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Volume 6 No. 216
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Motorsport New Zealand Completes $5.3M Revamp Of Old Pukekohe Racetrack

Motorsport New Zealand will inspect Pukekohe's old track "with a view to bringing it back into use as well," according to Paul Charman of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The recent NZ$6.6M ($5.3M) revamp includes "installing concrete safety barriers inherited from the Hamilton Street Race, new debris fencing and some resurfacing." New pit structures, race control and timing buildings, a catch fence, crossing gates and a double bridge "have also been imported from Hamilton and three turns have been added." The pit area "has been extended" to allow 32 more pit garages and a state-of-the-art control building to be added. An over-track footbridge and improved viewing areas "are additional features'' (NZ HERALD, 5/22).