Here are the 10 best North Island auto racing tracks you could consider visiting this summer:

McDonalds Kihikihi Speedway

This speedway club was established back in 1954 and hasn’t moved ever since. Initially, they were only focused on bike classes but now they cover just about everything.

Robertson Holden International Speedway

This speedway is located centrally in the middle of Palmerston North and can seat around 15,000 people with ease. It has been located here since 1929.

Formula Challenge Racing

This is where you go if you’re looking for the best ever race car driving experience. They have more than 20 years of experience and guarantee you a great time behind the wheel.

Hampton Downs

There is no other place in New Zealand which conducts as many events as these guys do. If you are looking for a complete race day experience then this is the place to be.

Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park

They have three track configurations here including a 1.3 km, 2.2 km, and a 3.5 km race track. So no matter what kind of racing you like, you’ll surely find a track that suits your fancy here.

Rally Drive NZ

This is where you go when you want to experience the thrill of driving sideways. Just sit in a car with one of these guys and your definition of racing will change for sure.

Pukekohe Park

It’s not just about racing cars here. If horse racing is your thing then you can have your fair share of fun here too.

Stratford Speedway

This speedway was the first in New Zealand to install electronic lap scoring. You’re not going to find much to complain about here.


This is the most diverse course centre you are going to find in New Zealand. So, if diversity is your thing, head on down there.

Rosebank Speedway

If none of the above suit your fancy, there’s always Rosebank. You’re bound to find something worthwhile here.