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2013 Competition Rule BookCompetitors should download the latest 2013 SuperKarts! USA competition rule book on the Rulebook page. All rule book amendments, changes and clarifications will be posted here.
ProTour Specific Rules and ProceduresAs of 6/5/2013
SKUSA MembershipAll Pro Tour competitors must have a current annual SKUSA membership to compete. The cost is $75/year and includes many great benefits. Please see the Membership page for more information.
Race NumbersYou will be assigned your unique and official kart number (with regional letter designator) when you purchase/renew your SKUSA membership and/or register for your first SKUSA race of the season. This number/letter combo is required on all 4 sides of your kart for all competition sessions. THIS IS A TECH ITEM. Call PKC/SKUSA at 951-491-0808 to check on your desired race number. NOTE: SKUSA's National Number plate winners -- 1st thru 3rd from the 2012 Pro Tour -- are asked to race with their national number plates in 2013 (as sent by SKUSA) if running in the same class. (Only these Pro Tour champ plates do not require a letter designator.)
Race Number PanelsPlease be aware that SKUSA is once again making specific number panel colors MANDATORY for the 2013 SKUSA Pro Tour. Please see the Race Number Panels page for more info. THIS IS A TECH ITEM.
Mandatory Kart StickersAny drivers who want to be eligible for the purses and prizes that are being offered for the Pro Tour must display mandatory SKUSA and sponsor stickers on their kart at each event. The stickers and a diagram will be provided in each driver registration packet at the track. Click HERE for the latest description of the purses and prizes being offered for 2013.
Practice Before SummerNationalsSuperkarts! USA will allow unofficial practice for the SummerNationals at GJMS thru July 7th using the same track layout. After this date, no competitors or competition-type karts are allowed to practice on the designated SummerNationals configuration until the official practice day of Friday, July 19th. Violation of this rule will result in expulsion from the event. Competitors are allowed to use the facility to test on any other configuration they choose thru Wednesday, July 17th (as allowed by track mgmt). In addition, anyone may take advantage of the facilities concession karts, which are allowed to run the designated configuration thru Thursday, July 18th (as allowed by track mgmt). Contact the track for times and days available.
Practice and Qualifying (All Classes)Anyone in the wrong practice group will forfeit the next practice session. Anyone who misses their qualifying session or is in the wrong qualifying session will be assigned a "no time" and start at the back of the field in their respective class.
Stock Honda Cylinder DeclarationStock Honda drivers have to declare a cylinder GROUP -- either EARLY ('97-'99) or LATE ('00-'02) -- at his/her first race of the season (for each SKUSA series), and then not vary this cylinder group for the rest of the season. For example, if a driver is running an 'early' (1999) cylinder for the Pro Tour SpringNationals at MHC in April, the driver must run an 'early' (1997-1999) cylinder for the other Pro Tour races of the season, including the SuperNationals. The cylinder year will now be a tech item on the Pre-Tech Certification Form -- filled out at each race event.
Attention SKUSA Rotax competitorsSKUSA will continue to utilize the 2012 USRMC carburetor rules for the balance of 2013. All other 2013 USRMC rules will be utilized starting May 1, 2013. Note that this applies to Rotax engines in the TaG Senior and TaG Master classes only. SKUSA has also changed the minimum weight for the Rotax engine in these classes, effective June 5, 2013. See the CLASSES page for these updates.
Neck Brace ruleNeck braces are only mandatory for the SKUSA junior categories (including S5, TaG Cadet, and TaG Junior). See Rulebook section 10.4.2.5.
Chest Protector ruleAll Drivers under 13 years of age must have an SFI specification 20.1 approved chest protector at all times while on-track.
Rear ProtectionAll competitors in SKUSA events are required to have full width rear protection. See Rulebook section 18.104.22.168.
