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2022 HSCC annual awards

By Club News

Thanks to those that attended the recent Hobart Sporting Car Club Rides Day and Awards Presentation. The attendance far exceeded the committees expectations and the amount of drivers that took vehicles was fantastic. Thanks to those drivers for taking the time and making the effort to provide rides to sponsors and the hard working officials, without which we wouldn’t be able to hold motorsport events.

The Annual Club Awards were presented to deserving recipients in front of a much larger than normal crowd, it was fantastic to see the members recognised for their accomplishments and hard work throughout the year.

Congratulations to all that received awards.

Rookie of the Year – Ben Curtain. Ben received this as the highest point scoring HSCC member and rookie in the 2022 Tasmanian Circuit Racing Championship.

Sportsperson Award – Phil Ahlin. Phil wasn’t present to receive his award but it was well earned by him for his efforts competing here in Tas and also on the Big Island. 

Lyn Archer Award – Jeremy Dyer. Jeremy received this as the highest point scoring HSCC member in an open wheeler this year. 

Denis J Pooley Young Clubperson Award – Brock Winkle. Brock received this as a young HSCC member that has made a significant contribution to motorsport by alway being helpful and there for other competitors. 

Clubperson Award – Krystyna Sutton. Krystynas dedication to the HSCC both at the track and away from it is significant, she is always helping others, willing to do whatever is needed and bakes a pretty good slice.

Service Awards – Presented to those that have been significant supporters of the HSCC over at least 5 years.

Adrian Wilson, Kim Barwick, Darren Martin and Dennis ‘Herby’ Burgess.

Appreciation Certificates – went to those that support the club in general.

Marcus Hart, Debbie Hudson and Kingston Locksmiths

New Club Treasurer sought

By Club News

Due to the recent retirement of our long-serving treasurer, the HSCC is seeking a capable person to undertake this volunteer role.

It’s not onerous task but it IS an important one.

The Club has more than 400 members so we’d like to think that somewhere among this cohort – plus their families, friends and supporters – is an intelligent person with established basic admin skills who could join the current volunteer committee in helping to keep the Club strong and vibrant.

There would be plenty of help and advice from experienced club members during the transition and beyond.

The Club is preparing for an exciting and financially sustainable future. A keen, committed Treasurer is an essential part of the team taking us there.

Please consider this role or recommending a suitable candidate.

Please send queries or expressions of interest to or call Club President Mike Ellis for a chat on 0409 418 988

Click HERE for a Role Description.


By Baskerville 1000

The final Baskerville 1000 event for 2022 was Sunday 6 November.

The 13th Autocraft Baskerville 1000 was a ripper – fabulous weather, all starters finished, and record pointscore of 1025 points amassed by the outright winners.
The Mitsubishi Lance-a-Lot team of Peter and Adam Bellchambers joined by previous winner Steve Smith was victorious after a solid performance from the get-go.
After six hours and 267 laps the team was just 10 points clear of (also previous winners) Team Newie’s Mitsubishi Magna, which had an all-afternoon cat-and-mouse stoush with two-time winners Tool Racing’s Toyota, which finished third.
After leading for a while, the Toolsters managed to salvage third outright despite losing time in the pits investigating a driveshaft boot failure.
Another stellar performance by the large contingent of fantastic volunteer officials who, as usual, made the day happen smoothly. Thanks all!
Click HERE for results.

The official charity was Bonorong Wildlife Park and Hospital, which will receive donations of old blankets and a cash donation from the HSCC and the B1K Committee.

Symmons Plains 6-Hour

Preparations are well advanced for the inaugural running of the Six Hours of Symmons on Sunday 4 December.  Entry forms, Supp Regs and key documents are available on the B1K webpage HERE.


By Historics

The popular Baskerville Historics race weekend presented by SRT Logistics, Penrite and Shannon’s was a great success despite the weather in the early days  really testing everybody (and the track’s drainage).

With borders re-opening we were able to welcome back many interstate competitors and visitors.

Thanks to all involved in whatever capacity.


By Club News

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.



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.



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.


By Baskerville 1000

Congratulations to all competitors and especially the prize winners in both Autocraft B1K events in May.

After cold starts in the morning the weather was kind if not a bit cool – but at least it didn’t rain.

Both days had spirited competition and as we’ve come to know, a wonderfully friendly atmosphere along pitlane with families and friends enjoying their own team spirit and the collegiality among rival teams.

Remarkably, both days featured a close day-long battle at the top but none closer than at the close of the Sunday event – a tie for first place after 6 hours with both teams on equal points and laps. A first for the B1K in its 11-event history.

Congratulations to the Sunday joint winners – the Renault Clio of Nicholas Dellas, Stellios Kaponas and Rod Bender, who managed 990 points from 272 laps. As did the Magna run by the family team of Daniel, Lachlan and Glen Newman. It was an enthralling final 20 minutes as both teams desperately tried in vain to steal at least a lap’s worth of points from each other.

Also congrats to the Saturday event winners who also engaged in a cat and mouse battle in the final hour with the other podium placers. Regularity guru and B1k co-architect Bruce Thomas won his third B1k aided by Callan Thomas and Scott Waters in their smaller, lighter more economical (than their traditional Falcons) Ford Laser. They amassed 1005 points from 251 laps after delays due to safety cars and red flags.

Results for both days are on the Club’s website and lap times (as well) are on the NatSoft website.

Thanks to Vanessa Cooper for stepping into the breech and doing a great job as timekeeper! The B1K is nothing without a reliable timing system and we had exactly that all weekend!

The next B1k is slated for 21 August. Due to the demand for entries the Club is examining the possibility of a second August B1K event.

Stay tuned! If it happens all previous competitors will be notified.



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!

Click here for race schedule and here for the entry list (both subject to change on the days).