The blokart North Island Open (NIO) this Queens Birthday weekend was a huge success! This is an annual event organised by the NZ Blokart Association. This year the event was hosted by Manawatu blokart Club Inc at their Sanson Track.
After a lot of postponements over last 5 Months, The Marathon ran in almost perfect conditions on Sunday. We arrived at midday to about 15m of hard beach and 16kmh NW. Forecast was for it to come up and by briefing at 1300 we had 25m of clean hard beach and 20kmh NW. 100km entrants started at 1315 followed by 50km entrants at 1345. By the time low tide came at 1500 we had about 50m of hard beach and wind from NW – WNW 21-27 kmh. Most were running 5.5m sails with speeds over 60kmh down the beach, with top speed recorded being closer to 70kmh! Not bad for a 5.5m
Full results are on MyLaps.com
First page is combined result. Look at the “Results by Class” tab for class results. There was medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each class.
Ian Timperley took out the 100km Trophy
Ernie Watts took out the 50km Trophy
Checkout tabs for, results by class, lap chart and compare
Lap chart is interesting as it shows the swapping of positions. The compare tab is useful for a closer look at how you did against your close competitors.
50km competitors actually finished on Lap 13, sorry for those who did an extra one…
Catch you there next time. We will get the 2017 calendar up soon.
The MBC Open blokart event held last weekend at Ohakea was a huge success.
70 competitors, 5 race division/classes completed 14 rounds in 15-35 km/h SE – ESE wind.
The big boys were all down to 3m sails and hitting 60+ km/h on back straight.
See full results here
Demo day on Waikanae Beach