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The RIR Toilet is equipped with hot&cold water tap with soap and hand towels provided. Signage is on the toilet regarding hand washing recommendations.
Hand sanitiser is at the entry point of the drivers stand and also in the timing hut.
Signs are erected on the drivers stand. These are spaced at 1.2m to allow for drivers body width. This allows us to have 9 drivers on the stand. An additional platform will be added to allow a 10th driver to required distances.
Drivers must wait at the Innerwell Lane end of the drivers stand and wait beside the cones. These are also spaced at 1.2m. The previous race will then exit the stand towards the timing stand, and once everyone is down, the next heat can walk onto the stand and go to their stand position.
The pit area is large enough to have 8 vehicles on the timinghut end and 12 vehicles on the back straight. Each car has a 3m width so drivers in a bubble can share a ezup in the 3m zone, to a maximum of 4 people. Cars will also be parked in a staggered manner, to create more distancing. A second row of cars can also be added to allow another 12 vehicles in the pit area. These will also be staggered, but leave sufficent room to drive through.
Signage will be posted around the facility to remind people of the social distancing requirements.
Entries for the event shall be done through this portal which meets the requirements of the MOH for contract tracing.
Spectators or family members that are at the event will be required to sign in at the timing shed on arrival or use the Government QR code app to ensure we have met these requirements.
21 Raukawa Road, RD10
Leave Palmerston North via Napier Road, Heading towards Ashhurst.
Raukawa Road is on your right Approximately 8km from the 100kph sign.
You will see a RC styled Road sign on your left, go past this another 50m and turn left onto Innerwell Lane. In another 50 metres you will see the Raukawa International Sign, turn left into drive and then quick right out to the track.
There is ample onsite parking. We recommend you park on the track perimeter, with the row closest to the track being no closer than 3m for pedestrian movements.
Power is available on site, there are 3 access points. 1 is beside the timing shed, the next is behind Mt Raukawa and the third is on the workshop
Spectators entry is free and encouraged. Under Covid 19 requirements, all spectators will be required to scan the Government QR code on arrival. Specatators can also drive into the park, and go through to the second paddock to park. Please be careful of cars racing and read instructions on safe times to drive past so getting hit by racing cars is minimised
31 May 2020
Gates and track open at 7.30am
Any late registrations are required to be in by 8.15 at the latest. Track closes at 8.45am. Heats will be posted.
9.05 Juniors first race
As the weekend is Queens birthday weekend, should the weather be inclement, we will move the race day to Monday.
Welcome to Raukawa International Raceway, - the best International rc track in Ashhurst. We pride ourselves on making sure you and your team have a great day racing. With our workshop and store on site, we will do our very best to ensure that once you start racing, you will be able to finish your day with us.
We run our own unique designed race formats, and as winter closes, we will run 3 rounds instead of our normal 4. Should our entry numbers be greater than 10 per heat, you will need to marble draw your heat at the end of the drivers welcome. Race 1 is a marble draw. Race 2 start is reverse of finish order of Race 1. In the case of more than 1 heat, all results are merged and heats arranged in fastest to slowest in grids of 10. Race 3 is points earned from R1&R2 combined, with the lowest point scorer on pole, and numerically back. Again in classes with multiple heats, point, lowest to 10th in heat 1 and so on.
We close online entry on Saturday 30th May. It is appreciated by the organiser if you can enter well before this,but understand the sometime life just isnt that easy. We do accept entry on the day, but be aware that your late entry can cause the entire event to run late.
We offer the following classes on all our race days.
Juniors, 17.5T Buggy (2&4wd combined), Truck Open (SCT, ST and 4WD SCT and 4WD ST), Modified Buggy, Juniors 2 (a second race in the round for juniors with a single car) Novice Buggy, 1:8 E-Buggy.
In all classes we recommend JConcept Goosebumps. (except 1:8) We have stocks of tires on site.
It is not a requirement, and we are aware that othe tires do work better in some circumstances, but this is our preference and will the tire we use in the 2021 NZRCA National Championship
Race fees are fixed at $20 Adult, $20 family, $10 Junior regardless of number of classes you enter.
Once you have entered, you may pay your entry fee in the following ways:
To our bank account. RIR 01-0755-0265226-01 Name as reference please.
EFTPOS on site (subject to arrving prior to event)
Practise is available to all drivers from when gates open to 8.45am.
RIR is a smokefree facility. Smoking and vaping must be done on the driveway beside the stock pens.
Covered shoes must be worn when at the facility. The track is in a paddock, there maybe hazards in the ground.
Please takeway all rubbish please.
We are a member club of the NZRCA. As such the technical and sporting rules that are set for our sport are respected. As this is a club meeting and our race formats and classes are unique to RIR, these are used as a guideline only, and we encourage you to ask questions if you are concerned - we are here to help and encourage participation at all levels.
Lap timing is done via AMB using protocol 4.4 which allows the use of non-AMB units such as MRT to be read.
Marshalling is a requirement of all drivers to ensure the meeting runs smoothly.
You must marshal the race after your race. Finish your race and put your car back in your pit area and return to the track immediately to a marked marshal point.
All efforts will be made to not have back to back races but sometimes this is unable to be achieved.
We appreciate parents marshalling the Junior races.
No junior is to marshall the 1:8 EBuggy races for safety reasons.
Mowen grass pit area, 240V Power, air compressor. Bring your own tables, chairs, ezups. Ezups must be pegged - this is the Manawatu afterall.
No food or drink is on site. Ashhurst village is approx 5 minutes up the road, and has fast food, cafe and diaries to meet your requirements.
All rubbish brought to the track needs to be picked up and taken away. A single rubbish bin will be behind the drivers stand.
For this meeting, if the weather is bad, we will postpone to Monday 1st June 2020 - Queens Birthday Weekend.
We will advise on our facebook page any updates.
Should this also be wet, the event will be cancelled.
O - Juniors
O - 17.5Buggy
O - Trucks Open
O - Modified Buggy
O - Juniors2
O - Novice
O - E-Buggy
O - Vintage 540
|Julian Hardy||PR Racing, WCS, RIR,|
|Aaron Taylor||The farm|
|brendon hodge||mum and dad|
|bella hodge||mum and dad|
|Rusty Smith||Smith HQ|
|Jett Smith||Smith HQ|
|Danny Hoeta||Nana and sister|
|Aiden Ryan||Pitcrew design|
|Andrew McKeeman||Lucas Oil NZ|
|Georgia Hyslop||Mum and dad|
|Travis Hyslop||Mum and dad|
|Alex Bennett||Pit viper|
|Zack Currie||Pit Vipers|
|Steve Oyston||Top Shelf RC|
O - Juniors (11)
O - 17.5Buggy (15)
O - Trucks Open (12)
O - Modified Buggy (7)
O - Juniors2 (4)
O - Novice (9)
O - E-Buggy (4)
O - Vintage 540 (6)