Whangarei Kart Club own and run the Whangarei Anderson Raceway, located in New Zealand. The club dates back to 1956, when racing start on a small dirt track – details are few and far between so that’s all we know! Looking at the current track, it’s been a sealed surface tarmac race track since 1974, after 12 months of hard work and fund raising they finally completed it. It’s one of the shortest Kart tracks in New Zealand, currently measuring just 380M. It’s a small track with a close knit community of members, around 45 people are members with 30 or so visiting for each race meeting.
It’s a super tricky track to drive, with an average width of just 5.5M and as we’ve already mentioned, only 380M long! 16 Karts can race at any one time, although grids this size aren’t hugely common. They are now looking at improving the length of the track, with work taking place in 2011 and 2012 to do so. They aim to increase the track length to around 500M, increase the width and relocate the pits.
Whangarei Anderson Raceway