Section III: my-KART race events, series etc

This section describes the various my-KART organised racing events such as the (K2 and K3) KART series, the Mega Enduro series and any other series, once off events my-KART may organise in the future.

The section will cover the overall goals of the series, the rules & regulations, roles & responsibilities and the tools & methodologies.

The section shall also cover sponsorship & commercialisation opportunities for each of these events.

DRIVERS series (K1, K2 and K3)

The K2 and K3 series was introduced in 2004 due to the increased demands and capability of drivers. Prior to this, the 2003 DRIVERS (formerly known as KART) series was run only on funkarts and 80cc 2-stroke karts.

With the introduction of the K2 and K3 series in 2004, the DRIVERS series is now consolidated as the amateur drivers' championship whereby keen amateur motor-sports enthusiasts compete with each other over a full racing season to claim the top honours & glory and hence own the bragging rights as the best amateur karter in the Klang Valley. A new K1 series (125cc karts) was introduced in 2008 with slightly different rules, but run under the DRIVERS series umbrella.

The DRIVERS series is an individual race series which emphasises consistency, race craft, adaptability, strategy in addition to the prerequisites of racing skill.

In addition to this the DRIVERS series emphasises the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

The rules of the DRIVERS series are contained within this section.

DRIVERS series (K3) rules and formats - 2012

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

Given that my-KART events are conducted using primarily rental karts, it is likely that kart performances will vary significantly. The event format that is described below intends to minimise the "luck of the draw" as best possible. my-KART events are also aimed at balancing the skill levels and the kart performance as far as possible.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying races - points collected to determine order for choosing karts in final. The qualifying heats are conducted as individual races, and points are scored based on the drivers finishing positions in the qualifying races. By doing so, we do not need to depend on timing systems which can often be unreliable, and this will allow more excitement for participants.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on how well they scored in the combined qualifying races.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each qualifying race and final race will run for 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

The K3 category will be split into two weight categories:

  1. K3-45 - for drivers above the 45 kg weight up to less than 70kg
  2. K3-70 - for drivers 70kg and above in weight

For the event groupings, the total number of drivers are sorted in seed order. The drivers will be divided into groups of similar numbers. The number of drivers per group depends on the number of reasonably good karts. Consecutive seeded drivers will be split into different groups. Eg, seed 1 in group A, seed 2 in group B and so on.

5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts are assigned to each grid position. For example, kart number 1 may be assigned to grid number 1 and so on. Drivers will be assigned the grid positions based on their seeding order; ie highest seeded drivers start first. In the event of unseeded drivers, the order will be in favour of first registered driver.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, drivers will start in the reverse grid order of the first qualifying. The karts assigned to each grid will remain in the same positions. For example, the driver that started on pole in the first qualifying heat will swap grid position and kart with the driver who started last in the previous heat, and so on.

(iii) change of karts: karts will only be changed if the organisers decide that it is either too slow / damaged / dangerous / too fast (unfair advantage) in comparison with the rest, or if certain drivers cannot fit into certain karts, or if a driver has driven the same kart in the previous qualifying race (applicable only during the qualifying segment).

Points will be scored for each qualifying heat based on finishing positions, and accumulated to determine who gets the first choice of karts for the final. Even drivers who did not finish the qualifying race will still score points based on the ultimate classified position.


Points table (qualifying heats):
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The points scored in the qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into. If there are odd number of drivers, then the final for top drivers will be more then the lower finals.

The top scoring drivers in qualifying will have first choice to the karts for the final. This will allow the driver who performed best in the qualifying heats the chance to choose the best available karts, and thus eliminate the "luck" factor in their final race. In a tie breaker, the driver with the higher seeding will choose first. If there is still a tie, the driver registered online first will have prior choice.

The starting order for the finals will be in reverse qualifying order (ie, the highest scoring driver in qualifying will start last in the finals - but have the benefit of the better kart). This will further allow drivers who may have had bad karts in the qualifying heats to have another chance to improve on their position for the DRIVERS championship.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, all 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship.

7.0 DRIVER WEIGHTS AND THE WEIGHT CATEGORY

Drivers within a category finals would be further sub-ranked within their weight categories. There will be two weight categories for 2012 - which is 70kg minimum and 45kg minimum. Weights are based on drivers own declaration and includes racing gear - from time to time, the my-KART organisers may test the driver weights, and should the drivers weigh less than the minimum limit, then they shall lose all the points scored up to that point, and shall be placed in the more appropriate weight category.

8.0 FEE & PRICING

The pricing for the K3 class will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for a full K3 event is as follows:

  • K3 (80cc) = RM100 per driver per event

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is excepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

DRIVERS series: 2012 K1 Rules & Regulations / Eligibility

[b]DRIVERS K1/K2 Rules & Regulations[/b]

[b]1.0 OBJECTIVES[/b]
The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

The K1 series aims to provide the opportunity for my-KART members to get one step closer to competitive kart racing. We will be using rental 125cc karts for this series. As such, participation in this series will be selective and limited to ensure only drivers with the right skill level, experience and behaviour are included at this level.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

[b]1.1 DRIVER AND KART ALLOCATION[/b]
The K1 series will be limited to available karts prepared by the Operators. For the 2012 season, the Operator will prepare 15 karts, equaling 30 available seats. However, my-kart may set aside a few karts as spares. Any additional demand for kart seats will need to be notified to the Operator at least ONE week in advance of the race event.

Driver allocation to karts will be based on the closest physical fit between the 2 drivers, based on weight and height.

For the 2012 season, the Operators will prepare new 150cc 4-stroke karts - which replaces the aging 125cc rotax juniors from the previous seasons. However, with effect from Round 04, the Operator will revert to the rental Rotax 125cc on CRG road rebel chassis. The engines will be rebuilt to be in improved condition but will remain non-exclusive.

[b]1.2 WEIGHT/BALLAST[/b]
The minimum total weight for the driver will be 72 kg for K1 at all times. Should the weight of driver fall below this minimum threshold, ballasts shall be added to meet the minimum weight. It is the driver's sole responsibility to ensure that the minimum weight requirement is at all times met (before and after race). A driver will be disqualified (DQ) if this rule is breached.

[b]1.3 TRANSPONDER[/b]
Transponders will be use for timing management. It will be the driver's responsibility to inform Race Director or the Time Marshall in the event there is a change of kart.

[b]2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE[/b]
Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying races - Race 1 starting grid will be based on current my-kart race seedings. Race 2 starting grid will be based on the reverse order of Race 1's starting grid. Points will be awarded and accumulated from Race 1 and 2.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on the total points accumulated from the 2 qualifying heats. Starting grid for the final will depend on he points accumulated during the qualifying races.

(iii) In the case where two drivers sharing the same kart, end up in the same final group, then the driver with the higher total points will take the assigned kart. The driver with the lower total points, will need to select another available kart.

[b]3.0 RACE LENGTH[/b]
Each qualifying race and final race will run for 8 laps.

[b]4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS[/b]
There will be no weight based driver categories within K1.

[b]5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on current my-kart seedings.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on the reverse order of the 1st qualifying race's starting grid.

(iii) change of karts: There will not be any kart changes in the K1 series. Karts that are damaged due to racing incidents will be pulled out of the event and fixed. There is no guarantee that the the damaged kart will be ready for the next race. Spare karts will be use only when it is damaged due to reasons not caused by the driver such as engine seizure, brake failure, etc.

All positions in qualifying will be eligible for points even though the driver may not have finished the race through retirement or disqualification. Points will be awarded according to the classified results of the qualifying races - highest points to drivers classified top. All drivers will be classified for the qualifying races.

[b]6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The most number of points scored over the 2 qualifying races will determine which final the driver falls into.

If two drivers who share the same kart, fall into the same final grouping, then the driver with the higher number of points in qualifying will use the assigned kart. The second driver will need to select another available kart for the final race.

The starting order for the finals will be in order of the total points scored, with the highest score at pole position.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.

Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, all 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. This is different from the previous year's practice of 8 scores out of 10.

[b]7.0 FEE & PRICING[/b]
The pricing for the K1 series will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for the series are as follows

Security Deposit of RM600 per K1 driver is payable in full prior to each race, and must be maintained at RM600 throughout the season. Any costs arising from loss or damage to karts will be deducted from this deposit amount.

K1 Event fee = RM200 per driver per event.

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is accepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

[b]8.0 ARBITRATION[/b]
The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

[b]9.0 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR K1 PARTICIPATION[/b]

[b]9.1 Club Membership [/b]
The K1 series is open to paid up members of Kelab my-KART Selangor only.

[b]9.2 Deposit[/b]
Participants must pay a refundable deposit of RM600 prior to joining a K1 event. Any cost of damages will be deducted from this deposit. Participants must "top up" the deposit back up to RM600, prior to each K1 event. The deposit will be refunded only at the end of each K1 season.

[b]9.3 Driver Competency, Safety and Ethics Record[/b]
Participants must comply with the upgrading policy & guidelines - http://club.my-kart.org/node/3753

Specifically for the 2012 K1 category - the top 15 drivers in the K3-45 and top 8 drivers in the K3-70 sub-categories are automatically eligible for K1 (with probation).

[b]9.4 Demerit System[/b]
The club will implement a "demerit" system.

Incidents involving K1 participants will be recorded. Incidents to be recorded against the K1 participant will include cases where the K1 participant was involved in some or all of the following: caused an accident, caused damage to their own kart, caused damage to other karts, or caused an injury.

The Main Committee reserves the right to ban the participant from future K1 events.

The Main Committee reserves the right to change the participant's membership status, or even revoke membership in serious cases.

[b]9.5 Main Committee has Final Say[/b]
Eligibility to participate in the K1 series to be officially signed off by the Main Committee of Kelab my-kart Selangor.

[b]10.0 Supplementary Regulations (Technical)[/b]

Upgrading policy & guidelines (2012)

policy

The general policy for upgrading from K3 (to K2 or K1) is that drivers must be able to race in faster karts in a safe and ethical way. Drivers should also support my-kart's objectives.

guidelines

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: To participate in categories above K3, participants must be -
1) a club member
2) has sufficient damage deposit
3) must be competent in faster karts
4) participants must have a good safety & ethical record

1.0 ASSESSING COMPETENCE, SAFETY AND ETHICS

To assess the participants' safety and ethical behaviours, drivers wishing to upgrade from K3 to K2 or K1 should be regulars of my-kart DRIVERS series events with a clean (safe & ethical) on track and off track record.

Competence, safety & ethical on track and off track record encompasses -
a) consistency - driving technique, performance, minimal unforced incidents / errors, season long results
b) judgment - no unnecessary aggression resulting in incidents, and complaints from other drivers
c) attitude - level headed when dealing with adversity on and off track

This can only be assessed through regular participation in K3.

What is regular may change from time to time, but typically a driver who has recently participated in more than 3 DRIVERS series events can be considered regular. There are TWO ways to achieve this: (1) In-season upgrade upon request; OR (2) Post season automatic upgrade. These are detailed below.

1.1 IN-SEASON UPGRADE UPON REQUEST

K3 participants may formally request for upgrade in their first season with K3. The committee will only then be able to consciously observe the applicant for 3 races AFTER their application for upgrade.

[table steps|description
Prerequisite|The applicant must have raced at least once in my-kart's category K3 before requesting for upgrading.
Step 1|Request to join K1 through any kelab my-kart committee member, or through website (transparency) - http://club.my-kart.org/node/3696
Step 2|The main committee will evaluate whether the applicant can be considered for upgrading. Participants must demonstrate a sufficient level of competency accrued from experience in running or racing karts in order to be ready for the 100cc or 125cc level. [b]"Chicken Wing session(s)*"[/b] may be required to complete the evaluation process.
Step 3|The applicant if accepted will be under the committee's observation for at least the next 3 races in K3. The minimum 3 race observation period in K3 is to evaluate the applicant's level of sportsmanship, race ethics, safety practices and kart handling skills]

*note: The Chicken Wing Session is an informal session for hard core / senior my-karters to have fun while practising. Senior karters also use these sessions to coach newbies or anyone wishing to improve upon request. It is also use by the club to assess and evaluate any driver seeking to upgrade their karting grade to a higher level. These sessions are upon request.

1.2 POST SEASON AUTOMATIC UPGRADE

K3 participants may be automatically upgraded for the following season AFTER the completion of at least one K3 season if they finish within the top levels of the K3-45 or the K3-70 categories. Actual ranking will be specified in the K2 / K1 rules for the relevant season.

1.3 EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE

[b]1.3.1 "Returnees"[/b]
1.1 Refers to karters who have participated in my-KART events in the past, but who may not have participated in club events in the preceding year or more.
1.2 The eligibility criteria will apply.
1.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K2 / K1 participant.

[b]9.5.2 "Talented Outsiders"[/b].
2.1 Includes karters who have never joined my-KART events at all, but who may have participated in recognised external events, such as AAM / MAM sanctioned events.
2.2 Includes owners of private 100cc or 125 cc karts.
2.3 The eligibility criteria will apply.
2.4 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K2 / K1 participant.

[b]9.5.3 "Invited Guests"[/b]
3.1 Includes experienced karters, usually known personalities in the motorsports fraternity, who may from time to time, be invited by Kelab my-KART Selangor to participate in K2 / K1 level events for promotional purposes.
3.2. The eligibility criteria will not apply, because these karters will only be allowed to participate in the K2 / K1 event on a "one-off" basis.

[b]9.5.4 "Leapfroggers"[/b]
4.1 This applies when K3 drivers wish to leapfrog classes when there are 3 classes being run: K3, K2 and K1. In other words, when K3 drivers wish to leapfrog from K3 to K1 and bypassing the K2 class (when it is being run).
4.2 The eligibility criteria will apply. (Hence in a case where the K3 member has no experience with 100 or 125 cc karts, the member will not be eligible for participation in the K1 series).
4.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

1.4 PROBATION IN K2 or K1

Successful applicants will be allowed to join the K2 / K1 race on probation for at least 3 races. Again, the minimum 3 race probation period in K1 will be use to gauge the driver's level of sportsmanship, race ethics, safety practices and kart handling skills.

Unsatisfactory Probation Period: If the committee is not satisfied with the driver's performance for whatsoever reason during the the min 3 race probation period in K2 / K1, he/she will be demoted back to K3 and can only reapply for K1 in the next season.

2.0 SUPPORTING MY-KART's OBJECTIVES

Drivers wishing to upgrade from K3 should also support my-kart's objectives. Review the objectives here - http://club.my-kart.org/node/1468

While this is a subjective matter, the committee will be observing on and off track attitudes of the applicant. Volunteer work, good on track ethics, no negative experiences are some signs of drivers with the necessary requirements to meet the upgrade requirements. The volunteer philosophy is expanded here - http://club.my-kart.org/node/3419

3.0 CLUB MEMBER AND DAMAGE DEPOSIT

Actual details of the membership and deposit are detailed out in K2 / K1 rules for the relevant season.

In general, drivers must be members of the club and pay the required damage deposit. For example, for the 2010 season onwards, the damage deposit for both K1 & K2 are RM600. The damage deposit will be used if there are damages to your kart. Drivers are required to top up before they can participate in the next races. Payment details are found on this link - http://club.my-kart.org/node/3752

4.0 FEEDBACK

Feel free to provide feedback on this thread.

DRIVERS series operations section

This section captures discussions, guidelines and reference manuals for the DRIVERS series operations functions.

Event checklist (before & during the event)

A number of volunteers are required to run the regular KART series events.

There needs to be at least 2 volunteers for each role as backup (so one can take over if the other cannot attend).

The following roles are needed before, during and after each of the events. Further information / checklist of activities can be found here.

