MEET THE DRIVERS

Meet our incredibly skilled driving team. Guiding you through your next U-Drive experience or to take you on a thrilling hot lap of the Highlands circuit. The team are their to meet and deliver every adrenaline need.

PAUL BLOMQVIST - PRO DRIVER

Taxi, Supercar Fast Dash, U-Drives & Subaru WRX Experience

Where did you start racing?

Mount Wellington Kart Track

Best event results?

Winner of the Ronnie Peterson Award Formula Renault Sweden

What is your favourite car you've ever driven?

Rallycross Car or Porsche Carrera Cup Car

Favourite circuit or event you have driven at?

Spa-Francorchamps

Away from the track, what is your favourite past time?

Mountain biking and Skiing

Person you admire the most and why?

My dad Stig. Yes that famous guy from Top Gear.

If you weren't a racing car driver what would you be?

Used car dealer

DAMON LEITCH - OPERATIONS MANAGER & DRIVER

Taxi, Supercar Fast Dash, U-Drives & Subaru WRX Experience

Where did you start racing?

Karting at Invercargill Kart Club then later car racing in Formula Fords at Teretonga, Invercargill

Best event results?

NZ Grand Prix and beating my brother

What is your favourite car you've ever driven?

Simtek Formula 1

Favourite circuit or event you have driven at?

NZ Grand Prix at Hampton Downs

Away from the track, what is your favourite past time?

Mountain Biking

Person you admire the most and why?

Scott Dixon

If you weren't a racing car driver what would you be?

Mechanic

STEVE GRAY - DRIVER & HEAD MECHANIC

Taxi, Supercar Fast Dash & U-Drives

Where did you start racing?

Beachlands Speedway Dunedin around 1984

Best event results?

Various provinical trophies in Speedway but more recently 2nd in class at Highlands Sprint Series

What is your favourite car you've ever driven?

Ford Capri

Favourite circuit or event you have driven at?

Highlands but favourite event is Nevis Hill Climb

Away from the track, what is your favourite past time?

In the Campervan by the Sea or in the Bush

Person you admire the most and why?

Kenny Smith, still doing what he loves and doing it extremely well

If you weren't a racing car driver what would you be?

If not a racing car driver! I am a mechanic

MIKE SHEEHAN - DRIVER

Taxi

Where did you start racing?

I started with a brief stint in Karts before discovering a love for rallying at 13!

Best event results?

Winning the 2019 FIA Group N National Rally Championship

What is your favourite car you've ever driven?

My current Seat TCR race car. I also love Porsches & AMG's

Favourite circuit or event you have driven at?

Nothing beats Highlands for a blast on the tarmac. Rally Otago, Catlins and Lawerence rallies are my favourite events

Away from the track, what is your favourite pastime?

Is driving my 911 or using my racing simulator classed as "away from the track"? Yes, I'm driving mad!

Person you admire the most and why?

My wife and kids. I'm also a big fan of people who make something of themselves from humble beginnings

If you weren't a racing car driver what would you be?

A rockstar