About Us

Welcome to the official website of the Robertson Holden International Speedway. This website will provide information about upcoming events, results and reviews, driver and class details, teams racing news, and historical data about the most popular sport in the Manawatu.

Centrally located in the heart of Palmerston North, the Central Energy Trust Arena (formerly the Showgrounds) seats 15,000 people and has been the home of speedway in the city since 1929. From October to April the track hosts hundreds of competitors and thousands of fans from all over the country, as they flock to one of the best-appointed circuits in the southern hemisphere.

The redeveloped grandstand was completed in March 2005, which included an all new corporate area. Other features of the redevelopment are a big screen, and the installation of individual bucket seats on the terraces.

A variety of different classes race on the clay & lime surface, from the glamour Superstocks and Sprintcars through to Solo motorcycles and Sidecars. Over the years local drivers have fashioned an enviable reputation, with many national individual and team titles in all classes of racing.

February's Superstock Teams Championship is the nations premier speedway event, when the Palmerston North Panthers play host to other teams from around the country. Other season highlights include the ever-popular demolition derbies, Manawatu championships, and national events.

Come along to the track for an unforgettable speedway experience, and enjoy your visit to our site!

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