New Zealand Drag Racing Association - urgent action needed

By: New Zealand Drag Racing Association  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Motorsport, Records, Drag Racing

13th March 2012

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 Motorsport NZ.

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:

Brian Budd

General Manager

MotorSport New Zealand

P O Box 3793


DDI +64 4 8158087

Mobile +64 (0) 276769546

Raymond Bennett

Vice President Motorsport New Zealand

PO Box 3793 Wellington 6140

Governance support form can be downloaded here;

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