There is a huge variety of motorsport in South East Queensland, so the first question you need to ask yourself is what type of motorsport do I want to participate in?
- Motorkhana and Khanacross; events are run on sealed or unsealed surfaces. Timed individually from start to finish, cars are required to follow a set course around clearly marked flags or cones, receiving time penalties for any flags they hit.
- Hillclimbs; are conducted on a sealed / unsealed surface and pit the driver and vehicle against a challenging uphill course with varying corners and gradients.
- Autocross; events are generally run on an unsealed surface and are a great introduction into Rally and Off Road events.
- Rally & Off-Road Racing; rally can be held on either a sealed surface (called Tarmac Rally) or an unsealed surface. Off-Road racing is always held on an unsealed surface and normally on private property. In both events drivers are aiming for the fastest time over a specified stage or track.
- Super Sprints; are run on a sealed / unsealed race circuits with drivers aiming for the fastest time over a specified distance.
- Drifting; an activity designed to be undertaken by driving a car through a series of corners with the object of producing as much yaw rate as possible from the vehicle whilst demonstrating the driver’s ability to control the direction of the vehicle in a fluid-type motion
- Circuit racing; generally on sealed race circuits and involve many different types of cars from open wheelers, classic race cars to modern race cars, V8’s etc.
Motor Sport Come and Try Days are held on many weekends in Queensland and most disciplines will hold a Come and Try at some stage throughout the year. Come and Try Days are an easy and inexpensive way to get involved or see whether you like a particular form of motor sport.
You don’t need a dedicated race car, all you need is your everyday road registered vehicle.
Being a predominantly Rally and Off-Road Racing club, Brisbane Sporting Car Club annually holds a rally Come and Try event.
We can put you in touch with Clubs that run these days for other forms of motor sport.
You will need a Motorsport Australia licence and you can generally buy a day licence on the morning of the event – check the regulations for the applicable event for more details.
Check out the links page on our website for more information for competitors.
Brisbane Sporting Car Club also has a mentor program for new drivers and new participants – we pair you up with a buddy who can help you find out all you need to know.
Simply contact the club and we’ll match you with a club member to help you through the process and make sure you have many years of happy competition.