Finlayson Park Speedway near Dargaville. Return to NZ Speedways Home Page
The Dargaville Production Stockcar Club
raced for several years in TeKopuru,
a settlement near Dargaville.
In 1977 the Dargaville Production Stockcar
Club Incorporated was formed
and moved to its current location at Awakino Point, situated approximately 1.5 km
from Dargaville on State Highway 14, the road from Dargaville to Whangarei.
The racing track has undergone major changes since 1977 when it was just a swampy paddock surrounded by maize fields. The track is now a small clay oval approximately 400 metres long with 12 metre wide corners and 10 metre wide straights.
The Club went through a period of uncertainty
during late 1999 and early 2000 with the possibility of the Club losing the
lease on the land on which the track was situated. Members reacted positively to
this and bonded together with a good result in early 2000 when an agreement was
reached with the Council to purchase the land.
The land then became known as Finlayson Park Speedway, owned by the Dargaville Production Stockcar Club Inc., thus making it the first Northland dirt track to own its own land.
The Club is currently in a positive growth era with membership currently at 14 family memberships, 13 single memberships and approximately 10 junior drivers and it is increasing season by season.