General Description of the 2KCUP


  • Racing of unmodified production road cars that are budget orientated.
  • Drivers make the largest contribution to net performance.
  • Close racing with cars of similar speeds.

The purpose of this series is to give competitors an opportunity to compete in motorsport at a relatively low entry cost covering a vast variety of vehicles. Competitors are to use vehicles that are comparable in performance and offer minimal additional performance from when the car originally rolled off the factory line.

The intention is that driving ability will be the key focus rather than modification of vehicles. The rules below set out the spirit of the regulations and if a competitor is in any doubt about the legitimacy of their entry we urge the appropriate 2KCUP committee be consulted.

Series/Event Entry: Series Entry $99. All prospective competitors are required to fill in their information at (LINK TBC). Entry to each round will cost $310+GST (TBC) and for this you will get a qualifying session and 2 x 33min races but pricing and format may vary for special events. 


  • 2KCUP Committee Chairman: James Watson
  • Special Ops Committee Chairman: Mark Mallard
  • Driver Standards Committee Chairman: James Whitlock
  • Technical Committee Chairman: TBC
  • Steering Committee: TBC
  • Organiser: Any Committee Chairman

The makeup of the committees are at the discretion of the relevant committee chairman. 


1.0: The Steering Group reserves the right to immediately (but not retrospectively) change the rules in the interest of event, vehicle or driver safety.

1.1: Committee Decisions: Any committee decisions can be appealed to the 2KCUP Overview committee ( which consists of all the committee chairs

1.2: Unsafe Vehicles and/or Drivers: At the sole discretion of a 2KCUP committee chair they may stop a competitor from competing who in the opinion of the chair is unsafe to continue. This may be related but not limited to dangerous driving, the breaking of rules or bad sportsmanship.

1.3: Right of Publicity: You and your car may be photographed, recorded, or otherwise reproduced and re-used (including but not limited to television, internet, magazines, radio) at the discretion of 2KCUP. Drivers must reserve the upper section of their front windscreen as well as the front left and right corners of their front bumpers for the placement of series supplied (Futura Trailers) banners and stickers respectively. Drivers must also place 2 x Anglo Engineering stickers on their car in a prominent external position on the car.

1.4: Series Dates:

2KCUP Season 10:

  • Round 1 Pukekohe – 12th Nov
  • Round 2 Hampton – 26th Nov
  • Round 3 Manfield – 25th Feb
  • Round 4 Pukekohe – 5th March
  • Round 5 Taupo – 16th April


Competitors must assume that, unless a modification is specifically permitted, it is prohibited. The eligibility of a car is the responsibility of the driver and for the 2KCUP Technical Committee (2KTC) to confirm. There is a spec document for 2.5L E36 BMWs and DC2 Integras to assist competitors in checking that their car is eligible.

2.0: Vehicle Eligibility: Entry is limited to mass-produced four-wheeled vehicles that were commonly sold new in NZ and legal for NZ road use at the time of their manufacture. The vehicle’s manufacturer-stated curb weight must not exceed 1375kg and the factory weight (curb weight in kg) divided by power (flywheel hp) must not equal less than “6.1”. Final say on what is the correct factory weight and power sits with the 2KTC.

For the avoidance of doubt, the vehicle must meet its NZ specification (or lessor) to be eligible. International specifications for a particular model can not be introduced without approval. 

2.0.1: The following parts are open AS LONG as they retain the same intention as the original part and cannot increase the net performance of the vehicle, anything not listed is assumed to be of factory or OEM specification:

  • Brake pads/lines/ducting.
  • Suspension springs.
  • Suspension bushes can be rubber or urethane. No ‘pillowball’ except OEM.
  • Engine Air filter (Non OEM ducting and/or shielding is prohibited).
  • Strut Braces, one per axle allowed.
  • Engine Clutch
  • Alloy wheels
  • Steering Wheel
  • Engine mounts can be rubber or urethane. No ‘pillowball’ except OEM.
  • Radiators (Water and/or Oil) and their respective connecting hoses.
  • Oil pan (dry sumps not allowed)
  • An open differential may be substituted for an OEM limited slip differential (aftermarket LSDs are not permitted).

Any other replacement parts should be OEM or OEM equivalent and cannot be of a higher performance than factory standard. Any intended change away from factory design must be stated in full via the series entry form and must not disadvantage any competitor who competes with the same chassis.

2.1: Individual waivers may be granted at the Steering Group’s discretion but in general the model of car entered must be released at least 15 years ago and be of similar or less performance to a Honda Integra DC2 SiR.

2.2: Vehicle road registration is not required. However, vehicles that are not registered must have an homologated MSNZ safety cage fitted. Vehicles must have a WOF or be to WOF standard. All cars must have a minimum of a half cage with side intrusion bars once their log book is more than 12 months old.

2.3: Tyre Eligibility: Only the following tyres models are approved for 2KCUP, this list may change at any time on the preface that any addition is of similar or lesser performance and price:

  • Zestino GREDGE 07R
  • Dunlop DZI/II/III
  • Yokohama AD08R

2.3.1: You must run the size of tyre your car was released with from the factory. There are additional 2 notes. 

