Speedway as an event affected by low sales.

Speedway tracks around New Zealand have been feeling the pressure following changes made by the government to traffic light conditions last month. In fact, only 40% of Speedways in New Zealand have continued operating. 

The Baypark Speedway promotion team have tried their hand at a couple of different options, the first live stream only event The Bay51 meeting played out like an episode of unfortunate events when power was cut by an accident to the greater Mount Maunganui area.

This of course caused major issues with being able to stream out to the large number of viewers that had purchased. A backup contingency plan is currently being put in place to ensure that this does not occur again which means livestream has been put on hold for now

The team have now decided to move forward with something new after a call out from fans to open the gates under the Covid-19 protection framework and allow 10x bubbles of 100 in the Stadium for the next event, the Scrapman Superstock Bays of Thunder Meeting this coming Saturday 26th February 2022. 

Since tickets went up on the Eventfinda website sales have been slow which tells us even though fans want the option, because of the current climate they are not rushing back into the gates like expected.

We need to make sure moving forward that we can make the rest of the season work financially” says Speedway Manager Melissa Webb. When we asked if it’s likely that some future events may now be postponed or cancelled all together, she replied ” We would definitely have to wait and see if we can get the required fans on seats and or via live stream in the near future to enable us to continue, it would be great to see a show of support from all those that love the sport”

This weekend’s event is brought to you by Scrapman Metal and J Swap, & M K Bobcats,

Rodney Wood a 2-time Sprintcar and former Superstock national champion has taken on the charge to prep the track and has made some amazing changes to the complete surface which should see one of the best racing surfaces at Baypark Speedway for many years. The Superstocks will be supported by Sprintcars, Saloons, Super Saloons and Six Shooters, Promotions hopes that a crowd will pull together this weekend as plans for a huge Sprintcar 30 lap night in a couple of weeks will be something fans all over New Zealand will not want to miss out on.

Tickets can be purchased by using the link below, so far we have 27 Superstocks entered, 17 Six shooters, 12 Supers including the return of 1nz Peter Dixon and a good number of Sprintcars and Saloons that are yet to be released.