Record-breaking meet

MORGAN Park Raceway will hold its largest event on record this weekend when more than 240 cars compete at the National Historic Race Meeting.

National Historic Race Meeting secretary Barry Nixon-Smith said entrants would descend upon Morgan Park Raceway from right across the country.

“The category that has really taken off this year is the historic touring cars... the touring car is probably the key to this meeting,” Nixon-Smith said.

“It is the best entry I've ever seen, last year we had about 40 entries (in the touring car category) and we thought we were doing alright... this year we've got an excellent field of about 65 or more.”

Nixon-Smith said the historic race meets always attracted strong spectator numbers.

“We are talking 240-odd entries, at least four people to a car, probably close to 200 officials, your paddock staff, then you've got your spectators... these historic meetings particularly always get quite strong spectator support,” he said.

“It's not commercial at all and there is a genuine fascination with old cars and old drivers.”

Qualifying will kick off at 8.30am on Saturday, with races starting from 1pm and racing will start at 9am Sunday.

Admission is $20 a day or $30 for a weekend pass.

Huge meet

• Largest race meet ever at Morgan Park with 240 cars

• Admission $20 or $30 for two days



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