Track upgrades on track

pukekohe-park-resurfacing-october-2017-1While its beauty may only seem to be skin deep, a grand old lady of Auckland will require more surface appeal to keep pulling punters, it’s believed.

“[Pukekohe Park’s] history and location to Auckland mean it’s ideally suited to attract the regions motorsport fans and participants alike,” venue chief operating officer, Peter Hunt, explains. “It is hoped more major motorsport events will come and use NZ’s most famous circuit following the resurfacing.”

Following an initial cash injection of more than $600,000, the resurfacing – beginning prior to the ITM Auckland SuperSprint (Nov 3-5) – will improve driver safety and see more major motorsport events using the circuit, Mr Hunt expects.

A wider upgrade, which also features new pit garages, a new horse racing surface and improvements to grandstands, is designed to enhance the experience of a day at the races, whether competitors are on four wheels or four legs.

“With top class horse racing and motorsport plus other major events planned, Pukekohe Park will no doubt attract more people more regularly to a greater range of events, continuing the steeped history of this iconic venue.”