New Technical Regulations for 2020
The CAMS NSW Supersprint Panel has just finalised a new set of Technical Regulations for the 2020 Championships with some major revisions, mainly to the road registered classes. These draft 2020 Technical Regulations still need to be approved by the CAMS NSW State Council Executive and will remain in draft status until this approval is obtained. So that competitors can better plan for 2020, a marked up copy of these draft Regulations can can be downloaded by clicking here.
Below is a summary of the main changes planned for the 2020 Championships:
The current “Types” will be replaced by “Groups” based on the CAMS Classification of Automobiles. For example “Type 1” currently has no real meaning, but the proposed 2020 “Group 1” will include cars which are listed in the CAMS 1st Category – Racing Cars. The proposed 2020 Groups will be:
Group 1 – 1st Category racing cars including clubmans, racing cars, sports racing cars and sports racers.
Group 2B – Competition vehicles based on Group 2B Prodsports and includes Group 2F Prodsports and road registered sports cars. Racing slicks are permitted.
Group 2F – Competition vehicles based on Group 2F Prodsports running on road tyres only.
Group 3D – Competition vehicles based on Group 3D Sports Sedans and includes Group 3E Production Cars, 3H HQ Holdens, 3J Improved Production cars, 3K Saloon cars and Touring cars that are road registered. Racing slicks are permitted.
Group 3J – Competition vehicles based on Group 3J Improved Production and includes Group 3E Production Cars, 3H HQ Holdens and 3K Saloon cars all running on road tyres only.
Group RR – Road Registered cars with limited modifications (excluding Exotics) running on road tyres only.
Group TA – Road Registered WTAC Clubsprint vehicles running on road tyres and WTAC Open vehicles permitted to use racing slicks.
Each of the 4 Classes in each Group will be primarily divided into capacity breaks with the exceptions of Groups 1 and TA.
In Group 1, 1A will basically be road registered clubmans on road tyres, 1B non registered clubmans on slicks, 1C Racing and Sports Racing cars up to 2,000cc and 1D Racing and Sports Racing cars over 2,000cc.
Group TA will have both WTAC Clubsprint and WTAC Open classes divided into 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive classes.
The current Type 1 (standard road cars) has been merged into Group RR as there have been only 5 runners in this Type this year. Group RR will also enjoy some more freedoms including EMS modifications now being permitted, brakes being basically free and greater suspension freedoms including the freedom to adjust camber up to negative 3 degrees.
The Panel has also changed the way that it defines “Road Tyres”. Tyres that are included in the Production Car Tyre List in section 8.1 of Schedule E of the CAMS Manual will now be allowed to be run in NSW Supersprint Championship events. The Panel is also drafting an additional list complying with section 8.2 of the CAMS Manual and will be published as a Schedule to the Technical Regulations once it has been approved. The Panel is taking this action to broaden the choice of tyres to competitors to help contain costs within the boundaries of what is considered to be required in a production car tyre design.
Expressions of Interest – 2020 State Supersprint Championships
Competitors who are registered for the current year (2019) Championships will be advised by email when registrations open for the 2020 Championships.
Competitors who are not registered for the 2019 Championships who would like to be advised when registrations open for the 2020 Championships, please click here to complete and submit an online Expression of Interest for the 2020 Championships. Those who have submitted an EOI for 2020 will be advised when 2020 registrations open at the same time current competitors are.
Please note that when registering for the 2020 Championships, competitors will be asked to nominate if they want a trophy if they qualify for one. If the choice is “Yes”, competitors will be required to collect their trophies at either the first or second rounds in 2021 otherwise their trophies will be recycled.
Registrations are accepted strictly on a “first in” basis.
How to Register for the 2019 State Supersprint Championships
Registrations and Registration Fees can only be processed online.
To register for the 2019 State Supersprint Championships please click here for the online registration form. This form MUST BE completed and submitted to secure Championship registration
Once you have submitted your registration form you will be given a link to make your payment directly to CAMS. Please click on that link to make your payment. Please note that CAMS have called their form an “Online Registration” form, but it is actually their payment form – our actual Online Registration form is accessed through the link in the paragraph above.
If you submitted your online registration and didn’t make your payment, you can pay directly to CAMS by clicking here.
As in past years, returning registrants have the first right to use the Competition Number that they used in 2018 but only if they completed in at least one round of the 2018 Championship. So, if you didn’t compete in at least one Round in 2018 and you would like to still use the Competition Number that was previously allocated to you, it would be best to get your registration in early to ensure you secure the number. It must be made absolutely clear that if you didn’t compete in at least one Round in 2018, you don’t have any right to retain any number that was previously allocated to you and that a Competition Number will be allocated to you on a first come first served basis. The first right to use last year’s number will be available to returning registrants until the earlier of the 15th of December next and the date when registrations are closed.
Finally, the Championship has been extremely popular over the past few years and as places are filled pretty quickly, so please don’t delay in lodging a Registration Form.
Technical Regulations – 2019 State Supersprint Championships
You may also like to download a copy of the current Technical Regulations so that you will be able to plan what Class your car will be registered as. This is important as participants in these Championships all compete at a Class and Type level. More about Classes and Types in the Technical Regulations.
Please click on the following link to download a copy: SSP 03 Technical Regulations
Sporting Regulations – 2019 State Supersprint Championships
Sporting Regulations describe the way that the Championship will be run including the Awards that will be available. Please click on the following link to download a copy of SSP 02 Sporting Regulations.
Supplementary Regulations – 2019 State Supersprint Championships
Supplementary Regulations contain the information, rules and requirements for Competitors and Drivers competing in the Championship, and they are published in two Parts to make it easier for competitors and drivers to understand.
SSP 10 Part 1 contains the information, rules and requirements that are common to each Round in the Championship and these Regulations do not change throughout the year. Please click on the following link to download a copy of SSP 10 Supplementary Regulations Part 1. As these regulation do not change throughout the Championship year, once they are understood they don’t need to be re-read for every Round.
SSP 11 Part 2 of the Championship Supplementary Regulations contains the information, rules and requirements for Competitors and Drivers for each particular Round of the Championship, and are specific to that particular Round. The Host Club for that Round will publish SSP 11 Part 2 of the Championship Supplementary Regulations when entries are open for that Round. Please click here to go to the Championship Entries page and scroll down to the particular Round to download SSP 11 Part 2 which will be available there if the entries for that Round are open. As these regulations differ with every Round, they need to be read and understood for that specific Round.
It is vital that competitors and drivers have read and understood both Parts of the Supplementary Regulations before leaving to compete at an event to prevent possible fines (eg for arriving late to a Drivers Briefing) or exclusion (eg for vehicle not complying with the safety requirements). Acceptance of your entry to an event is based on the understanding that you have read and understood the regulations for the event. If there is something that you don’t understand, please contact the Event Secretary of the Hosting Club whose contact details will be available on the event entry.