Central Motor Speedway in Cromwell is among the many groups gearing up for this week’s Blossom Festival celebrations. The group will feature in Saturday’s grand parade procession. In the evening it will host a $1500 burnout competition at the speedway, which is attracting people from as far away as Auckland and the Hawkes Bay. The speedway’s calendar remains busy into October, which will include a Bathurst Funday on October 12 and its opening meeting on October 26. A special feature of the meeting will be round one of the Southern Sprintcar Series.