Paradise Valley Speedway
Last Visited - 2018
Track Distance - 1/4 mile
Facilities - Average
City/Town - Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand
Website - www.rotoruaspeedway.co.nz
Location - The track is located in the heart of the Paradise
Valley which is a convenient 5 minute drive from the city centre. From the
north go past the gondola's and turn right at the first big intersection.
Go over the weird speed humps and all the way to the end of that
road before turning right again. The carpark and track are on your
Parking - A large parking area caters for most meetings. For
a big meeting the car park will fill up and fans may find themselves
directed to a nearby farmers paddock. To exit the carpark head to
the far end (if possible), in the couter-intuitive direction. There is
the quickest way to exit the carpark.
Premiere Meeting - The World 240's Superstock event is one of
the premiere events of the summer. The event typically attracts all
the top Superstock drivers. Throw in overseas drivers and the tight
Rotorua track and this is one event not to be missed. Get there early
for this one folks, the event attracts massive crowds.
Also worth attending - The Easter Extravaganza typically attracts
very strong fields across all classes. But this meeting is as much
known for its inhospitable conditions as it is for the racing. Thermal
underwear, woollen socks, beanie's, blankets and sleeping bags are all
essential items for viewing this meeting.
Best spot to sit - A plethora of great viewing spots are
available. Perhaps the best of them is high up in turn three, way
above the action. But such is the angle of the terracing there is not
a bad seat in the house.
Classes run - Youth Ministocks, Stockcars, Superstocks, Minisprints,
Modifieds, Production Saloons, Saloons.
Uniqueness - There is nowhere to hide on this track. Rotorua
is a perilously narrow and short track, making it perfect for Stockcar
racing. The track is of unique consistency and is perhaps the only
track in the country that can be rescued when insufficient moisture
is beneath the top surface. The track itself is a tear drop shape with
a very tight turn 1/2 followed by a wider, more flowing turn 3/4.