NSW Tarmac Rallysprint Series postponed
Monday 25 October, 2021
Photo: Roy Meuronen Photography
The Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series has postponed its 2021/2022 season with the first of four rounds now taking place in December.
Originally scheduled to run between November and March, the popular New South Wales based tarmac rally sprint series was forced to cancel next month’s opening round due to construction delays to its home course at Sydney Dragway.
Despite the delays to the complex, the series will now get underway in December on what was originally planned as the round two slot, while a new date on the first Thursday of 2022 has been introduced as the replacement.
Both February and March’s dates will remain the same with Event director Brett Middleton happy to have secured the date for a fourth round.
“What a year it’s been," Middleton said.
“With everything that’s occurred with lockdowns, and very little motorsport happening, we knew the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint was going to be popular.
“We have over 100 entries already for round one, and more are still coming in.
“We didn’t want to change the dates, but we also didn’t want to shorten the course like we had to last season. So by removing November and adding the 6th of January, it means we still have four rounds and we can use the new longer course we planned.
“The major construction works at the Dragway Complex are running behind schedule and the bitumen surfacing in the new car park area may not be ready, so it made sense to re-arrange the dates and give competitors the opportunity to compete on a longer course.”
The first round of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series takes places at Sydney Dragway on 16 December.
New 2021/2022 Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series calendar
Round 1 – 16 December, 2021
Round 2 – 6 January, 2022
Round 3 – 10 February, 2022
Round 4 – 10 March 2022