Tarmac Sportz Series

The Series

Want to get your car onto the track without racing door to door?

 

Want to try competitive motorsport without big up-front costs?

 

Tarmac Sportz is the series for you!

 

You can even use your daily drive.

 

Open to members of any MotorSport Australia affiliated club, not just WASCC members (Although we’d love to have you as a WASCC member one day!).

 

The Tarmac Sportz Series is open to members of any Motorsport Australia (formerly CAMS) affiliated club, and is designed for drivers of all levels of experience. From those with a race car and a competitive racing history, through to novices hitting the track for the first time in their daily drive there is something for everyone! With several differing disciplines scheduled over the various tracks at Wanneroo Raceway, the year-long series is designed to test man, woman and machine in a controlled and safe environment, and keep it off the streets!

 

We look forward to encouraging participation from drivers who are yet to experience motorsport, and guide them into the disciplines that best suit their vehicle and interest. Below is a detailed outline of each discipline and how the series will be run, however, should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 9306 8022.

The Dates

Round 1Saturday 18th January5pm - 10pmSprintMain Circuit
Round 2Friday 7th February5pm - 10pmTime ChallengeMain Circuit
MotorkhanaInfield
Round 3Saturday 22nd February8am - 5pmHill ClimbJack's Hill
Round 4Sunday 29th March8am - 5pmPoint2PointMain Circuit & Infield
Round 5Saturday 18th April5pm - 10pmSprintMain Circuit
Time ChallengeMain Circuit
DriftkhanaInfield
Round 6Saturday 23rd May8am - 5pmPoint2PointMain Circuit, Infield & Jack's Hill
Round 7Saturday 20th June8am - 5pmPoint2PointMain Circuit, Infield & Jack's Hill
Round 8Friday 24th July5pm - 10pmSprintMain Circuit
MotorkhanaInfield
Round 9Saturday 25th July8am - 5pmPoint2PointMain Circuit, Infield & Jack's Hill
Round 10Friday 11th September5pm - 10pmSprintMain Circuit
MotorkhanaInfield
Round 11Sunday 25th October8am - 5pmHill ClimbJack's Hill
Round 12Sunday 20th December5pm - 10pmSprintMain Circuit

The Details

Club Membership

Entries to this series are open to all current members of a MotorSport Australia affiliated Club. You must be able to provide a membership card showing your membership expiry date on the day of the event. If you don’t have a club membership, you can join the WA Sporting Car Club as a YCOT member for $175 (plus a $50 joining fee) which will make you eligible to enter this series. Please follow this link to join!

 

Licence Requirements

All drivers entering Hill Climbs, Sprints, Point2Point and Time Challenge must have a MotorSport Australia Speed licence at a minimum to enter. Drivers in Motorkhana or Driftkhana require a MotorSport Australia Non-Speed licence at a minimum. Day licences are not available for this series. If you don’t have a licence, follow this link to find out how to purchase a licence.

To find out more about these licences, follow this link to the MotorSport Australia website.

 

Driver Apparel

All competitors must wear helmets complying with current Australian Standards to the specifications of each discipline. Those driving in open vehicles, require goggles/visors or a full-face helmet complying with the standard as listed in Schedule D of the current MotorSport Australia Manual of Motor Sport. Fire resistant clothing is recommended, otherwise, competitors must wear woolen or cotton clothing covering the body from ankles to wrists and neck, and suitable and appropriate closed footwear. All apparel must comply with Schedule D of the current MotorSport Australia Manual.

 

Vehicle Requirements

Prior to each event all vehicles must pass through the scrutineering process in order to deem that vehicles are safe to compete. To ensure you are presenting your car as best you can, here are a few tips on what is required depending on the type of vehicle.

Road Registered Vehicles – no loose items, firmly secured battery, no oil or fluid leaks, stickers showing battery and tow points, battery secured and terminals covered, seat and seat belts secure and in good condition, no holes in front and rear firewalls, all signal lights working, fuel systems enclosed, braking system in first class condition with brake fluid no more than 6 months old and plenty of friction material remaining on brake pads and brake linings, a securely fitted fire extinguisher, which complies with AS 1841 (extinguishers which meet AS 1841.2 are not permitted). The Chief Scrutineer will be paying special attention to mounting brackets for fire extinguishers.

