About PTC

About Us

The Street Sedan Racing Association of Australia is the promoter for a class of racing known as NSW Production Touring Cars (formerly Combined Touring Cars), a series combining the production car categories of Street Sedans (essentially Group 3E in the CAMS manual) and Saloon Cars (Group 3K). This class provides close action for all makes of vehicle and for competitors on all budgets. It is the perfect place to develop race craft for the up and coming racing car driver. The vehicle classification system promotes close racing all the way down through the field. Its success in 2002 has enabled the category to be granted NSW State Championship status in 2003 and a full championship competing at Eastern Creek and Wakefield Park, and previously at Oran Park. As well as the state championship rounds, other exciting events are held during the year.

The category currently conducts races, both sprint rounds with races up to 15 laps each, and endurance races for up to 1 hour across circuits including Sydney Motorsport Park, Bathurst, Wakefield Park and some selected interstate rounds at Winton Raceway.

2016 also saw the introduction of the Bathurst 6 Hour as part of the Bathurst Motor Festival, conducted over the Easter long weekend, with a demanding 6 hour race for production cars being the major race for the weekend.

History

The Street Sedan Racing Association of Australia is the promoter for a class of racing known as NSW Production Touring Cars (formerly Combined Touring Cars), a series combining the production car categories of Street Sedans (essentially Group 3E in the CAMS manual) and Saloon Cars (Group 3K). This class provides close action for all makes of vehicle and for competitors on all budgets. It is the perfect place to develop race craft for the up and coming racing car driver. The vehicle classification system promotes close racing all the way down through the field. Its success in 2002 has enabled the category to be granted NSW State Championship status in 2003 and a full championship competing at Eastern Creek and Wakefield Park, and previously at Oran Park. As well as the state championship rounds, other exciting events are held during the year.

Our Scoring System

As the NSW Production Touring Cars category has such a diverse range of cars competing against each other – including 4 cylinders cars, Saloon cars, performance AWDs and V8s, we have devised a class-based point score system that rewards consistency, promotes fairness between classes and gives all competitors the opportunity to do well in the NSW State Championship.

 

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Within CTC there are 5 classes:

•    High Performance •    Performance •    Sports Touring •    Small Touring •    Saloon Cars   Cars are awarded points depending on their placing within their class at the completion of each race and also on how many cars are competing in that class. So that a car that achieves a first place in a race with 4 or more competitors in the class will receive more points than another driver who gets first place when there are only one or two cars in the class. The NSW State Championship consists of five State Championship rounds and is awarded to the top three drivers, with the highest total of points at the end of the year, regardless of their class. The NSW Club Championship consists of the five State rounds as well as other Multi-club events (such as Day/Night and Endurance races) and includes a drop-your-worst-round rule. The Club Championship rewards the top three drivers in each class as well as the top three overall drivers. Since this system was implemented in 2004, every year both the State and Club Championships were not decided until the final race of the last round of the year, making forsome very exciting championship battles!

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