Great season ahead for motorsport fans

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Australian Rob Waters, in a Kenworth, leads the way at last season's New Zealand Super Truck races at Teretonga Park. Photo: Richard Dimmock

MOTOR racing fans have another big season to look forward to during the 2018-2019 season at Teretonga Park.

Six race meetings are scheduled, with highlights including the opening meeting of the season which will feature exotic race machinery at the South Island Endurance Series, the annual Speedworks Events MSNZ Premier Championship meeting in January, the Evolution Motorsport Classic SpeedFest in February and the NZ Super Truck meeting in March.

The season begins with the Carter’s Tyre Service South Island Endurance meeting, presented by Downer, on Saturday, September 15. Featuring exotic machinery such as Mercedes, Porsche and Ferrari, the racing will feature a one-hour and then a three-hour endurance race.

The next two race meetings, presented by Downer, on Sunday, November 4, and over the weekend of Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, will feature the Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloons, followed with full programmes for these events yet to be finalised.

Already the December meeting, in particular, is shaping as a big one with OSCA Super Saloons, pre-65 saloons and SI F1600 confirmed. with more announcements to come.

The annual Speedworks Events MSNZ Premier Championship meeting will take place over the weekend of Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20, with the international line-up in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series already confirmed on the programme and other categories still to be confirmed.

The Evolution Motorsport Classic SpeedFest will be held over the weekend of Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, with classic saloons, historic touring cars, formula juniors, Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans Saloons and plenty more to entertain.

The season will wrap up in March with a huge event headlined by NZ Super Trucks and Mainland Muscle Cars to finish an exciting season in another meeting presented by Downer.

With international drivers, state-of-the-art machinery, exotic marques, rare classic racers plus the Super Trucks and muscle cars, motorsport fans have a lot of action to look forward to at Teretonga Park this season.

– Lindsay Beer is the Southland Sports Car Club publicity officer

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