March 23 2014 - EVENT REGULATIONS 



The event shall be known as the "DOWERIN DIRT SUPERKHANA" hereinafter referred to as '"the event", classified as an Autokhana, to be held on Sunday, March 23 2014 at the Dowerin Field Days site, Memorial Drive, Dowerin. 



The event will be conducted under the provisions of the Australian Auto-Sport Alliance Pty Ltd Competition Rules, these Regulations, Instructions and any Further Regulations that may be issued. AASA Permit number to be advised.



The event will be organized and promoted by AUTOMOTIVE EVENTS MANAGEMENT (referred to hereinafter as AEM), ABN 37256975662, of PO Box 1222, Subiaco, 6008, email: Telephone 9271 0101.



All correspondence to be addressed to Mr Paul Blank at AEM.  AEM contact details shown at the end of this document.  Car Club details appear on the entry form. No responsibility will be accepted by the organizers for non-receipt of any correspondence.



Clerk of Course Paul Blank, Chief Scrutineer TBA, Chief Steward Ian Mann



The following are appointed as Judges of Fact with regard to the facts defined hereunder.

(a) Scrutineers shall be deemed to be Judges of Fact with regard to safety and compliance of vehicles and equipment.

(b) Officials & Observers shall be deemed to be Judges of Fact with regard to:

    1. Timing, 2.Deviation from prescribed course, 3.General behaviour and vehicle control being in a sportsmanlike manner     



One session will be conducted for which Scrutineering begins at 10.00am and start time is 11.00am.



(a) Official applications for Entries open on February 1 2014. The entry fee including GST is $100 per driver.  Multiple entries per car are allowed, but payment must be made with separate entry forms for each driver. 

(b) The organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry or application without assigning any reason.

(c) The named Driver on the entry form will be held responsible for all liabilities and obligations of the entrant throughout the event.

(d) Changes to application: After an entry has been accepted, the entrant may only change nominated vehicle with the approval of the organizers. Any such application shall be made in writing (email is acceptable) 3 days prior to the event. 

(e) Refunds of application fees will be made in full if the application is not accepted. An entry withdrawn up to and including 5 days prior shall be entitled to a refund of 75% of fees paid.  If written advice of withdrawal is not given, no refund shall be made. Email is acceptable as written advice. No refund shall be made on withdrawal from 5 days prior to the event.

(f) Upon refund or part refund of entry fees or application deposit the Organizer shall be discharged of any further liability to the Entrant or Crew for any expenses or damages arising in any way from their entering the Event.

(g) Damage. IMPORTANT: Entrants undertake to pay any and all costs (including insurance excesses if applicable) for damage to property incurred by them in any way associated with their participation in the event on demand from the Organizers. Entrants will be responsible for removing damaged vehicles and reimbursing any costs borne by the Organizers where they have had to remove a damaged vehicle.  Entrants are reminded that normal car insurance policies may not cover cars whilst in competition. Life insurance policies may also not be valid in some circumstances. Vehicle Third Party property and or comprehensive insurance is the sole responsibility of the Entrant.

(h)  Indemnities. Every entrant shall sign the event indemnity before taking part in the competition, the indemnity being set out on the Entry Form supplied with these Regulations.



If any participant is under 18 years of age, consent and signature of his/her parent/guardian must appear on the entry form. Minimum age for a participant is 16 years old.



The event shall be open to drivers who hold at least an AASA Club License or an equivalent standard license. ASAA Club Licenses can be purchased for $50 from the AASA website – Proof of purchase will be required to be shown at Registration. 



Compulsory Scrutineering will be in the Ram Shed from 10.00am to 11.00am. Questions with regard to Scrutineering should be directed to the Paul Blank at AEM (tel: 9271 0101). Cars which have not passed Scrutineering will not be able to start.


12  VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY (as regards Scrutineering)

Any road registered or specially-permitted vehicle is eligible. ‘Specials’ are not permitted. It is the responsibility of the Entrant to ensure the vehicle complies with general roadworthiness, safety and eligibility requirements. 

(a) Vehicles will be required to comply with a maximum exhaust noise of 95dbA. Vehicles with broken exhaust systems may be excluded from the event until acceptable repairs are effected.

(b) Tyres must be road legal and have a road-legal amount of tread. Cars fitted with off-road type tyres will be in a separate class.

