For over 17 years now the annual interclub series has provided karters from Whangarei in the north to Tokoroa in the south the chance to broaden their experience by racing at new tracks against different drivers.
They’ve got every incentive to do so too this year, the prize pool including a minimum of $8,000 in prize money, $6,000 in CRC product giveaways, four sets of MG tyres and a custom-painted Arai SK-6 helmet complete with helmet bag courtesy Arai NZ, Headcase Designs and Lightning Racegear valued at $2000.
This year's four-round series kicks off at the KartSport Tokoroa club's Holsters Trade Zone Raceway in Tokoroa this Sunday and has attracted a 60+ entry across seven classes from the eight contributing clubs.
As well as individual glory for the drivers, clubs compete against each other for the prestigious Roundabout Kart Shop Trophy. This year also sees the introduction of a Dash for Cash GP race at each round with a reverse grid starting format based on results from the five class heats and $500 cash for the winner.
After this weekend's round the series heads to the Bay of Plenty in May, and Auckland in June (Mt Wellington club) and July (Auckland club).
CRC Speedshow is New Zealand's premier automotive and motorsport expo and this year will be held at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds over the July 16-17 weekend.
More information on this year's CRC Speedshow Top Half series can be found on KartSport New Zealand's website www.kartsport.org.nz/events/2016-top-half-series and Facebook page www.facebook.com/TopHalfSeries
Class sponsors this year are KartZone from Tauranga (Cadet ROK), Supreme Kart Supplies from New Plymouth (Vortex Mini ROK), Spartan 4Toyota in Auckland (Rotax Max Junior), Lascom Motorsport Auckland (125cc Rotax Max Light), Barfoot & Thompson Pukekohe (125cc Rotax Max Heavy), WRB Karting Supplies Whangarei (Raket 120), and Right Karts Auckland, (DD2).
2016 CRC Speedshow Top Half Series - Calendar
- Rnd 1: Sun April 10 Holsters Trade Zone Raceway Tokoroa
- Rnd 2: Sun May 29 Te Puke Auto Electric Raceway Te Puke
- Rnd 3: Sun June 26 Windward Properties Raceway Mt Wellington, Auckland
- 2016 CRC Speedshow Sat-Sun July 16-17 ASB Showgrounds Auckland
- Rnd 4: Sun July 31 Strata Networks Raceway, Avondale Auckland