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2014 ROCK ISLAND GRAND PRIX SUPPLEMENTAL RULES

The Rock Island Grand Prix encourages participation by drivers from all sanctioning bodies including CIK, WKA, IKF, SKUSA, IRA, USPKS, NKA and TAG U.S.A. Where there is a conflict in rules, the more lenient rule will be enforced except where a specific rule has been specified. We reserve the right to refuse entry to drivers with no national driving experience.

1. The race steering committee has the power to change, modify or regroup the race program and reduce the number of laps in a race. Any modifications not covered by the rules will be considered illegal.

2. Races will run rain or shine. If the track is declared “WET” competitors may choose which tires they desire to qualify or race with. Teams will initially be given time to change tires and setup. From that point on, race officials will make “recommendations” with regards to track conditions, but the decision whether to change or not, and when to change, will be up to the individual race teams. Subsequent breaks to change between wet and dry setups will not be given. If you have questions about the race format, please see Race Director Terry Riggins and his staff.

3. The organizing committee has elected to put caps on classes at this year's Rock Island Grand Prix. A maximum of two classes will be allowed to exceed the 30 entry limit and have a maximum of 55 entries and will run a last chance qualifier. The FIRST TWO classes to surpass the 30 entry mark will be capped at 55. The remaining classes will cap at 30 entries. ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE ORDER THEY REGISTER. There will be no exceptions. Waiting lists will be maintained as needed up until August 1. After August 1, refunds for drivers who withdraw will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and generally refunds will NOT be given. Classes will only be canceled with agreement of all registered drivers.

4. All racers are asked to register by Friday, August 15, 2014. There will be a $25 per entry penalty (i.e. $150 instead of $125) for registrations postmarked after August 15. Racers who enter AFTER 5 p.m., Thursday, August 28, will pay a $100 late fee (i.e. $225 instead of $125).

5. Professionalism: Due to the stature of the event and the number of spectators and media it attracts, the Rock Island Grand Prix expects all race teams to conduct themselves in the most professional manner possible. Uniforms should be clean - they reflect on your team and your sponsors. Consumption of alcohol, foul language, and fighting in the paddock/pit area, scales or on the track will not be tolerated. Smoking in the pit/paddock area is strongly discouraged and forbidden within 50 feet of the fuel truck. Race teams may face penalties up to and including disqualification of the team's driver(s) if these rules are violated. Also please remember the spectators. Engage them in conversation; welcome them into your tent; let the kids see your kart. They may be a future racer or sponsor. Downtown businesses are kind enough to let us use their parking lots for this event. Please treat their property with respect and leave it in the condition it was found. Do not drive on the grass and do not move concrete parking stops. Your entry means you agree to assume responsibility, and pay for any damage left behind. PLEASE NOTE: Any competitors caught cutting pit fence to leave early will be banned from future events.

6. Inspection: Pre-race tech inspection/scrutineering will take place from 2-5 p.m. Friday at the off-site staging area and from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday under the tent on the pre-grid. Racers should bring their kart, all safety apparel, and be prepared to complete the Technical Inspection Passport (provided at pre-race inspection). All drivers who arrive and register Friday prior to 8 p.m. MUST complete pre-tech on Friday evening. Saturday pre-tech will be done only for karts receiving a Late Arrival Pass from Registration. All karts and helmets must pass inspection prior to running. All karts involved in on-track accidents must be reinspected by tech officials/scrutineers. All drivers involved in accidents must be released by medical staff before returning to race.

7. Pre-grid Inspection: On pre-grid, karts may be checked for width, wheel size, fuel, oil & air box sniffed, clutch RPM, tire compliance, 4 visible numbers and final visual safety check. Tires will be marked prior to qualifying. Use of tire warmers at any time will NOT be allowed.

8. Bodywork: Nose Cones are MANDATORY except in Vintage and Pro Open classes. You can run whatever the various sanctioning bodies allow for sprint racing but full nose cones are allowed in 4-cycle classes only. Side pods MAY extend beyond the wheels.

