Getting Started

What Do You Need to Get Started?

The following information is a general guide to what you need to get started in gravel motorsport at an entry level. Please contact BORMSA if you require any further information.

(1) CAMS Affiliated Club Membership

To hold a CAMS competition licence you must be a member of a CAMS affiliated car club. The majority of BORMSA events are “multi-club”, so you can be a member of BORMSA or one of many other car clubs eg.Light Car Club, WA Car Club, Mini Car Club and still compete at Beverley. For "Club only" events, you can buy a day membership for $15.

Joining BORMSA is easy – fill in the membership form (link on the Home Page) and email to Secretary@bormsa.asn.au or mail to PO Box 1956, West Perth, WA 6872. Payment can be made by cash, cheque/money order or EFT and full, junior and family membership categories are available.

(2) CAMS Competition Licence

To enter a khanacross or junior motorkhana event or participate in one of our Driver Development days you need to hold a CAMS Competition licence (minimum 2NS/2NSJ Non-Speed). To enter an autocross event, you need to hold a minimum Level 2 Speed Licence (2S or 2SJ). Refer www.cams.com.au for further information or contact the club.

You do not need a Driver’s Licence to compete in events.

(3) Age

You need to be 14 to compete in Autocross, Khanacross or Driver Development events at BORMSA. If you have competed in Motorkhana before, Driver Development Day entries may be accepted from 12 years at the discretion of the Clerk of Course.

Junior Motorkhanas are open to 12 years and above.

(4) Car

For details of the car requirements, check out the CAMS Manual online (www.camsmanual.com.au) – start with the Khanacross Regulations (Autotest Events), Speed Event Standing Regulations and Autocross Standing Regulations.

The most important things are that you have a securely fitted fire extinguisher (minimum 900g), a working seat belt and functioning brakes. BORMSA Supplementary Regulations also stipulate at least one working rear facing red tail light for twilight competition.

Cars do not need to be road registered (assuming you can get it to the track on a trailer) and do not require a roll cage or harness (although additional safety equipment is always encouraged).

The cars currently running at BORMSA include Excels, RX7s, Swifts, Charades, Datsuns ... even the occasional Commodore or Magna. Most haven't been modified other than fitting rally tyres, which is optional (unless you want to win!).

(5) Safety Equipment

BORMSA Event Supplementary Regulations stipulate the wearing of neck to ankle fire retardant clothing - anything 100% cotton is fine and enclosed footwear. You also need an Australian Standards compliant helmet (motorcycle helmets are not recommended).

Still Not Confident for Competition?

Driver Development Days are held throughout the year for juniors and beginners to motorsport to have a go without the pressure of competition on BORMSA’s Khanacross tracks. Experienced drivers and navigators from the WA rally scene are available to assist with skills development.