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ROSEBURG INDOOR OUTLAW KART
Rule Book~ 2008 / 2007

DISCLAIMER

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. These rules and/or regulations are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.

The race director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications, herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials.

Their decision is final.

IF THE RULES DO NOT SAY THAT YOU CAN……………….THEN YOU CAN NOT!

YOU are responsible for the safety of YOU and YOUR kart.

All Classes
Frames must be of Kart configuration. NOT to exceed 90” in overall length. NO EXCEPTIONS. Kart MUST not exceed 350 lbs. including full tank of fuel. With the exception of class specific weight rules.
Tires must be Kart type only. Not to exceed 6” in diameter.
Cages are mandatory. Must be for protection of the driver. Not for looks or wing mounts.
Wing sides must stay within 3” from outer most edge of the Kart. No sharp edges or too long of bolt. Overall length 48” maximum.
Upper most part of Kart and Wing not to exceed 72”.
Bodies can be any material, except wood. No sharp edges or protruding parts.
Wing, hood, and tail piece are mandatory in all classes.
No bars, other than regular nerf bar, may extend out past outer edge of tire on either side of Kart.
NOISE:

a) Must meet State noise levels.

b) Kart in violation may not race unless standards are met.

c) Mufflers will be run at all times.
All Karts must display a minimum 10” number on both sides of Kart and wing panel. Numbers that are not legible will not be scored.
Maximum two digit numbers only. Duplicate numbers will only be permitted in open class. Duplicate numbers must include a letter. Letters must be a minimum of 6” in height.
Number must be displayed on contrasting background. The official’s decision is final.
This is open wheel racing. There will be no front end cowcatchers. If in doubt, see an official.
All drivers under the age of 18 must provide a notarized minor release form to the pit gate. A new form for each race season must be provided. In addition, when a parent or guardian is not in attendance, drivers under the age of 18 must provide a designate guardian form. A NEW FORM FOR EACH RACE.
Parent/Guardian is responsible for the actions of their minor child. Bike riding and playing in the pit area is prohibited.
Any Parent/Guardian or pit crew member observed verbally or physically abusing other drivers will result in a fine and/or loss of points and/or suspension for their driver. NO EXCEPTIONS.

SAFETY

Brakes must be in good working order and condition at all times.
All Karts must have seat belts and shoulder harnesses. Shoulder harnesses must be mounted in a way that restricts forward body motion independently of seat lap belts. Belts should be mounted to the frame. Cut or frayed seat belts will not be allowed. These rules will be strongly enforced.
Approved neck braces are highly recommended. Wrist restraints are highly recommended and must be attached to lap belts.
Helmets: a) SNELL or DOT approved only. b) Must properly fit drivers head and be buckled properly.
Aluminum high back seats are MANDATORY. The top of the seat should be at the middle of the driver’s head.

a) Seat Mounts must be securely mounted to the frame.

b) Seats shall have no excessive holes.

c) Any suspended seat is to have safety cable attached to the seat.
All drivers must maintain a working fire extinguisher in their pit area. Minimum 2-½ lb.
All Karts must have a 6” nylon tie attached to spark plug wire.
Minimum standard for roll cage (tubing thickness)

a) All Classes ¾” .083

b) Chrome molly or 1” .065

c) Chrome molly or 1” .083 steel.
Driving apparel- Racing suits are highly recommended. No shorts, cut off pants, or short sleeve shirts. Fire retardant apparel is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
No Sharp protruding objects on any part of the Kart will be permitted.
Roll cage must be securely fastened with a safety chain and a minimum grade 5 bolt in no less than 4 spots.

