2024 Manawatu Classic and Club Champs
Manawatu Sunday April 7

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21 Raukawa Road


Palmerston North


Leave Palmerston North via Napier Road, Heading towards Ashhurst.

Raukawa Road is on your right approximately 6km from the 100kph sign.

Turn left in Innerwell Lane, approx 300m from intersection, look for WCS/RIR sign and park in the paddock pit area. 


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. We will have signs out for this.

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.

If you wish to stay the night, please be self contained. 


We welcome spectators and ask that you drive into the property and park in the paddock behind the pit paddock. Please do not park on Innerwell Lane. This will be signposted.


Manawatu Sunday April 7


Each Event is seperate and incur their own entry fees.

Gate will be open at 0630.

Track will open at the same time. 

Free practise until 0750.

0800 Drivers welcome and briefing, concourse, photo shoot

0815 Racing starts

1530 Racing finishes. Prizegiving immediately after


We cant control the weather and we will do our upmost to ensure we go racing. If the weather/other factors force changes to the available racing time, the race organiser will make a call as to how the outcome will be determined.

If a wash out, we will move dates to run the event at some stage in 2024. Please contact Julian to sort refunds etc. 


Event Information

The best day(s) of racing here at RIR. We state its the hardest title in NZ to win and we are not kidding!! The format is well proven and requires 3 consistant races to get the title. Nothing is guaranteed. 

For 2024 we are going to be celebrating all things 2WD. We have 3 special races lined up for our RM Class cars. Open to any Rear Motor 2WD car, modern or new, to celebrate RM 2WD cars. 21.5T Brushless in blinky, or upto a 20T Brushed motor. If you have a spare car floating around, this is the time to rip it out. We will have special race formats for the RM cars.

We also have a Lunchbox/Grasshopper/Wheelie class and will extend this to cover off Frog, Subaru Brat, Blackfoot, Monster Beetle and any other derivitive. Not a race as such, but a chance to get these true vintage cars out. Superchamps etc are also included.  Modern DT02 may enter with these cars. 

We will run all the Vintage races together this year, but they will run mid way through the day.  If you wish to cross enter your vintage cars in modern classes we also allow this. 

Entry Details

Entries open once these regs are published. 

Classes Offered

Vintage Classes:

Pre89 2WD, Pre89 4WD, Pre96 2WD, Pre96 4WD.  

All vintage classes are 27T Silver Cans either Johnson, Mabuchi or Kyosho G27

Modern Classes:

2WD Stock, 4WD Stock, Modified 4WD, Stadium Truck, 4WD SCT, 2WD SCT, E-Buggy, Juniors


Race 1. Live Time will sort the heats, marble draw first race grid.

Race 2. Reverse finish order of Round 1 over class and fastest time will start at the back of the field. As heats split, the fastest driver still starts at back of heat. 

Race 3. Points. Driver with highest accumulated points starts on grid 1, decending through the heats. 

Control Tyres

None for this event. 

Sprinters are the choice of tire for RIR for all 1/10 cars and trucks. 

EBuggy we recommend Beta V-Max in SuperSoft, but for club champs tires are free. 

Contact Information

We use facebook for all our event and club information. If you need to get in touch prior to this or about anything else email rc@rir.nz or call 0274 434343. Cheers!!! Julian

Face book link.

Payment Instructions

Race fees are

$30 first class, $10 every additional class to a maximum of $80

$100 family - upto and including 2 adults and 2 juniors.

$20 Junior regardless of number of classes you enter.

Once you have entered, you must pay your entry fee within 3 days of entry and to the following bank account please. 

Direct to our account Raukawa International Raceway ANZ, PN. 01-0755-0265226-50

Name as reference please put your name. 


Raukawa International Raceway will be open all Friday April 5 for those travelling and wishing to stay. Track will be watered and power is on. Gearing and grip at MRC is very similar to RIR so this will give you a good insight to how to set your cars for both tracks. 

