Our Club motto is “We Drive Excitement” and to us the word “Motorsport” does not only mean car racing, it means “driving excitement”!
We are a car club, and more importantly a car club based on ownership of high performance vehicles specifically manufactured for the purpose. Our Club offers its members the below wide range of “Motorsport” activities because members have different cars, different interests and different skill levels, and we try to ensure that the family can be involved in most of these great driving activities.
How to Get Started
The HSV Owners Club of NSW (Inc. HDT) is a CAMS Affiliated Car Club and as such any financial club member may participate in any of the club’s Motorsport activities.
Most of these activities require a competition licence. Sometimes you can purchase a one day licence for an event but if you plan to have a few runs through the year it’s best to apply for a CAMS L2S licence. It’s easy to apply for, please click here to download an application form which contains all the relevant information.
Ian Luff Driver Programs
The Defensive Driving program is highly recommended for drivers who have never driven on the track before and for those who want to better understand their cars dynamics on the road. They have been developed by Ian Luff Motivation Australia and are a unique opportunity to understand the dynamics of the high powered vehicles that we drive. HSV Club members receive a special price of $260.00 – $285.00 value!
The Performance Driving program is for more experienced drivers who would like to take their car on the track. This program prepares drivers for this experience with basic performance driving skills using practical exercises on a specially designed course. HSV Club members receive a special price of $325.00 – $365.00 value!
The Drive to Survive one day programs are suitable for any licenced driver irrespective of experience and will link classroom theory with practical hands on experience at the purpose built Ian Luff Experience Centre, Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek.
The latest dates of these programs are contained in our Club Magazine Behind the Wheel.
To book ring Ian Luff Motivation on 9622 5424 and tell them you are an HSV Owners Club member to get your special pricing.
For more information about the HSVOC / Luff Motivation Performance Driving Courses, please click here.
No Speed Limit Drive Days
These days are focused on drivers having a fun day with their HSV’s, driving on the track as fast as they want with absolutely no speed limit. This is a great way to experience the capabilities of your HSV in a controlled, legal environment in which the safety of you and your car is paramount.
The main difference between these Drive Days and the Multi-Club Track Days are that there are fewer cars on the track at one time and that there is no lap timing – just fun driving! Drivers may be passengers in other cars, but those who want to be a passenger only will still need to pay the full $110.00 cost.
Cost: $110.00 per driver/passenger. (All passengers must complete an indemnity form and be over the age of 17 years)
Licence Fee: $40.00 driver/passenger (valid for 12 months) if not a current holder of a competition licence. (CAMS Level 2S Licence accepted). Please note you must bring your valid competition licence with you when attending or you will be required to purchase a MDTC Track Licence. All competition licences must be sighted at sign-on.
Clothing required: Long Trousers, Long Sleeved Shirt or Jumper, Helmet.
Helmet hire: Available if required – $20.00 hire fee plus $50 CASH refundable deposit.
Gates Open: 8:00am
Drivers Briefing and Track Walk: approx. 8.40am
Track Activities Commence: 9:00am and Finish 4:00pm
Cafe Facilities on-site and open from: 8:00am
Drivers are grouped for sessions: Based on levels of experience.
Entry payment plus MDTC licences and helmet hire (if required) are to be paid on the day to the MDTC. Drivers and passengers will need to show their Track Licences and complete MDTC documentation at sign on before the Drivers Briefing commences.
If you plan on doing any other track days it is recommended that you apply for a CAMS L2S Licence which is accepted at all tracks nationally. Click here for more information about L2S Licences.
The dates for these Days are contained in our Club Magazine Behind the Wheel.
Just rock up on the below dates with your car and your gear. No prior booking or payment required.
Multi-Club Track Days
Many members want to take their cars out much more often than with our Drive Days so we have an arrangement for our club members to run with the InterClub Track Days.
These days are run on a very similar format to our Drive Days. They do include orientation laps for first timers on each of the various circuits.
Clubs that host these Track Days as the InterClub Group are the:
The circuits utilised are Wakefield Park Raceway and the North, South, GP and Brabham circuits of Sydney Motorsport Park.
Many of the people who enter our Drive Days also run on these days too, so you soon get to know a circle of friends maybe with similar cars that you all share experiences with.
If you are interested in running in any of these events, please click on the host club link above for the entry information. Entries usually open around 4 weeks prior to the scheduled event.
Round 1, Sunday 11th February – Druitt / North (RTDC)
Round 2, Saturday 21st April – Amaroo / South (SSCC)
Round 3, Sunday 27th May – Druitt / North (NSWRRC)
Round 4, Sunday 10th June – Wakefield Park (WRX)
Round 5, Sunday 15th July– Gardner / GP (NSWRRC)
Round 6, Sunday 30th September – Amaroo / South (RTDC)
Round 7, Saturday 20th October – Wakefield Park (SSCC)
Supersprinting is an entry point into track motorsport. The aim of Supersprinting is to give people the opportunity to drive their road registered vehicle on a race circuit under conditions similar to a motor race, with the exception that “racing” isn’t allowed so the risk of vehicle damage is quite small.
Supersprinting enables participation in motor sport at the lowest cost level. The cost involved is minimised by focusing the rules of Supersprinting around road registered vehicles and requiring only the minimal adjustments needed to road registered vehicles for safety reasons.
Many drivers find it preferable to build a dedicated supersprint car with a roll cage etc and trailer it to each meeting. If you plan to do this, please check the rules for each class first by contacting the Motorsport Director.
