Rules

The rules and specifications in this guide are intended to make all Midwest Motorsports sanctioned events a safe, fun, and fair experience.

Rules Knowledge: Everyone who registers for a Midwest Motorsports sanctioned event as a kart owner or driver and all individuals who enter the pit area or racing surface during a  sanctioned event are required to know these rules and any supplementary rules or instructions concerning the event and must abide by them.

Responsibilities: The kart owner and or driver is responsible for the safe condition and operation of any kart at race events. The track owner is responsible for providing a properly maintained and safe place for the event.

Spirit and Intent: This manual provides technical specifications and inspection procedures to establish the legality of engines, racing chassis, and associated components used in Midwest Motorsports  sanctioned events. Officials at Midwest Motorsports events are authorized to decide of any change or design is an attempt to “beat the rules.” Also, just because a technical specification or part is not described in this manual does not imply or guarantee its legality. In these cases, the race officials will disqualify an entry, and the Midwest Motorsports will uphold the disqualification based on the “spirit and intent” of these rules. “Just because this Technical Manual does not state that you cannot, do not assume that you can.” While these rules are intended to be a guide for technical inspectors, they will also provide guidelines for Midwest Motorsports members in preparing legal engines and entries.

Class Entry Fees: Entry fee’s vary by class.  Please look on website www.racemktg.com for all entry fee’s.  NO checks will be accepted at track.

Pit Pass:  Pit passes will vary per event.  NO checks will be accepted at track.

DRIVER RULES AND REGULATIONS

General: Drivers must be in good standing to enter Midwest Motorsports sanctioned events. Drivers must abide by any age restrictions in any given class.

Driving Ability: Race director has the right to refuse any junior driver from participating in a Midwest Motorsports event based on his or her driving ability.

 Competitor Age Requirements: All Midwest Motorsports classes have a minimum “competition age” requirement for drivers; some classes also have a maximum age limit. Both limits are stated in the class descriptions.

Competition Age: A driver’s actual age as of December 31 shall establish his/her “competition age” for the next calendar year. EXAMPLE: A Driver is competing in a class that has a maximum age of 15 years. If the driver is 15 on December 31, 2013, the driver may compete in that class for the entire 2014 calendar year, no matter when the sixteenth birthday occurs.

Advancing in Age Category: Drivers who are in the “option year” may compete in the lower age class for the entire calendar year; however, if a driver moves up an age class, he may not compete at the lower age at any Midwest Motorsports events for the remainder of that year. EXAMPLE: Driver is 12 at the beginning of the 2014 season but turns 13 during the 2014 calendar year. He may race either in Junior 2 or Junior 3 classes. If the driver chooses to move up to Junior 3 at a Midwest Motorsports event, he may not return to Junior 2 status.

 Attained Age: Any driver that is racing the Junior 1 class must be the actual age of 7 years. This is the attained age of the driver. Any driver who is moving up to adult classes must be the attained age of 15.

Attempting to Falsify Documents: Falsification of any competitor’s age or any other information required on the membership application form will subject that member to disqualification and suspension of membership privileges. Family Members are entirely responsible for supplying accurate information for the Minor Members.

Driver’s Physical Condition: The Race Director may refuse to allow a driver to race based on the driver’s physical condition or advice from track medical personnel or from a hospital or other medical facility.

Disabled Drivers: Drivers with disabilities wishing to compete in Midwest Motorsports events may apply in writing for the waiver of a specific rule or specification. The request may not negatively affect safety and may not provide a significant performance enhancement.

EVENT REGISTRATION RULES

Practice: A competitor must be entered in at least one class before going onto the track for official practice, qualifying, or racing. Failure to do so may result in disqualification for that event and possible suspension. You are allowed to practice only with the classes that you are entered in for racing.  If you are caught practicing in any class you are not entered to race in you will be penalized.

Official Entry: The official entry at all Midwest Motorsports events includes the driver, kart frame, and engine. Once the kart passes through scoring on an official lap, the kart frame and engine cannot be changed without permission of the Race Director. If an approved change is made, the entrant will be subject to tech of all engines and/or chassis used during the heat or feature races.

 Relief Driver: No relief driver will be allowed at any event.