(c) Seat belts to AS E35 or of a type specifically approved by AASA.  Vehicles which are not required by law to have seat belts may be exempted. An open car is fitted with a rollbar must also be fitted with seat belts. Seat belts must be properly worn and adjusted.                                                                                                      

(d) Helmets must be in very good condition A good quality helmet complying with Australian Standards (1698) and the requirements of Automotive Events Management must be worn. Helmets may not be modified in any way.  It is recommended that a driver in an open vehicle not fitted with a roll-over bar wear full-face type helmets.

(e) Competition numbers as small stickers for placement on the drivers’ side of the windscreen, will be provided by the Organizers.

(f)  Note that blue triangles for battery location, mud-flaps, catch tanks and extra bonnet catches are not required                                       

(g) Any in-car cameras must be securely and safely fitted and presented in place for Scrutineers to approve.

(h) All loose objects must be removed from the vehicle. 

(i)  Fire Extinguishers - Competitors are reminded that the possession and use of Halon/BCF fire extinguishers, other than where specific approval has been given by the EPA, is prohibited.



Registration shall take place simultaneously with Scrutineering (each car to be Scrutineered first). Attendance of all participants at the Drivers’ Briefing is compulsory. Non attendance may result in exclusion. The Briefing will be held after Scrutineering, adjacent to the Scrutineering area.  



Public risk insurance has been effected by the organizers. All competitors and officials are covered by the Personal Accident Policy.   



Any protest must be lodged in accordance with AASA regulations.  Provisional Results will be posted on the AEM Website.



The organizers reserve the right to abandon the event. The event may be amended if in the opinion of the Organizers a part of the course has become impassable or otherwise impractical to use.



The consumption of alcohol or drugs by drivers is forbidden. AASA has a no tolerance to drugs and alcohol policy.  If anyone is under the influence of either they are not permitted to take any further participation in the event.



Failure to comply with directions of any official shall render a competitor liable to penalty or exclusion at the discretion of the Clerk of Course. Participants are expected to behave in a responsible and sportsman-like manner over the entire duration of the event.


19  MISCELLANEOUS                                                                         

(a)   The event will be conducted on surfaces deemed to be in good condition.

(b)    Changes to weather during any part of the event shall have no bearing on the results. The event shall continue regardless of changes in weather except when deemed as unsafe at the discretion of Clerk of Course.

(c)     Course markers will be fluorescent orange traffic cones, including for Garages. In the interests of safety or consistency, the course may be modified at any stage during the event by the Organizers.

(d)   Apparel: Clothing including cover from ankles to wrists to throat is required to be worn by all competitors. Suitable enclosed footwear is required.  Note: racing suits are not required; flame retardant, e.g. cotton or wool based clothing is required during competitive special tests. Nylon clothing is not permitted to be worn. In open cars goggles or visor with lens of other than glass in accordance with AS 1609 are recommended.  Helmets; see 12d.

(e)   Course diagrams will be provided at Registration.

(f)    Repairs, refuelling and mechanical work may not be carried out within competition area.

(g)   A speed limit of 10km/h will apply in the pits, paddock and spectator areas.

(h)  Passengers are not allowed.

(i)    Performances electronically recorded by participants will not be accepted by the organizers or Stewards as evidence for protests.

(h)   Indemnities. Every entrant shall sign the event indemnity before taking part in the competition, the indemnity being set out on the Entry Form supplied with these Regulations.



Timing will be by means of electronic timing equipment and/or stopwatches. Timing shall be to the hundredth of a second. The start of each event shall be initiated by a verbal count-down of "3, 2, 1, GO". The finish shall be a Flying Finish, whereby cars pass through an imaginary line to finish a course, and slow immediately afterwards. The finish will be delineated by marker cones. Each marker cone displaced on the course is attributed a 5 second penalty. Starting order shall be numerical. Only one car at a time shall be on course.



The following penalties shall be applied during the event:     Dangerous driving = exclusion from event

Displacing a marker cone = + 5 seconds (each)   Not finishing in a Garage or as specified = + 10 points       Jumped start = + 10 seconds     Intentional driving on Grass = + 10 seconds         Wrong way = Slowest time + 5 seconds     Did not start = Slowest time + 5 seconds


PO Box 1222, Subiaco, Western Australia, 6008

Tel: 9271 0101