The Sprite Car Club of Australia (Inc)

CSCA-SCCA Supersprint Entry Form and Supplementary Regulations

You are invited to the CSCA - SCCA Supersprint Round 6 at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday 24th September 2017 Invitation, Entry and Supplementary Regulations now available.

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The Sprite Car Club of Australia (Inc) is affiliated with the Marque Sports Car Association, the Combined Sports Car Association, and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), which is the controlling body for Motor Sport in Australia.

The Combined Sports Car Association comprises the MG Car Club, MG Car Club Newcastle, the Morgan Owners' Club, the Austin Healey Owners' Club, the Triumph Sports Owners' Association, the Jaguar Drivers' Club, Club Lotus Australia, and the Sprite Car Club.  Once per year, each Club in its turn runs a "Lap Dash" or "Supersprint", where cars are timed for three or four laps of a motor racing circuit. These are usually held at Oran Park or Eastern Creek (both in Sydney), or at Mt Panorama (Bathurst) or Wakefield Park (Goulburn), both around three hours drive from Sydney.

Any motor car is acceptable for one of these events, provided it is roadworthy and safe, and carries an approved fire extinguisher. Required dress for drivers are "neck-to-sleeve-to-ankle" non-flammable clothing, an approved helmet, sensible footwear, a CAMS Basic Licence, and the desire for some good fun.

The Clubs compete against each other for an end-of-year Club Championship; there are also trophies for the Champion Driver, and for various Classes at each individual Event.

Members also race in Marque Sports Car Association and Historic Sports And Racing Car Association events. These events require (other than for "Regularity" events) the vehicle to conform with the CAMS requirements for eligibility for the particular Class of racing; the Driver must also hold a CAMS General Competition Licence, and be attired in the prescribed clothing.

Sprite Club Members also compete regularly in Motorkhanas and Rallies, where Sprites and Midgets, because of their great handling, usually perform very well.

Open Competition

Austin-Healey Sprites and MG Midgets have been very popular in Australia in all forms of Motorsport since the "Bugeye" first appeared in 1958.

While not capable of continued outright honours in major Events, nonetheless they have been extremely competitive, and have regularly won their Class against more exotic machinery. The highlight of Spridget racing success was at the Australian GT Championship at the now sadly defunct Warwick Farm circuit in 1961 to witness a Mark 1 Sprite, driven superbly by Brian Foley, beat much more exotic racecars to come in 3rd behind a D-Type Jaguar (driven by Frank Matich) and a Maserati 300S (driven by Bob Jane). Spridgets have always been popular for Club racing, and still race today, quite successfully, in Marque Sports Car Events, and in Historic Racing, in which they race generally in the form in which they were raced in the 1960's and 1970's.

Because of their excellent handling, Spridgets have always performed well in off-road events. Colin Bond (Australian Rally Champion, Touring Car Champion, Bathurst and Sandown Winner) had his very first competitive Rally in a Sprite an event which he won! A Spridget was even driven in the 1968 London to Sydney Rally by John Sprinzel (who is our Club Patron and of Sprinzel Special Tuning fame), completing the most rugged parts of the Event before front suspension failure near Broken Hill caused its retirement, ironically just before the Blacktop and relatively smooth conditions were reached.

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