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COUNCIL AUSTRALIA INC.
A meeting was held in Canberra during July 1970 where the
Australian Modified Sprintcar Control Council (AMSCC) was
The five foundation member clubs were the Modified Sprintcar
Drivers Association of Victoria, the NSW Super Modified
Association, the Queensland Super Modified Association, the
Modified Sprintcar Association of Tasmania and the Canberra
Modified Sprintcar Association.
The W.A. Modified Drivers Association, the Premier Speedway
Club, Warrnambool, the Racing Drivers Association of South
Australia and the National Super Modified Association at the
July 1971 Annual General Meeting (AGM also known as the
“conference”) in Melbourne joined the Council. With
subsequent application for membership by the Northern
Territory Modified Sprintcar Association in October 1971,
the AMSCC came of age in just over 12 months by becoming a
truly national body with a representative club in every
State and Territory of the Commonwealth. This was possibly
the first speedway body to do so.
The Council comprises two delegates elected by each member
club who meet annually to revise the Racing Rules,
Regulations and Specifications based on submissions by each
member club. A truly democratic system. The early years of
the Council were spent in establishing proper organisation
and operating procedures in areas such as driver licensing
including medical examinations, minimum requirements for
driver and vehicle safety, vehicle registrations and
sanctioning of the Australian Championship. After the
success of the first two AMSCC sanctioned Championships in
Sydney (1971) and Warrnambool (1972), the 1972 conference
invited promoters throughout Australia to submit offers for
the conduct of the next Championship.
At the June 1982 Conference the Council changed its name to
the Sprintcar Control Council of Australia (SCCA) and in
1990 became an incorporated association in line with the
then newly introduced association incorporation laws to
protect fundamentally volunteer clubs. Highlights of that
era would have been the introduction of compulsory arm
restraints, minimum helmet and protective clothing
standards, a track rating system for the conduct of the
Australian Championship whereby tracks had to achieve
standards for driver and spectator safety and the mandating
of a road going ambulance being present for all sprintcar
competition. These and other requirements set benchmarks for
speedway racing in Australia that today are mostly taken for
New challenges always emerge and the SCCA Inc. fostered the
first Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship in 2004. The 360
Sprintcars are our entry-level class and have over many
years been known as Sprintcars Limited Division, Aus
Sprintcars and in 1996 became the 360 class. Engine
specifications for this class were set in 2003 and in an
effort to provide stability the rules are not due to be
altered until 2012. In 2007 the Council formalised a
management company to conduct the affairs of the SCCA Inc.
trading as Sprintcars Australia Pty. Ltd. In 2008 the
Council applied to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping
Authority (ASADA) for the approval of a drug policy. The
policy has been approved and will begin implementation in
2009 being the first Australian speedway division to adopt a
drug policy in keeping with both national and international
After more than 35 years of operation, the Council being the
controlling body for the premier division of speedway in
Australia continues to lead the sport.
FROM THE CONSTITUTION
3. STATEMENT OF PURPOSES
(1) To encourage, control and foster the sport of sprintcar
racing in the Commonwealth of Australia.
(2) To protect and guard the interests of sprintcar drivers
(3) To foster the recognition and esteem of the Council and
individual member clubs.
(4) To submit to promoters and sponsors proposals and terms
that would be of mutual benefit and in the best interests of
the sport of sprintcar racing.
(5) To ensure that sprintcar racing is conducted in a
uniform manner throughout Australia.
(6) To promote friendship and courtesy in competition
between member clubs and any other club, local and
interstate with the same objects and purposes.
(7) To provide a service for the improvement in technical
knowledge of sprintcar drivers and owners.
(8) To make, alter and repeal by - laws or rules for or with
(a) The conduct of delegates to the Council.
(b) The registration of sprintcars owned by members of
member clubs or by persons competing in any competition
conducted by or under the auspices of the Council.
(c) The inspection of such sprintcars.
(d) The licensing of the drivers of any such sprintcars.
(e) The conduct of any competition conducted by or under the
auspices of the Council or any member club.
(f) Bonds or covenants to be executed by the owners or
drivers or any other persons connected with any sprintcars,
which are registered or required to be registered with the
(g) The hearing of any appeals from decisions made by Member
(h) Fees to be paid to the Council for or in respect of any
registrations, inspections, appeals or other services
provided by the Council.
(i) Expenses of delegates in attending Council meetings.
(j) Racing rules and specifications.
(9) To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to
the attainment of the above objects.
(10) The Council shall be a non-profit organisation and
shall not engage in any trading activities or any
transaction for the purpose of securing pecuniary profit to
the member clubs.
(11) The Council may engage a management company to conduct
the affairs of the SCCA Inc. trading as Sprintcars Australia