ROUND 4 - SUNDAY 8 MAY
Next up, and now the final round for this massively Covid affected season.
Ruapuna Raceway hosts Round 4 of the 2021/22 Drift South Championship for the Pro Drift and Development Series classes.
Ticket deal available - Head to Japanese Race Supplies pre event, buy two tickets and get one more free! Or buy at the gate for $15 each.
No more number limits or vaccine passes required.
ROUND 3 - FINALLY
Results from March 13, Round 3 of the 2021/22 Season
The final round of this shortened season will be Sunday 8 May at Mike Pero Motorsport Park - Ruapuna
Stay tuned for details
RESCHEDULED 2021/22 SEASON
With the Covid restrictions meaning no levels round this year, and Ruapuna needing to rearrange the calendar, we have 2 new dates to finish off the competition season:
Sunday 13 March
Sunday 8 May
Both at Ruapuna.
Drivers - see the calendar page for entry details for each when available.
Spectators - unfortunately creating "bubbles" of spectators for these events just isn't feasible at this stage. If things change we'll be sure to share the info.
Have a Go Days and Schools are still running, with restrictions - see their pages for details.
COVID-19 STRIKES AGAIN
Unfortunately the Levels round of the Drift South Series, originally scheduled for Feb 19th, has been cancelled.
Stay tuned for updates on further rounds this season, we fully expect to be able to finish off the season on track in style.
After the Covid enforced postponement of the original date for Round 1, we have now confirmed a replacement so the season can remain as 5 rounds.
The new start of the season kicks of on Saturday 20th Nov at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna.
Only $15pp at the gate, bring the kids under 16 with you for free.
Please note, spectator parking is is the carpark to your right after the entry gate, you then can walk through the pits and up on to the viewing bank. Food van will be open in the pits.
(Rounds are Ruapuna unless otherwise noted)
FINAL RESULTS - 2020/21 SEASON
Round 1 - 19th September - Ruapuna A Track V2
Round 2 - 7th November - Ruapuna
Round 3 - 16th January - Teretonga (Development R3 - 19 Dec @ Ruapuna)
Round 4 - 20th February - Levels
Round 5 - 24th April - Ruapuna
The new format for Drift Schools:
Beginner morning events - 9am - 12pm
Or whole Day 10am - 4pm
-A TRACK VERSION 1 used. 2nd gear for most cars, easier for beginners.
-Small groups alternating on track, cars one at a time.
-Tutors assisting with advice and driving tips.
-Run for 2 hours before selected Have a Go Days.
-For drivers who have done a school or 2 but want some more help from experienced drivers and a bit of separation from other cars.
-Same track used as the Have a Go Day.
See http://driftsouth.co.nz/driftschool for info and entries for the next school when available
DRIFT SOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERIES
New to the format is the Drift South Development Series.
Basically the same as the old Street Legal, open to almost anyone who wants to come out and compete. You get 2 practice sessions and then a session of judged laps to give you a final score. Top 3 placings get the trophies
You must have some track drift experience, preferably from a Drift School
Requirements: Road cars and track cars are able to compete if they meet a few basic requirements:
Road cars must have a WOF, bolted down battery and an approved fire extinguisher - bolted through the floor. They will be scrutineered to make sure everything is safe.
Competition cars may be used and must meet the same requirements as Pro Drift.
Personal safety requirements include a minimum of clean 100% cotton overalls and an approved helmet. (See Schedule A to find the regulations for helmets and all other requirements)
Did you know...?
We're Old! - DriftSouth is in it's 15th year of event season. The series started back in 2006
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