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2015 Competition Rule BookCompetitors should download the latest 2015 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 6/23/2015
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 2014 Pro Tour -- are asked to race with their national number plates in 2015 (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 2015 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 – including HPD stickers for stock Honda drivers. 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 2015.
Practice and Qualifying (All Classes)Anyone in the wrong practice group during the SummerNats event 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.
Rules Specific to S1/S2/S4/S5 ClassesHonda Timing Plate
The use of the blue SKUSA stock Honda timing plate is now mandatory. These are available thru most engine builders as well as the SKUSA online store. See rule 126.96.36.199.13.2
Only the SK-1 pipe will be allowed in stock Honda competition starting February 1, 2014. They are available thru the authorized dealers
Honda Racing/HPD Prizes for Stock Honda Champs
Honda Performance Development is again offering a very lucrative HPD SKUSA Pro Tour Championship contingency for 2015! This program will award $2250 total to the top-three drivers in each of the Stock Moto categories -- S1, S2, S4 and S5 -- at the end of the season. The Pro Tour champions in these classes will win $1000, and second and third will receive $750 and $500, respectively. Additional prizes will be announced by Honda/HPD shortly. All Stock Honda drivers must be a registered member of Honda Racing Line (a free membership) to qualify, and it now requires annual renewal. Click HERE to sign up online, and HERE to get full program details.
TaG Senior and TaG Master: Only IAME Engines allowed for 2015Refer to the CLASSES page for details on the allowable engines and corresponding weights for TaG Senior and TaG Master for 2015, as well as the Rulebook updates and engine PDFs.
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 188.8.131.52.
TaG Cadet Class: New Engine for 2015The TaG Cadet class is now exclusively using the IAME Mini Swift engine for competition. Details are on the CLASSES page, and the updated SKUSA Rulebook page with the corresponding engine PDF. See the article posted here for additional details on trading out a Vortex Mini ROK engine for the new IAME Mini Swift engine.
For 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 (to be used for both race days). Race Tires will be scanned and assigned to the specific driver -- 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 with an intact and readable bar code 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, April 26th.
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, April 26th.
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 stock Honda competitors (S1, S2, S4 and S5) now have the option of using VP C12. 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: Additional spec fuel and oil is available for purchase from SKUSA, but must be purchased prior to the pre-entry deadline of Sunday, April 26th. SKUSA may have limited amounts of spec fuel and oil for purchase on site, although it is highly recommended that all fuel and oil be pre-ordered to guarantee sufficient quantity on hand.
Pre-Tech CertificationSKUSA employs a self-certification form to facilitate pre-tech inspection, and TWO will be included in the driver’s registration packet at the track -- ONE 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 184.108.40.206.3 of the SKUSA 2015 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 220.127.116.11.2. Identification.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 02:24|