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 12 different classes:
Pro Buggy Buggy with engine not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Prolite Buggy Buggy with engine up to 3500cc, naturally aspirated
Sportslite Buggy Buggy or Extreme 2WD with production car based petrol engines, with engine capacity for naturally aspirated engines to a maximum of 2500cc or four (4) cylinder forced induction engines to a maximum capacity (swept volume) of 1600c
Super 1650 Buggy Buggy with engine not exceeding 1650cc
Sportsman Buggy Buggy with engine not exceeding 1330cc
Performance 2WD Modified 2WD with engine not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Extreme 2WD Highly modified 2WD with engine not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Production 4WD Production 4WD with engine not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
Extreme 4WD Highly modified 4WD with engine not exceeding 6000cc for petrol engines or 7200cc for diesel engines
SXS Turbo Off Road recreational vehicles (e.g. Polaris, Can-Am) with a supercharged/turbocharged engine capacity not exceeding 2050cc
SXS Sport Off Road recreational vehicles (e.g., Polaris, Can-Am) with a naturally aspirated engine of a capacity not exceeding 1200cc
Extreme Lite Buggy Small single seat off road buggies intended for use in short course off road competition. Refer to Off Road Extreme Lite Buggies on the CAMS website for further regulations

Vehicle rules and regulations

To be eligible for events, vehicles must comply with the following rules and regulations set by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS):

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.

Photo: Emma Scott