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4 & Rotary Nationals - Competitor Information

Nats Drag Posters Cancelled

The official call has been made. Tomorrow's 2018 V 4 & Rotary Nationals Drag Racing Day and NZ Burnout Nationals has been cancelled. In the past 13 years, we have never had to make this call so it's not one we make lightly.

We have made a united call with advice from sponsors, track management and competitors coming from close and afar that tomorrow is officially cancelled. Mother Nature is not on our side for this event and has been extremely unpredictable. Even if the weather comes right tomorrow, the holds ups on track due to cleaning/drying after a shower is enough to put off spectators and competitors. This will also mean that the track will be unsafe and we are not keen on loosing cars at our event. The National is not the Nationals if the weather isn’t right.

There is no rain date and all paid entrants will be in touch from our team to sort refund or transfer.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we are as disappointed as you to make this decision.

 

Vehicle or Driver Change? Download the form here, fill it out and bring the $30 cash admin fee to registration on the day.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRAG RACING/BURNOUT SETUP

Saturday 14th April

Meremere Dragway, Meremere

7am to 8pm

Drag Racing - 9am to 4pm - Register before 10am

Burnouts - 4pm to 8pm - Register between 1pm-5pm

 

Bracket Racing

There are 9 brackets available to race in (see below). Your fastest out of 2 qualifying passes determines your bracket, unless you tell scrutineering otherwise. You are disqualified if you break out of your bracket.

Once the competition ends, the track is open to all Grudge Racing and Cash Callouts which anyone is welcome to participate in.

Brackets include (Trophies for winners and runner ups):

6.00-6.99
7.00-7.99
8.00-8.99
9.00-9.99
10.00-10.99
11.00-11.99
12.00-12.99
13.00-13.99
14.00+

Sport Compact and Pro Import classes will run on their index.

 

Jamboree Prize Winners

Winners from Sport Compact, Pro Import, Fastest car of the Day and Promoters Choice will be sent to Jamboree to compete.

Prize includes; Vehicle transportation to Brisbane Jamboree and back, allocated driver pass, plus 4 crew passes (5 total per team). Not included: Vehicle Insurance for the trip/transport (can be arranged at additional cost) and personal flights.

 

Requirements:

Cars Drag Racing must have a WOF or Reg unless IHRA/NZDRA/MSNZ inspected*

Minimum Restricted License.

Helmet/Enclosed Shoes.

Battery Securely Fastened.

All rotaries must have a Scatter Blanket/sheild.

For full Drag Racing rules, click here to head to the Meremere Dragway Website.

*No wof or reg required for Burnouts.

Drag Racing Layout

 

ALL DRAG RACING COMPETITORS MUST BE IN THE VENUE BY 10AM - NO EXCUSES WITH NO REFUNDS 

BURNOUT ONLY COMPETITORS MAY ARRIVE BETWEEN 3-4PM IF YOU'RE NOT WANTING TO STICK AROUND DURING THE DAY TO WATCH THE RACING.

1)     Competitors out of Auckland are welcome to enter Meremere Dragway from 6pm on FRIDAY NIGHT. Overnight camping facilities are available in the Vintage Speedway paddock only.

You are not able to use any concreted pad or pit bay, as these are privately owned. Any cars parked there will be towed away.

Lights – Power – Engine will need to be turned off by 10.45pm and any one making noise after this time will be asked to leave. THIS IS STRICKLY ENFORCED

 ALL CAMPERS WILL NEED TO PACK UP THEIR TENTS AND READY FOR RACING BY 7am SHARP!!

2)     Once passed the highway entry, you will then proceed to the Drag way gate; you will follow through and park up at registration lane. You will then be given your necessary passes to allow you entry.

3)     Only Competitors will be allowed access into the pits including all extra paid passengers in the vehicle. The driver is responsible for their passengers; there will be no toleration with bad behavior.           

4)     All extra crew members’ vehicles will be required to park in the general car park.

DUE TO HIGH RACER NUMBERS THERE IS NO CREW CAR PARKING IN THE PITS. THIS IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. IF YOU ARE BRINGNG TOOLS/RIMS, THEY ARE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE RACING VEHICLE PRE-ENTERING THE PITS.

5)     DRAG COMPETITORS MUST RACE OR THEY WILL BE TOWED OUT OF THE PIT AREA. 

All tow vehicles/campervans must be parked in the ALLOCATED TRAILER AREA at the far end of the pits once race cars/equipment has been unloaded.

 

SCRUTINEERING

Drag Racing Scrutineering will take place on 
Saturday 14th April - 7am to 9am

Burnout Safety Check will take place from 7-9am and 3-4pm

REMEMBER – your car must have a CURRENT REGO/WOF or TECH INSPECTION CERT to be eligible to drag race. Scrutineers have the final say as to whether your car is safe to race. Drivers must have a current driver’s license and be able to produce this.

No REGO/WOF required for burnouts.

You must produce your helmet, and have the tires you are racing on fitted to the vehicle.

Competition vehicles must meet applicable safety standards.

