Open Car Days
Open Car Days, or OCDs for short, is a new event that is designed for open top and/or open wheeled vehicles.
This event allows open wheeled vehicles such as Clubmans and Formula Fords to participate, but also includes convertible cars such as Mazda MX5s, Honda S2000, or any other type of car that can put the roof down.
This event is also the first of its kind for another reason - it is a "flexible" event. Entrants have the power to choose what type of activity they would like to do for the day. There are 3 choices of track activity - Race, Sprint or Regularity.
The way you decide which activity is chosen on the day, is by entering your preferred category at racers.world, and the one with the most entries will be the type of event chosen.
If on the day the track activity that is voted on is not one you wish to participate in, please see office staff to organise a credit or refund for your entry.
What You Will Need
For the Regularity and Sprint options, a RACERS Clubman Licence is all you will need - $20 for a single event or $65 annually.
For the Race option, you will need to have relevant racing experience and licencing.
A RACERS National Licence will cover you for racing - $60 for a single event or $250 annually.
If you don't have a RACERS National Licence, a current CAMS NC, PC or CC license is accepted as well but a Queensland Raceways RACERS Clubman license would also be required - $20 for single event or $65 annually
Vehicles must be up to the standard that is listed in the RACERS Info Pack. The selected OCD option (Sprint, Regularity or Race) will correspond with the Vehicle Requirements listed in the document below:
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.