TRACK LOCATION

 

11th September 2010, working bee to get ready for the

2010-2011 race season ..

the old commentary box has been burnt

May 2010 - the old commentary box is down...

 

 

 

May 2010 plans of the new commentary box

 

May 2010 - Posts are all in place & waiting

for the arrival of the Portacom

 

 

 

 

new building is 7.3 meters long and 3 meters wide

 

 

 

May 2010 - view from down the driveway

looking a bit strange without the old green building there

 

26th May 2010 - Portacom has arrived & now in place

 

 

 

 

 

Henwood Builders are now getting to work

with bracing and alterations etc..

 

view from Kaikohe side of the track

Mike James And Tony Taylor

Many thanks to Mike & his employer

"bay Aluminum for helping with the viewing

windows in the new commentary box.

 

Lifting the Port-a-loo toilet out for sale

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November 2009 Surveyors impression of the new drift pad

 

 2009 - 2010 race season

November 2009 Surveyors impression of the new drift pad

* green areas are grass

*grey areas are concrete taking in the existing burn out pad

* brown area is the current clay track

Drift pad is been designed so it will have no

 impact on the current Dirt track,

allowing grass areas; there will be a very small

concrete edge "lip" which will be at least

1 meter away from the existing pole line,

lip will be very minimal in size so it will not

affect the larger cars and their Hoosier tyres etc.

The proposed drift pad will be made

out of concrete and will have a contoured

surface for increase skills etc;

concrete  is the preferred surface as asphalt

may tend to rip up with broken axels.

 

Photos; track late 70s & early 2000,

 

 

track February 2008 & Track December 2008

 

 

 

EASTER WEEKEND 2009

 

 

Photos; track late 70s & early 2000,

 

 

track February 2008 & Track December 2008

 

EASTER WEEKEND 2009

 

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Kaikohe Car Club received a

Silver Award in the Top Energy

Tall Poppy Awards Sep 2011.

There to receive the award on behalf

of the club were;

Shirley & Max Andresen,

Debbie & Tony Taylor

Kaikohe Car Club Inc.

received a Silver award

in the Top Energy

Tall Poppy Awards

Non-Profit

Organisation section

of the awards

 

 

 

TRACK UPDATES

"follow our update process"

OVER THE NEXT TWO RACE SEASONS

(2007/2008 & 2008/2009)

KAIKOHE CAR CLUB INCORPORATED IS TAKING

ON THREE LARGE PROJECTS; 

TO IMPROVE THE FLOW OF

VEHICLES ON OUR TRACK;

TO PROVIDE A MORE PROFICIENT CATCH/SAFETY

FENCE & CONCRETE WALLS; 

TO LAY A BURN OUT PAD.

PICTURE ABOVE SHOWS OUR EXISTING TRACK

ABOVE SHOWS THE NEW OFF/ON RAMP

 

PICTURE ABOVE SHOWS THE PROPOSED STAGES

OF ERECTION FOR THE NEW CATCH

FENCE AND PROPOSED BURN-OUT PAD

 

Day One

Day Two

 

 

Day Three

 

 the old wall & trees have gone - what an amazing

different this is going to make to our track,

many thanks to all who are helping us to achieve our goal;

Stuart Hutton, Tony Taylor, Max Andresen,

Murray Rodgers, John Worsnop,

Bruce Mallindine Keith Wilson,

Ken Rintoul, Donovan Transport, Gavin Dahl,

E J Reed, Bob Insley, Gaylen Pinkney,

Glen Jerkovich, Lex Norton,

Anthony Dale, FNDC, Pubs Charity

 

Day Four

 

  

Day Five

Day six

we have managed to start again 17/9/2007

Many thanks to Ken Rintoul contracting

for supplying the rammer & driver

 

 

 

 

   

we will be racing (practice meet)

on the 30th September 2007 - all welcome

21 - 24th September 2007

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

29th - 30th September 2007 - we are racing

 

 

         

We will still be working on the track over the

next few months to ensure the surface is ok.

ABOVE; PHOTO TAKEN FEBRUARY 2008

SHOWING NEW CONTOUR OF THE TRACK

Funding is still been worked through for the

new safety fence, we received $4k from the

FNDC which was used to buy some

of the the poles now erected.

Pubs Charity have also granted us $10k

which was used for more poles and fencing materials

March 2008, we have receive a grant from

the ASB Community for the amount of

$24k which will enable us to complete

ALL the work on the safety fencing around

 the track, this will be used for the

concrete, and fencing materials

March 2008; we have also received

$10k from Pub Charity to go towards

our "Burn Out Pad" this is going to

be 30x30 meter square.

A sub committee headed by Ray Jordan

has taken charge of this project.

 All going well we should have most of the

fencing completed by Easter 2008

& the rest will follow over the off season;

the burn out pad (all going well) will

be up a running by August 2008

 - see you at the track!

  

 

 

15th March 08

more poles have been obtained,

the guys have been hard at work

over the weekend getting these in .......

 

 

  

  

the track has been harrowed ready for Easter

many  thanks to Murray Rodgers

 

  

Easter 2008 has been and

gone for another year ........

March/April Fencing Continues.......

  

    

May 2008 Ray Jordan

(project manager for the burnout pad)

& crew have done the levels;

Stu Hutton has been in and prepared

the area ready for the boxing and fill.

 We have had a long wet winter this

year (2008) since we finished racing in

April/May we have not been able to get

heavy machinery needed

to complete this

project on to the track, everything has

been so wet, we have had to be patient

and wait for the weather to

clear before we could continue.

The week of the 22nd September 2008

So after a fine weekend Tony, Alan & Flynn

have been hard out moving more earth

around  and a late minute working bee

was called on the 28th September 08, 

 a huge thanks go to those who made the 

effort to come to the working bee at such

short notice, these guys made an awesome

effort and got heaps done thanks go to;

Didi & Rex, Tony, Shirley & Max, Rhys,

George, Anthony, E J Reed; the old

seven wire fence is down, trees have

been cleared & the ground is

 now prepared and the fill is in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

we are now waiting for the guys to prepare

the boxing & pour the concrete,

if the rain stays away hopefully this will be

completed by the end of next week

(19th October 08)

   

   

 

concrete been poured

we are ready to go first Burn Out Meet

will be on the 29th November 2008

above; Mike Cummings could wait

to try out our new Burn-out pad it is

30x30 meters one off the  largest in the North Island,

we are going to have the first burn outs

on the pad on the 29th November 2008,

$20 entry fee per car plus normal gate fee applies

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Kaikohe Speedway the "Place of Pace"