While Challenge Bathurst has been filled with experienced drivers, it has also presented rare opportunities for keen motor sport enthusiasts to take their own vehicles for a spin around Mount Panorama.
Rodney Tyson made the trip from sunny Queensland to race at the iconic track, competing in the Lightning Sprint Group A in his 1984 BMW E30.
His son Nicholas watched on.
Tyson recorded a time of 2:41.853 in sprint one, before improving by over six seconds in sprint two, with a time of 2:35.754.
Tyson has been a fan of motor sport since a young age and regularly comes to the Bathurst 1000 as a fan.
“We’re Bathurst fans and we come up here for a muck around,” he said.
“It’s also more fun to be out on the track then watching it and hopefully the event takes off.”
Tyson has been a keen motor sport fan from a young age and regularly makes the trip for the Bathurst 1000.