HRC & NZIGP Events 2016-2017

HRC Events


2nd July 2016

Dunlop 800  Hampton

2K Cup & E30 Enduro


10th 11th September 2016

IceBreaker  Hampton


Arrows, AES , Alfa,  Historic Formula Ford, BMW x3, Classic Trial


24th 25th September 2016

Waikato Challenge / Super Kart Nationals Hampton

HRC/IRC Classes

2K Cup, Sports Cars/Libre, Super Karts, Super Lap


3rd 4th December 2016

2K Masters Hampton Downs

HRC/IRC classes

2K Cup, Super Karts, Honda Cup,SS2000  , Mini Racing


7th 8th January 2017

Tasman Revival Taupo

Classic HRC/IRC classes

Arrows/AES, Alfa, ,  Historic Formula Ford, Classic Trial, Classic Japanese


14th 15th January 2017

Tasman Revival Hampton Downs

Classic and Historic

Formula First, ,  Historic Formula Ford, Formula Junior x1, Historic Muscle/ Saloon Cars, Sports cars/Libre, BMW ??? , Historic Sports sedans, Pre65



21st 22nd January 2017

Kenny Smith Festival Hampton Downs

Classic  HRC / IRC

International Track

AES/Arrows, ,  Historic Formula Ford, Formula Junior X2, Historic Muscle/ Saloon Cars, F5000, Libre or Historic single seaters , Classic Trial, Historic Sports sedan, Heritage Saloon Cars




18th 19th February 2017

Tasman Revival Pukekohe


AES,Arrows, Alfa, ,  Historic Formula Ford, Honda Cup, BMW x3, Classic Trial, Libre



25th 26th March 2017   NB Note Change of Date

Legends Of Speed  Hampton Downs


Formula First, AES, Arrows, Alfa, ,  Historic Formula Ford, Historic Muscle/ Saloon Cars, Libre, BMWx3, Historic Sports Sedans, Classic Trial


8th 9th April 2017

Great Lakes Taupo

Classic  HRC/ IRC

2K Cup, Super Karts, Super Lap, Sports Car/ Libre



6th 7th May 2017

Season Finale Hampton Downs

Classic HRC /IRC Classes

International Track


2K Cup, Super Karts, BMW Enduro x2  , Sports Cars Libre, Super Lap, Pre65



IRC Events



22nd23rd October 2016

Manfield    Manawatu Car Club

IRC/HRC Classes

2K Cup, BMW x3,


19th 20th November 2016

Taupo Car Club Taupo

IRC /HRC  Classes

Honda Cup, BMW x3,


21st 22nd January 2017

Taupo Car Club Taupo

IRC /HRC  Classes


18th 19th February 2017

Manfield    Manawatu Car Club

IRC/HRC Classes

Sports Cars,


15th 16th April

Taupo Car Club Taupo

IRC /HRC  classes


Sports Cars


NZIGP Events

4th 5th March

Thunder in the Park

IRC/ HRC classes


2K Cup, Pro 7


North Island Endurance Series



Popular winter series continues to grow


The 2016 Mahindra North Island Endurance Series is already promising to be the best yet, with early indications being that each round will feature capacity grids in the three hour events.


With entries only recently opened, the grid at the first three hour event at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, is almost full already – at 38 cars – and organisers are urging anyone wishing to do the three hour race or series to get their entries in quickly.


“The grid capacity at Taupo is 45 which means there are only seven places left for those wishing to enter. With three weeks or so still to go, we think that’s amazing and a clear indication the three hour series is going to be a huge success,” explained series CEO Kel McBeath. “There is a bit more space available in the one hour race – we currently have 24 cars entered for that – but again the places are filling up fast and we would urge people to get their entries in now to avoid disappointment later.”


This year the series starts in Taupo, before moving to Hampton Downs for round two later in June and then to Manfeild in early July for the series finale. The starting procedure for each race in the series will also be the same as the recent national final, with a controlled in line start at racing speeds for the first corners of lap one to mitigate the risk of early damage or incidents.


“This is a drivers series and we want to discourage first lap heroes who will end up wrecking their race, their car and those of their fellow competitors around them,” added McBeath. “It’s an endurance race and we want everyone to be able to make a good fist of it, hence we want to reduce the risk of any pointless early contact.”


Some exciting new entries are also confirmed, with more details to come over the next two weeks.


Drivers must be registered with the North Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club ( ) before they can enter, which they can do at





June 4th             –           Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo

June 25th           –           Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park, North Waikato

July 23rd            –           Manfeild Autocourse, Feilding