The Sporting Car Club hosts six circuit racing events each year, consisting of the five round Motorsport Australia SCCSA State Series and the separate All Historic Mallala event. Previously these events have all occurred at Mallala Motorsport Park, but since the opening of The Bend Motorsport Park in 2018, we now host two of the five State Series rounds there.
Circuit racing differs from Regularity and Super Sprints, as it is true 'wheel to wheel' racing against other competitors in your class.
All Motorsport Australia recognised classes can be entered. If there are too few competitors to front a full field of cars, classes are combined with similar speed and vehicle types to give as many entrants as possible someone to race against. If you are from interstate and you fancy coming over, contact our events office on (08) 8271 5689 to find out where you’ll fit in. If you want to bring your whole class over for a round of something different, then we will welcome you and give you a start.
You need a Motorsport Australia circuit racing licence (minimum PCC level) and a compliant car with a racing logbook to compete. This is the highest level of amateur motorsport in South Australia. To find out more about circuit racing and what it entails, head over to the Motorsport Australia website.
It’s easy to drive a fast car quickly – driving a near standard HQ Kingswood, complete with 3.3 litre six and 3 speed manual, now that’s a challenge! The concept of racing HQ Holdens was “invented” in Tasmania and introduced to mainland Australia by the Sporting Car Club, who promoted the first race at Mallala in 1989.
This category has re-defined the term “close racing”, with racers diving 3 abreast into corners with amazing regularity. The best part for would-be racers is that – in relative terms at least – racing a HQ Holden is an inexpensive way to enter into competitive motor sport. After the initial purchase of the car, strict regulations ensure that maintenance and modification costs are kept to a minimum.
With everyone using the same cars, there’s no shortage of advice for newcomers from experienced racers on how to tune cars and improve lap times (although not too much!).
For Information on how to get involved racing HQs, get in contact with Darren Jenkins on 0438 270 640.
Historic Race Register
Old racing cars never die – they just keep getting faster, and so do their owners! The Sporting Car Club’s Historic Racing Register promotes and documents historic racing in South Australia.
Each of the five rounds of the SCCSA Motorsport Australia State Series feature Historic categories where owners get to put their historics to the test.
All Historic Mallala
The highlight of the historic racing calendar is the annual National All Historic Mallala. Held over the ANZAC Weekend, this event is the biggest historic race event in the state, and the last of the true picnic races, where you can park alongside the track and watch the action. Plenty of rare and special cars race it out at the historic Mallala Motorsport Park track! With car displays and parades, the week is more than just racing - it’s also a popular social outing for the whole family! Many competitors consider this to be the last remaining Historic race event with the real feel of what Historic motoring is all about – companionship, conversation, cars and competition.