General Rules and Regulations
- The Event is staged under the sanction of the Australian Auto Sport Alliance (AASA) and is covered by rules and regulations of AASA and the Event Promoter. Any debate as to their interpretation will be determined by the Event Director and AASA personnel.
- Please take the time to read and understand these General Rules and Regulations. Drivers entering the Burnout Competition should also read the Burnout Competition Rules and Guidelines. If you have any questions, please ask the Event Director or staff at the main office.
- By entering the Event, you agree to make yourself available for any press or media exposure and approve the use of any video footage or still photos connected with your participation at the Event.
- Autofest Security reserves the right to carry out searches as a condition of entry
- Autofest prohibits the following items:
- Alcohol, drugs or other banned substances
- Glass containers / bottles
- Weapons, explosive devices and fireworks
- Any other unauthorised vehicles inside the event area
- Animals or other creatures in the event area
(Note: Assistance animals will be accepted)
TRAILERS/ TOW VEHICLES
Entrants towing their vehicle to the Event can get a Tow sticker for free from Scrutineering. The Tow vehicle must stay in the Tow Car Park for the duration of the Event and is not allowed within the Event area.
Entrants wanting a Support vehicle within the Event area to change tyres, for tools, etc. can purchase a Support Vehicle pass. The Support vehicle can remain within the Event area for the duration of the Event. Maximum limit of 1 Support Pass per Entry. These can be purchased online when filling out your online Entrant Form or at Scrutineering during the Event. A Support Pass sticker will be affixed to your vehicle’s windscreen at Scrutineering.
DRIVERS IN ALL DRIVING EVENTS
- DRIVERS will have a standalone coloured wristband and only those are to be the drivers that participate in the Driving Events. (Note: Drivers competing in the Burnout Competition will have a different coloured wristband than those not competing in the Burnout Competition.)
- DRIVERS must have a valid AASA General Speed Licence.
- DRIVERS must have read, understood and signed the appropriate Event Disclaimer at Scrutineering upon their arrival.
- DRIVERS must wear long sleeves and long pants, together with socks and closed shoes.
- DRIVERS must be restrained (use seat belts) in all Driving Events.
- DRIVERS must wear a helmet in the Burnout Competition, as well as the Go to Whoa, Corkscrew and Bathurst Super Sprints Driving Events. (Note: Helmets are not compulsory in the Grab a Flag or Autokana Driving Events.)
- A DRIVER may be tested at anytime during the event (including on multiple occasions) to determine compliance with the maximum permitted breath alcohol content.
- With the exception of the Grab a Flag Driving Event, a DRIVER must not have any part of their body above the shoulders (including the head) protruding from their vehicle at any time during a Driving Event and no part of their body below the chest (including legs) protruding from their vehicle at any time during a Driving Event.
- DRIVERS must follow the instructions of Event Officials and Fire Crew.
- CROSS ENTRY is available for a fee at Scrutineering.
- Burnouts will only be tolerated within the Burnout Competition. Any DRIVER breaching this requirement will be excluded from participating in the Event.
- A DRIVER may not undertake a static burnout. Any DRIVER breaching this requirement will be excluded from participating in the Event.
- After accidents have occurred at other events no power skids are allowed.
- DRIVERS BRIEFINGS may be called at the discretion of the Event Director.
- Entrants MUST take their damaged tyres and fuel / oil containers off the Event premises on their departure.
PASSENGERS IN ALL DRIVING EVENTS
- [All States] - No PASSENGERS under the age of 14 years will be permitted to participate in any of the Driving Events.
- One only FRONT SEAT PASSENGER will be allowed in any of the Driving Events, including the Burnout Competition. (Note: No passengers are allowed in the Super Sprint Driving Events held at Bathurst only.)
- PASSENGERS will have a standalone coloured wristband and only those are to be the passengers that participate in the Driving Events. Drivers who have entered into the Driving Events are also permitted to be a passenger in vehicles participating in the Driving Events.
