2020 S&J Automotive Club Championship Rules & Regulations

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The Club Championship (CC) Rules & Regulations are put in place to ensure a friendly, respectful and fair championship for all! You need to be a member of WRXSA to enter the championship – Once you compete at a designated event, you will automatically be included in the Club Championship results.

Please read these Rules & Regulations each year as the club may see fit to make changes as necessary from time to time. If you have any further questions, please check the Motorsport FAQ’s page, Facebook Events pages, or contact the Motorsport Coordinator.

1.0 – Introduction – Scoring, Classes, Disciplines, Prizes

WRXSA 2019 Club Championship Scoring
For the 2019 Motorsport season, WRXSA will be using the proven system of a combination of Personal Best (PB) and Outright Results (OR), both totalled together to give you an overall for each round towards the Club Championship. This generates a fair system for both the novice and the experienced as beginners can benefit the PB’s and experts can rely on being fastest on the day.

Personal Best
Each Club Championship entrant is to submit their personal best for each round prior to participating. Scoring will be calculated on point per second of bettering your PB. Scoring will be based on the number of total WRXSA entrants per round not per class. For beginners without a PB, your score will be calculated on the average of all
runs but dropping your slowest run. Points for PB scoring will begin at 5pts for last person and upwards per position will gain 1pt for every additional entrant. Example, 4 WRXSA entrants: 4th=5pts, 3rd=6pts, 2nd=7pts, 1st=8pts.

Outright Results
Also scored from each event is your outright result. Points are allocated for final results of each round, outright, not per event’s class. Points are calculated from 1pt for last person and upwards per Club Championship entrant. Example, 4 WRXSA entrants: 4th=1pt, 3rd=2pts, 2nd=3pts, 1st=4pts.

Combined Score
Both scores are combined to give each Club Championship round’s result. Example, using the above examples, an entrant finishes in 1st place with best PB and 2nd overall outright, would total 11pts. Each combined score is recorded and tallied in the class you have nominated. Two runs would be a minimum to be able to calculate
and earn points for the club championship.
Completing only one run or entered as DNS will be classed as round entry and I 1 point maximum will be awarded. arrived will be  will be placed last position for the round results.

Exceptions
For Wet events, in case of heavy rain throughout entire day, only outright score will be calculated. Any event will have a maximum 50 points total of Personal Best and Outright combined awarded to WRXSA entrants to prevent a runaway of leader board results.

Disciplines
10 Rounds constitute the Club Championship. A maximum of your 7 best results will count towards your Grand Championship eligibility. 2 disciplines are required to be eligible for Club Champion, 1x Sprint and 1x Hill Climb. Changing of vehicle permitted, but one per event per highest class. For example, if change of vehicle puts you in Open Class, this will remain your class for the remaining Club Championship.

Grand Champion eligibility
Highest scoring full WRXSA member at completion of all rounds will be crowned Club Champion. Must be Full WRXSA paying member not including Family concession. Must use a Subaru Turbo orientated vehicle even with permitted vehicle change. Must complete the disciplines outlined. Must use Own Customer car, no Tuner Owned cars permitted. Grand Champion eligibility also applies for Runner Up.

Club Championship Classes
Four Classes are used as a handicap for each car. Standard, Modified, Race/Rally and Associate Class. This separates the daily street car to the purpose-built track cars. Your combined score will be awarded to you and the class you have nominated for. Class winners will be determined at the end of the Club Championship by the total of all points accumulated, no round drops, no disciplines.

Awards

  • GRAND CHAMPION – 1st place winner as per Grand Champion eligibility
  • RUNNER UP – 2nd place as per Grand Champion eligibility
  • STANDARD CLASS – Winner, total points from all events entered
  • MODIFIED CLASS – Winner, total points from all events entered
  • RACE/RALLY CLASS – Winner, total points from all events entered
  • ASSOCIATE CLASS – Winner, total points from all events entered
  • ASSOCIATE OPEN CLASS – Winner, total points from all events entered
  • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Award, best newcomer to Motorsport
  • BEST ALL ROUNDER – Medallions. Awarded to all those who complete ALL rounds on the Club Championship Calendar including if events are cancelled.

