2010 Australian Tarmac Championship Rules

 
1. Four Rounds

The Australian Tarmac Championship (ATC) will consist of four rounds:

  • Round One- Mt. Buller Sprint- 4 to 6 December 2009
  • Round Two- Targa Wrest Point- 30 & 31 January 2010
  • Round Three- Lake Mountain Sprint- 20 & 21 March 2010
  • Round Four- Targa Tasmania- 27 April to 2 May 2010

2. Competitions

There will be two Championship Competitions:

  • Classic- For category 2 to category 6 cars made from 1946 to 1981
    • Winners will be determined by handicap results from each round using the 2010 Targa Tasmania Classic Handicap Table (CHT) and will be called the 2010 Classic Australian Tarmac Champions.
  • Modern- For category 7 to category 9 cars made from 1982 to 2010
    • Winners will be determined by outright results from each round and will be called the 2010 Modern Australian Tarmac Champions.

3. Categories

Category winners will be recognised and will be called 2010 Australian Tarmac Championship Category Winners.  Standard (SS), Limited Modified (LMS) and Modified (MS) Specifications will be awarded within the following categories except Showroom, which will be awarded to Two and Four Wheel Drive categories:

    • Category 2- 1947 to 1960
    • Category 3- 1961 to 1965
    • Category 4- 1966 to 1971
    • Category 5- 1972 to 1976
    • Category 6- 1977 to 1981
    • Category 7- 1982 to 1990
    • Category 8- 1991 to 2002
    • Category 9- 2003 to 2010
    • Showroom- 2003 to 2010

4. Classes

All classes that have had more than three different entries at the conclusion of Round Four will be recognised as classes and the winners of each of these classes will be called 2010 Australian Tarmac Championship Class Winners.  Standard (SS), Limited Modified (LMS) and Modified (MS) Specifications will be included and classes will be based on those outlined in the 2010 Targa Tasmania Supplementary Regulations.

5. Entry Fees

All entries in each round will receive FREE entry into the 2010 Australian Tarmac Championship.

6. Points

  • Points will be awarded to ALL finishers in each round.
  • All winners will be determined on total points using each competitor’s best three rounds from the four round championship.  If a competitor competes in all four rounds, their worst points result will be automatically dropped from their total.
  • Points are NOT transferable between Competitions, Categories and/or Classes.  i.e. A competitor can change from one Modern car to another and continue to gain Modern  Championship points but will not if they switch from Modern to Classic or vice versa.  They will only continue to gain category points if the new vehicle falls into the same category.  Same applies to Class results.
  • Points will primarily be awarded to the driver of the vehicle and then the navigator.  If a driver utilises more than one navigator during the Championship, the navigator utilised in Round Four- Targa Tasmania will be recognised as the Champion or Winning Navigator in the case of Category or Class awards.
  • Points will be awarded in line with the attached ATC Points Table.
  • Final results at each round will determine points awarded and no protests to the points table will be accepted.
  • All ties in total points at the conclusion of the championship, whether it be between two, three or more competitors, will be decided on the basis of the best placed finisher in Round Four- Targa Tasmania will be awarded the highest position and so on.

7. Prizes & Trophies

The following prizes and trophies will be awarded:

  • Modern Champions- Trophies plus
    • One Free Entry into each of the following:
      • 2010 Mt Buller Sprint
      • 2011 Targa Wrest Point
      • 2011 Lake Mountain Sprint
  • Modern 2nd Place- Trophies plus
    • One Free Entry into the following:
      • 2011 Targa Wrest Point
  • Modern 3rd Place- Trophies plus
    • One Free Entry into the following:
      • 2011 Lake Mountain Sprint
  • Classic Champions- Trophies plus
    • One Free Entry into each of the following:
      • 2010 Mt Buller Sprint
      • 2011 Targa Wrest Point
      • 2011 Lake Mountain Sprint
  • Classic 2nd Place- Trophies plus
    • One Free Entry into the following:
      • 2011 Targa Wrest Point
  • Classic  3rd Place- Trophies plus
    • One Free Entry into the following:
      • 2011 Lake Mountain Sprint
  • Category Winners- Framed Certificates
  • Class Winners- Certificates

Free Entry Conditions:

    • Entries are not transferable to anyone nor can they be transferred to a later year. I.e. If they are not utilised by the winning driver and/or navigator in the year stated above, they are automatically forfeited.
    • Entries are not transferable to any other event within the ATC.
    • Entries will be awarded to the driver of the winning vehicle unless the driver nominates the winning navigator to utilise the prize.
    • Octagon Australia and Mountain Motorsports are not liable for any costs associated in utilising the free entry/entries. 
    • All additional costs and levies are the responsibility of the winners.

7. Presentations

Trophies and awards will be awarded as follows:

  • Modern Champions- Wrest Point Official Podium Finish at 2010 Targa Tasmania- 2 May and Targa Tasmania Presentation Dinner- 3 May
  • Classic Champions- Wrest Point Official Podium Finish at 2010 Targa Tasmania- 2 May and Targa Tasmania Presentation Dinner- 3 May
  • Category Winners- Targa Tasmania Presentation Dinner- 3 May
  • Class Winners-  Certificates will be mailed to winners
  • ALL winners will be displayed on each events website

8. Technical Regulations

Whilst it is envisaged that all regulations will be the same across the ATC in the following year; for 2010 there are some differences between each round due to historical interpretation.  It is highly recommended that each competitor reads the Supplementary Regulations for each event as they would normally and does not assume that because their car was technically legal at one round that it will be at the next round.

Octagon Australia and Mountain Motorsports will accept no responsibility for any vehicle found to be illegal at one round that was deemed legal at another.  Protests on these grounds will not be accepted.

9. Protests

As each round will still be run autonomously; all protests will be handled under each events supplementary regulations covering protests.

Once each events final standings are issued, they are FINAL and points will be allocated on that basis and no protests against the points allocated to each competitor will be accepted.

10. Further Information

For further information of queries:

   Peter Washington - peter@mountainmotorsports.com.au

   Tim McNeilly           - tim@mountainmotorsports.com.au

   Mark Perry             - m.perry@octagon.com