26th October 2014
Welcome to Stratford Speedway
Taranaki's Action Attraction!
Please note that Opening Night is now Sunday 26th October. See the news section for more information.
Welcome to the Stratford Speedway website, where you will find all the information you need on upcoming race meetings, competitors, classes and so on.
The race calendar for the new season is now available, check out the calendar on this site or head over to the 'Downloads' page where you will find it available in PDF format. Please note that this calendar is subject to change throughout the season.
The downloads page is where you will also find club membership application forms, driver profile forms, event entry forms (as they become available) and so on.
Are you keen to swap sides of the fence and become a driver? There is a file available on the 'downloads' page that has a heap of information for people that are keen. Also, you can contact the class rep for the class that you are interested in and they will help you with any questions you may have.
Interested in sponsoring or advertising with our club? The 'sponsorship' page is where you will find information on what we can do for your business and our rates. Check it out, you may be suprised at how cheap it is to advertise at our popular venue!
The site is owned by the Taranaki Stockcar Club who race each season on the Stratford Speedway Oval, located at the A & P Showgrounds in Stratford. Stratford can be found in the heart of Taranaki, New Zealand, approximately 30 minutes south of the regions largest city New Plymouth.
Racing commenced back in the 1964/1965 season with 14 stockcars competing at the first race meeting. Over many years, the club has seen many laps of racing, classes come and go, and, a dedicated bunch of volunteers operate this track. Stratford competitors have had a proud history, with 23 New Zealand championships (more than any other track) won in the premier classes of Stockcars, Saloons and Modifieds. The club has also enjoyed good success in teams racing with Stratford teams winning many races and events during its history.
In 1999/2000 the club became the first track to install electronic lapscoring and later that season won the prestigious Speedway of the Year. The track plays host to around 20 nights of racing each season, beginning in October with the practices and finishing in March or April. Highlights of the season usually include the Fireworks night in early November, the Boxing Day Demolition Derby, and, the national Championship meetings.
380 metres in length
10 metres wide on straights
13 metres wide in corners
Papa surface with lime chip and sawdust added
Whats new on the website?
The New Zealand Superstock Grand Prix entry form has been added to the Downloads page (4-10-14)
The Club Notices page has been updated with information about online driver profile forms. (18-8-14)
The Club Notices page has been updated with a notice about the process for applying for three digit race numbers. (2-7-14)
The Downloads page has been updated with the 2014/2015 Season calendar available for download. (15-10-14)
There has been a notice added to the Club Notices page regarding the introduction of a $2 fee for drivers to help cover the cost of the ambulance. (20-10-14)
There have been notices added to the Club Notices page about a Youth Ministock meeting and also outlining the requirements for competitors to confirm their attendance at race meetings. (24-10-14)