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

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!

AGM Results 2019

It came around quickly, with our AGM held on Tuesday night June 4.
It is our pleasure to welcome the new committee and sincerely thank those that are stepping down.
A big shout-out to our members for their support and we look forward to serving you in the coming year.

President – Mathew Cosier

Vice President – Greg Boyle

Treasurer – Greg Boyle

Secretary – Mechelle Sahyoun

Magazine Editor – David Livian

Membership Officer – Mechelle Sahyoun

Events Secretary – vacant –

Face Book/ Website – Mathew Cosier, Grant Camper, Alex Swat

Sports Committee/ Interclub Delegates – John Walker, Grant Camper

Social Committee – vacant –

Pointscore Officer – John Walker

CAMS Delegates – Warren Degnan & Michael Degnan

Eligibility Officer – Warren Degnan & Michael Degnan

Merchandise Officer – Mechelle Sahyoun

Club Property Officer – John Walker

March 30 Motorkhana Postponed

the Motorkhana originally proposed for March 30 has been postponed.

The long and the short of it, the date clashed with other bookings at the facility and we were unable to secure an agreement in time to get everyone organised.

Rest assured Motorkhana lovers, the committee is reviewing the calendar and will update you here as soon as we have another date and time-slot.

2019 President Series Events Released

The Southern Sporting Car Clubs President Series events have being released.
For the first time the president has nominated the 2019 AGM meeting as one of the events to be included in the series. This will make up one of two social events.

The 2019 President Series Events include…

SMP Sth Circuit – Sep 8
Marulan – Oct 26

Fairburn – Jun 2
Huntley – Nov 17

SMP Skid Pan – Mar 30  Postponed – new date to be nominated
Nirimba – Jun 23

AGM – Jul 2

Use the keyword search ‘president’ in the events calendar to get all the detail as it comes to hand.

President Series events have the president series marking…

President Series Event

Events Calendar Updates

The 2019 Events Calendar is filling fast, with something for every grass roots racing enthusiast. Check out the calendar here

And don’t forget, even if your wheels are not ready, you can participate in other ways at an event. Send your details to ‘’ and we’ll keep you up to date with the going on outside of the race seat.

Our social calendar is still being finalised, but you can search ‘social’ events by using the keyword ‘social’ in the search field in the events calendar.