The Hobart Sporting Car Club is one of Tasmania’s oldest-established motorsports clubs. Originally involved in various motorsport disciplines in its earliest days; today the HSCC is primarily involved in promoting events at Baskerville Raceway near Hobart.
We organise three of the six rounds of the Tasmanian Circuit Racing Championship as well as the popular and award-winning Baskerville 1000 6-hour endurance event for teams, and the annual Time Attack event.
Hobart Sporting Car Club members can enjoy club membership in various ways – as competitor, official or spectator. They are also eligible to compete in most events run by other car clubs, such as motorkanas and khanacross – ideal for young people who can compete from age 14 years.
This website is currently undergoing a gradual upgrade. We hope you’ve noticed a number of changes we’ve made to improve information, especially about our signature events and our new membership portal.
We’ve got more improvements planned including a comprehensive historical image gallery and a new facility for completing event entry forms online.
Members can also access the latest HSCC event information via our Facebook page or via The Sporting Motorist newsletter.
2022 Tasmanian Circuit Racing Championship
TCRC kicks off this weekend
The opening round of the 2022 TCRC kicks off on the weekend of 5/6 March with a big two-day meeting. Plenty of track time for all over three days if you include Friday practice (the latter with a modest fee to cover the ambulance cost).
There are good numbers in all categories – but some classes are larger than others! We will see some new faces, some faces we’ve not seen for a while, and some familiar faces in new cars.
Word on the street is that a couple of lap records might be threatened – that should be entertaining.
After the Saturday track activity the HSCC will conduct a special awards ceremony, followed by a barby and refreshments. The event will be a presentation of Championship trophies to category winners in the 2021 TCRC. All welcome!
Repeat victory for TOOL Racing in Baskerville 1000
The final Baskerville 1000 event for 2021 held on Saturday 27 November was a repeat victory for the TOOL Racing boys in the mighty RS500 Corolla.
A 50-point penalty for a driving-time infringement lost the team the opportunity to set a new benchmark record but they still had a big enough lead to hang on to the win, amassing 945 points after their penalty.
Strong all day and claiming second with 930 points accumulated was the Storm racing Hyundai from the north. After a close battle all day with the 13 Cabs Excel, the blokes in the Powerstroke Automotive Falcon AU scooted away to claim third with 870 points.
See the B1000 results page for full results.
Several of the many volunteer officials who ran the endurance event were fortunate to win $50 cash vouchers generously donated by Mike Dillon from Bridgestone Select Launceston.
One lucky official also picked up a magnificent prize, also donated by Mike Dillon – a night’s accommodation at the magnificent, absolute waterfront Tamar Boathouse near Kayena.
HSCC annual awards held at Baskerville during TCRC final round
The HSCC held its annual awards ceremony on then Saturday evening of the final round of the Tasmanian Circuit Racing Championship at Baskerville on 20 November.
The newest and 16th HSCC Life Member, Tony Hudson, was formally presented with his award.
Veteran racer Mick Cross was awarded SportsPerson of the Year, Greg Mays won Clubperson of the Year, Cameron Kuc is the J. Denis Pooley Young Clubperson recipient, Campbell Logan picked up Rookie of the Year, and Michael Vaughan collected the Lyn Archer Award for open-wheel competition.
HSCC Annual General Meeting – 31 August 2021
Long-time HSCC Treasurer and former Race Secretary Tony Hudson was inducted as the newest Life Member of the HSCC at the recent AGM at the Civic Club.
In other changes and additions at the AGM, former committee member Ayrton Richardson became Vice President, replacing the retiring Alex Bird.
Greg Mays is our new Club Captain as well as Race Secretary. He replaced Eddie Wilson who stepped down from both Club Captain and Chairman roles after many years of service.
Melanie Beets joins the committee as Secretary replacing the retiring Deb Hudson, and Krystyna Sutton and Donald Potter join the committee.
The club congratulates Tony and Ayrton; sincerely thanks Eddie, Deb and Alex for their invaluable contributions, and welcomes Melanie, Krystyna and Donald (again!).