The following rules have been gathered and organized for your convenience. These rules have been created and followed by previous boards and series of this sport to conduct a guideline in which track, series, and organizations for over 40 years.
It is the kart owner/driver responsibility for the safe condition and operation of a kart/vehicle placed in competition at any event. The track operator is responsible for providing a reasonable maintained place for the race. The quest for safety is a responsibility shared among participate, the track operator, and any of the governing bodies that the track is associated with. The purpose of these statements is to provide common standards that may benefit all involved. Thus, observation of the rules and specifications set forth below is fundamental to the welfare of each participant at each event.
Persons under the age of 18 MUST submit a properly executed Minor Release Form provided by WKA
A driver must be a minimum of 5 years old before entering the track racing area.
A driver must be entered in at least 1 class before going onto the track for a practice session. Failure to do so could lead to suspension.
*A driver that is close on age to the next tier class and the parent feels the driver has experience may advance and include the next tier class upon signing up. An older driver can not drop down in classes. If the director feels the driver is unable to handle the advanced tier of racing, they will take the entry out of the advanced class.
My substitute driver must be submitted before the race for approval by the race director.
Any entry fee is final and non-refundable unless specified by race director.
Any payment for any fees that is insufficient in funds will have a $50 collection fee.
RULES OF CONDUCT
Respect is to be shown to each other, gate attendants, at registration, and track officials at all times.
Everyone that enters an event is expected to behave in a respectful and orderly manner. This policy includes but is not limited to drivers, family members, crew members, spectators, sponsors, and guest.
Physical violence, verbal abuse, threats, or intimidation directed to anyone at an event will be subject to immediate disciplinary action by the Race Director including disqualification and ejection from the event.
All participants or spectator entering the gates shall be sober and not under the influence of any substance that may impair their ability to participate in a safe and orderly manner.
It is the responsibility of the participant to withdraw from competition if they are taking medication that may display side effects that would impair their ability to safely compete.
Drivers are responsible for the control and actions of their pit crew and family members.
Unacceptable actions of a crew member and/or family member may subject the driver to penalty or disqualification from an event.
Any individual who wishes to enter the track must be signed in for all insurance-related documents and follow registration procedures. Failure to do so will be subject to severe penalty.
GENERAL RACING RULES
When you slow a kart or a kart is slowing on the track, you must signal by rising you hand high enough to be visible from behind and gradually steer into the higher groove of the track for exiting.
The starting procedures are as follows:
Start in single file with leader starting as exiting the 4th turn and as directed by flagman.
No kart shall pass to the inside of the field until a designated line which is painted on the track has been reached in the turn 2 area. Passing to the outside of the field is accepted.
Caution on the first attempt of start, original lineup. After the first official start, the karts in caution will be directed to the rear of field.
After a kart has left the grid area and proceeded to the race track, if the kart has a problem such as a spark plug fouls, a flat tire, or chain breaks for examples, the kart must leave track and will not be permitted to return to race. All tools on track are prohibited or assistance from anyone also prohibited to fix such breakdowns.
Classes with 6 or less entries will have their main events condensed to 12 laps or 12 minutes (whichever comes first)
The maximum time of a race is 20 minutes. This time starts from the time the first kart has entered the track area.
The Race Director has the authority to stop the race due to time limit or safety purposes.
If a race has been called due to a caution or safety purposes, the karts in the caution will be put to the rear of the lineup and the finish will be completed as such.
Pit Crew or family members are not permitted on the track at any time.
If a driver is medically transported due to an accident, the driver will receive points regardless whether they are able to weigh-in or not.
If there is a multiple kart wreck and all karts continue on except 1 (or more) and a caution is drawn for the 1(or more) kart(s), the karts drawing the caution will be put in the rear. The karts that continue on will return in their previous lap positions. This is by direction from the flagman and/or race director. This is to decrease the amount of caution flags thrown and increase racing experience. Sitting to draw a caution will result in being given the black flag.
If a race is red-flagged or stopped under a yellow to realign the field or whatever, all work on karts is prohibited.
If at least 1 complete lap of a race has been completed at the time of a red-flag, the Race Director may consider the race complete or may restart the race. If no laps have been completed and the race is called, the official finish will be determined by qualifying times.
The finishing order of a race completed due to a red flag or under a full course yellow will be the running order of the last completed lap excluding the karts for the caution or red flag. These karts will be put in the rear of the lineup.
If a wreck occurs with the leader of the race and is initiated by a lap kart not giving right-away to leader, then a caution will be displayed and the leader will be placed back in the lead.
