OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY KART/MINI CUP RACING
PRO-KART MOTOR SPORTS INC.
1999 COMPETITION RULES
SPIRIT AND INTENT
Kart/Mini Cup 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 1999 WKA,
1999 MMRA, and 1999 MASCAR rules, stock classes are established.
PRO-KART MOTORSPORTS INC. OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY HAS THE RIGHT TO REVOKE OR REFUSE MEMBERSHIP AT ANY TIME
GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CLASSES
Pro-Kart Motorsports Inc. will schedule racing events at Old Dominion
Speedway. Membership fees are as follows: $30.00 annual Driver membership.
You must be a member to receive points, award points and/or trophies for that day of
racing. Membership with P.K.M.I. gets you and your sponsor on our World
Wide Web Site. (www.olddominionspeedway.com). First choice for your Vehicle
Number, over a non-members, and Top Finish Banquet Awards. Everyone that
races must complete a membership form. If you elect not to be a full driver member
you will pay $5.00 more per race and fill out the membership form. Entry fee for
karts and Mini Cups and driver is $30.00. An additional kart/mini cup with
same driver is $20.00 per kart/mini cup. Pit pass will be $10.00 per person
for each event. (crew people, infield spectators, media and vendors.)
** Please note: on special events all of the above fees will not be the same.
1999 Banquet: Date and location is set, Nov. 21, 1999 3:00 PM Holiday Inn
Manassas Va.. PKMI must have your money for the Banquet by the last race
or you will not be recognized.
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 PKMI. 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 too. 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.
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
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 P.K.M.I. officials.
AGE DETERMINATION - Per WKA, MMRA and MASCAR/RIGID Rule Books
with the exception of Junior Sportsman 1 is 7 to 10, not 8 to 10.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT/PROTECTIVE CLOTHING- Per WKA, MMRA and
MASCAR/RIGID Rule Books. Any hair shoulder length and longer must be
held securely in helmet at all times. P.K.M.I. and Old Dominion Speedway will
not be responsible if your hair comes out of your helmet during any portion of
Because most drivers have a favorite number, O.D.S./P.K.M.I. does not want
to force you to be assigned a number, therefore, you may use whatever number
you have, but when there are two numbers in the same class we will have to use
a letter (X) behind the number you have.
CHAMP KARTS: must have a number tag on the left side of the roll cage. Champ karts
racing on the 3/8 mile oval must also have rear view mirror or mirrors. Champ Karts must
have a 2 inch washer or metal band (like what the MACKA group uses) at the seat struts.
In 1999 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. PKMI 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 PKMI knows are not a problem are: Bandit, Predator
Shadow and Track/Star. This list will grow as we inspect each kart manufacture.
Mini Cups & Champs Karts All classes: The nights you have the privilege to run with the Saturday Night Stock
Car programs. These races are bonus points races. All drivers
that Vehicles actually race will receive 10 bonus points. Because these classes are not
covered by the stock car insurance program, PKMI has to have their own coverage.
To cover the cost of the insurance the entry fee for the Saturday Night race will be
$45.00. This amount covers the Saturday Night race and the following Sunday.
If the Sunday race should be rained out the $30.00 credit will carry over to the
next race. The whole reason for this privilege is to give ODSs Champ and Mini Cup
drivers an added benefit to run with us, not just come for the Saturday Night race only.
These night races will have a 15 lap feature race only. Starting grid will be a random
Flags per WKA, MMRA, and MASCAR 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
Champ Karts and Mini Cups:
Because of the size of the 3/8 mile oval, Foul driving, bumping, crowding,
chopping, blocking and checking up will not be tolerated. In fact, there is no
need in any foul driving, if your Champ Kart/Mini Cup is faster just go
around the other competitor.
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 pack or disqualification.
Any foul driving, unnecessary bumping, crowding, chopping, blocking or
unsportsmanlike conduct on either track will subject the competitor
to go to the rear of the pack or disqualification.
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/orange 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 not willing to prepare his vehicle or engine for inspection
will be disqualified from the event and subject to suspension from the club.
The kart/mini cup frame is the official entry for the complete event.
Kart/Mini Cup 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, MMRA, and MASCAR 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 PKMI will not enforce until 2000.
At Old Dominion Speedway you may run hard or soft rubber. WKA, MMRA,
and MASCAR will apply per class.
At Old Dominion Speedway you may run whatever gear set up you wish.
2 sets of 8 practice laps (this is subject to change due to the size of the field)
10 Heat Laps
20 Feature Laps on the inside track. / 20 Feature Laps on the 3/8 mile oval track.
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
Old Dominion Speedway will have 5 throwaway dates in 1999.
Approved Classes Below will run on the inside oval.
Jr. Sportsman 1, 7-10, Briggs 5HP, Purple Restrictor Plate, Weight 250.
Jr. Sportsman 2, 10-12, Briggs 5HP, Blue Restrictor Plate, Weight 265
Jr. Stock, 12-15, Briggs 5HP Weight 300
Stock Lite, 15 & up, Briggs 5HP Weight 305
Stock Heavy 15 & up, Briggs 5HP Weight 360
Champ 410 This only if the inside oval is resurfaced in 1999.
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
Mini Cup Rigid Honda 13HP ages 15 & up. weight 625
Super Mini Cup Honda 13HP ages 15 & up. weight 640
All protest shall be submitted in writing to the Race Promoter within 30 minutes
after the given competition. The Race Promoters 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 $100.00 will be provided by the protester.
If the engine is determined to be legal, $50.00 of the protest fee will be awarded
to the engine owner the other goes to the track. If the engine is illegal, the
$100.00 protest fee will be returned to the protester.
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
If you refuse Tech, then you will receive zero points for that event, and
suspended for one race. These two cannot not count towards your throwaway dates.
This means you will have two races with zero points.
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.