The series may only have been up and running for two seasons, but already, the Modern Sports Cars series has established itself as a series that drivers want to participate in.
It’s sports car racing that won’t break the budget, and in 2015, the series expands to five rounds, at two different circuits, in two different states.
This season, sprint races will count towards the championship for the first time.
Two sprint events were held for Modern Sports Cars in 2014. An event at Goulburn on the Australia Day weekend, and one three weeks later at Winton in Victoria.
The event at Goulburn provided close, competitive and entertaining racing, with a rather big field of competitors, and thus, the format has been retained for 2015, for two events at Wakefield Park.
There’s a lot to look forward to for 2015, with another trip to Winton, plus an all new event, to be held at Wakefield Park on the Father’s Day weekend, where this series will hold a joint-event with the NSW Production Touring Car Championship, in which a two-hour event will be contested, with points being awarded for both championships.
Wakefield Park will host four of the five rounds on the expanded 2015 schedule, and the first of those is on the Australia Day Weekend.
Front-running outright and class contenders from 2014 are already confirmed for the opening event, including Brian Anderson, Daniel Reynolds and Sam Silvestro, as well as one of our 2014 champions, David Viner, and a couple of new faces will join the class as well.
After the opening event, attention will turn to endurance racing once more, ahead of the annual trek south to Winton, for round 2 of the series, on March 7 and 8.
Sprint racing returns when the series heads to Goulburn on June 28.
The final two rounds will be endurance events at Wakefield Park. As noted earlier, the series will run alongside NSW Production Touring on September 5-6, before our champions will be crowned at the final round of the season, the AASA ACT Championship meeting at Wakefield Park on November 21 and 22.
Round 1 will be without series regulars Ben Silvestro, Rob Viner, Zane Al-Said and Richard Allen.
Given that the opening round is a single driver event, Sam Silvestro will drive the Mazda MX5 he shares with son Ben, leaving the younger Silvestro to provide pit assistance for his father.
Rob Viner is a regular in the Super TT championship, so he’ll leave the Targa Racing MX5 in the capable hands of his father David for the weekend, while Messers Al-Said and Allen are both enjoying Holidays at the moment, and will join the series at Winton in March.
With it being the start of the year, where a lot of people are still getting into the swing of things, or not yet back from Holidays, the Modern Sports Cars won’t have their full field at Wakefield Park this weekend, but rest assured, those who are there, will provide plenty of entertainment across Qualifying and three races on Sunday.