Two days of speedway action
by Andy Bryenton
The biggest motorsport event on Dargaville’s annual calendar is about to launch again for 2020, as the town’s speedway gears up for their two-day summer meet.
The Dargaville Production Stock Car Club has held their Annual Two Day Meet at this sunny time of year for the past 23 years, attracting big crowds trackside. This year the action roars into life on January 25 and 26 at Finlayson Park Speedway, Dargaville’s dirt track oval dedicated to speedway racing. Dargaville club president Aaran Johnston offers a warm welcome to all visitors; both those who come to watch and those who will test their mettle against Dargaville’s finest behind the wheel.
“As well as our own club cars there will be visiting cars from Huntly, Auckland, Whangarei and Kaikohe, and Taipa.
“There are a variety of grades, and some new young drivers testing out their nerves and skills. So come and chat with these young ones if you are interested in joining the club, or chat with the older ones and hear some good stories!”
The speedway’s members will be busy tuning up their track-ready ‘weapons of choice’ for a high horsepower shootout in the weeks leading up to the contest. Everything from custom-built racers through to stripped-down, and hotted-up road vehicles will take to the track, slinging mud and spinning tyres for your entertainment in a race to the chequered flag.
However, patrons coming to enjoy the action need only bring deck chairs, beach umbrellas, hats and sunscreen to get involved. A full canteen service will take care of catering as speedway supporters Leanne and Pauline serve up pies, filled rolls, chicken nuggets and chips, ice blocks sweets and even a cuppa for mum and nan. It’s two days of great racing and old-fashioned family entertainment.