Australian Superkart Championship

Think you can drive faster than your heroes on TV but don’t have a spare million dollars to show how? Well why not jump into a Superkart and maybe you can prove it!

Our Ultimate Kart Racing class, the 250 International, regularly produces quicker lap times than more sophisticated and expensive machinery. Their lap times that are achieved are up there with the best, both here and overseas, and for extreme motor sport action they are unquestionably the ultimate in "Bang For Your Buck" motor sport.

Yet Superkarts do it for a fraction of the cost. Superkarts use up less fuel, less tyres, and less brakes than every other long circuit racing category. All this speed for a shoestring budget … what a bonus!

But Superkarts are not just about the 250 Internationals. Superkarting in Australia caters to all levels of interest and budget. With several classes competing together in a relaxed and friendly environment, Superkart racing is the best possible way to get all the thrills of flat-out action on the same circuits your hero drives.

Sports Racer Series

Mission: To run a professional, affordable and sustainable race series designed for recreational drivers, based on sound business principles, that ensures long term stability whilst maintaining a competitor focus and encouraging competitor input.

Sports Racer Australia’s aim is to provide an atmosphere that gives all competitors a high level of competitive satisfaction and enjoyment that promotes a desire to participate and attracts new competitors. Camaraderie both on and off the track will be a major part of the appeal of the category.

Sports Racer Australia will ensure that the series is not based on budget, but based on car preparation and driver skill through peer reviewed sporting principles and will actively consult with its competitor and stakeholder base in regards to major decisions before taking action.

Australian Superkart Championship

Formula Vee is the ultimate in an affordable and competitive open wheel racing car.

Formula Vee started life in the early 60’s in the US with the objective to produce a low-cost racing car that emphasises driver skill and race craft, by using inexpensive and readily available unmodified VW engine, gearbox, suspension, steering, and brakes.  Within a few years, the Formula Vee concept spread to become the most popular open wheel racing car class in many countries across the world.

Formula Vees race on all circuits across Australia, with sometimes 40 cars on the circuit.  Formula Vee racing is characterised by nose to tail and wheel to wheel racing, with slip-streaming at near 200 kph, with frequent lead changes and close finishes. 

New Formula Vees can be purchased for as low as $25,000, and you can expect to pay as little as around $5,000 for a second hand Formula Vee. A wide range of new cars are available from several manufacturers, such as Mako Sabre, Jacer, Rapier, SupaVee, Gebert, Scorpion, and Stinger. Running costs are also very low because the VW components are extremely reliable, easily available, and easy to maintain. The rules are restrictive in that they allow only basic blueprinting to be carried out, this allows a Formula Vee to remain competitive for many years.

In recent years, Formula Vee racing cars have undergone a technical transformation to update the original concept, and now Formula Vee race in 1200 and 1600 engine classes. They also go and sound much faster than ever, brake more strongly due to their large four-wheel disc brakes, are more aerodynamic with their sleeker contemporary bodywork and front suspension, yet still retain the title of the most affordable and environmental racing cars in Australia.

This combination of contemporary design, low cost, and technical simplicity, with close and fast racing by large fields, and a professional organisation structure, has gone on to make Formula Vee the largest racing class in Australia, and will ensure that Formula Vees will be seen on race tracks across Australia for many years to come.

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HQ Holden Racing is the definitive entry level category for saloon car racing in Australia, providing the opportunity to enjoy close racing and develop race craft at an affordable price.

The HQ “race car” was developed in Tasmania in 1988 and quickly spread to the mainland. The basis of the vehicle is the HQ Holden six cylinder three speed manual, four door sedan. The constitution and a set of technical regulations ensure that all cars are presented in the same manner, and that all competitors compete on an equal plane. Some items i.e. camshafts, springs, shock absorbers and tyres are controlled items, which again keeps competition close and costs contained. Major components, engine, gearbox and diff are examined and sealed on assembly, ensuring strict adherence to the rules.

The success of HQ Racing Australia also lies in the overall management by the National Category Manager, National Eligibility Officer and the State Delegates. These people, who are passionate about HQ Racing, meet annually to discuss proposed rule changes and make decisions affecting the future direction of the class.

A significant clause in the HQRA Constitution states that the class will…

“never allow any freedom within the regulations of the HQ Holden class that will allow the class to deviate from its roots of providing low cost circuit motor racing.”

While the National body oversees the category, each state has a separate club that supports its local members and works with their state race promoters to facilitate their involvement in the local competition.

HQ Holdens, while being primarily club level racers, compete on all tracks in Australia with the exception of the high profile street circuits. From the exciting high speed tracks like Bathurst, Phillip Island and Eastern Creek to the tighter challenging circuits, Mallala and Winton there are events including HQs in every state of Australia throughout the year.

Each year an event to determine the National Champion is held in a different state by rotation, while the individual states run an annual point score series to determine the Driver of the Year for that state. From short sprint races of five lap distance, to a four hour Enduro, the various states provide plenty of variety and the opportunity to test drivers and crew.

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