When the Motorsport Australia New South Wales Motor Race Championships runs its final round at Wakefield Park this weekend, there will be more to celebrate than just category titles.
For the first time since the start of the year, Wakefield Park will finally be able to welcome spectators for an event, with 3000 fans allowed to attend the circuit across both Saturday and Sunday.
More than 110 competitors are entered across eight categories, as the fans will have access to the whole paddock.
Taking part in the meeting will be a range of the Championships’ regular production categories such as HQ Holdens, Sports Sedans and Supersports, as well as the open wheelers in Formula Vee, Formula Ford and Formula Race cars.
While Formula Vee hold the event’s largest entry list with a field of 20, it’s the Production Sports Cars who boast some of the biggest names with David Wall and Nick Kelly both competing in the category’s two 30-minute races.
With all other categories enjoying three to four races throughout the two days, Wakefield Park Operations Manager Dean Chapman was thrilled to have spectators in attendance to enjoy what should be an entertaining weekend.
“I can’t put into words how excited I am for this weekend and the fact that after many months, we can finally welcome fans into the event,” Chapman said.
“Truth be told, the atmosphere of our past few meetings has been very different and quite mellow so to be able to have families, friends and the general punter here is fantastic and the camaraderie that we’re used to will be back.
“Whether people come for an hour or park themselves in the stands for the whole two days, it’s amazing that we’re inviting back spectators and I am certain it’s going to be a fun and great atmosphere.
“As for the racing itself, it’s the last round meaning it' a great opportunity to see competitors within categories fighting it out for their respective titles.”
A major boost for fans longing to watch live motorsport for the first time in a while will be the track’s decision to remove the admission fee and all spectators being able to attend for free.
This weekend’s round won’t just be special due to spectators being in attendance, the event will also mark the Goulburn based circuit’s largest ever intake of officials at an event in more than a decade.
“It’s incredible to see how many officials want to be there this weekend and cap off the year on a high,” Chapman added.
“This is the most officials we have had at the circuit for many years and I am so proud to see how many of these volunteers continue to exceed expectations day in and day out, not just at Wakefield but at Bathurst and Sydney Motorsport Park too.
“These officials have given up to 20 weekends of their year to make sure motorsport has been able to continue in this difficult year and they deserve to be recognised.”
The action gets underway from 9am AEDT from both Saturday and Sunday with the gates opening at 8.30am.