Competitors from all over New South Wales and interstate flocked to the nation’s spectator track, Wakefield Park Raceway, for Round 2 of the CAMS NSW Motor Racing Championships on the weekend.
More than 170 vehicles participated in the race meeting across eight different categories, including rounds of the national Sports Sedan and Formula Ford series, along with state championships for Improved Production (Over and Under 2 Litre), Production Touring, Formula Vee, Formula Race Cars and SuperSports.
Wakefield Park operations manager Matt Baragwanath said it was the largest number of entries for a state championship race meeting in more than five years.
“Attracting such a large number of entries to the race meeting has been an extremely good result not only for Wakefield Park, but for the Goulburn region,” Mr Baragwanath said.
“Accommodation venues and restaurants throughout the area were close to capacity over the weekend, and the track was very busy as well.
“I congratulate all the competitors and categories not only for supporting Wakefield Park by entering the race meeting, but also putting on a show – the overall standard of racing was very high.
“Combined with the Australian Superbike Championship race meeting we hosted a fortnight ago, it has been a very prosperous month for the track.”
The Sports Sedan round was won by Supercars racer Jack Perkins aboard the John Gourlay-owned Audi A4; Perkins won all three races including the final Des Wall Memorial Trophy race.
In national Formula Ford, it was South Australian Max Vidau who won two of the weekend’s three races to clinch his second consecutive round victory, ahead of Liam McLellan and Cooper Murray.
Darren Barlow (Stohr) won the SuperSports round ahead of the Radicals of Chris Sutton and Chris Perini.
Formula Vee staged an entertaining battle between Dylan Thomas and James Horne, the two cars tangling in the weekend’s opening race with Thomas recovering to win the final ahead of Horne and Aaron Pace.
Jordan Cox (Honda Civic) continued his recent domination of Improved Production Under 2 Litre, taking the win from David Waldon (Mazda RX3) and Harrison Cooper (Honda Integra), while Ben Serifovski (Holden Commodore) won Over 2 Litre from Stig Richards (Mazda RX7) and Peter Bellette (Audi Quattro).
Jaques Oosthuizen drove his Mitsubishi Evo to victory in Production Touring ahead of the Commodores of Rodney Thorpe and Matthew Holt, while Graeme Holmes won a thrilling Formula Race Cars trophy race from Dennie Rumble and Andrew Wlodek.