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Waimate 50 GT Series

Waimate 50 GT Series

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  • Sat 23 Oct ’10, 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sun 24 Oct ’10, 9:00am – 6:00pm


Waimate Town Centre, Waimate, Canterbury


All Ages

Waimate has a proud history with motor racing on the streets with the inaugural ‘Waimate 50’ being held in 1959 (when Bruce McLaren won) through to 1966. Racing “around the houses” ceased with the opening of Levels Raceway in Timaru but returned to the town on 14 February 1981. In 1991 the street race was brought back to life again and was a great success with crowds in excess of 15,000 attending. The event was then run every 2 years until 1999 when unfortunately the rules changed and the costs escalated to a point where again the 'Waimate 50' had to go into recession.

A new event - A small steering group was formed and struck upon an initiative that will again put Waimate on the map for hosting a significant motorsport event.

Over the weekend of 23/24 October 2010 Waimate 50 Motorsport Inc. is running the multi-event 'Waimate 50 GT Series'. The event comprises of a 4km Hillclimb (Saturday 23rd October) and a 5.6km Rallysprint (Sunday 24th October) and a sealed Street Sprint and Motorbike Races (Sunday 24th October) that follow much of the original circuit.

A full field over both days features some great names - Rod Millen all the way from Orange County, USA, Keith Callinan - Australia, the spectacular & very quick Andrew Hawkeswood, the talented Southland pedlar Derek Ayson and local Timaru lads the Galbraith bros. It's going to be a fantastic family weekend out!

Please visit www.waimate50.co.nz for full details.

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