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EFFORTS TO PRESERVE PUKEKOHE PROGRESS

KEY personnel from both iRacing and Pukekohe Park Raceway have agreed to consider scanning the iconic New Zealand circuit.

The final Repco Supercars Championship event at Pukekohe begins today, with the facility to close to motorsport next April.

Soon after the news broke in July, three-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin publicly supported a push to preserve the race track forever via iRacing, similar to how Oran Park has been digitally immortalised.

Now, that seems like a realistic proposition with iRacing executive vice-president Steve Myers declaring via social media that the wheels are in motion.

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In response to James Anderson, who launched a petition to have Pukekohe scanned, Myers wrote on Twitter: “I sent them a proposal. Ball is in the owner’s hands.”

Pukekohe leaseholder Gary Stirling has since told V8 Sleuth it’s an option he’s broadly in favour of.

“As long as there’s no cost, I don’t have a problem with that. I think it’s a great idea,” Stirling said.

Anderson’s petition – accessible here – has more than 7100 signatures to date.

Another track departing the Supercars scene in the foreseeable future, Sandown, was added to iRacing earlier this year.

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