National Supersprint Championship makes its SMSP debut
Friday 14 October, 2022
Photo: Brett Davey
For the first time in its history, Sydney Motorsport Park’s main circuit will host to the Motorsport Australia Supersprint Championship this weekend.
In celebration of the milestone, a massive list of 98 entrants will take to the track on Sunday for the opportunity to be crowned a national Speed and Auto Test champion for 2022.
The premier circuit layout will cater for drivers of all skill levels, as they battle it out for the opportunity to etch their names into the record books – being the first time the event has ever been held at the Gardner GP Circuit, the lap records will be coming through thick and fast.
Taking place over one day, drivers will participate in a practice session in the morning, before taking to the track from 10:00am AEDT to battle it out for the fastest timed lap.
There is plenty of star power entered in the event, with a number of drivers famed in other disciplines locked in to compete, including national hill climb veteran Dean Tighe, Radical Cup Australia superstar Peter Paddon and National Sports Sedan Series contender Steven Lacey among those hopeful of a national title
Plenty of other supersprint regulars could be challenging for some silverware, including Richard Perini and Martin Duursma.
The championship is open to a wide range of classes that will be grouped accordingly, including production sports cars, sedans, road registered cars of many forms and more.
Each group will consist of a maximum of 24 cars, all positioned from fastest to slowest where possible.
The event will also feature the sixth and final round of the NSW State Championships, which will run simultaneously with the national championships.
NSW Supersprint Chair Ian Williams was excited to have the event back in New South Wales.
“We are very excited to get the event underway, we have plenty of entrants which is great to see,” Williams said.
“It’s great to have the national championships back in New South Wales and the track looks great; it will provide plenty of challenges for drivers of all skill levels.”
“This is the first time the event has been held at the Gardner Circuit, so it is exciting to know that every fastest lap will be the lap record.”
It is free entry for any spectators planning on attending the event, while live timings will be available on Natsoft
For the first time ever, the event will have online programs available via QR codes at the circuit and via the NSW Supersprint website.
The Motorsport Australia Supersprint Championship takes place at the Sydney Motorsport Park on 16 October.