VSC Standard Saloons Specification Manual

VICTORIAN SPEEDWAY COUNCIL INCORPORATED
STANDARD SALOON 2022-2027 SPECIFICATIONS

These Regulations and Specifications apply to all Owners, Drivers, Pit crews, Officials and Clubs engaged in the promotion, conducting, competing and/or presentation of VSC Inc. Classes.

This book must be read in conjunction with VSC Inc. approved Special Regulations and/or Notices issued by the VSC Inc. from time to time. Ignorance of these Regulations and Specifications and Notices shall be deemed as ‘No Defence’ regarding breaches and/or appeals of same.

Where there is a difference of opinion between the Scrutineer, Machine Examiners, Officials, or Owner/Driver regarding the interpretations of any specification or regulation within this book then that matter shall be resolved by the VSC Inc. Technical Committee at the earliest available opportunity.

If ‘IT’ is not in the book, enquire for prior clarification or approval before construction or implementation.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
To be of professional standard. All materials used must be of good quality.
Bolts are not to be used through structural tubing unless a welded sleeve is provided.
All material sizes quoted are minimum unless a maximum is stated.

Definition of material:
CHS – Circular Hollow Section
RHS – Rectangular Hollow Section
WT – Wall Thickness
OD – Outside Diameter
AS 1163 G.200: Australia Standard 1163 for structural steel tubing grade 200.

For clarity in printing, imperial sizes have been changed to metric and have been rounded off to the nearest full millimetre. These sizes will continue to be accepted (i.e.: 1.25″ = 31.75mm rounded to 32mm

DRIVER SAFETY
All protective clothing and safety equipment must be used and/or worn in the approved and accepted manner. Flame protection (suit) plus thermal protections (underwear) equal driver protection.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
“MUST” be worn by all drivers and passengers.

RACE SUIT
Race suit must meet minimum standard of either SFI 3.2A /1, FIA 8856-2000 or FIA 8856-2018. Suit to be snug fit at ankles, collar and cuffs. Must be fastened at all times whilst in car. Suit to be in a clean and tidy condition and free of holes or wear.
Two piece suits NOT PERMITTED.

No synthetic material to be worn against skin. (One way communicator earpiece and lead allowed).
No jewellery to be worn.

UNDERWEAR
Full length underwear meeting minimum standard of either SFI 3.3, FIA 8856-2000 or FIA 8856-2018.
Approved underwear must be worn regardless of type of race suit.

SOCKS
Only socks in good condition meeting minimum standard of either SFI 3.3, FIA 8856-2000 or FIA 8856-2018.
Socks must be higher than bottom cuff of under wear.

BOOTS, GLOVES, BALACLAVAS
Boots, gloves and balaclavas are compulsory in all divisions and must meet minimum standard of either, SFI 3.3, FIA 8856–2000 or FIA 8856–2018.

Balaclava must cover the nose to prevent inhalation of flames and must be long enough to fit inside of or cover the collar of the race suit.

Gloves must reach driving suit cuff. Gloves cannot be modified in any way (eg. Removing thumb).
Boots must cover the ankles and be high enough to permit coverage by the driving suit cuff.

HELMET
Drivers and passengers must wear approved and correctly fitting helmet. The helmet must meet minimum standard of either.

    1. AS/NZS 1698:2006 or UN ECE 22.05 standard. Must be no older than 5 years from date of manufacture.
    2. Snell SA-2020.
    3. Snell SA-2015. Must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.
    4. FIA 8858-2010. Must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.  FIA 8858-2010 NOT VALID AFTER 31/12/2023
    5. FIA 8859-2015. Must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.
    6. FIA 8860-2010. Must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.

Junior drivers only, the following helmets are also approved for use.

  1. SFI 24.1 Must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.
  2. CMR2016 Must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.
  3. CMS2016 Must be no older than 10 years from date of manufacture.

ECE 22.05 HELMETS MUST HAVE ECE 22.05 LABELLS ON CHIN STRAP AND HELMET (NOT HELMET ONLY) TO COMPLY WITH STANDARD.

Snell foundation recommends replacing helmet after five years of normal use.

Helmet must pass inspection by the Scrutineer or Technical Committee.

NECK BRACE (HORSE COLLAR)/ HEAD & NECK RESTRAINT
Approved head and neck restraints (eg: ‘Hans’ type devices) can be used in lieu of a horse collar neck brace. A compulsory neck brace must meet minimum standard of either SFI 3.3, or FIA 8856 – 2000. Correctly fitted to suit the driver and helmet used, leaving a nominal 15mm gap to prevent leverage injuries. A horse collar neck brace is to be high of density foam covered with Nomex, wool or similar fire retardant material. Head and neck restraint devices must only be fitted to the helmet by authorised installer as directed by the manufacturer and must be SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 or FIA 8858-2010. 5 YEAR REPLACEMENT OR RECERTIFICATION FROM DATE OF MANUFACTURE ON SFI 38.1

EYE PROTECTION/GLASSES
Suitable eye protection must be worn IE: visor or goggles.

If a driver is required to wear optical glasses under any requirement for licence under Vic Roads licensing and/or Medical Practitioner stipulates that the optical glasses must be worn for reasons of VSC Inc. licensing, then that driver must wear those glasses whilst competing and any such glasses must be made of non-splintable type material.

SEAT AND SEAT BELTS
A ‘Purpose Built’ professional standard one-piece, minimum 2mm material thickness steel, minimum 3mm material thickness aluminium or SFI approved in date composite bucket type seat incorporating a substantial headrest, must be used. The use of mass produced, competition based alloy seats with lightening holes is recommended. E.g., Kirkey/Butler. All holes are to be swaged as per manufacturer’s specifications. The use of one off type seats without holes is permitted subject to VSC Technical Committee approval.
Minimum 50mm clearance Helmet to head plate/roll cage bars.
Concave seat to support back to minimum of TOP of shoulder height and width.

Top of headrest to be at least 50mm above helmet to seat contact area and to be within easy contact of helmet. Minimum width 150mm.
It is mandatory for all VSC cars to have a head rest brace of minimum strength equivalent to 20mm x 20mm x 1.6mm RHS within 25mm of the back of the head rest, to stop the head rest moving back beyond 25mm. If tubing is used end on, a plate of minimum 60mm x 60mm x 3mm is to be fitted to the end to stop it becoming a spear into back of the head rest.

