Behaving badly key to winning

Behaving badly behind the wheel or driving skilfully to keep out of trouble will be key to winning a share of the prize money in April’s SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby.

“This is the only place were road rage is allowed,” says Ingrid Fleming, from marketing at ASB Baypark Family Speedway.


Journalist David Tauranga will be the daring driver of the SunLive car in the SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby in April.

“The last man or woman ‘standing’ in the race will win $2000 and the biggest stirrer, or most entertaining driver will win $1000.

“It’s going to be so much fun to watch! You just never know what’s going to happen next.”

Anyone who holds a current driver’s licence can enter and to make entry even easier, organisers have a limited number of cars available for drivers to hire for the event.

“The Baypark team are preparing cars for hire, and having cars available makes it a lot easier for people who can’t find a car to drive in the clash – or for those who don’t have the skills to set their cars up for the derby.”

However, numbers are limited so it’s first in first serviced to secure a car.

“If you’ve ever had the desire to drive in a demolition derby, we welcome your participation. Mark it off your bucket list,” say’s Ingrid.

Alternatively entrants can drive their own vehicle which must be fitted with driver safety bar and have all the glass removed.

The entry fee for drivers competing with their own car is $100, or $400 for drivers who wish to hire a car for the event.

Organiser are hoping for at least 60 entries in what will be the last race of the night at ASB Baypark on April 11.

“Demolition derbies are highly entertaining for audiences and a unique chance for ordinary drivers to get out on the track and have heaps of fun. There will be a ramp to add a bit more thrill to the experience and driving over it is optional, so this is not compulsory for drivers.”

The SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby is expected to attract big crowds and friends and family keen to cheer on the competitors.

Earlier in the evening the crowds will also be treated to a series of races featuring the country’s top speedway drivers who will impress with their speed and skill on the track.

These races include the Bethlehem Coachlines Sprint Cars, Crockford Real Estate Super Saloons, Saloons, Stock Cars, Scrapman Super Stocks and Scrapman Mini Stocks.

New to Baypark Family Speedway is the popular Fowler Homes Kidz Zone which provides secure fun for kids. There’s also the merchandise shop just inside the main entry gates with new Baypark Family Speedway merchandise.

People are encouraged to go early and enjoy a buffet meal in the Stadium Lounge or food from the stadium outlets and walk through the pits, to meet the drivers and see the race cars up close before racing starts.

Spectator gates open at 5pm and racing starts at 6.30pm to begin a thrilling night out for all.

Entry forms for SunLive Baypark Speedway Demolition Derby are available online at www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz, at Flamecrusher in Gate Pa, ASB Baypark or at the merchandise hub in ASB Stadium. Contact 0274401488


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