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.
|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):
- CAMS 2018 National Competition Rules (NCRs)
- CAMS 2018 Off Road Regulations
- CAMS 2018 General Requirements for Off-Road Vehicles
- CAMS 2018 Specific Requirements for Off-Road Vehicles
- WAORC 2018 Sporting 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.
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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