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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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30 Apr – Grass Autocross

Sadly we have to cancel this weekends Autocross 30th April due to a lack of venue. We have tried many people and many paddocks but farmers although very generous with their time and land they cannot risk winter feed. We appreciate your help and understanding.
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23 Apr – Onepunga Rd Gravel Sprint

Our second gravel sprint for the 2017 season it was a great opportunity for teams to test their machines before the Lone Star Canterbury Rally in June. Onepunga Rd is 3.7km of awesome north Canterbury gravel last run in 2015. Congrats to Matt Summerfield (WRX) for taking out first overall after a tight battle with…
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22 Feb – AGM Prizegiving

It was a great night supporting Autosport Club and our club champions who gathered club points over the season to make it to the podium. Thanks to those who volunteered to stand for the committee for 2017. We welcome Michael Veronese to the committee and we thank Graham Wilson will be president for the 11th…
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12 Feb – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb

For 2017 Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Hillclimb was south island qualifying round 2 of the NZ Hillclimb Championship. For more info on the championship go to http://www.hillclimbchampionship.co.nz/ It was a sunny, dust Canterbury day with 34 drivers giving it everything on the twisty gravel road to the top of the hill. Congratulations to Mike Tall (Mirage)…
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11 Dec – Grass Autocross #4

Autocross #4 Okuku today Sunday 11th Dec CANCELLED due to heavy rain overnight. We are gutted we have to cancel this event as so many were looking forward to it, as we were. Unfortunately the weather has yet again interfered. The wet paddock will become damaged if we race on it today and that’s not…
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