In 2019 the Supercars series will not be competing at Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek Raceway.
This is disappointing because for fans attending the track as it is one of the few venues with excellent viewing opportunities right around the track.
Below is a small selection from my last visit to the venue in 2017 and a clip from the race start that year as well.
For a second time I headed to the Formula One in Melbourne. This year I headed down just for the Saturday Free Practice and Qualifying sessions.
Overall the day was excellent. Being able to see the new cars and the sheer speed of them through the corners compared to the touring and GT cars.
A great addition to this year’s event was the fan forum stage which had some great driver interviews. I learnt that Kimi Räikkönen can smile and even tell funny jokes.
Below are a few photos and video from the day.
At the end of October I went to the annual Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park.
This was the first time I had attended the MCM and it was a great day out. Watching the old cars from well before my time and from my childhood was a great change from the modern Supercars that I usually watch.
Below is a small selection of photos covering the various categories and eras racing during the event.
In late August I went to the Friday practice sessions of the 2016 round of the Supercars at Sydney Motorsport Park. The support classes for this event were top notch. In particular the Carrera Cup Asia and the Toyota 86 categories were great to watch.
I flew from Sydney to Melbourne on Sunday to attend the 2016 Melbourne F1 Grand Prix, in doing so I literally fulfilled a childhood dream.
After arriving at the circuit as the gates opened, I headed to the “Melbourne Walk” to watch the drivers arriving for the day. This is a great way to get really close to the drivers for photos and their autographs. I then met up with a friend who had also come down from Sydney for the day and we watched the support races from various areas close to the pits.
In early December I went to all three days of the finale round of the V8 Supercars Championship at Sydney Olympic Park.
I was very fortunate to have won a competition for a hot lap in a V8 Supercar on the Friday afternoon. I was not told of which team or car I would have the ride in until a few minutes before the lap. The car I was assigned was the Erebus Mercedes Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercar. I’ve been lucky enough to have ridden in race cars before so I knew what to expect when the car was braking for a corner. However, what I had yet to experience was the sheer power that the V8 Supercar has while accelerating, it was far more powerful than any rollercoaster or ride I’ve been on before.
There are a few photos from the three days of racing below.
I went to both days of the 2015 V8 Supercars Sydney Motorsport Park 360. Below are a small set of the photos I took from around the circuit.
Last weekend I went to the Saturday races of the Sydney 500 round of the V8 Supercars at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.
Below are some of the photos and a video from the day, it was really good to see the old supercars on the circuit.
In late August I went to the V8 Supercars Sydney Motorsport Park 400 race at Eastern Creek.
As always I took hundreds of photos, but on this visit I was trying to get better panning shots. I’m fairly pleased with the results, and the 27 photos below are mostly focused on this.
Additionally, there are two videos of the race start and restart embedded further below.
On the Saturday of ANZAC weekend I went to the New Zealand round of the V8 Supercars Championship at Pukekohe Park Raceway.
This is the first time I’ve been to Pukekohe since 2006. Many changes have been made to Pukekohe over the past few years to improve safety. However, for spectators this has come at the loss of a few good places to stand and watch the racing. In addition, in places, the double set of catch fencing makes seeing the action up close rather difficult.