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UPCOMING
EVENTS

Jan
11
TECT All Terrain Park
01:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Motorkhana/Autocross utilising the hub site and MBOP Track at TMMI, TECT All Terrain Park......
Jan
19
Old Kaimai Rd
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Gravel Hillclimb.....

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our club

Want to get started in motorsport? Motorsport BOP are passionate about what we do and we're dedicated to developing novice drivers and sharing the joy of motorsports. Find out more about what we do and the benefits of joining our club.

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autocross
track

New and exciting development! The Bay of Plenty's own purpose built Autocross track at the TECT All Terrain Park ...and this is only the start.

Inaugural event was a huge success! Articles and more here.

 

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tauranga clubman's
novice rally

The Tauranga rally is the highlight of the club's year. The emphasis is on novice competitors, giving crews the chance to experience a basic level event to learn and hone their skills.  Email your info to secretary@mbop.org.nz to be on the list for information.

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2019 point championship

As we arrive at the last event of the year - Rnd 2 of our Hilllclimb Challenge - the points have just been updated.  You can find them HERE.  With only one event left to go, there is now limited opportunity to get your helpers points in.  And some of the classes need these points to validate their event points.  We're still a couple of bodies short for helpers so if you want your points validated and your trophy awarded, let us know if you've got someone to help.

NEXT EVENT - Stanley rd gravel Hillclimb

Round 2 of our hilllclimb challenge 24 Nov

Another brand new event for us, using an old Rally New Zealand road.  This is a another good length hillclimb for Round 2 of our HIllclimb Challenge and it will test all you gravel rashers.  So come on entries are now open on MotorsportOnline.  Regs can be found under the event in Upcoming Events above.

Round 1 hillclimb challenge - Tarmac on 17 Nov

Well a very good field of 29 cars turned out for this new event, and it turned out to be a very fast one.  With club points and Championship placings on the line, there were battles all through the pack.  In Class A Jordan and James resumed their battle, with Nick Middendorf doing his best to get as many points as possible to further his challenge for Club Champion.  Jordan held sway over James in the first two runs, with James copping a jump start penalty on Run 2, but then on Run three, with Jordan having done his best time - he also jumped the start and lost 5 seconds to the penalty.  This meant that James won the day in Class A with Jordan and Nick second and third respectively.

Class B was close, with the top four MBOP drivers covered by only 3 seconds!  Andrew McLeod in his Nissan Sentra took the honours, with Jono Lee in his MK2 Escort second, closely followed by Neil Rogers in third and Daniel Haines fourth.  Great racing.

The Hayward brother, Matt and Andrew dual drove Andrew's Nissan Cefiro, the only Class C car.  And oops - Matt beat Andrew!  Not quite the go in your brother's car Matt!

In Class D  Shane Tofts continued his run of beating Chris Hawkes, with Derek Cecil in his RS500 Ford Focus coming in third.  

In the early 4WD class E1, Phil Jones had a great run, coming out first and beating Mike Torr and Geoff Douch.  There was a great stoush between 2nd, 3rd and 4th though with the placings covered by just 400ths of a second.  Mike ended up on top though, even with a misfiring car.

And in the late 4WD class E2 and Overall, it was Ben Thomasen who came out on top of Phil Campbell.  The two of them were checking out the times all day at the trailer, but in the end it was quite a comfortable margin for Ben of 3 seconds.  Phil paid the price of using rally tyres this time.

Commisserations to Colin Goodwin who had the day's only crash.  Fortunately he's okay, though the car is a bit sad.  

A big thank you to all the marshalls.  We greatly appreciate your time and effort.

Looking forward now to the second round of the Hillclimb Challenge this coming weekend.  Results can be found HERE.

MOTORSPORT ONLINE ENTRIES 

For instructions on how to do it, click MotorSportOnline_Entries.pdf

We would appreciate it if all competitors could use this new system to enter our events.

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