COLORADO KARTING GROUP
ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOU AND YOUR KART!
ultimately the obligation of each participant and crew member to ensure their
conduct and equipment complies with all the applicable rules, as they may be
altered from time to time. The rules are in no way a guarantee against injury
and/or death to participants, spectators, officials and/or others.
A DANGEROUS SPORT! YOUR (OR YOUR CHILDS) PARTICIPATION IN THE SPORT OF KARTING
IS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
are responsible to report any unsafe conditions to the event staff or officials,
and to operate within the guidelines for the event.
rules will be strictly enforced and all rulings by the track officials will be
Social media is a part of our daily lives, and when used correctly is an
important place for the sport to discuss issues and promote our activities. This
policy is not intended to restrict the good. Rather, it is to assist in curbing
he more dangerous and damaging activities that have become or may become an
Any content submitted online through the medium of the internet by those
participation or officiating events should not contain material that could be
deemed to be threatening, harassing, bullying, illegal, obscene, defamatory,
slanderous or hostile towards any individual, team or entity participation or
officiating an event. The group defines content as text, images, audio, video
and any user generated content knowingly uploaded to the internet.
It is understood
that during the course of an event, or of a season, participants that are
consistently non-compliant with the rules or standards, may receive penalties,
particularly for non-compliance of the same nature in during the course of the
same event, or string of events.
Multiple penalties may be assessed to a participant at one time for
multiple infractions in an official session or during an event.
Minor On-track infractions or careless behavior
Loss of position
Put to rear of field
Loss of one lap
on-track infractions or imprudent behavior with intent.
Disqualification from official session
Disqualification from event and expulsion from premises
and intentional on-track infractions, or dangerous behavior without regard for
Suspension for event(s)
Suspension for remainder of season
Suspension for one year
Permanent revocation of privilege to compete
OR BEGINNER DRIVERS:
drivers may be required to start at the back of the pack for their first (3)
races (not heats). This is at the track director’s discretion. New drivers
must display an “x” on the back of their helmet or orange ribbon from the
cage. This safety regulation includes all divisions and classes.
It is expected that all drivers competing in an event will show the basic
skills necessary to properly compete in a karting event, which includes
understanding the basic policies and procedures that govern the event.
The event Race Director has the final decision regarding a competitor’s
ability to properly perform, as well as having the competitor run the
appropriate class for their skill level. It is within the right of the Race
Director Of the event to remove anyone from competition, or to place them in a
more appropriate class for their skill level, should they determine it necessary
for their safety, or the safety of the other competitors.
It is the
responsibility of each participant to properly manage the safety of their
equipment at all times during the course of an event. The track officials will
not assume responsibility for the safety of any competition vehicle.
Parents of a minor may be allowed onto the track only when approved by
the event officials once the course is clear and the conditions are safe.
Any driver who has lost consciousness, indicates a strong likelihood of
concussion (dizziness, vomiting, blurred vision memory loss), or indicates a
reasonable chance of serious injury may not be permitted to continue in any
official event, and is at the discretion of the event medial staff and/ or race
The race officials
of the event have the right to stop, postpone, or cancel any event if they deem
conditions to be dangerous. This includes weather, track conditions, driver(s)
actions, civil unrest, or any other condition that may arise and threaten the
safety or well-being of competitors, spectators, officials, or other people at
or near the event.
In the case of impending severe weather, the track officials should
properly evaluate any available information, cease all activities, and advise
all parties to take immediate shelter. The event is not responsible or liable
for any damage to property or individuals during bouts of severe weather. It is
the responsibility of the driver and their crew/family to recognize sever
weather and take appropriate action to secure their property and protect
themselves regardless of the actions of the event staff.
All helmets used at an event must be full coverage (full face), with
the face-shield installed, and designed for competitive motorsports use.
Helmets must be in “factory condition”, with no visible shell damage.
If shell damage is visible, it will not be allowed to be used.
required in all divisions. It is highly recommended to use a glove with a
Driving suits of
one or two-piece design made of abrasion resistant material are preferred. SFI 3
or better is acceptable.
If hair extends
appreciably from beneath helmet, the competitor must wear a balaclava to retain
hair from extending outside helmet. No hair is allowed to be visible when the
driver is “race ready”. Events are not responsible or liable for injuries
related to long hair while on-track, regardless of the situation. The driver is
exclusively responsible for ensuring that their long hair is properly secured.
Advanced neck and
head supports are highly recommended for drivers of all ages.
All rookie and
junior drivers up to 13 years in all divisions are required to wear a chest
protection device with SFI specification 20.1.
Minimum 5lb. Fire
extinguisher, accessible in pit area is required. If methanol is used as a
racing fuel, a 5 gal. water can or sprayer must be located in the pit area.
No sharp or
protruding objects anywhere on kart. No bars can extend past the outer edge of
the tire except nerf bars. All karts must be numbered and legible on all sides.
Duplicate numbers must have a letter and all must be legible. Kill switches are
recommended in all classes. Arm restraints are recommended. No shorts, cut offs
or jeans will be allowed. Roll cage must be securely fastened in at least 4
INSPECTION (DRIVER RESPONSIBLE)
Inspect driver helmet
Inspect frame for cracks and defects. Noticeable cracks and defect
will render the chassis unfit for competition and will need to be replaced or
welded. If welded, it must get the approval of the Race Director to continue.
