Northern Districts Sporting Car Club
Types of Motorsport Events

 
Want to participate in an event, just not sure what they are ?
 
Here we have a brief page to explain the main differences in events that NDSCC are involved with. Of course there are many many different types of sporting car events, but here we briefely explain some of the more popular ones.
 
If you wish to know more, please visit the Cams website.
 
 

Non Speed Events


Motorkhana and Khanacross events can be run on sealed or unsealed surfaces. Timed individually from start to finish, cars are required to follow a set course around clearly marked flags, receiving time penalties for any flags they hit.  
 
 

Motorkhana

Khanacross

LS 2
No Cage
12 years
LS 2
No Cage
12 years
A meeting including events designed to test the acceleration, braking and general manoeuvrability of the vehicles and the skill and judgement of the crew members. Motorkhanas may be conducted on a sealed or unsealed surface, and must not be, or include, a speed event.
A competition conducted on unsealed surfaces, bitumen or a combination of both and involving a series of timed tests of various layouts. No straight section of the course may exceed 100 metres in length without a turn of at least 90°

Speed Events


Motorkhana and Khanacross events can be run on sealed or unsealed surfaces. Timed individually from start to finish, cars are required to follow a set course around clearly marked flags, receiving time penalties for any flags they hit.  
 
 

Hillclimb

Sprint

LS 2
No Cage
12 years
LS 2
No Cage
12 years
A speed event in which each automobile takes the start individually to cover the same course ending with a finish line situated, unless CAMS approves otherwise, at a greater altitude than the start line.

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A multiple vehicle speed event, similar to a lap dash, conducted on a suitably-licensed sealed circuit in which a maximum of two vehicles (a “group”) may start simultaneously. After a suitable interval, additional vehicles in pairs or singularly may start. The maximum number of vehicles permitted on the track at any one time for a Supersprint is noted on the Track Licence. Overtaking between vehicles is permitted but competitive “racing” between vehicles is not permitted. Elapsed times and not relative positions at the finish line determine event placings.

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Autocross

Rally

LS 2
No Cage
12 years
12 years
LS 2
No Cage
Autocross is a type of event providing competition essentially at club level, and involving timed laps of an earth, grass, gravel or similar circuit (although some sealed surfaces may be included when the event is conducted on a permanent circuit) by day or night or both.
 
Being timed over a distance of more than 200 metres, it falls within the definition of a “speed event”, but racing as such is not permitted in Autocross. However, for convenience, it is permitted to have up to three cars on the circuit at the one time, provided that the circuit is of adequate length and that they are widely spaced, separately started and individually timed.

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A road event with an imposed average speed, which is run entirely or partly on roads open to normal traffic. A “rally” consists either of a single itinerary which must be followed by all automobiles, or of several itineraries converging on a same rallying-point fixed beforehand, possibly followed by a common itinerary.
 
The route may include one or several special stages, ie events organised on roads closed to normal traffic, and which together determine the general classification of the rally. The itineraries which are not used for special stages are called road sections. Speed must never constitute a factor determining the classification on these road sections

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Touring Assembly

12 years

Touring Event

LS 2
No Cage
LS 2
No Cage
12 years
A competition organised with the sole object of assembling participants at a point settled beforehand. In a Touring Assembly a prescribed route may have to be followed, and each participant may have to report at prearranged points, but no intermediate limits of speed between start and final assembly may be laid down.

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A speed event in which each automobile takes the start individually to cover the same course ending with a finish line situated, unless CAMS approves otherwise, at a greater altitude than the start line.

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