Last Visited - 2018
Track Distance - 3/10 mile
Facilities - Average
City/Town - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Website - www.waikarakafamilyspeedway.co.nz
Location - Located to the South West of the central city, the
Park is located on Neilson St Onehunga. It's nestled nicely between
the Manukau airport motorway and the Southern Motorway. The track is
accessible via either route.
Parking - A carpark is located behind the main grandstand. It has one
entrance in and one out. It is not conducive to a quick exit as the
majority of fans spill over into this area. There is a further area
behind this carpark which comes highly recommended. Do not park
in the cemetary. The gates to the cemetary are closed during the meeting
regardless of whether cars are parked in the cemetary or not!
Premiere Meeting - The Superstock Teams Nationals pit six to eight
of the top teams over two nights. The event is usually attended by
the top teams of recent years, Palmerston North Panthers and Gisborne Giants. The event
is usually held on the first weekend in March.
Also worth attending - Modified Super Dirt Cup is the premiere
Modifed title outside the SNZ championships. The Dirt Cup has a long
and proud history. In recent times it has lost some of the gloss
but the current committee look to be getting the event back to where
Best spot to sit - Unfortunately the main grandstand had been condemned. As a result
Waikaraka Park has become one of the worst viewing tracks in New Zealand. I have yet to find a spot
with an unobstructed view of the track. It's a shame because when the grandstand was open
Waikaraka Park was in my mind the best viewing track in the country.
Classes run - Youth Ministocks, Stockcars, Superstocks, Streetstocks, Saloons, Super Saloons, Modifieds, Six Shooters.
Uniqueness - Waikaraka is the longest SNZ track in the country
with a 461 metre pole line. It is also a very unique shape. Cemetary
Bend visually appears the tighter of the two Bends. The normal line is
a high entry with a low exit. Pit bend on the other hand is visually
a wider corner. A low entry and wide exit is often the preferred line
through this corner. Due to it's shape the track still races relatively
well when the track goes slick.