Verify brakes will lock when reasonable pressure is applied to the
Verify Throttle fully closes when throttle pedal is released. At
least 1 throttle return spring must be utilized, 2 springs recommended.
Verify all safety items are lock nutted and/or wired.
Verify weights are white and properly mounted, and have the
competitor’s number on it.
Verify front spindles are safety wired and/or clipped.
Verify nerf bars, bumpers, and bodywork are properly secured.
Verify all exhaust is secured.
Verify all fuel system components are free of defect, and fuel
line is properly secured to attachment points.
Verify Third Bearing Support bolts are wired.
Verify cameras (if using) are hard mounted to bodywork.
entrant is obligated to ensure that their kart(s) maintain all general safety
measures (including personal safety equipment) for the duration of event.
RESTRICTED AREA ACCESS:
Only those persons
having signed a waiver of liability and with a pit pass shall be allowed in the
pit/restricted area, which include hot grid and track.
The Legal Entrant
is the driver in the event, and shall include their parents or legal guardian in
the event the driver is a non-emancipated minor. Entry of the Legal Entrant to
the event does not guarantee the Legal Entrant any additional benefits, points,
or awards, and may not be used in any protest or appeal. Entering an event
implies that the rules and standards have been agreed to by the Legal Entrant.
The Race Director
or officials reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.
Once the Legal
Entrant has taken to the track for any event, or have entered an event that has
a specific and restricted number of entries, they are not eligible for a refund.
If they have not taken to the track for an official session, or the event has an
open entry, it is at the discretion of the event director to determine their own
of Driver/Crew and Officials:
The Race Director
or flagman may conduct a meeting of drivers for the discussion and
interpretation of the rules and any specific standards applying to the event.
All drivers are required to attend, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
do so. Failure to attend this meeting does not remove the responsibility of the
driver to know the rules and standards of the event.
The combining of
classes at an event is acceptable. Classes must be age and speed similar. At no
time is it acceptable for an event to combine any Rookie or Junior class with a
Senior class. Combining different types of vehicles at an event is prohibited.
Champ or Outlaw karts may be combined, but may not be combined with a
traditional, or “flat”, kart.
shall not dispose of fuels or lubricants in the pit area or the track area by
pouring or spilling such fuels or lubricants upon the ground.
Used tires are not
to be left in the pits, paddock, trash or any location at any event without the
expressed consent of the track owner and/or Race Director.
It is the
responsibility of each Legal Entrant and their crew to collect and dispose of
their trash at any event unless directed otherwise.
It is the right of
the event to cancel the event for various circumstances dangerous conditions,
weather, civil unrest, etc.
The official race
scoring, whether by electronic system or hand scoring, is the only
“Official/Legal” source of race scoring. The official scoring is the
information supplied & certified by the official scorer. To be scored, a
kart must be under its own power.
The use of the
RACEeiver or similar on way “tower to driver’ communication is required. NO
2-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATION IS ALLOWED.
(alcohol or controlled substance)
Displaying unsportsmanlike conduct (on or off the track) will result in
immediate removal from the grounds.
Rough driving will result in docked positions or black flag. Drivers
& crew members observed verbally of physically abusing other drivers or
officials will result in loss of point or suspension. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Lapped drivers are
expected to not impede the lead drivers. When receiving a Blue Flag (with
diagonal orange stripe), they are to maintain position and make it easy for the
lead drivers to go by. Some events may choose to use the Blue Flag (with
diagonal orange stripe), or the Black Flag to remove lapped karts if it is
determined that it will be safer to do so.
While contact may
occur during an official session, it is to be avoided with care at all times.
Intentional contact either to execute a pass or disrupt the leading driver is
Signaling from pit
to driver is acceptable if done safely from the grid area by way of hand
signals, 2 wood or plastic sticks of a length no greater than 12 inches, or by
using a sign board. At no time are lights or lighting of any kind to be used
Failure/Stopping on track:
If a driver has a
mechanical failure, the engine dies for any reason, or from any other reason
while under green conditions, they are to raise their hands, slow and safely,
and pull off the track with caution. If the driver requires a restart it will be
at the official’s direction.
Assistant Race Director, Head Flagman, Official Scorer, Corner Marshall, and Pit
Steward are all track officials and all rulings from them are final.
proceed to pit area, your kart is no longer being scored. If you receive a
curled black flag pointed at you, this is a warning for rough driving and you
are being watched. PLAY NICE!
Red Flag, stop your kart as quickly and safely as possible, and remain
inside. Do not stop in proximity or pass the accident.
Yellow flag, slow your speed and proceed with caution.
Green flag, racing is a go
White flag, one lap too go
Checkered flag, racing is over winner to victory lane if instructed too
do so, otherwise return to pits
MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED IN CASE OF A/ANY CLASS DOMINATION.
KARTS ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION AND IS AT THE DISCRETION OF TRACK OFFICIALS ON
WHETHER OR NOT IT IS SAFE ENOUGH TO COMPETE.
IS OUR #1 CONCERN, MAKE IT YOUR #1 CONCERN AS WELL. “RACE SMART”