While we have all been watching the Auckland Champs, and the Salute to the King Series, we have had three SNZ Selectors watching the Midget drivers race each other, with the intention of selecting the 3 member New Zealand Midget Team. This year we have added the process into the Entry Form given to the drivers, so they all know what they each need to do in order to be available for selection.
The rule reads: As per the SNZ Rule M4-34, there is a process to follow in the selection of the NZ Team members. There will be a three man panel of independent people select the team. Two of these people will be SNZ representatives. The selection will be held in confidence by this group and announced on Saturday 5th December. In order to qualify, you must compete in the class at least once on or before the 5th December at Western Springs.
The team will be announced after the Midget Feature race on Saturday night, by one of the selectors. There are several drivers who might make this team, and they will compete against the USA and Australian drivers on Boxing Night. It is always very cool to be selected to represent your country, and this will be the case again this year. The United Truck Parts International Midget Series has a total prize pool of over $110,000, and it all starts on Boxing Night.
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