THE Tamworth Sporting Car Club had a big weekend on the track with a come- and-try day on Saturday followed by a lap dash event on Sunday.
The come-and-try day attracted 10 new people and cars to Oakburn Park to test out their driving skills and learn some new ones as well.
Organiser Matt Halpin said it is terrific to see more people interested in the sport.
“It was a great turnout, especially with the weather,” Halpin said.
The motor enthusiasts were treated to an introduction to motor racing by members of the club, before each of them were taken around in their cars and shown the correct lines and other tips to a fast lap.
After a few laps of tuition the drivers went solo to see what they could do.
“They were brilliant, they were having a good go of it and doing some good laps,” Halpin said.
On Sunday the Lap Dash event gave the newcomers, as well as several experienced petrol-heads, the chance to put their hard training on show.
Entrants were timed over the course with their best three laps combined for a total time.
Organiser Gundy Hunt had 19 entries for the event across a range of classes.
Brad Stehr was the outright winner in his Nissan Silvia after recording a time of 2.00.72 minutes.
Roddy Wyllie was second in a Caterham Clubman with a time of 2.01.82 minutes, with newcomer Kees Van Der Horst placing third in his Westfield Clubman with 2.02.19 minutes.
Iain Hughes bought something different to the track when he was racing his Polaris. A hybrid quad runner generally reserved for farm work, Hughes had his singing around the track for a time of 2.17.78 minutes to win his class.
Geoff Sheperd was the winner of Class 3 in his EH Holden, flying around in 2.17.89 minutes, whilst Shane Kilby had the Ford Escort humming to record a time of 2.13.24 to win the Class 4 event.
“It was a great club day, good numbers and good racing with some new faces and some different cars as well,” Hunt said.