a) Driver’s body must be completely contained inside the roll cage. Roll cage height will be a minimum of 2” above the driver’s head
Fuel line location will be no closer than 2” from any portion of the exhaust system at any time and shall not be located above the exhaust system at any time. If it becomes necessary to locate the fuel line within 2” of the exhaust system it shall be fully insulated and at the officials approval. All fuel lines must be of petroleum grade.
Fuel tank location – Outboard mounted fuel tanks should have metal protection, particularly in the petcock area.
Suicide doors/bars are not allowed. Side bar must open from the rear. Left side protection is recommended.
No axle protrusion is allowed beyond the wheel rim.
Tail piece protection: If the top of the tail section protrudes above the seat, tail must be padded. Suggested padding is plumber’s foam. Tail section must be securely attached to the frame.
Smoking in the pit area is not recommended. Use common sense.
Pitmen are not allowed on the racing surface or the infield while events are in progress. Violators will have their respective Kart penalized one lap for each violation or may be disqualified at the official’s discretion.
ON TRACK REPAIRS OR ADJUSTMENTS ARE PROHIBITED DURING A YELLOW FLAG.
Speeding in the pit area may result in a fine of up to $100.00 or a deduction or loss of season or event points.
Any official is permitted to remove Kart from the racing surface due to unsafe conditions posed to a driver and/or other Karts.
Official’s decisions are final.
Chain guards are mandatory. Appropriate designs that will prevent arm injuries are recommended. If in doubt consult the safety tech.
Any official has the authority to disqualify a Kart for safety violations.

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

Fighting on the premises will result in indefinite suspension. Drivers are responsible for the actions of their crew.
Any display of unsportsmanlike conduct on or off of the track may result in a fine, suspension, immediate removal from the facility, loss of points, or all of the above.
Rough driving will result in docked positions and/or fine or black flag.

RACING RULES and TRACK FORMAT

GREEN FLAG – The entire track is open for racing when one the initial green. Front row sets the pace. All starts will be at the turn 4 cone, no exceptions. 2 false starts will result in both front row Karts going to the rear of field. All restarts will be single file, no passing until Kart reaches the turn 4 cone.

RED/YELLOW FLAG – Restart the race, this applies to the first lap only, two complete restarts per race.

YELLOW FLAG – Race to the yellow flag using caution, then proceed at a slow pace in single file order.
Pee Wee division will not “RACE” to the yellow, but will be scored at yellow flag. Karts are not to gain position once the yellow is displayed, offenders will be repositioned as per previous lap. Repeat offenders may be subject to the

BLACK FLAG - If a Kart has a minor problem during a yellow flag and can be fixed in the work area within two laps of the final Kart entering the work area it may return to the track and will be positioned at the rear of the field.
Pee Wee division will be allowed to restart their motor during the yellow if in the “work” area. A motor restart will not result in restarting at the rear of the field. Official discretion on repeat offenders.

RED FLAG – Stop as soon as safely possible. Work on Kart during Red flag is permitted in the “work” area. Restart order will be determined by the running order of the previous green flag lap. Any Kart that receives “work” will be restarted at the rear of the field.

BLUE/YELLOW – Move over, faster traffic is over taking you.

BLACK FLAG – Go to pit area, kart is no longer being scored.

WHITE FLAG – Start of the final lap.

CHECKERED FLAG – Race is over, all Karts must pass under this flag to be scored.
There will be NO passing before the turn 4 cone on single file restarts.
All single file restarts will have Karts directly behind each other until passing the turn 4 cone. Offenders will be subject to position penalties at official’s discretion. Penalty may be applied to the final finish of the race.
Any driver/drivers who are involved in the “initial” contact that causes a yellow/red flag, will restart at the rear of the field. Fault or No Fault.
Any driver that spins or stops three times during an event will be black flagged. Regardless of fault.
No refunds will be issued for any reason once the Kart reaches the track.
Official’s final decision is final at all times.
Protests are not allowed.
Any scheduled race may be shortened due to time constraints, at the official’s discretion.

DIVISION SPECIFICATIONS

PEE WEE –

Age – Age limit is 6-8 years old. All drivers must be approved.

Motor – 5 HP or less Briggs & Stratton – Factory Stock appearing. I/C cast-iron block engine allowed.

· Aftermarket air cleaner allowed.

· All governor parts may be removed.

· Aluminum flywheel not approved.