9. Qualifying: Starting order will be established by qualifying during practice using transponders. If a class has more than 30 entries, the top 25 racers will automatically qualify for the main with the remainder of the class running a last chance qualifier race to qualify for the final 5 starting positions. No purse is paid for qualifying race. All qualifying will be run on Saturday. No more than 30 entries will be run in any race. No more than 55 entries will be accepted in any class, based on the order they are received.

10. Scales: All competitors must weigh-in after the race. No team members are allowed near the kart until after weigh-in. No leaving the scale area or re-weighing. Failure to weigh will result in DQ.

11. Numbers: Numbers will be assigned by race officials. Numbers must be visible on all four sides of the kart. Numbers should be at least 5 inches tall with no shadowing, outlining, pin-striping, etc. allowed. Numbers must have a background of contrasting color to numbers on all 4 sides. On-board cameras MUST NOT block number panels. Rear number panels must be fastened so that they do not “sail” when the kart is in motion. On 4-cycle karts with full bodywork, the front numbers must be flat and SHOULD NOT wrap over the top of the wheel well. Numbers will be a pre-tech item. Race officials may require you to change numbers to avoid duplication. Karts not running assigned numbers can be disqualified.

12. LTO Chassis: Offset, or left-turn-only chassis, are allowed but tech officials can require drivers to make whatever adjustments they deem necessary to the chassis setup to assure safe handling of the kart.

13. Weights: Weights can be either double-nutted or single-nutted and wired or pinned as per IKF and WKA rules. If weights are attached to bumpers then bumpers must also be double-nutted and/or single-nutted and pinned. Weights may be bolted to the inside of bumpers at the discretion of the tech inspector. Any weights or clamping devices outside the dimensions of the kart frame are subject to legal approval of the tech official/scrutineer.

14. Payout: Purses for 2014 are based on entries in 2013. There are three levels of purse for 2014.
Level 1: $400-$250-$200-$150-$125-$100-$75-$50-$45. Classes include Briggs 206 Medium, Yamaha Heavy, Clone Medium, Clone Heavy.
Level 2: $400-$250-$200-$150-$125. Classes include Shifter Masters, TAG Senior 2, Yamaha Medium, Briggs 206 Heavy.
Level 2A: $1,000-$350-$250-$150-$125. King of the Streets only.
Level 3: $200-$150-$100-$75-$50. Classes include TAG Masters, Shifter Open, TAG Junior; Briggs 206 Masters, TAG Senior 1 (food bank race), Leopard, Pro Open. Classes with less than 10 entries will pay three places.

No purse paid for Vintage class.

15. Safety: Safety is of the utmost concern at the Rock Island Grand Prix.
A. Helmets: Drivers’ helmets must pass inspection prior to racing. A driver must wear a helmet with efficient and unbreakable protection for the eyes. Helmets must comply with the following prescriptions: Snell Foundation K98, SA2000, K2005, SA and M 2005, M 2010, K2010 and SA2010 (USA); British Standards Institution A-type and A/FR-type BS6658-85, including any amendments (GBR); FIA 8860-2004 (FRA); SFI Foundation Inc., spec. SFI 31.1A and 31.2A (USA); Snell-FIA CMH (Snell-FIA CMS2007 and Snell-FIA CMR2007). Any newer models are also acceptable.

Helmets are subject to pre-race inspection and must be in good condition. Helmets may also be inspected if driver is involved in an accident. Driver (or parent) is responsible for making sure the helmet fits properly. If the driver’s hair extends beneath the helmet, it is mandatory that the driver wear a balaclava or head sock to keep the hair inside the helmet.

All drivers must wear an unaltered collar-type helmet support designed for motorsports use when on the track. Any driver losing a helmet support while on the track will receive a black flag and be removed from the track immediately. After replacing the helmet support, at the discretion of the race official in charge, the driver may resume racing in whatever postion they may safely reenter the track.

B. Gloves, neck collar, approved footwear covering the ankles and approved leather or cordura racewear are MANDATORY in all classes.

16. More safety: No scooters, golf karts, bicycles, skateboards or roller blades are allowed in the pit area. No warnings, no exceptions for safety and insurance reasons. If found they will be impounded at the tech area until the completion of racing Sunday.

