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RULES & REGULATIONS

 

 


2019 RULES CHANGES & UPDATES
Any rule improvements made by RKS will be in written format and placed in the RKS rule book located in the tech shed and posted online on the richmondkartingspeedway.net  website. RKS reserves all rights to change, modify, and regulate all rules as needed or necessary for a fair and safe race event.
All engines must run on methanol fuel systems except Kids Kart and Mini Cups.
Ages are determined as of January 1st, 2019.

 

 

 

RULES

It is impossible to list all of the modifications or exceptions that may be considered illegal within the rule book. For the purpose of enforcement, only those items listed in the rule book are permissible, unless you have received any written information from RKS. It is your responsibility to confirm with RKS if questions arise.

 

The engine rules are made to create an even field for all competitors. There is no leeway of any rule at anytime whatsoever. All competitors, engines, and components will be treated equally.

IT’S SIMPLE: RUN LEGAL, IT SAVES TIME AND MONEY.

 

RKS reserves all rights to change, modify and regulate all rules as needed or necessary for a fair and safe race event.

A driver is allowed to run two divisions if age appropriate.

We will not hold up a division to change motors and such.

 

If a driver moves up a division the points do not follow that driver. If driver runs three races they can’t go back down in divisions. No driver is allowed to move up a division last three point races.

Due to lack of seat time and experience RKS reserves the right to make an exception to the age rule for some divisions for safety reasons.

There are no purchasing of last place points and NO THROW out rules. If a driver misses a race they will start in the rear for the next heat race. 

 

JR. BOXSTOCK

AGE:5-8 YEARS OLD

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR JR. CHAMP

ENGINE: WKA PURPLE PLATE FLATHEAD

PLATE : BRONZE

TIRES: VEGA YELLOW STOCK TIRE

GEAR: 14 FRONT DRIVER AND 59, 60, OR 61 REAR

WEIGHT: 285 LBS

CLUTCH: OPEN

 

BOXSTOCK

AGE: 6-11 YEARS OLD

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR JR. CHAMP

ENGINE: WKA PURPLE PLATE FLATHEAD

PLATE : PURPLE

TIRES: VEGA YELLOW STOCK TIRE

GEAR: OPEN

WEIGHT: 315 LBS

CLUTCH: OPEN

 

JR ANIMAL PURPLE PLATE

AGE: 7-10 YEARS OLD

ENGINE: WKA APPROVED ANIMAL

PLATE : PURPLE 3 HOLE SIZE .225

TIRES: VEGA  TIRE

WEIGHT: 285 LBS

 

JR ANIMAL BLUE PLATE

AGE: 10-14 YEARS OLD

ENGINE: WKA APPROVED ANIMAL

PLATE : BLUE 2 HOLE .275 AND .325

TIRES: VEGA TIRE

WEIGHT: 325 LBS

JR. PREDATOR

AGE:5-9 YEARS OLD

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR CHAMP

ENGINE: HARBOR FREIGHT PREDATOR 6.5 HP ENGINE WITH GOVERNOR

TIRES: VEGA TIRE

Gear:

WEIGHT:300

 

PREDATOR

AGE: 9-15  YEARS OLD

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR CHAMP

ENGINE: HARBOR FREIGHT PREDATOR 6.5 HP ENGINE WITH GOVERNOR

TIRES: VEGA TIRE

Gear:

WEIGHT: 350 LBS

 

JR. SPORTSMAN

AGE: 8-12 YEARS OLD

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR JR. CHAMP

ENGINE: WKA BLUE PLATE FLATHEAD

PLATE :BLUE

TIRES: VEGA YELLOW STOCK TIRE

GEAR: OPEN RULE

WEIGHT: 335 LBS

CLUTCH: OPEN

 

SPORTSMAN

AGE: 9-15 YEARS OLD

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR JR. CHAMP OR SR CHAMP

ENGINE: WKA GOLD PLATE FLATHEAD

PLATE : GOLD

TIRES: VEGA YELLOW STOCK TIRE

GEAR: OPEN

WEIGHT: 355 LBS

CLUTCH: OPEN



 

SR. SPORTSMAN

 

AGE: 13 YEARS AND UP

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR SR CHAMP

ENGINE: WKA UNRESTRICTED FLATHEAD

PLATE : NONE

TIRES: VEGA  TIRE

GEAR: OPEN

WEIGHT: 390 LBS

CLUTCH: OPEN

 

ANIMAL UNRESTRICTED

 

AGE:13 YEARS AND UP

CHASSIS: ROCKER OR SR. CHAMP

ENGINE: WKA ANIMAL UNRESTRICTED

PLATE : NONE

TIRES: VEGA TIRE

GEAR:OPEN

WEIGHT: 390 LBS

CLUTCH: OPEN

 

Points are being reviewed

 

IF YOU DO NOT FINISH THE RACE OR HEAT YOU WILL BE AWARDED LAST PLACE POINTS. YOU MUST TAKE THE GREEN AND COMPLETE 1 LAP FOR LAST PLACE POINTS. IF YOU GO OFF TRACK ON TURN THREE EXIT YOU ARE DONE.

