Competitor Information

Want to join the competition? New or returning driver? We've put together a hub with everything you need to get started in the world of drifting - from entry forms, club & grassroots information through to the nitty gritty of building your track car to meet all the required rules and regulations. Need more help? Flick us an email via the Contact page in the main menu.

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Drift Club Of New Zealand:

As part of joining Motorsport New Zealand and gaining a Race Licence you need to belong to an affiliated club, leading up to the season you can join the Drift Club of NZ - the first and longest standing club for Drifting in New Zealand by filling in the following form

Click Here For Drift Club Of NZ - ENTRY FORM 

List of other NZ Drift Clubs:
DriftSouth Series (South Island)
Canterbury Car Club
Team DMNZ (Track Days & Drift Schools)
zeroclass Drift Days
Manawatu Car Club - Manfeild Raceway
Taranaki Car Club

Click Here for full list of MSNZ Affliated Car Clubs (PDF)

Motorsport New Zealand:

Motorsport New Zealand (MSNZ) is the FIA appointed Governing Body of Motorsport in New Zealand. Both our Pro Championship & Pro-Sport classes follow the rules and regulations set out by MSNZ, from your M Grade Licence through to your competition vehicle meeting the requirements set out in Schedule DR & Schedule A and Schedule D1.

To learn more about MSNZ visit

Driver Licencing:

In order to compete at D1NZ Competition Events you will need to ensure your Licence & MSNZ Logbook is up to date. Pro Drift events are classified as CLUBSPORT ADVANCED - drivers require full membership of a Motorsport NZ affiliated car club and obtain an M GRADE LICENCE. 

Visit MSNZ's Website to learn more about sitting your race licence:

Vehicle & Competition Requirements:


In order to compete at D1NZ Championship events you need to read up and follow the guidelines, rules, regulations and specifications outlined in the following documents. Competition Vehicles must comply with SCHEDULE A and SCHEDULE DR Plus SCHEDULE D1  and have a full Homologated Roll Cage and Log Book; subject to audit as per the regulations.

2019 Will see revisions of Rules and Regulations and in all instances should major modification of any competition vehicle be looked into please contact Series Technical advisor Brendan Duncker on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drivers are required to wear critical safety equipment such as double layer overalls, or single layer with approved fireproof full-body undergarments, and an approved helmet. While optional, it is highly recommended to wear fire-proof gloves, neck braces or restraints such as a HANS Device.

MSNZ Schedule A - Driver & Vehicle Safety Requirements
MSNZ Schedule DR - Specific Rules for Drifting Events under MSNZ

MSNZ Schedule D1NZ Articles 2019 DRAFT - CLICK HERE

MSNZ Technical D1NZ 2019 DRAFT - CLICK HERE 

Click here to find all the information on Schedule D1. 

Need something else? Flick us a message via the Contact Page in the main menu.

helpful links:

Grassroots Clubs / Event Calendar

Guidelines for Safety Structure Homologation / Approval

MSNZ Recognised Safety (Rollcage) Manufacturers

MSNZ Rollcage Homologation Application

M Grade Licence Examination - Study Master List

MSNZ Authority Card Application 

Code Of Practice For Motorsport Fuel

Link ECU - Engine Management Systems

TTi Racing Gearboxes 

Racetech NZ - Safety / Race Equipment 

DKM Fabrication - Official Fabrication Workshop of the D1NZ Series