17. Scoring: Transponders are provided to assure accuracy in scoring and timing. Rental is $35 for the weekend. If you own your own transponder, you may use it but must provide the number at registration and you are responsible for its operation. Transponders should be mounted 6-8 inches back from the front of the sidepod on either side, or no less than 9 inches to the rear of the centerline of the top of the kingpin to leading edge of transponder. There should be no metal between the transponder and the track surface. Drivers are responsible for returning rented transponder to race officials upon crossing scales. If you do not, you will be charged for it.

18. Protests: Protests must be filed IN WRITING WITH THE RACE DIRECTOR within 30 minutes of the posting of race results. Official Results will be posted on the windows of The Argus Building. A $50 Cash Protest Fee must also be paid at the time a protest is filed. If the ruling is in favor of the driver filing the protest, that driver will get the Protest Fee back. In the case of a protest over another driver's engine, there will be a $100 cash protest fee. The protester will receive the Protest Fee back if the engine is found illegal. The driver whose engine is torn down will receive the Protest Fee if the engine is found to be legal. If a protest not involving an engine is disallowed, the race organization will keep the protest fee.

19. Check-in: Pits will be open from 6-11 p.m. Friday night. Drivers arriving before 6 p.m. Friday should report to the Quad City Expo Center parking lot five blocks east of the track and await pitting instructions. Registration will be open for check-in from 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Rock Island Holiday Inn one block from the track. Saturday check-in is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, Rock Island. All racers should check-in prior to entering the pit/paddock area. All drivers who check in Friday prior to 8 p.m. must complete Pre-Tech inspections Friday evening. Saturday morning pre-tech will be ONLY with Overnight Late Pass issued by registration. Other than attached tractors, there will be NO tow vehicles or motor homes allowed in the pits this year. Vehicles that “won’t start” will be towed at the owner’s expense. The only exception is if the kart comes out of the vehicle (that is, competitor's equipment is stored exclusively in the motor home) and there is no other way to secure it, and semi tractors.

20. Practice: There will be a MANDATORY DRIVERS’ MEETING at 7:15 a.m. Saturday morning. There will be NO Sunday driver’s meeting. No drivers will be allowed on the track for practice without a helmet and kart tech sticker. Saturday practice rounds will be continuous 5 minute sessions with no more than 30 karts on the track at a time. Qualifying will be done during practice. Sunday practice time may be limited depending on the number of class entries and qualifying races required. Sunday practice will be run by class in race order.

QUESTIONS
If you have questions regarding registration, sponsorship, rules or technical questions, or the Rock Island Grand Prix in general, call the Grand Prix Office at (309) 292-8133 or email grandprix@qconline.com.

RACE CLASSES

GENERAL REGULATIONS

Ages: In general, ages for senior classes are age 16 and over. The exceptions are classes run under rules in which the senior age is 14 or 15 and over, or where license determines eligibility. Please see those specific rules for details.

Tech: In all classes, after Finals, top 5 finishers will be impounded. Teams should be prepared for teardown and have a crew member ready with tools to assist.

Engine Changes: If a competitor changes an engine after qualifying, they will start at the back of the grid in the feature.

Starting procedure: Gearbox classes will use double file grid, standing start with one lap warm up. Pro Open, Vintage and TAG classes will have one warm up lap, double file grid and then a rolling start. 4-cycle classes, and Yamaha Can classes, will have no warm up lap and will grid on front straight along the south curb. Standing start.

Drafting: Drafting is permitted during qualifying and competition. Contact between competitors is not permitted. ‘Bump’ drafting is allowed EXCEPT in King of the Streets, 125cc Masters, 125cc Open gearbox, TAG Sr., Jr. & Masters, Leopard and Vintage.

FLAGS
Yellow Flag: Due to the nature of the track at Rock Island, the yellow flag is used in two different ways. A WAVING yellow means there is imminent danger in that corner. Racers should acknowledge, slow and hold their position. A HELD yellow means that potential danger lies in the NEXT corner. Drivers should continue racing until they see a waving yellow.

