April 2016 - Hampton Downs update.
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Aston Martin Vulcan is coming to Hampton
The Southern Hemisphere’s only Aston Martin Vulcan – Wow!
Tony Quinn’s new NZ$4.3m track car was revealed at Highlands Motorsport Park, our sister track, last weekend as part of its third birthday celebrations and boy has it grabbed the country's attention. And if you haven’t heard, the most expensive production car to come to NZ, ever, is coming to Hampton Downs for our Grand Opening - the HD101 on October 28th.  If you missed all the coverage around the Vulcan launch click on these links:
Highlands Park Reveal
First Lap
Herald Coverage
News Hub Story

While the focus was on the Vulcan last weekend, the $25m upgrade continued in earnest here at Hampton Downs. The new 1.2km track extension has been sealed and will be fully ready for action by May 22
nd, when our GT members will be the FIRST to drive it.
The GT Membership has just enjoyed a growth spurt and we now have close to 50 members! They are already enjoying quality track time with two full days already done and dusted this month, with three more full days to go. Next month we have another five days scheduled. The membership model delivers great value and is an excellent investment – the membership is our priority so click here for more details or contact us now to join. The membership will be capped at some stage so don’t leave your run too late.

The new International Go Kart Track is coming along nicely also. This elevation and undulation will make the 850m track an absolute must do. Sitting above the Go Kart track will be the new exhibition centre, which will be full of 
paraphernalia, not all motorsport related, from the past and present - this be an attraction the whole family will enjoy.

Completing the Hampton Downs “track family” will be the 4WD track which is looking pretty cool on the drawing board but like everything else it will be ready for the Grand Opening – HD101 event over the weekend of October 29/30. The Australian GT series will headline the official re-opening of Hampton Downs, in what will be the first of two stunning motorsport events – the second being the Highlands 101 two weeks later.

We will keep you posted on progress here at the track in our monthly newsletters but if you want to see it as it happens like us on Facebook! There will also be some very interesting announcements in relation to HD and HMP 101s soon, along with some reveals around the cool new experiences we are going to be offering in the future here at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park and Events Centre -  so keep a look out!

NZ’s newest racing category launched - NZ Racing Cars  www.nzracingcars.co.nz
Fast, exciting and affordable – the perfect formula that is NRC or NZ Racing Cars. The NZ series was launched recently and has already attracted  a good deal of interest. The series mirrors the Australian version, so is proven formula. Click for more information.

Kronfeld cringed but got on board Sloan Superbike

Crowd Goes Wild’s Josh Kronfeld was on track with NZ Superbike Champion Sloan Frost recently…a reluctant Kronfeld was thrown in the hot seat! Check it out... 
GT Membership - UPDATE
GT Members will be the first to drive the new 4km International track on May 22nd. What a milestone and special privilege for our membership, which is now 50 strong! Join now and you can be part of this historic full day event. Click here for all the info.
The Ultimate Experience with V8 Legend Greg Murphy. The perfect gift!
Experience the Adrenalin Rush as you blast around the 2.7km Hampton Downs race circuit in the passenger’s seat of Greg Murphy’s Championship winning V8 SuperTourer.
If you are planning a trip to Queenstown anytime in the future, you must pay our sister track a visit. It is the ultimate playground in the South. Check them out click here
May 6th.
Test your race car for just $165 on May 6th. No passengers.
Click here to book

The North Island Endurance series battled the South Islanders as the season finale took place at Hampton Downs!  Follow the link to find out what happened on a dramatic weekend!
The best of British descended on Hampton Downs for the annual Roycroft festival.  With a 60's theme it was great fun for all that took part!
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