Car club races back on track at Wanneroo Raceway

COMPETITORS, crews and officials enjoyed the return of motor racing at Wanneroo Raceway last weekend.

The WA Sporting Car Club resumed racing on June 21 after a three month break due to COVID-19 and, even with restrictions in place, there was the usual hum of race day.

The event involved racing in six categories, including Formula Ford, Formula Vee, Excel Cup, historic touring cars, time challenge, saloon cars and improved production.

“The weather has turned it on for us and we’ve had plenty of exuberant driving and it feels like it’s the first race day back for the year rather than just after a couple of months’ break,” competition and events committee chairman Peter Dyball said.

“We’ve followed all the Motorsport Australia Return to Race guidelines and restrictions that included the number of people on our facility including one driver, one pit crew and unfortunately no spectators, but we hope to have them back as soon as we can.

“We’ve also ensured hand sanitiser and social distancing is in place which is being monitored by a dedicated team today.”

Time challenge competitor Justin Chaffey said it felt good to be back racing.


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