Main (minimum 10 laps) (i) The remainder of the cars who have not qualified for the Championship will line up by qualifying time. (ii) The top four finishers transfer to the Championship race. (iii) They will retain qualifying time but the best they can start is 13th (behind Dash cars). Championship Final/A Main (i) Minimum race distance is 20 laps (ii) The first 12 starting positions are determined by the dash finish order. (iii) The remaining 8 spots are â€œheads upâ€? by qualifying time consisting of the 8 cars transferring from the B-Main.
Option Three - Alternative Format A Promoter has the right to apply to SNZ to offer an alternative format.
Format and Grid Draws: Superstock, Stockcar and Streetstock Allocated titles
M4-32-1 M4-32-2 M4-32-3
Finals to consist of 26 competitors, racing over three heats. No competitor can be seeded directly into the finals. Points are awarded as per finishing position from 26 points for first to 1 point for 26th. Highest point scorer over three heats is the winner. In the case of a tie on points for first, second or third place overall, there will be a 4lap run off. Grid draws are as follows:-
M4-32-4 M4-32-5 M4-32-6
Race 1 Grid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Race 2 Grid 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Race 3 Grid 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1
If there are less than 26 entrants, the number of cars. Use the bottom half of column two. Column three uses even numbers from highest to lowest. The promoter has the right to apply to format.
above grid system can be used for any the grid from column 1 as the top half of numbers highest to lowest then the odd SNZ to offer an alternative championship
M4-33 M4-33-1 M4-33-2
All Other Championships Any promoter may run an approved competition in order to ascertain their "Track Champion" in a class. Before a promoter may conduct or advertise any event which has the following words or their equivalents as part of the title, they must obtain permission from SNZ:(i) Championship (ii) New Zealand (iii) Nationals (iv) Grand Prix (v) World (vi) International A fee may apply.
New Zealand Team Before a promoter may conduct or advertise any event or Test Match which features a New Zealand team, they must obtain permission from SNZ. All applications to promote an event featuring a New Zealand team must be submitted to the SNZ Office at least 21 days prior to the proposed date of the event. All New Zealand team members must be selected by an SNZ-appointed selection panel. A New Zealand Team Manager can be appointed by SNZ. A breach of the above rules will incur a fine of up to $1,000.
Officials All speedway-related activity at SNZ tracks is overseen and carried out by representatives of SNZ and the promotion. SNZ Officials include:(i) M5-3: Stewards (ii) M5-4: Referees (ii) M5-5: Technical Officials Promotion Officials include:(i) M5-6: Clerk of the Course (ii) M5-7: Chief Lap Scorer (iii) M5-8: Starter (iv) M5-9: Flag Marshalls (v) M5-10: Medical Officer (vi) M5-11: Crash Crew (vii) M5-12: Pit Marshall (viii) M5-13: Competitor representatives (ix) M5-14: Mentor/Coach And other officials as necessary for the conduct of the meeting.
M5-2 M5-2-1 M5-2-2 M5-2-3 M5-2-4 M5-2-5
Appointment of SNZ Officials All SNZ Officials are appointed by the Directors annually, giving preference to nominees from the track concerned. SNZ Officials will receive such remuneration as the Directors may decide. Under no circumstances can SNZ Officials accept payment direct from a Promoter. If an Official finds it necessary to relinquish their position during the season, the Directors reserve the right to make another appointment. Appointment of non-SNZ Officials Other officials may be appointed by the Promoter subject to the approval of the Directors.
Stewards The following positions are covered in this section, in order of seniority (i) M5-3-2: Chief Stipendiary Steward (ii) M5-3-3: Stipendiary Steward (iii) M5-3-4: Steward (iv) M5-3-9: Assistant Steward
Chief Stipendiary Steward Refer to Section C13-2 for the duties of this position
M5-3-3 (a) (b) (c) (d)
M5-3-4 (a) (b) M5-3-5 (a) (b) (c) M5-3-6 (a) (b)
(d) (e) (f) M5-3-7 (a) (b) (c) M5-3-8 (a)
Stipendiary Steward A Senior Official appointed by the Directors to assist, advise, or supervise Stewards in the carrying out of their duties, and if necessary assume control. Stipendiary Stewards can impose penalties as per Rule M7-2-5 There will be at least one Stipendiary Steward in the South Island and at least two Stipendiary Stewards in the North Island. Any competitor or party may request a Stipendiary Steward to act as their advocate at any inquiry or appeal meeting. Steward An Official appointed by the Directors to see that the Rules and Regulations of SNZ are carried out at their appointed track. The Steward can have a number of Assistant Stewards under their authority, who can be delegated any of the responsibilities of a Steward outlined in SNZâ€™s rules. Duties of a Steward at any time Issue competitor licences when presented with completed Competitor- Promoter Agreements for the classes raced at their track. Ensure that engine sealing takes place according to the regulations. Ensure that Comprehensive Vehicle Inspections take place according to the regulations. Duties of a Steward before a meeting Be in attendance at any practices and meetings and issue meeting permits. The Steward has the authority not to issue a permit, and advise the Clerk of the Course accordingly. The Steward must advise the SNZ Office within 48 hours of this action. The Steward must take steps to ensure the safety of the public in general. They can prohibit a driver or machine from taking part in a meeting, which in their opinion would constitute a danger to the public. Collect clearances from visiting competitors Issue a special clearance if required under Rule E1-4-4(b) Oversee vehicle checking requirements as per Rule E1-4 Duties of a Steward during a meeting The Steward must ensure they have no responsibility for the organisation of a meeting nor have any executive duty in connection therewith. The Steward may declare a race or meeting concluded or completed, if in their opinion it would be unsafe for it to continue or is in breach of SNZ rules. A Steward has the authority to penalise as per rule M7-2-2 Duties of a Steward after a meeting Forward to the SNZ office within three days of issuing or receiving:(i) All 'Office Copies' of receipts, permits and licences. (ii) All 'Office Copies' of contracts and medical reports. (iii) All duplicate bank receipts balanced with all competitors licence fees, permit fees and fines etc, received. (iv) A completed and balanced Stewards Return Form. Report to the SNZ office in detail, any accident or incident requiring a competitor, official or member of the public needing treatment or admittance into hospital.
M5-3-9 (a) (b) (c) M5-4 M5-4-1
Any time the Steward presides over a meeting that has the word Championship included, they must provide the SNZ Office a fully filled-in programme giving the correct placings and points for each race within three working days of the meeting. Assistant Steward An Official appointed by the Directors to assist the Steward in the undertaking of their duties at their appointed track. There can be any number of Assistants at any track. The Steward can delegate any of their responsibilities to an Assistant. Referees The following positions are covered in this section, in order of seniority (i) M5-4-2: Senior Referee (ii) M5-4-3: Referee (iii) M5-4-4: Assistant Referee
M5-4-2 (a) (b) M5-4-3 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) M5-4-4 (a) (b) (c)
Senior Referee A Senior Official appointed by the Directors to referee race meetings as required Senior Referees can impose penalties as per Rule M7-2-4. Referee An Official appointed by the Directors to see that the Racing rules of SNZ are carried out at their appointed track. The Referee must confine their duties to refereeing and cannot undertake additional duties during a race meeting. The Referee controls the two or three minute bell as permitted in the relevant racing rules. The Referee will become familiar with the relevant racing rules for the classes competing at their track, and be prepared to apply them. A Referee can, after consultation with the Clerk of the Course, recommend to the Steward that the meeting be postponed or abandoned in whole or part. The Referee can consult with the Steward at any stage during the undertaking of their duties. Referees can impose penalties as per Rule M7-2-1. Assistant Referee An Official appointed by the Directors to assist the Referee in the undertaking of their duties at their appointed track. There can be any number of Assistants at any track. The Referee can delegate any of their responsibilities to an Assistant.
Technical Officials The following positions are covered in this section, in order of seniority (i) M5-5-2: Head Technical Steward (ii) M5-5-3: Technical Steward (iii) M5-5-4: Head Vehicle Checker (iv) M5-5-6: Vehicle Checker
Head Technical Steward A Senior official appointed by the Directors to mentor Technical Stewards and Vehicle Checkers in all aspects of their duties.
M5-5-3 (a) (b)
Technical Steward A Senior Official appointed by the Directors to undertake, assist or advise with vehicle compliance, and if necessary assume control. A Technical Steward can be in attendance at any meeting to assist and advise in the application of vehicle compliance.
(c) (d) (e)
(f) M5-5-4 (a) (b) (c) (d) M5-5-5 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
M5-5-6 (a) (b)
M5-6 M5-6-1 M5-6-2
A Technical Steward can if necessary assume control of vehicle compliance at a meeting. At any location where a Technical Steward has been appointed or sent by the Directors, they are in control of vehicle compliance. At any location where a competitor has requested a Technical Steward, the Technical Steward is in control of vehicle compliance. When rule E1-4 does not apply, any non-compliance or infringements can be issued. Technical Stewards can impose penalties as per Rule M2-7-6 Head Vehicle Checker An Official appointed by the Directors to see that the Technical rules of SNZ are adhered to at their appointed track. The Head Vehicle Checker (HVC) reports to the Steward. The HVC will have a number of Vehicle Checkers under their authority, who can be delegated any of the responsibilities of a HVC outlined in SNZâ€™s rules. The HVC or one of the Vehicle Checkers must have completed an apprenticeship as an Automotive Engineer. Duties of a Head Vehicle Checker Assign Vehicle Checkers to perform Comprehensive Vehicle Inspections (CVIâ€™s). Assign Vehicle Checkers to perform pre-meeting vehicle checking. Assign a Vehicle Checker to the infield during racing. The assigned official will satisfy the Referee that damaged vehicles are fit to continue racing. Assign a Vehicle Checker to inspect vehicles whose steering and suspension has been repaired in any manner during the race meeting. Dangerous Construction: The HVC has discretionary power (in consultation with the steward) with regard to whether a vehicle is fit to race, even though it may comply with specifications. Vehicle Checker An Official appointed by the Directors to assist the HVC in the undertaking of their duties at their appointed track. An appointed Vehicle Checker has the authority to inspect any race vehicle at any time, and:(i) Record in the log book the date of all pre-meeting vehicle checks. (ii) Record the date of CVI in logbook In the event of a race vehicle not passing the initial pre-meeting vehicle checking and registration inspection, the vehicle checker will; (i) Record the non-compliance on the pre-meeting inspection and registration certificate referred to in E1-2-2. (ii) Record the non-compliance in the logbook and report the issue to the driver or crew of the vehicle so that compliance can be effected. (iii) If the non-compliance is of a serious nature that will not/cannot be remedied the issue will be reported to the HVC and the Steward. Non-SNZ Officials Clerk of the Course The Clerk of the Course is responsible to the Steward for the conduct of the meeting and its administration in accordance with SNZ Rules and the official programme. The Clerk of the Course cannot be a competitor for the duration of the race meeting. All Officials referred to in Rule M5-1-2 report to the Clerk of the Course. The Clerk of the Course can delegate any of their responsibilities to an Assistant.
M5-6-3 M5-6-4 M5-6-5 M5-6-6 (a) (b)
Principle duties of the Clerk of the Course Ensure that all officials are at their posts and that the medical officer and ambulance are present. Report the absence of any official to the Steward.
(c) (d) (e) (f) M5-7 M5-7-1 M5-7-2
M5-8 M5-8-1 M5-8-2 M5-8-3 M5-8-4 M5-8-5
M5-9 M5-9-1 M5-10 M5-10-1 M5-11 M5-11-1 M5-12 M5-12-1 M5-13 M5-13-1 M5-14 M5-14-1
Ensure that all officials are provided with the necessary information and knowledge to enable them to carry out their duties. Control competitors, crews and track officials at a race meeting. Assist and advise the Steward in the prevention of suspended and unlicenced persons. Assist and advise the Steward in particular to undesirable/unsafe vehicles and general vehicle compliance. Chief Lap Scorer The Official responsible for declaring the order in which competing vehicles pass the finishing line. If the Chief Lap Scorer considers they have made a mistake they may correct it, the right to make such correction being subject to the approval of the Referee of the meeting. Starter The Official responsible for displaying flags to competitors at the start/finish line. The Starter will initiate each race when so instructed by the Clerk of the Course From then until the start of the race the competitors are under the control of the Starter and Referee. The Starter will indicate the last lap, the finish and use of all other flags instructed by the Referee. The starter will attend all pre-meeting competitor briefings.
Flag Marshall An Official responsible for displaying flags to competitors when instructed by the Referee. Medical Officer The Official from the appointed First Aid team in overall control of medical requirements at the race meeting. Crash Crew Infield staff responsible for attending to vehicles after an incident. Pit Marshall The Official responsible for co-ordinating activity in the pit area before and during a race meeting. Competitor representative The representative appointed by the competitors of each class to assist them during their dealings with Officials at a race meeting. Mentor/Coach The co-ordinator of competitors who are undertaking the approved SNZ Training Programme.
Eligibility to compete To participate in speedway activity the following must be completed:The appropriate agreement between a licensed track promoter, SNZ and the competitor The licence fee paid A competition licence issued Sufficent proof of identity provided
M6-1-1 M6-1-2 M6-1-3 M6-1-4 M6-2 M6-2-1
Mentor Programme Before being permitted to either practice or compete, the SNZ Mentor Programme must be completed by the following:(i) All new competitors to speedway
M6-3 M6-3-1 M6-3-2 M6-3-3 M6-3-4 M6-3-5 M6-3-6
M6-4 M6-4-1 M6-4-2 M6-4-3 M6-4-4
(ii) Those who have not competed in the previous five years This programme includes a requirement to ride or drive in at three practices prior to taking part in open competition or racing from the rear of field for at least the first four races. Competition Licence All competition licences expire on the following 31 August. Licences must be produced if requested by an SNZ Official Competitors must nominate the class or classes they wish to licence from those available at their home track. Extension to compete in classes not available at their home track must be made to the Steward at a track where the class is being raced. Adult Licence Minimum age 16 years. Minors Agreement A competitors agreement will be entered into by a minor when (i) the written consent of their parent(s) or guardian is provided (ii) the consent clause of the agreement is properly witnessed. The Directors can refuse to issue or cancel a licence without stating any reason for such refusal or cancellation. Competitors Agreement It is the intent of SNZ that only one competitor's agreement shall be operative at any one time. A competitor cannot enter into any further competitor's agreement unless it does not conflict with their obligations under the principal agreement. SNZ will not be liable in the event that more than one agreement is registered in respect of one competitor. SNZ is not responsible for any agreement, contract or other arrangement entered into by a competitor other than an agreement registered in accordance with SNZ rules. If a competitor cancels or terminates his licence during a Speedway season, the licence will not be re-issued or a further new licence obtained without the approval of the SNZ Office. Competitors may compete in motorsport other than on their licenced speedway track provided they are not in breach of their performance contract with their Promoter. A competitor may transfer their agreement to another track with the approval of both Promoters. A transfer fee applies. Subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act, 1993, competitors may be asked to give authority for their contact details to be included in all lists supplied by SNZ to allied organisations and businesses wishing to contact competitors. If a competitor agrees to provide that information then an authorization is required to be signed by the competitor on the agreement form as follows: 'I authorize Speedway New Zealand Inc to furnish to other like organisations my name and contact details.' The Competitor for themselves, their Executors and Administrators hereby acknowledges and declares that they will at all times participate in all such races and all such practice at their own risk throughout and that neither the Competitor nor their estate shall institute or make any action, suit, claim or demand against the Promoter, or other competitor or SNZ for any injury or damages suffered by themselves or the machine or vehicle used by themselves during any such race or practice. Competitors Personal Accident Insurance: Personal Accident Insurance is strongly advised but is not compulsory. No person shall take part in any competition under an assumed name unless special application for the use of an assumed name has been made and granted by the Directors.
One-Day Licences A one-day licence can only be issued at the Steward's discretion and with the approval of the Promotion. A one-day licence holder must have successfully completed the current SNZ Mentor programme or have previously competed in at least four races. Exception: Novelty type events, e.g. Demo Derby, Streetcar race etc. A one-day license holder must start from the rear of the field in open competition unless given dispensation from the Steward of the meeting. A one-day license cannot be issued to a driver to take part in an Allocated title or other championship event. The one-day license must be witnessed by a fully licensed competitor who must accept all responsibility for the rules and regulations and any penalties that may be bestowed on the holder of the one-day license.
M6-5-3 M6-5-4 M6-5-5
M6-6 M6-6-1 M6-6-2 M6-6-3
Overseas Competitors Overseas competitors are those without New Zealand residency Permission must be received from the SNZ Office to licence an overseas competitor All overseas competitors must sign a competitor's agreement on the form prescribed and approved by SNZ.
Clearance A Competitor will not enter into any commitment with another promoter that prevents them from meeting their obligation to their promoter, unless a clearance is obtained:(i) in writing, using the SNZ Clearance form which is handed to the Steward at the visiting track, or (ii) using an SNZ electronic clearance. A competitor who has been given clearance to race at another track will then require a written clearance from that promoter before they can race elsewhere. A clearance is required:(i) when there is a meeting for their class at their home track on the same date (ii) for every SNZ Allocated title.
M6-8 M6-8-1 (a) (b) M6-8-2
Competitors' Responsibilities Competitors are responsible for:the safety of their vehicle at all times during a race meeting. the conduct and actions of their crew and/or vehicle owners. Any competitor undertaking to compete at a race meeting and failing to attend can be reported to the SNZ Office.
Promoters Responsibilities Promoters who do not need competitors contracted to them for a specific meeting, should notify them at least seven days prior.
Medical A Competitor's Licence will not be granted to any person, unless the Directors in their sole and absolute discretion are satisfied that all competitors both have the skills and experience as well as the physical ability to, at all times, be fully in control of their vehicles, and will not at any time for any reason pose any risk or danger to other competitors, or the public or any person. Any competitor who has received hospital treatment can be required to produce a medical clearance deeming them fit to resume racing. The Directors can request any competitor to undergo a medical examination from a Doctor of their choosing. Cost to be borne by the competitor.
M6-11 M6-11-1 M6-11-2 M6-11-3 M6-11-4 M6-11-5
M6-12 M6-12-1 M6-12-2 (a)
M6-12-3 M6-12-4 M6-12-5 M6-12-6 M6-12-7 M6-12-8
Concussion When a competitor is diagnosed with concussion by a Doctor or Medical Officer the stand-down period from racing is 22 days, commencing from the date of the injury. The concussion must be noted on the competitors licence. The SNZ office must be informed of the competitor's concussion. A medical clearance can be required from a doctor advised by the SNZ Office prior to the resumption of racing. A competitor diagnosed with concussion can apply to the SNZ Office to have their stand-down period reduced to an absolute minimum of 15 days from the date of the injury. They will be required to see a doctor selected by SNZ (at their cost), prior to a decision by the Directors. Liquor and Drugs The taking of, or suffering from the effects of drugs or alcohol by any competitor, official or crew at a race meeting is conduct prejudicial to the sport. SNZ is affiliated to Drug Free Sport New Zealand, and has adopted their anti-doping rules, which may change from time to time. For full details on Prohibited Substances, Specified Substances, Prohibited Methods, Treatment Guidelines and Therapeutic Use Exemptions, refer to their website, www.drugfreesport.org.nz Alternatively, you can check on the status of a medication 24 hours a day 7 days a week from your mobile phone. Text the word drug, followed by a space, then the ingredient name or the product name to 4365. Texts cost 20 cents per message. This service is provided by Drug Free Sport NZ. Any competitor, official or crew can be subject to the appropriate tests, which will be made under the supervision of the Steward. Offenders will be removed from the pits and track, and will be reported to the SNZ Office within 48 hours. Refusal to submit to an alcohol or drug test at any time will be deemed to be a positive test. In the event of a positive alcohol or drug test a competitor will be stood down until a Hearing before the Directors. Any licensed competitor who has returned a positive drug test can be requested to take subsequent drug tests at any time, at their own expense. Any competitor or official convicted of a drug offence by the civil court and sentenced to a jail term or a fine exceeding $1000, will be disqualified for a mandatory period of not less than three years, or, for a lesser offence, to a punishment decided at the discretion of the Directors.
M7-1 M7-1-1 M7-1-2
Penalties Any person or entity found guilty of a breach of these rules can be penalised. Rule breaches can be classified as follows Racing – as per Section R Technical – as per Section E, S and T Behavioural – as per Section M7-7 Any or all of the following penalties can be applied: Reprimand by a Steward, Referee or Directors which can be private or public. Relegation of finishing positions by a Referee. Exclusion from the results of the race by a Referee or Steward Fine by a Steward, Referee or Directors. Suspension for a given period by a Referee, Steward or Directors. Disqualification of SNZ membership by the Directors. Any Infringement Notice need only have the issuing Officials signature to be valid. Any penalty imposed will take effect immediately and cannot be deferred by the lodging of an appeal.
(a) (b) (c) M7-1-3 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) M7-1-4 M7-1-5
Penalties by Official
M7-2-1 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) M7-2-2 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) M7-2-3
M7-2-4 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) M7-2-5 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g)
M7-2-6 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) M7-3 M7-3-1 M7-3-2 M7-3-3
A Referee has the authority to penalise a competitor as follows:Reprimand which can be private or public. Relegate finishing positions Exclude from the results of the race Fine up to $120 Suspend for up to 15 days, starting from the date of the offence Penalise as per Teams Racing Code of Ethics Section R12-4 A Steward has the authority to penalise a competitor as follows:-:Reprimand which can be private or public. Exclude from the results of the race Fine up to $200 Suspend for up to 22 days, starting from the date of the offence Report a competitor within seven days of the date of the offence to the Directors, for possible further penalty Penalise as per Technical Exclusions Section M7-4 In addition the Steward can order from the track or its vicinity, any driver, Official or other person who refuses to obey their instructions or the instructions of any Official. A Senior Referee has the authority to penalise a competitor as follows:Reprimand which can be private or public. Relegate finishing positions Exclude from the results of the race Fine up to $200 Suspend for up to 15 days, starting from the date of the offence Penalise as per Teams Racing Code of Ethics Section R12-4 A Stipendiary Steward has the authority to penalise as follows:Reprimand which can be private or public. Exclude competitors from the results of the race Fine competitors up to $300 Suspend competitors, crew, SNZ Officials or any person under the control of the Clerk of the Course for up to 42 days, starting from the date of the offence. Report a competitor within seven days of the date of the offence to the Directors, for possible further penalty Penalise competitors as per Technical Exclusions Section M7-4 Suspend any person or entity under the jurisdiction of SNZ, effective from time of pronouncement until the findings of the Directors are advised in writing by the SNZ Office. A Technical Steward has the authority to penalise as follows:Reprimand which can be private or public. Fine up to $200 Suspend for up to 22 days, starting from the date of the offence Report a competitor within seven days of the date of the offence to the Directors, for possible further penalty Penalise as per Technical Exclusions Section M7-4 Declare a vehicle, component or safety item non-compliant. Racing Rule Offences When a competitor is summoned by a SNZ official for a racing incident, the driverâ€™s rep of the competitorâ€™s class must be available or present at the meeting. If a competitor wishes to speak with an SNZ Official after a racing incident, they must make this request through their nominated competitor representative. A Referee has the duty to respect the right of competitors who consider themselves to be unjustly penalised to be given a reasonable and courteous explanation.
Specific Technical Offences Over or under weight If a vehicle is found to be over or under weight after a race the competitor will be excluded by the Steward from the race and suspended for a further 30 days. Non-compliant Fuel If a vehicle is found to be using fuel outside of the specifications in rule E4-1-5 Competitor will be excluded from the meeting and suspended for three months. Non-compliant engine If a vehicle is found to have a non-compliant engine the Competitor will be:(i) Excluded from the meeting by the Steward, and (ii) Suspended for 22 days, commencing from the date of the offence, and (iii) Reported within seven days of the date of the offence to the Directors, for possible further penalty Non-compliant tyre If a vehicle is found with a non-compliant tyre the Competitor will be excluded from the meeting.
M7-5 M7-5-1 M7-5-2
Disqualification of SNZ Membership Disqualification can be imposed after a hearing before the Directors. A disqualified person or entity loses the right for as long as the Directors see fit to: (i) Hold any SNZ licence, and/or (ii) Hold any official appointment at an SNZ meeting or competition, and/or (iii) Promote or hold Competition requiring a permit from SNZ.
Payment of Fines The competitor is responsible for the payment of any fine imposed upon themselves or their crew. Fines are payable to SNZ by the next meeting at their contracted track, or within 28 days of the date of the offence, whichever is sooner. Any fine not paid within 28 days attracts a 10% penalty per month until paid.
M7-6-2 M7-6-3 M7-7 M7-7-1
Personal Conduct Offences Improper comment It is an offence for any SNZ member to publish or permit to be published or connive at, any statement or conduct which improperly criticises SNZ, their Officials, or comments on any matter which is subjudice. Offensive language Competitors or Pit Crews using offensive language in the proximity of the public will be dealt with accordingly by the Steward. Conduct unbecoming The Steward may report to the Directors any competitor or other person whose conduct off the track is injurious to the welfare of the sport or of SNZ. Confederates Confederates are strictly prohibited and if in the opinion of the Steward a confederacy is proved which prevents the parties from competing on their true merits, such parties shall be reported to the Directors and be dealt with as the Directors may think fit. Match Fixing Any Promoter has the power after consultation with the Steward to declare a race 'void' when in their opinion, such race has been 'faked'. Such decisions shall be final as to the sport in progress but an appeal therefrom will lie to the Directors. Right to Suspend Any person who shall promote, enter, drive, or officiate at, or in any manner whatsoever take part in a competition, not organised or held in accordance in all respects, with these Regulations, or who shall become disqualified or suspended by the governing body of any sport recognised by SNZ shall be disqualified or suspended.
M7-8-2 M7-8-3 M7-8-4 M7-8-5 M7-8-6
M7-8-7 M7-8-8 M7-8-9 M7-8-10 M7-8-11
M7-8-20 M7-8-21 M7-8-22
Protests Any competitor considering themselves aggrieved in any competition by another competitor or by the decision of any SNZ Official can make a formal Protest. Lodging a Protest All Protests will be submitted in writing to the Steward on the official SNZ Protest form. The Protest will be signed by the competitor lodging the protest, who is engaged in the competition. A Protest form will be accompanied by a deposit of $40. A Steward cannot refuse a correctly-lodged Protest, and will sign the form to accept that the Protest has been lodged. The Steward will then immediately deal with the Protest. Protest Criteria A Protest cannot be against a â€œMatter of Factâ€?. Only competitors in the same race as a racing incident can protest that racing incident. Protests relating to a racing incident must be lodged within 10 minutes of the official posted results of that race. Protests relating to Technical specifications must be lodged within 10 minutes of the last official posted results of that class. When a Protest is decided and the decision given it cannot be presented afresh during or after the meeting. The same applies to an identical Protest by another driver. Protest Committee All protests are adjudicated upon by a Protest Committee consisting of (i) The Steward of the meeting (ii) One representative of the competitor's class (iii) The Clerk of the Course. The Steward is the Chairman of the Committee. The Protest Hearing The protest will be heard on the day/night of the protest being lodged. To facilitate the flow of a meeting the Protest Committee can elect to handle a Protest at the completion of the programme, except in cases where the outcome of their decision may affect the starting position or results of other heats of a series during that meeting. All persons affected by or who may be affected by the outcome of the protest meeting, including the person against whom the protest was lodged must be given the opportunity to state their view to the Protest Committee. In the case of a racing incident the Referee must be interviewed by the Protest Committee. Decision of the Protest Committee The Protest Committee reach a decision by majority vote. If the Protest is successful (upheld):(i) the $40 deposit is refunded to the person who made the Protest. (ii) the result will be advised to the Steward who will apply a penalty as per Rule M7-2-2. If the Protest is unsuccessful (not upheld) the $40 deposit is forfeited to SNZ, unless the Protest Committee determine that there was reasonable ground for the Protest. All protest results must be stated on the Protest form or SNZ letterhead. Any competitor who is not happy with any decision or penalty handed down under the above procedure may lodge an Appeal, subject to the conditions in Section M710.
M7-9 M7-9-1 M7-9-2 M7-9-3 M7-9-4 (a) (b) (c) (d) M7-9-5 M7-9-6 M7-9-7
M7-10-2 M7-10-3 M7-10-4
M7-10-5 M7-10-6 M7-10-7 M7-10-8
M7-10-9 M7-10-10 M7-10-11 M7-10-12 M7-10-13 M7-10-14
Protests About Technical Specifications If a competitor wishes to protest engine and/or vehicle specifications that are routinely inspected by vehicle checkers the Protest fee is $40. If the protest concerns engine and/or vehicle specifications, including fuel, that are not routinely inspected, the Protest fee is $300. Any vehicle protested under M7-9-2 must be impounded. Refer to rule E1-6. The only persons present when a component is checked to be: the vehicle competitor/owner the person laying the protest the person inspecting the component an SNZ representative The inspection of componentry is to be undertaken in a clean and suitable environment, e.g. a workshop/garage. When the people referred to in M7-9-6(a) are present a Protest meeting is not necessary. The result of the checking becomes the result of the protest. If the protest is upheld, the $300 will be refunded to the person who made the protest, and the owner of the vehicle shall be required to pay all costs incurred by the inspection of the componentry. If the protest is unsuccessful the initial fee of $300 and any reasonable additional expenses will be handed to the competitor against whom the protest was lodged. Appeals Every SNZ member affected by a decision given under these rules shall have the right of appeal to the Appeal Committee of SNZ. Appeal Criteria To lodge an appeal against a racing incident, a competitor must have lodged an official protest within the given time limit allowed. An Appeal can only be about the reason for the infringement. There will be no right of appeal for penalties imposed on "Matters of Fact" acknowledged by both sides, except with leave of the Steward or Referee concerned. Appeals about grammatical errors are frivolous and will not be accepted. Lodging an Appeal An Appeal will be submitted in writing to the SNZ Office. The Appeal will be accompanied by payment of an Appeal fee of $500 An Appeal will be submitted to the SNZ Office within seven days of the date of the decision appealed from. Any penalty appealed against will continue notwithstanding lodgement of any Appeal. The Appeal Committee The President of SNZ or their nominee is the Chair of the Appeal Committee hearing. A minimum of five persons shall be proposed by the Directors and ratified every two years at an AGM of SNZ to form the body of the Appeal Panel. Those on the Appeal Panel cannot be SNZ Directors. The Appeal Committee shall be constituted of the President or his nominee, as outlined above, together with two persons from the Appeal Panel. In selecting those two persons, the President or his nominee will select one such person and the appellant the other. There is to be no communication with the Appeal Committee prior to the hearing other than in writing and through the SNZ Office. The Appeal Hearing An appeal shall be heard at the first convenient opportunity:(i) at a place convenient to the Appeal Committee, or
M7-10-16 M7-10-17 M7-10-18 M7-10-19
M7-10-21 M7-10-22 M7-10-23 M7-10-24 M7-10-25 M7-10-26
(ii) by teleconference or video conference The appellant must notify the SNZ Office within a minimum of three days prior to the hearing if they intend to be represented by a lawyer or advocate. Any appeal heard by the Appeal Committee is not a hearing de novo, nor a new hearing into the matter from the beginning. The burden of proving the appeal is solely on the appellant. SNZ and its officials are not required to prove or disprove anything. At least seven days prior to the Appeal Hearing, the SNZ Office will provide the appellant with copies of any written reports obtained from any officials present at the incident complained of, and any other written evidence SNZ may have. The Appellant will likewise produce any written material they propose to produce at the appeal together with a summary of any verbal submissions they might wish to make within five days of the Appeal Hearing. Result of the Appeal The Appeal Committee will give its decision in writing through the SNZ Office within seven days of having heard the appeal. The Appeal Committee may alter, cancel or substitute its own penalty or decision for that appealed from, or it may confirm the penalty or decision appealed from. It may not penalise another party who has not at the Appeal Hearing been given an opportunity to be heard. Should the appeal fail, the appellant may at the Appeal Committee's discretion be ordered to pay the whole cost of the hearing. The Appeal Committee may refund to the Appellant all or part of the $500 appeal fee at its discretion. In the event that an engine, ruled by SNZ officials to be illegal, is subsequently found to be in fact legal, all costs incurred up to a maximum of $500 shall be paid to the appellant by SNZ.
RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE FOR RULE ENFORCEMENT This is a Guideline to the sequence in which rule breaking incidents should be handled. It does not change any rules whatsoever, and does not apply to all Technical Infringements. The aim is to give both officials and competitors an easy to understand simplified guide to action. It should promote: 1 Respect for the rules and the officials, through knowledge of procedure. 2 Acceptance of penalties by competitors by having had a fair and proper hearing. STEP 1 Competitor breaks rule in book. STEP 2 Offense witnessed by Steward, Referee, or reported to Steward by other official. OR STEP 2A Competitor makes written protest to Steward with $40 fee, on proper form within specified time limits STEP 3 The Steward calls together the Clerk of the Course and the Competitor's Representative and chairs a Protest Meeting. (All persons affected by or who may be affected by the outcome of the protest meeting, including the person against whom the protest was lodged must be given the opportunity to state their view to the Protest Committee). In the case of a racing incident the Referee must be interviewed by the Protest Committee. STEP 4 If the offending competitor ADMITS or acknowledges actions to the Steward or Referee, that action will become a "MATTER OF FACT" The Steward will then take the appropriate action. NOTE: There will be no right of appeal for penalties imposed on "MATTERS OF FACT" acknowledged by both sides, except with leave of Steward or referee concerned. STEP 5 If the offending competitor DENIES the actions the PROTEST will be considered by the PROTEST COMMITTEE. Their decision will be by majority vote and will be given by the Steward who will apply penalty where appropriate.
NOTE: To facilitate the flow of a meeting the Protest Committee may elect to handle a dispute at the completion of the programme, EXCEPT in cases where the outcome of their decision may affect the starting position or results of other heats of a series on any ONE day. Steps 1 to 5 will all take place at and during the meeting and should be completed no later than one hour after the last race on the programme. COMPETITORS ARE WARNED THAT APPEALS SHOULD NOT BE ENTERED INTO LIGHTLY. APPELLANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE APPEAL COMMITTEE AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. IF THE APPEAL IS LOST AND THE APPEAL COMMITTEE FEEL THE APPEAL WAS FRIVOLOUS THE APPELLANT MAY BE CHARGED ALL COSTS.
Mediation Should at any one time a dispute occur of a serious nature between promoter and competitor a meeting is to be arranged between both parties and the Directors or its representatives.
DEMOLITION DERBY RULES / SPECIFICATIONS Including Caravan & Teams Derbies
DEMOLITION DERBY MINIMUM VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
D1-1-1 D1-1-2 D1-1-3 D1-1-4 D1-1-5 D1-1-6 D1-1-7 D1-1-8 D1-1-9 D1-1-10 D1-1-11 D1-1-12
Only standard road cars eligible. NO 4-wheel drives, NO SUV’s, NO Ute’s. NO modifications or reinforcing permitted except the following. All glass including mirrors to be removed from the vehicle. Tow bar to be removed. All badges, interior and exterior trim and plastic to be removed. Both front doors to be securely chained, bolted or welded shut. Pillarless cars must have the seam between front and rear doors fully welded. Full harness seat belt (4-5 point) to be fitted to driver's seat and securely mounted. Seat belts must not be mounted to the roof. NO RETRACTABLE SEAT BELTS allowed. A maximum of 18 litres of petrol to be carried in the tank. All cars to be fitted with roll bar (not roll cage) consisting of one bar of minimum diameter of 38mm OD x 3.2mm, of steam pipe or RHS, to extend vertically from floor immediately behind driver's seat to the roof. A 300mm length of pipe or RHS (of the same size as the roll bar), or a 300mm x 300mm x 6mm plate must be welded to each end of the roll bar. These to be bolted through the roof and the floor using a minimum of 10mm bolts. A head rest must be mounted on bar. See diagram below. BOLTED THRU ROOF HEAD REST ROLL BAR
BOLTED THRU FLOOR
D1-1-16 D1-1-17 D1-1-18 D1-1-19 D1-1-20
Numbers must be painted in contrasting colours and clearly visible, on the driver's door and roof. Minimum size 300mm high x 50mm wide. No obscene or offensive words or drawings on cars. The driver's door may have a 3mm steel plate welded on the driver's side to replace the door trim, from behind the driver's seat, extended to past the firewall, and securely welded or bolted. No locked diffs allowed. No wide wheels or racing tyres allowed. Battery must be adequately secured. All airbags must be removed. Fuel lines to be secured with no leaks or kinks, and of an approved type.
DEMOLITION DERBY RACING RULES AND CONDITIONS
All vehicles will be checked and must comply with the specifications. All competitors must hold either an SNZ One-Day Derby Licence or a full SNZ licence. Minimum age is 16 years. Competitors aged between 16 and 18 years must have signed consent by a parent or guardian. All competitors must be aware and accept that they compete at their own risk. Competitors must have proof from the issuing authority that they have held at least a Restricted civil drivers licence. Full civil drivers licence is not required. All drivers must wear full length, long sleeved overalls. Leather gloves, boots or shoes must be worn, NOT JANDALS or SNEAKERS. NO NYLON ATTIRE. Clothing to be approved by the Steward on the day/night. SNZ approved helmet and neck brace must be worn. No passengers. The Demo Derby is to be the last race of the meeting and the track surface must be heavily watered to reduce vehicle speed. This competition is with the intention of demolishing opponent's vehicles. Those not competing in the spirit of the intention can be excluded. When a red light or flag is shown, competitors must immediately STOP. Drivers must not hit another vehicle in the driver's door. Cars can only move forward on the track and in an anticlockwise direction, strictly within the confines of the track. Competitors will be disqualified when driving on the infield unless the track is completely blocked. Competitors must return to the track immediately after passing the blockage. A competitor that is immobilised for more than ONE minute shall be deemed out of the Derby and shall not be permitted a restart. No competitor will be permitted to unclip his seat belts or get out of the car while the Derby is in progress, without a direction from the Clerk of the Course or SNZ Official. Obviously this restriction does not apply in case of fire. All decisions taken by the track officials will be final and binding and no protests will be entered into. The Promoter has the right to order winning cars to be rechecked. The taking of, or suffering from the effects of drugs or alcohol by any competitor or mechanic, on the day of any meeting shall be deemed to be conduct prejudicial to the sport.
D1-2-3 D1-2-4 D1-2-5 D1-2-6
D1-2-7 D1-2-8 D1-2-9 D1-2-10 D1-2-11 D1-2-12 D1-2-13 D1-2-14
D1-2-17 D1-2-18 D1-2-19
D2-1 D2-1-1 D2-1-2 D2-1-3 D2-1-4
DERBY TEAMS RACING - ADDITIONAL MINIMUM VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS All cars to be tidy in appearance and professionally signwritten. All glass except interior mirror to be removed. Cars that contain rust in critical areas e.g. door pillars or hinges will not be permitted. Side intrusion bar to be fitted between drivers door pillars (same size and material as roll bar).
All vehicles must be fitted with an interior roll bar (not full cage) fitted behind the front seat, above the drivers normal seated position, as per diagram right. Roll bar material â€“ 38mm OD 3.2mm wall thickness steampipe or RHS. Diagonal cross must be fitted inside roll bar. Roll bar to be mounted to mounting plates at floor and middle of roof. Mounting plates to be 125mm x 125mm x 6mm. A headrest 280mm x 150mm x 3mm to be fitted centrally behind drivers helmet and securely mounted to rollbar. Radiators to remain in original position but fan may be removed. Fuel tanks must be mounted in the boot area centrally and as far forward as possible without intruding into the rear passenger area. Fuel lines to be secured with no leaks or kinks and of an approved type. All bolts used to effect modification are to be a minimum of 10mm in diameter.
DERBY TEAMS RACING - ADDITIONAL RACING RULES
Racing may take place during the meeting. No competitor shall manoeuvre their vehicle into the path of others so their door is exposed. No hitting any stationary vehicles. See Rule T12-3-5(e). All competitors must race in the race direction. In the event of a rollover the car is out of the race unless it returns to its wheels without assistance.
D2-1-6 D2-1-7 D2-1-8 D2-1-9 D2-1-10 D2-1-11 D2-1-12
D2-2-3 D2-2-4 D2-2-5 D3-1
CARAVAN DERBIES - ADDITIONAL MINIMUM VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
The windscreen opening is to be covered by maximum 100mm mesh covered by chicken netting. The drawbar is to be well attached, with a good safety chain. Caravans are to have all glass and breakables, beds, tables and other internal fixtures removed. All gas bottles and water tanks to be removed.
CARAVAN DERBIES - ADDITIONAL RACING RULES
Racing to be on a dry track. First across the line with a minimum of drawbar, chassis and set of wheels will be the winner. Cars without a caravan or part thereof can continue, but cannot win.
New Clauses C11(h) Interpret the bylaws of SNZ as and when required C11(i) Obtain a recommendation from the relevant technical committee before making a technical intepretation Current Rules G5-2-2(b) The green light to be on continuously while race is in progress. G5-2-2(d) When signals are given by flag and blackboard, the flag or blackboard should be at least 0.371m2 (4 square feet) in area. Solos/Sidecars: Open Wheel: Saloons/Modifieds: Super/Stockcars: Streetstocks:
To become R9-3-1(b) and (d) To become R10-5-3(a) and (b) To become R11-14-2(a) and (c) To become R12-3-3(b) and (c) To become R13-2-3(a) and (b)
New Section S1 Track Safety Equipment S1-1 First Aid At all meetings and practices, the following must be provided:(a) suitable First Aid Equipment for the care of injured competitors. (b) An approved first aid team (e.g. St Johns) must be present (c) An ambulance must be in attendance (d) A doctor must be in attendance. In the event of a doctor not being available, the Promoter must satisfy the Steward that adequate alternative arrangements have been made. S1-2 Safety Equipment S1-2-1 Infield Equipment At all meetings and practices, the following must be provided:(a) An efficient crash crew and vehicle equipped with auxiliary fire fighting equipment to go to the aid of a competitor in difficulty. (b) Fire extinguishers to be located on the infield to include:(i) Two 9kg Dry Powder extinguishers (ii) One 3kg Carbon Dioxide type extinguisher (iii) One 20 litre water vessel or water extinguisher (iv) At least two 9-litre Foam AFFF Extinguishers (c) Other equipment stationed on the infield to include:(i) wrecking gear (ii) A safety spotlight (night events only) (ii) An oxyacetylene cutting torch (d) The crash crew is to be in position on the infield during all races, with the engine running. S1-2-2 Pit Area Equipment (a) At all meetings and practices, the following extinguishers must be provided at a central position in the Pit Area (i) one 9kg Dry Powder extinguisher (ii) one 3kg Carbon Dioxide type extinguisher (b) These extinguishers are to be mounted on a distinctively marked panel, with free access to all drivers, pit crews and officials from at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the meeting/practice. S1-2-3 The Steward is responsible for inspecting the fire fighting and protective equipment prior to the commencement of the meeting. New Clauses E1 Rules in this Section are managed by the Directors.
Rules in this Section are managed by the Directors in conjunction with the Personal Safety Committee. Rules in this Section are managed by the Directors in conjunction with Technical Committees.
Proposed Changes Open Wheel R10-5-14 Declared Race: (a) The Clerk of the Course can declare a race during a stoppage. (b) The results will be as per the last completed lap. (c) The Referee can exclude any competitor deemed to be the primary cause of the stoppage. (d) Exception: This clause does not apply to Allocated title events Saloon/Super Saloon/Modified R11-14-12 Declared Race: (a) The Clerk of the Course can declare a race during a stoppage. (b) The results will be as per the last completed lap. (c) The Referee can exclude any competitor deemed to be the primary cause of the stoppage. (d) Exception: This clause does not apply to Allocated title events Stockcar/Superstock R12-3-11 Declared Race: (a) The Clerk of the Course can declare a race during a stoppage. (b) The results will be as per the last completed lap. (c) The Referee can exclude any competitor deemed to be the primary cause of the stoppage. (d) Exception: This clause does not apply to Allocated title or Teams events Streetstock R13-2-11 (a) (b) (c) (d) Ministock R15-3-1(g) (i) (ii) (iii)
Declared Race: The Clerk of the Course can declare a race during a stoppage. The results will be as per the last completed lap. The Referee can exclude any competitor deemed to be the primary cause of the stoppage. Exception: This clause does not apply to Allocated title events
Declared Race: The Clerk of the Course can declare a race during a stoppage. The results will be as per the last completed lap. The Referee can exclude any competitor deemed to be the primary cause of the stoppage.
New Clause R9-3-1(a) A Solo can only be operated by one licensed competitor. R9-3-1(b) A Sidecar will be operated by two licensed competitors. New Clause R9-3-5(b)
The Referee is to start the race if another starter has not been delegated in this position. Whoever does the starting will also operate the green light indicating a start is imminent.
New Clause R10-5-5(h) Push vehicles should be available at all tracks to be used by the competitors who require them, at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.
Current Rules to become:G7-4-7 UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THESE RULES, if an accident has occurred, and in the opinion of the Referee it would be dangerous for the race to continue, he shall have the race stopped by giving the stop signal, and the race shall then be rerun or re-started. The Referee and Steward only, are empowered to stop a race, and no other official shall initiate the `stop' signal during the course of a race. G7-4-8 He shall penalise immediately a competitor who, in his opinion, indulges in foul, unfair or dangerous conduct including any competitor who steers or drifts from his course in such a manner as to impede any competitor who may be attempting to pass or, in the case of a non-team event, jeopardising the fair chance of one or more of the other competitors. Solos/Sidecars Open Wheel Saloons/Mods Stockcars/Supers Streetstocks
No change required, covered by R9-3-13(a),(b) and R9-3-7 G7-4-7 to be new clause R10-5-8(a), G7-4-8 is already covered by rule R105-7(b) G7-4-7 to be new clause R11-14-6(a), G7-4-8 covered by R11-14-5(c) G7-4-7 to be new clause R12-3-7(a), G7-4-8 N/A to Stocks G7-4-7 to be new clause R13-2-7(a), G7-4-8 N/A to Streetstocks
Proposed Rules E1-4 Duties of a Technical Steward: / Compliance E1-4-1 A Steward or Technical Steward may order any vehicle or component be inspected, sealed or impounded, and such vehicle or component will be retained for such period as may reasonably be necessary for its inspection. E1-4-2 The Steward or Technical Steward will write down the impounding order in the log book and issue an impoundment notice. E1-4-3 (a) A Steward or Technical Steward may demand dismantling as soon as possible to verify compliance. (b) If dismantled to determine a protest, the party against whom the decision is made will bear the cost. Refer to Section M7. (c) A competitor who refuses any inspection, or removes his vehicle from the meeting without permission accepts that the vehicle will be automatically recorded as illegal in the vehicle log book. E1-4-4 A Steward or Technical Steward can determine a vehicle or component as noncompliant at any time. (a) When the Steward or Technical Steward determines a non-compliance issue; the vehicle will not be permitted to race or practice. (b) Provided the meeting is not an allocated title meeting, the Steward or Technical Steward may after consultation with the Head Vehicle Checker permit a noncompliant car to race or practice provided: (i) The non-compliance will not affect safety. (ii) The non-compliance will not provide a competitor with a significant competitive advantage. (iii) The non-compliance is insubstantial. (iv) All items of non-compliance will be recorded in the vehicle log book. (v) The vehicles’ non-compliance must be corrected before competing at any future meeting. (vi) Vehicles must be fully compliant at an allocated title. (vii) As a result of a vehicle failing the above inspection, the Technical Steward will, if applicable, issue an infringement notice. (viii) Should the non-compliance result in an exclusion that may affect a race meeting in progress, the Technical Stewards’ exclusion must be reported to the promotion, the track steward and subsequently to the Directors. (ix) Should the non-compliance be sufficient to result in the notation as ‘Illegal Vehicle’ the log book must be noted as such.
An illegal vehicle must be re-inspected by a Technical Steward before it can be raced again. A fee may be charged.
New Clause S3-1 The Steward is responsible for ensuring that no vehicle exceeds the sound level. New Clause R12-4(n) Appeals are permitted Current Rule to become:G7-8-2 In the case of a false start the Referee may order a re-start. G7-8-3 Any competitor disobeying the signal or having been in a false start not obeying the re-start signal, may be excluded from that race. Solos/Sidecars: Open Wheel: Saloon/Modified: Stockcar/Super: Streetstock:
To become R9-3-5(b) (x) and (xi) To become R10-5-5(i) and (j) To become R11-14-4 (viii) and (ix) To become R12-3-4(f) and (g) To become R13-2-4(f) and (g)
Proposed Changes T10-2-7 Clutch and Gear Box (b) All unit construction motorcycle engines with more than one gear and operational clutch lever must be in a prominent position on the exterior of the car with no internal access to the said gearshift. A unit construction engine is one that has the engine and transmission as one complete unit. CARRIED
HELDOVER UNTIL GENERAL BUSINESS
Remit 37 Moved:
DEFINITIONS Peter Kuriger
Proposed Change to read:G1-1-8 Competitor's Representative: A person elected by the competitors in each class or group to represent all competitors in the competition. CARRIED
Remit 38 Moved:
DEFINITIONS Peter Kuriger
Proposed Change to read:G1-1-9 Composite Materials: Composite materials are those of special properties made by a combination of components none of which alone could attain those properties. In particular, a combination of fibres in the form of fabric or tape with reactive polymer resins followed by curing, producing a composite component. CARRIED
Remit 39 Moved:
DEFINITIONS Peter Kuriger
New Clause to read:G1-1-12 DOHC - Dual Overhead Cam A dual overhead camshaft (also called DOHC, double overhead cam, dual overhead cam, or twin cam) valve train layout is characterised by two camshafts being located within the cylinder head, where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. Typical automotive engines with dual overhead camshafts can have multiple camshafts, depending on the engine configuration. CARRIED
Remit 40 Moved:
DEFINITIONS Peter Kuriger
New Clause G1-1-12 Duration of Race Meeting A meeting is deemed to open two hours before the scheduled time for commencement of the first event or at the time scrutineering commences if this time is prior to the two time limit, and will finish 30 minutes after the finish of the last event on the scheduled program, or 30 minutes after the last vehicle/component inspection has been completed at the track, (whichever is the later). Amendment Moved: Woodford Glen
New Clause G1-1-12 Duration of Race Meeting A meeting is deemed to open two hours before the scheduled time for commencement of the first event or at the time scrutineering commences if this time is prior to the two hour time limit, and will finish 30 minutes after the finish of the last event on the scheduled program, or 30 minutes after the last vehicle/component inspection has been completed at the track, (whichever is the later). CARRIED, BECAME THE MOTION MOTION CARRIED
Remit 41 Moved:
DEFINITIONS Peter Kuriger
New Clause G1-1-15 Race Meeting: A race meeting comprising of procedural activities related to and including a race or a number of races held under permit to SNZ. Amendment Moved: Woodford Glen G1-1-15
Speedway Meeting: A race meeting comprising of procedural activities related to and including a race or a number of races held under permit to SNZ. CARRIED, BECAME THE MOTION MOTION CARRIED
Remit 42 Moved:
DEFINITIONS Peter Kuriger
Change to read:G1-1-23 Saloon: A two-door or four-door passenger saloon approved for racing on SNZ licensed tracks as per Saloon Specifications. G1-1-45 Super Saloon: A two-door or four-door passenger saloon approved for racing on SNZ licensed tracks as per Super Saloon Specifications. CARRIED
Remit 43 Moved:
DEFINITIONS Peter Kuriger
Change to read:G1-1-53 Stockcar: (Formerly Standard Stock) A car specially designed for racing on SNZ licensed tracks. CARRIED
Remit 44 Moved:
PROMOTER NOTIFICATION Baypark Seconded:
Change to read:G4-6-4 The promoter will give no less than 5 days notice to classes not racing at the next scheduled meeting at their registered track. CARRIED
Remit 45 Moved:
TRACK LICENCE Peter Kuriger
Change to read:G4-6-2 The Promoters may not commence operating until the Memorandum of Agreement has been duly executed and furnished to SNZ and a track licence has been issued by SNZ. CARRIED
Remit 46 Moved:
FIDELITY FUND Rotorua
Change to read:G4-11-2 Claims must be lodged with SNZ with sufficient tangible proof of the amount not paid before 30 April following the season's racing. No claims will be paid before 28 May following closure date. The Fidelity Fund is limited and any or all claims may not be honoured in full. Claimants must forward details in writing to the SNZ CEO, who will research claims and forward findings and any recommendations to the Fidelity Fund's Board of Trustees. CARRIED
Remit 47 Moved:
LAPSCORING FACILITIES Sandra Birdling Seconded:
Change to read:G5-2-8 The track must provide a suitable facility to accommodate the Chief Lapscorer and assistants. The track must provide and maintain in good working order the approved lapscoring equipment as described herein. CARRIED
Remit 48 Moved:
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Peter Kuriger
Change to read:G5-4-3 Speedway Tracks Licenced by SNZ must have an efficient crash crew and vehicle equipped with auxiliary fire fighting equipment to go to the aid of a driver in difficulty. This should comprise of one-3kg Carbon Dioxide type extinguishers, a 20 litre water vessel or water extinguisher and at least two 9-litre Foam AFFF Extinguishers to be located on the infield for use on major fuel fires. Amendment Moved: Blenheim
Speedway Tracks Licenced by SNZ must have an efficient crash crew and vehicle equipped with auxiliary fire fighting equipment to go to the aid of a driver in difficulty. This should comprise of one-3kg Carbon Dioxide type extinguishers, a 20 litre water vessel or water extinguisher and at least four 9-litre Foam AFFF Extinguishers to be located on the infield for use on major fuel fires. CARRIED, BECAME THE MOTION MOTION LOST
Remit 49 Moved:
SAFETY EQUIPMENT Willie Kay
Change to read:G5-4-5 Crash Wagon and Safety Equipment Suitably equipped crash wagon must be stationed on the infield of the track. Such wagon must carry as minimum equipment fire extinguishers, and other tools. A safety spotlight for night meetings only. Tracks holding competition for all 4-wheeled classes must provide suitable cutting gear. CARRIED
Remit 50 Moved:
CONCLUDING A MEETING Lewis Dawson Seconded:
Change to read:G7-1-6 Stipendiary Steward may declare a race or meeting concluded or completed, if in his opinion it would be unsafe for it to continue. He will consult with the Steward and the Clerk of the Course of his intentions if for any reason verbal or otherwise indicated, a meeting or race will be in contravention of the by-laws of SNZ, a direction of SNZ, or a Stipendiary Steward. The Stipendiary Steward shall have the authority to instruct the Steward not to issue a permit, and advise the Clerk of the Course accordingly, he shall advise the Directors within 48 hours of this action. CARRIED
Remit 51 Moved:
POWERS OF A SENIOR REFEREE Sandra Birdling Seconded:
Change to read:G7-1-9 Senior Referee may fine up to $200 and may exclude competitors for up to 22 days. CARRIED
CLERK OF THE COURSE
Remit 53 Moved:
DRIVERS BRIEFING Lewis Dawson
Change to read:G7-3-10(a) At all New Zealand Championship meetings the Clerk of Course shall introduce any Senior Officials to the competitors at the driversâ€™ briefing. CARRIED
Remit 54 Moved:
VEHICLE CHECKING TO BECOME SCRUITINEERING Rotorua Seconded: Cromwell
Change to read:G7-5 Duties of a Scruitineer; Various Changes All references to be Scruitineers and Scruitineering CARRIED
Remit 55 Moved:
REQUIREMENT TO BE HEAD VEHICLE CHECKER David Jones Seconded: Blenheim
Change to read:G7-5-2 The Head Vehicle Checker or one of the vehicle checkers must satisfy the steward that the person has worked full time for a minimum of three years carrying out repairs and maintenance to safety aspects of motor vehicles and have a reasonable understanding of the rule book. CARRIED
Remit 56 Moved:
DUTIES OF THE CLERK OF THE COURSE Willie Kay Seconded: Stratford
Change to read:G7-6-4 To control competitors, crews and track officials at a race meeting. Assist and advise the Steward in the prevention of suspended and unlicenced persons. Assist and advise the Steward in particular to undesirable/unsafe vehicles and general vehicle compliance. CARRIED
Remit 57 Moved:
TIME LIMIT FOR RESULT CHANGES Peter Kuriger Seconded:
Change to read:G7-7 Duties of a Chief Lap Scorer It shall be the duty of the Chief Lap Scorer to declare the order in which the competing vehicles pass the finishing line. If the Chief Lap Scorer considers he has made a mistake he may correct it within 10 minutes of the posting of the results of the race, his right to make such correction being subject to the approval of the Referee of the meeting. Amendment #1 Moved: Rotorua
Change to read:G7-7 Duties of a Chief Lap Scorer It shall be the duty of the Chief Lap Scorer to declare the order in which the competing vehicles pass the finishing line. If the Chief Lap Scorer considers he has made a mistake he may correct it within 30 minutes of the posting of the results of the race, his right to make such correction being subject to the approval of the Referee of the meeting. LOST Amendment #2 Moved: Meeanee
Change to read:G7-7 Duties of a Chief Lap Scorer It shall be the duty of the Chief Lap Scorer to declare the order in which the competing vehicles pass the finishing line. If the Chief Lap Scorer considers he has made a mistake he must correct it within 10 minutes of the posting of the results of the race, his right to make such correction being subject to the approval of the Referee of the meeting. LOST Amendment #3 Moved: Woodford Glen
Change to read:G7-7 Duties of a Chief Lap Scorer It shall be the duty of the Chief Lap Scorer to declare the order in which the competing vehicles pass the finishing line. If the Chief Lap Scorer considers he has made a mistake they must advise of the mistake within 10 minutes of the posting of the results of the race, his right to make such correction being subject to the approval of the Referee of the meeting. CARRIED, BECAME THE MOTION MOTION CARRIED
Remit 58 Moved:
DUTIES OF THE CHIEF LAPSCORER Sandra Birdling Seconded:
Changes to read:G7-7-1 The Chief Lapscorer will use approved lapscoring equipment to determine the results of all races.
The Chief Lapscorer must be proficient in the racing rules pertaining to the class being raced. The Chief Lapscorer reserves the right to alter the results in consultation with the referee of the meeting.
Amendment Moved: Blenheim
Change to read:G7-7-1 The Chief Lapscorer will use approved lapscoring equipment to determine the results of all races. G7-7-2 The Chief Lapscorer must be proficient in the racing rules pertaining to the class being raced. (Clause G7-7-3 deleted) CARRIED, BECAME THE MOTION MOTION CARRIED
Remit 59 Moved:
RACE RESULTS Peter Kuriger
Change to read:G7-9(c) When a race is completed, all results will be provisional until: i) The absence of any protests within 10 minutes of the race results being posted. ii) Regulatory vehicle/component compliance inspections are completed. CARRIED
Remit 60 Moved:
PRE-RACE PROCEDURES Lewis Dawson Seconded:
Change to read:G7-8-1(a) It is the duty of the Clerk of the Course to advise the Referee that the track is clear and ready for racing. G7-8-1(b) It is the duty of the Starter to initiate each race when so instructed by the Referee. CARRIED
Remit 61 Moved:
DRIVERS BRIEFING Peter Kuriger
New Clause to read:G8-1-10 In order to participate in a race meeting, the competitor must attend the drivers briefing. CARRIED
Remit 62 Moved:
Change to read:G8-4-2(a) When a competitor is diagnosed with concussion by a Medical Officer, the standdown period will be 22 days (starting from the day/night in question). A medical clearance may be required from a doctor nominated by the Directors prior to the resumption of racing. G8-4-2(b) Where a competitor refuses or doesnâ€™t receive a medical assessment, the Track Steward may issue the 22 day stand down, where evidence of a concussion exists.
Amendment Moved: Ruapuna
Change to read:G8-4-2(a) When a competitor is diagnosed with concussion by a Medical Officer, the standdown period will be 22 days (starting from the day/night in question). A medical clearance may be required from a doctor nominated by the Directors prior to the resumption of racing. G8-4-2(b) Where a competitor refuses or doesnâ€™t receive a medical assessment, the Track Steward may issue the 22 day stand down, where suspicion of a concussion exists. CARRIED, BECAME THE MOTION
Amendment #2 Moved: Baypark
Change to read:G8-4-2(a) When a competitor is diagnosed with concussion by a Medical Officer, the standdown period will be 22 days (starting from the day/night in question). A medical clearance may be required from a doctor nominated by the Directors prior to the resumption of racing. G8-4-2(b) Where suspicion of a concussion exists, and a competitor refuses or doesnâ€™t receive a medical assessment, the Track Steward can issue the 22 day stand down. CARRIED, ADDED TO THE MOTION MOTION CARRIED
Remit 63 Moved:
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL Willie Kay
Change to read:G9 ALCOHOL AND DRUGS G9-1-1 SNZ has a zero tolerance regarding the use of drugs and alcohol in sport. G9-1-2 The taking of, or suffering from the effects of drugs or alcohol by any competitor, pit crew, official or driver, on the day of the meeting shall be deemed as conduct prejudicial to the sport. CARRIED
Remit 64 Moved:
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL Willie Kay
Change to read:G9-1-2 Offenders will be removed from the Stadium grounds and Track Complex, and will be reported to the Directors within 48 hours. CARRIED
Remit 65 Moved:
PROTESTS Lewis Dawson
New Clause G10-1-7 When a competitor has been shown a black flag/board for excessive noise, NO protests can be entered into.
