OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY / 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 2004 SRL, IMTRA &, WKA, stock
classes are established.
BDE RACING / OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY HAS THE RIGHT TO REVOKE OR REFUSE MEMBERSHIP AT
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. www.olddominionspeedway.com.
Membership also includes your choice of car number and champions number reserve for the
2004 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:
Champs and Karts (includes driver) $35.00
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
2004 Banquet: Date and location is (TBA) - BDE must have your money for the
Banquet by December 31st, 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 AND 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
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.
2004 Saturday Night Series:
Mini Cups: These race nights you have the privilege to run before the Saturday
Night Stock Car programs. Points for those events will be awarded in the same manner as
the overall track points. Points will also be awarded towards the Sunday Series for those
drivers who start the Saturday Night Series events. Races are approx. 20 laps, with one
practice session, and starting position to be determined by qualifying, randomly drawn, or
points position, before the feature. All cars will be subject to tech inspection and
disqualification if necessary. All details will be made clear at drivers meeting.
Anyone entering pits MUST BE at least 16 years of age (proof of age may be required)
unless that person is a driver.
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.
Mini Cups & Mini Trucks will follow the pace car (only on
special events) during a caution and on the start of the of the race. 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
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 vehicle is cause for that driver to go to the rear of the field or
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. A second offense will result in
driver receiving no points and a 1 race suspension. 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.
At Old Dominion Speedway all karts(WKA) rules per class. ONLY American Racer tire
M-32 & MMRA/ CASCAR SPEC tire or outdoor compound Hoosier racing tire will apply for
Suspended Mini Cup cars and Pro trucks. No mixing of tire brands. Champs must use the
Burris SS-44 or the SS-55.
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
20 lap features for Mini Cups and Pro Trucks (Except on special events)
20 laps for all Champ classes (Except on special events)
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.
THERE WILL BE NO THROWAWAYS any division in 2004.
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 315
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.
Pro Truck, ages 16 & up, 13 through 20 HP (rules subject to change) Weight 800 (625 cc
Pro Truck, ages 16 & up, 13 (GX390) Weight 765
Pro Mini Cup Honda 13HP ages 16 & up. weight 700 (SRL guidelines)
Jr. Pro Mini Cup Honda 13HP ages 8 thru16 weight 650, with a .750 plate restrictor plate.
Jr.-Pro Truck Honda 13HP spec. ages 8 - 11 weight 735 w/ IMTRA .750 restrictor plate
Jr.-Pro Truck Honda 13HP spec. ages 12-15 weight 735
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.
2004 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
2-Junior Pro Mini Cup restrictor plate will be .750 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