Driver killed at racing event

02:49, Mar 08 2014

A driver in a classic car racing event at Hampton Downs has been killed, police say.

Police were called to the North Waikato motorsport park shortly after 1pm after a serious crash occurred.

The driver of one of the competing vehicles was killed in the crash.

The event has been cancelled and the site secured for an in-depth investigation by the police Serious Crash Unit, police said.

Police and other emergency services were in attendance.