Weekend Wheels

October 21: Baypark Speedway – Mount Maunganui

Opening night of the 2017/2018 season gets underway at Baypark Speedway at 6.30pm on Saturday, October 21. Gates open at 5pm with a chance to walk through the pits, meet the drivers and see the race cars. Race classes include sprint cars, super saloons, stock cars, six shooters and mini stocks. Adults $20, seniors and children aged 5-15 years $10, family pass (2 adults plus 3 children) $50 and under 5s attend free. For more information visit www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz

October 22: Wheels on Mainstreet – Mount Maunganui

Wheels On Mainstreet features classic cars, custom cars, hot rods, trucks and bikes of all shapes and sizes on show for the whole family. Entry fee for vehicles is $5. Gates open for show vehicles at 8am. Vehicle entry fee includes one entry for a chance to win a trip for two to End of the Road Australia, Return to Brunswick Hot Rod Run 2017. Trip will include airfares, accommodation and transport in Australia. Spectator entry fee is $5 or $10 per family. Tickets to enter for the trip can be purchased separately for $5 each. The show runs from 10am-2.30pm on Sunday, October 22 at Coronation Park, Mount Maunganui.

October 28-29: Hampton Downs 500, Hampton Downs Motor Sport Park – Te Kauwhata

The Hampton Downs 500 takes place over October 28-29 at the Hampton Downs Motor Sport Park in Te Kauwhata. The 101-lap race has changed to a 500km which will see the Australian GT teams having to pit three times and manage fuel differently. The Highlands 101 will also change to the Highlands 501, which will be raced over 501km to create the New Zealand 1001. Support categories will take to the track between the AGT sessions and there will be a mega family zone and exhibits. Weekend and single day passes available. For tickets go to www.ticketmaster.co.nz

If you have a vehicle or motorsport listing, please email details to kerry@thesun.co.nz at least two weeks prior to the event.


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