Last Visited - 2011
Track Distance - 1/6 mile
Facilities - Limited
City/Town - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Website - www.rosebankspeedway.kiwi.nz
Facebook - Rosebank Facebook
Location - Rosebank Road Speedway is all of five minutes up the
North-Western motorway from Western Springs Speedway. Go up the
North-Western and take the Rosebank Road off-ramp. At the roundabout
take the road to get back on the motorway and on your immediate left
should be an entranceway to a road that will take you up alongside the
motorway on-ramp. This road leads to the track (and go-kart facility located
behind the track).
Parking - Parking appeared to be at the top of turns 1 & 2
with earlybirds able to view the track from their vehicles. For the big
meetings the go kart track behind turns 3 & 4 provides parking,
although you will be forced to wait for a break in the racing as the
way to the go-kart track goes perilously close to the speedway track.
Premiere Meeting - No meeting on the annual calendar sticks
out of the pack as a must attend. Attendances from the international
solo riders would be the highlight of most seasons if that happens.
Also worth attending - Auckland solo and sidecar champs.
Best spot to sit - Seating is limited to the top of turns 1 &
2. But the small crowds mean you wont have too much difficulty finding
a spot. A westerly breeze could lead to uncomfortable conditions as
the bank is exposed. The best option is probably to get there early
and get a spot in you vehicle.
Classes run - Solo's, Sidecar's, Quarter Midgets, Junior Solo's
Uniqueness - Rosebank is a specialist bike track and the
speedway is a bit different to what we see at your standard New
Zealand speedway. As the only specialist bike track in the North Island,
Rosebank Rd sits a long way from Moore Park & Oreti Park, the only other such tracks in New Zealand.
With most other tracks having abandoned their infield bike tracks, interest in bikes
sits at an all-time low adversely affecting the quality of shows.