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2016

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*All Outlaw Karts Must run a Tail section at ECS!*

REMINDER
All clone classes ECS dose not allow any porting of the head.
All 6.5 clone classes must run a drum clutch.  
ECS Rules do not allow any type of doping of tires for any class.

Flat Karts: a WHITE number plate (7"x10") with PLAIN black Numbers is required at ECS.   Numbers must be a minimum of 6″ high and must be on front
and Rear of Kart

 

English Creek Speedway

2016 Rules and Regulations

Classes

Restrictor Box Stock 245 Lbs 5 years old to 10 years old

Box Stock 300 Lbs. 8 yrs old to 12 yrs old

125cc Outlaw 460 Big Block Clone(Intermediate)  375 Lbs.

390 Adult Clone Flat Karts - 390lbs

250cc 2 Stroke Outlaw 420 Lbs.

Adult Wing Outlaws 425 Lbs

Open/500cc Outlaws 450 Lbs.

        Intermediate Ages 10-16. All drivers are subject to promoter’s approval

**Adults.  Ages 16 and up. All drivers are subject to promoter’s approval

Any other organized class must be approved by the promoter.

Mailing Address 812 W Jefferson St Knoxville, IA 50138 641-842-5454

 

 

 

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 INPLIED WARRENTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF, OR COMPLAIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death of a participant, spectator or official.

 

The race director shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or imposed and further restrictions that, in his opinion, do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

 

Drivers and parents or minor drivers are responsible to read and understand the rules and regulations set forth in this book.

 

IF WE DON’T SAY YOU CAN-YOU CAN’T.

 

English Creek Speedway Clone track rules

Exceptions:

1.          Drum Shoe clutch only

2.          All pipes are no tech no loop pipes allowed. All pipes must stay within the rear axle and point down or must return in to tail. All pipes must be approved by track promoter.

3.          The muffler is a B91XL (round hole muffler) unaltered. A small hole in the end (bottom) allowed for safety wire. Safety wire must be present.+ Or - .005" or 2 degrees on all measurements to allow for gauge variances and wear.

4.          ECS will not have a claim rule in any class.

5.          Pulse-type fuel pump is not required.

6.          All Fuel tanks must be approved by promoter

 

 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOU AND YOUR KART!

ALL CLASSES

 

1.                Frames must be of kart configuration. Not to exceed 90” in overall length. No EXCEPTIONS. Kart not to exceed 350 lbs. including full tank of gas.

 

2.                Cages are mandatory. Must be for protection of driver. Not for looks or wing mounts.

3.                500/OPEN and125cc class.. Wing sides must stay within 3” from outer most edge of kart. No sharp edges or too long of bolt. Overall length 48” maximum 

a.       r-box and box stock WING DIMENSIONS (effective 7/1/15) CENTER PANEL 36" LONG 32" WIDE...RIGHT SIDE PANEL 40"LONG X 14"WIDE...LEFT PANEL 40"LONG X 20"WIDE ALL DIMENSIONS ARE +/- 3"

4.                Uppermost part of kart and wing not to exceed 76”.

5.                Bodies can be any material, except wood. No sharp edges or protruding parts.

6.                Wing, hood and tail piece are mandatory in all classes.

7.                No bars, other than regular Nerf bar, may extend out past outer edge of the tire on either side of kart.

8.                NOISE:

A.            Must meet state noise levels.

B.             Karts in Violation may not race until standards are met.

9.                ALL KARTS MUST DISPLAY 10” NUMBERS OR RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE              OF KART AND WING AND INSIDE LARGE WING PANEL. Numbers that are not legible will not be scored.

10.            Duplicate numbers only in open class. Duplicate numbers must include a letter. Must be a minimum of 6”.

11.            Numbers must be displayed on contrasting backgrounds.

12.            Safety committee and track officials’ decision is final.

13.            This is open wheel racing, No front-end cowcatchers. If in doubt, see officials.     

14.            All drivers under the age of 18 must provide a notarized minor’s release form to the scorekeepers. A new form is required for each season. In addition, when parent or guardian is not in attendance, drivers must provide us with a designated guardian form. A NEW FORM IS REQUIED FOR EACH RACE.                                                                            

15.            . Any other organized class must have a minimum of 12 karts and be approved by   the promoter.  

16.            . Should your car enter the infield during a race you must slow down and come to a stop at the edge of the track at that time a yellow flag well come out.

17.            The muffler is a B91XL (round hole muffler) unaltered. A small hole in the end (bottom) allowed for safety wire. Safety wire must be present.+ Or - .005" or 2 degrees on all measurements to allow for gauge variances and wear.

18.            All Clone class must run pump gas only 87 Octane - no additives

a.       All other classes - no tech on fuel

b.      Karts will be tested for fuel requirements. Fines will be assessed for failure    to meet any one of the four tests

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SAFETY

 

The following safety rules have been imposed by 2013 safety Committee.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOU AND KART.

