Welcome to Oxford Speedway Inc
15th January 2017
The Kaiapoi Car Clinc
Memorial Grand Prix
for ALL Grades
plus the Presentation of Club Points for the 2016 Season
Gates open 8am
Admission is $10
Scrutineering closes 10am
Racing starts at 11am
Oxford Speedway Inc started its life in 1979 as the Oxford Motor Club with the aim of running during the winter months when the likes of Woodford Glen were not racing. It was established on farm land owned by the Crawford family where it sits to this day.
In 1995 the club closed for five months to allow for major alterations to be made. Along with the building of a new office building and control tower, the track was changed from a North/South direction to an East/West direction and from a length of 350m to 420m. On the 21 st October 1995 the new track was opened in conjunction with the clubs North Canterbury Championships. A double decker bus was used to transport spectators to the track.
In 2000 a new control tower and office building was constructed which provided additional needed space in the office, on the referees stand and upstairs for the commentator and lap scorers.
Some of the interesting events held by Oxford Speedway over the years include a 4x4 Saloon Event featuring Warwick Leech & Colin Cameron Vs Mark Bradford and Peter Edmonds, Lawnmower Racing, a lolly scramble from a Tiger Moth plane, a race between a team from Oxford Speedway and Radio Avon, celebrity Mini Stock Races and Streetstock/Fender Bender Soccer. The club also regularly holds demolition derbys and 40 Lap Streetcar races. Santa also makes a regular appearance at the Fun Day in December for the kids.
Oxford Speedway runs once a month on about the third Sunday of every month and is located on Carleton Road, Oxford (off South Eyre Road). It is signposted from the Tram Road turnoff from the Northern Motorway