Seat base or lower sides to be securely mounted to seat mounting frame or roll cage barwork at a minimum of two (2) points using 8mm bolts and minimum 38mm diameter body washers passing through minimum 3mm flat steel tabs welded to seat frame or barwork or sleeves welded through seat frame or barwork. Or original manufactures mounting hardware and specifications.
Seat mounting frame to be of minimum strength equivalent to 25mmx3mm steel tube.

Seat back to be securely braced to, and attached to roll cage using mountings equivalent in strength to 25mmx3mm steel tube, approximately 75mm below shoulder height using a minimum of two 8mm bolts and minimum 38mm diameter body washers.

Lateral (sideways) support must be given to hips and above waist.
Front of seat under legs to be raised and rolled.

Seatbelts must be run through seat or links, not over top or sides.
Cut outs for belts to be suitably grommetted.

Seats may be padded and covered, the covering being securely attached.
Maximum padding thickness 50mm.

Adjustable seats to be approved by VSC Inc scrutineer or Technical Committee and endorsed in logbook.

An approved type racing seat belt / harness set must be fitted.

All seat belt or harness sets must be of SFI 16.1 certification and rating or greater.

All seat belt or harness sets must be five or six point attachment.

All seat belt or harness sets must use an over centre lever latch type buckle.

SEAT BELT LIFE IS A MAXIMUM OF 2 YEARS FOR SEAT BELTS WITH PUNCHED “DATE OF MANUFACTURE” AND “VALID 2 YEARS FROM PUNCHED DATE” TOGETHER ON SFI TAG, OR AS PER VALID UNTIL OR EXPIRY DATE NOTED ON SFI TAG.

The belts must be in good condition – no fraying, tears, fading etc.

SFI or FIA approved head and neck restraint (e.g.: ‘Hans’ type devices) seatbelts permitted when restraint is used.

All seat belts to be fitted to barwork or minimum 3mm steel brackets attached to barwork.

Seat belt mounting brackets must be on roll cage or subframe or cross frames, not on sheet metal. Additional seat belt mounting points may be needed for adjustable seats and or junior drivers.

Seat belt bolts to be minimum 10mm grade 8.8 with Conelok or Nylok nuts only. (Standard manufacturer’s bolts with Conelok or Nylok nuts permitted ie: Simpson, G Force).

Maximum 300mm seat to seat belt mounting points
If passenger seat fitted and no passenger in race, seat belts and window net must be removed or correctly buckled and/or attached.

Harness to be fitted to manufacturer’s specifications or for existing fitment the following guide lines.

See “Installation of Restraint System”. [Fig. 1 and 2].

In order for the driver restraint system to be fully effective, considerable thought must be given to the location of mounting points and to proper installation. Many installations comply only with the letter of the rules with no understanding of the needless injury to the driver.

The mounting points should be solid and should remain so even if this vehicle is deformed due to an accident. The mounting points should also not put undue strain or twist on the belt system hardware. The lap belt should be positioned so it rides across the solid pelvic area and not the soft stomach area or down on the thighs.

The shock absorbing ability to protect internal organs makes it the preferred location for the belt. (See diagrams)

The shoulder harness should be mounted to prevent the driver from moving upward, out of the seat, in the event of a rollover. The required minimum distance from the top of the driver’s helmet to the top of the roll bar does not leave much leeway for the shoulder harness to prevent the helmet from striking the roof in the event of a rollover. The shoulder harness is the major means of preventing injury in such an accident.

Anti-Submarine straps serve two purposes.

To secure the lap strap down across the drivers hips, so in the event of an accident, it is not pulled up across the stomach by the shoulder straps.

To prevent the driver from sliding forward and out of the harness [see Fig.2(i) and Fig. 2(ii)]

For extra assurance a double strap anti submarine belt can be used [see Fig.2(iii) and Fig.2(iv)]

When the driver is seated in a semi-reclining position a six point system (two anti-submarine or crotch straps) is preferable. Most drivers find the two anti-sub strap position more comfortable regardless of the type of car.

In many instances, the anti-submarine straps are mounted much too far forward of the seat. This practice could cause injury as the body can slide partially out of the seat before being restrained when the strap contacts the groin. It is much more practical to cut a slot in the seat bottom so the anti-submarine strap can be anchored in line with the chest.

Because of difference (often vast) in competition vehicles, “standard” method of mounting is impractical.

Good judgement and common sense in inspecting restraint system mounts is needed. Safety equipment is often neglected in favour of performance equipment, but its proper operation when the need arises is essential to survival.


Fig 1.


Fig 2.

ONE WAY COMMUNICATOR
The use of one way communicator is compulsory.

Operating one way communicator is to be presented at scrutineering.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER
On board fire extinguisher optional. It must be securely mounted and be of the correct type for the fuel being used.

NUMBERS
Numbers 1, 2 and 3 reserved for VSC State Title placegetters. All vehicles are to be presented for racing in a good condition, including paintwork and sign writing. Allocated numbers may be painted on the both sides of body.

Cars must also have car number front and rear of car, in a clearly visible position and to be minimum 75 x 100mm in contrasting colours. Driver’s name/s on roof above driver’s door or sunvisor minimum 50mm lettering is optional.

ROOF NUMBER PLATE
The roof identification number shall be a metal plate 30cm (300mm x 300mm) square with a 5cm 50mm right angle fold at the bottom where 2 holes, at 200mm centres shall be drilled to take 6mm bolts. The plate shall be bolted vertically on the roof of the vehicle parallel with the side of the car. (may also be V shaped)

The plate must be black background and white number/s in plain font 200mm high.

LICENSING
Only VSC licensed persons may participate as a driver or passenger.
Junior licence age limits, aged over 10 years and under 17 years at the time of application. 10 and 11 year olds are restricted to 4 and 6 cylinder cars.

INSURANCE
Proof of approved speedway accident coverage is compulsory for drivers and passengers.
Ambulance membership is compulsory for drivers and passengers.

ALCOHOL
No alcohol/illicit drugs are to be consumed within twelve hours prior to racing by driver. No alcohol permitted in the pit area. Drivers, passengers or crews must not exceed .02% blood alcohol level at any time during scrutineering or race meeting, as per racing rules and regulations.

