The Speed Event Series prides itself on being one of the most cost effective and accessible Series in WA. We place a strong focus on regulations to assist those with standard road registered vehicles, allowing almost anybody the opportunity to test their ability on one of the fantastic tracks visited throughout the season.
This guide is designed to demystify the requirements surrounding getting involved for persons who have no experience in motorsport or competition. The series caters for vehicles and competitors from a full spectrum of motorsport all the way to purpose built single seater race cars and log booked targa rally and closed circuit cars. Please feel free to contact us with details of your experience and vehicle and every effort will be made to accommodate.
The below is provided as a guide only, it is very important you read all the information provided to ensure you comply with all requirements as variations between classes and events may occur.
What Do I Need?
•Vehicle Complying with all Safety Requirements – Tyre Tread, Brake Condition, etc.
•Approved Footwear & Clothing
•Car Club Membership
•CAMS L2S Competition Licence
You do not need to be a registered competitor with the series to participate in events, however as such you will not be awarded series points and be ineligible for end of year trophies based on your achievements. Registered competitors receive many benefits throughout the season and as such it is highly recommended you consider joining the series if you enjoy your experience at the track.
Vehicles are inspected by appointment at one of several approved locations ( they are listed in the Supplementary Regulations for each event) around the Metropolitan Area during the week prior to the event. This is primarily a safety check however equipment such as helmet and licence will be inspected at the same time.
The Series operates under the CAMS Regulations for, Speed Events – Multi Club. Detailed information regarding all these regulations is available in the CAMS Manual of Motorsport. You can view this by following the link provided, or by visiting www.cams.com.au and following the links to the manual.
The schedule for helmets is located in General Requirements – Schedule D Apparel. At the time of publishing, requirements for these events is a Class B type helmet. The most common is an Australian Standard Motorbike Helmet readily available through any motorbike store and reasonably inexpensive.
Approved Footwear & Clothing
Located within the same document mentioned above CAMS Manual of Motorsport General Requirements – Schedule D Apparel are the requirements for clothing at Speed Events.
At the time of publishing, clothing must cover from ankles to wrists i.e long pants & long sleeve shirt. It is preferred the clothing be cotton however any material excluding nylon is acceptable. Footwear must be leather upper and be enclosed.
Although not a requirement it is highly recommended to invest in a pair of race boots and gloves. Both these items considerably supplement your interaction with the vehicle and greatly assist with advanced driving techniques while improving your safety. Boots allow far easier heel toe shifting and gloves maximise your grip on the wheel and subsequent feel of the track surface. An investment in these items alone can greatly improve your performance.
A Fire Extinguisher must be fitted to the vehicle in a location which is easily accessible by the driver in an emergency. It is common to see existing mounting bolt locations in the vehicle used to secure a bracket, which in turn provides a location to mount the extinguisher. Locations such as the passenger seat mounting bolts allow the extinguisher to be removed after an event if required.
The type and size of extinguisher is described in the CAMS Manual of Motorsport General Requirements – Schedule H. At the time of publishing a small 0.9kg extinguisher was required which are available at many reputable auto parts stores and generally includes a vehicle mounting bracket.
Car Club Membership
In order to apply for a CAMS Competition Licence you must be a member of a recognised car club. A list of these car clubs is available on the CAMS website www.cams.com.au Club Finder, simply select WA to view the list.
You may wish to consider closely your choice of car club as many clubs operate both social and competition events throughout the year, these may be specific to your vehicle, interests or aspirations in Motorsport and may influence your choice of membership.
Those who do not wish to attend such events may find a limited membership offered by several car clubs more suitable. This type of membership provides you with access to the club however does not provide access to car club events, as a result these memberships are offered at reduced annual fees. If you would like advise on which car club may best suit you, please feel free to contact us.
CAMS Competition Licence – L2S
Once you have your car club membership one of the final steps is to apply for your CAMS Competition Licence. All Speed Event Series events require a minimum Level 2 speed Licence to participate.
Motorsport can be a costly undertaking as many are aware, however, the series aims to where possible keep competitor costs a minimum and promote entry to the sport. Entry fees vary between Host Clubs & Tracks however average approximately $120 per event with each event spanning a full day. This represents considerable value over other forms of Motorsport and track time.
Common requirements for getting stated are Helmet, Fire Extinguisher, Club Membership & Licence. With careful purchases these once off costs total an average of approximately $260 – $300.
Vehicle costs vary dramatically however all our events are structured as such that wear and tear is minimised while still providing maximum enjoyment. Larger circuit events provide for warm up and cool down laps with vehicles driving up to a maximum 8km at competition speeds per run. Most events provide for 4-5 runs plus 1 practise run throughout the day. This should not dramatically deteriorate brakes or tyres however considerations should be made before, during and after an event for these items.
Fuel consumption is also something to remember as a vehicle will consume a great deal more fuel then you expect at competition speeds. This is especially evident on vehicles which are turbocharged or supercharged. It is highly recommended you run a minimum 98RON pump fuel unless your vehicle and tune have been setup otherwise and have a spare jerry can of the required fuel given some events may be a considerable distance from the closest fuel station.
We are here to help! We pride ourselves on defining Speed Event Series events with a social atmosphere & teamwork. This has been integral to our success for many years. The fantastic series support team is available during events and outside of track time to assist where possible with your queries, ensuring maximum enjoyment from your Motorsport experience.
Please feel free to contact the team with any concerns or questions. We look forward to seeing you at the next event!