Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Great action continues at Western Springs


Great action continues at Western Springs

When the International Midget series wraps up on January 3, it won’t be the end of the top class action at Western Springs Speedway, with confirmation that New Zealand’s premier speedway will host the Koken Tools New Zealand Sprintcar Championship just two days later on January 5.

While the world’s top Midget drivers will fly out almost straight after the Crowne Plaza Auckland 50-lap classic Midget race on January 3 to contest the ‘Chili Bowl’ in the USA, widely regarded as the world’s biggest midget race, New Zealand’s top Sprintcar drivers will line up for the top prize Speedway New Zealand has on offer for the ’Winged Warriors’.

The last time that the Central Auckland ¼ mile dirt oval hosted the New Zealand Sprintcar championship was back in the 2006/07 season, where Western Springs regular Jamie McDonald took his one and only national title to date.

This season, it is expected that five former national champions will line up for the race, plus several international drivers including American drivers Jonathan Allard, Ricky Logan and Peter Murphy, an ex-pat Australian now based in California.

“It is a great honour to be able to host the Koken Tools New Zealand Sprintcar Championship here at Western Springs Speedway for the first time in six years,” says Western Springs promoter Bill Buckley. “Hosting it straight off the back of the International Midget series will be a great way to round out a busy but fantastic period of speedway racing.”

Race day sees gates open at 5pm with the first race getting underway at 6.30. Adults are $30 with kids under the age of 16 free with a paying adult. For more information, check out www.springsspeedway.com.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Obituary: Last 28th Maori Battalion A Company Veteran Dies

Charlie Petera, the final surviving member of A-Company of the 28th Maori Battalion has died at his home in Ngataki, Northland last night surrounded by his whanau. He was 91 years old. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news