The Tasmanian Motor Cycle Club will next month host an official statewide motorcycle road racing championship round, after 19 years of club and interclub events.
To celebrate the return of state championship status, club historian Ken Young said that former riders and officials were being invited to the event.
“The club will host the first round of the four-round Tasmanian Road Racing Championships at Symmons Plains on Sunday, March 10,” Young said.
“Already, riders and officials from many eras have indicated they are interested in attending and we’re putting out a call, via the media, to make sure everyone knows that state championship racing is back and to come along.
“We’ve already heard back from riders going as far back as Sam Hughes, who raced with the club before Symmons Plains was built and who has already confirmed his attendance..
“Sam competed at places like Longford, Valleyfield, Lock Bay and Bakers Beach before becoming an official at Symmons Plains where he was clerk of course for almost 30 years.”
Young said that the club had arranged for the use of the large room above the garages, from which most of the track can be viewed in air-conditioned comfort.
Admission to the track is free, with practice from 9.30am and racing until about 4pm. More information can be obtained by contacting the Tasmanian Motor Cycle Club through its website.
A canteen will operate in the pit area all day.
- WHAT: Tasmanian Road Racing Championships
- WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 9.30am to 4pm
- WHERE: Symmons Plains
- WHO: All former TMCC racers and officials