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WKA speedway rules for go karts. See sprint car rules
The Track Rules also has a special section dedicated to Cement Oval Rules. Road Course Rules are per WKA and are outlined below.
2013 ROAD COURSE KART RULES
Jackson Speedway PRE-RACE SCHEDULE
Gates open: 8:00
Driverís Meeting: After Practice but before Heat Races
Open Practice: 10:00 Gates Open at 9:00 AM
Must be signed in and pass pre-tech inspection before entering the track. The Drivers meeting is mandatory for ALL drivers. Late arrivals missing the driverís meeting will start at the rear of the field for all heat and feature races.
UNLESS PRE-REGISTERED, OR ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE IN ADVANCE, ENTRIES MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 10:00 AM. Contact a track official or race director in advance to pre-register for late entry.
Practice sessions will be for at least 5 minutes per class/race order. We will have 2 practice sessions scheduled, subject to change due to weather conditions, delays or other at the Race Directors discretion.
Each class will have two 8 lap heat races with a 12 lap feature race. Heat one will be based on the registration pill draw with heat two the inverse order of heat 1. Finishing order of both heat races determines the order for the feature race with ties determined by the registration pill draw.
To be determined and announced in the Driverís meeting. Race Director may shorten or lengthen lap duration due to weather, safety &/or well being of competitorís on any given race-day. 3
RAIN, RAIN-OUTS & RAIN-OUT POINTS
Per the Track Rules on the Jackson Speedway Website http://jacksonspeedway.net\Trackrules.htm
Jackson Speedway GENERAL RULES
Per the Track Rules on the Jackson Speedway Website http://jacksonspeedway.net\Trackrules.htm
2. Pre-Tech / Tech
2.1 Pre-tech near the grid area (or other designated) starts at 8:15am and ends prior to practice. All karts and safety equipment must pass pre-tech inspection BEFORE entering the track to practice or race. All karts and safety equipment are subject to inspection by the tech committee. The tech committee has the final say as to the legality or safety of the items in question. Any participant who refuses pre-tech or post-tech will be disqualified (no points will be awarded and that day CANNOT be used as a dropped race). Helmets must be either SFI or Snell 2000 or greater only. All participants 12 years old and younger must wear a WKA approved chest protector to race as stated in WKA rulebook page TM 8 rule # 115.4.
2.2 All pre-tech and post-tech items are subject to WKA, TAG USA, and/or SKUSA rules. 5
2.3 All classes, including Kid Karts, (except the Open class) must run racing fuel that passes WKA engine tech and WKA fuel tech. Methanol Class must be clear alcohol only Ė no additives permitted. If caught, you are disqualified for the night with no refund.
2.1 Drivers, guardians and pit crews should make every effort to know the club rules & WKA rules. Both rulebooks should be accessible to each participant. Pit area must contain a fire extinguisher & first aid kit. THESE ARE TECHABLE ITEMS.
3. Race / Karts
3.1 WKA, TAG USA, AKRA or SKUSA rules apply to rules not specially addressed in the Jackson Speedway Rules depending on your class. All karts and participants are subject to the rules. The Race Director has the final say as to the interpretation of the rules.
3.2 In the event of a large class, the Race Director may decide for safety reasons to lower the kart count for any class.
3.3 The Flagman/Race Director may not officiate a heat if they are affiliated with a kart or driver participating in the heat. Infraction of this rule could result in the driver being disqualified for the day. This rule is subject to special circumstances regarding volunteers under approval of the board of directors only.
3.4 Someone must be WALKING with the kart and have control of it at all times from the grid and/or scale area to his or her pit area. Driving, skateboarding or coasting is not allowed in any areas. No driving of karts in the pit area on race day.
3.5 Once the Race Director has called your class to the track you have 90 seconds to take the track. After the 90 seconds have elapsed you will not be allowed to race in that heat. If you become disabled in any way after the 90 seconds have elapsed, you will not be allowed to restart the kart for the heat. (Exception: if a red flag is thrown or a track official asks you to turn your kart off).
3.6 Rolling starts are to be conducted as slow rolling starts until green flag is thrown. During final approach to the flagman and kart line up at race start no accelerating until the green flag is thrown.
3.7 Any kart coming to a complete stop on or off the track after being involved in an accident will be sent to the back of the field on a restart. All karts involved in an accident are sent to the rear of the field as lined up according to their position relative to the last lap completed under green for restarts.
3.8 Any driver having two (2) unassisted spins in a heat are subject to disqualification for that heat.
3.9 If a kart goes upside down during a heat, the kart and driver are out of the race for the remainder of the heat. After re-inspection of the kart, driver and safety equipment the Race Director, safety tech person(s) and (First Aid Admin.) may or may not allow the driver and/or kart to race in any remaining heat(s).