Red Flag: A race can be ruled official after a red flag if more than half of the laps have been completed. If two red flags occur in the same race, that race can be ruled official regardless of the number of laps completed.

Blue Flag: The blue flag will be shown to racers when they are about to be lapped by faster traffic. It may be shown at the flag stand or by one of the assistant race directors. When a racer receives the blue flag, he/she MUST acknowledge it with a hand signal, hold their racing line, and allow faster traffic to pass. Failure to do so will result in a penalty ranging from loss of position up to disqualification, at the discretion of the race director. If a driver flagrantly disregards the blue flag and fails to hold his/her line, or in the judgment of the race director becomes a problem on the track, they will be immediately black flagged. The faster, overtaking kart should make every effort to choose a racing line that will avoid lapped traffic. Failure to avoid a slower kart, which has acknowledged the blue flag and is holding its racing line, could result in a penalty assessed against the overtaking kart, up to and including disqualification at the discretion of the race director.

TAG Senior 1 & 2

Rules: The Touch and Go (TAG) classes will run TAG U.S.A. rules which can be found at tagracing.net or through the link on the Grand Prix web site. TAG U.S.A. rules as they exist on August 1 will be applied at the Rock Island Grand Prix. Motori 7 motors are legal under 2012 specs.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: TAG USA weights will apply based on the engine.

Fuel: All classes will run spec fuel and oil this year at Rock Island with the exception of Pro Open. VP Fuel will be on site to provide fuels. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP. TAG classes will run maximum 98 octane. VP 93 may also be run by Rotax but may not be available on site. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: Class will run TAG USA approved brands/compounds and Mojo (w/Rotax engines). Class will qualify and race on the same set of tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: Per TAG USA rules.

Seals: TAG engines should have one reed cage bolt/stud drilled, one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud drilled for sealing. Seals will be applied/checked just prior to or after qualifying. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure engine is sealed when leaving the scale/tech area after qualifying. Engines that are already sealed will have seal numbers recorded. If engines are damaged and must be worked on, seals can only be removed with prior approval of tech officials. Rotax Max seals will be used and will be recorded. Please have engines drilled before pre-tech to speed process. If engine is not drilled before qualifying time, the entry will be DQ and will start at the back of grid. No exceptions. Paint may be used instead of seals at discretion of tech officials.

Qualifying: TAG 1 class which will be run midday Saturday is a benefit for the Riverbend Food Pantry. Qualifying positions will be assigned based on the amount of food donated by a driver – minimum of 20 pounds needed to participate in the class. In the case of ties, starting positions will be assigned based on registration order. Food will be collected at scale Saturday morning. TAG 2 will follow normal qualifying procedures and will qualify late Saturday afternoon, race Sunday.

Please note: WKA allows modifications that TAG USA does not in this class. Please review them with your engine builder.


TAG Junior

Rules: The Touch And Go (TAG) classes will run TAG U.S.A. rules which can be found at tagracing.net or through the link on the Grand Prix web site. TAG U.S.A. rules as they exist on August 1 will be applied at the Rock Island Grand Prix.

Age: Ages 11-15 determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: TAG USA weights will apply based on the engine.

Fuel: All classes will run spec fuel and oil this year at Rock Island with the exception of 2-cycle Pro Open. VP Fuel will be on site to provide fuels. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP. Rotax and TAG classes will run maximum 98 octane. VP 93 may also be run by Rotax but may not be available on site. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: Class will run TAG USA approved brands/compounds and Mojo (w/Rotax engines). Class will qualify and race on the same set of tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: Per TAG USA rules.

Seals: TAG engines should have one reed cage bolt/stud drilled, one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud drilled for sealing. Seals will be applied/checked just prior to or after qualifying. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure engine is sealed when leaving the scale/tech area after qualifying. Engines that are already sealed will have seal numbers recorded. If engines are damaged and must be worked on, seals can only be removed with prior approval of tech officials. Rotax Max seals will be used and will be recorded. Please have engines drilled before pre-tech to speed process. If engine is not drilled before qualifying time, the entry will be DQ and will start at the back of grid. No exceptions. Paint may be used instead of seals at discretion of tech officials.

