Fast facts: Wakefield Park

Wakefield Park got its name from ‘Charles ‘Cheers’ Wakefield’, the founder of Castrol Oil. The founder of Wakefield Park, Paul Samuels, felt that Castrol had been so influential in helping amateurs go racing that Charles should be honoured.

The outright lap record was broken at the last Shannons Nationals round at the circuit, which is currently a 0:53.7711 held by Ricky Capo.

A hill climb is incorporated into the circuit layout, which is used for state club events.

Wakefield Park was the centre of a short film created by Michael Fitzgerald, who has gone on to feature in the popular Game of Thrones franchise. 

The circuit’s location was chosen because it was close to Australia’s national capital city, Canberra.

The first ever round of the Shannons Nationals was held at Wakefield Park.

Next weekend will mark the finale of the Shannons Nationals 2017 season, with free entry for all spectators.