Ngaruroro Raceway is in its development year. There has been a massive investment in time and money to date that has produced a facility that some top national riders are calling the best in the country. However, it is not quite there yet, and we are still learning how to manage it all.
Ngaruroro Raceway is not going to be run like Valley Road. It is going to be managed like the best tracks in Australia and USA. The track cannot be cut and shortened to suit some, as it is entirely man made. It has been dug and filled up to a meter deep for most of it. So off the track are stones.
Over the late winter we had trouble with water. This has been improved with a new deep ripper and soaks pits. Now it is dealing with dust. Before last week’s rain, the water truck could go all day with little effect. So at present, without the help of rain, we cannot control the dust. Investment in irrigation will be next, but will be expensive, and a waste of time if we get shut down because of noise or dust. Horse before cart!
You might think we are being over twitchy, but we have to be very diligent, especially as the HDC and locals get comfortable with us. There is no point stuffing it now.
So, please be patient. We will put up, on the website and facebook, as early as we can when the next practice is going to be. If we have had reasonable rain, chances are practice will be on. But watch the website and facebook. Last week’s facebook message reached 573 people. 10 turned up.
Copy of the Resource consent is attached here – Click on this link:
Ngaruroro Raceway Resource Consent
There are 25 conditions we have to meet. Please read them so you know what we are managing.
There is more to come, Bike wash and toilet blocks, flag marshal boxes and of course a New Zealand signature event.
Watch this space – it’s going to be great, be patient, be grateful.