So what do you need to worry about for Race-day? Well lets start by covering what you should do before you turn up for the event.
There are a number of things you should have organised before race-day.
- High-Viz vest for marshaling
- Make sure you have a transponder, so the computer can record your race-times. You can get one of these – Mylaps Hybrid (official) or MRT mPTX (cloned).
- You should have a pit table and chair.
- You will likely need to recharge batteries, so a generator, or car battery will be needed, but you can check with others attending, since people are usually willing to share. It may be possible to tap onto the mains supply, but you cannot rely on this.
- Based on weather you should also think about cover like a gazebo, and again check with others attending.
- Booking in for a race-day will now be online, so go to the Book In section and find the event you want to race in. Booking in will close in the evening the day before raceday.
- Classes normally available are
- 2WD buggies
- 4WD buggies
- 2WD Vintage
- 4WD Vintage
- Mixed Trucks (Stadium/Short Course)
- Check the Car Setup page for recommendations on car prep
- Make sure you have some spares for you car, breakages can happen. Usually its wishbones, but talk to other racers that race your make/model and they will advise you on the more common spares you should have
- Tires are really important and based on weather you will need to change between different types. Check the Car Setup page for recommended tires. A number of members are experimenting with other makes of tires, but the ones recommended on the Car Setup page will be very good all-rounders and will suit most conditions.
So race-day has arrived what should you worry about.
- If you are unwell on the day then please let us know so we can remove you from the schedule. Do not attend site as you will be asked to leave anyway.
- Depending upon the season racedays will have a limit on the number of qualifying rounds. Primarily due to less daylight time in the winter.
- Summer will consist of 4 x 5 minute qualifying sessions with the best two results to count, and then 3 x 5 minute finals again with the best two results to count.
- Winter will consist of 3 x 5 minute qualifying sessions with the best two results to count, and then 3 x 5 minute finals again with the best two results to count.
- Booking in is online and will close by the evening before raceday. This allows us to prepare the day in advance for a smoother run.
- We will register your attendance by checking the system has detected your car during the initial practice sessions. This will be essential in order to make sure your car is counted during qualifying and finals.
- Camping must be pre-agreed, please provide timely notification if you intend to stay overnight.
- Track grounds are usually open from about 0730, giving you plenty of time to setup and get comfortable before practice sessions open. Listen to announcements for when your practice round will start.
- Once you have finished racing pickup your cars and place them on the bench and go straight out to marshal.
- For marshaling – a high-viz vest will be required.