Sunday May 20th

(last update 2nd April 2018)
The event is organised by North Shore Sporting Car Club and will be run as Level ONE and Level TWO Rallysprint.
NOTE: Again like last year, roll cages are NOT compulsory. PLUS this year the event is 100% gravel, see more info below.
It will offer both traditional gravel rally exponents and novices new to the sport the chance to have a fun battling the clock.

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volksMuller Gravel Rallysprint

Round 4 NSW V Sport Rallysprint Series

The Sunday format has been chosen to allow rally enthusiasts to indulge in their sport without cutting into family and leisure time on an evening or traditional Saturday format.
It is also time efficient with the venue located close to the geographic centre of Sydney. The event is run as two events;

  • The NSW V Sport Rallysprint series event.
    To score points you must comply with level S2 rallysprint rules. (you need a clubman rally licence  [minimum], a (34 or 36mm) restrictor and a full roll cage)
  • Other than above, you can enter this Non NSW rallysprint event.
    (no restrictor, roll cage or log book needed)
    It complies with a Level S1 Rallysprint.  (and score no points and have no roll cage and have at least a L2s CAMS licence) see more below

According to North Shore Sporting Car Club’s president, Brett Middleton, this event will particularly give rally exponents a chance to hone their skills and technique while having a fun evening in a safe and controlled environment.

As a Rallysprint the event will be run under the CAMS National Rally Code and Rallysprint regulations with both a driver and co-driver in each car, both requiring a level L2S licence or higher, opening the event up for novices wanting to get a taste of rallying before making a larger commitment.

Each car will have the chance to have at least six runs over the course at each event and cars can be entered multiple times with a different driver for each entry.

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Course

The road is 80% smooth gravel.
With another $10,000 worth of upgrades in March, the surface is incredibly good (again).
20% of the course is grass that will turn to smooth dirt after the first pass of cars.
3 runs in each direction will be allowed.
Results will be based on the cumulative time of your best two runs in each direction

Entries

Maximum field is 60 entries plus 5 reserves.
The same driver can enter more than once, as long as:

  • The driver is in separate cars
  • The cars are not in the same class
ENTRIES PRIORITISATION
As we normally have a full field, entries will be prioritized as follows:
1 Both crew registered for V Sport NSW state rallysprint series. (S2 event)
2 One crew registered for the V Sport NSW state rallysprint series (S2 event)
3 Both Crew members of NSSCC, and entered for the S2 event.
4 One Crew member of NSSCC, and entered for the S2 event.
5 Both Crew members of NSSCC, and entered for the S1 event.

Entry Costs

  • S1: Driver of the crew MUST be a NSSCC member $325 (Closed to club)
  • S2: $325 if you are registered for V-Sport Rallysprint Series
  • Normal entry $350
  • Additional co-drivers $40ea

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Vehicle Regulations

  • Two types of scrutineering are available
  • Safety triangles (x2) must be carried
  • A CAMS compliant first aid kit
  • A fire extinguisher (must be securely mounted, (NOT with tek screws))
  • Rally tyres or road tyres are allowed
  • Bonnet pins are not required if you still have the factory fitted catch and secondary catch operational
  • Road registration is not required
  • The following is required :
    • Roll cage is NOT required
      • NOTE 1 To score points for the V sport NSW State rallysprint series you need to enter with a roll cage for the S2 event.
      • NOTE: 2 We encourage roll cages. The cage does NOT have to be CAMS compliant, but MUST be deemed SAFE at the discretion of the scrutineers. IE
        • Roll cage padding
          • Above head and
          • Beside legs and arms
        • Sufficient structural integrity to meet the needs of a high speed accident
    • Full harness seat belts are not required, but recommended
    • HANS device are not required but encouraged

Crew

Refer regulations here for exact details clothing, helmet, requirements, etc
http://docs.cams.com.au/Manual/GeneralRequirements/GQ05-Schedule%20D-2018-1.pdf

To check your CAMS licence type for this event OR to apply for one, please refer this page
https://www.cams.com.au/get-involved/competitors/licence-types

