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Jan­uary 6–7

DE­MON EN­ERGY D1NZ 2016: ROUND TWO MAN­FEILD RACE­WAY, FEILD­ING

Jan­uary 7–8

PROWEAR NZ SU­PER­LAP: ROUND TWO BRUCE MCLAREN MOTORSPORT PARK, TAUPO

Jan­uary 13–15

SPEED­WORKS MOTORSPORT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP SE­RIES: ROUND TWO MIKE PERO MOTORSPORT PARK, CHRISTCHURCH

Classes: Toy­ota 86, NZ Tour­ing Car, V8 Utes, Toy­ota Rac­ing Se­ries, Porsche, For­mula 1600, Su­per Trucks, Osca, and Main­land Mus­cle

Jan­uary 21–22

SPEED­WORKS MOTORSPORT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP SE­RIES: ROUND THREE TERE­TONGA PARK, IN­VER­CARGILL

Classes: Toy­ota 86, NZ Tour­ing Car, V8 Utes, Toy­ota Rac­ing Se­ries, Porsches, For­mula 1600, Su­per Trucks, Osca, Main­land Mus­cle, and NZ Six

Jan­uary 28

DRIFT SOUTH ROUND 3 MIKE PERO MOTORSPORT PARK, CHRISTCHURCH

Jan­uary 28–29

2017 V 4 & RO­TARY NA­TION­ALS ASB SHOW­GROUNDS, AUCK­LAND AND MERE­MERE DRAG­WAY, MERE­MERE

Na­tion­als is the one event on the cal­en­dar that ev­ery car en­thu­si­ast dare not miss. The show will kick off at ASB Show­grounds on the Satur­day, be­fore mov­ing to Mere­mere drag­way for some ac­tion. Although the dates have been an­nounced, en­try is yet to open, so hold your horses — jump over to the Face­book page to fol­low the of­fi­cial event, or keep an eye on 4an­dro­tary.co.nz.

Jan­uary 28–29

SPEED­WORKS MOTORSPORT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP SE­RIES: ROUND FOUR HAMP­TON DOWNS MOTORSPORT PARK, TE KAUWHATA

This event in­cludes the Toy­ota Rac­ing Se­ries, GT1 & GT2, GT3 and GT4, SsangYong Utes, Mazda/Pro7, Honda Cup, and For­mula First classes

Fe­bru­ary 4–5

SPEED­WORKS MOTORSPORT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP SE­RIES: ROUND FIVE BRUCE MCLAREN MOTORSPORT PARK, TAUPO

Classes: Toy­ota Rac­ing Se­ries, For­mula 1600, SsangYong Utes, Pre 65, For­mula First, BMW E30, BMW 2L, BMW Open, and Sports Car

Fe­bru­ary 11–12

SPEED­WORKS MOTORSPORT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP SE­RIES: ROUND SIX (NZGP) MAN­FEILD RACE­WAY, FEILD­ING

Classes: Toy­ota 86, Toy­ota Rac­ing Se­ries, NZ Tour­ing Cars, V8 Utes, Porsche, GT1 and GT2, GT3 and GT4, Cen­tral Dis­trict Mus­cle Cars, and For­mula 1600

Fe­bru­ary 17

NIGHT SPEED DRAG WARS MERE­MERE DRAG­WAY, MERE­MERE

It’s like the golden days of street rac­ing, only com­pletely le­gal and no wor­ries from Johnny law slap­ping your car on the back of a truck. Driv­ers (with a cur­rent li­cence, war­rant, and rego) can com­pete in any­thing from their high-pow­ered street car to their nana’s old Corolla. Driver en­try opens at 5:30pm — $45 to race.

Fe­bru­ary 18

MAD MIKE’S SUM­MER BASH HAMP­TON DOWNS MOTORSPORT PARK, TE KAUWHATA

Lo­cal drift hero ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett has teamed up with Hamp­ton Downs and Mazda NZ to bring you the big­gest drift event of 2017 — with a 16-strong field con­firmed, in­clud­ing for­mer New Zealand

cham­pi­ons Gaz Whiter, ‘Fanga Dan’ Wool­house and Dar­ren Kelly, and cur­rent champ Curt Whit­taker, it’s set to be a banger. Fea­tures in­clude the Triple Threat Team Drift; Dou­ble Bas­tard Drift Chal­lenge; Time At­tack Un­lim­ited Out­laws; Open Drift; Mazda Gymkhana Chal­lenge; In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit Cruise; and Hard Park Show ’N’ Shine. For tick­ets and more info go to hamp­ton­downs.com.

Fe­bru­ary 18–19

PROWEAR NZ SU­PER­LAP: NORTH IS­LAND SU­PER ROUND HAMP­TON DOWNS MOTORSPORT PARK, TE KAUWHATA

Fe­bru­ary 24–25

DE­MON EN­ERGY D1NZ 2016: ROUND THREE ASB BAYPARK STA­DIUM, TAU­RANGA

Back in the con­crete jun­gle for an LED-in­fested night round — act quick, as this one is sure to push driv­ers to their lim­its as they not only com­bat the car next to them, but the event-end­ing con­crete bar­ri­ers sur­round­ing them too. Get ya tick­ets now at tick­et­mas­ter.co.nz.

Fe­bru­ary 25–26

PROWEAR NZ SU­PER­LAP: SOUTH IS­LAND SU­PER ROUND HIGH­LANDS MOTORSPORT PARK, CROMWELL

March 4

DRIFT SOUTH ROUND 4 MIKE PERO MOTORSPORT PARK, CHRISTCHURCH

The team at the Can­ter­bury Car Club holds down drift­ing for the South Is­land, and this will be the fourth round for the 2016/17 sea­son of Drift South. The top-tier line-up of driv­ers will no doubt push hard to claim the podium spot head­ing to­wards the fi­nal round the next month. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at drift­south.co.nz or on Drift South’s Face­book page.

March 11–12

SPEED­WORKS MOTORSPORT CHAM­PI­ONSHIP SE­RIES: ROUND SEVEN HAMP­TON DOWNS MOTORSPORT PARK, TE KAUWHATA

Fe­bru­ary 18 MAD MIKE’S SUM­MER BASH HAMP­TON DOWNS MOTORSPORT PARK, TE KAUWHATA

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