The Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway is set to donate part of this Saturday night’s gate to earthquake recovery efforts and will add a ‘Stockcar Stirrer’ event worth $500.
The 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake which struck on Monday morning has damaged places like Kaikoura and Hamner and organisers say they are keen to fundraise for both areas.
The situation has also meant the Palmerston North Panthers have had to postpone their event with the Nelson Tigers after Cook Strait ferry services were affected, leaving this Saturday night’s event without a marquee class.
Nelson Speedway president Wayne Martin says the decision has been made to put $500 in the mix for a stockcars to entertain the crowds.
“That’s what the people come to see, a bit of crash and bash so hopefully it entertains the crowd.
Wayne says the club is committed to assisting in any way it can to the earthquake recovery.
Blenheim’s Eastern States Speedway has cancelled its Sunday meeting, while Christchurch’s Woodford Glen has superstocks on stand down, so drivers from both areas will be encouraged to race in Nelson.
Wayne assured speedway fans the Panthers would still race in Nelson this season with a time and date yet to be confirmed.