With only five weeks to go until the 2015 ASKO South Island Endurance Series bursts into life, the series again has a very impressive range of spectacular entries and has just confirmed its biggest prizemoney pool to date.
For the past few seasons the series has boasted the largest prizemoney pool in New Zealand, and for 2015 the series is again thrilled to again have ASKO Appliances as its naming rights sponsor. ASKO, along with loyal series sponsors Allied Petroleum – Mobil 1, Hagley Windows and Doors and Pacific Invoice Finance are joined in 2015 by new sponsors Armstrong Prestige and Carters Tyre Service to provide an even bigger prizemoney pool for series competitors.
Series secretary Chris Dunn commented: “We have $20,000 in cash that we will pay as class prize money, plus $10,000 for the 3hr Series winner. On top of that the prestige of winning the coveted South Island Endurance Series title.”
As always the Series has many competitors fronting with classy new machinery and again look out for some wicked new cars set to make their series debut, including Grant Williams ex-Australian GT spec Corvette Z06, Danny Whiting’s near new Porsche 991, and an amazing little Lotus Exige that will give the bigger cars a run for their money.
“The series always produces a remarkable range of cars and this season is no different and you can guarantee there is always exciting new machinery filling our grids,” said Dunn. “So with close to 70 cars already registered it’s looking to be another stellar season.”
The ASKO Endurance Series will again be run over three rounds, with separate races for both the three-hour and one-hour series’, and a round held at each of the three traditional South Island race circuits.
The series starts at Teretonga Park, Invercargill, on 19 September 2015, then to Mike Pero Ruapuna, Christchurch for round two on 3rd October, with the grand finale at Levels Raceway, Timaru, on 17 October 2015.
The 2015 ASKO Endurance Series is also a qualifying series towards the 2015/16 Motorsport NZ Endurance Championships. The top 20 from the recently completed Mahindra NI Endurance Series have already qualified and will be joined by the top 20 ASKO Series cars for a winner takes all Endurance Championship race in March 2016.
Competitors can still register their interest by contacting series secretary Chris Dunn via e-mail, at sierdc@ xtra.co.nz (without the space) or phone 021 107 9293.