Please note: WKA allows modifications that TAG USA does not in this class. Please review them with your engine builder.

TAG Masters

Rules: The Touch And Go (TAG) classes will run TAG U.S.A. rules which can be found at tagracing.net or through the link on the Grand Prix web site. TAG U.S.A. rules as they exist on August 1 will be applied at the Rock Island Grand Prix.

Age: Ages 35 and older determined by age on race weekend. The optional rule that allows drivers over 200 lbs. to run in the TAG Masters class will be allowed only for drivers age 30 and over.

Weight: TAG USA weights will apply based on the engine; plus, see rule above.

Fuel: All classes will run spec fuel and oil this year at Rock Island with the exception of 2-cycle Pro Open. VP Fuel will be on site to provide fuels. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP. Rotax and TAG classes will run maximum 98 octane; VP 93 may also be run by Rotax, but may not be available on site. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: Class will run TAG U.S.A. approved brands/compounds and Mojo (w/Rotax engines). Class will qualify and race on the same set of tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: Per TAG USA rules.

Seals: TAG engines should have one reed cage bolt/stud drilled, one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud drilled for sealing. Seals will be applied/check just prior to or after qualifying. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure engine is sealed when leaving the scale/tech area after qualifying. Engines that are already sealed will have seal numbers recorded. If engines are damaged and must be worked on, seals can only be removed with prior approval of tech officials. Rotax Max seals will be used and will be recorded. Please have engines drilled before pre-tech to speed process. If engine is not drilled before qualifying time, the entry will be DQ and will start at the back of grid. No exceptions. Paint may be used instead of seals at discretion of tech officials.

Please note: WKA allows modifications that TAG USA does not in this class. Please review them with your engine builder.

Leopard

Rules: Class will run TAG U.S.A. rules which can be found at tagracing.net or through the link on the Grand Prix web site. TAG USA rules as they exist on August 1 will be applied at the Rock Island Grand Prix.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: 360 lbs.

Fuel: All classes will run spec fuel and oil this year at Rock Island with the exception of 2-cycle Pro Open. VP Fuel will be on site to provide fuels. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP. Leopard and TAG classes will run maximum 98 octane. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: Will run TAG USA approved tires and compounds. Class will qualify and race on same tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: Per TAG USA rules.

Seals: TAG engines should have one reed cage bolt/stud drilled, one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud drilled for sealing. . Seals will be applied/check just prior to or after qualifying. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure engine is sealed when leaving the scale/tech area after qualifying. Engines that are already sealed will have seal numbers recorded. If engines are damaged and must be worked on, seals can only be removed with prior approval of tech officials. Rotax Max seals will be used and will be recorded. Please have engines drilled before pre-tech to speed process. If engine is not drilled before qualifying time, the entry will be DQ and will start at the back of grid. No exceptions. Paint may be used instead of seals at discretion of tech officials.

Please note: WKA allows modifications that TAG USA does not in this class. Please review them with your engine builder.

Pro Open

Rules: Unlimited All-Stars rules will be applied. Different motors may be used, but all are subject to tech. Tech is bore and stroke only. Racers should be prepared to declare engine’s bore and stroke at pre-tech inspection.

Engines: This class is open to any 2-cycle, 4-cycle or Wankel engine as well as dual motors as long as they fit into the rules criteria. No gearboxes allowed. Shifters and DD2 can run top gear with shifter disabled.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Bodywork: Open yet must reasonably conform to the footprint of a traditional kart.  Bodywork must not constitute a safety hazard to the driver or other competitors.  RIGP tech officials reserve the right to declare an entry as non-conforming, unsafe and/or require modifications as needed.  Bodywork may not be substantively altered after pre-race tech inspection. All rulings by RIGP tech officials regarding bodywork are considered final and are non-appealable to the race director. If a competitor has concerns about conforming bodywork, the competitor may submit designs, drawings or photos to the tech committee for review prior to the event.  Submissions due by August 1. Prior review does in no way guarantee approval at the event.

