OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY MINICUP/KART RACING
BDE RACING RACING SERIES
COMPETITION RULES - SPIRIT AND INTENT
Mini Cup / Kart competition is a sport and
its purpose is to provide fun and enjoyment for the entire family. The rules and
regulations are written in a simple
manner so the participant can understand and compete legally for those who wish to compete with basically stock equipment, in accordance with 2002 SRL, IMTRA &, WKA, stock classes are established.
BDE RACING / OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY HAS THE RIGHT TO REVOKE OR REFUSE MEMBERSHIP AT ANY TIME
GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CLASSES
BDE Racing will schedule racing events at the famous Old Dominion Speedway. Membership fees are as follows:
$40.00 annual Driver membership. You must be a member to be eligible to receive end of season driver points awards and/or trophies for that year of racing. Membership with BDE RACING SERIES gets you and your sponsor on our World Wide Web Site. file:///C:/Program%20Files/America%20Online%207.0/download/ODS1/ and www.bderacing.homestead.com//homepage.html
Membership also includes your choice of car number and champions number reserve for the 2003 season. Also, a reserve of your car number over a non-member. Top 3 finishing banquet awards and contingencies. Everyone that races must complete a membership form. If you elect not to be a BDE Racing Series member, you must pay $7.00 additional per race and fill out membership form for each event.
Racing fees per event:
Karts (includes driver) $35.00
Champs, Mini Cups, Pro Trucks (includes driver) $45.00
If driver elects to run multiple classes with same kart / Mini Cup, and additional fee of $25.00 will be charged per class.
Pit pass will be $10.00 for each pit crew member, spectator, media, and vendor.
Please note: on special events all of the above fees will not be the same.
To enter the Pit area/infield area (pit area is any place where Karts or Mini Cups are being worked on) you (all) must sign the waivers provided by BDE. If you are under the age of 18 you must have your parent or Legal Guardian sign our parental consent form and you must sign the parental consent form also. When bringing a friend along, you must make prior arrangements in getting a parental notice filled out and notarized or bring that parent with you to do necessary paperwork. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
2002 Banquet: Date and location is (TBA) - BDE must have your money for the Banquet by the last race November 3rd, 2002 or you will not be recognized.
CONDUCT AND APPEARANCE
A member competing in any event shall make it his duty to present a neat appearance. Drivers will be responsible for the conduct of their pit crew, family and friends Any person who has consumed any alcoholic or tranquilizing drugs on the day of the race event will not be allowed to compete. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY NOT BE CONSUMED BY PARTICIPANTS, CREW OR OFFICIALS AT ANY EVENT AT THE TRACK OR ON THE PREMISES.THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED AT ALL TIMES.
INTENT TO DEFRAUD BDE RACING SERIES OFFICIALS
Any competitor who would falsify his age or modify his engine with the intent to compete illegally, or defraud officials by such modifications or actions, is subject to suspension and loss of points and/awards for that event upon review of all evidence by BDE Racing officials.
Per WKA, & SRL & IMTRA Rule Book with the exception of Junior Sportsman 1 is 7 to 10, not 8 to 10.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT/PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Per WKA, IMTRA, & SRL Rule Books. Any hair shoulder length and longer must be held securely in helmet at all times. BDE Racing and Old Dominion Speedway will not be responsible if your hair comes out of your helmet during any portion of racing. All helmets must be at least Snell 95 and harnesses must be no older than 3 years old.
BDE Racing Series car numbers are determined by drivers and their paid registration postmark date. All others with duplicate numbers will run the number with an "X" after the number.
Must have a number tag on the left side of the roll cage. Champ karts racing on the 3/8 mile oval can use a rear view mirror or mirrors. Champ Karts must have a 2 inch washer or metal band at the seat struts. In 2002 you do not have to put roll bar pads on the roll cage of the Champ Kart. If your Champ Karts rear bumper is not wide enough for safe push drafting on the 3/8 mile oval. BDE will require you to weld additional metal tubing to make your rear bumper safer for push drafting. (Some Brands of Champ Karts have a sharp pointed rear bumper making it more difficult for the pushing kart to stay steady.) The problems ones that we have seen are in the shape of a V on the bottom and top in stead of a U or square shape. Kart manufactures that BDE knows that are not a problem are: Bandit, Predator,Shadow and Track/Star. This list will grow as we inspect each kart manufacture.
BUMP DRAFTING WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS ON THE FRONT AND BACK STRAIGHTS. NO BUMP DRAFTING ALLOWED IN THE TURNS. AT THE RACE OFFICIALS DISCRETION, DRIVERS NOT CONFORMING TO THESE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO BLACK FLAG, PENALTY, OR SUSPENSION.