CARRIED Remit 66 Moved:
RESULT OF A PROTEST Peter Kuriger
Delete clause:G10-2-2 In the event of a protest being lodged against a successful competitor, the prize shall be withheld until the protest has been dealt with. If the protest is upheld the prize shall be awarded to the competitor who is next to finish and the $40 (forty dollars) shall be refunded to the person who makes the protest. CARRIED
PENALTIES AND FINES
Remit 68 Moved:
ABUSE AND MISCONDUCT Meeanee Seconded:
Change to read:G11-5 ABUSE and MISCONDUCT. G11-5-1 SNZ has a zero tolerance regarding verbal and physical abuse. G11-5-2 No member of SNZ or track official at a race meeting shall verbally or physically abuse (assault) any person, or use any intimidating or threatening language or actions from the time they enter a speedway complex until they depart the complex after the meeting is completed. G11-5-3 Any acts of verbal or physical abuse, text messaging and online cyber-bullying, shall be reported to the track steward, who if deems any blame is warranted may serve an Infringement Notice on any SNZ member. G11-5-4 Where any person at a race meeting receives any form of abuse from a driver, racecar owner, pit crew member, or official the matter shall be reported to the Steward, who may investigate, and if deems the allegation is justified, may serve an Infringement Notice on this person and exclude the relevant person from the track complex. CARRIED
Remit 69 Moved:
CREATING AN INDEPENDENT APPEAL PROCESS David Jones Seconded: Dunedin
Change to read:G12-1-1 Every SNZ member affected by a decision given under these rules shall have the right of appeal to the Appeal Committee of SNZ. Appeal Criteria G12-1-2 To lodge an appeal against a racing incident, a competitor must have lodged an official protest within the given time limit allowed. G12-1-3 An Appeal can only be about the reason for the infringement. G12-1-4 There will be no right of appeal for penalties imposed on "Matters of Fact" acknowledged by both sides, except with leave of the Steward or Referee concerned. G12-1-5 Appeals about grammatical errors are frivolous and will not be accepted. Lodging an Appeal G12-1-6 A member wishing to Appeal must in the first instance contact the SNZ Office. An Appeal will be submitted in writing to the Appeal Committee Chairperson. G12-1-7 The Appeal will be accompanied by payment of an Appeal fee of $500.
G12-1-10 G12-1-11 G12-1-12 G12-1-13 G12-1-14 G12-1-15
G12-1-18 G12-1-19 G12-1-20 G12-1-21
G12-1-23 G12-1-24 G12-1-25 G12-1-26 G12-1-27 G12-1-28
An Appeal will be submitted to the Appeal Committee Chairperson within seven days of the date of the decision appealed from. Any penalty appealed against will continue notwithstanding lodgement of any Appeal. The Appeal Committee The Chair of the Appeal Committee hearing will rotate around the 4 members of the Appeal Panel selected as Chairpersons by the Directors. A minimum of five persons shall be proposed by the Directors and ratified every two years at an AGM of SNZ to form the body of the Appeal Panel. Those on the Appeal Panel cannot be SNZ Directors. The Appeal Committee will consist of the Chairperson and two persons from the Appeal Panel. In selecting those two persons, the Board will select one such person and the appellant the other. There is to be no communication with the Appeal Committee prior to the hearing other than in writing and through the Appeal Committee Chairman. The Appeal Hearing An appeal shall be heard at the first convenient opportunity:(i) at a place convenient to the Appeal Committee, or (ii) by teleconference or video conference The appellant must notify the Appeal Committee Chairman within a minimum of three days prior to the hearing if they intend to be represented by a lawyer or advocate, or have witnesses/support people present. Any appeal heard by the Appeal Committee is not a hearing de novo, nor a new hearing into the matter from the beginning. The burden of proving the appeal is solely on the appellant. SNZ and its officials are not required to prove or disprove anything. SNZ and its Officials and any Promotion Officials can appear before the Appeal Panel in person, or make submissions in writing. At least seven days prior to the Appeal Hearing, the SNZ Office and the Appellant will provide the Appeal Committee Chair with copies of any written reports obtained from any officials present at the incident complained of, and any other written evidence they may have. The Appeal Committee Chair will then supply the information to both parties five days prior to the Appeal Hearing. Result of the Appeal The Appeal Committee will give its decision in writing within seven days of having heard the appeal. The Appeal Committee may alter, cancel or substitute its own penalty or decision for that appealed from, or it may confirm the penalty or decision appealed from. The decision of the Appeal Committee will be final and binding. The Appeal Committee may not penalise another party who has not at the Appeal Hearing been given an opportunity to be heard. Should the appeal fail, the appellant may at the Appeal Committee's discretion be ordered to pay all or part of the whole cost of the hearing. The Appeal Committee may refund to the Appellant all or part of the $500 appeal fee at its discretion.
Remit 70 Moved:
APPEAL FEE INCREASE Peter Kuriger
Changes to read:G12-1-7 The Appeal will be accompanied by payment of an Appeal fee of $1,000. G12-1-28 The Appeal Committee may refund to the Appellant all or part of the $1000 appeal fee at its discretion. CARRIED
Remit 71 Moved:
USE OF THE WORD NATIONALS David Jones Seconded:
Change to read:G13-1-3 The use of the words 'New Zealand', 'Nationals', or their equivalent is to be approved exclusively by the Board. CARRIED
Remit 72 Moved:
DUPLICATE NUMBERS Sandra Birdling
New Clause to read:G13-2(e) Duplicate numbers are not permitted at allocated titles. Competitors must be given the opportunity to request an alternative number(s) on the entry form and be advised of any change required on their entry acceptance. LOST
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR NZ TITLES
Remit 74 Moved:
CHAMPIONSHIP DATES Lewis Dawson
New Clause to read:G13-2-4 Allocated titles cannot take place before December 1 in the relevant season. CARRIED
Remit 75 Moved:
CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY Baypark Seconded:
Change to read:G13-2-9 All competitors entering a North Island, South Island or New Zealand Championship must have raced in that class for at least 3 meetings in the current season or have raced in that class for at least 3 meetings in the previous season and at least 1 meeting in the current season and be a New Zealand citizen. Overseas competitors are not eligible to enter in North Island, South Island or New Zealand Sprintcar championships. LOST
Remit 76 Moved:
CHAMPIONSHIP RAINOUTS Grant Graham Seconded:
New Section to read:G13-4 Weather Affected Allocated Titles G13-4-1 When an Allocated Title is called off due to adverse weather, it is up to each promoter to decide which alternative best fits their own individual set of circumstances. SNZ must be notified as to whether the Title has been 'postponed' or 'abandoned'.
Rain date: When the original Title can be rerun on the day(s) immediately following the weather-affected meeting. It is essentially a continuation of the original meeting. The original clearance will apply for the rain date. Postponed Meeting: This is when the meeting cannot be rerun on the day(s) immediately following the rain affected meeting, but can be held within 14 days. It will essentially be the same meeting, with the original entries, but held at a later date. In this case the entries cannot be reopened to allow new competitors. (a) The original clearance will apply for a Postponed Meeting. (b) Once a competitor has withdrawn from a championship, for whatever reason, that withdrawal cannot be selectively ignored. (c) If a competitor qualifies prior to the Title being 'postponed', but is unable to attend on the rescheduled date, (i.e. withdraws) their place in the finals is forfeited, even in the event of the Postponed Meeting also being rained off. Abandoned Meeting: If the original meeting is declared abandoned, a new entry form must be submitted and sent out; entry into the Title must be reopened for all competitors. When a new date is being set for an Abandoned Meeting, promoters must take into account the requirement for competitors to give their home promoter 14 days notice and to obtain a written clearance.
Remit 77 Moved:
REPECHAGES ON DAY 2 Ruapuna
Proposed Change to read:G13-6-1 Elimination heats and repechages are to be held to find a maximum of 24 finalists. Minimum Number of Laps: Heats 12 laps: Finals 12 laps minimum or at least 1 lap per car in field to a maximum of 20 laps. e.g. 12 cars 12 laps, 15 cars 15 laps, 20 cars 20 laps. If the championship is run over two nights/days of competition due to the necessity of qualifying, the repechage or repechages are to be held on the second night/day of the championship. LOST
Remit 79 Moved:
MEETING INSPECTIONS Peter Kuriger
New Clause:E1-2-2 No vehicle will be allowed to race until any competitor/s intending to race the vehicle have endorsed the relevant pre-meeting and race vehicle registration documentation. CARRIED
Remit 80 Moved:
MEETING INSPECTIONS Peter Kuriger
Change to read:E1-2-2 No vehicle will be allowed to race until an authorised vehicle checker has completed a pre-meeting vehicle inspection of the vehicle, and endorsed the relevant premeeting/race vehicle registration documentation.
Remit 81 Moved:
MEETING INSPECTIONS Peter Kuriger
New Clause to read:E1-2-4 A pre-meeting/race vehicle registration is only valid for and on the date entered on the registration document. CARRIED
Remit 82 Moved:
MEETING INSPECTIONS Peter Kuriger
Changes to read:E1-2-4 It is the responsibility of the competitor to have his race vehicle compliant with all specifications and supplementary regulations, free from mechanical defects, and in a safe racing condition. E1-2-5 Vehicle log books will be checked at scrutineering for validity and outstanding compliance faults. If the log book is presented with compliance faults outstanding, the driver will be given the option of fixing the faults. If the driver decides not to fix the faults the car concerned will not be cleared to race. The log book will be retained by the official and forwarded to the Steward. CARRIED
Remit 82 Moved:
RANDOM INSPECTIONS Peter Kuriger
Changes to read:E1-3 Technical Inspections. E1-3-1 Any race vehicle in the designated pit area on the day/night of a race meeting is deemed to have entered the events on the meeting program. E1-3-2 Any race vehicle and/or its components may be selected for a technical inspection, on a random basis, or as advised at the drivers briefing, or as mandated herein. E1-3-3 The entrant/competitor may be present or request an agent to be present during any inspection of the vehicle or its components. E1-3-4 The entrant/competitor must provide his licence and log book when requested by the inspecting official. E1-3-5 Should the vehicle need dismantling to expose internal engine components the competitor is entitled to request the inspection be conducted in a clean environment. E1-3-6 Should track buildings be unsuitable for inspection purposes resulting in the vehicle leaving the pits an impoundment notice must be issued. E1-3-7 Should any any vehicle or component resulting in the vehicle/component (i.e. an ECU or fuel) being removed from the pits for later inspection an impoundment notice must be issued. E1-3-8 When any vehicle or its components are impounded, the official must advise the competitor and promotion that any race results recorded on the day/night in question, of the impounded vehicle/component are provisional. E1-3-9 Any non-compliance found by an official or any SNZ authorised agent will result in an infringement notice being written immediately by an SNZ official authorized to do so. E1-3-10 The issuing official will contact the competitor, track official and promotion and advise of the relevant details. (Also read rule G11-xx Penalties) E1-3-11 Any non-compliance that will deem a competitor excluded from the result of a race/meeting will take effect immediately.
When any non-compliance that will deem a competitor to incur a period of exclusion, the exclusion period will begin on the day the infringement notice was written. Any race meeting results awarded to the competitor between the date of the impoundment notice and the date of the infringement notice will remain deemed as official. Where an infringement notice is issued outside the duration of the race meeting (definitions) the infringement notice must include a referral to the directors. The race meeting protest rules do not apply. Rule C11(f) and the competitors right to appeal do apply.
Remit 84 Moved:
NZ CHAMPIONSHIP INSPECTIONS Peter Kuriger Seconded:
New Section to read:E1-8 NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP INSPECTIONS (a) At any New Zealand Championship the first 5 placegetters vehicles must have the engine fuel and engine components inspected for compliance by the assigned Technical Steward. (b) Three Quarter Midget Cars ONLY: For a New Zealand Championship the first five cars to have their motors measured within 7 days. The competitor may, if he so desires have his motor sealed and measured under the supervision of the assigned Technical Steward or the Steward of the competitor's home track. The vehicle log book must be dated by the Technical Steward when engine seals are applied, the log book will be again dated when engine seals are removed. Also refer rule T10-22 (j). (c) Midget Cars ONLY: The first 5 cars for the N.Z. Midget Championship must have the motor measured and fuel sampled, immediately on the completion of the last or any other championship race. The vehicle log book must be dated by the Technical Steward when engine seals are applied, the log book will be again dated when engine seals removed. Also refer rule T101-2 (i) (d) External inspections, ignition and fuel inspections, restrictor plate inspections and any relevant engine regulations that may require no more than spark plug removal will be conducted by the assigned Technical Steward during the hours of the meeting. The competitor/COC may request that any of these inspections mentioned in this rule will be inspected after the end of racing or after any infield presentations. (e) Should the relevant class have internal components requiring measurements/calculations that require dismantling/removal of any engine covers etc, the relevant removable component will be sealed by lock wire, to enable compliance with relevant engine regulations. The compliance of the relevant specification will be verified by a technical steward, at an agreed venue, within 30 days. Exceptions; Three Quarter Midget refer rule T10-2-2 (j). Midget refer rule T10-1-2 (i) (f) Should clause (e) apply, a minimum of two cover/housing retaining screws/studs/nuts must be predrilled before CVI with 2mm minimum size holes to enable NZ Championship meeting officials to seal component against unauthorized dismantling. (g) The vehicle log book must be dated by the technical steward when any engine seals are applied; the log book will be again dated when engine seals removed. (h) Should upon inspection, NZ Championship applied retaining seals be removed by an unauthorized person, the engine will be declared illegal as of date of application of seals. CARRIED
Remit 85 Moved:
Proposed Change to read:E3-2 Electronic logic processors that control only engine function of the race vehicle and/or any system for gathering continuous data from the engine of the vehicle is permitted. CARRIED
Remit 86 Moved:
ELECTRONICS Peter Kuriger
New Clause E3-2(i) Electronic power steering is permitted. CARRIED
New clause to read:E3-5 In Car Race Light System All vehicles are required to be fitted with the approved in-car race light system. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER
Remit 87 Moved:
APPROVED FUELS Peter Kuriger
Proposed Changes to read:E4-1-2 Fuels are permitted to contain commercially available lubricants E4-1-3 The addition of any chemical or substance to fuels that may in any way alter the properties of the fuel from those of the original manufacturer is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to the addition of hydrocarbons (toluene, xylene), alcohols (ethanol, methanol), ether's (MTBE, TAME), ketones (MEK) or heavy metal compounds (TEL, Ferrocene). E4-1-4 All fuel is subject to testing at any time, if fuel is found to deviate from the approved fuel specification it will be considered illegal. E4-1-5 The use of fuel outside of specifications as described at www.speedway.co.nz or blended fuel, will be declared an illegal fuel, Refer Section G11-3 Technical Exclusions. E4-2 Use of approved fuels: E4-2-1 Solo, Sidecar, Open Wheel Vehicles, Modifieds and Super Saloons are permitted to use the following fuels as defined in section E4-1-1: (a) Methanol (b) Avgas (c) Petrol (d) Ethanol/petrol blended fuel containing up to 85% ethanol (E85) (e) Fuel grade Ethanol E4-2-2 Saloons, Production Saloons, Streetstocks, Superstocks and Stockcars are permitted to use the following fuels as defined in section E4-1-1: (a) Avgas (b) Petrol
(c) Ethanol/petrol blended fuel containing up to 85% ethanol (E85) Ministocks are permitted to use the following fuels as defined in section E4-1-1: (a) Petrol (b) Ethanol/petrol blended fuel containing up to 10% ethanol (E10)
Remit 88 Moved:
SUPERSTOCK FUEL Palmerston North
Rules to read:E4-2(b) Approved Fuels Saloons and Production Saloon, Stockcars: Avgas, 100, Petrol E4-2(c) Approved Fuel - Superstocks A proven specialised brand of formulated racing fuels is to be sanctioned and approved by SNZ. LOST
Remit 89 Moved:
FUEL TANK Waikaraka Park
Proposed Change Delete E4-3-4 The fuel tank must be located behind the engine firewall. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER
Remit 90 Moved:
FUEL TANK Nelson
Proposed Change E4-4-3 Saloons: Minimum thickness 1.2mm steel or 2.0mm aluminium for up to 36 litre capacity, whereas 1.5 mm steel or 2.6mm aluminium minimum thickness is required for up to 55 litre maximum capacity. Super Saloons: Minimum thickness 1.2mm steel or 2.0mm aluminium for up to 36 litre capacity, whereas 1.5 mm steel or 2.6mm aluminium minimum thickness is required for up to 80 litre maximum capacity. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER
Remit 91 Moved:
FUEL TANK Waikaraka Park
Proposed Change E4-5-2 Superstocks and Stockcars: The Fuel Tank must be confined completely within the main chassis rails and be at least 600mm from any engine Exhaust Pipe or Exhaust Manifold.. Where Fuel tanks are mounted forward of the fire wall they must be completely protected on all sides and the bottom by minimum 3mm steel plate additional to fuel tank material. The fuel tank, tank mounted master tap, and fuel filler must be protected from impact damage by other vehicles, chassis, or roll cage, or roll cage braces. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER
Remit 92 Moved:
HELMETS Willie Kay
This remit was divided as per clause 11 of the Standing Orders. PART ONE Moved:
Proposed Changes S1-1 Helmets S1-1-1 Competitors must wear an approved Helmet, at all times on the track. Exception; Grand Parades, (read definitions). S1-1-2 The competitor must wear the helmet in accordance with the directions provided by the helmet manufacturer and/or supplier. S1-1-3 Competitors surname must be on the helmet and must be of a minimum size of 12mm letters to be printed on both sides of the helmet. S1-1-4 The following guidelines are recommended for children’s helmets:(a) For 6- to 11-years olds, the helmet weight should not exceed 1,100g or 1,200g if configured with face shields. (b) For 12- to 15-years old, the helmet weight should not exceed 1,250g or 1,350g if configured with face shields. S1-2 Competition Helmet Standards S1-2-1 Solo/Sidecar/Youth Classes The following standards or greater are acceptable for Solo, Sidecar and Youth classes: (a) AS/NZS 1698:2006 (b) Europe ECE 22-04 or 22-05, ‘P’, ‘NP’ or ‘J’ The ECE mark consists of a circle surrounding the letter E followed by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted approval. E1 for Germany, E2 for France, E3 for Italy, E4 for Netherlands, E5 for Sweden, E6 for Belgium, E7 for Hungary, E8 for Czech Republic, E9 for Spain, E10 for Yugoslavia, E11 for UK, E12 for Austria, E13 for Luxembourg, E14 for Switzerland, E15 (- vacant), E16 for Norway, E17 for Finland, E18 for Denmark, E19 for Roumania,E20 for Poland, E21 for Portugal, E22 for the Russian Federation, E23 for Greece, E24 for Ireland, E25 for Croatia, E26 for Slovenia, E27 for Slovakia, E28 for Bielo Russia, E29 for Estonia, E30 (- vacant), E31 for Bosnia and Herzegovina, E32 for Letonie, E34 for Bulgaria, E37 for Turkey, E40 for Macedonia, E43 for Japan, E44 (- vacant), E45 for Australia, E46 for Ukraine, E47 for South Africa, E48 New Zealand.
Japan JIS T 8133:2000
USA SNELL M2000 or M2005
PART TWO Moved:
Proposed Changes S1-2-2 Safety Helmet Standards - Saloon, Super Saloon, Stockcar, Superstock, Streetstock, Modified Sprint, Production Saloon, Adult Ministock classes.
In addition to the standards in clause S1-2-1, the following standards or greater are acceptable:Snell Standard SA2000 or SA2005 and labeled as such.
SFI Foundation 31.1(Open face) 31.2(Closed face) and labeled as such.
British Standards Institute (BSI) BS6658-85 type A/FR
Safety Helmet Standards – Open Wheel and Modified Classes: The following standards or greater are acceptable to Open Wheel and Modified classes. Snell Standard SA2000 or SA2005 and labeled as such.
SFI Foundation 31.1 (Open face) 31.2 (Closed face) and labeled as such. British Standards Institute (BSI) BS6658-85 type A/FR
PART THREE Moved: Dunedin
Proposed Changes:S1-2-4 Helmet fit and attachments (a) Helmets manufactured to standards other than those approved can only be used in competition after approval by SNZ. It is not SNZ’s duty to provide helmet approval from other competent authorities. This is up to the competitor or distributor. (b) Each competitor will be required to prove good fit of their helmet. (c) All helmets, regardless of approved marks, must provide temple protection (commonly known as `Jet’ or `Open Face’ or `Full Face’). (d) Helmet peaks, if worn, must be of flexible material attached by press studs, straps, plastic screws, or tape. (i) The peak must be capable of being torn from the helmet in the event of an accident. (ii) Helmets provided with metal screw attachments as original will be accepted, as well as metal screw replacements, provided the original mounting in the helmet is not modified in any way. (e) Face shields must be of a flexible plastic or moulded material. (i) Perspex face shields are not permitted. (f) No helmet will be drilled, screwed or taped other than as per original manufacture, or helmet manufacturers instructions. The competitor is required to provide proof that it is a helmet manufacturers instruction. (g) Polycarbonate helmets that have been painted are banned from use in competition. CARRIED
Remit 93 Moved:
CLOTHING Willie Kay
Proposed Change:Delete S1-2(d) All pit crew must wear full-length long sleeve overalls or suitable team uniform. CARRIED
Remit 94 OPEN WHEEL/MODIFIED HEAD NETS WITHDRAWN
Remit 95 Moved:
OPEN WHEEL AND MODIFIED SEATBELTS Willie Kay Seconded: Stratford
Change to read:S2-2-3 (a) The vehicle must be fitted with an approved quick release full harness. A full harness consists of five belts:(i) Two lap belts of 75mm minimum width (ii) Two shoulder belts of 75mm minimum width. If using a head and neck support device, the minimum width of the shoulder belt is 50mm. (iii) One crutch belt 45mm minimum width. All belts must be adjustable. These belts will connect or be part of a quick release mechanism: a device which, with one action, will release all belts simultaneously. CARRIED
Remit 96 Moved:
OPEN WHEEL AND MODIFIED SEATBELTS Baypark Seconded: Woodford Glen
Change to read:S2-2-3(p) The shoulder straps must be directed towards the rear, directed downwards with an angle of between 1째 and 10째 to the horizontal from the top of the shoulder. CARRIED
OPEN WHEEL AND MODIFIED SEATBELTS
Remit 98 Moved:
WINDOW NET Willie Kay
Change to read:S2-3-1 Super Saloons, Saloons and Streetstocks must be fitted with a window net on driver's side or driver to wear arm restraints (See Section S2-1 and S2-2-2) Where safety nets are used they must be of approved" Simpson" type design with opening release mechanism to be in the top front. (Refer Diagram). The window net must be up and latched while racing or practising. CARRIED
Remit 99 Moved:
STOCK/SALOON/STREETSTOCK SEATBELT MOUNTING Baypark Seconded: Huntly
Change to read:S2-4-1(p) On fabricated vehicles the seat belt buckles may be bolted to: (i) the structure of the vehicle, or (ii) between two mounting plates 5mm minimum thickness with rounded corners. Plates to be spaced to allow the belt mounting hardware to move freely between them S2-4-1(r) Minimum distance between seat belt mounting hole and unsupported or open edge of structure is 8mm with a maximum allowable distance of 15mm. CARRIED
Remit 100 Moved:
VACANT GRIDS Peter Kuriger
New Clause to read R10-5-5(i) Allocated Titles Only: Any vacant grids to be held, failure to do so can result in a penalty. CARRIED
Remit 101 Moved:
FLAT OUTSIDE TYRE Ricky Boulton
New Clause to read R10-5-7(k) Driving in a hazardous manner: If a vehicle receives a flat outside tyre the competitor will immediately retire from the race. CARRIED
Remit 102 Moved:
RESTARTS Palmerston North
Change to read:R10-5-11(j) A traffic cone will be placed halfway along the start/finish straight and no car is to overtake another car till the green flag is shown and the cars have passed on the outside of the cone. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER
Remit 103 Moved:
REMAINING IN VEHICLE Ricky Boulton
New Clause R10-5-7(m) In the event of a vehicle stopping, or being stopped on the track or infield during a race, the competitor shall remain strapped in his seat, until he is given permission to leave it by an appropriate official. Obviously this restriction does not apply in the case of fire. CARRIED
Remit 104 Moved:
VACANT GRIDS Peter Kuriger
New Clause to read R11-14-4(viii) Allocated Titles Only: Any vacant grids to be held, failure to do so can result in a penalty. CARRIED
Remit 105 Moved:
FLAT OUTSIDE TYRE Ricky Boulton
New Clause to read R11-14-5(j) Driving in a hazardous manner: If a vehicle receives a flat outside tyre the competitor will immediately retire from the race. CARRIED
Remit 106 Moved:
REMAINING IN VEHICLE Ricky Boulton
New Clause R11-14-5(k) In the event of a vehicle stopping, or being stopped on the track or infield during a race, the competitor shall remain strapped in his seat, until he is given permission to leave it by an appropriate official. Obviously this restriction does not apply in the case of fire. CARRIED
Remit 107 Moved:
FLAT OUTSIDE TYRE Ricky Boulton
New Clause to read R12-3-5(j) Driving in a hazardous manner: If a vehicle receives a flat outside tyre the competitor will immediately retire from the race. CARRIED
Remit 108 Moved:
REMAINING IN VEHICLE Ricky Boulton
New Clause R12-3-7(b) In the event of a vehicle stopping, or being stopped on the track or infield during a race, the competitor shall remain strapped in his seat, until he is given permission to leave it by an appropriate official. Obviously this restriction does not apply in the case of fire. CARRIED
Remit 109 Moved:
TEAMS RACING CODE OF ETHICS Willie Kay Seconded:
New Clauses R12-4-1 Teams racing is a very exciting and competitive form of racing with many added responsibilities on competitors, crews, officials and Promotions. R12-4-2 It is the responsibility of the competitor to present their vehicle within the rules at all times. They must be aware of the SNZ rule book pertaining to Superstock and stockcar racing and teams racing. It is the responsibility of the team manager to make sure that all of his competitors DO in fact know the rules and the consequences of breaking those rules. R12-4-3 Competitors must realise that the Referee is in control of the racing and is responsible for the safety of competitors during racing. No official or competitor wants a race stopped. However, if the referee has to stop a race it must be accepted that a competitor is in an unsafe situation, or a competitor wants to be removed from the race. A competitor who in the opinion of the referee is repeatedly offending may be excluded and removed from a race at any time. All competitors must obey a referee's direction, often carried out through an infield official. CARRIED Remit 110 Moved:
FLAT OUTSIDE TYRE Ricky Boulton
New Clause to read R13-2-6(g) Driving in a hazardous manner: If a vehicle receives a flat outside tyre the competitor will immediately retire from the race. CARRIED
Remit 111 Moved:
REMAINING IN VEHICLE Ricky Boulton
New Clause R13-2-6(g) In the event of a vehicle stopping, or being stopped on the track or infield during a race, the competitor shall remain strapped in his seat, until he is given permission to leave it by an appropriate official. Obviously this restriction does not apply in the case of fire. CARRIED
Remit 112 Moved:
TRAINING PROGRAMME David Jones
Proposed Rules:M6-13 SNZ TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR YOUTH & KIWI KIDZ CLASSES M6-13-1 Applicable classes: Youth Ministocks, Youth Saloons, Quarter Midgets, Junior Solos, Peewee Solos M6-13-2 MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of these classes is to teach our young drivers how to race safely. THEY ARE PRIMARILY TRAINING CLASSES, NOT RACING CLASSES. M6-13-3 SNZ Youth and Kiwi Kidz classes are an introduction to speedway racing. They are non-contact classes designed to teach young competitors how to drive a speedway vehicle in a safe manner, in preparation for later years when they will go on to drive in other classes. M6-13-4 Peewee Solos: Licence Age: 5-8 years Minimum age is 5 years, maximum age is 8 years. Should a riders 9th birthday fall during a competition season, the rider may continue Peewee riding until the conclusion of that season. M6-13-5 Quarter Midget & Junior Solo Licence Age: 8-15 years Once you turn 8 years old you can start racing in these classes. As long as you are 15 years old at the time you get your licence, you may continue to race for the rest of that season, at the discretion of the Directors. Proof of age, e.g. birth certificate will be asked for. M6-13-6 Youth Ministock and Youth Saloon Licence Age: 12-16 years Once you turn 12 years old you can start racing in this class. (and continue racing) until the day before your 17th birthday. Proof of age, e.g. birth certificate will be asked for. M6-13-7 Qualification to Race (a) You must have an SNZ Licence before you race. (b) You must go through the SNZ training programme (see below) before being allowed to race. (c) You will be required to show proof of age by way of a birth certificate to prove driver's age at first time of registering. (d) When you sign your licence contract you agree to abide by the rules and regulations as set by SNZ. M6-13-8 Training Training courses are to be set up by each Promoter, with a knowledgeable and responsible person (the Coach) in charge. A Coach must be appointed by the Promoterand approved by SNZ. M6-13-9 Each youth must attend all training meetings until deemed ready to race, then attendance is optional. M6-13-10 Training is to be in four parts and must incorporate the SNZ Mentor Programme for new competitors to speedway. Training will encompass: (a) driving, setting up the vehicle (general guides to maintenance), and the rulebook. (b) safety, flags, racing rules, general first aid. (c) fostering good manners and a willingness to help each other.
M6-13-12 M6-13-13 M6-13-14 M6-13-15
M6-13-18 M6-13-19 M6-13-20
(d) How to get and look after sponsors for your racing. The Coach is to run sessions, co-opting other people to help as necessary (e.g. a driver for driving lines, a mechanic for set ups and vehicle maintenance, a steward for rules, etc.). The training sessions will each last for two hours: 1 hour driving, 1/2 hour practical, 1/2 hour theory. For all sessions the Coach is to be in charge of safety or appoint a safety officer There will be a maximum of four vehicles on the track at any time during the session: if possible, all at the same experience level. Track Responsibilities (a) Organise with the Steward for Training Session permits. (b) Organise and have track prepared for training sessions. (c) Help with officials for the running of the Youth programme. (d) Have flags, first aid, fire fighting equipment on hand. (e) Encourage youth into speedway. Parents/Guardians Support from parents or guardians is imperative. They must be in attendance at all training sessions and on race night. Drivers Rep A drivers rep is to be elected at each race meeting by the parents/guardians of the youth competitors. This person is to act as the guardian for all youth competitors for that meeting and is to accompany them if and when they are called to the race officials. It is suggested that each parent/guardian takes a turn as drivers rep to familiarise themselves with the role. Competition Licence Parent or guardian and competitor must fill in the contract as supplied by SNZ. There are two grades of licence. The Youth licence contract form has a large "A" and "B", which must be circled at the time the licence form is completed. 'B' licence (a) For new competitors and those not yet confident or skilled enough to fully compete in an open field. (b) Holders of a 'B' licence must race only at their home track for a minimum of 6 meetings and should start off the rear of the field. (c) When visiting cars are racing at their home track, they can race only with the approval of the coach. (d) 'B' licenses are sent from the SNZ office to the Coach, who will keep track of their race meetings and progress until the competitor is ready to move up to an 'A' licence. At this point the competitor will be presented with their SNZ licence. 'A' licence (a) For experienced youth competitors. (b) Holders of an 'A' licence can travel to other SNZ licensed tracks. (c) 'A' licenses are sent from the office directly to the competitor. Stewards are instructed to only allow visiting competitors to race at their track if they have their SNZ licence or if the "A" is circled on the competitor's copy of the licence contract. The Coach is the person who decides when a competitor is ready to race at an away track. He has the final say in these decisions. Conduct (a) Appropriate behaviour must be maintained at all times by competitors, crew and family. (b) Courteous behaviour is expected at all times. (c) All competitors, crew and family in pit area must wear full footwear. NO BARE FEET OR JANDALS. (d) All drivers' briefings must be attended. (e) SNZ and track officials must always be obeyed. (f) Any disorderly conduct is detrimental to the sport and will be referred to the SNZ Directors.
