The Trofeo Series is a group of Alfa Romeo, Fiat & Lancia drivers who get together each year to race the wheels off Italian race cars of varying ages & characteristics in a contest that is fun, friendly, competitive and relatively affordable. Initially, the Series began as the Alfasud Trofeo Series, before expanding to accommodate other Alfa Romeo models, and more recently to include Invited Fiats, Lancias and other Italian marques.
The rules provide for classes to accommodate cars from a relatively standard specification, through to fully race-prepared vehicles. The completion each Season (September to April/May) takes us to 6 - 8 rounds at the North Island tracks of Pukekohe, Hampton Downs, and Taupo. The competition format is a mix of scratch and handicap racing for Class and Overall Series points.
Trofeo Series drivers can be summed up in one phrase Cuore Spotivo!
Toorace Trofeo Series 2019-2020
Toorace Trofeo Series Round 4 at Pukekohe - 22 February 2020
Auckland had not seen rain for 45 days until Saturday the 22rd of Feb and boy did it rain.
We managed to get our qualifying run and that was it. After such a long spell with out rain the track was like an ice rink and far to dangerous to race on. The days racing was postponed until the Sunday where we would have our racing in a shared grid with ERC.
After talking to the drivers only to find out that about half of them could not attend the Sundays races, we voted to share the points for the day and not to race a Trofeo grid on the following day.
A huge thank you to Chris Browne and ERC for invited all the remaining Trofeo cars on to their grid for their races on Sunday so that the weekend wasnt a total wash out.
For one person especially Saturday was a total waste of time. Roy Thompson, who drives the yellow Alfetta, was driving home after a washed out day and was in a nose to tail accident on the motorway and not only did he smash the front of his ute, his race car broke of the trailer and smashed the back.
Gary Langsford who races the Alfa 75 #79 was stuck in the queue of traffic after the accident. When he saw that it was Roy who had had the accident he stopped and helped out until the police and tow trucks were all done. Then Gary called Mark Rantin to let him know what had happened.
Congratulations Gary for winning the Prime Speed Sports prize pack.
Big thanks to our sponsor Phil Hall from @Prime Speed Sport
Next round we will be back to Hampton Downs on the 21st of March with the HRC for the legends of Speed. See you all there.
GTA: Michael Abernethy
GT Junior: Aaron Woolley
Veloce: Chris Browne
Trofeo: Euan Smith
Handicap: Wendy Metcalfe
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Entries are available to most Alfa, Lancia, Fiat or Another Italian cars. If you haven't raced with us recently or ever, before get in touch and find out how to join us for the 2019/2020 season.
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GT Junior Class: Darron Curphy
Veloce Class: Tina Glennie
Trofeo Class: Chris Hunkin
Bart Von Geldern Best Supporters
Ross (Nozzie) Paterson 1953 - 2019 (Obituary)
'Nozzy' 1953 - 2019
Further to our March Update the Series lost one of its Bart von Geldern Best Supporter Award winners in February 2019 when Ross (Nozzy) Paterson died. Alfa News readers this month may have seen an abridged Obituary penned by our Series Drivers' Ray Shanks & Tina Glennie. With their kind permission, we are honoured to add their Tribute to our website, where it will be held as a permanent tribute to Nozzie's huge contribution to our Series culture for many years. It really is the people that matter.
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