New Race Day Format

1st Sunday of each Month - On-Road at Centennial Drive

2nd Sunday of each Month - Rain Day

3rd Sunday of each Month - 1/10th Electric Off-Road on the 1/10th Track at Clemow Road

4th Sunday of each Month - Nitro Off-Road c/w Electric Off-Road on the 1/8th Track at Clemow Road

Clubday Pre Registration:

We are changing over to the NZRCA Entry System for Clubday Registration. Click on the logo above.

Please register for club days using this format we will still accept entries on the day but this will speed up the setup process.

Thanks to PRIMO and Dairymaster Milking Systems NZ Ltd

We are getting broadband at the track!

Thanks to PRIMO we are getting permanent broadband at the track so we can have reliable Live Timing and even Video Streaming at big events! If you need broadband, phone etc in Taranaki support PRIMO!

Clemow Road Development Update.....

27th March 2017:

Final design sorted, waiting for engineering drawings to be completed. Council have giving us permission for a new sign at the lower gate.

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Thanks to our Sponsors:

JD Engineering Ltd

F & L Robinson

Jones’s Bro’s Ltd

Keegan Electrical



Springmount Farms Ltd

Primo Wireless

B Death

Methanex NZ Ltd

C & J Burrows

S & K Duthie


Mark Frost Electrical Ltd

EJ & AM Kiser

Maclon Industries Ltd

Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park

Mountain Motors Ltd

Please help save a fantastic local facility.....

Taranaki Radio Control Car Club has been racing at the Paritutu Race Track on Centennial Drive in New Plymouth for 34 years. After all this time they have been asked to leave, as the property now has too much commercial value. The New Plymouth District council has been gracious enough to agree to lease the club a beautifully scenic piece of land in Fitzroy overlooking Lake Rotomanu and the spectacular walk bridge. With the new facility, designed similar to the one pictured below, the club will have a world class complex offering affordable racing to all ages and skill levels. This is a great sport, giving young people a focus and instilling qualities like attention to detail and pride. All levels of racing are available from club days to world events! The club boasts multiple NZ and Australian champions. We would appreciate it if you would consider donating towards this project. All funds raised will go towards the redevelopment of our R/C facility.


The Club: The Taranaki Radio Control Car Club Inc. has been in existence since 1978, and consists of a friendly and enthusiastic group cover all ages. We have had excellent success representing our club at all national events around the country. Racedays: On Road Racing: 1st Sunday each Month, weather permitting. (Rain Date is 2nd Sunday) Registrations must be made by 10:30am on the day, racing starts promptly at 11:00am. You don't need to be a member to race. Entry is $10 for your first car and $5 for any extra cars. Off Road Racing: 3rd Sunday each Month is 1/10th Electric on the 1/10th Track. (Rain Date is the 2nd Sunday) 4th Sunday each Month is 1/8th Nitro & Electric on the 1/8th Track (Rain Date is the 2nd Sunday) Registrations must be made by 10:30am on the day, racing starts promptly at 11:00am. You don't need to be a member to race. Entry is $10 for your first car and $5 for any extra cars. Indoor Racing: Check back soon for more details. Classes: We cater for both Internal Combustion (Gas or IC) classes and Electric classes. Both On-Road and Off-Road. Scoring: We use the latest AMBrc4 Decoder & Transponders and LiveTime RC Software to lap-score races. Rules: We are affiliated to the New Zealand Radio Control Association (NZRCA) which provides standardisation of class & racing rules for all affiliated clubs around New Zealand, as well as sanctioning open race meetings at various times and places throughout the year. All cars that are raced, and the race meetings themselves must comply with these rules which have been written in the interest of fairness to competitors, and for the promotion of the sport. The below rules are Club Rules:



Committee: President - Daniel Burrows Vice President - Chris Wischnowsky Secretary - Selwyn Duthie Treasurer - Graeme Henry On Road Club Captain - Luke Duthie 1/8th Off Road Club Captain - Gage Peters 1/10th Off Road Club Captain - Tony Ainsworth


On-Road Facilities:


Our permanent outdoor sealed track is situated at the base of Paritutu Rock. Centennial Drive, overlooking New Plymouth Power Station and Port Taranaki. It is just 5 minutes from the centre of New Plymouth.


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Off-Road Facilities & New On-Road Track:


Our Off Road site is located at Clemow Road on the opposite end of New Plymouth. It is located next to Lake Rotomanu and is just 5 minutes from the centre of New Plymouth.


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Indoor Facilities:


We are currently looking for a new indoor venue. Check back soon for more details.



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1978 Taranaki Radio Control Car Club