WESTERN SPRINGS ROARS INTO LIFE
We doubt that any of you lot are going to be complaining as the days get warmer and longer, and, for many, that can only mean one thing — it’s that time of year again! Yep, Western Springs Speedway is about to kick-start the 2018–’19 season in the most extravagant way possible! Not only will the Guy Fawkes celebrations be welcomed back on opening night, but the speedway will be hosting a world-first event the following weekend — the $1 Million Sprint Car Shoot-Out, at which $1M — yes, one million dollars! — will be put on the line! However, as the Auckland Council recently confirmed that the venue has two years left, it will be relocating to Colin Dale Motorsport Park near the International Airport. There are thousands of Aucklanders who remember the last time they went to the venue with their fathers 30 years ago. These people will come to see this grand ole lady off, having been at the venue for almost 90 years, and, as this season is the second to last we’ll ever get to see at the iconic venue, it’s guaranteed to be huge.