Motorkhana

Should be a bunch of fun this.

We have a large, smooth, grassed area available to run this event on and it will be for those wanting more fun than the Funkhana. “Impossible!” you say. Well, enter and find out. The Motorkhana will be run as a Clubsport Event under Motorsport NZ Authority (Schedule C), so you will be required to complete entry & eligibility forms, Hold a current NZ drivers license, & your car will need to have a current WOF. 

And…it’ll only cost you $30 per entrant. Yes, you can share cars.

How it’ll work:

The Motorkhana will involve three tests (courses). Competitors shall have two attempts at each test, with their best performance in each counting towards the results. If there is insufficient time for all competitors to complete their second attempt at a test, the results of that test will not be included in the overall results. 

Vehicles must start all tests from a standing start, wholly within the boundaries of the start garage with the vehicle no more than 100mm behind the start line. 

The start line is defined as the line across the exit from the start garage or a line as close to that line as the operation of the timing apparatus permits. 

The finish line is defined as the line across the entrance to the finish garage or a line as close to that line as the operation of the timing apparatus permits. 

Timing starts when the first portion of the vehicle travelling in the direction required by the test crosses the start line. 

Timing ceases when the first portion of the vehicle travelling in the direction required by the test, crosses the finish line. 

After crossing the finish line, the vehicle must halt completely within the boundaries of the finish garage without reversing its direction of travel. 

Placings for the meeting will be decided using the total times including any penalties. 

The winner will be the competitor with the lowest total time. 

In the event of a re-run the competitor shall be re-started after a one car stand down. A re-run will only be allowed after a timing malfunction or incorrect course set up is determined. 

Course markers shall be at least 45cm tall, shall not exceed 40cm square at the base, be distinctively coloured, easily seen and constructed so as not to damage vehicles on contact. Garages may have only one intermediate marker per wall, and shall be at least 4m by 2m. Gates shall be at least 2m wide. Minimum spacing of slalom markers are 6m. 

When a course garage is used, the entire vehicle must be stopped inside the boundaries of the garage. 

Penalties: 

Permanent displacement of a marker, or vehicle not correctly garaged (other than the finish garage): The competitor’s time plus five (5) seconds per occurrence. No re-runs. 

Failure to stop the entire vehicle completely within the boundaries of the finish garage: The competitor’s time on that test’s run (including any penalties that person may have incurred), plus ten (10) seconds. No re-runs. 

Going the wrong way, failure to complete a test, starting before being instructed to, causing a mistime through collision with the start or finish line timing equipment, or stopping the entire vehicle outside the boundaries of the finish garage: The slowest competitor’s correct time on that test’s run (including any penalties that person may have incurred), plus fifteen (15) seconds. No re-runs. 

Failure to start a test: The slowest competitor’s correct time on that test’s run (including any penalties that person may have incurred), plus thirty (30) seconds. No re-runs 

Results: 

Individual Points will be scored in the following manner for each competitor’s overall Motorkhana time: 

a) Identify the “Winners Time” by adding the competitor’s fastest times for each test including penalties. The competitor with the lowest total time is the overall Event “Winner”.

b) Calculate each competitor’s points (rounded to two decimal places) for each event, using the following formula: 

 Your Points = (“Winner’s Time”/“Your Fastest Time”) x 100. e.g. The winner’s time for one event is 200 seconds; your time is 300 seconds. The winner will score (200/200) x 100 = 100 points, while you score (200/300) x 100 = 66.67 points.