For the first time in its 117 year history, Addington Cup Week won't be open to the public.
Addington Raceway announced that since the South Island is still at Level 2 for the foreseeable future, there's no longer time to make all the arrangements required for a full crowd.
The races are going ahead as scheduled in November, but only racing industry participants will be able to attend in person.
Racing Industry Manager at Addington Darrin Williams told Andrew Dickens it's frustrating that with no Covid outbreak they're still at Level 2, but it's understandable.
"It is frustrating. For us, we would've needed that ability to host people in a safe environment."