Basically, with the Production/Marque Sports category at the moment there are three braod classes of cars:
- 2B - Marque Sports Cars, where the Zeds fit
- 2C - Clubman Sports Cars, basically the Lotus 7 replicas and other restricted design cars, sports 1300
- 2F - Production sports Cars, less modified 2B cars running on radial treaded tyres
There are currently in Vic, NSW and to a lesser extent Qld, some log booked 2A cars running as invited cars, and some technically 2A cars running as logged booked 2B cars. In order to "clean" the category up there may be some changes coming to the eligibility requirements for cars running as 2A cars.
At the moment anyone running a Z with an RB or V8 motor in marque sports should be logged as a 2A car as to qualify as a 2B car you must use the L series motor.
How does this affect us? The changes proposed will see the 2A rules amended so that any car on the approved Marque Sports/production Sports list will become ineligble to be built as a 2A car. Depending on how the rule is introduced and when, anyone with any motor other than an L series motor in their Z will be unable to run in a CAMS race meeting as a Group 2 car. If you have a 2+2 you may run as a Group 3D sports sedan, however the 2 seater 260's and all 240's will have no where to run unless you revert back to the L series engine.
This post is not meant to scare anyone or make you spend a bucket load of money, but just to give a heads up on what is proposed and what may be happening to the categroy and the eligibility of a lot of cars that are being used, or are potentially going to be used at CAMS race meetings.
This should not affect anyone presently running at sprint meetings where a 2S licence is required.