Payment of Entry: Failure to properly pay registration, entry, an/or pit pass fees, including uncollectible checks or cancelled credit card transactions, may submit individual to disqualification from the Midwest Motorsports event and possible suspension of membership privileges. No points will be given to any entry that has not been paid in full.

GENERAL DRIVER RULES

Behavior: All drivers shall conduct themselves in a safe and orderly manner. Physical violence or abuse of any individual, official, participant, or spectator at the site of an event will subject the offender to immediate disqualification, ejection from the event site and possible suspension of membership status. The Race Director must report such incidents to the race promoter within 24 hours of the event’s conclusion with the recommendation for disciplinary action.

Verbal Abuse: Any verbal abuse will be subject to unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. This rule applies to any person on track property. Verbal abuse to any official or partner of Midwest Motorsports at any time by a member will result in possible suspension or termination of membership.

Banned Substances: No alcohol is allowed in the pit area during a Midwest Motorsports event. Local track rules will dictate whether alcohol may be consumed on the track property after an event. No driver shall be under the influence of any medication that may interfere with the driver’s ability to operate a racing vehicle in a safe manner.

Pit Crew: Pit crew and family members are the responsibility of the drivers. Any unsportsmanlike conduct by a crew member or family member will result in action being taken against the driver.

Pit Area: All persons entering the restricted area of a Midwest Motorsports event site must sign all insurance-related documents as prescribed for that event. Failure to do so will subject the individual to disqualification, immediate removal from the restricted area and/or suspension of membership privileges.

Drivers’ Meeting: All drivers must attend drivers’ meetings. If you are caught not attending meeting you will be penalized by qualifying first in all of your entered classes for the weekend.  Drivers will also be docked 10 drivers points if they are caught not attending a required drivers meeting.  Roll call may be taken so don’t miss a meeting.  NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXCUSES!!!

Transponder Scoring: Where transponders are used, it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the transponder is securely and correctly mounted and functioning before entering the track for qualifying or racing. Failure of the electronic scoring system to pick up the transponder signal may prevent the competitor from being timed for qualifying or scored in the event; however, if a transponder fails to function during a race, the Race Director shall contact the finishers immediately in front of and immediately behind the non-scoring kart and consult with the other race officials to be sure of its finishing position. If the position can be confirmed, the Race Director can award the non-scored kart its correct position.  Transponders are to be placed on the left nerf bar on the front bar.  If they are found to be in another location of the gokart you will be subject to loosing your scoring position.  It is the racers responsibility to make sure that the transponder is placed in the correct position.    NOTE: In the event a race facility does not have a transponder system, manual scoring will occur.

  GENERAL RACING RULES

Course Boundaries: Course boundaries such as discs, pylons, or other markings designated by the Race Director must be observed by all drivers at all times. Practice pylons are used to help prepare the track for optimum racing conditions. Any driver hitting a pylon during a practice session will be black flagged from that round of practice and must immediately leave the racing surface.

Stopping on the Racing Surface: If a driver is forced to stop on the racing surface during practice or a race, the competitor must raise both hands to signal approaching drivers that he or she is immobile. The driver is also responsible for moving the kart to a safe area as quickly and safely as possible.

 Re-Entry to Track: There will be no re-entry once the green flag has dropped. If a competitor leaves the track, he or she will be scored in accordance with the number of laps completed.

Slowing Down on the Racing Surface: When a kart slows from racing speed on course, the driver must signal to approaching competitors by raising a hand high enough to be clearly visible from behind. This requirement includes slowing to enter a pit entrance lane during practice, heats or racing.

Unsafe Driving: Unsportsmanlike driving will be determined by the race officials. Bumping or erratic driving such as blocking or pushing should be avoided. If, in the judgment of the race officials, a competitor shows unsportsmanlike driving, he or she may be disqualified and is subject to further penalties. Unsafe driving will be the sole call of the Race Director and Head Flagman. Competitors who are deemed to be driving in an unsafe manner will be black flagged and must leave the racing surface in a safe and courteous manner.

Lapped Karts: Participants about to be lapped by faster competitors are responsible for knowing of the approaching faster karts and must move out of the racing line until the end of the race. Lapped competitors will observe the black flag and must move to top of racetrack and exit track as soon and safely as possible.

