CLASSES are split by engine capacity for any Two Wheel Drive (2WD) vehicle, whether Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or Rear Wheel Drive (RWD).
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles have a separate class as they have a traction advantage with all four wheels putting down the power.
Vehicles may be registered, or unregistered. See How to Start for some conditions.
Ipswich also runs a separate ladies class designed for the not too serious femmes, and there is a dedicted Junior class for the young to have some fun in a controlled environment.
The following classes are for 2WD cars (vehicles below are just examples, you could be driving something unlisted
A Class - up to 1600cc Many late model Front Wheel Drives (FWD) eg Civic, Laser, 323, Corolla and some Rear Wheel Drives (RWD) eg Datsun 1600 (if still a 1600 engine, Early Celicas, some Escorts, Galant/Lancer.
B Class - 1601 - 2000cc Late Model, mainly FWD, cars such as Honda Integras, some Laser/323s/Corollas, Early model Datsuns/Nissan, Escorts, Celicas, Mazda 626 (FWD and RWD),Galant/Lancer with bigger engines, Sigma, Mazda RX series with a 10a engine.
C Class - 2001 - 3000cc Mainly RWDs VL Commodores, Skylines, 240K, 240/260/280Z, Sigmas with the big 2.6 engine, Toranas with a 173 (2900cc) engine, Mazda RX series cars fitted with a 12a or 13B engine, Magnas with the small V6, Camry V6
D Class - 3001cc and over Mainly RWD Commodores (all V6/V8 models, and some earlier), Falcons, Big V6 Magnas, Starion Turbo, any Turbo with an engine capacity over 1760cc, Toranas, Skyline Turbo, 180/200SX/Silvia, Soarer, Supra. Occassionally people surprise us by turning up in a Cobra kit car! Light weight, injected V8, nice noise, better suited to bitumen!
The next class is for 4WD Vehicles:-
E Class - 4WD Turbo or non Turbo Mainly WRX, EVO Lancer, Mazda Familia, 323 4WD, Landcruiser, Ford Territory etc Doesn't matter what capacity. We have even had an R32 Skyline GTR - Awesome!! Also a Holden Cross 8, Gen 111 V8 and 4WD, huge ute.
For the younger generation:- Junior - For 14yrs to 17yrs, no 4WD Turbo cars
For light hearted female competitors:- Strictly Ladies - Any Vehicle
eg A Nissan 200SX is a 2000cc (2 litre) engine, multiply by 1.7 = 3400cc ,which places it in D Class.
eg 10a (R100, RX3) (just under 1000cc) x 1.8 = 1800cc, which is in B class, 12a (RX2, early RX7)(1200cc) x 1.8 = 2160cc,
and 13B (RX4, RX5, late RX7)(1300cc) x 1.8 = 2340cc which are both C Class.