HSRCA Summer Festival returns with new additions

Thursday 23 November, 2023
Photos: Campbell Armstrong Rider / HSRCA
The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of New South Wales (HSRCA) will bring motorsport enthusiasts together this weekend for its annual summer festival.  

Taking place at the popular Sydney Motorsport Park, the event offers a diverse range of historic and modern machinery and the rare opportunity to take to the track at one of Australia’s most popular circuits. 

More than 160 competitors have already secured their spot for this weekend's event, with the impressive number split across nine different classes scheduled to take part in the event.

Many of the classes are made up of individually grouped entries, with L, M, O and P Sports and Racing cars to go head-to-head while Q and R will also share the track.  

Groups N and S will enjoy individual track sessions, while fans of open-wheel racing will see both Formula Vee and Formula Ford also take part.  

Group S will also compete for the Dawson-Damer Trophy, a new addition to this years event.  

231123_formulahsrcaRacing fans and enthusiasts will be treated to the usual supersprint and regularity sessions, with competitors to battle it out for the fastest individual lap times in the supersprint, while the regularity will reward consistency and award points for each lap completed within a pre-nominated time.  

This year's event will also introduce an Early Modern Regularity group, offering competition to production touring and sports cars with a build date between 1990 and 2010 in an attempt to draw in younger competitors.  

There will be a combined 33 sessions across the two days, with qualifying to take place first thing on Saturday morning before the racing and competitive action dominates the remainder of the weekends schedule.  

“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,” HSRCA President, Wayne Wilson wrote on the event website.  

“We appreciate the 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.

“We look forward to seeing everyone in two months at Sydney Motorsport Park, for an excellent return to racing at the 2023 Summer Festival.”

The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association Summer Festival will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park on 24-26 November.  

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