ClubSport events are competitions held usually on a road, circuit or paddock, where competitors compete against the clock for the time taken to complete the course. There are multiple differrent types of ClubSport event formats such as:
Autocross: Run on a marked-out course on an unsealed or sealed surface. The course plan is free provided no straight exceeds 200metres in length on an unsealed surface, or 100metres in length on a sealed surface. Two(2) or more cars may run at intervals if the Clerk of the Course deems the course suitable.
Motorkhana: A Motorkhana is a test primarily of driver skill (rather than outright speed) in which competitors negotiate a precise course usually defined by flags or cones. Motorkhanas are usually held on a tarseal or gravel car park, or a grass paddock.
Rallysprint: Rallysprint events are competitions held on a road course and shall be run as a rally special stage complete with timing, safety and management practices as used in rally events, including where appropriate criss-cross sheet, control and intermediate radio points. Only one section of road of up to 10km is permitted and the road may be used in either or both directions.
Dual Rallysprint: A Dual Rallysprint permits two sections of road of up to 10km each and the road may only be used in one direction with a maximum 60km competitive distance. The driver must hold a minimum of a R Grade licence.
Bent sprint: Run on a road course, gravel or sealed surface, which has at least one(1) bend or curve. Cars may be started at intervals, provided no two(2) cars are on the same section of road between marshal points at any one time. The road may be used in either or both directions.
Dual sprint: Run on a sealed circuit approved by MotorSport NZ. Paired cars may be started at intervals of five(5) seconds or more. When paired cars are started at these intervals the starting order shall be fastest pair to slowest pair i.e. faster paired cars starting earlier in the interval pattern so as to minimize overtaking.
Hill climb: Run on a road course, gravel or sealed, which is predominantly uphill from start to finish. Cars may be started at intervals, provided no two(2) cars are on the same section of road between marshal points at any one time.
Sporting trial: Event in which competitors negotiate a precise off – road obstacle course on hilly and undulating terrain defined by marker pegs, designed to test driver skill. Speed is not a factor in deciding results.
Drifting: Drifting Events are competitions held usually on a road or circuit course, where a combination of linkable corners or chicanes are marked as the ‘Judged Section’ and Competitors are judged on their ability to complete the judged section while sustaining loss of traction enabling the vehicle to achieve the greatest angle whilst moving in a forward direction without losing control.
MotorSport New Zealand holds two national ClubSport championships annually. National Championships are the highest level of motor racing in New Zealand.
MOTORSPORT NEW ZEALAND GOLD STAR CLUBSPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
MOTORSPORT NEW ZEALAND ACCREDITED SERIES: CLUBSPORT