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. Your Car Our Track (YCOT), General Members and Ultimate members are the WASCC membership levels most appropriate for motorsport participants. Please refer to our membership page for benefits, price and sign-up information.
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. 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 scrutineering 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 the WASCC office on 93068022.
Q. Does my car need anything special to compete?
A. Cars will require a mounted fire extinguisher with a minimum 900grams complying with AS 1841.
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 (cost variable depending on club and membership level)
A Motorsport Australia Speed licence ($143)
A fire extinguisher
A helmet complying with current Australian Standards
Once you have these 4 points sorted, you’re good to go!