We spent the 2019 Queen’s Birthday long weekend, June 8th & 9th, at Sydney Motorsport Park, celebrating the golden age of motorsport with a great group of people and a packed schedule of motorsport for the 2019 HSRCA Sydney Classic. Now that we’ve settled back in the present, it’s time to take a look back at the event with the wrap-up and photo galleries.
2019 HSRCA Sydney Classic Entry & Documentation
Entry is now open for the 2019 HSRCA Sydney Classic at Sydney Motorsport Park, to be held over the 8th and 9th of June, with private practice on Friday the 7th. You are most cordially invited!
The HSRCA Sydney Classic will feature round one of the Historic Formula Ford Australia Driver to Europe Series, welcome MG Racing Australia for their HSRCA debut and put on an action-packed weekend of motorsport for all of our usual historic vehicles.
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.
2019 HSRCA Sydney Classic Provisional Entry List [PDF] As at 29th May, 2019
2019 HSRCA Sydney Classic Program of Events [PDF] Updated 5th June, 2019
2019 HSRCA Sydney Classic Garage Allocation [PDF] – Garages and carports are as allocated at close of entries on Friday, May 24th. Includes last-minute entries and withdrawals as at Friday, 31st May. Please contact the Events Manager, Rod Wallace, with any questions.
Bump in and set up will be on Thursday evening, to commence between 5PM and 6PM. We will advise if an earlier entry time is available. Please unload your car and remove your trailer to the designated trailer parking areas.
We understand that the skid pan will be vacant and plan to have the marquee for MG Racing Australia built on Thursday.
Private practice will be held on Friday the 7th of June and looked after by Sydney Motorsport Park. Bookings will not be taken online in the lead-up to the event, please just show up and pay on the day.
A compulsory drivers briefing will be held in the ARDC garage cafe at 8:15. Practice will begin at 9AM. The order of practice is distributed by Sydney Motorsport Park and available above.
Paddock Layout and Use
A paddock map is provided above. Please adhere to this map, particularly in taking up a position on the skid pan. Please also assist by parking your tender vehicle in a designated parking area.
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. This will also include tender vehicle passes. Please insert your race car number on the tender pass.
Competitor race meeting sign-on will be conducted by the race secretary in the Hinxman room from Friday morning.
Saturday Morning Entry
If you are not arriving at the circuit until Saturday morning, please:
- Enter the circuit and set up your car at your allocated space. You should be able to pass through security, with your race car, early on Saturday morning
- Complete your competitor sign-on for the event with the race secretary
- Later, obtain your event entry passes and tender pass from the HSRCA tent or Hinxman room
Fuel will be available on site at the Sydney Classic and will be supplied by RaceFuels via the circuit’s permanent bowsers. AVGAS (RF100) will be available for the event from the self-serve bowsers, as will 98 RON and E-85.
If you would like a delivery of fuel in drums to the track, please contact Mark at RaceFuels.
RF 100 leaded racing fuel: $3.95/L
This fuel is BP Racing 100 / BP AVGAS and is the higher lead variety. Meets CAMS schedule G: Leaded Racing Fuel.
98 RON: $2.20/L
This fuel is BP Ultimate and is supplied regularly. Quality control is a strict requirement for corporate drive events. Meets CAMS schedule G: Pump Grade Fuel.
E-85 RaceBlend: $2.20/L
This fuel is 85% ethanol plus 15% 98 RON petrol. Strict batch testing is applied to ensure quality and consistency. Meets CAMS schedule G: Commercial Fuel.
To purchase fuel:
- Insert and remove any credit card into the white card reader
- Enter the dollar amount you wish to spend. Do not enter your pin. Do not enter decimal places
- Select which pump number/which fuel you would like to purchase
- Pump your fuel. You will only receive up to the dollar value you entered
- Insert and remove credit card for a tax receipt to be printed
You are most cordially invited to join us at the 2019 HSRCA Sydney Classic at Sydney Motorsport Park
2019 sees the HSRCA returning to our traditional winter meeting with the HSRCA Sydney Classic over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of June. Entry to the event is now open and available via the CAMS Members’ Portal.
The HSRCA Sydney Classic will host the first round of Historic Formula Ford Australia’s multi-state Driver to Europe Series. Bringing back a concept from the championship’s history for its 50th anniversary, Historic Formula Ford Australia is running a four-round series in 2019 and will award class winners two airfares from Australia to the UK.
MG Racing Australia will join Formula Ford as a feature category at the HSRCA Sydney Classic. The MG Racing series has been running for some three decades and attracts the full gamut of racing MGs as well as compatible classic British sports cars. We’re looking forward to hosting a round of this exciting series.
With classic British sports cars able to run in MG Racing by invitation, some Group S entrants may wish to double enter and run with MG Racing as well as Group S. You are most welcome to do so! Please double enter the car in the MG class. Double-entering is subject to spaces available and final approval by MG Racing.
The HSRCA Sydney Classic 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. Both Formula Ford and MG Racing will run trophy races on Sunday morning.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the HSRCA and historic motorsport in Australia. If you have any questions about the meeting or have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
See you at the HSRCA Sydney Classic this June 8-9!
The HSRCA Race Committee
2019 HISTORIC RACE MEETINGS
The 2019 Sydney Classic – 8-9 June at Sydney Motorsport Park
Spring Festival – 28-29 September at Wakefield Park
Summer Festival – 30 November to 1 December at Sydney Motorsport Park