- PASSENGERS must have read, understood and signed the appropriate Passenger in Vehicle Disclaimer / Indemnity Form which will be available at Scrutineering. In the case where a passenger is between 14 and 18 years of age, the Disclaimer / Indemnity Form must be countersigned by the relevant parent or legal guardian.
- PASSENGERS must wear long sleeves and long pants, together with socks and closed shoes.
- PASSENGERS must be restrained (use seat belts) in all Driving Events.
- PASSENGERS must wear a helmet in the Burnout Competition, as well as the Go to Whoa, Corkscrew and Bathurst Super Sprints Driving Events. (Note: Helmets are not compulsory in the Grab a Flag or Autokana Driving Events.)
- With the exception of the Grab a Flag Driving Event, a PASSENGER must not have any part of their body above the shoulders (including the head) protruding from their vehicle at any time during a Driving Event and no part of their body below the chest (including legs) protruding from their vehicle at any time during a Driving Event.
Unregistered vehicles are now accepted by our insurer to enter Autofest Events but ONLY at the promoter’s discretion.
At Scrutineering, your vehicle will be checked to make sure it complies with the various safety regulations and requirements.
Alloy Wheels: Burnout Entrants - All drive wheels must be steel. Alloy wheels are NOT permitted. Alloy wheels OK for all other driving events.
Brakes: good pedal and no leaks.
Battery: secure battery anchorage.
Wheels: all wheel nuts must be fitted and wheel weights removed*. (*Burnout entrants only)
Steering: no free play, minimal stress on U joints and adequate clearance on all moving parts of the steering system.
Suspension: no solid mounts, must have shocks, no excessive bump steer.
Seats: secure anchorage points covered.
Seatbelts: at all seating positions and in good condition.
Glass/Windows: good visibility - no broken or cracked glass.
Engine: no fuel, coolant or oil leaks. Fitment and operation of return mechanism/spring on carby or throttle body and a radiator catch can.
Body: no sharp or dangerous protrusions, no rust, structural damage and/or loose body panels. All closed cars must have a floor pan.
Bonnet: fitted unless permitted by the Event Organiser. If no bonnet is fitted, all ancillary belts must be covered.
Entrant sticker: must be on car’s windscreen before leaving scrutineering.
Tyres: No competition slick tyres, retread tyres or well worn tyres are to be used in any of the Driving Events including The Burnout Competition. Remoulds and D.O.T. approved treaded competition tyres will be allowed.
Burnout cars: Cars without a two-piece tail shaft must have all of the above plus 360 degree tail shaft loop. A fire extinguisher and a crash helmet are also required for burnout cars. Drive wheels must be steel, Alloy wheels are not permitted. Burnout group sticker must be placed on car before leaving scrutineering.
Methanol cars: your methanol fuel system must be in a concealed compartment separate to the driver. Our scrutineers need to be confident that there is a clear division and fuel cannot escape and get to the driver.
Fire Suits: all drivers competing with methanol fuelled vehicles must wear an approved race suit.
It is highly recommended that ALL entrants wear an approved Race suit and apparel.
OTHER CHECKS MAY BE UNDERTAKEN AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE CHIEF SCRUTINEER.
THE EVENT ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO ACCEPT ENTRIES, NOT TO ISSUE AN ENTRANT STICKER OR TO WITHDRAW A PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ENTRANT STICKER (AND THUS WITHDRAW PERMISSION TO COMPETE FURTHER IN THE EVENT) IF, IN THEIR OPINION, THE VEHICLE IS, OR HAS BECOME, UNSAFE OR UNSUITED TO THE COMPETITION.
All Entrants are expected to follow all Event rules and guidelines. Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. Any Entrants caught doing the wrong thing such as static burnouts, driving over the 10km speed limit, dangerously driving within the event venue (excluding on the pad and pit straight during events), campground or tow car park area, or being abusive towards staff, etc. will result in ejection of the Event and may affect your future at any of our Events.
Be respectful and courteous to your fellow competitors, volunteers and fans.
The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited within the event venue. The Autofest Events have a zero-alcohol limit for all driving events. Breath testing is conducted at the event. If you refuse a breath test, you will not be permitted to compete and may be removed from the Event.