At a race day, each competing driver must register by filling his/her details and signing an entry form. This must be complete before scrutiny.
A driver must produce his/her race permit to be signed and, each driver must sign on to a class sheet book.
Drivers must not enter the race track without first going through Entry and Scrutiny.
All flagmen and officials must sign the officials’ book before entering the track.
No permit – no race.
This is the checking of all cars for compliance with rules and regulations and for safety.
This is carried out by scrutineers appointed by the club.
At every race meeting each car must pass scrutiny before it is permitted to race for that day.
It is at the scrutineers’ discretion whether a car with a fault is permitted to race. All faults must be recorded in permit book and if not rectified by the next day it is presented for scrutiny it will not be permitted to race.
Cars and drivers with their permits, helmets and racing suit must be present by a given time and must remain with their cars until scrutiny is complete.
After scrutiny drivers must proceed on to designated area where they leave their cars until racing is ready to commence.
In the event of a roll over a car must be inspected by the scrutineer before it is permitted to race again.
All cars must attend scrutiny on both days for two day events.
Scrutineers reserve the right to check any competitor’s vehicle for compliance with rules at any time throughout an event.
To ensure fairness to all competitors the scrutineers or appointed specialist(s) may carry out non invasive compliance checks on cars from time to time.
This may involve checking engine capacity in so far as is practicable without dismantling an engine, checking differentials by jacking the car, carburetor size by measuring venturi diameter, checking engine numbers, etc.
For example; engine capacity checks could be tested in a lot of cases by removing sparkplug and measuring piston stroke where piston stroke varies from engine to engine within a range.
Any out of suspect result at this stage will be discussed with the competitor involved and taken to the committee for further action. Further action may involve further stripdown of engine to determine if it is within specification or not.
A marshals safety briefing must be held at each race meeting by the course marshal or designate. This should consist of;
(a) briefing of flags and fire extinguishers
(b) chain of command (eg. Flagmen to Course Marshal)
(c) track/ car observation
(d) reports of incidents
(e) safety clothing policy (i.e. reflective jackets etc)
A drivers briefing must be held at each race meeting by the Course Marshal before racing starts. This should consist of;
- Welcome and introduction to venue.
- Explanation of track and any unusual conditions.
- Safety precautions to be observed
- Order of racing.
- Trophy presentation.
- An explanation of the warning flags.
- Behavioural warning.
- Any other notice or information to drivers.
It is recommended that all new drivers start at the back of the grid for the first two days. Handicapper has discretion in this regard.
A senior driver is any person over the age 17 years.
Senior drivers are eligible to compete in classes 1 to 6 and stocks.
A senior driver who is driving a borrowed car that is subsequently stripped and found illegal will lose points and trophy for that day only. The owner of the car will receive disciplinary action as though they had raced the same car.
A car may be jointly owned and may be driven by both drivers provided they declare on their entry form which races they wish to compete in. For senior and junior ownership the car can carry the number of either driver. Commentator or Course Marshal must be informed of who is racing when a car is being double driven.
Ladies can drive cars from any class and dependant on the number of lady drivers entered will compete against each other but be handicapped according to class.
A lady driver who is driving a borrowed car that is subsequently stripped and found illegal will lose points and trophy for that day only
Owner of same car (ie the person whose number is displayed on the car) will receive disciplinary action as though they had raced the same car.
Rookie Junior Class and Junior Class 1B is for drivers 10 to 13 years of age.
Junior Class 1 is for drivers 12 to 16 years of age.
Any new 10-12 year old must start in rookie juniors.
If a junior has proven experience on another track he may start in Junior 1B.
They may move to Junior 1B aged 12 provided they have 6 days racing done.
Any new junior over 12 must start in Junior 1B.