Paeroa’s Hacksaw Circuit, so named for its saw-shaped silhouette, measures a mile in length and is comprised of five right-hand corners and a pair of lefts. Pavement bumps, cross-street humps, wicked camber changes, and knee-snagging square-edge curbs add to the challenge and character of the spectator-lined course. The main straight is in fact “Main Street” and also Highway 2. Clogging this major traffic artery for a motorcycle race has enthusiastic community support, albeit with a strict stipulation that the road reopen no later than 6 p.m. on race day. Hundreds of men and women, young and old, provide the volunteer labor to make such a happening logistically possible.