Impulsive – Rotary Only Day

IMPORTANT The latest COVID-19 outbreak has thrown it’s fair share of spanners at everyone and with the uncertainty around the alert levels, we’ve made the decision to POSTPONE the very first Impulsive Rotary Only Day. There were no suitable dates available in 2021 so the new date is January 30 2022 (Auckland anniversary weekend) at Hampton Downs.

Saturday 30 January 2022 NEW DATE at Hampton Downs

Jokers Wild Kustoms presents… Impulsive – Rotary Only Day, an event created on impulse and fueled by passion. Open to ALL rotary powered vehicles.

TRACK ENTRIES HAVE RE-OPENED (Tuesday 12 October) FREE track entry (car + driver), yes that’s right! FREE track entry, no typo and no hidden costs. Your FREE track entry gives you access to all sessions throughout the day at Hampton Downs, a world-class venue that can cater for the masses. You can also take your kids around the track, a great day out for the entire family. If you don’t want to go on the track, your entry will still give you access to take part in the other activities or to simply put your car on display.

All entrants MUST pre-register. There will be no entries on the day. ENTRIES HAVE CLOSED (Sunday 12 September at 11pm)

DETAILS:
Saturday 30 January October (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) NEW DATE
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
Gates open 8:00am – Track closes 4:30pm
Spectator tickets at Gate $25 (no pass outs)
Kids 10 and under FREE


EXTRAS: (Once inside the venue)
Second driver $50
Passenger band $10

FEATURING:
– Drive your mates sessions (DYM)
– Rotary Only Parade
– Drifting
– Burnouts
– Wet skid pan
– Grip sessions
– Roll Racing
– Show & Shine
– Kids Zone
– And much more!
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THANKS TO:
– Jacanna Customs & Freight
– RKM Motorsport & Engineering
– BLG Engineering
– Revolution Engine Services
– RE Automotive
– R.E Engineering And Motorsport
– RE-Wires NZ limited
– The Autochecker 2019 LTD
– Pac Performance New Zealand
– ZOOM Design and Print
– Rotary Zealand
– NZ Performance Car
– Vinny fabrication
– Rockstar Energy Drink
– Turbosmart
– NSTParts – North Shore Toyota Parts
– Lowkey Clothing Co
– Downtime Entertainment
– 4 & Rotary Promotions “OFFICIAL”
– Hampton Downs
– Meguiar’s NZ
– EPIK Eyewear
– 07MAZDAMOB
– Rotamayhem
Orizen tyres

All advertising and sponsor related queries to pare@downtimenz.com

Strictly no alcohol. No pets. Event will go on rain or shine! If you could please give our social media pages a follow @downtimenz (Facebook/Instagram) and use the hashtag #impulsivenz2021 in all public social posts so we can repost/share.


Vehicle Safety Check

Every vehicle has to complete a basic Safety Check before you are allowed out on the track. This is for your safety, and the safety of those around you on the track. Scrutineering will take place in the morning through Gate 2 once you’ve gone through the registration desk. Once your car has passed, you’ll receive your window sticker allowing your car access the track. You must then attend drivers briefing to get your drivers wristband and then you’ll be good to go. Please take your documentation received at registration with you to drivers briefing and please have your license ready as well.

If you miss out on registration/safety check times, you will not be allowed onto the track. No exceptions!

All vehicles

  • Brake lights (must be in working condition)
  • Indicators (not required for dedicated track cars)
  • Legal tread on the tyres
  • Battery clamps (must be secured and not able to move, even if it’s in a battery box).
  • No fuel leaks are present
  • Oil leaks
  • Wheel nuts secured
  • Seat beats (A seatbelt is required for all drivers and passengers out on the track. Even your vehicle does not come with a seatbelt from the factory, you need to have one Installed. No seatbelt, no track time.).
  • Noise limit (All tracks have noise limits and you are to obey by the track limits. If your car exceeds the limits then you will be asked to rectify this and if still persists then you won’t be allowed to take your car back out on the track)
  • Firewall is intact and no obscene holes have been drilled which will affect the structure and effeteness of the firewall
  • No structural damage
  • All roll caged cars will be checked to ensure they have adequate roll cage padding.

Extra checks for vehicles that are not road worthy e.g. dedicated drift cars, burnout cars, race cars.

  • Racesuit (All race suits must be minimum of single layer fire retardant. SFI or FIA approved.)
  • Approved helmet and footwear
  • Padding on roll cage
  • Fuel system has to be fully sealed from drivers compartment
  • Race harness installed correctly
  • Secured seats
  • No excessive play on steering
  • Brakes – firm pedals working
  • Vision – obstruction awareness
  • No sharp objects that can cause injury to driver
  • No major windscreen cracks
  • Sharp outside bodywork
  • All cars with a modified engine must have an overflow bottle and oil catch can if one isn’t already fitted
  • Exhaust – fumes are exiting outside
  • Throttle cable Is fitted correctly

Please take the time to check over your car and gear prior to the event to make sure you get out on the track without any problems.


