To All NZDRA Members & Supporters
The Board of NZDRA have been notified today
(13th March) that Motorsport New Zealand will not renew the
delegation of Drag Racing to NZDRA because of the current issues with two
tracks joining another foreign sanctioning body.
Motorsport along with the four Drag Racing
promoters have organised a take over of our sport for no other reason than the
lack of promoter control on the Board of NZDRA.
Without the delegated authority what will
happen to NZDRA? This is up to you.
We do not need the authority to control our
sport, we need you the racer.
Speedway New Zealand have never been a
member of Motorsport New Zealand.
NZ Motorcycle union also are not members of
Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club and Meremere
Dragway Incorporated have been operating for the past 12 months without
Motorsport membership and out of the FIA charter. We would prefer the charter connection
but it is not necessary to operate our sport.
Why have Motorsport asked two entities who
currently do not have tracks to accept Motorsport NZ control? What of the three
other tracks which are currently running events under NZDRA not been contacted?
Have they asked you the racer for input? Fair representation - we think not!
Racers in the past have not been asked to
refrain from racing at the two breakaway venues while issues where attempted to
be resolved, but it is time to make a stand for what you believe to be in the
best interests of the sport long term.
We need you our members and all NZDRA
supporters to send a clear message to Motorsport New Zealand
that their interference within our sport is not wanted.
Forward all correspondence to:
P O Box 3793
+64 4 8158087
+64 (0) 276769546
Vice President Motorsport New Zealand
Box 3793 Wellington 6140
Governance support form can be downloaded here;http://www.nzdra.co.nz/downloads/forms/index.php