Last Visited - 2022
Track Distance - 3/10 mile
Facilities - Average
City/Town - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Website - www.waikarakafamilyspeedway.co.nz
Facebook - Waikaraka Facebook
Location - Located to the South West of the central city, the
Park is located on Neilson St Onehunga. It's nestled nicely between
the Manukau airport motorway and the Southern Motorway. The track is
accessible via either route.
Parking - A carpark is located behind the main grandstand. It has one
entrance in and one out. It is not conducive to a quick exit as the
majority of fans spill over into this area. There is a further area
behind this carpark which comes highly recommended. Do not park
in the cemetary. The gates to the cemetary are closed during the meeting
regardless of whether cars are parked in the cemetary or not!
Premiere Meeting - The Superstock Teams Nationals pit Superstock Teams
over two nights. The event has enjoyed some revitilisation in recent years to return to being one of
the best events on the speedway calendar. ANZAC weekend is the new date having previously been held
in early March.
Also worth attending - Modified Super Dirt Cup is the premiere
Modifed title outside the SNZ championships. The Dirt Cup has a long
and proud history. In recent times it has lost some of the gloss,
but seeing a near full size field of Modifieds is a rare sight and is worth the effort.
Best spot to sit - Unfortunately the main grandstand had been condemned and pulled down. As a result
Waikaraka Park has become one of the worst viewing tracks in New Zealand. I have yet to find a spot
with an ideal view of the track. It's a shame because when the grandstand was open
Waikaraka Park was in my mind the best viewing track in the country. There are long-term plans to
develop the venue.
Classes run - Youth Ministocks, Stockcars, Superstocks, Streetstocks, Saloons, Super Saloons, Modifieds, Six Shooters.
Uniqueness - Waikaraka is the longest SNZ track in the country
with a 461 metre pole line. It is also a very unique shape. Cemetary
Bend visually appears the tighter of the two Bends. The normal line is
a high entry with a low exit. Pit bend on the other hand is visually
a wider corner. A low entry and wide exit is often the preferred line
through this corner. Due to it's shape the track still races relatively
well when the track goes slick.