Tracks

Baypark Speedway



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.