Scrutineering

Prior to entering one of Driving Sports’ events, all cars must undergo a scrutineering process to ensure they comply with requirements. If your vehicle does not comply with our standards, it will not be allowed onto the track.

Scrutineering Requirements

Vehicle

General

  • No oil or fuel leaks.
  • All wheel nuts must be fitted and tightened.
  • No loose or sharp items in cabin. Cars must be presented for scrutineering clear of loose items.
  • Cars must have all exterior body panels on and bolted securely. Exceptions are made for front and/or rear panels.
  • Front windscreen must not have cracks that obscure the drivers vision.
  • Seats must be mounted tightly with all correct bolts fitted.
  • No tears, fraying or damage to the seat belt webbing.
  • Oil catch cans must be able to contain hot oil safely. Plastic soft drink bottles or tinned cans are not an option. Oil catch cans must be 2 litres or greater. Registered vehicles do not require a catch can if fitted with the standard engine breather system.
  • The fire wall must be completely sealed (no holes) from the engine bay to the drivers compartment.

Lights

  • Front and rear hazard lights must be operational.
  • All vehicles participating in night events must have operational front headlights.
  • Brake lights must be operational.

Brakes

  • All four brakes must be operational from the foot brake pedal.

Batteries

  • Battery must be firmly clamped and in a sealed compartment box or fitted within the passenger compartment (cable ties are not acceptable).

Exhaust

  • Exhaust system must end outside the perimeter of the bodywork. No exhausts are to finish underneath the vehicle.
  • Exhausts must not protrude more than 100mm past the perimeter of the rear of the vehicle.

Fuel

  • All fuel system components must be completely sealed from the passenger compartment.

Wastegate

  • Cars running external wastegate need to ensure the wastegate exists away from any flammable materials
  • No wastegates and/or exhausts are to exit upwards through the bonnet. The maximum vehicle noise emitted must not exceed 95dB (measured at a point 30 metres from the track edge).

Fire extinguishers

  • Must be securely attached with screws and bolts.
  • Not required for wet pan events.

Apparel

Helmets

  • Must conform with the:
    • Australian Standard: AS1698
    • USA standard: Snell SA95, M9 SA95, SA2000
  • For open vehicles, a closed face helmet with a visor down is compulsory.

Clothing

  • Drivers and passengers must wear non flammable long sleeve clothing that covers neck to wrist to ankles.
  • Fully enclosed footwear made from non flammable materials must be worn.