Kiwi Classic gears up
The 2016 Southern Classic at Levels Raceway, Timaru was hailed as one of the best events in ages, and for 2017 the organisers, CAMS (Classic Action Motorcycle Sport) are going all out to make it even bigger and better.
The event kicks off on Friday 1st December with practice and qualifying with racing on Saturday and Sunday. The theme this year is Superbikes of the ‘80s and ‘90s featuring local specials, the big and brawny ‘80s superbikes through to WSBK style ‘90s bikes. An extra feature will be the Biketranz North versus South Challenge, with two 16-rider teams doing battle for a trophy donated by Hugh Anderson. The meeting will cater for everything from Vintage and pre-War right up to the ‘nineties, plus Classic and Post Classic Sidecars, with a lunchtime parade of champions and a Superbike Feature Race on Sunday. Special guests confirmed so far include Aaron Slight who will be parading RC45 and NR750 Hondas, Andrew Stroud who will parade Kevin Grant’s Britten, Graeme Crosby parading a Cooley/Croz replica GS1000 and Moriwaki Z, Robbie Phillis on a Katana, multi-time NZ champ John Hepburn on the Steve Roberts Plastic Fantastic Suzuki formerly ridden by Dave Hiscock, John Boote and Hugh Anderson. More big names will be confirmed closer to the event. There will also be static displays and Motorcycle Mecca in Invercargill will be bringing some of their collection up to display and parade. Sunday will feature a two strokes-only feature race with TZ Yamahas and RG and TR Suzukis. On Saturday night, the popular BBQ will take place and racing will conclude on Sunday by 3pm to allow for presentation of trophies. There’s plenty of camping available on site. For information, ticket sales and news as it comes to hand, see www.cams-racing.org.nz. Or contact CAMS President Dave Reesby on +64-27 2322860.