Pukekohe Raceway to undergo resurface
Pukekohe Raceway is set to undergo a revamp with sections of the track to be resurfaced ahead of Supercars’ ITM Auckland Super Sprint.
The New Zealand circuit will receive a $600,000 investment to improve the facility focussed around enhancing the current track surface.
Several areas has been earmarked for resurfacing which will be undertaken in two phases.
Work on the back straight from Turn 4 to Turn 5 and the pit lane are set to be completed before the Supercars meeting from November 3-5.
The high-speed Turn 1 and final corner have been cut and pre-levelled with an initial new surface to be laid over the top.
A final topcoat of asphalt will be laid in January next year to complete the project.
The resurfacing is designed to improve driver safety and help attract more events to the circuit.
“It is hoped more major motorsport events will come and use NZ’s most famous circuit following the resurfacing,” said Pukekohe Park’s Chief Operating Officer Peter Hunt.
“Its history and location to Auckland means it’s ideally suited to attract the regions motorsport fans and participants alike.
“With the grandstand and function centre, we provide the ideal venue for top class as well as grass-roots motorsport action.”
The circuit has completed $4 million worth of upgrades to the facility over the last three years, including the main grandstand, the implementation of LED race lights and the addition of 28 new pit garages.