WINDOW NETS
Window nets are mandatory.

Window net to be completely removable without the use of tools.

Window net to be in good condition.

Window Net to be a minimum approved SFI standard of 27.1

Window nets with SFI rating that have manufacture dates must be replaced every two years form date of manufacture.

Window nets with SFI rating that have an expiry or valid until date be enforced and replaced according to expiry or valid until date.

As from 01/07/2023 SFI rated window nets with expiry or valid until date are mandatory.

Window net must be fixed top and bottom using a minimum 8mm steel rod through window net.

Window net bottom mounting to be no further out than centre of top Nascar bar.

Original window net manufacturer supplied fitting hardware permitted if it meets 8mm minimum steel rod.

The following design uses two push button seat belt buckles and the belts tongues are welded to side roof bar.

Using 8mm minimum steel rod, to be welded to rear of buckles.

Tubing at base of net fixed with bonnet lock pins.

No tek screws, pop rivets or cable ties permitted to fit window net.

 

STANDARD SALOON 2022 – 2027 CLASS SPECIFICATIONS

1. CARS
All types of passenger cars are permitted. Cars must have been available through an Australian authorised dealer network. Cars must remain in Standard Model trim: i.e. anything not mentioned in these specifications reverts to Standard Model specifications and be no less than 8 years old for start of the model being used. NO sports type models permitted.

No Four Wheel Drive Vehicles permitted. All diecast, brittle plastic and chrome must be removed from the vehicle and all holes in firewall must be covered. No strengthening to be added or holes to be filled in body or chassis unless compliant with these specifications.

Vehicle identification plate must remain where applicable. Cars of unusual construction or configuration must apply for approval from V.S.C. Inc. Technical Committee before construction. All new models must have VSC and Technical Committee approval to be eligible to race.

Change of body (same model reshell) during race season requires new day light inspection and log book endorsement. Re registration not required.

2. ROLL CAGE
The roll cage is to prevent the collapse of cabin area under impact.

Roll cage to enclose the driver/passenger, to be full width and full height of the cabin area.

The roll bars are to constitute a cage type framework; braced fore and aft. The cage must extend from behind seats forward to the windscreen area and incorporate protection for the feet.

See attached minimum roll cage diagram.

All bars in diagram are compulsory.

All cars must be constructed with a complete Roll Cage built to the NASCAR design as used in other classes within the VSC Inc.

a) All roll bar material must be good quality mild steel, minimum AS1163 GR200. Minimum 38mm OD x 3mm WT CHS.

The use of any material other than low carbon steel for the construction of roll cage must have VSC Inc. Technical Committee approval.

Aluminium based material not permitted.
b) The rear main hoop and main roll cage bars will each be made of one continuous length of tubing, with smooth continuous bends and no evidence of crimping, wall failure or significant weakening. All bends to be made using a pipe bender with the correct size former, Galvanized tubing or welding over threaded tubing not permitted in any structural barwork. Water pipe fittings or malleable fitting are not permitted. Roll cage built using other than fusion welding techniques will not be accepted. Gussets on welded joints may be required.
c) Main roll cage hoop to be within 50mm of sides of roof at narrowest point and mounted square to bottom roll cage subframe as per diagram 1. Top windscreen bar to be within 50mm of windscreen opening at front roll cage leg on side elevation.

Front roll cage legs must join the roof hoop at a point no further than 50mm from the windscreen opening. Front roll cage legs to follow windscreen pillar line to a maximum angle of 45 degrees downward from the side roof bar line and be within maximum 300mm behind “A” pillar on side elevation and maximum 50mm from “A” pillar on front elevation at original top door line. Then bottom section of “A” pillar to continue straight down to mount to bottom subframe at a 90 degree angle on side elevation.  (Distance from back of original “A” pillar to vertical part of rollcage leg is determined by the 45 degree angle not by the 300mm distance.)

NOTE for cars with sever rake of windscreen. If the angle of roll cage “A” pillar bar is less than 45 degrees down from roof bar line, a quarter vent bar minimum 25mm OD x 3mm WT CHS is necessary. Must be as close as practicable to the first upright of the NASCAR barwork. Roll cage legs shall be welded to the top of sub frame within 50mm of door pillars on front elevation. Sub frame to be of tubular or angle section running fore and aft, welded or bolted to the floor pan/sills using minimum FOUR 12mm steel bolts through the subframe and using 100mm x 100mm plates under the floor or four x 50mm fillet welds.
d) SUBFRAME MATERIAL SIZES:
A. Tubular minimum 38mm OD x 3mm WT CHS or 38mm x 38mm x 3mm RHS.

B. Angle minimum 50mm x 50mm x 5mm.
e) A two piece diagonal brace, minimum 38mm OD x 3mm WT CHS will be fitted in main rollcage hoop behind driver/passenger head.
f) ADDITIONAL MINIMUM BARWORK:
38mm OD x 3mm WT CHS.

Top Windscreen bar.

Lower windscreen/dash bar.

Nascar door bars on drivers side: Three horizontal side bars with only one bend at each end curving out to the door skin, are to be placed between front and rear cage legs, with even spaces between top bar and cage subframe. Top bar to be within 75mm of original top window sill.

A minimum of two vertical spacer bars, evenly spaced between front and rear roll cage legs, are to be fitted between the cage subframe and top horizontal bar. Two door vehicles or vehicles with excessive roll cage length between the front and rear legs of the roll cage, must use three vertical bars and a quarter vent bar fitted above the first vertical bar.

Passengers (Left) side minimum two bars between front and rear roll cage legs. One must be horizontal within 75mm at window sill height.
g) LEFT HAND SIDE (PASSENGER SIDE) TO BE MIRRORED OF DRIVERS SIDE IF PASSENGER SEAT FITTED. Including foot protection, anti spear plate and head plate.
h) Minimum of two subframe cross braces at roll cage legs, either 38mm OD x 3mm WT CHS or 35mm x 35mm x 3mm WT RHS. Option for cars registered prior to 1-7-2014, front subframe cross brace (spreader bar) may be moved rearward no further than the first vertical door bar or to a maximum 300mm from the front roll cage leg (as per diagram), providing a diagonal brace is fitted between spreader bar and front roll cage legs on both sides. Centre roof bar minimum 32mm OD x 3mm WT CHS. Centre windscreen bar minimum 25mm OD x 3mm WT CHS.

