Format


The Wakefield Park Trackday Challenge track aerial view - full circuit

The Wakefield Park Challenge is a day track event held in Goulburn, NSW, Australia, and is unlike any other track event held in Australia. The key to Wakefield Park Challenge is the varied types of challenges that cannot be found anywhere else.

This is not a normal track event! This is a real challenge of car and driver. Only consistency and accuracy will see you as the winner. No matter what, you will have a memorable time.

The Wakefield Park Challenge is open to all types of cars and driver skill levels, and includes multiple track configurations and disciplines, including;
  • Hill Climb
  • Clubman Circuit
  • Tarmac Stage
  • Full circuit time attack
  • Full circuit regularity
  • Hot lap shootout
Please note that not all circuit configurations are used on each event day. Multi-circuit is dedicated to day one of WPC. Refer to the specific information that will be sent to you after entering for the exact details.

All events are timed and cars are grouped by class;
  • Street class under 2 Litres
  • Street class over 2 Litres
  • Modified class under 2 Litres
  • Modified class over 2 Litres
  • Open class under 2 Litres
  • Open class over 2 Litres
  • All wheel drive forced induction
  • All wheel drive naturally aspirated
Note that the engine capacity of turbo and supercharged engines is multiplied by 1.6

Drivers are required to have one of the following licenses;
  • Wakefield Park license (can be purchased at the track on the day)
  • CAMS
  • AASA

All vehicles will be scrutineered for safety.

Circuit Layouts

Hillclimb

HillClimb

Two groups (maximum of 25 cars) are sent out at the same time for a one hour session of the Hillclimb.
This is a single timed run starting the exit of turn two on the main circuit, finishing at the top of the hill marked by a white line across the road and traffic cones on either side of the road.
Once passing the finish line, drivers/cars must reduce speed immediately to 20km/h until being stopped by traffic control in the designated location downhill from the hillclimb finish line.
The traffic controller will hold up to 10 cars in pairs at the designated location before being released back onto the circuit to the hillclimb staging area located after turn 2 of the main circuit.
All cars will be permitted a minimum of 3 timed runs with 5 run being the norm based on previous years of WPC/MTC.
The fastest time achieved by each competitor will be added to their overall Wakefield Park Challenge score.

Clubman Circuit

Drivers are sent out onto the Clubman Circuit, which is held concurrently with the hillclimb.
Cars will be staged in the pit lane / dummy grid.
Drivers enter the track via pit lane (very slowly), with a hard right turn at the end of the concrete pit wall so that the Clubman circuit can be entered. Guidance will be provided on the day for first timers.
All laps will be timed, and the fastest single lap time achieved by each competitor will be added to their overall Wakefield Park Challenge score.

Tarmac Special Stage

Tarmac Special Stage

An individual timed run on a predetermined circuit encasing the full circuit, go kart track, Clubman circuit.
All cars will complete the Tarmac Stage as per class.
Group allocation governs when cars complete the stage. Groups of up to 25 cars per group.
All times will be timed yet the first few sessions should be considered practice runs to reduce the risk of "ejecting" the course damaging everyone's subsequent runs and your ego.
Each entrant can run as many timed runs as they wish after required times are set.
If a competitor cannot make their session due to mechanical issues (or the likes), they can complete their "run" in another class. At the end of the day "we will fit you into another class so you do not miss out".
Each Class will be line up from pit exit up pit lane, in preparation of their Tarmac Stage "run".
The Tarmac Stage begins at Pit lane exit controlled by timing marshal. The circuit finishes after turn 10, entering the back straight with bollards locating the end of the tarmac stage.
After completion of the run, slow down return to pit lane to perform the next required Tarmac Stage "run".
The fastest time determining points standings.
Note: Once everyone has set their required times and if time allows, passenger/training session will be available.

Full Circuit

The full circuit is much simpler, and cars exit the pit lane at speed whilst checking the right hand door mirror for traffic as the track is being entered.
At the end of each session, a chequered flag will be waved near the tower and cars will then drive a 3/4 cool down lap before exiting the track at the pit lane road at the start of the main straight.

Regularity

The regularity event uses the full circuit with drivers attempting to do lap times as close as possible to a pre-nominated lap time. The driver that is the best at this, wins!
This is a great equaliser, as anyone can win the event outright from this one discipline - even the slowest car can do it.

Hot Lap Shootout

The hot lap shootout operates on the full circuit and includes a warm up lap, a timed lap, and a cool down lap. All cars can participate in the hot lap shootout and laps start with the slowest car first (based on full circuit lap time from earlier in the day), and concluding with the fastest car.


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