These are the “musts” that competitors and support crew are required to observe.

We do our very best to ensure the safety of you / your children so please read and observe this section carefully…

  1. Each Billy Cart must pass scrutineering by the organisers at an advertised Hills Billy Carts Inc Scrutineering Day, prior to the day of the event. Scrutineering dates are advertised on our Facebook page well in advance (check out and join “Hills Billy Carts Inc” facebook page) All Carts should aim to have passed a scrutineering check well before the Event day. Carts deemed unsafe or overweight will not be permitted.

  2. All Carts must be delivered to the track on the DAY BEFORE THE EVENT. Final weigh ins on the day before are permitted and license plates and classes finalised.

  3. While one cart may be used by several drivers this will reduce the overall number of races for each driver. The heaviest driver will be weighed with the cart to be nominated a category and given one cart number, for safety reasons, a maximum of 2 drivers per cart is allowed.

  4. All entrants must wear approved safety equipment, including gloves, knee and elbow pads and an Australian Standards Approved pushbike or motorbike helmet, including strong shoes. Adequate eye protection is recommended.

  5. All drivers and pit crew must arrive at the track by 7.30am for check in and pre-race safety briefing with the marshal crew and receive their identification wristbands. Drivers who miss the safety talk will be disqualified from competing.

  6. Drivers and their pit crew must wear their event supplied wrist bands at all times to identify them.

  7. Only the nominated driver and two members of the pit crew are allowed in the marshalling area at the time of their race. Other people will be asked to leave the area for their own safety and the safety of others.

  8. It is the responsibility of the driver to be in the right place at the right time, races will not be delayed if the driver is not available.

  9. Race Assistants will normally take responsibility for positioning your cart at the start and others should stand clear to let this take place quickly.

  10. The pit crew can remain in the marshalling area to assist their driver when their cart returns to the marshalling area and to deal with any running repairs.

  11. No weaving or turning is allowed during the race, other than any chicanes that may (or may not) feature in the course.

  12. Drivers who act in a manner unsafe to themselves or others will be disqualified.

  13. Entrants are asked to avoid changing lanes when racing.

  14. Brakes must be used to stop as quickly as possible after crossing the finish line.

  15. If the cart crashes along the track and comes to a complete stand-still, and is in good working condition, the track marshal closest to the track will push the cart to get it going again. If the driver has already started the cart rolling before the marshal arrives at the cart, the marshal can still push it to assist the driver (length & strength of the push will be decided by the marshal).

  16. If the cart crashes and is damaged, the closest track marshal will assess whether the cart can continue down the track. The decision of the marshal will be final. If the cart cannot continue, the marshal will assist in clearing it from the track. The cart cannot race again until it has been given clearance by a scrutineer.

  17. When the cart crosses the finish line and has slowed sufficiently, they will be waived through the offset rows of hay bale barriers into the marshalling area.

  18. Your Cart must come to a standstill within 30 meters of the finish line or your run may be disqualified at the discretion of the race Marshalls.

  19. When the red flag is waving the course is not clear.

  20. After returning to the marshalling area then entrants need to immediately hook up their carts to the towing strap behind the quad bikes for return up the hill to the start line. The faster this turn around, the more races you will have.

  21. All entrants must follow any instructions given by the Event Officials or Emergency Services during the course of the event.