Prizes
Prizes are determined from the naming rights sponsor of the Club Championship and announced at the start of a new season. WRXSA is not responsible for the conditions of prizes. WRXSA only award the end result trophies as per class.

Club Championship Classes

STANDARD CLASS
MODELS – All WRX, Forester GT, Levorg, Liberty/Legacy GT & RS, SVX and BRZ non-turbos.
STi’s must retain original ECU, no aftermarket ECU or ‘CHIP’ allowed on STi motors.
BRZ’s non-turbo allowed.
Impreza RX non-turbos allowed. RA or TYPE R’s not permitted.
REGO – All must be Street registered. Dyno graphs may be requested.
ECU – Free, except STi. See above (not including ‘tuned by STi’)
MOTOR – Bolt-on accessories are Free. Internal components cannot be changed.
Up to 199kw at wheels. All models to retain original sized capacity.
STi forged motors permitted with factory ECU.
No ‘Billet’ replacement blocks.
TURBO – Only factory Turbos permitted on any model, TD05, TD04, VF28, VF35, VF43, VF52. Boost level Free. Induction Free. Intercooler Free.
EXHAUST – Full System required. Aftermarket permitted turbo back.
FUEL – Free including E85 and Anti Surge Fuel systems.
SUSPENSION – Free except no Coil Overs, Struts must be retained.
DRIVELINE – Free. STi Gearbox and STi Diffs upgrades permitted. Clutch/Flywheel Free. No aftermarket Gear Sets permitted.
BODY – Standard, STI Spoilers allowed. No Roll cage. No Aero. No Flares.
BRAKES – Callipers to remain Standard. But Pads, Rotors, Lines are Free.
WHEELS/TYRES – Road Tyres any type any width or height. No R-specs. No semi grooved or slicks.
(Please note that WRXSA Club Class may differ to other event organisers Club
Class/Road Registered. WRXSA Club Class is solely for purpose of Club
Championship)

MODIFIED CLASS
MODELS – All WRX, STI, Forester GT, Levorg, Liberty/Legacy GT & RS, SVX, RA’s & Type R’s, BRZ’s non turbo allowed.
REGO – current or expired ok but must have rego papers no more than six months expired.
ECU – Free
MOTOR – Free up to 279kw at wheels. Dyno graphs may be requested.
TURBO/INDUCTION – Free
EXHAUST – Free
FUEL – Free including E85 and Fuel systems.
SUSPENSION – Free.
DRIVELINE – Free. Except sequential gearboxes not permitted.
BODY – Standard, STI Spoilers allowed. Front lip allowed. No Roll cage. No Aero. No Flares.
BRAKES – Free
WHEELS/TYRES – Road Tyres & R-specs. No semi grooved or slicks. Wheels to be no more than two inches wider than OEM & wheels must retain inside the factory body arches.

RACE/RALLY CLASS
MODELS – All Subaru, WRX, STI, Forester GT, Levorg, Liberty GT & RS, SVX, RA’s, Type R’s and BRZ turbo.
Unlimited modifications allowed.
Roll cage allowed.
R-spec, Semi grooved or Slicks allowed.
Aero allowed.
All Engine modifications are unlimited, including engine swaps.
Any power output permitted.

ASSOCIATE CLASS & OPEN ASSOCIATE CLASS
All other makes which hold a WRXSA Associate membership.
Full WRXSA membership with a different Make of vehicle still places you in Associate Class.
If you own a WRX and hold an Associate membership instead of Full membership with the club you will be placed into Associate Class.
There are two Associate categories, Associate and Open Associate. Both categories must have at least three cars scoring points of at least 3 rounds for the year to be valid for end of championship trophies or one trophy will be presented to overall Associate Cup Class winner.

ASSOCIATE CLASS
All other makes eg. Mitsubishi, Audi, Suzuki etc
As per Modified Class rules.

OPEN ASSOCIATE CLASS
All other makes eg. Mitsubishi, Mercedes, Suzuki etc
As per Open Class rules.

