Racing stars compete at Highlands
About 30 GT cars and racers will be hosted in Cromwell at Highlands to wrap up the season and compete for an Australian GT title.
New Zealand motor racing stars Greg Murphy and Tony Quinn will pair up for the competition.
Highlanders 101 changed ’’dramatically’’ since Murphy participated three years ago, he said.
‘‘It’s a very impressive championship now and it’s really found a niche in Australasia. It’s not just in this part of the world either.’’
Murphy was excited to get back behind the wheel of a GT and experience the development in Australian GT first hand. The car line-up includes Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, McLarens, Porsches, Ginettas and Ascaris.
‘‘With traction control, ABS and aerodynamics, they’re a very different machine to get behind the wheel of,’’ he said.
Highlands Motorsport Park will be action-packed from November 11 to 13, when the Aust- ralian Endurance and GT champions will be decided.
The weekend will feature entertainment on and off the track, including children’s activities on the top terrace, and a selection of food and refreshment vendors in key spectator areas. Parking for visitors will be free, as will entry for under 16 yearolds.