For the second year in a row, the Australian Super Truck Championship will be decided at Wakefield Park as the big rigs prepare to thunder into the Goulburn circuit for the AASA Australian Capital Territory Motor Racing Championships, this weekend 21-22 November.
In 2014, it was Frank Amoroso who broke a 26-year drought to claim his maiden national truck racing title but this year, it is Steven Zammit who is in the box seat to become a three-time winner of the series.
However, Zammit will have his work cut out to seal the crown; he leads the standings by just 12 points from former New Zealand Champion John Hepburn with John Bomberle another three points behind, setting up a three-way showdown for the title.
As usual, the trucks will enjoy plenty of track time over the weekend, with the highlight for spectators expected to be Sunday’s “Super Prix” which features a full reverse-grid starting order and provides for plenty of excitement as the fastest trucks fight their way through from the back of the field.
The trucks will be joined on the program by several other popular categories, two of which will hold marquee endurance races.
The Pulsar Challenge is one such series, which will conclude its season with a one-hour feature race and like the trucks, the 2015 title will be decided at Wakefield Park, with just two points separating Dimiti Agathos and Matt Femino on the scoreboard.
The other category running an endurance format is the Modern Sports Car Series, which is open to a range of affordable sports cars including the Mazda MX5, BMW M3 and Toyota 86. The Modern Sports Cars will compete in a pair of one-hour endurance races across the weekend, which will include compulsory pit stop for driver changes.
The Modern Sports Cars points leader is former Formula Vee Champion Daniel Reynolds, who has taken full advantage of strong results in the opening two rounds to extend a significant margin over his rivals.
Completing this weekend’s program are Super TT, Miniature Race Cars and Legend Cars.
Gates open at 7:00am on Saturday and Sunday, and entry is $10 per day, with children under 16 free.