If rear subframe cross brace is bent upwards to clear tunnel a vertical bar minimum 25mm x 3mm must be fitted above tunnel between subframe cross brace and rear hoop diagonal brace or cruciform. Rear subframe cross brace not to be bent forward or backwards.
i) FOOT PROTECTION must be used as per diagram 1, minimum tube size 32mm x 3mm CHS when “A” pillar is within 50mm of original door pillar or minimum 38mm x 3mm CHS if “A” pillar is further than 50mm from original door pillar.  Minimum height to be 300mm and brought forward to a minimum of the accelerator pedal. And must be filled with a secularly welded 3mm steel plate. Or 5mm aluminium (not to be lightened by drilling) aluminium must be fitted outside of roll cage using a minimum of 6 – 50mm x 50mm x 3mm steel tabs welded to  bars and bolted using 8mm  high tensile bolts with no protrusions. Must be mirrored on passenger side bar work if passenger seat fitted.

A mandatory foot protection brace bar of a minimum 25mm x 3mm chs fitted between the front top half of the foot protection bar and bar work to the left on the driver`s side (preferably the dash bar) and between the front top half of the foot protection bar and dash bar at approximately 45 degrees on the passenger side if passenger seat fitted.

HEAD PLATE
A head plate is compulsory for the driver and passenger and must be welded on a minimum of three sides. The head plate to be minimum 3mm mild steel plate. Refer diagram. Bolt-in roof plate optional. Removable head plate to be 5mm aluminium alloy or 3mm steel, 25mm x 3mm FMS strip to be welded to main hoop, top windscreen bar, centre roof bar and side roof bar. Or 10 of 50mm x 50mm x 3mm MS tags acceptable.

Plate to be mounted, from above, with 10 x 8mm diameter high tensile bolts, 3 each side, 2 front, 2 rear. Heads of bolts to be downwards, i.e. no projections.

No bar work permitted front or rear of roll cage except foot and fuel tank protection bar work.

ANTI SPEAR
An anti spear deflector plate, 3mm or 5mm aluminium (not to be lightened by drilling) to be fitted to drivers side, from floor line to window sill bar, forward of the first vertical door bar to the front leg of the roll cage and must be fitted outside of roll cage. If not welded one piece door plates to be bolted on using a minimum of 6 – 50mm x 50mm x 3mm steel tabs welded to nascar bars and bolted using 8mm  high tensile bolts with no protrusions. If individual pieces are used they must be fitted outside of roll cage using a minimum of 4 – 50mm x 50mm x 3mm steel tabs welded to Nascar bars and bolted using 8mm  high tensile bolts to each piece with no protrusions. Must be mirrored on passenger side bar work if passenger seat fitted.

SCATTER SHIELD
A scatter shield of minimum 3mm steel or 5mm aluminium minimum width 150mm to be securely mounted to auto transmission / clutch bell housing or inside / outside of floor as near as possible to engine firewall.

To extend from right floor to left floor.

So as to protect the driver and passengers limbs from a ‘clutch explosion’.

When an engine is transverse the scatter shield must also cover the cabin side of clutch housing.

Scatter shield may be braced to roll cage under dash bar.

MESH SCREEN
A mesh screen will be securely fitted to roll cage and/or metal body covering the complete windscreen opening in front of driver and passenger, using either weld, bolts or metal hose clamps. Maximum mesh size 50mm x 50mm minimum gauge 3mm.

25mm x 25mm mesh may use minimum 2.5mm gauge wire.

ROLLCAGE DIAGRAM

ALL BARS IN THIS DIAGRAM ARE MANDATORY. LEFT HAND SIDE MUST BE MIRROR OF DRIVERS SIDE IF PASSENGER SEAT FITTED INCLUDING HEAD ANTI SPEAR AND FOOT PROTECTION PLATE AND BARS. NASCAR BARS MAY BE USED ON PASSENGER SIDE WITHOUT PASSENGER SEAT FITTED.

DIAGRAM FOR SHORT ROLLCAGES WITH MORE THAN 50MM DISTANCE FROM ORIGINAL DOOR PILLAR TO FRONT ROLLCAGE LEG

FUEL PROTECTION BARWORK
All fuel tank protection bar work to be a minimum 38mm OD x 3mm WT CHS, maximum 42mm OD x 3mm WT CHS.

To be welded to rear roll cage hoop. Bar work may follow contours of boot floor and may be attached by a maximum of four x 50mm fillet welds to floor or two 12mm steel bolts through the boot floor not chassis rail, using two 100mm x 100mm x 5mm steel plates or one 50mm x 50mm x 4mm steel angle (no wider than inside of rear wheel arches) above floor, and 100mm x 100mm x 3mm steel plates under the floor.

Rear braces to be attached to top of roll cage rear hoop no more than 200mm from outside of roll cage leg. Lower bars to be no wider than inside rear wheel arches, minimum width 800mm. To be no closer than 150mm to rear inner face of boot panel.

One (1) pair of reward bars may be crossed.
Bar may be joined by sandwich plates or sleeved-joins to be minimum 500mm from rear of roll cage. Sandwich plate size maximum 150mm square, minimum thickness 5mm, using four (4) 10mm high tensile bolts per join.
Alternatively, bars to be sleeved a minimum 150mm and welded.

Optional, extra protection barwork, maximum 200mm high, as per diagram 3.

A spreader bar is to be fitted between lower bars adjacent to rear firewall, to be a minimum 38mm OD x 3mm WT CHS, or 40mm x 3mm WT RHS as per diagram 3.

Rear bumpers not to be attached to bar work.

Diagram 3.

3. BODIES

Original metal bodies must be used. Redundant interior brackets IE: console and seat brackets maybe removed.

Securely attached Fibreglass rear quarter panel and front mudguard covers may be used over existing original rear quarter panels and front mudguards.

No self tapping or self drilling screws (Tek Screws) permitted on external panels.

Doors must be securely bolted or welded shut.

