An event run on a sealed, grass or gravel surface. These events differ from the Motorkhanas in the way that these events are normally run at a higher speed, so certified helmets and overalls are required to compete. In an Autocross, no straight can exceed 200m when on an unsealed surface, or 100m when on seal.
Whilst typically not as technical in nature as a Motorkhana, they can still be very bust and give a workout to even the most experienced campaigner! Penalties are dished out when cones are knocked or displaced, so a tidy line on the course is a great advantage to stay away from those pesky time penalties!
A safe car to at least Warrant of Fitness standards (especially brakes, steering and seat).
The driver must be a minimum of 12 years old, wear an approved crash helmet and fire retardant overalls (cotton as a minimum)
Opportunities exist to enter a maximum of two basic events (such as an Autocross) prior to gaining membership of a MotorSport NZ member club.
Kohatu Park AutoX details
Enter 8.30 - 9.00am on the day Vehicle checking 8.30 - 9.15 Drivers briefing 9.45am Racing from 10am
Entry fees; Youth Competitors (12 to 16 years) $30 Nelson and MSNZ Car Club Members $50 Non Members - you can do two events before being required to become a club member. If you've done two last year, you can't do another two this year.
Cars to a WOF standard (secure seat, battery, seat belts etc.)
ROAD TYRES ONLY - No rally, mud & snow or all terrain tyres
No dogs, no smoking as per Kohatu Park resource consent Strictly no alcohol permitted during the event.
Directions from Motueka Valley Hwy onto Olivers Rd, stay left through skid site, at top of hill left onto Rabbit Gully Rd, through farm gate (at large old pines) over ford, through farm gate, left onto Stanley Brook Rd, 2nd farm gate on left after forestry skid site. Follow the red arrows
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