Mallala is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2021 with a special race meeting. Pic: Supplied / John Lemm

SOUTH Australian circuit Mallala Motorsport Park will mark its 60th birthday with a celebration of motorsport past and present at the end of August.

The Mallala Masters event on August 28-29 will mark the start of the two-week Adelaide Classic Motoring festival, featuring a Grand Tour of Kangaroo Island and culminating in The Bend Classic on Father’s Day weekend.

“I first visited Mallala in the 1980s as an avid Motorsport fan, in awe of the facility that was one of the best in its heyday,” Sam Shahin, managing director of The Bend Motorsport Park and Mallala Motorsport Park, said. 

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“There were grandstands full of spectators and a genuine buzz that left me dreaming of being part of that exciting world one day. 

“Mallala is a special venue to South Australian Motorsport fans and we are going to celebrate that in the best possible way this August.” 

The Mallala Masters will feature several Super Sprint categories, a combined sedans field, Prototype racers and the Ryan Pannowitch Memorial Trophy for Hyundai Excels, while classic displays of Mallala-specific vehicles and RAAF / aviation displays provided by the SA Aviation Museum will also be a feature of the event. 

Tickets are $10; more information can be found HERE.

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