2016 LAKC Supplemental Regulations
Hierarchy of rules:
- Race day bulletins
- Supplemental rules
- LAKC Written rules
- IKF / SKUSA class specific.
- LAKC officiates per SKUSA Race Rules.
LAKC Class structure, weights, tire and fuel refer to www.lakc.org / classes tab
Drivers Meeting: All drivers are required to attend. Cadet and Kid Kart classes are
required to attend with an adult representative. Kid Kart racers and all first time racers need to stay for a second meeting.
Pre-Tech: You are required to bring your completed tech sheet with your helmet to the
grid for your first warm up session. No karts will be allowed on-track without an
inspection sticker. Classes requiring chest protectors must show any hidden protector to
the official when taking the grid.
Grid procedures: Staging (Grid B) will take place outside the fenced area used for the
grid. Upon release of the class occupying grid A staged karts will be allowed to enter.
Upon placing kart on the ground, kart stands are to be removed to kart coral. Only a
mechanic and the driver are allowed on grid A. Drivers are required to exit the grid to the
racetrack upon direction from the Grid official. Holding back is NOT allowed.
Warm-up: Timed track session or sessions, transponders are required for all warm-up
sessions. It is the racers responsibility to check posting boards to ensure lap times are
Multi-Class run groups: Rolling start classes may be grid separately with on-track gap
between each class as instructed by the grid official, standing start classes will grid on
qualifying times. Officials have the ability to alter as conditions warrant.
Non Contact (NC) classes: All Kid Karts and all Pilots classes. The noncontact
classes are a no touching class; no contact including bump drafting will be
tolerated. What constitutes contact will be determined by officials and their determination
cannot be protested. Infractions can result in warnings or time/position penalties.
Continuing infractions may lead to exclusion.
Qualifying: Grid will be released as a group to the track for the timed qualifying
sessions. Holding your driver back is NOT allowed. It will be the DRIVER’S responsibility to get a clean lap. Bump drafting is not allowed during qualifying. There will be no makeup qualifying.
Starting procedure: Upon release from grid steward, 1 warm up lap, ending with
formation of a grid in assigned position coming to the starter for the 2nd time. Multi class groups may be asked to space themselves from the other class under direction from the officials. The
bulletins, and or drivers briefing will announce any alteration in qualifying as track
direction warrants. Changing of position is not allowed until crossing the start line. (IKF 210.7.5B) [Note] depending on track layout the “start “line may not be the finish line. The start line will be designated by a row of cones running perpendicular to the track. Acceleration line is denoted by a single cone on both sides of the track. Again, Track layout will change its location and will be discussed at the drivers meeting. The pole driver must maintain a consistent slow speed leading to the acceleration line. The pole driver must have the advantage at the acceleration line. We will make every attempt to start the first time by. Failure to maintain a slow pace by pole driver will result in loss of pole spot or moved to the rear of the field. Pole driver MAY get just a warning by a displayed rolled black, repeat offenders may get no warning and moved back based on prior race day warnings. Penalties may consist of loss of starting position, (moving the offending driver back a row in the grid, or to the rear of the field) loss of finishing position (post-race docking of finishing spot) ; race laps may begin counting with an aborted start and will continue to count until a clean start is made.
If during the formation lap, by no fault of their own a competitor is unable to continue
officials may assist, this is a courtesy. Only before a race start will an attempt be made. Please check with Race Director before the start of the race day if there is any clarification necessary.
Shifter Starting Procedure: Shifters will receive 2 warm up laps. Upon completing the
2nd lap they will stage at the head of the start straight. Drivers will proceed to their
earned position. We will stagger the lanes and gap the rows on the grid. Upon receiving
signal of a set grid the starter shall signal to ready the drivers and commence the starting
sequence. Starting sequence shall be discussed with the class at the conclusion of the
drivers meeting. Jumping a standing start, rolling prior to green, (without stopping), or
gaining any advantage will be penalized positions. Stalling the kart in any situation a
driver may attempt to re-fire and continue, up until the leaders are in danger of putting
him a lap down. This determination will be made at the officials discretion and the
decision cannot be protested.
Post-race: Racers may be held at the scales prior to weighing. All racers are responsible
for tech markings, and post-race technical inspection, if in doubt ask if you are required to
go to tech.
Penalties: Drivers may be held prior to weighing or at post tech for notification of any penalty. Notification may be a brief explanation of action and penalty. Conversation may continue time
permitting.* We must get officials in place for the next race group, conversation will be
limited, if further discussion is needed it must wait until officials complete observing on
track action.* When a protest is filed, all calls will be handled on a time sensitive basis,
further discussion with all involved parties will be at the official’s discretion. Penalties
and warnings will be posted with the results of the on track session. Penalties can include
docking of position/time, exclusion from the immediate session or immediate ejection
from the event based on severity of the offence.
Photos or videos will not be used in the decision making of any on track call.
Protests and appeals: All protests must be presented within 30 min. of notification of offence. Appeals shall be accompanied by a $100 deposit, to be refunded if not deemed frivolous or over turned. Only completely filled out Protest forms with Rule reference will be considered.
Event clean up: All racers are responsible for the cleanliness of their pit area. Tires, Fuel drums and Scrapped off rubber cannot be left behind. Fines of $50.00 or more may be levied upon the pit spot
All rules and procedures used for LAKC are intended to create a safe, fair, and competitive
family friendly atmosphere to race under. All rules shall be interpreted in a logical
manner and the interpretation of the rules shall follow a logical thought process. Every
situation cannot be foreseen. The officials shall apply rules in a manner that does not
strain the intent of the written rule in the judgment of the officials. Verbal outburst, foul
language and unprofessional behavior will NEVER be tolerated. If you have an outburst
and cannot control yourself you will simply be asked to leave and may not be allowed