Initial Start of Race: Double file initial start. Front 2 karts must be within an acceptable distance of each other (preferably side by side). Start will be determined by the Flagman and/or Race Director. If after 2 attempts (or fewer, if Race Director sees fit), drivers cannot achieve a fair start, field will be lined up single file and started.

 Exiting the Track: At the completion of any race session all karts exiting the track must proceed to the area designated by the Race Director or they will be ineligible for points and/or awards. All karts must cross scales. NO DRIVING IN THE PITS! This will be cause for immediate disqualification.

 Accidents: Race officials will, at their discretion, inspect all karts involved in an accident. Officials may also inspect all safety apparel after such an incident.

 Crew Members: Pit crew and family members are not permitted on the track at any time the track is active. The only exception to this rule is if the Race Director or other race official directs non-drivers to the track. If your pit crew or family member enters the race track without permission then you will be black flagged from the race.

Injured Driver: If a driver involved in an accident appears to be injured, the Race Director may refuse to allow the driver to continue to race. If the Race Director decides that unsafe or unsportsmanlike driving caused the red flag, the offending driver(s) will be placed at the back of restart order. The Race Director may disqualify the offender(s) if he deems the infraction to be serious enough to warrant. The Race Director may also take disciplinary action.

Accident Weigh-In Procedure: If the medical personnel on site state that a driver needs to be transported due to an accident, the driver will receive finish position points regardless of whether he/she is able to weigh-in or not. If the medical personnel keep a driver for examination, the Race Director may waive the weigh-in requirement if the driver’s class has already cleared the scale.

 Kart Repairs: If a race if red-flagged for any reason NO repairs or touching of go-karts is permitted.  If a race is stopped under a yellow flag then you must be in your restart position and will be allowed to make minor repairs to your go kart with permission or assistance from a track official only.  NO ONE from your pit crew is allowed to enter the race track without permission from track officials.  If your pit crew enters the race track without permission then you will be black flagged from the race.  A complete restart occurs when the field has not completed a full lap under green. The Race Director may disqualify a damaged kart for safety reasons.

Race Restarts: Restarts after a yellow or red flag will revert to the most current order of last completed lap. If no laps have been completed, the field will revert to lineup order. Karts involved in the incident causing the delay will be put to the rear of the field at the Race Director’s or Head Flagman’s direction.  If you spin to avoid an accident then you will be placed back in your original position prior to the caution.  A lap is considered to be complete when all karts on the lead lap have passed the finish line or scoring loop.

Complete Race: The finishing order of races completed due to a red flag or completed under a full course yellow will be the running order of the last completed lap. The finishing order of races completed under waving yellow and checkered flags or red and checkered flags will be as follows:

A. Upon displaying the white flag to the leader, the race is considered complete. If there is an incident prohibiting the completion of the race and the checkered flag is waived with either the yellow or red flag the race will be considered complete and the finishing order will revert back to the position achieved when the leader crossed the finish line at the white flag.

B. If any karts have passed the finish line (scoring loop) before the yellow or red flag was displayed, they shall be scored as they finished. All other karts will be scored based on their positions on the last completed lap.

C. The competitors responsible for the red or yellow flag will be scored at the rear of the last completed lap they were running or be disqualified. A lap is considered to be complete when all karts on the lead lap have passed the finish line (scoring loop).

D. There will be a 20-minute time limit on all races. At the 20-minute mark, the Flagman will display the white flag to the leader at his or her next crossing of the scoring loop, no matter how many laps have been completed. The race will be complete after the checkered flag falls.

Grid: There is to be only one person with each driver in the grid area. Entrant may be ejected from event if more than one person is in the grid.

 Points after Disqualifications: In the event a driver is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct or driving, the driver must use that race finish in his or her national points and may not use the race as a “drop.” In the event of mechanical failure on the track, post-race engine, oil, or fuel tech, or being underweight, the race may be used as a “drop race.” However, if the driver is disqualified repeatedly for any reason, he/she could be subjected to the same penalty as unsportsmanlike driving or conduct. Any attempt to counterfeit or remanufacture OEM parts will result in a disqualification, and the race may not be used as a “drop race.”

Scratch Entries: If an entrant is scratched, the space shall be filled (a) if on the track, by moving karts forward directly and (b) if still on the grid, by crossing over to make the starting grid proper, based on the karts available for the race based on qualifying position.

