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October 2014

News Update


Despite the weather gods best efforts the Nelson Speedway Association’s Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 25th June 2014 with a large turnout of members. The annual election of Officers saw some positions closely contested, Wayne Martin (Wog) was elected as President, Donna Findlay continues as Vice President. Shara Higgins resumes the role of Secretary after a season off and is supported by Lisa Leslie as Assistant Secretary. Life Member Mike Inwood returns to the roll of Club Captain that he held many seasons ago. All eight positions available on committee were closely contested and while the familiar faces of Allistair Thomas, Murray Teece and Jean Bron return, five fresh faces will gather around the committee table, some former racers with Kevin Freeman and Phil Nicholls, current Stockcar Competitor Justin Hearne, current Stockcar class rep Tony Mullenger and Streetstock wife and mother Chrys Kitto. Rod Penn returns to the position of Club Patron.

The membership wishes to thank Colin Kennedy, along with Wendy Wilson, Kirsten Lineham, Dave Bright, Daniel Kitto, Shannon Marr and Rex Westley, for their time, effort and participation during their time on committee. The first class meetings of the season will be under way shortly, with the election of their class reps. The 2014-2015 season calendar will be released once dates and promotions have been confirmed.

Any new or existing competitors that haven't contacted their class rep are urged to contact their class rep (contact numbers in Racing - Classes) or Club Captain, Mike Inwood (027 2130446) as soon as possible to ascertain class numbers for this season. Membership notices will be sent out shortly to current Full and Youth members, please remember you are require a passport sized photo. If you have moved please contact the Shara Higgins (03 542 4174 or email info@nelsonspeedway.co.nz) to update your information. Subscriptions fees for this season are:

Single Adult $75

Double Adult $130

Youth (12-16 years) $10

The forms for this season will be available soon from our download page, Membership, Vehicle and Sidecar Registration, Driver profile and Medical. These are a requirement for all competitors.

We welcome back our core volunteers for this season however there will be some race night vacancies, anyone interested should contact Shara Higgins (03 542 4174 or email info@nelsonspeedway.co.nz).

This season we look forward to hosting the New Zealand Stockcar Championship (9th and 10th January). We are actively seeking naming right sponsors for our championships and sponsorship for other events, anyone interested in supporting Nelson Speedway please contact Wayne Martin (021 208 3174).

Working bees will be kicking off shortly, with the plan to run these on Sunday’s with flexibility available for those that want to help but can’t get to the allotted times. As soon as a Co-ordinator has been appointed, we are hoping to produce a list and let the members know so they can contribute to our club.

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