QR-FX - Race Your Mates
Are you interested in an introduction into the world of motorcycle racing or you are coming back after a long lay-off or back out of retirement, maybe you are looking for a easy low pressure race meeting? then Queensland Raceways has developed the perfect event to get you over the line!
The Race Your Mates Format:
All Graded competitors who have competed in either Club, State or National Level racing in the last five years are able to enter Superbike, Supersport or QR-400 class see below are not eligible to enter the Entry Level Race Your Mates class. All classes will compete under the Race Your Mates format which means a fixed grid for all races and each row competes against the competitors in their own row, meaning each row has a winner.
All riders where applicable are to provide their fastest recorded lap time at Queensland Raceway on the bike entered this will be used a guide regarding the accuracy of their qualifying times.
AUSCO reserves the right to move a rider prior to the first race of the day if their qualifying time is not representative of their usual laptimes.
These are the classes that will be run:
Class 1. Superbike 750cc to 1000cc Superbike, Pro-Twins & Nakedbike F1 & other modified 1000cc Sports bikes, All grades
Class 2. Supersport - 600cc Open to Supersport, Superstock, 4-cyl up to 600cc & 3-cyl up to 680cc & V-twins up to 850cc, All Grades;
Class 3. QR-400 : Open to Moto3, 400cc 4-cylinder machines & 125cc & 250cc GP Bikes, Ninja 300/250’s, Yamaha R3’s, KTM 390’s etc & 250cc 4-cylinder 4-strokes etc (All grades)
Classes 1,2 and 3 while competing under the Race Your Mates format will use the usual grid set up of Row 1, 2, 3, and so on.
Entry fee is only $200.00 Racing - 1 x 15 minute Qualifying session and Class 1 will receive 4 x 7 lap races, Class 2 & 3 will receive 4 x 5 lap races. More information in Sup Regs below
Class 4. Race Your Mates (Entry Level) is open to all entry level racers who have not competed in the previous five years at a Club, State or National level. First timer racers are also eligible to compete in the Entry Level Race Your Mates classes. The promoter reserves the right to recommend that a Race Your Mates (Entry Level) competitor moves up to the relevant Class 1, 2 or 3 classes if their lap times are competitive with racers in those classes.
The Race Your Mates (Entry Level) class will have a fixed grid and riders will be double spaced (starting row 1, then row 3, row 5 etc) on the grid and each row of 4 riders will be point scored together.
The Race Your Mates series is open to everyone with a road registered or track based bike and is an easy and fun way to get into racing without the usual pressure and hassles that has been required previously.
Track experience is required, but if you do not have a competition licence, which the vast majority who do the Race Your Mates won’t then you can attend a Champions Ride Day at Queensland Raceways to be observed. Once a rider has been observed and shown they have good track sense then they will be able to apply for a Queensland Raceways “Racers” licence which will allow them to compete at any of “Race Your Mates” race days.
Entry fee is only $200.00 Racing - 1 x 15 minute Qualifying session and 4 x 4 lap races.
More information in Sup Regs below
click here to download Race Your Mates Regs
How does “Race Your Mates Class” work?
After setting a lap time in your timed session you are allocated a row in which you race in for the remainder of the day.
Next up there is a practice race start session, so riders who have never raced before know exactly what happens at a race start. Whilst you are out there sharing the track with other rows of bikes, the only riders you’re actually racing against are those who qualified in your row. The rows are double spread, meaning the grids are set on rows 1, 3, 5, 7 etc. This way its more spread out and there is not multiple rows of bikes all arriving at turn one at the same time. To recognise that each rider is only racing the other three riders in their row each row has its own winner and is awarded accordingly its own winners trophy.
Over the past 3 years, the Race Your Mates format has been a great success. Many has been have come from ride days to go on to experience the Race Your Mates concept, then continuining into both the club level Dunlop Super series and the Australasian FX-Superbike Championship.
What Race your Mates provides is a second step on the ladder for those wanting to experience something a little more challenging than the normal ride days, but at lower pressure than club racing where a newbie can end up racing against A graders in the same race.
Again as long as bikes are in good mechanical order then they can compete in a Race Your Mates day whether they are purpose built track bikes or modified road bikes that the owners ride on the road.
There is a little more to the Race Your Mates class of racing but that basically explains how it works.
If you would like to find out more about either the QR-FX Race your Mates classes please contact Terry O’Neill on 0419 448 452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For this event a Racers Clubman licence is required for all riders.
When you first log on you will need to purchase this licence, there are 2 Clubman Licence options - 1 event $20 or yearly $65 – doing all of the events? then the yearly licence will save you $65.
Once you have purchased your licence you will receive an email which has your licence details, simply put them into the website & follow the prompts to fill in your entry.
Not quite sure what to do? The Queensland Raceways staff will give you a hand call (07) 54619100.
Terry O’Neill on 0419 448 452 or by email at email@example.com
Should I bring ear protection?
Due to the nature of our venue, visitors can expect to experience a certain level of noise from the vehicles taking part. Reduced noise earbuds are available for all visitors, especially children, to get closer to the action without feeling uncomfortable.
Are pets allowed at the tracks?
No dogs are permitted, nor should they be left in your car or in the campsite. Only guide dogs and assistance dogs for the disabled are allowed on site.
Are there any medical facilities?
We have a dedicated Medical Room at Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park. Staff are qualified first aiders and we always have qualified doctors and medical staff during events.
Can I bring my own food to Queensland Raceways?
Whilst we do have on site cafes at Lakeside Park and Queensland Raceway, you are welcome to bring food and beverages to either of our venues. Our facilities are perfect for a picnic whilst soaking up the entertainment on track.
What do I need to wear?
Long sleeved shirt, trousers, enclosed shoes and a AS1698 Aust. Standards helmet is the minimum apparel required. There are some exceptions to this mainly for the drift events and cruising where they need only wear t-shirt, shorts, enclosed shoes and a AS1698 Aust. Standards helmet.