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Speedway 2019/2020 Season Opener

October 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

After months of anticipation, the 2019-20 season at Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway roars into clay-flinging action on Labour Weekend Saturday (Oct 26).

What makes this Season Opener even more adrenalin-pumping is the launch of the Civil Construction Southern Sprintcar Series. The brainchild of Central Motor Speedway promoter and sprintcar champ, Jason Scott, the Civil Construction Sprintcar Series is thought to be the country’s first where in all heats and feature races the fastest drivers start at the back of the grid.

“Instead of spectators having to wait a good few laps for fast drivers to start threading their way past lapped cars, in this series the heart-stopping excitement of risk-it-all passing manoeuvres pretty much start at the drop of the green flag,” explains Jason. “Another benefit of this format is giving slower or newbie drivers at the front of the grid a clear track to really get their Jandals hard down on the accelerator. For their part, having to pass cars from the flag drop is a sure-fire way for fast drivers to further up-skill. After round one here at Central Motor Speedway where you can expect to see some 20 sprintcars on the track with a good mix of old hands, young guns and newbies, we head for Round 2 on November 14 at Riverside in Invercargill. Then it’s on to Beachlands in Dunedin with the final here on March 21 at the Daryl Ainsley Memorial Meeting.”

As well as sprintcars, classes racing on Labour Weekend Saturday include saloons, super saloons, six shooters, productions and youth ministocks. Some of the drivers, especially in youth ministocks and six shooters are newbies, others are a little rusty and old rivalries are bound to surface. All the ingredients are there for a night full of speedway fireworks on the 500 metre ‘avocado-shape’ track in Sandflat Road. Gates open at 4 pm with racing starting at 6 pm.   

So whaddya doing Saturday night, October 26? Going to Central Motor Speedway for the Fastest Family Show On Earth.

This is what happens when oil drops onto a sprint car exhaust pipe. Driver Whetu Taewa and the car suffered no damage.


Central Motor Speedway


Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway
Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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