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Old 25 Jun 2015, 19:42 (Ref:3553922)   #31
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Well I just hope that when Taupo becomes another Tourist circuit, Manfield gets either flooded away or goes bust & gets bowled over for a Retirement Village and you NI'ers are faced with paying Tony's exhorbant fees to race on his circuits or making the journey South to race, that the South Island circuits that have been loyal to MSNZ and the Tier 1 series tell you to insert it where the sun don't shine!
Hmmm a very negative view of the 'world' as in New Zealand Circuit racing Kiwi Racing Fan.

For a start, I don't think Taupo will be owned by Tony Quinn, and dismissing the future of Manfeild the way you have is also unrealistic, or worse, wishful thinking, Manfeild actually has a lot of commercial activity and the Manfeild Trust issues have little to do with the viability of the circuit as such.

I am concerned at the future of Ruapuna in the longer term, but the scaremonger's suggesting that "its all over bar the shouting" will have egg on their face when its still there in 5 year's time.

Timaru is a fantastic club circuit that consistently punches above it's weight, the safety issue has been blown out of proportion, and the circuit has addressed a lot of the issues that I was personally critical of.

I can say hand on heart the crash's that happened during our SRS meeting earlier this year at Timaru were down to "Red Mist" in the eye's of several of our drivers, not because of the circuit. I am also with Bill Brown on the Johny Mac crash, John was a victim of his own making, i.e.. not driving to the conditions, and I saw that incident unravel right in front of were I was standing that wet and miserable day.
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Old 25 Jun 2015, 21:43 (Ref:3553943)   #32
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Hmmm a very negative view of the 'world' as in New Zealand Circuit racing Kiwi Racing Fan.

For a start, I don't think Taupo will be owned by Tony Quinn, and dismissing the future of Manfeild the way you have is also unrealistic, or worse, wishful thinking, Manfeild actually has a lot of commercial activity and the Manfeild Trust issues have little to do with the viability of the circuit as such.

I am concerned at the future of Ruapuna in the longer term, but the scaremonger's suggesting that "its all over bar the shouting" will have egg on their face when its still there in 5 year's time.

Timaru is a fantastic club circuit that consistently punches above it's weight, the safety issue has been blown out of proportion, and the circuit has addressed a lot of the issues that I was personally critical of.

I can say hand on heart the crash's that happened during our SRS meeting earlier this year at Timaru were down to "Red Mist" in the eye's of several of our drivers, not because of the circuit. I am also with Bill Brown on the Johny Mac crash, John was a victim of his own making, i.e.. not driving to the conditions, and I saw that incident unravel right in front of were I was standing that wet and miserable day.
I'm sure the the SCCC team will appreciate your positive comments Mark.

What frustrates me is that people seem assume that nothing changes at Levels, when in fact the opposite is true.

The club has a very forward thinking management group lead by Kevin Pateman and the day to day running of the operation is handled by our dedicated staff of 2 Karen and Howard and Karen runs a very tight ship.


Kevin and his team are always looking at ways to improve the facility for all involved, Competitors, spectators and volunteers.

Also being club based every spare $$$ is re-invested into the sport and property.
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 00:20 (Ref:3553977)   #33
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Well I just hope that when Taupo becomes another Tourist circuit, Manfield gets either flooded away or goes bust & gets bowled over for a Retirement Village and you NI'ers are faced with paying Tony's exhorbant fees to race on his circuits or making the journey South to race, that the South Island circuits that have been loyal to MSNZ and the Tier 1 series tell you to insert it where the sun don't shine!
What a ridiculous attitude. Time to grow up sunshine, doesn't sound like you are either a Kiwi or a race fan. Talk about throw your toys out of the cot!
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Old 20 Jul 2015, 05:45 (Ref:3559645)   #34
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New NZTC News

Following the announcement of the Calendar and the new series being called the New Zealand Touring Cars I found some more news today on Facebook.

TKR now have a SuperTourer (Ex AV8) http://www.v8superfans.co.nz/team-ki...to-a-two-cars/

Nick Ross is getting an aero Update from Nissan Motorsport: http://www.v8superfans.co.nz/nick-ro...om-kelly-bros/
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Old 20 Jul 2015, 08:01 (Ref:3559655)   #35
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Following the announcement of the Calendar and the new series being called the New Zealand Touring Cars I found some more news today on Facebook.

TKR now have a SuperTourer (Ex AV8) http://www.v8superfans.co.nz/team-ki...to-a-two-cars/
Typical David John/TKR statement, as in "counting his chickens before they hatch".

As of today, no money has changed hands and AV8's car is now back in Jacko's shed at Kumeu. However, what is true, is that Jacko has agreed to "lease to buy his car" to David John for the coming season, providing of course that David comes up with the agreed to monies to make it all happen

Personally I hope that Mr John is able to put this deal together as it would be great to have Craig Baird back in a competitive V8ST.
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Old 20 Jul 2015, 09:37 (Ref:3559676)   #36
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Yes despite DJ having had more than his share of troubles in the past, it would be good to see Bairdo back out there, and the more cars the merrier, of whatever ilk.
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Old 20 Jul 2015, 10:59 (Ref:3559689)   #37
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Typical David John/TKR statement, as in "counting his chickens before they hatch".

As of today, no money has changed hands and AV8's car is now back in Jacko's shed at Kumeu. However, what is true, is that Jacko has agreed to "lease to buy his car" to David John for the coming season, providing of course that David comes up with the agreed to monies to make it all happen

Personally I hope that Mr John is able to put this deal together as it would be great to have Craig Baird back in a competitive V8ST.
Once poor old davey john can sell his ole tl he wont have the dollars, baird is not a fighting force anymore. dj couldnt run a tl he sure couldnt run a v8t, north island eduraunce this weekend wont see them.

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Sad but probably true.
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Old 20 Jul 2015, 20:54 (Ref:3559852)   #39
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Sad but probably true.

Also clouding the issue is that as of right now the TL car [ex my stable] has no engine in it, and at this point time David does not own a a replacement engine to put in that car. One hopes that Alyssa Clapperton's dad knows what he is doing, or it will all end in tears.
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... One hopes that Alyssa Clapperton's dad knows what he is doing, or it will all end in tears.
So I assume Alyssa won the" (TKR) DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 2015/16 DRIVER TALENT SEARCH." as the results of the shootout has not been mentioned on their facebook page.
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Old 21 Jul 2015, 08:32 (Ref:3559948)   #41
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Also clouding the issue is that as of right now the TL car [ex my stable] has no engine in it, and at this point time David does not own a a replacement engine to put in that car. One hopes that Alyssa Clapperton's dad knows what he is doing, or it will all end in tears.
It begins all over, it will be the same old all over.
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Old 21 Jul 2015, 09:43 (Ref:3559959)   #42
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I heard the David John had a TLX up his sleeve also so they can "Have a go at all 3 Championships"
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Also clouding the issue is that as of right now the TL car [ex my stable] has no engine in it, and at this point time David does not own a a replacement engine to put in that car. One hopes that Alyssa Clapperton's dad knows what he is doing, or it will all end in tears.

My apologies the post above was incorrect, I am now reliably informed that David John's TL car does have an engine, and that Alyssa, will get a chance to drive that car this Friday.
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