Encouraging greater competitor and club participation is the objective of MSNZ’s Clubman’s race category rules for grassroots racers.
Clubman’s racing is primarily about getting out there and having a go. It’s about the fun of competition, trying to better your own times, and the friendships formed with people just as passionate about motorsport as you are. Clubman’s racing is also about supporting your club with strong entry numbers for club-run events which are relatively affordable to participate in, to go racing in a safe and controlled environment in a virtually everyday car or that race car you’ve had sitting in the shed.”
As in all aspects of New Zealand motorsport, improving the accessibility of grassroots, club-run competition is a key to maintaining and building participation numbers across the wider sport. Club level racing can utilise various regulations in Schedule Z, but concerns had been expressed that the current Clubman’s race category regulations were too restrictive for both competitors and race organisers (which are generally MotorSport NZ-affiliated clubs).
If you are interested in competing in Clubman’s races, please contact you Club to find out how and when the next event is happening.
If you are a Club looking to run a Clubman’s race class, you can download the information form here.
To compete in Clubman’s racing you will need to hold a C-grade competition license.