Safety Requirements for sessions:

Cruising Sessions

  • Seatbelts (No seatbelt, No track time). Even if the vehicle did not come out without seatbelt from the factory.
  • Passengers welcome (must purchase a passenger band)
  • Enclosed Shoes
  • No neck brace is required and no race suit is required.
  • Vehicles equipped with roll cages that is in front of the driver must have padding on it.
  • If your wristband has been revoked for any reasons by the Hampton Downs marshals, you will not be allowed on the track for the rest of the day.

Roll Racing Sessions

  • Seatbelts (No seatbelt, No track time)
  • NO passengers allowed
  • Race suit (All race suits must be minimum of single layer fire retardant. SFI or FIA approved.)
  • Motorsport helmet
  • Foam Neck Brace – For vehicles fitted with a standard lap and diagonal 3-point belt system. A foam roll/collar types is acceptable.
  • No HANS/FHR devices needed for vehicles eqiuped with standard lap belt.
  • For a modified vehicle with a 4 point harness or greater the requirement is fire retardant boots and fire retardant gloves.

Burnouts / Skid Pan

  • Seatbelts (No seatbelt, No track time)
  • Enclosed Shoes
  • Race suit OR long sleeve shirt & pants
  • Motorsport helmet
  • Foam Neck Brace – For vehicles fitted with a standard lap and diagonal 3-point belt system a Foam roll/collar types is acceptable.
  • Only ONE passenger allowed for Burnouts & Skid Pan. (Passengers must have the same safety gear as the driver).

Drifting Sessions

  • Seat belts/Harnesses
  • Fire retardant enclosed shoes and gloves (Race shoes & gloves advised)
  • Race suit (All race suits must be minimum of single layer fire retardant. SFI or FIA approved.)
  • Approved Motorsport helmet
  • HANS/FHR Device – For vehicles which has a 4 point harness or great, there are various tethered devices available including Hans, NecksGen REV, Impact Accel or Simpson Hybrid.
  • Neck foam for factory vehicles with lap belt.
  • Passengers ONLY allowed on full caged cars. (Passengers must have the same safety gear as the driver)
  • For a modified vehicle with a 4 point harness or greater the requirement is fire retardant boots and fire retardant gloves.

Grip Sessions

  • Seat belts OR Harnesses
  • Sessions are for both caged and non-caged cars and will be separated into short caged and non-caged sessions
  • Fire retardant enclosed shoes and gloves (Race shoes & gloves advised)
  • Race suit (All race suits must be minimum of single layer fire retardant. SFI or FIA approved.)
  • Approved Motorsport helmet
  • HANS/FHR Device – For vehicles which have a 4 point harness or greater, there are various tethered devices available including Hans, NecksGen REV, Impact Accel or Simpson Hybrid.
  • Caged race cars only with MANZ/tech inspection log book
  • For a modified vehicle with a 4 point harness or greater the requirement is fire retardant boots and fire retardant gloves.
  • Passengers ONLY allowed on full caged cars. (Passengers must have the same safety gear as the driver)

Passengers

  • Must purchase a passenger band once inside the venue
  • Passengers allowed in the cruising sessions
  • Only ONE passenger allowed for Burnouts & Skid Pan. (Passengers must have the same safety gear as the driver – see above).
  • Grip sessions, passengers ONLY allowed on full caged cars and must be wearing the same safety gear as required by the driver (see above).
  • If you want to try take passengers in the Drifting Sessions, you must have a full weld in roll cage, fixed back seats and harness as well as same safety equipment as the driver.
  • Track Staff reserve the right to remove passengers if safety is an issue prior to you getting out on the track.
  • No passengers allowed for Roll Racing.

Please take the time to check over your car and gear prior to the event to make sure you get out on the track without any problems. Some safety gear is available to hire from Hampton Downs but is first in first served.


Frequently Asked Questions

We will be adding more to the list so please keep checking this list (last updated 18 March 2021)

  • When can we register? Registrations will open in May HERE : www.downtimenz.com
  • WOF or Rego needed? No but your car must pass a safety check
  • Can we take kids on track? Yes!!!
  • Do you need a bonnet? No
  • Is this really FREE driver entry? Yes!!
  • What is the speed limit in the cruising sessions? Max speed during cruise sessions is 120kph, if you would like to put your car through it’s paces, you can enter the roll racing and grip sessions (see requirements above)
  • I don’t have the safety gear, can I hire some? Yes, Hampton Downs has some safety gear for hire but is first in first served.. it might be a good time to invest in some safety gear as it is mandatory at most of the tracks around NZ, Racer Products, Prowear.