Motorsport

Our Secretary is Jason Edwards
Phone: 0424 410 648
Email: jasongedwards@hotmail.com


Our Assistant Secretary is Bev Waters
Phone: 0402 262 156
Email: bev.waters@bigpond.com


2023 MGCC Motorsport Calendar of Events

DateEventVenue
*Friday February 3rd 2022 Motorsport Volunteers Appreciation, Award Presentation and BBQMGCCSA, Brompton
*Friday February 17thHow to Prepare Your Car for the Track and General MaintenanceMGCCSA, Brompton
*Sunday February 26th MSCA Picnic and Display Day & Trophy PresentationVirgara Winery, Angle Vale
**Sunday March 12th MSCASA Super Sprint, Round 1Mallala Motorsport Park
**Sunday March 19th
SA Motorkhana Championship, Round 1Skidpan, Mallala
**Sunday April 2ndChallenge Trophy Hill Climb, round 1Collingrove Hill Climb, Mount McKenzie
Saturday April 8thNational Meeting, ConcoursWigley Reserve, Glenelg
*Sunday April 9thNational Meeting, Kimber RunAdelaide Hills
**Sunday April 9thNational Meeting, MotorkhanaThe Bend Motorsport Park
*Monday April 10th National Meeting, Social RunAdelaide Hills
*Monday April 10thNational Meeting, Observation RunAdelaide Hills
**Monday April 10thNational Meeting, Super SprintThe Bend Motorsport Park
*SundayMay 7thPeter Hall Memorial Six Hour RegularityMallala Motorsport Park
**Sunday May 7thChallenge Trophy Hill Climb, Round 2Collingrove Hillclimb, Mount McKenzie
**Sunday May 28thSA Motorkhana Championship, Round 2Skidpan, Mallala
Saturday – Sunday June 11-12thMG Club Challenge, SA v VicVictoria
**Sunday June 25thMSCA Super Sprint, Round 2The Bend Motorsport Park, West circuit
**Sunday June 25 Challenge Trophy Hill Climb, Round 3Collingrove Hillclimb, Mount McKenzie
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Sunday July 16thSA Motorkhana Championship, Round 3Mallala Skidpan
**Sunday August 13thMSCA Super Sprint, Round 3Mallala Motorsport Park
**Sunday September 17th SA Motorkhana Championship, Round 4Mount Gambier Sale Yards
**Saturday September 30thMSCA Super Sprint, Round 4The Bend Motorsport Park, East Circuit
**Sunday October 15thSA Motorkhana Championship, Round 5Mallala Skidpan
**Sunday October 15thChallenge Trophy Hill Climb, Round 4Collingrove Hillclimb, Mount McKenzie
**Sunday October 29thMSCA Super Sprint, Round 5Mallala Motorsport Park

** Indicates points allocated for Club Member of the Year and MG Car Club Competition Championship – Best 10 results.

* Indicates points allocated for Club Member of the Year award.

2023 – Other Motorsport Calendar Dates that may interest you.

DateEventVenue
Saturday March 18th SCCSA State Motor Racing Championship, Round 1Mallala Motorsport Park
Saturday – Sunday March 25th – 26thAdelaide Motorsport FestivalAdelaide
Thursday – Sunday March 30th – April 2nd F1 Grand PrixMelbourne
Sunday April 16th Ray Pank Winter Cup Hill CLimb, Round 1Collingrove Hill Climb, Mount McKenzie
Friday – Sunday March 12th – 14th tbc
Mount Alma Hill ClimbInman Valley, SA
Saturday – Sunday May 27th – 28th SCCSA Motor Racing Championship, Round 2The Bend Motorsport Park
Sunday June 4thMSCA Victoria Super SprintThe Bend Motorsport Park
Sunday June 11thRay Pank Winter Cup Hill Climb, Round 2Collingrove Hill Climb, Mount McKenzie
Sunday July 23rdRay Pank Winter Cup Hill Climb, Round 3Collingrove Hill Climb, Mount McKenzie
Saturday – Sunday July 8th – 9th SCCSA Motor Racing Championship, Round 3Mallala Motorport Park
Friday – Sunday August 18th – 20thSupercars, OTR Super SprintThe Bend Motorsport Park
Sunday August 20thRay Pank Winter Cup Hill Climb, Round 4The Bend Motorsport Park
Saturday – September 16th – 17thSCCSA State Motor Racing Championship, Round 4The Bend Motorsport Park
Sunday October 1stBarossa Vintage Hill ClimbCollingrove Hillclimb, Mount McKenzie
Friday – Sunday October 13th – 15thARC Adelaide Hills RallyAdelaide and surrounds
Saturday – Sunday October 28th – 29thSA Hill Climb ChampionshipCollingrove Hill Climb, Mount McKenzie
Friday – Sunday November 10th – 12thLegends of the Lake Hill ClimbMount Gambier
Friday – Sunday November 17th – 19th Shannons Adelaide RallyAdelaide and surrounds
Thursday – Sunday November 23rd – 26th Supercars, Valo Adelaide 500Adelaide

