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Speedway Events – What’s On – January 2013

Want to know what speedway events are on this January? Read on!

January Speedway Events


Speedway Events:

Weekend of the 25th-27th of January 2013:


Beachlands Speedway:

24/01/13 – International Sprint Car Speed Week, TQ Tri Nations Cup

Paradise Valley Raceway:

25/01/13 – World Invitation Superstock Champs, BOP Stockcars, Overseas Drivers Practice
26/01/13 – World Invitation Superstock Champs, Stockcar Teams Race, BOP Saloons, Superstocks in Paradise

Dargaville Speedway:

26/01/13 – Auckland Anniversary Weekend
27/01/13 – Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Waikaraka Park Speedway:

26/01/13 – Auckland Super Saloon Championship

Meeanee Speedway:

26/01/13 – International Solos Bikes

Oceanview Speedway:

26/01/13 – Production Saloons Champs

Wellington Speedway:

26/01/13 – Derby

Nelson Speedway:

26/01/13 – Tasman Thunder v Greymouth Grizzlies

Ruapuna Speedway:

25/01/13 – NZ Midget Car Champs
26/01/13 – NZ Midget Car Champs

Rosebank Speedway:

27/01/13 – Motorcycle Speedway Series

Weekend of the 18th-20th of January 2013:


Ruapuna Speedway:

17/01/13 now 18/01/13 – TQ Midget Tri-Nations, NZ TQ Grand PRix


Whangarei Speedway:

19/01/13 – C Grade & Production Saloon Trophy Dashes


Huntly Speedway:

19/01/13 – Club Meeting – Including Washworld Te Rapa New Year Sprint Car Dash


Ashburton Speedway:

19/01/13 – W.O.W Sth Island Sprint Car Series


Kihikihi Speedway:

19/01/13 – NZ Streetstock GP


Palmerston North Speedway:

19/01/13 -20/01/13 – New Zealand Stockcar Teams Champs


Woodford Glen Speedway:

18/01/13 -19/01/13 – NZ Superstock Grand Prix


Waikaraka Park Speedway:

19/01/13 – Modified Sportsman Super Dirt Cup 2013


Weekend of the 11th-13th of January 2013:


Rotorua Speedway:

11/01/13 – Club Night


Baypark Speedway:

12/01/13 – Round 4 Pro Dirt Super Saloon Series / Saloon Car Teams Race / Super Stock Best of the Rest Invitation


Waikaraka Park:

12/01/13 – Demon Energy Monster Truck, FMX and Stunt Tour


Stratford Speedway:

11/01/13 – 12/01/13 – DIGN4U Ltd and GJS NZ Ltd sponsored New Zealand Modified Championship


Nelson Speedway:

11/01/13 – 12/01/13 – NZ Home Loans NZ Superstock Championship


Moore Park Speedway:

12/01/13 – NZ Sidecar Championship


Dargaville Speedway:

13/01/13 – All Grades


Kaikohe Speedway:

13/01/13 – Race Meet featuring LTD Trophy & Super Saloon Trophy


More dates coming soon!

Note: Calendar subject to change. Always check with the host track for full information and meeting confirmation.

2012-2013 Speedway Season Opening Meeting Dates

After much anticipation, the 2012-2013 Speedway Season is finally here!

Opening Meetings for the SeasonMost tracks opening nights as per the below.

North Island Tracks:

  • Rosebank Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Sunday 7th October 2012
    Meeting 1: King of Rosebank
  • Western Springs Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 3rd November 2012
    Sprintcars: Midgets: TQs
  • Waikaraka Park Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Sunday 21st October 2012 NOW: Sat 27th October 2012
    City of Sails Stockcar Championship
  • Huntly Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 20th October 2012
    TWS Stockcar Championship & Valvoline Waikato Saloon Championship
  • Kihikihi Speedway
    Opening Meeting:  Friday 26th October 2012
    Season Opener & Fireworks Display
  • Baypark Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 20th October 2012
    Flamecrusher Top Half Midget Series Round 1
  • Paradise Valley Raceway, Rotorua
    Opening Meeting:  Saturday 3r November 2012
    Alan Forbes Transport Ltd Fireworks
  • Gisborne Speedway
    Opening Meeting: 3 November 2012
    Opening Meeting/ Family Fireworks/ Double Points
  • Meeanee Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 20th October 2012
    Superstocks Stockcars TQ Saloons Ministocks Streetstocks
  • Stratford Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 27th October 2012
    Opening night, City of New Plymouth Classic for Adult Ministocks, Saloons and Streetstocks
  • Ocean View Speedway, Wanganui
    Opening Meeting: Sunday 21st October 2012
    Opening Meeting – 40th Anniversary Weekend
  • Palmerston North Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 20th October 2012
    Grand Opening – All Classes
  • Wellington Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Sunday 21st October 2012 Fireworks November 3rd 2012

South Island Tracks:

    • Eastern States Speedway, Blenheim
      Opening Meeting: Saturday 3rd November 2012
      BNT/Pete Dixon Trophy
    • Greenstone Park Speedway, Greymouth
      Opening Day: Saturday 20th October 2012  NOW: Monday 1pm due to weather
      Sidecars pairs, TQs, Ministocks – Adult and Youth, Stockcars, Production Saloons, and Streetstocks.
    • Woodford Glen Speedway
      Opening Meeting: Saturday 20th October 2012
      Trophy Challenge – Opening Night All Grades Racing
    • Ruapuna Speedway
      Opening Meeting: Saturday 17 November 2012
      Round of SI Sprintcar Travelling Show
    • Moore Park Motorcycle Speedway
      Opening Meeting: Sunday 21st October 2012
      Sidecar Battle of the Twins
    • Central Motor Speedway, Cromwell
      Opening Meeting: Saturday 20th October 2012
    • Beachlands Speedway, Dunedin
      Opening Meeting: Saturday 29th September 2012
  • Oreti Park Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 10th November 2012
    Brian Reed Memorial Trophy for Solo’s Supporting Classes
  • Riverside Speedway
    Opening Meeting: Saturday 20th October 2012 NOW: 17 November 2012

Note: Dates subject to change. Always check with the host track for full information and meeting confirmation. If you have a correction to the above please leave a comment below.

