WAIMATE 50 GT SPRINT SERIES

Nearby settlements include Hook and Studholme, with the town of Waimate approximately eight kilometres west. After a decade of hardwork and effort to get the event off the ground the GT Series was born. The event takes place between October 24 and A Top Ten Shootout was also held for the 10 fastest drivers over the weekend. Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners. StuntNZ rider Nic Kroeze was also there in putting on demos for the crowd. For the District see Waimate District.

Waimate 50 chairman Rob Aikman said he estimated the crowd for the time trial through the town’s streets yesterday to be more than 10,, and the Saturday evening standing quarter mile event on Queen St drew at least another February 04, Length: English, Maori Local electricity: Four runs were planned for the 1. The popular motorsport meet has been running on and off since and regularly attracts crowds of about 10, We’re confident that’s better for the event and its future. Besides the thrilling competition, spectators were well looked after with a superb social programme including a large viewing area complete with bar halfway up the hillclimb.

Stewart Borland Dunedin takes a corner on the Waimate street circuit yesterday in his Terrapin Classic Tarmac car during the Waimate 50 race meeting. We’re confident that’s better for the event and its future.

Waimate 50 back with a bang After a year lull, the streets of Waimate roared with the sound of race cars at Labour Weekend with the running of the Waimate 50 GT Sprint Series. Over the past 5 years the event has evolved and been developed into a motorsport spectacle. October 23, Length: Four runs were planned for the 1. Photos provided and hosted by Panoramio. The Waimate Hotel was full to capacity at the weekend, and hotel manager Kevin Hayns said the event provided a welcome boost for the town.

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The Waimate 50 MotorSport Club has been working for some time to re-establish the once-famous street race but the costs for temporary circuit construction are prohibitive.

Skip to main content. October waimxte, Length: Unfortunately only got 2 runs but at least an average set sefies tyres made it good fun! Hook River flows through Hook into the Wainono Lagoon.

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The events include a four kilometre hill climb, a street circuit sprint, and a super special stage for those competing in the three-part GT series.

We’ve changed the track by designing a new one to move away from a sprint circuit to a race circuit, but we’re still doing a sprint race format in some races. It flows east from its sprit in the Hunters Hills 30 kilometres southwest of Timaru, and passes through the small township of Makikihi before reaching the Pacific Ocean.

New circuit for Waimate Part of this was the first ever Whitehorse Hillclimb. Dollar – NZD Spoken languages: If there were ever any doubts about popularity, the 6, spectators dispelled them.

It’s also wai,ate boost for the local economy. Time in Waimate is now Race convener Bert Murray said competitors and pit crew members took part this year and the Waimate 50 GT sprint series, hill climb, rally sprint and standing quarter-mile events all had full fields.

October 31, Length: All competitors had several runs.

February 04, Length: Waimate District Council Population: Otherwise the related wikipedia article. Photos by Andrew Ashton. We know of 9 airports closer to Waimate, of which sprnt is a larger airport.

We were fortunate enough to have local artist Bill Scott paint a mural on the Waimate Outdoors wall which depicts the Earnie Sprague crash while trying to grab pole position inwhich actually happened on that very corner. So, the organisers settled for a sophisticated clubsport event — hill climb, rally sprint and street sprint — and very popular it proved too! The event is moving away from manually processing spectator entry to an automated online system, which Aikman said will help make entry more efficient.

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The Aprint 50 motorsport event drew a crowd of more than 15, people over two days, organisers said. Onlookers check out the Waimate 50 from a colourful vantage point.

Street racing attracts thousands

Michael McMillan Love the guys throwing the cars around. After the GT Series, we are making further changes to improve the event. Competitors turned up in their droves: After a decade of hardwork and effort to get the event off the ground the GT Series was born.

Let’s start with some photos from the area. Whether it was nostalgia or the early entry of Rod Millen, competitors flocked to the event to demonstrate once again the strength of dprint. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Fast forward to 1: Visit image gallery to purchase the image. The popular motorsport meet has been running on and off since and regularly attracts crowds of about 10, For the District see Waimate District.

There were five runs up 5 km of testing gravel for the hillclimb and another five over the 5. Images are under the copyright of their owners. Add a Comment Login or register to post comments. It is absolutely chock-a-block.

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