Vortex ROK Mini ROK Class InformationAll basic engine specifications and dimensions will be found in the Mini ROK pdf – including the Supplementary Info pages included - as published in the Rulebook section of this website. The intent of the class is to run the engine as produced. The specifications are available to determine any modifications, not to allow blueprinting. No deviation from the “as produced” engine is allowed. All components must remain OEM. In addition, there is now a Mini ROK Air Filter that is mandatory for all SKUSA competition. This new filter is RLV part #0204, and can be purchased thru your local RLV dealer or thru the SKUSA online store.
Spec TiresFor all classes except TaG Cadet, Race Tires are defined as the two (2) sets of tires purchased from SKUSA as part of the entry process and delivered at the event – one set for EACH race day. For the TaG Cadet class, Race Tires are the one (1) set of tires purchased from SKUSA as part of the entry process and delivered at the event. Race Tires are marked with serial numbers specific to the related entry -- and to the race day, for all classes except TaG Cadet -- and are signed out to the participant at the event Tire Desk.
For all classes except TaG Cadet, the MG White Type “MG-SK” is the spec Race Tire and the only slick that can be used in qualifying, heats, LCQ’s and mains. For the TaG Cadet class, the MG Red Type “MG-HZ” is the spec Race Tire and the only slick that can be in all competition sessions. If rain tires are necessary, they must be the MG-WT (or MG-WZ) rain tires only. Rain tires may be purchased by any available vendor, but if ordering from SKUSA, your order must be received prior to the pre-entry deadline of Sunday, July 14th.
Race Tires are NOT included in your entry fee; however, their purchase is mandatory WITH your entry registration. SKUSA is the official tire provider for the Pro Tour, and two (2) sets of Race Tires (MG-SK’s) per entry -- or one (1) set of MG-HZ’s Race Tires (for Cadets) -- must be purchased from SKUSA for delivery at the event.
Tires used in all practice and warm-up sessions must also be the spec MG tires (MG-SK’s for all classes except Cadet; MG-HZ’s for Cadets). Practice tires may be purchased by any available vendor; however, if ordering from SKUSA, your order must be received prior to the pre-entry deadline of Sunday, July 14th.
The Tire Desk will open and close during the event per the published schedule. Competitors are required to pick up their Race Tires (slicks), and any practice or rain tires purchased from SKUSA during these time periods. Any tire issues occurring after Tire Desk closure should be reported to the SKUSA Registration Desk, and will be handled on a case by case basis.
Spec Fuel/OilThe SKUSA spec oil for all competitors is Motul 2T Grand Prix. The SKUSA spec fuel is VP MS98, although we now allow Rotax competitors to run VP MS93. Race fuel and oil is not included in your entry fee; however, one (1) order of each is mandatory WITH your Pro Tour entry registration. NOTE: SKUSA will be pre-selling the VP MS93 for this event, as well as the MS98. Additional spec fuel and oil is available for purchase from SKUSA, but must be purchased prior to the pre-entry deadline of Sunday, July 14th.
Pre-Tech CertificationSKUSA employs a self-certification form to facilitate pre-tech inspection, and one will be included in the driver’s registration packet at the track for each race day. The driver completes and signs the form to certify that the listed items are in compliance. The form is then submitted on the grid at qualifying (or at the next competition session, if the driver does not participate in qualifying). Drivers are not allowed out for qualifying without turning in an executed pre-tech form. Spot checks of safety items will be made throughout the event and violations may result in penalty assessments. Click Here to download Pre-Tech Form.
Engine ChangesSee section 22.214.171.124.3 of the SKUSA 2013 Rulebook, along with the additional clarifications below:
SKUSA On-board Camera Registration policyAll cameras used at SKUSA events must be registered prior to use and have the SKUSA inspection sticker clearly visible on the camera body. See the Tech Director to register your camera. Additionally, each camera must be clearly marked with the owner’s name and mobile phone number. Cameras without identification may not be returned. Loss of the camera on the racing surface may result in penalties, including loss of positions, loss of points, and/or monetary fines. Rule 126.96.36.199.2. Identification.
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*SKUSA reserves the right to revise event parameters without prior notice.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 21:53|