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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.

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