Pukekohe - New Zealand

Discussion in 'Tracks' started by Flying Kiwi, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Flying Kiwi

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    PUKEKOHE PARK RACEWAY

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    The Raceway was opened in 1963 as a permanent track, replacing Ardmore (an aerodrome) as the host circuit of the New Zealand Grand Prix. Annually for several years, the mainly European basedGrand Prix drivers such as Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, would headdownunder for a relaxed Tasman Series during the European winter.

    For many years Pukekohe was the venue for New Zealand's premier production car race, the Benson and Hedges 500 mile race (later 1000 km) featuring drivers such as Peter Brock, Dick Johnson and Jim Richards. In 1996 the New Zealand Mobil Sprints held one round in Pukekohe. Pukekohe Park Raceway also held an annual round of the popular Australian V8 Supercar race from 2001 to 2007. However, the New Zealand round moved to Hamilton Street Circuit in 2008. On the 5th July 2012, it was announced that V8 Supercars would return to the circuit in 2013 as part of a 5 year deal with the circuit operators.

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    The round winners of the Australian V8 Supercars at Pukekohe:
     
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  2. freaky40

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    Yeah that's what I,m talking about!!
     
  3. Flying Kiwi

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    Great racing action at the last V8 Supercars round 2013.....

     
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  4. freaky40

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    Awesome highlights thanks for that post
     
  5. JCH8r

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    It's great seeing tracks that you've only read about and even better to find there still in use.
     
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  6. Flying Kiwi

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    Turn up the sound, sit back and be absorbed..........
    Action at Pukekohe
    The VY Commodore sounds awesome




    Drifters and non-drifters will love this
     
  7. freaky40

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    Thanks for the coverage enjoyed the **** out it:cheers:
     
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  9. Sick Cylinder

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    Yes please! - I have a replica of this track on GT5 which blojoggs kindly shared and it was awesome - a copy of the real thing would be even better.
     
  10. freaky40

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    I've saved the picture of the track so hopefully when pd gives track creator to gt6 I will replicate it.
     
  11. Eyes Fried Open

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    Have you got any pick of the track from GT5. would be intrested to see how it compares to the real thing. ive done a couple of track days there in the past.
     
  12. Sick Cylinder

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    I haven't got any pictures, but Master Track Maker Flying Kiwi / Blojoggs may be able to help.
     
  13. twitcher

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    Awesome track. It feels very raw...which is a good thing!




    It would be cool if the modelled the oval as well...looks good for short track stock car racing
     
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