News & Events

3 Jun – Canterbury Rally

The Lone Star Canterbury Rally is the third round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship and third round of the 2018 Mainland Rally Series. The event features stages on the local county roads and forest stages. *Attention Canterbury Rally Competitiors* – Two bulletins below, please read. 1. There will only be passengers approved with legit reasons joining reconnaissance.…
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20 May – Rakaia Zig Zag Rd Gravel Sprint

Our second gravel sprint for 2018 used one of our favourite twisty roads, the Rakaia Zig Zag Rd. It was a windy, dusty day difficult for the volunteers and camera man Kevin Corin! Congratulations to Mike Tall for taking out the honours 1st overall in his Mirage, leaving Josh Marston (Barina) in second place and…
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29 Apr – Grass Autocross

A Mini wins again! This time it was Daniel Males who won 1st overall in his gold Mini, well done! Mike Pentecost, also driving a Mini, made a costly mistake, going the wrong way at the end of the last run, Mike had a huge lead on the field before that point. Well done to…
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11 Mar – Cust Gravel Sprint

Our first Gravel Sprint for 2018 was in Cust. Run on the same road as the sprint used last time in 2016. A huge field of 48 drivers lined up on a fine Canterbury day to race on the gravel. David Quantock in his Evo 8 won 1st overall as he did in 2016, this…
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21 Feb AGM Prizegiving

All are welcome to attend our Autosport AGM and Prizegiving for the 2017 season. Come and support your mates who put in some awesome performances to be top of the points tables. Congratulations to all our Autosport Club Championship competitors and trophy winners. Overall Club Championship for 2017 is Matt Penrose, well done. More info on our Club…
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11 Feb Grass Autocross

Description: Date: 11/02/2018 Our first event for 2018 was a grass autocross in Okuku. It’s a paddock we’ve raced around before and it’s heaps of fun. Congratulations to Mike Pentecost (Mini) who took out 1st place overall in the slippery, muddy conditions under consistent light rain. Well done to our class winners Class 1 0-1300cc…
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26 Nov – Grass Autocross

Our final event for the 2017 season was at the same Ohoka paddock as the two previous grass autocross’. Rain touched down for a few minutes in the morning but soon faded away replaced with sunshine and dust clouds as 41 drivers raced around the paddocks. Congratulations to our winners Matt Penrose (WRX) 1st overall,…
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29 Oct – Grass Autocross

Our second Autocross for the 2017 season was at the same place as the last Autocross, in Ohoka. Thanks to Raewyn and Mike Barltrop for letting us use their land. Congratulations to Andrew Sim (Fiesta) for winning 1st overall and our class winners; Class 1 0-1300cc Blake Murch (Starlet), Class 2 1301-1600cc David Birkett (Levin),…
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01 Oct – Mt Thomas Gravel Sprint

A great piece of 4km forestry road, Mt Thomas is an awesome fast blast with a bit of everything, fast, technical climb then along a ridgeline through the forest and a twisty downhill finish. Congratulations to Matt Penrose for winning in his mighty Ex-Trevor Crowe WRX. He won convincingly with a margin of 5 seconds from…
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02 Sep – Hanmer Rally

The 2017 Royce Watson Memorial Hanmer Rally was round 6 of the Mainland Rally Championship.   The rally comprised of 61 kms of special stages and 57 kms of touring. There is a special award presented to the highest-placed driver who is and admits to being over 60 years old, and who competes in a two-wheel…
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26 July – Toast & Roast of Deane Buist

Deane agreed to be the subject of our 2017 Toast and Roast. Deane has been at the front of South Island and NZ Rallysport for 30 years. Trying to beat him is like trying to talk your way out of a speeding ticket, many have tried, few have succeeded and if they did, they did…
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16 July – Ram Paddock Rd Gravel Sprint

Our third gravel sprint for the season was an old favourite, Ram Paddock Rd just west of Waipara. It’s a wicked 7km sprint that includes a bunch of high speed brows and corners at the start and is followed by some twisty hill country with great views and some big drops, then opens up again…
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2 Jul – Grass Autocross

Our first Grass Autocross for 2017 was at a new paddock in Ohoka. April 2016 was our last Grass Autocross due to weather making our paddocks too vunerable to damage. Congratulations to Adrian Harris (Moke) for taking out top spot 1st place overall and our class winners Karl Celeste (Mini) Class 1 0-1300cc, Jeff Judd (Levin)…
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4 Jun – Lone Star Canterbury Rally

The 2017 Lone Star Canterbury Rally was round 3 of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship (NZRC) and round 3 of the Mainland Rally Series.
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14 May – Mt Alexander Gravel Sprint

Our last event for teams to test their machines before the Canterbury Rally, 4.5km of gravel. Congratulations to our overall winner Matt Penrose (WRX) and class winners; Graham Wilson (Starlet) class 1 (0-1300cc), Brent Buist (Escort Mk 2) class 2 (1301-1600cc), Deane Buist (Escort Mk 2) class 3 (1601+cc) and Richard Baddock (WRX) class 4…
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