1. Winner: The race winner is the driver with the fastest lap time. It does not matter where you are relative to other karts on the course or who crossed the finish line first.
2. Direction: Be sure whether to drive clockwise or counter-clockwise on the track.
3. Start: The race start will be single file.
4. Early laps: Use the first two laps to learn the course and allow the tires to warm up. Do not drive at maximum speed the first lap out.
5. Passing: The overtaking driver is responsible for safely completing the pass. Leave room for both karts in the turn. If not properly alongside, yield to the leading kart. A pass is successful when the nose of the overtaking kart is alongside the steering wheel of the leading kart prior to the turn-in point. Blocking a faster driver is not allowed.
6. Off-course: Going off course is unsafe for driver and track crew. Four wheels outside the original course boundary is off course and will result in a black flag stop and go penalty. If a driver has three off-course excursions, or intentionally cuts across the course, their racing privileges are forfeited for the event.
7. Contact: Occasional incidental light contacts with course boundary barriers or with another kart is not unusual in racing. However, intentional kart contact and rough driving is not tolerated. Rough driving will result in loss of driving privileges without refund. Multiple or frequent “incidental” contacts is deemed to be rough driving. Rough driving shall assessed at the sole discretion of the track officials. Hitting other karts under braking (ramming) is rough driving. Multiple or intentional incidents will result in the penalty.
8. Penalty: When a penalty is applied, depending on severity, it could be driver disqualification or most will likely be a stop and go at the Marshal’s stand in pit lane for counseling.
9. Pit stops are allowed at any time; during each passage through pit lane the driver must stop at the pit marshal stand.
10. Pit Speed limit is 20 mph. The pit speed limit applies from the top of the hill at pit entrance (track exit) to the top of the hill at pit exit (track entrance).
11. Track exit is at oval turn 3. When approaching track exit, move off the racing line. A raised arm with a closed fist will signal you are preparing to leave the track.
12. GREEN FLAG: The session timing has started.
13. WHITE FLAG: When used, indicates one lap to go in the race.
14. CHECKERED FLAG: The race has finished. Quit racing and continue at reduced speed to pit lane.
15. WARNING FLAG: If any closed, or furled, flag is pointed at you, it is a warning that your recent activity is not compliant with regulations. You will receive a penalty if it continues.
16. BLACK FLAG: Any driver receiving an open or waving black flag must go to pit lane and stop at the Marshal’s stand within the next two laps for instructions. If a black flag is not honored the driver will be disqualified from the results.
17. YELLOW FLAG: Be alert for an incident ahead; be prepared to slow down or stop. No passing in that area. Someone may have spun out, course boundary barriers may be displaced or blocking the line, a kart may be stopped, a course marshal may be resetting barriers.
18. REDUCED SPEED, FULL COURSE YELLOW: QUIT RACING: The speed of all karts will be reduced during a full course caution. Quit racing and continue driving at moderate pace. The speed reduction causes an engine misfire. Nothing is wrong with the kart. Kart speeds will be turned back up when the course situation has been resolved and racing can resume.
19. BLUE FLAG: If you receive blue flag, a faster driver is approaching from behind. You could make a pointing signal to which side to make the pass. The overtaking driver is responsible for safely completing the pass.
20. WAVING BLACK FLAG ALL: If the session is being stopped, all drivers will receive a waving black flag. Return to pit lane near the Marshall’s stand and wait for instructions.
21. RED FLAG: Gradually slow down, steer to the side of the lane, and come to a complete stop on the track. Stay seated in the kart and wait for instructions from a course marshal.
22. STOPPED KART: If your kart becomes stopped, stay seated and raise your hand high over your head. A track official will come to your assistance.
23. Bad behavior or offensive language will not be tolerated on or off the track. Any person involved must leave the premises.
24. We all want to see good clean racing without running into other karts or course boundary barriers.