Taipa Stock and
Saloon Car Club
Situated Oruru Road Taipa near Mangonui in the Far North.
They race fortnightly and racing starts at 1pm unless advised and mostly Sundays.
Please contact the webmaster if you can help with history detail.
Public Relations Officer for the club, Carole Teixeira
kindly supplied the following information.
Club-based speedway history started in the Far North back in the mid 1980’s at Awanui. In the late 1980’s racing began on a track at this present site, Taipa Speedway.
This would not have been possible without the full backing of the Poharama Family. With their help this start led to the formation of the Taipa Stock & Saloon Car Club.
In the early days the track was likened to ‘two straights joined by a hairpin at each end’, and the track simply followed the lay of the land. Throughout the 1990’s the track was developed to its current configuration, with the now famous ’red clay.’ This particular clay has tremendous firmness, grip, and drainage, which provides excellent traction for acceleration and cornering.....drivers call it ‘awesome drivability.’
The Club became an Incorporated Society in 1999, and has continued to improve the track, the facilities in the surrounding course, and safety features for the benefit of
everyone involved in the sport of speedway at Taipa.
More history to come...