FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the best point of contact?
Please contact email@example.com
The average response time is within 24h hours.
All drivers must be aged 16 years or over with a current AASA General Speed License or higher. No other sanctioning bodies license will be accepted/recognised.
Are we allowed to have passengers?
NO passengers are allowed at any time.
Entry limited to mass-produced, four-wheeled vehicles legal for Australian highway use at the time of their manufacture. Vehicles must be acquired and prepared for a maximum of $5000.00 as described. Vehicles must meet all safety standards as specified in the relevant standing regulations document. Safety equipment (Safety Cage, harness, seat, extinguisher etc.) does not count towards the value of the car.
Where can I find the Standing Regulations?
You will be able to find the relevant standing regulations on each event page. Be mindful to read standing regulations carefully as they may differ between events and race tracks.
What are the apparel requirements for drivers?
Please see link for full information - Appendix 4 (www.aasa.com.au)
The standards listed below are the MINIMUM required to compete in the event.
Level T1 A helmet to one or more of the following standards and equipped with FHR tether anchor points: • European ECE 022 with 04 or 05 amendments • Snell SA2000 • Any Level T2 or T3 helmet Note: Cameras (eg GoPro or similar) must NOT be fitted to the helmet or visor.
Head and Neck Protection:
Level R2 A Frontal Head Restraint in compliance with the SFI 38.1 standard or internationally recognised equivalent. Note: The use of an R2 FHR necessitates the use of a helmet pre-drilled by the manufacturer for FHR tether anchor points. The use of helmets bearing only the AS/NZS 1698 standard is not permitted with a FHR, as they require modification to fit the FHR tether anchor points.
Level H2 Single or two-piece suits to SFI 3.2A Grade 1 (min.)/ SFI
Level U1 Single or two-piece underwear from lower neck to wrist to ankles. It is strongly advised that the material should be of non-flammable material (e.g. cotton).
Level S2 Socks to the SFI 3.3 standard, or recognized international equivalent.
Level B3 Footwear to SFI 3.3 or recognized international equivalent.
Gloves must comply with SFI 3.3 Grade 5 (min.), or recognized international equivalent.
The balaclava or hood must comply with the SFI 3.3 standard, or recognized international equivalent. Where an SFI certified helmet skirt is used, the balaclava is optional.
What are the safety cage requirements?
Please see link for full information – Appendix 1 (www.aasa.com.au)
A minimum of a AASA Class 2 Safety Cage (or higher) is required for all vehicles.
Safety padding must be fitted to each region of any member of a safety cage structure with which an occupant's helmet may make contact. This region is deemed to include any point within 200mm of an occupant's helmet when the occupant is seated normally with safety harness tightened. Safety padding shall comply with the SFI 45.1 standard, or similar internationally recognized standard.
Comfort padding of an alternative material may be attached to the Safety Cage wherever compulsory padding as per 1.18.1 is not required.
What are the vehicle interior requirements?
Please see link for full information – Appendix 5 (www.aasa.com.au)
Driver's Seat Requirements:
Driver’s seat-back must reach above middle of helmet or higher. Seat must be a One-piece, purpose-built racing seat with properly located, factory provided shoulder harness holes. Moulded plastic seats of ABS or similar material are not allowed. All seats must be very securely mounted to the floor or cage to avoid separation during a crash. All seatbacks must be restrained against rearward failure.
All Vehicles must be equipped with the minimum of a driver’s seat. Each seat must be compliant with any one or more of the following:
A seat licensed by the SFI Foundation to the SFI 39.2 standard; or
A seat in compliance with the requirements of an internationally recognized motorsport sanctioning body; or
A seat that has no provision for backrest adjustment, incorporates a head restraint and is supplied by a manufacturer recognized by the AASA.
Seats shall be mounted in accordance with the seat manufacturer’s instructions. This shall include the use of each required mounting point and associated components supplied. Seats may be mounted, either separately or in combination, to:
the unmodified OEM seat mounting points on the vehicle’s structure; or
the safety cage; or
For seats not mounted to factory mounting positions or Safety Cage, the seat shall be mounted to the main structure by not fewer than four grade 8.8 bolts of minimum diameter 8mm. Where the seat is affixed to an un-reinforced section of the floor pan, each attachment point shall be reinforced by the use of a steel plate of not less than 75mm x 50mm x 3mm
A Minimum of a Level 5 - Five-strap harness is mandatory
Harness Mountings must comply with Article 6 Mounting of Restraint Systems of the AASA Appendix 5 Occupant Restraint System Policy
Must comply with the AASA Appendix 3 Fire Supression Systems Policy and be a minimum of 1kg Type I and Type III AS/NZS1841 and be maintained as per AS1851
The mount must be securely mounted as per the above policy so that it can withstand the force of a large impact. Tek screws/self-tapping screws will not be accepted.
The extinguisher must be in a low, safe position and must be within reach of the driver’s seat while seated.
Window nets are not mandatory but are recommended.
