For over 70 years New Zealand Speedway has steadily grown from small beginnings throughout the country, to be big business in the major centres. The first Speedway meeting for motorbikes was conducted at English Park, Christchurch in 1928. Kilbirnie provided a Wellington venue in 1929 and Western Springs was first used for motorcycle Speedway in Auckland that same year.
2022 Highlights from Round 2 of the International Sprintcar Series Dec 3rd featured Aussie rock stars Robbie Farr and Jamie Veal, along with King of California Jonathan Allard, with 26 of New Zealand's best Sprintcar drivers in action!
Western Springs Speedway lights up as 25 of New Zealand’s top drivers go toe-to-toe in the Auto Super Shoppe Sprintcar Masters, with V8 Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen set to make his WSS sprintcar debut! Meanwhile, the best Midget drivers from NZ and the USA – including local stars Michael Pickens, Brad Mosen and Aaron Hodgson, and high-profile Americans Justin Grant, Ethan Mitchell, Taylor Reimer and Buddy Kofoid – in the PTS Logistics World 30-Lap Midget Derby. TQs
The Pickens 54, Michael Pickens, with over 200 career feature wins, nine National Midget Titles and the current National Sprintcar Champion, this guy is pretty good! Joining in the celebration is Justin Grant, Taylor Reimer, Ethan Mitchell and Buddy Kofoid from the USA plus over 30 local hot shots. Kiwi Supercars mega star Shane van Gisbergen, American Jonathan Allard as well as Jamie McDonald, David Thomas, and more.
This Sunday night it is V8 Heaven at Western Springs with the Auto Super Shoppes Sprintcar Masters, featuring over 20 of New Zealand's wildest V8 800hp Winged Monsters, including the final appearance of Supercar Champion Shane van Gisbergen. Plus the TWS Superstocks King of the Springs. If you have never seen these TWO TON TERRORS causing mayhem then you are in for a treat.
2023 Highlights from The Pickens 54 🏁 Western Springs Speedway kicked off 2023 in high-velocity style with The Pickens 54 - New Zealand's longest Midget race - on New Year's Day. The marquee event is named after Kiwi speedway great Michael Pickens, who featured alongside American superstars Justin Grant, Taylor Reimer, Ethan Mitchell and Buddy Kofoid, plus more than 30 local hotshots. Meanwhile, the Sprintcar J.A. Russell Silver Crown sees V8 Supercars champion SVG.