Woodford Glen Speedway
Last Visited - 2013
Track Distance - 1/4 mile
Facilities - Good
City/Town - Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand
Website - www.woodfordglen.co.nz
Location - The track is located north of Christchurch in the
settlement of Kaiapoi. The track is located conveniently close to
the main road north. For exact instructions see the Woodford Glen
Parking - Parking is located beside the track in a large paddock.
When Percy visited parking was directed. It's just a short walk from
parking to the main entrance. There was no charge for parking.
Premiere Meeting - Battle of the Stocks, or as it should be
called Battle of the Superstocks is a meeting with a big reputation.
The format see's North Island Superstock drivers paired up with a
South Island driver to battle as a duo over six races. Often the
meeting features a large number of Superstocks on the track at
any one time.
Also worth attending - If there is a Hoopla on the schedule it's probably worth a look.
Aside from that maybe Boxing night or a big Modified meeting might be worth a look.
Best spot to sit - The back straight grandstand provides a nice viewing spot.
Either that or the seating in turns 3&4.
Classes run - Adult Ministocks, Stockcars, Superstocks, Streetstocks,
Production Saloons, Saloons, Super Saloons, Modifieds.
Uniqueness - Woodford Glen has been described as two drag
strips with corners at each end. Whilst accurate that description
gives the illusion of a symmetrical racetrack. The Glen is anything
but. It's an egg like shape with a sweeping turn 1 & 2 followed by
a tight turn 3 & 4. The track has enough width to ensure quality
racing in the non-contact classes whilst not being so wide as to
inhibit hitting in the contact classes.