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					Welcome Pack 2009
                                 PROKART
                               CHAMPIONSHIP

                       Rules and Regulations 2009
The following technical rules & regulations are designed to allow minimal amount of
modification to standard equipment in the interest of controlling costs and of fair
competition. These limited modifications are felt to be within the scope of most owners
and conform to those of major series.

1. General:
The kart must conform to the general description of a Prokart and be readily
recognisable as such.

2. Chassis:
Chassis can be of any manufacture with a wheelbase of between 104cms and 108cms.
All karts must be fitted with side pods, front nose fairings and Nassau panels. Bigfoot
Nassau panels are permitted.

3. Rear axle:
Axle must be 30mm in diameter and of solid or hollow magnetic material.

4. Brakes:
A single hydraulic disc brake fitted to the rear axle must constitute the only braking
system. The disc must be of metal, but can be vented, drilled or slotted. Only a calliper
with a maximum of 4 pistons, 2 per side of the disc, may be used.

5. Rear bumpers:
All karts must be fitted with a rear bumper and these should be manufactured in steel
tube with a minimum of 25mm diameter and a wall thickness of 14g. The bumper
must be an extended loop of 180 +/- 10mm centres with the bottom loop centre 60mm
+/- 10mm from the ground in dry set up configuration. The horizontal rails of the
bumper must be wider than the outer chassis rails but the bumper must not extend
outside the rear wheel/tyre measurement. The bumper must cover at least 50% of both
rear wheels/tyres at all times. The bumper must be attached to the chassis in two
positions and in a manner to withstand considerable impact.

6. Engines:
Two Honda GX160 four stroke engines must power the karts. Any modifications to the
engines should be in accordance with Honda GX160 technical regulations.

7. Throttle linkage:
Alternative linkage system may be designed but must actuate the standard Honda throttle.
Extra return springs must be fitted.

8. Gearing:
Open

9. Steering:
All karts must have the steering column mounted in such a way that, even if the bottom
retaining bolt is removed, it cannot pull free from the lower bearing.




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10. Tyres:
The following tyres are permitted:
Slicks Dunlop SL1 or Bridgestone YDS
Wets Dunlop KT3 or Bridgestone YDK - Must have 2mm tread depth at start of Race

No tyre softeners or warmers of any type permitted. For all events the Race Director
designate the race as, dry, open or wet.
When the meeting is designated the following:
DRY - All competitors must use only dry tyres.
WET - All competitors must use only wet tyres.
OPEN - Competitors have the choice of tyres (either wet or dry)
It is permitted to change from one tyre to another during a race if conditions change.

11. Fuel
Only standard forecourt grade unleaded fuel permitted. NO fuel additives of any type
permitted.

12. Transponder
All karts must carry AMB 160 transponder fitted to the rear of the seat 25cm from the
ground +/- 5cm by means of the correct bracket.

13. Championship Weights
Lightweight Class 180kg        Clubman Class 180kg          Heavyweight Class 195kg

Heavyweight class: Driver must weigh a minimum of 90 kilos in full race wear, to be
weighed at Scrutineering. Fitting of external weights will be permitted. Any driver who
does not meet the minimum weight will automatically be entered as a lightweight.

ALL WEIGHTS ARE DETERMINED BY THE SCALES OF THE DAY

14. Numbers:
Lightweight class - karts to run black numbers on yellow background, front and rear of
kart.
Heavyweight class - karts to run white numbers on blue background, front and rear of
kart.
Clubman Class – Karts to run white numbers on black background, front and rear of
kart.

15. Championship classes
The Lightweight and Heavy Classes will run simultaneously with drivers scoring points
in accordance with their championship class. Two bonus points will be awarded to the
driver achieving the fastest lap during the day in each class.

The Clubman Class will score points in accordance with their Championship class. Two
bonus points will be awarded to the driver achieving the fastest lap during the day in
each class.

New drivers will be assessed by the Race Director during timed practice to determine
which class they will run in.
All participating drivers must be the age of 14 years within the Championship year.
Drivers under the age of 16 will only be allowed to compete with the Race Directors
prior approval.




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16. Race format

Following signing on and scrutineering, the race day will consist of:

Two x 30 minutes timed practice/qualifying, one for Lightweight/Heavyweight classes
and one for Clubman class. Drivers will only be permitted to run in one period.

Race 1:            20 lap race for Lightweight/Heavyweight drivers formed from a timed
                   practice/qualifying.

Race 2:            20 lap race for Clubman drivers formed from timed practice/qualifying.

Race 3:            20 lap race for Lightweight /Heavyweight drivers formed from a random
                   draw held at drivers briefing.

Race 4:            20 lap race for Clubman drivers formed from a random draw held at
                   drivers briefing.

Race 5:            20 lap race for Lightweight/Heavyweight drivers formed from the reverse
                   of random draw.

Race 6:            20 lap race for Clubman drivers formed from the reverse of random draw.

Race 7:            25 lap race for Lightweight/Heavyweight drivers with grid formed from
                   total points scored in races 1, 3 & 5.

Race 8:            25 lap race for Clubman drivers with grid formed from total points scored
                   in races 2, 4 & 6.

Any driver found to be underweight at anytime during the day will be penalised for their
qualifying grid position or points for that race and will be placed at the rear of the grid
for the next race. They will not automatically go to the front for the next race if reverse
grid.
All drivers are required to cross the weighbridge each time they enter the pits during
timed practice/qualifying and if instructed to do so after each race.

