great result with his son.
Not far behind the Miedeckes was the Trass Family Racing team pairing of Sam Fillmore and Danny Stuttard for the ‘first Kiwi team home’ trophy.
Highlands Motorsport Park got the big tick from many drivers and commentators, who described it as possibly one of the best, if not the best, motor-race track in the world. From a spectator point of view, it scored top marks for layout, ease of access, and race viewing, plus that marvellous Central Otago backdrop.
There was plenty of lunchtime entertainment too, with ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett burning up the track in his Mazda drift car; skydivers; and, of course, the lucky souls who won the competitions for a hot lap in the park’s race cars.
Australian GT manager Ken Collier was full of praise for the success of the Hampton Downs 101 and the now-traditional Highlands Motorsport Park finale.
“After an enormously successful season in 2016, we’re looking forward to next season already,” Collier said.
“The success of the Hampton Downs 101 this year made it a great edition and one we are keen to keep for next season, and it adds to the marquee events on the schedule.”
The CAMS Australian GT Championship will once again feature at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide and also as support races for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park, Victoria. There’s also a new twilight meeting at Queensland Raceway and a whole host of changes, including additional qualifying GT3 cars plus a new GT4 category.