ARTICLE III TRACK RULES AND REGULATIONS
Section 1: All approved participants will be admitted through the sign in booth, proper ID
required, all fees and waivers must be completed to race. Pit areas will be kept and left orderly
Section 2: Each pit stall shall have at least one ABC type fire extinguisher in good
condition. The fire extinguisher shall be kept visible and accessible at all times.
Section 3: After being admitted to the pit area, the kart crews will place their karts in assigned
areas. Ample space will be provided so that karts can be moved in and out with ease.
Section 4: All persons admitted to an event must stay within the designated area. Anyone
leaving the designated area will be subject to disciplinary actions.
Section 5: Kart engines may be started at 10:00 AM and must be turned off by 10:25 AM. Kart
engines may not be restarted until the completion of the drivers meeting. Start and stop times for
special events will be posted at sign in and the line up board on the day of the special event.
Section 6: Entry fees will be paid at the time of sign in. Board members shall pay no entry fee.
Section 7: Only persons with a pit pass shall be allowed in the pits or racing on the track. Per
insurance regulations, no one under 18 years of age will be allowed on the hot grid during racing
unless he is a participant in that race. No one under the age of eight will be allowed on the hot
grid unless he is signed in as a driver, but will be allowed at the outer pit area only with
Section 8: The area between the track exit and scale area is accessible only to authorized
personnel. Authorized personnel include track officials, board members and medical personnel.
Additionally, one parent/guardian of all Jr. Champ and Kid Kart drivers will be allowed access
to this area. This parent/guardian must immediately leave area once the kart is weighed.
Section 9: No smoking will be allowed within the track or hot grid areas during a scheduled
event. A racing event is concluded at the completion of the last race of the day. Monthly
meetings are defined as a scheduled event. No alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted at any club
meeting or in the race track area.
Section 10: All kart owners will act in a professional manner at the track and will see that their
crews do likewise. It is also that person’s responsibility to supervise any children or other family
members while on track property. Shirts and shoes required.
Section 11: An information board will be erected in the pit area and shall have the lineups for
each race posted not less than 10 minute before race time.
Section 12: All racing will begin at the predetermined time and day. Sign-in time will start 2 ½
hours prior to the event and will close ½ hour prior to the driver’s meeting. All late entries will
be reviewed by the Board of Directors. All late entrants will start at the rear of the field for both
heats. Habitual late entrants will be subject to penalties including suspension for the day. Warmups
will start following the Drivers Meeting (up to 10 laps for warm-ups), and shall end at least
10 minutes prior to the first event. Track drying will be accomplished by the discretion of the
Board, and will not count as warm-ups.
Section 13: The racing format and all times may be amended at the discretion of the Board of
Directors, if deemed necessary.
Section 14: Once the first heat has started, there will be no class switching or new drivers added
to a class.
Section 15: No kart and/or driver shall be allowed on the track unless approved by an official.
Section 16: If any kart cannot be lined up, the starter/race director can put it in the back of the
Section 17: The green flag shall start all races and signifies that the track is clear. The race shall
be considered started when the green flag is dropped. The race must be finished in the kart
Section 18: The blue flag with the diagonal yellow stripe is a passing flag, which shall be given
to karts that are being lapped. When a kart receives the passing flag the driver shall exit corner
and stay low on the inside line as directed by the track official and remain there until the lapping
kart or karts have passed.
Section 19: The yellow flag means caution. After dropping the yellow flag, all karts shall
thereafter slow down and line up according to racing gained position behind the leader who will
hold his/her hand up. There will be no passing. When a yellow flag is shown during a race all
karts will continue around track until instructed by flagger to stop at the start finish line. At this
time the karts will be directed past the starter one at a time in proper lineup order. The karts will
then be stopped by the next on track worker to keep karts in order. When all karts have been
lined up correctly the karts will then continue rolling yellow laps until the starter gives the green
On a restart, the red and yellow flags, shown together, mean the karts should line up in their
original positions. If after two starts are tried and the front two karts cannot come down to the
starting line together, the starter will put 1 and/or 2 to the rear of the field. If a kart is a lap down,
it stays a lap down. Yellow flag laps shall not be counted as scoring. Any lapped kart on the
restart goes to the rear. The race will be restarted as scored on the previously completed lap.
When the caution flag is thrown on the last lap of a race it will be considered yellow/checkered
ending the race, and if the checkered flag has been displayed, those karts that have passed the
start/finish line shall be scored as they finished.
Section 20: The red flag means danger and all karts must stop immediately and turn off their
engines. It may be used if, in the opinion of the flagman/race director, the track is unsafe to
continue the race. In the event a race is called complete after a red flag is dropped, all karts not
involved in the accident shall be scored as finishing in the last position that they crossed the line
in the previously completed lap. In the event of a red flag the kart driver causing the red flag
cannot continue the race without the consent of the EMT and/or track officials.
