As you read this, we will be just about due for the third round of our Summer Series at Pukekohe on Sunday November 28. Racing so far has been of an excellent standard and the meetings have been well run and reasonably attended, although numbers are certainly down.
AUCKLAND CAR CLUB
NOVEMBER RACE REPORT – Part 2
you read this, we will be just about due for the third round of our Summer
Series at Pukekohe on Sunday November 28.
Racing so far has been of an excellent standard and the meetings have
been well run and reasonably attended, although numbers are certainly down.
Car Club has been very carefully scrutinising the costs associated with running
meetings. Believe it or not we have lost
money on our last four race meetings. As
part of this we are reviewing costs and also working hard to get our grid
numbers up. We really need that sixth
race grid and we need reasonable numbers in each field to make races profitable
for us. As a Club we can’t afford to
make losses from running race meetings.
the alternative is to put race entry fees up but we are reluctant to do
that. Instead we are trying to work with
the Series Coordinators and potentially new classes to get full grids and more
classes competing. This is the test for
us going forward.
appreciate that things like the on line entry might be a pain for some of you,
but it greatly reduces our costs of administering and meeting. A little inconvenience to you is a lot of
benefit for us.
second issue that remains one for all of us to be concerned about is that of
volunteers to run our race meetings.
There are only six A grade Clerk of Courses in the Auckland area and
they do everything from our race meetings, to the Tier 2 meetings and right
through to Tier 1. To say that they are
stretched is an understatement. A number
of them have health issues and as such we need to grown a replacement pool.
at any stage you can’t make a race meeting because your car is down or there is
another reason such as you’ve run out of budget, how about coming out and
giving us a hand to run the day. Just
get in touch with me or any of the other Committee members a week or so prior
to the meeting and we would love to have you.
You might also be amazed to find out how much you will learn about how
race meetings are put together and run, when you look at it from the other side
of the fence.
you are interested, the other place to look is the Motor Sport Club. Debbie Day and her team of volunteers could
always do with more support.
that’s it for now, more soon. Keep it
straight and try not to shower the car behind with all your used oil.
Auckland Car Club