Last Visited - 2016
Location - Travelling over the Kaimai rangers just keep
going straight ahead. You will pass through 1,000 roundabouts but
keep on going straight ahead. You will eventually drive along a dual
carriageway which will almost lead you to the stadium entrance. If
travelling from Rotorua the stadium is conviently located on your
left as you enter the greater Tauranga area.
Parking - Parking is generally well organised and there is
plenty of it. Just follow the road into the stadium past the pit area.
Parking is normally directed.
Premiere Meeting - The premiere meetings at Baypark are generally
the SNZ championships. The best of the rest is probably the BK Super Saloon
Series or the Bay of Plenty Sprintcar Championship.
Also worth attending - Bay of Plenty Championship night unless
you like Fireworks or Demolition Derbies.
Best spot to sit - The Baypark seating is your typical stadium
bucket seats. Watch out for the poles that hold up the roof as they
provide an obstruction to patrons without x-ray vision. Sit lowish
in the grandstand on the back straight.
Classes run - Youth Ministocks, Saloons, Super Saloons, Sprintcars, Six Shooters, Stockcars
Uniqueness - Baypark is the Talladega of New Zealand Speedway.
It's not quite the longest track but it's width and openness is unparalelled
in New Zealand. The size allows drivers to reach speeds unattainable at
other tracks. In particular the Super Saloon class is a spectacle not
to be missed. Even small Super Saloon fields can put on a show fit
for a king.