We are happy to ferry anyone wanting to stay at RIR to masterton saturday morning. 

Gates open from 0600.

and also upto drivers briefing on Saturday and Sunday to resolve any issues. 

The Dirt Oval will be open all weekend and we may have some fun races on there as well. 


No qualifying here, straight into racing!!  

Race 1. Marble Draw

Race 2. Reverse Finish order Race 1

Race 3. Points. Highest points on pole, fastest race time will determine tie. Basically, if you are on pole, and win the last race, you are the Manawatu Champion. 

Time Keeper

Andrea Pickering


We use the NZRCA rules for class/vehicle/technical requirements. 

Scales will be on site and competitors will do a self policing weigh in to ensure minimum weights are respected. 

The racing formats are RIR and as outlined above.

This is a 1 day club meeting, trophies are on offer, but if you really want one badly, we know the guy who makes them and he can probably sort one for you if you need then that badly.

Facility Rules:

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. 


We will do random checks, weights, tires, dimensions through out the weekend.

Prize Giving

Prizegiving will be held at the end of the last days racing. 

Lap Timing

AMB Lap scoring with 4.3 allowing most AMB transponders as well as MRT.


Marshalling is a requirement of all drivers to ensure the meeting runs smoothly. 

You must marshal the race after your race. A table will be behind the drivers stand for you to put your cars. Once you have finished your race, collect your car and put it on the table, then head out to marshal. If you are doubling up, we will have a small gap to allow you to swop over. 

Once that race has finished you may then check the race results which will be posted on the shed and collect your car. 

You may not go back to your pit area immediately after your race. 

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 E-Buggy races for safety reasons.

We encourage lots of volunteer marshalling during the vintage racing as we know there will be a lot of cross entries in the classes.


Mowen grass pit area, 240V Power, air compressor. Bring your own tables, chairs, ezups. Ezups must be pegged - this is the Manawatu afterall.

Bring a chair, it will be a long few days but a great deal of fun.


P&B Snacks will be operating on site. They have a great range of food and will have coffees on site this year.


There is a Air BNB across the road from the entry point to the track. If you come early, then the track will be available on saturday if you require. 

12 The Lane Air BNB

There is no shoartage of quality accomodation in Palmerston North, only 8 minutes drive. 


No provision for bad weather has been allowed. We will advise you of plans during the day and make changes as required to make the event work. 

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Name Club Sponsors Paid

Pre89 2WD 27T Silver Can & Scorpion Cup

Pre89 4WD 27T Silver Can

Pre96 2WD 27T Silver Can

Pre96 4WD 27T Silver Can

RM 2WD Buggy 21.5T BL / <20T Brushless

4WD Modified Modern

Pre96 Modified 2wd&4WD

4WD Stock 17.5T

2WD Stadium Truck 17.5T

2WD Short Course Truck

4WD Short Course Truck


2WD Stock 17.5T Buggy

1:8 E-Buggy

Matthew Evans mrcraceway
Julian Hardy mrccc WCS. PR Racing NZ
Lance Sutherland gizzyrc Elite hobbies , tekno rc
Elton Tauwhare-Lambert mrcraceway Elton lambert plastering
Mark Pilbrow cmr TopShelf-RC www.topshelf-rc.co.nz
Warren Coles cmr
Steve Branch cmr Color it up Decorating
Matt Lester mrccc
Jeremy Pope gizzyrc Kramp NZ, Power Farming NZ, Elite Hobbies
Kenley Brown hblss XRAY, One 7 RC, Hyper SpeedLab, HUDY, Fantom Racing
Lee Odlin mrccc
Matthew Spackman gizzyrc Elite Hobbies, Tekno RC
Chris Gormanly mrccc ONR7RC
Jacob Gormanly mrccc ONR7RC
Scott Brownhill hrccc HOT RC - TLR - Jetko - R1Wurks - Savox - Gens Ace
Mason Job mrccc
Graham Job mrccc
Sam Mitchell mrccc
Caleb Mitchell mrccc
Finley McQuade mrccc dad
Alex Bennett mrccc
Craig Dooley cmr Capital RC
Glenn Coles mrccc
Corban Coles mrccc
Cameron Taylor a One7 RC | Mainland RC | Xray NZ | RocketSloth RC
Myles Newman mrcraceway
Michael Harkness mrccc
Jason Harkness mrccc
Stephen Humphries mrccc
Jack Humphries mrccc
Rowan Campbell mrccc
Branson Campbell mrccc Dad and Grandpop
Edan Meyer mrccc
Bryan Fraser mrccc
Jedd Fraser mrccc
Chris Hewer mrcraceway
Aaron Bradley mrccc
Brook Lester mrccc
Lance Sutherland gizzyrc
Kooper Bradley mrccc
Kerry Feaver trccc
Lucas Feaver trccc
Charlie Newman mrcraceway
Kyle Flynn mrccc
Cameron Flynn mrccc
Jacob Flynn mrccc
Andrew Dudley mrcraceway
Noah Dudley mrcraceway
Scott Waite cmr Capital rc
Daniel Contreras-Rojas gizzyrc Elite Hobbies (www.elitehobbies.nz), TeknoRC, InfinityIT
Tomas Contreras-Rojas gizzyrc Elite Hobbies (www.elitehobbies.nz), TeknoRC, InfinityIT
Josefa Contreras-Rojas gizzyrc Elite Hobbies (www.elitehobbies.nz), TeknoRC, InfinityIT
Llyal Brown mrccc
Fletcher sutherland gizzyrc Mum dad , Elite hobbies , Tekno rc Nz
Matthew van Beers trccc
John van Beers trccc
Jake McKenzie mrccc
Henry Hoskin mrccc Tec Mum & Dad
Cooper Penny mrccc
Ben James-Durie mrccc My Mum
Shannon Meyer mrccc
Luca Meyer mrccc

Entries by class

Pre89 2WD 27T Silver Can & Scorpion Cup (3)

Elton Tauwhare-Lambert
Mark Pilbrow7102132
Lee Odlin8478180

Pre89 4WD 27T Silver Can (14)

Matthew Evans3942932
Julian Hardy
Elton Tauwhare-Lambert
Mark Pilbrow7274619
Steve Branch3699123
Lee Odlin7064012
Graham Job3794466
Glenn Coles7713458
Myles Newman5696510
Jason Harkness
Rowan Campbell6018942
Kooper Bradley4061338
Kyle Flynn3433021
Matthew van Beers9932629

Pre96 2WD 27T Silver Can (5)

Julian Hardy
Warren Coles9424810
Lee Odlin4769325
Scott Waite3893248
John van Beers7149042

Pre96 4WD 27T Silver Can (7)

Elton Tauwhare-Lambert
Lee Odlin2389788
Chris Gormanly1
Jacob Gormanly1
Glenn Coles7713458
Michael Harkness
Jason Harkness

RM 2WD Buggy 21.5T BL / <20T Brushless (6)

Finley McQuade1234
Stephen Humphries4552045
Jack Humphries8915308
Edan Meyer1
Llyal Brown5551247
Shannon Meyer

4WD Modified Modern (13)

Julian Hardy
Lance Sutherland8460113
Jeremy Pope4534762
Kenley Brown
Matthew Spackman4414220
Chris Gormanly1
Cameron Taylor122
Brook Lester
Kerry Feaver7953287
Lucas Feaver9121058
Daniel Contreras-Rojas1045152
Josefa Contreras-Rojas9410250
Jake McKenzie5760710

Pre96 Modified 2wd&4WD (2)

Chris Gormanly1
Glenn Coles7713458

4WD Stock 17.5T (35)

