Entries Open


Entries for the CRABB RACING GRAND PRIX SERIES are now open. Fill out the entry form online and download an indemnity here.

Event Fee – $85 per round, kiwitrucks free for the whole series.

FIRST ROUND FREE – If you enter by 18 March online. If you can’t make it we will refund your free entry!

Thanks to Exhibition Hire Services & Displayworks.

  • Round One – 25 March 2018
  • Round Two – 8 April 2018
  • Round Three – 6 May 2018

MEREMERE – Dragway Road, Meremere

Spectators: $5 per person, $10 per car, No dogs as this is a working farm.

Club points for Bay Offroaders & ATR members, No diminishing points.

Bay Offroaders Membership $20 per year – please fill in
membership form on our website. (not compulsory)

Series prize money for 1st ($500) , 2nd ($300) & 3rd ($100) overall – Must go to all three rounds to be eligible.

Trophies for 1st , 2nd , 3rd in class for series – must go to two of the three rounds to be eligible.

Meremere has no noise restrictions.

Programme for Day

  • 8am – Gates Open
  • 8am – Registration & Gear Check
  • 8am 9.30am Sharp – Scrutiny as per the Bay Offroaders scrutineering; no exceptions to times.
  • 9.45am – Compulsory drivers meeting and sign in
  • 10.30am – Racing starts.


4 x short course heats in classes, 5 laps per race. Classes may be combined at discretion of event management.

If your car is not ORANZ tagged for 2018 you must present your car early at scrutineering with your bonnet off for full scrutineering.

Fill out the entry form online and download an indemnity here.


Bay Offroaders have taken on a new lease on life and are no longer dormant in the New Zealand offroading community. We are associated with AASA, which is the Australian Auto Sports Alliance who is venturing into the New Zealand motorsport scene.

We would like to welcome and thank Ironman 4×4 NZ who is our major sponsor for 2018.

We are looking forward to bringing some great events to the forefront of the offroad racing scene. We will be running a short course and enduro series in 2018. The short course series will be held at Meremere on 25th March, 8 April and 6 May. Thanks to our sponsor Crabb Racing – this will be the Crabb Racing Grand Prix Series.

We are also running an enduro series (300-400km) at the end of the year. The first confirmed venue will be at Matata in October 2018 and the second event will be confirmed shortly.

Bay Offroaders is a club rejuvenated by:

  • President – Richard Crabb
  • Vice President – Mal Langley
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Vanessa Russell & Louise Houghton
  • Scrutineer – Mal Langley
  • Committee – Richard Crabb, Mal Langley, Gary Baker, Jared McGillivray, Vanessa Russell
  • Clerk of the Course – Jim Cato
  • Chief Steward – Tony Saelman
  • Points Coordinator – Vanessa Russell & Louise Houghton

Our events are open to all ORANZ (www.oranz.co.nz) and AASA registered members (www.aasa.com.au). More information on classes and race formats to follow.

More information to follow – watch this space!