ARTICLE V KART SPECIFICATIONS
Section 1: 715.4 – The primary purpose of the pre-race inspections is to establish that safety
requirements have been met by each competitor prior to their entering the track at speed. It is the
responsibility of the entrant to provide, for pre-race inspection the vehicle, helmet and racing
apparel exactly as is to be raced on that day. If a vehicle, helmet or racing apparel has been preinspected
and the entrant changes/ adjusts, etc., components that have been inspected without
making inspectors aware of said changes, the prior inspection may be invalidated and the entrant
may be subject to disqualification for the event and/or suspension. Passing pre-race tech does
not guarantee post-race legality.
Section 2: In the event that a competitor does not meet all Nutmeg/WKA rules, and the issue
does not present a safety issue or performance advantage (deemed by the tech committee) the
tech committee can allow that kart/driver to participate in the scheduled event that day. The tech
committee will have a notebook to log these issues/items that must be corrected by the following
race day. All listed issues/items are not able to be protested the day the entry is made in the
logbook. The decision of the tech committee is final.
Section 3: All karts will conform to the most current WKA Speedway Dirt Series specifications
as per written in the most current tech manual. Any additional safety requirements of the Nutmeg
Kart Club must also be met.
Section 4: Legal tires – All classes must run VEGA MAS, MBS (thick or thin tread) or Burris
33’s any model or UNILLI tires. All four tires must be from the same manufacturer. Kid karts
must follow WKA guidelines.
Section 5: General tire Tech Procedure
1. Competitors will bring spec tires to the event.
2. Tire cutting and grinding will be allowed however grooving of tires is illegal. Tech officials
will have the final say in this matter and it shall be final.
3. Tire Prep is not allowed on track property. Prepping at the track is not allowed. If it is
determined that anyone is prepping during a race event they will be disqualified for that race
event (non droppable) and can be subject to a two race event suspension for the first offense. A
second offense will be either suspension for the remainder of the season (this shall be at least 4
race events to be carried over to the next season) or permanent expulsion from the club.
4. At no time will any kart be allowed entrance to the track on non-spec tires for the class being
5. Only one set of tires will be allowed to be used per kart, per race day event. (an event consists
of what is stated at the daily pre-race drivers meeting.) If a set of tires is being used for more
than one kart it must be pre-approved by a tech official prior to the first heat.
6. Once branded/marked, tires must be visible and in plain sight at all times. If you must work on
your kart inside your trailer your tires must be removed and left outside. Tires at no time will be
permitted to be removed from the pitting area during a race event.
7. The only acceptable cleaning substance for tires is water (no additives).
8. Tires will be branded or marked prior to the 1st heat. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure
their tires are marked. If a kart does not have its tires marked and proceeds onto the track the
penalty shall be a disqualification for that race.
Section 6: All engines must have a grounding strap or plastic tie wrap with 6 inch minimum
length unless they have a functioning kill switch located in the stock position.
Section 7: Number Panels will be of lexan or plastic, and will be 6 inches high and visible with a
maximum of two (2) digits. Numbers and panels shall be of contrasting colors with no clear
panels. The Head Scorer will have final determination on the legibility of the numbers on any
Section 8: All Junior flat kart classes must have a rear bumper in which the width will be at least
to the approximate vertical center of the rear tires, but not wider than the rear tire tread.
Minimum tubing for bumpers and bars is 5/8″ for Kid Karts and 3/4″ for all others. Final
determination to be made by a tech official.
Section 9: All karts must have a metal chain guard with an extension to at least the center of the
rear axle. Approval of the material used for the extension is at the discretion of the safety tech
Section 10: All vendors at the request of tech officials will provide sample methanol prior to the
1st heat to be tested and used as a baseline for fuel tech on that race day. Tech can be decided by
randomly pulling “tech chips” out of a hat for that particular day unless otherwise deemed
necessary by the race officials. Any or all parts that have to be removed to get at the teched parts
can be teched if Tech Officials or the Board of Directors deems it to be necessary. If an entire
class agrees that they don’t want tech, it can be waived by the race officials.
Section 11: Any class participant may protest any of the below listed items for a set fee. A
protest must be made in writing along with the fee to the race director within 30 minutes of the
conclusion of the race in that class. At the end of the race day there will be a tech inspection of
the protested item. The same inspection will be done to the protester’s item. If the protested item
is found to be legal. The protest fee will be given to the protested. If the item being teched is
found to be illegal, the protester will get his fee back and the protested racer will lose points for
that day. Any or all parts that have to be removed to get at the teched parts can be teched, if Tech
Officials or the Board of Directors deems it to be necessary.
Protest Fees (Cash Only):
Kart: $ 25.00
Fuel: $ 25.00
Roll Cam: $ 50.00
Carb, plate, gasket, head: $ 40.00
Coil, flywheel, exhaust: $ 40.00
Complete lower end: $ 100.00
Complete tear down: $225.00
Springs (Clone): $25.00
CC (Clone): $50.00
Clutch/Gears (Clone): $25.00
Kart Body: $25.00
Transponder Position: $10.00
If both parties item/items tech are found to be illegal, protest fees will be forfeited to the club.
For any item failed in protest tech, please refer to Article IV, Section 2
Section 12: Brake Disc Guard – all karts must be equipped with a brake disc guard (aka-Wolfe
Plate) located between the brake disc and the back of their seat.
Section 13: All 4 cycle kart engines that require the use of an electric starter must have a multi
nut starter nut that is able to be used by both a 3/4″ and 15/16″ socket starter effective 2012