Western Springs Speedway Names Rod Britton As New General Manager


15-year Motorsport Industry Executive Joins From Australia

(AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND) Springs Promotions, Ltd, Managing Director Bill Buckley announced the appointment of Rod Britton as the General Manager of Springs Promotions.

With fifteen years of experience including extensive event, media and marketing management at motorsport venues and series across Australia, Britton brings a wealth of motorsport management experience to Western Springs.

“Having worked previously for both privately-managed and government-owned motorsport facilities in Australia, we saw Rod as a welcome addition to the lead the team in securing speedway’s future in Auckland,” said Bill Buckley, promoter of Western Springs Speedway since 2002.

Britton joins Springs Promotions from Australia having previous engagements at two of Sydney’s premier motorsport venues in Parramatta City Raceway (now known as Valvoline Raceway) and Sydney Dragway plus an extensive period at the Perth Motorplex amongst electronic media and magazine editorial roles.

Why the New Zealand move for the Australian?

“It’s quite simple – its Western Springs. This is hallowed ground steeped in ninety years of speedway history. The historic grounds like Western Springs have an aura that cannot be duplicated. The Springs is an iconic venue, well run and promoted and I rate as one of the best speedways in the world for Midgets, if not the best. It has to be treasured,” exuded Britton

Managing Director Bill Buckley noted, “With the appointment of Rod, the office is now back up to full swing and we are business as usual as we are set to release in coming weeks some exciting announcements for our 90 year celebration at our iconic home, beginning on 9 November 2019”

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