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 asperated 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.
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.
Next event CANCELLED Sunday 5th Feb. 2023. Rain Day 12th Feb CANCELLED
Weather for our event on the 5th Feb and 12th Feb is no good at all, with rain forecast Friday Saturday, and Sunday light scattered showers.
We only need a slight squall to come through wet the road, and we have to wait a few hours to dry out.
The road must be 100% dry to run no time for the pits to dry out.
The Gods are just not with us this time.
Sadly I together with our Vice President & Past Vice President have cancelled the dates of the 5th & 12th Feb for these main reasons.
I have also talked to many of the committee members and Participants over past few hours and cancelling the event is the only option and early notice to all.
- The rain day of the 12th Feb shows rain for all days Rotorua (Prevailing winds from) Reporoa with Taupo maybe showing a cloudy day. Timberlands Forestry that backs onto Goudies Road kindly gave me a similar forecast this morning.
- The 12th Feb rain day was also seriously compromised as Malcom Clunie can only supply 50% of his rescue / marshal crew will be at Taupo race track for an event for the 12th Feb.
- Also the major one is the disaster of the flood in Auckland and around the country, even one of our committee members mother has a flooded house and so they are busy helping her, so many people will be compromised by family or friends needing help. Auckland has just extended it’s ‘state of emergency” for another 7 days.
- I’ve just travelled the central North Island on Sunday to Goudies Road, and there are road blocks from slips, trees down and flooding with one I was diverted from 6 minutes to a 33 minute diversion around Miranda. There is major road closures around North Island.
We have cancelled event for both dates, but there is a very good chance that the reseal will be good, we could get in a Vacuum/sweep truck to clean up the road and “possible” reschedule to running the event in April or March ( Note in 2018 we had an event in April )
All the best to you all, stay safe, and look after others. 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. But we were are very worried the Rotorua council wants to chip seal Goudies road, which would destroy the road for events like ours for 10 years at lest..
Note we are making every effort to convince council is wrong to do that. I thank the locals including officers of the law that Chip seal is dangerous and would not last with Tractors and stock trucks and milk tankers turning onto the road would tear up the chip seal. 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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