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Flat Nats 2019

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm NZDT

The VW Owners Club have been invited to participate in the Flat Nats 2019 event , organised by the New Zealand Subaru owners.

What is Flat Nats?    

Let’s start with the name.  ‘Flat’ refers to the flat or boxer engine car.  ‘Nats’ is short for the Nationals.  Our Facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/flatnats/

When did Flat Nats start?

Flat Nats started in 2015 in recognition of the strong Subaru community we have in NZ.  Subaru enthusiasts from all over the country travelled to Manfeild for a 2 day boxer bonanza!  The event was a huge success.  Event organisers had a strong message from the Subaru community to do it again.

Flat Nats 2019 Theme:

An invitation to all boxer/flat engine car enthusiast clubs to join the National Subaru community in a celebration of the one thing we all have in common…….our love for boxers!

Key contact person

Joe Grace (Josef Legacy on Facebook) 027 839 4929

When & where is FN19:                   

Saturday 19 October 2019 Pukekohe Race Track (A non-competitive fun day run by Playday Ontrack)  

Sunday 20 October Meremere dragstrip (1/4 mile timed drags down the strip)

The 2 day programme at a glance

Day 1 Saturday 19 October Pukekohe Race Track

  • 7:00am Gates open
  • 7.30 Registration for those tracking 
  • 8.30 welcome briefing
  • 9.00-9.30 Pack Laps (all boxer engine cars on the track for low speed laps for the media team to shoot video and take pics)
  • 9.30 orientation laps start for track day
  • 10am track day proper starts.  4 groups of up to 20 cars rotating at 20 mins each
  • Sponsors onsite across the day
  • Static car displays for those that want to line up (Subaru, Jowett, VW etc…)
  • Food on hand through vendors
  • Merchandise stands
  • Car parts boot sales
  • 4.30pm track day finishes pack down and clean up
  • 7.30pm hard park for show ‘n shine (TBC), BBQ, and dyno session at Possum Bourne Motorsports Pukekohe workshop
  • 10pm evening cruze and route TBC

NOTE about the Pack Laps. 

  • No entry fee for pack laps but a $2 gold coin will be collected in the pits from drivers and passengers 
  • No safety gear required for the pack laps, passengers ok, children ok so long as they’re in suitable child restraints.  Windows can be down.  Will be stopping on track so our media team can get group shots and drone flyovers 
  • Pack laps are low speed no overtaking

Track day fees

No gate fee

Track fee $180 per car.  Deposit into Playday Ontrack account:

Westpac  03 0698 0485598-00 

Code: make of car eg. VW

Ref: date of event eg. 19 Oct

Send follow up email to [email protected]

Send screenshot of payment to Josef Legacy at email [email protected]

Visit the Playday Ontrack website to get a feel for how Play Days are run   https://www.playdayontrack.co.nz/

Day 2 Sunday 20 October Meremere dragstrip

  • 7:00am gates open
  • 7.30 registration
  • 8.00 scrutineering
  • 8.30 welcome/safety brief
  • 9am drags start – rotating cars through all day
  • 4.30pm drags finish pack down and clean up
  • 6pm prize giving (venue TBC)

Dragstrip fees

No gate fee

Drags fee $70 per car.  Deposit into the DOBC club account:

Account name: A Kuek

ASB Account: 12-3013-0153931-01

Particulars: 1st name

Code: 2nd name
Reference: drags

Send screenshot of the payment to Josef Legacy at email [email protected]


Our key sponsors for FN19 are Possum Bourne Motorsports (Pukekohe), Link Engine Management (Christchurch), Subie Doo Spares (Tauranga), Kein (Russia), WHITELINE (Australia)