Karapiro Race Program 2018

Karapiro Race Program 2018

Sunday 4th February 2018 – Updated 4pm 3rd February 2018

7.00-8.00am Scrutineering
8.30am  Drivers Briefing
9.00am Grand Prix Hydroplane Warmup-Flying Lap
9.30am Juniors
9.45am Clubmans
Jet Boats – Flatties
Modified Hydroplanes
Formula One – F3 – Mod VP
 11.00am GP Hydroplanes – AE BAKER CUP Heat One
11.30am Juniors
            Jet Boats – Flatties
Modified Hydroplanes
Formula One – F3 – Mod VP
12.15pm-1.00pm Grand Prix Hydroplanes – AE Baker Heat Two & 93rd MASPORT CUP Heat One
1.00pm Jet boats – Flatties
Modified Hydroplanes
2.00pm Grand Prix Hydroplanes – 93rd MASPORT CUP Final
2.45pm Formula One – F3 – Mod VP
3.00pm Clubmans
3.15pm Dennis Taylor Memorial (Beach Start)
Program subject to change.
2018 Masport Cup Entries

2018 Masport Cup Entries

Entries for the 2018 MASPORT CUP to be held at Lake Karapiro

Annihilator Race Boats GP.007 Warwick Lupton – Wanganui
Lucas Oils GP009 Ken Lupton – Wanganui
Penrite-Repco GP57 Jack Lupton – Wanganui
The Steeler GP777 David Alexander – Wanganui
Annihilator (Tiger) GP007 Chris Picard – Wanganui
Fair Warning GP10 Scott Coker – Cambridge /Waikato
Gulf Oils Gambler GP21 Kevin Ireland – Cambridge /Waikato
Predator Brodie Mathieson – Cambridge /Waikato
Annihilator 2 GP008 Steve Preece – Manukau /Auckland

Karapiro Competitor Information 2018

Karapiro Competitor Information 2018

The New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club in association with Acceleration on Water Ltd would like to invite you to a great weekend of   Hydro Thunder at Lake Karapiro February 3rd-4th 2018

Entry Form: 2018 GP Entry Form Karapiro

LIVE Streaming:
The event will be livestreamed, here’s the link: http://www.gphydroplane.co.nz/livestream

Onsite camping facilities please make your bookings at the Karapiro Domain Office phone 078274178. Please contact Cambridge I- site centre if you require some help with seeking accommodation ph. 07 8233456.

Meet n Greet & Prize Giving
Meet n greet to be held on the Saturday 3rd Feb at The Masonic Hotel, Cambridge from 5pm onwards. Meals Available. Beers: $5 and RTD’s: $6. Courtesy Van available for Lake Karapiro for a gold coin.

Prize Giving Sunday night – also at the The Masonic Hotel, Cambridge from 5.30pm onwards. BBQ Available, $10 per head. Beers: $5 and RTD’s: $6. Courtesy Van available for Lake Karapiro for a gold coin.

Safety & Rescue:
Marine Medical Services will be on the water with two paramedic divers, others to assist will be Andy Laurie, Link Clarke, NZPBA Rescue team and Manukau Auckland rescue boat /diver Rob Vettie

Liquor Ban:
Please remember that there is a 24/7 Liquor Ban in place while this event is on.

Food & Merchandise:
A range of Food will be set up with table, chairs and shade tents on the spectator bank, merchandise available in this area as well.

Class Racing and Mixed Class racing for everyone:
GP Hydroplanes, Modified Hydroplanes, Formula 2 @ 3, Club man’s, J Class, Pro com, Series 3000, Grand National, Mod VP & Formula V, Offshore, Jet Boat River Racing, V8 flatties.

Gate Entry: is $10.00 per adult children 14yrs under FREE
Each team will be given (5) tickets, you are welcome to purchase more tickets at $5.00
You can collect your tickets on Friday night at the Meet n Greet

Masport is extremely proud to once again be associated with the NZ Grand Prix Hydroplane Champs and celebrating its 92nd year sponsoring the Masport Cup in 2017. Masport unquestionably has a historic attachment with New Zealand speedboat racing. In 1922 Miss Masport won the NZ Powerboat Association’s championship reaching 31mph. At an average speed of 28mph on a timed course she became New Zealand champion. In 1925 Mason and Porter (now internationally known as Masport) donated a cup to be competed for by the top speed boats of the country, thus was born the Masport Cup, the symbol of supremacy in New Zealand speedboat racing. So in downtown Tauranga over the weekend of 4th & 5th March 2017, we wish all the best to those competing who have put the weeks, months or even years of work into their craft, and look forward to celebrating with the next triumphant challenger to have their name inscribed onto the Masport Cup.

Steve Hughesmasport-1
General Manager –  Masport

Hydro Thunder Lake Karapiro








Karapiro Admission

Adults: $10
12 and Under FREE



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