Sports Committee Update – Jan 2020

Greetings all,

a couple of quick updates for you…

  • The first round of the Interclub supersprint series is open. Register here A copy of the Sup Regs can be found here
  • Round 4 of the Interclub Supersprint series has been updated. The correct date is Sat Sept 12. Entries are expected to open Jun 8.
  • The first Motorkana event, brought to you by the FIAT Car club has been moved to March 1. Details will be posted here when available. This event is part of the president series.
  • Interclub Number Allocations – its Time for us to clean up and refresh the Interclub number assignments. There are a number of allocated numbers no longer being used and due to the way the system has been working, a few people have more than one number. In the coming weeks Interclub participates will receive an email notification regarding the assignment of numbers. It will have all the detail, but in summary, you’ll have the first right to retain any number already allocated to you and others will have the opportunity to grab any numbers no longer wanted or used. The is expected to be sent you after the first supersprint event in Feb, so stay tuned.
  • It’s being noted a few people are having trouble finding their favourite events. Don’t forget you can use the ‘keyword’ search at the top of the events page to find what you want. Example: here I’m looking for ‘president’ to find the president series events.

If you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Sports Committee

Previous updates

Presidents Series

The 2020 Presidents Series Calendar has been released…


Fan-Force screening: Brabham

Motorkana – MAR 8

Motorkana – TBA

Huntley Hillclimb – APR 19

Huntley Hillclimb

Motorkana – Nirimba – MAY 3

Motorkana – Nirimba

Interclub Supersprint Series – Round 3 – Wakefield Park – JUN 7

Interclub Supersprint Series – Round 3 – Wakefield Park

Farmkana – JUN 21

SSCC Farmkana

Interclub Supersprint Series – Round 5 – SMP – OCT 25

Interclub Supersprint Series – Round 5 – SMP

Speedweek – Esses Hillclimb – NOV 14

Speedweek – Esses Hillclimb

Sports Committee Update:

The curtain has fallen on another year of Interclub supersprint events with competitors and organising bodies sharing in mixed successes. 2019 saw the introduction of Pheasant Wood Circuit into the event calendar and the feedback was mixed, with many saying they were not comfortable with the track during the first event but loved it after the second. For those that attended the track, I’m sure you’ll agree that this is a great facility and one that has big plans for the future. We were fortunate to have predominantly good weather for all the events in 2019 and we are pleased that our attendance numbers have remained around the same for the last two years.

The motoring event calendars in 2018-2019 saw a plethora of events for drivers to attend. This is fantastic for the sport, a challenge at times when choosing what to run in, especially if events are close together. This too proving to be tough for organisers competing for your entry dollars. With the uptick in events, track demand and running costs increase and these are reflected in the hire charge.

These factors and increasing financial pressure on all the clubs to run events means the Interclub will see only five events held in 2020, rather than the normal seven. The decision to reduce the number of events is to ensure we can maintain reasonable entry costs for our competitors and ensure the category remains sustainable. We unfortunately will not see a GP event in the calendar next year and only one Wakefield and Pheasant Wood event.

Though we are disappointed at the event number reduction, this is normal as the sport grows and contracts and depending on the success of 2020, we hope to return to seven events in 2021.

This is probably a good time to remind everyone your club can’t be successful without you and your feedback. So don’t hesitate to reach out and tell us what you like, what you don’t like. And if you have ideas on how to improve our events we’d love to hear them.

As Southern Sporting plans our 2020 events calendar, our focus will be on keeping costs contained. Interclub Supersprint events spaced as evenly apart as we can and we’ll do our best not to clash with other popular events our members like to attend.

We wish you a safe and merry festive season and we look forwarding to seeing you in 2020.

Sports Committee

Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) in Speed Events

CAMS members are reminded that as of 1 January 2020, the mandatory use of Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) will come into effect for Speed events, whereby the vehicle entered is fitted with the necessary requirements to ensure the effective use of a FHR.

In implementing this for Speed events CAMS has applied the mandatory use of FHR to only certain vehicle classifications, those being aligned with the mandatory use across other disciplines of the sport. This will mean that:

Each 1st Category (single seater) vehicle will require the use of FHR except if it is a Superkart or a 5th Category single seater which is exempt from the use of FHR; and

Each vehicle which is the subject of a CAMS Log Book and classified as a Race, Rally/Road or Off Road vehicle will require the use of FHR, the same as if that vehicle was entered into an event for one of those disciplines.

A vehicle which is road registered will not be require the mandatory use of FHR, unless that vehicle is also classified and holds a Log Book as a Race, Rally/Road or Off Road vehicle. This approach is to ensure that those vehicles which compete elsewhere that requires the mandatory use of FHR must now also use FHR in Speed Events.

CAMS encourages all competitors to consider the use of FHR whether it is applied as mandatory to them or not.

The wording for Schedule D for Speed Events for 1st of January 2020 will read as follows:


¹ FHR for SPEED Events
A FHR compliant with Standard A and a Helmet compliant with Standard A must be worn when competing in:

a) Each 1st Category (single seater) automobile, expect for:
1) a Superkart; or
2) a 5th Category automobile which is exempt from the use of a FHR.

b) Each automobile the subject of a CAMS Log Book which applies a RACE, RALLY/ROAD, OFF ROAD or 5th CATEGORY classification that requires the mandatory use of a FHR.

The use of a FHR is not required for a Road Registered automobile for a SPEED Event, except where Article (b) above is applicable.
A full-face helmet is highly recommended for a driver of an open car.

2020 Memberships

This season, treat a family member, friend or just treat yourself. Your worth it!

If you’re an existing member, it time to renew. Memberships run from January 1st – December 31st..
Renew now for 2020 here

We would like to take this opportunity and thank all our members and wish everyone the very best for the upcoming holiday season. Be safe and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

SSCC 2019 Presentation Dinner

It’s that time of year. Back in July we asked what you want from a presentation event and we have listened.
Balancing elegance, excitement and cost we think Bankstown Golf Course has what we’re looking for.

Please join us as we celebrate our 2019 club winners.

When: Nov 23, 2019 at 1830
Where: Bankstown Golf Course, 70 Ashford Ave, Milperra NSW 2214
Attire: Smart Casual
Cost:  $60 Adults, $16.95 Children
(Children 14yrs and younger)