Rules & Regulations

JIM HALL KART RACING SCHOOL ARRIVE & DRIVE RACE SERIES

Contents

  • Liabilities, Responsibilities and Agreements
  • Deposits, Reservations and Cancellations
  • Eligibility
  • Off-Track and Crash Procedures
  • Flagging and Safety
  • Misconduct
  • Mechanical DNF’s
  • Race Series Schedule
  • Qualifying and Starting Procedures
  • Series Points
  • Prizes
  • Race Series Rules and Regulations

Liabilities, Responsibilities and Agreements

  • All Jim Hall Kart Racing School (JHKRS) Arrive & Drive Race Series participants must have a current Race Series Application on file, indicating their agreement to abide by these Rules and Regulations.
  • All Race Series participants will be required to sign a “Release & Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement”. This agreement releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue anyone involved in the organization, promotion and officiating of the series, Jim Hall Kart Racing School, or the landowners of the Jim Hall Kart Racing School facilities. It also agrees to indemnify and save and hold harmless the release. JHKRS Race Series drivers will assume full responsibility for risk of bodily injury, death or property damage. Participants are required to sign this agreement before the day of a race weekend. All the statements are clearly printed on the agreement. Read it carefully and understand it before signing. This agreement also declares that in the event of any accident resulting in damage to the race kart, the participant will pay fair market value for any repairs.
  • All participants will be required to sign an International Kart Federation insurance pass. This I.K.F. insurance will cover physical liabilities. Full details of this insurance coverage may be obtained through this events director or from the IKF office: 1609 S. Grove Ave., Ste. 105, Ontario, CA 91761.
  • Minimum age of JHKRS race series entrants is sixteen. All participants under the age of eighteen years are required to present JHKRS with a “Minor Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement”. A legal guardian of the JHKRS Race Series driver must sign this agreement. The legal guardian will assume full responsibility for risk of bodily injury, death, kart or property damage. Participants are required to present a signed agreement before each race weekend. All details are clearly printed on the agreement. Read it carefully and understand it before signing it.

Deposits, Reservations and Cancellations

  • Pre-registration is required for all Race Series events. Participants may reserve the entire Series in advance or reserve space individually for each event. Details of payment options can be found on the Race Series Application.
  • Drivers who reserve space for the entire series on their Application will be considered to be participating in all events and will be charged accordingly unless the JHKRS office is notified otherwise at least 10 business days prior to the event date.
  • All changes or cancellations are assessed a $25 service charge and require 10 business days notice. A 50% forfeiture of fees will be incurred if scheduling changes are made less than ten working days prior to the event weekend. Changes or cancellations made less than 48 working hours prior to the event will result in 100% forfeiture of fees.
  • Participants failing to meet at the scheduled time for an event are considered absent. The race schedule will not be held up for anyone. Participants who arrive late may request to compete, but participation may be denied by the race officials. Any driver who is late or absent without prior notice will forfeit all fees.

Eligibility

  • All participants must be sixteen (16) years of age and minimum of five (5’1”) feet tall to participate in the Adult Race Series. All participants must be 11-16 years of age and minimum of 4’8” tall to participate in the Junior Race Series.
  • The JHKRS Race Series is open to graduates of the Day 2 program who have posted an eligible qualifying lap time during their classes taken with JHKRS. Eligible times will be determined by the instructor giving the class, and vary depending on the track.
  • Drivers wishing to compete in the TAG Series must be graduates of the TAG A-B program with an eligible qualifying time in a TAG kart.
  • All entrants must have participated in a JHKRS program within sixty days prior to the Race Series event. If not, the driver will be required to enter either a lapping class or the Saturday practice session of the Race Weekend prior to being allowed to compete in the Race Series.
  • If under 18 years of age, drivers must have submitted properly signed minors release.

