Super expectations for Mini club at Wakefield

Friday 16 October, 2020
Photo: Mini Car Club of NSW
When the Mini Car Club of New South Wales hosts the fifth round of the Zestino Tires Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Championship this weekend, there will be more to it than just being a simple motorsport event.
 
Despite entry numbers being slightly down on its usual participation rates, with just over 60 drivers scheduled to take part in the championship’s return to Wakefield Park, it’s an event that is important to all involved.
 
From the participants who are just raring to get some form of track time under their belts, to the hosting town of Goulburn who will enjoy the economic benefit of out of towners coming in – motorsport in these trying times enables some form of normality to these car enthusiasts.
 
With drivers to get a minimum of five sessions around the circuit, Mini Car Club of New South Wales President Robert Weir was pleased they were able to give their NSW based drivers a chance to compete.
 
“We are really proud that we are able to get out there and provide a service to the people and run an event for individuals who are really keen to participate in their hobby,” Weir said.
 
“There is a lot of interest around our area in motorsport which is why it’s great we can give the opportunity. We are not all Supercars drivers and paid at that level, nor are we in a position to go quarantine, so events like this are important for those who see motorsport as a hobby.
 
“Grassroots motorsport is the lifeblood of motorsport because it brings in more to the general economy around Australia in places like Wakefield. We travel to Goulburn, which benefits from events like this because we bring a bit of money to the area.
 
“We have enough officials to run the event, participation numbers are down a little but that’s the nature of the beast in the current climate and we are hoping the weather holds off because there is some rain predicted.
 
“At the end of the day, we are really looking forward to getting out there and running an event as it is us doing our little bit for the grassroots motorsport community." 
 
This weekend’s Supersprint is likely to be the last event of the year for the club, with a big 2021 on the horizon, pending the further easing of restrictions.
 

The fifth round of the Zestino Tires Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Championship takes place at Wakefield Park on Sunday 18 October. 

Other events around Australia

Infinite Time Attack
Competition Drivers Club Of WA
Wanneroo Raceway
15 October
 
AGI Sport Adelaide Hills Rally
Ultimate Motorsport Events
Adelaide Hills
15-18 October 
 
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
15-18 October
 
Round 4 - PCNSW 2020 Supersprint Championship
Porsche Club NSW Incorporated
Wakefield Park Raceway
17 October
 
Skidpan Motorkhana (Incorp Come & Try)
Christian Autosports Club Of Australia Inc
Sydney Motorsport Park
17 October
 
LCORC 2020 Khanacross & SEAC Round 2
Limestone Coast Off Road Club Inc
33375 Princess Highway
17 October
 
2020 TJM Dennis Zaglas Short Course Round 1
Alice Springs Off Road Race Club Inc
Mt Ooraminna
18 October 
 
Bormsa Khanacross & Driver Development Day
Beverley Off Road Motorsports Association
BORMSA Motorplex
18 October 
 
Round 1 2020/21 Mud Racing Season
Top End Mud Racing Association
Downes Park
17 October
 
2020 Zestino Tires NSW Supersprint Championship Round 5
Mini Car Club Of New South Wales Incorporated
Wakefield Park Raceway
18 October 
 
2020 Autocross/Khanacross Series Round 2
Geelong Motor Sport Club
Geelong Motor Sports Complex
18 October 
 
PCNSW Tony McKnight Motorkhana Championship 2020 - Round 2 & 3
Porsche Club NSW Incorporated
Sydney Motorsport Park - Skid Pan
18 October 
 
SDMA Club Hillclimb
Southern District Motorsports Association
Fairbairn Park Hillclimb Circuit
18 October 
 
CSCA Supersprint Series Round 5
The Jaguar Drivers' Club Of Australia
Sydney Motorsport Park North (Druitt)
18 October 
 
BMW Drivers Club 2020 Annual Supersprint Championship Round 6
BMW Drivers Club NSW Incorporated
Sydney Motorsport Park Amaroo
18 October 
 
Amazing Race - TEDA track training
Top End Drift Association
Hidden Valley Raceway
18 October 
Motorsport Australia App

Download the Motorsport Australia App

Motorsport Australia: Return to Race