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Highlands Sprint Series success draws praise and new sponsor

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 2:19 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

The popular 'have a go' style sprint racing series at Highlands Motorsport Park has received acclaim from competitors and a new sponsor for the up-coming series. The unique format of the four-round series at the Cromwell race track, which attracts ... More >>

Scott McLaughlin's road to redemption

Friday, 24 May 2019, 10:17 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

What a difference a year makes. Sunday, November 26, 2017 was the lowest moment of Scott McLaughlin’s racing career. He suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final event of the 2017 Supercars Championship on the streets of Newcastle. Twelve ... More >>

Highlands gears up for Festival of Speed

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 5:00 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

The Festival of Speed returns to Cromwell from April 5 to 7 and it promises to be an action-packed weekend for both competitors and spectators alike. The festival brings together the two things Highlands is famous for, great racing and unique on-track ... More >>

NZ Endurance title to be decided at Highlands

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:20 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Bragging rights and national titles are at stake when Highlands hosts some of the fastest cars in the country at the 2018/19 Carters Tyre Service New Zealand Endurance Championship (NZEC) on Saturday, November 24. More >>

Storey/Hackett Claim Championship Win at Highlands 501

Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:10 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Kiwi driver Dominic Storey and Peter Hackett have clinched the Australian Endurance Championship in an action-packed Highlands 501. Max Twigg and Tony D’Alberto claimed an unlikely win in Sunday’s feature race with Highlands owner Tony Quinn and Andrew ... More >>

Radical Title to Be Decided at Highlands

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:02 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

The Radical Australia Cup returns to Highlands this weekend for its season finale after a successful debut last year. More >>

Star pairing confirmed for Highlands 501

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8:32 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Two of New Zealand motorsport’s biggest names will team up for this weekend’s Highlands 501 in Cromwell. V8 Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen and drifting legend ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett will drive one of Tony Quinn’s two McLarens in the ... More >>

Highlands and AJ Hackett bring you closer to the action

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:24 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Not content with bringing top-class motor racing action to Central Otago, Highlands has teamed up with AJ Hackett Bungy to introduce a new concept to bring fans even closer to the action. More >>

Highlands Homecoming for South Island Speedsters

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:47 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

It promises to be a special homecoming for Australian-based Kiwis, Tim Miles and Jaxon Evans, who look set to wrap up the Australian Endurance Championship at the Highlands 501 in Central Otago this weekend (November 11-12). More >>

Kiwi stars confirmed for Highlands 501

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:36 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Shane van Gisbergen and ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett, are the latest big names confirmed for the Highlands 501 from November 10-12. The Highlands 501 will be the last Australian GT event to be held at the Central Otago track and it promises to be a fitting finale ... More >>

Fast & Furious Racing to debut at Hampton Downs 500

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:29 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Motorsport’s version of Rugby Sevens and Twenty20 Cricket is set to be launched at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 on October 28-29. More >>

Highlands gears up for the Festival of Speed

Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:55 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

It’s just days away from one of the highlights of the year at Highlands Motorsport Park. The Festival of Speed returns to Cromwell on April 8/9 and it promises to be an action packed weekend. More >>

Baird dominates to win Highlands 101

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 8:14 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Craig Baird and co-driver Michael Almond dominated the final round of the Australian Endurance Championship to win the Highlands 101 at Highlands Motorsport Park in Central Otago this afternoon. It rounded off a remarkable weekend for the Kiwi racer who ... More >>

Quinn clinches third Australian GT title at Highlands

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 7:26 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Klark Quinn’s third place finish in the final race of the Australian GT Championship at Highlands Motorsport Park was good enough to clinch his third title. Elliot Barbour and Nathan Antunes led the field home with Kiwi driver Craig Baird and Michael Almond ... More >>

Baird the best of the Kiwis in Australian GT qualifying

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 3:27 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Craig Baird was the quickest of the Kiwis in the opening qualifying session for the Australian GT Championship at Highlands Motorsport Park this afternoon. More >>

Lowndes turns chauffeur at Hampton Downs 101

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:35 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Craig Lowndes, Australia’s most popular racing driver, will turn high-speed chauffeur in Tony Quinn’s $4.3 million Aston Martin Vulcan at the Hampton Downs 101 next weekend (October 28-30). Lowndes adds to an already stellar lineup for the festival ... More >>

Tony Quinn Prepares For Pikes Peak Debut

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:09 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

The owner of Highlands and Hampton Downs motorsport tracks will join an exclusive club later this month when he competes in the world famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the USA. More >>

Quinn excited by Hampton Downs’ potential

Friday, 5 June 2015, 1:09 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Tony Quinn, the owner of Highlands Motorsport Park, is excited about seeing the full potential of his recently-acquired Hampton Downs facility realised over the next 16 months, and how it will complement his existing motorsport venue in Central Otago. ... More >>

Repco backs iconic Race to the Sky event

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:20 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

The return of New Zealand’s iconic Race to the Sky hill-climb managed by the team from Highlands Motorsport Park has gained the support of leading automotive aftermarket supplier Repco New Zealand. More >>

Race to the Sky motorsport event to return in 2015

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:46 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell today (August 13 2014) announced New Zealand’s iconic Race to the Sky motorsport hill climb will return next year under new management after an eight year hiatus. More >>