Complaints Any complaints are to be made immediately after the event in question, to the Drivers Rep who will approach the appropriate official, i.e. the Referee for a racing incident or the Steward for anything else. Discussions shall be contained to the driver, the Drivers Rep and the appropriate track official. Racing Rules Racing is under the control of the track referee. If you are unsure of any procedures or rules you should ask the track Steward. The Coach is not to intervene once the race meeting is under way. Safety Equipment (a) At all times during training, practice and racing, all competitors must wear all safety clothing, boots, helmets, gloves, etc as required in Section S1 of the SNZ Rulebook. (b) The wearing of a neck brace is compulsory. (c) Helmets - See S1-1 of the SNZ Rulebook (d) Drivers Suit -See S1-2-3 of the SNZ Rulebook (e) Footwear - See S1-2(c) of the SNZ Rulebook (f) Seatbelts - See S2 of the SNZ Rulebook PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO CHECK SEATBELTS JUST BEFORE COMPETITORS ENTER TRACK AFTER SITTING IN PIT CHUTE FOR A WHILE. LET'S HAVE FUN!!!
Amendment Moved: Oreti Park
Change to read:M6-13-28 PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO CHECK SEATBELTS AND HELMET STRAPS JUST BEFORE COMPETITORS ENTER TRACK AFTER SITTING IN PIT CHUTE FOR A WHILE. CARRIED, ADDED TO THE MOTION MOTION CARRIED
Remit 113 Moved:
TRACK CODE Peter Kuriger
Change to read:T7-2 Track Code (a) The competitorâ€™s track identification code must appear immediately before or after race numbers on all vehicles. (b) Minimum size: 50mm x 7mm for TQ's and Motorcycles, 100mm x 13mm for all other vehicles (c) Must be legible and of contrasting colours. (d) Exception: Vehicles eligible to carry 1, 2, or 3, may substitute NZ for their track code CARRIED
Remit 114 Moved:
TRACK CODE Peter Kuriger
Change to read:T7-2-1 Track Codes are as follows:Oreti I CARRIED
Remit 115 Moved:
TRACK CODE Peter Kuriger
New clause to read:T7-2-2 Overseas Competitors Overseas Competitors (as defined in Rules G8-1-22, 23 and 24) from the relevant country may apply to use the following designations instead of a track code:AUS Australia GB Great Britain USA USA Amendment:Moved: Rotorua
New clause to read:T7-2-2 Overseas Competitors Overseas Competitors (as defined in Rules G8-1-22, 23 and 24) from the relevant country may apply to use the following designations instead of a track code:AUS Australia GB Great Britain NL Netherlands USA USA CARRIED, BECAME THE MOTION MOTION CARRIED
Change to read:Delete T11-2-2 Eligibility (a) To be eligible, as a saloon, the vehicle referred to in T11-2-1 must have been manufactured within the last twenty (20) years. (b) Any competitor has the right to apply to the Directors for approval to race a make/model manufactured during or before the last 20 years. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-2-2(d) Any production saloon, (2 or 4 door) or sports car (2 or 4 door), complying with rules T11-2-1(a) & T11-2-2(b) and manufactured with seating for at least two occupants are eligible. NB: Convertibles, Vans, Station Wagons, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVâ€™s) and any other Utility Type vehicles are not allowed. CARRIED
Changes to read:T11-2-2(e) V8 engines over 4072cc (248.5 cubic inches) to be no more than 2 valves per T11-2-3(k) cylinder. LOST
Changes to read:T11-2-2(g) Engines must be derived from original manufacture and be of the same number of cylinders, and configuration, that was originally fitted in that make and model. CARRIED
New Clause T11-2-3(a) Any engine that complies with these regulations may be fitted into any eligible vehicle, provided that the vehicle being used has a minimum wheelbase of 95 inches, and is rear wheel drive only. LOST
New Clause T11-2-3(u) East west front wheel drive engines can be changed to north south rear wheel drive configuration, complying with T11-2-3 (u)(i) LOST
Change to numbering T11-2-3(v) to become T11-2-21(e) CARRIED
New Clause T11-2-17(h) The bell housing to be constructed from steel with a minimum thickness of 3mm. Alternatively a steel shield with a minimum thickness of 3mm to be constructed over a non-compliant bell housing or an appropriate safety blanket covering the bell housing. LOST
Change to read:T11-2-19(a) Suspension can be adjusted by the driver while in the drivers seated position i.e. weight jackers. All such devices must be home made from OEM components and not of a commercial design or manufacture. LOST
Change to read:T11-2-19(f) External Adjustable Shocks are permitted providing no adjustment can be made from the cockpit. LOST
Change to read:T11-2-20 (a) The competitor will nominate the year, make and model of the vehicle when presented for a CVI. These details will be entered into the vehicle logbook. (b) The vehicle must retain the original appearance of the nominated model, except where permitted in the following rules. (c) The length, width, wheelbase and front overhang measurements of the nominated model must comply with the dimensions registered by SNZ, available at www.speedway.co.nz. These dimensions will be entered into the vehicle logbook. (d) The SNZ registered width of a Saloon is exclusive of Original Equipment door mirrors. (e) A Saloon body may have a tolerance of +/- 50mm against any registered measurement entered in the log book. (f) Where model measurements are not registered by SNZ, the onus is on the competitor to supply documentation outlining the original body measurements. (g) All model measurements must be registered by SNZ before any new model of vehicle can be presented for a CVI. (h) Body panels can be constructed of steel, aluminium, fibreglass or flexiglass. (i) Body panels will retain their original profile and shape. (j) Guards may be flared 75mm from basic production. (k) Power bulge and air scoops allowed in bonnet, but opening must be to the front only. (l) Wheel-wells, wheel-openings, inner guards and chassis rails may be cut out or modified for ease of fitting larger tyres. (m) Driver's Floor: A 1.2mm steel or 2.0mm alloy floor must be fitted on the driver's side reaching from the front bulkhead lower cross member (T11-2-23h) back to the rear lower horizontal cross member (T11-2-23i) and inboard from the lower driver's side pipe (T11-2-23k) to sufficiently cover below driver's seat and feet. All other interior panelling and front firewall a minimum of 1.00mm steel or 1.2mm alloy. (n) Alloy or panel steel partition between driver and boot must be fitted accurately. All panelling in and around driver's compartment to be accurately fitted to prevent fluids and fire from reaching driver. (o) Glass, headlights, chrome strips are not permitted. (p) Side window openings behind driver's seat may be covered with flexible transparent sheet to original window contour. (q) Bonnets, boots, and hatches to be securely fastened with the bonnet being fastened with quick release pins. (r) Protective mesh screens must be fitted to cover opening immediately in front of driver. Mesh to be 665 HRC or stronger. (s) Grilles to be original, or replica or wire mesh, NOT STEEL. (t) If car does not have a suitable bumper bar, then practical chain type or lifting hook devices must be fitted to front and rear, positioned under, over, or behind bumpers, no wider than 160mm and no deeper than 75mm. (u) The position of the front bumper is measured from the front axle line forward to the registered front overhang specification entered in the log book. (v) A front spoiler (air dam) which may be constructed of plastic material will be allowed and can have brake cooling ducts incorporated. (i) The flat vertical face of the spoiler must not extend out further than the profile of the bumper. (ii) Spoilers are allowed forms of splitters and these must not protrude out more than 50mm from the profile of the bumper. The lowest part of the spoiler must be at least 100mm above ground level. (w) A rear spoiler may be added. (i) Spoiler, and spoiler end plates, to be a maximum 200mm high, and maximum 500mm long, front to rear.
(ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii)
The spoiler to be no wider than the maximum width of the bodywork to which it is attached. Spoilers on hatchbacks must originate from below the base of the rear window. Spoiler, and end plates, must finish within rear of car, and to be measured as per drawings. Maximum height of spoiler, or rear of car to be 1200mm from the ground. OEM type rear spoiler as fitted to any production vehicle is permitted. Must comply with T11-2-20-(r) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) No performance and/or racing type rear spoilers are permitted.
Change to read:T11-2-20(a) The body must retain its original basic appearance, body model and measurements as specifically required in the SNZ drivers log book, which will be registered at the SNZ office, and available to competitors on request. LOST
Change to read:T11-2-20(h) Body panels must retain their basic original profile and shape and may be made of either steel, aluminium, fibreglass of flexiglass to professional standards. Metal panels 1.2mm maximum thickness. LOST
Change to read:T11-2-20(h) Body panels must resemble an original production vehicle. And may be made of either steel, aluminium, fibreglass of flexiglass to professional standards. Metal panels 1.2mm maximum thickness. LOST
Remit 130 BODY This remit was divided as per clause 11 of the Standing Orders, and voted on clause-byclause. Change to read:T11-2-20(h)(i) Holes left by the removal of door handles, wiper spindles, key locks etc may be filled in. CARRIED T11-2-20(h)(ii) OEM aftermarket type skirts may be added to the bottom of door panels as long as they conform to original width and must be at least 100mm above ground level. LOST T11-2-20(h)(ii) Skirts may be added to the bottom of door panels as long as they conform to original width and must be at least 100mm above ground level. CARRIED
T11-2-20(h)(iii)A rear panel across the back of the car must remain down to bumper level (below bumper is optional). Cut outs for taillights only optional, but must remain in original position and be no larger than for make and model specified. LOST T11-2-20(h)(iii)A rear panel across the back of the car must remain down to bumper level (below bumper is optional). Cut outs for taillights optional, but must remain in original position and be no larger than for make and model specified. CARRIED T11-2-20(h)(iv)Rear profile of fender and bumper behind rear wheel opening (as viewed from side) must remain as original, i.e no cutting of bottom of guard/bumper, except to allow for reasonable ground clearance. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-2-20(i) Driver's Floor: A 1.2mm steel or 2.0mm alloy floor must be fitted on the driver's side reaching from the front bulkhead lower cross member (T11-2-23h) back to (the new) rear lower horizontal cross member (T11-2-23i) and inboard from the lower driver's side pipe (T11-2-23k) to sufficiently cover below driver's seat and feet. All other interior panelling and front firewall a minimum of 1.00mm steel or 1.2mm alloy. Front firewall panel to be a minimum of 2mm thickness. LOST
Change to read:T11-2-21(b) Race vehicle minimum weight (including driver) must comply at any time. (i) Race vehicle minimum weight for engines under 3500cc (213 cubic inches) is 700kg. (ii) Vehicles 3500cc (213 cubic inches) and over are calculated using the SNZ Saloon â€™96 weight tables. LOST
Change to read:T11-2-22(c) Front bumpers to be mounted by a maximum of four (4) points. NB: The joining/welding of two (or more) separate lengths of bumper reinforcing steel at their respective ends, prior to welding to the bumper, is still considered to be 2 (or more) mounting points. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-2-23(a) Roll Cage Main body roll cage (as shaded in Diagram A) to be constructed of one of the following types of steel: (i) Medium steam pipe, minimum of 32mm nominal bore x 3.2mm wall (ii) RHS, minimum of 40mm x 3mm (iii) Seamless tube, minimum of 38mm OD x 3mm (iv) 38mm x 2.6mm Southward roll cage tube (v) 44mm x 2.6mm Southward roll cage tube CARRIED
Change to read:T11-2-23(p) A 3mm steel plate must be welded above the driver to protect the driver’s helmet. (i) The steel plate must be welded to a minimum of 25.00mm x 3.00mm steel pipe. (ii) The steel plate must be a minimum length and width of 300.00mm. (iii) The driver must be seated and correctly restrained with the helmet completely inside the area below the steel plate. (iv) There must be a minimum clearance between the steel plate and the top of the drivers’ helmet of 50mm. All saloons to comply with T11-2-23(p) by 01/06/2012 LOST
Change to read:T11-2-23(p) A 3mm steel plate must be welded above the driver to protect the driver’s helmet. (i) The steel plate must be welded to a minimum of 25mm x 3mm steel pipe. (ii) The steel plate must be a minimum length and width of 300mm. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-2-25(d) Maximum tyre circumference of 2642mm (104 inches). LOST
Change to read:T11-2-25(d) Maximum tyre circumference of 2667mm (105 inches). LOST
Change to read:T11-2-29 Mirror A steel backed mirror of not more than .022m2 (35 sq in) surface area may be fitted in the car with a minimum distance of 450mm from the helmet. LOST
ENFORCEMENT OF SPECIFICATIONS
Change to read:T11-2-32 Enforcement of Specifications Refer Section E Vehicle Inspections and Section G7 Duties of Officials. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-2-37 Racing Numbers: Also Refer Rule T7 (a) Numbers to be on both sides between front and rear wheel arches, (b) All racing numbers compulsory on roof to be read from the right hand side of the vehicle. (c) Numerals shall be a minimum height of 300mm by 50mm wide, with a minimum 13mm border. (d) If used, the background border must be a minimum of 20mm. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-16-2(d) The SNZ Directors are authorised to enter into discussion and negotiation if appropriate with the New Zealand authorised representative(s) from Goodyear Racing Division of the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company based in Akron Ohio, USA, to discuss the potential and opportunity to exclusively supply a range of control tyre options. LOST Remit 143
Change to read:T11-16-2(d) The SNZ Directors are authorised to enter into a competitive tender process with the New Zealand authorised representative(s) of tyre suppliers to discuss the potential and opportunity to exclusively supply a range of control dirt race tyre options. LOST
Change to read:T11-16-3(d) Weight: Maximum 1100kg. Minimum weight including driver to be at least 920kg at all times. Exception: for a car with four cylinders or less, weight including driver to be at least 570kg at all times. LOST
New Clause T11-16-3(g) Sprintcar chassis that meet the specifications outlined in Section T10-3 are allowed to be used unmodified. LOST Remit 146
Proposed new Section T11-16-4 MATERIALS (a) Carbon fibre is not allowed unless specifically allowed for elsewhere in these rules. (b) Titanium is not allowed unless specifically allowed for elsewhere in these rules. (c) Ceramic coatings are not allowed unless specifically allowed for elsewhere in these rules. (d) 4130 steel commonly known as Chrome molly is recommended for all parts of roll cage construction. With this becoming compulsory for all cars constructed after 30 September 2013 as defined by E1-1-3(b). CARRIED Remit 147
Change to read:T11-16-7(g) The rectangle forming the top of the roll cage is to be 760mm x 840mm maximum on the outside, measured so as to include the diameter of pipe as part of the 760mm, and the 50mm clearance between driver's helmet and top line of roll cage is maintained, no plating is allowed. CARRIED Remit 148
Change to read:T11-16-7(g) The rectangle forming the top of the rollcage is to be a minimum of 760mm x 860mm measured tube/pipe inclusive. (h) A minimum clearance of 75mm must be maintained between top of driversâ€™ helmet when correctly restrained in the driving position, and top line of rollcage. LOST Remit 149
Change to read:T11-16-8(c) The wing and or suspension (including shocks) must not be able to be adjusted, either by placing out of reach or by a mechanical locking mechanism, by the driver while seated in the race car. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-16-9(a) Engine, 4 cylinder, rotary, 6 cylinder or small block V8 production car engines with a maximum cubic capacity of 410 cubic inches. LOST
Change to read:T11-16-9(d) (i) Four cylinder engines - Forced induction, multiple carburettors, mechanical fuel injection and electronic fuel injection are permitted. Electronic fuel injection engines must be controlled by the SNZ control ECU. (ii) Rotary and 6 cylinder engines - Multiple carburettors and electronic fuel injection are permitted. Electronic fuel injection engines must be controlled by the SNZ control ECU. (iii) 8 cylinder engines - one four barrel carburettor only is permitted. LOST
Change to read:T11-16-9(g) V8 engines over 4916cc to be a maximum of two valves per cylinder. LOST
Change to read:T11-16-11 Fuel System: Refer E4 Fuel Tanks: Refer Rule E4-3 Fuel Tank Dimensions: Refer Rule E4-4 Fuel Cells: Refer Rule E4-6 Fuel Cell Mountings: Refer to Rule E4-7 Fuel Taps: Refer Rule E4-8 Fuel Lines: Refer rule E4-9 Fuel Tank Location: The fuel tank is to be positioned to the rear of the driverâ€™s compartment. CARRIED
Changes to read:E4-4-1 Delete this clause T11-16-11(j) Fuel Tanks (i) Minimum thickness 1.0mm steel, maximum capacity 55 litres. Aluminium and aluminium alloy fuel tanks are not permitted LOST
New Clause T11-16-11(c)(iv)
Ethanol fuel, with the same specifications as that supplied by recognised NZ Oil companies, is allowed, regardless of source. See SNZ website www.speedway.co.nz for specifications.
Proposed new Section T11-16-13 STEERING (a) Pitman arm to be secured to cross shaft by an approved locking device. (b) All front stub to steering arm fasteners and associated location holes to be checked for security at CVI inspection and suitably lockwired. (c) Drag links must utilise 4130 steel of a minimum of one (1) inch (25.4mm) diameter, with a minimum wall thickness of .058 inch (1.5mm). (d) Tie rods and rod ends in the steering, must be made of steel only. A magnet must stick at all times. No swaging of the tubing will be permitted. (e) Steering wheel must be of competition type. Wood rim and road types of steering wheel are not permitted. (f) All designs and manufacture of quick-release steering wheels must be approved by SNZ. (g) Hollow or drilled bolts, fasteners or rod ends are prohibited. LOST
New Clause T11-16-13(a) Remote reservoir shock absorbers are not allowed, the damping reservoir must be contained within the body of the shock. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-16-14(c) No aluminum adaptor plates allowed. Steel adaptor plates to be a minimum of 8mm thickness. Rear hubs and wheel centre assemblies of aluminium or magnesium are allowed, if clearly identifiable, professionally manufactured, Rear Hub Assemblies are permitted provided manufacturer's specifications are adhered to, i.e. Sanders, Weld, Real, Winters, Vmac etc. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-16-16(a) Must be steel backed bucket type with sufficient lateral support to restrain driver. Minimum thickness of steel backing to be 1.2mm (18SWG). (b) An aluminium seat of 3mm thickness built to professional standards with no steel backing is permissible or an aluminium seat of 2mm minimum thickness built to professional standards, with back and perimeter bracing (Kirkey type or similar seat) is permissible. (c) Must be securely bolted to the roll cage or chassis. CARRIED
Change to read:T11-16-19(c) Numerals to be a minimum 250mm high x 50mm wide with a 13mm border, legible and of contrasting colours, to be displayed on both sides of airfoil at uppermost rear corner. LOST
Change to read:Delete T12-1-2(b) All inner panels may be removed including floor and bulkhead. CARRIED
Change to read:Delete T12-1-2(h) Convertibles with folding or removed roofs do not comply. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-1-9(b)(ii) The Kirkey 64000 and 66000 series open wheel full containment seats are approved for use. LOST
Change to read:T12-1-9(b)(ii) Refer to the SNZ website for Kirkey seats approved for use. As of 1 September 2011 the 64000 and 66000 series open wheel full containment seats are approved. LOST
Change to read:T12-1-9(b) Refer to the SNZ website for professionally manufactured Superstock seats approved for use. All approved seats must have mounting instructions supplied to SNZ. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-1-11(b) The mirror head must be in the interior of the car and be no closer than 350mm from the driver. LOST
Change to read:T12-1-11(b) The mirror head must be in the interior of the car. LOST
Change to read:T12-1-11(b) The mirror head must be in the interior of the car and be no closer than 350mm from the driverâ€™s forehead. CARRIED
Changes to read:T12-1-14(a)(ii) on both sides of the fin or aerofoil or roof top. T12-1-14(f) A fin, with a minimum area of 300mm square, with a racing number on each side, shall be mounted on roof in such a position that the number can be read from each side of the car, and shall be a minimum height of 190mm with a width of 30mm for the numbers. Alternatively, the number can be written on the roof (no fin or wing required) as long as the number is facing the Lap scorers tower as it passes the Finish line. It must be a minimum height of 380mm with a minimum width of 50mm. LOST
Change to read:T12-1-15(b) The aerofoil assembly must be fitted above the roof. The assembly must not exceed the width and length of the roof including any front visor or rear wing that has been moulded into the body. The aerofoil must be securely mounted to the rollcage. CARRIED
Change to read:Add this diagram to clause T12-1-15c CARRIED
New Clause T12-1-17(d) No adjustable shock absorbers permitted LOST
Changes to read:T12-1-19(e) All Hoosier and McCreary/American Racer type tyres must duro 70 or more prior to race. Delete clause T12-1-9(f) LOST
Changes to read:T12-1-19(f) All Hoosier, Goodyear and McCreary/American Racer type rear tyres must duro 70 or more prior to race. T12-1-19(g) 70 duro tyres are those with '70' moulded in raised lettering on the side of the casing, except for Goodyear Tyres. If the tyre does not have '70' on the side, except for Goodyear Tyres, it is not the correct tyre. When the 70 duro rule applies, the permitted size tyres are: (i) Hoosier: 25.5/7/15 (82") or 27/7/15 (87.5") (ii) McCreary/American Racer: P245/70D -15 or 26.0/7.0 -15DT (iii) Goodyear Eagle Short Track Special 27.5 X 8.0 – 15 (iv) Goodyear Eagle Short Track Special 27.0 X 8.0 – 15 Note: Goodyear tyres must be mounted on 7 inch wheel rims LOST
Changes to read:T12-1-19(f) All Hoosier, Goodyear and McCreary/American Racer type rear tyres must duro 70 or more prior to race. T12-1-19(g) 70 duro tyres are those with '70' moulded in raised lettering on the side of the casing, except for Goodyear Tyres. If the tyre does not have '70' on the side, except for Goodyear Tyres, it is not the correct tyre. When the 70 duro rule applies, the permitted size tyres are: (i) Hoosier: 25.5/7/15 (82") or 27/7/15 (87.5") (ii) McCreary/American Racer: P245/70D -15 or 26.0/7.0 -15DT (iii) Goodyear Eagle Short Track Special 27/8/15 or 27.5/8.0/15 LOST
New Clause:T12-1-19(h) The following Goodyear tyres are also approved for use:(i) 27.0 x 8.0 - 15 Short Track Special Dirt Tire (ii) 27.5 x 8.0 – 15 Short Track Special Dirt Tire LOST
New Clause:T12-1-19(l) The SNZ Directors are authorised to enter into discussion and negotiation if appropriate with the New Zealand authorised representative(s) from Goodyear Racing Division of the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company based in Akron Ohio, USA, to discuss the potential and opportunity to exclusively supply a range of control tyre options. LOST
New Clause:T12-1-19(l) The SNZ Directors are authorised to enter into discussion and negotiation if appropriate with the New Zealand authorised representative(s) of any tyre manufacturer or supplier to discuss the potential and opportunity to exclusively supply a range of control tyre options. LOST
Changes to read:T12-1-21(a) Maximum compression ratio (any cylinder) = 10.0:1 (b) Maximum inlet and exhaust valve lift = 12.7mm (0.500 inch) CARRIED
CARBURETTOR AND INJECTION
Changes to read:T12-1-22 CARBURETTOR AND INJECTION (a) The engine shall be normally aspirated only, and fitted with one carburettor or one throttle body. Throttle body butterfly to be a maximum of 80mm diameter. (b) The said carburettor shall have a maximum of four chokes, and the use of supercharging and turbo charging is prohibited. (c) Glass bowls must not be fitted on carburettors or fuel pumps. Two throttle return springs must be fitted to the carburettor shaft linkages. (d) ECU to be SNZ approved (e) Fuel pressure 50 psi maximum (f) Only one injector per cylinder is to be permitted. (g) Fuel pump must be wired to the ECU utilising the on/off utility. T12-1-23(b) Delete LOST
CARBURETTOR AND INJECTION
Changes to read:T12-1-22 CARBURETTOR AND INJECTION (a) The engine shall be normally aspirated only, and fitted with one carburettor or one throttle body. Throttle body butterfly to be a maximum of 80mm diameter. (b) The said carburettor shall have a maximum of four chokes, and the use of supercharging and turbo charging is prohibited. (c) Glass bowls must not be fitted on carburettors or fuel pumps. Two throttle return springs must be fitted to the carburettor shaft linkages.
(f) (g) T12-1-23(b) LOST
ECU to be SNZ approved Fuel pressure 50 psi maximum, measured at fuel rail. Fuel pressure fitting to be installed prior to CVI inspection. Fitting specifications to be available on the SNZ website. Only one injector per cylinder is to be permitted. Fuel pump must be wired to the ECU utilising the on/off utility. Delete
Change to read:Delete T12-1-23(c) The self-starter must be in working order. Cars must leave pits and starting line under their own power. LOST
New Section T12-1-25 TRANSMISSION No sequential style gearboxes permitted. LOST
New Section T12-1-26 DIFFERENTIAL Only locked, spool or open tube single axle type differentials permitted LOST
New clauses T12-1-30 T12-1-31 T12-1-32 T12-1-33 T12-1-33 T12-1-34 CARRIED
Technical/Racing Rules Refer Section E Protective Clothing and Safety Equipment, Refer Section S1 Safety Harnesses and Restraints, Refer Section S2 Sound, Refer Section S3 Racing Numbers, Also Refer T7 Fuel, refer Section E4
Change to read:Delete T12-2-2(b) All inner panels may be removed including floor and bulkhead. CARRIED
Change to read:Delete T12-2-2(h) Convertibles with folding or removed roofs do not comply. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-9(b)(ii) The Kirkey 64000 and 66000 series open wheel full containment seats are approved for use. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-9(b)(ii) Refer to the SNZ website for Kirkey seats approved for use. As of 1 September 2011 the 64000 and 66000 series open wheel full containment seats are approved. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-9(b) Refer to the SNZ website for professionally manufactured stockcar seats approved for use. All approved seats must have mounting instructions supplied to SNZ. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-11(b) The mirror head must be in the interior of the car and be no closer than 350mm from the driver. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-11(b) The mirror head must be in the interior of the car. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-11(b) The mirror head must be in the interior of the car and be no closer than 350mm from the driverâ€™s forehead. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-14(a) (ii) on both sides of the fin or aerofoil or roof top. T12-2-14(f) A fin, with a minimum area of 300mm square, with a racing number on each side, shall be mounted on roof in such a position that the number can be read from each side of the car, and shall be a minimum height of 190mm with a width of 30mm for the numbers. Alternatively, the number can be written on the roof (no fin or wing required) as long as the number is facing the Lap scorers tower as it passes the Finish line. It must be a minimum height of 380mm with a minimum width of 50mm. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-15(b) The aerofoil assembly must be fitted above the roof. The assembly must not exceed the width and length of the roof including any front visor or rear wing that has been moulded into the body. The aerofoil must be securely mounted to the rollcage. CARRIED
Change to read:Add this diagram to clause T12-2-15c CARRIED
New Clause:T12-2-17 Stockcar alternative engine package As an alternative to the 248.5 cubic inch engine format, a stockcar may be fitted with an engine up to 3.5 litre and be multi valve and fuel injected. (a) The engine must be fitted in its standard unmodified form and no modifications internal or external will be permitted. It must run its standard fuel injection throttle body, and all engine sensors and ignition components must be fitted and operating in their standard form, other than as permitted in (f). (b) The engine must retain its OEM compression ratio and camshaft grind. Over boring will be permitted up to 60 thou over standard but pistons fitted will OEM replacements and the standard compression ratio will be maintained
Engine wiring loom:- An engine wiring loom that is standard for the engine being used must be fitted. It may have any unneeded wires removed, but must contain all of the standard wires needed to control the ignition and fuel injection systems Engine computer:- The ignition and fuel system must be controlled by either the standard unmodified computer for the engine being used, or the SNZ control ECU. Exhaust Manifolds:- Standard factory fitted tubular or cast iron exhaust manifolds must be used and fitted in their OEM unmodified form. No coatings or exhaust wrapping will be permitted on exhaust manifolds. Fuel hoses and fittings:- All fuel hoses will be of stainless braided material and be fitted with approved bolt-together fittings (no rubber hoses or hose clips will be permitted) Flywheel and clutch:- Standard unmodified flywheel and clutch that is OEM for the engine being used must be fitted (no Modified automatic flex plates or lightened flywheels will be permitted). Restrictor plate:- Engine will be fitted with a SNZ supplied restrictor plate. The restrictor plate will be fitted between the throttle body and plenum. Restrictor plate hole size will be as approved by the SNZ Directors and may be varied by Directors as required.