Door skins may be fabricated. Fabricated door skin to resemble the original, minimum thickness 1.2mm, maximum thickness 1.6mm steel or 2mm fibreglass. Fibreglass door skins to be securely mounted at each end, bottom and top. Maximum 25 mm x 25mm x 1.6mm RHS or 25mm x 25mm x 3mm angle top support.

STANDARD SALOON FIBRE GLASS DOOR SKIN BOTTOM MOUNTS
Maximum 40mm x 3mm flat steel may be fitted to sill panel, using rivets or weld. Maximum 15mm overlap onto sill, maximum 15mm long stitch welds at minimum 170mm centres, ON ONE EDGE OF SILL OR FLAT ONLY.

Bonnets must have a minimum of two quick release pins. Boot to have a minimum of one quick release pin, two preferred, pin to be 12mm.

No openings or holes allowed in bonnets.

Both front doors may be cut down a maximum 75mm to allow for driver/passenger access, but front and rear original metal door skins must be used, window frames optional.

A rear panel of maximum thickness 1.6mm flat material may be fitted across rear of vehicle for cosmetic reasons. (eg. Rear XD Falcon)
Rear quarter vent windows or upper quarter panel above door window sill only may be filled in (optional). Original covers or panel steel covers only.

OPTIONAL RUB STRIPS
Mild steel rubbing strip between wheel arches to be 25 x 25 x 3mm RHS.

Be securely mounted against body at a minimum of four) reasonable evenly spaced points.

Bolts must be minimum of 12mm mild steel or 10mm 8.8 coach-head (cup head) bolts and be bolted horizontally to bar work. Bolts at each end must be no more than 50mm from the end of rub rail.

Inner mounting bar to be returned to roll cage at each end.

Rubbing rail ends to be closed and taper to 45 degrees as not to become a ‘spear’.

Rub strips not to be used on quarter panel behind rear wheel.
See diagram 4.

Or VSC style rubbing strips between wheel arches permitted, to be 25mm x 25mm x 3.2 W.T. RHS, to be securely attached against outside of body by four (4) ) reasonable evenly spaced points, using M8 grade 8.8 or M12 grade 4.6 cup head bolts (round dome head). Through onto bar work mounting points, ends of strips to be chamfered and filled in, mounting bracket to be no larger than 25mm x 25mm x 3.2 RHS where necessary (ie. onto rear bar work) any holes in bar work must be sleeved and sleeves must be welded in place.

No other material may be placed inside rubbing strips, end mounts to be within 50mm of ends. See diagram 5.

Inner rails only as in diagram 4. may be used.


Diagram 4.


Diagram 5.

4. BUMPER BARS
Must be original and securely bolted in the original position. Plastic bumper bars on late model cars may be used. Original bumper replacement, plastic bumpers may be used, including the original mounting equipment or original steel bumper must be cut off at widest chassis bracket mounting point. Or maximum 1.6mm thick steel fabricated mount no higher than were fitted to chassis rail with maximum one 75mm return top and bottom may be fitted between outer edges of chassis rails to mount plastic bumper to. Plastic bumper to be fitted over top and bolted in place. Bumper to be Holden to Holden, Ford to Ford etc. Exception where original bumper bar is unavailable or impractical, permission may be given to use suitable replacement after application to VSC Inc. Technical Committee.

5. GRILL
May only be filled with mesh, maximum 50mm x 50mm x 3mm thick mesh.

Mesh may only be attached with maximum 1.6mm flat panel steel supports.

No strengthening folds permitted.

Headlight and taillight opening may be filled with mesh or panel steel.

6. SUSPENSION
Replacement shock absorbers must be available for road use on correct make and model, and be fitted in accordance with manufactures recommended procedure.(ie: Koni & Bilstein).

No externally adjustable shockers permitted, only shockers that have to be removed from mounted position to be adjusted are permitted.

No additional springs or shockers permitted. No aluminium strut tops permitted.

7. STEERING
Steering to remain original type; i.e. Rack and Pinion to remain Rack and Pinion.

Steering a minimum three turns lock to lock. If car has less than three turns lock to lock when fitted with standard or optional OEM steering systems, then proof must be supplied at daylight inspection and logbook will be suitably endorsed.

NO modifications permitted to steering arms.

NO reduction boxes permitted.
After-market steering wheels permitted, minimum 330mm diameter.

Steering must be mounted in original position and securely attached to roll cage (i.e. U Bolt) top steering shaft mount maybe moved maximum 30mm at dash bar to bring steering wheel in line with driver’s seat. Non original steering shaft permitted.

Steering wheel hub must be suitably padded.

OEM power steering permitted. Maximum power steering cooler size 250mmx175mm must be mounted in engine bay.

Quick release steering wheel is mandatory.

Quick release mechanism is preferred to be purchased from a manufacturer. Any that are self manufactured must not be driven by the attaching pin and seek Technical Committee direction and be approved by Technical Committee via Zone Scrutineer or Technical Representative.

Standard front end alignment settings free.

8. BRAKES
Standard brakes must operate effectively on all four wheels at all times.

Brakes not to be adjustable from the drivers/passengers seat.

Hand brake, if fitted must remain standard.

9. MOTORS – GUIDELINES FOR ENGINE INSPECTION
Engine will be inspected on the basis that all parts used in/on all engines must comply with the specifications/dimensions specified in original manual produced by the manufacturer for the standard engine; with the exceptions of listed permitted modifications.

Owner/driver is responsible to prove the above and produce information when necessary to validate.

4, 6 and 8 Cylinder reciprocating only permitted. Owners of V8 four (4) barrel engined cars not listed must provide documentation to satisfy Scrutineer/Technical Committee that said combination of carburettor to engine to car is permitted. This document must be produced at daylight inspection and forwarded to State Secretary for logbook endorsement.

Sports model, Rotary, Fuel Injected, Turbo-Charged or Super Charged engines or any other performance modifications are not permitted.

Cars may run any size motor as long as the design of the motor conforms to the model of the car (i.e. 202 motor in an EH Holden; 4lt sohc motor in an EA Falcon etc.) Multiple carburettors are not permitted.

Engine capacity size is to be OEM – Base Australian Model.

All engines must be sealed. Only VSC Inc. registered seals to be recognised.

