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The RIR Toilet is equipped with 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.
The pit area is large enough to have vehicles around the perimeter. Power is available all around the pitting area via extention cables and multiboxes.
Spectators or family members that are at the event will be required to sign in at the timing shed on arrival.
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. Specatators can also drive into the park, and go through to the second paddock to park. Please be careful of cars racing and listen to marshalls at the entry for safe passage.
21 November 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
First round of the return to dirt since the Winter Indoor season. We will have updates on the facebook page if there are weather issues.
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 26th September. 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. Once the 2021 season starts we will run seperate classes for all models.
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 $25 Adult, $30 family, $10 Junior regardless of number of classes you enter.
Once you have entered, you may pay your entry fee in the following ways:
EFTPOS available on site
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.
We will advise on our facebook page any updates.
Should this also be wet, the event will be cancelled.
If weather is very bad, we will cancel and may run workshops to help you maintain and upgrade your cars.
O - Juniors
O - 17.5Buggy
O - Trucks Open
O - Modified Buggy
O - Juniors2
O - Novice
O - E-Buggy
O - Vintage 540