More than 100 competitors are set to enter the Western Australia Sporting Car Club’s (WASCC) August race meeting this weekend, across a multitude of categories.
Taking place at Wanneroo Raceway, the event will welcome many of its regular categories to the fold with the Improved Production Racing Association of WA’s Tander Cup the headline act.
One of the busier programs of the weekend, 19 drivers will line up to contest the annual Tander Cup with Steven Turpin the favourite entering the day.
Last year’s winner will be expecting to go back-to-back this year, however with plenty of rain and wind forecast for Sunday, along with seasoned driver Paras Hatsiyiannakis and young gun Nik Mitic also lining up – anything is possible to happen.
In addition to the Tander Cup, those in the F1000s will be battling it out for the Kostera Cup, while a large contingent of Radical SR3 drivers will be running the Perth Motorsport Tyres Cup.
Other categories for the weekend include Free Formula and Historic Sports & Racing, Excel Cup, Formula Ford, Saloon Cars, Sports Sedans and Sports Cars, and the Historic Touring Cars, which will mix things up for the final race of the weekend via a handicap pit stop.
WASCC Motorsport and Officials Development Officer Lauren Cornes was hoping for a successful weekend and little rain.
“We have an excellent sized field for this weekend, and we're expecting some exciting racing,” Cornes said.
“The FSR competitors will be vying for the Kostera Cup, and the Improved Production competitors will have the Tander Cup in their sights, so it's an important race meet for these two categories in particular.
“The forecast for Sunday, while wet, thankfully doesn't look like it will be as severe as the last meet. Just to be safe though, I have strictly forbidden any rain dances, car washing or any other activities that might induce rain.
“The forecast and dealing with the elements at the last meeting haven’t dissuaded the officials from volunteering on Sunday though, which we are thankful for.”
The event is open to spectators for $5 admission and the WASCC are encouraging all attendees to use the park-and-view areas throughout the facility to get the best view and stay dry in the wet.
The WASCC’s August Race Meeting takes place at Wanneroo Raceway on Sunday 1 August.