Shannons Nationals moments: Genesis, 2006

Wakefield Park on reflection, seemed like the perfect place to launch the Nationals — low key enough to let people go about their business to establish something new, but with that great family vibe that really engages people.

Turns out it worked too, with Formula 3, Production Cars, Commodore Cup, Saloon Cars and Sports Sedans forming a core group of categories at the time.

With the Nationals run under Rob Curkpatrick’s stewardship it marked the early years of something that would grow into something much, much bigger.

And now, in just over a month’s time, the Nationals will return to Wakefield Park for the final round of 2017 on 18-19 November.