Brock Tribute at Lakeside in 2017!
The 2017 Lakeside Park Raceway at its Lakeside Tribute race meeting on March 18-19 will feature a Tribute to Brock and will have Phil Brock as the Event Patron. Phil Brock the brother of Peter whom himself is an accomplished race driver will be on hand and run demonstrations in some of Peter's unique vehicles from over the years.
Peter Brock AM was most often associated with Holden for almost 40 years, although he raced cars of other manufacturers including BMW, Ford, Volvo, Porsche and Peugeot. He won the Bathurst 1000 endurance race nine times, the Sandown 500 touring car race nine times, the Australian Touring Car Championship three times, the Bathurst 24 Hour once and was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2001. Peter was garnished with the nick name Peter Perfect and the King of the Mountain for his unapparelled achievements at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.
Phil Brocks motorsport involvement was always as passionate as Peter's and with his lanky figure, he's affectionately known in the pit lane as “Split-Pin”. A long-held ambition to drive with his brother was realised in 1976 and 1977 with Team Brock achieving Sandown wins and a third and fourth at Bathurst. His impressive racing career started as the Victorian 6 Cylinder Touring Car Champion, leading to Team Brock, HDT Enduro drives and coming second in the Australian Production Car Championship in 1987. Along the way, he's also been a Stunt driver on various films, including Mad Max with Mel Gibson and Mission Impossible movies with Tom Cruise.
The weekend will also feature the successful weekend at Brocky's an Evening that relives the tales of Peter's career both on the track and off the track, hosted by Phil Brock and other well know motorsport identities. Phil now sees his role as the "custodian" of the Brock Motorsport heritage and wants to encourage the fans at large to celebrate Peter's achievements, and he is only too happy to discuss with the fans his brother's and his illustrious careers in Motorsport.
One car that will make its appearance as part of the Tribute is the VN Commodore that Peter Brock made his first start in the 5.0L V8 Supercar format after being converted from a Group A Commodore. The car will feature in the Tribute laps along with many other cars driven by Peter.
Phil Brock was excited about heading to Lakeside for the Tribute weekend, "The Lakeside Tribute will be a fantastic weekend to relive the memory of Peter Brock. With Tribute cars and original cars of Peter's both in abundance, the weekend will be one not to miss by any Motorsport fan."
Racing categories have jumped at the chance to be part of one of the biggest race weekends seen at Lakeside in recent years, and will help honour the Brock name. The categories include Trans Ams, TA2's, Queensland Touring Cars, The East Coast Mini Challenge, Classic Sports Sedans, The Queensland Sports Car Championship, Historic Touring Cars(TBC) and HQ Holden's.
Tickets for the Weekend at Brocky's on Saturday evening of the 18th March are on sale for $100 (include a three-course meal). Tickets for the Lakeside Classic are on sale for $20 Saturday, $30 Sunday, $40 Weekend Pass and Kids under 12 free.