1. Lincolnshire Kart Racing Club will organise a Clubman race meeting on February 23rd
2. The meeting will be governed by the General Regulations of the MSA (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of FIA) regulations of the ABKC, these supplementary regulations and any other written instructions for the event.
4. The event is open to all members of the LKRC and the following invited ABKC clubs who hold a valid MSA or Motorsport Ireland Licence (E2.21.3) & ABKC club membership card. Invited clubs are Bayford Meadow, Beccles & District, Cumbria, Hoddesdon, Hunts, Kent, Llandow, Manchester & Buxton, RAFMSA, Rissington, Shenington..South Yorks, Trent Valley, Whilton Mill, Durham and Yorkshire. This event will constitute 1 round of the Lincolnshire Kart Racing Club Winter Warmer Championship.
5. TRANSPONDERS. All karts must be fitted with a TranX160 transponder provided by the driver / entrant. This must be fitted in accordance with MSA Kart Race Yearbook. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that the transponder is working correctly, the signal is not obscured by chassis parts or bodywork and the battery is sufficiently charged. These transponders will be used for lap scoring and observed practice, and must be in place and working on practice and race days. Transponders not fitted or not working will result in the competitor not being lap scored or observed, and no finishing position will be given. A competitor without a properly working transponder will be charged an administration free of £15.00
6. The programme of the meeting is as follows. Signing on and Scrutineering 8.00am, any competitor not signed in by 9.00am may be excluded. Mandatory Drivers Briefing 9.15 am. Practice 9.30am. First Race approx. 10.00am. This may vary due to seasonal conditions. There may also be an opportunity to sign on after practice is finished on Saturday evening prior to the event on the Sunday.
7. There will be Three Heats and a Final for each competitor, the heats and finals may run over a number of laps or may be of a timed duration plus 1 lap, or Timed Qualifying, 1 heat, Pre Final and A Final. The starting position for the heat will be determined on the fastest lap starting pole, 2nd fastest starts second etc... in the event of a tie on times, the driver setting the faster time first will be given the higher grid position.The finishing positions in the heat determine the grids for the Pre Final (the winner of the heat starts pole for the Pre Final, Second place in the heat Starts second etc..) The starting grid for the A Final is determined on the finishing positions in the Pre Final. ( The winner of the Pre Final starts Pole for the A Final, second place in the Pre Final starts Second etc...) Duration of the races / Timed Qualifying will be issued through final instructions and determined by weather and light.
8. All karts must comply with the MSA and ABKC technical regulations. One set of slick tyres only per meeting will be allowed. Tyres may be marked at the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer. The exception is 250 National, where tyres are open.
9. Eligible classes: All ABKC classes.
10. No awards will be presented in those classes with less than five competitors.
11. Entry opens with receipt of regulations and closes 7 days prior to the meeting. Entry fees are £40 members and £55 non-members in January to November. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ON AN OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM AND ACCOMPANIED WITH THE APPROPRIATE FEE AND RECEIVED BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. AN ADDITIONAL £15 WILL BE CHARGED IF THIS IS NOT ADHERED TO. AN EXTRA £15 WILL BE CHARGED FOR TELEPHONE AND EMAILED ENTRIES UNLESS AN OFFICIAL ENTRY IS RECIEVED BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. IF ANY DRIVER SHOULD CANCEL THEIR ENTRY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE, THE RACE FEE PAID WILL BE CARRIED FORWARD TO THE NEXT MEETING ONLY. ANY RETURNED CHEQUES ARE LIABLE TO A £20 SURCHARGE. The club has the right to refuse any entry not accompanied by the correct fee or not on a correct entry form. A confirmation of entry will only be sent if a SAE is enclosed. If the meeting is cancelled or abandoned a £15 administration charge will be levied on entry fees.
