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Sprint-car racing, 1999 (2nd of 2)

Sprint-car racing, 1999

This five-car pileup was an early feature of the sprint-car event held at Te Marua Speedway, Upper Hutt, in 1999. Sprint cars race on dirt tracks and, despite their small size, are often powered by methanol-fuelled V8 engines. These are winged sprint cars – fitted with aerodynamic aluminium panels to improve handling.

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Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections, Upper Hutt Leader Collection
Reference: 1999 03 03 4
Photograph by Mike Magyar

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Speedway and drag racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016