Matthew Evans8584388
Lance Sutherland7603053
Elton Tauwhare-Lambert
Mark Pilbrow6298850
Warren Coles5577421
Steve Branch9598366
Matt Lester9991580
Kenley Brown
Chris Gormanly5404874
Jacob Gormanly1
Scott Brownhill4447176
Graham Job3624077
Sam Mitchell
Craig Dooley5899702
Corban Coles2512272
Cameron Taylor123
Michael Harkness
Jason Harkness
Stephen Humphries3581757
Jack Humphries2423748
Rowan Campbell6018942
Edan Meyer3924247
Bryan Fraser8087995
Jedd Fraser5487733
Brook Lester
Kerry Feaver7953287
Lucas Feaver9121058
Kyle Flynn9622775
Cameron Flynn7125478
Andrew Dudley7654869
Scott Waite3274868
Tomas Contreras-Rojas7133016
Llyal Brown3778756
Matthew van Beers9336467
John van Beers9810926

2WD Stadium Truck 17.5T (10)

Mark Pilbrow7467208
Warren Coles3847920
Kenley Brown
Glenn Coles3890655
Corban Coles4859921
Cameron Taylor123
Daniel Contreras-Rojas1309614
Josefa Contreras-Rojas9535873
Matthew van Beers2337876
John van Beers2244187

2WD Short Course Truck (29)

Mark Pilbrow6712492
Warren Coles1691780
Matt Lester7932755
Jeremy Pope9153738
Matthew Spackman7207258
Caleb Mitchell
Finley McQuade1234
Michael Harkness
Jack Humphries7588167
Edan Meyer5715465
Bryan Fraser9203017
Jedd Fraser7006791
Chris Hewer9660558
Aaron Bradley4666867
Brook Lester
Kooper Bradley3904633
Charlie Newman4183831
Kyle Flynn8698058
Cameron Flynn4752045
Andrew Dudley7654869
Noah Dudley9824052
Scott Waite5814644
Daniel Contreras-Rojas4346957
Llyal Brown2367667
Jake McKenzie5760710
Henry Hoskin
Cooper Penny
Ben James-Durie9176931
Shannon Meyer

4WD Short Course Truck (13)

Lance Sutherland8990026
Mark Pilbrow6923589
Steve Branch3654668
Jeremy Pope7137622
Matthew Spackman7589784
Sam Mitchell
Alex Bennett123
Corban Coles3915185
Jason Harkness
Stephen Humphries7595191
Jack Humphries4995705
Aaron Bradley8974492
Daniel Contreras-Rojas9192818

Juniors (11)

Mason Job6897053
Caleb Mitchell
Alex Bennett123
Branson Campbell4700189
Jacob Flynn7039058
Tomas Contreras-Rojas9592429
Josefa Contreras-Rojas4899163
Fletcher sutherland7603053
Cooper Penny
Ben James-Durie9176931
Luca Meyer

2WD Stock 17.5T Buggy (22)

Matthew Evans9889135
Julian Hardy
Mark Pilbrow7006901
Matt Lester
Kenley Brown
Matthew Spackman9553656
Jacob Gormanly1
Scott Brownhill6786120
Sam Mitchell
Finley McQuade1234
Craig Dooley1477945
Corban Coles1822499
Cameron Taylor123
Myles Newman5696510
Jedd Fraser6470442
Charlie Newman4183831
Scott Waite6276236
Matthew van Beers3930950
John van Beers6998966
Jake McKenzie6171876
Henry Hoskin
Luca Meyer

1:8 E-Buggy (13)

Julian Hardy
Steve Branch8476723
Matt Lester4646135
Jacob Gormanly1
Scott Brownhill5602737
Sam Mitchell
Alex Bennett123
Edan Meyer1
Bryan Fraser4934937
Brook Lester
Lance Sutherland1578266
Daniel Contreras-Rojas6098170
Josefa Contreras-Rojas4403767

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