Drought is seriously affecting New South Wales regional areas, including Goulburn and Wakefield Park. To draw a positive from this, the extended dry period provided perfect track conditions for competitors at the HSRCA’s Spring Festival, who in turn put on an incident-free meeting.

After some ups and downs throughout 2018, competition numbers seem to have stabilized at 16 entrants. This provides some interesting combined Nc and Nb grids and good historic racing.

Notable at the spring festival was the number of interstate competitors in attendance. Peter Baguely (Holden Torana) and Chris Mcilwain (Datsun 1600) joined us from Queensland, while Greg Menzies brought his Mark 2 1960 Jaguar up from Victoria. We haven’t seen Greg in an awfully long time and he was a welcome site. A little more local to Goulburn, Chris O’Brien (Ford Falcon) and Dale Parry (Ford Mustang) came up from the ACT to compete.