New Clause:T12-2-18 Stockcar EFI Control Engine Specifications (a) Approved engines and specifications will be registered with SNZ and listed on the SNZ website. (b) Engines such as â€˜drive by wireâ€™ may possibly be approved on a case by case basis. (c) Mass produced, automotive, normally aspirated, OE engines only. (d) Maximum Engine Capacity 3500cc. (e) Maximum of 4 valves per Cylinder. (f) Electronic Fuel Injection only. (g) Engine must be internally and externally built to standard OE specifications, including compression ratio, camshaft profile, valve rocker ratio, inlet and exhaust valves, unless specifically excluded within rule T12-2-17. (h) OE oversize replacement pistons permitted. (i) All engine management components must remain operative however exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) components and oxygen sensor may be removed and resulting holes blocked off. (j) OE exhaust manifold must be used. (k) Single throttle body engines only. (l) Engine wiring loom is a free part. (m) Ignition coils and spark plug leads are a free part. (n) OE ECU is not permitted; SNZ Control ECU must be used. (o) ECU will control fuel pump operation. (p) Fuel pressure to be a maximum of 50psi, measured at fuel rail. Fuel pressure fitting to be installed prior to CVI inspection. (Fitting specifications yet to be determined) (q) Restrictor plate is mandatory, restrictor plate specifications determined from time to time by technical committee, approved by SNZ Directors and added to engine specs on web site. (r) Restrictor plate must be fitted between throttle body and inlet manifold. (s) The OE manifold may have a one piece acceptor plate of 25mm maximum thickness fitted between restrictor plate and throttle body. (t) Variable cam timing and variable inlet manifold runner valves may be locked open/closed/disconnected but must remain fitted. Should such variable timing and runners remain operational the mechanism must remain and operate to OE specifications. (u) Inlet tract from throttle body to and including air filter is a free part. (v) Engine covers, heat shields, alternator, water hoses are optional. LOST
Changes to read:T12-2-17 Stockcar alternative engine package (a) Fuel Injection may be used. (b) Only standard OEM manifolds and throttle bodies that are standard for the engine being used. (c) OEM ECU or an SNZ approved ECU to be used. (d) Only OEM sensors and fuel regulator for the standard engine to be used. (e) A 40mm SNZ restrictor plate to be fitted between manifold and throttle body. (f) The OEM manifold may have a one piece acceptor plate of 25mm maximum thickness fitted between restrictor plate and throttle body. (g) Fuel pump must be wired to the ECU utilising the on/off utility. (h) Fuel pressure to be a maximum of 50psi. (i) Injectors may be replaced with different flow rate models (j) Fuel pressure lines to be high pressure hose with threaded fittings. T12-2-20(c) The said carburettor shall have a maximum of four chokes, and the use of supercharging and turbo charging is prohibited. LOST Remit 200
Changes to read:T12-2-20(c) The said carburettor shall have a maximum of four chokes, and the use of supercharging and turbo charging is prohibited. T12-2-21 FUEL INJECTION (a) Fuel Injection may be used. (b) Only standard OEM manifolds and throttle bodies that are standard for the engine being used. (c) OE ECU is not permitted; SNZ Control ECU must be used. (d) Only OEM sensors and fuel regulator for the standard engine to be used. (e) A 42mm SNZ restrictor plate to be fitted between manifold and throttle body. (f) The OEM manifold may have a one piece acceptor plate of 25mm maximum thickness fitted between restrictor plate and throttle body. (g) ECU will control fuel pump operation. (h) Fuel pressure to be a maximum of 50psi, measured at fuel rail. Fuel pressure fitting to be installed prior to CVI inspection. (Fitting specifications yet to be determined). (i) Injectors may be replaced with different flow rate models (j) If idle control unit is on engine side of restrictor plate, it must be removed and blocked off. (k) Only one vacumn port in the inlet manifold with a 8mm maximum ID hole is permitted for powerbrakes – ECU – fuel pressure regulator – etc (l) Electrical throttle control may be modified to manual operation. LOST Remit 201
Changes to read:Delete clause T12-2-17(j), and reword T12-2-21(a) as follows:T12-2-21(a)(i) Two valve per cylinder engines:An SNZ-supplied restrictor plate with a 42mm diameter hole must the inlet manifold and the carburettor base or between the inlet adapter plate. (ii) All other engines:An SNZ-supplied restrictor plate with a 35mm diameter hole must the inlet manifold and the carburettor base or between the inlet adapter plate. LOST
be fitted between manifold and the
be fitted between manifold and the
Changes to read:Delete T12-2-17(j) LOST
Engine to have a maximum of 2 valves per cylinder.
Changes to read:T12-1-21(d) to read (d) Maximum compression ratio (any cylinder) = 10.0:1 (e) Maximum inlet and exhaust valve lift = 12.7mm (0.500 inch) CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-18 (a) Four barrel inlet manifolds are not permitted (b) Flat 4, Flat 6, V6 and V8 engines: The base face edge of the carburettor must be no more than 130mm from the top of the nearest inlet port, measured vertically (c) Inline 4 and Inline 6 cylinder engines: The base face edge of the carburettor must be no more than 100mm from the top of the nearest inlet port, measured vertically Also insert a diagram to aid interpretation (the vertical measurement) LOST
Change to read:T12-2-18 (a) Four-barrel inlet manifolds are not permitted. Unused or unwanted holes may be welded up or bunged/plugged. (b) Intake manifold - V8 or V6: The base face edge of the carburettor must be no more than 130mm from the top of the nearest inlet port, measured vertically (c) Intake manifold â€“ Inline 6: The base face edge of the carburettor must be no more than 110mm from the top of the nearest inlet port, measured vertically. The manifold must not be wider than 255mm, measured from the face of the head to the outside of the manifold. (d) Adapter and acceptor plates are not to exceed 35mm thickness. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-18(e) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
The manifold must be OEM for the engine being used The manifold may be reduced in height only The EFI throttle body must be removed. No material to be added or removed from the manifold except:(a) A plate 25mm max, is to be welded to the manifold, this plate must be square to head and will have a hole that must be square edged. Plate positioned where the base of the carburettor is at no more than 100mm from the inlet port, this measurement must include the restrictor plate and adapter plate.
(b) (c) (d)
factory mounting lugs may be removed from outside of manifold castings. other holes may be filled to form an inlet seal. no material to be removed from the bottom part of manifold but injector holes may be filled.
Change to read:T12-2-18(e) This clause applies to in-line 6-cylinder OEM multi-point EFI manifold. The EFI throttle body must be removed. A right angle adapter assembly with 60mm radius and a downdraft carburettor must be used. The base face edge of the carburettor must be no more than 130mm from the top of the inlet port. This adaptor measurement must include the thickness of the restrictor plate. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-19(a) A standard exhaust manifold must be used in its OEM form. It may be fitted in any configuration, as long as the manifold and head surface is not modified. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-20(b) The carburettor must be of down draft or side draft design. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-21(c) The internal hole of the restrictor plate must not be modified in any way. The outside of the plate may be cut/drilled to fit manifold and adapter plate/s but must still retain the SNZ logo. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-23 Ignition is free but the self-starter must be in working order. Cars must leave pits and starting line under their own power. CARRIED
New Clause T12-2-23(e) Computer controlled engines must use oem coil packs, no aftermarket or replacement coil packs allowed LOST
New Clause T12-2-23(f) Any ECU may be submitted to SNZ for approval. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-27(d) No aluminum componentry in clutches, except for throwout bearings. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-29 (a) Quick-change or open tube type rear axles are not permitted. (b) Automotive OE rear axles may be offset. (c) Automotive OE differentials may be spooled/locked/welded so that both side axle shafts rotate as one. (d) Alloy rear axle hubs are not permitted. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-32(c) Torsion bar systems are permitted. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-32(c) Aftermarket torsion bar systems are permitted, steel arms and stops only are permitted, no alloy or brass allowed. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-32(c) Aftermarket torsion bar systems are permitted, steel arms and stops only are permitted, no alloy or brass arms/stops allowed. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-33(b) Tractor links and rod ends are permitted, 12mm minimum eye size. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-33(b) Tractor links and rod ends are permitted, 5/8 or 16mm minimum eye size. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-34 Brakes (a) Brakes must be fitted on both front wheels and at least one brake fitted to rear axle assembly. (b) Automotive OEM brake parts must be fitted however mixing and matching is permitted. Brake pedal may be fabricated. (c) Adjustable Hydraulic and Mechanical brake bias systems are not permitted. (d) Only one brake Master Cylinder is permitted. (e) All brake components must be in perfect working order at all times. CARRIED
Change to read:T12-2-34 Brakes (a) Effective brakes must be fitted on both front hubs of the front axle and at least one effective brake fitted to rear axle. (b) Automotive OEM brake parts must be fitted however mixing and matching is permitted. Brake pedal may be fabricated. (c) Adjustable Mechanical brake bias systems are not permitted. (d) Only one Brake Master Cylinder is permitted. (e) Driver adjustable front to rear brake bias is permitted. LOST
Change to read:Delete T12-2-34(f) The brakes must not be able to be adjusted by the driver while seated in the race vehicle, except for front to rear brake bias. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-34(c) Adjustable hydraulic or mechanical brake bias systems are permitted. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-36(a) Road tyres must be used. All tyre grooves must not exceed 10mm in width or depth. Tyres not compiling with this rule may be alter to comply with this rule. LOST
Change to read:T12-2-36(a) Road tyres must be used. All tyre grooves must not exceed 10mm in width or depth. Tyres not complying with this rule may be altered to comply with this rule, but no markings can be removed. CARRIED
New clauses T12-2-38 T12-2-39 T12-2-40 T12-2-41 T12-2-42 T12-1-43 CARRIED
Technical/Racing Rules Refer Section E Protective Clothing and Safety Equipment, Refer Section S1 Safety Harnesses and Restraints, Refer Section S2 Sound, Refer Section S3 Racing Numbers, Also Refer T7 Fuel, refer Section E4
Change to read:E4-8-4 The on/off master tap must be fitted directly into the fuel tank on Streetstocks, Superstocks and Stockcars. CARRIED
Change to read:T13-1-2(l) Inner guards must be original. Front inner guards may be removed. Guard bar work from radiator hoop following to inside line of guards, extending back to firewall is optional. Bar to be 25mm maximum OD pipe. LOST
Change to read:T13-1-2(o) Original boot floor may be replaced by panel steel with less weight. LOST
Change to read:T12-1-13(o) Original boot floor may be replaced by panel steel, either flat or to original profile CARRIED
RADIATOR PROTECTION HOOP
Change to read:T13-1-12(f) A maximum of two braces may be fitted inside the hoop; these braces may be crossed. The leading face of the hoop may be covered with steel mesh. LOST
RADIATOR PROTECTION HOOP
Change to read:T13-1-12(f) A maximum of two braces may be fitted inside the hoop; these braces may be crossed. The leading face of the hoop may be covered with steel mesh, max thickness 4mm. CARRIED
Change to read:T13-1-15(a) The driver and one front seat passenger are the only permitted occupants of the car. Where vehicles are fitted with a passenger seat, all safety requirements outlined in Section T13 pertaining to the driver must be replicated for the passenger. LOST
Change to read:T13-1-20(a)(ii) Original engine as fitted to the make and model. Maximum cubic capacity to be 5047cc (308 cubic inches) or less at time of manufacture. Engine must not
otherwise be modified except as in rule T13-1-21 and clause (i) (ii) and (iii) below. All engines must be sealed. LOST
Change to read:T13-1-20(d) In addition to the normal engine mounts or steel mountings, a steel wire or strap must be fitted across the top of the front and rear of the motor, from chassis rail to chassis rail or on strong position in engine bay, e.g. chassis rail to engine crossmember, to prevent excess movement. LOST
Change to read:T13-1-20(d) In addition to the normal engine mounts or steel mountings, a steel wire or strap must be fitted across the top of the front and rear of the motor, from chassis rail mounting plate to chassis rail mounting plate or on strong position in engine bay, e.g. chassis rail to engine cross-member, to prevent excess movement. Maximum size of the mounting plates to be 200mm x 100mm x 3mm. LOST
Change to read:T13-1-20(d) In addition to the normal engine mounts or steel mountings, a steel wire or strap must be fitted across the top of the front and/or rear of the motor, from chassis rail mounting plate to chassis rail mounting plate or on strong position in engine bay, e.g. chassis rail to engine cross-member, to prevent excess movement. Maximum size of the mounting plates to be 200mm x 100mm x 3mm. CARRIED
New Clauses:T13-1-20(g) Engine must be inspected, certified and sealed by appointed SNZ Official before the vehicle can be raced. Engine reconditioners certificates are not acceptable. T13-1-20(h) All engines must be drilled with holes through two sides of the sump in readiness for sealing. LOST
Change to read:T13-1-20(a)(x) Ignition may be controlled by:(i) a computer that is standard for the make/model of the engine being used. (ii) an SNZ approved aftermarket computer. No other aftermarket or modified computers will be permitted. CARRIED
Change to read:T13-1-22(a) (i) (ii) LOST
Locked differentials are not permitted Limited slip differentials are permitted
Change to read:T13-1-22(a) Locked or limited slip differentials are permitted. CARRIED
Change to read:T13-1-30(a) Any wheel that fits is permitted, eg OEM, Stockcar, Nascar, Japanese wheels. LOST Remit 244
Change to read:T13-1-30(a) Wheels will be (i) original road wheels as per original model, or (ii) approved wheels, providing existing size and offset is maintained CARRIED
Change to read:T14-1-6(d) Nissan Navara Wheel J.l.S. D4103 approved for Stockcars and Superstocks. CARRIED
Change to read:T14-6 Wheels manufactured by a recognised vehicle manufacturer with a welded in centre 7mm or thicker may be used in its OEM form. i.e Mitsibishi, Toyota, Nissan. Wheel centre position may not be altered. Clearly identifiable professionally manufactured wheels that are outside the above specifications may be submitted to SNZ for testing and subsequent approval. LOST
Peter Kuriger asked the nominees to speak and answer questions from the floor, before an election took place. Nominees David Jones, Hawkes Bay Grant Graham, Hamilton Lewis Dawson, Auckland Ricky Boulton, Nelson Willie Kay, Tauranga Elected to the position of President:
Eligible nominees for the first ballot (two positions) were then invited to speak and answer questions from the floor, before an election took place. Nominees Sandra Birdling, Nelson Ricky Boulton, Nelson Lewis Dawson, Auckland Willie Kay, Tauranga Elected to the position of Director:
Sandra Birdling and Lewis Dawson
Eligible nominees for the final ballot (four positions) were then invited to speak and answer questions from the floor, before an election took place. Nominees Ricky Boulton, Nelson Mel Hills, Rotorua Marty Jones, Palmerston North Willie Kay, Tauranga John McCallum, Auckland Brian Strong, Hawkes Bay Elected to the position of Director: Ricky Boulton, Mel Hills, Willie Kay, John McCallum Next in line in the event of a resignation: Marty Jones
That the ballot papers be destroyed. CARRIED
Technical Specialists With John McCallum becoming a Director, an extra Technical Specialist nominee was required for the Solo Technical Committee. Moved: Moore Park Seconded: Greymouth That Glen Bagshaw be added to the Solo Technical Committee specialists CARRIED Nominees for Solo Technical Committee Specialists were now as follows:Rick Lang Paul James
Mike Provost Glen Bagshaw
These names were then ratified by the floor of the AGM. Competitor Representative With no nominations received, the position had to be filled by the floor of the AGM. Moved: Dunedin Seconded: Blenheim That Joe Hughes be the Solo Technical Committee competitor representative CARRIED
Technical Specialists With John McCallum becoming a Director and Bex Rodgers withdrawing extra Technical Specialist nominations were required for the Sidecar Technical Committee. Moved: Oreti Park Seconded: Western Springs That Grant Graham be added to the Sidecar Technical Committee specialists Moved: Gisborne Seconded: Greymouth That Lionel Green be added to the Sidecar Technical Committee specialists Nominees for Sidecar Technical Committee Specialists were now as follows:Rick Lang Mike Provost
Grant Graham Lionel Green
These names were then ratified by the floor of the AGM. Competitor Representative With no nominations received, the position had to be filled by the floor of the AGM. Moved: Westport Seconded: Wanganui That Les Plummer be the Sidecar Technical Committee competitor representative. CARRIED
Technical Specialists With five nominations, an election was required for the four positions on the Midget Technical Committee. The nominees were:Tim Clark Stuart Dunsmuire Geoff Harper
Ron Kendall Wally Price
Elected to the roles were Tim Clark, Stuart Dunsmuire, Geoff Harper and Ron Kendall. Competitor Representative With no nominations received, the position had to be filled by the floor of the AGM. Moved: Western Springs Seconded: Stratford That Calvin Worthington be a nominee for the Midget Technical Committee competitor representative. Moved: Ruapuna Seconded: Nelson That Gavin Wilkie be a nominee for the Midget Technical Committee competitor representative. An election was now required, and Gavin Wilkie was elected to the position.
Technical Specialists With five nominations, an election was required for the four positions on the TQ Midget Technical Committee. The nominees were:Gary Harris Grant MacGregor Angus McLeod
Graeme Sutton Roger Young
Elected to the roles were Gary Harris, Grant MacGregor, Angus McLeod and Graeme Sutton. Competitor Representative With Craig Todd the sole nominee, he was ratified by the floor of the AGM into the position on the TQ Midget Technical Committee.
Technical Specialists With five nominations, an election was required for the four positions on the Sprintcar Technical Committee. The nominees were:Stuart Dunsmuire Gary Finemore Craig Kite
Terry Lockley Ron Salter
Elected to the roles were Stuart Dunsmuire, Gary Finemore, Terry Lockley and Ron Salter.
Competitor Representative With Raymond Griffin the sole nominee, he was ratified by the floor of the AGM into the position on the Sprintcar Technical Committee.
Technical Specialists The four nominations for the Minisprint Technical Committee were:Mark Edwards Steve Warner
Ron Kendall Angus McLeod
These nominees were ratified by the floor of the AGM. Competitor Representative With Donald Kuriger the sole nominee, he was ratified by the floor of the AGM into the position on the Minisprint Technical Committee.
Technical Specialists The four nominations for the Super Saloon Technical Committee were:Mike Flynn Peter Kuriger
John Oâ€™Halloran John Lovelady
These nominees were ratified by the floor of the AGM. Competitor Representative With no nominations received, the position had to be filled by the floor of the AGM. Moved: Woodford Glen Seconded: Dunedin That Wayne Andrews be a nominee for the Super Saloon Technical Committee competitor representative. Moved: Woodford Glen Seconded: Meeanee That Lance Jennings be a nominee for the Super Saloon Technical Committee competitor representative. Moved: Huntly Seconded: Blenheim That Ben Harding be a nominee for the Super Saloon Technical Committee competitor representative. An election was now required, and Wayne Andrews was elected to the position.
Technical Specialists Two nominations were required from the floor for the Saloon Technical Committee:Moved: Cromwell Seconded: Stratford That Wayne Andrews be a nominee for the Saloon Technical Specialist roles. Moved: Meeanee Seconded: Gisborne That Brian Strong be a nominee for the Saloon Technical Specialist roles. Moved: Rotorua Seconded: Kihikihi That Peter Kuriger be a nominee for the Saloon Technical Specialist roles. With three nominations from the floor, an election was now required for the remaining two spots. Wayne Andrews and Peter Kuriger were elected to be added to the list of nominees for ratification. The nominees were now:Jim Carlyle Martin Halcrow
Wayne Andrews Peter Kuriger
The nominees were ratified by the floor of the AGM. Competitor Representative With no nominations received, the position had to be filled by the floor of the AGM. Moved: Huntly Seconded: Blenheim That Nigel Wilton be the nominee for the Saloon Technical Committee competitor representative. With no other nominations received, Nigel was then ratified as the competitor representative.
Technical Specialists With Mel Hills becoming a Director, an extra Technical Specialist nominee was required for the Modified Technical Committee. Moved: Rotorua Seconded: Blenheim That Grant Swindlehurst be added to the Modified Technical Committee specialists CARRIED Nominees for Modified Technical Committee Specialists were now as follows:Roger Bertram Grant Swindlehurst
Stephen Crowe John Lovelady
These names were then ratified by the floor of the AGM. Competitor Representative With Brett Stack the sole nominee, he was ratified by the floor of the AGM into the position on the Modified Technical Committee.
Technical Specialists The four nominations for the Superstock Technical Committee were:Neil McCoard Lyall Rumney
John Oâ€™Halloran Paul Woods
These nominees were ratified by the floor of the AGM. Competitor Representative With two nominations, an election was required for the position on the Superstock Technical Committee. The nominees were:Scott Hewson Peter Rees Elected to the role was Scott Hewson.
Technical Specialists With five nominations, an election was required for the four positions on the Stockcar Technical Committee. The nominees were:Red Wootton Carlos Chesnutt Donald Kuriger
Gary Parkes Dennis Bolt
Elected to the roles were Red Wootton, Carlos Chesnutt, Gary Parkes and Dennis Bolt Competitor Representative With Peter Rees the sole nominee, he was ratified by the floor of the AGM into the position on the Stockcar Technical Committee.
Technical Specialists With Kynan Reid withdrawing an extra Technical Specialist nomination was required for the Streetstock Technical Committee. Moved: Stratford Seconded: Dunedin That Matt Boulton be added to the Streetstock Technical Committee specialists CARRIED Nominees for Streetstock Technical Committee Specialists were now as follows:Bruce Davis Matt Boulton
Craig Hughes Nigel Anderson
These names were then ratified by the floor of the AGM.
Competitor Representative With two nominations, an election was required for the position on the Streetstock Technical Committee. The nominees were:Neil Gooch Trevor Nelson Elected to the role was Neil Gooch.
The nominees for the Appeal Panel for 2011-2013 were as follows:Dennis Bolt - Canterbury Wendy Coutts - Marlborough John Emmens - Wellington Peter Kuriger - Taranaki Brian Reader â€“ Taranaki Grant Wilks - Waikato The nominees were ratified by the floor of the AGM.
Moved: Woodford Glen Seconded: Blenheim That separate life memberships be considered for Peter and Lynda Kuriger. CARRIED As per the constitution, an election then took place. Both Peter Kuriger and Lynda Kuriger were elected as life members of Speedway NZ.
After discussion, no motions were moved on this topic.
Moved: Peter Kuriger Seconded: Wanganui That the following clause be added to the Superstock technical regulations. New Clause T12-1-17(d) Front wheel hubs unmodified OEM iron or steel hubs only permitted. (i) OEM rotor may be removed and replaced with hat and aftermarket rotor. (ii) Approved alternative hubs clearly identifiable professionally manufactured front hubs that are outside the above specification may be submitted to SNZ for testing and subsequent approval. CARRIED
Moved: Ricky Boulton Seconded: Woodford Glen That the following clause be added to the Superstock technical regulations. New Clause T13-1-20(a) No forced induction CARRIED
After discussion, no motions were moved on this topic.
Moved: Huntly Seconded: Nelson A recommendation to the Directors that the Youth Ministock age of eligibility change as follows:Once you turn 12 years old you can start racing in this class (and continue racing) until your 16th birthday. Proof of age, e.g. birth certificate will be asked for. LOST
Moved: Huntly Seconded: Blenheim A recommendation to the Directors that the television subsidy be continued with the same terms and conditions as last year. CARRIED
Moved: Ricky Boulton Seconded: Blenheim That the following regulations be added to the 2012/13 safety fence rules:i) Depth of the Safety Fence Netting Poles G5-2-4(c)(i)(d) Wire netting pole depth to be the same as wire rope fence in G5-2-4(b)(i)(d). Alternative methods can be approved on a case-by-case basis. ii) â€œNo Go Areaâ€? Clause Refinement G5-2-4(d)(v) No Go Area A no go area for all personnel will be identified behind the pit gate while practice or racing is in progress. The no go area is to be either 2.5m or the length of the arc of the pitgate, whichever is longer CARRIED
Moved: Grant Graham Seconded: Western Springs That Junior Sidecars be ratified as a Youth Class with the following regulations:Youth Licence Age: 12-16 years
Technical Specifications 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)
Overall length from the leading edge of the front tyre to the outside edge of the rear mudguard must not exceed 2100mm. Overall width must not exceed 1250mm. Wheelbase, taken at axle height and from the centre of the front axle to the centre of the rear axle must measure between 1500mm and 1200mm. Stub axles must have a minimum diameter at the base plate of 25mm. Wheel track taken between the tracks left by the centre lines of the rear motorcycle wheel and the sidecar wheel must measure between 800mm and 600mm. The width of the kneeling pad on the off side of the motorcycle must not exceed 300mm. The sidecar wheel must be covered by a non-rotating shield which must: a) Be fitted securely to the sidecar b) Incorporate a 20mm horizontal crash bar surrounding the outer side of the sidecar wheel at floor level c) Cover at least the outward facing spoked area Rear mudguards: a) Must be valanced on both sides down to axle level, b) Must be fitted with a 1 piece flexible mud flap without any slots, which: i) ii) iii) iv)
Is a minimum thickness of 6mm and be of a reinforced belting rubber Is attached to the rear mudguard Ends no more than 20mm above ground level , Is attached to 3 sides of the mud guard and projects forward by a minimum of 75mm on each side. 9) Front and rear rim diameter for the motorcycle must not exceed 482mm (19 inches). 10) Rear rim width for the motorcycle must not exceed 102mm and trail pattern tread may be fitted. 11) Hand holds and footrests must comply with the requirements for Senior Speedway Sidecars. 12) Sidecar wheels and tyres: a) Knobbly tyres are not permitted, b) Cutting or grooving tyres is permitted, c) The sidecar wheel must be either spoked, moulded type mag, or other approved type wheel Riveted type mag wheels are not permitted. 13) Engine capacity must not exceed 250cc. 4 stroke only permitted. 14) Machines must be fitted with unmodified production engines and may be fitted with an operating gearbox . CARRIED Remit 36
Proposed Change to read:G1-1-3(a) Championships: The NZ, North lsland and South Island Championships are the Official Speedway New Zealand Championships. All other Championships must be approved by the Directors. (a) Allocated Titles: All championships as above as well as the New Zealand Grand Prix, for each National Class. (last sentence deleted) LOST Moved: Blenheim Seconded: Woodford Glen That SNZ enter into a consultation process with SPANZ to collect any relevant information for the terms of reference for a possible merger with SNZ and SPANZ. CARRIED
Moved: Willie Kay Seconded: That the 2012 AGM be held at the Brentwood Hotel. CARRIED
Moved: Willie Kay Seconded: That the 2012 AGM be held on the 15-17 June 2012. CARRIED
Moved: Willie Kay That the equalisation process be used. CARRIED
The Chairman thanked the scruitineers and attendees, and declared the 2011 Annual General Meeting closed at 3pm.
The annual report of Speedway NZ contains information to members on the activities of the organisation for the year July 2011 – June 2012. This report contains feedback from all of the Board members in the following categories:DAVID JONES: WILLIE KAY: RICKY BOULTON: SANDRA BIRDLING: LEWIS DAWSON: MEL HILLS: JOHN McCALLUM:
President’s Report, Technical Enforcement TV, Promotions, Health & Safety, Personal Safety and Open Wheel Classes Superstock, Stockcar, Streetstock, Ministock and Safety Fence Electronic Lapscoring, Rulebook and Officials Marketing, Sport NZ and TAB Super Saloons, Saloons, Production Saloons and Modifieds Motorcycle Speedway and Quarter Midgets
Traditionally the Chief Executive has also put together a brief report, however with the Board doing such a thorough job of analysing the last 12 months it would be fairly repetitive. Instead, there are the Financial Reports in Section 7 (page 130) and the Speedway Snapshot (Section 8, page 150), which contain insights and information from the CEO.
I am proud to present my first AGM report to you as President of Speedway New Zealand. My fellow Directors and myself extend a warm welcome to you all and trust we can have a very positive conference to ensure our sport continues to progress. Speedway in recent months lost a tireless worker in Jake Pulman. Jake has been SNZ’s only Chief Stipendiary Steward since SNZ was formed. Jake will be sadly missed and SNZ has passed on its condolences to the Pulman family. SNZ and the Pulman family have created a new award “The Jake Pulman Award of Excellence” which will be presented for the first time at the Awards Dinner. I am pleased to announce that there have been no appeals in the last 12 months. I believe this is the first time for 28 years. I would like to think that the right decisions are being made by SNZ and its officials and this could have contributed to this. A special thanks to all our staff: Tim, Gary, Laurie, John, Mike and Clyde and all the others involved with the SNZ operational side. It is very important that we continue to up skill all our officials, especially in man-management skills. I believe we need to put more resources in to this area. Safety is a major concern. This year we lost a member of SNZ in Ray Channing. Ray will be sadly missed by many SNZ members, particularly in Rotorua where he was a very popular Stockcar driver. We are looking at all aspects of safety and while you are at the AGM we invite you to take a look at the safety equipment displays. Please pass on any information to your competitors and clubs. I was very fortunate to attend many meetings at different tracks around the country. Most meetings we run well and where the Promoters and SNZ worked well together, the meeting seemed to go very smoothly. At the last SNZ AGM and SPANZ AGM we were asked to see if we could come up with a formula to combine the two organizations. Both parties have worked well on this and an agreement has been reached to present to both AGM’s. If this is accepted by both parties I believe Speedway will make more progress in promoting itself. There is also room for some fine tuning if needed. It is impossible to write everything down in a report so I invite you to ask me any questions over the course of the weekend. I wish to thank my fellow Directors for the past 12 months work. I believe they have worked well together to make sure Speedway keeps moving ahead. Directors meetings in most cases have been productive. Lewis Dawson is retiring after three years as a Board member, and I’m sure you’ll join me in thanking him for his service and wishing him well for his future endeavours. I also wish all tracks and competitors all the best for the upcoming season. TECHNICAL ENFORCEMENT This is an area where we need to undertake more training. We undertook a considerable amount of vehicle checking throughout the season and it was disturbing to find out that not everything went well. It is also very disturbing to find discrepancies with our Whistler compression tester and we are presently undergoing an enquiry with the manufacturer to remedy this. Technical enforcement is not usually popular so therefore I must thank all the people involved. David Jones
TELEVISION At the last AGM, the Directors were given the mandate to continue with television exposure of Speedway with the emphasis on direct advertising and a generic ad if it could be considered to be financially viable. After investigation seven television advertisements were produced. These consisted of one generic advertisement and a further six for New Zealand Championships that were selected by the Directors. These were for the Super Saloons, Superstocks, Midgets, Saloons, Stockcars and Sprintcars. The ads were produced using available footage that was not considered to show any favouritism and to portray Speedway as an exciting activity providing great entertainment and good value. From early December and through until early April 142 advertisements were aired on TV1 at various times and in various programmes selected for best exposure and available budget. The generic ad was shown 85 times, the Stockcars 12 times, the Super Saloons and Midgets 10 times each, the Saloons 9 times, and the Superstock and Sprintcars 8 times each. This is the first time that the Speedway NZ budget has been dedicated to direct advertising rather than subsidising Championship coverage, and the feedback received by the office has been positive. While a decision has yet to be made whether to continue with television, any future campaign would benefit from a budget increase. Should the members elect to continue with the current direct advertising option and events, there will be some saving by using the existing visuals, and only changing the graphics and voice over portions of the ads. There may also be opportunities to provide further benefit to those tracks hosting the individual Championship events. PROMOTIONS Being the SNZ Director holding the Promotions portfolio has been an interesting experience. Sitting on both the SPANZ executive and the SNZ Board has provided the scenario for some difficult discussions. Working through the proposed changes and the terms of reference as mandated by the floor at the last AGM, and being the messenger to both organisations, was taxing at times to say the least. Moving SPANZ into a subcommittee of SNZ, should the members of both SPANZ and SNZ elect to do so, will mean some changes will occur. Regardless, I feel that the member tracks deserve greater support and assistance from both SPANZ and SNZ, and I hope that this will happen in the near future. There have been many issues that SNZ has had to deal with regarding Promotions, and it is obvious that there are some rules that do not provide for the needs of the tracks, and these need to be presented at remits at the next AGM. Many of the issues, such as the number of competitors in the final of the NZ stock car championship for example, which has been granted dispensation for a number of years, should be addressed. Also, the cooperation between member tracks regarding the scheduling of Championship events could be improved. Both organisations need to be strategic and proactive to ensure Promotions and tracks are able to operate at their best. There are many ways to assist the Promotions at tracks, and I hope that whether there are any changes or not, there will be opportunity to contribute. Promotions can, and should be, an exciting undertaking.
