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WA Sporting Car Club WA Sporting Car Club Formula Ford ...

  1. 1. WA Sporting Car Club Formula Ford Make/Model: The most popular and competitive open wheeler class in the world. Main brand names include Van Diemen, Swift, Mygale and the Australian made Spectrum. Engine: Ford 1600cc Kent pushrod engine with a controlled camshaft. Transmission: 4 speed transaxle with gear ratios free. Brakes: 4 wheel discs Tyres/Wheels: Tyres are Avon ACB10 on 13’’ x 5 ½ “ rims. General: Formula Ford’s produce very close and competitive racing allowing young drivers to develop their race craft and car set up skills. Many a successful Formula Ford driver has stepped into the professional field of motor racing including Formula 1 and V8 Supercars.
  2. 2. WA Sporting Car Club Formula Vee Make/Model: A variety of makes and models are eligible for competition in WA including Elfin, Ribuck, Ajay, Jacer and Sabre to name a few. Engine: 1200cc or 1600cc VW (CONTROLLED) Transmission: VW TYPE 1 Brakes: Drum or disc brakes Tyres/Wheels: Dunlop control trye 6” X 15” General: Formula Vee is a fantastic entry level category to circuit racing. Controlled components help keep running costs low and also create close competition.
  3. 3. WA Sporting Car Club HQ Holdens Make/Model: Holden HQ 4 Door Sedan Engine: 202 cubic inch 6 cylinder fitted with “control” modifications to mildly increase power without compromising reliability Transmission: 3 speed manual with open differential Brakes: Disc/Drum, up-rated friction materials Tyres/Wheels: Kumho all-weather control tyre, economical to buy and long lasting, fitted on 14” x 7” or 8” wheels General: This class has a strict set of rules to ensure that driver ability is the major performance factor. These condition help to create a full field of exciting racing and rewarding driving experience.
  4. 4. WA Sporting Car Club Saloon Cars Make/Model: Holden Commodore models VN & VT, Ford Falcon models EA & AU Engine: Standard 6-cylinder engines as originally fitted to the vehicle which are unmodified except for enhanced engine management system. Transmission: Original 5 speed manual gearbox, unmodified with locked differential Brakes: Controlled package of up-rated callipers, rotors, friction material and brake lines Tyres/Wheels: Controlled Bridgestone RE spec tyres on CSA 16” x 8” rims General: The fastest growing category in Western Australia, Saloon Cars features large fields of cars providing excellent racing from first through to last place
  5. 5. WA Sporting Car Club Street Cars Make/Model: Popular makes in this category include Mazda RX7, Nissan Skyline, Ford Escort, Honda, Subaru WRX Engine: Engines may be modified and must be from the original manufacturer using the same number of cylinders. Max. capacity is 6 litres for a naturally aspirated engine, turbo charging is permitted Transmission: The design of transmission is free. Clutch to be mechanically or hydraulically operated Brakes: Must be dual circuit. Only steel rotors permitted. ABS not permitted, otherwise brake callipers, rotors and ducting are free Tyres/Wheels: The category use a Bridgestone radial control tyre. Rim width and tyre aspect ratio controlled by car weight General: Street Cars currently provide some of the fastest racing in WA, with an average lap speed of 140km/h around Barbagallo Raceway
  6. 6. WA Sporting Car Club Improved Production Make/Model: Any vehicle that has been mass produced and commercially available in Australia can be developed for improved production, four-wheel drive vehicles are permitted Engine: Must be of the type and size originally fitted to the vehicle, turbo charging is allowed but inlet manifold restrictor plates are specified to limit ultimate power output Transmission: Gearboxes are free provided they use no more than five forward gears and manual change Brakes: Brakes and callipers are free, no carbon discs or callipers are permitted Tyres/Wheels: Control Yokohama A032R tyre on a range of wheel sizes depending on engine capacity. General: A rapidly growing nation-wide category in which a wide variety of production based cars compete on a reasonably level playing field
  7. 7. WA Sporting Car Club Historic Touring Cars Make/Model: Pre-1972: Torana XU1, Falcon GT Ford Escort, MK2 Cortina, Valiant Charger. Pre-1965:Ford Mustang, Jaguar, Holden EH, Mini Cooper S. Pre-1958: FJ Holden, Simca, Zephyr. Engine: Mechanical modification permitted to the engine and kept within what was available during the period. Electronic ignition, fuel injection and dry sump lubrication only permitted if original equipment. Transmission: Original type and design of transmission to be retained. Brakes: The original type of brake system must be employed eg. Disc/ drum. Tyres/Wheels: Alloy wheels may replace original steel type but must be a style of the period. Minimum aspect ratio of tyres is 60%. General: Historic Touring Car racing is hugely popular throughout Aus- tralia and continues to grow. Cars race without advertising signage as they did back in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.
  8. 8. WA Sporting Car Club Marque Sports Cars Make/Model: Modified Production Sports Cars eg: Westfield Clubman, Toyota MR2, Porsche 911/944/928, MGF, Triumph TR8 etc. Engine: May be modified, head and block must be as fitted by manufacturer. Transmission: Only replacement gear ratios permitted, original gearbox must be retained. LSD permitted. Brakes: May be modified with bigger discs, callipers, adjustable brake balance. Discs cannot be substituted for drums. Tyres/Wheels: In WA this category race on “R” spec racing radials to contain costs. Wider wheels can be fitted however bodywork may not be modified to accommodate wider wheels. General: Bodywork must remain standard, cars can only be lightened by removal of interior trim. Lightweight panels are not permitted.
