Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park

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Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park
Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park is a permanent motor racing circuit owned by Canterbury Car Club Inc. It is located at 107 Hasketts Road in Templeton, 13 kilometres (8.08 mi) northwest of Christchurch, New Zealand. The circuit hosted 306 utilisation days and 40 events catering for all aspects of motorsport (both 2 wheeled and 4 wheeled). On 2 February and 3 February 2008, the Mainland Classic Committee ran a two day event called "Skope Motor Racing Classic" which is one of the events of Southern Festival of Speed. The two-day-event include practicing and racing on Saturday and racing in classes on Sunday in classic cars. Entries were limited to 200. The track also features a drag strip, pit garages, racing school, speedway circuit and even a radio controlled car circuit. There are a number of configurations of the circuit with licences from FIA Grade 3 to National grades 1, 2 and 3. The track hosted the 1998 and 1999 New Zealand Grand Prix. New Zealand born driver Simon Wills won both races in his Reynard 94D Holden.

The circuit
The track surface is hot mix bitumen and runs for 3.33 kilometres (2.07 mi) in an anti-clockwise direction with many fast sweeping corners. It rewards smooth and tidy drivers. If the driver nail one of the ripple strips which are like walls in the circuit, the single seater will not survive the race.

Maps of the various layouts