RULES AND REGULATIONS:|
The following information is provided to inform the Seven Stars Speedway, LLC. participant of the rules pertaining to race events at Seven Stars Speedway, LLC. that may be different from other tracks. It is our policy to comply with World Karting Association (WKA) rules as much as possible. We advise each participant to obtain a WKA Rule Book. Seven Stars Speedway, LLC. holds the rights to fine, suspend, eject and/or withhold points from anyone who violates these rules. Individuals entering events are required to be familiar with regulations and supplementary rules set forth in the WKA by-laws. Karting is a sport designed for fun and enjoyment by the whole family. The prime responsibility for the safe condition and operation of a kart rests with the owner and driver.
Seven Stars Speedway, LLC. reserves the right to reject any kart, driver, or race team without cause or recourse.
Each person that enters into the pit and racing areas, or participates in competition sanctioned or promoted by Seven Stars Speedway, LLC., does acknowledge, represent and warrant that he or she has read, understands and agrees to abide by the rules in their entirety. Application or permission to participate or enter the grounds shall constitute acceptance of the same. Each person that enters into the pit and racing area must register and secure a pit pass for that particular race and sign the track release form in order to enter such area and also to be eligible for track insurance benefits.
Payment for the competitor's pit pass is required at each race. The permits are nontransferable and nonrefundable and must be displayed at all times in the pit and racing areas.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in the events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publications or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or officials.
Please note that the track promoters/association shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from such alteration of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decisions are final!
1. CONDUCT - It shall be the responsibility of every person to conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner. This policy includes but is not limited to drivers, family members, crew members, spectators, sponsors, and guests. Physical violence, verbal abuse, threats, vulgar language, or intimidation directed at anyone will be subject to immediate disciplinary action including but limited to disqualification, ejection from the event, probation, suspension or termination from entering the track property or sanctioned events. (Ref. WKA Rules 105.1 & 105.1.1) Seven Stars Speedway holds the power to ask anyone to leave the Speedway grounds at any time without having to give a reason.
2. CONDUCT BEYOND EVENTS - Inappropriate offsite actions are also prohibited and will subject the offender to immediate disciplinary action. Such actions may be through but not limited to face-to-face contact, telephone, mail, e-mail, internet forums or social media (Ref. WKA Rule 105.1.2)
3. PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES - All participants entering the racing facility shall be sober and not under the influence of any substance that may impair their ability to participate in a safe and orderly manner. It is the responsibility of the participant to withdraw from completion if they are taking any medication that may display side effects that would impair their ability to safely compete. If, in the judgment of the officials in charge, an individual is under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance during the period of an event, they may be ejected from the restricted area and/or event site immediately. (Ref. WKA rule 105.3)
4. INJURIES - Anyone injured while at the track must report the injury immediately to proper personnel. If severe, contact ambulance crew immediately! If the injury appears to be minor, it still must be reported as it may have the potential to develop more serious problems in the future.
5. PIT CREWS – Drivers and/or parent/guardian are responsible for the control and actions of their pit crew, family members, and guests. Unacceptable actions of said parties will subject the driver to penalty and/or loss of points for the entire night
6. MINORS – All persons, age 17 & under, MUST BE accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 21.
7. FLAG STAND – No one other than track officials are allowed to approach the flag stand. Approaching the flag stand will hold consequences.
8. TRACK – No one other than track officials or emergency personnel are allowed to enter the track while the track is active (Karts on the track).
9. INTERMISSION – Spectators are allowed to enter into the pit area without a pit pass during intermission. Spectators are also allowed to enter onto the track at this time unless the track is active (Kart on the track).
10. TRACK PREPARATION - Under normal track conditions, the track will be run-in by track officials. Karters will not have to run track in, track will be ready to go for warm ups.
11. NONSUFFICIENT FUNDS – Failure to properly pay registration, entry, and/or pit pass fees, including un-collectible checks, will submit individual to disqualification from the event. Writing a check against a closed account is intent to defraud, against the law and will result in civil and criminal penalties. Returned Check Fee of $50.00 will be applied to each occurrence.
PIT AREA RULES:
1. ADMITTANCE – All individuals including race officials and track workers who wish to enter the pit area must sign and execute all insurance-related documents and follow all registration procedures as prescribed for that event. All persons entering this area, whether connected with a driver or not, are subject to all regulations regarding deportments and behavior and may be ejected from this area by the officials in charge at any time.
