Car and truck racing in the wet | Gallery

Wakefield Park has rounded out its 2017 racing season with a rain soaked Australian Auto Sport Alliance (AASA) NSW State Championship meeting which featured super trucks, X3s, Pulsars, Legend Cars and miniature race cars. After practice and qualifying on Saturday the truck drivers and race management decided to call the truck races off for the day, after a serious crash in race one.  On the first run to the corner on Saturday afternoon Frank Amorosa’s Kenworth hit a sheet of water running across the track and aquaplaned into the tyre wall. This probably would not have been so bad, if the #12 KaraKar Izuzu hadn’t done a similar thing and slammed into the Kenworth’s side.

 The race was deemed a non event and the crews combined to repair the trucks so they could race on Sunday. While Sunday started out dry by race three, mid afternoon the track was wet and there was plenty of sideways action and a few more dints on the already battle scared machines.  Barry Butwell won race one and Shannon Smith race two. Competition points for the GITI Super Truck National Championship were very close but with the race three win, Steven Zammit came through to retain his title with 73 points. Shannon Smith was second and Robert Fern, third.