Ninety Second Rule: All drivers have 90 seconds to start from the grid and enter onto the track at the beginning of the race. The competitor must be on the grid, in starting position, in the kart, and ready to race for the 90 second rule to be in effect for that competitor. Once the Grid Official radios to the Flagman and Race Director that the grid is clear and all karts have entered onto the track, the 90-second rule no longer applies. If a kart stalls after that and enters the hot pit to restart, he may do so; however, the race can start at any time and if the race starts before driver leaves the grid, he may not re-enter.

Race Format

All entrants will follow the same format.  Practice, at least one heat race, Consi(if needed) and Feature.

Pill Draw: Upon payment of entry fee each entrant will draw a number. Heat race line ups will be determined by this sequence.

Heat Race: Class will be divided up equally and heat races will be used to determine feature lineups. In some cases a roll of dice invert may be used.

Consi Races:  ALL consi races will be 8 laps

Feature Races:  All feature events will be scheduled for 20 laps. (Please see sections, COMPLETE and INCOMPLETE RACES for exceptions) Race director may at his discretion shorten race length.

A. Race director, may at his discretion, shorten the number of feature laps due to time Constraints.

B. If transponders are being used it is the competitor’s responsibility to have a transponder mounted on his or her kart. If no transponder is attached to kart, the competitor will not be scored.

  PIT AREA RULES

Pit Area: That area of the track which requires a pit pass for entrance is restricted and under complete control of the race officials. The Race Director may limit the number of pit crew members who can enter this area to a set number per entry. All persons entering this area, whether connected with a driver or not, are subject to all regulations regarding deportment and behavior and may be ejected from this area by the officials in charge.

Insurance Regulations: Everyone, including race officials and track workers, who enter the track’s restricted area must comply with all registration procedures and insurance. Failure to do so or entrance by fraud, deceit, or passage into the area except by designated gates will subject an individual to immediate removal from the restricted area and possible suspension of membership privileges. Everyone receiving a pit pass is required to sign all insurance documents. There will be no signing of these documents by any person other than the actual entrant receiving the pit pass.

 Open Flame Policy: The use of open flames to treat or heat tires is prohibited in the grid areas. An area away from fuel or other flammables must be designated for welding. No smoking is permitted in grid. Each person is responsible for the disposal of their own fuels, oil, and other liquids. Containers may be provided by the track but this is not mandatory. There will be no dumping of harmful products on the grounds of any facility hosting an event. Failure to do so will subject individual to suspension.

Driving in the Pits: Karts may not be driven in the restricted pit area except for specific areas designated by the race or track officials.

 Personal Transportation: All transport vehicles (bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, ATV’s) or any other motorized vehicle is not allowed in the pits without express consent from the Race Director.

 FLAGGING

Green: Track is clear and ready for karts at race speed. Indicates the start or re-start of race, qualify, or practice.

Red: When the red flag is displayed, all drivers are to bring their karts to a stop as soon as safely possible.

Blue: This flag warns lapped traffic that another kart is approaching and the lapped kart is to move up and out of the racing line for the duration of the race. Failure to move out of the racing line will result in disqualification.

Black: A rolled black flag is a warning to a driver for rough driving, unsportsmanlike conduct, or other infraction. A warning may or may not be given depending on the offense. A waving black flag tells a driver to immediately leave the track surface in a safe and sportsmanlike manner. The black flag can be waved for conduct on the track or for a mechanical issue. Failure to leave the track will result in disqualification or suspension.

White: Tells the field that there is one lap remaining in the race. The white flag is not mandatory; it is a courtesy to the drivers.

Checkered: Indicates to the field that the session is over, whether it is practice, qualifying, or a race.

Crossed Flags: Indicates the race is half over. This is not mandatory.

Two Rolled Flags: Indicates two laps remain in a race. This is not manda

  OFFICIALS

Race Director: The Race Director is Midwest Motorsports race official with responsibility for all aspects of a Midwest Motorsports events. He or she is in charge of all other race officials and personnel and has complete charge of the karts while on the track. The Race Director is responsible for enforcing all Midwest Motorsports rules and regulations stated in the rule book, tech updates, and all supplementary rules in force for an event. The Race Director may direct the Head Flagman to warn competitors of unsportsmanlike or unsafe driving by pointing a rolled black flag. He or she may direct the removal of a driver from the track for driving infractions or defective equipment by waving a black flag. The Race Director has the authority to hand out more severe penalties for unsportsmanlike driving or conduct.

