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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Speedway Motor Racing

There are five speedway tracks in New Zealand, at Auckland, Kihikihi, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, and Christchurch. National Championships for motor cycles, midget cars, and three-quarter midget cars are contested annually.

Two New Zealand riders have distinguished themselves overseas: R. Moore won the World Speedway Championship in 1954 and 1959, and B. Briggs won the same title in 1957 and 1958.

by John Stuart McBean, M.A., Journalist, Tourist and Publicity Department, Wellington.