News & Recent Events

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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6 Sep – Grass Autocross Kirwee

Our first autocross for 2020 was in an awesome new paddock just west of Kirwee with 40 drivers! All had fun throwing some dirt around. Thanks to those who helped organise the event and helped on the day. Excellent team effort to make the day run smoothly. There were many of you, thank you very…
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CANCELED 16 Aug – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb

CANCELLED Unfortunately circumstances out of our control means the venue permit for our event has been withdrawn and we can no longer run the event. Our volunteers are absolutely gutted after the huge amount of work they’ve done to prepare this event. Sorry to those who entered. We will contact you to organise a full…
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25 Oct – Lone Star Rally of Canterbury

This event is the last round of the Mainland Rally Series. Please remember the Mainland Rally Series has been opened up for North Islanders now and all competitors are welcome.  *UPDATE* MoMac Live Streaming https://www.facebook.com/MoMacSocial/ There will be professional Live Streaming of our event conducted by MoMac these guys really know what they are doing,…
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CANCELLED Hanmer Rally 2020

Unfortunately Hanmer Rally will not go ahead in 2020. Autosport Club have made the decision that it is not appropriate to run the rally as the Coroners Hearing is still pending about the sad accident that occurred at the 2018 Hanmer Rally. This is not a choice that our group of volunteers have taken lightly…
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19 July – Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint

Congratulations to David Quantock for taking the overall win on Sunday’s Kaiwara Rd Gravel Sprint in his Mitsubishi Mirage AP4. The road was treacherously slippery which saw some drivers get caught out but thankfully all walked away unharmed just licking their wounds. Thanks to Allan Pritchard from River Retreat Photography for standing in the rain…
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7 Jun – Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint

A cold, frosty start greeted the entrants to the 2020 Mt Alexander Rallysprint. A new start line further up the road meant competitors had a clean slate on times. A full field of 40 drivers and their nominated codrivers were set to make the long anticipated return to the gravel. Overall, it was a well…
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Autosport Calendar Update

We’ve slid out of lockdown clawing to get out there and enjoy our sport once again. Work in the background has ensured maximum events possible in this difficult time. With Motorsport NZ issuing permits and procedures now clear we have put together an Events Calendar with plenty of opportunity for everybody to get out and…
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