Flagman: The Head Flagman is in charge of the corner marshals and is responsible for making flag signals to drivers under the direction of the Race Director. The Head Flagman and Race Director shall hold pre-race drivers’ meetings to brief competitors on the use of flags, special track conditions, and other information.

Technical Inspector: Technical Inspectors are in charge of pre- and post-race inspections for both safety and compliance with technical specifications. The Technical Inspectors and assistants will verify compliance with states specifications to certify all finishes at Midwest Motorsports events as official.

Head Score Keeper: The Chief Scorer is in charge for timing and scoring.

Grid Steward: The Grid Steward is in charge of grid area, including all officials, drivers, and pit crew in these areas. The Grid Steward will direct gridding and maintain orderly conduct in these areas.

Cornermen: The Cornermen will be posted around the course to assist the Race Director and Head Flagman in and safe and orderly running of the event.

PROTEST PROCEDURES

Protest: All protests of technical specification legality must be submitted in writing by a legal entrant from the same class in which the alleged violation occurred. You can pick up an official Midwest Motorsports Protest form from either the Race Director or the Technical Inspector. If a kart specification is protested, the protesting driver’s own kart can also be subject to full inspection. If an engine specification is protested, the protesting driver’s engine can also be subject to full inspection. VERBAL PROTESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Protest Procedure: All protests must be submitted in writing to the Race Director (or designated official) of the Midwest Motorsports event within 30 minutes after completion of the race that is being protested. The written protest must state the exact reason for the protest.  If you are protesting a competitor’s chassis or body work then a $50.00 protest fee is required and is non-refundable.  If you are protesting a competitors motor then a protest fee of $150.00 is required.  It the competitor is found to be illegal than $100.00 is refunded.  If the competitor is found to be legal that $50.00 will be awarded to the competitor. $50.00 will go to tech director and $50.00 to Monsters of the Midwest.  Anyone filing a protest on another competitor’s equipment must keep his or her own equipment in the impound area following the race. Once a competitor’s equipment has been removed from the impound area, he or she has waived the right to file a protest on another competitor’s equipment, regardless of whether 30 minutes have elapsed from the completion of the race in question.  If any equipment or motors are found to be illegal you will be disqualified from the event and receive last place points.

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

 Probation: A warning. The Promoter or Race Directors may place any member on probation for just cause. Amount of probation will be decided by the promoter and race director.  Any further infraction while member is on probation could result in suspension.

Suspension: The Promoter may immediately suspend (1) member who violates any rule in this manual that lists suspension as an appropriate penalty, (2) any member whose actions the Promoter deems to be sufficiently detrimental to the Promoter or its members, or (3) any member who is on probation and violates the terms of the probation.

Duration of Assigned Penalties: A probation or suspension will be in effect until the Promoter and Race Director meeting where they will establish the final terms and duration of the disciplinary action.

Notifying Members of Penalties: Midwest Motorsports Marketing  Promoter will notify members placed on probation, suspension, or termination in writing within ten (10) business days of the action.

Points While Under Suspension: During a suspension, a driver will receive zero points for any race missed while under suspension, and these races cannot be used as drop races.

  IMPOUNDED ITEMS

 Illegal Parts: Any engine or other component found to be illegal during technical inspection may be impounded at the discretion of the Head Technical Inspector or Race Director for later inspection.

Equipment Deemed Unsafe: Any kart or part that the race officials find to be unsafe may be impounded for review and/or inspection at a later time by Midwest Motorsports Marketing at the race officials’ discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS RULES

Post Race Tech: Top 3 heat competitors in each class will be held for technical inspection after heat races. Top 5 competitors karts and motors will be held in impound area after the completion of each race feature. Any kart may be inspected at any time at the request of the Technical Inspector or Race Director.