All engines to have VSC issued BLUE TWIST seals fitted before racing at any race meeting. The following parts to be sealed sump and heads to block, inlet manifold and rocker covers to heads. ie: If head can`t be removed with rocker cover in place this can be the head seal. Sealing wire to pass through two accessible adjacent bolt heads or studs or bolt head and adjacent casting, not brackets. Where practical wire can pass through rocker cover bolt and inlet manifold bolts.

(See section 23. Engine inspections).

V8 Engines permitted to have a standard OEM manifold fitted with a standard 4 barrel OEM carburettor if fitted on that series. Choke butterfly/s, linkage and shaft only may be removed.

V8 engines may use a standard model number 4150 or 4160 (not HP ect) Classic or Avenger series vacuum secondary Holley 4 barrel carburettor up to a maximum 750cfm.

Original choke horn, list and model numbers to be in standard unaltered condition.

Choke butterfly/s, linkage and shafts are the only parts that may be removed.

Standard interchangeable internal parts permitted IE: Jets, power valve, floats, needles and seats.

All housings, bowls, blocks, plates, venturis, shafts ect to be in standard original condition.
(no grinding, drilling, filing, sanding, welding ect.)

A maximum 25mm adaptor plate may be used when necessary.

4 and 6 cylinder vehicles may run a standard original 2 barrel carburettor or may use OEM manifold and one standard 2 barrel carburettor up to and including 500CFM (i.e. Holley).

Choke butterfly/s, linkage and shafts are the only parts that may be removed.

A maximum 25mm adaptor plate may be used when necessary. VN, VP, VR, VT, VY, VX, VY, VZ, VE V6 Ecotec must use approved standard Ecoflow adaptor only and Holley 2bbl to 500cfm, inner bonnet frame may be removed to allow maximum 15mm air cleaner clearance on Ecotec equipped cars.

Carburettors to be fitted with two throttle springs, one to carburettor butterfly and one to the linkage.

All vehicles must use some form of air filter. Standard fitment base model air cleaner ducting only is permitted before air cleaner element. No air cleaners or air intakes in cabin.

4, 6 and 8 cylinder engines may run extractors.

Engine mounts to be solid or internally restrained, if resilient engine mounting that can break apart are used, a minimum 6mm wire cable or chain restraint must be fitted must be used to hold engine in position.

Engine to be of standard stroke, camshafts unrestricted.

Cam followers to remain as standard type; i.e. Hydraulic, Solid etc.

Replacement cam drives unrestricted. Crankshaft to remain as standard, stroking or fitting of other makes or specially built crankshafts not permitted.

Conrods and pistons to remain as standard.

Standard model valves and port sizes only permitted.

Sumps may be baffled but must remain externally visually standard.

External oil drain tubes permitted from rocker cover to sump and must be installed in a safe manner.

After market chrome or alloy rocker covers permitted.

Distributor – OEM system, electronic distributor and rev limiter permitted.

Standard engine may be over-bored a maximum of .060”.

A standard cylinder head may be faced a maximum of .060”, valve size and valve stem size to be “OEM” for head being used.

Valve train gear etc. to remain standard, interchangeable standard components permitted; i.e. cylinder heads, carburettors, manifolds, but must remain same make and series; 302 Windsor heads may have head bolt holes drilled out to fit 351 Windsor head bolts. Late model engine permitted with early head and manifold configuration. Eg; VT black engine can run up to VL heads manifolds etc.

Engines permitted in approved late model cars.

No alteration permitted to body, panels, subframes, crossmembers, inner skirts ect to fit motor.

FALCON-
XF
200ci or 250ci Log head or cast iron crossflow
302, Cleveland with 2 barrel carburettor/ 4 barrel carburettor
351, Cleveland with 2 barrel carburettor/ 4 barrel carburettor

EA, EB, ED, EF, EL, AU
351 Windsor with 4 barrel carburettor
302 Windsor with 2 and 4 barrel carburettor
250 Alloy crossflow
4 litre SOHC engine with single point manifold and up to a 500 Holley carburettor. 4 litre SOHC head with “OEM” 7mm valve stem may use straight valve spring replacement kit from Crow Cams part number 7739-12.

BA, BF
4 litre SOHC engine with single point manifold and up to a 500cfm Holley carburettor. 4 litre SOHC head with “OEM” 7mm valve stem may use straight valve spring replacement kit from Crow Cams part number 7739-12.
250 Alloy crossflow
351 Windsor or 302 Windsor V8. To be fitted using only engine mounts complying to original EL Falcon Windsor engine mount dimensions.
351 Cleveland or 302 Cleveland V8. To be fitted using only engine mounts complying to original EL Falcon Windsor engine mount dimensions.

FG
FG Falcon may only use 4 litre SOHC engine and single point manifold and up to a 500 cfm Holley carburettor. Sump maybe fabricated but must be same capacity and function as OEM sump for the engine. Rear face of engine block to be in the same position as original FG engine.

COMMODORE-
VL – Nissan RB30 engine using Nissan Patrol manifold and up to a 500 Holley carburettor.
VN, VP, VR, VS, VT, VX, VY, VZ VE V8 308 / 5 litre including black motor can run VL heads, manifold, and 4 barrel carburettor. Or may use inline 6 cylinder engine. If so VK K frame must be used up to VS and VT series 1 K frame to VZ.

VE
VE Commodore may use V8 253, 308 / 5 litre including black motor can run VL heads, manifold, and 4 barrel carburettor. Rear face of V8 253, 308 / 5 litre engine block to be maximum 75mm forward of adjacent engine bay firewall.
Or V6 Ecotec with approved standard Ecoflow adaptor only and up to a 500cfm Holley carburettor.
Rear face of ECOTEC engine block to be in the same position as original VE engine, Sump maybe fabricated but must be same capacity and function as OEM sump for the engine.

10. COOLING SYSTEM
Any size radiator can be used, but must be fitted in the original position. No metal to be removed from around radiator opening.

No additional cooling systems permitted.

Screw type hose clamps to be used on all cooling system hose connections including radiator over flow hoses.

The use of, and type of fan is optional.

Water overflow canister must be no bigger than standard.

An effective pressure release system must be fitted. Lever lock type cap preferred. No optional oil coolers allowed.

A steel mesh may be fitted between fan and radiator.