Further Notes

  • The Motorsport Co-ordinator has rights to determine your class if happens to be any incorrect or false entries.
  • Rules are subject to adjustments but not to be changed until all rounds are completed for the year.
  • The Motorsport Co-ordinator’s will calculate scoring as per rules per each full financial WRXSA member.
  • The Club Championship is aimed at club level fun and enjoyment among club members. Any Protests can be brought to the motorsport co-ordinator or a committee meeting. Using social media for complaints is unacceptable and could forfeit your Club Championship entry or even WRXSA membership.
  • Events NOT on WRXSA Club Championship Round Calendar that you participate in will not be included in any way towards the WRXSA Club Championship.
  • If an event on the WRXSA Club Championship is cancelled by event organiser or WRXSA Club motorsport coordinator, the round will be dropped from Club Championship calendar with the right to add another event in its place.
2.0 – Entering an Event

The club championship events are usually 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 organising club. All events are run under CAMS Event Licenses. In order to get this license there are minimum standards that the event organisers 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.
  • Download/complete the Entry & Payment Form from the organising 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.

2.1 – CAMS 2S

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 (approx $125.00 2S) – there is no test to pass to get a license. This license is valid for a year from date of purchase. Annual renewal forms are automatically posted out to you after purchasing your first license.  Application forms and further info for these licenses is available on the CAMS website. If you get caught out and need a license in a hurry, ring the CAMS office on 1300 883 959 and check your options with them. Obviously it will not be possible to do this on the Saturday night before an event the next Sunday, so get yourself organised early and save some stress!

2.2 – Event Entry Forms

It is necessary to complete an entry form for EVERY EVENT. Entry forms for a particular event will be available at either the MEECAMS portal via CAMS for hillclimbs or the MCSA website for super sprints. 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 (usually EFT, cheque or Direct Debit). 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 Entries must be received by the relevant organising 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 MCSA the cut-off date is usually 9 days before the event. For MCSA 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 organisers nicely, but it’s best to try and get yourself organised and make things easier on everyone! Supplementary Regulations will also be emailed or available for download for each event on the organising 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.

2.3 – Event Supplementary 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 is 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.

2.4 – Super Sprints – Malalla

Marquee sports club of SA (MCSA) is the primary organizer of these events. Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms are issued several weeks before each event on the MCSA 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 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!
  • MCSA 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.
  • Check ‘Event Disciplines’ section of the Club Championship page for more information on the event format.
  • Check the Motorsport Technical Advice page for more advice on getting you and your car ready for these events too, and help with CAMS standard safety equipment.

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 Motorsport Director. There are some perks that come with flag marshalling, e.g. good viewing spots and chauffeured to your post in a Porsche (there are quite a few late model Porsches that compete).

2.5 – Hillclimbs – Collingrove

The Sporting Car Club of South Australia (SCCSA) is the primary organiser 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 $135). Supplementary Regulations are issued for every event and are the final word on the event’s requirements. They must be read by all entrants and are usually emailed or 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.
  • Check ‘Event Disciplines’ section of the Club Championship page for more information on the event format.
  • Check the Motorsport Technical Advice page for more advice on getting you and your car ready for these events too, and help with CAMS standard safety equipment.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT & LICENSES:

  • CAMS Level 2NSLicense – 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.
  • 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.
  • Check ‘Event Disciplines’ section of the Club Championship page for more information on the event format.
  • Check the Motorsport Technical Advice page for more advice on getting you and your car ready for these events too, and help with CAMS standard safety equipment.
3.0 – Don’t Forget!

While 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 before or during the events. Please refer to the Motorsport section within the Website 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.

4.0 – Summary of Key Points
  • Get your CAMS Level 2S License, ideally well before the Event Date.
  • Download the events Entry Form and Supplementary Regulations from the organising club’s webpage or MEECAMS (generally available 2-3 weeks before date of event). If you are having difficulty accessing the entry form, please email the Motorsport Director for assistance.
  • Complete the Entry Form and, with Payment, get it to the organising 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 and double check you have everything again. Carry out a final inspection of your car for roadworthiness. See Motorsport Technical 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!!

For more details on entering any of these events, please check the Motorsport FAQ’s page, Facebook Events pages, or contact the Motorsport Coordinator.

IMPORTANT: 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.