By Shane Murphy (LCQ Interclub Representative 2020).
The 2020 Interclub Challenge kicks off in March with a Motorkhana event at the Sleeman Sports Centre. The HSCCQ committee are excited to showcase this style of event at a new venue on the 8th March.
The balance of the calendar is largely sorted, this year we have a new entrant being the Murwillumbah Sporting Car Club, who will host a Grass Motorkhana later in the year, this should be truly interesting for those drivers whose cars do not have a sealed cabin. You will also notice that the 86’s and the BRZ boys have joined forces, now branded the Qld 86BRZ Car Club.
Participating clubs for 2020 are as follows:
- BMW Club Qld. (BMWCQ)
- Holden Sporting Car Club of Queensland (HSCCQ)
- Lotus Club Qld. (LCQ)
- MG Car Club of Queensland (MGCCQ)
- MR2 Owners Club of Australia – Queensland Chapter
- Murwillumbah Sporting Car Club (MSCC)
- MX5 Club of Queensland Inc.
- Porsche Club Qld (PCQ)
- Qld86BRZ Car Club (86BRZ)
- Triumph Sports Owners Association Queensland (TSOAQ)
- ZCar Club Q (ZCQ)
The calendar has been finalised, obviously with so many events over the year it was impossible to not create some event conflicts, however the committee juggled the mix as best as possible, seeking our which groupings of participants and events would suit the majority.
- 8 March 2020, Motorkhana, Sleeman Centre, HSCCQ
- 24 May 2020, Mac’s Bridge, Belmont, TSOAQ
- 31 May 2020, Autocross, Lakeside DTC, LCQ
- 7 June 2020, Regularity, Lakeside, BMWCQ
- 18 July 2020, Sprint, Morgan Park, PCQ
- 2 August 2020, Khanacross, Willowbank, HSCCQ
- 22 August 2020, (Consistency) Sprint, QR, Qld 86BRZCC
- 26 September 2020, Hill Climb, Mt Cotton, MGCCQ
- 25 October 2020, Navigation Run, MR2
- 22 November 2020. Grass Motorkhana, Murwillumbah Showground, MSCC
- 12 December 2020, ICC Awards Presentation, Bardon Shed
For the benefit of all, below is an outline of the eligibility rules, points allocation (Individuals and Clubs) and finally the Challenge categories.
- All vehicles are eligible.
- Road registered category must be fitted with commercially available and road legal road tyres, or tarmac rally tyres to Schedule E of the CAMS Manual of Motorsport. Vehicles fitted with slick, swing groove, or racing tyres will be ineligible to accrue 2020 ICC Guidelines, issue 8 February 2020 points in club or individual categories for “Road Registered”, even if the vehicle is registered for use on Australian roads.
- Road registered includes limited and/or special use vehicle registration pursuant to the requirements for the state transport authority.
- Entrants will accrue point per event entered based on the outright placings for the event as provided by the Event Organiser.
- Entrants from ICC participating clubs shall be allocated points on the following basis, with entrants from other clubs excluded from the ICC points calculations.
- Points allocated from 70 for 1st place, decreasing by 1 point per place. Where there are more than 70 eligible entrants, 1 point will be provided for each finishing entrant appearing in the event results. Where two ICC club members compete in a navigation event as driver and navigator/co-driver, both shall be awarded equal points towards individual cumulative season scores. Individuals are not eligible for points for Club Only events, e.g. Macs Bridge.
- Entrants must enter at least 50% (half) of eligible points rounds for the year offered by participating clubs to be eligible for end of season awards.
- Entrants are to nominate the club that they are representing or entering under (in the case of an entrant retaining membership to multiple ICC participating clubs). Such nomination shall occur at the time of entry with any changes identified to the event organiser before the commencement of the event.
- Final Challenge points for individual categories shall be derived by “not counting” two rounds for the year. By way of explanation, where there are 9 events in the year, an entrant to all 9 events in the calendar shall have final points calculated using the best7 results of the year. An entrant who enters and is eligible for points for only 6 events in the year shall have points from all 6 events used to calculate their final end of year challenge points.
- Entrants will accrue points per event as described above.
- Points are allocated from 70 for 1st place, decreasing by 1 point per place. Where there are more than 70 eligible entrants, 1 point will be provided for each finishing entrant appearing in the event results.
- At club level, the top four placed entrants scores for each participating club will be added together to give an overall club score for the event. Clubs will then be allocated points from 20 for 1st place (i.e. club with the highest aggregate score) decreasing by 1 point per place. For navigation type events where two ICC club members compete in such an event as driver and navigator/co-driver, club score shall be calculated using the top eight placed entrants. Driver and navigator/co-driver shall both be awarded equal points that will count as two of the eight entrants crediting the club score.
- Entrants are to nominate the club that they are representing or entering under (in the case of an entrant retaining membership to multiple ICC participating clubs). Such 2020 ICC Guidelines, issue 8 February 2020 nomination shall occur at the time of entry with any changes identified to the event organiser before the commencement of the event.
- Final Challenge points for club categories shall be derived by “not counting” one round for the year. By way of explanation, a club that scores points in all 9 events in the calendar shall have final points calculated using the best 8 results of the year. A club that only scores points in 3 events in the year shall have points from all 3 events used to calculate their final end of year challenge points.
- Eligibility for Macs Bridge (Club only) event shall comprise one (1) nominated vehicle per ICC participating club, for which points will be awarded on the basis of 20 for 1st place decreasing by 1 point per place.
- Club Outright
- Club Road Registered
- Individual Outright
- Individual Road Registered (nb this category includes Pre 1990 vehicles)
- Individual Road Registered OVER 30 YEARS old (Pre 1990 vehicle for 2020)
Clear as mud I am sure you will agree!
The last couple of seasons we have dropped the ball and have lost our shine as being the all winning team. This year we should aim to knock last year’s winners of the podium and make a clean sweep. The ICC has its own Facebook page so sign up to keep fully informed.
Our club is hosting round 3 on the 31st May, as usual at the Lakeside DTC, see you at the Sleeman Centre in March.