Central Otago's Fastest Family Show on Earth


Obituary: Scott (Scotty) Gordon

It is with profound sadness Central Motor Speedway advises of the passing of Scott (Scotty) Gordon (5/12/65 – 26/7/20) after a short, courageous battle with illness. Scotty has a long and valued association with Central Motor Speedway as a loyal club supporter, driver (21i), and more recently mentor to his twin daughters who race in the six shooter class. The club offers heartfelt condolences to Scotty’s wife Linda and daughters Emma, Georgia and Sophie, his parents, relatives, friends and business colleagues. A service to celebrate Scotty’s life will be held at Affinity Funeral Home, 143 Centennial Ave, Alexandra at 11am, Saturday, August 1 followed by a private interment.     


Ball To Benefit Youth

Central Motor Speedway can’t roll back weeks of lockdown or make temperature inversions disappear, but what it can do, is do what it does best. Put on a show. Not on the Sandflat Road track but in the Cromwell Memorial Hall on Saturday, August 8.

This show is a ball with the strong purpose of fundraising to assist and attract greater youth and family participation in speedway through setting up a fund to assist parents finance a deserving son or daughter into a try-out at the wheel of a Youth Ministock.

Encouraging youth and others to get involved with speedway is a passion for former pro league player Whetu Taewa.

“Youth participation contributes to positive youth development’’ says Whetu. “The ball is an opportunity to come together for a well-deserved mid-winter community party contributing to a great cause. Continuous supper and drinks will be available throughout the night with live music by Marc and Stacey of the ‘Hamiltones’.”

From president to after-meeting rubbish collectors, volunteers are the heart, soul and lifeblood of speedway, and as Whetu points out “a ball is also a great way for the club to show its appreciation”.

The Ball’s theme is ‘Black, White, Red’ with the Grain & Seed Café donating $250 each for the best dressed female and male. Quartz Reef is sponsoring a ‘welcome’ bubbly and Harvest Hotel is offering rooms at $115.00 for the night.

Tickets are $60pp from ticketinfo.cms@gmail.com.



Central Motor Speedway Club Fundraiser Firewood


To arrange pick up at the track or delivery throughout Cromwell Basin contact Whetu on 027 485 6302



Central Otago's Fastest Family Show On Earth
Just through the Gibbston Valley/Kawarau Gorge from Queenstown and Arrowtown, less than half an hour from Wanaka, only a short drive from Alexandra and Clyde, and on the outskirts of Cromwell, Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway is in Sandflat Road, off State Highway 6. One of only three Division 1 speedway tracks in the southern region, Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway is now even easier to find, being right nextdoor to Highlands Motorsport Park. Together we're contributing to making Cromwell and Central Otago 'motorsport central!'

Central Motor Speedway is a not-for-profit community asset for the whole of Central Otago and as such we take our community responsibilities seriously. Part of this is to create a safe, family entertainment environment and to actively encourage involvement and participation by the region's youth and young adults. We also provide financial donations to community groups/clubs through their helping us on race days.

Sponsors are crucial to enabling us to bring you 'Central Otago's Fastest Family Show on Earth'. Our sincere appreciation goes to Heavy Trax Hire for agreeing to be main sponsor for a fourth season in a row. We also thank all businesses who have already or are intending to become gate, meeting and track side sponsors for the 2019/20 season. 





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