Highlands Sprint Series 2018/2019
Highlands is as committed to grass roots racing as it is to higher profile events and we are back, bigger and better for the 2018/2019 Highlands Sprint Series (HSS) season.
The HSS is open to all competitors with the required MSNZ licence and vehicle with a minimum of a MSNZ certified half roll cage. This opens up the opportunity for people who haven’t raced at Highlands to give it a go.
For the HSS, the circuit configuration will be circuit A and circuit C of Highlands joined together creating a 2.9km circuit.
A few new additions for the 2018/2019 Season!
- Reverse Grid: We have added in a reverse grid start for race 3 at each round, this will add in some tight racing and also a good way to introduce new competitors to the format that is often used in NZ.
- Joker Card: This is something new and adds a new strategy to play at gaining some extra points to your season.
- FHR: Last season we made note to all competitors that going forward we would be making Forward Head Restraints mandatory from the start of the 2018/2019 race season that kicks off on the 6th October. We totally understand that it adds additional costs to racing but we do feel the safety advantages outweigh the cost. We also believe that it will become mandatory across New Zealand in the near future. Suppliers are also working hard to get the pricing down as low as possible to the competitors. Please note that you do need a FHR compatible helmet, do not go trying to drill your non FHR compatible helmet as this will damage the integrity of the helmet and will not pass scrutineering. The is a list of approved FHR Device and Helmet Standards in the Motorsport NZ Manual – Appendix Two- Schedule A – 4.2. There are some interesting video online showing the differences in “with” and “without” head and neck restraint devices, with so much proven testing and data, there is no real reason not to wear one and a LOT of reasons to wear one
- Hans Vs No Hans
- Why you should wear a Hans when racing
As the Sprint series is getting more and more popular, it is advisable to get your entries in ASAP as we do have a max grid number of 40 cars on the A + C track configuration. This mean that we only have space for 20 cars per Class.
6th October 2018 – Highlands Sprint Series Round 1 + South Island NZ
25th November 2018 – Highlands Sprint Series Round 2
27th April 2019 Highlands Sprint Series Round 3 + SS Cup
28th April 2019 Highlands Sprint Series Round 4
Series races - Consists of 3 x 6 laps races plus 1 x 8 Lap "Fast and Furious" race per round, there will be 4 classes. These classes will be determined on "break out" lap times. Points will be awarded per race.
Entry Fees - Competitors will be able to enter the full 4 rounds at a discounted price and will have priority over those who chose a round by round option. The full entry fees are in the Supp Regs.
Entry Forms and Supp Regs will be made available soon.
Food - Food and coffee will be available in our new Highlands Cafe.
Prize giving - There will be a prize giving at the Control Tower, after the last race, at the end of the 2018/2019 season.
MyLaps Transponders (rechargeable)
1 year subscription - $248 incl GST
2 year subscription - $335 incl GST
5 year subscription - $595 incl GST
This price includes transponder insurance and lifetime guarantee (excludes theft). Hardwired transponders are also available.
All other information is available in the Supp Regs.
Entries are limited so act now and become part of the history that is Highlands.