Welcome to the Hyperdrive Jr Champion League
The 8-week competition will run like a typical Grand Prix over the course of the first two weeks.
This means that each competitor will get to race 3 heats per night; a practice, a qualifier, and a race
with grid start. Then over the course of the next 6 weeks, the 3 heats may be a qualifier, a race with
grid start, and a reverse grid start race or reverse track race. Participants will race against the same
competitors over 7 weeks and then in a final against similar point scorers for the 8th week
Points will be allocated for each race, both regular, reverse grid, and reverse track.
Position (Top 5)
Position (5th - 10th)
Some rounds will have half points which will be
Position (Top 5)
Position (5th - 10th)
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Also, 1 point will be awarded to the qualifying pole-setter (fastest lap), and 1 point for fastest lap of
each of the regular race and the reverse races.
After the 7th week of competition there will be a final round of competition taking place during the
8th week, with the top 8 point-scorers from all racers across the Tuesday night’s league competing
against each other and the top 8 point scorers from the Thursday night’s league competing against
each other. The next 8 highest scores will compete against each other, and so on and so forth, to
determine the final scores for the round.
The three top scorers of both the Tuesday night and the Thursday night competition will each be
awarded a trophy.
Depending on numbers, at the end of the 8th week, the four highest point scorers will be
announced from each night’s league according to their score during the competition, and invited to
compete against each other at the Grand Finale event for the main Champion League.
The cost is $45 per competition evening, plus a once only annual fee of $160 that can be used for
multiple competitions over a 12-month period**. The annual fee also includes a Hyperdrive
balaclava, a Hyperdrive Jr Champion League T-shirt, as well as Champion League Discount Card***.
If you are unable to race on a particular week, you will be able to send someone in your place to
score points for you, however the $45 per week will be charged whether someone races in your
place or not. There will also be a four point race penalty.
Payment can be made via a one-off payment or paid weekly via a Debit Success payment plan over
8 weeks.
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Fees - if it is the 1st time competing within 12 months (this payment includes the annual fee) you
can pay outright with a slight discount or go on to a payment plan with fees.
One off payment - $510
Weekly payments - $65 per week plus Debit Success direct debit fees
Fees - if already paid the annual fee within 12 months (this payment does not include the annual
fee) you can pay outright with a slight discount or go on to a payment plan with fees.
One off payment - $350
Weekly payments - $45 per week plus Debit Success direct debit fees
We expect competition leagues will run every week apart from over the Easter and Christmas
*Terms and conditions apply.
**The annual fee expiration will be extended if the competition has to be postponed for any
reason. Hyperdrive hopes to run 5 lots of competitions over the course of 12 months (so if you
compete in all 5 leagues, the annual cost will equate to only $32 per competition league over the
12-month period, which equates to just $4 per evening).
***The league discount card is valid for the 8 weeks of your competition, and entitles the racers to
pay just $20 per race, anytime. A new one will be presented for each competition you compete in.
The discount applies to the competition racer only and can be used multiple times per day.
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League Rules
• rrival Time - Please arrive at Hyperdrive at least 30 minutes prior to your first heat time for the
first two weeks and last week. At least 20 minutes prior to your first heat time for all other weeks.
Heats may start early on some evenings. Late drivers will most likely forfeit their heat/s. Charges
will still apply.
• Race Roster and nnouncements - A race time roster will be sent out at least a week before the
start of the league competition.
• Kart Numbers - Each racer will have a different kart number each week. There will be 8 different
karts amongst the 8 competitors. The assigned kart will be used for the practice, qualifying, and
race heat on each evening. Some karts may be faster than others. It is the racers goal top make the
most of that particular kart on that evening.
• Official Rule Book Location and Updates - There will be a master copy of the rule book always
available at this location here
Practice Heat - 16 laps - This heat is to get comfortable with the kart you have been assigned for
the night. You will have this kart for the entire Grand Prix. You cannot choose karts or switch karts.
Qualifying Heat - 16 laps - During the Qualifying heat, try to set the best lap time in your kart.
