Car Club Events

MOTORKHANAS

Motorkhanas involve manoeuvring your vehicle around a set course marked by flags whilst competing against the clock one car at a time. Time penalties are levied for knocking over flags, taking the wrong course and incorrectly finishing within the finish garage. These events are a good starting point for new members, especially juniors.

These events are conducted on grass, dirt and bitumen surfaces and are primarily designed to teach new and experienced drivers co-ordination and vehicle handling on loose surfaces. An ordinary road car is quite suitable to use in a motorkhana event. Vehicles are divided into classes according to wheelbase length.

Requirements:

Roadworthy vehicle.

Battery must be well secured.

Minimum of a lap seat belt. Proper shoes (no thongs, sandals, bare feet, nylon joggers)

A current club membership.

A current CAMS Level 2NS License or higher.

KHANACROSS

This is a speed event conducted over a course less than two kilometres in length. The course incorporates a stop garage in which competitors must completely stop their vehicle within before continuing otherwise a time penalty applies. Drivers compete one car at a time against the clock. Usually khanacrosses are held on unsealed surfaces and are a cross between a motorkhana and short stage rally.

Requirements:

CAMS approved helmet

CAMS Approved fire extinguisher

Non synthetic clothing (no nylon) covering from ankles to neck and wrists.

Footwear of non synthetic material (no nylon joggers).

A blue triangle indicating location of the battery.

An extra bonnet restraint on vehicles with rear hinged bonnets.

Carburetors must each have at least two return springs, except those on unmodified registered street cars.

Lap sash seat belt or full harness.

A registered or unregistered vehicle which must pass scrutineering (safety check). Vehicles must comply with C.A.M.S. regulations for speed events.

A roll cage and full harness is recommended.

An engine sump guard is recommended.

A current club membership.

A current CAMS Level 2NS License or higher.

 

LAP DASHES / SUPERSPRINTS

These are speed events and drivers compete against the clock. A Lap Dash is a single vehicle on the track at a time while Super Sprints are multiple car events in which two vehicles start simultaneously. Vehicles are divided into classes according to modification and engine capacity.

Venues are: Eastern Creek, Oran Park, Catalina Park Katoomba (Closed), Wakefield Park Goulburn.

Requirements:

CAMS approved helmet

CAMS Approved fire extinguisher

Non synthetic clothing (no nylon) covering from ankles to neck and wrists. Footwear of non synthetic material (no nylon joggers).

A blue triangle indicating location of the battery.

An extra bonnet restraint on vehicles with rear hinged bonnets.

Carburetors must each have at least two return springs, except those on unmodified registered street cars.

Lap sash seat belt or full harness.

A registered or unregistered vehicle which must pass scrutineering (safety check). Vehicles must comply with C.A.M.S. regulations for speed events.

A roll cage and full harness is recommended.

A current club membership

A current C.A.M.S. Level 2S License or higher.

HILLCLIMBS

These are one car at a time speed events on either bitumen or dirt surfaces with a variety of gradients and corners. Drivers compete against the clock.

Some hillclimb venues are : Wollongong, Huntley Hill Climb Dapto, Bathurst, Mount Panorama, Wakefied Park - Goulburn

Requirements:

CAMS approved helmet

CAMS Approved fire extinguisher

Non synthetic clothing (no nylon) covering from ankles to neck and wrists.

Footwear of non synthetic material (no nylon joggers).

A blue triangle indicating location of the battery.

An extra bonnet restraint on vehicles with rear hinged bonnets.

Carburettors must each have at least two return springs, except those on unmodified registered street cars.

Lap sash seat belt or full harness.

A registered or unregistered vehicle which must pass scrutineering (safety check). Vehicles must comply with C.A.M.S. regulations for speed events.

A current club membership.

A current C.A.M.S. Level 2S License or higher.

 

RALLYING

 

Rallies are usually conducted in state forests mainly at night. Crews consisting of driver and co-driver (navigator) compete against the clock and cars are dispatched at two minute intervals. Co-drivers are issued with a set of route instructions and direct the driver over a set course. Novice rallies contain around 50 to 80km of competitive sections and are held at night.

Rally series available to members are:

  NSW Novice Rally Series

  NSW Clubman Rally Series

  NSW Rally Championship

·    Other Rally Clubs Series

Requirements:

Vehicles must comply with the CAMS Rallying requirements stated in the CAMS manual. A CAMS National Rally License is required along with an unrestricted civil license.

Current club membership.

TOURING ASSEMBLIES

Touring Assemblies or Navigational Trials are conducted on public roads and are not speed events. They can be around 150km in distance conducted during daylight and/or night using sealed and/or unsealed roads. Touring Assemblies are tests of navigational skill, crews must determine the correct route and answer various questions along the way as set by the event director. The winner scores the highest number of correct answers and has travelled the closest to the total distance as set by the director.

Requirements:

A Roadworthy registered vehicle.

Clipboard, pen & paper.

Torch.

A patient driver and navigator.

Maps are usually supplied but a current street directory may be helpful.

A current club membership.

A current C.A.M.S. Level 2NS License or higher.