3.10 If a kart is disqualified from a heat, the driver and or their adult guardian will be notified as to why they were disqualified as soon as possible. The driver is not to leave the scale area until an official tells them to.
3.11 Motors must be shut off as the karts come off the track and line-up to scale out. All drivers will remain in their karts until all motors are shut-off. The driver must push their kart onto the scale. (If assistance is needed the scale worker can help). The driver will stand on the scale with the kart and all safety equipment. Once the scale worker signals they have accurate weight reading the driver will push the kart off the scale. The parents and/or crewmember may assist the driver after they complete weigh-in and tech. If you drive or coast onto or through the scales, you will be subject to disqualification of that heat. You have (2) attempts to make weight. If in-accurate weight is displayed, roll the kart off the scales, allow scale worker to re-calibrate scale (0) and re-weigh.
3.12 Kart numbers are chosen by the driver. If the number is already chosen the driver moving up, changing classes, or entering as a new driver must change their number. This applies to ALL classes. If needed the number will be chosen by the driverís age (oldest keeps the number), then by birth date (month, day, year).
3.13 There will be 1 Kid Kart class.
3.14 Seven year old drivers who would like to move from the Kid Kart class to the Rookie class must petition the Race Directors in writing. The Race Director will review each request and notify the driver and adult guardian of their decision. Consideration will only be given if the driver has completed a minimum of six (6) races in a Kid Kart class.
4. Drivers / Crew
4.1 Drivers are responsible for their actions as well as the actions of their crewmembers. Any offense committed by a crewmember or associated person will be charged to the driver. Drivers not controlling said actions are subject to disqualification for the day (no points will be awarded and cannot be used as a dropped race) as stated in WKA rulebook page TM 4 rule # 105.4 & TM 82 rule # 803.10.
4.2 Arguing about any decision made or action taken by the Flagman, Race Director, Corner workers or any track official is prohibited. The track officials are not to be disturbed. If you do not agree with the decision made or action taken, file the appropriate protest, stating the rule that you feel was violated or misinterpreted. The protest will than be subjected to the guidelines that apply to the protest: As stated in WKA rulebook page TM 6 section 110. Any violations of this rule will result in the person(s) arguing being asked to leave for the day. If the Race Director feels that the person(s) should be suspended for a given period of time the Race Director shall petition the Board of Directors. The Board will then decide the length of the suspension and notify the affected parties in writing.
4.3 A disqualification for poor sportsmanship CANNOT be dropped. In the event of a mechanical or technical disqualification, it can be droppable for the first occurrence only. 7
5.1 Please see a track official to file an official protest sitting the rule infraction as appropriate. A fee may be assessed to conduct an official protest.
RULES THAT APPLY FROM WKA RULEBOOK
Guidelines from WKA Tech Manual/rulebook are:
Section 100 General Regulations
Section 200 2 cycle Sprint Racing
Section 250 4 cycle Sprint Racing
Section 500 2 cycle General Tech Inspection Procedures
Section 550 2 cycle Intake & Exhaust Silencer
Section 600 2 cycle Engine Specs. & Regulations
Section 700 4 cycle Engine Specs. & Regulations
Section 750 4 cycle General Tech Inspection Procedures
Section 900 Kid Karts
KID KART UNRESTRICTED
Age: 5-7 years old Rules: ALL WKA rules, CIK body work,
Tires: per WKA. Open wheel compounds and brands. Not sizes. Fuel: Gas/Oil must pass Digitron fuel meter Weight: 150 lbs.
YAMAHA JR. SPORTSMAN
Age: 8-12 years old Rules: WKA rules, CIK body work 4 pc required, RLV 7548 SSX can, WA55B carburetor Tires: 4.50 front and rear Fuel: Gas/Oil must pass Digitron fuel meter Weight: 250 lbs
YAMAHA JR. SUPERCAN LIGHT
Age: 12-15 years old Rules: WKA rules, CIK body work 4 pc required, RLV 7548 SSX can Tires: 4.50 front and 6.00 rear Fuel: Gas/Oil must pass Digitron fuel meter Weight: 305 lbs
YAMAHA SUPERCAN LITE
Age: 15+ years old Rules: WKA rules, CIK body work 4 pc required, RLV 7548 SSX can Tires: 4.50 front and 7.10 rear Fuel: Gas/Oil must pass Digitron fuel meter Weight: 330 lbs
YAMAHA SUPERCAN HEAVY
Age: 15+ years old Rules: WKA rules, CIK body work 4 pc required, RLV 7548 SSX can Tires: 4.50 front and 7.10 rear Fuel: Gas/Oil Weight: 360 lbs
Clone: See AKRA rules