The 2022 Summer Festival wrapped up our historic motorsport season in fine style, with close to 250 entries heading to Sydney Motorsport Park for a weekend of driving, tinkering and socialising in lovely summer weather. Put the kettle on and take a break for a few minutes to relive the action and enjoy a huge collection of photos from the meeting.
2023 Summer Festival
Entry is now open for the HSRCA’s 2023 Summer Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, to be held over the 25th & 26th of November, with private practice available on Friday the 24th. You are most cordially invited!
Private practice for the 2023 Summer Festival is hosted by the ARDC. Online entry is available ahead of the event at this link.
The price is $160 (incl. GST and booking fee) for HSRCA and ARDC members or $190 for non-members. Enter your membership ID in the DISCOUNT CODE field.
The gates will open from 8:30am, with events kicking off from 9:00am.
Spectator passes will be available online in the lead-up to the event, as well as at the gates on the day.
Tickets are $25 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday and $30 for a weekend pass. Concession tickets are $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday and $25 for the weekend. Kids 12 and under attend for free.
Bump-in will be from 6:00am on Friday November 24.
- All areas of the circuit are in use on the Thursday evening, by other groups.
The schedule for Friday practice shows a drivers’ briefing at 7:45am, but there will be alternate arrangements if you cannot make the briefing. Practice will commence from 8:30 am and the programme will be available.
Please make every effort to enter on line (click this link). This makes the early Friday morning sign on much more efficient. Entry for practice, in person, is also possible on Friday,
This event is conducted for us by the ARDC (not HSRCA)
Paddock Layout and Use
A paddock map is at the above link. 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.)
Sign On and Scrutineering
Entry passes and HSRCA sign-on will be available in the Hinxman Room from 11:00am Friday morning (practice day). Please bring the following:
- Proof of membership of an MSA affiliated car club
- Your completed “Self Statement of Vehicle Compliance” form
- Your vehicle logbook, if applicable
We have allocated two entry passes to each competitor. Your HSRCA member’s card can act as an additional pass, plus one guest. 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.
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
- Drivers’ briefing will be at 8:15am in the Hinxman Room.
RaceFuels have filled the tanks for us ahead of our Summer Festival race meeting. Permanent bowsers are located uphill from race control, which will be operating throughout the weekend.
Three fuels will be available:
- E-85 Race Blend – $2.75 per litre
- Elf Race 102 – $5.25 per litre
- 98RON – $2.75 per litre
The bowsers at SMSP have also been updated with Paywave, so competitors can ‘tap and go’ when they get their fuel. To buy your fuel:
- Press 1 on the keypad to begin
- Select your required pump
- Tap or insert credit card
- Enter your required amount in dollars. Enter full dollar amounts, no decimal places
- Go to the pump and fill your car or jerry can
There is limited Elf Core 50 in 50L drums available, which will need to be ordered through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office on (03) 9706 5233.
Motorsport Australia accredited media can apply for accreditation via email@example.com.
A media briefing and map document is available below, along with additional details. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Enter SMSP at Gate A, Ferrers Rd (Main entrance). Please have your ticket handy on your phone, or print it out, to show staff at the gate.
Parking will be on the Figure 8 (P2), which is through the main entrance of Sydney Motorsport Park and after the tunnel, then left past the Medical Centre.
Sign-on will be at race control. Here you will receive your wristband and if required, your vest. You will also have a brief meeting with a member of our team to go over and accept the regulations for the event.
You will need the wristband and vest, or your current Motorsport Australia (CAMS) vest to access the track, pit lane and garages. SMSP vests must be returned and signed out at Race Control at the conclusion of the event.
You Are Most Cordially Invited to the 2023 HSRCA Summer Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park
Join us for our 2023 Summer Festival, to be held over the 25th & 26th of November, with private practice available on Friday the 24th.
Enter via the Motorsport Australia members’ portal as usual:
Download the documentation from the following links:
The meeting 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.
For the 2023 Summer Festival we are pleased to introduce Early Modern Regularity. Inspired by the Early Modern category of the Classic Sports Car Club in the UK, Early Modern Regularity is a new category for the HSRCA. It offers regularity competition to production touring and sports cars with a build date between 1990 and 2010, as well as run-on models at the discretion of the HSRCA.
We look forward to introducing some new cars and drivers to our meetings with this category, and hope to see it welcome younger people to our sport, while also providing an entry level for friends and family to join in events.
Joining Early Modern Regularity as features of the meeting will be the always-entertaining Group S enduro race, and the storied Dawson-Damer trophy for M & O cars.
We appreciate your strong entries in recent years, and hope to send off the year in style with a celebratory 2023 Summer Festival featuring full grids, many interstate friends and the friendly and buzzing atmosphere that goes along with that.
As always, garages, carports and marquees will be allocated in order of receipt of entries, so first in will be best accommodated. Please place your entries promptly to ensure your desired lodgings.
We look forward to seeing everyone in two months at Sydney Motorsport Park, for an excellent return to racing at the 2023 Summer Festival, November 24 – 26.