 

Dedicated Competition Vehicles – as for Road registered vehicles, if fitted with a lighting system this must be operational. All vehicles recording sub 63 second laptimes on the Wanneroo Raceway long circuit must be fitted with approved Rollover Protection System, Race Seat (For production based vehicles) and Racing Harness. Drivers of same must wear approved Race apparel and HANS/FHR type device.  Further details from the Motorsport Australia Manual of Motorsport.

 

Discipline Classes

Each discipline has differing sub-classes, which can be seen here.

Sprints

Class A – Forced Induction Engines
Class B – Normally Aspirated Over 2.5L Engines
Class C – Normally Aspirated Under 2.5L Engines

 

Hill Climbs          
Class A – Forced Induction Engines
Class B – Normally Aspirated Over 2.5L Engines
Class C – Normally Aspirated Under 2.5L Engines

 

Motorkhana 
Class A – 2WD Automobiles
Class B – 4WD/AWD Automobiles
Class C – Specialized/Purpose Built Automobiles

 

Point2Point 
Sprint Category – sprint runs
ShootOut Category – time challenge runs

 

Time Challenge
Class A – minimum lap time 65secs
Class B – minimum lap times 72secs
Class C – minimum lap times 80secs

 

Driftkhana

 

Awards

Trophies will be presented at the end of each event, with the winner being awarded to the following driver

Sprint – Driver with the fastest time combined over the sessions

Hill Climb – Driver with the fastest time combined over the sessions

Motorkhana – Driver with the fastest time combined over the sessions with the least amount of penalties

Point2Point – Sprint – Driver with the fastest time combined over the sessions, OR, ShootOut – Driver with the least different between their ETA and actual times, combined over the sessions

Time Challenge – Driver with the least penalties accrued between their ETA and actual times, combined over the sessions

 

Event Schedule

Each event will release a detailed event schedule prior to the event day. But just to give an idea of how the days will run, here is a sample of the order of the schedule.

Gates open

Race Office opens

Scrutineering opens

Official briefing

Drivers licence check

Drivers briefing

Officials in position

Practice sessions start

Event ends

Trophy presentations

 

WASCC Championship Awards

Members of the WA Sporting Car Club will receive points tallying towards and end of year championship award for each discipline, and for the entire series.

 

State Speed Event Series

Members of the State Speed Event Series can obtain points for the SSES Championship at Tarmac Sportz Series Hill Climbs. Participants wishing to compete for the State Speed Event Series Championship must register directly with the series, and make themselves aware of the relevant rules, regulations and schedule of that series.

 

At the venue

Our onsite caterers will be open during the event, and have a full menu from coffee and muffins, to burgers and cola!

There is plenty of parking available for spectators, with many child friendly areas next to the track to park, so you can bring the whole family and a picnic while not missing a moment of the action.

No BYO alcohol or animals are allowed on any part of the venue.

 

Entering an event

Entries are via the MotorSport Australia portal which you will have access to once you have obtained your licence.

Entries close on the Wednesday prior to the event at 4pm.

Entry fees are as follows

Discipline Entry Fee WASCC Member Entry Fee
Sprint $190 $150
Hill Climb $145 $120
Point2Point $190 $150
Time Challenge $190 $150
Motorkhana $70 $50
Driftkhana $70 $50

Should multiple events be offered on one day and a driver wishes to enter multiple events, the entry fee for each event is applicable.

Withdrawal of an entry before the closing date will incur a $50 processing fee, with the balance held in credit at WASCC.

Withdrawal after the close of entries does not receive a refund.

The Disciplines

Sprints

As the name suggests, Sprints is about speed! After a practice session cars will be placed in a group of 10 and released at a 20 second interval, so you can test your speed without the pressure of door to door racing. Set on the Main Circuit this discipline will see the fastest driver/car combination over the 3 sessions of 5 laps each determined the winner.

 

Members of the State Speed Event Series can obtain points for the SSES Championship at Tarmac Sportz Series Sprints. Participants wishing to compete for the State Speed Event Series Championship must register directly with the series, and make themselves aware of the relevant rules, regulations and schedule of that series.