Before the event

event promotion (required):
This role concerns with the promotion, communication and registration updates for the coming event. The objective is to increase participation and spectator support.
pre-event preparation (required):
The objective of this role is to ensure all the necessary preparations, arrangements are made to enable the event to be carried out. This concerns with preparation for a particular event, which includes arranging for on-site requirements like
  • track booking & readiness
  • medical support
  • documentation & tools
  • prizes & souvenirs (if relevent)
  • food & beverage
  • hospitality
  • fees, licenses & permits (if applicable)
  • photography, video arrangements
  • PA system
  • Event MC
  • other entertainment
  • sponsor booths
sponsor acquisition (if applicable):
This role concerns with obtaining sponsors for a particular event with the objective of generating revenue for each event. The sponsor acquisition role shall work together with the media invite and event promoter roles to ensure value for the sponsor. This role also requires the preparation of sponsor material and should coordinate with the pre-event preparation role for the hospitality matters.
media invite (if applicable):
The objective of this role is to ensure the event receives the necessary and proper coverage. The media invite role will need to make arrangements for the media coverage.

During the event

event director:
This is the overseeing role for each event to ensure that the operations and overall event execution is efficient and on time. The event director may also further instruct other volunteers for grid formation and pit turnaround. The event director will also decide on techical matters upon advise by the event technical advisor
event administration (required):
This role concerns with the event administrations involving registration, collection, safeguarding my-KART cash & assets, payment etc.
event operations (required):
This role concerns with the event operations involving the following:
  • race grouping
  • scheduling
  • scoring, ranking, sorting, results reporting
  • race briefing
  • safety management
  • grid management
  • pit management

The event operations role is one of the busiest roles during an event and the incumbent may need to appoint / select a few volunteers to do the following:

  • lap charting
  • driver, kart and grid formations
  • flag marshalling
  • race observers (need experienced racers), if applicable
  • scoring & administration

For scoring and administration, the event operations role may request the event administration role to assist, although the main call / decision maker will be the event operations role.

event technical adviser:
The event Technical Adviser will be in charge of assessing the track & weather conditions, the state of the kart wear and tear and provide the event operations / administration roles with the avilable karts for the events. The event technical adviser role will also liaise with the kart / circuit operators on any issues pertaining to the kart or track conditions.

After the event

post-race reporter:
This role is required to seek feedback from the event partcipants concerning the event and commentary about their races. The role is required to provide a written report via this website on the event.
external liaison:
This role is required to extend / communicate my-KART's appreciation for the media's & sponsor's attendance to the events.

DRIVERS series operations checklist

This section contains information about what needs to be done before and during a particular event. It describes the hows in a checklist (as attached).

The checklist is recommended as a guide to conducting a DRIVERS series event from the preparation 2 weeks prior to the event, to the preparation the night before the event and activity guides during the event.

It also helps inventorise the various tools & equipments needed to run a DRIVERS series event.

my-KART members are invited to review the checklist and comment for on going improvements.

DRIVERS Series Volunteers

As most of you are well aware, my-kart introduced the K1 series for teh first time in Round 1 2008. As such, it was quite a learning curve for all the committee and volunteers to incorporate this race into a tight schedule for the day.

Based on feedback from the committee, volunteers and participants, we are currently in the process of streamlining the management and organisation of the K1, K2 and K3 events and looking to achieve a faster turn around time between races. This will mean we require a lot more dedicated volunteers.

It is the intention that participants from each group become responsible for assisting in organising their events.

I have had a private discussion with some K2 drivers and they have agreed to volunteer their services for the 2008 season. We would also like to see more involvement in particular from the K3 group, especially when it comes to arranging the karts for the grid formation. By volunteering to help the organisation you will benefit from gaining experience and exposure in race management and become part of the team and not just a driver! I hope you won’t be shy and will come forward….

For ease of operations, we propose to assign volunteers to a specific group i.e. Group A, Heat 1 and 2 etc. In the event that a volunteer cannot assist due to participation in that particular group then the volunteer would be responsible for finding a suitable replacement. Adopting this methodology will ensure continuity of support to each race.

The ‘volunteers’ who have confirmed their participation is as follows:

[b]K1 Managers[/b]
1) Naza
2) Luen

[b]K1 Group A Organisers[/b]
1)

[b]K1 Group B Organisers[/b]
1)

[b]K2 Managers[/b]
1) Zul
2) Mark

[b]K2 Group A Organisers[/b]
1) Jac
2) Edwyn

[b]K2 Group B Organisers[/b]
1) Hafizah
2) Julian Wilson (tbc)

[b]K3 Managers[/b]
1) Emmy
2) Muhaymin

[b]K3 Group A Organisers[/b]
1)
2)

[b]K3 Group B Organisers[/b]
1)
2)

[b]Race Secretariat[/b]
1) Fazz (tbc)
2) Marcy (when available)
3) ??

[b]Treasury[/b]
1) Azlan (tbc)

[b]Merchandising[/b]
1) Euss (tbc)
2)

[b]Marshalling, Safety and Flags (K1, K2 and K3)[/b]
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

As mentioned, this format has been discussed but we would welcome feedback and suggestions/recommendations for further improvement.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

DRIVERS series lap charts & results

This document will describe the various activities, roles and processes with regards to the lap charting and result reporting functions (record to result).

All race progress will be recorded either by way of -

1/ manual lap charting; AND/OR
2/ automatic transponder assisted recording

For the DRIVERS series, the preference is for manual lap charting due to the past experience on reliability of transponder assisted recording (eg. failed or dropped transponders). Hence, it is crucial for the manual lap charting is done properly.

Two volunteers are needed for each race/sortie. One of the volunteer is to read the kart numbers as they cross the "start/finish" line, and the other to record the kart numbers in the lap chart.

The volunteers shall be selected by the category (K1/K2/K3) captain or owner - or his/her assistant/deputy. The category captain must ensure that the lap chart volunteers are aware of their lap charting responsibilities & procedures.

Lap Charting Procedures

A lap chart will be printed for the lap charters.

The lap chart shall contain the list of drivers and their kart numbers as they start the race. The drivers are printed on the list in starting order.

The lap chart contains columns for each lap of the race duration. eg, for a 8 lap race, there should be at least 8 columns for each race lap.

The lap charting volunteers shall record the kart numbers SEQUENTIALLY AS THEY CROSS THE START/FINISH LINE from top to bottom in the relevent lap column. Kart numbers shall only be recorded WHEN the kart crosses the start/finish line. Lapped karts, shall only be recorded WHEN they cross the start/finish line. Lap charting volunteers shall not be compelled to record lapped karts in the final lap column.

The lap charting volunteers shall discuss and agree the recorded results and append their names on the bottom of each lap chart.

Results Transcription Procedures

this part is under construction

Attachment A: Driver database records, entry lists

Whenever myKART organises any league events, participants entry confirmations and responses needs to be recorded for administrative purposes. To this end, myKART uses an MS Excel spreadsheet to track member names and basic details, their responses and also the results.

The excel file is attached within this section.

Attachment B: Event Result Recorder (ERR)

A specific MS Excel spreadsheet is utilised to capture the individual event results. This spreadsheet allows driver listing according to registration and seeding, and employs VBA macros to sort them into smaller groups.

Extensive use of formula enables the event organiser to assign grid positions and kart numbers according to the standard myKART grid formation rules.

Additional formula will assign scores to each results and allow the results to be ranked in order. This spreadsheet also tabulates the whole event scoring and ranks which will need to be separately updated into the league table.

DRIVERS series: K1/K2 Supplementary Regulations (technical)

[b]Kelab My-kart Selangor K1/K2 Drivers Championship Supplementary Regulations 2008.[/b]

(a) [b]Chassis[/b]
K1 = CRG Road Rebel /Dark Rider and K2= Swiss Hutless / Mike Wilson supplied by City Karting. Changes to chassis setup can only be done by CK mechanics and no external parties are allowed. CK reserves the right to offer/change to an equivalent chassis from time to time.

(b) [b]Engine[/b]
Rotax FR125 Junior Max (K1) and the Yamaha 100 (K2)supplied by CK.
The cylinder is of Non-Power Valve type, liquid cooled (K1),
reed valve two stroke. Drivers are prohibited from adjusting or changing any part of the engine or its accessories at all times.

(c) [b]Transmission[/b]
Direct from engine to axle via a single length of chain. The clutch The clutch is engage at a maximum engine speed of 3000 rpm.

(d) [b]Brakes[/b]
Hydraulic disc brakes operating on rear wheels only.

(e) [b]Tyres[/b]
The control tyres are “JYM” hard compound slicks supplied by CK, subject to change.

(f) [b]Weight[/b]
Minimum of 160 kg/145 kg including driver at all times for K1 and K2 respectively. [b]The driver and kart shall be disqualified and excluded from the race if found below this weight[/b]. It is the driver's sole responsibility to ensure that the minimum weight requirement is met at all times.

(g) [b]Age Limit[/b]
None.

(h) [b]Scrutineering[/b]
Any kart involved in an accident at any time must be presented to the Scrutineers for
rescrutineering before returning to the circuit. The Scrutineers reserve the right to impound any kart for rescrutineering after a race to verify compliance with the regulations.

(i) [b]Protective clothing[/b]
must be CIK approved and must be produced at the time of scrutineering.

(j). [b]Weighing[/b]
All karts and drivers will be weighed during Scrutineering and after Time Trials, all Heats, and the Final. Karts that do not cross
the Finish Line at the end of a race may not be required to be weighed.
• Only Scrutineers and Officials are permitted in the weighing area. No mechanics are permitted anywhere near their karts
until after weighing.
• No solid, liquid or gaseous matter or substance is permitted to be added or given to a kart or driver from the time of the
dropping of the chequered flag and the weighing of the kart and driver.
• No kart or driver is permitted to leave the weighing area without the authorisation of the Chief Scrutineer.
• Any infringement of these provisions relating to the weighing procedures may entail the exclusion of the driver and kart
concerned.

(k). [b]Point Scoring and Determination of Winners[/b]
As per current method applied for my-kart races for K4, K3, K2 and K1.

(l). [b]Start Procedure[/b]
• All starts will be rolling type. The grid shall be made up of two lines of karts.

• Competitors in a race will be released from the Parc Ferme area and will drive at a reasonable speed to the starting grid where they will be positioned in the proper starting order. Any competitor found driving at excessive speed in the Parc Ferme area will be penalized.

• Upon arrival at the starting grid, the driver will be positioned by the grid marshals. The Parc Ferme exit to the track will be closed to all drivers 5 minutes before the start of the race. Any driver still remaining at the Parc Ferme area will then only be allowed to join at the back of the Grid during the Warm-Up lap.

(m) [b]Start[/b]
A Green flag shall be waved by the Starter signaling the start of the Warm Up lap. Drivers must remain in thein starting grid order with the competitor starting from Pole position playing the role as leader of the formation in both laps. It is the responsibility of each driver to retain his grid position.

(n). [b]Jump Start[/b]
• A “Jump Start” will be deemed to have occurred when a driver crosses the Start line ahead of his prescribed grid position at the start of the race.

• [b]The penalty will be 10 seconds[/b], which will be added to the total race time of the driver concerned [b]or demoted 5 positions from the final finish position[/b] in the event transponders are not in use.

(o). [b]Finish[/b]
• The Chequered Flag will be dropped as the winner crosses the Finish Line and will be held stationery until the last driver completes the lap he is on.

• To be classified as a Finisher, a kart must cross the Finish Line under its own power with the driver seated in the normal driving position, not more than one minute after the fall of the Chequered Flag, and must have covered not less than half the race distance.

• As soon as the Chequered Flag has been shown to a driver at the end of the race, he must proceed directly, using only the authorised route, to the Parc Ferme.

• From the moment the driver has received the Chequered Flag until he is released from the Parc Ferme he is under Parc Ferme conditions and must make no alterations or adjustments to his kart or other materials or equipment.

(p). [b]Restarting during the race[/b]
Once a kart is on the circuit, whether in practice or during the race, no outside assistance is permitted. Officials of the meet may assist a driver to move a stalled kart out of a dangerous position but will not assist to restart.

(q). [b]Conduct[/b]
THE DRINKING OF ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR INTOXICATION BY ANY OTHER MEANS (e.g. NARCOTICS) IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN AND ANY DRIVER AND CREW FOUND GUILTY OF SUCH AN OFFENCE WILL BE IMMEDIATELY EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION AND REMOVED FROM THE TRACK.

(r). [b]Stopping the Race[/b]
• Should it be deemed necessary to stop the race due to an accident and on grounds of safety or any other reason, the Red Flag shall be shown by the Clerk of Course at the Start Line and all other Flag Marshalls shall show a Red Flag to indicate the race has been stopped. All drivers will immediately stop racing and continue to the Start Line, being prepared to stop at any point as requested by an Official. The result of stopping the race is as follows:

• Should 75% of the race be completed, it shall be deemed a race and the result be the finishing order at the end of the lap preceding the stopping.
• Should less than 2 laps have been completed, the race shall be re-run in full and the 1st start be null and void.

• Should more than 2 laps but less than 75% of the race been completed, the race will be restarted with the race distance being the original race distance less the laps completed by the race leader before the signal to stop was given.

(s). [b]Protests[/b]
Refer to current my-kart procedure

(t). [b]Postponement[/b]
At the discretion of the Organiser, the meeting or part may be postponed or cancelled.

(u). [b]Advertising[/b]
Prior Approval from my-kart is required.

(v). [b]Flag Signals[/b]
The following signals will be used:

[b]Green Flag[/b] - Start of race or practice

[b]Blue Flag[/b] - (Only shown to drivers who are being lapped and are a
minimum of one lap behind).
Stationery - you are being lapped, keep to your line.
Waved – a driver wishes to overtake, let him pass.

[b]Yellow Flag[/b] - Danger, slow down, it is forbidden to overtake.
Waved – extreme danger, be prepared to stop.

[b]Black Flag with Orange Disc and Number[/b] - Stop for a technical defect. The driver may continue after repairs.

[b]White Flag[/b] - Slow moving vehicle on the track.

[b]Yellow Flag with Red Stripes[/b] - Deterioration of adhesion (eg.oil, water).

[b]Green Flag[/b] - All clear.

[b]Black Triangle & White Triangle Flag with Number[/b] - Last warning before exclusion following unsporting behaviour.

[b]Black Flag with Number[/b] Driver to immediately go to Pits and report to the Clerk of the Course, who may or may not permit him to rejoin the race.

[b]Red Flag[/b] All drivers will immediately stop racing and continue towards the Start Line, being prepared to stop at any point as requested by an Official.

[i][b]All drivers must be in possession of a valid Kelab my-kart ID which must be produced for inspection on demand at anytime during the race.[/b][/i]

Archived policy, rules and guidelines

This section will archive the references for the past DRIVERS series competitive season(s):

  1. Policies & guidelines
  2. Event rules & regulations
  3. Operating procedures
  4. Technical references

KART series rules and formats - 2005

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

Given that my-KART events are conducted using primarily rental karts, it is likely that kart performances will vary significantly. The event format that is described below intends to minimise the "luck of the draw" as best possible. my-KART events are also aimed at balancing the skill levels and the kart performance as far as possible.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying heats - points collected to determine order for choosing karts in final. The qualifying heats are conducted as individual races, and points are scored based on the drivers finishing positions in the qualifying races. By doing so, we do not need to depend on timing systems which can often be unreliable, and this will allow more excitement for participants.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on how well they scored in the combined qualifying races.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each heat and final will run for about 10 minutes each. This equates to approx 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

There will be 3 driver categories:

  1. Formula K2 - advanced karters (2-stroke 100cc rental karts)
  2. Formula K3 - rookie karters (2-stroke 80cc rental karts / 4-stroke funkarts)
  3. Formula K-Ladies - lady karters (2-stroke 80cc rental karts / 4-stroke funkarts)

The objective is to have a suitable number of drivers in each grouping to allow for a minimum 7-9 driver turn out. The Formula K2 group will initially comprise of 25 drivers. The selection is based on 2 out of 3 of the following:

    +++only subscribed members of the my-KART mailing list who...
  1. is ranked in top 20 from the prior season
  2. attended more than 2 races
  3. has adequate racing experience in 100cc and 125cc karts and is made known to my-KART admin or any other nominee

The selection for K2 requires careful consideration given the significantly higher speeds of the 100cc karts. Above all, my-KART emphasises safety and fun racing, hence it is vital that drivers in the K2 group are sufficiently capable of handling 100cc karts in racing conditions.

