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June 2018

The Rustic Run & Walk

June 9, 2018

The Rustic Run & Walk is an easy to moderate social event. The Half Marathon is open to solos or Teams! Enter a team of colleagues, family or just a group of mates.

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September 2018

Burn, Baby, Burn.

September 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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$1000 Blossom Burnout & pre-season shakedown speedway action Racing starts 4.30pm. Burnout 7pm. Adult $10. 15 years and under FREE. With a tradition of car loads of visitors coming to Alexandra’s Blossom Festival, here is an opportunity for autophiles to show off the power under their bonnets (entries accepted on the night) and for others to breathe in the smell of burning rubber. Plus there’s the attraction of track action and the invitation for families to visit the pits, see the race cars…

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October 2018

Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway 2018/19 Season Opener

October 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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All regular classes racing. Sprintcars, super saloons, saloons, six shooters, productions, youth mini stocks and visiting modified sprints. Heavy Trax Central Motor Speedway is where all the action is this summer. To see, hear and smell a rip-roaring start to a full-on 2018/19 Season make a beeline to the track on Labour Weekend Saturday. Gates open at 4 pm for early-birds to park up in their favourite spots on the natural amphitheatre surrounding the 500-metre 'avocado-shape' track.  Racing starts at…

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November 2018

Mag & Turbo Super Cup Super Series 2018-19 (round 2)

November 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Car at Central Speedway

Round two of the Mag & Turbo Super Cup (formerly Vertex Super Cup) at Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway on Saturday, Nov 10 showcases South Island super saloons, the race-bred 'Monsters of Speedway.' Beneath light fibreglass bodies replicating such classic American muscle cars as Corvettes, Mustangs, Trans-Ams and Camaros are sophisticated and highly complex tubular space frame chassis with most designed and built in New Zealand. Motors, brakes, shocks and other components are all imported from American specialist manufacturers.…

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January 2019

Buddy’s Back, Club Champs & Burnout

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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After the Classic Car and Hot Rod Show what better way to end the day than getting along to Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway where gates open at 2pm and racing starts at 4pm. This meeting is also your big opportunity to see for yourself the USA 17-year-old sprintcar phenomenon Buddy Kofoid (USA8) who is in the country to compete on Central Otago clay for the Civil Construction 2019 NZ Sprintcar Title on Friday, Feb 1 and Sat, Feb…

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February 2019

Civil Construction 2019 NZ Sprintcar Title – Day 1

February 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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It’s the ‘Attack of Winged Demons’ with some 39 sprintcars from all over NZ and at least one International about to descend on Heavy Trax Hire for the Civil Construction 2019 NZ Sprintcar Title on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, Feb 2. Two evenings of 160kph wheel-to-wheel combat for the honour and bragging rights of being 1NZ. Will this be the USA superstar 17-year-old Buddy Kofoid or one of too many to list home grown heroes like 2014-15 1NZ Jamie…

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Civil Construction 2019 NZ Sprintcar Title – Day 2

February 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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It’s the ‘Attack of Winged Demons’ with some 39 sprint cars from all over NZ and at least one International about to descend on Heavy Trax Hire for the Civil Construction 2019 NZ Sprintcar Title on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, Feb 2. Two evenings of 160kph wheel-to-wheel combat for the honour and bragging rights of being 1NZ. Will this be the USA superstar 17-year-old Buddy Kofoid or one of too many to list homegrown heroes like 2014-15 1NZ Jamie…

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2019 Cromwell Street Sprints

February 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Central Otago Motorsport Club with the support of local businesses and volunteers is running the 2019 Cromwell Street Sprints. Last year saw the “king of the streets” Glen Frew who has won the previous 4 years in his modified Mitsubishi Evo 3 (500+hp) lose his title to a newcomer Josh Mitchell in his Subaru Impreza. Will Glen get back his title? Will Josh keep his “crown”?

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March 2019

Northburn 100 Ultra Mountain Events

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Provisional dates only : Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019 ​A festival of extreme mountain endurance. The big one – 100miles, 8000m elevation gain and loss. For the serious nutters only. Also 100km and 50km – still crazy but more achievable.

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April 2019

Highlands Festival of Speed

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Highlands, SH6 & Sandflat Road
Cromwell, New Zealand
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TWO DAYS OF SPECTACULAR CLASSIC RACING, SOME OF THE BEST TO BE SEEN IN NEW ZEALAND! The Highlands Festival of Speed returns – with an amazing selection of historic and classic vehicles battling it out on the world-class Highlands circuit.  The Festival of Speed is renowned as one of the most popular classic events in New Zealand for both competitors and spectators. It’s a weekend packed with some of the best modern classic racing you will see in New Zealand.…

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September 2019

Spring Challenge

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Cromwell is the destination for the 13th Spring Challenge, all women adventure race. Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering. The event first began in 2007 in the village of Hanmer Springs with 327 women entering, making it the highest participated adventure race in NZ at the time. The following year in Kaikoura 600 women took part.…

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October 2019

Speedway 2019/2020 Season Opener

October 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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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…

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January 2020

THE GATE LAKE DUNSTAN TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

January 2 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Alpha Street Reserve, Cromwell, Otago New Zealand + Google Map

Click here for results. COURSE DETAILS TRIATHLON Category One: Swim 300m, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. MULTISPORT KAYAK RACE Category Two: Kayak 5.5km, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. The transition point is located at the boat ramp adjacent to the toilets in McNulty Inlet. It is a metalled surface. DUATHLON: Run 3km, road cycle 22.4km, run 5.8km. Individual: Open Male, Open Female, Veteran Male (40+), Veteran Female (35+), Junior (Under 18). Teams (2 or 3 members): Male/Female/Mixed/Junior. Junior (under…

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RAY STEWART 70TH BIRTHDAY SUPER SALOONS 70 LAPPER PLUS 40 LAP SPRINT CAR RACE

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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·         Sprint Car 40 Lapper sponsored by Civil Construction ·         Pensioners Super Saloon Race (likely to feature 8 top drivers over 60) ·         All favourite support classes racing ·         $90,000 Jet Boat Central Motor Speedway Fund Raiser Raffle Tickets at entry gate Gates open at 3 pm. EFTpos at gate. Celebrate the 70th birthday of champion Super Saloon 't' driver Ray Stewart by being trackside at Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway on January 11 for a 70 lap super-saloon race. Fast zeroing in…

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The Rustic Run & Walk

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Rustic Run & Walk is an easy to moderate social event. The Half Marathon is open to solos or Teams! Enter a team of colleagues, family or just a group of mates. Run in relay, teams between 2-4 people. Run any order or any distance. Enjoy the atmosphere, camaraderie and meet others with the same goals.The half and full marathon options are run in 5.275 km laps through the Bannockburn Sluicings near Cromwell, Central Otago.  The Full Marathon (8…

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February 2020

Waitangi Back to Back

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - February 8 @ 9:00 pm
Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat road
Cromwell, Otago New Zealand
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Fri, Feb 7, 2020 Gates 4pm // Racing 6pm Mag & Turbo 2019-20 Super Saloon Super Cup (Rnd 4) Friend Forestry 2019-20 New Zealand Production Saloon Championship (Day 1) Support classes racing Sat, Feb 8, 2020 Gates 4pm // Racing 6pm Two Championship Meetings Friend Forestry 2019-20 New Zealand Production Saloon Championship Title Decider 2019-20 South Island Super Saloon Championship Support classes racing $90,000 Jet Boat Central Motor Speedway Fund Raiser Raffle Tickets. Available trackside

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