A Competitive Safari requires drivers to make a number of timed attempts at an arduous cross-country course leaving individually at regular intervals. Competitors are given an actual time for each attempt based on an average speed of between 30 and 40 mph. The course will normally be between 3 and 15 miles in length and the number of attempts required will result in an event distance of between 20 and 150 miles.
In order to avoid vehicles and drivers of widely differing speed capabilities being randomly mixed on the start line, the AWDC has a seeding system to select those groups who are significantly faster than the average entrant. Competitors are seeded according to performance and can be upgraded or downgraded as necessary. Officials will compare individual run times of competitors when a request is made for a change of seeding.
The AWDC 2013 Safari Championship is organised by the AWDC in accordance with the general championship description of the Motor Sports Association (MSA) and these championship regulations. The Championship will consist of eight Competitive Safaris of Clubman status, the best seven results of each competitor to count.
As our Competitive Safaris have got more and more competitive, the pressures on both competitors and marshals have also increased. From the competitors' point of view they have a certain time allowance in which to complete the event and this dictates that they don't get stuck too often or for too long.
Classes on the day may be amalgamated if there are less than three entrants, however championship points will be awarded for all classes.