For the event groupings, the total number of drivers are sorted in seed order. The drivers will be divided into groups of similar numbers. The number of drivers per group depends on the number of reasonably good karts. Consecutive seeded drivers will be split into different groups. Eg, seed 1 in group A, seed 2 in group B and so on.

5.0 QUALIFYING HEATS FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying heats, karts are assigned to each grid position. For example, kart number 1 may be assigned to grid number 1 and so on. Drivers will be assigned the grid positions based on their seeding order; ie highest seeded drivers start first. In the event of unseeded drivers, the order will be in favour of first registered driver.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying heats, drivers will start in the reverse grid order of the first qualifying. The karts assigned to each grid will remain in the same positions. For example, the driver that started on pole in the first qualifying heat will swap grid position and kart with the driver who started last in the previous heat, and so on.

(iii) change of karts: karts will only be changed if the organisers decide that it is either too slow / damaged / dangerous / too fast in comparison with the rest, or if certain drivers cannot fit into certain karts.

Points will be score for each qualifying heat based on finishing positions, and accumulated to determine who gets the first choice of karts for the final.


Points table (qualifying heats):
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The points scored in the qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into. If there are odd number of drivers, then the final for top drivers will be more then the lower finals.

The top scoring drivers in the qualifying heats will have first choice to the karts for the final. This will allow the driver who performed best in the qualifying heats the chance to choose the best available karts, and thus eliminate the "luck" factor in their final race. In a tie breaker, the driver with the best finishing position in the qualifying heats will choose first. If there is still a tie, the higher seeded driver will choose first.

The starting order for the finals will be in reverse qualifying order (ie, the highest scoring driver in qualifying will start last in the finals - but have the benefit of the better kart). This will further allow drivers who may have had bad karts in the qualifying heats to have another chance to improve on their position for the KART championship.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

KART series rules and formats - 2006, 2007

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

Given that my-KART events are conducted using primarily rental karts, it is likely that kart performances will vary significantly. The event format that is described below intends to minimise the "luck of the draw" as best possible. my-KART events are also aimed at balancing the skill levels and the kart performance as far as possible.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying heats - points collected to determine order for choosing karts in final. The qualifying heats are conducted as individual races, and points are scored based on the drivers finishing positions in the qualifying races. By doing so, we do not need to depend on timing systems which can often be unreliable, and this will allow more excitement for participants.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on how well they scored in the combined qualifying races.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each heat and final will run for about 10 minutes each. This equates to approx 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

There will be 3 driver categories:

  1. Formula K2 - advanced karters (2-stroke 100cc rental karts)
  2. Formula K3 - rookie karters (2-stroke 80cc rental karts / 4-stroke funkarts)

The objective is to have a suitable number of drivers in each grouping to allow for a minimum 7-9 driver turn out. The K2 group will initially comprise of 25 drivers. The selection is based on 2 out of 3 of the following:

    +++only subscribed members of the my-KART mailing list who...
  1. is ranked in top 20 from the prior K3 season
  2. attended more than 2 races
  3. has adequate racing experience in 100cc and 125cc karts and is made known to my-KART admin or any other nominee

The selection for K2 requires careful consideration given the significantly higher speeds of the 100cc karts. Above all, my-KART emphasises safety and fun racing, hence it is vital that drivers in the K2 group are sufficiently capable of handling 100cc karts in racing conditions.

For the event groupings, the total number of drivers are sorted in seed order. The drivers will be divided into groups of similar numbers. The number of drivers per group depends on the number of reasonably good karts. Consecutive seeded drivers will be split into different groups. Eg, seed 1 in group A, seed 2 in group B and so on.

5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts are assigned to each grid position. For example, kart number 1 may be assigned to grid number 1 and so on. Drivers will be assigned the grid positions based on their seeding order; ie highest seeded drivers start first. In the event of unseeded drivers, the order will be in favour of first registered driver.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, drivers will start in the reverse grid order of the first qualifying. The karts assigned to each grid will remain in the same positions. For example, the driver that started on pole in the first qualifying heat will swap grid position and kart with the driver who started last in the previous heat, and so on.

(iii) change of karts: karts will only be changed if the organisers decide that it is either too slow / damaged / dangerous / too fast in comparison with the rest, or if certain drivers cannot fit into certain karts, or if a driver has driven the same kart in the previous qualifying race (applicable only during the qualifying segment).

Points will be score for each qualifying heat based on finishing positions, and accumulated to determine who gets the first choice of karts for the final.


Points table (qualifying heats):
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The points scored in the qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into. If there are odd number of drivers, then the final for top drivers will be more then the lower finals.

The top scoring drivers in qualifying will have first choice to the karts for the final. This will allow the driver who performed best in the qualifying heats the chance to choose the best available karts, and thus eliminate the "luck" factor in their final race. In a tie breaker, the driver with the best finishing position in the qualifying heats will choose first. If there is still a tie, the higher seeded driver will choose first.

The starting order for the finals will be in reverse qualifying order (ie, the highest scoring driver in qualifying will start last in the finals - but have the benefit of the better kart). This will further allow drivers who may have had bad karts in the qualifying heats to have another chance to improve on their position for the KART championship.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, only the best 8 out of 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. Drivers who score in 9 or 10 events will thus have to drop the lowests scores from the overall total.

7.0 DRIVER WEIGHTS AND THE WEIGHT CATEGORY

Drivers within a category finals would be further sub-ranked within their weight categories. There will be two weight categories - which is 70kg minimum and 45kg minimum. Weights are based on drivers own declaration and includes racing gear - from time to time, the my-KART organisers may test the driver weights, and should the drivers weigh less than the minimum limit, then they shall lose all the points scored up to that point, and shall be placed in the more appropriate weight category.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

KART series rules and formats - 2007

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

Given that my-KART events are conducted using primarily rental karts, it is likely that kart performances will vary significantly. The event format that is described below intends to minimise the "luck of the draw" as best possible. my-KART events are also aimed at balancing the skill levels and the kart performance as far as possible.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying heats - points collected to determine order for choosing karts in final. The qualifying heats are conducted as individual races, and points are scored based on the drivers finishing positions in the qualifying races. By doing so, we do not need to depend on timing systems which can often be unreliable, and this will allow more excitement for participants.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on how well they scored in the combined qualifying races.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each heat and final will run for about 10 minutes each. This equates to approx 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

There will be 3 driver categories:

  1. Formula K2 - advanced karters (2-stroke 100cc rental karts)
  2. Formula K3 - rookie karters (2-stroke 80cc rental karts / 4-stroke funkarts)

The objective is to have a suitable number of drivers in each grouping to allow for a minimum 7-9 driver turn out. The K2 group will initially comprise of 25 drivers. The selection is based on 2 out of 3 of the following:

    +++only subscribed members of the my-KART mailing list who...
  1. is ranked in top 20 from the prior K3 season
  2. attended more than 2 races
  3. has adequate racing experience in 100cc and 125cc karts and is made known to my-KART admin or any other nominee

The selection for K2 requires careful consideration given the significantly higher speeds of the 100cc karts. Above all, my-KART emphasises safety and fun racing, hence it is vital that drivers in the K2 group are sufficiently capable of handling 100cc karts in racing conditions.

For the event groupings, the total number of drivers are sorted in seed order. The drivers will be divided into groups of similar numbers. The number of drivers per group depends on the number of reasonably good karts. Consecutive seeded drivers will be split into different groups. Eg, seed 1 in group A, seed 2 in group B and so on.

5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts are assigned to each grid position. For example, kart number 1 may be assigned to grid number 1 and so on. Drivers will be assigned the grid positions based on their seeding order; ie highest seeded drivers start first. In the event of unseeded drivers, the order will be in favour of first registered driver.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, drivers will start in the reverse grid order of the first qualifying. The karts assigned to each grid will remain in the same positions. For example, the driver that started on pole in the first qualifying heat will swap grid position and kart with the driver who started last in the previous heat, and so on.

(iii) change of karts: karts will only be changed if the organisers decide that it is either too slow / damaged / dangerous / too fast in comparison with the rest, or if certain drivers cannot fit into certain karts, or if a driver has driven the same kart in the previous qualifying race (applicable only during the qualifying segment).

Points will be score for each qualifying heat based on finishing positions, and accumulated to determine who gets the first choice of karts for the final.


Points table (qualifying heats):
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............depends on final classified finishing position
dnf............0

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The points scored in the qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into. If there are odd number of drivers, then the final for top drivers will be more then the lower finals.

The top scoring drivers in qualifying will have first choice to the karts for the final. This will allow the driver who performed best in the qualifying heats the chance to choose the best available karts, and thus eliminate the "luck" factor in their final race. In a tie breaker, the driver with the best finishing position in the qualifying heats will choose first. If there is still a tie, the higher seeded driver will choose first.

The starting order for the finals will be in reverse qualifying order (ie, the highest scoring driver in qualifying will start last in the finals - but have the benefit of the better kart). This will further allow drivers who may have had bad karts in the qualifying heats to have another chance to improve on their position for the KART championship.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, only the best 8 out of 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. Drivers who score in 9 or 10 events will thus have to drop the lowests scores from the overall total.

7.0 DRIVER WEIGHTS AND THE 2007 WEIGHT CATEGORY

Drivers within a category finals would be further sub-ranked within their weight categories. There will be two weight categories for 2007 - which is 70kg minimum and 45kg minimum. Weights are based on drivers own declaration and includes racing gear - from time to time, the my-KART organisers may test the driver weights, and should the drivers weigh less than the minimum limit, then they shall lose all the points scored up to that point, and shall be placed in the more appropriate weight category.

8.0 FEE & PRICING

The pricing for the K2 and K3 class will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for a full K2 and K3 event is as follows:

  • K2 (100cc) = RM170 per driver per event
  • K3 (80cc) = RM90 per driver per event

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is excepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

DRIVERS series (K2 and K3) rules and formats - 2008

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

Given that my-KART events are conducted using primarily rental karts, it is likely that kart performances will vary significantly. The event format that is described below intends to minimise the "luck of the draw" as best possible. my-KART events are also aimed at balancing the skill levels and the kart performance as far as possible.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying heats - points collected to determine order for choosing karts in final. The qualifying heats are conducted as individual races, and points are scored based on the drivers finishing positions in the qualifying races. By doing so, we do not need to depend on timing systems which can often be unreliable, and this will allow more excitement for participants.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on how well they scored in the combined qualifying races.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each heat and final will run for about 10 minutes each. This equates to approx 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

There will be 3 driver categories:

  1. Formula K2 - advanced karters (2-stroke 100cc rental karts)
  2. Formula K3 - rookie karters (2-stroke 80cc rental karts / 4-stroke funkarts)

The objective is to have a suitable number of drivers in each grouping to allow for a minimum 7-9 driver turn out. The K2 group will initially comprise of 25 drivers. The selection is based on 2 out of 3 of the following:

    +++only subscribed members of the my-KART mailing list who...
  1. is ranked in top 20 from the prior K3 season
  2. attended more than 2 races
  3. has adequate racing experience in 100cc and 125cc karts and is made known to my-KART admin or any other nominee

The selection for K2 requires careful consideration given the significantly higher speeds of the 100cc karts. Above all, my-KART emphasises safety and fun racing, hence it is vital that drivers in the K2 group are sufficiently capable of handling 100cc karts in racing conditions.

For the event groupings, the total number of drivers are sorted in seed order. The drivers will be divided into groups of similar numbers. The number of drivers per group depends on the number of reasonably good karts. Consecutive seeded drivers will be split into different groups. Eg, seed 1 in group A, seed 2 in group B and so on.

5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts are assigned to each grid position. For example, kart number 1 may be assigned to grid number 1 and so on. Drivers will be assigned the grid positions based on their seeding order; ie highest seeded drivers start first. In the event of unseeded drivers, the order will be in favour of first registered driver.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, drivers will start in the reverse grid order of the first qualifying. The karts assigned to each grid will remain in the same positions. For example, the driver that started on pole in the first qualifying heat will swap grid position and kart with the driver who started last in the previous heat, and so on.

(iii) change of karts: karts will only be changed if the organisers decide that it is either too slow / damaged / dangerous / too fast in comparison with the rest, or if certain drivers cannot fit into certain karts, or if a driver has driven the same kart in the previous qualifying race (applicable only during the qualifying segment).

Points will be score for each qualifying heat based on finishing positions, and accumulated to determine who gets the first choice of karts for the final.


Points table (qualifying heats):
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............depends on final classified finishing position
dnf............0

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The points scored in the qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into. If there are odd number of drivers, then the final for top drivers will be more then the lower finals.

The top scoring drivers in qualifying will have first choice to the karts for the final. This will allow the driver who performed best in the qualifying heats the chance to choose the best available karts, and thus eliminate the "luck" factor in their final race. In a tie breaker, the driver with the best finishing position in the qualifying heats will choose first. If there is still a tie, the higher seeded driver will choose first.

The starting order for the finals will be in reverse qualifying order (ie, the highest scoring driver in qualifying will start last in the finals - but have the benefit of the better kart). This will further allow drivers who may have had bad karts in the qualifying heats to have another chance to improve on their position for the DRIVERS championship.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, only the best 8 out of 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. Drivers who score in 9 or 10 events will thus have to drop the lowests scores from the overall total.

7.0 DRIVER WEIGHTS AND THE 2008 WEIGHT CATEGORY

Drivers within a category finals would be further sub-ranked within their weight categories. There will be two weight categories for 2008 - which is 70kg minimum and 45kg minimum. Weights are based on drivers own declaration and includes racing gear - from time to time, the my-KART organisers may test the driver weights, and should the drivers weigh less than the minimum limit, then they shall lose all the points scored up to that point, and shall be placed in the more appropriate weight category.

8.0 FEE & PRICING

The pricing for the K2 and K3 class will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for a full K2 and K3 event is as follows:

  • K2 (100cc) = RM170 per driver per event
  • K3 (80cc) = RM90 per driver per event

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is excepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

DRIVERS series (K3) rules and formats - 2009, 2010

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

Given that my-KART events are conducted using primarily rental karts, it is likely that kart performances will vary significantly. The event format that is described below intends to minimise the "luck of the draw" as best possible. my-KART events are also aimed at balancing the skill levels and the kart performance as far as possible.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying races - points collected to determine order for choosing karts in final. The qualifying heats are conducted as individual races, and points are scored based on the drivers finishing positions in the qualifying races. By doing so, we do not need to depend on timing systems which can often be unreliable, and this will allow more excitement for participants.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on how well they scored in the combined qualifying races.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each heat and final will run for 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

There will be 3 driver categories:

  1. Formula K1 - advanced karters (2-stroke 125cc rotax junior rental karts)
  2. Formula K2 - advanced karters (2-stroke 100cc rental karts)
  3. Formula K3 - rookie karters (2-stroke 80cc rental karts)

The selection for K2 requires careful consideration given the significantly higher speeds of the 100cc karts. Above all, my-KART emphasises safety and fun racing, hence it is vital that drivers in the K2 group are sufficiently capable of handling 100cc karts in racing conditions. There are separate eligibility rules for the K2 and K1 classes.

For the event groupings, the total number of drivers are sorted in seed order. The drivers will be divided into groups of similar numbers. The number of drivers per group depends on the number of reasonably good karts. Consecutive seeded drivers will be split into different groups. Eg, seed 1 in group A, seed 2 in group B and so on.

5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts are assigned to each grid position. For example, kart number 1 may be assigned to grid number 1 and so on. Drivers will be assigned the grid positions based on their seeding order; ie highest seeded drivers start first. In the event of unseeded drivers, the order will be in favour of first registered driver.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, drivers will start in the reverse grid order of the first qualifying. The karts assigned to each grid will remain in the same positions. For example, the driver that started on pole in the first qualifying heat will swap grid position and kart with the driver who started last in the previous heat, and so on.

