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SOUTHERN COLORADO KARTING GROUP

2022 RULES

 It is the objective of Southern Colorado Karting Group to support and promote karting throughout Colorado and surrounding regions.

 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOU AND YOUR KART!

It is 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.

RACING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! YOUR (OR YOUR CHILDS) PARTICIPATION IN THE SPORT OF KARTING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Participants are responsible to report any unsafe conditions to the event staff or officials, and to operate within the guidelines for the event.

All rules will be strictly enforced and all rulings by the track officials will be final.

            SOCIAL MEDIA:

                        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 issue.

                        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.

PENALTIES:

                        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

                                    Verbal warning

                                    Loss of position

                                    Put to rear of field

                                    Loss of one lap

Intermediate on-track infractions or imprudent behavior with intent.

            Disqualification from official session

            Disqualification from event and expulsion from premises

Sever and intentional on-track infractions, or dangerous behavior without regard for safety

            Suspension for event(s)

            Suspension for remainder of season

            Suspension for one year

            Permanent revocation of privilege to compete

ROOKIE OR BEGINNER DRIVERS:

                        Inexperienced 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.

            SAFETY

                        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.

            ACCIDENTS:

                        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 director.

DANGEROUS CONDITIONS:

                        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.

PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

                        Helmets:     

                                    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.

                        Gloves:

                              Gloves are required in all divisions. It is highly recommended to use a glove with a leather palm.

                        Suits/Jackets:

                              Driving suits of one or two-piece design made of abrasion resistant material are preferred. SFI 3 or better is acceptable.

                        Long hair:

                               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.

                        Helmet Supports:

                               Advanced neck and head supports are highly recommended for drivers of all ages.

Chest Protectors:

                               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.

                        Fire extinguisher:

                               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.

                        Other standards:

                               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 points.

            PRE-RACE 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 pedal.

·        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.

Each entrant is obligated to ensure that their kart(s) maintain all general safety measures (including personal safety equipment) for the duration of event.

           

Tires:                         All tires are to be of any brand, tread type tire (flat karts may run slicks, which may be grooved/siped, but must be of one brand for the duration of the event). NO tire prep or softener is allowed.

           

            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.

           

Legal Entrant:

                   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.

           

Refusal of Entry:

                   The Race Director or officials reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

         

Refunds:

                   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 refund policy.

             

Meeting 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.

           

Combining of Classes:

                   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.

           

Fuel & Oil:

                   All participants 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:

                   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.

           

Trash:

            It is the responsibility of each Legal Entrant and their crew to collect and dispose of their trash at any event unless directed otherwise.

           

Cancellation of Event:

                   It is the right of the event to cancel the event for various circumstances dangerous conditions, weather, civil unrest, etc.

           

Official Scoring:

                   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.

           

Radio Use:

                   The use of the RACEeiver or similar on way “tower to driver’ communication is required. NO 2-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATION IS ALLOWED.

           

Criminal Activity:

                        Substance abuse (alcohol or controlled substance)

                        Physical assault

                        Verbal assault

            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:

                   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.

           

Intentional Contact:

                   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 prohibited.

           

Signaling:

                   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 while signaling.

           

Mechanical 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.

           

Officials:

                   Race Director, Assistant Race Director, Head Flagman, Official Scorer, Corner Marshall, and Pit Steward are all track officials and all rulings from them are final.

           

Flags:

                   Black flag, 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

           

Classes:

 

            Scoring:

 

RULES MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED IN CASE OF A/ANY CLASS DOMINATION.

ALL KARTS ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION AND IS AT THE DISCRETION OF TRACK OFFICIALS ON WHETHER OR NOT IT IS SAFE ENOUGH TO COMPETE.

SAFETY IS OUR #1 CONCERN, MAKE IT YOUR #1 CONCERN AS WELL. “RACE SMART”

 

 

 

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