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2019 Summer Festival Entry & Documentation
The 2019 HSRCA Summer Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, will be held over the 30th of November and the 1st of December, with private practice on Friday the 29th of November. You are most cordially invited!
The meeting will feature 60 years of Elfin, the BMC Challenge, the Group S enduro race and the Dawson-Damer Trophy as well as 100 years of Bentley.
Download event documentation below:
2019 HSRCA Summer Festival Provisional Program of Events [PDF] Updated Monday, 25th November
2019 HSRCA Summer Festival Provisional Garage List [PDF] Updated Monday, 25th November
Spectator tickets will be available at the gate on the weekend. Kids 12 and under get in free. Adult tickets are $25 for Saturday, $35 for Sunday and $50 for a weekend pass. Concession tickets are $20 on Saturday, $25 on Sunday and $40 for a weekend pass.
Bump-in and set up will be on Thursday evening. Due to another event, the paddock will not be available until 6.00pm, but the skid pan will be available earlier. If you are located on the skid pan you can move in and set up later afternoon.
Paddock Layout and Use
A paddock map will be made available shortly. Please adhere to this map, particularly in taking up a position on the skid pan. Also, please assist by parking your tender vehicle and trailer in the designated parking areas (not the paddock.)
HSRCA volunteers will be on hand on Thursday evening to assist with paddock management and directions.
Entry Passes and HSRCA sign-on will be available in the Hinxman Room from Friday morning (Practice Day).
We have allocated two entry passes to each competitor. Your HSRCA members’ card can act as an additional pass. Extra passes are available upon request. Please only take what you need.
This will also include tender vehicle passes. Please insert your race car number on the tender pass.
Competitor Race Meeting Sign On
This will be conducted by the Race Secretary in the Hinxman Room, from Friday morning.
Friday practice will be available as usual and be conducted by the ARDC/Sydney Motorsport Park.
Sign on and payment is at the track on the day. Online entry is available at the SMSP website. Please click this link to sign up for private practice online on the SMSP website. The cost is $160 for ARDC and HSRCA members, $190 for non-members.
Friday practice typically commences at 9.00am. For those present on Friday, admin checking will be open from 11am.
Saturday Morning Entry
If you are not arriving at the circuit until Saturday morning:
- Entry passes should be available at the gate. Enter the circuit and set up your car at your allocated space
- Complete your competitor sign-on for the event with the Race Secretary
Garages and Carports
Competitors, if you requested a garage or carport this may be of interest to you.
Entries for the event are very strong! About two weeks before entries closed on the 15th of November, most of the garages were taken. In the week leading up to entries closing, all of the garages and most of the carports were taken.
There are numerous competitor requests to share with or next to others, as well as many other requests including nominating specific garages or carports, and requests to share with someone who has not entered.
When entries are so strong, there is quite limited flexibility to move competitors around in order to meet these requests. However, the Race Committee has met as many of these requests as possible.
Due to the strong entries, and garage overflow, marquees have been arranged, at considerable expense to the Club, and some competitors will be allocated a marquee.
RaceFuels have filled the tanks for us ahead of our Summer Festival meeting. The bowsers uphill from race control will be operating throughout the weekend.
Elf Race 102, E85 and 98 RON and are all available on demand. Credit cards are accepted, just follow the instructions on the card reader.
Elf LMS FIA race fuel is available in 50L drums for pre-order delivery. Please call Mark Tierney on 0419 511 517 to make an order, or if you have any questions. You can download an instruction and pricing form from the following link:
Race Fuels Bowser Instructions & Pricing [PDF] As at July 2019
You are most cordially invited to join us at the 2020 HSRCA Summer Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park
The 2020 HSRCA Summer Festival will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park over the 28th & 29th of November. Private practice will be available on Friday the 27th.
Our final race meeting of 2020 will see us return to Sydney to farewell the year’s classic motorsport season with a mighty Summer Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park. Entry will open following the Spring Festival in August and be available via the CAMS Members’ Portal.
Brian Caldersmith recently got in touch to share his latest portrait, featuring him and his lovely Elite, and shared a few words on their time together. Enjoying both efforts, I asked if he would be interested in expanding on the story for something to share here. A few days later, I received the wonderful story you see below, which chronicles a life well lived with his Lotus Elite.
Read on and enjoy, with huge thanks to Brian Caldersmith.