 

1.      Brakes must be in good working condition at all times.

2.      All karts must have seat belts and shoulder harnesses. Shoulder harnesses must be mounted in a way to restrict forward body motion independently of the seat. Lap belts should be mounted on frame. Cut or frayed seat belts will not be allowed. This entire rule will be strongly enforced.

3.      Approved neck braces and arm restraints are mandatory. Arm restraints must be attached to lap belt and worn below the elbow.

4.      HELMETS:

a.       Snell 2010 or SFI 24.1 approved with face shield only.

b.      Must fit driver’s head.

 

5.      Aluminum high back seats are MANDATORY. The top of the seat should be at the middle of the driver’s head.

a.       Seat mounts.

1.      Securely mounted to the frame.

2.      No excessive holes.

6.      All drivers must maintain a working fire extinguisher in their pit area.

7.      All karts must have a 6” nylon tie attached to spark plug wire.

8.      Kill switches are recommended.

9.      Minimum standard for roll cage (tubing thickness):

a.       All classes ¾ “ .083 chrome molly or 1” .06 chrome molly or 1”.083 steel.

b.      No exotic steel.

10.   Driving apparel: Driving suits required SFI  3-2A/1 min.

11.    No sharp or protruding objects on any part of the kart.

12.  Roll cage must be securely fastened with a safety chain and grade 5 or better bolt, in at least four spots.

13.  Fuel line location cannot be closer than 2” to any of the exhaust system at any time and shall not be above the exhaust. If closer than 2”, fuel line must be insulated.  Fuel line must have ample slack for cage movement. Must be petroleum grade fuel line.

14.  Fuel tank location: Out board mounted fuel tanks must have metal protection, particularly grade fuel line.

15.  Suicide doors: No suicide bars. Side bar must open from the rear. Left side protection is recommended.

16.  No axle protrusion beyond wheel rim. Max axle length 40”.

17.  Tail piece protection: If the top of the rail section protrudes above the seat, tail must be padded. Suggested padding: plumbing foam. Tail section must be securely attached to the frame.

18.  Smoking in pit area is not recommended. Use common sense.

19.  RED LIGHT: WHEN THE RED FLAG COMES OUT, AND THE LIGHTS COME ON YOU MUST COME TO A COMPLETE   STOP.  AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE. You must not pass the accident. If in the opinions of the officials you did not stop when you should have you well be disqualified. Once the officials say it safe the pit gate well open for one pitman per kart if more then one person attends to a kart that kart well be disqualified.

20.  Pitmen are not allowed on racetrack or infield while race is in progress. Violators will result in their kart being disqualified.

21.  During a yellow flag, WORK ON KARTS ON RACETRACK IS PROHIBITED.

22.  SPEEDING IN THE PIT AREA will result in a $50.00 fine and loss of points. Officials and Safety Committee members are authorized to issue fines.

23.  Any Official is permitted to remove karts from racetrack due to unsafe conditions to driver and/or other karts.

24.  Safety Committee and Track Official’s decision is final.

25.  Chain guards are mandatory. Appropriate design to prevent injury to arm. If in doubt, see safety tech.

26.  Karts will be inspected using the following safety list.

IMMEDIATE- must be fixed same day.

SECONDARY-must be fixed by the following race date or pay $25.00 fine. Failure to fix by third face will result in suspension of kart.

 

IMMEDIATE

             Helmet-fit/condition

             Seat belt & harness mounted

             Arm restraints

             Neck brace

             Brakes

             Suicide doors

             Steering link, lock nuts or cotter keys

             Protruding objects

             Axle Protrusion

             Fuel Line Location

             Spindles- Cotter Keyed

             Cage-Mounts height

             Frame, Nerf Bars, Bumpers, and Roll Cage

             Floor Pan Condition

             Seat – Condition/Mounting

SECONDARY

             Wing-Mounts

             Suspended Seat Karts

             Kill Switch

             Wheel Condition

             Rear Axle Keepers

             Hood & Tail Mounts

             Tail Piece Protection

             Fire Extinguisher

             Number/Letter-Size/Location

             Box Stock Muffler (Less Spark Arrestor)

             Chain Guard

 

Any Official has the authority to disqualify a kart for safety violations.

27.  No nose wings allowed.

28.   All karts must maintain a sprint car like appearance.

29.  No traction control devices allowed.

 

RACING RULES & ETIQUETTE

 

1.        GREEN FLAG: The entire track is open for racing. Passing will not be permitted before the green flag is displayed, at designated point. Single file starts will be at MEDIUM SPEED, until the lead kart begins to race. At this point the green flag will be displayed and racing will begin. To receive points for the race you must take the Green flag on your own power. 

A.  Double file starts. The two lead karts must stay side by side, at MEDIUM SPEED, until reaching the start cone. After two attempts if we do not get a side by side start the the front row will move to the last row

B.AT 3rd restart line up will be single file

C. If car drops out before Start of a race other karts will be moved up in that row - NO STAGGERING of line up

2.         RED/YELLOW FLAG: Restart race. This will happen on the first lap only. All races will be entitled to two restarts..

3.         YELLOW FLAG: CAUTION, All karts must come to a parade lap speed. Failure to do so will result in being sent to the back. Karts must be in single file formation (nose to tail). Line up reverts back to previous lap for line up.