IF A DRIVER IS INVOLVED IN THREE CAUTIONS THE DRIVER WILL BE PARKED AND AWARDED LAST PLACE POINTS. 

DRIVER MUST RUN AT LEAST TEN POINT RACES OF REGULAR SERIES POINTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR YEAR END AWARDS. 

Driver must run all three XXX races to receive end of year awards. Top three for all XXX divisions are awarded at end of year.


 

  

 

SAFETY IS MOST IMPORTANT

No kart is allowed on the speedway until it has passed safety inspection- NO EXCEPTIONS.

DRIVE SAFE, RACE SAFE, BE SAFE

 

A full face helmet of approved standards (2000 snell approved or higher)

Chin strap must be firmly attached at all times.

Helmet visor must be in closed position once the driver has entered the race track.

Tinted or shaded helmet shields are not permitted after dusk.

Driver must be secured using full SFI-rated 5 point harness. Harnesses that are more than 5 years old are in a deteriorated condition and are prohibited.

A racing neck brace must be worn. Unless using Hans Device.

Hans Device or headrest are MANDATORY.

Fire resistant jacket or suit must be worn. (shorts are not permitted during racing)

Gloves must be worn that cover all fingers. No cut off gloves or open knuckle gloves are permitted.

Racing boots or shoes are the best, sneakers are approved, No sandals, crocs or open toe or heel shoes.

Arm restraints must be attached to the kart and worn at all times in all caged divisions must be adjusted accordingly.

An elbow pad must be worn on the right arm at all times.

Any driver with long hair must place it in a ponytail then tuck it into helmet or jacket for safety.

 

SAFETY INSPECTION

Chassis items: no visual evidence of cracking

Axles and bearings : no excessive play

Wheel & tires: no visual damage 

Steering Components : no excessive play, all linkage fasteners,min. 6mm diameter bolts

Bodywork Mounting & Supports : securely fastened 

Ballast weights: Double nutted and painted white

Brake function and brake pad thickness

Brakes all fasteners rear to (except disc retention)

Seat mounting & Supports: No visual cracking, securely mounted to frame

Fuel Line: connection points securely fastened

Chain Guard: Must cover chain when viewed from above

Fuel tank mount and cap

Lines: Fuel, brake, oil catch

RKS follows all WKA safety inspection rules

 

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH THE PITS ALL KARTS/CARS MUST BE PUSHED DOWN PIT ROW. 

DISQUALIFICATIONS

If a driver gets disqualified for any reason they will not receive any points for that race. If a driver gets disqualified three times they will lose all season points. Play it smart follow the rules, if in doubt ask. If driver intentionally causes a caution they will go 1 lap down.

Not crossing the scales after race event

Rough driving

Poor driver or team conduct

Failed safety Tech

Failed engine Tech

Not bringing kart /car to Tech area for inspection 

Refusing TECH

If a driver is on the track and has not signed in at gate and is not wearing a bracelet.

All spectators need to be signed in on arrival. 

RKS will do random tech inspections in random divisions during racing events. Please understand that RKS and Tech Director are not looking to disqualify any driver, but to monitor and create an even playing field for all participants. Any infraction deeming an engine to be illegal according to WKA standards is grounds for disqualification. (Example: if fuel is being teched and plate is illegal, the driver is disqualified). RKS reserves the right to tech any class, any engine, any time. Tech director is allowed to tech any part of any motor at any time.

Only one member of each team being teched will be allowed into tech area. That one team member is able to view the inspection on all tech sessions for that division. If 

 

PIT AND SPECTATOR RULES

 

RKS has a family racing atmosphere and it will stay that way.

DRIVER AND TEAM GOOD CONDUCT WILL BE EXPECTED FROM EVERYONE.

AT NO TIME SHALL ANY ADULT BE RUDE OR YELL AT ANY YOUNG DRIVERS

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NOT COME BACK. 

If there is an issue see a track official and it will be handled in a respectful way.

Richmond Karting Speedway wants to ensure a friendly and family orientated environment in which to conduct a safe and competitive events: therefore, RKS will do whatever is necessary to fulfill this decree. During the race season RKS has the options to revisit and change rules and procedures in each division if problems are occurring. THIS IS NOT PROTESTABLE.

