Off Road Racing is one of the most spectacular and exciting forms of motorsport that you can watch. With spectacular jumps, massive roost and high speeds watching the Trophy Trucks, buggies and 4wds tear through the harsh terrain is an awesome sight to see! But as with all other motorsport, it is dangerous and in order to maintain safety for the competitors and the spectators the organizing clubs create designated spectator viewing areas.Information about spectator locations are available at event headquarters on race weekends. For other information you can also refer to the supplementary regulations which are available on each events page. Please stick to the official spectator areas when watching the events of the Western Australian Off Road Racing Championship and follow the guidelines outlined below
- Spectators are directed to view the Vehicles whilst standing within the markers indicating the limits of the controlled spectator area – spectating outside those areas indicated is prohibited.
- Spectators must not stand in no go areas, and must at all times stand behind the bunting or barriers which mark the spectator area.
- The instructions of the Spectator Marshals must be obeyed. The Chief Spectator Marshal has the power to inform the Clerk of the Course of potential spectator safety issues which may result in a section or the entire event being postponed until the spectator point is controlled to their satisfaction.
- It is strongly recommended any spectator instructions are used to find your way around the event. There are risks such as meeting up with oncoming vehicles and many roads in areas used by the event may have wash-aways, collapsed bridges, etc. which are potentially hazardous for the driver. The recommended spectator routes have been reviewed by event organizers and are considered the most appropriate routes.
DO’S AND DONT’S OF SPECTATING
Vehicles under competition conditions can lose control and leave the defined track at any time. Do not stand in any areas which are not authorised or which are contrary to the advice of the organizers and officials/marshals or where you feel may be unsafe.
Be prepared. Weather wise, bring hats, ground cover, sun screen and protection in case of rain or cold weather. Food and drink outlets may be provided at the spectator point (refer spectator instructions), but if not, ensure you have some of your own food and drinks available.
Park your car sensibly so that it will not obstruct emergency vehicles, competitors, other spectators. In all cases obey parking instructions given by supervising officials. It is usually best to park your car facing the way out.
Do not try to emulate Off Road drivers. Remember that if you give cause for complaint it will reflect badly on the event and the sport as a whole. Drive carefully both to and from spectator viewing areas, and be ready to give way if necessary on narrow stretches of road.
Please do not take dogs or young children to spectator points. If you have to, make sure they are completely under your control and please make sure that animals and children do not get in the way of competing cars or mechanics or officials when they are working.
Do not light fires or smoke in the forests. Do not smoke near a car that is being serviced or refuelled.
Take your entire litter home with you – it is handy to have a bag or carton in your boot. We rely on the land owners to allow us to compete on their land, assist us in ensuring we are welcomed back for future events.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
MOTOR SPORT IS DANGEROUS
In exchange for being able to attend or participate in the event, you agree:
– to release Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (“CAMS”) and Australian Motor Sport Commission Ltd, promoters, sponsor organisations, land owners and lessees, organisers of the event, their respective servants, officials, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Associated Entities”) from all liability for your death, personal injury (including burns), psychological trauma, loss or damage (including property damage) (“harm”) howsoever arising from your participation in or attendance at the event, except to the extent prohibited by law;
– that CAMS and the Associated Entities do not make any warranty, implied or express, that the event services will be provided with due care and skill or that any materials provided in connection with the services will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied; and
– to attend or participate in the event at your own risk.
You acknowledge that:
– the risks associated with attending or participating in the event include the risk that you may suffer harm as a result of:
– motor vehicles (or parts of them) colliding with other motor vehicles, persons or property;
– acts of violence and other harmful acts (whether intentional or inadvertent) committed by persons attending or participating in the event; and
– the failure or unsuitability of facilities (including grand-stands, fences and guard rails) to ensure the safety of persons or property at the event.
– motor sport is dangerous and that accidents causing harm can and do happen and may happen to you.
You accept the conditions of, and acknowledge the risks arising from, attending or participating in the event and being provided with the event services by CAMS and the Associated Entities.