Young Driver Programme

​​​Central's Young Driver Programme is designed, sponsored and run by locals to support our local young drivers aged between 16 and 25 years of age. Skill sessions held at Highlands Motorsport Park include ABS braking, traction control, winter driving, chain fitting, tyre safety​ and more…a complete programme of awesome learning experiences.​

Nominations are now open

The 2018 event will be held over two days - Wednesday 14 March and Saturday 17 March - at Highlands. Interested in being a part of it?  Fill in the nomination form below and get it in to us by Friday 2 March. ​

2018 Young Driver Nomination Form (PDF, 1MB)

For more information contact: Andy Bartlett on 03 440 0677 or email 

Past Winners of Central's Best Young Driver​​​



Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan presents the  Young Driver of the Year award to Michael Ward from Winger. Most improved driver for 2017 was Chris Small from GeoSolve.


Pictured: Young Driver of the Year Jared Maclachlan from Downers shakes the hand of Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper. Most Improved Driver was Peter Coleman of Best Removals.







Pictured: Leon Adair (left), having received his certificate from Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper in Pit Lane at Highlands Motorsport Park. 


Pictured: Runners up Patrick Williamson (left) from Central Otago District Council and Jacob Shirley (right) from Highlands Motorsport Park with Central's Best Young Driver for 2014 Mathew Morris (centre) from Central Rural Services in Chatto Creek.




Pictured: Paul Duncan of Davis Auto Electrical receiving his award for Central's Best Young Driver 2013 from Inspector Andrew Burns of NZ Police.





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