  • A civil drivers licence is not required
  • Minimum age is 14 years (see FAQ for extra notes)
    • Drivers under 18 will require a co-driver of 18 and older
    • Co-driver can be 16 and older as long as the driver is 18 or older
  • Safety:
    • Both crew need a CAMS approved Helmet
    • Long clothing (if you own a driving suit we expect you to wear it)
    • Closed shoes
    • HANS device is NOT needed (but recommended)
    • Driving suit is NOT required (but recommended)
  • Both crew must be registered CAMS club member,
    • You need NOT be a NSSCC member to enter the S2 event, but you must for the S1 event.
    • You MUST be a member of another CAMS registered club
      • OR join NSSCC for a full year via the same link
  • Both crew must have a CAMS licence (L2S or higher) , a handy info sheet on how to is here
  • NOTE: to score points for the V Sport NSW state Rallysprints Series, you need a CAMS Clubman Rally  licence or higher.
  • Double entries are allowed
  • The same co-driver can ride in multiple cars
  • Clothing:
    • If you have a race suit and HANS device etc, we expect you to use them .
    • If you don’t own this equipment, you can wear long sleeves and trousers with closed shoes that are non flammable

Course Example

Regulations

The event will start with documentation and scrutiny (see important notes below) available on site from 8 am.

Drivers briefing at 9:45 am

Recce from 9 am

Competitive runs starting at 10 am and wrapping up around 5:30 pm.

Regulations, Entry data and Bulletins

2017 archive below

Event Maps

Main area set up

Access to SID (Sydney International Dragway)

Trade locations

Scrutineering access

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Further Information

Restrictor further info:

SUMMARY
S2 rallysprints DO need restrictors (34mm 0r 36mm depending on fuel type)
S1 Rallysprints are exempt
see below for evidence and exact rules

Refer
VEHICLE ENGINE
3.1 SUPERCHARGER SEALING REQUIREMENTS
Restrictors are needed for S2 events and NOT S1
http://docs.cams.com.au/Manual/Rally/2018%20Edition/RR01-National%20Rally%20Code-2018%20-%203.pdf

3. VEHICLE ENGINE
3.1 SUPERCHARGER SEALING REQUIREMENTS
(a) Each supercharged Group N, and Group N (P), 4WD vehicle, whose homologated supercharger inlet
size is 33mm or greater (22.6mm for vehicles fitted with two or more superchargers), and for each
supercharged Group A, 4WD Production Rally Car (PRC), AP4 and G4 vehicles, whose supercharger
inlet size is greater than 34mm (24mm for vehicles fitted with two or more superchargers), it will be
compulsory to have a restrictor fitted as follows:

These Regulations do not apply to vehicles entered in Introductory Rallies or Stage 1 Rallysprints, or
two-wheel drive supercharged vehicles. However, competitors with 2WD supercharged vehicles must
attend supercharged/turbo scrutiny and must be checked for inlet size against the homologation
papers and have the compressor housing sealed to the bearing housing. For those competitors with
non-homologated 2WD supercharged vehicles, components must be identical to the series part.

RESTRICTOR SIZE INFO HERE
As of 01/01/2016
http://docs.cams.com.au/Regulations/Bulletins/2015%20Bulletins/B15-032%20Group%203C%20Production%20Rally%20Car%20-%20Supercharged%20Vehicle%20Restrictors.pdf

ACTION:
Amend the Group 3C – Production Rally Car (PRC) regulations as follows as follows:
3.1.2 Induction

(b) 4WD Supercharged:
(i) – for each car using Commercial Fuel in accordance with Schedule G
– Fuel: Restricted: The fitment of a restrictor with a maximum internal
diameter of 34mm which conforms with ‘Supercharger Sealing
Requirements’ is mandatory. For each cars issued with a log books prior to
1 August, 1998 the requirement that the external diameter of the
restrictor at its narrowest point must be less than 40 mm, and must
be maintained over a distance of 5 mm to each side the restrictor plate,
at its narrowest point, to be less than 40mm in external diameter, as
specified by FIA Group A Regulation 5.1.8.3, is waived. Unrestricted: It is
not mandatory for a restrictor to be fitted. Each unrestricted vehicle shall
use pump fuel (see Schedule G, Article 2.1).
(ii) – for each car using Pump Fuel in accordance with Schedule G –
Fuel: The fitment of a restrictor with a maximum internal diameter of
36mm which conforms with ‘Supercharger Sealing Requirements’ is
mandatory. The external diameter of the restrictor at its narrowest
point must be less than 42 mm, and must be maintained over a
distance of 5 mm to each side.

The Team

Brett Middleton

Event Director/Clerk of the Course

Work 02 97674545
Mobile 0408 261 043
brett@MRTperformance.com.au

Angus Fraser

Brett Middleton

Assistant Clerk of the Course

Mobile 0407 209 245
angusfraser@hotmail.com

Bill Fry

Secretary

nssccrallysprintsmail@gmail.com

Andrew Benefield

Officials Coordinator

Mobile 0413 389 500
andrew@benefield.com.au