2002 Saturday Night Series
Mini Cups & Champs Karts, PRO-Trucks: These race nights you have the privilege to run before the Saturday Night Stock Car programs. These races are bonus points races. All drivers that race and complete one green flag lap will receive 5 bonus points per race towards the overall track championship. In addition, there will be a special 6 race mini series consisting of these 6 night races. BDE will award the high points earner of each class an additional championship trophy and jacket at seasons end banquet. Points for those events will be awarded in the same manner as the overall track points. Saturday night dates are April,20th, May 18th, June 8th, July13th, Aug 3rd. & Sept 21st. All drivers that complete at least one green flag lap will be awarded 5 points. Races are approx. 20 laps, with no practice, and starting position to be randomly drawn before the feature. All cars will be subject to tech inspection and disqualification if necessary. All details will be made clear at drivers meeting.
If there is a Sunday event immediately following Saturday night race the fee will be $80.00 per driver which will cover both Saturday night and Sunday activities. A crew member pit pass will be $10.00. but only one per car allowed. All other must be purchased from ODS pit gate. The $10.00 pit pass is also good for the following Sunday if applicable. Dates not applicable, Aug. 3rd & Sept. 21st. If there is not a Sunday event immediately following Saturday night race the fee will be $35.00 per driver. Crew member price remains the same.
Flags per WKA, SRL, IMTRA Rule books except yellow: When caution flag is displayed, the whole track is immediately under caution. The race will revert back to the last completed lap for single file restarting with the karts. No one will race back to the finish line, you will slow down to a safe speed and you will stay in your position at the time of the caution to allow the Flagman to restart the race.
The Champ Karts and the Mini Cups will follow the pace car (only on special events) during a caution and on the start of the of the race. All types (Champs & Mini Cups) when the yellow flag comes out, the whole track will go immediately under caution on the 3/8 mile oval track.
The above last statement applies to both tracks. When the caution comes out, the whole track will go immediately under caution. No one will race back to the finish line for position.
Champ Karts and Mini Cups Pro-Trucks:
Because of the size of the 3/8 mile oval and high speeds, foul driving, crowding, chopping, pushing, blocking and checking up will not be tolerated.
A competitor must always be prepared for another competitor to pass and must therefore be on the lookout for the approach from behind of other, faster karts.The deliberate blocking of a faster kart is cause for that kart to go to the rear of the field or disqualification.
Any foul driving, unnecessary bumping, crowding, chopping, blocking or un-sportsmanlike conduct on either track will subject the competitor to go to the rear of the field, disqualification, or suspension. When two vehicles are entering a turn together, the vehicle that is behind, whether it be an inch or several feet, is required to negotiate the turn without endangering or impairing the progress of the vehicle in front.Conversely, the vehicle in front should not take a deliberate course for the reason of crowding a following competitor off the course. If any component of the racing vehicle becomes deranged so that in the opinion of the flagman it is unsafe or illegal, the vehicle will be removed from the course by being black flagged. If in the opinion of race officials the defect cannot be repaired properly, the entry will be retired from the race.When the checkered flag is shown ending the race, all vehicles will proceed to the scales for weight check. DRIVERS CANNOT HAVE FOOD, DRINK OR ANYTHING ON PERSON THAT WAS NOT THERE DURING THE RACE, UNTIL WEIGHT CHECK IS COMPLETED.
In addition to pre-race inspection, all vehicles are subject to a technical inspection after each race at the discretion of the race officials. Any person failing tech will receive last place points based on a minimum 10 car field and will not be able to use that date as a throw away. A second offense will result in driver receiving no points and a 1 race suspension. Those dates cannot be used as throw aways. A third offense will result in loss of all points and a suspension from the club for one calendar year. Non performance related DQs will be handled on an as per basis.
The Kart / Mini Cup/Pro-Trucks frame is the official entry for the complete event. Kart / Mini Cup/Pro-Truck frame or engine change between the heat and the feature is permitted as set forth below:
A - Change of ENGINE after heat races:
(1) Notify Technical Adviser and get approval.
(2) Give original engine to Technical Adviser to hold for possible future inspection.
(3) Start the feature in the rear of the pack.
B - Change of KART/MINI CUP FRAME after qualification:
(1) Original frame must be disabled.
(2) Change must be approved by race director.
(3) Start the feature in the rear of the pack.
(4) Tires and wheels are NOT part of the frame.
At no time shall anyone but authorized personnel enter the pit area. This was addressed in more detail on the first page. There will be no disposing of fuels or lubricants in the pit area or on the course. Pouring or spilling such fuels or lubricants upon the ground may be subject to expulsion from the pit area. No open flames. There will be no reckless driving of karts/mini cup in pit area. The number of persons allowed in the pits will be determined by race officials.
