Woodford Glen Speedway
Location - The track is located north of Christchurch in the
settlement of Kaiapoi. The track is located conveniently close to
the main road north. For exact instructions see the Woodford Glen
Parking - Parking is located beside the track in a large paddock.
When Percy visited parking was directed. It's just a short walk from
parking to the main entrance. There was no charge for parking.
Premiere Meeting - Battle of the Stocks, or as it should be
called Battle of the Superstocks is a meeting with a big reputation.
The format see's North Island Superstock drivers paired up with a
South Island driver to battle as a duo over six races. Often the
meeting features a large number of Superstocks on the track at
any one time.
Also worth attending - The exact definition of a Hoopla is
a mystery to this punter but the Hoopla name has become a regular
on the Woodford Glen calendar. The 2011 version features the Stockcar
class in mid-January.
Best spot to sit - Woodford Glen suffers from a lack of height.
The area surrounding the track is only mildly banked and gaining a
good view is tricky. Perhaps the best bet is to take a deck chair
and sit in the area between turn 4 and the start/finish line.
Classes run - Adult Ministocks, Stockcars, Superstocks, Streetstocks,
Production Saloons, Saloons, Super Saloons, Modifieds.
Uniqueness - Woodford Glen has been described as two drag
strips with corners at each end. Whilst accurate that description
gives the illusion of a symmetrical racetrack. The Glen is anything
but. It's an egg like shape with a sweeping turn 1 & 2 followed by
a tight turn 3 & 4. The track has enough width to ensure quality
racing in the non-contact classes whilst not being so wide as to
inhibit hitting in the contact classes.