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2024 ClubFest

Downtime Entertainment presents.. ClubFest! New Zealand’s annual Car Club MEGA MEET! 26-27 October 2024 (Labour weekend), a true celebration of the car club culture in New Zealand.
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A SOLD OUT event since 2020, ClubFest is a series of track sessions and activities aimed at giving car clubs the opportunity to drive around Hampton Downs in a safe and controlled environment. Clubs of all makes and models are welcome. Your track entry gives you access to all sessions over the weekend.
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While ClubFest is about having fun and celebrating the car club scene in New Zealand, there is also a competitive element with car clubs and individuals competing for titles, prizes and ultimate bragging rights. To enter your car, you must be part of a Car Club. If your club has not entered ClubFest before, you must get your club leader to get in touch with us.
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SPECTATORS:
Gates open 9am – 6pm (GATE 3) Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
Tickets $30 (no pass outs)
Weekend Passes $50
Kids 10 and under FREE
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FRIDAY ACCESS (Limited to 150 entries drivers only)
Gates open 12pm – 5pm (GATE 2)
Drivers that have purchased this option can arrive on Friday to go through vehicle safety check, drivers briefing and the track will be open for some track cruising. Perfect if you want to get everything sorted on Friday to avoid the Saturday morning rush.
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PASSENGERS:
Want to ride as a passenger at ClubFest? passenger wristbands are $10 for the weekend (this is separate to your spectator entry). You can also ‘HITCH A RIDE’ with any of the club cars on the day in the cruising sessions.
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LOCK IN THE DATES!! Club leaders get your clubs and supporters ready, it’s going to be EPIK!! Strictly no alcohol. No pets. Event will go on rain or shine! 

Track Cruising
Track Cruising sessions are by far the most popular sessions at ClubFest. With the added option to add track time on the Friday (Limited to 150 entries only) there’s even more time across the weekend to get your track fix.

Roll Racing
Roll Racing is fun and is growing to be one of the most popular track activities. The concept is simple, you race another vehicle from a rolling start at around 40kph (50kph max), the vehicle on the right sets the pace and if you’re on the left, keep up and once the light goes green, it’s a race until the checkered flag.

Burnouts
Send it on the Club Circuit Burnout Pad. There will be more than enough sessions throughout the weekend to turn your tyres into smiles. Your entry to ClubFest allows you to take part in all activities!

Drifting
Drifting at ClubFest is open to all vehicles entered, although only purpose built drift cars will be able to tandem battle. If you’re new to drifting, we’d recommend practicing on the wet skid pan before heading out to the Drift Track.

Wet Skid Pan
Your ClubFest track entry also gives you access to wet skid pan sessions throughout the weekend. Two minute skid then off and re-join the queue when ready. 1 passenger is allowed. Enclosed shoes, long sleeve shirt/pants, helmets are the safety requirements for both driver + passenger, these can be hired from Hampton Downs (subject to availability).

Friday Track Access
One of the new features for ClubFest this year is we will be opening Friday afternoon as an optional extra for ClubFest entrants. This will allow these entrants to go through vehicle safety check, drivers briefing and as an added bonus, the track will be open for some track cruising. Perfect if you want to get everything sorted on Friday to avoid the Saturday morning rush.

Costs? it’s an extra $50 on top of a normal ClubFest track entry (Limited to 150 entries only). It’s an incentive for garage holders or for those that want to set up and leave vehicles on site or for those that want a bit more track cruising time.