The use of non-standard water outlet/inlet points not permitted, conversion of Welch plug holes to water outlets/inlets not permitted.

11. BATTERY
Must be securely mounted behind rear roll cage hoop bar work within rear cabin and attached to the roll cage or fuel tank protection bar work (not floor) in a suitable cradle. Lower angle frame to be mounted no higher than to top of lower fuel protection bar. All batteries to be fully enclosed i.e. battery box. Marine type box acceptable. Must have a steel angle frame that covers four (4) sides of the battery, top and bottom. Angle to be a minimum 25mm x 25mm x 3mm steel. Frame to be connected with a minimum two (2) 8 mm rods/bolts, recommended four (4). See diagram 6.

A blue triangle of 50mm x 50mm x 50mm to be placed on the outside of the car to show the position of the battery.

Only one passenger vehicle size battery is to be used.

12. KILL SWITCH
An external kill switch of contrasting colour must be fitted to the middle of the cowl panel forward of windscreen mesh, and be clearly marked ON/OFF. The purpose of the kill switch is to kill the engine, ignition and all electrical items. Type of fuel being used to be marked at Kill Switch.

13. TRANSMISSION:
As per standard vehicle specifications

Clutch controls may be converted from cable/lever type to hydraulic.

Transmissions to be Holden to Holden; Ford to Ford; Not Ford to Holden.

Automatic or Manual transmissions permitted.

Automatic driven vehicles can run a transmission oil cooler. Must be mounted in engine bay. Size up to 250mm x 150mm.

When using an automatic a working gearshift activated inhibitor switch must be used.

Floor shifts are permitted, but if used must have a knob fitted and a correctly fitting boot, Bell-housings are interchangeable, after market are permitted.

14. TAILSHAFT
Each piece of tailshaft must be fitted with 360 degree hoops at the front and rear. Front hoop to be minimum 40mm x 5mm FMS, 6mm wire cable or equivalent, be round, no larger than twice the diameter of the tailshaft, and be securely mounted approximately 150mm from the universal joint. 6mm minimum chain securely mounted through the floor can form lower part of hoop. Rear hoop to be as above except that it may be elongated vertically to permit suspension movement. Full chain hoops permitted.

Tail shaft and universal joints to be correctly phased and be suitable for the application. A one-piece tailshaft may be used in place of a two-piece tailshaft. Minimum modification permitted to fit the one-piece tailshaft in the tunnel.

15. DIFFERENTIALS
No locked differentials. No limited slip differentials allowed.

Differentials to have provision for sealing through 2 adjacent bolts Indicator wire should be installed through sealing points to identify their positions. Axles to have shrink rings, tack welded in three positions. Interchangeable ratio permitted.

DEFINITION of an “Un Locked Differential”. When a vehicle is jacked up, BOTH rear wheels must turn independent of each other. i.e. when one person holds one wheel whilst car is out of gear, other wheel should be able to turn freely with no resistance by second person. It is at the discretion of the Technical Committee as to how differentials are checked. VSC authorised diff checking device where available, to be used during scrutineering.

THIS CHECK IS TO VERIFY DIFF IS UN LOCKED BEFORE CAR RACES. Check is with car in gear, jack up in centre of diff, opposite wheel must revolve in opposite direction to wheel with diff check tool attached. Diff check tool not to be assisted to fall. Brakes may be adjusted or removed for this check, Independent diff must be supported by both side suspensions. ONCE CAR HAS RACED, check is with car out of gear. One wheel at a time is to be jacked up. To pass the check one wheel must be able to be turned by the scrutineer one full revolution by hand with no resistance. No adjustments permitted with this check.

16. EXHAUST PIPES
Must exit out behind the rear rollcage hoop and be securely mounted.

Mufflers must be fitted and the noise level must not exceed 95 decibels or track requirements.

The exhaust must be fitted underneath the vehicle, and securely attached in minimum two places, mounts to be a minimum 4mm chain.

Extractors permitted on 4, 6 and 8 cylinder vehicles.

17. FUEL/FUEL TANK
ONLY pump fuel commercially available to the general public at a service station must be used.

No additives permitted.

Fuel pipe from tank to engine, is to have flexible section close to the tank and engine, to be securely fastened. Screw type hose clamps with barb fittings or SAE R6 type fittings to be used throughout fuel system. Maximum two fuel system connection to tap only in cabin area. Commercial R6 bulk head fittings allowed at firewalls.

Neoprene fuel line may be used or the original system. An effective lever type fuel tap or SAE R6 combination type lever tap/filter must be fitted within reach of the driver whilst belted in the car and accessible to crash crew and must be clearly marked ON/OFF and fuel type. Return fuel line if used must have one way valve fitted near tank.

Fuel lines and electrical wiring must be secured inside barwork, separated and both to be suitably grommetted where required. Neoprene, reinforced plastic or “Black Fuel Line” may be used.

OEM type Bundy steel tubing may be used through the car or under the car.

Flexible fuel lines must pass through the cabin area.

No aluminum fuel line between tank and engine.

Original tank to be removed.

Fuel tank may be fabricated, all metal tanks to be constructed of minimum 1.0mm steel or 3.0mm aluminium alloy, maximum capacity 30 litres. No Jerry Cans permitted.

Boat fuel tank permitted but must comply with above measurements. Competition type “plastic” tank permitted. Metal fuel filler rings on plastic fuel cells must be fitted with earth strap to barwork or body. Fuel tank to be mounted centrally between wheel arches in a steel cradle attached to bar work. Fuel tank to be mounted with rear of tank no further back than rear of wheel arches. Fuel tank to be secured in a steel cradle attached to rear fuel protection bar work (not body). Fuel tank straps to be steel minimum 25mm x 3mm flat or 5mm steel chain, no aluminium straps or fittings to secure tank permitted.

Fuel tank must not protrude through floor.

Fuel tank to be isolated from driver by a metal firewall minimum 5mm thick.

Mounting brackets not to be welded to fuel tank.

Fuel tank must have positive seal cap. (Not a taper)

Fuel tank area must be accessible for scrutineering.

Parcel shelf modification permitted if required.

Tank must have a non-spill one way valve breather finishing through the floor away from the exhaust system.

