2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival – Victoria Park Sprints – Saturday

Photos from the Saturday of the 2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival held on part of the Clipsal/Adelaide 500 track in Victoria Park.  Drivers compete in sprint events grouped into similar types or classes of cars (brackets).  Each bracket runs once in the morning and once in the afternoon on Saturday and then two sessions on Sunday. In 2017 there were 17 brackets.  Each bracket of cars has about 10mins out on the track in a session.  During this session the drivers attempt to get their fastest lap.  Some categories such as the 5 Litre Touring Cars have 15mins.  Interspersed between competitive brackets are demonstrations, such as Historic Motorcycles, signature drivers such as Troy Bayliss, special show Ferraris and drifting by Jake ‘Squid’ Jones.

The event is renown for showcasing many signature cars including Formula 1 cars that once raced in Adelaide as well as rare and special show or museum cars such as the Ferrari F40 and FXX for the 2017 event.  The signature cars first make an appearance on Friday driven down Wakefield Street and Grote Street in the CBD of Adelaide in front of spectators lining the streets in special road closed conditions before being parked in Gouger Street.  Gouger Street is the site of the traditional street party held in conjunction with the entrants of the Adelaide Rally (Classic Adelaide Rally in previous years) that allows the public to get up, close and personal with the cars and their drivers.

Below are each bracket from Saturday’s action with the fastest 3 (occasionally 4) drivers times shown and a variety of photos from the session

 

FRIDAY – Parade down Wakefield and Grote Streets and Gouger Street party

 

SATURDAY – Victoria Park Sprint Day

Special Ferraris ‘in the paddock’

 

9:00 Pre69 and invited

 

9:10 Invited Performance

 

9:20 High Performance Street

 

9:30 Formula Ford

* results not available

 

9:40 Supercar Sprint

 

9:50 Porsche thru ages

 

10:00 4WD Turbo

 

10:10 Historic Sports Sedans

 

10:20 Ferrari

 

10:30 5L Touring Cars

 

10:45 Troy Bayliss tandem

 

10:55 Classic Motorcycle demonstration

 

11:05 Sports Cars

 

11:15 Formula Libre

 

11:25 Time Attack

 

11:35 F1 Star Cars

 

11:50 Heritage Touring Cars

 

12:05 Super 5000 demonstration

 

12:20 Paddock display

 

12:30 Elfin display

 

13:10 Pre69 and invited

 

13:20 Invited Performance

 

13:30 High Performance Street

 

13:40 Formula Ford

 

13:50 Supercar Sprint