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How it works

How it works

Updated January 2021

Motor Events Racing gives you and your mates the ability to compete in grass roots motor racing events at an affordable level.

To keep the events true to grass roots / affordable racing there are few rules to follow to be able to participate in these racing series.

Car Value

Motor Events Racing series is open to all vehicles under $ 5000 of value.
This is determined is by the lowest published price displayed on Redbook’s “private price guide”.

How to find out if your vehicle complies with this rule:

       ⦁ Go to www.redbook.com.au
       ⦁ Select the car you want to research
       ⦁ Review the Private price guide looking for the minimum value.
       ⦁ This is your vehicle value for Motor Events
       ⦁ Scroll further down the page until you see “full specifications”
       ⦁ Expand the engine data and review the power data.
       ⦁ This is your vehicle KW for racing brackets
       ⦁ Described in detail further along within this document

Video instructions: Motor Events – Vehicle Value Guide

The Round Down Rule

So, you found your perfect race car but it just misses out on the $ 5K price limit … what do you do !?

If it’s closer to $ 5K than $ 6K (so $ 5499 or less) you can use the round down rule with approval from the Motor Events team.  Contact us with detail of your car for approval.

  Vehicles that exceed the pricing rules will be allocated to the outlaw racing bracket

Car Modifications / Improvement

All Motor event teams are awarded 5 modification points.
Teams are free to modify their vehicle using these 5 modification points.

If 5 modification points are exceeded, the vehicle will be allocated to the outlaw bracket.
Any vehicle exceeding the points system excessively will not be able to participate in Motor Events racing series.

 

Engine conversions

Engine conversions are allowed.
Please note, if you have done an engine swap on your vehicle to KW power of the replacement engine must be used during registration.

For teams trying to sneak in a “competitive edge” and “misinterpret” the rules

Just because it doesn’t say that you can’t do it – doesn’t mean that you can!

Let’s all play fair and we look forward to seeing you at scrutineering.

Motor Events Racing Brackets

During any race event vehicles are separated into four brackets.
Brackets are dictated by standard power of the vehicle’s engine.

**It is at the discretion of event organisers what bracket vehicles are allocated to**

KW Brackets Bracket
249-190 kw ME-1
189-130 kw ME-2
129 kw & Under ME-3
Outlaw - Vehicles that are not playing by the rules! ME-0

Car and Driver Themes

We love themes and cars with character, after all our events are about having light hearted fun.
Each event we will be looking out for the judge’s choice of the best themed car and team.

So, if you’re up for it, theme up!

You may want to do a parody of your favourite supercar team or theme up as a potato on wheels, let your imagination run wild.

If you’re not into the dress ups no problems the choice is yours.

Driver Penalties

All Motor Events Racing events are governed by the gentlemen’s driving code of conduct.
Breaking any of the below will result in a penalty being applied:

       ⦁ Strictly no contact
       ⦁ No corner diving
       ⦁ No wheels off the track
       ⦁ No inappropriate loss of control or sideways traction
       ⦁ Keep it cool rule – If you are getting too serious and it’s a safety concern

If you are called in for a penalty you are required to choose your fate, the team challenge or the sin bin!

Team Challenge

If you chose this option the reward for your indiscretion will be a penalty that will challenge your mind and physical ability.

Team members will have to work together as a group to complete a set challenge before they are allowed back on the track.

Challenges will escalate in difficulty the more penalties you obtain.

If we see you for the 5th offence – We need to talk about your professional racing career.
Depending on the seriousness of the offences this may be the potential end of race for your team.

The Sin Bin

1st offence – 2 minutes in the sin bin
2nd offence – Back again – 5 minutes in the sin bin
3rd offence – Really? – 10 minutes in the sin bin
4th offence – Haven’t learnt to behave yet? – 15 Minutes in the sin bin
5th offence – not funny anymore … We need to talk about your professional racing career
Depending on the seriousness of the offences this may be the potential end of race for your team

Self-imposed penalties for minor offences will be downgraded to a pit drive through.

We are all out on the track to compete and have fun, remember this is not a V8 Supercar series and is just not that serious. There are no talent scouts for the Formula One watching you to snap you up for a team placing.

Drive to your ability, compete with cars of similar speed and skill and above all stay safe.

Safety requirements and associated costs

All safety items are excluded from modification point system and base vehicle cost.
This includes Roll cage, Racing harness, Fire compression etc.
For full detail on safety requirement please review the safety rules and regulations documents.

Brakes, tires and suspension upgrades are all classified as a performance modification.

Motor Events Trophies and Prizes

Motor Events Racing Trophies are awarded within each bracket.
A range of prizes are also on offer from our sponsors.
Prizes are won at random, via game of skill at the close of each event. Ad-hoc Trophies may also be presented.
These Trophies may change from event to event. They may be incorporated with a particular event challenge.

Judge’s decision is final. If you feel the need to contest the judge’s decision…… don’t.
This is entry level racing, aimed at having fun with mates. Don’t ruin it for everyone!

Fundraising and charity

We are proud to announce that Rare Cancers Australia are our charity partner.

 All teams are encouraged to fundraise with donations to be made through the Motor Events donations page on our website.
 A leader board will be active for teams and their supporters to make donations.

For more information please see the donations link on the Motor Events Racing webpage.

All donations are fully tax-deductible with donations receiving tax receipts directly from Rare Cancers Australia.

By making donations on Motorevents.com.au you agree for Motor Events to share your details with Rare Cancers Australia for the purpose of providing a tax receipt. 

For any more information or clarity on the rules please contact us on: 

info@motorevents.com.a