The ITM 500 Auckland V8 Supercars returns to Pukekohe Park Raceway for four days of thundering action.
The 2014 event will be staged over Anzac weekend at Pukekohe Park Raceway with the support of the Returned and Services Association (RSA).
Witness no-holds-barred sprint action from the thundering V8 Supercars and supporting classes including the GT Sports Sedans, Muscle Cars, Super Tourers, NZV8 Utes, NZV8 Touring Cars and Beach Hop Cars.
Holden, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes and Volvo will tough it out over 500km, over 4 days. Experience the exhilaration of being trackside for the new look racing programme at New Zealand’s largest annual sporting event.
ITM 500 Auckland V8 Supercars Programme
Thursday 24 April - practice day and support categories only, 9am-5pm
Friday 25 April (Anzac Day) - race day, 11am-5pm
Saturday 26 April - race day, 8.30am-5pm
Sunday 27 April - race day, 8.30am-5pm
For the full programme visit www.v8supercars.co.nz
Aotea Square Pit Stop
Take the opportunity to get up close and meet a variety of V8 Supercar teams and their vehicles at Aotea Square on Wednesday, 23 April from 12.30pm to 2pm, and witness all the pit stop action, driver signings and entertainment.
Date: Wednesday 23 April
Time: 12.30pm – 2pm
Where: Aotea Square, Auckland CBD
Pukekohe and District RSA – V8 Supercar Drivers in the Hot Seat, hosted by Greg Murphy
Date: Wednesday, 23 April
Where: Pukekohe and Districts RSA
V8 Supercars drivers Fabian Coulthard, Chaz Mostert, Will Davison and Michael Caruso will provide a unique perspective on life behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar, at the Pukekohe and Districts RSA charity event.
Tickets are strictly limited and available now at Ticketek.co.nz (booking fees apply) with all proceeds going to the RSA.
Pukekohe Pit Stop
Pukekohe has a wonderful motorsport heritage, and in 2013 Pukekohe Park Raceway celebrated 50 years of racing. Affectionately known as Motor city during the biggest annual sporting weekend in New Zealand, Pukekohe residents and businesses will welcome the V8s back to town. Come along to meet some of V8 Supercars top drivers, collect autographs, get your face painted, giveaways and a take part in the civic welcome at this free, family friendly event.
Date: Thursday 24 April
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Where: Pukekohe Town Square, King Street, Pukekohe
Getting to and from Pukekohe Park Raceway starts with the Fan Trail. Enjoyed by thousands of motorsport fans last year, the Fan Trail is back with a more direct route to get you to and from the racing action faster.
Starting at Pukekohe rail station and stretching to the raceway, via Manukau Road, fans will enjoy roaming street entertainers and local performances.
The Fan Trail route is open every day with special street entertainment on:-
Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm.
Travel on special event rail services and the Northern Express bus service is included in your ITM 500 Auckland ticket - it’s the hassle-free journey to the venue.
There is no parking at Pukekohe Park Raceway, however there will be a number of 'Park and Ride' car parks around the venue.
Follow the signs indicating where to go as you approach Pukekohe from any direction.
Full details will be available at a later date - visit www.at.co.nz
Road closure information
Hall St (between King St and Lodge St) will be closed between 9.30am – 11am.
Massey Ave (between Graham St and Edinburgh St) will be closed from 5am until 11am.
The section of Massey Ave between Graham St and Roulston St will reopen between 6.30am and 9am if public safety allows.
Find out more about Pukekohe and the surrounding area at www.franklincountry.com.
What else is on in Auckland over that weekend?
|Thursday 24 April||Friday 25 April||Saturday 26 April||Sunday 27 April|
|The Civic||The Doobie Brothers||Elvis Costello|
|Vector Arena||Jason Derulo||Joss Stone and India Arie||John Mayer|
|Sport||Blues v Waratahs at Eden Park|
|NZ International Comedy Festival||Comedy Gala at The Civic||Ben Hurley at Q Theatre||Jeremy Elwood at Q Theatre||Jason Byrne at Q Theatre|
|Jim Jefferies at ASB Theatre||Big Show on The Shore at Bruce Mason Centre||Julian Clary at SKYCITY Theatre|