The fastest lap time will start in pole position for the final race and will receive 1 bonus point.
Grid Start Race Heat - 1 warm up lap + 16 race laps - The race heat will be a grid start race,
racing for position. Your start position will be determined by the qualifying round best lap time.
Reverse Grid Start Race Heat - 1 warm up lap + 16 race laps - This race heat will be a reverse grid
start race, racing for position. Your start position will be determined by your finishing position from
the regular grid start race.
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Reverse Track Grid Start Race Heat - 1 warm up lap + 16 race laps - Just like a regular grid start
race, but running the opposite way on the track. Also, penalties are given for hitting the barriers in
these races.
• Results - Points and results will be posted on the Hyperdrive Facebook page after each Grand Prix
Track Rules & Penalties
Qualifying Penalties
• If a racer is driving slow and does not do everything they can to stay out of the way (off the racing
line) of qualifiers that are on a flying lap, they will be given a one place penalty.
• If a racer does not comply with a track marshal’s instructions, they may be given a penalty.
Racing Penalties
• There will be 5 second slowed penalties given for breaking rules. The 5 second penalties will be
given out by one of the track referees. All penalties are final.
• Penalties will slow your kart down for 5 seconds, after the 5 seconds, your kart will automatically
speed back up
• ll standard Hyperdrive rules and regulations apply, you will have seen these in the safety
briefing. Any breaches in these rules may incur a 5 second penalty.
• Penalties will be applied in accordance with the rules. Track referees will be as consistent with
penalties as possible.
• You must not press the accelerator pedal before the start lights go green.
• You must not push another kart into the barriers. If any 2 karts are side by side on the track, then
the kart on the outside of the track or any corner must give space to the kart on the inside of any
corner of at least one kart’s space.
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• You must not bump another kart on purpose. Small bumps will be allowed, however any move
from a racer that bumps another kart which causes the other kart to lose traction or spin out will
result in a penalty, whether on purpose or accident.
• Diving into a corner and bumping another kart will result in a penalty. The racer must hold a
position next to the other racer before the corner to be able to utilise the inside line of the corner.
• In all races you must not hit the barriers too hard on purpose, or you will be given a penalty.
• If you are involved in a crash, it is up to you, the racer, to free the kart of the crash by utilising the
reverse switch procedure. A track referee will intervene if they feel it is necessary. You must give
way to other racers whilst passing the crash area. If you need help you can still raise your hand for
• If your karts are slowed because of a crash, you must not overtake any karts that are not involved
in the crash
General Rules
• ll competitors must be between 7 to 12 years of age, and between 120cm to 160cm height to
• The competition league is designed to be a fun event that anyone who meets the age and height
requirements can compete in. Any competitor or spectator that does not compete or spectate in
the spirit of fun, may be penalised, or asked to leave the centre. Please do not compete if you feel
that you may take the competition too seriously.
• Track referees’ decisions are final. Please do not dispute decisions with track referees at any time.
• You may not receive a penalty as soon as an infraction of the rules has occurred, this is because
track referees may need to confirm which racer was at fault before the penalty is given. Penalties
could happen up to 2 laps after an infraction.
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• If you are sick or cannot make it to your race for some reason, then you may have someone else
race in your place. The replacement must be registered as a Hyperdrive customer and they must
abide by the rules. It is up to you to provide a copy of the rules to anyone who may race in your
place, and ensure they are aware of them all. Any substitute racer will be penalised 4 points.
• If multiple infractions continue to occur over multiple occasions, a Track Marshal may place a 1
race suspension on the driver. If further infractions occur this will increase to 2 weeks, and then If
they continue, the competitor may be asked to leave the League if unable to comply. No refunds
will be given, and any costs will still incur.
• Hyperdrive will continue to maintain all karts to a very high standard, however, should a kart
breakdown in the middle of a heat, everything will be done to repair or replace the kart as quickly
as possible. However, as breakdowns are a part of real racing events, no compensation or
advantage towards the competition will be given should this occur. Hyperdrive may offer a free
race to use at another time, however.
Please register your interest here
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