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Update on Aug Baskerville 1000

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The Baskerville 1000 organising committee agreed to revert the upcoming Baskerville 1000 to a one day event.
The decision was based on the current number of lodged entries, and also taking into consideration the number of anticipated entries yet to be received.
The organising committee apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we are giving as much notice as possible.
The revised event timetable will see the Friday practice session no longer being held.
Practice will now be held on Saturday, with the actual Baskerville 1000 being held on the Sunday.
– Saturday 26 August – optional practice day
– Sunday 27 August – event day
If this change means teams need to alter or withdraw their entry then please let our Secretary know ASAP.
This change will also impact those who were intending to compete on both days.
Not all entrants that have provided their credit card details have been charged yet. Adjustments will be made as necessary.


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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.


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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.


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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.