Technical Information

Group 3J – Improved Production Cars

Improved Production has been adopted by CAMS as a sporting-level touring car category. CAMS is ultimately responsible for the approval of the regulations or changes thereto, and responsible for publishing the regulations via the CAMS Manual and associated Bulletins as necessary. The Improved Production Racing Association of Australia (IPRA) is recognised by CAMS as the sole entity representing competitors in this category. The IPRA is the category representative group which is made up of a representative from each of the CAMS and IPRA-affiliated Improved Production state associations.

The IPRA is recognised by CAMS as the sole entity which may make recommendations regarding maintenance of and/or proposed changes to technical regulations for this category and/or sporting regulations for the conduct of competition activity for such vehicles.

CAMS will consult with the IPRA exclusively regarding the maintenance and/or proposed changes to the technical and sporting regulations.

The IPRA will be responsible for consultation processes within its membership and with other interested parties as may be appropriate from time to time.

Vehicles shall conform with the General Requirements of Automobiles as laid down in “General Requirements for Cars and Drivers” in the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport and these regulations.

View CAMS 3J Specifications of Automobiles

CAMS offers a range of licences across all discipline areas starting at entry level through to international. To access any of the listed forms, refer to the forms list at the bottom of this page.

Entry Level Licenses

Level 1

Level 1 Licences are one-day only licences that may purchased at Club events for people that want to participate for the first time.  A level 1 licence is for a single event only and for use at only one event per year.  It is only valid for social and non-competitive participation.

Level 2

Level 2 licences are the basic club level motor sport licence. There are two types of Level 2 licence – Non Speed (L2NS) and Speed (L2S).

A L2NS licence entitles the competitor to compete in events such as observed section trials, touring assemblies, non-timed road events, motorkhanas, khanacross and drifting events, up to International level.

A L2S licence entitles the holder to compete in L2NS events plus regularity trials up to National Championship level, single and multi-car speed events (not racing) up to International level, and touring road events that do not run over closed road sections.

Clubman Level – (minimum for Improved Production events)

CAMS have a range of clubman level licences focused at those who wish to compete in a particular discipline up to and including state level event status. For a clubman level licence, use the National/International Licence form.

National Level

National licences are discipline specific – Race, Speed, Rally / Road, Off Road & Auto Test. Each type has individual requirements specific to each discipline’s licence. Holding a licence at national level in one discipline does not entitle to you compete in another discipline.

International Level

The FIA licence is required to compete in International events. Again discipline specific, the licences have additional requirements to national licences. In accordance with FIA Regulations, these licences expire on the 31st of December every year.

Competitor Licenses

Competitor licences are for competition vehicle owners who are not the holders of a driver/navigator licence.

Competitor licences may be issued to:

  • individuals
  • companies
  • groups
  • teams

The name on the CAMS Competitor Licence must correspond to the name in the log book of the relevant vehicle. Applications for Competitor Licences must where relevant submit evidence of incorporation and provide a ACN/ABN or registration of business name at the time of application.

Form List

NOTE: For all renewing licence holders with a fixed expiry date of 31 December 2014 or later, please complete a 2016 Application Form. For all other licence applications and renewals please complete a 2017 Application Form. Application forms HERE


Improved Production Racing Association of Victoria – Point Scoring

Eligible Drivers

In order to score points for the Club Championship, competitors must be paid up competition members of the VIC IPRA Inc for 2012. No competitor shall be eligible to score points from any round commencing prior to his/her being accepted as a member of the Club. The IPRA (Vic) membership officer shall be the final arbiter in regards to the time a person was accepted for membership of the Club

Rules

Both National and supplementary state rules pertaining to the IPRA must be adhered to at all times. For the avoidance of doubt, the CAMS Group 3J regulations current as at the time of the commencement of scrutiny for the meeting shall apply to each car entered for that event regardless of whether the event is run under CAMS or AASA sanction.

Series Personnel

The IPRA Vic Inc 2012 Committee will administer the series

Race Meetings

The series will be conducted as per the standing regulation; promoter regulations, further regulations, supplementary regulations and all instructions pertaining to each round issued by the organizers and CAMS ltd/AASA (dependant on sanctioning body for the event).

IPRA Victoria Classes

A As per CAMS 3J Rules > 3000cc
LMA As per CAMS 3J Rules > 3000cc Incorporating Late Model Rules
B As per CAMS 3j Rules 2001-3000cc
LMB As per CAMS 3J Rules 2001-3000cc Incorporating Late Model Rules
C As per CAMS 3j Rules 1600-2000cc
LMC As per CAMS 3J Rules 1600-2000cc Incorporating Late Model Rules
D As per CAMS 3J Rules < 1600cc
LMD As per CAMS 3J Rules < 1600cc Incorporating Late Model Rules

Championship

The driver from each class achieving the highest number of points total for the six rounds as below shall be the CLASS champion. The driver achieving the highest number of points in the outright club championship will be the CLUB champion.

Point Score Races

Points will be awarded based on results at each of the four VSCRC rounds and each of the two nominated VMRC rounds (see table below). The VSCRC and nominated VMRC rounds will make up a six round IPRA Victorian Club Championship. In the event that any one or more of the VSCRC or nominated VMRC rounds is cancelled by the organisers and not re-scheduled, the points scored at all the remaining VSCRC and nominated VMRC rounds offered for the year will be used to determine the IPRA Vic Club Championship.

Points

Points shall be awarded for both Outright and Classes on the following basis:
(4 race weekends indicated with a * have been rounded up to prevent decimal placed points being awarded)

Classification 2 Race Round 3 Race Round 4 Race Round
1st 60 40 30
2nd 45 30 23
3rd 36 24 18*
4th 30 20 15
5th 24 16 12
6th 18 12 9
7th 12 8 6
8th 9 6 5*
9th 6 4 3
10th 3 2 2*
11th or lower 1 1 1
NON
DNS
DNF

In the event of a round having more than 4 races the IPRA Vic Committee will determine points based on the maximum of 120 points being available for a weekend. This may include, but is not limited to, classifying a race as non-scoring or altering the applicable points awarded, as advised.