THE KIWIS VS THE YANKS--NAADA TO HOST VISITING NEW ZEALANDERS IN AN AMATEUR DRIVING COMPETITION
The North American Amateur Drivers Association will host four Amateur drivers from New Zealand in a series of races against NAADA members in a driving competition to be held at three racetracks in the Northeast.
Races in the competition --dubbed the Kiwis vs. the Yanks-- will kick-off at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, September 5th and then move on to Yonkers Raceway on Thursday, September 6. The final races will be at Freehold Raceway on Friday, September 7.
“Drivers for the New Zealand team will be constant throughout the series of race. However the USA team will vary at each racetrack with the exception of Dave Siegel, who’ll drive at every venue,” said NAADA president Joe Faraldo.”Various NAADA members at each of the participating racetracks will be get a chance to compete but Siegel, the gentleman who so cordially hosts our East Coast in the West at Cal Expo, will be a constant.”
According to Eric Warner Monticello Raceway’s director of racing, he will dedicate two races on the September 5th program for the driving competition. The same is expected at all the other venues, also.
Among the members of the visiting New Zealand amateur team is Gavin Cook, who won the World Cup of Amateur Racing in 2008.
Joining Cook will be other outstanding New Zealand amateur drivers ; John McDermott, Danny Blakemore and Tim Sissons.
“The Kiwis were extremely gracious to us when they hosted the World Cup of Amateur Racing last fall, so much so, that we wanted to reciprocate,” Faraldo added. “ We’ll certainly show them a good time while there here but I’m giving fair warning , there’ll be no favors on the racetrack .”