The HSRCA is one of Australia's leading car clubs catering specifically for historic racing, sports and touring cars.

Posts Tagged ‘Group N’

Group N Historic Touring Cars at the FoSC Winter One-Day Sydney Motorsport Park

FoSC Winter Invitation Eastern Creek

Image: Taylor Pember

The Group N cars of the Historic Touring Car Association of NSW recently contested the fourth round of their 2017 series at Sydney Motorsport Park with Festival of Sporting Cars. Read on, and enjoy Stephen Pitman’s report of the event.

The Historic Touring Car Association will join us at Wakefield Park in just a few weeks for the penultimate points round of their season, which will be contested at the Spring Festival.

Thanks to Stephen Pitman and the Historic Touring Car Association of NSW. See their website for a mega photo gallery and more information on the series.

Images thanks to Taylor Pember, Mark Walsh & Daniel Walters.

FoSC Winter Invitation Eastern Creek Druitt Circuit 1 Day Meeting Saturday 22nd July 2017

August 2, 2017

PAYCE Historic Touring Cars Group N
Report by Stephen Pitman. Images by Taylor Pember, Mark Walsh & Daniel Walters.

Braving a brisk and early start, nineteen of our members turned out to experience an enjoyable day of motor racing in warm winter weather and a relaxing atmosphere at the FoSC Winter Invitational.

FOSC organisers praised the standard of on-track driving, highlighting Group N’s performance.

This was also a meeting that continued the trend of younger drivers being introduced to the group N category. Drivers such as Adrian Macri, Jamie Tilley, Andrew Taite, and Luke Broadhead, who featured in the Mark Broadhead invitation regularity event, joined the competition at the event.

Again I stress the importance of the regularity category as an introduction to the Group N category. These young drivers competed in all of the races and displayed extraordinary driving skill to more than cement their position in the Group N ranks.

Both aspects of the day were very encouraging to see.

FoSC Winter Invitation Eastern Creek

Image: Daniel Walters

Qualifying Results

Group Nc
Jamie Tilley 1.11.5
Andrew Taite 1.11.7
Wayne Rogerson 1.14.5

Group Nb
Harry Bargwanna 1.13.3
John Harrison 1.15.3
Chris Collett 1.16.8

Race 1

Although Jamie Tilley had pole, he just could not master the start, which allowed Andrew Taite in the Chevrolet Camaro to lead into the first corner and ultimately go on to take the win ahead of Jamie in the Ford Mustang. Cam Worner in the GT Falcon finished in third.

Honours in the Nb placing went to Chris Collet in the Morris Cooper S with a win, Matt Russell Morris Cooper S in second and the EH Holden of Adrian Macri rounding out the podium with third.

Race 2

Again Jamie Tilley bogged down on the start to hand the lead advantage to Andrew Taite in the Chevrolet Camaro, ultimately resulting in an identical result to in Race 1.

Nb placings were slightly different this time out, with Chris Collett in the Morris Cooper S taking the win followed by Adrian Macri in the Holden EH second and David Wheatley in third position. A result due to the DNF of the Matt Russell Morris Cooper S. Harry Bargwanna also recorded a DNF in this event for reasons unknown.

Race 3

Andrew Taite in the Chevrolet Camaro had the best of the start again to lead Jamie Tilley in the Ford Mustang for the best part of the early laps of the event. This time, however, Jamie made a successful passing move to take the lead around the end of lap 3. Andrew and Jamie put on an entertaining display of driving, Andrew maintaining the pressure on Jamie until the end unable to slip by Jamie, who held on to experience a well-earned win. Cam Worner in the Falcon GT finished in third position.

Chris Collett would again be first on the podium for the Group Nb category, once again followed by Adrian Macri in the EH Holden and Barry Jessop in his EH Holden, resplendent in the new livery of diamond white and contrasting white roof. There is a rumour that the car was painted in a dodgy suburb in the States, explaining the bullet holes in the rear boot lid.

FoSC Winter Invitation Eastern Creek

Image: Mark Walsh

Mark Broadhead Invitation Regularity Event

This event would display how important regularity is to blooding new members and younger drivers to our sport. While it received a comparably low participation rate, it allowed for some of the more experienced drivers to back off a little and let these new competitors get some experience under their belts to feel comfortable driving at speed in simulated race conditions.

At the sharp end of the field the Holden of a Macri put on a display of co-ordinated driving with fellow competitors to assist the new comers in finding their feet. Dave Wheatley Morris Cooper S supported newcomer Francis Meier also in a Morris Cooper S, demonstrating the race lines to be used to create fast lap times.

Also, and even though he has been around for some time, Nathan Swain has successfully completed his Observed Licence Test to attain his right to start competing. Congratulations Nathan! Nathan will be adding to the numbers of EH Holdens already competing. There is no mistaking Nathan – he resembles Captain Risky although I am assured he does drive a lot better.

As a club it is pleasing to see the emergence of this new talent to our ranks and that our promotion to attract new members is working. So, I call on all existing members to provide support where ever you can to help establish a firm place in our club moving forward.

