By Jadryn Dick
With recent reports of hoons on WA’s streets throughout the mainstream media, few outlets take the time to publicise where people can take their cars to push them to their limits in a safe environment.
Supercruise is an event run by Perth-based car club Antilag at Collie Motorplex in WA’s south.
It’s a place where enthusiasts can bring their cars and compete against friends in a motorsport environment as well as demonstrate the capability of their cars.
“People loved it and pretty much everyone had a great time,” says Antilag’s President Paul Brockbank.
“It’s a mix between timed fast laps and a nice break for skids over lunch time … and [people] typically only go home when their tyres, fuel or brakes run out.”
Mr Brockbank says the Supercruise events began in 2014 and now run three to four times a year.
Although it is not a competitive event, many drivers from other motorsport disciplines enter their cars to adjust them before coming events.
Jono Hansen of Trident Motorsports says he enjoys the event for its relaxed atmosphere and sees Collie Motorplex as his favourite track.
“I’ve been to four Supercruise events now and they always have been run exceptionally well.”
Mr Hansen says he’s looking forward to his first competitive round at the McRae Rally Sprint – a tarmac rally event that he has used Supercruise to prepare for.
“I would be happy with a top 20 finish being my first season of McRae and only my second competitive event ever in racing.”
Supercruise is a unique event because it allows drivers to take passengers out on the track.
This weekend’s event had 36 entrants and around 40 passengers.
“No other event in WA allows passengers during hot laps,” said Mr Brockbank.
With incredible feedback from the event, the next Supercruise is scheduled for December 5th with around 20 spots still available.