New Technical Regulations for 2020

The CAMS NSW Supersprint Panel has overhauled the Technical Regulations for the 2020 Championships, including incorporating competitor feedback received after having the initial draft posted on this website.

The CAMS State Council Executive has approved the Sporting Regulations which will have 8 Groups for 2020 replacing the 7 Types that we’ve been running to date. The 2020 Provisional Technical Regulations incorporate these revised Groups and spell out the technical requirements to compete in the various Classes within each Group. These Provisional Regulations are still subject to CAMS Technical approval.

Some of the 8 Groups will have less than the previous 4 Classes in each which means there will only a slight increase in the number of Classes being contested in 2020.

The major revisions have been to the road registered Groups with more freedoms being allowed in both the old Type 1 (now Group RR) and the old Type 2 (now Group RM).

So that competitors can better plan for 2020, a copy of these Provisional Technical Regulations can be downloaded by clicking here.

Below is a summary of the main provisional changes for the 2020 Championships:

The current 7 “Types” will be replaced by 8 “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 2020 Groups will be:

Group 1 – 1st Category racing cars including clubmans, racing cars, sports racing cars and sports racers.
Group 2F – Competition vehicles based on Group 2F Prodsports and Road Registered production sports cars running on road tyres only.
Group 2B – Competition vehicles based on Group 2B Prodsports and includes Group 2F Prodsports and road registered production sports cars. Racing slicks are permitted. 2 Classes only which will be 0-2000cc and over 2000cc.
Group 3J – Competition vehicles based on Group 3J Improved Production and includes Group 3E Production Cars, 3H HQ Holdens, 3K Saloon cars and road registered Touring cars all 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 RR – Road Registered cars with minor modifications (excluding Exotics) running on road tyres only.
Group RM – Road Registered cars with modifications in excess of RR (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, 2F 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 2F classes will be: Road Registered Exotics, 0-2000cc, 2001-4000cc and over 4000cc.
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 will become Group RR with the following freedoms now allowed:

  1. Exhaust is free on N/A and S/C cars and from turbo back for T/C cars.
  2. Carbs may be replaced with units of same configuration
  3. Carb adaptor plate permitted
  4. Cold Air Intake permitted
  5. OEM LSD permitted
  6. Brakes are free but the rotor diameter can’t be increased
  7. Same suspension freedoms as Group RM
  8. Wheels can be increased by 25mm in width but not in diameter.

The current Type 2 will become Group RM with the following additional freedoms now allowed:

  1. EMS modifications are now permitted
  2. Brakes are free
  3. Cold Air Intake permitted
  4. Suspension is basically free with a limitation of 3 degrees max of negative camber.

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 simplify the choice of tyres to competitors and to help contain costs within the boundaries of what is considered to be required in a production car road 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 – 2020 State Supersprint Championships

Currently we are waiting approval by CAMS Technical for our 2020 Technical Regulations. You can download a copy of the provisional 2020 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 2020 Provisional Technical Regulations


Sporting Regulations – 2020 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 2020 Sporting Regulations.


Supplementary Regulations – 2020 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.