2020 Spring Festival

Entry to the 2020 Spring Festival at Wakefield Park has Re-Opened

We are pleased to announce that entry to the 2020 Spring Festival, now to be held over the weekend of October 30 to November 1, has re-opened.

If you did not enter the meeting previously and would like to place a new entry, please enter as normal via the Motorsport Australia Members Portal available on the Motorsport Australia homepage:

https://motorsport.org.au/

If you previously entered and have left your entry in place, you should not need to do anything. Please take a moment to confirm that your entry status in the Motorsport Australia Members’ Portal is ‘accepted’ and your entry will be reinstated.

If you entered the event previously, withdrew following its postponement and would like to re-enter, contact us directly by emailing Robyn at [email protected] and she will mark your entry as “accepted” and your entry will be reinstated.

As previously, entry to the circuit will be strictly controlled and allowed only to entrants, drivers and crew, plus officials and circuit staff. At this stage one additional ‘crew’ member will be available per entry – please add your chosen person as crew in the entry system and include up-to-date contact details. We will be using this system to produce the entry list for the meeting.

Please be aware that garages and car ports were filled quickly in the lead-up to the original date. They will be assigned on a first-in first-served basis.

Private practice will be offered on Friday the 30th of October, and looked after by Wakefield Park.

We greatly appreciate your support and understanding as we endeavour to hold safe and enjoyable meetings under the challenging circumstances this year has presented. Most importantly, we look forward to seeing you for a great meeting at Wakefield Park over the last weekend of October!

Yours in motorsport,
The HSRCA Race Committee

Meeting Documentation

The original documentation for the 2020 Spring Festival is available to download below. Please be aware that these documents may require changes or replacement to reflect the postponement of the event. More information will be available in the coming days.

Wakefield Park Raceway COVID-19 Venue Safety Plan [PDF] As at July 31, 2020

2020 HSRCA Spring Festival Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

2020 HSRCA Spring Festival Disclaimer [PDF]

2020 HSRCA Spring Festival Scrutineering Form [PDF]

Spectators

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a strict limit on venue capacity, the 2020 HSRCA Spring Festival will not be open to spectators.

Entry to the circuit will be strictly controlled and allowed only to entrants, drivers and crew, plus officials and circuit staff. Names and contact information for everyone who attends the venue will be required ahead of time. Entry will be by registered name on a list and presentation of ID on entry to the circuit. Not registered, then no entry.

We are disappointed to once again run without the energy and atmosphere brought by our friends in the broader historic motor sport community. However, we are dedicated to running a safe meeting in these challenging circumstances and will take all steps necessary to ensure that we do so. We hope to be able to welcome you to an HSRCA historic race meeting in the near future.

You are most cordially invited to join us at the 2020 HSRCA Spring Festival at Wakefield Park

We’re pleased to announce that this August 28th to 30th October 30th to November 1st, we’ll be celebrating not only the return of spring, but our escape from the winter of social isolation when we head to Wakefield Park for our second historic race meeting of the year – the Spring Festival.

Entry is now open and available via the Motorsport Australia Members’ Portal:

https://motorsport.org.au/

Supplementary regulations are available from the following link:

2020 Spring Festival Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

All drivers are welcome to the Spring Festival, which will offer races for all of our usual fifth category vehicles as well as speed events for vehicles manufactured up to the 1990s and invited cars deemed compatible with those groups. Private practice will be offered on Friday the 28th of August 30th of October and will be hosted by Wakefield Park.

We have plenty to celebrate, so our feature of the meeting is simply ‘Return to Racing’ and we look forward to catching up with everyone at a social distancing appropriate 1.5m distance.

Where entry numbers are particularly strong we will split grids and may do so for other groups where safety and opportunity justify it. There will be a BMC Challenge event and a ‘Give a Mate a Go’ grid. We will also welcome Aussie Racing Cars for the first time and will host round two of their 2020 series.

Following on from its successful implementation in the Autumn Festival and in support of our goal to welcome new drivers to the sport, we hope to extend the ‘Give a Mate a Go’ concept for the Spring Festival, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. For this meeting, drivers who are not entered in other classes will be able to enter ‘Give a Mate a Go’, provided COVID-19 procedures are not compromised.

Aussie Racing Cars is inspired by the American Legend category and was conceived in Australia by Phil Ward in the mid-90s. It’s been running a fundamentally unchanged set of technical regs for the past twenty years. They’ll be a good fit for our meeting, and we look forward to some fun races, as well as making a few new friends and sharing our love of historic motorsport with a new group of motorsport fans.

We are confident that we will be able to hold a normal meeting, although some limitations may apply and there will be more guidelines to follow for obvious reasons. If restrictions are not lifted or are reimposed by the time we hold the meeting, we will operate a scaled-back meeting, details of which will be made known in sufficient time.

For those same obvious reasons, we will be monitoring both the situation and the governmental regulations applying to it closely, and will adapt as necessary to ensure a safe and enjoyable meeting for all.

We look forward to not only being out in the open air, but filling it with the song of motorsport once more when we see you all this August 28-30 October 30th to November 1st for the Spring Festival at Wakefield Park.

Yours in motorsport,
The HSRCA Race Committee

2020 HSRCA HISTORIC RACE MEETINGS

Spring Festival – 30 October – 1 November at Wakefield Park

Summer Festival – 28 – 29 November at Sydney Motorsport Park

Latest Updates

Rusty Nuts Racers’ 2017 Spring Festival Report

We were very pleased to be joined at this year’s Spring Festival by the crew of the Rusty Nuts Racers. Read on and enjoy their report on the action at the Spring Festival.

The Rusty Nuts Racers are a group of (mostly) ’50s and ’60s sports cars drivers, with a particularly strong contingent of MGs, who joined us to compete in Regularity.

We look forward to catching up with them again at the Summer Festival in November.