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NZPBA Modified Hydroplane Page

The Modified Hydroplane Class
Is one of the largest classes in the NZPBA. Powered by Automotive engines up to 3000 cc, there are no hull restrictions as far as size and weight go. The hulls are between 16 to 18 ft, depending on the hulls age and engine size. Construction is timber frames and fibreglass over ply. Carbon fibre is also starting to appear in the later boats. With top speeds of over 120 mph (195 kph) this is an exciting and affordable class to compete in. With the car and spares imports from Japan there are a lot of great 2 Ltr engines available and a number of boats in Mod H are making use of them with good results. Mod H are also able to compete in Grand National and Grand Prix classes.

Club History
The club was formed 13 years ago due to mainly because of the concern of a group of drivers racing in the old B and E Classes. They were rather concerned about the direction the sport was going and the likely affect it was going to have on their type of boats. The three members whom formatted the club namely Peter McLeod, Nigel Zander and Peter Dudson polled all boats racing in these classes and came up with a format and name for the new class as opposed to that being proposed by the NZPBA at that time. The members at their first AGM set out the aims of the club and of which they are still used today. The club has it's AGM and prizegiving if possible in the last weekend of August.

The Aims
1. To raise the profile and promote inboard hydroplane racing up to 3 litre.
2. To encourage sportsmanship and fellowship among members.
3. To promote full fields of pure class racing wherever possible.
4. To promote the "Top Gun Series" including the up to 2000cc class.
5. To give owners and drivers a strong voice at national level.
6. To encourage the building of new modern race boats and grow the membership.

Modified Hydroplane Drivers Club Contacts
Secretary
Terry Mathieson
45A Brookfield Tce
Otumoetai
Tauranga 3110
07 576 0153
021 1468639
Email: mathieson2@xtra.co.nz
President
Steve Mathieson

Phone: 07 863 6126
Email: midnyt@xtra.co.nz


Modified Hydroplane PDF File of Driver Profile Form Driver Profiles. If you want to Update your Drivers Profile please Email the Secretary With any Information you need Updated either added to or removed. If you are suppling pictures please make sure you have the permission of the Photographer (I may have images of my own i can add to the Page). If you know your sponsors webpage address or logo we would like to include it in the Sponsors Section.
People are Interested in any past Acheivements and History of your Boats and Drives, so the more information you supply the better your Profile will look.



Kilo Speed Records
Zone
Driver
Boat
Speed
National Record
Steve Mathieson
Midnight
138.189mph (222.393kph)
Northern Zone
Kevin Ireland
Challenger
136.232mph (219.24kph)
Central Zone
Steve Mathieson
Midnight
138.189mph (222.393kph)
Southern Zone
Allan Wells
Endorphin Rush
116.62mph (187.641kph)

New Zealand Modified Hydroplane Champions
Year
Driver
Boat
2014 Steve Mathieson Midnight
2013
Allan Ballantyne
Rage
2012
Allan Ballantyne
Rage
2011
Steve Mathieson
Midnight
2010
Tracy Gapper
Tempo Too
2009
Janine White
Predator
2008
Nigel Zander
Helter Skelter
2007
Brody Mathieson
Meridian
2006
Alan Lewis
Little Cracker
2005
Alan Lewis
Little Cracker
2004
Alan Lewis
Little Cracker
2003
Steve Mathieson
Midnight
2002
Steve Mathieson
Midnight
2001
Alan Lewis
Little Cracker
2000

Geoff Robinson

Summer Wine
1999
Peter Stilwell
Quantum
1998
Peter Stilwell
Quantum
1997
Peter Stilwell
Quantum
1996
Peter Stilwell
Quantum
1995
Nigel Zander
Helter Skelter
1994
Robbie Burns
Commando

Profiles
Click on the Images Below to go to the Boats Profile Page. Only Boats whom wish to have a Profile and supply information are to be listed.


Tony & Daniel Hall
"Foreno Tapware"


Alan Wells
"Endorphin Rush"


Brodie Mathieson
"Dtech Motorsport"


Rory Antony
"Boost"


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NZPBA
Secretary Raewyn Palmer
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
Email: raewynpalmer@xtra.co.nz