Lake Karapiro – Results

Lake Karapiro – Results

AE BAKER CUP

1st: Jason Haggerty – Lady Liz
2nd: Ken Lupton – Lucas Oil
3rd: David Alexander – Penrite Repco

MASPORT CUP

1st: Ken Lupton – Lucas Oil
2nd: Jason Haggerty – Lady Liz
3rd: David Alexander – Penrite Repco

HYDRO THUNDER SERIES – POINTS AFTER TWO ROUNDS

Lucas Oils | Ken Lupton – 1800
Fair Warning | Scott Coker – 1425
Lady Liz | Jason Haggerty – 1419
Penrite-Repco GP57 | David Alexander – 1365
Annihilator | Warwick Lupton – 820
Tiger | Chris Picard – 650
Gulf Oils Gambler | Kevin Ireland – 100

Next round: Lake Rotoiti, Nelson

Hydro Thunder hits Lake Karapiro

Hydro Thunder hits Lake Karapiro

After a disappointing start to the season in Taupo a few weeks ago the event was called off after one day due to high winds and very rough water. A great line up of Grand Prix Hydroplanes for the 2019 season, leading the charge after the first round was “Fair Warning “ Scott Coker 500pts, “Annihilator Race Boats” Warwick Lupton 400pts, “Tiger” Chris Picard 325pts, “GP57” David Alexander 269pts,“Lucas Oils” Ken Lupton and “Lady Liz” Jason Haggerty both on 100pts.
New to the field but not racing is Jason Haggerty who used to drive grand national boat “Miss Aberdeen” Haggerty Family have purchased the ex Steeler boat from David Alexander renamed and a bright new paint job the boat Is now called “Lady Liz” after Jason’s grandmother. A few teething problems with the shaft saw them miss the first race they have fixed the boat and a ready for Karapiro.
“GP57” Penrite Repco boat normally driven by Jack Lupton for the first two rounds will be driven by David Alexander, David took to his first run in Taupo with a few throttle issues but overcame this and is looking forward to defending his title in this weekend’s Masport Cup.

Missing from the Grand Prix line up is new comer to GP racing last season Steve Preece who recently purchased the “Annihilator GP008” also from Alexander. A delayed container out of Canada which has the new engine along with Ken Lupton’s new Bert Henderson built Grand Prix Hydroplane is now due to arrive in NZ beginning of March. Preece will miss the season but be ready to go testing at the end of the season, Ken Lupton who had also hoped to have his new boat ready to race this season will start putting the boat together as soon as it arrives and plans to start testing during the off season. “Gull Oils Gambler “Kevin Ireland missed the Taupo round but is burning the midnight Oil to get his boat to Karapiro.

This weekend’s round at Lake Karapiro has an awesome line up of boats some 60 plus entries over several different classes, four North Island Titles up for grabs, Mod VP, Formula 3, the new Super stock Class and the Juniors, Marsh Motor Sport, and the comeback tour of the NZ Formula One Tunnels shaping up to be an awesome two days of racing.

With racing starting 10am both days a full race program of 24 races each day the major North Island titles will be run on the Saturday along with the Marsh Motor Sport and the first heat of the AE Baker Australian Hydroplane Championship scheduled for 3pm.

Sunday another full day you will see Grand Prix Hot Laps at 11am with the final heat of the AE Baker at 12.30pm. The final two rounds of the NZ Formula One Powerboat tour 11.45 and 1.45pm, and the two heats of the 94th running of the Masport Cup at 1.30 and 3pm. Plenty of other support class racing to keep you entertained.

Plenty of food and refreshments available onsite, entry is $15 per adult per day or a two day pass $25, children 12yrs and under FREE and FREE parking

Round three of the 2019 Hydro Thunder series heads to Lake Rotoiti Nelson Lakes which also incorporates the NZ Powerboat Nationals 23-24th February and the final round at the Blue Lake Rotorua 2-3rd March. For further information follow our face book page facebook.com/hydrothundernz or website www.gphydroplane.co.nz

Acceleration on Water Ltd:- Denise Preece

2019 Hydro Thunder – GP Hydroplane Series, Taupo, New Zealand. 26 January 2019. Copyright Photo: Jeremy Ward / www.shot360.co.nz

2019 Karapiro Entries

2019 Karapiro Entries

MASPORT CUP 
Penrite – Repco GP57 – DAVID ALEXANDER
Lady Liz – JASON HAGGERTY
Fair Warning – SCOTT COKER
Gull Oils – KEVIN IRELAND
Lone Wolf – JEFF PRICE
Lucky Break – DEAN PROBYN
Annihilator Race Boats – WARWICK LUPTON
Lucas Oils – KEN LUPTON
Tiger – CHRIS PICARD

NORTH ISLAND FORMULA 3
SINISTA – LUKE DUNLOP
SHADY RACING – ANDREW MACBETH
JENNY – SHEERE DUNLOP

NORTH ISLAND JUNIORS
NODDY – SCOTT WATSON
BLACK JACK – JACOB KNOEF
RAPTOR FORCE – SETH PARKER
KANE IT – KANE PROBYN
PURPLE RAIN – CARTER MCADAM
JENNY – WADE DUNLOP
SPIDER – JOSH BUTTIMORE
THE HUNTSMAN – LEE MERRION
FLYIN LOWE – JAYDEN LOWE
OVALOWED – MITCHELL LOWE

CLUBMANS
NODDY – CRAIG WATSON
THE DON – DON DIGGELMANN
LEGEND – ROSS LEDGER
JENNY – SHEERE DUNLOP
TEMPO 2 – SOPHIE GAPPER
PURPLE RAIN – KARLIA MCADAM
SPIDER – LUKE BUTTIMORE
WHAT NOW – ANDREW MACBETH
OVALOWED – RICKY LOWE
FLYIN LOWE – PHILLIP LOWE

HISTORIC CLASS
CLIPPER R – DAVID POTTER

MODIFIED HYDROPLANE
CLIPPER R – STEVE MATHIESON
TOXIC – SEAN SANDERSON
WAR MACHINE – DON HALL
SUMMERWINE – ALAN JAMES
PREDATOR – BRODY MATHIESON
NEW OBSESSION – JARED ROBINSON

NORTH ISLAND MOD VP
SCARY – BAYDEN SPROZEN
SIMPLY RED – BLAIR MURRAY
TOUCHE – DAVID SPEEDIE
KAUSIN KAOS – MASON DUNLOP

GRAND NATIONAL HYDROPLANE
CHALLENGER – MARK PROBYN

SERIES 3000
FALL OUT – CONNOR SANDERSON
PURSUIT TERRY TEHIRA

FORMULA ONE
LONE WOLF RACING – JEFF PRICE
STRIKE ZONE RACING – PETER SWINKLES
TOTAL – PHILIP STILWELL
JOHNSON ASSOCIATES – JULIAN STILWELL
TOTAL CHAOS – BRENDON CORNES
RED EXPRESS – SAM HUGHES
PURPLE HAZE – DAVE SPEEDIE
MITRE 10 TRADE RC – NICK COLES

PRO COM
TYPHOON – SIMON WATKINS
RAT ATTACK 1 – ZACH WELLER

NORTH ISLAND SUPERSTOCK
CHUCKYS TOY – WAYNE NORRIS
RAT ATTACK 2 – CODY GREENING
RAT ATTACK 3 – KARL WELLER

NZ CLASS
EVIL RACING CRAIG HENWOOD

2019 Masport Cup Entries

2019 Masport Cup Entries

Warwick Lupton
Annihilator Race Boats
GP .007

Ken Lupton
Lucas Oil
GP 009

Jason Haggerty
Lady Liz
GP 273

Chris Picard
Tiger
GP 24

David Alexander
Penrite-Repco
GP 57

Den Probyn
Lucky Break
PS 20

Scott Coker
Fair Warning
GP 10

Kevin Ireland
Gulf Oil Gambler
GP 21

Jeff Price
Lone Wolf
F1 12

Karapiro 2019 Race Program

Karapiro 2019 Race Program

Race Program

Saturday 9th February 2019

7.00-8.00am Scrutineering
8.15am Rescue Briefing
8.30am Drivers Briefing
8.45am Testing all classes
Jet Boats- Flatties
Mod H – F3 – Mod VP
Juniors – Clubman’s
9.30 Grand Prix Hydroplane Testing
10.00 Formula One Qualifying Session
10.15 North Island Juniors Heat 1
10.30 Clubman’s Series
10.45 North Island Formula 3 Heat 1
11.00 North Island Superstock Heat 1
11.15 North Island Mod VP Heat 1
11.30 Jet Boats- Pro-com
11.45 Grand Prix Hydroplane Hot Laps
12.00 Formula One (6) Laps Beach Start
12.15 North Island Juniors Heat 2
12.30 Clubman’s Series
12.45 Marsh Motor Sport (6 Laps)
1pm Jet Boats – Pro-com
1.15 Grand Prix Hydroplane Testing
1.30 North Island Formula 3 Heat 2
1.45 North Island Superstock Heat 2
2.00 North Island Mod VP Heat 2
2.15 Formula One (6) Laps Rev Grid
2.30 Juniors
2.45 Clubman’s Series
3.00 AE Baker Australasian Hydroplane Heat 1
3.15 Jet boats – Flatties – Mod VP
3.30 Modified Hydroplane Series

Race Program

Sunday 10th February 2019

7.00-8.00am Scrutineering
8.30am Rescue Briefing
8.45am Drivers Briefing
9.00am Testing all Classes
9.30 Grand Prix Hydroplane Testing
10.00 Formula One Qualifying Session
10.15 Juniors
10.30 Clubman’s Series
10.45 Formula 3, Mod VP
11.00 Grand Prix Hydroplane Hot Laps
11.15 Superstock, Pro-com, Jet Boats
11.30 Modified Hydroplane Series
11.45 Formula One (6) Laps Beach Start
12.00 Juniors
12.15 Clubman’s Series
12.30 AE Baker Australasian Hydroplane Heat 2
12.45 Formula 3- Mod VP
1pm Superstock, Pro-com, Jet Boats
1.15 Modified Hydroplane Series
1.30 Masport Cup Heat 1
1.45 Formula One (6) Laps Rev Grid
2.00 Juniors
2.15 Clubman’s Series
2.30 Formula 3 – Mod VP
2.45 Superstock, Pro-com, Jet Boats
3.00 Masport Cup Final heat
3.15 Juniors
3.30 Clubmans
3.45 Dennis Taylor Memorial Beach Start

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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

Karapiro – 9-10 February 2019

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Adults: $15 One Day Pass
Adults: $25 Two Day Pass
12 and Under FREE

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