Rules are subject to change, check for official updates, stay informed, it’s your responsibility! To be eligible for Championship Trophies, Jackets and Prize awards, you must first meet the following requirements and follow series rules as set forth.
1. Auto Club Speedway, Cal-Speed Kart Track, SKUSA, IKF, and any posted rules apply. It is your responsibility to have the current year IKF rulebook with you. We will provide free copies of the IKF rule book with your paid series membership until supplies last. It is up to the driver and crew to stay informed and abide by these rules. Hierarchy of rules: Race day bulletins, Supplemental rules, LAKC written rules, and IKF rules. SKUSA rules are for Post tech.
2. Series: The championship series will be 9 races, taking place on Sunday. Schedule posted at www.lakc.org Season Championship points are based on the best 8 of 9 series races, allowing for one drop. Drivers must notify the series of errors in the published points prior to the next race.
3. Membership/ Licensing: LAKC reserves the right to retain racing numbers for those past and current members. No duplicate numbers allowed. No letters with numbers allowed unless it is the letter designation issued by SKUSA.
4.Location Rules: AutoClub Speedway, Cal Speed Kart Track and LAKC do not permit any type of vehicle including, but not limited to, skateboards, bicycles, skates, golf carts, or quads. LAKC officials, Karting Ventures, the Auto Club Speedways employees, and handicapped guests with credentials are exempt. It is a privilege to be at the Auto Club Speedway, please do not do anything to jeopardize the home of LAKC and it members, including yourself!
5.Registration: We will only allow online pre-registration, no walk ups will be allowed. Your pre-registration packet will be waiting for you Saturday and Sunday of race weekend. Everyone must have signed the Auto Club Speedway release form prior to entering the paddock, pits, and or kart track area. Only those drivers who registered and paid an entry fee can race.
6. There will be a $50.00 service fee for any Returned checks. Failure to pay any due monies or repeated request to collect will result in loss of points and or suspension from any further racing at LAKC.
7. Wristbands: Drivers are responsible for obtaining required insurance wristband pit passes for those who enter the pit area. Driver will assume all responsibilities for its crew and guests. Anyone in the pit area without an insured wristband can expect to be asked to leave or purchase a pit pass, in addition the Auto Club Speedway release must be signed by all who enter the facility. Broken bands will be replaced at no charge if the original band it returned. Only legal guardians are allowed to sign for any minor at the track for any reasons. Step parents, Grandparents, best friends and or neighbors that are not the legal guardian may not sign for any minor child. If you are going to bring a minor to the event and you are not the legal guardian you must provide a notarized waiver release. They are available under our forms tab at www.lakc.org.
8. All drivers must register: Anyone under the age of 18 must have a properly completed and signed minors release form on file. Only a parent or Guardian may sign for a minor. If the parent or guardian is unable to attend the event, a release must be notarized in advance of the event and approved by LAKC staff.
9. Pit Spots: Reserved Pit spaces are exclusively for those who have purchased and paid for them. They are ONLY for Saturday and Sunday during an LAKC race event weekend. They are non-transferable and cannot be loaned, rented or reassigned to anyone other than the original person it was issued to. A pit spot map will be available at registration. Free pit spots will be available on a first come first choice basis.
10. Camping: Overnight Camping and Saturday trailer drop off are free to those members who purchased reserved pit spots. Otherwise camping and trailer drop off prices are per our registration processes.
11. Drivers Meeting: Drivers and required representatives must attend the Driver's Meeting on race day, roll call will be taken. Anyone absent from roll call at the meeting may be required to start the main event at the back of their class per race director's decision. All Kids Kart drivers may have a separate drivers meeting immediately following the regular meeting. You are required to drive the entire qualifier, heat and main event races or you may be disqualified unless approved by the race director. This rule is to prevent someone from sitting out to save their tires.
12. Pre-tech: A self-pre-tech form will be given during onsite check-in. It is the driver's responsibility to completely fill out and turn in the pre-tech form. No kart / driver may enter the race track without a pre-tech sticker. Pre-tech stickers will be placed on the kart by the grid steward upon receiving the completed form. Helmets and neck collars will also be checked. No cutting or altering of neck collars is allowed. Weights must be painted white, bolted and fastened with double Nylock nuts, drilled bolts with safety wired nuts and drilled bolts with safety wired Nylock nuts. Fasteners must be safety wired as per IKF regulations. All pre-tech items are subject to also passing any post tech inspection.