Stephen Pitman


Hop in the Driver’s Seat for a Group N Historic Dice

Here’s a bit of on-board fun to get you warmed up for our upcoming bout of historic motorsport at Wakefield Park.

This video features a three-way dice that is contested throughout the entirety of Group N Race One at 2010’s Spring Wakefield Park Historics. Handling and power duke it out with good clean driving on display from all. Brilliant racing.

Thanks to Spencer Rice for the video!

Hit this link for our wrap-up of the 2010 Spring Historics


Get Set for the HSRCA’s Eastern Creek All Historic Winter

This event has now concluded, please head to our ‘Entry Forms‘ page for up-to-date information.

Historic motorsport. We all love it, and it’s time to get out and do it! The HSRCA and friends are heading out to Eastern Creek in two weeks to spend a quality weekend with our historic sports and racing cars, and good friends both old and new. So let’s wrap-up all of the important information that will get you on track for getting out on the track.

As always, our events are a treat for competitors, spectators and all motorsport fans alike, so we encourage you to come along and take in the sights, sounds, sensations and socialising of historic motorsport.

Pricing for entry is as follows:

Saturday:

  • Adult $10
  • Concession $5

Sunday:

  • Adult $20
  • Concession $10

Two Day Pass:

  • Adult $25
  • Concession $15

Children under 14 free

Eastern Creek All Historic Winter Programme of Events [PDF]

Race Fuels is offering a discount to those who wish to order and pay for their fuel in advance. They are also allowing entrants to register for quick and easy payment for fuel over the course of the weekend, however there is no discount offered with this particular service. Pre-order form and payment must be lodged by June 17, 2011.

Download the provisional entry list for the HSRCA’s Eastern Creek All Historic Winter here [PDF]

For more information about the Eastern Creek circuit, including lap records, accommodation, and some travel tips hit this link to head to our circuits page.

 

 


Group N Touring Cars at Eastern Creek

The Australian Racing Drivers’ club (ARDC) took over Eastern Creek International Raceway on May 15th, 2011, to hold a New South Wales State Championship meeting. Group N and Group C & Group A were on hand to lend some historic muscle to the proceedings.

The historic touring cars and fearless drivers that make up these groups always produce exciting racing, and this event was no exception. Enjoy this photo gallery of the Group N cars duking it out, from Riccardo Benvenuti, and look forward to more Group N action at our Eastern Creek All Historic Winter event coming up this June 25th – 26th.

If you would like to share your historic motorsport adventures on the club website, send an email to seth@hsrca.com, or drop by our Facebook page and say hi.

Thanks to Riccardo Benvenuti from Priceless Images for the photographs.

Hit this link to check out the full gallery after the break..


Wakefield Park Historics, September 2010

A big ‘Thank you!’ to everyone who attended Wakefield Park historics over the weekend, and to all of the organisers and marshals who made it happen! Our MG, Austin Seven and air-cooled racing car event was a huge success.  It was wonderful to see the cars out and about and on the track, as well as to chat with their drivers and owners.

The weekend offered plenty of thrilling racing, whether you were looking for Group N ‘three abreast into the first corner’ mayhem, smooth, consistent and sometimes sideways regularity or a slower-paced seat in the stands. There were plenty of tired tyres and exhausted, smiling faces on Sunday evening. This is particularly true for the MG, Austin Seven and air-cooled racing car drivers who, as a result of their specialty events, were rarely seen out of their cars!

The quality of driving and racing conduct was excellent once again and was a huge factor in producing such entertaining racing, as was the beautiful collection of historic sports and racing cars that continued to put smiles on faces even in their brief periods of respite from the track. Wandering around the track, pits and grounds at events like these is always great fun and it’s an excellent opportunity to check out the cars and chat to their friendly and enthusiastic owners and drivers.

But the most excellent quality, as always, came from the people. A finer, more friendly, helpful and positive group of people would be nigh impossible to find. Any time I saw someone with a mechanical issue, a part they needed or just looking for advice on racing lines, there were five people jumping to lend a hand, wrench or brain. And then in their spare moments between events, it was good friends sitting together and chatting about life, the universe and everything cars.

It may be historic cars, racing and the thrill of the track that bring us together, but it’s friends that bring us back time and time again.

Remember to head to the HSRCA Facebook page to share your stories from the weekend and get chatting with other historic sports and racing car fans, or simply scroll down to the comments section below this post.

Results for the weekend are online on the Natsoft website and will be up on our own results page soon.

We have our first photo gallery from the event online on the new site, so click this link to go straight there, or navigate to the photo gallery and then to Wakefield Park September 2010 to have a look. You can also find the gallery online on our Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/hsrca.

If you are amongst the many talented photographers who attended the event over the weekend and would like your work featured on the club website, please send me an email at seth@hsrca.com or head to the Facebook page and let us know. I would especially like to put some video footage up on the club’s YouTube channel, so feel free to get in contact if you were filming over the weekend and would like some help getting your work out there!