After a five year break the South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club (SIERDC) are thrilled to announce they will be returning to the magnificent Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell (Highlands) in November 2018 for the hosting of the 2018/19 Carters Tyre Service New Zealand Endurance Championship (NZEC). LOCK IN THE 24 November 2018!
The Series last visited the venue in 2013 for Highlands inaugural race meeting, and fans will fondly remember Kiwi ace Shane Van Gisbergen charging around the circuit, driving the wheels off the Carters Tyres Ford Falcon to take a popular win. “It will be awesome to get back there” said Series secretary Chris Dunn “it’s an exquisite venue and with there will be no home town advantage for the South over the North so it will be game on for all the silverware on offer.”
Highlands, Chief Operating Officer, Josie Spillane said “we are delighted that race fans are going to be able to enjoy a New Zealand Championship here at Highlands. We’ve spent the last five years hosting the Aussies in November and we are delighted to be supporting the very best in NZ endurance racing. The team and I look forward to showcasing to the competitors our facilities, the circuit and our renowned Central Otago hospitality.
The format for the NZEC event will be to invite the top 20 cars from the North Island series plus the top 20 cars from the South Island series to a one off, winner takes all, NZEC event. This will ensure that spectators and fans will see all the very best Endurance cars in New Zealand go head to head.
With NIERDC and SIERDC working together with a common set of rules has really benefitted both Series, with many new and exciting cars becoming involved in the series, and many of these only come out for the two respective Series. “The Series is all about the drivers” said NIERDC President Kel McBeath. “We aim to keep the politics low & the fun high and this has resulted in bumper fields of happy teams, drivers and organisers”
We are excited to offer parking for Self-Contained Motorhomes at the Carters Tyres NZ Endurance Championships on Saturday 24th November 2018 (one day event) and the Highlands Sprint Series on Sunday 25th November (one day event), making a weekend of action packed racing!
Please note - NO TENTS and NO CAMPERS that are not Self-contained will be allowed entry to the site.
We have two areas for parking, one is TRACKSIDE AREA (limited to 7m vehicles and dependant upon vehicle being able to access this area) and the other is the OUTFIELD PARKING below the TRACKSIDE AREA.
This area is for Self-contained Motorhomes for Competitors and General public. The camper must hold a Certified Self Containment certificate. There will be no power available.
A self-containment vehicle is designed to completely meet the ablutionary and sanitary needs of the occupants (including water for drinking and cooking) for a minimum of three days without requiring any external services or discharging any waste.
YOU MUST PRE BOOK A SPACE PRIOR TO THE MEETING
The costs will be as follows per vehicle for the weekend (this cost covers rubbish, security) plus a per person entry fee.
Weekend payment of $100 per vehicle for TRACKSIDE parking and $50 per vehicle for OUTFIELD PARKING. Everyone camping must purchase a Saturday day pass (which is $30 per person), which will be in your packs given to you upon arrival. Your parking and tickets must be pre-paid prior to arriving.
STRICT entry times for Campervans will be as follows:
All campervans need to have vacated the site by 10am Monday 26th November. There is no access to and from the SITES after hours.
Spectator Entry Fee:
ALL VEHICLES ENTER VIA CEMETERY RD THROUGH THE HIGHLANDS INNOVATION PARK
HIGHLANDS RECOMMENDS YOU BRING BLOCKS AS NOT ALL SITES ARE LEVEL
For competitors, please advise at the time of enquiry you are a competitor.