The new motor racing season gets under way at Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, later this month.
The opening meeting on September 21 and 22, presented by Downer, includes the annual ASKO Appliances 1-hour and 3-hour South Island endurance races.
This year's series has gone to another level and when the driver lineup is finalised it is likely to be the best seen for this event.
The following day, the Pro 7 saloons, Honda Cup plus the Noel McIntyre Drainage Clubmans, and saloons, sports and racing cars take to the track.
On November 3, the Clubmans, saloons, sports and racing cars, along with the Honda Cup cars, return for the second event of the season.
On December 7 and 8, the meeting will include one of the most popular classes in the South Island, the mighty OSCA saloons.
They will be supported by South Island Formula Ford, which is enjoying a renaissance this season, Pro 7 saloons, Mini 7 South, NZ Six, Clubmans, saloons, and sports and racing cars.
The beginning of the year brings three big meetings to the circuit.
The Motorsport NZ Summer Series returns from January 10 to 12, with the popular NZV8s and the internationally recognised Toyota Racing Series being the headline acts.
The Evolution Motorsport Classic SpeedFest follows on the weekend of February 15 and 16, with its smorgasbord of classic racing cars.
The season ends with yet another highlight when NZ Super Trucks return to the country's southernmost circuit on March 15 and 16 supported by Clubmans, saloons, sports and racing cars, NZ Six, Honda Cup and pre-65 saloons.
The annual A1 Auto Services 1-hour race will also be a feature of this meeting.
- The Southland Times