(iii) change of karts: karts will only be changed if the organisers decide that it is either too slow / damaged / dangerous / too fast in comparison with the rest, or if certain drivers cannot fit into certain karts, or if a driver has driven the same kart in the previous qualifying race (applicable only during the qualifying segment).

Points will be score for each qualifying heat based on finishing positions, and accumulated to determine who gets the first choice of karts for the final.


Points table (qualifying heats):
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The points scored in the qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into. If there are odd number of drivers, then the final for top drivers will be more then the lower finals.

The top scoring drivers in qualifying will have first choice to the karts for the final. This will allow the driver who performed best in the qualifying heats the chance to choose the best available karts, and thus eliminate the "luck" factor in their final race. In a tie breaker, the driver with the higher seeding will choose first. If there is still a tie, the driver registered online first will have prior choice.

The starting order for the finals will be in reverse qualifying order (ie, the highest scoring driver in qualifying will start last in the finals - but have the benefit of the better kart). This will further allow drivers who may have had bad karts in the qualifying heats to have another chance to improve on their position for the DRIVERS championship.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, only the best 8 out of 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. Drivers who score in 9 or 10 events will thus have to drop the lowests scores from the overall total.

7.0 DRIVER WEIGHTS AND THE WEIGHT CATEGORY

Drivers within a category finals would be further sub-ranked within their weight categories. There will be two weight categories for 2009 - which is 70kg minimum and 45kg minimum. Weights are based on drivers own declaration and includes racing gear - from time to time, the my-KART organisers may test the driver weights, and should the drivers weigh less than the minimum limit, then they shall lose all the points scored up to that point, and shall be placed in the more appropriate weight category.

8.0 FEE & PRICING

The pricing for the K3 class will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for a full K3 event is as follows:

  • K3 (80cc) = RM100 per driver per event

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is excepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

2009 K2 race - Exclusive karts

Dear fellow karters,(especially those in K3 and K2)

I thought that it would be useful for Kelab my-kart to gauge your response to the idea of evolving the current K2 races using [b]100cc rental karts[/b] to using karts [b]exclusive for my-kart K2 drivers[/b], the same concept currently adopted for the K1 races. This idea has come about in the wake of persistent dissatisfaction on the state of rented 100cc karts. Please take note of the following when writing your responses:

1. Chassis : 10 nos. (Swiss Hutless / CRG / Mike Wilson)
2. Drivers : 20 ( 2 drivers per kart for the entire season)
2. Engine : New air cooled 100cc Yamaha SL.
3. Proposed Start date : Jan 2009
4. Exclusive for my-kart K2 races
5. Ballast will be use (driver+kart must weigh minimum 160kg)
6. Race Fee : RM 190.00 (subject to reconfirmation)
7. Damage deposit : RM 300.00

If you do have other options, please tell us.

DRIVERS series: K1/K2 Rules & Regulations / Eligibility

[b]DRIVERS K1/K2 Rules & Regulations[/b]

[b]1.0 OBJECTIVES[/b]
The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

The K1/K2 series aims to provide the opportunity for my-KART members to get one step closer to competitive kart racing. There will be 125cc and 100cc race karts dedicated to the club for this series. As such, participation in this series will be selective and limited to ensure only drivers with the right skill level, experience and behaviour are included at this level.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

[b]1.1 DRIVER AND KART ALLOCATION[/b]
The K1/K2 series will be limited to a maximum of 20 drivers per group or to the number of available rental karts provided by the operator. There will be 2 drivers assigned to one kart for the duration of the season.

Driver allocation to karts will be based on the closest physical fit between the 2 drivers, based on weight and height.

[b]1.2 WEIGHT/BALLAST[/b]
The minimum total weight for kart and driver will be 160 kg and 145 kg for K1 and K2 respectively at all times. Should the combined weight of driver and kart fall below this minimum threshold, ballasts shall be added to meet the minimum weight. It is the driver's sole responsibility to ensure that the minimum weight requirement is at all times met (before and after race). A driver will be disqualified (DQ) if this rule is breached.

[b]1.3 TRANSPONDER[/b]
Transponders will be use for timing management. It will be the driver's responsibility to inform Race Director or the Time Marshall in the event there is a change of kart.

[b]2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE[/b]
Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying races - Race 1 starting grid will be based on current my-kart race seedings. Race 2 starting grid will be based on the reverse order of Race 1's starting grid. Points will be awarded and accumulated from Race 1 and 2.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on the total points accumulated from the 2 qualifying heats. Starting grid for the final will depend on he points accumulated during the qualifying races.

(iii) In the case where two drivers sharing the same kart, end up in the same final group, then the driver with the higher total points will take the assigned kart. The driver with the lower total points, will need to select another available kart.

[b]3.0 RACE LENGTH[/b]
Each heat and final will run for 8 laps.

[b]4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS[/b]
There will be no driver categories within K1/K2 (ie, no K1/K2 45, K1/K2 70).

[b]5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on current my-kart seedings.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on the reverse order of Race 1's starting grid.

(iii) change of karts: There will not be any kart changes in the K1/K2 series. Karts that are damaged due to [b]racing incidents[/b] will be pulled out of the event and fixed. There is no guarantee that the the damaged kart will be ready for the next race. Spare karts will be use only when it is damaged due to reasons not caused by the driver such as engine seizure, brake failure, etc.

All positions in qualifying will be eligible for points even though the driver may not have finished the race through retirement or disqualification.

[b]6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The most number of points scored over the 2 qualifying races will determine which final the driver falls into.

If two drivers who share the same kart, fall into the same final grouping, then the driver with the higher number of points in qualifying will use the assigned kart. The second driver will need to select another available kart for the final race.

The starting order for the finals will be in order of the total points scored, with the highest score at pole position.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.

Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, only the best 8 out of 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. Drivers who score in 9 or 10 events will thus have to drop the lowests scores from the overall total.

[b]7.0 FEE & PRICING[/b]
The pricing for the K1 series will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for the series are as follows

Security Deposit of RM600 per K1 driver and RM300 per K2 driver is payable in full prior to each race, and must be maintained at RM600 / RM300 throughout the season. Any costs arising from loss or damage to karts will be deducted from this deposit amount.
K1 Event fee = RM 200 per driver per event
K2 Event fee = RM 190 per driver per event
Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is accepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

[b]8.0 ARBITRATION[/b]
The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

[b]9.0 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR K1 PARTICIPATION[/b]

[b]9.1 Club Membership [/b]
The K1/K2 series is open to paid up members of Kelab my-KART Selangor only. Participants must show a valid Kelab my-KART Selangor Membership Card.

[b]9.2 Deposit[/b]
Participants must pay a refundable deposit of RM600/RM300 prior to joining a K1/K2 event. Any cost of damages will be deducted from this deposit. Participants must "top up" the deposit back up to RM600/RM300, prior to each K1/K2 event. The deposit will be refunded only at the end of each K1/K2 season.

[b]9.3 Driver Competency[/b]
Participants must demonstrate a sufficient level of competency accrued from experience in running or racing karts at 100cc or 125 cc level. [b]"Chicken Wing sessions"[/b] may be used to assess skills at the 100cc or 125cc level.

Note: The Chicken Wing Session is an informal session for hard core / senior my-karters a.k.a buaya(s) to have fun while practicing. Senior karters also use these sessions to coach newbies or anyone wishing to improve upon request. It is also use by the Kelab to assess and evaluate any driver seeking to upgrade their karting grade (K4, K3, K2, K1) to a higher level upon request.

[b]9.4 Safety Record[/b]
Participants must have a good safety record.

[b]9.5 Other eligibility criteria[/b]
[b]In addition to the Kelab’s K1/K2 drivers, there may be others in the following categories wishing to participate in the K1/K2 race series:-[/b]

[b]9.5.1 "Returnees"[/b]
1.1 Refers to karters who have participated in my-KART events in the past, but who may not have participated in club events in the preceding year or more.
1.2 The eligibility criteria will apply.
1.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.2 "Talented Outsiders"[/b].
2.1 Includes karters who have never joined my-KART events at all, but who may have participated in recognised external events, such as AAM / MAM sanctioned events.
2.2 Includes owners of private 100cc or 125 cc karts.
2.3 The eligibility criteria will apply.
2.4 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.3 "Invited Guests"[/b]
3.1 Includes experienced karters, usually known personalities in the motorsports fraternity, who may from time to time, be invited by Kelab my-KART Selangor to participate in K1/K2 level events for promotional purposes.
3.2. The eligibility criteria will not apply, because these karters will only be allowed to participate in the K1/K2 event on a "one-off" basis.

[b]9.5.4 "Leapfroggers"[/b]
4.1 This refers to Kelab my-KART Selangor K3 Members, who have not participated in K2 events, but wish to participate in K1 events.
4.2 The eligibility criteria will apply. (Hence in a case where the K3 member has no experience with 100 or 125 cc karts, the member will not be eligible for participation in the K1 series).
4.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.5 Demerit System[/b]
5.1 The club will implement a "demerit" system.
5.2 Incidents involving K1/K2 participants will be recorded. Incidents to be recorded against the K1/K2 participant will include cases where the K1/K2 participant was involved in some or all of the following: caused an accident, caused damage to their own kart, caused damage to other karts, or caused an injury.
5.3 The Main Committee reserves the right to ban the participant from future K1/K2 events.
5.4 The Main Committee reserves the right to change the participant's membership status, or even revoke membership in serious cases.
End.

[b]9.6 Main Committee has Final Say[/b]
Eligibility to participate in the K1 series to be officially signed off by the Main Committee of Kelab my-kart Selangor.

[b]10.0 Supplementary Regulations (Technical)[/b]

2008 DRIVERS series - K1 category (125cc) rules discussion

2008 will see a K1 series. The K1 category in the annual DRIVERS series is run on 125cc karts. This is the ultimate amateur category is reserved for experienced karters, and for those who have had significant race experience in either the 100cc or 125cc categories. This category is the final bridge towards full fledged sanctioned competition karting.

Eligibility depends on proven track record in my-KART DRIVERS K2 series, or validated experience in other racing categories.

[b]********UPDATE FROM THE KELAB my-KART SELANGOR GENERAL COMMITTEE*****[/b]
Below is an extract of the minutes of meeting held on Sat 15th Dec 2007.

KELAB my-KART SELANGOR
MINUTES OF GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING

Date : 15th December 2007

Time : 6.00 PM

Venue : City Karting, Shah Alam

Attendance :
Fazlur Rahman
Mohamed Yusnee Rahmat Yusof
Shahrul Azlan Ariffin
Gnow chui Luen
Ng Wei Li
Nazarudin Nordin

2. Overview of the K1 series

2.1 The K1 series will use the new 125cc CRG/PRD karts from City Karting.
2.2 There will be 10 rounds of K1 in 2008. The K1 series will commence from round 1 of the 2008 season, currently planned for 12th January 2008.
2.3. The K1 series will be the highest tier offer from Kelab my-KART Selangor, and a step closer to competitive racing at 125cc level or other higher forms of motorsports.
2.4 The cost of participation is RM(still tbd) per round for eligible participants.
2.5 The key difference will be the liability for any damage to the karts.
2.5.1 Participants are liable to pay up to RM600 in damages to their karts.
2.5.2 Inspection of damages to be done post-incident and damage costs agreed on the spot.
2.5.3 Kelab my-KART Selangor will not be liable for any damage caused by participants.

3.0 Eligibility to participate in the K1 Series. The following criteria have been agreed:

3.1 The K1 series is open to paid up members of Kelab my-KART Selangor only. Participants must show a valid Kelab my-KART Selangor Membership Card with the the experience level up to "K1" (black colour).
3.2 Participants must pay a refundable deposit of RM600 prior to joining a K1 event.
3.2.1 Any cost of damages will be deducted from this deposit.
3.2.2 Participants must "top up" the deposit back up to RM600, prior to each K1 event.
3.2.3. The deposit will be refunded only at the end of each K1 season.
3.3 Participants must demonstrate sufficient experience in running or racing karts at 100cc or 125 cc level. "Chicken Wing sessions" may be used to assess skills at the 100cc or 125cc level.
3.4 Participants must have a good safety record.
3.5 Eligibility to participate in the K1 series to be officially signed off by the General Committee.

4.0 The proposed eligibility criteria was tested against the following scenario:
4.1 "Returnees".
4.1.1 Refers to karters who have participated in my-KART events in the past, but who may have not participated in club events in the preceding year or more.
4.1.2 The eligibility criteria will apply.
4.1.3 Approval from General Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.
4.2 "Talented Outsiders".
4.2.1 Includes karters who have never joined my-KART events at all, but who may have participated in recognised external events, such as AAM sanctioned events.
4.2.2 Includes owners of private 100cc or 125 cc karts.
4.2.3 The eligibility criteria will apply.
4.2.4 Approval from General Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.
4.3 "Invited Guests"
4.3.1 Includes experienced karters, usually known personalities in the motorsports fraternity, who may from time to time, be invited by Kelab my-KART Selangor to participate in K1 level events for promotional purposes.
4.3.2. The eligibility criteria will not apply, because these karters will only be allowed to participate in the K1 event on a "once-off" basis.
4.4 "Leapfroggers"
4.4.1 This refers to Kelab my-KART Selangor K3 Members, who have not participated in K2 events, but wish to participate in K1 events.
4.4.2 The eligility criteria will apply. (Hence in a case where the K3 member has no experience with 100 or 125 cc karts, the member will not be eligible for participation in the K1 series).
4.4.3 Approval from General Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

5.0 Demerit System
5.1 The club will implement a "demerit" system.
5.2 Incidents involving K1 participants will be recorded. Incidents to be recorded against the K1 participant will include cases where the K1 participant was involved in some or all of the following: caused an accident, caused damage to their own kart, caused damage to other karts, or caused an injury.
5.3 The General Committee reserves the right to ban the participant from future K1 events.
5.4 The General Committee reserves the right to change the participant's membership status, or even revoke membership in serious cases.

6.0 Any other business
6.1 Chicken Wing Sessions
6.1.1 These refer to ad-hoc karting sessions that will be run for the purpose of evaluating the skills and behaviour of karter.
6.1.2 Proposal for these sessions to be run by a minimum of 1 Club Committee member, and 1 senior karter with minimum 100cc experience.
6.1.3 Details of these sessions to be formalised in a separate meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7.30 pm.

Kelab my-KART Selangor

Prepared by

Shahrul Azlan Ariffin
Treasurer
Date: 15-Dec-2007

Approved by:

Fazlur Rahman Zainuddin
President
Date:
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DRAFT: DRIVERS K1 Rules & Regulations

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

The K1 series aims to provide the opportunity for my-KART members to get one step closer to competitive kart racing. There will be 125 cc CRG karts dedicated to the club for this series. As such, participation in this series will be selective and limited to ensure only drivers with the right skill level, experience and behaviour are included at this level.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

1.1 DRIVER AND KART ALLOCATION

The K1 series will allow but not necessarily limited to 20 primary drivers. There will be 2 drivers assigned to one kart for the duration of the season.
Driver allocation to karts will be based on the closest physical fit between the 2 drivers, based on weight and height.

1.2 WEIGHT/BALLAST

The minimum weight for driver and kart shall be 160 kg at all times. Should the combined weight of driver and kart fall below this minimum threshold, ballasts shall be added to meet the said minimum weight.

1.3 TRANSPONDER

Transponders are not required. The driver may if he so wish, rent the transponder from City Karting at his own cost and be solely responsible for any damages or losses to it due to any incident(s) whatsoever.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying heats - Heat 1 starting grid will be based on current my-kart race seedings. [b]Heat 2 starting grid will be based on the reverse order of Heat 1's starting grid[/b]. Points will be awarded and accumulated from Heats 1 and 2.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on the total points accumulated from the 2 qualifying heats.

(iii) In the case where two drivers sharing the same kart, end up in the same final group, then the driver with the higher total points will take the assigned kart. The driver with the lower total points, will need to select another available kart.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each heat and final will run for about 10 minutes each. This equates to approx 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

There will be no driver categories within K1 (ie, no K1/45, K1/70).

5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on current my-kart seedings.

