Kihikihi Speedway

Last Visited - 2023
Track Distance - 1/4 mile
Facilities - Limited
City/Town - Kihikihi, North Island, New Zealand
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Location - The speedway is located in the small township of Kihikihi just south of Te Awamutu. From the main road look for the smallest sign you've ever seen. It will be on your left if travelling south. Go down this road until you get to the roadsign pointing towards the Kihikihi Domain, turn right. The track is near the end of the road and on your left.

Parking - Parking is normally located in the sports field next to the track. Try to avoid this as there is ample parking on the nearby side roads which can lead to a quick getaway.

Premier Meeting - The Andrew Edwards Memorial for Sprintcars is a must see event. Having grown quickly in prestige, expect to see a high quality and high quantity field.

Also worth attending - When they get the track right, Midgets are very good to watch. The King Country Midget title or perhaps a round of whatever series is happening would be well worth the trip. Alternatively Kihikihi sometimes runs a smaller Stockcar teams event.

Best spot to sit - Give the back straight a miss. The track banking does not make for good viewing. In fact depending on where you sit your view may be restricted to watching wings and fins go by. High up in turn 3 or turn 4 is the pick of the spots for a beautiful view of the entire track.

Classes run - Youth Ministocks, Stockcars, Superstocks, Quarter Midgets, TQ's Midgets, Sprintcars, Six Shooters, Production Saloons, Saloons, Super Saloons.

Uniqueness - Kihikihi has transfered from a sleepy Sunday afternoon dust bowl to a player in the Saturday night speedway market. With the move has come increased crowds and far superior shows.

The track itself has a fair amount of banking and is plenty wide to allow for quality racing. However it's not excessively wide and contact classes can and regularly do put on a show. Kihikihi is perhaps the best track in New Zealand in terms of catering to the variety of classes we race.