It’s the ‘Attack of Winged Demons’ with some 38 sprintcars from all over NZ and at least one International rattling their cages impatient to invade Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway on Friday, Feb 1 and Saturday, Feb 2 for the Civil Construction 2019 NZ Sprintcar Title. Two evenings of 160kph wheel-to-wheel combat for the honour and bragging rights of becoming 1NZ.
Will this be the USA super star 17-year-old Buddy Kofoid or one of too many to list home grown heroes like 2014-15 1NZ Jamie ‘Duffman’ Duff, 18-year-old up Connor Rangi, 2016-17 1NZ Jamie Larsen, 2017-18 2NZ Michael Pickens or 2016-17 3NZ Jamie McDonald? . Since arriving in New Zealand on December 28, Buddy has already made a big name for himself for his blistering pace with feature race wins at Central Motor Speedway and also Ruapuna where he’s knocked 5 seconds off the 15 lap record.
Both evenings are guaranteed to be action-packed to the extreme with drivers pushing it to the limit to gain valuable points during heats to not only be one of the 18 to compete in the final but to also secure the best grid positions. The format is for the 39 starters to be seeded into 6 groups … Bermuda Pools, X Factor Cars, HPE, Barnett Scaffolding, Lakeland Glass and Kiwi Kids eduCare Centres… competing in three heats each evening. Two further heats on Saturday will sort 16 top cars to compete in the Title final. The remaining 20 plus sprintcars will then pull out all the stops in the B-main for finishes that on accumulated points will make them the two to advance to the 18 sprintcar Title race. A race to beat all races!
Racing starts at 6pm both days with lots of other fast and favourite classes on the clay including six-shooters, saloons and super saloons, productions and youth ministocks. There will be food concessions and a few surprises that all add up to a memorable family day out where if you are early enough, gates open at 4pm for parking around the track … one of only two or three speedway tracks country-wide able to offer this.
A meeting as huge as this would not be possible without sponsorship with special mention of Civil Construction that since its establishment in 2011 has built an enviable reputation throughout Central Otago and beyond in earthworks, drainage, civil works, roading and general contracting. Supporting the 2019 NZ Sprintcar Title is part of Civil Construction’s focus on community involvement and putting people first.