13. Safety Equipment: All required safety equipment must be worn when driving. All potentially exposed hair must be tucked in at all times when on the race track. Helmets must be full face type and designed for competitive motorsports and must comply with one of the following: As of January 2015, all helmets must meet one of the following standards: Snell Foundation Specifications (Legal Until): 2005 SA and M 12/20/2016, 2005 K 12/20/2016, CMS 2007 (youth helmet) 12/20/2016, CMR 2007 (youth helmet) 12/20/2016, M 2010 12/20/2021, SA 2010 12/20/2021. Note: Snell SA 2000 and M 2000 Helmets are no longer legal; SFI Specifications (Legal Until): 24.1 (youth helmet) 12/20/2016, 31.2a 12/20/2016, 41.2a 12/20/2016, 24.1/2005 (youth Helmet) 12/20/2016, 31.1/2005 12/20/2016, 41.1/2005 12/20/201, 24.1/2010 (youth helmet) 12/20/2021, 31.1/2010 12/20/2021, 41.1/2010 12/20/2021. Although the youth helmet standard does not specify a precise age range, the helmets are 1-7-15 10 intended for children; adult drivers should select a helmet meeting one of the other standards. A proper fit is essential especially for young drivers. Neck collars are mandatory and no modification is allowed to Neck collars. ALL Kid Kart and Cadet Drivers must wear a chest protector per IKF rules. More helmet regulation apply per IKF rule #105.1.6. Helmets and all head gear such as balaclavas must be removed prior to entering scales.
14. Points: A driver needs to take a green flag during warm up, practice, qualifying, heat race or main event to receive points. If you and your kart are on the track for any reason there will be no refund of any kind. If for any reason you have pre-registered to race and are unable to attend you may use a credit toward your next race but there will not be any cash refunds. Point structure is posted on website under the Results Tab "Points Tabulation Table" we use the IKF soring system.
15. Transponders are mandatory: If you own your own, make sure to provide your transponder number at registration. Transponder location per IKF (min. of 12 inches rearward from centerline of the top of the left king pin to the leading edge of the transponder. All SKUSA classes per SKUSA rules. Transponders must be on your kart for the warm up session.
16. New Drivers: Beginners may be asked to display an X on the rear number plate, and the back of their helmet. For safety reasons, the race director has the power to keep a racer longer at "X" status if they deem them not safely up to speed. First time racers must meet with the Race Director at the end of the driver's meeting.
17. Combining classes: Some classes might be combined with other classes to keep the schedule on time.
18. Schedule: Know when your class is scheduled and on which grid you're on. The event will not be held up waiting for any entrant. Race day schedules will be available at registration, and are subject to change. So please stay informed. Changes, updates, and information may be broadcast over the P.A. system and FM radio transmission.
19.The Race Director is in charge of the event and may make changes necessary in scheduling of the race day.
20. Questions: Any questions regarding the race should be directed to the on track officials. Most concerns may not be handled until the end of the race day. Tech issues should be addressed to the tech officials.
21. Track Entry: No one is allowed on the track at any time for any reason without permission from an official. Any parent, crew or member of any team that disobeys this rule without prior consent from an official and continues on track under any circumstances may be asked to leave, and penalties applied to the offender and or their driver. This rule is designed to protect you, your driver and all competitors.
22. Protest: Protest Forms will be located at the scale table. They need to be turned in to the scale personnel. Protest must be in writing per IKF rules within the time limits set by the IKF rules. No protest will be considered without a completed protest form with all information provided referencing specific rules [Rev.Feb.11,2015] from the rule book. If a protest form was not filled out and turned in correctly the LAKC race officials and or Board of Directors will not even consider the issue.
23. Post tech: the only people allowed in the post-tech area are the driver and one mechanic. You must comply with the requests from the tech officials regarding the item inspected. The post tech director has the final decision on any tech DISQUALIFICATION issues. You must bring your own tools. Tech officials and staff are not required to loan out tool. Please do not ask to barrow tools from the tech official. You may not waive tech for any reason without the post tech officials consent.
24. Win Stickers: Unique series win stickers will be given out after the main event when the trophy is handed out. It is the racers responsibility to request their win sticker on race day. We will not hold win stickers after the conclusion of the event.
