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Waikato Stock and Saloon Car Club ready for new season


Huntly Placemakers Speedway has announced its new season’s program for the season that opens in October.

Untitled Document Building on the incredible success that the Valvoline Celebrity Classic (featuring Tiger Woods and Steve Williams) brought to speedway and particularly the Huntly track, the management of the facility have managed to develop a schedule of events that will ensure top quality meetings with the best drivers and cars in the country visiting one of the best track surfaces in the country.

Club President Red Wootton and his committee have been working on new initiatives over the past months and the fruition of that work has shown through in the program that has just been released to the speedway fans around the country. The club has planned 17 meetings over the summer season and each and every meeting has top class fields and top quality drivers from the local area and from other adjacent tracks.

The season opens on the 14th of October followed two weeks later by the hugely popular Fireworks Extravaganza that puts one of the best displays of racing and fireworks in front of the public that is seen in the Waikato area.

The weekend of the 17th and 18th of November sees the invitational stock car teams racing. This event has been developed over the past two seasons by the club and now it will be a two night event with the best teams from all over the country coming to Huntly for this event. For action a plenty this is a must see event.

The best Super Saloons in the country will visit Huntly on the 16th of December for the North Island Championships and this field will be headed by the current New Zealand Champion Steve Williams (who races out of Huntly) and current Huntly lap record holder Lance Jennings from Auckland. Over 25 cars are expected for this title.

New Years Eve sees the DHL Saloon series come to Huntly, another first. The cars will be racing all over the country over, with eight meetings in a row and last year the racing was as good as you will ever get to see from this class and very very competitive. Again this series will be led by Steve Williams in the second of his cars, but he will face very stiff competition from cars from all round the north island.

Tuesday the 13th of February brings the inter island rivalry to the fore with a Super Stock 10 a side teams event. Super stocks are 500 plus horse power stock cars who thrill with their speed and destructive ability and wanting to be the best Island in the country will mean nothing will be held back. Again this event is a first for Huntly Placemakers Speedway and will make for an entertaining night of speed and crashes.

Other feature events this year will be the NZ Modified Grand Prix and the North Island Mini Sprint Championship.

The Huntly Placemakers Club expects over 100 cars to be registered to the facility this year and that will guarantee thrills and excitement for everybody.
For more information visit the web site on or contact Red Wootton on 0274 953352

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