Having run for over 40 years, The Ashley Forest Rallysprint is an iconic annual event based just outside of Rangiora. The course is a short blast up and down Mt Grey Road with the ultimate spectator access. Over the years winners have included national rally champions Neil Allport, Tony Teesdale, World Rally Championship competitor Hayden Paddon and the late Possum Bourne together with other big names in the sport. Limited rulings on vehicle specifications has built an event model on 'kiwi ingenuity', capturing the imagination of young and old.
The event will run over two days, with three qualification runs on Saturday. A further one qualification on Sunday morning will decide a top 32 shootout, reducing by half to top 16, 8, 4, with the top 2 final shootout scheduled to run late-Sunday afternoon.