Spectators are allowed back trackside from Saturday, with this weekend’s Speed Works round at Taupo Motorsport Park welcoming the news.
Outdoor gathering limits end on midnight Friday, allowing race circuits across the country to open their gates for the first time in months.
Until now, race fans have been restricted to live streams or post-weekend coverage of domestic racing.
Those lucky few fans who could watch live racing had to keep in small bubbles or zones and couldn’t get up and close with the cars in the paddock.
This weekend’s Speed Works meeting in Taupo concludes the inaugural Super GT series, kicks off the national Formula Ford championship and sees the resumption of the hotly contested Toyota 86 class.
And now, spectators can catch the action live and in person.
“It’s great news for fans who have been missing their motorsport and this is a big weekend with the Super GT title being decided, the penultimate round of a thrilling Toyota 86 Championship and non-stop action from all the categories,” Speed Works Events’ Geoff Short.
“It’s also going to be much easier to get around the paddock and look at any of the fantastic racing cars out there competing.
“It’s great to be getting back to normal and we’d love to see the fans come and be part of that at Taupo.”
Other classes racing include the Central Muscle Cars, GTRNZ, V8 Utes and Mazda Racing Series.
Track action for spectators begins on Saturday at 9 am.
All classes will race on both days of the weekend, and spectators can make the most of the two-for-one offer by booking online at Eventfinda using the code TAUPO241.