Race Your Mates

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:

****   Next RACE YOUR MATES date is TO BE ADVISED

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 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 and the RACERS Clubman licence is all that is required for Race Your Mates. Entry fee is only $250.00 which includes one bike position in a powered garage, 1 x 15 minute Qualifying session, 1 Practice race start session and 5 x 4 lap races.

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.   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.

How to enter? All entries are online at RACERS.WORLD on the Calendar. 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 or planning on doing ride days at Lakeside or Queensland Raceway then the yearly licence is the best way to go. once you have purchased your licence you will be able to enter the event.

Not quite sure what to do? Then call Josh on 0451 235 674.

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 QR Moto 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 TBC 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 continuing into the club level Dunlop Super series.

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 Race your Mates classes please contact Josh on 0451 235 674 or by email on 2wheels@qldraceways.com.au
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.


FAQS

Yes, There are noise limits at Lakeside Park!

Lakeside Park and its activities are held to a strict noise limit requirement. These limits are imposed upon Lakeside Park by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The noise limits for Lakeside Park are tested statically at a distance of 8 metres from the exhaust exit point of the vehicle. All vehicles must be below 95db to proceed onto the race circuit. Whilst on the circuit noise limits are also tested and enforced, 95db at the tracks edge.

If your car is above this level, please address the noise level before entering an event at Lakeside Park.

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 or pets 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. Standard helmet.

For Motorcycle events - 
All riding gear must be in good condition with no obvious faults or structural damage.

FULL LEATHERS ARE REQUIRED – It can be either a one-piece or two-piece that zips up all the way around.
Gloves must be leather motorcycle gloves and cover your wrists.
Footwear must be motorcycle leather boots & cover at least your ankles.
Helmets must be either Australian, Snell or ECE standard and display the relevant standards sticker. Your helmet must be full-faced the with no cracks or damage to the integrity of it.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Cancellations and Refunds

 Cancellation by QR

QR may have to cancel an activity due to events beyond its control, for example adverse weather conditions. This will usually be in the interests of safety. Where an activity is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, QR will endeavour to notify participants of the cancellation although QR cannot guarantee that participants will be informed of such cancellation before the date of the event. Where a track day is cancelled in its entirety for such reasons, QR willendeavour to offer either (a) a place on an alternative date for the activity (subject to availability) up to the face value of the existing booking or, (b) a full refund.

If QR cancels an activity for reasons other than events beyond its control, a full refund will be offered.

In order to claim any refund, please apply in writing to QR’s address set out below, stating clearly the activity to which the application relates. For accounting purposes any applications for refunds must be received within 28 days from the date of the cancelled track day.

Cancellation by Customer

If you are unable to attend an activity which you have pre-entered, please call our sales team as soon as possible. In these circumstances, then, provided QR are notified no later than 30 days prior to the activity date, QR will endeavour to offer a full refund.

If QR is notified less than 30 days before the activity which you have pre-entered, a credit can be applied for but must be used within three months of initial date credit is applied. You can also reschedule your booking towards a later activity (subject to availability) up to the face value of the existing entry.

No Credit or refund can be given the day of or after the activity, unless extreme circumstance which are authorised by the event manager. No credit or refund will be given if the customer chooses to not participate due to weather conditions, if the event has not been cancelled. 

What licences do I need to participate?

When competing in a Race Event such as a QRDC, 2 Days of Thunder etc you will need a RACERS National licence or a CAMS Clubman, National or International Circuit licence with a RACERS clubman licence. (CAMS Level 2 or Level 2s are not accepted) 

To apply for a National RACERS Licence:-

  • Applicants are required to participate in two events prior to arranging for an Observation and Testing. e.g.: 2 Sprints OR 2 General Practices OR 1 Sprint and 1 General Practice.
  • Once the applicant has completed the two prior events they make arrangements with the Event Manager or their approved delegate to be observed at a General Practice or Sprint meeting and to complete a written TEST.

For Recreational events such as Friday Night Drifts, QR Moto Ride Days, Sprints etc you need a RACERS clubman licence.


What if I am under the age of 18?

All persons under the age of 18 are considered minors, and to participate in an event a minor is required to be signed in by a LEGAL GUARDIAN.

The legal guardian must also provide proof of legal guardianship, with any of the following:

  • Parents Medicare card listing the minor and the legal guardian
  • A court order or letter of guardianship signed by a judge when they were appointed as guardian by a court

If you are an independent minor you will have to provide government documents confirming your independent status.

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