I know there are some of you who are eager to get out on the track and just don't know how or where or when or who to talk to.
Hopefully this will make it a little easier. If you have any questions let me know either post in this thread incase others have similar questions or send me a PM if you're a little shy.
There are a few club\entry level motorsport events in tassie which will hopefully cater to any enthusiast who wants to have some good, safe and legal fun.
All you need for them is a CAMS L2S Licence ($95 pa) and a Club membership ($60 pa for HSCC)
#1 is Super Sprints, it's just you vs the clock, you do 3-5 laps at a time with 3 other cars on the track with you, you'll get around 3-4 heats in a day. Very fun, very little mods required, pretty cheap (Usually $110 per day)
Only mods required are: Fire Extinguisher of at least 900g mounted within reach of the driver, secondary bonnet restraint, metal valve caps, blue triangle on the body indicating the battery location and clear contact over your headlights\foglights\indicators if they're glass.
Super Sprint Dates for 2013 are as follows:
Feb 10 - Symmons Plains
April 14 - Baskerville
May 11 - Symmons Plains
Sept 14 - Symmons
Oct 27 - Baskerville
Nov 3 - Symmons Plains
#2 is Hill Climbs, Hill climbs are usually a public road, start at the bottom, finish at the top, fastest time wins, one car on the track at a time. Hill climbs are really easy on your car because you're only gunning it for 40 seconds at a time with big breaks inbetween, expect to get 5-8 runs up the hill on these days. Only mods required are: Fire Extinguisher of at least 900g mounted within reach of the driver, secondary bonnet restraint, metal valve caps, blue triangle on the body indicating the battery location and clear contact over your headlights\foglights\indicators if they're glass.
Hill Climb Dates for 2013 are as follows:
Feb 9 - Highclere
March 10 - Collinsvale
March 23 - Barrington
July 14 - Baskerville
September 22 - Hobart Domain
October 27 - Legerwood Lane
November 17 - Baskerville
December 7 - Highclere
#3 is Drift, Drifting is about sliding the car sideways through the judged section of the track while maintaining as much speed and angle as you can while following the correct line. If it's your first time I'd strongly reccomend entering a practice day first, mostly beacuse Competition days you don't get as much track time, especially if you don't qualify or are eliminated in your first battle. Practice day entry fees are $150, this includes a $20 deposit which is returned to you after you help sweep the track at the end of the day. Only mods required are: Fire Extinguisher of at least 900g mounted within reach of the driver, secondary bonnet restraint, metal valve caps, blue triangle on the body indicating the battery location and clear contact over your headlights\foglights\indicators if they're glass.
Spectator Entry is like $10 for Drift Competition days and there is food and drink at the venue.
Drifting Dates for 2013 are as follows:
Febuary 9 - Practice - Baskerville
Febuary 23 - Round 1 - Baskerville
March 30 - Practice - Symmons Plains
May 4 - Round 2 - Symmons Plains
June 15 - Time Attack - Baskerville
July 27 - Practice - Baskerville
August 31 - Round 3 - Baskerville
September 21 - Practice - Baskerville
November 2 - Round 4 - Baskerville
December 7 - Practice - Baskerville
There is also Motokhana which is just whipping around some cones in a small area either in a car park or paddok, pretty good fun, see the dates on the full calendar which I've attached.
Khanacross is like grass track, large track mapped out in a paddok or around a dirt track, dates on the full calendar. Pretty good fun, I did it once in my WRX, had a blast.
The other day which you'd all love is the Tassie Time Attack Challenge on June 15 at Baskerville. 3x30 min heats, best time wins, Three classes too, Street, Club and Race. There is also a small Drift Competition on this day too.
Please always read the supp regs carefully before entering any event to avoid disappointment on the day.
Then there is Super Series, Super series is Tasmania's Circuit racing series, caters to a large variety of cars and classes and is very fun to get along and watch! It's not for the entry level competitor as you need to install a large amount of safety equipment such as roll cages, racing seats, harnesses, buy a race suit and have your car logbooked. If you want more information on getting your car ready for Super Series let me know and I'll do my best to help you out, I've just finished getting my Circuit racing licence and car Log Booked.
Super series Dates are as follows:
March 24 - Baskerville
April 28 - Symmons Plains
May 26 - Baskerville
August 4 - Symmons Plains
September 7&8 - Baskerville
November 10 - Symmons Plains
Spectator Entry is like $10 for TSS days and there is food and drink at the venue.
So I hope this helps you guys out if you want to enter some events this year!
If you've got any questions or if I've missed anything just post up here! Or send me a PM.
2013 Competition Calendar.pdf