The 2021/22 speedway season sees a change of name at the previously named Robertson Holden International Speedway, a new change sees the operation changed to; Robertson Prestige International Speedway.
Robertson Prestige is part of the Robertson Motor Group specialising in Audi, Volkswagen and General Motors Chevrolet. Robertson’s have an extensive range of new and used vehicles, still service and supply parts for Holden and is a one stop shop for all your European Vehicles, Parts and Servicing and is conveniently located on the Corner of Rangitikei Street and JFK Drive, Palmerston North. www.robertsonprestige.co.nz
Following this significant announcement we are happy to announce the following dates for the upcoming 2021/22 season.
The season calendar has been updated to reflect our new Grand Opening start date of the 20th November 2021.
There has been a couple of other significant changes to the calendar which sees the relocation of the "50 Years of the Tank" evening shifted to Saturday 26th March 2022, this night is scheduled to be an iconic night of nostalgia in Speedway racing with the Tanks making their presence felt at the Robertson Prestige International Speedway.
The relocation of the 248 SuperStock Global Challenge to the 2nd April 2022 to coincide alongside the Girls Vs Boys Stockcar Teams Race will be one night of superior SuperStock action.
A jam packed season of events at the Robertson Prestige International Speedway, please keep an eye on our Website & Facebook page for up to date information.
The mentor programme is compulsory for all new drivers and drivers who are returning to the sport who have not competed in the previous 5 years. The mentor programme will be held on Sunday 14th November, 1pm at the Speedway Office, entry via Waldegrave Street.
Additional Greensheeting Dates
We are pleased to announce the following additional Greensheeting dates;
- Saturday 23rd October in Foxton at Tasman Fish Supply, Main Road, Foxton – 9am – 12pm
- Sunday 24th October: 10am – 1pm, Speedway Shed, entry via Waldegrave Street by the Speedway Shed.
- Sunday 31st October: 10am – 1pm, Speedway Shed, entry via Waldegrave Street by the Speedway Shed.
- Sunday 7th November: 10am – 1pm, Speedway Shed, entry via Waldegrave Street by the Speedway Shed.
- Sunday 14th November: 10am – 1pm, Speedway Shed, entry via Waldegrave Street by the Speedway Shed.
Greensheeting days will only be available for Palmerston North registered vehicles and will follow COVID 19 Alert Level 2 Guidelines. Bookings are essential to best protect not only yourselves but the vehicle checkers who are completing your checks. Please either email email@example.com or contact 06 358 8838 or Puk on 027 227 3101 to book a time.
We encourage for only the driver and one crew member attend, please remember to bring your jack, wheel brace & axle stands, as well as helmets will also be required to check Head Clearances.
Every person attending will be required to scan/ sign in, and wear masks. Social distancing will apply.
Finally, as you may be aware, it was decided at the Speedway NZ AGM in July that the Dorian electronic lapscoring system would be replaced with MYLAPS.
The Robertson Holden International Speedway have decided to go ahead with installing the new system as soon as possible - but we have been waiting to make a formal announcement until we had secured the infrastructure required for the changeover. We have now received our loop and are currently waiting for the server etc to be delivered; it is our intention to have the system in place for the start of the season.
This means that you will need a MYLAPS transponder to compete at the Robertson Holden International Speedway.
We will keep you up to date with our progress on this, and how this changeover is tracking along.
For information on purchasing a MYLAPS transponder, please see the SNZ website: https://www.speedway.co.nz/MYLAPS-1
Several tracks are delaying the changeover to MYLAPS including Stratford and Huntly who are planning to use the Dorian system for this season.
If you want to race at the NZ Superstock Championship at Huntly you will still need your Dorian. Waikaraka Park will have the MYLAPS system in place for the NZ Stockcar Championship on December 28 and 29.