· Adjustable or non-adjustable stock carbs will be used. Fuel tank bracing approved.

· Blue restrictor plates MANDATORY (not turquoise). Maximum diameter .425” Main Event winners may be required to use track provided blue restrictor plate for remainder of season. (track plate may be less than .425)

· Must have an approved chain guard.

· Starter assembly optional.

· Muffler Mandatory. (may be required to meet track decibel level) Turn down may become mandatory.

Wing – Min. size 26” wide x 28” long and min. 10” side boards.

Fuel – Spec fuel/gasoline may be required at one or all events. NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED. NO ALCOHOL.



5hp – INTERMEDIATE – OPEN

Age – Age limit is 8-12 years old. All drivers must be approved.

Motor – 5 HP or less Briggs & Stratton. I/C cast iron block engine permitted.

·Fuel tank may be braced

·Starter assembly optional

·Muffler Mandatory. (may be required to meet track decibel level). Turn down MANDATORY.

·Aluminum flywheel approved.

Fuel – Gasoline or Alcohol approved. NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED.



125cc/250f

Age – Age limit is 10-16 years old. All drivers must be approved.

Motor – 125 Motor – 125cc max with stock factory castings markings, any internal modifications allowed.

250f Motor – NO OVERBORE, No port angle changes, No welding of ports allowed.

Fuel – Spec fuel/gasoline may be required at one or all events. NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED. NO ALCOHOL.

Muffler – Mandatory. (may be required to meet track decibel level)



250cc

Age – Age limit is 16 years and over. All drivers must be approved.

Motor – 250cc with stock factory casting production markings. Stock motors only. Any internal mods allowed.

If chain is on the left side of the engine, a chain guard must be used to protect the driver.

Fuel – Spec fuel/gasoline may be required at one or all events. NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED. NO ALCOHOL.

Muffler – Mandatory. (may be required to meet track decibel level)

Weight – 400 lbs minimum, with driver post/pre race



500jr

Age – Age limit is 10 to 15. Any drivers under the age limit must be approved. All drivers must be approved.

Motor – Max 500cc – Open – 450f approved. No big street type motors such as 650, 750, 1100, etc.

If chain is on the left side of the engine, a chain guard must be used to protect the driver.

Any added weight will be painted white with the Kart number displayed. Weight must be bolted to the seat.

Fuel – Spec fuel/gasoline may be required at one or all events. NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED. NO ALCOHOL.

Muffler – Mandatory. (may be required to meet track decibel level)

Weight – NO Minimum Weight

Class – If 4 or less Karts qualify for any event, Officials may elect to include the 500jr karts in the 250cc or 500 cc line up, the qualifying times logged for that day will be used. Karts not able to meet the weight rules for either division will be afforded a refund of their entry fees.



500open

Age – Age limit is 16 years and over. Any drivers under the age limit must be approved. All drivers must be approved.

Motor – Max 500cc – Open – 450f approved. No big street type motors such as 650, 750, 1100, etc.

If chain is on the left side of the engine, a chain guard must be used to protect the driver.

Any added weight will be painted white with the Kart number displayed. Weight must be bolted to the seat.

Fuel – Spec fuel/gasoline may be required at one or all events. NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED. NO ALCOHOL.

Muffler – Mandatory. (may be required to meet track decibel level)

Weight – 400 lbs minimum, with driver post/pre race



500x

Age – Age limit is 30 years and over.

Motor – Max 500cc – Open – 450f approved. No big street type motors such as 650, 750, 1100, etc.

If chain is on the left side of the engine, a chain guard must be used to protect the driver.

Any added weight will be painted white with the Kart number displayed. Weight must be bolted to the seat.

Fuel – Spec fuel/gasoline may be required at one or all events. NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED. NO ALCOHOL.

Muffler – Mandatory. (may be required to meet track decibel level)

Weight – 400 lbs minimum, with driver post/pre race

Class – If 4 or less Karts qualify for any event, Officials may elect to include the 500x karts in the 500open line up, the qualifying times logged for that day will be used.
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