Baskerville hounds

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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.

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