Pither ready to set the pace at Puke
Pukekohe will roar into life this week for the Supercars ITM 500. Its going to be action packed with 4 qualifying sessions and 4 long races over the weekend. The circuit, currently 2.91 kilometres long, having been shortened from its original combined 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) length when combined with the now defunct club circuit and a new chicane on the back straight before the hairpin. Its exciting racing because the corridor of Armco barriers is only inches from the track on both sides. It is seen as one of the fastest of all southern hemisphere. To win on this track, the driver needs a good entry onto the back straight. Furthermore, the driver also needs to drive the car right to its full potential. Grab your ticket and come and join us!
Length 2.91 km
Average Speed 157 km/h
Top Speed 265 km/h
Qualifying Lap Record Jamie Whincup – 1:02.5597 – 2013
Race Lap Record Scott McLaughlin – 1:03.7239 – 2014