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Formula Challenge Racing

| Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0338
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A must

My partner and I just love motor racing and recently went when they had the drifting A beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Liz G
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Great Experience

Great set up and the staff were excellent. My husband did the Formula Challenge in a single seat... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Heather P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Drive a REAL racecar on a real racetrack At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand's only Qualmark endorsed provider of motorsport experiences, guaranteeing a great time whether it's as a birthday, anniversary gift or as corporate team building or client incentive day, you'll love it! The Formula Challenge racecar and driving experiences cater for everybody, from first timers with no track experience to hardened professionals, and with our fleet of V8 Holden and Ford racecars, along with the grid of Formula Challenge single-seaters, we're able to fit all shapes and sizes. Come and experience one of the most sensational days of your life at Taupo and Hampton Downs Motorsport Parks and you'll leave with memories that'll last a lifetime. Well, until you come back for another go that is!!
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| Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 7-377 0338
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

My partner and I just love motor racing and recently went when they had the drifting A beautiful sunny day made it even better This park is lovely and well appointed

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great set up and the staff were excellent. My husband did the Formula Challenge in a single seat racecar and really enjoyed the experience. Although expensive, worth it for a special occasion. Staff make family welcome and feel part of the experience.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed it but was very expensive. Is a thing you only do once because of the price. Great for stag do

Thank zacmckay
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Driving and seeing on TV is not the same. If you a somewhere where you have possibility to try, like in Taupo, I highly recommend this.

Thank Max K
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My husband, father inlaw and brother inlaw all done their laps in a v8 and being a family holiday, we all came along too. We cannot thank the staff enough!!! The whole family got to have a lap with the instructor!!! It was the best...More

Thank Shari G
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a birthday present for my Husband, and a Holden man that loves the sound of a noisy engine and fast cars, so this was right up his alley

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband Jeff recently used his voucher to do laps at the track in a V8 with Formula Challenge. He had an entourage with him - wife, mother-in-law and elderly friend in a wheelchair. I wanted to say thanks so much Craig and Alan for...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I drove a V8 Commodore around track 3 at Taupo. The people running it were great. I did 12 laps with a co driver who explained the way to drive the track and best lines to take handling corners to gain maximum speed. My weekend...More

1  Thank Salve B
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I surprised my partner with and F1 experience, 12 laps and video for his Birthday today and he STILL cannot wipe the from off his face! The whole team was incredible, knowledgeable, supportive and super friendly. I cannot highly recommend this enough. I'm now looking...More

Thank NicSiSi
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The staff are really friendly. The instruction is clear & helpful. It seems a lot to take in at first but the instructions on the lap's help you get the most out of you experience. The instructor does not make you hold back so you...More

Thank Ian W
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Sonny637
14 May 2015|
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Response from FCRacing | Property representative |
Thanks for your question It take about 1 to 1 half hours to do one of our courses and you do need to book as we cant always get on the track. Next day is Monday the 18th at 9.00am or 1.00pm Thanks
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Vishnu162004
29 March 2015|
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Response from FCRacing | Property representative |
Hi All drivers best be 14 years or older and they must be able to drive a gear shift car Our prices start from $240.00 for the single seaters and $290.00 for the V8 Hope to see you soon
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