Fuel and Oil: Open fuel and oil, except no hydrazine or carcinogenic compounds.

Tires: Open tire brands and compounds. No tire prep allowed. This class may qualify and race on different tires. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Clone Heavy & Medium

Rules: This class will generally follow the AKRA Box Stock Rules with most current updates. All karts and motors will be inspected and pre-teched on Friday. Any commercially available shoe clutch can be used. Number of shoes is a non-tech item. Both machined and stamped drums are allowed. NO disc-type clutches or axle clutches allowed. Lay-down seats are legal.

Only the ARC 6619, ARC 6618, PVL Flywheel, Raceseng Flywheels RSP-13-075 Rev-wheel NF-S1 & RSP-13-077 Rev-wheel F-S1 are allowed in the clone classes. No other flywheels are allowed. The stock cast iron flywheel is not allowed under any circumstance.

Timing and flywheel key is non-tech.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Exhaust: Clones must run a commercially available silencer pipe and silencer must be RLV B91 XL WKA silencer with no modifications allowed. No coatings of any type are allowed. No loop pipes allowed. Header length is non-tech item.

Weight: Heavy will run at 375 lbs and Medium at 350 lbs.

Fuel: Class will run spec fuel available on site from VP Fuel. Fuel is subject to inspection at any time. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Tires: Only 5-inch wheels and tires in 4-cycle classes. Open tire brands and compound rule but NO SL tires allowed Class will qualify and race on the same set of tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: CIK and full nose body work are allowed.

Yamaha SuperCan Medium & Heavy

Rules: Classes will run TAG USA local option rules for Yamaha Senior Sportsman which are the same as WKA Manufacturer’s Cup Yamaha SuperCan engine rules. If any discrepancies are found between the two, the more lenient rule will be applied. Yamaha KT100 engines only. See Section 9 for KT100 engine specs. Old-style Yamaha cylinders are NOT legal.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: Medium class will run 340 pounds and heavy will run 365 pounds.

Exhaust: RLV SSX-V Can muffler. Airboxes required.

Fuel: Gas and oil only. Class will run spec fuel and oil. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP Fuel. Yamaha will run 110 octane. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.
Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: This class will run open tire brands and compounds. Tires 10x4.50-5 or 10x4.60-5 front; 11x7.10-5 or 11.50x7.10-5 rear. This class will qualify and race on the same set of tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: CIK bodywork

King of the Streets (stock moto)

Rules: The King of the Streets race is for top level drivers and will run under Superkarts! USA S1 stock moto rules.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: 395 lbs.

Fuel: Class will run spec fuel and oil. VP Fuel will be on site to provide fuels. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP. Stock moto will run 98 octane. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: At urging of competitors, all gearbox classes will run MG FZ as spec tire. Qualify and race on the same tires. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: Per SKUSA rules.

Seals: All shifter engines should have one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud drilled for sealing. Seals will be applied/checked just prior to or after qualifying. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure engine is sealed when leaving the scale/tech area after qualifying. Engines that are already sealed will have seal numbers recorded. If engines are damaged and must be worked on, seals can only be removed with prior approval of tech officials. Please have engines drilled before pre-tech to speed process. If engine is not drilled before qualifying time, the entry will be DQ and will start at the back of grid. No exceptions. Paint may be used instead of seals at discretion of tech officials.

125 Open Gearbox (ICC/tuned moto/stock moto)

Rules: Class will run under Superkarts! USA G1 and S4 rules.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: ICC and tuned motos will run at 420 pounds and stock moto will run at 400 pounds.

Fuel: Class will run spec fuel and oil. VP Fuel will be on site to provide fuels. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP. This class will run 98 octane. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: At urging of competitors, all gearbox classes will run MG FZ as spec tire. Qualify and race on the same tires. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: Per SKUSA rules.

Seals: All shifter engines should have one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud drilled for sealing. Seals will be applied/checked just prior to or after qualifying. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure engine is sealed when leaving the scale/tech area after qualifying. Engines that are already sealed will have seal numbers recorded. If engines are damaged and must be worked on, seals can only be removed with prior approval of tech officials. Please have engines drilled before pre-tech to speed process. If engine is not drilled before qualifying time, the entry will be DQ and will start at the back of grid. No exceptions. Paint may be used instead of seals at discretion of tech officials.

