The New Zealand Super Truck Championship returns to Manfeild Raceway for the first time since 2012 this weekend as the OctoberFAST meeting gears up for action.
The unique truck racing series often attracts large crowds at race meetings, but the Feilding circuit last did away with the championship eight years ago.
Now, the series is back and will headline a mammoth weekend of action which also marks the start of the New Zealand Formula First championship, the Motul Honda Cup and round two of the BMW Race Driver Series.
“The current Manfeild Park Trust has seen the opportunity for [the NZ Super Trucks] to return, noting the circuit in 2012 was suffering. But having now been resealed the circuit is ready to host the mighty racing trucks again,” read a statement made by the circuit.
“Always a massive draw card, and along with the nine other classes racing will likely see big crowds drawn to Manfeild over the weekend.”
The series was set to kick off the year in Taupo earlier this month. However, coronavirus-induced circumstances outside of the championship’s and the circuit’s control meant the round was cancelled indefinitely.
Currently there are four rounds scheduled for the 2020/21 season. After Manfeild the Super Truck paddock will have a break for Christmas before heading to the South Island for rounds in Timaru, Invercargill and Christchurch.
The series will have four races across the coming weekend, one on Saturday and three on Sunday which includes the ‘flying farewell’ finale to wrap up the event.
Elsewhere, the Kumho Pre-65, Super Mini Challenge and NZ Six and HQs make up a strong historical faction of the meeting.
The SS2000/K-Sport Sedans and NZ Sports car championship are also featured on the support programme.