WELLINGTON SPEEDWAY SOCIETY
The Wellington Stockcar Society was established in 1964 exactly a decade after Stock Car racing was first introduced to New Zealand. In 1964 drivers had to visit other tracks such as Palmerston North and Stratford, until their "home" track was completed at Te Marua, Upper Hutt in 1968. At 385 metres the Te Marua track was built as a "typical" length oval track with a clay surface instead of the cinder of the earlier tracks. Te Marua is today described by Wikipedia as "a nationally important venue for stock car racing“ and a real drivers track.
The Wellington Speedway Society is now an incorporated society run by an elected volunteer committee to promote and run speedway events. IThe club recently celebrated 50 years in the capital and are still going from strength to strength with multiple national champions, full fields of cars and a spectator experience like no other entertainment in Wellington.