It was my first visit to the event and it was a real eye opener. Car club displays rubbed shoulders with restoration businesses and motorsport suppliers. Away from the main area the autojumble literally had something for everyone. Race car chassis, all sorts of "nos" parts, artwork, period motorsport clothing and more.
This type of event is something the British do so well, and a bit easier to get around than January's Autosport International in Birmingham.
NSW CAMS Supersprint Championship Round 1 Wakefield Park.
Goulburn turned on some warm weather for the start of this year's series.
Outright honours went to Andrie Tan in his immaculate Radical SR8 with a 57.2 sec lap.
Quickest of the clubman brigade was newcomer Chris Kostakis in his weapon's grade MNR Vortx turb 'busa. This was Chris's first event in the recently purchased Vortx, and with only limited running to bed in the car the result was a real eye opener. His 63.2 sec. lap also netted him 4th outright, just ahead of the Westfield Megabusa of Zac le Lievre at 63.6 sec.
Campbell Wilson's R1 powered MNR Vortx finished 7th outright with a 65.5 sec, while SVA honours went to Redback customer Alan Swinton at 66.1 sec , edging out another Redback customer, Paul Martens in his Locost at 67.8 sec.
Round 2 will be at Eastern Creek's new northern circuit on April 21st.
CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship Round 2 Eastern Creek North.
April 21st saw the championship arrive at Eastern Creek's new north circuit. This was the first outing at the venue for most competitors, and while entries were down, especially in the clubbie classes, those that ran had a chance to sample the new "flip flop" which shortcuts turns 4 and 9.
Andrie Tan's Radical SR8 was again quickest on the day, his 1:00.04 lap just missing the sub minute barrier. MNRs were again the fastest of the clubman brigade, although this time it wasn't Chris Kostakis in the turbo 'busa Vortx. His best time of 1:10.11 only .0081 sec shy of Campbell Wilson's MNR at 1:10.10.
A cracked plenum chamber put paid to Kostakis' Vortx producing full power on the day. But it was still a great result given the newcomer's first run in the car at Eastern Creek.
Roger Heard's S2000 powered PRB claimed third quickest of the clubbies with a 1:10.20, while Alan Swinton's 1:10.8 in his stock engined 1.6 litre Arrow was very impressive. Even more so when you consdider he had to run in a freshly rebuilt motor on the day.
We'll have to wait until June for the next CAMS round at Wakefield Park, where the competition should be very hot.