(ii) [b]For the 2nd qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on the reverse order of Heat 1's starting grid[/b].

(iii) change of karts: There will not be any kart changes in the K1 series. Karts that are damaged or need repairs, will be pulled out of the event and fixed. There is no guarantee that the the damaged kart will be ready for the next race.

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The most number of points scored over the 2 qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into.

If two drivers who share the same kart, fall into the same final grouping, then the driver with the higher number of points in qualifying will use the assigned kart. The second driver will need to select another available kart for the final race.

The starting order for the finals will be in order of the total points scored, with the highest score at pole position.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, only the best 8 out of 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. Drivers who score in 9 or 10 events will thus have to drop the lowests scores from the overall total.

7.0 DRIVER WEIGHTS AND THE 2008 WEIGHT CATEGORY

See 1.2

8.0 FEE & PRICING

The pricing for the K1 series will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for the series are as follows

  • Security Deposit = RM600 per driver payable in full prior to each race, and must be maintained at RM600 throughout the season. Any costs arising from loss or damage to karts will be deducted from this deposit amount
  • Event fee = RM190 per driver per event

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is accepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

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[b]Kelab My-kart Selangor K1 Drivers Championship Supplementary Regulations 2008.[/b]

[b](a) Chassis[/b]
CRG Road Rebel /Dark Rider supplied by CK. Changes to chassis setup can only be done by CK mechanics and no external parties are allowed.

[b](b) Engine[/b]
Rotax FR125 Junior Max supplied by CK.
The cylinder is of Non-Power Valve type, liquid cooled,
reed valve two stroke. Drivers are prohibited from adjusting or changing any part of the engine or its accessories at all times.

[b](c) Transmission[/b]
Direct from engine to axle via a single length of chain. The clutch The clutch is engage at a maximum engine speed of 3000 rpm.

[b](d) Brakes[/b]
Hydraulic disc brakes operating on rear wheels only.

[b](e) Tyres[/b]
The control tyres are “JYM” hard compound slicks supplied by CK, subject to change.

[b](f) Weight[/b]
Minimum of 160 kg including driver at all times. The driver and kart shall be disqualified and excluded from the race if found below this weight.

[b](g) Age Limit[/b]
None

[b](h) Scrutineering[/b]
Any karts involved in an accident at any time must be presented to the Scrutineers for
rescrutineering before returning to the circuit. The Scrutineers reserve the right to impound any kart for
rescrutineering after a race to verify compliance with the regulations.

[b](i) Protective clothing[/b]
must be CIK approved and must be produced at the time of scrutineering.

[b](j). Weighing[/b]
All karts and drivers will be weighed during Scrutineering and after Time Trials, all Heats, and the Final. Karts that do not cross
the Finish Line at the end of a race may not be required to be weighed.
• Only Scrutineers and Officials are permitted in the weighing area. No mechanics are permitted anywhere near their karts
until after weighing.
• No solid, liquid or gaseous matter or substance is permitted to be added or given to a kart or driver from the time of the
dropping of the chequered flag and the weighing of the kart and driver.
• No kart or driver is permitted to leave the weighing area without the authorisation of the Chief Scrutineer.
• Any infringement of these provisions relating to the weighing procedures may entail the exclusion of the driver and kart
concerned.

[b](k). Point Scoring and Determination of Winners[/b]
As per current method applied for my-kart races for K4, K3 and K2.

[b](l). Start Procedure[/b]
• All starts will be rolling type. The grid shall be made up of two lines of karts.

• Competitors in a race will be released from the Parc Ferme area and will drive at a reasonable speed to the starting grid where they will be positioned in the proper starting order. Any competitor found driving at excessive speed in the Parc Ferme area will be penalized.

• Upon arrival at the starting grid, the driver will be positioned by the grid marshals. The Parc Ferme exit to the track will be closed to all drivers 5 minutes before the start of the race. Any driver still remaining at the Parc Ferme area will then only be allowed to join at the back of the Grid during the Warm-Up lap.

(m) A Green flag shall be waved by the Starter signaling the start of the Warm Up lap. Drivers must remain in thein starting grid order with the competitor starting from Pole position playing the role as leader of the formation in both laps. It is the responsibility of each driver to retain his grid position.

[b](n). Jump Start[/b]
• A “Jump Start” will be deemed to have occurred when a driver crosses the Start line ahead of his prescribed grid position at the start of the race.

• The penalty will be 10 seconds, which will be added to the total race time of the driver concerned.

[b](o). Finish[/b]
• The Chequered Flag will be dropped as the winner crosses the Finish Line and will be held stationery until the last driver completes the lap he is on.

• To be classified as a Finisher, a kart must cross the Finish Line under its own power with the driver seated in the normal driving position, not more than one minute after the fall of the Chequered Flag, and must have covered not less than half the race distance.

• As soon as the Chequered Flag has been shown to a driver at the end of the race, he must proceed directly, using only the authorised route, to the Parc Ferme.

• From the moment the driver has received the Chequered Flag until he is released from the Parc Ferme he is under Parc Ferme conditions and must make no alterations or adjustments to his kart or other materials or equipment.

[b](p). Restarting during the race[/b]
Once a kart is on the circuit, whether in practice or during the race, no outside assistance is permitted. Officials of the meet may assist a driver to move a stalled kart out of a dangerous position but will not assist to restart.

[b](q). Conduct[/b]
THE DRINKING OF ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR INTOXICATION BY ANY OTHER MEANS (e.g. NARCOTICS) IS
ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN AND ANY DRIVER AND CREW FOUND GUILTY OF SUCH AN OFFENCE WILL BE
IMMEDIATELY EXCLUDED FROM THE COMPETITION AND REMOVED FROM THE TRACK.

[b](r). Stopping the Race[/b]
• Should it be deemed necessary to stop the race due to an accident and on grounds of safety or any other reason, the Red Flag shall be shown by the Clerk of Course at the Start Line and all other Flag Marshalls shall show a Red Flag to indicate the race has been stopped. All drivers will immediately stop racing and continue to the Start Line, being prepared to stop at any
• point as requested by an Official. The result of stopping the race is as follows:

• Should 75% of the race be completed, it shall be deemed a race and the result be the finishing order at the end of the lap preceding the stopping.
• Should less than 2 laps have been completed, the race shall be re-run in full and the 1st start be null and void.

• Should more than 2 laps but less than 75% of the race been completed, the race will be restarted with the race distance being the original race distance less the laps completed by the race leader before the signal was given to
• stop was given.

[b](s). Protests[/b]
Refer to current my-kart procedure

[b](t). Postponement[/b]
At the discretion of the Organiser, the meeting or part may be postponed or cancelled.

[b](u). Advertising[/b]
Prior Approval from my-kart is required.

[b](v). Flag Signals[/b]
The following signals will be used:

Green Flag - Start of race or practice

Blue Flag - (Only shown to drivers who are being lapped and are a
minimum of one lap behind).
Stationery - you are being lapped, keep to your line.
Waved – a driver wishes to overtake, let him pass.

Yellow Flag - Danger, slow down, it is forbidden to overtake.
Waved – extreme danger, be prepared to stop.

Black Flag with Orange Disc and Number - Stop for a technical defect. The driver may continue after repairs.

White Flag - Slow moving vehicle on the track.

Yellow Flag with Red Stripes - Deterioration of adhesion (eg.oil, water).

Green Flag - All clear.

Black Triangle & White Triangle Flag with Number - Last warning before exclusion following unsporting behaviour.

Black Flag with Number Driver to immediately go to Pits and report to the Clerk of the Course, who may or may not permit him to rejoin the race.

Red Flag All drivers will immediately stop racing and continue towards the Start Line, being prepared to stop at any point as requested by an Official.

All drivers must be in possession of a valid Kelab my-kart ID which must be produced for inspection on demand at anytime during the race.

DRIVER Series: K1 Series Registration and Payment Process

[b]For K1 Participants:[/b]

This is the Registration and Payment process priot to your participation in the K1 series:

i) [b]Membership[/b]: All K1 participants MUST be members of Kelab my-KART Selangor. If not already a member, then participants need to apply for membership via the current membership application & payment process.

ii) [b]Security Deposit[/b]. Each participant is required to pay a security deposit of RM600 prior to participation in the K1 series.
The security deposit is refundable only at the end of the 2008 season, or if the participant decides to permanently leave the K1 series, or is refused further participation in the K1 series.
The security deposit will be used to pay for any loss or damages to the participant's kart (amount to be agreed on the day on incident with City Karting).

[b]Methods of paying the RM600 security deposit:[/b]
a) Payment to my-KART Promotions Sdn Bhd bank account MBB 512754306333 at any Maybank branch:
- by cheque (needs to clear by Jan 10th)
- by cash deposit machine
- Pls submit copy of bank-in slip to Club Treasurer as proof of deposit before Round 1 (Jan 12th).

b) On Round 1 (Jan 12th) - RM600 cash only together with the day's event fee.

[b]If you have any queries, please call the Club Treasurer (Azlan) at 012-3904887.[/b]

DRIVERS series: 2010 K1/K2 Rules & Regulations / Eligibility

[b]DRIVERS K1/K2 Rules & Regulations[/b]

[b]1.0 OBJECTIVES[/b]
The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere and reliance on volunteer efforts.

The K1/K2 series aims to provide the opportunity for my-KART members to get one step closer to competitive kart racing. A number of 125cc Rotax Junior race karts are dedicated to the club for this series. As such, participation in this series will be selective and limited to ensure only drivers with the right skill level, experience and behaviour are included at this level. The difference between the K1 and K2 categories will be the compound of tyres - soft for the K1 category.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

[b]1.1 DRIVER AND KART ALLOCATION[/b]
The K1/K2 series will be limited to a maximum of 16 drivers per category or to the number of available rental karts provided by the operator. There will be 2 drivers assigned to one kart for the duration of the season.

Driver allocation to karts will be based on the closest physical fit between the 2 drivers, based on weight and height.

[b]1.2 WEIGHT/BALLAST[/b]
The minimum total weight for kart and driver will be 160 kg and 145 kg for K1 and K2 respectively at all times. Should the combined weight of driver and kart fall below this minimum threshold, ballasts shall be added to meet the minimum weight. It is the driver's sole responsibility to ensure that the minimum weight requirement is at all times met (before and after race). A driver will be disqualified (DQ) if this rule is breached.

[b]1.3 TRANSPONDER[/b]
Transponders will be use for timing management. It will be the driver's responsibility to inform Race Director or the Time Marshall in the event there is a change of kart.

[b]2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE[/b]
Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying races - Race 1 starting grid will be based on current my-kart race seedings. Race 2 starting grid will be based on the reverse order of Race 1's starting grid. Points will be awarded and accumulated from Race 1 and 2.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on the total points accumulated from the 2 qualifying heats. Starting grid for the final will depend on he points accumulated during the qualifying races.

(iii) In the case where two drivers sharing the same kart, end up in the same final group, then the driver with the higher total points will take the assigned kart. The driver with the lower total points, will need to select another available kart.

[b]3.0 RACE LENGTH[/b]
Each heat and final will run for 8 laps.

[b]4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS[/b]
There will be no driver sub-categories within K1/K2 (ie, no K1/K2 45, K1/K2 70).

[b]5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on current my-kart seedings.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on the reverse order of Race 1's starting grid.

(iii) change of karts: There will not be any kart changes in the K1/K2 series. Karts that are damaged due to [b]racing incidents[/b] will be pulled out of the event and fixed. There is no guarantee that the damaged kart will be ready for the next race. Spare karts will be use only when it is damaged due to reasons not caused by the driver such as engine seizure, brake failure, etc.

All positions in qualifying will be eligible for points even though the driver may not have finished the race through retirement or disqualification.

[b]6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The most number of points scored over the 2 qualifying races will determine which final the driver falls into.

If two drivers who share the same kart, fall into the same final grouping, then the driver with the higher number of points in qualifying will use the assigned kart. The second driver will need to select another available kart for the final race.

The starting order for the finals will be in order of the total points scored, with the highest score at pole position.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.

*Final Race Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

*there will not be any DNS, DNQ and DNF points for the qualifying races. If a driver falls into either of these classification, the driver will be classified last in the qualifying order and will collect whatever points eligible for last position.

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, only the best 8 out of 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. Drivers who score in 9 or 10 events will thus have to drop the lowests scores from the overall total.

[b]7.0 FEE & PRICING[/b]
The pricing for the K1 series will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for the series are as follows

Security Deposit of RM600 per K1 AND K2 driver is payable in full prior to each race, and must be maintained at RM600 throughout the season. Any costs arising from loss or damage to karts will be deducted from this deposit amount.
K1 Event fee = RM 230 per driver per event
K2 Event fee = RM 200 per driver per event
Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is accepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

[b]8.0 ARBITRATION[/b]
The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

[b]9.0 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR K1 PARTICIPATION[/b]

[b]9.1 Club Membership [/b]
The K1/K2 series is open to paid up members of Kelab my-KART Selangor only. Participants must show a valid Kelab my-KART Selangor Membership Card.

[b]9.2 Deposit[/b]
Participants must pay a refundable deposit of RM600 prior to joining a K1/K2 event. Any cost of damages will be deducted from this deposit. Participants must "top up" the deposit back up to RM600, prior to each K1/K2 event. The deposit will be refunded only at the end of each K1/K2 season.

[b]9.3 Driver Competency[/b]
Participants must demonstrate a sufficient level of competency accrued from experience in running or racing karts at 100cc or 125 cc level. [b]"Chicken Wing sessions"[/b] may be used to assess skills at the 100cc or 125cc level.

Note: The Chicken Wing Session is an informal session for hard core / senior my-karters a.k.a buaya(s) to have fun while practicing. Senior karters also use these sessions to coach newbies or anyone wishing to improve upon request. It is also use by the Kelab to assess and evaluate any driver seeking to upgrade their karting grade (K4, K3, K2, K1) to a higher level upon request.

[b]9.4 Safety & Ethical Record[/b]
Participants must have a good safety record as well as demonstrate the right ethical behaviours in line with the my-kart objectives. This will need to be demonstrated over a period of few races in the lower category.

[b]9.5 Other eligibility criteria[/b]
[b]In addition to the Kelab’s K1/K2 drivers, there may be others in the following categories wishing to participate in the K1/K2 race series:-[/b]

[b]9.5.1 "Returnees"[/b]
1.1 Refers to karters who have participated in my-KART events in the past, but who may not have participated in club events in the preceding year or more.
1.2 The eligibility criteria will apply.
1.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.2 "Talented Outsiders"[/b].
2.1 Includes karters who have never joined my-KART events at all, but who may have participated in recognised external events, such as AAM / MAM sanctioned events.
2.2 Includes owners of private 100cc or 125 cc karts.
2.3 The eligibility criteria will apply.
2.4 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.3 "Invited Guests"[/b]
3.1 Includes experienced karters, usually known personalities in the motorsports fraternity, who may from time to time, be invited by Kelab my-KART Selangor to participate in K1/K2 level events for promotional purposes.
3.2. The eligibility criteria will not apply, because these karters will only be allowed to participate in the K1/K2 event on a "one-off" basis.

[b]9.5.4 "Leapfroggers"[/b]
4.1 This refers to Kelab my-KART Selangor K3 Members, who have not participated in K2 events, but wish to participate in K1 events.
4.2 The eligibility criteria will apply. (Hence in a case where the K3 member has no experience with 100 or 125 cc karts, the member will not be eligible for participation in the K1 series).
4.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.5 Demerit System[/b]
5.1 The club will implement a "demerit" system.
5.2 Incidents involving K1/K2 participants will be recorded. Incidents to be recorded against the K1/K2 participant will include cases where the K1/K2 participant was involved in some or all of the following: caused an accident, caused damage to their own kart, caused damage to other karts, or caused an injury.
5.3 The Main Committee reserves the right to ban the participant from future K1/K2 events.
5.4 The Main Committee reserves the right to change the participant's membership status, or even revoke membership in serious cases.
End.

