Some memorable former V8 Supercars will be back in action this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park for the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of New South Wales (NSRCA) meeting.
The 2022 NSRCA Sydney Classic will host races for the Australian 5-litre V8s alongside Group C and Group A races. But for muscle car fans the bumper field of Group N machines will be the races to watch with 36 classic tin-tops entered.
The field includes a variety of Ford Mustangs, Capris and Cortinas as well as a Falcon Rallye Sprint, while for Holden fans a bevy of Torana GTR XU-1 will be in the action. Also entered are some Mini Coopers and a lone Valiant Charger RT.
The Group C and A cars will race together with offers up plenty of variety from a golden age of Australian touring car racing.From the Group C ranks there’s a Ford Falcon XD, a Valiant Charger E38 that’s been upgraded to E49 and a couple of Holden Torana A9X. Some of the highlights from the Group A line-up are former Supercars driver Johnathan Webb in a Ford Sierra and a Holden Commodore VN Group A SS.
The 5-litre touring car field is smaller but what it lacks in size it makes up for with heritage. Jacob Khouri will drive a Ford Falcon AU that won multiple races in the hands of Paul Radisich and raced at the Bathurst 1000 in 2000 with Jason Bright co-driving.
Also on the grid is an ex-Paul Morris Holden Commodore VE that saw the likes of Matt Neal, Boris Said and Troy Bayliss behind the wheel.
New Supercars team owner, Peter Xiberras, will also be on the grid. He’s driving his Holden Commodore VX, which was the first car built in-house by Garry Rogers Motorsport, and raced to multiple wins by Jason Bargwanna. It also became Leanne Tander’s car when she became the first female Supercars podium finisher in the development series.
The touring car races will be joined by racing for Formula Ford, Formula Vee and classic sports cars. For more information on the event visit the NSRCA website here.