Once a kart leaves the track for any reason, the kart will not be able to return to the track.
In the event a driver is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, the driver must use that race finish in his or her division points and may not use as a “drop race”. In the event a driver is disqualified for being underweight the race may be used as a “drop race”. Any disqualification in the tech area after any event is considered a disqualification and cannot be used as a “drop race”.
All drivers must attend drivers meetings at each event.
You may have 1 relief driver and 1 drop race. With relief driver, you will not receive the 50 bonus points. You will receive the finishing points for the finish of the substitute driver only and that race can be dropped if needed.
PIT AREA RULES
For safety reasons there are to be NO karts driven through the pits. Your kart must be shut off after exiting the track.
Safety is our main concern. Therefore we are asking all drivers to have a fire extinguisher in their pit area, should you choose not to comply with this rule you are assuming total responsibility for your own safety. Karts that come to Liberty Raceway Park to race must be in SAFE race ready condition! The Tech Officials will do a safety check on all karts at your request or if made mandatory by the track. It is the Kart owner/drivers responsibility to insure that their kart is in SAFE working condition.
Dispose of ALL oil in the drums provided and clean up any spills PLEASE. Anyone caught dumping their oil on the ground will be suspended from the track.
Vehicles of personal transportation, machine or human-powered, may be restricted from the pit area. Skateboards (powered or manual) are specifically prohibited from these areas.
Green flag indicated the start of the race and to restart the race after a yellow or red flag.
Yellow flag indicated an unsafe condition on the track. The speed of the kart is to be reduced, stay in line, and proceed with caution. Passing is not permitted.
Red flag indicated that all drivers are to stop as quickly and as safely as possible at a point designated by the race officials. The red flag is given by the Head Flagman. If the red flag is displayed, all corner flagman will be waving their yellow flags.
Blue Flag tells a driver that he or she is being lapped and must yield to the racing line to allow lapping karts to pass. Failure to obey the blue flag will result in disqualification.
Black Flag waiving tells a driver to leave the track immediately due to a rule infraction and proceed to the pit area. A waiving black flag is a disqualification due to an on-track infraction. A rolled black flag is a warning regarding unsafe or unsportsmanlike driving. Ignoring a warning will result in the use of a waiving black flag. A waiving black flag is also used to signal a driver of a technical or mechanical infraction. Failure to leave the track after receiving a black flag for 2 consecutive laps may result in disqualification.
White Flag indicates that one lap remains in the race. The white flag is a courtesy flag and its use if not required.
Checkered Flag is used in practice to indicate practice laps are over. When displayed in a race it indicates the race is finished. If the white flag is thrown, the checkered flag must follow the white. A yellow or a red can be displayed with a checkered to indicate caution on the track.
Crossed flags indicate the race is half over.
Two rolled flags indicated 2 laps to go.
PRACTICE AND RACE INFORMATION
The Driver's Meetings are MANDATORY before any racing begins. The meeting will be announced; ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND! Minors should have a parent or guardian with them at ALL times. ANY driver that does not attend the meeting will forfeit the fastest lap of qualifying-- NO EXCEPTIONS!
One round will be open practice and the Second round will be by class per race event lineup.
Qualifying by transponders unless otherwise stated by track official.
The maximum number of karts in a class will be a track decision. When the number of entries per class exceeds one main event and has a B Main, C Main, and so on, then the position of the B Main, C Main, and so on will collect no more than the number of points than the position qualified. (Example: if the B Main starts with the karter that qualifies in the 26th position, then the winner of the B Main will collect the points for 26th position.)
DRAFTING DURING QUALIFYING IS PROHIBITED. THE FLAGMAN WILL DELETE LAPS WHERE DRAFTING OCCURRED.
No pushing of Champ Karts out of Grid for qualifying.
Time trials will determine the race starting order for each class except for Kid Karts and Baby Champs. No substitute qualifiers. If driver does not qualify kart in which is signed up at registration, that driver will start in the rear of the field.
If after qualifying, you feel you need to change motors due to any reason, you will need to contact the tech director and take the motor to him for tech purposes.
It is the drivers’ responsibility to make sure they are in their correct position on the start or re-starts of every race.
Transponders should be mounted on the steering shaft on karts.
ALL DRIVERS ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO INSURE THEIR TRANSPONDER IS ON THEIR KART, MOUNTED CORRECTLY, BEFORE ENTERING THE GRID TO QUALIFY OR RACE.