FOR ALL ROTARY POWERED CAR OWNERS – Your rotor MUST have an approved SCATTER SHEILD/BLANKET to be eligible to race. 

 

Important Links:

4 & Rotary Facebook Page
4 & Rotary Website
Nationals Event Page

 

Safety Check

Here is a basic safety check to be used as a guideline only.

Here is a basic checklist that will be checked for upon entry.

All Vehicles:

  • Brake Lights
  • Legal thread on the tyres
  • Battery Clamps
  • Fuel Leaks
  • Oil Leaks
  • Wheel Nuts secured
  • Seatbeats (A seatbelt is required for all drivers and passengers out on the track).
  • Firewall
  • Structural Damage
  • Door Cards

Race Cars:

  • Racesuit
  • Approved helmet and footwear
  • Neckbrace
  • Rollcages

Rotaries:

  • Rotaries must run a Scatter Blanket for all events.

All cars with a modified engine must have an overflow bottle and oil catch can if one isn't already fitted.

Change of Driver/Vehicle/Refunds

If you need to change the Driver or vehicle for any reason, you may do so by replying to your confirmed Competitor Email. A $30 admin fee will occur to change these details.

If you can no longer make the event and you'd like a refund, reply to your confirmed competitor email by the 1st November, along with your account details and reason and we will refund your entry form minus a $30 admin fee.

 

Competitor FAQ

How can I enter?

The easiest way to enter is online through our website. Click on the register now tab under the event you'd like to take part in. Make sure you fill out all the forms correctly and use your name that's shown on your drivers license.

Do I need a credit card to enter?

No you don't! You can pay by direct debit if you don't have a credit card.

I’ve just entered online, what happens next?

After you enter online, your entry takes a few days to be processed by our staff. Once it’s been processed and paid for, we will send out a confirmation email detailing everything you need to know.

I haven’t received a confirmation email yet, what should I do?

First of all, check your junk mail. Sometimes this gets mistakenly sent to your junk mail folder. If your payment declined, or something is wrong with your entry, we will email you to say so. If there's no email, then the next step is to check the confirmed entry list, these can be found under the event menu. If your name is on that list, you have been confirmed and would have recieved an email from us at some point. Still nothing? Send us a message via Facebook. We’ll check our records and get it out to you. A common problem is a typo in the email address which can easily be fixed.

Can I enter without a WOF or Registration?

While this may differ from event to event, in general, you don't need a wof or registration, except for Drag Racing. Of course any non-wof/reg vehicles should be towed to the event.

Can I enter without a license?

Once again, this may differ from event to event, but in general, you will need a license (minimum restricted) for any driving/racing events. You don't need a license for the Show & Shine.

Do I need a Scatter Sheild on my Rotary?

Scatter blankets are only required for Drag Racing and Burnout events at Meremere Dragway. While we do recommend you run one for all events, it's done at your own risk if you choose not to.

What's the deal with scrutineering? What do they check if I want to go out on the track?

For vehicles wanting to go out on the track, we have a basic Safety check that needs to be done. This is to ensure your vehicle is up to standard and not a danger to youreslf and anyone else. If your car has a wof and reg up to scratch, you're good to go. If you have a competition car with no wof or reg, we will check through, making sure seats and seatbelts/harness/battery is secure, your brake lights work, legal tyre tread, leaks and it's important that you have a tow hook. Your safety gear will also get a quick check over.

Can I purchase or bring my own alcohol at the event?

Safety is our number one priority at all of our events. All our events are strictly alcohol free and cars will be searched upon entering the venue. Any found will be thrown away. Random breath tests may take place at the events during track time, and any driver with a blood alcohol reading of over 0.00 may have their Driver Pass removed.

Do I have to wear a seat belt out on the track?

Yes, seat belts must be worm by drivers and passengers at all times on the track.

Can I leave the venue and come back?

While 4 & Rotary events operate on a strict no passouts rule, there are a few exceptions.
 
Drivers wristbands may allow you to leave the venue and come back if you need fuel etc. This is for drivers with a valid wristband only.
 
Other then that, there are no passouts for passengers and spectators.

What happens if my car isn’t ready and I’ve already paid? Or my circumstances change and I’m unable to attend?

If you’re not 100% sure your car will be ready or you will be able to make it, you can either wait to enter on the day, or enter at the early bird prices if you can get in quick enough. If you decide you can’t make it, simply get in contact with us via email 2 weeks prior to the event you've entered and we’ll refund your entry fee less the administration fee of $30. Alternatively, you can use your pass to view the event as just a spectator.

Can I change my vehicle or give a mate my entry?

You are more than welcome to bring along a different vehicle on the day to registration, or swap the name on the entry. Please note, there is a $30 admin fee for any vehicle or name changes.

What safety gear is required for any track driving?

Different events require different safety gear. Please check the Competitor Info page for details.

What’s the deal with wristbands? Can I take them off?

All drivers/passengers are required to wear the correct wristband given to them at registration. You mustn’t remove the wristband or tamper with it in any way. If you are spotted with damaged or tampered wristband, these will be removed and you will need to purchase a replacement if you wish to stay in the event. Wristbands are waterproof and hardwearing.

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