Our club operates under the controlling motor sport body, Motorsports Australia (MA). As such most rules we operate under are found at www.cams.com.au, but we have listed a few of the basic requirements that will see you started. You must be a member of an MA club, like ours “Ipswich and West Moreton Auto Club Inc” and have a MA licence.
The application form for MA can be dowloaded from their website. Send off both applications and you should receive your IWMAC club membership and MA licenses within a few weeks. If you want to try with less expense, a one day MA licence can be obtained....
Pretty much any vehicle that will pass a basic safety check (not roadworthy check). Each Motorsport Australia event has Scutineering where the vehicle is checked for compliance with Motorsport Australia rules.
Some of the items checked are:
Seats not broken and bolted in OK. (So you can drive without the seat moving, and it shouldn’t move if you have an off)
Seat belts work and not damaged (So they won’t let you fall out if you do have a little oops!)
Two return springs on throttle ( so throttle will still return to off if one breaks)
Positive battery terminal is covered by at least electrical tape (to stop chance of sparking), and battery secured.
A blue triangle of sides 150mm indicating the location of the battery.
If registered, you must present an extension letter from your Compulsory Third Party insurer stating the car and the event. Just go in to an office, or try by phone – it isn’t hard.
Tyres not showing wire/canvas/obvious sidewall damage. Also no rally/off road tyres. Normal road tyres are fine.
Fire Extinguisher at least 0.9kg, with a metal mount (not plastic like a lot of really cheap ones) Should be 40-50 dollars. Must be in date, ie on the bottom there is normally a year stamped. Must be within 3 years.
If you have an electric fuel pump it must switch off when the engine stalls ( so it can’t pump fuel out of a broken fuel line in an incident). If you have an unmodified late model car it will have this from factory.
Visible towing points (capable of accepting a 40mm OD cylindrical test object) fitted forward of the front axle and rearwards of the rear axle and capable of towing the automobile on a sealed surface with its wheels locked. RPM make tow hooks out of a seat belt like material which are easy to bolt to bumper mounts, or similar.
Normally a windscreen would be fitted, but open wheel cars/buggies can run but must have a full face helmet with visor/goggles. If you have no front windscreen fitted, then the rear should also be out.
Mudguards, especially front, must be fitted on open, buggy type vehicles.
If you have any questions use the “Contact Us” page to ask a question. They aren’t hard requirements to comply with.