THE IMPOUND AREA IS A RESTRICTED AREA. ANYONE ENTERING THE IMPOUND AREA (CORRAL AREA), WHETHER IT BE AT QUALIFYING OR MAIN EVENTS, WILL BE SUBJECT TO GETTING THEIR DRIVER DISQUALIFIED. YOU MUST GET PERMISSION FROM THE TRACK OFFICIAL TO ENTER THAT RESTRICTED AREA.
The top 3 finishers of each class (unless otherwise specified by tech official) must stay in the tech area until the tech official gives permission to leave. Failure to follow this rule is subject to disqualification.
We honor the 3 spin rule. If a driver spins 3 times, then it is considered unsafe for the drivers and the others for that kart to stay on the track.
Please make sure to throw ALL of your trash away into the bags provided. If you do not receive a trash bag, then you may go to the gate or flagstand and ask for one.
Pets must be on a leash and within the owners sight at all times. Pet owners must clean up after pet at all times. This is a courtesy rule for all fellow karters.
No one under the age of 16 is allowed to operate a motorized vehicle of any type whether it is gas or battery powered. Failure following this could cause forfeit of the fastest lap qualified.
All bicycles are to be put in your pit area at time of practice and throughout the rest of the event.
Anyone who feels compelled to argue with the race director is subject to be disqualified from all events of that night.
ANYONE WHO FEELS COMPELLED TO ARGUE IN THE TECH AREA DURING OR AFTER A TECH IS BEING OR HAS BEEN PERFORMED AND CAN NOT KEEP CONTROL OF THEMSELVES OR ANY MEMBER OF THEIR CREW (BEING CREW MEMBER, FAMILY MEMBER, OR VISITOR) AND FEEL THEY MUST EMBARRASS, BULLY, OR THREATEN ANY OFFICIAL WILL HAVE TO APOLOGIZE IN THE NEXT DRIVERS MEETING BEFORE RACING IN ANOTHER EVENT.
The TRACK OFFICIALS and TECH MAN have the final say. Any driver, crew, or family member that argues with any TRACK OFFICIAL or TECH MAN will be subject to being suspended from the track.
The Race Director is the Senior Race Official with responsibility for all aspects of the event. He or she is in charge of all other officials and personnel and has complete charge of the karts while on the track. The Race Director is responsible for enforcement of all the rules and regulations stated in these rules.
The flagman is in charge of the corner marshals and is responsible for making flag signals to driver under direction of the Race Director. The Flagman may participate in drivers meetings to brief competitors on the use of flags, special track conditions, and other relevant information.
Head Technical Inspector (Tech Man) is in charge of pre- and post-race inspections for both general safety and compliance with technical specifications. The Tech Man and the assistants will verify compliance with stated specifications to certify all finishes the events as official. The Tech Man is a certified tech official.
Chief Scorer is in charge of timing and scoring. The Chief Scorer or assistants will post all official qualifying.
Grid Steward is in charge of the grid area including drivers and pit crews. This person is not in charge of any scoring. Distraction of the Grid Steward from doing his assigned job by a driver or crew member could lead to disqualification.
Corner Marshals will be assigned to areas on the track by the Race Director. They will assist the Race Director and Head Flagman in the safe and orderly conduct of the event.
The Scales Attendant is to make sure all karts weigh in and are making the minimum amount designated for that class. The track scales are ALWAYS right! Failure to make the specified weight will be reported to the Chief Scorer and the driver will be disqualified under his ruling. If the kart and driver has be motioned to advance to the corral area, the driver is to help assist the transponder collector collect their transponder and when directed by the Tech Man exit the corral.
There are two ways of protesting. There is the full engine protest which will have a $250.00 fee from the protester and a $50 acceptance fee from the protested to accept. There is also a top engine protest in which the tech men check the top end of the engine. This type of protest has a fee of $150.00 from the protester and a $50.00 acceptance fee from the protested to accept. These fees are to be paid to Liberty Raceway Park and the following steps are to be followed:
1. Tech Director must be notified of protest at scale/impound area while both karts are in impound area before exiting the gated area.
2. The protested engine must remain in the tech area until the tech director permits the removal of such engine.
3. The protestor can only protest the competitor's engine finishing directly in front of him/her. (e.g. if the protestor finishes fourth, he/she can only protest the third place finisher). No reverse protest.
