Improved Production Australia held a National board meeting in Sydney in August 2018, and a National subcommittee was established to handle all technical enquiries for 3J Improved Production Regulations. This Committee is to be known as The National Technical Committee (NTC).
Steve Cherry (WA) was appointed Chairman of the NTC, supported by panel members; Gary McKay (VIC), Gary Cook (NSW), Grant Maitland (SA) and Greg Hartnett (QLD).
The NTC is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the National Improved Production Australia Board and CAMS on the 3J regulations for 3J Improved Production.
The NTC was established to provide a central point of contact where regulation inquiries or clarification could be sought in a timely manner. These responses will be documented to create an audit trail for future reference, should it be required.
Any competitors seeking clarification on any Improved Production regulation should contact their State Technical Officer in the first instance, or submit a Technical Inquiry Form (NTC F1) to the NTC. This form is available for download from the National website.
It is envisaged that with the formation of this Committee that over time the 3J regulations will become a much clearer and understandable document and will, in turn, see a more uniform implementation of the regulations throughout the category.
Garry Mennell, Improved Production National Administrator, is excited about the new Committee.
“The regulations for 3J Improved Production are just like any other set of regulations. There are always some grey areas and parts of them that people need a hand with to better understand what you can a can’t do to a car”, Mennell said.
“It was becoming clear that something needed to be done to bring everyone on to the same page so to speak and that is one of the key reasons for establishing this group”.
“The regulations for Improved Production are a little complex as we cater for just about any and all cars that have been driven on the roads in Australia, so trying to have a set of regulations that suit all of those and making them competitive is not always easy”.
“The NTC which has some very experienced people in it will make a big difference and will help make this category a much more stable and uniformed category into the future”.
States still have championship rounds to run this year while the Improved Production National’s will be held in South Australia at the new Tailem Bend circuit November 9-11.