Make sure you stay informed to covid-19 related changes to race days near you. Be safe New Zealand.
Covid Safety Plan: Vaccination Certificate - Wash your hands - Social Distancing- Contact Tracing.
As of December 2, 2021 a new Traffic light system is taking effect for the whole of New Zealand. For RIR to continue to operate in the manner we currently do, ALL PATRONS of the facility will be required to hold a current Vaccination Certificate. You will need to scan the QR code at the timing shed and provide a copy of the certificate.
Wash your hands
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.
All Patrons of RIR will be required to scan in at the multiple QR code signs around the facility or signing in at RIR race trailer with Julian. This is a requirement of the business to operate in New Zealand.
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.
NOW MONDAY 7 February 2022
Gates and track open at 0800am
Any late registrations are required to be in by 0830 at the latest. If you are running late, and have not entered, just give us a quick ring/message/text well sort you out. Track closes at 0900am. Heats will be posted, and a quick welcome to the event.
0935 Juniors first race
Amazing new RIR track is certainly a technical beast and offers a great deal of speed for those who are prepared to throw the gauntlet and give it a real crack. We cannot control the weather and all updates regarding the meeting will be on the facebook page.
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, 3 rounds, 2 shorter qualifier races before the longer Feature race.
As you enter LiveRC will randomly put you in a qualifier race. You will stay in this heat until the Feature race where you are sorted based on the fastest time achieved in your heat races. Feature races also have more cars in them, upto 15 cars, and upto 16 laps.
Race 1 is a marble draw.
Race 2 start is reverse of finish order of Race 1 in your heat.
Race 3 is based on the fastest single race time achieved in H1 or H2. Upto 15 cars per heat and up to 16 laps. Make sure you have your batteries fully charged and ready to go for the final.
We offer the following classes on all our race days.
Juniors, 17.5T 2WD Buggy, 17.5T 4WD Buggy, Stadium Truck, Short Course Truck, Modified Buggy, Juniors 2 (a second race in the round for juniors with a single car) Novice Buggy, 1:8 E-Buggy. New for 2021 is the 4WD Short Course Trucks and the open 20 Lapper to finish the day.
In all classes we recommend JConcept Goosebumps or JConcept Sprinters.
We have stocks of tires on site.
It is not a requirement, and we are aware that other tires do work better in some circumstances, but this is our preference.
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
Direct to bank account. - Please bring proof at sign in
Practise is available to all drivers from when gates open to 0800 to 0900am
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.
P&B Snacks will have a small stall running.
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 it all goes pear shaped, we will rip out the Mini Z track and get them going!!
O - Juniors
O - 17.5 2WD Buggy
O - Short Course Trucks
O - Modified Buggy
O - Juniors2
O - Novice
O - E-Buggy
O - Vintage 540
O - 17.5 4WD Buggy
O - Stadium Trucks
O - 4WD Short Course Truck
O - 20 Lapper
O - Juniors (2)
O - 17.5 2WD Buggy (2)
O - Short Course Trucks (1)
O - Modified Buggy (0)
O - Juniors2 (2)
O - Novice (0)
O - E-Buggy (1)
O - Vintage 540 (1)
O - 17.5 4WD Buggy (2)
O - Stadium Trucks (1)
O - 4WD Short Course Truck (0)
O - 20 Lapper (1)