In a supersprint each competitor’s aim is to set the fastest lap time compared to other cars in the same class as the competitor’s vehicle. In short, each competitor is “racing against the clock” rather than racing against the other cars on the track. .
Competitors are grouped by similar lap times. The number of cars in a group that goes out on the circuit at any one time varies depending on the length of the circuit and the lap speed of the Group.
HSV Owners Club of NSW (Inc. HDT) participates in the CAMS NSW Supersprint Series from which points are gained toward the Clubs Motorsport Championship each year. The benefit of this Series is that provides competition at a State level and members can compete for a State Championship in their particular class if they wish to do so. Members can also set official State Records at the various tracks where they compete.
CAMS NSW Supersprint Championships
Whilst our Multi-Club Track Days are based on a supersprint format, they are not competitive other than in terms of trying to improve your own personal best lap time.
For drivers who want the challenge of competition and the camaraderie of being with a great group of drivers from our Club, competing in the CAMS NSW Supersprint Championships is the answer.
The CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship Series are “State” level events and has slightly higher scrutineering requirements than Multi-Club level events and Club Drive Days. The reward is that entrants in this series are eligible to become “State Champions” in both Type and Class as well as setting official lap records at the various circuits.
Members need to register for the following year’s Series once registrations open late in November. Registration details will be forwarded to Members immediately they become available. Registrants are emailed direct by the club hosting each round with entry documentation, and are eligible for our Club’s Supersprint Championship as well as the CAMS NSW Championship.
The club also organises registrants to be grouped together in garages at Sydney Motorsport Park or in Carports at Wakefield Park Raceway.
Round 1, Saturday, 3rd March – Gardner / GP (ARDC)
Round 2, Sunday 20th May – Wakefield Park (Mini)
Round 3, Sunday 17th June – Druitt / North (NSWRRC)
Round 4, Sunday 22nd July – Druitt / North (ARDC)
Round 5, Sunday 19th August – Amaroo / South (NSWRRC)
Round 6, Sunday 16th September – Wakefield Park (MX5)
Round 7, Sunday 14th October – Gardner / GP (ARDC)
Round 8, Weekend 3rd & 4th November – Australian National Championships –– Wakefield Park (NSWRRC)
The HSV Owners Club encourages members who wish to participate in Hill Climbs to join in the Multi Club events that are organised by the Wollongong Sporting Car Club on the Huntley Hill situated on Avondale Road, West Dapto NSW. At Huntley there are no cliques, just friendly people who don’t take the competition too seriously. The way fair dinkum grass roots entry level club motorsport should be.
Entrants compete in 6 categories depending on the type of vehicle and the extent of modifications and all these have different classes for different engine capacities. Everything is catered for, from shopping trolleys to Formula 1.
For information on Huntley Hill Climbs please click here.
Club Drag Day’s are held in conjunction with the Sunday Street Meets at Sydney Dragway. The day is run under ANDRA regulations that have been structured to ensure competitor, spectator and track staff safety. This is a great opportunity to race your mates! Time slips talk, bull dust walks!!
Make your entry direct with Sydney Dragway and meet the HSVOC guys n gals out there on the day.
Adults $20, kids 12-16 $10, under 12 free. Spectator gates open 5:00pm.
Competitor gate opens at 4:30pm.
Entry fee $60 (and includes a 1 day licence). Pay at the competitor entry gate (adjacent to SMSP Gate A) then go and park your car and take all loose items out and make it ready for scrutineering. Make sure your helmet is in the car.
Then walk down to the scrutineering shed with your entry form and drivers licence.
Fill out your entry form and go to the registration desk. Note that there will be a queue for Drivers and another for Pit Crew, join the Drivers queue. You will be given a wrist band and scrutineering sheet.
Drive your car around to scrutineering, and get in the 1st queue on the left. That will put you over the scales.
Tell the scrutineer staff that you are with the HSV Owners Club and could you please be placed in the booked HSV Owners Club Lane.
Scrutineering is from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday nights (unless 220 vehicle quota filled beforehand)
Hand your scrutineering sheet to the scrutineer. They will check your helmet and under your bonnet – so pop that too.
When you have been scrutineered, ask the scrutineer to tell you your cars all-up weight (including you) from the scales you are on, and take note of this weight.
Drive straight around and line up in the Club lane that has been assigned. (The lane number will be written on your windscreen as well as your race number in liquid chalk). You will meet other club members in that lane.
Racing is from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Burnout comp starts at 9:00pm.
When you get home you can enter your all-up weight and best terminal speed into the horsepower calculator below and it will calculate your rear wheel horsepower!
Important items for competitors to bring:
– Current drivers licence (or proof you have held one)
– An Approved Helmet (AS/NZS 1698)
– Long-sleeved shirt
– Long pants
– Enclosed shoes (no thongs or sandals)
Motorsport Volunteer Officials
There are also other ways to enjoy Motorsport with the Club without driving your car! The best way is to volunteer to help at a Track Day or Supersprint. This way you get a trackside seat, a free lunch and a fun day of involvement. No experience is necessary as helpers will be provided with guidance and supervision on the day. By helping out at Supersprints you can also qualify for a CAMS Officials Licence which you will need if you want to volunteer at major events such as the V8 Supercars or Muscle Car Masters.
For more information about what you can get out of our club’s Motorsport Program whether it be as a driver or a volunteer official please contact the Motorsport Director or one of the Motorsport Team:
Motorsport Director: Brett Gilles 0410 511 630
CAMS Delegate: Ian Williams 0419 666 236