25. Disqualifications (DQs): Any Flagrant DQs (whether on the track, off the track or post tech) for the first offense will result in last place or as severe as zero points and cannot be dropped in the championship series. Flagrant DQ's for the second and all future offenses will result in zero points and they also cannot be dropped in the championship series. The Race Directors recommendation will be reviewed and decided by the Board of Directors. LAKC Board of Directors will determine if a DQ is flagrant or not and post tech DQs and are subject to rule 31. All decisions by the Board of Directors are final and are not subject to appeal. LAKC Board of Directors will not consider a competitors race day protest/appeal without the proper protest forms on file and the appeal will only be reviewed in writing. No one will be allowed to appeal in person. Flagrant is defined as "so obviously inconsistent with what is right or proper as to appear to be flouting of the rules.
26. Fuel: Official fuel choices are clearly stated in the class structure sheet. LAKC reserves the right to prosecute, to the full extent of the law; any competitor found to be using EPA listed known cancer causing agents as an attempt to enhance fuel performance at any LAKC event.
27. Post Tech: The burden of proof as to the legality of all parts or products will be the responsibility of the user. We will try to resolve any tech issues on the day of the race. Any decisions made by LAKC Board of Directors are final, cannot be protested, and cannot be appealed to any other organization whatsoever. The LAKC Board of Directors will not overrule any race post tech or directors call without compelling information of wrong doing. The Board of Directors will review the race results at our board meeting, correct any scoring errors, and determine any flagrant DQ's. The Board of Directors are also responsible for correcting any malicious actions by our race day staff and/or officials.
28. Conduct: Drivers are responsible for the conduct of their pit crew members and guests. Unacceptable actions will subject the driver to immediate ejection from the event, and possible suspension. Actions will be evaluated by the Board of Directors and the Race Director. Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of any driver or their respective crew and guests will not be tolerated, and are subject to immediate ejection and suspension. Physical assault or contact will not be tolerated and are subject to immediate ejection, suspension, and arrest at the discretion of law enforcement officers. Verbal abuse of any kind, especially a minor, to anybody will not be tolerated and will be dealt with by the official or the Board of Directors. This will also subject the offender to immediate ejection, suspension, and/or disqualification. A Disqualification may affect the points even if the race is concluded. The Race Director and Board of Directors will determine any penalty collectively by vote.
29. Alcohol and Drugs: No intoxicating beverages, illegal or legal drugs / Narcotics, firearms (without proper legal permission) or open fires are permitted at the event or surrounding areas. NO driver may ever race under the influence of any of the above mentioned. After the track is closed to racing track/facility rules and local laws governing use shall apply. We will allow for open flames only in a designated tire scrapping area as long as two fire extinguishers are present and accessible at all times and all rubber is cleaned up after scrapping is completed.
30. Photos and Video: All photographs and videos appearing on the LAKC web site and LAKC Facebook page are the property of LAKC or their hired photographer and videographer. Permission must be granted by the owners for additional use.
31. Cheating: If you are caught blatantly cheating with performance enhancing modifications of any kind you may be put on probation or suspended for one year. During the probationary period your motor may be torn down to the crank at any time, for any reason. The LAKC Board of Directors and Post tech official will determine blatant cheating.
32. Engine Revving: The practice of running engines at high rpm's for extended periods is not allowed in the pit, pre-grid or grid areas. When in the pre-grid area no running is allowed. We realize that it is sometimes necessary to run engines after maintenance. This will only be permitted at modest RPM levels for limited periods of time. Extended running at RPMs above clutch stall speeds to preheat motors prior to racing is no permitted. Failure to adhere to these revised regulations may result in disqualification. Water cooled engines: The above is true for water cooled motors. They should be warmed up in your pit area. When in grid area the engines may only be run on the ground not on stands.
33. Scales: You must pass over the scales and provide your weight each and every time to take the track. If you do not scale your kart you will receive a D.Q. for that session. This includes karts that did not finish the race for any reason.
34. Social Media: Differences of opinion may arise regarding LAKC BOD, staff, race officials, rules and regulations. However, communication and discussion of these differences must be handled directly between concerned party and LAKC. Airing of these differences on Blogs, forums, social media sites (such as Facebook or Twitter) may result in disciplinary action including loss of ability to participate in LAKC events.
35. Partnerships regarding disciplinary actions: In an attempt to unify disciplinary actions of participants, LAKC and SKUSA have agreed to accept disciplinary actions by competitors who are suspended or on probation. If you are suspended from a SKUSA event you will also be suspended from any LAKC event and Vice versa.
Los Angeles Karting Championship Series Rules Rules are subject to change. It is your responsibility to stay informed.