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Come And Try Grass Roots Motorsport: It's Never Been Easier

MSCA Try Day Strip

Have you ever wished you could actually drive your own vehicle around Victoria’s premier racetrack: Phillip Island? The MSCA Come and Try Day program, held on the 12th December 2015 makes it easy to get involved. 

The Come and Try Day structure provides Sprint Day experience, with both formal and on-track instruction and training.   

“We have experienced drivers who will act as trainers and mentors for the participants,”

Says Petrina Astbury, one of the official trainers who provides classroom instruction to participants.

“Our participants attend three information sessions covering a general drivers’ briefing, driving techniques and other relevant matters in a classroom setting. In between the classroom sessions our participants have two on-track runs with an experienced driving instructor.  They then experience 2 solo runs to complete the day’s fun.

The Participants are provided with a Come and Try Manual before the event, to familiarise themselves with the vehicle requirements, and what they need to bring on the day”.

Says Petrina.

“As well as encouraging new people to participate in motorsport as competitors, the Come and Try programme gives our seasoned competitors the opportunity to give back to the sport that has provided so much enjoyment over the years.”

What else is happening on the day?

Further to classroom instruction and track participation there will be trade display area including Penrite Oil, Hankook Tyres, Revolution Race gear and more, providing information regarding all things relevant to grass roots motorsport.  Corporate supporters Famous Insurance will have staff on hand to provide competitive quotes and explain their unique track day insurance policy.  Ex V8 Super Car driver and Formula 4 category manager Cam McConville will be available to provide further knowledge.

How to get involved

To enter go the CAMS Event Entry System via the CAMS website First you will need to set up your profile (hint if you are not a member of a CAMS affiliated Club: select Come and Try in the Menu). Once set up go the event Menu and look for the MSCA All Come and Try Day. Cost for the day including all information sessions and track time is only $195.00

Who is the MSCAV

The Marque Sports Car Association Victoria Inc (MSCAV) was first incorporated in the 1970’s.  Its primary objective is to organise and promote amateur motorsport participation through supersprints, hillclimbs, and driver training for members of its member clubs and other CAMS licence holders in Victoria.

The MSCA have run their Come and Try Program for the past 18 months. Over this period over 150 participants have experienced grass roots motorsport for the first time. Many of them are now CAMS affiliated Club members and are competing in our Super Sprint events on a regular basis. 

MSCAV is considered one of the best organisers of club-level motorsport in Victoria.

For more information regarding the MSCA visit our website