8 Mar 2015 Grass Autocross #1

Congratulations to Gary Hawkes for taking out 1st Overall.

It was a fun and relaxed way to start the season with a hoon around our favourite paddock in Sefton. A field of 24 competitors came to score points for their respective car clubs as it was round 1 of the 2015 Interclub Championships between the local Canterbury Clubs; RATEC, Canterbury Car Club, Ashburton Car Club and Autosport.

Competition was hot with many people charging hard to catch up after coping penalties for not quite following the course correctly of hitting cones. Gary Hawkes was one such competitor and drove hard to grab the victory from Brendan Marshall by just two seconds.

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What you need for an Autosport Autocross:

  • Any car that has a WOF & Reg or Motorsport NZ logbook. Often small, automatic road cars are hard to beat at these events!
  • Civil drivers license
  • 100% cotton overalls
  • MotorsportNZ approved helmet
  • $20 entry fee (cash)
  • Have some grass churning fun!


From Rangiora go across the Ashley river bridge, then go right down Fawcetts road. Carry on until you reach Sefton then turn right onto Toppings road (opposite petrol station). Carry on for approx. 500m and turn left into the driveway marked with Autocross sign.

From Christchurch head north on the motorway. After Waikuku stay on the main road and you will cross the Ashley river. 500m after the bridge take the left onto Wyllies road. Stay on this road for 3.5km and it will become Toppings road. Look for the driveway marked with Autocross sign on your right.

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