Located roughly 50km south of Auckland, Pukekohe became the first points-paying Virgin Australia Supercars Championship venue outside Australia when it joined the calendar in 2001.
It hosted seven events before a street race in Hamilton took over as New Zealand’s round, but returned in 2013 following a $6.6 million upgrade.
The work included the addition of three new corners on the back straight that extended the circuit length from 2.84km to 2.91km, while retaining its character as a fast and flowing circuit.
The coveted Jason Richards Memorial Trophy is awarded to the driver who earns the most points across the race weekend.
What time is it on?
On-track action starts at 8:00am local time on Friday morning, with Supercars venturing out for the first time at 11:15am.
Two more practice sessions on Friday are followed by qualifying sessions and 70-lap races on Saturday and Sunday, the latter starting at 4:10pm each day.
How can I watch it?
Every session from the ITM Auckland SuperSprint will be broadcast live and ad-break free on Fox Sports 506, from 9am AEDT Friday and 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s highlights will be shown from 8:30pm AEDT on One, with Sunday’s package on Ten from 4:00pm.
In New Zealand, Sky will have live coverage from 11am on Friday and 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online here, while there will be others available at the circuit.
How else can I follow it?
Supercars.com will provide all the latest news and updates throughout the weekend, while you can follow along on social media with @supercars and the hashtag #VASC on Twitter, or facebook.com/supercars.
Live timing will also be available on Supercars.com throughout the weekend and on the official app.
Average Speed: 166.6km/h
Top Speed: 258km/h
Fast fact: Just four drivers - Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly - have contested every Supercars Championship event at Pukekohe since it joined the calendar in 2001.
Qualifying Lap Record: Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore VF, 1:02.1183s, 2016, Dunlop Hard Tyre
Race Lap Record: Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodore VF, 1:03.2524s, 2015, Dunlop Hard Tyre
Race wins by driver
9: Greg Murphy
5: Jamie Whincup
4: Jason Bright, Mark Skaife
3: Garth Tander, Mark Winterbottom
2: Shane van Gisbergen
1: Marcos Ambrose, Rick Kelly, Scott McLaughlin, Todd Kelly, Will Davison, David Reynolds
Pole positions by driver
6: Jamie Whincup
4: Shane van Gisbergen
3: Scott McLaughlin
2: Greg Murphy, Jason Bright, Mark Skaife
1: Craig Lowndes, Fabian Coulthard, Garth Tander, James Courtney, Mark Winterbottom, David Reynolds