[b]9.6 Main Committee has Final Say[/b]
Eligibility to participate in the K1/K2 series to be officially signed off by the Main Committee of Kelab my-kart Selangor.

[b]10.0 Supplementary Regulations (Technical)[/b]

DRIVERS series: 2011 K1 Rules & Regulations / Eligibility

[b]DRIVERS K1/K2 Rules & Regulations[/b]

[b]1.0 OBJECTIVES[/b]
The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

The K1 series aims to provide the opportunity for my-KART members to get one step closer to competitive kart racing. There will be 125cc race karts dedicated to the club for this series. As such, participation in this series will be selective and limited to ensure only drivers with the right skill level, experience and behaviour are included at this level.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

[b]1.1 DRIVER AND KART ALLOCATION[/b]
The K1 series will be limited to available karts prepared by the Operators. For the 2011 season, the Operator will prepare 15 karts, equaling 30 available seats. However, my-kart may set aside a few karts as spares. Any additional demand for kart seats will need to be notified to the Operator at least ONE week in advance of the race event.

Driver allocation to karts will be based on the closest physical fit between the 2 drivers, based on weight and height.

[b]1.2 WEIGHT/BALLAST[/b]
The minimum total weight for the driver will be 72 kg for K1 at all times. Should the weight of driver fall below this minimum threshold, ballasts shall be added to meet the minimum weight. It is the driver's sole responsibility to ensure that the minimum weight requirement is at all times met (before and after race). A driver will be disqualified (DQ) if this rule is breached.

[b]1.3 TRANSPONDER[/b]
Transponders will be use for timing management. It will be the driver's responsibility to inform Race Director or the Time Marshall in the event there is a change of kart.

[b]2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE[/b]
Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying races - Race 1 starting grid will be based on current my-kart race seedings. Race 2 starting grid will be based on the reverse order of Race 1's starting grid. Points will be awarded and accumulated from Race 1 and 2.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on the total points accumulated from the 2 qualifying heats. Starting grid for the final will depend on he points accumulated during the qualifying races.

(iii) In the case where two drivers sharing the same kart, end up in the same final group, then the driver with the higher total points will take the assigned kart. The driver with the lower total points, will need to select another available kart.

[b]3.0 RACE LENGTH[/b]
Each heat and final will run for 8 laps.

[b]4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS[/b]
There will be no weight based driver categories within K1.

[b]5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on current my-kart seedings.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, karts and drivers will be assigned to each grid position based on the reverse order of Race 1's starting grid.

(iii) change of karts: There will not be any kart changes in the K1 series. Karts that are damaged due to [b]racing incidents[/b] will be pulled out of the event and fixed. There is no guarantee that the the damaged kart will be ready for the next race. Spare karts will be use only when it is damaged due to reasons not caused by the driver such as engine seizure, brake failure, etc.

All positions in qualifying will be eligible for points even though the driver may not have finished the race through retirement or disqualification.

[b]6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY[/b]
Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The most number of points scored over the 2 qualifying races will determine which final the driver falls into.

If two drivers who share the same kart, fall into the same final grouping, then the driver with the higher number of points in qualifying will use the assigned kart. The second driver will need to select another available kart for the final race.

The starting order for the finals will be in order of the total points scored, with the highest score at pole position.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.

Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, all 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship. This is different from the previous year's practice of 8 scores out of 10.

[b]7.0 FEE & PRICING[/b]
The pricing for the K1 series will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for the series are as follows

Security Deposit of RM600 per K1 driver is payable in full prior to each race, and must be maintained at RM600 throughout the season. Any costs arising from loss or damage to karts will be deducted from this deposit amount.

K1 Event fee = RM 230 per driver per event or for drivers paying for the full year, RM2000 for 10 races payable before the first race of 2011.

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is accepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

[b]8.0 ARBITRATION[/b]
The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

[b]9.0 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR K1 PARTICIPATION[/b]

[b]9.1 Club Membership [/b]
The K1 series is open to paid up members of Kelab my-KART Selangor only. Participants must show a valid Kelab my-KART Selangor Membership Card.

[b]9.2 Deposit[/b]
Participants must pay a refundable deposit of RM600 prior to joining a K1 event. Any cost of damages will be deducted from this deposit. Participants must "top up" the deposit back up to RM600, prior to each K1 event. The deposit will be refunded only at the end of each K1 season.

[b]9.3 Driver Competency[/b]
Participants must demonstrate a sufficient level of competency accrued from experience in running or racing karts at 100cc or 125 cc level. [b]"Chicken Wing sessions"[/b] may be used to assess skills at the 100cc or 125cc level.

Note: The Chicken Wing Session is an informal session for hard core / senior my-karters a.k.a buaya(s) to have fun while practicing. Senior karters also use these sessions to coach newbies or anyone wishing to improve upon request. It is also use by the Kelab to assess and evaluate any driver seeking to upgrade their karting grade (K4, K3, K2, K1) to a higher level upon request.

[b]9.4 Safety Record[/b]
Participants must have a good safety record.

[b]9.5 Other eligibility criteria[/b]
[b]In addition to the Kelab’s K1 drivers, there may be others in the following categories wishing to participate in the K1 race series:-[/b]

[b]9.5.1 "Returnees"[/b]
1.1 Refers to karters who have participated in my-KART events in the past, but who may not have participated in club events in the preceding year or more.
1.2 The eligibility criteria will apply.
1.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.2 "Talented Outsiders"[/b].
2.1 Includes karters who have never joined my-KART events at all, but who may have participated in recognised external events, such as AAM / MAM sanctioned events.
2.2 Includes owners of private 100cc or 125 cc karts.
2.3 The eligibility criteria will apply.
2.4 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.3 "Invited Guests"[/b]
3.1 Includes experienced karters, usually known personalities in the motorsports fraternity, who may from time to time, be invited by Kelab my-KART Selangor to participate in K1/K2 level events for promotional purposes.
3.2. The eligibility criteria will not apply, because these karters will only be allowed to participate in the K1 event on a "one-off" basis.

[b]9.5.4 "Leapfroggers"[/b]
4.1 This refers to Kelab my-KART Selangor K3 Members, who have not participated in K2 events, but wish to participate in K1 events.
4.2 The eligibility criteria will apply. (Hence in a case where the K3 member has no experience with 100 or 125 cc karts, the member will not be eligible for participation in the K1 series).
4.3 Approval from Main Committee required before inclusion as a K1 participant.

[b]9.5.5 Demerit System[/b]
5.1 The club will implement a "demerit" system.
5.2 Incidents involving K1 participants will be recorded. Incidents to be recorded against the K1 participant will include cases where the K1 participant was involved in some or all of the following: caused an accident, caused damage to their own kart, caused damage to other karts, or caused an injury.
5.3 The Main Committee reserves the right to ban the participant from future K1 events.
5.4 The Main Committee reserves the right to change the participant's membership status, or even revoke membership in serious cases.
End.

[b]9.6 Main Committee has Final Say[/b]
Eligibility to participate in the K1 series to be officially signed off by the Main Committee of Kelab my-kart Selangor.

[b]10.0 Supplementary Regulations (Technical)[/b]

DRIVERS series (K3) rules and formats - 2011

1.0 OBJECTIVES

The my-KART events aim to popularise grassroots motorsports, particularly karting by making participation in regular karting events accessible and affordable for its members. my-KART realises that there are a significant number of casual and semi-serious karting enthusiasts who would like to have the opportunity to participate in affordable racing events. In doing so, my-KART emphasises safety and fun above all. my-KART also aims at developing the amateur karting community, and thus the group and events will be conducted in a friendly atmosphere.

Given that my-KART events are conducted using primarily rental karts, it is likely that kart performances will vary significantly. The event format that is described below intends to minimise the "luck of the draw" as best possible. my-KART events are also aimed at balancing the skill levels and the kart performance as far as possible.

The purpose of this document is to set out the event formats and rules which meet the above objectives.

2.0 OVERVIEW OF RACE

Typically, the race is split into two segments for each driver and category:
(i) 2 qualifying races - points collected to determine order for choosing karts in final. The qualifying heats are conducted as individual races, and points are scored based on the drivers finishing positions in the qualifying races. By doing so, we do not need to depend on timing systems which can often be unreliable, and this will allow more excitement for participants.

(ii) 1 final - points will score towards the league table. Each driver will participate in one final each, but their groupings will be dependent on how well they scored in the combined qualifying races.

3.0 RACE LENGTH

Each heat and final will run for 8 laps.

4.0 DRIVER CATEGORIES AND EVENT GROUPINGS

The K3 category will be split into two weight categories:

  1. K3-45 - for drivers above the 45 kg weight up to less than 70kg
  2. K3-70 - for drivers 70kg and above in weight

For the event groupings, the total number of drivers are sorted in seed order. The drivers will be divided into groups of similar numbers. The number of drivers per group depends on the number of reasonably good karts. Consecutive seeded drivers will be split into different groups. Eg, seed 1 in group A, seed 2 in group B and so on.

5.0 QUALIFYING RACE FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

(i) For the 1st qualifying races, karts are assigned to each grid position. For example, kart number 1 may be assigned to grid number 1 and so on. Drivers will be assigned the grid positions based on their seeding order; ie highest seeded drivers start first. In the event of unseeded drivers, the order will be in favour of first registered driver.

(ii) For the 2nd qualifying races, drivers will start in the reverse grid order of the first qualifying. The karts assigned to each grid will remain in the same positions. For example, the driver that started on pole in the first qualifying heat will swap grid position and kart with the driver who started last in the previous heat, and so on.

(iii) change of karts: karts will only be changed if the organisers decide that it is either too slow / damaged / dangerous / too fast in comparison with the rest, or if certain drivers cannot fit into certain karts, or if a driver has driven the same kart in the previous qualifying race (applicable only during the qualifying segment).

Points will be score for each qualifying heat based on finishing positions, and accumulated to determine who gets the first choice of karts for the final. Even drivers who did not finish the qualifying race will still score points based on the ultimate classified position.


Points table (qualifying heats):
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1

6.0 FINAL FORMAT FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each driver will drive in only one final, although there may be more than one final. The points scored in the qualifying heats will determine which final the driver falls into. If there are odd number of drivers, then the final for top drivers will be more then the lower finals.

The top scoring drivers in qualifying will have first choice to the karts for the final. This will allow the driver who performed best in the qualifying heats the chance to choose the best available karts, and thus eliminate the "luck" factor in their final race. In a tie breaker, the driver with the higher seeding will choose first. If there is still a tie, the driver registered online first will have prior choice.

The starting order for the finals will be in reverse qualifying order (ie, the highest scoring driver in qualifying will start last in the finals - but have the benefit of the better kart). This will further allow drivers who may have had bad karts in the qualifying heats to have another chance to improve on their position for the DRIVERS championship.

A driver who DNFs (must return to pits on own power) will not score points even if they are in the top final runners. The next drivers in the lower final groups will benefit from the extra position gained from the DNF driver's demise.


Points table:
Position.....Score
1.............20
2.............16
3.............14
4.............12
5.............11
6.............10
7..............9
8..............8
9..............7
10.............6
11.............5
12.............4
13.............3
14.............2
15.............1
dns............0
dnq............0
dnf............0

There are 15 points scoring positions for the league table. Only the top 15 drivers in the finals share score points.

In the championship table, all 10 scores will count towards the final drivers' championship.

7.0 DRIVER WEIGHTS AND THE WEIGHT CATEGORY

Drivers within a category finals would be further sub-ranked within their weight categories. There will be two weight categories for 2011 - which is 70kg minimum and 45kg minimum. Weights are based on drivers own declaration and includes racing gear - from time to time, the my-KART organisers may test the driver weights, and should the drivers weigh less than the minimum limit, then they shall lose all the points scored up to that point, and shall be placed in the more appropriate weight category.

8.0 FEE & PRICING

The pricing for the K3 class will be set by the organisers and is subject to change due to market forces and with minimal notice. Currently the fees for a full K3 event is as follows:

  • K3 (80cc) = RM100 per driver per event

Fees are paid in full upon registration. Only cash is excepted. The fees will not be refunded if the driver does not complete the full event.

ARBITRATION

The my-KART event organisers has the final say.

PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING TO CATEGORY K1

PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING TO CATEGORY K1

Prerequisite : The applicant must have raced at least once in my-kart's category K3 before requesting for upgrading to K1.

Step 1 : Request to join K1 through any kelab my-kart committee member.

Step 2 : The main committee will evaluate whether the applicant can be considered for upgrading into K1.

Step 3 : The applicant if accepted will be under the committee's observation for at least the next 3 races in K3. The minimum 3 race observation period in K3 is to evaluate the applicant's level of sportsmanship, race ethics, safety practices and kart handling skills.

A session(s) on 100cc or 125cc may be required to complete the evaluation process.

Successful Applicants:
Successful applicants will be allowed to join the K1 race on probation for at least 3 races. Again, the minimum 3 race probation period in K1 will be use to gauge the driver's level of sportsmanship, race ethics, safety practices and kart handling skills.

Unsatisfactory Probation Period:
If the committee is not satisfied with the driver's performance for whatsoever reason during the the min 3 race probation period in K1, he/she will be demoted back to K3 and can only reapply for K1 in the next season.

Upgrading from K3 to K2 guidelines

policy

The general policy for upgrading from k3 is that drivers must be able to race in faster karts in a safe and ethical way. Drivers should also support my-kart's objectives.

guidelines

Drivers wishing to upgrade from k3 to k2 should be regulars of my-kart DRIVERS series events.

What is regular may change from time to time, but typically a driver who has recently participated in more than 3 DRIVERS series events can be considered regular. However, it is best that the 3 races are considered AFTER their application for upgrade in order for the committee to be able to consciously observe the applicant.

Drivers wishing to upgrade from k3 to k2 should also support my-kart's objectives.

While this is a subjective matter, the committee will be observing on and off track attitudes of the applicant. Volunteer work, good on track ethics, no negative experiences are some signs of drivers with the necessary requirements to meet the upgrade requirements.

Drivers must be members of the club and pay the required damage deposit. For the 2010 season, the damage deposit for both k1 & k2 are RM600. The damage deposit will be used if there are damages to your kart. Drivers are required to top up before they can participate in the next races.

Feel free to provide feedback on this thread.

Cessation of DRIVERS series in 2013

Since 2002, my-kart has been organising amateur rental karting events in its mission of popularising grassroots motorsports. We have now close to 10 full seasons of the DRIVERS series races, and we've in the past had the TEAMS series and once off events such as the Mad Mega Endurance races, with even an 8 hour race run in pouring rain!

Yes, we are a bunch of crazy, petrol breathing, adrenaline junkies. We are kids who never had the opportunity to pursue their dreams of being dashing racing car drivers. We are a group of pokai racing enthusiasts who one day decided to have a race amongst friends. And from that initial group of friends we became my-kart. Participants to our events reached as high as 60-70 on average at one time.

From the early days we started with the 80cc K3 category and gradually added the 100cc K2 category and then the 125cc K1 category.

All these could not have been possible without the great camaraderie, the passion and the great sportsmen & sportswomen amongst all of you. For that we are eternally grateful. True to the my-kart spirit of volunteerism, we have been able to organise all this together with your help. The passion for the sport, the values we hold dear, the respect we have for each other shines strongly through.

The my-kart values and the brand stands for the spirit of volunteerism, collaboration and teamwork.

Through all this, the best part is being able to meet so many great people and make many new friends. We've met people from different countries, and from very different backgrounds and from all ages. This is the beauty and diversity of my-kart that makes us proud. Along the way, we discovered some really fast drivers, hidden talent and consumate competitors. Some of them are making progress in track car racing, and even international single seater racing series. Imagine, some of these wouldn't have discovered their ability in racing without the my-kart platform. This is the cruel thing about motorsport - very few really get the opportunity to pursue their passions in racing.

Some of us wished we had been exposed at a much much younger age...

But as with all good things, there is an end.