MINORS – All persons, age 17 & under, MUST BE accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 21, and have a waiver release form signed by that adult.
2. PIT PASS – Fee will be $10.00 for ages 6 and up. Children ages 5 and under are free, unless they are a driver. Fees are subject to change as insurance premiums or other costs increase.
3. WASTE OIL – Blue barrels are provided for the proper disposal of used oil. Any person improperly disposing oil anywhere on the premises other than the waste oil barrels shall be fined $50 for the first offense. The fine will double for each additional offense.
4. TRASH – Everyone is responsible for the removal of all trash from their pit area and surrounding area. There is trash barrels placed in different locations of the pit and spectator areas. Any team found to be leaving trash in their pit area will receive no points for that event.
5. DRIVING KARTS IN PITS – Karts may not be driven in the pit area except for specific areas designated by the officials in charge.
6. RESERVED PARKING – Parking (Pit Spot) must be paid for by the fourth (4th) race of the season or you will be moved to a non-reserve parking spot.
GENERAL RACING RULES:
1. DRIVERS MEETING – Rules or issues will be discussed weekly at drivers meeting. Rules can be added or removed as the track officials see fit in order to keep safe and orderly racing conditions. Meeting at 7:00pm, if required.
2. REGISTRATION – Adult class fee is $15 and kid’s class fee is $12. Fees are subject to change as insurance premiums or other costs increase. All drivers must register to race by 6:45 pm. Any registration after 6:45 pm will start at rear of field. If 6:45 pm is a problem for any driver due to work or other activity on a seasonal basis, but you can be there to race, see track officials, as you can designate someone to draw for you, provided they pay your registration and pit pass fees. If you do not show you get no points and no refunds.
3. START TIME – Hot laps will start at 7:00pm or immediately after drivers meeting.
4. REFUNDS – No refunds will be given once hot laps have started. If you are called away for an emergency before you race, there may be an exception depending on when you had to leave.
5. LAPS – All heat races will be 10 laps and all feature races will be 15 laps, unless otherwise specified before the race starts.
6. LINE-UPS – Heat race line-ups will be determined by drawing a number for starting position. Features will be the order in which you finished the heat. If a driver is not on the grid when the class is sent to the track they will automatically have to start on the rear unless someone from the drivers crew lets a official know they need time.
7. RACE STARTS – All starts and re-starts will be entering TURN THREE. A white chalk line will signify the start line and finish line at flag stand.
8. RE-STARTS – Complete re-start until a lap has been completed, after the second try karts will line up single file. Note, if anyone drives in over there head on start thinking you will get your spot back, it will not happen, anyone involved in wreck will go to rear and person who caused the wreck will go to complete rear.
9. FLAGMAN – The flagman will control the start of the race as conditions of track permit. If your kart experiences a problem at the grid, prior to the green flag, you will be given five laps to get on the track. The kart will be removed from the event if unsuccessful. The five lap rule is a general guideline. If we see that you will soon be ready we may allow more time, especially for kid's classes. A race may be stopped at any time if the flagman or officials contemplate dangerous or unsafe conditions.
10. CAUTIONS – When the yellow flag is displayed, slow down immediately. DO NOT wait until you cross the start/finish line to decrease speed.
If the caution comes out for you or your kart, you go to the rear. Examples: You lose your neck brace, your bumper is dragging, etc. Once caution is out, you are not penalized for spin or stopping on track. If it is the flagman's opinion that a kart had no choice, but to spin out to avoid serious contact with a kart or group of karts out of normal racing position that kart will not be sent to the rear. Any kart/driver involved in three cautions will be given the black flag. The definition of "Involved" will be determined by track officials. We will take consideration for kids, especially new drivers. All classes will be allowed to restart engines three times. All classes will be given three laps to get order for racing after any cautions occur. No laps will be given for change or repair of flat tires once race has started. Tools and changes are allowed on the grid and the track before the race starts.
11. ACCIDENTS – Accidents will be investigated, and the involved karts may be required to stop for inspection by officials in charge. Race officials may also inspect driver helmet and other safety apparel for damage.
12. DRIVER INJURY – If a driver involved in an accident appears to be injured, the Race Director may refuse to allow the driver to continue to race. (Ref. WKA Rule 106.15.2)
13. RED FLAG – During a red flag, two representatives for each kart are allowed to enter the track. No tools, air pressure changes or changes to karts allowed. If there’s a potential safety issue, show a track official, they will assist you in fixing it. EXAMPLE: Zip-tie loose body panel. You will be allowed to continue for safety repairs.
