The days are getting longer and that can only mean one thing - speedway is back! After a long off-season the 2020/21 season at Robertson Prestige International Speedway thunders back into action this Saturday, November 20 at 6:30pm.
The midnight oil is being burned in sheds and workshops all over the country, as competitors and crews race to be ready for the summer ahead. Consequently, a line-up of opening night visitors already confirmed, along with plenty of locals who will be determined to keep the prizemoney out of their hands.
With new cars and new drivers plus all your favourites the excitement is going to be huge night on the dirt oval. The familiar roar of Superstocks hitting the dirt is an institution in Palmerston North and a quality field of these fearless drivers are ready to set the tone for the season! Metal crunching Stockcars never disappoint with plenty of new cars, new paint schemes and wild designs - these are the backbone of the sport and always are dedicated to putting on a spectacular show for the fans! Confirmed Sprintcars for the opening night sees the following drivers making the trip to compete; Rodney Wood, Cole Wood, James Dahm, Keaton Dahm, Brody Mathieson, Holly Williams, Josh Cummings, Paul Donovan, Dean Cooper, Tony Uhlenberg, Kendall Savage, Mark Alexander
Its double points night, which is an excellent chance for competitors to get some early runs on the board in the Travel Managers Group Season Points Chase. Points are awarded for a top six placing in every non-championship race throughout the season, and overall victory in any of the classes is a major achievement, and a tribute to a driver's consistency throughout the season.
Classes in action are Superstocks, Stockcars, Super Saloons, Sprintcars, Sidecars and Youth Ministocks.
Drivers and riders, please follow the below link to register your intention to compete at the opening night of the 2021/22 season. Please note: Youth Ministocks are only open to Palmerston North Speedway registered competitors only
If you're coming along, please remember these golden rules to protect yourself and other patrons:
- You must scan in using the NZ COVID tracer app. QR codes are located at all entry points to the venue. If you're unable to scan in, a manual register is available.
- You must wear a face-covering at all times, except when consuming food or beverage. So this means when you are arriving, scanning in and purchasing a ticket and when you are walking around the venue, using the toilets etc. you must wear your mask. You can remove your mask when you are in your bubble or at your car but please observe social distancing and keep 1m apart in all directions.
- Maintain social distancing of 1m from people you don't know.
- Please stay home if you are unwell!
Admission prices are $25 for an Adult (16 years and over), $10 for Children aged 8-15, and $60 for a Family pass of 2 adults and up to four children. Kids aged 7 and under are FREE.
Tickets can be purchased from our ticket booths at Gate 1 (Waldegrave Street), Gate 2 (Cuba Street - Bridge) and Gate 3 (Cook Street) from 5pm.
All food and beverage purchased onsite must be consumed while seated at tables. Because of this requirement, we will be operating reduced food and beverage in defined food court areas. You must remain seated for the duration of time you are consuming food and beverage. Because we’ll have limited tables available, we kindly ask that you relocate back to your seats once you have finished your food/ drink so that we can make this available to the next person waiting. Current restrictions mean we are unable to make alcoholic beverages available for sale.