Rules & Regulations

  1. Club Championship Rules
  2. Entering an Event
    1. CAMS 2S License
    2. Event Entry Forms
    3. Event Supplementary Regulation
    4. Super Sprints at Mallala
    5. Hill Climbs at Collingrove
    6. Motorkhanas
  3. Don’t Forget
  4. Summary of Key Points
  1. CLUB CHAMIONSHIP RULES

The 2012 Series will continue with the club’s original power to weight ruling, with all cars competing in one league. Round winners will be decided based upon:

Super Sprints – entrant’s best lap time within a Super Sprint Session PLUS a time handicap based on your car and modifications.

Hill Climb – best run time PLUS a time handicap based on your car and modifications.

Motorkhana / Gymkhana – best outright time for each test added including time penalties for hit cone, wrong direction etc.This will hopefully create a fair and competitive series for all levels of car. Points will be awarded at each round to all cars, going from 5 points for first place down to 1 point for 5th place and lower. So you are guaranteed at least 1 point simply for entering, which will in turn encourage greater attendance at more rounds.

The overall title of Club Champion will be awarded to the driver with the highest total points in their best 8 events out of the 12 events total. This effectively allows you to miss an event or more and still have a shot at the title, but you must drop the points from 4 rounds if you do attend all 12 rounds. Round by round results are posted in the results section of this website as soon as possible after each event.Your handicap is determined using time penalties for each modification your car has:

  •  Engine upgrades: the engine handicap is proportional to your car’s power at the wheels to weight ratio. A typical power at the wheels will be assigned based on your engine modifications (including boost level) if your car has not been on a Dyno before. So far these assigned power values have proven to be within 5 kW ATW in comparison with known powers from Dyno runs.
  • Brake upgrades: i.e. street or track pads, standard or aftermarket rotors, and calliper upgrade kits.
  • Tyre upgrades: i.e. street tyres (any size), competition R-spec tyres or full slicks.
  • Suspension modifications: i.e. springs, shocks, sway bars, anti-lift kits, strut braces, under car braces, camber bolts/adjustable strut tops, and so on.
  • Driveline modifications: i.e. OEM driveline or dog box, aftermarket clutches, non-standard LSDs and so on.

A different handicap is used for hill climbs and super sprints to allow for the varying impact of modifications with the event formats. For example, brake upgrades make a big difference at Mallala, whereas they have a much smaller effect at Collingrove. Whereas, R-spec rubber gives big time improvements at both events. Given the slow speed (generally all 1st gear), short time and time penalty system for Motorkhana, the application of handicaps in this discipline is not imposed. Details of your modifications are taken on your Club Championship Registration form. You are expected to notify the Motor Sport Director immediately if you make changes to your car during the season so your handicap can be adjusted accordingly. This may work to your advantage in some cases, e.g. if you go back to street tyres when having previously run R-spec tyres.

The Motor Sport Director can provide further information on the handicap system once you enter the championship, including your actual handicap and how it was calculated. Your best times will also be added to the Club Records Page, although your full name will not be listed until you give permission. It can be quite interesting to see how your times compare to cars with similar modifications to your own. You need to be a member of WRXSA to enter the championship, and then complete the Club Championship Registration form and give it to the Motor Sport Director when you attend your first event.

  1. Entering an Event

The club championship events are run in partnership with other South Australian car clubs. The entry forms and payments for the event will therefore need to be obtained from and sent to the relevant organizing club. All events are run under CAMS Event Licenses. In order to get this license there are minimum standards that the event organizers must meet, which include the preparation and enforcement of Supplementary Regulations for every event. As an entrant you will need to comply with these regulations on the day for your own and others safety.Basically, to enter an event, there are 3 main steps to follow:

  • Have a valid CAMS level 2S license (or Level 2NS if you only wish to do Motorkhanas).
  • Download the Entry & Payment Form from the organizing club’s webpage and get it to them with payment before the Due Date for Entries.
  • Comply with the relevant CAMS Supplementary Regulations applicable to your personal equipment and your car at all times during the event.