125cc Masters (ICC/tuned moto/stock moto)

Rules: 125cc Masters will run SKUSA G1 and S4 engine rules

Age: Ages 30 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: ICC and tuned motos will run at 420 pounds and stock moto will run at 400 pounds.

Fuel: Class will run spec fuel and oil. VP Fuel will be on site to provide fuels. Fuel is NOT INCLUDED in the entry fee and will be handled on a cash-only basis between competitors and VP. This class will run 98 octane. Drivers must provide their own federal/state approved containers for fuel. Fuel will be available on Saturday and until noon Sunday and possibly Friday night. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Spec Oil: Five spec oils have been identified. They are Burris Castor, Burris Blend, Maxima 927, Red Line 2-cycle Oil and Motul 2T Grand Prix. Racers should be prepared to declare an oil and ratio on the Tech Passports at pre-tech.

Tires: At urging of competitors, all gearbox classes will run MG FZ as spec tire. Qualify and race on the same tires. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: Per SKUSA rules.

Seals: All shifter engines should have one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud drilled for sealing. Seals will be applied/checked just prior to or after qualifying. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure engine is sealed when leaving the scale/tech area after qualifying. Engines that are already sealed will have seal numbers recorded. If engines are damaged and must be worked on, seals can only be removed with prior approval of tech officials. Please have engines drilled before pre-tech to speed process. If engine is not drilled before qualifying time, the entry will be DQ and will start at the back of grid. No exceptions. Paint may be used instead of seals at discretion of tech officials.

Briggs & Stratton LO 206 Medium & Heavy

Rules: Classes will run Briggs & Stratton rules which can be found under TAG U.S.A. Local Option rules for Briggs 206 Senior and also at briggsandstratton.com/engines-racing/ (including any amendments) with no exceptions. If any discrepancies are found between the two, the more lenient rule will be applied.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: Heavy will run at 375 lbs and Medium at 350 lbs.

Fuel: Class will run spec fuel available on site from VP Fuel. Fuel is subject to inspection at any time. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Tires: Only 5-inch wheels and tires in 4-cycle classes. This class will run open tire brands and compounds and will qualify and race on the same set of tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: CIK and full nose bodywork allowed.

Briggs & Stratton LO 206 Masters

Rules: Classes will run Briggs & Stratton rules which can be found under TAG U.S.A. Local Option rules for Briggs 206 Senior and also at briggsandstratton.com/engines-racing/ (including any amendments) with no exceptions. If any discrepancies are found between the two, the more lenient rule will be applied.

Age: Ages 30 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: 390 pounds

Fuel: Class will run spec fuel available on site from VP Fuel. Fuel is subject to inspection at any time. Courtesy fuel test is available Saturday morning ONLY at tech area next to scales.

Tires: Only 5-inch wheels and tires in 4-cycle classes. This class will run open tire brands and compounds and will qualify and race on the same set of tires. All tires must be the same compound. You may NOT change compound after qualifying or you will be DQ’d. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: CIK and full nose bodywork allowed.

Vintage Karts

Rules: This is a gentlemen’s race. There will be no weighing and no tech. Race groupings will be determined by RIGP in consultation with representative Vintage racers.

Age: Ages 15 and up determined by age on race weekend.

Weight: NA

Fuel: NA

Tires: This class will run open tire brands and compounds and will qualify and race on the same set of tires. Tires are NOT part of the registration fee and will NOT be available at the track. In the event that a tire becomes unsafe outside of normal race wear, it MAY be replaced WITH PRIOR APPROVAL and supervision of the head tech official/scrutineer. Use of tire warmers is NOT allowed. Absolutely no modifications or tire treatment is allowed. Any competitor disqualified for the use of prep will be immediately disqualified from that class and all remaining classes for that weekend. All results and subsequent penalties are final. There will be no option of having tires tested at a lab.

Bodywork: NA

 


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