Weekend Wheels

Bay events:

February 14: Baypark Family Speedway ‘Wide Tyre Salute’
A night of fast and furious racing is promised with racing by wide-tyred open
wheelers, saloons and super saloons, together with racing by some of the country’s best midgets in round three of the Top Half Midget Series. Six Shooters from around the country will also be racing. Gates open for spectators from 5pm with racing from 6.30pm. Details: www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz/events

February 20-21: Baypark Family Speedway: ‘Scrapman Mini Stock Madness’

This two-day race meeting for the youth mini stock class promises plenty of chances to see future speedway champions being created. In a class that always races hard and fast there will be plenty to entertain all speedway fans. Gates open 5pm with racing from 6.30pm. Details: www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz/events

February 22: Battle of the Streets – Paeroa

The country’s top motorcyclists will descend on the town to compete in the legendary 1.5km ‘hacksaw’ circuit with races in 11 classes ranging from sidecars and classics to supermoto and the Formula Paeroa event. Details: www.battleofthestreets.co.nz

March 1: All Ford Day - Blake Park
Tauranga’s Ford Muscle Club will hold its annual celebration of everything relating to the oval blue badge with a display of Fords at Blake Park. The fundraising event for Child Cancer Foundation’s Tauranga branch runs from 10am-3pm, with prizegiving at 2.30pm. Details: www.fordmusclecars.org.nz

Beyond the Bay:

February 14-15: 60th NZ Grand Prix - Manfeild Park
An action-packed weekend featuring championships for NZV8s, Toyota Finance 86 and NZ Formula First classes, along with racing by NZ F5000s, Enzed Central Muscle Cars and Formula Ford. Details: www.manfeild.co.nz

February 20-21: D1NZ drifting - Hampton Downs
Round four of the national drift series will be held in Hampton Downs, where
Cole Armstrong and other top Western Bay drivers will try to build on their success
at ASB Baypark.

To submit an event for listing, email details to hamishcarter@thesun.co.nz at least two weeks prior.


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