  • BMW’s are limited to a maximum wheel size of 16”. 
  • Any car can use a 195/55/15 as a “factory” tyre option.

2.3.2: If a team is unable to source a tyre in the correct size then they are able to substitute their tyre but must ensure the following against their factory size:

  • The rim size can be the same or smaller.
  • The tyre width can be the same or narrower.
  • The sidewall profile cannot be changed greater than 10% from the original size (195/55/15 could be substituted with 195/50/15).

2.4: All cars must conform to the current New Zealand Motorsport Manual Appendix Two Schedule A standards. All cars require an MSNZ logbook. 

2.5 All drivers must have a minimum of a C1 grade (National) MSNZ Race License. 

2.5: Petrol engines must be Naturally Aspirated unless the engine capacity is under 1500cc. Diesel engines must be Naturally Aspirated unless the engine capacity is under 2100cc.

2.6: Cars with an MSNZ homologated cage may have parts of the interior trim removed from the front seats back, and carpet may also be removed. Without a MSNZ homologated structure you must run a full interior, even down to the ashtray.

2.8: A car’s post race weight must be no more than 10% under the factory stated wet curb weight. The factory weight for a E36 BMW is considered 1332KG, this means it must be no less than 1200KG post race (excluding the driver).

3: Race Format:

3.1: Races at each meeting will comprise of a 10-20 minute qualifying followed by either a one hour race or 2 x 33 minute races.

3.2: 2 x 33min Race Format 

3.2.1: The first race (Race 1) is to be a standing start. The second race (Race 2) is to be a reverse-grid staggered start based on best time from qualifying and race 1. Anyone within 2 seconds of the fastest lap time must start race 2 from the front but with a 1 lap handicap (start a lap down).

3.2.2 The start procedure for Race 1 is start lights, Race 2 is a flag drop every 10 seconds with groups of cars starting at each flag in the 3.2.1 format for race 2. 

3.3: One hour race (The last round of the season) – A reverse race based on points with the exact format being announced 2 weeks before the last meeting of the season.

4: Season Classes and Points

The following classes will contested:

  • A – Slower cars catch all
  • B – Under 1800cc 
  • C – Over 1800cc
  • D – Fastest cars catch all
  • A full list of what classes cars may fall under can be found at 2KCup Cars

4.1: The Season points are against the team. Each team can only have 1 entry per race but can enter whatever eligible driver or car combination they wish. 

4.2: Points are awarded per class in the following diminishing style of 70 points for 1st position, 69 points for second, 68 points for third and so forth until all competitors that finished receive their points for finishing

4.2.1: Round 3 and the last round will be double points.

4.2.2: If 5 or less cars are entered for a class at an event then their points will be awarded at 75% the value of rule 4.2.

4.3: Points will be recalculated between the penultimate and final round. A team that has competed in all races will drop their worst race result, while a team that has not competed in all races will not have their points changed.

4.4: Teams may be moved between a class if their pace is near equal or faster than the leading cars of the class they would move too. When moving between a class the team may carry across their points up until they are placed 2nd or lower in their new class.

4.5: Series Cups:

  • 2KCUP – Overall highest points scorer following the last round (Class A, B, C or D eligible)
  • Under 1800cc (Class B)
  • Over 1800cc (Class C)
  • GTS (Class A)
  • BMW Spec Cup winner (BMW E36’s)
  • Integra Spec Cup winner ( Integra DC2)
  • Levin Spec Cup winner (Levin AE111)
  • Class D (excludes BMW’s, Levin AE111 and Integra DC2)

4.6: Class Cups:

  • Taxi Cup – Highest Placed 4 door.
  • Rookie Cup – Highest Placed rookie.
  • Hairdresser Cup – Highest Placed 2 door 2 seat car.
  • 1oak (one of a kind) – Highest Placed car that there is only one of.
  • Euro Cup – Highest placed Euro car.
  • Junior Plate for drivers under the age of 25 (as at round 1)
  • Master Plate for drivers over the age of 50 (as at round 1)
  • Family Cup – Highest placed family with all points combined of the top 2 drivers.
  • Ray Williams Trophy (Most Wins)
  • Spirit of 2kcup

4.7: Constructors Championship – Each Constructor consists of 2 teams and their total points are the combination of those 2 teams points. The 2 teams must be nominated at the start of the season and are not bound by class, but are bound by manufacturer. The constructor with the most points at the end of season is awarded the constructors championship.

4.8: 2KCUP Championship – The 2KCUP is awarded to the highest placed team at the conclusion of the season once the final points have been calculated. Should the final round not take place the 2KCUP will be awarded if at least 3 rounds have taken place, in which case rule 4.3 will not be used.

5:Fuel: Pump fuel only, either 91 – 100 Octane or Diesel where applicable.

6: Driving Standards

The Driving Standards are enforced by the Driver Standards Committee and they may hand penalties if the driving standards laid out in the MSNZ motorsport manual Appendix Four – Schedule Z are not maintained or they feel a penalty is in the greater interest of the series.