Here’s the season update which you have all been waiting for, some good news and some not so good news!
With the current COVID-19 alert levels and the prognosis going forward regarding the virus, the Robertson Holden International Speedway is regretfully advising a delayed start to the new 2021/22 speedway season. With this announcement, there is going to be no racing in the month of October due to the rescheduled Rugby fixtures and COVID restrictions. It appears that we will be unable to race until we get back to Alert Level 1.
This delay is hopefully going to align us better with how things are tracking with the alert levels, and we hope to be in the position towards the middle of October to have a better idea of an opening date in November, dependent on the COVID restrictions. We will announce an updated calendar of events at this time. We can’t wait to see you all trackside in due course for the start of another wonderful season at the Robertson Holden International Speedway, for the Greatest Show On Dirt.
With this delay in the season start date, the following key dates have been applied;
Drivers & Riders Sign Up Night
Due to the current COVID alert levels and restrictions the Drivers & Riders Sign Up Night will no longer be held on Monday 27th September, but has been rescheduled to Monday 18th October @ 7pm in the J.A Russell Supplies Corporate Lounge (dependent on COVID alert levels and any restrictions). Any competitor wishing to register a number before this sign up night - please email email@example.com and the office will be able to facilitate your queries or requests.
The mentor programme is compulsory for all new drivers and will be advised in due course (also dependent on COVID alert levels).
Drivers who wish to have a greensheet completed before 10th October - please get in touch with us and we will see what we can arrange for you, phone 027 227 3101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular greensheeting dates and times are to be advised and will be conducted in accordance with COVID alert level restrictions and requirements (this may look different to what you are used to). It is a requirement for you to bring a jack and wheel brace for greensheeting.
Finally, as you may be aware, it was decided at the Speedway NZ AGM in July that the Dorian electronic lapscoring system would be replaced with MYLAPS.
The Robertson Holden International Speedway have decided to go ahead with installing the new system as soon as possible - but we have been waiting to make a formal announcement until we had secured the infrastructure required for the changeover. We have now received our loop and are currently waiting for the server etc to be delivered; it is our intention to have the system in place for the start of the season.
This means that you will need a MYLAPS transponder to compete at the Robertson Holden International Speedway.
We will keep you up to date with our progress on this, and how this changeover is tracking along.
For information on purchasing a MYLAPS transponder, please see the SNZ website: https://www.speedway.co.nz/MYLAPS-1
Several tracks are delaying the changeover to MYLAPS including Stratford and Huntly who are planning to use the Dorian system for this season.
If you want to race at the NZ Superstock Championship at Huntly you will still need your Dorian. Waikaraka Park will have the MYLAPS system in place for the NZ Stockcar Championship on December 28 and 29.