14. STOPPING ON TRACK – If a driver is forced to stop on the racing surface during a race, the competitor must raise both hands to signal approaching drivers that he/she is immobile. The driver is also responsible for moving the kart to a safe area as quickly as possible.
15. SLOWING ON TRACK – When a kart slows from racing speed on the track, the driver must signal to approaching competitors by raising a hand high enough to be clearly visible from behind.
16. RAINOUTS – A race will be counted as complete once 80% of heats are finished: feature points will be awarded per finish order of heat. On nights with a chance of rain, classes with the most karts will be scheduled to run first. If heat races are complete for all but 4 classes with 4 or more karts and we rain out, race will count as feature. 4 remaining classes and classes with 4 or less karts will run their feature 10 laps the following week right after hot laps. Then, that week's heat race will run. Special events and wing karts do not count as classes. Kid’s karts and classes with 4 or less are not part of the 80%.
17. ENGINE CHANGE – If you change a kart or an engine after it has been qualified, you will automatically start on the rear of the field.
18. UNSPORTSMANLIKE DRIVING – Unsportsmanlike driving is defined as bumping, crowding, chopping, blocking, or pushing other karts. It will not be tolerated. (Ref. WKA Rule 106.2.1 & 106.2.2) 1st offense will be a warning and a position at the end of the field. 2nd offense will result in the driver receiving the black flag and the loss of all points for that event. EXAMPLE: Turning down into a kart that has position on you to pass to stop their momentum is considered unsafe/unsportsmanlike driving if the nose of their kart is 1/2 way up your kart.
19. SCALES – All karts must weigh in after both the "heat" qualification and the "feature” race. Weighing in light for heat qualification or failing to weigh in will result in starting last for the feature. Weighing in light for feature or failure to weigh in will result in disqualification and no points for the entire event. All engines MUST BE SHUT OFF prior to crossing the scales.
20. SUBSTITUTE DRIVER – A substitute driver can be used twice a season for injuries or illness, but the substitute driver must start the heat race in the rear. If driver change occurs due to injury during a race, that event does not count as one of the two substitutions. The original driver will receive all points until after the second race event. After the second race event all points and winnings will go to the new driver.
21. REPLACEMENT DRIVER – Every driver is also allowed a 1-TIME replacement driver per season for any reason. Point’s racers can use substitute driver for injury and a 1-TIME replacement driver and still receive their attendance BONUS points. The substitute or replacement driver may use their own kart or the original drivers kart for the race event(s). Replacement driver can qualify the kart and original driver can show up and run feature and keep the starting position, however, it uses up the 1-TIME replacement driver.
22. CLASS CHANGE – Anyone requesting a change in classes MUST have proof of age to show at registration. Class change can ONLY move upward. Once you advance, you may not move back down. Seven Stars Speedway, LLC allows you to move up in class 3 times throughout the second half of the season without having to stay up in class. During moving up the 3 times, you may enter both classes.
23. YEAR-END AWARDS – You must run in at least 60% of the races to qualify for the end of the year awards. Adult classes and classes with 5 or less karts will only receive trophies - no track champion jacket. Classes with 5 or less karts are not eligible for overall track champion points. There must be an average of 5 or more karts in a class for the season for overall track champion points and jacket to be awarded.
24. ADD CLASSES – If you wish to add a different class to the order, bring three karts and present it to the track promoters. Again, drivers must run 60% of the scheduled races to receive year-end awards. Track officials reserve the right to eliminate any classes with less than 4 karts, or if allowed to run with another class, reserve the right to separate the class at any time.
25. COMBINING CLASSES – The Race Director may combine classes: classify entrants into groups according to driver experience, lap times, or other factors for purposes of safety or event expediency, but not by age. Race officials may conduct events restricting certain races to a certain classification of drivers or total number of entries.
26. CLASS ORDER – A class race may be skipped temporarily for any reason, but may still race that night. EXAMPLE: One or more drivers are registered in multiple classes that are close together and driver doesn’t have enough time for needed changes to kart.
27. PAYOUTS – Track payouts will be based on numbers of entries per class. Kids classes (1st-3rd) will be trophies, plaques, or gift certificates. Adult classes will be 60% pay back.
28. POINT SYSTEM - There will be NO Double Points Races. Every driver will be given a 2 race grace period, also known as “Drop Races”. EXAMPLE: Out of 20 point races, only the highest 18 points will be counted for the year end point totals. Rainout nights and disqualifications cannot be thrown out.
