Go-kart Grand Prix
Go Kart Grand Prix at Highlands
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a speed demon then you won’t want to miss this competition from Highlands. To celebrate the last visit of the Australian GT series to Highlands, the Cromwell circuit is hosting the first ever Highlands Go Kart Grand Prix this Thursday.
Twelve lucky competition winners will be paired up with a professional driver from the Australian GTs. There will be a Le Mans start (where one of the drivers has to sprint to their kart to start the race), a driver change midway through the race and the opportunity to be crowned the inaugural Highlands Go Kart Grand Prix champion. That’s bragging rights for life, right there!
Winners will also attend the official welcome function for the drivers and teams of the Highlands 501 and receive a free weekend pass to the event. All entrants must be available this Thursday from 2pm to 6pm with the official function to be held at 5pm in Pitlane.
Highlands Boss Lady, Josie Spillane is excited to be matching the AGT Stars with some of the Cromwell locals, “ So much of what makes Highlands special is the community that we are in. We are hoping to have a huge showing of Cromwell locals here this weekend joining us as we say goodbye to AGT – and we thought this was a great way to kick off the celebrations”.
The Highlands Go Kart track is one of the best motorsport experiences in the country. The karts are top quality German-built Rimo machines, capable of speeds of up to 50 km/h. They come as single and two-seater options to suit most ages. The track is 650 metres long and took 672 cubic metres of concrete to construct – that’s 149 truckloads – and it’s edged with a whopping 4,830 tyres!
Come on Cromwellians - Get amongst it!