A Bell Block industrial area was alive with revving engines and burning rubber yesterday.
The Taranaki Car Club's Auto City Street Sprint, around the De Havilland Dr area, attracted a field of 33 competitors, including four women.
Club president Keith Finnerty said the top drivers were completing the 1.9km circuit in under one and a half minutes.
"It's very popular with the young guys," Mr Finnerty said.
The club had a good family atmosphere, which helped in attracting women to take part, he said.
"With some clubs there is a lot of macho nonsense going on but with our club it's a genuinely really neat bunch of people.
"It's a real family environment. We find that we get a lot of people that are really interested coming along and enjoying themselves."
Mr Finnerty said motorsport involved a lot of standing around waiting but the adrenaline rush that came with racing was the reward.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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