Sign in Points = 3
(driver must be present)
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POINTS will be awarded for the HEAT and FEATURE EVENTS. If you don’t finish the HEAT you will receive points for last place. If you don’t finish the FEATURE you will receive points for last place. If more than one kart does not finish the HEAT or FEATURE the first person exiting the race will receive last place, the second to last person exiting the race will receive second to last place, etc.
All karts MUST weigh in after the HEAT and FEATURE. Those karts NOT weighing will be disqualified for that segment. (NO POINTS AWARDED.) Anyone found to be illegal will lose ALL points for that day. Anyone found to have persons at trailer without a valid pit pass will also lose ALL points for that day. Any karts being BLACK flagged will NOT receive points for heat or feature, whichever event the black flag occurred in. Racers making every race will receive 20 Bonus Points. Driver or substitute driver must be present to receive points.
Flags and lights MUST be obeyed without question! The lights are just as important as the flags. You can see the light from the back straight away but you can't see the flag from there. The lights mean the same thing as the flag of the same color.
GREEN - Race starts- All is clear
YELLOW - Slow down, proceed with caution but be prepared to stop. Stay in position, DO NOT PASS!
RED - STOP IMMEDIATELY!! Once the reason for the red flag is resolved, all karts will be realigned and re-started.
BLUE - You are about to be lapped. Hold your position until passed, and then drive to the low or high side of track.
BLACK - Signal for driver to leave the track.
WHITE - One lap remains in the event.
CHECKERED - Race is complete. Exit the track and proceed to the scales.
NOTE -Each driver must fully comprehend flags and race procedures before entering the track.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT RULES:
1. HEAD GEAR – Full coverage (full face) helmets designed for competitive motorsports use are mandatory and must comply with one of the following Snell Foundation Specifications:
(Ref. WKA Rule 115.1)
CMR 2026 12/26/2026
CMS 2007(Youth Helmet) 12/20/2016
CMR 2007 (Youth Helmet) 12/20/2020
SA 2010 & M 2010 12/20/2020
2. FACE SHIELD – Eye protection is required using a full-face shield integral with the helmet.
3. HELMET CAMERAS – Helmet cameras are allowed as long as the attachment method does not render the helmet uncertifiable. Tape and Velcro are allowed. Holes for fasteners may not be drilled in the Snell test area.
4. HELMET SUPPORTS – All drivers in all classes must wear an unaltered collar-type helmet support (neck brace) designed for motorsports use when on the track.
5. DRIVER CLOTHING – Drivers are required to wear jackets of leather, vinyl, ballistic nylon or other abrasion resistant material and full-length pants to prevent or minimize abrasions. NO apparel items such as SWEAT PANTS, BANDANAS, SWEATER HOODS, LOOSE BELTS, ETC., will be permitted. Shoes, socks and gloves are mandatory. Chest protectors meeting SFI Specification 20.1 are mandatory for all drivers in all classes where the maximum age is 15 or lower. Champ kart drivers in theses age categories are exempt. Ballast weight may not be added to the driver.
6. DRIVERS HAIR – If driver’s hair extends appreciably from beneath helmet, it is MANDATORY that the driver wears it under their helmet or inside their jacket.
7. Drivers and crews are responsible for their safety at all times.
GENERAL KART RULES:
1. NUMBERS – All numbers must be large enough to be legible and must be on the right front, right side, and rear of the kart. Letters can be added to numbers, but must be legible. If the numbers on the body of your kart blend in and are hard for you to see, they are harder for us to see.
2. WEIGHTS – All weights added to the kart must be securely fastened to the kart with a minimum 5/16-inch diameter bolt. Any single weight weighing in excess of seven pounds shall utilize a minimum of two 5/16-inch diameter bolts or a single 3/8-inch diameter grade 5 bolt.
All bolts used to fasten weights to the kart must be cotter keyed, safety wired, or double nutted; painted white with kart number on them. If a weight falls off while racing you will be scored as finishing last for that race.
3. CHAMP/CAGE KARTS – All champ/cage karts’ seat belts MUST have tabs bolted and pinned to the frame. They CANNOT be tied to the frame. (Ref. WKA Rule 485.1)
Arm restraints are mandatory and must attach to driver restraint lap belt and the other end should be attached between the wrist and elbow of each arm.
