Vehicle Specs

Vehicles

So you’re interested in racing? Great! Not sure what type of car to buy, or how it needs to be fitted out to make it race ready? Read on.

Vehicle classes

Race car types consist of nine different classes:
Pro Buggy Buggies with engines not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Prolite Buggy Buggies with engines up to 3500cc, naturally aspirated
Sportslite Buggy Buggy or Extreme 2WD with engines up to 3500cc, naturally aspirated
Super 1650 Buggy Buggies with engines not exceeding 1650cc
Sportsman Buggy Buggies with engines not exceeding 1330cc
Performance 2WD Modified 2WD with engines not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Extreme 2WD Highly modified 2WD with engines not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Production 4WD Production 4WD with engines not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Extreme 4WD Highly modified 4WD with engines not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Superlite Off-road recreational vehicles (eg, Polaris, Can-Am) with engines not exceeding 1200cc for naturally aspirated engines, and 2050cc for supercharged/turbocharged engines.

Vehicle rules and regulations

To be eligible for events, vehicles must comply with the following CAMS rules and regulations:

Vehicle log books

Log books contain information about the vehicle and record its competition history. Vehicles need valid CAMS log books to be able to enter an event. To apply for a log book, contact a CAMS-approved Scrutineer and arrange an inspection of your vehicle, then download and complete a log book application form from the CAMS website.

More information

If you have any further questions about making your race car compliant with current specifications, contact a CAMS-approved Scrutineer – they hold a wealth of knowledge about the specific requirements for your car. You can find their contact details on the CAMS website.

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