Welcome to Landspeed New Zealand Association, an incorporated society set up to promote and facilitate Landspeed Racing in New Zealand and overseas.
At our last Goudies Rd Event on Sunday March 6th 2022 and it was a great success, with a few Supercars participating Lamborghini and Ferrari, and C7 Corvette. Covid cost us a few participants not coming, but we still had 36 entrants, with some very fast bikes, a few more doing well over 200mph and records were broken, with an amazing fastest in NZ was Scott Wilkins on a heavily modified Kawasaki H2R doing a one pass of 364.5kph/227.8mph backed up by a two way average of 358.4kph/224mph. Walter Rands-Trevor on his naturally aspirated ZX10 went into the history books also with two way run of 200mph. We now have 12 participants in the exclusive 200mph club: For all results have a look under heading “RESULTS”
Full details on how to get to Goudies Road, Reporoa available here: https://www.landspeed.org.nz/events/
Our first Landspeed trials event was back in 8th April 2018.
We were rained off on the 10th of February 2018, but things went much better when the event was re-run on the 8th of April 2018. Then we ran another event 10th February 2019. See our Events page for details, and the Results page for how everyone got on. Sadly we had to postpone March 29th 2020 event due to the Covid 19 Virus. Then Feb 6th 2022 event deferred to March 6th as rain was forecast. 2023 event in Feb 6th was cancelled as all of New Zealand suffered huge rain falls flooding most of New Zealand.
We would like to thank all those entrants who came along to Goudies Road to these events, it was great to meet you all and to witness your enthusiasm at being able to participate in such a unique event here for New Zealand. The feedback from spectators was also amazing, and helps make the thousands of volunteer hours put in all worthwhile.
Because of so much demand we are going to have 2 events 3 months apart the early one in December gives those a chance to race on the salt in Australia in March 2024
NEXT Event Sunday 3rd December. 2023. Rain Day 10th December, plus for the first time another event 3 months later Sunday 10th March 2024 rainday 17th March 2024 NOTE PARTICIPANT ENTRIES FOR DECEMBER 3RD ARE NOW CLOSED WE ARE FULL as at 6th November 11.30pm
- Those that paid to participate last event Feb 6th 2023 that was cancelled due to storms and flooding over New Zealand the $350 is carried forward to the next event. But you will need to repay the $100 membership fee (non refundable)
Note the cost per event is $450 including the $100 membership. If you want to enter the next two events December 3rd 2023 and March 10th 2024 it will cost $900 total as each event is in a separate year.
If any event is cancelled you lose the $100 membership, the entry fee of $350 is credited to you for next event. If less than one month before an event and the participant wants to cancel, it is totally up to our discretion to refund the $350, if we have a waiting list or we can find a replacement then we will possible refund the $350
UPDATE: 23rd March 2023 Goudies road was resealed in March for the whole 8.2klms and it was an excellent job done with No5 chip 5mm to 6mm size at far ends but where we race for 6klms they did two layers No5, finishing with the finest you can get a No6 3mm to 4mm chip. I have ridden it and a committee member who is a roading engineer drove it and were very impressed. Local Police officer drove it, and said most bumps taken out it is more level now.
The committee had a meeting April 22nd at Goudies Road to discuss future plans, one of them is an upgrade of the pit lane to edge of Goudies road seal to lessen the gradient/climb and protect the seal edge. A big thank you to Wayne Painter of Taupo KP haulage company doing a truck and trailer free delivery sponsorship of 18 cubic meters of metal. Taupo Swap Quarries donated the metal and another company
GPIL Geotextiles Laurie Vercoe donating a expensive geotextile to go under under the metal, and the farming company Theland Farm Group paying for a big digger in June to do this works. Many of you asked why not two day event, well that’s just too demanding on our resources and Local farmers. We will have the road swept before a event. Regards John Seccombe President of LSNZ.
We received so many thank you messages from many of the participants still buzzing from the adrenaline fix on Goudies Road event March 2022 and many mentioned how amazingly smooth the road was better than even motorways in NZ. Thank you as we heard there had been false stories put out that the road was rough or had bumps in it, these participants have dispelled those rumors.
Note: Goudies Road was part of the Million Dollar Logging truck Highways designed for 120 Tonne Logging road trains, 1 meter of well compacted fill, then 150mm of high quality bitumen. We have had the road surveyed for levelness over the whole length and in the middle of our 6klms is 2.7 klms of absolutely level within 20mm. Astounding the Surveyor said back 30 years ago with no GPS to get it so level. We have had surveyed and marked permanently 1/4 mile 1/2 mile and 1 mile points.
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