Drive Day

Welcome to the Post COVID VRA/AROCA Track & Driver Training Day.

Wakefield Park Circuit on Friday 3rd July 2020.


This is an excellent opportunity to try out your skills on a race track, whether your first time ever, or just dusting off the cobwebs in preparation for a return to racing.

All VRA and AROCA members, friends and families are invited, and other guests are welcome. Due to COVID restrictions, spectators will not be allowed in order to maximise driver numbers at this stage. And many of the details for the day will be updated as NSW Government Guidlines change.

  • The event is ideal for those wanting to experience their cars at above road legal speed, and for those wanting to progress to supersprinting or even racing.
  • Any make of car can be used as long as it is mechanically sound (sorry, no open wheelers or bikes).
  • Driver Training by experienced Alfa racers is available at no extra cost and is encouraged, especially for novices. This makes driving a lot more enjoyable.
  • We will refer you to videos on Youtube to gain a feel for the track before attending – this is important in light of the information below.
  • Passengers are not permitted due to COVID restrictions! This will impact the way we provide instruction on the day; instructors will not be in the car with you but will lead you around the track following their car with opportunities for pit land briefings if any issues are observed. Family Members may be permitted subject to final Goverment restrictions.
  • As is our custom, there will be a dinner organised the evening before to socialise and everyone is encouraged to attend. Subject to COVID restrictions – numbers will be limited.

IMPORTANT - Anyone who DRIVES a car on the day must have paid for the day and have a circuit licence.

For further information contact Bruno or email president@veloceracing.asn.au

To wet your appetite, have a look at the video below from an earlier Drive Day.

Wakefield Final.mp4

Driver Training Program

For those interested in Driver Training, we would like to have an indication of the level of training required. For example, no prior track or training experience, supersprint experience or gridded race experience. Driver Training will be tailored to each individual and topics to be covered include (based on time and availability of trainers):

  1. Car preparation
  2. Driver preparation
  3. Basic safety
  4. Braking / ABS
  5. Weight transfer
  6. Throttle/steering
  7. Slow In, Fast Out
  8. Racing Line/Apexes
  9. FWD versus RWD car race techniques

A special Driver Training Briefing will provide more information and your instructors (usually experienced race car drivers) will have been briefed beforehand. Everyone participating in this program will be paired up with their instructor, so you can get to know each other. Participation certificates can be issued where requested.

Drive Day Schedule (Subject to Change)

There will be plenty of track time and drivers will be divided into 3 groups based on ability, made up of Road-registered cars, Driver Training cars and Race cars. Each session will be approximately 20 mins and rotated throughout the day.

The schedule below is indicative only as it is subject to change.

7:00 Gates open

7:30 Sign-on commences (checking of licences, payment, entry form completed and indemnity signed).

8:40 Drivers Briefing - attendance is mandatory for ALL participants going on the track.

8:50 Driver Training instructor briefing video

9:00 Track sessions commence. Starting with Road Cars, followed by Driver Training and then Race Cars.

12:00 Lunch break 1/2 hour - the Cafe will be open all day so you can get breakfast, lunch and coffee.

14:00 VRA Demonstration Event (strictly by invitation only).

16:00 Sessions Concludes.

Requirements of Car and Driver

Drivers must wear full length clothing (arms and legs covered), wear non-synthetic, covered shoes, and wear an approved helmet (motorcycle or car racing helmet).

Cars must be roadworthy or complying logbooked race cars. Sorry no open wheelers or motorcycles permitted. VRA reserve the right to scrutineer any car and should we deem it to be unsafe, exclude it from the event at our sole discretion.

Wakefield Park are conscious of noise and there are limits imposed. This should not affect road going cars.

Of course, no alcohol or illicit drugs are permitted at any time.

Licence Requirements

You must have a competition licence in order to drive on a race track and the minimum licence requirement is a CAMS L2S, or equivalent AASA licence. The following options are available.

Fees

The fees have been kept the same as previous events and are as follows:

$180 if received before 20/6/2020

$190 if received between 21/6/2020 and the 2/7/2020

$210 (cash only) on the day (no pay no drive rule will apply)


Entry & Payment

Step 1 - Complete the online entry form. <<< Link

Step 2 - Pay via EFT

  • Account name: Veloce Racing Association, BSB: 012 055, Account: 252 147 076 (use payment reference “DD” + your surname)

Step 3 - Complete Indemnity Form

  • An indemnity form is required to be signed by all participants, drivers and passengers alike. This can be done on the day.

Confirmation of entry and payment will be emailed prior to the event.

For any questions relating to payments, please contact treasurer@veloceracing.asn.au