4. Animal OHV Engines will be allowed to run with Flat Head Engines per WKA and track restrictions, modifications to keep even competition.
5. Mufflers are mandatory
6. Burris tires only
CLASS SPECIFICATIONS & RULES:
1. ANY class that is not a WKA class……..SEE TRACK OFFICIALS
2. CLASS WEIGHT – Weight for classes will be WKA weights, with the exception of kids cage classes which will be announced at the track. Same age group and restrictor plate will apply. Wing kart outlaws weight will vary. Clone class weights will be according to classes registered.
3. CLUTCH – Steel drum shoe type clutches only for kids classes, unless specified otherwise. Adult Classes open clutch, unless specified otherwise.
4. FUEL – All gasoline powered engines must use 87 Octane Gasoline.
5. CLONES – AKRA Rules Apply ANIMALS, FLAT HEADS & COMER – WKA Rules Apply
Your Class Not Shown? No Problem, show up and we will include you or bring a group of three or more to start and we will add your class
1. All WKA tech rules apply except for Cage Karts. Engine tech WKA rules will apply.
2. All karts, engines and driver’s personal safety equipment are subject to pre-race tech inspection and are subject to re-inspection at any time.
3. The Race Director or Technical Inspector has the right and may require any competitor to submit to technical or safety inspection at any time. Failure to do so will result in the loss of all points and awards for all classes run at that event. If your kart or engine is found illegal after a technical inspection you will be disqualified for that day’s event and will not receive any points or awards.
4. TECH AREA – Off limits to everyone, excluding track officials, kart owner, and/or builder of engine being teched. Technical Inspector reserves the right to remove anyone from the Tech Area for any reason.
5. PROTEST FEES – Complete Technical Protest Fee $120.00 and Partial Technical Protest Fee $60.00. The track will keep $60.00 of a complete tech protest fee and $30.00 of a partial tech protest fee.
6. PROTESTS – You must be a driver of the named class and pay the fee for the protest. All protests must be in writing on a track approved protest form; completed in its entirety and submitted to the Race Director immediately after the completion of the race. At this time, if it is a complete protest, the protester and protestee’s karts will be required to be parked at the specified tech area for inspection and protestor’s engine will be teched first. If the protester’s engine is legal, the protestee’s engine will be torn down. If the protester’s engine is found to be illegal, half of the protest fee will be awarded to the protestee and the protestee’s engine will not be torn down. In the event the protestee’s engine is found illegal, the appropriate fee will be returned to the protester and the protestee will lose all points for that event. Anyone not accepting the protest will be considered illegal and will result in the loss of points for that event. If an individual is black flagged from a race they are ineligible to protest another driver, engine or kart.
Protests will be announced at the scales so the karts can be separated.
7. SATISFACTION – After tech, if you are not satisfied with the tech procedure or results you have the right to protest for a $45.00 fee. This protest fee must go to Jacob or Jeff ONLY and part in question will be teched by another qualified Technical Inspector chosen by the Race Director. The part in question will remain with the Race Director. This protest must be made that night; no later protests will be accepted.
8. If Tech Inspector is not present at the track on race night, the Race Director reserves the right to keep the engine or part in his possession for 48hrs to be teched by a qualified Tech Inspector of Race Director's choice. Kart owner will have the option to be present at the teching. Refusal to leave engine or part in question with the Race Director will be considered illegal and no points will be awarded for that event or events for that night. The track will have a container for motor or part in question. If you have a lock with you, you will be allowed to lock container with your lock. The container will remain with Race Director.
9. ILLEGAL – Defined as an item out of spec, not an intentional violation of WKA Rules as determined by Tech Inspector. Any engine, or other component found to be illegal during technical inspection may be impounded at the discretion of the Technical Inspector or Race Director for later inspection. If the components are still found to be illegal, they will become the property of Seven Stars Speedway, LLC and will result in the loss of points for that event only. You have the right to appeal any decision made by a Race Director, as per WKA Rules to track officials. Anyone found illegal more than two times will be suspended from racing for two weeks.
10. CHEATING -Defined as the known attempt to violate track or WKA rules. Race Director discovering a violation of WKA tech rules, and determines it is a known effort to cheat will confiscate the item and inform the driver.
1st offense will result in a loss of all accumulated points.
2nd offense will result in suspension from racing at the track.
SEVEN STARS SPEEDWAY, LLC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND ANY AND ALL RULES, REGULATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR FAIR COMPETITION IN ANY RACE OR EVENT.