the country in which drivers (with a current licence, warrant, and rego) can compete in anything from their high-powered street car to their nana’s old Corolla. It’s split into two dial-your-own classes, one for cars and another for motorbikes, while grudge matches will run throughout the day for those who have been knocked out. Driver entry will open at 10.30am for $45, including gate fee — spectators are welcome at $15 at the gate, and kids under 12 are free. get into motorsport without the pressure of intense competition. The format is simple, a pair of vehicles is released onto the track at 10-second intervals and complete three laps from a flying start. Points are awarded based on the lap times a driver achieves, and go towards individual and club prizes. Entry requirements are also basic; road-legal tyres, fireresistant overalls, a helmet, a fire extinguisher fitted (with a metal bracket), a roll cage for open-top cars, and a MotorSport New Zealand licence (day licences available). Head to thesurgery.co.nz to enter — a driver entry fee of $90 applies.