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Incredible images of snow-covered race tracks in NSW

By Tim Robson, 17 Sep 2019 Car News

Wakefield Park 2019 snow

It's mid-September in Australia, yet these two race tracks are completely snowed in

Don't believe climate change is real? Australia is in the middle of the first month of spring, yet the snowfields are still in full flight and cities like Sydney are shivering through sub-10-degree days.

The snow has even ventured down off the mountains, blanketing two NSW race tracks with a beautiful, yet eerie dump of spring snow.

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This is a photo of the front straight of Wakefield Park raceway, about 15 minutes south of the NSW highland town of Goulburn - and believe us when we tell you it's never looked like this.

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The 25-year-old track hosts race meetings most weekends and instructional days through the week.... though not today! 

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"I've never seen anything like it!" exclaimed racing school owner and instructor John Boston, whose company Trackschool Trackdays hosts regular events at the venue. "Doing car recoveries would be interesting!"

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Wakefield Park fun fact - those buildings in the background used to be athlete accommodation demountables at the 2000 Sydney Olympics!

The cold front has also hit another track closer to Sydney. The Pheasant Wood circuit at Marulan, an hour north of Goulburn, has been similarly snowed in (below), with picture-postcard scenes a stark contrast to the fresh tarmac circuit. 

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Operations & Marketing Manager Rhiana Froome is used to the cold, but she too has never seen anything like it. "Yesterday it was 25 degrees C, and today we're throwing snowballs at each other!" she laughed.

Neither track will operate events today - though it would be perfect weather to test a turbocharged rally car!

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