17. Race procedure:
If for any reason the race is stopped the following will apply:
If 50% or more of the race is completed, the result will be declared at the last full lap
completed by the leader.
If less than 50% has been completed, the race will be restarted in the race order at the
last full lap completed by the leader. The result will be taken at the end of the restarted
race.
*Points awarded to the 26th position. No points will be awarded in the event or either
disqualification or failure to take the start of the race.* In the event of disqualification
from the meeting, this cannot be counted as a dropped round.

The use of any form of pit to kart communication is prohibited during the meeting,
Including during timed practice.

No repairs of any kind can be undertaken on the circuit.
The Re-starting of an engine is acceptable.




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18. Race wear
All competitors must wear overalls of a suitable type. A crash helmet carrying the
BSI/Snell approval and have full-face type with visor must be used. Gloves must
be worn as well as footwear affording suitable protection to the ankles.

PENALTIES 19 - 22:

19.     Safety Failure to comply with Flag & Light Signals
Any driver found to overtake under the yellow flag may be awarded the following
penalties: A Black Flag situation and/or called up to see the Race Directors after the
race, following a report from the Racing Marshals or Officials.
The Driver may be docked up to four places on the result of any race or may be
disqualified from any heat/final or meeting.

20.     Driving Standards
A Black & White warning flag will be given at the Race Directors discretion as a
warning to the Driver that any continuation of unacceptable driving standards will
result in receiving a Black flag.
A Black flag given to a driver warning them of dangerous driving may be given the
following penalties:
Black flag situation and/or called up to see the Race Directors after their race,
following a report from the Racing Marshals or Officials.
        The driver may be docked up to four places on the result of any race.
        The driver may be disqualified from any heat/final or meeting.

21.     Any Conduct of Abuse, Assault or threats of any nature or refusal to obey the
instructions of any Prokart Club Officials.
All drivers are responsible for their mechanic/s, supporters and their own actions as
penalties may be imposed against them. For the offences of abusive language, abusive
behaviour, physical assault or the threat of physical assault, the Race Directors of the
meeting can impose the following:
        Exclusion from the heat/final or meeting
        The driver may be docked up to four places on the result of any race.
        The driver may be disqualified from any heat/final.
        Your race entry into the Prokart Club excluded for up to 12 months.


22.     Dummy grid & Parc Ferme`
All drivers must be on the dummy grid before the last lapboard is shown for the
previous race. Any driver arriving late will be directed to the back of the grid. Any driver
failing to make the start of the race will not be allowed to join once the race has been
started.
Once your kart has been presented to the dummy grid no mechanical changes can be
made at this time and must be pushed into the dummy grid position not driven. After
each race has finished & been weighed, you must switch off your kart engine, ensuring it
has been pushed away from the Parc Ferme`. Any driver not adhering to these rules
will be put to the back of the grid.




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23. General Circuit Rules

The driving of all karts in the paddock area is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

The Blue Flag will be used to symbolize an “Advisory Flag”. When shown to a driver it
is curtious to allow the faster kart through.

A Stationary Blue Flag means: A FASTER KART IS APPROACHING YOU FROM A
DISTANCE

A Waved Blue Flag means: A FASTER KART IS A SHORT DISTANCE BEHIND YOU

In the event of a kart breaking down during Practice/Racing and being unable to
continue, the driver must move to a safe place or where instructed and must keep
their helmet on at all times until Practice/Racing has finished.
The riding of motor vehicles or any such like, including bicycles, scooters etc is
STRICTLY PROHIBITED in the paddock area.
No animals except guide dogs are permitted on Red Lodge Karting Ltd premises.

NO persons other than officials are allowed across the white line at the exit of the
dummy grid, whilst practice or racing is in progress.
R.L.K Ltd will accept no responsibility for injury on the dummy grid.

All spectators are requested to keep behind the barriers and fences at all times keeping
the dummy grid/pit lane clear for competitors. No spectators are permitted on the
dummy grid or by the adjacent track fence.
No unauthorised person is allowed inside the workshop.
A “Strictly No Smoking” practice is enforced on the dummy grid, Parc Ferme` and
circuit at any time.

For your own safety we recommend that you have a fire extinguisher BSEN standard
size rating 55B. Alternatively there will be fire extinguishers positioned on the front of
the garages and at all marshal points.


All entrants will be expected to behave in a disciplined manner on and off the circuit. All
drivers will be fully responsible for all members of their supporting teams including
relatives and friends for the proper positioning of vehicles and equipment and for the
proper use of Club facilities. Drivers will be excluded from the meeting if any members
of their team are found damaging any part of Red Lodge Karting Ltd. Competitors and
spectators are reminded that abusive language or behaviour towards officials, staff or
another competitor is NOT acceptable. Drivers may be excluded from the meeting if any
of the rules are not adhered to.
The Club reserves the right to amend or add to the Rules & Regulations. All rules are
for the purpose of The Prokart Championship Club.

Personal details held on R.L.K Ltd premises will not be given to any other 3rd parties.

“Red Lodge Karting Ltd” is not responsible for any loss or damage what so ever incurred
whilst on their premises.
                            The Prokart Championship quotes:

       “UNLESS STATED THAT YOU CAN DO IT ………… YOU CANNOT!”


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