|Where||Carleton Road, Oxford
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|Phone||03 3528 077|
|Description||Oxford Speedway Inc started its life in 1979 as the Oxford Motor Club with the aim of running during the winter months when the likes of Woodford Glen were not racing. It was established on farm land owned by the Crawford family where it sits to this day.
In 1995 the club closed for five months to allow for major alterations to be made. Along with the building of a new office building and control tower, the track was changed from a North/South direction to an East/West direction and from a length of 350m to 420m. On the 21 st October 1995 the new track was opened in conjunction with the clubs North Canterbury Championships. A double decker bus was used to transport spectators to the track.
In 2000 a new control tower and office building was constructed which provided additional needed space in the office, on the referees stand and upstairs for the commentator and lap scorers.
Some of the interesting events held by Oxford Speedway over the years include a 4x4 Saloon Event featuring Warwick Leech & Colin Cameron Vs Mark Bradford and Peter Edmonds, Lawnmower Racing, a lolly scramble from a Tiger Moth plane, a race between a team from Oxford Speedway and Radio Avon, celebrity Mini Stock Races and Streetstock/Fender Bender Soccer. The club also regularly holds demolition derbys and 40 Lap Streetcar races. Santa also makes a regular appearance at the Fun Day in December for the kids.
Oxford Speedway runs once a month on about the third Sunday of every month and is located on Carleton Road, Oxford (off South Eyre Road). It is signposted from the Tram Road turnoff from the Northern Motorway. Advertising for events and dates is in the Christchurch Buy Sell and Exchange on the Friday before racing.
Grades run by the club include A Grade Saloons, B Grade Saloons, C Grade Saloons, Hobby Saloons, Youth Hobbies, Streetstocks, Fender Benders, Ministocks, Youth Ministocks, and Stockcars. Grades run for club points and trophies for the highest points in each grade are presented in December at the clubs Fun Day meeting.
Regular yearly features held by Oxford Speedway include the Oxford Speedway NZ Youth Ministock Champs in May and the North Canterbury Champs on the Sunday of Labour Weekend.
Entry is $10 for persons 15yrs and over and children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult. Programmes are available at the gate for $2.
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