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Driver and Vehicle Requirements

General Requirements of Drivers and Vehicles:

Drivers:
  1. Drivers are required to wear snug fitting fire resistant clothing covering their body from neck to wrists to ankles.
  2. Solid covered-in fire resistant footwear should be worn (preferably not sneaker type shoes)
  3. Drivers are required to wear an approved helmet for all events.               
  4. Drivers of open roof vehicles (Buggies, Clubman and Specials etc) are required to wear approved eye protection.
  5. Drivers are not permitted to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at any time during the event and these substances are generally banned from the competition or pit areas during the event.
  6. Drivers are required to hold an appropriate competition licence issued by CAMS as follows:

Motorkhana & Khanacross events – Level 2 Non Speed - Juniors eligible from 12 years of age.

Autocross & Sprint events – Level 2 Speed – Juniors eligible from 14 years of age.

Adult licences are required from 18 years of age for either of the above categories.

Vehicles:

Vehicles must conform with the general requirements of automobiles in competition (section 6, Schedules A and B of the 2017 CAMS manual).     (Reference to Sch... is a reference to the CAMS 2017 Manual)

  1. Vehicles are required to be in competition worthy condition eg:
  2. All vehicles with a front opening bonnet are required to have an additional way to secure the bonnet eg strap or bonnet pins etc. (Sch Ba)
  3. Fire extinguishers are required to be fitted to all vehicles of at least 900g in size. A metal mounting bracket is recommended. (Sch H)
  4. A throttle return spring should be fitted to the carburettor/throttle as close to the butterfly as possible to ensure that the butterfly/throttle will close in the event of failure of the linkage/cable. (Sch Bg)
  5. The fuel tank must be sealed off from the passenger compartment (including holes in the body panel/flooring etc). (Sch Af & Bk)
  6. Batteries located in the passenger compartment are required to be in a sealed container vented to the outside of the vehicle.
  7. On closed cars, the driver’s side window must be “up” during practice and competition, or the vehicle must be fitted with window nets sufficient to ensure limbs cannot project beyond the bodyline of the vehicle.
  8. Seat belts as fitted by the vehicle manufacturer are permitted for use however they are required to be in good working condition (free of cuts and visible damage). If the vehicle is fitted with a roll bar then it is required that an approved racing harness is fitted to the vehicle. (It is strongly recommended that advice is sought before installing racing harnesses). (Sch I)
  9. Rollover Protection (Roll bars) are not mandatory although strongly recommended. In the event that one is fitted to the vehicle, it must comply with CAMS regulations in regard to the type of material, fixing points etc. (It is strongly recommended that advice is sought before installing roll bars). (Sch J)
  10. Vehicles intending to compete in bitumen events (such as the DECA sprint or Hill Climb) will require a catch can to be affixed to the engine breather hose. Sizes of the catch can vary according to the engine capacity. (Sch Bn)
  11. Vehicles require an effective muffler to reduce the noise of the vehicle to not exceed 95 dba. (Sch Bj & Bl)
  12. Vehicles are required to not have loose body panels or objects hanging from the vehicle.
  13. 13.Rally or Mud & Snow tyres are not permitted in SDCC Events at the Mooroopna Autocross Track, unless so permitted by the sup-regs of a particular event.
  14. All loose objects should be removed from the vehicle prior to scrutiny and competition.
  15. Rear wheel drive vehicles require a tail-shaft hoop/guard to prevent the tail-shaft from coming in contact with the ground. (Sch Bc)
  16. Each wheel shall be fitted with a valve cap which will prevent leakage. (Sch E6) Metal type caps are recommended.
  17. Turbos & Rotarys:

Vehicle should be mechanically sound in respect of steering and brakes (eg no movement in steering joints, brakes should have a solid pedal and should be working effectively on all wheels as required by the manufacturer of the vehicle.

A blue triangle with sides of 150mm shall be affixed to the outside of the vehicle to indicate the position of the battery. (Sch Bq)

 

Open cars, specials or buggies must be fitted with window nets or arm restraints sufficient to ensure that limbs cannot project beyond the bodyline of the vehicle.

When a vehicle is fitted with forced induction (Turbo) the swept displacement shall be multiplied by a factor of 1.7 times to determine its nominal capacity for classing purposes.

When a vehicle is fitted with a rotary (Wankel-type) engine the swept displacement shall be multiplied by a factor of 1.8 times to determine its nominal capacity for classing purposes.

When the vehicle is fitted with a rotary & turbo the swept displacement shall by multiplied by a factor of 1.8 x 1.7 = 3.06 to determine its nominal capacity for classing purposes.

Shepparton & District Car Club Inc.

VEHICLE CLASSES: (As generally used by most clubs and the VCAS Series for dirt based competition)

Vehicles in SDCC competitions are graded into the following classes:

A Class. Standard vehicles (two wheel drive) up to and including 2000cc

B Class. Standard vehicles (two wheel drive) 2001cc and over

C Class. Modified vehicles (two wheel drive) up to and including 1600cc

D Class. Modified vehicles (two wheel drive) between 1601 and 2000cc

E Class. Modified vehicles (two wheel drive) 2001cc and over

L Class. Ladies

J Class. Juniors (Between 12 or 14 years as appropriate and under 18 years)

S Class. Specials & Buggies

W Class. Production 4WDs (No engine capacity limit)

Note: The spirit of A & B Class is for standard and street driven cars. Cars must be in a raceworthy condition and be standard to the manufacturer’s specifications including:

  • The body and all trim of the vehicle must be in place and complete, including all glass, (with the exception of floor carpet which can be removed for fire hazard purposes).
  • All body panels must be manufactured from the original type of material.
  • Changes to the fuel induction system and driveline are not permitted (with the exception of the air filter only)
  • Engine type and capacity must be original for the make and model of the car except that engines can be over-bored by a maximum of 1mm. If this machining operation increases the capacity over the class limit, it must be declared on the entry form and the vehicle will compete in that higher class.
  • Air filtering system is free.
  • Exhaust system is free but must include an effective muffler to maintain noise below the limits otherwise imposed.
  • The brake friction material is free, however the braking system must be standard.
  • Wheels & tyres are free, with the exception that hand cut & rally tyres or tyres marked “Rally Use Only” are not permitted and on bitumen surface events, “R Spec” tyres are not permitted.
    • Based on Production Cars, modified in accordance with these regulations.
    • Engine position is to remain in the original production car position. Any change to the engine compartment that involves cutting the firewall is considered a change in position of the engine.
    • Driveline modifications are permitted, except locking diff centres (welding or mini-spool etc).
    • All panels and windows must be in place.
    • Wheels & tyres are free (subject to item 13 above).

The following freedoms apply:

Note:   Refer to CAMS regulations for cars in classes C, D & E.

Ladies and juniors may elect to run in the open class appropriate to the vehicle if they wish.

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