ClubSport events are competitions held usually on a road, circuit or paddock, where the placings are decided by the time taken to complete the course.
Competitors can compete in ClubSport Basic Events without a competition licence. For ClubSport Advanced Events, competitors must either have a ClubSport or higher grade licence, or purchase a restricted ClubSport Event licence for that event. To obtain a ClubSport licence, competitors must first be a member of one of our member clubs. Once you have a current club membership you'll need to sit the M Grade licence test and send your application through to MotorSport House.
Basic Events are those where competitors (including those new to motorsport) can compete without the need for specialised vehicles and expensive equipment.
Motorkhana is a cheap and enjoyable form of motorsport where you can use any vehicle and it is primarily a test of driver skill. Events are normally held on smooth grass or tarseal with the driver having to negotiate a set course at low speed. Penalties apply for going the wrong way, hitting markers, etc.
Autocross is the ideal environment in which to learn or improve car control skills. A circuit is usually laid out (using hay bales or plastic cones) on a large grass, tarseal or gravel area and competitors compete individually at speed against the clock.
Sprints are a relatively inexpensive form of motorsport and yet very competitive. Sprints are a test of the vehicle's performance and the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. Competitors must be a member of a Member Club or Associate Member Club.
Standing Sprint (Single Car) – held on either country roads or on a permanent drag strip.
Circuit Sprint (Single Car) – this is a good event if you would like an introduction to what racing can be like.
An event run at a venue either sealed or unsealed for the purpose of coaching competitors in competition techniques. Techniques will include; tutorial session covering aspects of car control, braking, racing lines and competitor regulation, familiarisation drive at slow speed to cover tutorial session topics and competition runs. These are very popular and provide the opportunity for a new driver to have an experienced competitor sit in the passenger’s seat to provide tuition.
Trialing is the cheapest form of motorsport and is enjoyable to the driver and also to the passenger(s).
Sporting Trials – Competitors use a motor vehicle to negotiate a precise off road man-made obstacle course on hilly, undulating terrain defined by marker pegs. This is to test the driver’s skill at low speed. The objective of the course is to get as far through each section as possible without stopping through loss of traction, stalling etc. You must be a member of a Member Club or Associate Member Club.
Navigational Trials – These are a non-speed competition where the route to follow is set on public highways, roads and streets. Competitors are given a set of instructions to use to find their way from the start to the finish. These events range from social to high level concentration events. Your vehicle must be equipped with a speedometer and odometer, the driver must hold a valid civil driver's licence, and you must have at least one other person in the car with a clipboard, pen and stop watch.
Regularity Trials – This is an event which caters more for Historic and Classic vehicles where competitors drive on a race circuit at a speed that is within the parameters of their usually expensive and/or rare vehicles. Your vehicle must comply with MotorSport NZ Schedule AA (as a minimum).
Drifting Events are competitions usually held on road or circuit, where a combination of 3 or more linkable corners are marked out as the 'Judged Section' and competitors are judged on their ability to complete the judged section while sustaining loss of traction.
Solo Drift - A competition where single car drifitng is judged based on four criteria; Speed, Counter Steering, Line and Style. Placing is determined by points scored.
Hillclimbs are generally the highest form of motorsport that can be competed in using a normal road car. The finish line must be at a higher altitude than the start line, and the course must be mostly uphill on a private or public road with either a gravel or tarsealed surface. Hillclimbs are generally classed as high speed events where competitors compete individually against the clock.
Rally sprints are for vehicles prepared for rallies. They are held on closed road venues with the course being limited to a maximum of 10km. The course and the way it is organised is the same as for a rally special stage and gives the competitors the opportunity to both learn and practise the skills and knowledge required for rallying. The winner of a rally sprint is the competitor who takes the least amount of time to complete the course. Your vehicle must comply with MotorSport Schedule R, and a Co-driver is required who must also adhere to the ClubSport requirements.
Sprints are a relatively inexpensive form of motorsport and yet very competitive. All sprints are a test of the vehicle's performance and the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. The winner is the competitor with the fastest time and speed over a measured distance.
Bent Sprint (Single Car) – Run on a road course (gravel or sealed) which has at least one bend or curve.
Circuit Sprint (Dual Car) – Run on a sealed circuit. Paired cars may be started at intervals of 5 seconds or more and this is a good introduction to racing, but with less risk then a race meeting.
Circuit Sprint (Multi Car) – Run on a sealed circuit. This is your best introduction to a “real” race situation. You and five other cars compete in a short race with a grid start.
Standing Sprint (Dual Car) – Paired cars run from a standing start on a measured distance of up to 400 metres (1/4 mile) on any road that is straight.
Flying Sprint (Single Car) – Run on a sealed straight surface. The maximum distance being 1 kilometre, followed immediately by a maximum timed distance of 400 metres (1/4 mile).
Street Sprint – A single car sprint which is normally held on a road in a residential or industrial area.
Run on a grass surface which is at least 400 metres long and 10 metres wide. These events can run with a maximum of eight vehicles from a grid start over two laps or more. Cars must be fitted with mud flaps behind the rear and driving wheels.
Rally cross events are generally run on a 800 metre long and 10 metres wide track, which may incorporate a water splash and other hazards. Cars must have an approved roll cage, mudflaps, full windscreen of approved safety material and adequate windscreen washers.
A combination of any three ClubSport Advanced or Basic Events (e.g. Motorkhana, Bent Sprint and Hillclimb), where the competitor uses the same vehicle in all three events, which is run over one weekend.
Drifting Events are competitions usually held on a road or circuit, where a combination of three or more linkable corners are marked out as the 'Judged Section' and competitors are judged on their ability to complete the judged section while sustaining loss of traction.
Team Drift - Two or more cars drift in formation (not battling). Judging criteria is the same as Solo Drifting (Speed, Counter Steering, Line and Style) with additional Team Drifting criteria. Team placing is determined by points scored.
Drift Battle - Where two or more cars battle for the racing line. Judging criteria is the same as Solo Drifting with additional Drift Battle judging criteria. Placing is determined by the elimination process where is placing is battled for.