News & Recent Events

Lone Star Rally of Canterbury 2022

The 2022 rally planning is well underway for this years Lone Star Rally of Canterbury. This year will be held using all forestry roads with approx 120kms rally kms around the Ashley Forest area on the 5th of June. Our ceremonial start will be our long standing rally supporter Lone Star Christchurch on the evening…
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April 5th – Pre-Otago Rally Scrutineering

Are you wanting pre-scrutineering for Otago Rally?  Gary Hawkes is kindly giving up his time, expertise and workshop on Tuesday April 5th from 5pm – 7.  MUST ring Gary before arriving.  03 366 3814 or 021 714 089  45 Shakespeare Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch  MUST bring:– your car– logbook– authority card– first aid kit that is…
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May 1st – Mt Alexander Rd Gravel Sprint

https://autosport.org.nz/event/gravel-sprint-2/ https://goo.gl/maps/enhFYaY6vtesMSrH8 We are so happy to announce entries are open for the May 1st Mt Alexander Rd Gravel Sprint near Waikari. It will be a popular event because of the new Covid restrictions being relaxed as per the announcement on March 23rd: – No person limit for outdoor gatherings.– No requirement for vaccine passes.–…
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April 3rd – Limeworks Rd Shingle Sprint

https://autosport.org.nz/…/limeworks-road-shingle-sprint/ RATEC Club host the second round of the Autosport championship for 2022 on Sunday 3rd April 2022 with the Hi-Tech Service Centre and Wheel Alignment Specialists Limeworks Road Shingle Sprint.Get some sideways gravel action for possibly the first time this year!The course is approximately 2.5km of good, mainly easy flowing shingle road. Entries close…
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April 2nd – Leeston Interclub Autocross

https://autosport.org.nz/event/leeston-interclub-autocross/ On April 2nd come along and get your motorsport fix with a race on the smooth, flat and fast grass paddocks in Leeston. RATEC Club host the first round of the Autosport championship for 2022 on Saturday 2nd April 2022 with the Leeston Interclub Autocross. Road tyres only as per New Zealand Clubsport Championship…
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Upper Downs Gravel Sprint

Thanks to our Friends in the Ashburton Car Club we have our first event towards the Autosport Championship Regulations and entry form are now available on Ashburton Car Club website www.ashburtoncarclub.org.nz Entry Form                   Regulations https://www.facebook.com/events/612556800071319 Entries to [email protected] or enter via MSNZ Possum COVID 19 – The event will be run as per COVID 19 restrictions that may in…
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Feb 23rd – AGM Prizegiving

When: Feb 23rd Wednesday 7:30pm Where: Lonestar, Manchester St, Christchurch.  Come along for a social gathering to celebrate a challenging but still enjoyable season racing on gravel plus make some important decisions for our club. All are welcome.  Please RSVP to [email protected] before Feb 21st.  Nibbles will be provided.
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28th Nov – Cust 2 Gravel Sprint

We are pleased to have one more skid on the gravel this year with a slight twist to a sprint we’ve already done this year. This time it will be slightly shorter and have a different finish. Please read the Regs completely so you fully understand the requirements under level 2. 2021-11-28th Cust 2 Gravel…
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11th July – Cust Sprint Results

Sunday 11th July check Autosport ran Cust sprint a 4.9 km gravel public road, fast and flowing on a hard base with a short twisty piece in the middle. Congratulations to the overall Winner Sean Haggarty! Class Results 1st 2nd 3rd Class 1 Chris Herdman Paul Roughan Jared Christofferson Class 2 David Fahey Karl Celeste…
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6 June – Lone Star Canterbury Rally

Teams will be racing on 134 kms of special stages on forestry and public gravel roads. The rally will begin with a ceremonial start on Saturday 5th June. First car starts from Joe’s Garage, Alfred St, Rangiora at approximately 8:30am on Sunday 6th June. First car finished approximately 6pm on Sunday 6th June at Lone…
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New Sponsor – Total Traffic Management

Introducing Total Traffic Management who are our new sponsor of the 2021 Total Traffic Management Autosport Sprint Championship. They are helping our events happen safely and efficiently so please support them however possible. More announcements will be made soon about this awesome new partnership thanks to Total Traffic Management.
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2 May – Rakaia Zig Zag Gravel Sprint

Introducing Total Traffic Management who are our new sponsor of the 2021 Total Traffic Management Autosport Sprint Championship. They are helping our events happen safely and efficiently so please support them however possible. More announcements will be made soon about this awesome new partnership thanks to Total Traffic Management. It was some sideways, uphill, twisty…
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7 Mar – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Sprint

Our second gravel sprint was 4km of awesome road on Banks Peninsula. It’s a tight, twisty and steep challenge with steep drop offs, narrow sections and banks or culverts nearby to punish those who venture off the racing line. Congratulations to John Giltrap winner of the 2021 Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Sprint in his Mitsubishi…
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6 Mar – Upper Downs Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to Mike Tall who beat the pack to first place overall in his Mitsubishi Mirage. The fast flowing wide road tested all the drivers (and co-drivers) bravery all day. We combined forces with our friends at Ashburton Car Club and we included their Upper Downs Rd Gravel Sprint on Saturday March 6th in our…
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24 Feb – AGM Prizegiving

Our AGM Prizegiving for the 2020 season was a wonderful social time with rally friends and family. It was great to support our wonderful major sponsor of our Lone Star Canterbury Rally. Thank you to all those who attended. Congratulations to all those who received awards on the night. Well done to Matt Summerfield for…
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