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