COLO PARK CHALLENGE Round 1 of New South Wales Off Road Championship
Round 1 Off Road Warehouse Short Course Masters
Round 2 SORRA Club Championship
The event will be conducted at Colo Park, Putty Road Colo Heights 22nd / 23rd April 2017
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A CAMS Competition Licence holder is provided with Personal Accident Insurance coverage while competing at a CAMS permitted event. These sanctioned CAMS events must also adhere to CAMS’ Sporting and Technical Regulations.
It is noteworthy that a CAMS Licence Holder who competes at a non-CAMS sanctioned event is absolutely not covered under CAMS’ usually wide ranging insurance coverage.
CAMS makes no apologies for applying the best of breed safety standards at every level of CAMS sanctioned motor sport events in the country. This philosophy underscores all of our activities in motor sport no matter what the level.
It is indisputable that continuous advancements in relation to areas such as head and neck protection, driver apparel, fire safety, track design and layout, impact protection along with medical/rescue intervention frameworks and techniques have saved the lives of many motor sport competitors over the years.
Further, CAMS affiliation provides clubs, officials and individuals with support provided by CAMS specialist staff in the event of a critical incident. The learnings from past experiences are also applied to constant revisions of CAMS’ regulations and safety standards, which apply to all levels of the sport.
Safety standards improve year-on-year across all facets of motor sport and CAMS draws upon its vast resources via our members, clubs, officials, state bodies, government and university research and of course via our connection to the FIA to develop and implement new safety standards. These improvements seek to ensure our members and participants go home safely at the end of a motor sport event.
CAMS remains firmly committed to developing and ensuring the safety for all participants in motor sport.
For further information regarding insurance, please see the following documents:
Summary of Cover
Personal Accident Insurance Summary
Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance Summary
Association Liability Insurance
For enquiries regarding licence requirements and insurance coverage, please contact your local state CAMS office.
For specific enquiries regarding safety equipment and standards in your sport, contact Brenden McLean (CAMS Technical Manager – Safety) via firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9593 7776.
Members who have any questions regarding the validity of their CAMS Licence, event insurance and the insurance for their club events are encourage to contact their local car club committee for further clarification.
The CAMS Australian Off Road Commission has decided to further review the development of the Sportslite Class for Off Road.
The view of the Commission is to ensure that the class is given the opportunity to develop based on engines that are readily available, while managing the power output at a level that will see the class develop its own place between the existing classes whilst providing for a range of engines options that are all readily available and will remain available into the future.
The Commission made the decision to cap the engine capacity for naturally aspirated engines to a maximum of 2500cc and allow for 4 cylinder forced induction engines to a maximum capacity (swept volume) of 1600cc to accommodate engines which are available in currently sold mass production vehicles.
The method for restriction was discussed and would be reviewed further to determine factors to control inlet air volume and permitted boost levels to ensure that the intent of the class was maintained. In doing so it is noted that engine restriction is not new to Motor Sport with many disciplines and categories applying restriction to successfully manage engine output.
The Sportslite class will offer competitors a cost effective structure with a focus on the talent of the crew and vehicle preparation to determine results, without a direct focus on engine horsepower.
Whilst Sportslite is seen to offer a class with similarities to those overseas it is considered to the benefit of the sport to allow the additional engine option reflecting what is available in the Australian market place.
Single or two seater 2WD automobile, either buggy or truck, as defined in GR1
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Derek Rose claims NSW Title #4
A crowd of over 100 dedicated off roaders gathered at the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club last Saturday night for the 2016 CAMS NSW Off Road Championship Presentation Night. All the major racing series were presented on the night including the NSW Tri-Series Challenge, Off Road Warehouse SCOR Masters, NSW Premier Long Course Series and of course the NSW Off Road Championship. The big winner on the night was Derek Rose #279 who claimed his 4th NSW Outright championship; the awards didn’t stop there for Rose though as he took home outright honours in the Offroad Warehouse SCOR Masters, 1st place in the NSW Prolite championship along with class podiums in the SCOR Masters, East Coast Tri-Series and NSW Premier Long Course Series. Derek now has the distinction of taking out the NSW Championship in the same car although competing in two different classes.
Glen Hoffman #18 took home Pro buggy honours and 2nd outright in the NSW championship after falling just short of Rose at the final round at Nabiac. Mark Cowie #247 held off Warren Barron #258 in the closest of the championship class battles, claiming his first NSW Super1650 victory. NSW Champion driver in the Sportsman class and 3rd outright after a consistent 2016 was the ever improving Greg Barron #312 and Greg Campbell #651 campaigned his Can Am to a Superlite class Title. Luke Kenyon #494 scored the Extreme 2WD championship; Drew Corcoran #777 secured another Production 4WD championship whilst Ian Cotton #805 was awarded with the Extreme 4WD silverware. Other notable awards presented on the night included Rookie of the Year to Richard Wilton #206, Bob Stansfield Sportsmanship Award to Luke Kenyon, Len Barron Master Apprentice trophy to David Nikiforoff #190 and special congratulations to the new inductees into the NSW Off Road Racing Hall of Fame, Nick and Elaine Nikiforoff, very well deserved. NSW now turn their attention to the 2017 NSW Off Road Championship which has been reduced to 6 rounds after the withdrawal of the Griffith 400, Round 1 is at Colo Park on the 22/23 of April.