What a weekend of motorsport at Barbagallo Raceway! Firstly, a huge congratulations to WA Sporting Car Club for an amazing event very worthy of the 50th anniversary of the track. The new surface sounds like it’s a winner for everyone, with lap records falling everywhere so it will be very interesting to see how far they fall in the coming months as the track starts gripping up more. The facilities, surrounds and track look absolutely amazing. There was a ton of work done over the off-season and it certainly paid off. Well done to the Committee and staff, it definitely didn’t go unnoticed.
Next to the drivers, many of you certainly kept the officials busy but well done on driving hard and providing fantastic entertainment for the crowd that came in over the two days. Thank you to everyone who competed over the two days across all the classes, HQ Racing WA, Saloon Car Racing WA, Formula Vee Western Australia, Formula Classic WA, WA Formula Ford, Aus F1000, WA Excel Cup, Improved Production Racing Association of WA, Street Car Racing Association of WA, Sports Cars, Sports Sedans, Historic Touring Cars and Time Challenge. Hopefully no one has been forgotten!
Last but definitely not least, the officials. You guys and gals, thank you!!!!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Holy smokes, weren’t you all tested over the two days and you all got the job done! There were a number of oil clean ups, cars going where they shouldn’t, Saturday’s very windy conditions being very testing, Sunday’s hot weather making life very trying for everyone, officials and drivers alike, but the amazing group of officials banded together and got on with getting every event run (and it was a hugely ambitious schedule for the two days!!!!). Congratulations to each and every official for their part in making this weekend the success it was.
So starts the 2019 race season and, if this weekend is just the start, it’s going to be a great year of circuit racing!