| Racing Divisions
(16yrs and over)
A Sprintcar is a
chassis car where the chassis is made of chrome moly
tubing similar to that of aircraft material. The top wing gives the
car downward force and thus side bite to assist in
the handling and performance and the front wing
assists in the aerodynamics by keeping pressure on
the front axle and helps to keep the front wheels on
Sprintcars use Methanol
fuel only Engines are V8 410ci
and produce around 800 hp. The entire car must weigh
a minimum of 1450lbs (659kg).
No mirrors, radio or communication equipment is
permitted on any car or driver.
Stagger is used to help get the cars around the
corners - it is the difference in size between the
left rear and the right rear tyres. Generally
sprintcars will run around 17" of stagger on a
sticky track and around 13" on a slick track.
For further info visit the Sprintcars Queensland
A chassis car with either fibreglass/aluminium body mounted to it. The body must be representative of a sedan type
passenger car. Most cars are rear wheel drive.
Engines are open provided the cubic engine capacity does not exceed
366ci.Holden engines are common.
Super Sedans are restricted to a weight parity ruling of 1140kg (for V8s).
chassis based car, constructed of chrome moly.
Also known as Speedcars. They weigh
approximately 410kg and produce around 360
horsepower. Like Sprintcars they also use
Stagger to get through the corners however don't
have the advantage of the Top and Front wings.
Engines range greatly
depending on type.
For further information go to:
Qld Midgets (Speedcars)
V8 Dirt Modifieds
Using a Sprintcar
style chassis, the V8 Dirt Modified is upright
in design, centre line drive and open wheeled.
The wheelbase is 2290mm minimum and 2693mm
maximum with the body width 1500mm min and
1730mm max. They are powered by a 361 ci
maximum V8 pushrod engine with cast iron block
and heads. Like the Sprintcars they are
only allowed to run on methanol fuel.
For further info
visit - www.v8dirtmodifieds.com.au
Qld V8 Dirt
of Super Sedans. They have a tube chassis
with an aluminium flat body. With up to
430cu in aluminium motors they produce around
800hp with a carburettor.
The right rear tyre
is 29" compared to a Super Sedan of 32" and are
around 1 second a lap faster than Super Sedans.
A relatively new
division to Australian speedway. They are
sanctioned by the Sprintcar Control Council of
Australia. They use a Sprintcar chassis
and run Holden V6 engines. They are an
affordable alternative to Sprintcars and are
growing quickly in popularity in Eastern and
information go to: www.awsr.com.au
Cars range from
approximately $10000 to upwards of $15000
Qld Wingless Sprints
AMCA Nationals (AMCAs)
based car, constructed from mild steel.
The vehicle body is constructed from aluminium,
fibreglass and or mild steel, and be made to
resemble a sedan or hatchback type of vehicle.
AMCAs are only permitted to run a Holden cast
iron V8 know as the 253. The are allowed
to run on pump gas, AV gas or methanol fuel.
Mini Sprints in the United States and New Zealand ,
the little winged warriors have only ever raced in
the eastern states of Australia but due to their
popularity and relatively low expense , new clubs
are forming in other states.
engines are either from a motor bike or a small car.
There is no clutch or gearbox so the car in or out
gear via a selector in the diff so the car must be
pushed in gear to start.
Queensland Lightning Sprints
Commonly known as TQs, Compact speedcars
have been around since the 1950s.
TQ was an abbreviation for Three Quarter
Midgets. Engines are restricted to
a maximum 1.4 litre production type car
engine or 1.1 litre motorcycle engine.
Qld Compact Speedcars
to 1948 American-made production vehicles which are
5/8 scale vintage, two door sedans, coupes or trucks
(hot rod style). They are known as Classic
Modified Body Styles.
4 or 6 cylinder sedans
only. No restrictions on year of vehicle.
Engines are to be left
in original position. 6 cylinders must be push
rod in line, and no twin cams allowed for 4
cylinders. No rotary, turbo, fuel
injection or nitrous oxide allowed. (Wings optional)
For an infopack please
email: Open Sedans
An oldstyle hot rod car
with steel barwork. Weighing the heaviest out
of the racing divisions. Also a well known
racing division in New Zealand and the UK.
For further info email
Contact Steve on
600cc bike engine (four stroke, four cylinder) chain driven open wheel car.
Senior division is from 16 years of age. Based on
the USA Mini Sprint.
For more information visit the Qld club website: www.qldf500.com
Formula 500 Club
Racing Division - Juniors
- for 12 to 15yrs
division for 12years* or older is Formula 500 Juniors.
Please contact Formula 500 club for more details.
(*with 2 years previous racing experience)
Cars and motors
are the same as Senior division, however engines are fitted
with restrictor plates. This allows car to be used in
both divisions, without too much work required.
Formula 500 Club
For all divisions - to compete at
Archerfield Speedway, competitors require a Speedway Australia
Licence. Note that Sprintcars and Wingless Sprints also
require an SCCA license to compete.
Licensing Information and
Online License Application
For membership or car specification
enquiries please contact the relevant club.