12. ALL ENTRIES TO THE COMPETITION SECRETARY, ...........
13. The maximum entry for the meeting, including reserves, is 250 or maximum grid. The minimum entry is 50. The maximum for each race is 30 and the minimum for each class is 6. Should any of the minimum figures not be reached, the organisers have the right either to cancel the meeting or to amalgamate races or classes as necessary.
14. Officials - C/C - from M. Bean, , N. Edwards, Phil Cox, L. Manchester, S. Wright, , D Masters, J Goldthorpe Stewards: K.Moore, N.Young ; Secretary meeting: J. Thornsby ; Chief Timekeeper: J Young. ; Eligibility Scrutineer E.Salmon. A final list of officials is published in the race day programme. The club reserve the right to amend Officials when they see necessary.
15. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after each race in race control in accordance with D26
16. Any protest MUST be lodged in accordance with Section (U). All posted results will remain provisional until expiry of any protests or appeal periods. Grid positions will be determined by receipt of entry and calculated to give each competitor a share in front, rear and middle grid positions.
17. All drivers MUST possess a Fire Extinguisher as per ABKC Regulations.
18. (A) The black and yellow quartered flag may be deployed. (B) Red flag, all drivers must slow down and proceed to the finish line or where directed.
19. Competitors missing a chicane WILL be deemed not to have completed that lap.
20. MSA General Regulations C3.5.1.(c)-C3.5.2. will not apply.
21. Junior classes may have an incident official on the circuit at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course provided that they have signed on and attended a briefing and obtained an LKRC coloured vest. They must at all times stand in a designated area, preference will be given to incident officials who have attended a training course.
22. The scales and check weights provided for competitors use are deemed correct on the day.
23. No pit bikes, push bikes, model cars, footballs, roller skates or similar in the pits. Ball games in the pits or on the circuit are not allowed. All drivers remember you are responsible for all persons connected with you. You may be excluded from the meeting if this regulation is not complied with.
24. It is forbidden to damage property, including new facilities, crops or surrounding area which include pegging down awnings or washing down of engine and karts with combustible or hazardous materials.
25. The running of karts and their engines is NOT permitted in the pits unless in an area designated by the Clerk of the Course.
26. The scrutineers may take fuel samples during the course of the event.
(a). Any driver suspected of having illegal fuel after these tests will be obliged to pay a fee and the Race results declared provisional.
(b). Following an approved MSA test where the fuel is found to be eligible the Driver may be refunded his/her fee by the Club and the Race results declared accordingly.
(c). Following an approved MSA test where the fuel is found to be ineligible the Driver will be excluded from the results and his/her conduct reported by the MSA for consideration by a disciplinary Tribunal.
(d). Any further costs regarding fuel testing will be passed to the competitor.
27. Post Race Scrutineering will take place after timed practice, heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Chief Scrutineer, or any person designated to do so in his absence, and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, checking of engines and tyres which may take several days. After timed practice or any race all drivers must go to the Parc Ferme area as per MSA U8.1 & U8.1.1. Any driver and kart directed or requested by an official to go into the weighing / scrutineering area, should not leave this area without the specific permission or instruction of the Chief Scrutineer, or any person designated to do so in his absence. In the case of drivers under 18 years of age, we would suggest the entrant satisfy himself or herself that this permission has been given. The minimum penalty for any driver or kart leaving this area without permission will be excluded from the race/timed qualifying. No person or persons, other than the driver may enter the weighing / scrutineering area, until instructed to do so by a scrutineer. Failure to comply could result in judicial action being taken against their driver. Engines or chassis may be sealed at any time, and you may be requested to fit special nuts to your equipment for this purpose. This does not preclude the Scrutineer’s right to fully dismantle the engine or components if required. Any time during the meeting you may be requested by the Eligibility Scrutineer to remove any component from your engine or kart, which will be sealed and held by the scrutineer, and replace it with a standard homologated unit, that will be given to you by the scrutineer, for use for the remainder of the meeting. The said unit is to be returned in good working order at the finish of the meeting, when your unit will be returned, unless it is impounded by the scrutineer for testing.