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2014 Brighton Speedway Thursday Night Go-Kart Rules

 

 Click Here for PDF Version:  2014 Brighton Speedway Thursday Night Go Kart Rules Revised April 21

 

Racing Starts at 7PM Sharp
All Karts must be registered by 6:30 pm, hot laps at 6 pm
WEEKLY DIVISIONS……….W. K. A. Rules (subject to modifications at the tracks discretion, if not enough kids per division
the division will be combined as one not two)
 BOX STOCK 1: 5‐8 years old, first year drivers,
 BOX STOCK 2: 6‐8 years old, second year drivers not old enough to move up.
 ROOKIE 1: 8‐9 years old, .425 Purple Restrictor plate, Alcohol, 225 lbs
 ROOKIE 2: 10‐12 years old, .425 Purple Restrictor plate, 225 lbs
 JR. SPORTSMAN 1: 8‐9 years old, .425 Purple Restrictor plate, 250 lbs
 JR. SPORTSMAN 2: 10‐12 years old, .500 Turquoise (blue) Restrictor plate, 265 lbs
 JR. RESTRICTED: 12‐15 years old, .575 Gold Restrictor plate, 285 lbs
 STOCK: 350 lbs, with min. kart weight of 200 lbs. without the driver.
W.K.A. RULES APPLIED (world karting association) subject to modifications at the tracks discretion, in the event there are
not enough kids to compete in a division they will be combined with the nearest level as one.

BOX STOCK RULES 2014
 Ages 5‐7 years old, (may be broken into two groups based on experience)
 Weight 225 lbs,
 Fuel‐regular gas, Restrictor‐.425 purple plate,
 OR Alcohol Restrictor ‐ .black plate provided by the speedway, and to be rented for $10.00 per year.
 Exhaust‐ Any RLV Muffler
 Any Clutch ‐13 tooth, Rear Gear 62 tooth
 Engine‐5 HP Briggs, box stock, no porting of intake or exhaust port, Cam‐Original laser ground cam only ‐ no
aftermarket cams, No piston pop‐up, Stock timing key, no offset keys, No taping of flywheel screen to restrict air
flow, Rear Gear ‐62 teeth only, Burris kart tires only, Jet‐maximum jet size (hole) .036,
 No tach or temp gauges allowed.
 If it is not listed in the above rules it does not make it legal, check with the tech inspectors for legality.

DRIVER ELIGIBILITY AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
 Drivers age as of January 1st of the current race season will determine the division
 Jr. Division competitors can compete in only (1) class per race event.
 Once a Jr. Competitor moves up in class they may not move back down unless previously Okayed by the track
officials.
 Full face helmets with proper eye protection is mandatory, all helmets must be designed for racing use (Snell
approved helmets highly recommended)
 Approved neck braces mandatory and must be worn at all times, no altering of neck braces.
 Gloves must be worn at all times.
 Drivers 12 and under, rib protector mandatory.
 Drivers are required to wear a jacket made of heavy abrasive resistant material. No loose clothing of any kind.
 Long hair must be contained in the helmet or jacket.
 BIRTH CERTIFICATES REQUIRED TO VERIFY AGE
ADDITIONAL KART RULES
 Only Long Bumper at the rear only
 No Metal Body

HANDICAPPING PROCEDURES
 All events will use a (1) heat format, a B‐main will be used only if there are more than (15) karts entered in a
class.
 A maximum of (15) karts will start a feature event.
 The first race of the season all drivers will draw for heat starting positions, features will be heads up start.
 Regular handicapping will begin the second race of the season.
 Heat races will be lined up according to the points with lowest points starting at the front provided they were in
attendance the week before. If they were absent the previous week or if they are new they will start scratch in
the heat.
 A maximum of (5) karts will start each heat. If more than (5) karts are registered in a class, (2) or more heats will
be used.
 Not all karts will qualify through the heats; those that do not qualify in the heats will run a B‐main OR be lined
up at the rear of the qualified karts.
 Features are lined up inverted by the previous weeks feature. If a car was absent the previous week and they
are a qualified kart they will go to the back of all qualified karts with the exception of the previous week’s
winner. The previous weeks feature winner will start at the back of all qualified karts, providing they qualify
through the heats.
No. Of Karts
in Heat
No. Of Karts
That Qualify
2 1
3 2
4 3
5 3
6 4
7 4
8 5

POINTS
1‐60, 2‐56‐, 3‐52, 4‐50, 5‐48, 6‐46, 7‐44, 8‐42, 9‐40, 10‐38, 11‐36, 12‐34, 13‐32; DNS 20.

REGISTRATION FEE:
 All Karters must have an annual registration form and pay the annual registration fee of $10 to be eligible to
race.

 Weekly Karts must be signed in by 6:30pm or will go to the back of the heats.
 Sign in at the pit gate upon arrival.
 Box Stock, Rookie, Jr. Sportsman, $10 per event
 Jr. Restricted, Stock Light, $15 per event
 All Classes race for Trophies only.

WEEKLY PIT PASS: $5, (Infants to 3yrs old free)

BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY RESERVES THE RIGHTS TO MAKE NECESSARY CHANGES.

 

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
 Spirit and Intent of Karting: Karting is a sport designed for fun and enjoyment for the whole family. All rules and
regulations are designed to promote safety and fair competition
 Everyone entering the pit area must have a Go‐kart pit pass (wrist band) and have signed the weekly release
sheet.
 No alcohol is to be consumed/or entered onto the property. All participants (drivers, crews, etc.) shall be sober
and not under the influence of any substance that may impair their ability to participate in a safe and orderly
manner.
 No driving of karts through the pit area.
 No kart is to re‐enter the race under green flag conditions, you may be allowed back out under the next yellow
flag at the discretion of the officials.
 All restarts will be single file.
 Karts must cross the scale after competing in a race and are subject to penalty for non compliance.
 No fighting or abusive language will be tolerated.
 Sportsman like driving is expected at all times, no over aggressive or reckless driving will be tolerated, bumping,
chopping, or blocking may lead to penalty or disqualification.
 Drivers who slow on the track due to mechanical problems or an accident are asked to raise their hand to warn
the other drivers of trouble.
 All drivers must attend drivers meetings when called.
 Drivers are responsible for the actions of their crews, and family members.
‐ IF IT IS NOT COVERED IN THE ENCLOSED RULES AND REGULATIONS IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MAKE IT LEGAL, CHECK
WITH OFFICIALS FOR LEGALITY, ALL DECISIONS OF THE OFFICIALS ARE FINAL. BOS reserves the rights to make changes as
necessary.

PROTEST RULES
 Visual protests must be made before the feature event to the tech inspector; it is the sole discretion of the track
to accept the protest. Any protests accepted will automatically be replicated on the cart requesting the protest
as well.
 Engine protest will be $125 ($100 going to the protested kart if legal, $25 going to protest fund)
 All protests must be made in writing and be accompanied by the required amount of cash. Protest must be
presented to the tech inspector by the driver of the protesting kart and be made within (10) minutes of the
finish of the race.
 Heat races cannot be protested
 For other protest fees check with the tech inspector.