Autocross is a relatively cheap form of racing with higher speeds than a Motorkhana with the use of 2nd/3rd gear, and no reversing.
Chicanes are used to keep speeds down on longer straights.
Autocross is an ideal environment in which to learn or improve car control skills. A circuit is laid out using plastic cones on a large grass or sealed area, whereas the winner is the competitor with the fastest overall accumulated time from normally 3 runs. You race individually, with another car starting 30 seconds or so behind you with 2-3 cars on the track at once but well separated. Usually there will be at least 3 courses, with 2 runs at each course with your best time out of the 2 counting.

Location
Sealed events – Ruapuna Raceway 107 Hasketts Rd
Grass events – 94 Camwell Park. Off Flaxton Rd, Rangiora. Please respect property owners and neighbours by keeping speeds down on Camwell park and the driveway into property, under 15 kph on shingle driveway.
 
Time
Full Day Events: Sign in 8:30 – 9:45 am. event finishes approx 4-5:00
Afternoon Events: Sign in 12:00 – 12:30 pm. event finishes approx 4-5:00
Late sign-in on the day can not be accepted, please arrive early to help the organisers
Check event regulations to ensure accurate timing

Classes (updated for 2023/24 season)
Overall, Junior (aged 20 and under), Ladies
2WD 0-1500cc
2WD 1501-2000cc
2WD 2001+cc
4WD

How to enter
NEW ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM FOR 2023/24 SEASON.

Entries to be placed via online.motorsport.org.nz or the Motorsport NZ app

All current/previous licence holders will have been sent an email from Sporty around 4th July 2023 on how to register, all others to register via the entry system

Event regulations are posted for each event on the calendar page, please read these to ensure you have all the correct info for each individual event.
Entries will not open until approx 3-4 weeks out from each event.
Entries can often be made on arrival at the event (must be in 30 mins before documentation closing), however the discount will not apply and the organisers request you enter early online if possible.
Seal events often attract a large entry list so please enter by the Thursday of the event to allow organisers time to get ready.
There is a max entry number at which point no more entries will be accepted, don’t leave entering until late or you will likely miss out

On arrival at the event please report to the organisers. For seal events this is in the office at the pit garage end of the control tower complex

Entry Fee
Entries placed online by the Thursday before the event – $75/seal. $40/grass
Late entries – $85/seal. $50/grass
Payment by cash on the day at grass events, eftpos at seal events
Pre payments can be made through the entry system or to the CCC account 02 0865 0020166 25. Please ensure to use a useful reference and get in early, paying after the closing date may not be seen in time by the organisers.
 
Driver Requirements
No licence needed. Club membership required after first 2 events. Drivers must be over 12 years of age, 12-16 years old with parental consent.
Max 2 drivers per car.
Car Requirements
Road legal or race car meeting Motorsport NZ Schedule A

Additional to the requirements of Appendix Two, Schedule A, Article 4.6 in the Motorsport NZ Manual; All Open Top Vehicles (not including targa top) must be fitted with a compliant rollbar (see event regulations for full details).
For road registered vehicles with a current WOF and licence a non-homologated safety rollbar/cage can be accepted at the scrutineer’s discretion (it will require sufficient height and strength of build and mounting on a case by case basis).
Non road legal open vehicles must be fitted with a homologated safety rollbar (half cage) minimum.
In all cases, the occupant’s helmet must be no higher than the highest point of the roll protection in a normal seating position.

Additional notes on vehicle requirements:
– Cars are checked by a scrutineer so you must ensure your car is suitable, Ask if you have any questions
– Road cars running regularly we highly recommend you get a Motorsport NZ Logbook, saves you needing scrutineering as often
– Adding a bolt on hard top does not remove the open car requirements
– Road legal means presented in the state it passed the WOF. eg. if you install a race seat/harness it must be done as per Schedule A

Tyres:
Grass events – Road Tyres only – No Rally tyres, mud and snows or knobblies of any kind (see regs for full details)
Tarmac events – Road Legal Tyres only (including semi slicks on which it is possible to get a warrant) – No slicks or pure race tyres

 
Safety Gear:
Approved helmet (See part 4.1 in Schedule A)
Overalls minimum 100% Cotton (FIA/SFI approved race suit highly recommended)
Fire extinguisher highly recommended
Passengers:
Permitted under Motorsport NZ regulations. Full roll cage and supporting safety gear required.
Example video of what the seal Autocross courses are usually like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywtaHaWYgGM

Dates: Click to check our CALENDAR 

Results: CLICK HERE

For more details please contact:

CCC Office Ph 03 349 6003 8:30am – 5:00pm weekdays
admin@canterburycarclub.co.nz