52nd Blossom Festival Grand Prix

Incorporating Vintage Karting

We are super excited to have a new date for the Bayswater Vehicles 52nd Blossom Festival 2020. 
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020

Join Kartsport Hawke’s Bay from Friday 25th September to Sunday 27th September for the 52nd edition of Blossom.  

Entry Fees Per class $185,
Late Entry $250,
Additional Trailer Site $25,
Additional Pit Shelter $25,
Transponder Hire $20

Prize Money is up for grabs this year, see below.

Classes participating include Cadet ROK, Vortex Mini ROK, Vortex ROK DVS Junior, 125cc Rotax Max Junior, ClubSport 120 and ClubSport LO206, Open, 125cc Rotax Max Light, 125cc Rotax Max Heavy, DD2, Vortex ROK DVS Senior and Vintage.

 ENTRY FORM

VINTAGE ENTRY FORM

TIMETABLE
See Entry Form for Timetable

Food & Drink
The KSHB Café will be open Saturday and Sunday. The Cafe will be serving breakfast (Bacon and Egg Muffins and Coffee) and lunch on both days.

Security
Security will be on site on Friday and Saturday nights only.  Competitor’s equipment left on site overnight will be at the owner’s risk.  If competitors wish to share a marquee please contact the convenor.

Staying onsite
Competitors wishing to stay onsite in mobile homes or trailers must firstly contact the convenor at which stage a site will be allocated.

BBQ and Social Evening
A BBQ and Social evening, will be held in the Clubrooms to help Celebrate Blossom 52 Years at the conclusion of Saturday’s racing and Vintage Kart demonstrations.

Contacts
Convenor:
Alan McNicol M: 027 870 1999 E: mcnicol1@xtra.co.nz

Race Secretary:
Debbie Anderson M: 021 373 433 E: debbieanderson173@gmail.com

Track Length:
687m

Race Direction:
Both Directions

Track Limit:
34

Eligibility
T1, T2 and Vintage.

Magnetic Strips:
2

Prize Giving
The Prize Giving is to be held in the Club house as soon as practical on Sunday at the conclusion of racing and technical inspections. We will be mindful of those visitors who could be wanting to return home.

Blossom 52nd 2020 will have Trophies and Spot prizes for the Cadet ROK, Vortex Mini ROK, Vortex ROK DVS Junior and 125cc Rotax Max Junior classes.

Rotax classes $250        

Open Classes $250

Blossom Open 30 Lap Grand Prix
1st Home Cash Prize $500.00
2nd Home Cash Prize $300.00
3rd Home Cash Prize $125.00
1st Rotax Home (outside of the top 3 places) $75.00

 

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Event Status
This is a single event run over 2 days to the regulations, codes, rules, procedures and specifications of KartSport New Zealand

Entry Details
Entries must be on the official entry form and accompanied by the correct entry fees direct credited or by posted cheque

Official closing date for the early entries is 5pm Friday 18th of September 2020
Classes may be cancelled due to not achieving minimum entries (8 per class) by early entry closing date.

The confirmed classes will be posted on KSHB Website and KSHB Facebook page on Saturday 19th September or if known previous to that date.

Late entries will be accepted for the confirmed classes until 5pm Wednesday 23rd September only if accompanied by the appropriate late entry fee.

There will be NO oversubscribed fields. Maximum Field size is 34. Priority to first fully paid entries received.

Eligibility
This event is restricted to holders of a current Kartsport New Zealand Tier 1 and Tier 2 Competition Licence and Vintage Licensed drivers.

Race Programme
Friday: Testing in both directions as per the Timetable.

Saturday: Clockwise

Sunday: Anticlockwise

Vintage Karts will be run in time allocated groups. For clarity it is our current intention that each Vintage Class will have up to 4 runs on each of the two days.

A more accurate event programme will be published following the close of entries on September 18th 2020 when we will have more certainty on classes. Classes to be run will be posted on KSHB website and Facebook pages on Saturday 19th September 2020.

Race Distances:  
Heats 10 Laps

Open GP 30 laps.

Race Formats:

Cadet ROK, Vortex Mini ROK, Vortex ROK DVS Junior, 125cc Rotax Max Junior, ClubSport 120 and ClubSport LO206:
Saturday: Heats 1-4, predetermined grid system. 5th Heat lowest points to the front.

Sunday: Heats 6-9, predetermined grid system. Points from Heats 1-9 totalled.
Grid for 10th Heat lowest points to the front.
After 10th Heat competitor’s worst performance is now dropped and the class results are decided over the best 9 Heats. Ties ref Rule P2.7.

Open, 125cc Rotax Max Light, 125cc Rotax Max Heavy:
Saturday: Heats 1-4, predetermined grid system. 5th Heat lowest points to the front.

Sunday: Heats 6-8, predetermined grid system. Points from Heats 1-8 totalled.
Grid for 9th Heat lowest points to the front.
After 9th Heat competitor’s worst performance is now dropped and the class results are decided over the best 8 Heats. Ties ref Rule P2.7.

Open GP: Grid set by marble draw out of the hat.
Rotax classes – tyres as raced in heats
Open Class – may fit a second set of tyres

Decals
Competitors may be required to display sponsors stickers in the designated area of the kart.

Documentation, Gear Check and Scrutineering
Random scrutineering, confirmation of entry and gear check as per timetable

Drivers Briefing
Will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday (if required) in the out grid area or other such place as may be notified. All driver’s and signed in parents/legal guardians must attend drivers briefing.

Official Notice Board
The notice board is situated on the wall outside the weigh in area behind the Race Secretary’s office. Notices, results and/or information may not be removed from the board without the authority of a KartSport New Zealand Official.

125cc Rotax Max Light and 125cc Rotax Max Heavy
May be combined to form one field with Rotax Light off the front. Results will be separate.

Clubsport 120 and Clubsport LO206
May be combined to form one field with Clubsport 120 off the front. Results will be separate.

Vortex ROK DVS Junior and 125cc Rotax Max Junior
May be combined to form one field with Vortex DVS Junior off the front. Results will be separate.

Blossom 52nd Open 30 Lap GP
One further New or Used set of Open Class tyres may be used by Open class karts only. Rotax classes must use the scanned tyres used in this event. This race is for Open and Senior Rotax classes only.

Parking, Trailers and Marquees:
If Competitors wish to share a Marquee please contact the Convenor.
Please Note Trailer sites will be provided on a first in first served basis.
Please be considerate of your fellow Karters when parking trailers.
All private vehicles are to be parked away from trailer sites to save space.

Engine Sealing
Engines will be sealed as per rule L9.
Seals will be distributed from the KSHB weigh shed during Saturday tuning runs. 
Clubsport120 Classes and Clubsport LO206 Classes will be issued engine seals for identification purposes.