What’s on at Speedway – Easter Weekend 2012

Plenty of speedway racing going down this Easter at a track near you

What’s on at Speedway – Easter Weekend 2012

Just a taste of  some of the many things on this weekend, (weather permitting of course) include:


Hickey Contractors Easter Extravaganza

Saturday & Sunday at 6pm – Paradise Valley Rotorua. See rotoruaspeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


Peter Barry Teams

Friday & Saturday 6pm – 6th & 7th April – ZM Meeanee Speedway. See meeaneespeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


Warren Metals SMASHFEST VI

Easter Saturday 6pm – Waikaraka Park. See waikarakafamilyspeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


Peter Barry Teams Derby Championship

Easter Saturday 6pm – Robertson Holden International Speedway. See pnspeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


Easter Stampede, C.T.R.A Titles & Demo Derby

12noon Friday, 11am Saturday and 10am Sunday – Kaikohe Speedway. See kaikohecarclub.com for info, updates, and cancellations.


South Island Sprintcar Champs

Saturday 7th – Central Speedway (Cromwell). See centralmotorspeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


Stockcar & Production Open

Saturday 7th at 7pm – Eastern States Speedway. See easternstatesspeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


South Island Sidecar Championship & Solor Easter Challenge Cup

Saturday 7th at 1pm – Moore Park Motorcycle Speedway (Canterbury). See moorepark.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


Southland Champs, Streetstock Teams and Chain Race

Friday 6th at 2pm – Riverside Speedway. See riversidespeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.


Auckland Solo Championship 2011/12

Sunday 8th at 1pm – Rosebank Speedway, Auckland. See rosebankspeedway.co.nz for info, updates, and cancellations.



Please make sure you check with your local track for any changes or cancellations.

The Speedway 5 – Jan 13-15, 2012

The Speedway 5
The Speedway 5, where we pick five of the best or most interesting videos from a weekends racing action. It could be the biggest hits, the worst crashes, random feature races, highlights, or anything speedway related that catches our eye.

Enjoy all five speedway videos in the playlist below:

Thanks to everyone whose videos featured in The Speedway 5 this week. If you would like your video featured in the next edition of The Speedway 5, post it to the Speedway Racing NZ Facebook page.

Speedway Calendar for 2011-2012 Season

Looking for the latest calendar for the 2011-2012 speedway season for New Zealand tracks?

UPDATE: See the 2011-2012 Speedway Track Calendar for a list of the latest track dates, or see the calendar to the right of this page!


Several tracks have updated their calendars with drafts for the new season, see below:


Baypark Speedway

  • 8th October 2011 – Practice day / registration / club day
  • 15th October 2011 – Practice day / registration / club day
  • 22-October 2011 –  Opening Meeting
    Check the official site for latest info


Huntly Placemakers Speedway

  • 29-October 2011 –  Opening Meeting
    Check the official site for latest info

Rosebank Speedway

  • 10 September 2011 – Practices
  • 9 October 2011 – First Meeting
    Check the official site for latest info

Western Springs Speedway

  • 22 October 2011 – Practice #1
  • 5 November –  Opening Night
    Check the official site for latest info


Subject to change. Calendars may only be in draft form at the current time.

Speedway – Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Queens Birthday Weekend
Looking for some speedway action this long weekend for Queen’s Birthday Weekend?

Plenty happening at tracks around the country (depending on weather) for Queen’s Birthday Weekend. See below for more.


What: Working Bee
When: 11am onwards, Saturday June 4 2011
Where: Rosebank Speedway
Bring: your tools
More details: See their site



What: 20th Anniversary Meet, featuring CTRA NI Jalopy Title 4 June. 25 Lap Sprintcar/Modified Feature Race 5th June
When: 11am Saturday 4th & 10am Sunday 5th June 2011
Where: Taipa Speedway, Oruru Road, Taipa, Far North



What: Saloon Day
When: 11am Saturday 4th June 2011 (Rainout day Sunday)
Where: Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club
Classes Running: saloon cars, stock cars, production saloons and mini stocks in action. The regular dirt track classes – which race clockwise – at the Waihi track will also be in attendance.



What: Queens Birthday Picnic Day
When: 12noon start, Saturday 4th June 2011 (Rain Date Sunday)
Where: Mercury Bay Speedway, Track by the Whitianga airfield.
Classes Running: Saloons, Super Saloons, Production Saloons & Ministocks. Also Ladies, Crew and Sponsor Races.



What: Queens Birthday Day One, Queens Birthday Day Two (includes Derby)
When: 11am both Satuday and Sunday 4th and 5th of June 2011 (RAINOUT Monday)
Where: Sunset Speedway Westport, Craddock Drive, North Beach, Westport
Classes Running: A wide range of classes on offer.



What: Racing
When: Satuday 4th June 2011, at 10am
Where: Kaikoura, Inland Kaikoura Rd, Kaikoura
Prize Giving: Saturday night at Robbies Bar



What: Awards Night for Manawatu Speedway Club & Robertson Holden International Speedway.
When: Sunday 5th June 2011 from 7pm. (Drinks – 6 pm Awards – 7 pm)
Where: Awapuni Function Centre (Awapuni Race Course)
More details: See their site


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Note: Event details subject to change. Always check with the host track for full information and meeting confirmation.