The Castrol BMW E30 Race Series is one of the most popular and well supported single-make series in the country, in fact the whole of the Southern Hemisphere.

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BMW NZ supports the series by way of an incentive for racers to purchase parts at an authorised BMW dealer, plus a contribution towards a scholarship car.  The purpose of the car is to help foster young talent and introduce a rookie to the series.  The winner will receive entry into all six rounds of the season, fuel, tyres plus the use of an E30 race car for the duration of the championship.

E30Race Series Greg Murphy interview w Tom Groote

On Saturday 30th August at Hampton Downs, 14 aspiring drivers were evaluated in a series of tests including media, health, fitness and driving skill.  The decision making team included representatives from the Series committee as well as  Mike Eady of Track Time  and Greg Murphy. The winner of the inaugural scholarship was Tom Groote, who will be behind the wheel of the scholarship car come the start of the season on Sept 13 and 14.
Like the sound of the Castrol BMW E30 Race Series? Heres a list of upcoming race days. Get in behind this series and support the divers by getting to the track and cheering them on.
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ROUND

EVENT

LOCATION

DATE

1

Icebreaker

Hampton Downs

13-14/09/2014

2

Supertour

Taupo

27-28/09/2014

3

Sound MG

Manfield

14-16/11/2014

4

NZMFR

Hampton Downs

17-25/01/2015

5

Tasman Revival

Pukekohe

21-22/02/2015

6

Legends of Speed

Hampton Downs

28-29/03/2015

 

Via Press Release

Roger Baillie (@Rojn8r)

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