PIT STALLS

Pit stalls are assigned on a first come first serve basis. You are able to reserve your pit stall at the beginning of the year for a fee of $75.. This will insure your pit stall for the year for RKS events.

All participants will keep there pit stalls clean when leaving for the day. Pick up trash, toys, anything that doesn't belong there. There is trash cans in several locations. Help keep the grounds clean. 

NO bicycles, tricycles, scooters, or battery operated toys are to be used when racing starts unless the are used for the handicapped or to transport a small child.

An oil collection station will be provided by RKS . Dumping or spilling and not notifying an official will result in a disqualification. 

Everyone must respect RKS grounds and facilities at all times. Any vandalism in any form will result in immediate expulsion and legal action.

Admittance into another drivers pit area shall only be done with permission.

RKS officials are able to enter any pit stall at any time.

Keep your racing equipment and personal items in your pit. Keep items out of access lane.

All crew members, drivers and spectators must sign in at gate before practice starts. Anyone that does not sign in will be asked to leave. Insurance is very important and we need it in order to run the track.

The tower is off limits during racing. The score keeper and flag person are busy keeping track of the safety of all drivers. If you use any profanity or yell at the flag person your driver will be disqualified for that race. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All drivers, crew members, family, and friends are expected to be civil and calm. Any yelling or use of profanity at another Team or Official will result in a disqualification. 

If a driver needs to make changes after a Heat and needs a few practice laps they will start at the rear of the field. This is usually due to a wreck or motor problems. 

The feature winner of a class will start in the rear of the field of the next RACE. If that driver is not in attendance they will start in the rear at next attendance. Heat line up is done by points lowest points start up front. In the event that the pole position drivers can't seem to get it together to start the race we will send them to the rear. 

In an event that there is a wreck please do not run out onto the track until signaled its ok to.

No one is allowed on track during races or cautions except for officials. If you need to make adjustments have driver exit through gate. 

All parents or guardians are responsible for children that come to RKS please do not let them run around unsupervised.

We are pet friendly,  pets are very important family members. Please pick up after them and supervise them during the day. 

NO FIREARMS are permitted at the track.

NO ALCOHOL DURING RACE/PRACTICE SAVE IT FOR AFTER THE RACES.

Drivers must operate their kart in a safe manner at all times and adhere to all flags and instructions given while on the track.When exiting the track slow down and turn off motor. Drivers need to stay to the outside of the track if exiting during the race.

Drivers need to stay high right when entering the track during practice and coming back on the track during the race.

Any Kart that is black flagged





 

RACING RULES

Only drivers and track officials are allowed on the track. If a parent or crew member is needed officials will signal for them. The gate needs to stay closed and everyone behind the rope. Kids Kart we allow 1 crew member to be inside fenced area to help with driver. If a crew member needs to have a driver come to grid area let official know. 

The green flag will be displayed after the  pack is properly lined up. The pole position starts the race and if any driver passes or crosses the start/finish line before the pole driver we will display yellow flag. It is the the driver's responsibility to stay tight to start the race we will not wait for the end of the pack to catch up. After a caution we will go back to last lap completed line up minus the driver (s) in caution. If driver is lap or laps down they will go behind the caution driver. RKS has the right to pull a driver off track if we feel the driver is causing dangerous situations for self or others. We will restart double rows until 3rd caution then will go single file. There is a 30 minute time limit on all races. In the event this happens the next caution will end the race. If there is a caution on the white flag that will end the race .

Drivers must stay above white lines (straight aways) unless passing.

NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO WORK ON KARTS/CARS ON THE TRACK MUST BE IN GRID AREA.

DRIVERS NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE FLAGS STAND FOR. THE BLUE WITH YELLOW STRIPE WARNS THAT THE LEADERS ARE ON THEIR TAIL. THEY NEED TO LET THEM PASS SAFELY NOT BLOCK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Track Rental Information

Teams are able to rent the track for practice. No more than 3 karts/minicups are allowed to rent RKS at one time.
Everyone present must sign in upon arrival at the track.
RKS will be rented for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 6 hours per rental.

 

Track Rental Fees


Daytime Hours: 9am-6pm (Track must be rented before 3pm for Daytime Hours)
3 Hour Track Rental: $125.00 ($45.00 per additional hour)
Use of Track Beacon: $10.00
Use of Track Transponder System (Including Lap Time Printouts): $50.00
Nighttime Hours: 4pm-10pm (Track cannot be rented after 10pm)
3 Hour Track Rental: $175.00 ($50.00 per additional hour, each hour under lights: $50.00)
Use of Track Beacon: $10.00
To rent RKS please contact the track OWNER:
Willy Anderson
(207) 798-0253

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