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Developing the Regularity Category to Make for More Inclusive Motorsport

Regularity Developments

Regularity is one of the most inclusive, welcoming and fun categories in historic racing. As the times change, however, so must we, and we’re working to improve the category to make it more inclusive while improving the safety, enjoyment and smooth running of its events.

Regularity is open to a large range of production, sports, touring and racing cars as well as replicas and cars with a degree of modification. The rules defining which cars may run are not as strict as other categories, and the committee is able to approve invitation of compatible cars.

Drivers in the category do not compete for track position or ultimate lap time – they compete to be the most consistent. This significantly reduces the on-track pressure and competition, making Regularity a safe and welcoming form of motorsport.

Regularity Developments

The open nature of the category and the non-competitive nature of its events make Regularity one of the best points of entry to the sport of historic motorsport. Regularity’s a great category in which to build confidence, skill and experience. It’s also a joy to watch, because of the sheer variety of cars on display and tendency to draw out cars and drivers who may not otherwise compete.

In an effort to continue developing the Regularity category, increasing its appeal and improving the format, some changes are being trialed and implemented. Read on for an update by Regularity Category Manager David Ellis.

Regularity Developments

Thanks to David Ellis

Developments in the Regularity Category

The Regularity category is currently undertaking a transitional change in order to retain and appeal to the many cross sections of motoring groups within the Club and beyond.

The Category at recent meetings has attracted quite a cross section of vehicles, and whilst this is good for numbers and spectators, it means that the cars don’t always match well as a group.

Traditional Regularity cars can be overshadowed or intimidated by later model and highly modified vehicles. We also want to ensure that Regularity does not become a category to send vehicles that don’t comply with other race categories, but still need a place to run.

The future growth of the Club will also require the acceptance of modern vehicles. This is hugely important, but has brought with it an inherent and increasing speed variation within the group, which is an issue for smoothly and safely running together.

Before this speed differential became an issue, and to accommodate all of the above issues, it was agreed that the best way to move forward would be to split into a traditional Historic Regularity group and a Supersprint group.

This was trialled at the Autumn Wakefield Park Meeting and was hailed as a huge success. So, moving forward the Regularity category will be listed as two separate groups for each meeting. The criteria for each will be:

Historic Regularity

  • Historic cars that are 30 + years
  • Historic cars in near manufacturers trim and appearance
  • Historic cars with period modifications only
  • Category will comply with the CAMS 130% rule

Regularity Developments

Supersprint

By nature Supersprint will likely be the bigger and faster group and open to:

  • Historic cars with speed above the Regularity 130% rule
  • Heavily modified historic cars
  • Non-compliant race category cars
  • Invited categories
  • Modern Regularity

The desired outcomes will be to:

  • Retain a compliant Historic Regularity group that may attract new members or allure some of the old faithful who may have been intimidated and lost by recent growth and speed to return
  • To become Australia’s premier Historic Regularity group by strictly enforcing the historic policy
  • The Supersprint group will cater for all of the modified, faster and more modern vehicles in a safer environment
  • Will allow for the Club to grow and attract modern vehicles.

You’ll be able to catch the Regularity crew on track at the Spring Festival at Wakefield Park this September 1 – 3. For more details see the calendar here.

Regularity Developments


Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival Feature Race Winners

Good times were had with great friends. Beautiful historic racing machinery danced, and sometimes pirouetted, with brave and talented drivers in the rain. Lap records were broken. Here are the results for Sunday’s feature races at the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival.

Detailed results and timing can be found on our results page, and on this link to the Natsoft website. The HSRCA lap records for Eastern Creek International Raceway can be found here.

Thank you to Peter Schell for his fantastic photography.  Please hit this link to view the full gallery of his photography from the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival, including photos of the feature event winners.

Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival – Sunday 28th November 2010, Feature Races

Event 34 – Regularity – Peter Finlay and Ian Forsyth Trophies

Heidi Jackel – 1970 Valiant VG Pacer

Jake Williams – 1974 Holden HQ

Event 35 – Frank Gardner Trophy for Group L Sports

Peter Giddings – 1953 Masserati 250F

Event 35 – Alec Mildren Trophy for Group L Racing

Dick Willis – 1959 Mildren Cooper T51

Event 35 – RACA Trophy for Sa Sports Cars

Peter Jackson – 1959 Austin Healey 3000

Event 35 – Jack Myers Trophy for Na Touring Cars

Allan Bryson – 1952 Austin A30

Event 35 – The VSCCA Trophy for Group K

Peter Greenfield – 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C-36

Event 36 – The Ron Tauranac Trophy for Group Q Racing

John Gale – 1972 Surtees TS9 F1

Event 36 – Trophy Race for Group R Racing

Guido Belgiorno-Nettis – 1985 Ferrari 156/85 Turbo

Event 37 – RACA Trophy Race for Group Sb Sports Cars

Tony Dains – 1970 Triumph TR6

Event 37 – Trophy Race for Group Sc Sports Cars

Stephen Borness – 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera

Event 37 – Trophy Race for Group T Sports Cars

Jason Lea – 1968 Datsun 2000

Event 38 – John Leffler Shield for Formula Ford

Fa – John Tarran – 1970 Lotus 61M

Fb – Geoff  Walters – 1981 Elwyn 003

Event 41 – The Jack Brabham Trophy for Group M Racing Cars

Ed Holly – 1963 Brabham BT6

Event 41 – Leo Geoghegan Trophy for Group O Racing cars

John Smith 1968 Lotus 49/R8

Event 42 – The Repco Matich Trohpy for Group M Sports Cars

Stewart Mahony – 1965 Bolwell MK 4

Event 42 – The Spencer Martin Trophy for Group O Sports

Murray Sinclair – 1969 Chevron B16

Event 42 – The Bib Stillwell Trophy for Group Q Sports Cars

Scott Whittaker – 1972 Milano GT 2

Event 42 Trophy Race for Group R Sports Cars

Jamie Larner – 1979 Ralt RT2

Event 43 – The Kevin Bartlett Trophy for F 5000

Stan Redmond – 1976 Lola T332C

Event 44 Trophy Race for Formula Junior

David Methley – 1960 Lotus 18 FJ

Event 44 – Trophy Race for Formula 3

Tom Tweedie – 1965 Lola T60 F2

Event 45 – Trophy Race for Formula Vee

David Cutts – 1984 Spectre FVee

Event 46 – The Ian Geoghegan Trophy for Nb Touring Cars

Victor Waterhouse – 1964 Jaguar 3.8 MK. 2

Event 46 – The Brian Foley Trophy for Nc Touring Cars

Vince Macri – 1972 Holden Torana GTR X


Speedy gentlemen receive trophies

wakefield park trophy
Congratulations to the winners of our ‘Feature Races’ from the Wakefield Park Historics event, who should by now have received trophies for their efforts! The quality of racing and driving over the weekend was fantastic, so thank you to everyone who took part and made it such a fun weekend!

The results from our Wakefield Park event are now live on the Results page of this new site. Head here, or just click the ‘results’ link in the top menu to check them out. Results from the previous two years of HSRCA events are now easily available as links on this same page.

Event 32 – Group L Racing

First – John Medley

Second – David Gleen

Third – Bob Boast

Event 32 – Group K

First – Mal Reid

Second – nil

Third – nil

Event 32 – Group L Sports

First – Paul Armstrong

Second – Bill Hemming

Third – Shane Bowden

Event 34 – MG/7/Air Cooled Racing

First – Percy Hunter

Second – Adrian Brooks

Third – Peter Lubrano

Event 30 – MG/7/Air Cooled Regularity

First – Syd Reinhardt

Second – Philip Speer

Third – Ian Motley