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Petrolhead heaven at Hampton Downs

November 23, 2018

Hampton Downs is taking motoring meetups to a whole new level with Caffeine & Gasoline, a new event to be held on the last Sunday of every month at Hampton Downs. The first event at the end of October was a huge success and big crowds are expected this Sunday, November 25. Not only does Caffeine & Gasoline offer passionate..


Emery/Tander win thrilling Hampton Downs 500

October 14, 2018

Garth Tander took the chequered flag at the Hampton Downs 500 after a thrilling finish that saw his co-driver Geoff Emery claim back-to-back Australian GT Championship titles. Last year’s winner went into the race in 4th place in the championship but Tander’s overtaking maneuver on John Martin in the closing laps was enough for Emery to leapfrog Steven Richards, Peter..


Hackett and Storey dominate qualifying for Hampton Downs 500

October 13, 2018

New Zealand driver Dom Storey and Peter Hackett continued to dominate at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 with the pair winning this afternoon’s 30-lap qualifying race to claim pole position for Sunday’s feature race. As an added bonus, the Australian GT Championship points up for grabs in qualifying helped Hackett close the gap to the championship leader..


Storey quickest in practice at Hampton Downs 500

October 12, 2018

Kiwi driver Dom Storey set a blistering pace in practice at this afternoon’s Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500. Storey and his co-driver Peter Hackett are looking to go back-to-back at Hampton Downs after their impressive victory last year. Storey clocked a 1:32.401 in practice in the Mercedes AMG GT3 ahead of Liam Talbot/John Martin (1:32.568) in the Porsche..


Bathurst winner confirmed for Hampton Downs 500

October 9, 2018

Fresh from his win with Craig Lowndes in the Bathurst 1000 on Sunday, Steven Richards is looking forward to chasing more titles at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 this weekend. Two Australian GT crowns will be decided at Hampton Downs with Richards lying third in both the Australian GT Championship, one of the oldest and most prestigious..


Baird looking forward to Hampton Downs hit-out

October 4, 2018

Veteran Kiwi racer Craig Baird is hoping he won’t have any hard calls to make at this weekend’s Bathurst 1000. As the driving standards observer for Supercars, Baird came in for some criticism last year after a series of penalties scuppered Scott McLaughlin’s chances of claiming the championship in the final race of the season. “I don't want to hang..


Tony Quinn backs Waikato motorsport prospect

September 28, 2018

Hampton Downs and Highlands owner Tony Quinn is looking forward to following the career of Connor Davison who’s been handpicked as the first driver to benefit from a new motorsport foundation. The 13-year-old from Cambridge makes his debut in the Toyota 86 Series in November and Quinn is excited about his potential. “I don't want to put the weight of..


Gaunt gunning for good result at Hampton Downs 500

September 25, 2018

The Australian GT Series has been good to Daniel Gaunt and he’s in with a shot of claiming his first title at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 next month. Gaunt will team up with Australian Tony Bates in the Audi R8 LMS for the season finale. The pair won the Phillip Island 101 in June and currently..


Last hurrah for Australian GTs at Hampton Downs

September 18, 2018

The Australian GT Championship returns to New Zealand next month for the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 from October 13-14. It’s the third year in a row the Waikato track has hosted the cars and stars of the Australian GT Championship and it’s the last time for the foreseeable future, says Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn. “We’ve had..


Australian GT title to be decided at Hampton Downs 500

August 15, 2018

This year’s Australian GT Championship will be decided at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 on October 13-14. The event will feature some of the finest GT production cars in the world including Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, KTM, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Nissan and Porsche "We’ve seen some incredibly competitive racing this season with six drivers still in..