Pick up and breather pipes to enter top of the tank only, all fuel lines must be fastened to fuel tank (i.e. no push on/in fittings)

Commercially available competition type plastic or metal fuel cells/tanks may use factory fitted side outlets.

Type of fuel being used must be marked at kill switch, fuel tap and on boot lid near filler cap.

Fuel tank capacities are measured by the volume being .030 of a cubic meter maximum (eg. Rectangular tanks 480mm (4.8) x 250mm (2.5) x 250mm (2.5) = 30 litres, cylindrical tank 611mm long x 250mm diameter = 30 litres).

18. WHEELS snd TYRES
Radial tyres ONLY, permitted with SPEED RATING of V or less.

Maximum casing size to be 225.

Minimum tyre section to be 60 series as stated and clearly visible on the tyre side wall, (i.e. 225/60 H R14 or 225/75 H R14).

No performance tyres permitted.

Maximum rim width 7 inch, 178mm. All wheels must be of steel or “mag” construction and must meet A.S.A. standards for use on street registered cars under registration by Vic Roads.

“Mag” wheels must be of one-piece construction.

Rims edges to be free of jagged edges.

Rim diameter – a tolerance of one inch (1”) from the standard rim diameter is permitted, maximum rim diameter permitted remains 16 inches.

Rim diameter must be the same across the front or rear axle line.

Tyres may be regrooved with any pattern using up to a maximum10mm wide cut. Track to be standard plus 50mm for vehicle being used. This is the maximum allowable measurement. Measured from centre of tyre to centre of tyre at axle height.

Vehicles using 4 stud pattern can be converted to 5 stud pattern using professional methods.

19. MIRRORS
Mirrors NOT permitted.

20. PADDING
All projections that may present a danger to the driver/passenger must be suitably padded.

21. TOWING EYE
Lifting/Towing chain is permitted front and rear; to be fitted between bumper irons/chassis rails.

Mounts not to be strengthened. Maximum size 8mm chain.

22. DIRECTION OF RACING
Cars to be capable of racing in both directions.

The direction of racing will be decided in the pits prior to the cars entering the track for each race; i.e. with a toss of a coin.

23. ENGINE INSPECTIONS
Any competitor may have their motors inspected at any time, engine inspection to be in accordance with Technical Committee direction. Only V.S.C. Inc registered seals to be recognised.
All engines to have VSC issued BLUE TWIST seals fitted before racing at any race meeting. The following parts to be sealed sump and heads to block, inlet manifold and rocker covers to heads. ie: If head can`t be removed with rocker cover in place this can be the head seal. Sealing wire to pass through two accessible adjacent bolt heads or studs or bolt head and adjacent casting, not brackets. Where practical wire can pass through rocker cover bolt and inlet manifold bolts.

24. TABLE 1. DIMENSIONS:
Note: – Front and Rear Track include +50mm

HOLDEN

Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
LJ Torana 2540 1371 1345
LH/LX Torana 2591 1447 1422
UC Torana 2591 1465 1432
VB-VK Commodore 2668 1500 1470
VL Commodore 2668 1500 1483
VN Commodore 2731 1505 1530
VP Commodore 2731 1501 1528
VR-VS Commodore 2731 1541 1541
VT/VZ Commodore 2788 1620 1640
VE Commodore 2915 1652 1668
TX Gemini 2404 1350 1360

FORD

Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
TD Cortina 2581 1472 1472
TE Cortina 2578 1476 1476
TF Cortina 2580 1470 1470
XD Falcon 2807 1610 1576
XE Falcon 2794 1602 1587
XF Falcon 2829 1597 1575
EA Falcon 2794 1596 1583
EB-EF Falcon 2794 1604 1583
EL Falcon 2791 1616 1597
AU Falcon 2793 1616 1597
BA/BF Falcon 2829 1603 1621
FG Falcon 2838 1633 1648
Escort 2400 1310 1330
MKII Escort 2407 1320 1346

CHRYSLER – MITSUBISHI

Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
VH/VJ Charger 2667 1531 1542
KB/KC Centura 2667 1470 1460
VH/CL Valiant 2819 1531 1542
VK/CL Charger 2667 1544 1554
GE/GH Sigma 2515 1420 1400
GJ/GN Sigma 2530 1430 1400

TOYOTA

Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
Corona 2500 1425 1400

NISSAN

Track
Model Wheelbase (mm) Front (mm) Rear (mm)
Datsun 200B 2500 1395 1395

Note: – Front and Rear Track include +50mm

 

TYRE RATINGS

B 50 kph N 140 kph
C 60 kph P 150 kph
D 65 kph Q 160 kph
E 70 kph R 170 kph
F 80 kph S 190 kph
G 90 kph T 200 kph
J 100 kph U 200 kph
K 110 kph H 210 kph
L 120 kph V 240 kph
M 130 kph

25. V8 CARBURETOR LIST
V8 engines may use a standard model number 4150 or 4160 Classic or Avenger series vacuum secondary Holley 4 barrel carburettor up to a maximum 750cfm. See section 4: motor guidelines or the following.

HOLDEN /CHEV V8 253/ 4.2, 308/5LT, 350.
ROCHESTER QUADRAJET 4 BARREL, 4MV, M4MC,
BENDIX WW 2 BARREL.

FORD V8
XW, XY, XA, XB, XC, XD, XE, XF.
CLEVELAND V8 302, 351.
CARTER THERMO-QUAD 4 BARREL, MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 2100 SERIES 2 BARREL, BENDIX WW 2BARREL, CARTER-EMAIL BBD 2BARREL.

XR XT EA, EB, EL, EF, AU.
WINDSOR V8 351.
MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 4300, 4100 SERIES 4 BARREL.

WINDSOR V8 302,
MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 2100 SERIES 2 BARREL.
MOTORCRAFT/AUTOLITE 4300, 4100 SERIES 4 BARREL

CHRYSLER/VALIANT V8 318, 360

CARTER AVS-4934S 4 BARREL, CARTER THERMO-QUAD 4 BARREL. HOLLEY 2210 2 BARREL, CARTER-EMAIL BBD 2 BARREL.

ALL CARBURETORS TO BE FITTED TO STANDARD AUSTRALIAN FITMENT MANIFOLDS.

26. SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications current until 30 June 2027.

 

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