Australian Formula 3 Management has today announced that the City of Goulburn Cup for Wakefield Park’s fastest racing cars will be awarded again in 2016 after coming to an agreement with the NSW Formula Race Car Association (FRCA).
After a successful inaugural 2015 event that saw the National Championship Formula 3 cars lower the outright lap record at the circuit, Formula 3 cars will again duel for the trophy at Wakefield Park on the weekend of 20-21 August.
The Formula 3 cars will run as part of the New South Wales-based Formula Race Car category, Australia’s premier state-based category for modern “wings-and-slicks” open-wheel racing cars, including Formula 3 cars.
“We’re pleased to be able to facilitate an arrangement where the City of Goulburn trophy can continue to be awarded to cars representing Australia’s fastest motor racing category,” said Ian Richards, Category Manager of Australian Formula 3.
“The track last year put on the best racing of the National Championship, and I’m sure with a special trophy on the line the Formula Race Car teams will be laying it on the line.”
Ross McAlpine, President of the Formula Race Car Association was equally enthused. “Firstly we’d like to thank Australian Formula 3 for passing the cup to us as we continue to collaborate with them to raise open wheel racing’s profile in Australia. We already have a number of our competitors planning to lift this trophy as it provides something extra for our competitors to aim for.
“Coupled with Blendline TV’s upcoming broadcast of this event, we see this becoming our marquee race each year and we look forward to putting on a great event at the Goulburn’s fantastic Wakefield Park Raceway for many years to come. ”
Wakefield Park Operations Manager Matt Baragwanath is excited about the prestigious trophy returning to the nation’s spectator track after a successful introduction last year.
“The City of Goulburn Cup was a real coup for the venue, and we were lucky enough to welcome Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Geoff Kettle to present the trophy to last year’s winner.
“We look forward to again being able to award the City of Goulburn Cup to the winner of the marquee race for the very fastest cars that race around Wakefield Park.”
Last year, members of the public were fortunate enough to be treated to an up-close look at a couple of Formula 3 cars which were parked on display in Belmore Park prior to the event, and it is highly likely a similar appearance will take place in 2016, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
The 20-21 August race meeting will also include a selection of other popular motorsport categories including a round of the national Formula Ford series, along with Formula Vee, Improved Production, HQ Holdens, Production Touring Cars, Supersports and Superkarts.