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.

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