The Canterbury Car Club currently run a range of different levels of events for car racing:

Promoted Events

Larger events for classes of racers
– South Island Endurance Series
– Wigram Revival
– Speed Festival
– Skope Classic
– Super Weekend

For more details on these events, see their individual calendar entries


Mag and Turbo Club Race Days

Club level racing for all levels of driver and car.
Emphasis on safe, fun racing.

For the 2024/25 Season the dates of the rounds are:
Round 1 – Sunday 4th August
Round 2 – Sunday 8th September
Round 3 – Sunday 8th December – Racing on the 2.44km Club Circuit
Round 4 – Sunday 13th April
Round 5 – Sunday 18th May

Classes at all rounds: Open Saloons, Club Saloons, Continental Rennsport, Open Wheelers

See below for a description on eligibility for each class.
All classes get a qualifying session and 3 standing start races each

Pit garages – A small fee will apply to reserve a Pit Garage for the day, bookings through your entry form. Positioning in the garages is first in first served.

Entry fees for Club Race:
$230 if entered prior to the Thursday before the event
$280 after this time
Payment can be made on the day however you can pay via your entry form or with a transfer to the CCC bank account 02 0865 0020166 25

Driver Requirements:

All drivers require a Motorsport NZ C Grade Race Licence

Minimum Safety Gear: For a full description on the required safety gear please check with the event regulations and Motorsport NZ Schedule A
For all classes:
– 2-layer SFI/FIA race suit
– Compliant Helmet
– FHR (Forward Head Restraint, eg HANS)
– SFI/FIA Race Boots, Gloves, Balaclava, socks & full long underwear


Car Requirements:

All cars to meet Motorsport NZ Schedule A or Schedule AA rules


Race Formats, Classes Racing at Club Days:

  • Open Saloons 
    No breakout times.
    Longer races – 8, 8, 12 laps
    1 Bracket Handicap Race (race 2)
    Classes within this grid:
    GT (cars lapping under 1:30)
    Note – class cc ratings include correction factor for turbo, s/c, rotary
  • Club Saloons (Previously Clubmans)
    Laps no faster than 1:40 on the Ruapuna GP Circuit
    Sprint races – 6 laps
    2 Bracket Handicap Races (Races 2 & 3)
    Non championship class. Low key, fun racing
  • Open Wheelers
    Laps 6, 8, 6
    All fastest to the front standing start
  • Continental Rennsport  (click for more details on Rennsport Racing)
    Continental Rennsport Open and BMW E30’s classes
    Grid formats as per individual event regulations

What is a bracket handicap?
The timekeeper/handicapper will create a staggered, revered grid start with cars starting at 0, 15, 30, 45 and 60 seconds.

Car definitions:
Saloons – For the purpose of these classes, a saloon car is considered to be a car with 4x enclosed wheels, exception being “Sports Racing Cars” eg Radical which would run with Open Wheelers.
Includes what MSNZ define as a Sports Car or GT Car (Porsche, Datsun etc.)

Open Wheelers – This class is often known as Formula Libre. All Single Seater / Open Wheeler race cars.
Including but not limited to: Formula Ford, Formula Renault, Open Wheel Sports cars eg Lotus 7.


Timing Transponders –
These are required for all race events. They can be hired for a small fee with your entry at each event.
Alternatively you can lease or purchase them from MyLaps 
For more details see the calendar page for each event, or contact:
Canterbury Car Club office: 03 349 6003 8:30am – 5:00pm weekdays