Off-Track and Crash Procedures

  • Any time a racer drives a kart in a manner that results in three or four wheels off the racing surface, spins, drives over a curb, or is involved in any accident (either with another kart or with track barriers), the racer may be flagged and required to stop. This will allow the JHKRS staff to quickly assess any damage or potential hazard resulting from the incident. Understand that this rule is for safety purposes as well as the proper maintenance of the karts. The JHKRS staff will return you to the track as quickly as possible to the race.
  • If a driver goes off-track (4 wheels off the asphalt), a $20 minimum charge will be assessed.
  • Drivers must always use the standard safety procedures when entering and exiting the pits. A hand must be held in full view of any approaching racers and to the flagmen on the track. This signifies that you are not up to full speed and intend to enter or exit the pits. Drivers must use extreme care while driving through the pit area as other racers, spectators and JHKRS staff will be present.
  • Crash damage caused during racing incidents (regardless if practice, qualifying, races, etc.) will be the responsibility of those involved in the incident.
  • JHKRS Race Series officials will be the sole judge(s) on any and all incidents. If officials cannot concur on the cause of an incident, or are unable to reconstruct the facts based on the statements of witnesses, then all parties involved in the incident will equally share the crash damage expense.
  • If a competitor is found to be the cause of an incident, that competitor will be responsible for all crash damage resulting from the incident, regardless of whether the damage is to his own kart or another driver’s.

Example: Racer #1 ignores rule to slow down on the cool down lap, running into the back of Racer #2 at full speed. Racer #1 is responsible for damage to both karts. Racer #2 will have no responsibility for crash damage.

  • If two or more competitors are involved in an on-track incident where no one racer is found to be directly responsible for the incident, then all racers involved in the incident will be equally responsible for the crash damage resulting from the incident.

Example: Racers #1, #2, #3, are involved in an incident in Turn 1 at the start of the race. All three drivers were going for the same track position at the same time. All three drivers will equally share the crash damage expense.

  • Any damage found not to be caused by any particular incident but instead by fatigue to equipment, mechanical or structural defect or similar cause will not be the responsibility of any racer.
  • All crash damage will be reviewed, listed and initialed by the racer(s) and a series official, immediately following the incident. An invoice will follow. All crash damage charges must be satisfied before participating in the next series event.
  • In the event a driver runs off the track, or causes any damage to a kart with no other karts involved, he/she will be held responsible.

Flagging and Safety

  • All participants in the Race Series will be expected to assist in flagging responsibilities. Several flagging positions will be established and no race will start until all flagging positions are manned.
  • As part of every driver meeting at the start of each race day, flagman “rotation” schedules will be discussed. It is imperative you do your part to help with the flagging and do so promptly. Do not delay the race schedule because of tardiness.
  • It will be each driver’s responsibility to properly administer the flags in accordance with procedures set forth in the driver’s meetings.
  • Safety equipment is available free of charge to all participants to use and share during the race weekends. This includes helmets, tear resistant jackets, helmet collars, gloves, rib belts, elbow/knee pads and ear plugs.
  • Participants are welcome and encouraged to use their own pre-approved equipment.
  • Participant-owned equipment must meet tech inspection (time and place of tech will be announced at the drivers meetings). Helmets must meet current Snell ratings.

To minimize chance of loss, participant-owned equipment must never be left inside a JHKRS vehicle. JHKRS is not responsible for loss of or damage to any participant-owned equipment.

Misconduct

  • It is imperative to a successful race series that all participants compete in a mature, controlled, respectful and sportsman-like manner. Consequences for misconduct may include loss of series points or series standing, change in grid position for race, or financial consequences. Eviction from a race and/or the entire series is possible as a result of gross misconduct.
  • Examples of misconduct include, but are not limited to: unsafe driving, disregard for rules, regulations and policies, disregard for race series officials, fighting, extreme use of profanity, unsportsmanlike attitude or conduct, attendance under the influence of drugs or alcohol, use of alcohol or drugs on premises, or repeated tardiness or “no-show” for events.
  • The extent of the misconduct will determine the extent of the penalty issued. Penalty to be determined by JHKRS race officials.

