Thanks Rick for the sentiments and support. Your commitment to the event and your 4000km annual pilgrimage from Ceduna is an inspiration to us all. As you know, we all look forward to this annual "MR2 Family Reunion", but unfortunately, for various reasons, the final numbers this year did not just stack up.
With around $4000 in no refundable event deposit at stake (and I totally understand Wakefield Parks's deposit requirements), I met with the new track manager, Deane Chapman to see what could be done to salvage our event and to alleviate or at least minimise my financial exposure.
As you know this event is a community run event which has been operated on a break even basis to keep the costs of participating as low as possible.
We also held discussions with John Boston, director of Trackschool, to provide the best possible outcome or the MR2 Community in the circumstances and to see that the event continues to thrive in both 2018 and beyond.
In an arrangement that is satisfactory to Wakefield Park Management, Trackschool and myself, John Boston will conduct a single day OPEN PIT LANE for us on Monday October 8. We have still forfeited the deposit of the cancelled second day of the MR2 Wakefield Park Challenge. Such is life.
These open pit lane days are restricted to a maximum of 35 cars and Trackschool have the right to sell any places not taken up by the MR2 Community and friends.
The event includes as many laps as you care to cover and you can hit the track as often and whenever you care to do so. At previous such events, some entrants have cut over 90 laps.
Included are pit straight garages, 95 db limit, ambulance, grid marshall, Natsoft timing, photography, full high quality catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon teas,along with tea, coffee and drinks available all day.
Of course it also includes excellent professional driver instruction which is sure to help you lower your lap times in that quest for your personal best.
There will be awards for MR2s in various classes.
Cost for the day with these inclusions, and such limited numbers, is a very reasonable $350, just a little more than the single day charge we were making for our ill fated 2 day event.
All those who booked for the full Challenge will be contacted personally by me and and refunds made where appropriate.
If you could not make the original two day event but wish to come along on Monday October 8, please contact me directly, either by personal message on here or Facebook or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us to keep the MR2 Wakefield Park Challenge alive. Looking forward to seeing you at Wakefield on October 8