A RACE fan has been sent home by police after they were caught doing a burnout in one of the Mount Panorama campgrounds.
It is just one example of how police are targetting and responding to bad behaviour over the 2019 Bathurst 1000 race meeting.
NSW Police has launched it's major operation, which will see a large number of officers out in force for the duration of the event.
Operation Bathurst Commander, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie, said significant resources had been directed to the city.
Personnel from all aspects of the police force have been engaged, including officers on bicycles and trail bikes, the Riot Squad, and Highway Patrol units.
"It's a great opportunity to showcase what we do as well and have our people out there working right across the footprint and on the approaches Bathurst," Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said.
He said police have already dealt with some minor incidents.
"It's often the case, people come in and they take it upon themselves to test us out," he said.
"We've had one issue where a participant decided to do a burnout up in the campgrounds up there. That person was immediately dealt with.
"He travelled all the way from Queensland and he was sent home the next day.
"And that's the message we're sending to people. Come in, enjoy it, behave yourself, have a great time and you won't have a problem. If you behave in a manner that causes other people concern or endangers other people in the precinct, you will be dealt with and removed."
In addition to patrolling the Mount, police will be monitoring licenced premises around the city and be highly visible on roads conducting random drug and alcohol tests.
There will also be an effort to stop prohibited substances from being taken into the Mount Panorama precinct.
"Our drug dogs are operating at our checkpoints and other places around the city," Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said.
"Don't try to bring prohibited substances into the event. You will be detected and you'll be removed immediately and issued the appropriate legal action."
Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said that, while police will be on the look out for anti-social behaviour, they still wanted to see people enjoying the event.
"Over the next couple of days we'll see the bump in the crowd starting to come in. We're expecting huge numbers again here in Bathurst, the weather is looking great, it is going to be a fantastic weekend for us," he said.
"We don't anticipate too many issues at all and we are looking forward to a really family-friendly Great Race on Sunday."
Race fans are also reminded to take care on the roads after the event concludes to make sure they arrive home safely. This message is being plugged by police, Supercars and Bathurst Regional Council.
"I encourage everyone coming to Bathurst, just do it safely and go home safely," mayor Bobby Bourke said.