A number of us core my-kart members have been deliberating this since the early part of 2012. You may remember that we made a call to members to restructure the various karting series in March 2012. Unfortunately, this was not possible at the time. Now as we head towards the end of the 2012 season, the time has come for us to make that very difficult decision to call it a day for my-kart's DRIVERS series... which is very much the core of my-kart. Some of us otais have been at this for the longest of times, and it is time for us to step away, as we need fresh new ideas and direction. We would have liked for other members to take over our roles, after all my-kart very much belongs to all of us. but I guess none wanted to.

So the next DRIVERS series race, Round 10 of the 2012 season will be the last DRIVERS series race of the era. 2013 will be a new year and the end of an old chapter.

The good news is that from our my-kart DRIVERS series, we have seen at least two new prominent amateur karting groups emerge - namely, the Initial Karting Competizione ("IKC") and the Kart Racing Development ("KRD") groups. Both have been successfully organising competitive amateur karting series through out 2012 - so the needs of the amateur racing enthusiast still lives on in IKC and KRD. We are confident that the sport we love so much will grow stronger.

Even so, we've always said that my-kart - the brand, its values, its purpose, its responsibility and its spirit is available for whomever wishes to take over from the otais. So do let us know if you wish to do this.

Until then, forza my-kart!

my-KART MEGA Enduro series

The my-KART Mega Enduro series was introduced in 2005 to add a teamworking element into the my-KART race series. The Mega Enduro series is run separately from the drivers' championship KART series. Typically a Enduro team comprises 4 drivers with an aggregate minimum weight. The race is run non-stop over a pre-determined period of time.

The Mega Enduro series aims to encourage other people to join my-KART race events as team members are required to look for drivers to participate and hence spreads the word around. It also enhances the membership bonding as drivers work together towards a common goal.

The Mega Enduro series emphasises consistency, race craft, adaptability, team strategy in addition to the prerequisites of individual driver racing skill.

As with all my-KART series, the Mega Enduro series emphasises the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

The details and rules of the Mega Enduro series are contained within this section.

1st Mega Endurance 2005 - regulations

The main regulations are defined separately.

1. ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Mr. Fazlur Rahman
Mr. Steward Hon Wai Loke
Mr. Julian Ng
Mr. Shahrul Azlan Ariffin
Mr. Ng Wei Li

2. TITLE OF EVENT AND DATE

MyKart Mega Endurance 2005
8th January 2005

3. STATUS

Closed â€" by invitation only.

4. ELIGIBLE COMPETITORS

Each entry will comprise 4 drivers each with a minimum age of 16 or above as at 1 January 2005. The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject any entry. There is no appeal against their decision.

5. ELIGIBLE KARTS

Only 80cc 2-stroke karts provided by City Karting Enterprise are eligible. All karts must have the same engine and carburetor specifications.

6. VENUE

Shah Alam Stadium Kart Circuit â€" clockwise direction.

7. EVENT PROGRAMME - SATURDAY, 8th JANUARY 2005


0800 hrs â€" 0845 hrs Registration, Weighing and Kart Balloting
0845 hrs â€" 0915 hrs Briefing
0915 hrs â€" 0930 hrs Free practice
1000 hrs â€" 1200 hrs MyME Race Start (120 minutes)
1230 hrs Prize Giving

8. ENTRIES

8.1 Entries open forthwith and close on 11th December 2004. Acceptance of entry is at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee who have the right to reject entries without giving reasons.

8.2 It is a condition of entry that competitors have no right to any claims against the Organising Committee, City Karting Enterprise, Sponsors and any one carrying out their duties.

8.3 Maximum number of entries accepted will be at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee. The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse an entry.

8.4 Maximum number of starters is 12.

8.5 Entry Fees: Per Entry: RM400
Payment must be made by cash. Cheque may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Committees. Any entry if found to have been presented with dishonoured cheque, will be deemed to not have entered the race. The decision of the Organising Committees on this matter is final.

If the race is stopped due to rain occuring after 50% of 2 hour race is run, the race is deemed to have been run & the final positions based on the number of laps completed. A separate event with the remaining time allocation may be held, subject to the decision of the Organising Committee, City Karting Enterprise & the participating drivers' majority consensus. If the race is stopped due to rain occuring at less than 50% of 2 hour race is run, a restart shall be made & the race run for the remaining race time. The time for this restart shall be decided by the Organising Committee & City Karting Enterprise.

The decision to stop the race due to the rain, shall be at the sole discretions of the Organising Committee ( in consultation with City Karting Enterprise)

If rain occurs before the start of the race, a driver's briefing will be held & the decision for the continuation or deferment of the race announced. Due to safety requirements, the race could be postponed to a later date. All participanting drivers MUST be at this drivers' briefing.

9. OFFICIALS

Joint Clerks of the Course : Mr. Fazlur Rahman, Mr. Shahrul Azlan Ariffin and Mr Julian Ng
Chief Course Marshal : To be nominated by City Karting Enterpirse
Chief Recovery : To be nominated by City Karting Enterpirse
Chief Timekeeper : To be nominated by City Karting Enterpirse
Chief Grid : To be nominated by City Karting Enterpirse
Chief Pit : To be nominated by City Karting Enterpirse

10. STARTING PROCEDURE â€" MyME 2005

Karts will be lined up to form a single line grid on the right hand side of the start/finish straight and the drivers will be lined up on the opposite side of the track. Upon the “START” signal being given, the drivers will run across the track to their respective karts. Karts will be lined up in accordance with the aggregated weight of the team in descending order (heaviest team on pole and so forth).

11. DRIVING TIME & REFUELING

11.1 Maximum cumulative driving time of each driver is 35 minutes.

11.2 Minimum cumulative driving time of each driver is 25 minutes.

11.3 Each team must enter the pit lane during the compulsory pit windows which are at the following times :

1025 hrs â€" 1035 hrs (or 25 minutes from race start) Compulsory Pit Window 1
1055 hrs â€" 1105 hrs (or 55 minutes from race start) Compulsory Pit Window 2
1125 hrs â€" 1135 hrs (or 85 minutes from race start) Compulsory Pit Window 3

11.4 Each team must refuel AT LEAST ONCE over the 120 minutes.

11.5 Any breach of the above rules will merit disqualification of the team from the results.

11.6 Each team must report on driver changes to the pit observer in writing.

12. MINIMUM WEIGHT

The minimum weight of all the team drivers (in full race trims) aggregated is 250kg. A penalty of 1 lap for each kilogram under the minimum weight will be imposed. All drivers must be weighed before 8:45am failing which a penalty of 1 lap will be imposed on the team for each driver that is late for weighing.

13. PITLANE SAFETY, PIT STOPS, RE-FUELLING AND REPAIRS

13.1 The outer lane is to be kept unobstructed to allow safe passage of karts at all times. Stopping in this lane is prohibited upon pain of a 1 lap penalty. The onus shall be on all DRIVERS to take all due care.

13.2 During refueling it is compulsory to stop the engine until refueling is completed and the fuel tank cap has been securely fastened. For safety reasons, only personnel from City Karting Enterprise may refuel the karts.

13.3 During a pit stop where only a change of driver is required, the engine can remain running so long as the kart is being held by another team driver.

13.4 During a pit stop, only City Karting Enterprise personnel may work on the car, except for lifting of karts and chain lubrication, which may be done by any of the team drivers.

13.5 Official fuel will be provided by City Karting Enterprise. No other fuel or additives are permitted.

13.6 If a kart is stranded on track, the driver must alight from the kart and raise his hand to signal for assistance. He may elect to push the kart back to the pitlane without outside help, IN THE DIRECTION OF RACING and outside the racing line. The penalty for any kart traveling in the counter flow direction will be DISQUALIFICATION.

13.7 If a kart cannot continue the race, the team may elect to change to a spare kart (subject to availability) with a penalty of 1 lap. Notification of any change in karts must be informed to the timekeeper by the team drivers IMMEDIATELY when this change has taken place. The replacement kart must also have a transponder which is in operating condition for lap timing purposes. The results of the team shall be the accumulative number of laps for the karts used by the team.

14. SAFETY CAR

14.1 In the event of incidences 1 safety car will enter the track from the pit exit.

14.2 All drivers must maintain their position. No overtaking is allowed unless instructed by the observer in the safety car.

14.3 Anyone found to have overtaken any competitor in front will receive a penalty of 1 lap.

14.4 When the track is cleared, the safety car will return to the pit and racing and overtaking will resume AFTER crossing the start/finish line. The lead car is to maintain the pace up to this point.

15. FINISH

15.1 To be declared as a finisher, a driver must take the chequered flag under the kart’s own power, and have covered 75% or more of the total laps covered by the winner. The result order will be based on the number of laps completed by the respective teams as follow:-
Highest number of laps - 1st
2nd highest number of laps - 2nd
3rd highest number of laps - 3rd
and so forth

15.2 In the event that 2 or more teams complete the same number of laps, their order will be in accordance with overall time taken to achieve this.

16. ORGANISING COMMITTEE’S RIGHTS

16.1 The Organising Committees may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than 10 entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.

16.2 Distribute the awards based on intermediate results at their discretion if through bona fide unforeseen circumstances, the competition is stopped before its completion.

16.3 Refuse an entry without giving any reason.

16.4 Deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.

16.5 The Clerk of the Course of this meeting has the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

17. SMOKING & CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in the pit or the track areas, ESPECIALLY in the vicinity of the refueling area. Teams may be disqualified or penalized upto 10 laps for violating this rule.

Mega Enduro - main regulations - 2005

The main regulations are detailed here.

1. ELIGIBLE KARTS

Only rental karts provided by circuit or kart operators are eligible. All karts must have the same engine and carburetor specifications. Kart performance will be as best efforts equal as possible.

2. RECOMMENDED EVENT PROGRAMME


+0000 > +0100 hrs Registration, Weighing and Kart Balloting
+0100 > +0130 hrs Briefing
+0130 > +0300 hrs Kart preparation
+0330 > +0530 hrs MKME Race Start (120 minutes)
+0600 > +0700 hrs Prize Giving

3. ENTRIES

3.1 Entries open forthwith and close on the defined closing date in the supplementary regulations. Acceptance of entry is at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee who have the right to reject entries without giving reasons.

3.2 It is a condition of entry that competitors have no right to any claims against the Organising Committee, Kart & Circuit Operators, Sponsors and any one carrying out their duties.

3.3 Maximum number of entries accepted will be at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee. The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse an entry.

3.4 Maximum number of starters will be determined in the supplementary regulations.

3.5 Entry Fees per team entry will be defined in the supplementary regulations. Payment must be made by cash. Cheque may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Committees. Any entry if found to have been presented with dishonoured cheque, will be deemed to not have entered the race. The decision of the Organising Committees on this matter is final.

3.6 If the race is stopped due to rain occuring after 50% of the full race length, the race is deemed to have been run & the final positions based on the number of laps completed. A separate event with the remaining time allocation may be held, subject to the decision of the Organising Committee, Kart and Circuit operators & the participating drivers' majority consensus. If the race is stopped due to rain occuring at less than 50% of the full race length is run, a restart shall be made & the race run for the remaining race time. The time for this restart shall be decided by the Organising Committee & Kart and Circuit operators.

3.7 The decision to stop the race due to the rain, shall be at the sole discretions of the Organising Committee (in consultation with Kart and Circuit operators). If rain occurs before the start of the race, a driver's briefing will be held & the decision for the continuation or deferment of the race announced. Due to safety requirements, the race could be postponed to a later date. All participanting drivers MUST be at this drivers' briefing.

4. OFFICIALS

4.1 Clerk of the Course:
4.2 Chief Course Marshal:
4.3 Chief Recovery:
4.4 Chief Timekeeper:
4.5 Chief Grid:
4.6 Chief Pit:

5. STARTING PROCEDURE

This will be covered in the event supplementary regulations.

6. DRIVING TIME & REFUELING

6.1 This will be detailed in the supplementary regulations.
6.2 Any breach of the above rules will merit disqualification of the team from the results.
6.3 Each team must report on driver changes to the pit observer in writing.

7. MINIMUM WEIGHT

The minimum weight is intended to provide all teams with equal competitiveness. The minimum weight of all the team drivers are measured in full race trim (racing suit, helmet, racing shoes and gloves). The minimum weights may change in each event, but as a guide, the average weights of male drivers will be 70kgs and average weights of female drivers will be 60kgs. This is subject to superceding in the supplementary regulations.

A penalty of 1 lap for each 5 kilograms under the minimum weight will be imposed. The penalty is imposed to discourage teams with light drivers. All drivers must be weighed before the closing time for driver weigh-ins. Failing which a penalty of 1 lap will be imposed on the team for each driver that is late for weighing.

8. PITLANE SAFETY, PIT STOPS, RE-FUELLING AND REPAIRS

8.1 The outer lane is to be kept unobstructed to allow safe passage of karts at all times. Stopping in this lane is prohibited upon pain of a 1 lap penalty. The onus shall be on all DRIVERS to take all due care.

8.2 During refueling it is compulsory to stop the engine until refueling is completed and the fuel tank cap has been securely fastened. For safety reasons, only personnel from Kart and Circuit operators may refuel the karts.

8.3 During a pit stop where only a change of driver is required, the engine can remain running so long as the kart is being held by another team driver.

8.4 During a pit stop, only Kart and Circuit operators personnel may work on the kart, except for lifting of karts and chain lubrication, which may be done by any of the team drivers.

8.5 Official fuel will be provided by Kart and Circuit operators. No other fuel or additives are permitted.

8.6 If a kart is stranded on track, the driver must alight from the kart and raise his hand to signal for assistance. He may elect to push the kart back to the pitlane without outside help, IN THE DIRECTION OF RACING and outside the racing line. The penalty for any kart traveling in the counter flow direction will be DISQUALIFICATION.

8.7 If a kart cannot continue the race, the team may elect to change to a spare kart (subject to availability) with a penalty of 1 lap. Notification of any change in karts must be informed to the timekeeper by the team drivers IMMEDIATELY when this change has taken place. The replacement kart must also have a transponder which is in operating condition for lap timing purposes. The results of the team shall be the accumulative number of laps for the karts used by the team.

9. SAFETY VEHICLES

9.1 In the event of incidences, 1 safety vehicle (either the yellow 2-seater kart or the scooter) will enter the track from the pit exit.

9.2 All drivers must maintain their position. The leading driver is required to hold position behind the safety vehicle. No overtaking is allowed unless instructed by the observer in the safety vehicle.

9.3 Anyone found to have overtaken any competitor in front will receive a penalty of 1 lap.

9.4 When the track is cleared, the safety vehicle will return to the pit and racing and overtaking will resume AFTER crossing the start/finish line. The lead kart is to maintain the pace up to this point.

10. FINISH

10.1 To be declared as a finisher, a driver must take the chequered flag under the kart’s own power, and have covered 75% or more of the total laps covered by the winner. The result order will be based on the number of laps completed by the respective teams as follow:-
Highest number of laps - 1st
2nd highest number of laps - 2nd
3rd highest number of laps - 3rd
and so forth

10.2 In the event that 2 or more teams complete the same number of laps, their order will be in accordance with overall time taken to achieve this.

11. KART / EQUIPMENT FAILURE

11.1 Any kart or equipment failures will not be compensated in either monetary or race finishing form. A kart failure may mean the end of the race for the particular team.

11.2 Transponder failures in whatever form will not be compensated to the team either. If a team loses lap counts due to transponder failures, it will be deemed as lost and not compensated.

12. ORGANISING COMMITTEE’S RIGHTS

12.1 The Organising Committees may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than 10 entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.

12.2 Distribute the awards based on intermediate results at their discretion if through bona fide unforeseen circumstances, the competition is stopped before its completion.

12.3 Refuse an entry without giving any reason.

12.4 Deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.

12.5 The Clerk of the Course of this meeting has the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

13. SMOKING & CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in the pit or the track areas, ESPECIALLY in the vicinity of the refueling area. Teams may be disqualified or penalized upto 10 laps for violating this rule.

MEGA Endurance supplementary regulations 2005

These supplementary regulations are intended to support the main regulations and are specific to the particular event.

1. Registration Closing Date:

12 hours before start of event registrations.

