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
The popular Baskerville Historics race weekend presented by SRT Logistics, Penrite and Shannon’s is back – over three big days – 16 to 18 September – at the best spectator track in Australia.
Entries close soon but already there promises to be a large variety of historic and desirable race cars competing in a wide array of categories and events.
Headlining the big race program are the Heritage Touring Cars – booming Group C Falcon and Commodore V8s up against the likes of giant-killing BMWs and the twin-turbo all-wheel drive Nissan Skyline GTR. These original race cars from the golden era of touring car racing were due to return to Basky after their hugely popular appearance three years ago but COVID derailed those plans until now.
Admission is adults $20 Friday, $30 Saturday and $30 Sunday with kids under 14 free and a three-day day pass costing just $60.
Drivers of pre-1990 cars participating in the Shannons Show and Glow on Sunday pay only $25 with normal prices for other passengers.
2022 Annual General Meeting & Special General Meeting
Former Club President and Chairman Mike Ellis had been acting HSCC Chairman for the past several months following Graeme Soden’s resignation. At the recent AGM Mike was officially returned to the role.
Ayrton Richardson remains Vice President while the Treasurer role remains vacant (for now) following the retirement of longtime Treasurer and occasional Race Secretary Tony Hudson after a stellar 14 years of service in senior roles. However, Tony continues as Membership Officer.
Greg Mays stepped back to General Committee but retains the important Event Secretary role. He is replaced as Club Captain by Krystyna Sutton – the first female Club Captain in the Club’s history.
In addition to Greg, the General Committee is Andrew Bird, Mike Ashmore, Cam Kuc and Donald Potter.
Adrian Wilson stepped down from the committee after several years valuable service.
Special General Meeting
At the preceding Special General Meeting it was advised that the motion to adopt a new Club Constitution would not be put. It was deferred for approximately three months to enable further consultation and changes.
Updates from the HSCC Committee
The Club’s management committee has commenced producing a regular update flyer outlining its recent activities and decisions. Click HERE to read the version published 16 July and HERE for the August AGM report. And HERE for the August general report.
Lap records broken at TCRC3
TCRC was a successful weekend of practice, regularity and racing. Sunday’s events provided some of the closest racing seen in recent times.
Brad Sherriff missed by an agonising 8/100th of a second in his attempt to break World F1 Champion Alan Jones’ almost 40 year-old sports sedan lap record. A small consolation was his lowering of his own local Sports Sedan record. Brad promises to return for the next round to have another crack in his amazing 9000 rpm, 1200 bhp Nissan Skyline.
Congratulations to Jeremy Dyer who managed to eclipse the 16 year-old Formula Vee lap record formerly held by veteran racer/engineer Noel Clark – who fortuitously and coincidentally was fettling Jeremy’s Elfin Crusader.
TCRC3 now a two-day event
Entries have opened for Round Three of the TCRC to be held over the weekend of 9/10 July.
Originally scheduled as a Sunday-only event, the previously nominated HSCC Saturday practice day will now feature both private practice sessions for all TCRC competitors, along with official TCRC Regularity events.
Sunday will just be qualifying and racing events. The sked does not include HQs or Sports and Racing Cars.
Entry details are on the TCRC page.
Thrilling finishes for the May B1K double-header
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.