Where fitted a Window Net must comply with AASA Appendix 5 Occupant Restraint System Policy
If no window net is fitted then side windows must be up while competing
Fuel, Oil, and Coolant Lines in the Cockpit:
Any fuel, oil, or coolant lines that pass through the driving compartment must be encased by heavy-duty conduit, durable steel, aluminium pipe, or strong metal plate.
OE metal lines in good condition in their original location are exempt from this rule, but encasement is still recommended.
All airbags must be disarmed and removed, and all airbag housings must be open for inspection at tech. Remember, airbag removal can be very dangerous. If you don’t know what you’re doing, call in an expert.
The steering lock mechanism should be removed or rendered inoperative.
What are the electrical and mechanical requirements?
Master Electrical Kill Switch:
All cars must have a racing-type master electrical kill switch easily turned both off and on by the belted-in driver. The control for this switch should be red; the OFF position should be clearly indicated.
All electricity must be interrupted by the kill switch. Engine should shut down once switch is activated with the vehicle running at or above 3000rpm.
Master kill switch should be able to be accessed from the exterior of the vehicle via an external kill switch. This should be clearly marked and easily accessible by emergency personnel.
All batteries must be fully secured via proper, purpose-built battery brackets, frames, or factory body mounts. Batteries located in, or visible from, the passenger compartment must be contained in a sealed battery box. Whether enclosed in a box or not, batteries must not rock, shift, or feel loose – they should feel like a solid part of the car.
Battery and Other Electrical Terminals:
All “hot” terminals on batteries, kill switches, and at other exposed points must be covered with insulating material. Rubber terminal covers and/or well-wrapped electrical tape are acceptable.
What are the fuel system requirements?
General Fuel System Regs:
All fuel system components must be sealed from the passenger compartment. Fuel lines can be run within the cabin if constructed of steel braided or aluminium hard line that is manufactured to withstand fuel type being used. Where the fuel lines pass through the cabin there must not be connections within the cabin, except for at the front and rear bulkheads. Aftermarket fuel lines must be firmly secured to the vehicle and declared safe by event staff. Fixing points/saddles should be at least every 300mm along the path of said fuel lines. Aftermarket fuel cells are to be fitted with a check valve in the vent line to prevent fuel leaking out of the vent hose. These must be marked with the flow direction and must be demonstratable to scrutineering staff. Fuel cells are not mandatory. However, your original fuel tank and systems can be replaced with a “fuel cell” if the original tank is unsafe.
The maximum capacity for any fuel system is 120 Litres. Please contact the BEERS Team if your vehicle has a factory fuel tank capacity greater than 120 Litres. No fuel cells will be accepted over this size for any reason.
Definition of “Fuel Cell”: A fuel cell has all the following:
A purpose-built metal container to house the cell
A deformable, puncture-resistant inner vessel and/or bladder; and
Fuel-resistant anti-splash foam
Fuel Cell Installation:
If you do decide on the fuel cell option, you must fit your cell into your car with a bulkhead between the driver and the cell. The cell must be securely mounted in a professional manner and in a safe location, where it won’t be damaged in an impact, or drag on the ground if the car leaves the track – in other words, not too far back, and not too low down. All aftermarket fuel components must use threaded fittings and appropriate hose types and must include all appropriate race car-quality vents, valves, and other safety features. Fuel-cell installations will be judged on their overall execution and apparent safety
Fuel Cell Safety Structure:
Fuel tanks/cells must not be unduly exposed to impacts. Tanks/cells that are very close to the edge of the car; and/or poorly protected by the OE structure; and/or very close to the ground; and/or otherwise highly exposed are extremely likely to fail tech. One or more of the following may improve safety and greatly increase your chances of passing:
Sturdy OE bumpers, A strong, well mounted tank/cell-protecting cage that’s totally separate from the main safety cage, In non-OE systems, moving the cell someplace safer
Fuel Cell Vent Lines: All non-OE fuel vent line(s) must end in a safe location that is lower than the bottom of the fuel cell.
Filler Hoses and Attachments: All non-OE filler systems must be constructed of real, professionally made, purpose-built wire (or nylon) reinforced fuel-filler tubing, fasteners and attachments.
OE Tank Removal:
If you fit a fuel cell, the OE fuel tank(s) must be removed from the car.
The fuel-tank area must be totally separated from the driving compartment. For example, if the fuel tank is in the trunk area, any openings between the trunk and the cockpit must be permanently sealed with bolted, riveted, or welded metal panels. OE fuel tanks that are separate from, and located completely below, the trunk floor or rear cabin floor are acceptable. If the fuel tank can’t be completely separated from the cockpit by metal panels, a metal-encased, FIA-certified fuel cell, with all related compliant fittings, must be used.
There must be no fuel leaks in the entire fuel system throughout the length of the event. If your vehicle is reported as having a fuel leak you will be brought in to inspect, advise and repair as required. If the problem persists, your vehicle will be pulled from the event until you can prove the fault is rectified.
