Attendees and COVID-19 procedures

The Spring Festival will comply with all NSW Government COVID-19 regulations as well as Wakefield Park Raceway’s COVID-19 procedures.

This means:

  • If you feel at all unwell or present even the mildest of symptoms, please stay home
  • The 2020 HSRCA Spring Festival will not be open to spectators
  • The attendee allowance is one competitor and one support person, allowing a total of two people per car
    • A support person is one (only) of a crew, assistant, supporter etc
    • If the entrant and driver are different people then this should be noted on the MSA Event Entry and details listed
  • Both the competitor and support person must be registered on the Motorsport Australia Event Entry website
  • All entrants to the circuit will be checked for registration in order to gain admittance
  • There will be a registration and health check (temperature) at the main gate to gain admission
  • Document check will be conducted in carport 1 so that it may be done in an open fresh air space
  • Current COVID-19 protocols will be followed including hand sanitiser available around the circuit, 1.5-metre social distancing, encouragement for all to regularly wash hands and the like
  • There will be no social function on the Saturday afternoon after racing concludes

* If the NSW Government relaxes current COVID-19 regulations, then some event conditions may be altered in line with this.

Meeting Documentation

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 Further Regulations [PDF]

2020 HSRCA Spring Festival Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

2020 HSRCA Spring Festival Final Garage Allocations [PDF] Finalised October 26, 2020

2020 HSRCA Spring Festival Provisional Program of Events [PDF]

2020 HSRCA Spring Festival Provisional Entry List [PDF] As at October 26, 2020

MSA Self-Scrutiny Checklist (Race) [PDF] As at October 23, 2020

MSA Self-Scrutiny Statement of Vehicle Compliance [PDF] As at October 23, 2020

Motorsport Australia General Disclaimer [PDF] Inclusive of COVID-19 disclaimer

Friday Private Practice

Private practice will be held on Friday the 30th of October and will be conducted by Wakefield Park Raceway. Competitors can enter on line at the Wakefield Park website here, or at the circuit on the day.

Scrutineering

Due to COVID-19, and in line with the Return to Race Policy, scrutineering will be done on a spot check basis throughout the weekend.  All competitors will need to report to the Scrutineering area with their MSA Self-Scrutiny forms.

There are two Motorsport Australia forms, one is self-scrutiny and the second is a compliance form for cars in Target Scrutiny.  Super Sprint and Regularity only need to fill in the self-scrutiny form and all target cars (race) need to fill in both.

Scrutiny forms can be handed to the scrutineers from 12pm Friday.

Disclaimer

Motorsport Australia have released a new disclaimer that includes a COVID-19 declaration. Entrants will have already accepted terms and conditions at time of entry, however many team members will have not yet accepted terms and conditions and so this form is aimed at them.

Camping at the Circuit Not Permitted

Due to ongoing restrictions emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, camping at Wakefield Park Raceway is not permitted at this time. We are aware that some of you have taken advantage of this in the past and appreciate your understanding.

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

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