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Widescreen Gallery – The HSRCA’s 2017 Summer Festival

Submitted by on November 21, 2017

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

Images thanks to Seth Reinhardt

The HSRCA wrapped up New South Wales’ 2017 historic racing calendar at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend of the 10th to the 12th of November, with their Summer Festival. Scroll on, and catch up on all the action with this gallery from the event.

Held on a sunny late-spring weekend, conditions were perfect for motorsport at the Summer Festival. The days were warm and pleasant, putting some heat into the tarmac without giving the cars (and their drivers) too much to deal with.

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

The event kicked off with a private practice day on Friday, before rolling on to Saturday morning qualifying sessions and then back-to-back races from just after lunch on Saturday through to late afternoon Sunday.

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

Sunday’s feature events kicked off with a Group S enduro relay, and the packed field of ’50s to ’80s┬áhistoric production sports cars didn’t disappoint. Racing was close and exciting, and the mid-race driver change was a lot of fun, featuring plenty of smokey brakes and intense driver swaps.

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

Group N made up the rest of the entry’s tin top representation and put on some traditionally sideways and close races. Non-race categories Regularity and SuperSprint featured a great variety of cars including everything from a magnificent Pontiac Silver Streak, to a Shelby American GT 350, Porsche 993 RS, Lotus 7 and more.

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

Single seater competition included a field of lovely M, O, P and Formula Junior cars, with a strong representation of the Brabham marque as well as Elfin, Lotus, Nota, specials and more. Formula Ford and Formula Vee both drew interesting fields and put on closely-contested and exciting races. On the other end of the horsepower spectrum, the big-engined QR cars were well-represented and lent the event possibly the best soundtrack of the weekend.

Scroll on for the full gallery from the weekend, and make sure to head to www.hsrca.com for more.

Images thanks to Seth Reinhardt

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

2017 HSRCA Summer Festival

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