Before the day you will need to sign up to the event and get yourself ready to hit the track.
- All motorsport events have a document called Supplementary Regulations (or Supp regs for short). This document forms part of the rules for the event, the contact details of event organisers, price of the event and entry form. The Supp Regs for this event can be found here : Supp Regs
- Alternatively, Cams have opened up an online entry system called MEE CAMS. This system is basically an electronic version of the supp regs and allows you to pay and enter online. The Link for MEE CAMS can be found here: Event Entry
- You will also need to organise a racing License; however, this does not require a test. Come and Try days (like this one) generally provide 1 day Come and Try CAMS license. However, if you return for a second time or think this is for you, you will need to purchase a level 2 Speed license from CAMS (Also doesn’t require any testing).
- You will also need to be a part of a CAMS affiliated Car Club like ours. Car Club Memberships should be purchased prior to the event, however, we will issue on the spot memberships at this event.
- Getting your Car Ready. Officially your car needs to comply with the CAMS General requirements for Motorsport (link below). What you need to know is, your car must be in a roadworthy condition, for your own piece of mind, before an event check
- Your brakes
- Tyre tread
- Tyre air pressure
- Suspension for any knocks or loose components
- Fluid levels
Your car will be working much harder than it does on the road.
- It is recommended you have a Fire extinguisher that complies to AS1841 (excluding AS1841.2), is at least 900 grams in capacity (a link is provided below for a complying fire extinguisher) and has a metal mounting bracket. This must be secured with high tensile bolts (you can find these at Bunnings) and be reachable when you are belted into your seat. Some people mount these straight through the floor of the car (be careful not to puncture anything underneath the car) or you can get crafty and create a bracket off existing fixtures like a seat mount.
- Personally you will need to have a helmet that complies with Schedule D of the CAMS General requirements for Motorsport. In short most people who are just starting purchase a road motorbike helmet that complies with AS1698. You must have the compliance sticker of any helmet affixed to the helmet. No sticker, no racing.
- Like your helmet, your clothes must comply with Schedule D of the CAMS General Requirement for Motorsport. This includes non-flammable clothing from wrist to ankle at a minimum. Cotton work pants and long sleeve shirt (tradie type) and cotton jeans generally comply as long as they do not contain synthetic material. Footwear must have leather uppers that cover the foot. Elastic-sided Leather work boots will comply.
- Your knowledge: car insurance companies generally do not cover incidence at track days. You shall acknowledge you are entering the venue at your own risk. Any collisions with a wall or any other part of the facility will result in a bill that must be paid by you in full to Sandown for repairs. You shall also acknowledge that Motorsport is dangerous and death may be a result. The Holden Sporting Car Club of Victoria and its officials, Volunteers and competitors, will not be responsible for damage to your property or injury as a result from this event or information provided. Information on how to get involved should only be used as a guide. You will also be responsible for any damage to your car, competitors car or individual in the event of an incident.
- Hopefully we have not scared you off yet. Events that result in damage are rare at these type of events. We encourage you to drive to the ability of you or your car (whatever is less). Overtaking is at a minimum as we attempt to group cars by speed. We also give you tips on racing lines and general information that can help you successfully navigate around your first test day.
- On the day you will need to see the secretary, who will be located under the tower in pit lane. Here you will sign on, get your CAMS license and club membership checked off. You will then need to take your car to the scrutineering shed (located on the left when you enter the back of the pits) once it has opened. They will check that you have complied with the rules outlined in the supp regs and place a sticker on your window once you have passed. You will then need to wait and attend a compulsory drivers briefing near the event secretary, the time of the briefing will be in the supp regs. Come and try participants will then be directed into a pit garage where they will begin receiving coaching and then proceed to the track.
- That’s it, it may seem like a lot of writing, but really it is not too difficult. Most importantly, have fun!