Dirt track racing in New Zealand

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Speedway is a popular type of motorsport that takes place on oval tracks in New Zealand. A number of tracks throughout the country provide regular racing programs and sanctioned racing series. The seasons tend to be from November to April.

Types of event[edit]

There are several types of event in New Zealand speedway including

  • championship meetings
  • stockcar teams racing
  • demolition derbys
  • regular club and local points meetings.

Some types of racing (such as figure 8 racing) are banned by Speedway New Zealand, but are run from time to time by independent promoters.

Classes[edit]

The classes that race at New Zealand tracks include

  • 1/4 midgets (Kiwi Kidz)
  • Sprint cars
  • Midget cars
  • Three quarter (TQ) midgets
  • Superstocks
  • Stockcars
  • Super saloons
  • Saloons
  • Production saloon
  • Streetstocks
  • Modifieds
  • Ministocks (adult and youth)
  • Minisprints
  • Solos
  • Sidecars
  • Youth Saloons (exclusive to Riverside Speedway in Invercargill)
..


Venues[edit]

North Island[edit]

Track Name Code Location Type Classes Results
Baypark M Mount Maunganui 470 meter clay oval Super Saloons, Saloons, Stockcars, Mini Stocks, Sprintcars Results
Gisborne Awapuni Speedway G Gisborne 390 m. clay oval Production Saloons, Stockcars, Ministocks, Super Saloons, Saloons, Streetstocks, Three Quarter Midgets, Sidecars, Solos Results
Huntly Placemakers Speedway H Huntly 380 m. clay oval Modifieds, Minisprints, Super Saloons, Saloons, Production Saloons, Superstocks, Stockcars, Ministocks Results
McDonalds Kihikihi Speedway K Kihikihi 400 m. clay oval Superstocks, Stockcars, Ministocks, Streetstocks, Saloons, Production Saloons, Sidecars, Minisprints Results
Meremere Speedway ? Meremere dirt triangular oval Super Saloons, Saloons, Sidecars, Superstocks, Stockcars, Ministocks, Streetstocks, Three Quarter Midgets Results
Northlands Speedway WR Whangarei dirt oval Saloons, Stockcars
Ocean View Speedway V Wanganui 344 m. clay oval Production Saloons, Sidecars, Superstocks, Stockcars, Mini Stocks Results
Palmerston North International Speedway P Palmerston North 434 m. clay/lime oval Super Saloons, Saloons, Superstocks, Stockcars, Ministocks, Street Stocks, Sprintcars, Minisprints, 'Boy Racers'
TWS Paradise Valley Raceway R Rotorua 365 m. clay/lime oval Minisprints, Modifieds, Production Saloons, Saloons, Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Youth Ministocks Results
Rangeview Speedway RV Waharoa clay oval Formula 500s, Minisprints, Mini Stocks, Saloons
Rosebank Domain A Avondale, Auckland 320 m. clay oval Sidecars, Solos, 1/4 Midgets Results
Springs Speedway A Western Springs, Auckland 428 m. slightly-banked clay oval Midgets, Three Quarter Midgets, Sprintcars, 1/4 Midgets
Stratford International Speedway S Stratford 380 m. papa mudstone oval Midgets, Modifieds, Super Saloons, Saloons, Superstocks, Stockcars, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks Results
Waikaraka Park A Onehunga, Auckland 450 m. clay oval Modifieds, Super Saloons, Saloons, Stockcars, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Minisprints, Ministocks
Max Motors Upper Hutt Family Speedway W Wellington 385 m. clay/sand/lime oval Modifieds, Sprintcars, Super Saloons, Saloons, Superstocks, Youth Mini Stocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Production Saloons. Results

South Island[edit]

Track Name Code Location Type Classes Results
Central Motor Speedway T Cromwell 446 m. clay oval Midgets, Saloons, Sidecars, Stockcars, Mini Stocks Results
Eastern States Speedway E Blenheim 420 m. clay oval Super Saloons, Saloons, Production Saloons, Superstocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Ministocks, Sprintcars, Modifieds, Sidecars Results
Greenstone Park Speedway GM Greymouth 403 m. clay oval Modifieds, Saloons, Stockcars, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, Three Quarter Midgets
Beachlands Speedway D Waldronville 408 m. clay oval Saloons, Stockcars, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, Three Quarter Midgets Results
Riverside Raceway I Invercargill 410 m. clay/crusher dust/lime oval Midgets, Saloons, Stockcars, Standard Stocks, Street Stocks, Sprintcars, Youth saloons, production saloons, Modified Sprintcars Results
Ruapuna Speedway C Christchurch 406 m. & 205 m. clay ovals Midgets, Three Quarter Midgets, Solos, Sidecars, Sprintcars, Modified Sprints Results
Top of the South Speedway N Nelson 343 m. clay oval Midgets, Three Quarter Midgets, Modifieds, Super Saloons, Sidecars, Stockcars, Street Stocks, Superstocks, Production Saloons Results
Wishart Raceway Y North Beach 296 m. crushed mudstone oval Saloons, Solos, Mini Stocks, Street Stocks
Woodford Glen Speedway[1] C Kaiapoi 410 m. clay mix oval Modifieds, Saloons, Stockcars, Mini Stocks, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Super Saloons Results

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