4.         RED FLAG: STOP AS SOON AS SAFELY POSSIBLE.

             A.  Revert back to previous lap for line up.

             B.  Once the pit gate is open only one pitman per kart is allowed.

             C.  FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE RED FLAR WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

5.         BLUE/YELLOW FLAR: MOVER OVER. To inform slower moving karts that leaders are about to pass. Move over with CAUTION.

6.         BLACK FLAG: PROCEED TO THE INFIELD for consultation. Kart will cease being scored from time flag is displayed.

7.         WHITE FLAG: ONE LAP TO FINISH.

8. CHECKERED FLAG: Race is officially over. All karts must pass under this flag to be scored.

9.         If a kart has a safety problem on the racetrack and an Official can easily fix it, kart will resume position.

10.       Jump starts will result in a loss of two positions. This will be imposed at next yellow or at the end of the race.

11. Drivers who are involved in or the cause of a yellow or red flag will start in the back of the pack. The TWO SPIN rule is in effect. Should you be involved, cause or have to be restarted at any time you will be charged with one spin.  ***After second spin Kart and driver will be directed to go to the center of the infield and wait in Kart until race is concluded Only exception is Restrictor Box Stock are a Three Spin rule

12.       NO REFUNDS issued once kart reaches track.

13.       At no time will a driver or a kart representative may enter the scorers booth without permission of the head scorer. Should you enter the scorer booth with out permission you kart or the kart you are representing may RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

14. Quads are to be used for pushing karts only.

15. Quad operators must be a minimum of 15 years old.

 

ALCOHOL BEVERAGES

1.        Alcohol beverages are not allowed in the pit area.

2.        Anyone observed drinking any type of alcohol during the race program will be disqualified.

3.        You are responsible for your pit crew members. If a member of your pit crew is observed drinking alcohol you will be disqualified.

 

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

1.        Any person found using or under the influence of drugs will be disqualified   plus banned from the racing facility indefinitely.  

 

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

 

1.        fighting on premises will result in permanent suspension. Drivers are responsible for the action of their pit crew.

2.        ANY display of unsportsmanlike conduct (on or off the track) will result in a FINE, SUSPENSION, IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM RACE AREA, POINT PENALTIES, and OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.

3.        Rough driving will result in docked position, fine or black flag.

4.        Pit crew members observed verbally or physically abusing driver will result in loss of accrued points for their driver and/or fine. NO EXCRPIONS!

5.        Any person entering an other persons pit in an adverse manner will result in the kart that are associated with being disqualified and possible fines and suspension    

6.        We have the right to refuse service to anyone

 

 

POINT RULES

 

1.        Point system will be disclosed at the first race. Copies available at sign-in booth, upon request.

2.        Drivers must have a valid Competitor’s License to race and/or be eligible for points

3.        Drivers may time in only ONE kart number in their class and run that number kart for the entire event.

4.        To be eligible for points and awards, licensed drivers must not miss more than THREE point races, per series.

5.        Borrowing a kart is permitted. Kart must display DRIVER’S registered number. SCOREKEEPERS MUST BE NOTIFIED of any changes. – Both karts are subject to tech

a.       No borrowing allowed after the green flag has been thrown during that race.

b When borrowing a kart other than the one qualified in you must start on the tail of all future events for that night.

6.        Substitute drivers are permitted for only two scheduled point races. When using substituted driver the kart must start on the tail for all events for that night

7.        Points and winnings are awarded to registered kart number.

8.        You must be present at awards banquet to receive awards and/or prize money.

9.      all classes except the open Class are trophy classes.

10. As stated above you must take the Green flag under your own power to receive points for that race.

 

 

Engine PROTEST RULES

 

1.    Motor may be protested for $250.00.

           MUST be protested Within 15 minutes of completion of the"A"MAIN  for that class.

           Only competitors must have raced in the A main of that class in order to protest. Protestors must not leave tech area with their kart or the protest will be denied.

           This fee to be used for professional inspection.

           The protestors motor will be teched first, once found legal the protested motor will be teched. Should the protestors motor be found illegal the protested motor will not be teched. All fines and loss of points will be imposed on the protester.

 

           Motors well be held for 72 hours for inspection to allow for motors to be sent out to an independent Inspector .

           Driver or parents of minor drivers are the only person eligible to protest.

           Officials may spot check motors at any time.

 

2.    Illegal motors will be fined. First Offense: $250.00 fine, loss of points and earnings for that race. Second Offence- $500 Fine loss of points and earnings for that race Third and Final Offense Kart and driver disqualified for the remaining race season.

3.    Parents/Guardians of minor drivers are responsible for fines assesses.

4. If motor is found to be illegal protestor may be reimbursed $200 less $50 for tech service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *************REMINDER ************

All clone classes must run pump gas(87 octane)

 

Approved billet flywheels are mandatory in all clone classes.

 

A billet rod is mandatory in all classes using builder prepared rules.

 

 

 

 
   
   
   
   
   

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