ALL DATES SUBJECT CHANGE


MG Car Clubs in Australia and worldwide have played a key part in motorsport since the beginnings of the clubs and the MG Car Club of South Australia is no exception.

Members are actively involved in all levels of the sport as competitors and officials. The MG Car Club of SA nominates a number of events each year where members can score points towards the Club Motorsport Championship.

These are mostly events run by other clubs and MGCCSA contributes officials to some of these events. The Championship also includes the National Meeting and the SA/Vic Interstate Club Challenge.


Links to Motorsport pages:

Motorsport Australia
MSCA (Marque Sports Car Association)
SCCSA (Sporting Car Club of SA)
Mallala Motorsport Park
The Bend Motorsport Park



Events generally fall into the following categories:

Motorkhana
Motorkhanas are run on a flat surface where courses are laid out to test the skill and judgement of the driver and the manoeuvrability of the car. A number of tests are set at each event and generally you have two runs at each test.

On arrival competitors are given a copy of the nominated tests, cars are inspected for general safety and compliance and a brief practice session is provided. Cars are run one at a time against the clock and the course must be completed in the correct direction before coming to a stop in the finish garage.

Cars are grouped into classes according to their wheelbase, and include classes for specials and all wheel drive cars. MGCCSA runs one of the five rounds of the SA Motorkhana Championship series each year and there is normally a Come and Try entry available for newcomers.

It’s also a great place for young drivers who can compete from twelve years of age and learn basic car control skills. It’s great fun, challenging and a very sociable day while you compete and watch others.

The Skid Pan at Mallala is the current venue being used for Motorkhanas close to Adelaide.

Hillclimb
A Hillclimb is a speed event, where one car and driver runs over a defined uphill winding course, from a standing start to a flying finish at the top of the hill, against the clock. In competition, cars are classified into categories so as to have cars of like potential performance competing against each other.

As with all motorsport events, the day starts with scrutineering of cars and a drivers’ briefing prior to competition starting.

Come and Try Hillclimb Events are also held during the year where newcomers can get a taste for the sport and test their skills in a non-competitive and fun environment.

Most Hillclimbs events in South Australia are run at Collingrove, a challenging track near Angaston, which has a long history in Australian motorsport.

The Sporting Car Club of SA run most Collingrove events and the MG Car Club use the three multi-club events each year as part of our Club Competition Championship.

Super Sprint
A Super Sprint involves a number of cars sprinting on a circuit at one time with each lap for each car individually timed. Cars are generally arranged in groups of similar performance and sent on track for either a standing or rolling start to complete a number of laps. It is not racing, as the cars are individually timed, but overtaking is permitted where safe.

It is an ideal introduction to circuit racing and can be entered with road going cars as well as modified vehicles. As with all motorsport, safety checks on vehicles are done before each event.

MGCCSA is a member club of the Marque Sports Car Association of SA (MSCA) which runs a series of Super Sprints and a Six Hour Relay each year. MSCA also run a Come and Try group at some Super Sprints to cater for newcomers where they are given classroom and in-car tuition by experienced competitors. Junior drivers can participate from the age of 14.

Mallala Motorsport Park is the most used venue by our club and ideal for club events. However as of 2018 a new Motorsport Park has been developed at Tailem Bend which is used occasionally .

Officials
Nothing happens without officials and MGCCSA members help out with these events and more. This can be as Scrutineers, Flag Marshals, Timing, Pit Marshals, Documentation, Race Control, etc.

Being an official allows you to be involved, enjoy the competition and help the sport to thrive at no cost to yourself. That involvement can develop from club level events to major events depending on your interest and available time.

Check the Club calendar, and come and have a look and get involved or contact the Motorsport Secretary or Assistant if you have any questions.