In July, the Land and Environment Court found that Wakefield Park Raceway had been in breach of its original 1993 development application and put tight restrictions on the number of days the venue could exceed certain decibel limits. The number of events were reduced to four days per month while it worked with the Goulburn Mulwaree Council to find a solution. No Supersprints had been able to be booked for 2022 at Wakefield Park due to the pre-exisiting restrictions, this latest ruling effectively eliminates this circuit from future supersprint bookings. The Pheasants Wood track is undergoing extensions, and Motorsport Australia will work closely with that circuit to have it licensed to hold supersprints and race meetings, hopefully commencing in 2023.
2022 is the first year since 2019 where the NSW Government declared that the state was “Covid Normal” which relied on the population doing the right thing in terms of minimising their risk to catching Covid-19, of which the Delta variate was still circulating. Early in the year a new Omicron variant surfaced which was much more contagious but appeared to be less severe for those who had been vaccinated. This all meant that we were able to hold events and activities again but relied on attendees to be Covid responsible.
Social Events: Runs to Fires Creek Botanical Winery followed by lunch at the Sunken Monkey Hotel (February), Annual Peter Brock Memorial Run to Mount Panorama Bathurst (April), Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens followed by lunch at Hill Billy Cider (May), HSV Fest long weekend in Albury Wodonga (June), Coffs Harbour Weekend Away (October). Steamfest (April) was cancelled due to wet weather.
Special Events: All Holden Day (August) was cancelled for the third year in a row, this time due to flooding and the poor state of the grounds. Shannons Sydney Classic at SMSP (August), Gala Dinner Presentation Night at La Montage function center, Lilyfield (November)
2022 Club Motorsport Championship Winners:
Malcolm Michel (pictured above) won the Phillip Walsh Memorial Motorsport Trophy for the second year in a row. Malcolms car is now a full race car and competes in the Sports Sedans category. Jack Hills placed 2nd and Louise Taylor 3rd. Bill Vouden won the Road Holden Class for a second year, followed by Robert Maher and Simon Lehtonen. Malcolm Michel won the Race Holden Class followed by Anthony Petrik and Luke Wall, Jack Hills won the Outlaw Class followed by Louise Taylor and Jackson Wylie.
2022 Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Championship Results:
Our Club had 13 active Motorsport Australia registrants for 2021. Jack Hills won Class 3R3 (<4000cc) and placed 3rd in Type 3R (Improved Production), with Louise Taylor in 3rd place in the same Class. Peter Beswick placed 3rd in Class 3R4 (Improved Production >4000cc). Malcolm Michel won both Type 3S (Sports Sedans) and Class 3S4 (>4000cc). Bill Vouden won Class RR4 (Road Registered Cars >4000cc).
Our Club came in third place behind the ARDC and MX-5 Clubs in the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Club Championship. This is the sixth consecutive year that our Club has been on the podium for the State Club Championship. Not bad for a marque car club that is competing with sporting car clubs whose existence is based purely on motorsport competition.
Motorsport: Motorsport NSW Supersprint Championships – 6 Rounds including the Australian National Supersprint Championships (October 16), Targa High Country (February), Three HSVOC Teams entered in the NSW 6 Hour Regularity at SMSP (March 12-13), Gunnedah Airport Sprint where HSVOC members ran the top 4 fastest times overall: Aden Williams 1st, Aron Williams 2nd, Chris Ayers 3rd and Brett Humby 4th (26 March), Targa Tasmania (April), NSCC Track Day with Coaching at Wakefield Park (May), Private Hire Drag Day (August), Challenge Bathurst (November), Phillip Island Drive Day (March & November).
Driver Development: Defensive Driving Program (March & July), Advanced Driving Program (April & August),
2022 Muscle Car Show Championship Winners:
2 Rounds of the 2022 Muscle Car Show Championship were held, the first on the Amaroo paddock at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday 20th February and the second at West HQ on Sunay 18th September.
2022 Committee: President Joe Garzaniti, VP David Sultana, Secretary Karin Ross, Treasurer Carlo Disaro, Public Officer Ian Williams, Membership Secretary Andi Willelson, Social Secretary Louise Davey, Special Events Frank Vivoda & Joe Garzaniti, Motorsport Director Paul McIntyre, Motorsport Australia Delegate Ian Williams, Magazine Editor Karin Ross, Webmaster Ian Williams, Media Director Brett Davey, Historic & Classic Plate Registrar Michael Benton, Merchandise Officer Collin Ellis.
Patrons: Peter Brock, Ryan Walkinshaw; Foundation Life Members: Warren Jenkins (Pres.), Jeff Kelly (VP), Brian Cassell (Sec.), Mark Hitchinson (Treas.), Tricia Campbell (Social Sec.), Les McClelland (Member); Life Members: Gary Benson, Robert Heard, Brett Gilles, Brian Crawford, Barry Wright, Mike Chapman, Joe Garzaniti, Karin Ross; Honorary Members: Ian Luff, Warren Luff, Betty Klimenko, Petar Sabados & Paul Dillon.
2022 Club Magazines: