The recent wet weather has created the perfect storm for Baypark Family Speedway to put on one of the most spectacular – and rare – race programmes ever tonight.
With rain forcing last Saturday's closing night and fireworks finale to be postponed until tonight, Baypark Family Speedway promoter Bernie Gillon says spectators heading down to the track this evening are in for a real treat.
“They will see the first and possibly the only time this many Super Stocks and Stock Cars will be racing at the same event without being broken into groups or heats.
“That is 36 Super Stocks all on the track together and 50 Stock Cars all on the track together,” says Bernie.
The Super Stock Rumble will have 36 cars racing at one time – the most ever allowed by Speedway New Zealand – with entries from Auckland to Wellington.
“And the Harry Fredrickson Stock Car Gold Cup will have 50 cars racing at one time – the most ever allowed by Speedway NZ – with entries from Auckland to Wellington too,” says Bernie.
Then there's the Sprint Car Bay Championships, the final rounds of the La-z-boy Saloon Car Series, and the Super Saloons racing before the night concludes with the Fireworks Extravaganza.
“Spectators will see close to $20,000 worth of fireworks let off.”
The closing night fireworks extravaganza, Harry Fredrickson Gold Cup and Superstock Rumble is at Baypark Family Speedway tonight, May 6. Gates open 5pm and racing starts 6.30pm.
For more information, visit www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz