History of New Zealand speedways. Return to home page
Click here for Taranaki Speedways ( Stratford, Ferndene and older tracks like Waiwakaiho.)
New Zealand tracks outside Taranaki, You can visit the web sites of the speedways which are current from our links page
Aranui Speedway (closed) See Christchurch speedways. 1949 to 1959.
Ashburton Speedway. South of Christchurch, South Island
Awapuni Speedway, Gisborne.
Bay park Speedway Baypark is located at the junction of State Highway's 2 and 29, Mount Maunganui.
Blanford Park (closed) Early speedway track in central Auckland in 1945.
Christchurch speedways 1949--1959 Read about Monica Park, Halswell, Aranui, and Ellesmere.
Cromwell Speedway Between Cromwell and Queenstown. South Island.
Eastern States Near Blenheim at Renwick, South Island.
Ellesmere Speedway (closed) South of Christchurch near Lake Ellesmere. Around 1959 to ....?
Finlayson Park Dargaville stockcar track, Top of North Island.
Forest Lake Speedway (closed) A track near Hamilton that closed in 1980
Gloucester Park (closed) This track in Onehunga, Auckland, was used for a short time in 1935.
Greenstone Park Track is in Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island
Hastings Twyford Stadium, (closed) Omahu Road, Hastings. (Was running 1949 to 1952 but little known about it as yet) Can anyone help?
Henning's Speedway (closed) This 2 mile track was possibly Auckland's first true "speedway" but only lasted two years. from 1928.
Huntly (closed) Near Hamilton. No dates or data known. Some photo's on page.
Hutt Speedway (See Taita), (closed) Hutt Valley near Wellington. 1947 to 1956 (Buy the book of this track by Allan Batt)
Island Park --Dunedin Friendship Drive, Waldronville, Dunedin
Kahuterawa- (closed) Manawatu ran in 1982/83. Need more detail. Can you help?
Kaikohe Speedway North of Whangerei near Bay of Islands.
Kihikihi Speedway, Waikato.
Kilbirnie, (closed) Near current Wellington airport. 1929 to 1939
Meeanee, Napier. Hawkes Bay 1962 to current day.
Meremere Speedway (closed) Sixty Km south of Auckland.
Meremere Dirt Track This track runs vehicles not used on other tracks in NZ Near Hamilton.
Monica Park (closed) See also Christchurch speedways.
Moore Park Speedway Home of the Ronnie Moore Riding School near Christchurch.
Morrinsville Speedway (closed) Track opened 1937 and closed 1949.
Mystery Creek- (closed) -Hamilton. ran from 1972 to 1978 ?.
Napier, (closed) Kennedy Road. Hawkes Bay. 1958 to 1962
Nelson Known as Top of the South (Island) 1968 until present day.
Olympic Park (closed) Also known as Sarawai Park. Parnell, Auckland. 1949 to 1961
Oreti Park Sandy Point in Invercargill, New Zealand, (The most Southern Track in the World?)
On Carlton Rd. Oxford. North West of Christchurch
Pauatahanui (closed) Practice track near Wellington. Early 1950's
Palmerston North Showgrounds. 1930 to date
Penlee Speedway (closed) (first and second) Masterton, north of Wellington.
Rangeview Speedway- Waharoa, near Matamata
Riverside Speedway Invercargill, Bottom of South Island
An Auckland track for solo bikes, TQ's and
Rotorua Stockcar Club. A track 20 minutes out of Rotorua in central North Island.
Rotorua Rugby Park Speedway (closed) A temporary Rotorua track used once in 1965.
Ruapuna / Templeton. Current track in Christchurch now known as Powerbuilt Speedway.
Sarawai Park (See Olympic Park)
Solway Park. (closed) A track on Masterton Show grounds in the 1950's
Sunset Speedway Wishart Raceway, North Beach, Westport
Taita Speedway (closed) 1947 to 1956 in Hutt Valley just north of Wellington.
Tahuna -Dunedin (closed) 1928-29 and 1949--?? (We know it was running in December 1952 but struggle after that)
Taipa Speedway Near Kaitaia in the far north of the North Island. Run stock and saloon cars.
Tai Tapu (closed) Near Christchurch 1948 to 1949?
Templeton. See also Christchurch speedways and Ruapuna / Templeton.
Te Marua Raceway Hutt Valley, started 1968, north of Wellington. Still running today.
Te Rapa Speedway (closed) Was located on the outskirts of Hamilton. Ran Stockcars for a short period in 1950's
Can anyone help with info on that track?
Waikaraka Park Auckland stock car track started in 1960's.
Plymouth's speedway from 1951 to 1970
Wanganui Oceanview Current speedway near Wanganui airport
It was running in about 1990 for two
Can anyone supply more info?
Western Springs Auckland 1935 until ???
Woodford Glen Speedway North East of Christchurch near Kaiapoi
(more coming soon, any help you can give with details would be greatly appreciated and acknowledged)
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