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Auckland Motorcycle Club Buckets
October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
How to get started in Bucket Racing
Bucket racing (F4 and F5 Miniature Road Racing and Sidecars) is a great introduction to road racing. It is also a complete sport in itself.
There is a race meeting almost every month in Auckland, there are monthly practice days, an 8-round Auckland championship series, and two annual events – the two-hour two-man endurance race and the Dominic Howe Memorial Trophy race. There is also a national GP title, currently raced at the Tokoroa kart track in March or April. There are opportunities to travel to other centres to race, such as Taumaranui, Wellington and Tokoroa. There are even bucket race meetings in the South Island for those keen to travel.
Although directly descended from airfield bucket racing, almost all events are currently run on outdoor kart tracks.
The Auckland Motorcycle Club runs bucket meetings at the KartSport Mt Wellington kart track on dates published in advance. The bucket calendar is released with the kart club calendar which runs from January to December, while the bucket racing season is July to June, so the new year dates are usually announced in October. Bucket racing has a summer recess so as not to clash with holidays and the national road race season.
It isn’t unusual for bucket race bikes to end up in the back of someone’s garage not being used. If you have a bucket that you are not racing or you know of a bucket that is not being raced, please do your best to ensure that it gets back on the track where it belongs. There is free advertising available in the club newsletter.
The AMCC Bucket Committee sends out sporadic emails to remind bucket racers about what events are coming up and any other items of interest. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Pryor August 31, 2020