CENTRAL MUSCLE CARS TOP THE BILL AT HAMPTON DOWNS

CA4E7693_GHoldenThe fabulous Autosure Central Muscle Cars – the largest and most spectacular V8 series in New Zealand – will headline Hampton Downs club racing weekend organised by the NZRDL on February 15 and 16.

Fresh from stealing the show at the recent Highlands Motorsport Park event, the stunning field will run with the support of the NZ Sportscars, the Motul Honda Cup, the 2K Cup and the Custom Shirts New Zealand Time Attack series.

Organisers are experimenting with a new format for the weekend, with a significantly increased testing programme for classes on Saturday followed by qualifying on late Saturday afternoon and early evening – before each category runs three races on the Sunday. Entry will be just $10 for the Sunday – with 15 races – with Saturday free for spectators.

“We are constantly looking to add value for both spectators and drivers and this is a format we have been hoping to try for some time,” said promoter Chris Watson.

“There should be plenty of track time for the car owners and on Sunday, 15 high quality races that will include a 20 lapper for the Hondas. Time Attack is a new addition for us and we hope to see a good turnout there too as there are classes for more standard machinery as well as the really extreme stuff. Either way it’s going to be a good weekend of racing at the track and there will inevitably be a good atmosphere, as there always is at this type of meeting.”