Section 21: The black flag means get off the track and must be obeyed immediately. The track
official may use this not only for rule infractions but for some mechanical trouble which the
driver may not be able to see but might make the kart dangerous. In such an event the driver shall
raise his hand, avoid interference with the other karts and exit to the designated area in the infield
within one lap. Any calls for unnecessary pushing, bumping or rough driving shall be made at
the final decision of the track officials. If the black flag is not obeyed, further disciplinary
actions will be assessed by the board.
Section 22: The white flag means you are entering the last lap.
Section 23: The checkered flag means the finish of the race. For scoring purposes, all karts will
hold their positions for one additional lap before entering the pit area. In the event an error
occurs, the final position shall be determined by the scorer’s record.
Section 24: When lights are on they are to be considered official and observed the same as the
Section 25: All restarts will be double file until the heat or feature is half way completed. Single
file restarts will be begin starting on lap 6 with heats, lap 11 in Jr. features and lap 13 in the Sr.
features. If longer special events are scheduled single file restarts will begin on the first lap after
completion of 50% of the scheduled laps.
Section 26: Any driver who takes a green flag gets at least last place points progressively, i.e.;
first driver out gets last points, 2nd driver out gets 2nd to last points, etc. These points are awarded
only if the kart weighs in after that race. This rule does not apply to karts disqualified for driver
misconduct. Any driver leaving the track due to EMT direction will be awarded finishing
position points regardless of weighing in.
Section 27: If a red flag is dropped after 50% of the race has been completed then the flagman
has the authority to call the event complete.
Section 28: If a driver crosses the infield from straight away to straight away, that driver shall
lose a lap.
Section 29: In the event of an accident on the track only the first aid crew, firemen, corner men
and club officials shall render assistance. Violation may result in suspension as may be decided
by the officials. A family member needs to be escorted on the track by a track official or board
member. Violation of this rule may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension.
Section 30: If a race is stopped (Red Flag) all karts must remain on the track and motors must be
shut off. When the track is cleared, the scorer will line up the karts and the flagman will resume
the race at the direction of the race director. Only under Red Flag can a competitor’s crew
member, at the direction of a track official, enter the infield with a starter to restart a kart. No
other tools are allowed. If any maintenance is done to any kart during a red flag situation, that
kart will start at the rear of the field. Club officials in an emergency may direct karts to any area
to aid in the continuation of the race program.
Section 31: All maintenance, repairs and or restarting that is performed on any kart, during the
yellow flag shall take place only on the infield and the kart must restart at the rear of the field.
Section 32: Any kart which spins out alone causing a yellow flag will restart at the rear of the
pack. Anyone involved in an accident that causes a yellow or red goes to the rear. “Involved” to
be interpreted by track officials. At the discretion of the flagman or race director, any kart
spinning out intentionally will be moved to the rear of the field and will be penalized a lap.
Section 33: Racing will not start unless all safety requirements are met.
Section 34: Inspection Marking. The method of engine and/or tire marking is at the discretion of
the official in charge. Any mean undertaken by a competitor to duplicate, counterfeit or
otherwise avoid normal component marking procedures is cause for immediate disqualification
and possible suspension of membership privileges. Competitor is responsible for his/her
equipment to be marked before qualifying for first qualifying heat. (painted, or sealed or
Section 35: All drivers will receive a flag and safety lecture until the flagman is sure he is
understood by each participant.
Section 36: Protective clothing requirements: Helmets must comply with WKA rules 115.1 and
115.2. Shoes must be closed toe and must be of canvas or leather style sneaker, race shoes or
work boots. Final approval to be determined by the safety committee. Unaltered full fingered
gloves and helmet support (115.3) are mandatory. Nothing should be worn that is ripped or worn
in such a way to expose parts of the flesh. In addition, cage kart drivers are required to wear arm
restraints and a full fire resistant driving suit rated SFI 3.2 A1 or better and follow all
specifications of 115.4. Chest protectors meeting SFI Specification 20.1 are mandatory for all
drivers in flat kart classes where the maximum age is 12 or lower. Champ kart belts/harnesses
must be new or re-certified every two years as per WKA regulation 485.1.
Section 37: No parts, tools, participants or crew may enter the racing area once the track
entrance is closed unless permitted for red flag start with the exception of a starter. Track
entrance chain will be closed after the last kart passed the pit entrance on the clinched green flag.
Any kart entering late will be placed to the rear regardless of board lineup. A started must be
available at all times. If a kart needs to be restarted during a caution period and a starter is not
inside the track area, one will be allowed to be brought over the fence and onto the track. Please
Note: this is for a starter only and no other tools will be allowed to be brought onto the track in
Section 38: No refueling will be allowed on the hot grid or track. No kart shall be refueled while
the engine is running or with the driver in the kart.