Motorsport fans will be treated to three thrilling weekends of motorsport in the next seven weeks as the weather warms up at the nation’s spectator track, Wakefield Park Raceway.
First up will be the 24 Hours of Lemons on 28-30 October. This unique concept, which originated in America, is an endurance trial for cars costing no more than $1,000. The inaugural Australian 24 Hours of Lemons was held at Wakefield Park last year, and this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better with total entries approaching the circuit’s grid capacity of 50 cars.
A number of high-profile drivers and teams will contest the event including “Team Radio Lemons” – a team of motorsport commentators who will be driving a Hyundai Excel.
“Last year’s 24 Hours of Lemons was a lot of fun and the first anniversary looks like it will build on the success of the first event,” Wakefield Park operations manager Matt Baragwanath said.
“While it’s more about fun than serious racing, it is also proving to be an affordable entry into motorsport competition for many drivers.”
The weekend following the 24 Hours of Lemons, Wakefield Park will host the HQ Holden Nationals. More than 60 of the iconic 1970s cars are expected to make the trip to the nation’s spectator track to vie for honours as the country’s best HQ racer. The event doubles as the final round of the FUSO HQ Holden interstate challenge, a series which also visited Bathurst, Winton and Morgan Park.
“The HQ Holden Series has been one of the country’s longest-standing one-make racing categories, and the nationals are always hotly-contested – we can’t wait to have them at Wakefield Park,” Mr Baragwanath said.
“David Cameron and the rest of the HQ community have been working tirelessly behind the scenes on making this event a success, and there are some exciting promotional activities and guest personalities attending the race meeting – we look forward to making some big announcements in the coming weeks.”
The HQs will be supported by Series X3 NSW for Hyundai Excel race cars, along with Superkarts and a mini endurance race for Legend Cars.
The sensational Spring season of racing at Wakefield Park concludes on 26-27 November with the final round of the Australian Super Truck Championship.
The big rigs will return to Wakefield to decide their 2016 title, and will be supported by a two-hour endurance race for the Pulsar Series, along with Stock Cars, Miniature Race Cars, Super TT, Clubmans and BMW E30 Series.
“It will be good to conclude a busy season of circuit racing with the trucks, and the Pulsar enduro – the trucks are a crowd favourite, and the Pulsars always produce plenty of entertainment every time they visit Wakefield.”
More news on these events will be released in the coming weeks, stay tuned to the Wakefield Park website and Facebook page for further details.