 

Class A – Forced Induction Engines
Class B – Normally Aspirated Over 2.5L Engines
Class C – Normally Aspirated Under 2.5L Engines

 

Saturday 18th April

Friday 24th July

Friday 11th September

Sunday 20th December

 

Entry Fee $190

WASCC Member Entry Fee $150

Motorsport Australia Speed licence is required at a minimum

 

Entries via the MotorSport Australia portal only

All entrants must be a current member of a Club affiliated with MotorSport Australia

Membership and licence cards will be required to be shown on the day of the event.

 

Hill Climbs

Utilising the Jack’s Hill Climb track at Wanneroo Raceway, this discipline is a speed event with the added difficulty of the undulation of the track getting the adrenaline pumping! Starting at the bottom of Jack’s Hill, cars will ascend up the layout one at a time to the top, and complete this as fast as possible. The quickest combination of driver & car over the 4 timed runs will be the winner.

 

Members of the State Speed Event Series can obtain points for the SSES Championship at Tarmac Sportz Series Hill Climbs. Participants wishing to compete for the State Speed Event Series Championship must register directly with the series, and make themselves aware of the relevant rules, regulations and schedule of that series.

 

Class A – Forced Induction Engines
Class B – Normally Aspirated Over 2.5L Engines
Class C – Normally Aspirated Under 2.5L Engines

 

Saturday 22nd February

Sunday 25th October

 

Entry Fee $145

WASCC Member Entry Fee $120

Motorsport Australia Speed licence is required at a minimum

All entrants must be a current member of a Club affiliated with MotorSport Australia

Membership and licence cards will be required to be shown on the day of the event.

 

Entries via the MotorSport Australia portal only

 

Motorkhana

Motorkhana involves maneuvering a car through tight tests as quickly as possible – one car at a time – on our Infield bitumen surface. This usually requires sliding and spinning the car accurately while maintaining speed through the test course of flags, cones or barriers. Some reversing is usually included. It’s a real test of driving skills and the cars handling ability, as well as the drivers memory of the course layouts, which change from run to run. Each run is timed and time penalties will be added for hitting layout markers and/or not following the course layout. The driver with the quickest time is the winner. Competitors can use their daily drive right up to a purpose built car, there are classes to cater for all.

 

Class A – 2WD Automobiles
Class B – 4WD/AWD Automobiles
Class C – Specialized/Purpose Built Automobiles

 

Friday 7th February

Friday 24th July

Friday 11th September

 

Entry Fee $70

WASCC Member Entry Fee $50

Motorsport Australia Non-Speed licence is required at a minimum

All entrants must be a current member of a Club affiliated with MotorSport Australia

Membership and licence cards will be required to be shown on the day of the event.

 

Entries via the MotorSport Australia portal only

 

Driftkhana

Saturday 18th April

 

Entry Fee $70

WASCC Member Entry Fee $50

Motorsport Australia Non-Speed licence is required at a minimum

All entrants must be a current member of a Club affiliated with MotorSport Australia

Membership and licence cards will be required to be shown on the day of the event.

 

Entries via the MotorSport Australia portal only

 

Point2Point

This discipline has it all! Speed, hill climb, motorkhana and time challenge all rolled into one for the ultimate test of driver and machine. Drive the entire Wanneroo Raceway facility, including the Main Circuit, Jack’s Hill, Infield pit areas, pitlanes and all varying in direction with the start at point A and a finish at point B. There are two different categories to choose from, testing your speed or your precision.

 

Sprint Category – 4 runs, all timed with the fastest accrued time over all runs of the event crowned the winner. Get to the end as fast as you can, just make sure you leave all the cones and barriers in place as you go!

ShootOut Category – 4 runs where you estimate your time to get to the finish, and this is compared against your actual time. The difference between your ETA and your actual time over all runs of the event determines the winner. Precision is key here. Keeping a your run accurate and meticulously focused on hitting your estimated time is the name of this game.

 

Sunday 29th March

Saturday 23rd May

Saturday 20th June

Saturday 25th July

 

Entry Fee $190

WASCC Member Entry Fee $150

Motorsport Australia Speed licence is required at a minimum

All entrants must be a current member of a Club affiliated with MotorSport Australia

Membership and licence cards will be required to be shown on the day of the event.

 

Entries via the MotorSport Australia portal only

 

Time Challenge

Time Challenge is about tactical driving, consistency and not necessarily outright speed. After some practice laps the competitor nominates a lap time they believe they drive consistently to over each 5-lap trial. Points are deducted for being over or under the nominated time. The driver with the least deductions is the winner. The event is designed to suit individual driving abilities and skill levels. Competitors can use their daily drive right up to a purpose built car, there are classes to cater for all.

