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June 20th Rulebook Updates Print
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:00
The following rules are effective June 20th, 2012

NEW
20.2.7.11 Air Box or Air Filter:  Air box or air filter must remain installed and intact during all competition sessions until technical inspection. A dislodged air box or air filter is grounds for disqualification. However, if dislodged on track, a mechanical black flag may be shown. If a mechanical black flag is shown and obeyed, the competitor will receive points or qualifying time up to the lap where the flag was displayed. If not obeyed, the competitor will receive no points or time for that session and may be subject to additional penalties.
 
NEW
20.3.1.9.1.  Should the sealing of engines be declared for the event, at qualifying each entry will have their engine sealed and recorded.  The seals will normally be available in advance to facilitate the process:
 
Stock Honda:  one cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud must be drilled for sealing.
TAG engines:  one reed cage bolt/stud must be drilled. One cylinder stud and one head bolt/stud must be drilled for sealing.  For engines with only head fasteners, two must be drilled.
 
NEW
20.3.1.9.2.  If sealing of engines is not declared for the event/class, conventional marking (painting) of engines and recording will occur at qualifying for each entry.
 
NEW
20.3.1.9.3.  ENGINE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT:
 
STOCK HONDA CLASSES:  The basis for the Stock Honda classes is reliability, affordability and reasonable cost of maintenance,the engine builder and tuner must work towards this goal. After qualifying any repair of controlled components must be approved and recorded in advance by the Technical Director or staff. Approval must be received prior to disturbing the seal/paint.  If approved, a 10 position starting penalty will be assessed in the next competition session. If less than 10 entries in the class the competitor will start at the back. The cylinder group may not be changed under any circumstance.
Note: Repairs are defined as replacing any non-functioning or damaged component including gaskets, seals and o-rings.
 
TAG CLASSES:  Approval may be granted to repair damage only, not for maintenance. Approval must be received prior to disturbing the seal/paint.  The burden for demonstrating damage rests with the competitor. If the competitor is unable to demonstrate damage, one additional engine (total of 2) may be approved by the event Technical Director. If approved, a 10 position starting penalty will be assessed in the next competition session. If less than 10 entries in the class the competitor will start at the back.  The engine brand and model may not be changed after qualifying. In all engine substitution circumstances, an “Engine Change Form” must be completed and submitted to the Technical Director prior to the change.
 
NEW
20.3.4.2.1. TAG Air Box:  Must be pre-2004 CIK homologated or RLV with two inlet tubes not to exceed 22.0mm (+/- 1.0mm) and 95.0mm minimum length. Air boxes may not be modified, although the rubber flange may be trimmed on the inside of the air box to the flange lip. Aftermarket internal air filters are allowed as long as no modification is made to the air box itself. The position of the air box is non-tech. Air box or air cleaner must remain installed and intact during all competition sessions until technical inspection. A dislodged air box is grounds for disqualification. However, if dislodged on track, a mechanical black flag may be shown. If a mechanical black flag is shown and obeyed, the competitor will receive points or qualifying time up to the lap where the flag was displayed.  If not obeyed penalties will be assessed including disqualification.
 
Rotax air box must remain as per USRMC (United States Rotax Max Challenge) rules.
 
NEW
10.4.2.8 Drinking water prior to scaling:  If authorized by the Race Director beforehand, drinking water from a clear plastic bottle (maximum 500ml) is allowed in scale area before weighing.  However any driver pouring water over head or driving equipment may be penalized.  Any attempt to use the water as ballast will result in a disqualification.

NEW
20.2.7.6. Cooling Fluid:  Water Wetter solutions and anti-corrosion solutions are allowable in cooling system.  Products containing Glycol are NOT allowed.
 
NEW
20.2.4. Chassis and Chassis Components
20.2.4.1. Construction: Chassis must be CIK or SKUSA approved and must be constructed of a carbon steel alloy using traditional tubular construction. The SKUSA National Technical Director must approve any non-traditional materials or chassis design and components before the kart can be approved for competition.  Replacement of damaged chassis requires advance approval by the event Technical Director. A maximum of 2 chassis will be allowed per event.
 

New camera regulations:

20.2.7.2. Cameras:  Effective July 1, 2012, the following rules and regulations regarding the use of on-board cameras will apply at all SKUSA-sanctioned events. Additional questions regarding cameras should be directed to the Tech Director at the event or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
20.2.7.2.1. Approved Models:  The only pre-approved camera models are the GoPro HD Motorsports HERO camera and the SmartyCam. Product information can be found at www.goprocamera.com and www.aimsports.com. Other models may be allowed, but must be submitted to the Technical Director for approval and registration prior to their use.
20.2.7.2.2. Identification:  All cameras used at SKUSA events must be registered prior to use and have the SKUSA inspection sticker clearly visible on the camera body.  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.
20.2.7.2.3. Mounting Procedures:  The following mounting procedures must be followed at all times; only one camera is permitted per kart; all cameras shall be subject to inspection and removal at any time by tech personnel. Competitors in violation will be subject to penalties, including loss of positions, loss of points, or monetary fines. Under no circumstances are cameras allowed on the driver’s person or helmet.
20.2.7.2.3.1. GoPro Mounting:  The only approved mounting location is on the front number panel. The installation kit (GRBM30) must be fixed horizontally, in the middle of the panel, between 300mm (11.810”) and 400mm (15.748”) from the upper edge, and must include: 1 camera housing with support, 2 M5x16 screws, 2 washers and 2 self-locking nuts. See SKUSA website for photos and additional mount mechanism notes.
20.2.7.2.3.2. SmartyCam Mounting:  May be mounted on the main frame or welded seat mount bar only. The only approved mounts are as follows, with the retention strap (tether) installed: RAM-B-108BU ”V” bracket roll bar mount; RAM-B-231Z-2 ”U” bracket roll bar mount (strongly recommended); RAM-B-201U-C 6” Double socket arm; X90KSSMCC Anti-vibration cot-style mount; RAM-B-237U 1” mounting ball w/1/4” -20 alum. stud. Instructions are supplied with the mount. Note that the tether bracket is attached to the SmartyCam and should be secured to the frame or seat mount of the kart using throttle cable and clamp. Images of these mounting kits are available at http://smartycam.com/on-board-camera/accessories-bracket-kits.htm.
20.2.7.2.3.3 Other Cameras:  Since on-board video technology is changing rapidly we will approve other cameras and their mounting on an individual basis.  Safety for the user and other competitors is of primary concern. It is important to note that cameras not registered prior to use may be impounded for the duration of the event.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:14