This five-car pileup was an early feature of the sprint-car event held at Te Marua Speedway, Upper Hutt, in 1999. Sprint cars race on dirt tracks and, despite their small size, are often powered by methanol-fuelled V8 engines. These are winged sprint cars – fitted with aerodynamic aluminium panels to improve handling.
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Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections, Upper Hutt Leader Collection
Reference: 1999 03 03 4
Photograph by Mike Magyar
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