Getting to the Hamilton 400 street race

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

 Waikato road policing manager, Inspector Leo Tooman, is advising race fans to plan carefully the route they intend to take to the Hamilton 400 V8 Supercar street race meeting. He says vehicles travelling to the event from Auckland will travel down State Highway 1 and be diverted onto State Highway 1B at Taupiri. “From there, they’ll travel along the Gordonton Road to the park and ride facility opposite Huntington.  Cars will be parked there and free shuttle buses will take race fans into the venue.” Traffic from the Bay of Plenty will be directed off State Highway 1 at Cambridge’s Church Corner to take the State Highway 26/Morrinsville Road to Ruakura. “Cars travelling from the south via State Highway 3 will be diverted on to Airport Road linking up with State Highway 1B then be directed into park and ride areas at Ruakura,” says Tooman. “From there these fans will also travel to the venue via shuttle.”
Police are asking Hamilton residents and visitors to use the free public transport and leave cars at home or at park and ride facilities to ease congestion on Hamilton streets. “You don’t need to use your car during the Hamilton 400,” says Tooman. “Leave it at home, there’s plenty of free buses operating within the city.  “We ask (visitors to) take heed of our car security campaign, ‘Lock it or Lose it’. “If you have valuables in your car lock them out of view.” Tooman says Police are challenging Hamilton drivers and residents to actively promote the V8s and their city as an attractive place to visit. “The Hamilton 400 is predicted to be the biggest sporting event in the country and it’s important for the region that visitors come away with a positive impression of the event and of the Waikato.”