The nation’s spectator track, Wakefield Park Raceway, will provide a different spectacle this weekend, as a collection of both racing cars and motorcycles line up for a “two plus four” race meeting.
Round 2 of the Australian Auto-Sport Alliance (AASA) NSW Motor Racing Championships will feature Super TT, Legend Cars and BMW E30s as the car racing classes, while St George Motorcycle Club presents the 600cc, Unlimited and BEARS motorcycle categories.
Apart from the historic race meetings held at the venue, it will be the first time Wakefield Park has hosted a race meeting for both cars and motorcycles, and Matt Baragwanath is excited about welcoming both disciplines.
“The spectator response to our last two-plus-four race meeting, the 40th anniversary historic event we held last year, was sensational,” Mr Baragwanath said.
“So we decided, why not give the same thing a go for more modern vehicles?
“A big thanks to the St George Motorcycle Club for supporting the event and providing entries in three different categories, and Motorcycling NSW for supporting the concept.”
Riders to watch in the Unlimited motorcycle category include Michael McMillan and Dominic De Leon, with McMillan also racing in the BEARS category.
In the 600cc class, front-runners are likely to include Michael Jeffrey and Hayden Spinks.
In terms of the four-wheeled action, the feature races on the program will be the one-hour Super TT endurance races, which will include compulsory pit stops and the option of one or two drivers.
The endurance format has attracted a healthy 27-car field encompassing a diversity of cars. TT regulars like Brad Bassett (Ford Falcon), brothers Endree and Dori Saade (BMW M3), Mathew Cosier (Holden Gemini) and Bruce Robertson (Holden Commodore) are all present on the entry list, while the twin endurance races have also attracted Wakefield 300 winner Adam Burgess (who will be joined in his Ginetta by Nick Filipetto) and Daniel Kapetanovic (partnered by David Krusza in the Pinnacle Automotive BMW 328i).
The Legend Cars hold their second circuit racing event of the season at Wakefield Park. The series is rapidly growing in popularity with the vehicles able to be driven in both circuit racing and speedway competition, and a number of drivers are contesting the Wakefield Park round ahead of the Speedway Legend Car Nationals at Sydney Speedway the following weekend. Josh Hourigan, Rick Christy and Greg Davis are likely to be battling at the front of the field.
The program is rounded out by the BMW E30 Series, with reigning champion Sean Bell from Melbourne to face opposition from Canberra drivers Glenn Potter and Simon Mitchell.