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Covid Safety Plan:
Wash your hands - Social Distancing - Contact Tracing.
Wash your hands
We will have multiple port-a-loos on site. If these do not have hand sanitisier on board, we will supply additional in each one.
The on-site toilet will only be available for Female and event officials for the duration of the event. Please respect this.
Hand sanitiser will be at the entry point of the drivers stand and also in the timing hut.
As at the time of writing the event regs, social distancing is not required. We ask that if you do feel unwell, please do not attend the event as risk your fellow racers and public.
Spectators or family members that are at the event will be required to sign in. Covid QR codes will be at multiple places around the facility.
21 Raukawa Road
Palmerston North 4470
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.
We will have a the pit area mowen and ready for EZUPS. There are to be no cars in the pit area. We will have a drop off point for you to leave your gear before parking your vehicles in the second paddock. A full map of the parking will be issued closer to the event at the event website above.
For those wishing to stay on site, you will require to be self-contained. There are no on-site showers, however we will contact a local club/facility to see if we can make these available for you.
Campervans and Caravans are welcomed, and will have a reserved area close to the fence line for easy access to the track.
The main pit area is grass and we recommend a EZUP or similar to pit under. Please bring pegs/ropes to hold the EZUP should the wind come up. We will have an area for those who work out of trailers also put aside.
Please advise us if you intend to stay or have a trailer so we can plan out area out for maximum usage.
We have spoken to our neighbours and will have a large parking area behind the event. As we are expecting a good number of spectators and will have children on site during the weekend, we want to ensure we present a good image for our club, facility and neighbours.
We are in the process of arranging a display that will also add to the event.
2-4 April 2021
Thursday is a organised practise day. We will release details of how this will run once we have entry numbers confirmed. This is to ensure the largest classes have the most track time.
0700 Gates Open
0900 Racing begins
1700 Track Closes
1715 Elbows up at the facility prior to event starting Officially Friday morning.
0700 Gates Open
0840 Drivers Briefing
0900 2 rounds of Controlled Practise followed by 2 rounds of qualfying start
1800 Track Closes
0700 Gates Open
0840 Drivers Briefing
0900 2 rounds of Qualifying followed by 1 round Mains
1800 Track Closes
0700 Gates Open
0800 Offical welcome and event formalities. Compulsary attendence for all drivers racing today.
0830 Final Drivers Briefing.
0845 A Main all classes 2 minute warm up heat. In Class.
0910 Mains Racing begins day
1430 Track reopen
This is the timetable we intend to follow. Should unforseen circumstances out of our control require a change, we will do this to ensure we can complete the event. Should the event be shortened or need to be shortened, we will use Race Directors discretionry rules as passed at this years AGM to attempt to run all A finals over lower finals to confirm a result.
If a total washout occurs, we reserve the right to use Monday April 5 as the option day. We will advise this the week of the event, but again our preference is to NOT use this option.
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.
Entries will open at the time of publication of these regulations.
Entering the event is deemed a contract between you the competitor and us the organiser. As such we have done the best we can to meet the expectations of the NZRCA and you the competitor and that we will run the event unless conditions of force majure occur. As such we will not be offering refunds. Should you wish to apply for a refund, we will only accept a formal withdraw via email at least 3 days prior to the event for this to occur.
Once you enter the event, please make payment to the bank account listed, with details within 3 days so we can track this.
Entries will not be accepted after the closing date.
This the NZRCA National event and all classes available to run are offered. As per NZRCA Rule G1.7, a minimum of 5 entries is required for a class to run. Any class with less than 5 entries will be removed from the event schedule.
We are also offering 2 special classes on the Friday and Saturday of this event. On Friday we are offering a Pre96 2WD Stock Pre96 (27T 540 Silver can motors only) and on Saturday 4WD Stock Pre96 (27T 540 Silver can motors only). We are limiting these classes to a maximum of 20 cars each day, 3 rounds using RIR race format, as Vintage cars form a large part of the DNA of this club and we want to include them in the most important meeting we hold this year. It also gives our race officals the opportunity to compete, as this is an unofficial class.
We have applied and successfully had approved by the NZRCA Executive committee 2 control tires types for buggy classes. (Rule G2.2) These are tested and used here at RIR and we have found that different cars respond differently so have applied for this rule change for this event. We have also had a request for SCT Tire approved inline with the intent of Rule 17.5. As this track evolves it changes texture which makes the listed tires work at different times.
All tires must use the insert supplied with the tire.
2WD Buggy - Rear Control Tire - Front Tire is free
4WD Buggy - Full Control Tire - You may have any combination of 4WD control tire fitted on your car during the event.
