The atmosphere around these races is quite enjoyable. It’s all about chipping in and helping out a mate in need, especially if it means loading a car onto a trailer after a miss fire in the first race.
In case pit bikes and golf carts were too main stream for you, I introduce you to the worlds most innovative of pit transportation.
The feeling in the dummy grid was eerie, a dead track left only the sound from drivers and teams discussing the plan of attack for their race.
Some of these pulsars were running insane fuel systems maximizing their potential.
A days racing proceeded with the Australian formula racing championship. This is a fun little class, riddled with quick cars that seem to find the perfect line on the short north circuit.
Cold tyres on cars of this power to weight ratio makes it difficult to find grip on sweeping turns. Counter steer engage.
But as soon as the tyres found some heat, drivers enjoyed hitting the apex and pinning it through to the next.
Hot laps are always fun, that is unless you’re this woman clinging on to the cage for dear life.
Festival of Sporting Cars is fascinating as it sees a world of different makes and models hit the track together.
Whoever said minis were slow clearly hasn’t seen this little weapon, small by name but monstrous by nature.
These little rods weren’t the quickest on the straight, rather maintaining speed through corners which in reality is where a race can be won or lost.
A BMW 3 series isn’t your typical track car, hence the beauty of Festival Of Sporting Cars, anyone can be competitive even with body roll that makes your guards rub.
I’ve always been a person to doubt pulsars, that is no longer after seeing a fleet of them battle over a 22 minute sprint seeing a number of drivers drill a 1:18 on the north circuit. The Festival Of Sporting Cars provides a family friendly environment for racing with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, I can’t wait to see these guys back on the circuit on the 26th of June on Sydney Motorsport Park’s south circuit.
All images and story by alekhoskins.com
Full lap timings can be found HERE.