Mechanical DNF’s

  • Every possible effort to prepare the karts for a full day of competition will always be made. However, sometimes parts will fail resulting in a driver being unable to finish a race. Every consideration and procedure will be taken to get a racer back on the race track and racing.
  • Should a racer be unable to start a race when the green flag is given due to a mechanical failure, the racer will be issued a credit, reassigned to another kart, or moved to a different race group in order to allow a fair opportunity to race.
  • If a racer’s kart malfunctions prior to the green flag being given, the start of the race may be delayed at the discretion of JHKRS officials to allow the racer to be assigned to another kart and begin the race as normal.
  • Should a racer be unable to finish a race because of a mechanical failure, a refund will not be available, but points accrued during a heat, heats, race or races will be counted in full towards the driver’s accrued series points.

Race Series Schedule

  • Race dates and locations are tentative and subject to change based on weather or track availability. The Spring Race Series is normally run the first weekend of the month from February through the first weekend of June. The Fall Race Series is normally run the second weekend of September and the first weekend of October through January. Please check the website calendar to verify actual dates.
  • Postponement of a race practice or race day due to rain will be determined on the day of the event by a JHKRS staff member. Any portion of a race weekend cancelled due to rain will be rescheduled to a later date. This may include the scheduling of a “double race weekend” later in the series (with race days on both Saturday and Sunday and a race practice on Friday), or postponement to a date not previously on the race series schedule. Every effort will be made to accommodate as many racers as possible when rescheduling.

The following is a typical schedule for a race weekend. Individual race weekends may vary depending upon number of participants, event location, and qualifying procedure used.

  • Sunday 9:15 am Registration and sign-in begins
  • 9:30 am Practice sessions begin
  • 10:30 am Qualifying sessions begin
  • 11:30 am Lunch Break
  • 12:45 pm Heat races begin
  • 2:30 pm Main races begin

Qualifying and Starting Procedures

  • Drivers will have two practice sessions with the fastest lap of the second session being used for qualifying time.
  • Drivers will be separated into driving groups based on qualifying times and number of drivers participating. A driver may be placed in a different driving group than the qualifying time would normally indicate if the JHKRS staff feels the time is not representative of the driver’s abilities. Qualifying times will also determine the start position for each heat, with the first heat gridded fastest to slowest, and the second heat gridded in reverse.
  • Heat finishes determine start position for main. Points earned in each heat will be combined and drivers will be gridded in order of total heat points earned, with pole position going to the driver who has the highest point total. In the event of multiple drivers earning the same number of total heat points, ties will be broken using qualifying times.
  • All decisions on qualifying, gridding, and start position are at the discretion of JHKRS staff.

Series Points

  • Driving groups will be assigned by JHKRS staff after all qualifying has been completed. Points are awarded to each driver as follows:

HEATS

 

HEATS

 

 

MAIN

 

A

B

C

 

 

A

B

C

1st

15

14

13

 

1st

26

24

22

2nd

13

12

11

 

2nd

24

22

20

3rd

12

11

10

 

3rd

23

21

19

4th

11

10

9

 

4th

22

20

18

5th

10

9

8

 

5th

21

19

17

6th

9

8

7

 

6th

20

18

16

7th

8

7

6

 

7th

19

17

15

  • Participants will be weighed-in wearing all safety equipment following their qualifying session. Each driver’s best qualifying time will be adjusted based on their weight difference from the average weight of all drivers participating. The amount of the adjustment will vary depending on the track. Bonus points will be awarded as follows to all drivers based on the number of total drivers in the class (100cc or 125cc), up to a maximum of seven drivers, based on their adjusted qualifying times:
    • 1st – 3.5 points
    • 2nd – 3.0 points
    • 3rd – 2.5 points
    • 4th – 2.0 points
    • 5th – 1.5 points
    • 6th – 1.0 points
    • 7th – 0.5 points
  • Points can be deducted or race finish position changed for misconduct. For example, if a driver gains position by bumping another kart, the driver will be moved down one position in the standings of that race.
  • In the event of tied Mains, JHKRS will refer to Heat races won in that series.
  • In the event of final point ties, JHKRS will review the number of Main races won and adjusted qualifying times to determine a series winner.
  • Any racer who participates in, but does not complete, a heat or main will be awarded points as though they finished in the final position in their group.

Prizes

Drivers who complete four or more races are eligible for prizes, one race will be considered a throw-out race. Best 4 race scores will count towards final score. Prizes will be awarded as follows: