2018 NZ Powerboat Nationals Event Program

2018 NZ Powerboat Nationals Event Program

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Scrutineering 7am to 8.30am
Drivers Briefing 8.30am
First Race 9.00am
Race 1 Clubmans Heat 1
Race 2 ModH Heat 1
Race 3 Juniors Heat 1
Race 4 F3 Heat 1
Race 5 Series 3000 Heat 1
Race 6 Mod VP Heat 1
Race 7 Prostock Heat 1
Race 8 F1 Heat 1
Race 11a GP Hydroplanes Heat 1A (Approx 11.30am)
Race 9 Grand National Heat 1
Race 10 Procom Heat 1
Race 11b GP Hydroplanes Heat 1B (Approx 12.20pm)
Race 12Clubmans Heat 2
Race 13 ModH Heat 2
Race 14 Juniors Heat 2
Race 15 F3 Heat 2
Race 16 Series 3000 Heat 2
Race 17 Mod VP Heat 1
Race 18 Prostock Heat 2
Race 19 F1 Heat 2
Race 20a GP Hydroplanes Heat 2A (Approx 3pm)
Race 21 Grand National Heat 2
Race 22 Procom Heat 2
Race 20b GP Hydroplanes Heat 2B (Approx 4pm)

Sunday 4TH Feb

Race 1 Juniors
Race 2 GrandNational/Mod H
Race 3 Clubmans
Race 4 Prostock/ Series 3000
Race 5 North Island U/U Heat 1
Race 6 Formula 2, F 3, Mod VP
Race 7 Procom
Race 8 F1 , F2,
Race 9 Juniors
Race 10 Grand National/ Mod H
Race 11 Clubmans
Race 12 Prostock/ Series 3000
Race 13 North Island U/U Heat 2
Race 14 Formula 2, F3, Mod VP
Race 15 Procom
Race 16 F 1, F 2
Race 17 King of the Nationals

Blue Lake Competitor Information 2018

Blue Lake 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 the Blue Lake Rotorua. This event is apart of the NZ Powerboat Nationals.

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

Click Here – Rotorua

Meet n Greet & Prize Giving

Prize Giving Sunday night TBC

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, Kevin Ireland

Food & Merchandise:
A range of food and merchandise available..

Class Racing and Mixed Class racing for everyone:
2018 NZ Powerboat Championship – Formula 1, 2 and 3, Clubman’s, J Class, Procom, Series 3000, Grand National, Modified Hydroplanes, Mod VP & Formula V, GP Hydroplanes.

Gate Entry: $10 per car load.

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

Blue Lake Admission




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Blue Lake

Blue Lake – 2-3 March 2019

Round 2 - Mangakino

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Round 2 - Taupo

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Round 3 - Karapiro

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Round 4 - Nelson

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