HEALTH & SAFETY As we have in the past, and we will have in the future, we have again experienced another tragic reminder that our sport can be dangerous. We have also had incidents that should have been preventable, and we should be in no doubt that we need to be vigilant and proactive with regard to Health and Safety. There have been examples of rules and regulations not being followed, with the subsequent exposure to risks that can be expected. We cannot legislate all risk from our Speedway and more rules and regulations is not the complete answer. The basic principles of Health and Safety may not always suffice, and we need to keep the training of officials as a top priority. Whatever our involvement in Speedway, we are all responsible for Health and Safety, and we need to do our utmost to keep each other safe at all times. PERSONAL SAFETY It is abundantly obvious that some competitors are not wearing, or using all the safety equipment that is available to them. There may be many reasons for not doing so, such as availability, cost, or the acceptance of something new that they havenâ€™t had the need for in the past. Speedway NZ is still gathering data about many of the safety items available, and there are more items coming onto the market at a steady pace. It may well be that SNZ will have to legislate the use of some items that are currently optional, as and when more information becomes available. As in Health and Safety, we need to strive to eliminate, minimise or isolate items and issues of risk, and personal safety items are of the highest priority. OPEN WHEEL The Open Wheel sections have been relatively stable, with the exception of the Midgets, which required a rule to be implemented during the racing season. This created the awareness of omissions in the rules for some of the Open Wheel sections, and there is an obvious need for some strategic planning by the Directors regarding the rules and regulations. As with all competitors, the Open Wheel section deserves to have rules and specifications that provide stability for the foreseeable future, and it will be the responsibility of the directors and Technical Committees to implement the process. To this regard, seminars have been held with the TQâ€™s and Minisprints, with the other sections to follow. Feedback from these discussions will provide the frame work for suggested rules to be sent for consultation. The open wheel sections include some of the oldest racing classes in speedway, and they deserve to have a positive future. Willie Kay Midget 1NZ: Michael Pickens. Photo by James Selwyn
STREETSTOCKS This grade has been well behaved this year. They had a few issues with manifolds at the beginning of the season but the Board saw fit to compromise and give these guys the ability to race their car at minimal expense. We also had an issue with mesh on the radiator hoops which again the Board and Technical Committee advised we should give dispensation to allow the 6mm mesh instead of the 4mm as per the rule book. As far as the grade goes country wide they have been well behaved. We have had very minimal, I actually can’t think of any referrals to the board for competitors misbehaving, so it is quite obvious to me that this grade has now realised that if they are well behaved and tidy up their attitude that they do have a place within Speedway NZ, and it’s a grade that people love to watch and easy to get into. STOCKCARS This grade has had its up’s and down’s. The ups including Peter Rees wining another NZ title (congratulations to him), and the outstanding teams events that this grade has produced throughout the country to entertain our fans. This grade continues to grow with enthusiastic young fellas coming into the grade giving the older fellas a run for their money. We have had a few issues with roll cages collapsing, and few various accidents. Some comments out there were that the roll cage did not collapse in a rollover. Unfortunately roll cages aren’t only there to protect the driver in a case of a rollover, the cage is to protect them at all times, so we have sent all relevant information to a structural engineer in a hope that he can come up with some recommendations (be it good or bad) so we can make the correct decision. We had a few hiccups at our national events. Cars turned up non-compliant, but luckily for these competitors our officials allowed them to go away and change their car. This will not be happening in the future as ignorance is no longer a form of defence. Competitors need to learn to read the website updates (if they don’t have a computer find a friend that does) read and understand the rule book (if you cannot read find someone to read it to you). The Stockcar grade nationally has been reasonably well behaved apart from a few young fellas and their crews attacking each other and SNZ Officials on Facebook and other forums. This will not be tolerated. I believe that more clubs need to educate these competitors and the crews on how they should act away from the track as much as they do at the track. Finally we had a tragic death of Ray Channing in a latter part of the season. My condolences go out to his family and to all that were involved and knew Ray. We have also had some bad injuries that have ended some racing careers, we must never stop looking for ways to make our sport safer. Streetstock 1NZ, Dave Hampton, Stockcar 1NZ, Peter Rees. Photos by: Graeme Hughes, Sportsweb
SUPERSTOCKS Still the glamour grade of NZ speedway. We have had a few issues on roll cages with this grade as well, and hopefully we will get the same answers from the engineers report as we do the stockcars. We have had a few issues with drivers in this grade thinking the rules don’t apply to them and using the safety card as a way to get radical stuff passed for racing. Reality is the rules are made by all the drivers not just one. We have had a few trial tyres and trial engines approved. Not much to report at this early stage, but hope to have more info for ya this time next year. MINISTOCKS Great feeder grade for speedway in NZ. We are holding a meeting this weekend regarding changes to some of the rules – we will be able to report on some of the ideas at the end of this weekend or through the course of the year. Behaviour within the Youth Ministocks is still proving to be a problem. SNZ is still having to deal with petty shit (e.g. Facebook rubbish, Twitter rubbish, parents fighting parents and parents abusing SNZ officials). At the end of the day clubs should be dealing with 80% of the problems that get brought to SNZ. The board should not have to deal with some little jumped up 13 year old that abuses an official or makes a comment on Facebook, we’ve got better things to do. If you need help with some ideas go talk to the Huntly or Rotorua delegates and ask them, because we never get problems with kids from these two clubs. FENCES This year is crunch year for many of us to get our venues up to the new standards. I know some clubs have been and will be struggling but if you are unsure on the best way to fix your fences ask other clubs for help and advice. Neighbouring clubs should be sharing resources and manpower to accomplish the new standards. Let’s all try and work together to keep all clubs racing. Ricky Boulton
Superstock 1NZ – Joe Faram. Picture: Kenley Brown
OFFICIALS The Board is pleased that there has been an improvement in the behaviour and decision-making from the majority of officials this year while recognising that in some cases there are still issues with interpretation of the rules, enforcing local rules (which are not included in the rulebook) and despite training, an attitude of “I’m the Official at this track and what I say, you will do!”. It is also pleasing to report that: • Technical Officials have identified 20 non-compliant engines during the 2011/12 season. • For the first time in 28 years, there have been no appeals to the Board this season. Speedway NZ Officials are nominated by the promotions and the Board approves the appointments acknowledging that sometimes a lack of willing volunteers means that those nominated are not always the “best person for the job”. It is unhelpful for the Board to receive grief from the promotions about the actions of their nominated Officials during the season and it’s time for the promotions to take some responsibility for the actions of their nominated Officials. The Board would like to thank all the Officials for their dedication to Speedway during the 2011/12 season. ELECTRONIC LAPSCORING In August 2011 the Board approved travel to Natsoft and Dorian in Australia by the Operations Manager Laurie Callender and taskforce member Nic Gibbs. The visit was primarily to discuss updating the software specifically for Speedway and included updating the operators manual, championship formats and points used in Speedway, championship events involving multiple groups and points. They also took with them the backlog of transmitters that required repair. The visit to the Dorian factory meant that they could see first-hand the assembly and repair of transmitters as well as the testing of these. They were shown the testing of Track Side Receivers (TSR) and the software used to adjust these including a dummy loop, set up around a cardboard box so a transmitter could be passed over it. A TSR tester has been supplied and has been used on NZ tracks to check each loop in the track for condition and leakage to earth. To date 10 tracks have been checked and all have been passed. All track ELS operators, that Speedway NZ has contact details for, have been given access to a web based tool to assist them, www.elsofficial.proboards.com. The forum is available to assist ELS operators. Promotions will be asked to provide contact details for their operators to the Speedway NZ office for the coming season. The updated operators manual has been completed and includes the latest software version screen shots. The latest software has been copied to all tracks and ELS operators need to ensure this is uploaded so they receive the full benefit of changes that have been made to the system for Speedway. The transmitter repairs backlog has been reduced. It has also been noted that a lot of repairs only require a kick start of the batteries, as if transmitters have not been charged over winter and the batteries won’t always kick into life. A “Booster Charger” has been designed and is being used by the Speedway NZ office as a stage 1 check to repair transmitters.
Speedway NZ has purchased a supply of the Dorian hardwired transmitters (Dorian TX8000 Direct). Mounting brackets, instructions and new measurements have been developed and are supplied with a kit of correct bolts and nuts to mount these transmitters. (see sample right). A resource plan to assist ELS Operators with Championship support during the 2011/12 season was achieved. It is worthwhile noting that there were very few timing issues at championship meetings during this past season. With the scrutineers being more diligent in the area of incorrect transmitter mountings the rate of non-compliant mounts has dropped providing more consistent results. The Board would like to thank the ELS Taskforce and all ELS operators for their dedication to Speedway during the 2011/12 season. RULEBOOK The format of the technical specifications and racing rules, Sections T and R is a jumble of repetitive paragraphs using different words to describe the same part of a race car e.g. engine and motor. In some places it is difficult to understand what the correct meaning of the statements are and that in turns leads to difficulties faced by Speedway NZ Officials to enforce the statements. The taskforce have been working to structure Section T into the following groupings: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Frame/Chassis Bumpers/Nerf bars/Materials/Rollcages/Wheelbases/Body/Wings Engine Carburettors/Fuel Injection/Cylinder heads/Exhaust system/Fuel Oil systems/ Throttle controls etc Electrical Batteries/Ignition/On-Off/ELS Wheels and tyres Drivetrain Clutches/Flywheels/Driveshafts/Transmission/Gearbox/Differential/Rear end Brakes and suspension Steering/Brakes Safety Equipment â€“ generic where possible Seats/Belts/Nets/Clothing/Helmets/Restraints
Sections E and S have also been reviewed, with the intention of moving much of the information contained in these two sections into the relevant T Sections. To date, the Solos/Sidecar section has been rewritten but not progressed any further and the Open Wheel section has been rewritten excluding rollcages. The Board would like to thank the Rulebook Taskforce for their dedication to Speedway during the 2011/12 season. Sandra Birdling
After three years as Director I have decided not to seek re-election to the Board. Speedway in New Zealand is a dynamic sport and I feel privileged to have contributed to the sport in a governance role. I discussed in my last report the role of marketing and how to apply it to our sport. When applying marketing to a plan we look at the macro and the micro environment. In short we look at the bigger and the smaller picture, looking at past and future trends that could have an impact on our sport. The bigger picture sees the current global economic crises still not showing any signs of recovery. We have to ask the question what effect do these world events have on our local speedway tracks. Just this week Fonterra has dropped the payout to Diary farmers because of a current oversupply of milk products and an increase in competition. This macro event will have a flow on effect on tracks that rely on the rural sector for competitors and fans. Even though New Zealand seems to be riding this economic crisis well, we still need to be mindful of any sudden changes worldwide that could have a trickle-down effect on our sport. This highlights the uncertainty we still face as a sport which could see outside market forces having a major impact without us having any control over these outcomes. Two ways to counter any of these influences is 1) to tighten our belt to ensure we do not live beyond our means and 2) the promotion of our sport. Recently SNZ conducted an online survey with the major trend from the more than 400 respondents being the promotion of the sport. Historically SNZ has been more of a regularity and technical organisation with little or no place for marketing. Overwhelmingly the respondents to this survey highlighted the need for the promotion of our sport. The findings from this survey backed up the outcomes from the Promoters forum held last year. So the will is there for SNZ to take a lead in the marketing of our sport. The proposed merger of SPANZ with SNZ to create a promotional team is a great step in the right direction. The moving of our head office to Wellington and now the proposed merger of SPANZ are two major strategic initiatives that bode well for the health of our sport in the future. However last season as a whole saw a downturn of our some of premier classes, and an overall loss of 94 competitors across all classes. These are trends we need to be mindful of as they are not good reading especially if the economic crisis continues over the next few years. The merger of SPANZ and the consequent marketing of our sport should see a halt to this slide and hopefully a reversal of fortunes. TAB Covered 13 events (was 12 last year) and turnover was up a total of 26%. For the 12 existing events the turnover was up 15%, so strong growth there. TAB turnover for the six months to 31 Jan 2012 was up 3.9% so we are doing well. SPORT NZ (FORMERLY SPARC) We have held our funding at $20,000 per annum and are just about to start the next reporting and negotiation round with them. Obviously they have no additional funding from the government so things are tight. As of 1 February 2012 they changed name to Sport New Zealand too. Lewis Dawson
MODIFIEDS Although not huge numbers the class makes up for it in quality. Numbers have dropped at some tracks yet increased at others so overall numbers have stayed roughly the same. No major headaches with this class over the season however upon investigation a change in right rear wheel hubs may be inevitable. SUPER SALOONS Despite being under the consultation process, competitors do not want to know about being involved with looking after their class until a major event and then all hell breaks loose over silly items that were put out for their consultation earlier. In all it makes you wonder whether the class would be better under the remit process. I can see this class having difficulty next season as drivers try to push boundaries and invent things that are not in the rule book. SALOONS Saloon class is increasing in numbers especially in the South Island. This could be due to Cromwell holding the NZ title in 2013. This class still has a couple of niggles with the way some of the rules have been written after the split from being combined with the Super Saloons section in the rulebook with a couple of competitors exploiting these. Overall not a bad year for this class but at a major meeting it was highlighted that careful selection of class representatives and explaining their roles and authority is of upmost importance. PRODUCTION SALOONS There was a decrease in numbers for this class this season. Whether this is because people are using this as a feeder class like it was intended or not. I cannot be sure but with any issues quickly cleared up by the Directors and Technical Committee we are doing our best for the competitor. More modern and better presented vehicles seem to be the norm at most tracks. Mel Hills
Modified 1NZ: Richard Pierce, Super Saloon 1NZ: Steve Flynn, Saloon 1NZ: Jeff Barron Photos By: Graeme Hughes, Sportsweb
SIDECARS Although the numbers of sidecar competitors has remained relatively static for the past three years, we have seen an increase in the quality of machinery and the level of competition within this section. The tidy-up of the rule book to bring the sidecar rules more in alignment with FIM rules means our competitors can compete in international events on an equal footing. This year we had several teams travel to the FIM Gold Cup meeting in Adelaide where they were able to race competitively with Australian and English competitors. There was a selection process held within New Zealand to establish the competitors that would attend this meeting, those riders selected represented New Zealand well. Unfortunately, the level of organisation in running of the meeting by the FIM was not up to the standard of a world championship and was disappointing for all. In February the sidecar section had a very successful New Zealand title run at Rosebank Road speedway for the first time. Rosebank speedway although long established as a motorcycle venue, had never before hosted the New Zealand sidecar championship. This championship ran without a hitch with Rob and Deane Miller of Gisborne coming out as deserved winners. After the running of the South Island sidecar championship at Moore Park, I was contacted by the Club President Mike Provost to comment on how pleased they were with the South Island meeting. The number of entries they received being well up on what this meeting had attracted in the past and the quality of racing was also a vast improvement on what had been seen in previous years. The event attracted strong spectator interest which continued a trend that has developed over the past two seasons with promoters all over New Zealand being pleasantly surprised by the crowds attracted to quality sidecar events. SOLOS The running of the FIM world championship at Western Springs in March this year provided a huge boost for solo racing in New Zealand. Through this event we were able to advertise our local solo clubs to attract new competitors. There have been several enquiries as a result of this publicity. We were also able to take a group of junior and developing riders to practice day for this event and have them addressed by a selection of Grand Prix riders on the rigours of being a professional speedway rider and where our young riders should be aiming to place their stepping stones to reach this pinnacle.
Sidecar 1NZ Rob & Deane Miller at the World Sidecar Champs. Photo by Shelley Clark Solo 1NZ Jason Bunyan at the Speedway GP. Photo by James Selwyn
Of course we had three representative in the meeting itself, Jason Bunyan was riding for New Zealand as he has done for several years. Jason performed admirably when considering he was competing against the best 15 riders in the world. Also involved in this meeting were the track reserves, Sean Mason and Grant Tregoning who got to participate in all aspects of the Grand Prix including the Thursday and Friday practice sessions, the media launch, various other media and social functions attached to the event, and were in the pits on race day as track reserves. Although not called on to ride they were able to learn a lot from speaking to other competitors and being part of the Grand Prix environment. Further to that Sean Mason has since attended the first round of the FIM World Under-21 Championships held in Holland where he scored a creditable 6 points finishing in 10th overall. He was unfortunate to fall in his last ride, had he have scored points in this race he would have almost certainly progressed to the next round of the World Championship. Sean Mason and Jamie Moohan have now based themselves in the UK under Jason Bunyanâ€™s tutelage and are seeking rides with British clubs in the third tier or national league of British speedway. Also travelling to the UK for six weeks from the end of May is junior rider Bradley Andrews. Bradley has just turned 14 and is going to compete in the British 250cc championships held at three venues across the UK. All these riders have come through the system of junior development and training set up by MSNZ. We are now seeing the results of this groupâ€™s hard work by the quality of riders being produced. In the tier below this we have several promising junior riders who are about to make their mark in the senior ranks. The last group involved with MSNZ being the pee-wee riders have increased in number by over 30% in the last season. TRAINING MANUAL Over the past two seasons an extensive training manual has been compiled by a professional trainer. Andy Paterson the person charged with compiling and assembling this manual is an ex-British soldier now based in New Zealand who previously worked with the development of the British cycling team, who went on to become a world force through following the programmes developed by Andy Paterson. This manual is 90% complete and when fully operational will provide a tool that speedway has never had before in regard to offering training to our young competitors. Although parts of this manual are specific to motorcycle racing it has been developed in such a way that it can be used for all youth classes, as it has a real focus on training the trainers so we have the right people teaching the skills in a uniformed, structured and proven manner. BUDGET The dedicated motorcycle speedway funding scheme of $100 per adult licence and $50 per youth licence continued in 2011-12, being made available for disbursement by the MSNZ sub-committee.
The unspent income from the previous season was also carried over into the 2011-12 season budget. The total funds available to MSNZ for 2011-12 were $40,175; the total money spent for the season was $17,333. The unspent amount of $22,842 is carried over to 2012-13. As you can see by these figures it is not simply a case of spending everything that is available; we are very selective on what money is spent on, ensuring that it is going to return some value to motorcycle speedway in New Zealand. Through this system we have been able to save the motorcycles classes from extinction and see them develop in strength and depth. I would like to commend the work of the MSNZ sub-committee who work diligently and without payment to see that this operation continues to run smoothly and funds allocated from SNZ are spent wisely. QUARTER MIDGETS This class is administered by a very enthusiastic group of predominantly parents with the bulk of the competitors being based in either Auckland or Christchurch. Throughout the season we have had some issues with technical matters that have been dealt with efficiently and effectively by the technical committee. A focus for this division is to keep a restraint on cost so ¼ Midgets do not become out of reach for people wishing to enter into this division. Quarter Midgets continue to be the breeding ground for open-wheel drivers with another group having moved into the senior ranks last year, predominantly into TQ’s and Midgets. Innovations adapted by this class through the season included a very successful open day hosted at Waikaraka Park that was well attended by current competitors and supporters but also by people interested in joining this class. As a direct result of this day we have seen three new competitors join the ¼ Midget ranks in Auckland. To aid this open day and other club practice days, ¼ Midgets have been able to work with SNZ to implement the same youth training licence structure already utilised by junior solos, allowing more prospective competitors the opportunity to have a go in the Auckland ¼ Midget club’s training car and so get a taste of the sport without any large initial outlay. These innovations have seen an increase in the car count in both Auckland and Christchurch. Once again, thank you to the members of the technical committee who have been responsible for administering the rule changes and clarifications throughout the 2011-12 season. John McCallum
This section is broken into three parts:-
The audited financial statements for the year to 31 March 2012 begin on the next page. They show a shortfall of $12,181 between income and expenditure, versus a projected surplus of $8,806. This differential is partly due to a reduction in licensed competitors, with 3.5% less competitors than the year before. With over half of Speedway NZ’s income coming from licenses, this does have an impact. The expenses side of the ledger is generally more of a known quantity to the organisation, so tend to differ when a conscious decision is made to spend more than anticipated. There are exceptions, such as NZ title rainouts, that incur additional expenses for the governing body. Overall, the general aim of Speedway is to live within its means, and that was mostly achieved in 2011/12. The table to the right shows a ten year comparison of key financial indicators.
Financial Year 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 2004/05 2003/04 2002/03
Total Revenue $794,508 $784,470 $782,136 $759,600 $719,212 $746,223 $581,010 $535,410 $496,834 $558,304
Total Expenditure $806,689 $781,584 $821,155 $732,843 $755,228 $664,384 $537,502 $532,459 $489,873 $558,078
Surplus/ Deficit -$12,181 $2,886 -$29,418 $49,656 -$36,016 $81,839 $43,508 $2,951 $6,961 $226
Total Assets $333,389 $339,670 $345,595 $363,303 $324,338 $325,119 $228,833 $229,155 $223,957 $217,596
Retained Earnings $293,936 $306,116 $303,230 $332,647 $282,991 $325,119 $228,833 $184,032 $164,080 $155,501
This information is not part of the formal accounts, but provide a look at some of the more relevant and topical sectors of the organisation that are of interest such as: Motorcycle Speedway New Zealand The Technical Fund Directors Fees Television The Rulebook Taskforce Note that any shortfalls in these areas are funded by general expenditure.
The requirement of the AGM to approve a budget is shrined in the constitution, so the indicative budget for 2012/13 is enclosed.
The dedicated motorcycle speedway funding scheme was extended for a fourth season by the SNZ Board in August 2011, with $100 incl GST per Adult licence and $50 per Youth licence available for disbursement by the MSNZ sub-committee. The unspent income from previous seasons was also available. Expenditure for the 2011/12 financial year is shown below, along with competitor numbers by relevant class over the four year period.
MSNZ Financial Summary as at 31 March 2012 $ Previous unspent income bought forward 2011/12 Income Licence fees Travel assistance from Motorcycling NZ Total Income 2011/2012 Total Income available 2011/12 Expenses Travel assistance - New Zealanders overseas Travel assistance - overseas competitors to NZ New Zealand Team Manager FIM Clerk of Course Training MSNZ Meeting expenses R&M - Training bikes Bike transport Akl - Chch Total Expenses 2011/2012 Unspent at 31st March 2012 - carry over to 2012/13
20000 2174 22174 40175
Solo Competitors 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
8543 4000 1800 1000 1511 88 391 17333
Sidecar Competitors 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
82 88 91 75
169 177 190 181
Junior Solo Competitors 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
19 26 19 21
Peewee Solo Competitors 2008/09 0 2009/10 0 2010/11 8 2011/12 11 All Motorcycle Competitors 2008/09 270 2009/10 291 2010/11 308 2011/12 288
$30 per Adult competition licence from the four-wheeled classes is earmarked for expenditure on Technical requirements. Motorcycle and Youth competitors do not contribute to the fund. This was an area of major focus this season, and some of the highlights included:
All existing equipment was returned to SNZ Head Office for servicing and assessment. As a result, some equipment was refurbished and other new equipment was purchased. For example, all five sets of SNZ scales were calibrated on the same day, using the same load to ensure consistency. Two Technical Stewards attended the major allocated titles where possible, to ensure greater coverage and more thorough inspections. This could be responsible for an increase in the technical infringements issued this season, up from 2 last year to 11 in 2011/12. 123 fuel samples were also taken, with Asure Quality again undertaking the testing on our behalf. No irregularities were found, which is pleasing to note.
Technical Fund Summary for the 2011/12 Season $ $ 2011/2012 Income 1886 Adult 4 wheel competition licences @ $25.50 ($30 incl GST) 2011/2012 Expenses Repairs and Maintenance to existing equipment Scales Sound Meters Trailers Compression Testers Purchase of new equipment ELS testers Tyre testing equipment Class-specific equipment Compression tester (Whistler) Technical Stewards expenditure Daily Rate Accommodation Travel Mileage Training Seminar Technical Advisor Fuel Sampling Kits & Testing
669 180 4319 314
387 894 874 2776
4958 4256 4627 13875 4415
32131 6000 8057
Board meetings from November to April are held during the week, to avoid clashing with speedway meetings. From May to October they are held on the weekend to avoid board members having to take a day off work. Directors attending board meetings have received $150 before tax since September 2009. In the 2011/12 financial year the cost of this activity was $10,950 (down from $11,400 in 2010/11). The attendance record of the current Directors is included in the table to the right.
Board Meeting Attendance 2011/12 David Jones 11 Lewis Dawson 11 Mel Hills 11 Willie Kay 10 John McCallum 10 Sandra Birdling 9 Ricky Boulton 8 Total Meetings 11
This was the first year that Speedway NZâ€™s $500 TV levy had been directed towards a general advertising campaign, rather than subsidising the production of TV shows for premier race meetings. The adverts appeared on TV One during a variety of timeslots from January through to March.
TV Financial Summary for the 2011/12 season $ Income 23 tracks @ $434.78 ($500 incl GST) Expenditure Perspective Group Ltd - Creation of Ads TVNZ - Broadcasting
With the costs of the Rulebook Taskforce to come from the organisations reserves, it is important to itemise these separately from general expenditure. The rewrite is nearly half complete after three years, with Sections C, M and Technical rules for 6 classes reworked, amounting to just over 100 pages. With the Taskforce not having a strong Technical background, more assistance is being utilised for the rewrite of Section T. Rulebook Taskforce expenditure per annum 2009/10 3 meetings New Plymouth, Wellington, Palm Nth 2010/11 3 meetings Nelson x2, Wellington 2011/12 3 meetings Wellington x2, Hamilton Total cost to date
4226 5502 7547 17275
The information contained below mirrors the reporting in the audited financial statements for ease of comparison, with the addition of the budgeted figures for the 2012/13 financial year and 2011/12. Some points to note: There have been no budgeted fee increases for tracks. Competitor licences fees up $10 to $180 adult and $90 youth respectively, the first increase in two years. Assumption is that the Motorcycle Speedway sub-committee will spend their entire available funding. An additional staff member will be recruited, primarily to allow for the start of an overhaul from a paper-based to an electronic organisation. This will be a long-term project, and all indications are that a new staff member will be more cost-effective than outsourcing. A small surplus of $11,281 is predicted. All figures exclude GST.
Speedway NZ 2012/13 Budget
Operating Revenue Competitors Licences One day Licences Technical Fund MSNZ Fund Competitor Infringement AGM Income Electronic Lapscoring Grants Received Promotions Track Fees Permit Fees Technical Equipment Sales Training Income Gross Surplus from Trading Less Expenses Administration and Financial Expenses Accountancy Fees Accident Compensation Levies AGM Expenses Audit Fees Bank Charges Communication Costs Computer Competitor Infringement Executive Meetings Electronic Lapscoring Fringe Benefit Tax General Expenses
321,415 58,971 49,539 22,838 12,045 44,574 99,760 20,000 965 42,826 118,137 4,130 795,200
292,908 57,252 48,095 22,174 11,395 61,082 98,165 20,000 4,647 47,567 117,983 4,214 487 785,969
322,898 59,617 50,615 10,000 50,000 105,174 60,000 7,348 48,351 114,264 5,652 450 834,369
300,840 59,609 50,403 23,337 9,240 47,168 96,655 20,097 2,047 37,450 111,944 5,344 439 764,573
3,000 3,000 44,000 1,800 4,540 11,900 5,575 1,100 52,800 88,250 4,600 540
2,860 2,881 61,832 1,650 4,406 12,529 5,903 1,411 51,282 105,723 4,560 506
3,000 3,870 60,000 1,800 4,100 16,000 6,500 2,500 43,300 100,500 10,000 800
2,800 3,632 58,884 1,650 4,056 14,628 6,347 2,442 41,151 103,472 9,513 3,656
Insurance Lease Equipment Lease Vehicles Legal Expenses - Deductible Licences Officials Expenses Permit Fees Expenses Printing and Stationery Rent/Lease Property Training MSNZ Expenses Vehicle Inspection/Compliance Operating Expenses Advertising Electricity Freight & Cartage Low Value Assets Track Inspections & Insurance Vehicle Expenses Wages Technical Expenses Non Cash Expenses Depreciation Total Expenses Operating Deficit before Other Income Other Income Interest Received Donations in Kind Gain on sale Loss on sale Total Other Income Net surplus/deficit(-) before tax
13,705 2,756 4,800 18,850 4,200 70,340 5,925 10,395 17,000 46,591 8,500 424,167
13,043 1,013 11,636 4,538 30,421 5,000 77,327 5,794 10,348 22,275 16,422 7,047 460,407
9,590 3,036 16,356 3,000 37,777 3,525 76,473 5,000 13,000 29,250 18,000 8,300 475,677
9,135 3,078 16,356 3,219 15,774 3,198 73,319 5,105 11,632 26,102 29,532 7,831 456,512
25,350 1,595 9,215 22,020 16,500 247,481 49,300 371,461
24,465 1,402 8,943 835 16,685 16,295 214,800 52,212 335,637
52,297 1,200 13,500 24,609 15,000 210,357 43,000 359,963
22,245 1,179 13,455 346 17,976 13,546 205,948 39,767 314,462
9,990 -958 18,934
The Speedway Snapshot is the one place to find a vast quantity of information about the sport as at the completion of the 2011/12 season. As Speedway NZ gets better at reporting, the data that is captured continues to grow and a more complete picture of sport emerges. This is now the third season of the snapshot, and to enable an accurate comparison with previous years all of the categories that were reported on in 2011 have been included. We’ve also included some new reports, including the results of the Stakeholder Survey, which over 480 competitors, crew, officials and spectators completed in April this year. The Speedway Snapshot can be broken into three categories:
Competitor Analysis, which starts below Injury Analysis, which commences on page 160 2012 Stakeholder Survey Results, page 166
Overall competitor numbers were down 3.5% for the season, to the lowest level since 2006/07. Anecdotal evidence suggests that financial pressures may be the main reason for this, with a good portion of competitors who didn’t relicence taking out one or more one-day licences. All statistics in these tables are marginally worse than last season, with the notable exception of Youth numbers, which were up by over 5%. The large drop in local class numbers is predominantly due to the uncertainty around the Kiwi Lite class in Hawkes Bay.
Age 60+ 50-59 40-49 30-39 20-29 5-19 Average
2009/10 1.5% 8.4% 22.6% 22.1% 20.7% 24.7% 34
2010/11 1.9% 8.5% 24.2% 20.2% 21.9% 23.5% 33
2011/12 2.8% 9.4% 22.5% 18.0% 22.4% 24.9% 33
Total Competitor Numbers Licence 2009/10 Adult Competitor 2194 Youth Competitor 427 Total 2621
2010/11 2260 404 2664
2011/12 2146 426 2572
Change -5.0% 5.4% -3.5%
National vs Regional vs Local Class Licence 2009/10 2010/11 National Class 1950 1968 Regional Class 781 759 Local Class 14 31
2011/12 1895 753 19
Change -3.7% -0.8% -38.7%
Competitor Numbers by Section Licence 2009/10 2010/11 All Stockcar 788 796 All Ministock 523 504 All Saloon 468 463 Open Wheel 401 409 Motorcycle 291 300
2011/12 767 493 455 404 288
Change -3.6% -2.2% -1.7% -1.2% -4.0%
The average age of competitors remains at 33, with competitors ranging in age from 5 to 77 years of age. One noticeable trend in this table is that the percentage of competitors aged 30-49 reduced this season, with increases in all other age brackets. Competitors under 20 now account for nearly 1 in 4 licences.
