Jacob Page

The Nelson Speedway Association is looking to reignite superstock racing in the region with a night called Superstock Stampede on November 16.

All 39 spots, which includes three wild card entries, have been filled for an action-packed night that will be the early 2019/2020 season highlight at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway.

President Wayne Martin said he was thrilled with the local and national interest in the event.
The field includes World 240s champion Benji Sneddon.

Martin said he hoped the event would become a regular on the calendar.

“The class has dwindled in numbers in recent years so we wanted to give it a shot in the arm because it’s been the backbone of the club for so long.”

Martin said the fast, slick track would appeal to North Island drivers.

“We hope that running it early in the season would appeal and give people a chance to race in a big field.

“We are going to be applying for a variation to our consent very soon and it that goes well then we’d be able to host some two day meetings which would be great for us to get a double income stream for the club.

“We are allowed to run 15 meetings between October and April, but we’d like the flexibility to run a couple of two night shows meetings.”

The season will get underway with the Trackman Trophy on October 12.

While all the dates have not been confirmed yet, a provisional meeting list has the annual Coca-Cola Fireworks night on October 26.

They will also host the South Island Midget Championships December 14 and then the New Zealand Midget Grand Prix on January 18.

“The Midgets are going to be great fun and they always put on a good show at our track.”

The Racing for the Kids Child Cancer Foundation race night is penciled in for February 15.

The Demolition Derby will highlight the Christmas and New Year period on December 28 and the season will conclude with the Easter Extravaganza on April 11.

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