 

Entry list will be split into 2-3 groups based on entry numbers. Groups will be determined by “Nominated Time” on the entry form, as well as the “Nominated Time” after practice. Drivers will move up & down the groups if needed based on times.

Class A – minimum lap time 65secs
Class B – minimum lap times 72secs
Class C – minimum lap times 80secs

 

All vehicles must be fitted with a Dorian for the electronic timing equipment. Dorians are available to be hired through the WASCC for $25 per event, and if required, this must be added to your entry.

 

Friday 7th February

Saturday 18th April

 

Entry Fee $190

WASCC Member Entry Fee $150

Motorsport Australia Speed licence is required at a minimum

All entrants must be a current member of a Club affiliated with MotorSport Australia

Membership and licence cards will be required to be shown on the day of the event.

 

Entries via the MotorSport Australia portal only.

The FAQ's

Q. Do I have to be a member of the WA Sporting Car Club?

A. No, but you do need to be a member of a club that is affiliated with MotorSport Australia. However we would love to have you join us at WASCC! Should you be interested in seeing our membership options, or to join the club, please follow this link. 

 

Q. If I join the WA Sporting Car Club, what type of membership do I need?

A. You can enter any of the events in this Tarmac Sportz Series as a Your Car Our Track (YCOT) member for $175 plus a $50 joining fee. Follow this link to join as a YCOT now! You can also pop into our office to apply for your membership.

 

Q. Who or what is MotorSport Australia?

A. MotorSport Australia is the sanctioning body for our events here at Wanneroo Raceway. Essentially this means they provide us and you with a level of public liability for event days, with all drivers requiring a membership with a MotorSport Australia affiliated club, and a relevant MotorSport Australia licence.

 

Q. What is a MotorSport Australia licence, and how do I get one?

A. To compete at any event sanctioned by MotorSport Australia, all drivers must have a current licence relevant to the level of competition they are looking to join in on. For the Tarmac Sportz Series drivers are required to have a Speed licence for Sprints, Hill Climbs, Point2Point and Time Challenge, while the Motorkhana and Driftkhana can be entered with a Non-Speed licence. To see the MotorSport Australia licence options, or to apply, please follow this link. You can also pop into our office to apply for a MotorSport Australia licence.

 

Q. What sort of car can I bring?

A. We have a saying here for the Tarmac Sportz Series, ‘run what ya brung!’ Fang your Ferrari, or hoon your Hyundai, or even bring your home built car, all are welcomed! All vehicles do need to pass a srutineering test before each event to ensure it is safe to be on track, but if you are concerned whether you car will pass, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter or Cameron in the office on 93068022. If they can’t give you the answer over the phone, you can always bring it to the track for them to check over before the day!

 

Q. Does my car need anything special to compete?

A. Most cars will require a mounted fire extinguisher with a minimum 900grams complying with AS 1841. To find out whether you car will need require this, call Peter or Cameron in the office on 93068022.

 

Q. Do I as the driver need anything special to compete?
A. All drivers need to wear a helmet complying to current Australian Standards, cotton or wool clothing preferred covering to the ankles, wrists and neck, and closed in shoes.

 

Q. What is scrutineering?

A. Scrutineering is a process before every meet where our Scrutineer Officials check over the cars to ensure they are safe to be on the track. To prepare your car for this process, ensure you have no fluid leaks, seatbelts have no tears, there are no loose items in your car, your battery is secure with the terminals covered, brakes in good condition, and a fire extinguisher securely fitted.

 

Q. So if I am brand new to racing, and I am bringing my ‘everyday car’, what costs am I up for?

A. A MotorSport Australia affiliated club membership (if you choose to join WASCC as a YCOT, it will be $175 plus a $50 joining fee)

A MotorSport Australia Speed licence ($143) or Non-Speed licence ($97)

A fire extinguisher

A helmet complying with current Australian Standards

Once you have these 4 points sorted, you’re good to go!

The Champions

 

 Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 11Series Total
SprintTime ChallengeHill ClimbPoint2PointSprintTime ChallengeDriftkhanaPoint2PointHill Climb
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