  9. 9. WA Sporting Car Club Sports Cars Make/Model: Can be either very heavily modified production sports cars or purpose built two-seat race cars Engine: Any capacity up to 6000cc, turbo charging is permitted Transmission: Any transmission set up is permissible, manual, sequential or automatic Brakes: Free for all components Tyres/Wheels: Free for both wheels and tyres General: Sports cars is the most open category raced in WA in terms of modifications allowed and vehicle performance, cars taking part range from hot Porsche 911 GT3s to Ultra turbo sports cars. The result is one of fastest categories raced in WA
  10. 10. WA Sporting Car Club Sports Sedans Make/Model: Must be derived from a mass production four-seat car Engine: Must be from a production based car up to 6000cc in capacity, turbo charging is permitted Transmission: Racing gearboxes and/or trans-axles are permitted Brakes: Free for all components Tyres/Wheels: Free up to a tyre width of 14.5” General: Sports sedans only vaguely resemble the original vehicle, generally only in shape. Australia’s fastest sports sedan is WA driver Tony Ricciardello’s Alfa Romeo GTV which features a 6 litre Chevrolet V8 driving through a five speed Hewland trans-axle. Virtually the only original Alfa parts in the car are the roof, doors, screen pillars and light lenses, everything else is purpose built strictly for motor racing. Such a car represents a major financial investment but also has simply shattering performance
  11. 11. WA Sporting Car Club Historic Groups J,K,L Make/Models Eligible: Historic racing cars up to 1960, Group J—Pre- 1931, Group K—1931 to 1940, Group L—1941 to 1960 General: This category caters for the preservation of Australia’s motor racing heritage. Many of the cars competing have a competition history that can be traced back over 50 or 60 years Some of the cars taking part are very valuable factory built racing cars such as Bugatti or Maserati. However most are Australian built “Specials” featuring a wide range of mechanical and chassis components derived from vehicles as diverse as pre-war MGs and side valve Ford V8s Many of the “Specials” are accurate replicas of famous cars which raced in Australia all those years ago, using only the authentic technology of that period
  12. 12. WA Sporting Car Club Drifting Make/Model: Any rear-wheel drive car can be used as a drift car Turbo charged Japanese imports are the most popular because of their high power to weight ratio and nimble steering abilities but any car can be competitive with the right driver General: Drifting is the newest motorsport craze sweeping the globe thanks to movies such as ‘Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ Originating on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved from it’s illegal street racing roots to now be a CAMS sanctioned motorsport category with competition currently run around Australia Time is no factor in drifting as competitors are judged on the skills and flare by a panel of judges, similar to the system used in other sports such as diving All drift competitions in WA take place at Barbagallo Raceway
  13. 13. WA Sporting Car Club Historic Racing & Sports Cars Make/Model: This category caters for purpose built racing and sports cars (open and closed cars) with a proven competition history for the pe- riod 1960-1986 General: A very wide variety of cars are eligible ranging from one litre Formula 3 cars of the early 1960’s which have quite modest performance to the very fast Ralt and TIGA Formula Atlantic (picture top right) cars of the “ground-effects” technology era. Such cars are powered by the 1.6L Cosworth BDA race engine and have performance significantly in excess of a current V8 Supercar despite now being over 20 years old. The largest sub-category in this group locally is historic Formula Ford. This covers Formula Ford cars manufactured up to 1983 and many enthusiasts find this group an economical and fun way to race a thoroughbred open-wheeler which generally appreciates in value. These cars can also race alongside their more modern counterparts in Formula Ford 1600.
  14. 14. WA Sporting Car Club Officials The Lifeblood of Motorsport! Officiating in motorsport can be fun and highly rewarding. Hundreds of people throughout Western Australia already volunteer countless hours of their time to help run motorsport events at Barbagallo Raceway and state wide. Officials fill a range of positions including flag marshalling, scrutineer- ing, time keeping, grid/pit marshalling, administration, fire and recovery and medical teams. If you love motorsport, and enjoy working in a team environment with plenty of enthusiasm, officiating could be for you. Contact the WA Sporting Car Club on 9306 8022 during business hours or speak to a member of the WASCC expo team for more information
  15. 15. WA Sporting Car Club Sprints and Hillclimbs Sprint events and hillclimbs are the perfect way for the casual enthusiast to get involved in motorsport. Ordinary road registered cars can be entered with only a few minor modifications and compete alongside race prepared machines and high powered sports cars. Vehicles are divided into classes including road registered, production sports, four-wheel drive, production clubman, historic group N and outright open and closed cars to create a highly competitive atmosphere where nearly anyone can win. The WASCC conducts a series of events each year as part of the AMR Speed Event Series and also the club’s own Summer Hillclimb Series. For more information about sprints and hillclimbs, speak to one of the WA S C C expo team or visit w w w. w a s c c . c o m . a u or www.speedeventseries.com.au.

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