4. The Tech team’s decision is final.
The protest and part is given to the Tech Official/Track Owner who will examine the part/protest to make the final determination. THEIR DECISION IS FINAL. The responsibility of the Tech Official/Track Owner is to decide if the part either met or failed, by the description of the Tech Manual, not to decide whether the Tech Manual is correct or not. If the part is found to be illegal, no money will be returned, the driver will be “DQ’ed” from that event and the part will be confiscated by LRP. Upon being DQ’ed due to being found illegal, that race can NOT be used as a dropped race. If the protested part is found legal, the race finish restored. The Tech Officials will attempt to meet the night of the race and a decision will be made unless there are questions involving the part that require additional information to insure the proper call is made. Tech officials will decide what will be of tech for all classes. No one but the tech man and the motor teardown man will be allowed in the tech room during the actual tech.
Upon the decision that a part does not pass the qualifications as directed in the manual and is considered illegal, the Tech Man is to confiscate the illegal part.
UNRULY DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
Fighting is absolutely prohibited. Our intent is to keep an atmosphere that of a family type. If there is an instance where a fight does happen, we have deputies that will be able to assist in correction of such inexcusable conduct. Following are the guideline we go by:
WKA rules state that the driver is responsible for their pit crew and their conduct. We will enforce this rule. Also, we will include the ones that come as friends to watch you race. If you, the driver, do not want conflict, sit down with your friends or crew members and set the law down.
The first time involved in a fight or altercation, you will receive one race suspension and the points gained of that entire night will be reduced to 0.
The second time involved in a fight or altercation, you will receive a three race suspension and the points gained that entire night will be reduced to 0.
The third time involved in a fight or altercation, you will be suspended with no permission of return.
These rules do not pertain per year. They are per person for the entire time Liberty Raceway Park is under the management it is now. We at Liberty Raceway Park would like everyone to get along, but also we know that tempers rise. We want you all to know that when those tempers rise, remember there are consequences for those undesirable actions.
MISCELLANEOUS OVERALL RULES
Any kart, driver, and/or owner that drive a kart on public roads will be subjected to immediate suspension.
POINTS AND AWARDS
There must be a minimum of 8 karts in a class at each event to be eligible for year-end awards. For championship points we will be dropping one race.
Races with 3 or less competitors will receive 175 points for the winner, 155 points for second place, and 140 for third place of finish. Races with 4 or more will be awarded points with the WKA point system.
Open tire rule for all local and NCDS events.
To be eligible to earn the season’s end awards, a driver will need to participate in ¾ the amount of events in a series.
Example: 9 events for the year in a series, you must run 7 of the events.
7 events for the year in a series, you must run 5 of the events.
To be eligible to earn the OVERALL POINTS AWARD, a driver will have to earn the largest amount of points in a class with a minimum of 8 entries in the class at each event.
BAD WEATHER SYSTEM
If bad weather is forecasted for a scheduled race, the track owner will try his/her best to announce cancelation as soon as he/she feel. It is their duty and privilege to try to complete each and every event. Scheduled events may or may not be rescheduled depending upon the available dates or weather. This will be at the discretion of the track owner. The announcements of rain dates will be announced on Liberty Raceway Park’s website (www.daytonaofdirt.com), Facebook, and on Bob’s 4-Cycle.
If during a race event, the weather turns into rain/snow/sleet and qualifying of all point classes have been completed, the race is a completed event. No refunds will be given in those classes.
If during a race event and qualifying is in progress, it is the tracks decision whether to stop qualifying or not. Safety is of the utmost importance.
Helmet will be 2005 Snell approved and up. All helmets are to be fastened snuggly while on the track.
Full coverage driver wear including: shoes, racing jacket, long pants, neck brace and gloves are required.
Neck brace designed for racing is required.
Arm sleeve is recommended but not required.
Elbow pad for right elbow is recommended but not required.
Chest and rib protective jacket is mandatory for the Jr. 1 & 2 classes.
Long hair must be well-secured and kept under helmet.
1) The engine must be ran out of the box
2) The governor must be connected and operational
3) The air filter and sock must be installed per factory.
4) The engine must have a key way as installed by factory on the flywheel
5) The engine must pass a governor test on the stand if asked 5500 max
6) Any engine can be claimed by a racer after main events.
7) Claim price Predator $140
Claim price Dyno 212 $200
8) Track can claim any engine or in pre announced races require any participant to run a track supplied engine.
9) You may disconnect vent tube on tank
10) You may disconnect throttle stop screw
11) You must run the factory gas tank
12) You can only bolt on a chain guard, no other aftermarket parts allowed
13) You can add a heat shield
14) You can unplug the oil sensor
15) You can vent the gas cap
16) Open tire / Open clutch