Historic Queensland 2020 Other HRCC Events Autumn Historic  Warwick Morgan Park Raceway Try, Train & Test Day Morgan Park Raceway
2nd to 4th October, 2020 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick Information & Downloads Status Documents Invitation Online Entry Pit Parking Diagram Supplementary Regulations Further Regulations Media Accreditation Entry List Event Schedule Event Results  Not available Event Poster 2019 Historic  Queensland Race Meeting 13th & 14th July 2019 Morgan Park Raceway –Circuit K - 3km Sunshine, good competitor entry numbers, great racing, new lap records, the 42nd running of Historic Queensland pleased competitors and fans alike. Attracting some 240 entrants from around the country and a full race program of qualifying and 39 racing events, it made for a very busy weekend of historic motor sport. While touring cars were of the greatest numbers, the Group S production sports entry was strong too. The older historic groups of J, K and L not so well supported as is the trend these days, however those that did enter were a good representation of Australian motorsport from times past. Regularity trial entry was good and resulted in two groups separated into touring cars and sports cars. Sports sedans were on the program as a super sprint and the entry gave quite a diverse field of cars.  Headlining touring cars were the Heritage Touring Cars of Groups A & C where it was Ford Sierra domination. The two Sierra RS500’s of Terry Lawlor and Tony Karanfilovsky took up P1 and P2 on the grid but it was Terry Lawlor that took his ex-Johnson/Bowe Sierra to 4 straight wins over the 2 days of racing. The Lloyd Bax Trophy handicap race was a close thing for him though with a fast finish to get the Sierra over the line just 0.8 of a second ahead of Stephen Axisa’s Gemini Coupe. Lawlor also won the Glenn Seton Trophy with Phil Verwoert taking the John French Trophy in his VH Commodore.  Group N Touring Cars as always produces great racing in both the under 2 litre and over 2 litre capacity groups. There was a swarm of Mini Cooper S’s entered and there was a dedicated race for the model which Alex D’onofrio won with some determined driving where he often had the mini defying gravity. It was Craig Allan in his Torana XU-1 that was the man to beat in the over 2 litre racing with 3 race wins but in race 1 it was Graeme Wakefield in his Mustang that crossed the line first. During the weekends racing 5 Group N lap records were broken by D’onofrio, Ciccotelli, Allan, Wakefield and Mewett. Group S production sports car races were a Porsche 911 affair out front but there were some great dices going on through the field. All the subgroups Sa, Sb and Sc were represented. Colin Goldsmith was the most successful in his Austin Healey 3000 for group Sa although Peter Jackson, also in an Austin Healey 3000 took more wins. Joe Calleja came up from Victoria with his Chev Corvette to take the Group Sb trophy. It was a treat to hear his V8 Corvette blasting through the gears. For Group Sc it was Doug Barbour in his 911 Porsche who won the weekend with two wins and a second. Some 21 Formula Fords were on the grid for the “Driver to Europe” series races where it was NSW driver Geoff Waters in his Van Diemen who took 3 firsts and a second for a very successful weekend of racing. Sports and Racing Groups O, Q&R while not being close racing at the front it was fast with the Honda Spirit open wheeler of Chris Farrell being the fastest car on track for the weekend. Bill Norman in his Ralt RT4 did a creditable job in keeping Farrell in sight despite his Ralt being 1.6lt compared to the more sophisticated 2lt of Farrell’s car. Robert Foster took out Group Q in his March 73B. The fast sports cars were Steve Webb’s Elfin 360 Repco Brabham and Ian Ross’s distinctive looking Osella PA5. Kevin Gray was the most successful of the Sports 2000 runners with 3 wins out of 4 races. Rod Burrows in his VN Commodore was the most consistent in the touring car regularity group and accrued 86 points to take a win with James Simpson and Bradley Manz taking second and third with a tie of points accrued. In the sports group it was Gregory Redman in his Datsun 260Z who took the top step of the podium from Barry Collins and Peter Bennett.  The sports sedan super sprints were a Garry Ford benefit at Group U level with only two genuine cars entered however the invited cars enjoyed some great track time. It also kept the spectators entertained with Adam King in his Nissan Skyline dicing with Garry Ford. Aaron Hodges in his Group U Anglia also impressed with his lap speed. There is no doubt about the ability of the HRCC race committee to stage high level historic race meetings. But like all amateur motor racing events, it is the many, many volunteers who give up their time to enable great events like this to take place.  A big thank you to the volunteers from HRCC, the competitors and the fans. Entry expected to open in August 2020
Historic Queensland 2020 has been postponed until the 2nd to 4th October 2020. Keep checking here for information as details of the Covid-19 restrictions are being wound back.