PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS FOR OUR 2016-2017 SEASON. RULES/REGS MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY HEADING INTO THE NEW SEASON. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
Rules, Classes & Regulations
The NZ Superlap Series is a sealed circuit event run over five (5) points rounds. There are two additional non-points "Super Rounds" to crown the North and South Island Champions. It draws a variety of vehicles from unmodified daily-driven cars, through to dedicated time attack racers.
Note: unsafe vehicles and/or drivers may be removed from the event at any time at the discretion of the organisers.
Eligibility & licence requirements
- All vehicles, drivers and passenger safety gear must conform to Safety Schedule A.
- Competitors must hold a current civilian drivers licence.
- Competitors will not require a Motorsport New Zealand competition licence, however a clubsport license and a logbook is highly recommended for anyone participating in more than 2 events.
- Competitors are not required to have a MSNZ logbook if they have a current road registration and current Warrant of Fitness.
- All wastegates must be plumbed into the exhaust system (no screamer pipes).
Season Entries - SOLD OUT
- Entry to all 5 points rounds.
- Priority for any "Super Rounds" (limited numbers only).
- NZ Superlap Series Windscreen Banner.
- Special deals and promotions from sponsors exclusive to NZ Superlap Series entrants.
- We will also be inviting a handful of vehicles to represent Superlap at the V 4 & Rotary Nationals.
Series points gained throughout the season are allocated to your car. If a car changes hands mid-season the points will stay with that car and the new driver can continue to accrue points (so long as they are entering in the same class).
If a car changes class eligibility during the season (for example, a change in treadwear tyres) they will not be able to transfer points to the new class. Points will not be forfeit and the car may elect to switch back to their original class and continue to accrue points.
Dual drivers are allowed at rounds, however each driver will need to pay an entry fee. The same goes for one driver wanting to enter more than one vehicle.
Individual Event Entries
Individual round entry fees are $290 - $320 depending on track. This covers both days where events are held over 2 days. Entries are to be submitted online at www.motorsportentry.com by the Wednesday prior to the event for all rounds, aside from the Super Rounds and Manfeild rounds which will be entered through the 4 & Rotary online system. Late entries may be accepted on the day, at the discretion of the organiser, for an additional $20 late fee.
Please note, all competitors (Season and individual) may be required to pay the new Hampton Downs Health & Safety fee of $28.75. This is payable at documentation and only required at the Hampton Downs rounds.
All season competitors are required to have the NZ Superlap Series windscreen banner applied and visible at all rounds. You are responsible for placing it on your windscreen yourself. Windscreen Banners are included with your entry fee. If removed, you will be required to purchase a new banner.
As a MSNZ requirement, all competitors planning to run more than 2 or 3 rounds must be a member of a Car Club. New Competitors to Superlap get first year free thanks to the Historic Racing Club. Further year membership can be purchased for $50 per year. Alternatively you can use any other Car Club membership.
Refunds will not be given to season entrants should your car break/unable to compete in the rest of the season etc. If your vehicle does break, you are more than welcome to compete in another vehicle for the season (or until your original vehicle is fixed). If you're unable to compete in the rest of the season for whatever reason, you may on-sell your season pass after gaining approval from the NZ Superlap Series Co-ordinator. An admin fee may be of $50 will be charged to update records and this can only be done once (i.e. you cannot on-sell for one round only).
All Superlap Aero must confirm to Schedule A, as do most other motorsports in NZ. Below is a guide to ensure your vehicle sticks to the rules and won’t have and problems with scrutineers on the day. Competitors wishing to make significant aerodynamic modifications should contact the motorsport nz technical department directly.
- MAX WIDTH: The maximum width of anything on your vehicle must be within the width of your bodywork.
- FRONT: Can be no higher or lower than the wheel rim and can stick out as far as 200mm forward from the ORIGINAL bodywork
- REAR: Can be no lower than the wheel rim and can go as high as 100mm above the roofline. Can stick out 400mm behind the ORIGINAL bodywork.
- All aero must be firmly fitted and blend in with the surrounding bodywork.
Please note, Scrutineers have the final say on the day. They will generally give you a one time warning if your car does not comply, and will need to be fixed prior to the next meeting. Scrutineers and Organisers have the right to remove any vehicle that fails to meet these criteria, or refuses to fix their Aero problems. It is your responsibilty to ensure the vehicle is within Schedule A prior to attending events. Street cars are further limited by the VIRM and your Warrant Inspector.
Documentation and Briefing
All drivers are expected to attend the driver’s briefing at the beginning of each round they wish to drive in. Briefing is generally held near the documentation office – each individual round will post a timetable so you know when the session will be held. Timetables will also detail when documentation and scrutineering are available. Late documentation may be available at the discretion of the organiser, but please contact the Superlap series coordinator if you believe you will need to do late documentation.
Superlap sessions are intended to have at least 5 sessions at 8 minutes long – this is not open pit, and if you return to pits your ability to return to the track is at the discretion of the official manning the pit lane. You do not need to stay on the track for the entire session.
Superlap cars will be grouped by laptimes, rather than classes. This is to ensure your safety and smooth running by being out on track with cars doing similar speeds. Groups may be shuffled over the course of the weekend and this will be communicated (typically via an information board), it is your responsibility to present on time for your correct group.
No practice sessions are scheduled, and no track session is compulsory – it is up to you to utilise the sessions in the most suitable manner for your car.
Time permitting, there may be a top 10 shootout session during the event to give competitors the opportunity to have the track to themselves in a “no traffic” situation. The shootout is not guaranteed at every round.
Results & Timing
Official timing is by AMB transponder and the MyLaps system. If you do not have a transponder, you can hire one at the track but these must be returned at the end of the event. We recommend purchasing your own transponder, they pay for themselves after 3 rounds.
The NZ Superlap Series will have AMB timing running for every session. Every lap you complete with your transponder on during the event is counted. Your fastest lap of the event will be your official Superlap time for that round.
Your times from each track session will be available printed in the documentation office, and also on the live race timing smartphone app.
Results & Prizegiving
Round results will be available as soon as possible after the final Superlap track session of the event. Prizegiving will be approximately 30 minutes after the results have been posted. There will be a prizegiving at every round, and Round 5 (Season Finale) will include the series trophy presentation also.
Points will be allocated for each class, based on the official Superlap time for each car (your fastest timed lap of the event). Points are 75, 67, 60, 54, 49, 45, 42 (then reducing by 3 points for every placing down to 20th). The series winners will be those cars in each class who have the highest number of points over all six (6) rounds.
Final season points are calculated by your top 5 highest scoring rounds. Your lowest scoring round will be dropped. Not attending a round, or failing to complete a timed lap results in a score of 0.
All racers are required to wear a minimum single layer racesuit/overalls made of a flame resistant material. 100% Cotton is ok, polycotton is not. Fully enclosed shoes are also a must. Gloves are not required but recommended. Helmets must have a label matching any of those shown in Schedule A (see below).