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31 March – Hanmer Motorsport Weekend

Double Sprint:An overnight deluge on Friday produced road conditions described as “challenging” by some, “bloody good fun” by others, and “diabolical” by the remainder! The event got underway from the Hot Springs Hotel on time and with the rain still coming down the crews headed for the start line in the forest. A delay was…
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3 March – Rakaia Zigzag Sprint

The first event for 2003 and also the first sprint in the Autosport Sprint Series was again held on the popular zig-zag road above the Rakaia Gorge and proved a great day out for most of the crews competing. Leaving the grotty Christchurch weather behind and heading for the sun and warmth (some say too…
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7 December – Robertson’s Autocross

A recently ploughed paddock greeted crews at the Robertson’s Autocross last Saturday, with the furrows left by the ripping still quite deep, causing concern among competitors and organisers alike. Driving the same line as the tractor didn’t present a problem, but when the car was turned to run across the mounds, it proved very rough…
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23 November – Kaiwara Road Sprint

It was an early morning start for the organisers and crews competing in this favourite North-Canterbury event. A great day in the heart of the Hurunui greeted people arriving at the start, and recent rains had not filled the ford at all to everyone’s surprise (given the amount of water in the Hurunui River!).The indian…
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9 November – Mt Thomas Sprint

A warm nor’wester day in Christchurch saw competitors and crews head for the very cloudy looking Canterbury foothills in a return to the Mt. Thomas sprint. The event would be run in the opposite direction to earlier in the year, and the contest would be hot given it was the final round of the Autosport…
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28-29 September – Hanmer Motorsport Weekend

The 2002 Hot Springs Hotel Autosport Club Hanmer Rally:John Silcock in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI reigned supreme at the Autosport Club’s Hot Springs Hotel Hanmer Motorsport weekend, doing the double by taking out both the rally and the bent sprint. With brother Andrew in the co-driver’s seat for Saturday’s rally, the pairing had a…
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8 September – Autosport At Nelson Rally

Sunday the 8th of September dawned wet and misty, and with heavy rain overnight the clay based roads of the Golden Downs Forest promised some interesting conditions. Stage 1 was very slippery in some parts and this saw the demise from the rally of Autosport club captain Dermot Martin and co-driver Bede O’Connor’s Evo 4.…
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1 September – Sefton Autocross

Sunday the 1st of September was another great day to be out skidding around in cars. Bright sunshine and warm temperatures helped to dry the ground slightly after the dampness earlier in the week leaving the Sefton paddock in great condition for the event. Entries were good, with 28 cars taking to the short flowing…
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18 August – Mt Alexander Sprint

The trip from Christchurch under a clear blue sky with snow covered mountains on the horizon made it worth getting out of bed just to travel to the event. Many wondered what the road condition would be like following the heavy rain or the days preceding but all concerns were put to rest through the…
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5 May – Rakaia Zigzag Sprint

A cloudy Sunday saw 50 cars line up for the Rakaia Zig Zag sprint. The event went well for most concerned, although Sean Sands’ Escort suffered mechanical trouble and Kevin Hobson’s Corolla encountered a large rock and broke a tie-rod end but both were back to contest the following runs. Hard luck award of the…
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