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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.

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