Awards:  Midwest Motorsports will dispose of all trophies and awards not claimed within 15 days of first presentation. Competitors are responsible for any shipping and handling costs incurred to get the award to them. Midwest Motorsports Marketing  will ship year end awards at racers expense. Midwest Motorsports Marketing  will bring series awards to the next event. After 15 days awards will be destroyed or donated to charity

PERSONAL SAFETY ATTIRE

 Neck Braces: All drivers in all series must wear an unaltered collar-type neck brace designed for motorsports use when on the track. Any driver losing a neck brace while on the track will receive a black flag and will be removed from the track immediately.

 Clothing: Drivers are required to wear jackets of leather, vinyl, ballistic nylon or other abrasion resistant material and full-length pants to prevent or minimize abrasions. No sweat pants. Shoes, socks, and gloves are mandatory. Chest Protestors meeting SFI Specification 20.1 are mandatory for all drivers in all classes where the maximum age is 12 or lower. Ballast weight may not be added to the driver, i.e. addition of weight to driving apparel, weight belts, ankle weights, etc., without written permission from the Race Director. If requested, driver must supply name of manufacturer of driving apparel for comparison purposes. NOTE; Driver may not have hair extending below helmet line. Hair must be kept inside helmet or tucked into racers jacket.

 Pre-Tech: All driver personal safety equipment is subject to pre-race tech inspection and is subject to re-inspection at any time. Any safety item may be subject to inspection at post race inspection. All weight bolts must be either pinned or double nutted.

  Pre-Race Inspections

The primary purpose of pre-race inspection is to establish that safety requirements have been met by each competitor prior to entering the track at speed. It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide for pre-rece inspection, the chassis, helmet, neck collar brace, exactly as to be raced that day. Passing pre-race tech does not guarantee post race legality.

 ALL EQUIPMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION AT ANYTIME DURING THE EVENT.

All steering assembly bolts and nuts, including spindle bolts must be cotter-keyed or safety wired. Any fastner (nut bolt, ect) of a component the would enable movement or adjustment of spindles such as castor, camber must be drilled for and utilize either cotter-pin or safety wired. All karts must have brakes to be able to brake both rear wheels equally and adequately. All bolts and nuts to be cotter-keyed or safety wired. All master cylinder and caliper mounting bolts to be cotter-keyed or safety wired. Brake disc bolts must use steel crimped locknuts or be cotter-keyed or safety wired. NO NYLOCK SYYLE NUTS ALLOWED!

Nose cones must allow for easy driver ingress, egress and removal from the kart. It may cover foot area up to 3” rearward of both pedals in relaxed position, and must not interfere with the drivers ability to operate pedals. Weights must be white in color for visibility and must have your kart number on them. Mounting of weight to nerf bars and rear bumpers is prohibited. Weights may be mounted on front bumper only if there is a front nose cone. Weights added to meet minimum kart/driver weight must be bolted securely to the kart with bolts of at least 5/16” in diameter. NO LOOSE WEIGHTS ALLOWED ON DRIVE

All headers must be wrapped for safety concerns.

Any competitor may be subject to random oil and fuel inspections at any time. This includes in the hot grid. Midwest Motorsports Marketing  officials reserve the right to draw oil or fuel for testing prior to heats or feature races.

Helmets: Full coverage (full face) helmets designed for competitive motorsports use are mandatory and must comply with one of the following: Eye protection is required using a fullface shield integral with the helmet. Snell Foundation Specifications Legal Until 1998 K (kart) 12/25/07 NO LONGER LEGAL FOR USE IN KARTING EVENTS! 2000 SA and M 12/25/10 NO LONGER LEGAL FOR USE IN KARTING EVENTS! 2005 SA and M 12/25/14 2005 K 12/25/14 SFI Specifications Legal Until 24.1 (Youth Helmet) 12/25/14 31.2a 12/25/14 41.2a 12/25/14 24.1/2005 (Youth Helmet) 12/25/14 31.1/2005 12/25/14 41.1/2005 12/25/14

Helmet must be in good condition and is subject to pre-race technical inspection. It may also be inspected if it is damaged in an accident. If the helmet shows any damage, NSP recommends that it be returned to the manufacturer for testing and recertification. Helmet must be secured with a strap. The driver is responsible for making sure that his or her helmet fits properly and is securely fastened before entering the racing surface. In the case of a minor, this is the parent or guardian’s responsibility. Failure to properly secure the helmet before entering the racing surface may result in disqualification.

