Arena Manawatu Speedway
Location - The track is conveniently located near the centre
of Palmy. Coming in on the main road from the north it's about five
blocks to the right of the square that marks the centre of the city. The
track is easily accessible from all of Palmy.
Parking - Parking is available at the track but there is plenty
of parking in the blocks around the track so don't pay any extra to
park at the track.
Premiere Meeting - The Superstock Teams meeting traditionally
held on the first weekend of February is one of the premiere meetings
in all of New Zealand Speedway. The event is a sell out every year
and sees fans don the colours of their team. Fans travel from all
over the country to attend this meeting. Make sure it is on your
speedway bucket list.
Also worth attending - Given the standard of Superstock
racing at the track the Manawatu Superstock title is not to be
Best spot to sit - Arena Manawatu is not short of a good
pozzie. You can't go wrong really. Personally although the main
grandstand looks appetising I like the front straight behind the
Classes run - Youth Ministocks, Adult Ministocks, Stockcars,
Superstocks, Sidecars, Solos, Minisprints, Sprintcars, Streetstocks.
Uniqueness - For a track of it's size Palmy is very narrow. It
is a track where there is nowhere to hide. It can also cater to the
non-contact classes although the likes of Sprintcars and Super Saloons
require supreme skill to pilot around here at top speed. Add to that
the history of the place and the quality of the facilities and Palmy
is undoubtedly in the top tier of New Zealand Speedways.