Call for volunteers for the ITM500

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Have you ever wanted to get involved behind the scenes at a race meeting? How about one of the biggest V8 race meetings of the year? Well here’s your chance — ITM500 is being held this November and they need around 450 volunteers to make the day a success.

The ITM500 takes place at Pukekohe Park Raceway on November 6–8 and will see several iconic Kiwi drivers make the trip home, including Shane Van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard, and Scott McLaughlin. Vital championship points are up for grabs along with the chance to battle some international drivers right here on the most iconic race circuit in New Zealand.

Deborah Day, the event volunteer coordinator, says, “Every year our volunteers have a ball. They embody the spirit of this iconic event and we’re looking forward to having a blast alongside our Supercar teams this year.”

Don’t worry if you feel that you don’t have the necessary skills to be a volunteer — every applicant will receive proper training prior to the event. Volunteers will also receive free entry and a volunteer pack, which is exclusively for the volunteer crew.

All new and returning ITM500 volunteers can register their interest now at Applications close July 31.

Image credit: Matthew Hansen

René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.