With the overall drop in competitor Licence 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2090 2154 2218 2153 numbers, the retention rate of existing Existing competitors 518 467 446 419 competitors was always going to New competitors Retired competitors 629 454 403 513 reduce. However, possibly of more Retention Rate 77% 83% 85% 81% interest in this table is the continuing decline in new competitors, which are down for the third season in a row. This needs to be watched closely, and if necessary, additional work done on recruiting new competitors.
Each competitor nominates their primary class when they obtain a licence, and can race additional classes for $20 extra per annum. This table shows the total numbered of licensed competitors for each class for the last three seasons. Of note, the four largest classes all recorded reductions in competitor numbers, and five classes had double digit declines. Three national classes recorded slight increases, as did most of the smaller classes. Saloons have now overtaken Production Saloons to be the largest of the three Adult Saloon classes, while Midgets have cemented their position as the largest Open Wheel class, which they took back from Sprintcars last season.
Class Stockcar Youth Ministock Superstock Streetstock Saloon Production Saloon Adult Ministock Midget Super Saloon Sidecar TQ Midget Sidecar Swinger Sprintcar Solo Minisprint Modified Vintage Quarter Midget Modified Sprint Junior Solo Youth Saloon Six Shooter Peewee Solo Kiwi Lites Totals
2009/10 570 380 218 220 163 192 143 101 107 103 94 74 103 88 55 54 49 19 15 26 6 14 2788
2010/11 567 348 229 221 165 181 156 105 109 100 92 90 85 91 57 57 68 21 18 19 8 18 8 13 2826
2011/12 552 346 215 197 172 159 147 109 107 100 89 81 82 75 59 57 70 31 21 21 17 13 11 6 2737
Change -3% -1% -6% -11% 4% -12% -6% 4% -2% 0% -3% -10% -4% -18% 4% 0% 3% 48% 17% 11% 113% -28% 38% -54% -3.1%
For full details on each class since 2002/03, refer to the 2010/11 Snapshot, available on the Downloads page via the SNZ website, www.speedway.co.nz.
One of the new statistics that has been captured for 2011/12 is the number of race meetings the competitors in each class attend on average. There is a wide variance, with Youth Ministock competitors the most active at 12.2 meetings each. This is more than double some of the other classes. Modified competitors are the most active of the National classes, competing in nearly 11 meetings each. At the other end of the scale Solo competitors compete in only 6.7 meetings each. This information does have a bearing on the injury statistics, as we will see later on. The other statistic in this table is the average age of competitors in each class. Oldest national class on average is Super Saloons as 45, with TQâ€™s the youngest at 32. Overall the average age of all competitors has dropped by a few months over the last two seasons.
Class Stockcar Youth Ministock Superstock Streetstock Saloon Production Saloon Adult Ministock Midget Super Saloon Sidecar TQ Midget Sidecar Swinger Sprintcar Solo Minisprint Modified Vintage Quarter Midget Modified Sprint Junior Solo Youth Saloon Six Shooter Peewee Solo Kiwi Lites Totals
Which classes are attractive to new competitors? Which classes have the highest proportion of rookie competitors? The Ministock classes fill two of the top three places in terms of sheer numbers, while all classes contained at least 5% rookies in their membership. Stockcars remain the most popular class for Adult rookies, although Six Shooters, Adult Ministocks and Production Saloons all have more than 1 in 5 new competitors in their midst.
2011/12 Competitors 552 346 215 197 172 159 147 109 107 100 89 81 82 75 59 57 70 31 21 21 17 13 11 6 2737
Rookies Youth Ministock Stockcar Adult Ministock Production Saloon Streetstock Sidecar Swinger Vintage Quarter Midget Midget Youth Saloon Superstock Sprintcar Sidecar Saloon Solo Junior Solo TQ Midget Peewee Solo Minisprint Super Saloon Six Shooter Modified Modified Sprint Kiwi Lites Totals
2010/11 123 67 32 46 43 25 10 7 13 2 10 9 15 12 14 11 7 8 5 7 6 0 3 2 477
Avg no of meetings 9.1 12.2 8.6 8 9.3 7.6 8.4 9.1 8.4 8.3 8 8.3 9 6.7 8.3 10.9 2.3 8 5.6 6.6 6.5 9.5 6.5 2 8.6
2011/12 100 53 36 35 27 24 21 16 13 11 11 10 10 9 8 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 1 427
Average Age 34 15 38 35 43 38 30 37 45 39 32 32 40 34 35 40 53 12 38 14 14 24 8 36 33
Rookie % 29% 10% 24% 22% 14% 30% 30% 52% 12% 65% 5% 12% 10% 5% 11% 33% 8% 55% 10% 5% 31% 7% 14% 17%
Last season nearly 8% of From To 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 competitors moved to a new class, Youth Ministock Stockcar 15 17 15 Stockcar 9 15 13 but in 2011/12 only 5.8% (149) Adult Ministock Youth Ministock Adult Ministock 21 24 12 made a switch. The most popular Streetstock Stockcar 4 7 10 destination class is Stockcars, Stockcar Superstock 13 7 10 followed by Saloons. One point to Streetstock Saloon 1 1 6 note with the latter class is that Superstock Stockcar 11 3 6 1 1 6 over the last 3 seasons a total of Production Saloon Streetstock Youth Ministock Production Saloon 1 4 5 15 competitors have moved into Super Saloon Saloon 10 1 4 the class from Super Saloons, with Production Saloon Stockcar 6 4 4 only 5 moving in the other direction. Production Saloons also continue to be a better feeder class for contact classes than they do for the other Saloon classes.
This table shows a variety of information, starting with how many competitors from last season didn’t relicence in 2011/12. It then shows how competitors moved into and out of each class, and the retention rate as a percentage. This is simply the proportion of competitors who raced in the class last season that have obtained a licence in the class again in 2011/12. As an example more than half of last season’s Production Saloon racers do not have a Production Saloon licence in 2011/12. 72 have retired and 20 moved into other classes.
Class Stockcar Youth Ministock Superstock Streetstock Saloon Production Saloon Adult Ministock Midget Super Saloon Sidecar TQ Midget Sidecar Swinger Sprintcar Solo Minisprint Modified Vintage Quarter Midget Modified Sprint Junior Solo Youth Saloon Six Shooter Peewee Solo Kiwi Lites
2011/12 Didn’t Moved out Moved into Retention Competitors Relicence of class class rate 552 189 18 48 63% 346 75 40 0 82% 215 59 8 15 71% 197 75 19 14 57% 172 37 8 18 73% 159 72 20 11 49% 147 54 20 14 53% 109 27 0 6 74% 107 26 6 1 71% 100 30 4 4 66% 89 23 6 2 68% 81 33 1 0 62% 82 24 2 2 69% 75 30 3 1 64% 59 13 1 2 75% 57 14 1 4 73% 70 34 3 1 45% 31 5 1 0 71% 21 6 0 3 67% 21 3 1 0 79% 17 2 0 0 75% 13 7 0 1 61% 11 2 0 0 75% 6 11 0 2 15%
One of the fundamental issues face by most sports is retaining competitors once they become an adult. For the last three seasons we have been tracking what happens to Youth Ministock competitors who turn 17. At that point they are no longer eligible to race in the class. This season has seen quite a large reduction in the number of competitors moving into other classes, with over 60% leaving the sport. This needs to be monitored carefully next season, to see if itâ€™s a one off or the start of a trend.
Last season it was noted that there had been an overall increase in the number of competitors, but a decrease in those attending allocated titles. This year, the exact opposite has occurred. Numbers at allocated titles are up (in some cases significantly), despite the overall drop in competitors. The location of the title does have an impact on the number of entrants, and across the board there were aggregate increases, with the notable exception of the North Island titles. What the figures do show is that on average 32% of the competitors in a class race in the New Zealand title, and 19% attend the Grand Prix. With many NZ and GP titles in the South Island next season, it will be interesting to compare these statistics for 2012/13.
Stockcar Adult Ministock Production Saloon Saloon Streetstock Superstock Midget Six Shooter Solo Super Saloon Modified Minisprint Unlicensed/retired Retention rate
2009/10 15 21 1 1 5 1 3 44 52%
2010/11 17 24 4 2 6 3 2 1 1 1 1 56 53%
2011/12 15 12 5 3 2 1 62 38%
Stockcar Superstock Streetstock Saloon Super Saloon Sidecar Sprintcar TQ Midget Midget Modified Solo Minisprint NZ Under 21 Solos Total
New Zealand Champs 09/10 10/11 11/12 159 121 167 75 85 83 69 70 62 61 43 48 26 39 29 30 39 39 32 39 26 40 38 29 36 33 36 29 28 28 24 25 18 34 25 25 14 12 20 629 597 610
09/10 110 43 24 30 24 16 22 17 24 13 13 20 356
Grand Prix 10/11 11/12 82 76 42 34 43 35 22 30 28 37 19 19 22 24 25 30 29 37 10 12 16 17 19 25 357 376
Stockcar Superstock Streetstock Saloon Super Saloon Sidecar Sprintcar TQ Midget Midget Modified Solo Minisprint Total
North Island Champs 09/10 10/11 11/12 138 76 65 44 40 31 34 48 33 32 36 29 16 19 18 22 20 13 23 16 16 20 30 14 28 27 30 20 13 20 12 17 21 24 26 14 413 368 304
South Island Champs 09/10 10/11 11/12 35 26 34 12 19 17 45 34 32 16 16 19 14 14 8 20 33 14 12 13 19 18 24 13 11 9 8 8 12 17 8 18 190 186 222
This table shows competitor numbers by track for the last six seasons, along with the percentage change between 2010/11 and 2011/12. Figures in green represent a track’s all-time high in terms of competitor numbers (dating back to 1984) and red an all-time low. Overall competitor numbers were down by 3%, with 11 tracks of 24 recording competitor growth.
Track Palmerston North Woodford Glen Stratford Huntly Rotorua Waikaraka Baypark Western Springs Meeanee Nelson Wellington Gisborne Ruapuna Oreti Riverside Rosebank Wanganui Kihikihi Cromwell Dunedin Greymouth Blenheim Moore Park Westport Motorcycling Aust Totals
2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 242 260 260 256 262 221 167 210 194 187 218 206 117 132 172 189 195 202 138 155 173 169 184 166 156 186 177 158 157 149 174 169 130 154 151 134 187 161 147 144 132 134 118 124 115 125 123 134 171 175 155 153 159 132 106 107 120 140 138 130 130 147 124 116 121 116 105 108 122 114 113 114 119 120 108 103 104 108 48 47 57 55 65 75 59 53 65 62 60 74 44 62 70 61 71 69 61 92 80 84 61 66 80 66 70 71 73 63 69 69 69 55 63 60 69 78 63 58 66 56 49 57 53 53 47 51 71 64 67 55 46 44 27 26 34 28 34 17 22 27 33 10 2 1 2508 2702 2608 2621 2664 2572
Change -16% -6% 4% -10% -5% -11% 2% 9% -17% -6% -4% 1% 4% 15% 23% -3% 8% -14% -5% -15% 9% -4% 31% 22% -50% -3%
Points to note: Stratford, Oreti Park and Moore Park all recorded highest-ever competitor numbers Three tracks had double digit growth (+10%) Western Springs & Riverside recorded their highest competitor numbers since 2005/06 Wellington and Dunedin competitor numbers are at an all-time low Palmerston North lost over 40 competitors Six tracks recorded a retraction in their competitor base of more than 10%
Thanks to good competitor growth at both Ruapuna and Moore Park, Canterbury has become the region with the largest number of speedway competitors in the country. Two regions recorded doubledigit growth, being Southland and the West Coast. The only North Island area to record an increase was Taranaki/Wanganui.
Region 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 Share Canterbury 302 317 348 348 14% Auckland 315 340 345 337 13% PN/Wellington 384 372 383 337 13% Bay of Plenty 324 302 289 283 11% Taranaki/Wanganui 252 273 256 268 10% East Coast 277 267 272 246 10% Waikato 243 240 257 229 9% Nelson/Marlborough 187 195 184 174 7% Southland 122 117 125 149 6% Otago 132 113 129 116 5% West Coast 70 75 74 84 3%
Growth 0% -2.3% -12.0% -2.1% 4.7% -9.6% -10.9% -5.4% 19.2% -10.1% 13.5%
6 11 5 6
4 2 3 4 18 1
18 13 15
4 1 9 9
9 1 15 55
10 10 32 1 9 8 9
1 3 2
5 10 6 6
16 11 10 5 2 1
1 8 2
-1 0 -3 -2 1 1 3 -2
-1 1 4 3
0 1 1 -4 -3 -1 1 0
-5 3 -1 -5 -2 0 -1 -4 0
-2 -4 1 0 -1
-1 -1 -2 1 4 1
5 1 2 -4 -1 1 2
0 -1 4
-7 3 -46 -21 -19
9 16 -11
554 344 216 7 197 6 160 6 172 8 152 1 107 110 97 89 1 75 83 82 70 57 57 31 20 23 13 6 11 17 38 2743
0 0 0
1 2 0 1 -3 0 2
-1 0 -3 -1 0 3
3 -2 -1 -3 -1 1 8
0 -2 0 -1
9 1 1 1 -1
0 -2 -2 -2 1
0 -6 5 2 -5 -1
-1 -2 -5 0
-3 2 2
-13 15 -11 5 0 3 -1 -8 -10 5 -2 -1 0 -15 -1 -1 -4 -1 -1 -5 -2 -5 0 -4 5 2 -15 6 -2 -1 2 6 -1 0 -1 2 -7 -3 1 1 -3 -7 -1 -8 -1 -4 1 -1 -9 1 4 -5 -5 1 -3 12 0 -2 -2 2
-3 4 -1 0
249 217 175 163 216 141 141 135 131 117 138 137 111 77
9 17 11 3
13 1 1 4 7 8 3 1
14 7 6 11 7 6
22 13 9
5 5 10 8
29 22 8 1 1
32 23 17 17 16
28 38 3
32 26 21 14
1 15 8
32 27 10 13 9 11
41 27 22 11
13 1 2 10 10 3 17
46 28 4 10
63 37 35 5 12 4 1
Stockcar Youth Ministock Superstock Streetstock Production Saloon Saloon Adult Ministock Super Saloon Midget Sidecar TQ Midget Solo Sidecar Swinger Sprintcar Vintage Minisprint Modified Quarter Midget Junior Solo Modified Sprint Six Shooters Kiwi Lites Peewee Solos Youth Saloon Total
17 35 19 5 37 30
40 30 19
79 25 51 1
Stockcar Youth Ministock Superstock Streetstock Production Saloon Saloon Adult Ministock Super Saloon Midget Sidecar TQ Midget Solo Sidecar Swinger Sprintcar Vintage Minisprint Modified Quarter Midget Junior Solo Modified Sprint Six Shooters Kiwi Lites Peewee Solos Youth Saloon Total
The top table lists the competitors at each track by class, with the lower table outlining the change from last season. Green = growth, red = decline, black = no change
-13 -4 -13 -24 -21 7 -4 -2 5 -3 -3 -16 -6 -3 3 10 1 10 1 5 -5 -7 3 9 -70
Speedway is not traditionally a sport that has done anything on a national level to attract and retain competitors. That could be about to change with the development of training and coaching materials for the Motorcycle Speedway classes, but in the interim there isnâ€™t a lot of effort put into this area. What is noticeable about this table when compared to the total competitor numbers on page 156, is how some tracks outperform in this area. For instance Ruapuna, Western Springs, Wellington, Oreti and Riverside have all punched above their weight in this regard. And despite the fact that the number of new competitors is down overall, half the tracks managed to record an increase in new competitors when compared to 2010/11.
Western Springs Stratford Kihikihi Cromwell Riverside Wanganui Rotorua Blenheim Wellington Westport Oreti Moore Park Huntly Baypark Meeanee Greymouth Nelson Waikaraka Ruapuna Woodford Glen Dunedin Gisborne Rosebank Palmerston North
2009/10 Rookies Palmerston North 42 Stratford 42 Woodford Glen 23 Ruapuna 18 Western Springs 25 Wellington 16 Oreti 14 Riverside 15 Gisborne 25 Nelson 27 Baypark 16 Rotorua 17 Huntly 22 Waikaraka 29 Rosebank 9 Meeanee 25 Dunedin 10 Cromwell 10 Westport 8 Wanganui 16 Kihikihi 14 Moore Park 10 Greymouth 12 Blenheim 8 Total 467
Net Net Gained Lost Net 2010/11 2009/10 2011/12 2011/12 2011/12 8 -3 12 4 8 -1 2 7 2 5 -6 2 11 6 5 3 -4 5 1 4 -3 -1 4 1 3 -7 2 6 3 3 0 7 13 11 2 -5 0 3 1 2 1 0 5 4 1 2 -2 4 3 1 1 -3 1 0 1 2 13 1 1 0 -1 -1 21 21 0 -4 -3 7 7 0 6 0 5 6 -1 1 1 4 5 -1 -6 3 5 6 -1 -1 -2 7 9 -2 -7 -8 2 4 -2 14 2 5 8 -3 -1 -1 0 3 -3 -8 -1 1 4 -3 3 2 3 7 -4 9 -5 6 21 -15
2010/11 Rookies 40 30 24 28 21 19 15 13 16 27 22 21 28 23 12 22 16 17 6 5 22 3 1 10 443
2011/12 Rookies 34 33 30 28 27 20 20 20 19 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 12 11 9 8 8 7 4 419
A total of 138 competitors shifted their allegiance from one track to another in 2011/12, which equates to 5.4%. This is similar to the last two seasons, where the figures were 142 and 148 respectively. The net migration figures for the last three seasons are on the table to the left, along with the gains and losses for the current season. Western Springs has the net highest gain this season, and Palmerston North the biggest loss. The track with the highest churn rate continues to be Huntly, with 21 competitors in and another 21 out.
Looking at the table to the right, one day licences is one area where there isnâ€™t a lot of stability. Most tracks either went up or down by a considerable margin from this season to last, but the overall trend continues to be downward. Demolition derbies were a good source of revenue for the organisation, but these are declining in frequency. 177 Stockcar one-day licences were issued in 2011/12, making them the most popular class. Next were Adult Ministocks with 77, then Sidecars (63), Production Saloons (48), Streetstocks (47) and Superstocks (45).
Track Rotorua Baypark Western Springs Woodford Glen Gisborne Rosebank Stratford Ruapuna Waikaraka Huntly Kihikihi Wellington Dunedin Greymouth Palmerston North Nelson Meeanee Riverside Wanganui Cromwell Blenheim Moore Park Westport Oreti Total
2009/10 14 57 21 48 14 3 35 3 13 14 22 15 11 2 40 10 5 14 6 2 6 0 2 0 467
Track Palmerston North Woodford Glen Wanganui Gisborne Waikaraka Wellington Greymouth Rotorua Baypark Dunedin Kihikihi Cromwell Stratford Meeanee Riverside Nelson Huntly Western Springs Blenheim Ruapuna Oreti Moore Park Westport Rosebank Total
2010/11 30 36 52 43 16 8 47 7 14 13 3 34 11 11 25 24 9 8 7 9 1 0 3 0 443
2011/12 53 51 47 41 34 26 24 21 14 14 14 12 12 12 7 7 7 6 6 3 2 2 0 0 415
2008/09 158 181 57 98 261 164 30 72 126 77 64 21 85 127 64 128 45 3 67 29 6 13 23 9 1908
2009/10 138 110 79 102 236 77 39 49 77 85 74 50 102 179 58 67 34 2 66 28 14 6 10 6 1688
2010/11 149 119 95 55 222 93 33 43 70 125 70 136 72 118 40 61 46 19 28 20 9 13 7 6 1649
2011/12 159 144 137 126 121 94 92 75 72 68 64 62 56 51 51 44 34 26 22 18 16 16 10 8 1566
Change 7% 21% 44% 129% -45% 1% 179% 74% 3% -46% -9% -54% -22% -57% 28% -28% -26% 37% -21% -10% 78% 23% 43% 33% -5%
This table shows the number of infringement notices issued at each track over the last three seasons. While the number of race meetings held and the number of the vehicles on the track may contribute to the number of infringements, there are some notable anomalies. For instance, the three Motorcycle Speedway tracks are Rosebank, Moore Park and Oreti with 26, 2 and 0 infringements respectively. Some tracks also appear to have had massive increases or decreases in the number of infringements issued, eg Rotorua has moved from 14 to 53 in two seasons and Palmerston North the other way, from 40 to 7.
The total number of on track events increased from 397 to 425 this season, most likely due to better weather at many venues.
Track Rosebank Gisborne Waikaraka Palmerston North Woodford Glen Rotorua Stratford Wellington Baypark Nelson Ruapuna Moore Park Meeanee Wanganui Cromwell Oreti Huntly Westport Dunedin Kihikihi Riverside Western Springs Greymouth Blenheim Total
16 tracks had more events, 8 less, and activity in all categories was higher.
Training Practice Meeting 11 4 9 2 10 8 4 16 2 15 3 17 3 16 4 16 2 11 4 11 4 9 1 5 8 8 2 5 3 11 2 13 4 11 6 4 4 2 8 1 3 11 3 9 3 8 3 10 1 2 8 2 9 4 6 30 78 249
Title 4 5 4 6 2 3 3 6 3 5 3 2 3 2 2 2 5
Total 28 25 24 23 22 22 19 19 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 16 15 15 13 13 13 13 13 11 425
1 2 2 2 1 68
2010/11 31 17 22 21 20 17 19 18 16 19 16 18 18 13 14 14 16 12 18 12 7 12 11 16 397
9 1 1
8 2 8 3
6 11 4
1 2 1 2
8 12 1
2 6 7 12
10 10 10
9 1 1
2 1 10
8 8 8 9 3
8 7 12 12
11 9 7 9
9 10 8 8
6 9 7
10 8 1
1 1 3 1 1 8
1 87 118 61
90 110 74
1 10 10 9
8 1 9 8
5 6 5 7 2 4 7 3 2 1 2
11 11 7 2 12
9 1 3 1 4 2 3 3
14 10 1 8
8 9 7 7 6
1 8 1
14 9 1
15 13 5 15 15 13 3
7 4 9 1
12 11 7 11 11
12 10 11 10 1 1 8 4 8
14 14 10 9 11
11 9 11
14 13 8 1 8
10 12 7
13 9 9
Huntly 7 9
17 15 3 10 14
10 9 1
14 12 15 11 14 19
15 10 2
Stockcar Youth Ministock Streetstock Production Saloon Superstock Adult Ministock Saloon Super Saloon Sidecar Sprintcar Midget TQ Midget Solo Minisprint Modified Vintage Quarter Midget Junior Solo Peewee Solo Modified Sprint Six Shooters Kiwi Lites Youth Saloon Total
This table outlines how many times each track ran a particular class during the 2011/12 season.
207 181 122 123 130 86 147 97 83 72 52 47 47 47 66 23 37 16
19 20 1 10 61 1655
Like all sports, speedway carries an inherent risk of accident and injury to its competitors. Over the last four seasons, Speedway NZ has become very transparent in its reporting and analysis of injuries. One of the reasons for this is the fact that speedway has a very low injury rate when compared to most other sports, with an injury rate around half of the average for all sports. Another reason is that fact that technology continues to develop, with new safety equipment constantly coming on stream. The injury statistics below are compiled based on information received by the approved First Aid team at each track, with the Steward and Head Scrutineer providing additional information where necessary.
Overall injuries are down on last season, from 224 to 199 (-11%), and well down on the all-time high of 237 in 2009/10. However, there was an increase in the most severe injuries from 6 to 10, which regrettably includes a fatality, a critical injury, and 8 serious injuries. The patient status code developed by St Johns is the industry standard, with four categories of injury (Critical, Serious, Moderate, Minor). The totals for each category are listed below. The overall injury rate of 7.74% is down on the previous three seasons and well under the average for all sports of 14%. The 22 reported concussions were down from 28 last season, and are 40% less than the all-time high of 38 in 2009/10. Season Reported Concussion Racing St John St John St John St John Total Injuries Fatality Critical Serious Moderate Minor Racers 2002/03 155 20 2 0 5 61 87 2501 2003/04 167 24 0 0 4 68 95 2468 2004/05 184 25 1 1 2 37 143 2592 2005/06 155 32 0 1 4 29 121 2704 2006/07 168 19 1 1 4 62 100 2502 2007/08 160 25 1 0 4 47 108 2702 2008/09 203 31 1 1 4 67 130 2608 2009/10 237 38 0 0 11 112 114 2621 2010/11 224 28 0 0 6 97 93 2657 2011/12 199 22 1 1 8 77 112 2570
Splitting all classes into 6 broad categories, we can see reductions this season in four of these. The increases were in the Ministock and Streetstock areas.
All Ministock All Motorcycle All Stockcar Streetstock Open Wheel All Saloon
493 288 765 197 461 455
66 36 61 10 15 10
2011/12 Rate 13.39% 12.50% 7.97% 5.08% 3.25% 2.18%
Injury Rate 6.20% 6.77% 7.10% 5.73% 6.71% 5.92% 7.78% 9.04% 8.43% 7.74%
2010/11 Rate 10.91% 15.33% 8.81% 4.98% 4.42% 3.96%
2009/10 Rate 13.38% 18.56% 7.36% 5.91% 5.22% 3.69%
There is a significant difference between the injury rates for Youth and Adult competitors, as shown by this table. However, it should be noted that none of the Youth injuries this season were serious (or worse), and no Youth competitors suffered concussion. In summary though, Adult injuries are nearly at an alltime low, while Youth injuries are almost at their peak. Speedway NZ needs to continue to monitor this, and work hard to reduce injuries.
2011/12 Rate 16.20% 6.06%
2010/11 Rate 10.64% 8.03%
This is a new data set that has been analysed this season, now that Stewards are reporting back on the number of vehicles at each race meeting. It puts a new perspective on the injury statistics, and provides a likelihood that a competitor at a race meeting will be injured, depending on the class they race. Solos still top the chart with a considerably greater risk than other classes, but Youth Ministocks drop down the list. This means that the high number of meetings each competitor races at contributes to the higher number of total injuries in the class. It also shows that Speedway NZ needs to focus on injuries in all Youth classes, not just Ministocks. It is also safe to assume that the high injury rate for Solos is one of the reasons why competitors are unable to race at less meetings than in other classes â€“ because they have to take time off due to injury.
2009/10 Rate 15.69% 7.31%
Solos Youth Saloon Quarter Midget Youth Ministock Peewee Solo Superstock Sidecar Stockcar Modified Sprint Six Shooter Streetstock Vintage Minisprint Super Saloon Adult Ministock Modified TQ Midget Midget Saloon Production Saloon Sprintcar Junior Solo Kiwi Lite Total
Average Meetings 6.7 6.5 8.0 12.2 6.5 8.6 8.3 9.1 5.6 9.5 8.0 2.3 8.3 8.4 8.4 10.9 8.0 9.1 9.3 7.6 9.0 6.6 2.0 8.6
No of Injuries 19 2 4 62 1 18 16 43 1 1 10 1 2 3 4 2 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 199
Injury Rate 3.77% 1.82% 1.61% 1.47% 1.41% 0.98% 0.96% 0.86% 0.85% 0.81% 0.64% 0.61% 0.41% 0.33% 0.32% 0.32% 0.28% 0.20% 0.19% 0.17% 0.14% 0.00% 0.00% 0.85%
This is the same information as the table above (Part D), without taking into account the number of meetings competed in. It is primarily included so comparisons can be made with previous seasons, but over time the table above will prove to be more relevant. The one thing that stands out is the Solo injury rate. Although accounting for only 2% of all competitors, Solo Motorcycles contributed to 10% of the entire injuries suffered in the sport. Conversely, the Sidecar injury rate is half of last season.