Each of these 3 items is discussed in detail in the following sections.

  1. CAMS LEVEL 2S & 2NS LICENCE
    All entrants must have a CAMS level 2S license to enter hill climb and super sprint events. These are easily obtained by filling out the application form and paying the annual fee ($110.00 2S) – there is no test to pass to get a license. This license is valid for a year, so if you think you will enter several events in the season it is a good idea to sort it out early in the year, then you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the season (other than remembering to take it to each event!). Annual renewal forms are automatically posted out to you after purchasing your first license too.Alternatively, if you are just planning on entering the motorkhanas then you can get a lower grade CAMS Level 2NS license, which is a bit cheaper at $65 for 2012. A level 2NS license also lasts for a year. Of course, the higher-level 2S license is also acceptable for motorkhanas. Application forms for these licenses are available at http://www.cams.com.au, in the “FORMS” section. An application can also be provided by WRXSA at your request. There is also the option to purchase a license as part of the entry form for Super Sprints, but the Hill Climbs do not have this option and require you to organize your license before you submit your entry form. It is also possible to get a temporary 30-day CAMS license issued by the CAMS officer of WRXSA. You will have to organize this with him yourself. The WRXSA CAMS officer contact details are in the members-committee section of this website.If you get caught out and need a license in a hurry, ring the CAMS office on 1300 653 529 and check your options with them. You can probably organize to fax through your application so that they can fax you back a temporary license. Obviously it will not be possible to do this on the Saturday night before an event the next Sunday, so get yourself organized early and save some stress!
  2. EVENT ENTRY FORMS
    It is necessary to complete an entry form and send it to the organizing club for EVERY EVENT. Entry forms for a particular event will be available at either the SCCSA website (http://www.sportingcarclubsa.org.au) for hill climbs or the PCSA website (http://www.psca.asn.au) for super sprints and motorkhanas. They are usually available for download 2-3 weeks before the date of the event. The entry forms are pretty much self-explanatory. Basically they will want to know your contact, car and payment details. Payment methods are provided on the entry forms (cheque or CC). You will also need to know your CAMS Level 2S license number to complete the entry form, so getting your license is the first step. In order to enter the Super Sprints and Hill Climbs you also need an Associate Membership with the PCSA. This only costs $60 and is valid for an entire year from the date of purchase. It avoids the need for a multi-club CAMS Event License, which would otherwise raise the cost of the day further. These may be purchased on the entry form or on the day of the event. Entry forms must be received via post or fax by the relevant organizing club by the cut-off date for entries, which is usually 1 week before the date of the event. In the case of Super Sprints organized by the PCSA the cut-off date is usually 9 days before the event. For PCSA Super Sprints there is a $50 late fee for entries (all other events do not have a late fee at this time). Entry forms should not be sent to WRXSA!! It is sometimes possible to get an entry in after the due date for entries if you ask the organizers nicely, but its best to try and get yourself organized and make things easier on everyone! Supplementary Regulations will also be available for download for each event on the organizing club’s webpage. You must comply with these regulations at the event in order to be allowed to compete. These regulations are discussed in detail in the following section.
  3. EVENT SUPPLEMENTRY REGULATIONS
    The CAMS Supplementary Regulations are safety regulations aimed at protecting entrants, their cars, officials, spectators, etc, from harm. The regulations fall into two categories – those related to your personal equipment and those related to your car.Your personal equipment and car will be scrutineered at the start of each event by a qualified CAMS scrutineer who will ensure that you meet the regulations. If something does not pass scrutineering you will not get a scrutineering sticker and you will need to rectify the problem before being allowed to compete, so you must ensure that everything is okay before arriving at the day. New Supplementary Regulations are issued for every event and will contain details on what is required to pass scrutineering. Typical safety regulations for super sprints and hill climbs are explained below, and generally these do not change between events. However, it is emphasized that you should DOWNLOAD and READ the Supplementary Regulations for every event before you enter, as these will contain the exact regulations required for that event. If it were your first event ever, it would be a good idea to get everything together a few weeks before the event so you can clarify any issues that may arise with other WRXSA members.
  4. SUPER SPRINTS – MALLALA
    The Porsche Club of South Australia (PCSA) is the primary organizer of these events. In order to enter you will need an Associate Membership with the PCSA ($60 per annum), which avoids the need for a multi-club CAMS Event License (and would otherwise raise the cost of the day further). PCSA Associate Memberships can be simply purchased when entering the event by filling out that part of the super sprint entry form. This membership lasts for a year and also allows you to enter a wide variety of other events run by the PCSA throughout the year, including additional Super Sprints and Motorkhanas. Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms are issued several weeks before each event on the PCSA website (http://www.psca.asn.au), and are the final word on an event’s requirements. These supplementary regulations also contain the start times and event schedule. The regulations for these events generally require: PERSONAL EQUIPMENT & LICENSES:
  • CAMS level 2S license – you must bring your license along to show on the day, having written the number on the entry form is not enough. We have heard of people getting a fine for forgetting their license, so please don’t forget it!!
  • PCSA associate membership – bring your card (if it’s your first event they will assign this on the day)
  • CAMS approved helmet (to AS1698)
  • Suitable clothing and shoes, comprising ankle to wrist to neck flame resistant clothing (e.g. cotton shirt and denim jeans are okay but nylon track-suit pants are unacceptable) and closed shoes.

CAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fire extinguisher and mounting bracket approved by CAMS (to AS1841)
  • Transparent Adhesive Film (i.e. Contact or similar, can be coloured, but not red) over any forward facing glass (excluding windscreen)
  • Battery location indicator (blue triangle with 15 cm sides stuck on car panel above battery location)
  • Supplementary bonnet restraint (a secondary bonnet restraint besides your standard bonnet catch)
  • General roadworthiness, i.e. tyres, wheel bearings, brakes (e.g. pad thickness, pedal free travel), steering wheel play, battery fixedness, no lose items in the cabin or boot and so on.

In 2013 entry forms will be due in no later than 9 days before the date of the event. Late entries incur a late fee of $50. Their reason for changing the entry procedures is due to the difficulty in getting officials to help out at events. Drivers may be rostered to do flag marshalling between runs. If anyone is interested in helping out with flag marshalling at any of the Super Sprints, please contact the Motor Sport Director. There are some perks that come with flag marshalling, e.g. good viewing spots & chauffeured to your post in a Porsche (there are quite a few late model Porsches that compete).

See the Series Events page for more information on the event format. It is also recommended that you take a look at the Motor Sport Advice Page for more tips on getting ready for these events and help with obtaining CAMS equipment.

  1. HILL CLIMBSThe Sporting Car Club of South Australia (SCCSA) is the primary organizer of these events – in fact they own the track. There is no need for membership with them to enter, although as non-members we pay a slightly higher entry fee to compete (approximately $100). Supplementary Regulations are issued for every event and are the final word on the events requirements. They must be read by all entrants and are available for download at the SCCSA website a week or two before the event. These supplementary regulations also contain the start times and event schedule. The safety regulations for these events are slightly more relaxed than the super sprints due to its lower speed and typically comprise:PERSONAL EQUIPMENT & LICENSES:
    • CAMS Level 2S license – you must bring your license along to show on the day, having written the number on the application form is not enough.
    • CAMS approved helmet (to AS1698)
    • Suitable clothing and shoes, comprising ankle to wrist to neck flame resistant clothing (e.g. cotton shirt and denim jeans but nylon track-suit pants are unacceptable) and closed shoes.

