Eastern States Speedway near
recent photos from Eastern States track. Courtesy Jackie Lammas.
HISTORY OF EASTERN STATES
The Blenheim Club was founded in the 1970's at which time it was called
Marlborough Scramble Car Club. Scramble Cars were the forerunner of
what we know as stock cars. Saloons were next to come on the scene closely
followed by a variety of saloon cars. We raced at Para and then Hospital
Road. We then decided to build a Track at Foxes Island and changed our name
to Marlborough Stock Car Club.
In 1982 we had a first race season at
our current track and decided again we needed a new name, so we became Sun
City Speedway in the mid 80's. In 1988 we had progressed well and with the
introduction of Street Stocks, this was an added attraction as a crowd
During this period we changed our name
again to Eastern States Speedway, which we are known as today. We have come
along way since the first days of racing. In 1993 we progressed to
installing lights at our Track for the introduction of night-time racing.
This has proved to be very popular. In 1995 we rebuilt the entire wall, as
after many years of hard racing had started to take its toll, and was in
need of replacement. This again has proved to be very popular with the
We have a Membership of around 100 Members.
The Society is administered by an Executive Committee consisting of
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Captain and Committee
Members, in contrast to many other Tracks around New Zealand which are
We hold Twelve race nights during the Season
which commences in October and runs through till April. Race Meetings are
programmed to take maximum advantage of the visiting public. Spectators at
meetings average 1000 with Meetings such as NZ Stockcars night reaching
Another photo below from
Jackie Lammas. TOP