This week in motor sport: 1 - 3 March

Thursday 28 February, 2019


Need your fill of motor sport action but don’t know where to get it? take a look at some events on the agenda this week, from state and national level through to grassroots motor sport.



CAMS Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship Round 1
When: 1-3 March
Where: Sandown International Raceway 

More than 240 drivers have confirmed their entry in this weekend’s CAMS Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship at the iconic Sandown Raceway.  

Hosted by the MG Car Club of Victoria, it will be a huge start to the state’s circuit season as 18 categories hit the track including fan favourites HQ Holdens, Improved Productions and the Hyundai Excel Series. 

Most of the category’s champions will also be returning to the track to begin their title defence after receiving their silverware at the CAMS State awards in earlier this month.

A variety of off track entertainment will be available to attending spectators with adult admission costing $30 for a weekend pass, while kids under the age of 16 get in for free. 

Click here for more information on the CAMS Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship opening round.

Photo: Rebecca Thompson

Rod Hatter Memorial Perenjori 360
When: 2 – 3 March
Where: Perenjori

The country’s first major state off road event for this year takes place in Penjori for the opening round of the Carnarvon Motel CAMS Western Australian Off Road Racing Championship.

Last year saw Harleigh Uren take out the 2018 Rod Hatter Memorial Perenjori 360 after beating out Pro Buggy pilots Bradley Cooper and Peter Barrett and fellow Extreme 2WD rivals Colin and Peter Doney, while 2018 outright champions Jarred Percival and Darryn Beckett finished just outside the top three.

With Uren absent from the event, the remaining top four drivers will be back again and in the running to take out the opening round, but they will also be competing against a further 35 other crews in what is expected to be one of the biggest state off road events for the year.

Prologue will begin at 10am on Saturday morning before the first of three sections occupies the remainder of Saturday’s competition. On Sunday, the final two sections will start from 8:00am, 

Click here for more information on the Rod Hatter Memorial Perenjori 360.


CAMS Queensland Hill Climb Series round 1
When: 2-3 March
Where: Gramzow Road - Mt Cotton

The CAMS Queensland State Hill Climb series begins for another year as 57 competitors across 19 classes take to the sensational Mount Cotton track to start the seven round season on a high.

Headlining the list of entries is 2018 outright champion Ross Mackay who will be behind the wheel of his trusty 1975 Ford Escort Mk 1, while last year’s other podium finishes Greg Tebble and James Milliner will be also be returning in a bid to get back on the event’s winner’s list. 

Hosted by the MG Car Club on Queensland, the event’s official timed runs begin at 11:00am on Saturday and 8:30am on Sunday with non-stop action happening all weekend making it a must-see event for car enthusiast in the sunshine state. 

Click here for more information on the MG Car Club of Queensland. 

Photo: Ken Davies Sports Photography

Superloop Adelaide 500 – Virgin Australia Supercars
When: 28 February – 3 March 
Where: Adelaide Street Circuit

Round one of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will begin with a bang on the streets of Adelaide.

With soaring temperatures predicted, the racing is expected to be just as hot as fans get their first look at the brand new Ford Mustang in competitive action.

Shane van Gisbergen has dominated recent proceedings on the famous street circuit, but there will be plenty of drivers keen to write a new name on the trophy.

Read more in our preview of the event.


Other events taking place this weekend.

Skid Till Ya Drop
When: 2 March
Where Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex

Thornleigh Car Club Summer Skids Khanacross
When: 2 March
Where: Colo Off Road Racing Circuit

Victorian 86/BRZ Club Motorkhana Series Round 1
When: 2 March
Where: METEC Driver Training

Mitta Mountain Rally
When: 2 March 
Where: Mitta Mitta

Geelong All Holden Day
When: 2 March
Where: Geelong Show Grounds

Mantic Clutch CAMS NSW Hillclimb Championship Rounds 1 and 2
When: 2- 3 March
Where: Mount Panorama

WA Sporting Car Club 50th Anniversary
When: 2 – 3 March,
Where: Barbagallo Raceway

MRF Tyres Sydney 240
When: 2-3 March
Where: Sydney Motorsport Park - Gardner GP Circuit

Nambour Showgrounds Gymkhana 1
When: 3 March
Where: Nambour Showgrounds

Southern District Motorsports Association Hillclimb
When: 3 March
Where: Fairbairn Park

TEDA First Round
When: 3 March
Where: Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex

CARS Khanacross
When: 3 March
Where: Finke Desert Race Complex

Bendigo Car Club Khanacross/Motorkhana
When: 3 March
Where: Bagshot Motorsport Complex

Summer Series Khanacross – Round 4
When: 3 March               
Where: Baskerville Raceway

Ballarat Light Car Club Autocross
When: 3 March
Where: Ballarat Airport

MG Car Club Newcastle March Dirt Motorkhana
When: 3 March
Where: Ringwood Park