    CAR REQUIREMENTS:

    • CAMS approved fire extinguisher and mounting bracket (to AS1841)
    • Battery location indicator (blue triangle with 15 cm sides stuck on car panel above battery location)
    • Supplementary bonnet restraint.
    • General roadworthiness check, as for Super Sprints.
    • See the Series Events page for more information on the event format. Check out the Motor Sport Advice page for more advice on getting you and your car ready for these events too and help with CAMS standard safety equipment.
  2. MOTORKHANAS/GYMKANASThe Porsche Club of South Australia (PCSA) is the primary organizer of these events. In order to enter you will need an Associate Membership with the PCSA ($60 per annum), which avoids the need for a multi-club CAMS Event License (and would otherwise raise the cost of the day further). PCSA Associate Memberships can be simply purchased when entering the event by filling out that part of the entry form. This associate membership lasts for a year and also allows you to enter a wide variety of other events run by the PCSA throughout the year, including additional super sprints and motorkhanas. Entry fees for this event are $50, so they are definitely the cheapest way to have a go at Club Motor Sport.Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms are issued several weeks before each event on the PCSA website, and are the final word on an event’s requirements. These supplementary regulations also contain the start times and event schedule. The regulations for these events generally require:PERSONAL EQUIPMENT & LICENSES:
    • CAMS level 2NS license – you must bring your license along to show on the day, having written the number on the entry form is not enough. Note that a Level 2S license is a higher-grade license than the 2NS license and is therefore also acceptable.
    • PCSA associate membership – bring your card (if it’s your first event they will assign this on the day)
    • CAMS approved helmet (to AS1698) – NOT REQUIRED BUT RECOMMENDED.
    • Suitable clothing and shoes, comprising ankle to wrist to neck flame resistant clothing (e.g. cotton shirt and denim jeans are okay but nylon track-suit pants are unacceptable) and closed shoes.
    • CAR REQUIREMENTS:
    • General roadworthiness, i.e. tyres, wheel bearings, brakes (e.g. pad thickness, pedal free travel), steering wheel play, battery fixedness, no lose items in the cabin or boot and so on.
    • See the Series Events page for more information on the event format. It is also recommended that you take a look at the Motor Sport Advice Page for more tips on getting ready for these events. Help with obtaining CAMS equipment is available on the CAMS Equipment page.
  3. DON’T FORGETWhile there is a lot to digest at your first event or two, no one is out to make things difficult for you! We are all on the same side and if you should you run into problems or have further queries then there are plenty of people willing to assist. Please refer to the Motorsport section within the Forum for updates on upcoming Championship events. If it were your first event it would be a good idea to aim to have everything ready 1-2 weeks before the entry cut-off date so you have time to clarify any issues that may arise.At the event there are also plenty of experienced members who would love to help. They will sometimes have spare items that can be borrowed on the day if you forgot something too, although it is best not to rely on this! Adequate preparation is the key to a worry free day…
  4. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS
    • Get your CAMS level 2S license (or level 2NS if just doing motorkhanas), ideally well before the Event Date
    • Download the events Entry Form and Supplementary Regulations from the organizing clubs webpage (generally available 2-3 weeks before date of event). If you are having difficulty accessing the entry form, please email motorsport@wrxsa.com for assistance.
    • Complete the Entry Form and, with Payment, get it to the organizing club by the DUE DATE FOR ENTRIES (generally due 1 week before date of event or 9 days for super sprints – remember super sprints have a late entry fee of $50!).
    • Prior to the event: make sure you have all the relevant Safety Equipment for yourself and your car as outlined in that event’s Supplementary Regulations ready to go.
    • The day before the event: get all your gear together & double check you have everything again. Carry out a final inspection of your car for roadworthiness. See Motor Sport Advice section for hints on preparation.
    • At the event, get there on time, install all the safety equipment and then get your car scrutineered.
    • Congratulations, you’ve now hopefully passed scrutineering and only have the driving to worry about…
    • GOOD LUCK!! :)

This series is considered to appeal to Club members interested in club level motor sport. The Impreza WRX Club of South Australia Inc. stresses that competing any racing or sporting events may void your warranty with Subaru. In addition, your typical motor vehicle insurance policy does not provide cover during such events.