WHAT IS A SPRINT?
In a sprint event, individual or small numbers of cars are released at regular intervals onto a track and generally complete several laps at a time racing only against the clock, and not the other drivers out there at the time. Whilst sprints are not actually races, they give participants a great feel for what it is like to drive at high speed competitively around a race track and provide a fabulous test for car and driver alike.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO A SPRINT?
Road cars are perfect to compete in for this format of racing. Cars do not require special roll-over protection. All that's required are some basic, easy to install safety items, such as a fire extinguisher, second bonnet catch (for older cars), and a battery triangle sticker. You'll also be required to wear non-synthetic clothing that covers you from wrist to neck to ankle (such as a long sleeve cotton t-shirt and denim jeans). The best way to learn what's needed and get yourself set up is to speak to other club members who love competing! We recommend you contact the competition secretary, who can help get you pointed in the right direct.
DO I NEED A LICENCE?
You don't need a regular driver's licence to compete, but you will need a Motorsport Australia licence in order to compete. This can be obtained by completing the licence application form found here. The cost is $145 for Adults or $35 for juniors aged 14-17 years, and the licence will last for 12 months. Alternatively, you can sign up at most VMCi run events - just give the organiser of the event a call to check that sign up will be available on site.