Axles must be made of steel. No Carbon Fiber, titanium, or aluminum nor any other type of non steel or material may be used.

 

Tires: Open unless specified

*Minimum driver weight in driver apparel (i.e., suit, helmet, gloves, neck brace is 200 lbs. No extra weight may be carried by the driver.

Engine Rules: IKF or WKA engine rules apply in all classes but Clone.  You must declare at tech which engine you have.

2014 AKRA Box Stock engine rules apply to the adult clone class with the following local options.

OPEN CLUTCH

HEADER and MUFFLER:  MUFFLERS WILL BE REQUIRED IN ALL CLASSES.  Muffler MUST be a stock round hole muffler and may not be modified in any way.

Tire Rule: WILL REMAIN OPEN UNLESS SPECIFIED ON ENTRY FORM

SERIES POINTS SCHEDULE: TBD

Tie Breaker: Any class point’s series ending the season in a tie will be broken by the Competitor’s best finish at the final race of the series.

Official Results: Competitors have 30 days from the date that results are posted on the internet site to protest the points awarded.

CHAIN RULE:  #35 chain only.

4-CYCLE TECHNICAL GUIDE

All ENGINES in impound must be ready to be teched within 30 minutes of the finish of the final event for that engine for the day. All engines will be teched on the day they are raced unless otherwise announced at the event.

FUEL AND OIL

1. Any competitor intentionally spilling oil or fuel on the track will be subject to suspension.

2. 100% methanol in all classes but Clone & LO206 which must run pump gasoline. No additives.

3. Fuel may be pumped around or tested by any means available to NSP or track officials.

Violators may be suspended.

4. Crankcase contents are subject to test, at any time, for dangerous, oxygen-bearing or flammable vapor-producing substances, which are prohibited.

5. Flame test procedure is as follows:

A. Drain approximately 1 fl. oz. of crankcase oil into a large steel spoon or ladle.

B. Apply heat to the bottom of the spoon with propane torch while checking the surface temperature of the oil with an infrared temperature gun.

C. When the oil temperature is between 250 and 300 degrees maximum, pass the flame 3 times over the oil approximately 1 inch above the surface. Do not touch the flame to the surface of the oil.

D. If the oil ignites and continues to burn when the flame is removed, it is illegal. If the oil flashes and the flame goes out immediately when the torch is removed, the oil is legal.

Beginners / Rookies  - (5-8 yrs. old) WKA .425 Purple plate (250 lbs.) If you run Rookie you cannot run JR1. Clone engines allowed with a .425 ARC Green restrictor plate. (No silver plates.) (Slicks or treads)

 Jr Purple Plate- (7-11 yrs. old) WKA .425 Purple plate (250 lbs.) (WKA/IKF must specify in tech)

Jr Gold Plate – (11-15 yrs. old) WKA .575 Gold plate (310 lbs.) (WKA/ IKF must specify in tech)

Jr Green Plate Pro Clone –  (7-11 yrs. old) Green plate (270 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

JR 1 Clone –  (7-10 yrs. old) Green plate (270 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

JR 2 Clone - (10-12 yrs. old) Purple plate (300 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

JR 3 Clone –  (12-15 yrs. old) Blue plate (320 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

JR Blue Plate Pro Clone –  (11-15 yrs. old) Blue Plate (320 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

JR Wing –  (7-14 yrs. old) Blue Plate (300 lbs) (WSK/AKRA Box Stock)

 JR Animal – (7-14 yrs. old) Gold plate (methanol only) (300 lbs.) (WKA/IKF must specify in tech)

Adult Flat 380 - (15+ yrs. old) Briggs Flathead  (380 lbs.) (WKA/ IKF must specify in tech)

 RWYB - (15+ yrs. old)

UAS Open - (18+ yrs. old) (Weight = CC/Ratio.) (UAS Rules)

Clone Lite - (15+ yrs. old) (325 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box stock)

Clone Med - (15+ yrs. old) (365 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

Clone Hvy - (15+ yrs. old) (400 lbs.) (200 lbs driver min) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

Clone  Super Hvy - (15+ yrs. old) (425 lbs.) (200 lbs driver min) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

Pro Clone 365 - (15+ yrs. old) (365 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

Pro Clone 380 - (15+ yrs. old) (380 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

Pro Clone 400 - (15+ yrs. old) (400 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

Female Clone 340 - (15+ yrs. old) (340 lbs.) Must run pump gas only 87 octane. (AKRA Box Stock)

Stock Appearing Clone – (15+ yrs. old) (375 lbs.) There will be a claim rule of $500.00 for this class. 196cc block only. Will allow stroke to be 55mm (2.165 +/- .010). No epoxy on the outside of the carburetor. Claim rule is for the long block only (anything that touches oil). Fuel will be menthol only – no additives.

