Motor Sport · 28 Feb 2021

Kings Grass Autocross Returns

Lindsay Beer

Lindsay Beer


The Southland Sports Car Club in association with Evolution Motorsport, i-Hire Invercargill and the King family return to the King family farm at 136 King Road, Rakahouka this weekend to hold the Kings Grass Autocross 2021.

Following the huge success of last year the club heads back to Rakahouka for another fantastic day of non-championship grass roots motorsport in a paddock kindly made available by Nigel & Liz King and family. Located just 15 minutes from Invercargill the event is a Clubsport basic event that requires cars to have a current WOF or meet Schedule A of the Motorsport Manual.

Helmets and 100% cotton overalls are mandatory (helmets and overalls are available on request prior to the event) and cars will be subject to scrutineering. No SUV, farm trucks or 4wd utes are allowed, neither are mud, snow, 4wd, tractor, sand dune, ATV tyres or bulldozer tracks.

Drivers from 12 years and over are allowed with parental consent and entry fee is just $25 (cash only – no EFTPOS available). The Evolution Motorsport Nissan Sentra is available for competitors to use for just $20.

Thanks to Evolution Motorsport and Mighty Meats competitors will receive a free lunchtime BBQ and the event is very definitely family friendly for competitors.

The event will be signposted from the Lorneville/Dacre highway.

Last year a fantastic entry of fifty-seven competitors contested the event.

Following this event the club will hold the final round of the 2020/2021 Evolution Motorsport Clubsport Championship at Teretonga Park on Sunday 7 March.

For information on the Kings Grass Autocross, use of the Evolution Motorsport Nissan Sentra or Clubsport events in general, contact the Southland Sports Car Club ClubSport co-ordinator, Malcolm Mitchell at 021 666 956.