Organisers of the North Island Endurance Drivers Championship have opened up their “One Hour” endurance race Series to both amateur and so called “Elite” drivers, in a bid to attract more entrants in the Covid-19 enforced delay to the Series start date.
The Covid-19 enforced worldwide delay to all motorsport, has meant that the NIERDC Series has been reduced from 3 to 2 rounds, with the first round starting at Hampton Downs on Saturday the 19th September next, the second and last round at Pukekohe a month later on Saturday the 24th of October.
Previously entry was restricted to strictly amateur drivers, however, as with most sports, Covid-19 has had an impact on competitors and sponsors alike, which has a negative flow on effect to many competitors that would normally be able to find a budget to compete in the annual North Island endurance series.
David Dovey, the president of NIERDC said, “Opening our “One Hour” endurance race up to both amateur and Elte driver’s along with allowing a wider range of eligible vehicle’s, such as Transam and TA 2 car etc, we hope that many more competitors will see this years One hour Series, as a great opportunity to have some fun and get in a lot more Bang for their Buck”!
Dates for 2020
ROUND ONE – Hampton Downs – 18th – 19th September 2020
ROUND TWO – Pukekohe – 23rd – 24th October 2020