Sporting Directors Report

Sporting Directors Report

December 2022

Well as we get towards the end of 2022 we’ll see the final sporting events for the season being run ( where’s the year gone ? ).

MG CC Hunter Region members Austin Blanch “MGA”, Bruce Melville “Lotus Elan”, Gary Piper “MGB”, will compete in the Regularity event at the “HSRCA Summer Festival” at Sydney
Motorsport Park on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December.

At the close of entries “HSRCA” had received over 230 entries, with racing, super sprint, & regularity events being run over the weekend. I’m really looking forward to this event as not only do you get to have a run on the track but you get to watch these wonderful historic cars run in between your events. Categories competing include tour-ing cars, sports sedans, sports cars and various different open wheel classes including Historic Formula 5000 cars ( nothing sounds as good as these things ). This whole meeting will be worth-while making the journey to “SMP” and having a look at.

The last “GEAR” meeting for the year will be run on Wednesday December 7 at “Pheasant Wood circuit” Marulan which is about 30km north of Goulburn. Pheasant Wood is a short tight circuit with a great surface and it’s the first time a “GEAR” event has been run at this circuit so should be a great way to finish the year. Hopefully will get some fine weather for these events because almost every event I’ve competed in this year there has been rain at some time, with the National meeting being the exception.

I recently competed in a “MGCCN” Hillclimb at “Ringwood Park” on course A3, which is one of the longer variations of the Hillclimb course. The day saw a total of 49 cars competing in various classes. We were lucky to only have a couple of light showers during the day with heavy rain coming after the last run was completed. I managed to take 1.3 seconds off my previous best time which I was happy with.

Subaru WRXs dominated the outright placings with Tim Blake WRX 1st, Adam Single WRX 2nd, Peter Akers WRX 3rd.

Thanks to “MGCC Newcastle” for an enjoyable day of Motorsport on the hill.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a Merry Christmas & Happy new year enjoy it with your families.

As usual if your interested in having a go at grass roots level Motor-sport contact me or any of the “TEAM HUNTER” members for information on getting started.

Coming Events

Remember drive them don’t hide them, enjoy your MG.

Gary Piper