Pump Fuel only. Unleaded 91/95/98 and Diesel are the only fuels allowed without express prior permission from the Event Organisers (ie NO E85).
What are the exhaust system requirements?
General Exhaust System Regs:
A factory-quality designed exhaust system is required. Exhaust should be in good order and constructed properly to avoid failure. Failure of any part of the exhaust system will require the car to be brought in and repaired before being allowed to renter the track.
Exhaust System Construction:
Exhaust system must include at least two professional-quality flexible exhaust hangers aft of the collector. All exhaust joints must be properly slip-jointed, bolted or welded and must not leak. All external pipe work above sill level must be heat shielded. (to prevent danger to pit crews and event staff).
The exhaust must finish outside the perimeter of the vehicle’s bodywork. No exhausts to finish halfway underneath the vehicle. "dropped pipes" are not allowed. Side pipes must exit behind the B pillar (unless otherwise approved by the scrutineer) and the exit/end must not be more than 400mm from ground level. (400mm at the highest point of the exiting exhaust pipe). Exhaust must not exceed more than 100mm past the perimeter or the rear of the vehicle. Exhaust outlet must not be pointing in a steep upwards direction. Upward angle should not be more than 15 degrees. The exhaust is to exit the vehicle at the rear or behind B pillar, unless otherwise approved by the scrutineer.
All teams must maintain their exhaust in good condition, without leaks throughout the entire event.
Car noise limit is 95dB @ 30m. - Please be mindful, this is a guide. Please read the relevant standing regulations in relation to the event you're attending.
What are the vehicle exterior requirements?
Front windscreen must be free from any cracks. Front windscreen must be of factory strength or greater and cannot be polycarbonate. Front windscreen must be free from stickers on the driver’s side (windscreen banners/event stickers excepted).
It’s your job to figure out which bad-weather visibility aids will be most useful for your car. Wipers and Rain-X are all acceptable. If your visibility is compromised during the race for any reason, you may be black-flagged unless you can find a solution.
**Guards, Doors, and bonnet required**
Numbers must be shown on both sides and the bonnet or roof of the vehicle. Car numbers must be at least 12 inches tall and clearly readable.
Please identify (or add) good, strong, clearly marked tow-strap locations to your car – FRONT and REAR. The faster we can get you hooked up, the faster you can get back on the track. (The word “TOW” with an arrow is an acceptable marking.)
No Open Sunroofs:
Sunroof openings must be covered by a new panel, securely fixed into place. 3.9.7 Open T-Tops and Convertibles: Arm restraints are required when driving an open T-Top or convertible.
All cars must have at least one interior mirror. Cars with OE-type interior mirrors must also have a driver’s-side exterior mirror. Passenger’s-side exterior mirrors are optional. Cars with panoramic or “Wink” style interior mirrors don’t need exterior mirrors.
Glass, Headlights, and Taillights:
Headlights, taillights, and side-marker lights must be removed or taped over. Special condition will apply for continuous 24-hour races, as headlights must be in working condition (low beam only)
At all times, each car must have working brake lights that are easily seen from the rear. The lights should be located where a mild rear-end impact won’t break or obscure them. A good mounting spot is inside the rear windshield area, on top of the parcel shelf. Stock brake lights protected by clear tape are fine.
Headlights for Night Racing:
In the case of a night race (continuous 24 hour events), headlights will be required. Headlights must be permanently on “low beam” setting (no full beam allowed). Additional spot lights will not be allowed and must be disconnected if present.
No Flashing Lights or Sirens:
No working sirens, flashing lights, or similar emergency vehicle stuff allowed. Anything that makes your car appear like a Safety/emergency vehicle will get you black-flagged.
What are the safety requirements for under the bonnet?
Gaps or holes in the engine firewall must be sealed up with metal plate or OE-type grommets. If you can see through it, we want it closed up. In addition to the required unbroken firewall between engine and cockpit, rear and mid-engined cars must have a sturdy rear window or other complete upper barrier for driver protection against fire, hot oil, angry villagers, etc. Metal, heavy polycarbonate (1/4-inch or thicker), and OE glass are all acceptable
Must not be glycol based. Water Only preferred but non glycol “racing” coolants are acceptable. A functional catch tank is mandatory
What are my tyre requirements?
Tyres must be road legal “street” tyres (DOT-rated, E-mark certified, AS Standards or otherwise ADR approved). The tread pattern must cover the entire width of the tyre. No Semi-Slick tyres are allowed irrespective of being road legal or treadwear ratings. No “Competition Only” tyres are allowed.
Tyres must have a minimum treadwear rating of 220. Tyres under this treadwear rating (0-219TW) may be allowed to run with prior permission from event organisers with appropriate penalties applied. If the treadwear of the tyre is not easily determined during scrutineering penalties may be applied.
Any tyre found to modified (removal or changes to ratings or standards) or damaged in a way that affects safety at any time during the event will result in the vehicle being “black flagged” and unable to race until the issues are rectified.