Refer to Old Dominion Speedway Class Line Up Sheet for classes. Refer to WKA, IMTRA, SRL Technical Manual for weight, specs, engine, etc.of each class. Note: the 1999 WKA ruling on 4 cycle engines that is causing everyone to purchase new blocks. (ODS and BDE will enforce in 2002)
At Old Dominion Speedway all karts(WKA) rules per class. ONLY American Racer tire M-32 & MMRA/ CASCAR SPEC tire will apply for Suspended Mini Cup cars and Pro trucks.
At Old Dominion Speedway you may run whatever gear set up you wish. (Except JR. Pro-Truck must not any larger cluch hub than 18 teeth.
2 sets of approx. 20 minute practice sessions (this is subject to change due to the size of the field)
Qualifying 2 laps outside oval only / 10 lap heat races - inside oval
20 Feature Laps on the inside track except Rookie 1 15 laps
25 lap features for Mini Cups and Pro Trucks
20 laps for all Champ classes
Laps- are subject to change if time allows (these numbers would increase not decrease if time would allow for that days events)
There will be a minimum of 3 karts/mini cups to make up a class to be eligible for a award points or trophy. If your Kart / Mini Cup is not on the official run down of the classes approved, then you can compete, but there will be no awards.
BDE Racing Series will have only 1 throwaway date for Sprint Karts and Champ Karts. THERE WILL BE NO THROWAWAYS for Mini Cups or all PRO-Truck classes. More throw away dates may be added due to possible additional race dates.
Approved Classes Below will run on the inside oval.
Jr. Sportsman 1 Rookie, 7-10, Briggs 5HP, Purple Restrictor Plate, Weight Heavy
Jr. Sportsman 1, 7-10, Briggs 5HP, Purple Restrictor Plate, Weight Heavy
Jr. Sportsman 2, 10-12, Briggs 5HP, Blue Restrictor Plate,Weight 265
NEW GOLD PLATE,12-15, Briggs 5HP, Weight 300-310 heavy
Stock Lite, 15 & up, Briggs 5HP,Weight 305
Stock Heavy 15 & up, Briggs 5HP,Weight 360
NEW WKA SPORTSMAN CHAMP CLASS
Approved Classes Below will run on the 3/8 mile outside oval.
Champ 410, ages 15 & up. Briggs 5HP weight 410
Champ 435, ages 15 & up. Briggs 5HP weight 435
Champ over 30, ages 30 & up. Briggs 5HP weight 435
Pro Truck, ages 16 & up, 13 or 18 HP (rules subject to change) Weight 725
Pro Mini Cup Honda 13HP ages 16 & up. weight 670
Jr. Pro Mini Cup Honda 13HP ages 8 thru16 weight 625, with large restrictor plate
Jr.-Pro Truck Honda 13HP spec. ages 10-15 weight 675 w/ IMTRA 750 resrtictor plate
All protest must be submitted to the Race Promoter within 10 minutes after the given competition. The Race Promoter / BDE Official decision is final. Only a participant who finishes in the winners circle can be subject to an engine protest which requires a TEARDOWN. The winners circle will consist of the top 5 finishers in each class or as determined by the Race Director. An engine protest can only be made by a finisher within the winners circle. For example, a 5th place finisher can protest the 2nd place finisher. Anyone finishing 6th on back cannot file an engine protest. A protest fee of $150.00 will be provided by the protester. If the engine is determined to be legal, $75.00 of the protest fee will be awarded to the engine owner the other goes to the track. If the engine is illegal, the $150.00 protest fee will be returned to the protester and a $75.00 fine will be assessed to driver of the illegal car. If driver fails to pay fine, an immediate suspension will be assessed. If the track elects to tear you down and you are found to be legal, a credit for your next entry fee will be placed by your name. This is to help you with rebuild cost. If you refuse Tech or do not report DIRECTLY to tech / scales after feature event, then you will receive zero points for that event, and suspended for one race. These two will not count towards your throwaway dates. You will receive zero points for any race due to rough driving, un-sportsmanlike conduct, underweight, false start, and refusing or neglecting to be weighed. (If you drive past the scales and go to your pit area and then return your weight will not count). This will not count as one throwaway date. Just like the rule above you will have one race with zero points. This will not count as a throwaway.
2002 BDE RACING SERIES ADOPTED HOUSE RULES
1- In car 2 way radio communication will be allowed in Mini Cup Adult, Pro Truck, and Champ classes only! All radio frequencies MUST BE reported to Race Officials before the days event. BDE Racing reserves the right to remove radios from ALL classes at any time.
2-Junior Pro Mini Cup restrictor plate will be .700 unless otherwise advised.
3-All Mini Cup cars manufactured will meet, SRL and ODS house rule book will be raced together as equal.
BDE Racing has the right to make any rule changes deemed necessary during the course of the season to maintain level playing field on race track.