Feilding Auto Electrical
This page gives full information on the Winter Race Series, to enter go to our Events Calendar HERE and find a round you wish to enter.
The Feilding Auto Electrical Winter Race Series is the best one-day racing series in the country, with 100+ cars entering in a variety of very exciting and competitive race classes. The Manawatu Car Club makes it easy for as many as possible to come racing with us.
The 4-round series puts the emphasis is on fun, enjoyment and camaraderie. Keen rivalries on the track lead to strong and lasting friendships off the track. And really, we are just racing for chocolate fish…(thanks Ray Hartley Motors)
See the supplementary regulations for the event for full class descriptions and details. The classes running for the series are:
- Ernie’s Engineering GT Cup
- Coresteel Buildings IB Cup
- Geartech Automotive SF Cup
- Danny’s Auto Services/BT Advisory RS Cup
- Max Tarr MX5 Cup
- Total Truck Spray Formula First Cup
- GDM Retail Systems Classics Cup Classic cars built to GDM Retail Systems, Class 1 Classics
- GDM Retail Systems Saloon Trophy Class 2 Retro Classics and Group 4 Saloons
- GT Radials Taxi Cup : 6-cylinder normally aspirated Falcons and Commodores
Formula First Cup is open to Formula First cars. Other open-wheelers such as Formula Ford, Formula Suzuki etc and Clubmans sports cars are welcome to compete in this class but will not score points. This is a great opportunity
Taxi Cup is for 6-cylinder normally aspirated Falcons and Commodores
Break-out Lap Penalties
These apply to GT, IB, SF, and RS Cups. If you break out in qualifying you lose 50 championship points. If you break out in a race a time penalty is applied for each lap you break out and for each second under the target time. Drivers who break out regularly will be required to move up to the next fastest class. If you are too slow you may be asked to move down to the next slowest class. Any points gained will be transferred with you to your new class.
Note: New Class Split For 2018 GT-A/GT-B:
GT Cup has now been split by breakout times, into GT-A, and GT-B respectively. Drivers will now nominate whether they are competing for ‘A’ or ‘B’ class points. A new breakout time of 1:13.00 has been added to show the separation for each sub-class. Competitors will accumulate points according to their respective sub-class. The highest points scorer in each sub-class will win the trophy for their sub-class. The highest points scorer will win the GT Cup outright.
For Example: if the GT-B winner happens to gain the most GT points total, then that driver will win the GT Cup.
Break out times are as follows:
|Race Class||Manfeild CCA: Break Out Penalty For Lap Times|
|RS Cup||Faster than 1:30.00|
|SF Cup||Faster than 1:23.00|
|IB Cup||Faster than 1:17.00|
|GT Cup GT-B||Faster than 1:13.00|
|GT Cup GT-A||No breakout|
Note: New Rule For Race Series – No Lap Timing
In-car lap timing devices are now prohibited in the IB, SF and RS classes. Data loggers, lap timers, countdown timers, cell phones or any similar device that provides live information must not operate. Their displays must be removed during official qualifying and races. No pit-to-driver communication is permitted during qualifying and races. Failure to comply will result in the loss of all points accumulated in the meeting.
This rule has been introduced due to erratic and dangerous driving exhibited at previous rounds as drivers attempt to slow their lap time to stay under breakout and avoid a penalty. We want you to go hard and then go home safely, so lap timing will no longer be allowed in IB, SF and RS classes.
All classes have a 10 minute qualifying session and three six-lap races.
|Class||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3|
|GT Cup||Scratch based on best qualifying time||Full reverse grid based on race 1 finishing positions||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day|
|IB Cup||Scratch based on best qualifying time||Full reverse grid based on race 1 finishing positions||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day|
|SF Cup||Scratch based on best qualifying time||Full reverse grid based on race 1 finishing positions||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day|
|RS Cup||Scratch based on best qualifying time||Full reverse grid based on race 1 finishing positions||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day|
|MX5 Cup||Scratch based on best qualifying time||Full reverse grid based on race 1 finishing positions||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day|
|Formula First Cup||Scratch based on best qualifying time||Scratch based on best lap time of the day||Scratch based on best lap time of the day|
|Taxi Cup||Scratch based on best qualifying time||Full reverse grid based on race 1 finishing positions||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day|
|Classics Cup||Handicap based on 2nd fastest qualifying time||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day||Handicap based on 2nd fastest lap time of the day|
All classes in the series are run under a National Race permit, so C1 or C2 Grade motorsport licence is required for all classes. See the Get A Race Licence page HERE for full details.
Vehicle Safety Requirements
Vehicles must comply with Schedule A Safety. Road cars are permitted. Roll protection such a roll bar or a full roll cage is recommended but not mandatory. As a minimum the vehicle must have installed a minimum 0.9kg dry powder twin-strap fire extinguisher, mounted using minimum M6 size bolts and nuts, within reach of the driver. All cars competing in the series must have a Competition Vehicle Log Book. It is easy to get from MSNZ and costs $30.
Requirements have increased for this event type (National Race Meeting), please pay careful attention to the new requirements laid down by Motorsport New Zealand. Find the amended rules HERE.
See our events results page HERE for results for the series as they come available.