500cc Outlaw Wing Sprint Kart - (15+ yrs. old) (450 lbs.) (WSK Rules)

  1. 1.   Open tire – UNLESS SPECIFIED PER EVENT- Each competitor will have one designated set of tires marked prior to heat race. Each competitor will only be allowed one right side set per entry, per class, per event. Any reason for a change will result in a starting position on the tail of the the feature. (This rule does not apply to any Pro Classes, UAS Opens, RWYB, 500cc Wing Sprint) All karts excluding (UAS Opens, RWYB, 500cc Wing Sprint) will be slicks only.
  2. 2.   Clutch/Driver – Open   
  3. 3.   Open Pipe - Must run approved header and Muffler (Approved mufflers are RLV B-91 style with round holes. Must be stock as manufactured.)
  4. 4.   All WKA/IKF Classes must use WKA Restrictor Plates only.
  5. 5.   Use of 219 chain is prohibited.
  6. 6.   No Carbon Fiber Axles.
  7. 7.   All karts must have a catch can.
  8. 8.   All karts must pass safety pre inspection prior to being on racing surface.
  9. 9.   All motors must be sealed and marked prior to heat race.

10. Seat Height : Adult classes 14″, Jr. classes 12″.  All are measured from the ground to the top of the seat. Peak addition to the seat will not be allowed to get by this rule.

11. Must have 1 person and only 1 in tech area threw out entire tech process. There may be instances that arise that kart may be impounded to tech at a later time in the event. In this case a person must remain with the kart and may not touch the kart in any way including tires.

12. Protest Procedure – Any kart finishing in the on the lead lap has the right to protest. The protester has 30 minutes after the completion of feature to submit in writing and sent to the race director. There is a cost of $150. $50 goes to the tech official, $50 goes towards Monsters of the Midwest Tour, and the remaining $50 goes to protested if found to be legal. If protested is found to indeed be illegal then $100 will be returned to the protester and finishing order will be adjusted accordingly.

13. AGE – Proof of age must be readily available if asked by Promoter, Race Director, or tech personnel at any time. Failure to provide proof may result in discipline leading up to disqualification. Driver must only enter classes that meet their specific age requirements. The only instance that a driver may move up is if the drivers birthday falls within the 2014 calendar year making them eligible to move up. If driver changes age within the 2014 calendar year they have the option to move up or start in next class up. At no point shall a driver move “up” or start in a age class then move back down.

14. REMINDER – THIS IS A FAMILY SPORT AND MANY CHILDREN WILL BE PRESENT. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE FOUL LANGUAGE OR DISRESPECTFUL BEHAVIOR TOWARD OTHER DRIVERS OR CREW MEMBER. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY IF YOU VOILATE THIS RULE. NO EXCEPTIONS

15. In addition to the listed specifications for the individual classes and procedures, all additional Midwest Motorsports Marketing Rules, Policies, and Procedures must be followed accordingly. All Rules, Policies, and Procedures that are acted upon that do not fall within the guidelines of Midwest Motorsports Marketing, then appropriate action will be taken based on the severity of the offense including but not limited to the inability to participate in any Monsters of the Midwest Tour sanctioned events in the future. At any point any Rule, Policy, or Procedure can be modified or changed to suite the needs of the Midwest Motorsports Marketing. If at any point there is uncertainty of a rule, policy, or procedure please feel free to speak with the Race Director, or Owner/Promoter Bruce Dulgar at (217) 619-4624 or brucedulgar@comcast.net

Promoter reserves the right to change rules or race procedures at any time.  Any changes that are made will be made aware to the racers via the web page, 4cycle and at the next scheduled race.