2WD Stadium Truck - Rear Control Tire - Front tire is free
2WD Short Course Truck - Rear Control Tire - Front Tire is free
4WD Short Course Truck - All Control Tire
Please make all payments to
Raukawa International Raceway Account
Please put your name and NZRCA licience number as the reference
We have calendared race days prior to the NZRCA Nationals here in Easter 2021. We welcome any racer to attend and join us as the track layout is now set for the Nationals.
The track will be available on the Monday and Tuesday prior to the event, Wednesday the track will be closed and then Thursday will be the controlled practise for the event.
2 rounds of qualifying will start on Friday afternoon and a further 2 will occur on Saturday.
All Finals will start on Saturday and A Final classes will get a 2 minute "Scrub Session" on Sunday morning after the opening ceremoney.
This is a NZRCA Sanctoned event and these are the rules that govern this event.
The Vintage Demonstration classes are not running for any title. These are 2WD Friday, 4WD Sunday and limited to no more than 4 rounds. We will have all details of this at www.nzrca110.nz starting February 16th 2021
Scruitineering will be as pre NZRCA requirements. Scales, sizing boxes, and the event volt meter will be available from Thursday for you to self test.
Scruitineering will occur prior to each offical qualifying and final.
We will be setting up a "Parc Ferme" where you will enter prior to your race, and once the car is checked in, it must stay there until the start of your race. Should you need to leave, you must recheck your car, prior to starting. This will become self explanitory as the event proceeds.
Prizegiving will occur once the last final has occured and the time for protest has passed. This is expected to be 15-20 minutes after the last final.
We will close the track for this time period incase of any protests to maintain the track "as raced".
The track will reopen after the prizegiving.
We use AMB 4.3.
This allows older AMB and MRT Transponders to be read.
Marshalling is mandatory for all drivers.
You must marshall the race following the race you have just completed.
If you are unable to marshall you must provide a replacement marshall of similar or better performance of your own. It is your responsibilty to do this.
Marshall points will be numbered and you will marshall the point in which you started the heat just raced.
We have a large grass pit area besides the track. We encourage you to bring ezups and set these up in the grass area. This will be marked out.
We will not be supplying any tables, or chairs please supply your own. For those working out of a trailer, please let us know with a size and we will allocate you a area in the pits for this. We are not allowing any motor vehicle movement in the pits and will have personall on site to help you ferry your gear from the carpark to the track.
We will have food on site for the event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are currently arranging food options for Thursday.
Ashhurst village is 4km away and Palmerston North 8km away.
There is plenty of accomodation options in Palmerston North. We are a events city and Easter is a busy time, we recommend book early to ensure you have a bed.
We can allow Motor homes and caravans on site that are self contained. We will have toilets on site, but no showers.
You may hook into the track power during the evening after racing, but will need to unplug during the day to ensure that everyone is catered for.
As this is a long weekend, it is our intention to have the meeting completed by mid afternoon Sunday so travellers can leave at a friendly time. Should the weather really pack it in, we will leave Monday as the option day, but this will only be to determine A Finals, however this is a very last resort option.
We have no wet weather venue available.
Event will only be cancelled in the case of "force majure" and only with the approval of the NZRCA.
Should we encounter a further COVID issue we will enter into negoitions with the NZRCA to postpone to a future date.
2WD Stock 17.5T Buggy
2WD Modified Buggy
4WD Stock 17.5T Buggy
4WD Modified Buggy
Stadium Truck Stock 17.5T
Stadium Truck Modified
Short Course Truck 2WD
4WD Short Course Truck
Vintage Pre96 2WD Buggy - Silver Can 540 - demonstration class
Vintage Pre96 4WD Buggy - Silver Can 540 - demonstration class
|Julian Hardy||mrccc||WCS, PR Racing NZ|
|Kenley Brown||mrccc||One Seven RC, XRAY NZ, Fantom Racing, Avid, PowerHD|
|Alex Bennett||mrccc||Pit viper|
|Shaun Price||mrccc||Contain Yourself Limited|
|Justin Cook||cmr||Mum and Dad & JRPrcsparesnz|
2WD Stock 17.5T Buggy (6)
2WD Modified Buggy (1)
4WD Stock 17.5T Buggy (4)
4WD Modified Buggy (2)
Stadium Truck Stock 17.5T (1)
Stadium Truck Modified (0)
Short Course Truck 2WD (4)
4WD Short Course Truck (0)
Vintage Pre96 2WD Buggy - Silver Can 540 - demonstration class (2)
Vintage Pre96 4WD Buggy - Silver Can 540 - demonstration class (3)