Competitors Reported 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 in Class Injuries Rate Rate Rate Solo 75 19 25.3% 16.5% 21.6% Youth Ministock 346 62 17.9% 12.4% 16.6% Quarter Midget 31 4 12.9% 0.0% 10.5% Youth Saloon 17 2 11.8% 0.0% 0.0% Peewee Solo 11 1 9.1% 0.0% Superstock 214 18 8.4% 7.5% 8.7% Stockcar 551 43 7.8% 9.3% 6.8% Six Shooter 13 1 7.7% 16.7% Sidecar 190 16 8.4% 16.3% 18.6% Streetstock 197 10 5.1% 5.0% 5.9% Modified Sprint 21 1 4.8% 5.6% 6.7% Modified 57 2 3.5% 3.6% 3.7% Minisprint 59 2 3.4% 3.5% 7.3% Super Saloon 107 3 2.8% 6.5% 5.6% Adult Ministock 147 4 2.7% 7.7% 4.9% TQ Midget 89 2 2.2% 4.3% 1.1% Midget 109 2 1.8% 2.9% 5.0% Saloon 172 3 1.7% 6.7% 3.7% Vintage 70 1 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% Production Saloon 159 2 1.3% 0.0% 2.6% Sprintcar 82 1 1.2% 5.9% 7.8% Junior Solo 21 0 0.0% 0.0% 7.7%
This is a statistic that does appear to be heading in the right direction with the number of reported concussions suffered by competitors has dropped substantially for two seasons in a row (down 40% from 38 to 22). Concussions are now at the lowest level since 2006/07. Stockcar and Superstock concussions were up marginally, but on the positive side there were no Youth or Sidecar concussions suffered this season. 11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 03/04 02/03 Stockcar 9 8 13 9 8 5 7 10 5 4 Superstock 5 3 6 7 5 2 4 3 8 3 Solo 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 4 Midget 1 3 2 3 1 2 1 3 Streetstock 1 2 1 3 1 3 2 TQ 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 Vintage 1 Youth Ministock 4 6 2 1 3 3 1 Sidecar 2 2 3 2 5 10 2 3 1 Sprintcar 1 1 1 1 1 Adult Mini 1 1 1 1 2 1/4 Midget 2 1 1 1 Modifieds 1 1 1 Saloon 1 2 Super Saloon 1 Derby 1 Total 22 28 38 31 25 19 31 24 24 20
Youth Ministock Stockcar Solo Superstock Sidecar Streetstock Adult Ministock 1/4 Midget Super Saloon Saloon TQ Midget Modified Minisprint Prod Saloon Youth Saloon Sprintcar Six Shooter Mod Sprint Peewee Solo Vintage Not stated Junior Solo Derby Kiwi Lite Total
11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 03/04 02/03 Total 62 43 63 44 27 15 36 27 29 20 366 43 53 39 47 40 27 10 48 37 21 365 19 15 19 12 12 15 7 12 18 11 140 18 17 19 17 4 10 28 14 27 23 177 16 31 33 16 6 20 20 20 20 21 203 10 11 13 10 15 6 8 10 12 13 108 4 12 7 4 6 5 2 9 6 55 4 2 1 1 1 2 11 3 7 6 1 6 14 13 8 2 5 65 3 11 6 3 4 5 1 13 5 6 57 2 4 1 5 5 11 8 5 2 8 51 2 7 5 4 4 6 4 2 2 9 45 2 2 2 3 5 1 3 5 3 0 26 2 2 4 1 0 4 2 1 2 1 19 2 6 1 1 4 2 1 1 18 2 1 2 5 1 5 8 4 8 4 4 4 1 5 44 1 3 4 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 25 14 15 4 58 2 1 2 6 1 6 3 21 1 3 3 1 8 1 1 195 224 237 203 160 168 155 183 167 155 1851
Baypark Waikaraka Palmerston North Rosebank Huntly Rotorua Meeanee Stratford Woodford Glen Wanganui Wellington Ruapuna Gisborne Oreti Riverside Kihikihi Cromwell Dunedin Nelson Western Springs Moore Park Greymouth Westport Blenheim Total
11/12 10/11 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 03/04 02/03 25 15 26 17 11 22 12 23 23 25 20 16 12 14 10 4 24 21 22 19 18 25 15 24 16 9 8 21 7 6 16 9 7 8 2 6 1 4 7 8 15 9 18 13 12 12 16 9 6 1 14 13 18 11 9 4 3 8 4 0 10 12 16 31 17 5 18 20 23 21 10 8 13 6 4 5 0 3 3 4 8 10 6 8 4 7 7 5 7 2 8 2 6 2 3 1 4 5 1 9 7 18 8 14 16 5 7 4 12 3 7 12 17 5 8 20 17 15 27 7 7 10 7 4 1 4 8 5 9 12 7 5 11 4 6 6 1 1 6 6 3 8 9 1 1 1 2 5 8 14 4 3 4 7 18 3 0 4 5 6 5 7 5 0 0 0 1 3 10 7 4 7 13 8 9 4 13 3 9 11 10 3 19 3 7 4 10 2 9 1 2 5 2 3 1 2 10 2 2 3 1 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 6 8 8 7 14 7 2 3 1 199 224 237 203 160 168 155 184 167 155
Avg 20 16 15 7 11 8 17 6 6 4 9 14 7 5 4 7 3 8 8 4 2 2 1 6 8
Type of contact causing the injury Accidental Deliberate Not stated Unknown when occurred Total During Teams Racing
Injury Status by order of seriousness
2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 30 30 38 30 18 11 25 29 10 8 3 0 5 4 4 2 63 54 70 61 9 7 9 9
Fatality Critical Serious Moderate Minor
2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 3 2 31 31 33 31 27 19 33 27
Injuries suffered (can be multiple in any incident) Headache/Concussion Leg/Knee/Ankle Back Shoulder Abdomen (kidney, spleen etc) Neck Arm/elbow/wrist Face/eye/tongue/nose Ribs Groin
2008/09 16 11 8 5 8 7 5 7 3 4
2009/10 18 12 10 4 4 5 4 1 5 1
2010/11 14 22 14 9 6 4 2 1 1 1
2011/12 16 13 12 6 6 6 2 2 2 1
2008/09 9 4 3 3 4 6 8 5 5 8 4 2 1 1
2009/10 11 5 6 2 5 2 4 2 1 2 4 3 3 1 3
2010/11 17 4 3 7 6 3 6 2 2 6 3 4 2 2 2 1 -
2011/12 14 10 9 7 6 5 2 2 2 2 1 1 -
Track where injury occurred Palmerston North Rotorua Huntly Waikaraka Baypark Woodford Glen Wellington Stratford Gisborne Wanganui Nelson Meeanee Blenheim Riverside Dunedin Greymouth Westport Kihikihi
Injury Analysis by Seat Type (new statistics, created by matching greensheets with injury reports) Make Butler CSR ISP Ultrashield Kirkey Racetech Chesnutt Hampton Harris Home made Average
Number 3 12 6 7 94 161 35 12 36 158
Injuries 1 2 1 1 9 14 3 1 3 13
Injury Rate Concussions Injury Rate 33.3% 1 33.3% 16.7% 1 8.3% 16.7% 0 0% 14.3% 0 0% 9.6% 4 4.3% 8.7% 3 1.9% 8.6% 0 0% 8.3% 0 0% 8.3% 1 2.8% 8.2% 4 2.5% 9.2% 2.7%
Reporting on this category took place for the first time last year, and the same information has been captured again in 2011/12, to enable a year-on-year comparison.
Injury Status by order of seriousness 2010/11 Critical Serious Moderate Minor Total Competitors Injury Rate
Solo 0 1 7 9 17 91 19%
Rider 0 0 14 3 17 100 17%
Swinger 0 1 8 5 14 90 16%
2011/12 Critical Serious Moderate Minor Total Competitors Injury Rate
Solo 1 1 10 7 19 75 25%
Rider 0 1 5 2 8 100 8%
Swinger 0 1 5 2 8 81 10%
2011/12 Headache/Concussion Shoulder Arm/elbow/wrist Leg/Knee/Ankle Back Abdomen Face/eye/tongue/nose Groin/Hip Ribs Neck
Solo 5 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 -
Rider 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 -
Injuries suffered (can be multiple in any incident) 2010/11 Headache/Concussion Shoulder Arm/elbow/wrist Leg/Knee/Ankle Back Abdomen Face/eye/tongue/nose Groin/Hip Ribs Neck
Solo 7 3 4 2 2 1 1 1 -
Rider 2 6 2 4 2 1 1 -
Swinger 3 3 5 1 1 1 1 -
1 3 3 1 1 1 -
Type of contact causing injury Contact Type Hit Wall Hit another bike Hit by another bike No contact
2010/11 2011/12 12 7 6 7 9 5 21 16
Track where injury occurred 2010/11 Ruapuna Rosebank Oreti Park Palmerston North Gisborne Meeanee Moore Park Wellington Nelson Westport Wanganui
Solo 2 4 6 2 1
Rider 7 2
Swinger 2 4
3 1 1 1
1 1 2 1 1
Total 11 10 6 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1
2011/12 Rosebank Oreti Park Ruapuna Gisborne Meeanee Moore Park Palmerston North Waikaraka
Solo 9 4 1 3
Rider 3 1 2
Swinger 3 2
1 1 1
Total 15 7 3 3 3 2 1 1
Speedway NZ undertook its first ever stakeholder survey in April 2012, to try and gauge opinion on the effectiveness and reputation of the organisation. The survey template was provided by Sport NZ (SPARC), ensuring the methodology and structure of the questionnaire was sound. The survey was available via the SNZ website and was open from 30 March to 30 April. It was advertised on the website and Facebook page, and all competitors and subscribers received two emails advising them about the survey. A total of 483 questionnaires were completed, which is a good response rate and a solid base to draw conclusions from. The base of the survey was multi-choice questions revolving around leadership/direction, communication, service delivery and the quality of the relationship with Speedway NZ. Respondents also had the ability to comment further on these topics, and provide their views on the overall performance of Speedway NZ. This analysis of the survey has been broken into the following sections:1 2 3 4 5 6
Demographics of the respondents Summary: Overall performance Leadership and Direction Communication Service Delivery Quality of Relationship
Age of respondents The average age of the 483 respondents was 36, with the age ranging from 14 to 77. The average age of competitors completing the survey was 34, crew 37 years, officials 42 and spectators and track workers 41. Gender of respondents 88% of respondents were male, 12% female. Around 6% of competitors in the sport are male, so this imbalance is to be expected. Primary interest in speedway 281 respondents were competitors, which is 58% of the total. With 2572 competitors, this represents 11% of all competitors â€“ a good sample size to work with, and well over the 5% usually required to obtain good accuracy. 17% of respondents were crew, 15% spectators, 5% officials and 5% track workers.
Race meetings attended this season This question was designed to assess the interest level of respondents. A stunning 82% of those who completed the survey could be considered dedicated speedway people, attending over 10 meetings per season. In addition, 30% attended over 20 meetings. Only 4% of respondents attended less than five meetings. The inference we can draw from this is that the respondents have a personal interest in the wellbeing of the sport, as it forms a major part of their lives. Home track of respondent This question listed the 24 SNZ tracks via a drop down menu, with the respondent selecting what they consider to be their home track. Responses were received from 23 of the 24 tracks, including competitors at all of those venues. Palmerston North topped the responses, as is to be expected for the track with the largest competitor base. Moore Park was the only venue where no responses were received.
Track Palmerston North Waikaraka Park Huntly Wellington Woodford Glen Western Springs Baypark Rotorua Meeanee Nelson Gisborne Stratford Ruapuna Kihikihi Blenheim Cromwell Wanganui Greymouth Dunedin Riverside Rosebank Westport Oreti Park Moore Park Total
Total 54 45 40 35 34 34 30 28 26 25 23 22 18 13 10 9 9 8 6 5 3 3 3 0 483
Competitors 28 24 23 22 22 14 15 14 15 17 13 17 13 7 4 8 3 7 5 4 3 2 1 0 281
Tracks 1 track 2 tracks 3 tracks 4 tracks 5 tracks 6 tracks 7 tracks 8 tracks 9 tracks 10 tracks 11 tracks 12 tracks 13 tracks 15 tracks Not stated Total
Total 42 57 106 72 77 55 21 19 7 8 3 1 1 3 11 483
Percent 9% 12% 22% 15% 16% 11% 4% 4% 1% 2% 1% 0.2% 0.2% 1% 2% 100%
How many different tracks visited this season? This is another measure of interest in the sport, and also gives an indication of the depth of knowledge of the respondents. Itâ€™s probably safe to assume that the more tracks attended, the greater the variety of experiences of Speedway NZ and its personnel. 20% of respondents went to only one or two tracks during the season. 80% of respondents attended race meetings at 3 or more tracks, and 40% at 5 or more tracks.
There are two ways within the survey to measure the overall performance of the organisation. The first is to aggregate the scores from the multi-choice section and the other is to analyse the comments from the final question, which asked for feedback on performance. The second option is detailed first here, as it’s a lot simpler to report on. The question was:A
What is your overall assessment of the performance of Speedway NZ?
By grouping the comments into three categories, an overall indicator of performance can be ascertained. As can be seen, over half the comments cast Speedway NZ in a favourable light, while 88% were either positive or neutral. 12% of respondents thought that overall SNZ were doing a poor job. Disposition Positively disposed to Speedway NZ Neutral to Speedway NZ Negatively disposed to Speedway NZ
Comments 174 108 39
Percent 54% 34% 12%
A sample of comments (positive, neutral and negative):• • • • • • • •
• • • • •
As a competitor I haven't got any problems with Speedway NZ and think they are doing a good job for the sport in this country As a new comer to speedway I have been very happy with the service and help from Speedway NZ and look forward to next season Excellent. A sporting body that I'd like to stay with for a very long time Hard to please everyone but have followed speedway for 37 years and has progressed well over the years I have seen improvement each year from SNZ, it is great to be part of a sport that has a governance that appears to be so approachable Very well run organization run by people with a passion for the sport and every competitors well-being at the forefront. SNZ performs very well With a little more tuning we will have an orchestra On a whole I think they do a sufficient job to keep the sport going, although I believe more promotion is required and thinking outside the box to attract new spectators and competitors Because of the structure of SNZ it simply is unable to function and make any meaningful difference to the sport as a whole My personal experience is that SNZ focus on the interests of individuals and not on the interests of the most important stakeholders - competitors and fans Speedway is ever evolving. SNZ needs to start evolving with it Well you get what you pay for and as far as I can see we pay very little, so I suppose we get very little in return "WE LOVE TO HATE YOU ALL" But it works and we race
The multi-choice section as an indication of performance
The bulk of the survey consisted of 19 multiple choice questions. Each question could be answered in five ways, ranging from 1-5. By giving a score of 1 the respondent strongly agreed with the question, 2 = Agree, 3 = Neither Agree Nor Disagree , 4 = Disagree and 5 = Strongly Disagree. As mentioned earlier, the questions were split into four sections: Leadership and Direction, Communication, Service Delivery and Quality of Relationship. Net Satisfaction with Speedway NZ To obtain a satisfaction score, the average scores for each question can be converted into a percentage. An average score of 1 across the 483 responses = 100% satisfaction, 2 = 75% satisfaction, 3 = 50%, 4 = 25%, 5 = 0% etc. As an example, an average score of 2.64 equates to 59% satisfaction. 85% and above is generally considered industry best practice, anything over 70% is good, 60-69% is on the right track but with room for improvement, and 50-59% means that things are functioning but there is plenty of work to be done. A satisfaction score of less than 50% is unacceptable and needs urgent attention. Overall Performance of SNZ Section 1 : Leadership and Direction Section 2 : Communication Section 3 : Service Delivery Section 4 : Quality of Relationship Overall satisfaction
Total 57% 60% 61% 56% 59%
Competitors 59% 64% 64% 57% 61%
All others 55% 55% 59% 56% 57%
As can be seen from these scores, SNZ ranges from 55% to 64%, with overall satisfaction at 59%. Putting a positive spin on things, you could say that the organisation is on the cusp of respectability, and more focus on these issues would reap rewards. Coming from the “glass half empty” perspective, SNZ is performing averagely well and needs to improve. From the competitor’s perspective, communication and service delivery clearly rank higher than the satisfaction of the organisations leadership and quality of the relationship. The scores are a lot more even for non-competitors, and there is a massive difference in the communication performance when assessed by competitors and others. Across the board, competitors rank SNZ higher than all other respondents. Why would competitors be more satisfied with the performance of Speedway NZ than other stakeholders? In all 19 survey questions, Speedway NZ achieved a better satisfaction score from competitors than from other stakeholders. This is an interesting aspect to the survey that merits some analysis. Some possible explanations for this phenomenon:• •
Competitors have a deeper relationship with the organisation and more regular contact, so are better placed to assess the performance of SNZ Competitors are essentially SNZ’s customers, and the organisation is customer focussed. Spectators, crew etc are not SNZ customers.
SNZ represents competitors and their interests relatively well, possibly at the expense of other stakeholders. Other stakeholders obtain their perspective of SNZ’s performance on a second-hand basis, where there is a natural focus on the negatives rather than positives (good news travels fast, bad news faster). This skews their perception of the organisation, as SNZ has neither the time nor inclination to address every comment, allowing misconceptions to be unchallenged.
Clearly, there are a lot of people who are heavily involved in the sport that don’t have a functioning relationship with Speedway NZ, such as pit crew, spectators and track staff. These results indicate that some of these stakeholders want to be involved, but at present there is no opportunity for them to do so. There appears to be a need to investigate a Speedway NZ social membership to cater for these stakeholders. Net Satisfaction – Best to Worst The table below lists all 19 multi-choice questions ranked from best score to worst score, across the 483 responses. Ranking in this manner may provide some trend information, and act as a guide to where SNZ is performing relatively well or poorly. To summarise:• • • • •
Questions relating to service delivery filled 4 of the top 5 spots Questions relating to communication were all in the upper half All of the questions relating to relationship quality were in the lower half Questions relating to the direction of Speedway NZ filled two of the bottom three spots Generally, the rankings of competitors and non-competitors aligned. The greatest differences both related to communication, where competitors ranked SNZ three places higher
Rank Question 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
SNZ's website contains resources useful to me in my role within speedway The services provided by SNZ are easily accessible The communication I receive from SNZ is of high quality The services provided by SNZ are relevant to my needs The services provided by SNZ assist me in my role within speedway SNZ represents the needs of the speedway community in New Zealand Speedway NZ contributes positively to speedway in New Zealand The services provided by Speedway NZ are of high quality The communication I receive from Speedway NZ is relevant to my needs Speedway NZ's representatives/staff are readily accessible I am satisfied with the amount of communication from Speedway NZ Speedway NZ's representatives/staff are enthusiastic and willing to help Speedway NZ delivers successful outcomes for speedway... I have confidence in the leadership of Speedway NZ SNZ's representatives/staff are open and transparent in their interactions with me The services provided by Speedway NZ are good value for money I support the direction Speedway NZ is taking speedway in New Zealand Speedway NZ's representatives/staff listen to my point of view I am aware of the direction Speedway NZ is taking speedway in New Zealand
Category Service Delivery Service Delivery Communication Service Delivery Service Delivery Leadership/Direction Leadership/Direction Service Delivery Communication Relationship Quality Communication Relationship Quality Leadership/Direction Leadership/Direction Relationship Quality Service Delivery Leadership/Direction Relationship Quality Leadership/Direction
Overall Percent Score 2.29 68% 2.50 63% 2.53 62% 2.54 62% 2.55 61% 2.55 61% 2.59 60% 2.60 60% 2.61 60% 2.64 59% 2.67 58% 2.70 57% 2.71 58% 2.73 57% 2.75 56% 2.77 56% 2.84 54% 2.90 53% 2.93 52%
For this section and the next three, the results for each multi-choice question are listed as an overall score. There are also satisfaction percentages for competitors, non-competitors and as an aggregate. In terms of the statements that form each question, the percentage of respondents that agree or disagree are also captured, along with those who were neutral. Essentially, those who ranked SNZ as a 1 or 2 are aggregated as being in agreement, with those who responded as a 4 or 5 being in disagreement. The 3’s are neutral. The point of this is to gauge the “feel” of the respondents. The comments question at the bottom of each section has also been summarised. 1
Speedway NZ represents the needs of the speedway community in New Zealand
A solid start to the multi-choice, Ranking Satisfaction Agree Neutral Disagree 2.55 61% 54% 28% 18% but with a clear gap between the All responses 2.43 64% 59% 27% 14% approval rate of competitors and Competitors Non-competitors 2.69 57% 47% 31% 22% non-competitors. It appears that the fact that SNZ doesn’t have a relationship with non-competitors affects the perception around performance in this area. Tracks currently have a closer relationship with spectators and pit crew – one of the decisions SNZ has to make as a result of this survey is whether to get involved in that space. If the status quo remains then SNZ needs to communicate why it can’t/won’t liaise with non-competitor stakeholders. 2
Speedway NZ delivers successful outcomes for speedway
This question is 100% perception (it’s very hard to measure an outcome), and 80% of respondents agree or are neutral with the proposition. 3
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.71 58% 2.62 60% 2.80 55%
Agree 48% 53% 42%
Neutral Disagree 30% 21% 28% 19% 33% 25%
I have confidence in the leadership of Speedway NZ
While the score indicates there is a Ranking Satisfaction Agree Neutral Disagree lot of work to be done, on the plus All responses 2.73 57% 45% 32% 23% 2.62 59% 49% 30% 21% side competitors ranked the Competitors Non-competitors 2.84 54% 38% 36% 26% leadership far higher than noncompetitors. This indicates that those who have a relationship with the organisation have more confidence than those who don’t. 4
I am aware of the direction Speedway NZ is taking speedway in New Zealand
This was the lowest ranked of all of the 19 multi-choice questions. Over 1/3 of respondents were neutral on the topic, indicating that many didn’t know enough to respond.
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.93 52% 2.86 53% 2.97 51%
Agree 37% 38% 35%
Neutral Disagree 35% 28% 36% 26% 34% 32%
I support the direction Speedway NZ is taking speedway in New Zealand
This question had the highest Ranking Satisfaction Agree Neutral Disagree 2.84 54% 35% 43% 22% proportion of neutral responses, All responses Competitors 2.77 56% 38% 42% 20% with nearly half of those surveyed Non-competitors 2.90 53% 31% 44% 25% unsure with whether they agreed with the statement. However, the lower score than the question above indicates some people are aware of SNZâ€™s direction, and do not support it. 6
Speedway NZ contributes positively to speedway in New Zealand
This question is virtually a rewrite of Ranking Satisfaction Agree 2.59 60% 54% the question above, but had a far All responses Competitors 2.50 62% 57% more favourable response, and a Non-competitors 2.68 58% 50% satisfaction level that shows the perception is that SNZ adds at least a little value to the sport. 7
Neutral Disagree 27% 18% 25% 17% 30% 20%
What could Speedway NZ do to improve their leadership and/or direction?
This was not a multi-choice question, and there were a total of 241 comments out of 483 respondents. The comments could be grouped around the topics outlined in this table. All feedback has been circulated to the SNZ Board, and will form part of the strategic planning for the organisation in the months to come.
Topic 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11
Communication The structure of the organisation itself Consistency of rule enforcement Officials and their performance Leadership of the organisation Listening to stakeholders Profile of the sport Specific Classes eg Solos shouldâ€Ś. General positive comments No specific topic The rules themselves
Comments 39 39 34 25 24 18 14 12 11 10 9
One of the features of this section is the wide gap in perception between competitors and noncompetitors. It indicates there is a major opportunity to liaise better with spectators and crew. This is a speedway-wide issue, and is not just an SNZ problem. Speedway is a slow-adopter when it comes to new technology, be it on race vehicles or when providing products and services. Modern communication tools are only tentatively being adopted across the sport, and these will have an impact. It appears that the survey respondents are ready for change! 1
The communication I receive from Speedway NZ is of high quality
Good score here from competitors, with the second highest satisfaction level out of the 19 questions. 2
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.53 62% 2.37 66% 2.70 57%
Agree 54% 64% 41%
Neutral Disagree 28% 17% 19% 17% 41% 18%
I am satisfied with the amount of communication from Speedway NZ
The difference in perception here between competitors and other stakeholders is the highest of all 19 questions.
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.67 58% 2.48 63% 2.90 53%
Agree 51% 62% 37%
Neutral Disagree 25% 23% 19% 20% 35% 29%
This indicates that people want SNZ to communicate with them i.e they want a relationship with the governing body that they don’t currently have. Many people don’t understand the fragmented structure of speedway, and may not be aware that SNZ members have told the governing body not to get involved in public relations. They want to hear about the sport from people who know about it. Interestingly, although 62% of competitors are satisfied, 1in 5 want even more communication with SNZ, i.e more frequent information than the monthly newsletter mailout we currently send out. 3
The communication I receive from Speedway NZ is relevant to my needs
This middle ranked score proves that there is plenty of scope to increase the content in SNZ’s communications. 4
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.61 60% 2.47 64% 2.77 56%
Agree 50% 58% 39%
Neutral Disagree 32% 18% 27% 16% 39% 21%
What do you think could improve the communications you receive from Speedway NZ?
A total of 167 comments were received in this section, and they have been grouped accordingly. Again, the details of the comments have been provided to the SNZ Board. It should be noted that all survey responses were anonymous.
Topic 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10
No change - the communication is great The frequency of communication The detail of the communication Utilise more communication channels Other eg relevant to tracks, structure etc More listening The turnaround time for an answer Need more info relating to my class A hard copy of the communication Need a more detailed meeting calender
Comments 55 25 24 22 9 8 7 6 6 3
This is an interesting set of questions, as the services being rated are probably quite subjective from one person to the next. Nonetheless, the scores indicate a relatively high level of satisfaction with what SNZ does, which is pleasing to see. 1
The services provided by Speedway NZ are of high quality
A middling score here but only 1 in 7 respondents disagreed with the statement, which is a result SNZ can be pleased with. 2
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Agree 47% 50% 43%
Neutral Disagree 38% 14% 35% 15% 44% 13%
Ranking Satisfaction 2.54 62% 2.46 63% 2.62 60%
Agree 50% 56% 42%
Neutral Disagree 37% 13% 32% 12% 44% 14%
Agree 55% 58% 50%
Neutral Disagree 31% 14% 29% 13% 34% 16%
The services provided by Speedway NZ are easily accessible
The second highest score from all 19 multi-choice questions indicates All responses that people know how to access Competitors Non-competitors SNZ services. 4
Ranking Satisfaction 2.60 60% 2.55 61% 2.64 59%
The services provided by Speedway NZ are relevant to my needs
A good score, and the fact that 44% of non-competitors didn’t have an opinion either way is no real cause for alarm, as SNZ doesn’t offer many services to non-members. 3
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.50 63% 2.41 65% 2.58 61%
The services provided by Speedway NZ assist me in my role within speedway
You’d expect some divergence here, Ranking Satisfaction Agree as SNZ doesn’t offer many services All responses 2.55 61% 50% 2.42 65% 57% to spectators or crew, so can’t Competitors Non-competitors 2.70 58% 41% really “assist” them in their role within speedway. This was still the 3rd best score from the 19 questions. 5
Neutral Disagree 32% 18% 29% 14% 36% 23%
The services provided by Speedway NZ are good value for money
SNZ’s services are good value when Ranking Satisfaction Agree Neutral Disagree 2.77 56% 42% 35% 23% compared to costs for other NZ All responses Competitors 2.69 58% 45% 33% 22% motorsports, or to overseas Non-competitors 2.85 54% 38% 37% 25% speedway organisations. One point to note from this result is that competitors who use our services have a better perception of SNZ’s value for money than non-competitors who don’t. 6
Speedway NZ's website contains resources useful to me in my role within speedway
This was the best overall score out of all the multi-choice questions, with 68% satisfaction.
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.29 68% 2.19 70% 2.39 65%
Agree 65% 70% 58%
Neutral Disagree 21% 14% 17% 13% 27% 15%
Clearly there needs to be lot of work done to improve the performance and perceptions in this area. For most people, SNZ’s Officials and sometimes Head Office are their window into the organisation, and there may not always be a good first impression. Some possible solutions include: Implementing agreed service standards Developing a culture where the customer comes first Recruiting suitable personnel who understand the above Training or removing unsuitable personnel Addressing the generation gap between officials and competitors. The average age of officials is 62 and competitors 33. Formalising and advertising the complaint process
Speedway NZ's representatives/staff are open and transparent in their interactions with me
Many would agree that on Ranking Satisfaction Agree Neutral Disagree occasions it appeared that All responses 2.75 56% 43% 33% 24% Competitors 2.75 56% 44% 30% 26% Speedway NZ a secret society for Non-competitors 2.72 57% 41% 37% 22% much of its existence. While this has changed for the better, there is still more to be done. SNZ may also need to explain why it can’t be open or transparent on occasion.
Speedway NZ's representatives/staff are enthusiastic and willing to help
More than 1 in 5 respondents find SNZ representatives unenthusiastic and unwilling to help.
Ranking Satisfaction 2.70 57% 2.66 59% 2.72 57%
Agree 45% 47% 41%
Neutral Disagree 34% 22% 30% 23% 39% 20%
Speedway NZ's representatives/staff listen to my point of view
Listening is something that the organisation is very poor at, from top to bottom. This must change.
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.90 53% 2.90 53% 2.86 53%
Agree 35% 37% 32%
Neutral Disagree 38% 27% 34% 28% 44% 24%
Speedway NZ's representatives/staff are readily accessible
In summary: Survey respondents can find SNZ help, even if they aren’t then listened to or dealt with appropriately.
All responses Competitors Non-competitors
Ranking Satisfaction 2.64 59% 2.59 60% 2.66 58%
Agree 48% 50% 46%
Neutral Disagree 31% 21% 30% 20% 33% 22%
There has been one change to the nominations as advised on May 7, with Lewis Dawsonâ€™s decision to retire from the Board and not seek re-election to either position. Changes are below.
One to be elected from David Jones, Hawkes Bay Lewis Dawson, Auckland Update: No election will now take place, with David Jones as the only nominee for the position of SNZ President
Election Process First Ballot:
Contains the current Directors who are standing for re-election. Two of the five are re-elected.
Contains the three unsuccessful nominees from the first ballot and the two new nominees. Four of the five are elected.
Current Directors seeking re-election Sandra Birdling, Nelson Ricky Boulton, Nelson Lewis Dawson, Auckland Mel Hills, Rotorua Willie Kay, Tauranga John McCallum, Auckland New Nominations for Director Martin Jones, Palmerston North Colin Matthews, Hawkes Bay
Sandra Birdling After three years as a Director of Speedway New Zealand, there is unfinished business! I stand again as a Director to try to move that business forward: – the strategic plan – where we want speedway to be in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years; – the rulebook, one of our tools to get speedway there; – consistent policies and practices, more of the tools to get speedway there; and – to add value to the decision making required by the Directors for the betterment of Speedway in New Zealand. I am very clear about the role of a Director and offer to the position integrity, a broad unbiased knowledge of our sport and a knowledge of good governance principles. Prior to becoming a Director, I was involved in the Nelson Speedway Association Inc, joining in February 1981. I have done almost every volunteer job at the Nelson track since that time including 11 years as Honorary Treasurer, 3 years as President, 1 year Steward, 8 years Assistant Steward and 11 years as Club Manager of the Social Club along with 5 years as manager of the Nelson Tigers Superstock team. I became a Life Member of the Nelson Speedway Association in 1989 and received the 1993 Sports Administrator of the Year award at the Nelson Sports Awards.
Ricky Boulton I have been a Director for 5 years now, which makes me the second most experienced sitting Board Member. However I am still the youngest by a considerable margin, and can relate to speedway people from all walks of life. As a Superstock competitor I understand the needs and occasional frustrations of my fellow racers, and I also have experience as a promoter. This means I can look at an issue from both sides of the fence, and make the best decision for the sport as a whole. I still have a lot to offer the sport, and look forward to another two-year terms as a Director of Speedway New Zealand.
Willie Kay Thank you for my nomination and the opportunity to stand for election as a Director of Speedway New Zealand. I am currently a sitting Director and serving as Vice President with responsibility for the portfolios of Health and Safety, Television, Promotions, Personal safety Equipment, and the open wheel sections of Sprint Cars, Midgets, Three Quarter Midgets and Mini Sprints. My involvement in Speedway spans almost fifty years, and I have made my living working within speedway for twenty nine years. My experience in the sport has included most aspects of speedway activity at all levels. I have driven Modifieds, Sprint cars, Midgets, TQ’s and Saloons, and I have been a promoter for nineteen years, at Western Springs, Baypark and Meremere. My years in Speedway have been extremely rewarding and I am a life member of Speedway NZ. If I am successful I will continue to give my utmost to the position of Director, and to do my best for the organisation and the sport, as I have strived to do in my previous terms.
Martin Jones At 52 years of age and with over 30 years of experience as a self employed person in the automotive industry I have the technical skills required to adjudicate on technical rules related issues. I have been involved in speedway for a similar amount of time and have filled most rolls over the years from being a competitor to being on Technical Committees and am Clerk of the Course at Palmerston North. This gives me a broad knowledge of the issues facing both competitors and promoters it also gives me the experience to see all of the issues facing our sport now and into the future. My focus if elected would be to see increased training of officials and also developing strategies to attract new competitors and officials into our sport. I am a fairly easy going person and can work with anybody who you chose to elect with the betterment of the sport in mind. Due to the nature of our rule book and organisation there will always be some degree of cross over in the roll of Director from being governance based and a hands on role. However I clearly understand the limitations of the hands on part of the position. Thanks for being interested in the future of our sport by being involved in the election process and I ask that you seriously consider casting your vote for Martin Jones to be one of our sports Directors.