Waikaraka Park

Last Visited - 2022
Track Distance - 3/10 mile
Facilities - Average
City/Town - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
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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.