The Baskerville Historics race meeting took another step forward in 2017 with records broken both in attendance and on the track. The bumper crowd witnessed multiple Targa Tasmania winner Jason White set a new outright lap record of 50.1516 seconds driving a Lola T192 F5000. White lowered John Bowe’s long-standing 1982 benchmark in one of a number of exotic cars brought to Tasmania by the Dutton’s Group. He also turned laps in a fearsome McLaren M8F Can-Am car.
Over 40 mainland competitors came to experience the recently upgraded circuit, the result of tireless efforts by the Baskerville Foundation.
“With the track resurfacing, control tower upgrades and new footbridge all now complete, it’s safe to say Baskerville Raceway has never been in better condition,” Baskerville Historics chair Mike Ellis said. “We couldn’t be happier with how everything went over the weekend; we’ve even heard people recommending Supercars to look to us for event management advice.”
Allan Moffat was present as the event’s patron in tandem with his great mate John Harvey and their Monza WTCC round-winning Rothmans VL Commodore. Almost as popular with fans were events known as ‘Humpy Heaven’.
“We’re already well into the planning stages for next year and with the event continuing to grow from strength to strength, the 2018 Baskerville Historics will not be one to miss.”
AMC understands that races for the Group C/A machines of Heritage Touring Cars are on the 2018 Baskerville Historics schedule.