2. Maximum Number of Teams:

12 teams

3. Entry Fees:

RM700 per team of 4 drivers. This fee will cover the kart rental, Sepang track fee, St John's Ambulance and my-KART admin.

4. Starting Procedure:

4.1 Grid order: All drivers from each team will be weighed upon registration on the day. The aggregate weight of the drivers will determine the starting order for the endurance race. The heaviest team will start first, and the lightest last. Any team below the minimum weight will not be allowed to start.

4.2 Starting order: Teams will be sent out onto the circuit in the grid order. The teams will make a slow formation lap towards the grid without any overtaking. The teams will be required to stop on the grid at the designated positions by the track marshalls, and will be green flagged once the next team is within 3 kart lengths behind.

4.3 Kart failures on the formation lap: Any kart failure on the formation lap will not cause the start to be aborted, unless there are special circumstances deemed by the race director appropriate for a re-start (eg, multiple kart failures).

4.4 Aborted Start: This will be allowed under special circumstances. If the start is aborted, the re-start follows the same normal starting procedure.

5. Driving Time:

The race length is 90 minutes. The teams are required to change drivers (mandatory) during each of the 3 pitstop windows. The pitstop windows will be 10 minutes long each, and will be spaced equally apart during the full race duration.

6. Refuelling:

6.1 When to refuel: Each team may need to refuel during the course of the race. The team will need to determine when is the most appropriate time for the refuelling to take place. Refuelling can be carried out at any time deemed appropriate by the team during the race.

6.2 Where & How to refuel: The teams will be advised during the pre-race drivers briefing on the location of the refuelling bay. The engines will need to be switched off and the driver must alight from the kart for the refuelling. Refuelling can only be done by the Kart & Circuit Operator's crew.

7. Minimum Weight for drivers

The teams shall comprise 4 drivers each. The aggregate weights of all the 4 drivers must be no less than 280kgs. If practical, ballasts may be added to the underweight teams. The team's minimum weight requirement will be reduced by 10kgs for every female driver in the team. For example, if a team has 3 male and 1 female driver, the minimum weight shall be 280kg - 10kgs = 270kgs. Hence, a team comprising 4 female drivers shall have a minimum weight requirement of 240kgs.

Mega Enduro - main regulations - 2006

The main regulations are detailed here.

1. ELIGIBLE KARTS

Only rental karts provided by circuit or kart operators are eligible. All karts must have the same engine and carburetor specifications. Kart performance will be as best efforts equal as possible.

2. RECOMMENDED EVENT PROGRAMME


+0000 > +0100 hrs Registration, Weighing and Kart Balloting
+0100 > +0130 hrs Briefing
+0130 > +0300 hrs Kart preparation
+0330 > +0530 hrs my-KART ME Race Start (120 minutes)
+0600 > +0700 hrs Prize Giving

3. ENTRIES

3.1 Entries open forthwith and close on the defined closing date in the supplementary regulations. Acceptance of entry is at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee who have the right to reject entries without giving reasons.

3.2 It is a condition of entry that competitors have no right to any claims against the Organising Committee, Kart & Circuit Operators, Sponsors and any one carrying out their duties.

3.3 Maximum number of entries accepted will be at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee. The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse an entry.

3.4 Maximum number of starters will be determined in the supplementary regulations.

3.5 Entry Fees per team entry will be defined in the supplementary regulations. Payment must be made by cash. Cheque may be accepted at the discretion of the Organising Committees. Any entry if found to have been presented with dishonoured cheque, will be deemed to not have entered the race. The decision of the Organising Committees on this matter is final.

3.6 Participation is limited by invitation from the my-KART Organising Committee. Owners, management, employees and related parties of the Kart or Circuit operators may participate but are not eligible for position and points scoring whether as a team or individual driver.

3.7 All participating drivers MUST attend the drivers' briefing.

4. RACE DURATION

4.1 If the race is stopped due to rain occuring after 50% of the full race length, the race is deemed to have been run & the final positions are based on the number of laps completed. A separate event with the remaining time allocation may be held, subject to the decision of the Organising Committee, Kart and Circuit operators & the participating drivers' majority consensus. If the race is stopped due to rain occuring at less than 50% of the full race length is run, a restart shall be made & the race run for the remaining race time. The time for this restart shall be decided by the Organising Committee & Kart and Circuit operators.

4.2 The decision to stop the race due to the rain, shall be at the sole discretions of the Organising Committee (in consultation with Kart and Circuit operators). If rain occurs before the start of the race, a driver's briefing will be held & the decision for the continuation or deferment of the race announced. Due to safety requirements, the race could be postponed to a later date.

5. OFFICIALS

5.1 Clerk of the Course:
5.2 Chief Course Marshal:
5.3 Chief Recovery:
5.4 Chief Timekeeper:
5.5 Chief Grid:
5.6 Chief Pit:

6. STARTING PROCEDURE

This will be covered in the event supplementary regulations.

7. DRIVING TIME & REFUELING

7.1 This will be detailed in the supplementary regulations.

7.2 Any breach of the above rules will merit disqualification of the team from the results.

7.3 Each team must report on driver changes to the pit observer in writing.

8. MINIMUM WEIGHT

8.1 The minimum weight of all the team drivers are measured in full race trim (racing suit, helmet, racing shoes and gloves). The minimum weights may change in each event, but as a guide, the average weights of male drivers will be 67.5kgs and average weights of female drivers will be 57.5kgs. The minimum weight will be detailed in the supplementary regulations.

8.2 Any team under the minimum weight will need the appropriate ballasts fixed to the kart. Failing which the team will not be allowed to race. This penalty is imposed to discourage teams with light drivers.

8.3 All drivers must be weighed before the closing time for driver weigh-ins. Failing which a penalty of 1 lap will be imposed on the team for each driver that is late for weighing.

9. PITLANE SAFETY, PIT STOPS, RE-FUELLING AND REPAIRS

9.1 The outer lane is to be kept unobstructed to allow safe passage of karts at all times. Stopping in this lane is prohibited upon pain of a 1 lap penalty. The onus shall be on all DRIVERS to take all due care.

9.2 During refueling it is compulsory for the kart to remain in stationery position until refueling is completed and the fuel tank cap has been securely fastened. For safety reasons, only personnel from Kart and Circuit operators may refuel the karts.

9.3 During a pit stop where only a change of driver is required, the engine can remain running so long as the kart is being held by another team driver.

9.4 During a pit stop, only Kart and Circuit operators personnel may work on the kart, except for lifting of karts and chain lubrication, which may be done by any of the team drivers.

9.5 Official fuel will be provided by Kart and Circuit operators. No other fuel or additives are permitted.

9.6 If a kart is stranded on track, the driver must alight from the kart and raise his hand to signal for assistance. He may elect to push the kart back to the pitlane without outside help, IN THE DIRECTION OF RACING and outside the racing line. The penalty for any kart traveling in the counter flow direction will be DISQUALIFICATION.

9.7 If a kart cannot continue the race, the team may elect to change to a spare kart (subject to availability) with a penalty of 1 lap. Notification of any change in karts must be informed to the timekeeper by the team drivers IMMEDIATELY when this change has taken place. The replacement kart must also have a transponder which is in operating condition for lap timing purposes. The results of the team shall be the accumulative number of laps for the karts used by the team.

10. SAFETY VEHICLES

10.1 In the event of incidences, 1 safety vehicle (either the yellow 2-seater kart or the scooter) will enter the track from the pit exit.

10.2 All drivers must maintain their position. The leading driver is required to hold position behind the safety vehicle. No overtaking is allowed unless instructed by the observer in the safety vehicle.

10.3 Anyone found to have overtaken any competitor in front will receive a penalty of 1 lap.

10.4 When the track is cleared, the safety vehicle will return to the pit and racing and overtaking will resume AFTER crossing the start/finish line. The lead kart is to maintain the pace up to this point.

11. FINISH

11.1 To be declared as a finisher, a driver must take the chequered flag under the kart’s own power, and have covered 75% or more of the total laps covered by the winner. The result order will be based on the number of laps completed by the respective teams as follow:-
Highest number of laps - 1st
2nd highest number of laps - 2nd
3rd highest number of laps - 3rd
and so forth

11.2 In the event that 2 or more teams complete the same number of laps, their order will be in accordance with overall time taken to achieve this.

12. KART / EQUIPMENT FAILURE

12.1 Any kart or equipment failures will not be compensated in either monetary or race finishing form. A kart failure may mean the end of the race for the particular team.

12.2 Transponder failures in whatever form will not be compensated to the team either. If a team loses lap counts due to transponder failures, it will be deemed as lost and not compensated.

13. ORGANISING COMMITTEE’S RIGHTS

13.1 The Organising Committees may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than 10 entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.

13.2 Distribute the awards based on intermediate results at their discretion if through bona fide unforeseen circumstances, the competition is stopped before its completion.

13.3 Refuse an entry without giving any reason.

13.4 Deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.

13.5 The Clerk of the Course of this meeting has the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

14. SMOKING & CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in the pit or the track areas, ESPECIALLY in the vicinity of the refueling area. Teams may be disqualified or penalized upto 10 laps for violating this rule.

Mega Mad Endurance 2008 Rules and Regulations

[b]Updates on Dec 18:[/b]
5.5 All drivers MUST be present for registration

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[b]Updates on Dec 13:[/b]
6.6 All registered drivers must drive at least one session
6.7 If any registered driver did not drive for their minimum session, the team will be given a 5 laps per driver penalty at the end of the race. No 30 seconds penalty for Rule 6.7
6.8 The minimum session is defined as at least 30 minutes accumulative for a driver.

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[b]Updates on Dec 09:[/b]
1.3 Registration starts: 0730 – 0830 / 7.30am – 8.30am
1.4 Briefing and Demo starts: 0830 – 0930 / 8.30am – 9.30am
1.5 Kart balloting & ballast addition
1.6 Practice and Qualifying starts: 0930 – 0950 / 9.30am – 9.50am
1.7 Race starts: 1000 – 1600 / 10.00am – 4.00pm

5.1 Registration starts from 0730 (7.30am) to 0830 (8.30am)
5.3 If the minimum numbers of drivers (3) are not present to register before closing time (8.30am), the team will be disqualified and 90% of the total amount will be refunded

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[b]Updates on Dec 05:[/b]
8.8 If any team did not make a mandatory stop before the chequered flag, the team will be penalized with a [b]2 laps penalty[/b].

[b](Deleted)
2.4 Karts with wet tires are rental karts – in the event of a wet race
10.1 If by any chance, it rains during the race, whereby the race can still continue; the team will decide whether to pit and change to a kart with wet tires
10.2 Please remember that kart with wet tires are normal rental karts from City Karting[/b]

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[b]Updates on Oct 17:[/b]
1.3 Registration starts: 1130 – 1230 / 11.30am – 12.30pm
1.4 Briefing and Demo starts: 1230 – 1330 / 12.30pm – 1.30pm

5.1 Registration starts from 1130 (11.30am) to 1230 (12.30pm)
5.3 If the minimum numbers of drivers (3) are not present to register before closing time (12.30pm), the team will be disqualified and 90% of the total amount will be refunded

8.8 If any team did not make a mandatory stop before the chequered flag, the team will be penalized with approximate 5 to 10 minutes penalty after the race

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[b]Updates on Oct 15:[/b]
4.7 Minimum average weight per person: 70kg (after divided by the number of drivers) without racing gears

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[b]Updates on Oct 12:[/b]
7.5 All records must be done by the driver and not team members
7.6 During any pit stops, if the team decide not to do a driver change, or fuel stop, whereby the team just want to fulfill the minimum 5 pit stops requirement; the driver must do the recording of the pit stop. No team members are to help

8.6 If any team is found adjusting or tuning the engine, the team will be disqualified and require to retire their race
8.7 Teams are only allow to adjust the tire pressure

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[b]1.0 Race Format[/b]

1.1 Duration: 6 Hours
1.2 Direction: Clockwise
1.3 Registration starts: 0730 – 0830 / 7.30am – 8.30am
1.4 Briefing and Demo starts: 0830 – 0930 / 8.30am – 9.30am
1.5 Kart balloting & ballast addition
1.6 Practice and Qualifying starts: 0930 – 0950 / 9.30am – 9.50am
1.7 Race starts: 1000 – 1600 / 10.00am – 4.00pm

[b]2.0 Kart Information[/b]

2.1 New Comer 80cc 2 Stroke Engine
2.2 New Challenger Tires (4 Front tires + 2 Rear tires)
2.3 Spare karts are normal rental karts from City Karting

[b]3.0 Registration Fees[/b]

3.1 Early Bird payment: RM2000 per team
3.2 Full payment must be made before 15 November 2008
3.3 Payment after 15 November 2008: RM2200 per team
3.4 Last date for registration and payment: 30 November 2008

[b]4.0 Team Format[/b]

4.1 Drivers per Team: 3 to 8 Drivers
4.2 Duration for practice and qualifying: 20 minutes
4.3 No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying
4.4 Every team is allowed to bring in any sponsors of their own. The side pods of the kart are reserved for the sponsors. The front pods are reserved for my-kart usage
4.5 Minimum pit stops per team: 5 pit stops
4.6 Compulsory to do one mandatory stop
4.7 Minimum average weight per person: 70kg (after divided by the number of drivers
4.8 There is no exceptions for female drivers or a team with all female drivers
4.9 When the team does not meet the minimum weight requirements, ballast will be added to the team’s kart
4.10 Example for the weight calculation:

Example (1): 6 Drivers in a team
Driver 1 = 50kg
Driver 2 = 55kg
Driver 3 = 58kg
Driver 4 = 48kg
Driver 5 = 60kg
Driver 6 = 63kg

Total team weight: [b]334kg[/b]
Average weight for the team: [b]334kg / 6 drivers = 55.6kg / 56kg[/b]
Ballast to add up to 70kg: 70kg – 56kg = [b]14kg needed[/b]

Example (2): 3 Drivers in a team
Driver 1 = 70kg
Driver 2 = 75kg
Driver 3 = 68kg

Total team weight: [b]213kg[/b]
Average weight for the team: [b]213kg / 3 drivers = 71kg[/b]
[b]No Ballast Needed[/b]

[b]5.0 Registration Procedures, Practice and Qualifying Procedures[/b]

5.1 Registration starts from 0730 (7.30am) to 0830 (8.30am)
5.2 Each team will consist of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 8 drivers
5.3 If the minimum numbers of drivers (3) are not present to register before closing time (8.30am), the team will be disqualified and 90% of the total amount will be refunded
5.4 We do not accept late registrations on race day
5.5 All drivers MUST be present for registration
5.6 All drivers will be weighed without their racing gears during the registration
5.7 Kart allocation will be balloted
5.8 Ballast will be fastened to each assigned kart before the practice and qualifying
5.9 No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying
5.10 If there is any change of kart during practice and qualifying, ballast must be transferred to the new assigned kart before going out of the pit
5.11 If any team is found without the appropriate ballast, the team will be penalized and will start from the back of the grid with the correct ballast fastened

[b]6.0 Race Procedures[/b]

6.1 Race will commence on a rolling start
6.2 During formation lap, no overtaking or changing places are allowed before the start / finish line. Pit window is open from start to chequered flag
6.3 A punch card will be given to every team to record every pit stop
6.4 Teams are to make a minimum of 5 pit stops for driver change, fuel stop or mandatory stop
6.5 Every team is compulsory to make the mandatory stop
6.6 All registered drivers must drive at least one session
6.7 If any registered driver did not drive for their minimum session, the team will be given a 5 laps per driver penalty at the end of the race. No 30 seconds penalty for Rule 6.7
6.8 The minimum session is defined as at least 30 minutes accumulative for a driver.
6.9 If any team are found not following any of the Race Procedures Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 30 seconds penalty

[b]7.0 Pit Stops Procedures[/b]

7.1 Drivers must drive with caution when entering the pit lane failing which the team will be given a 30 seconds penalty
7.2 During driver change, team can leave the engine running
7.3 During fuel stop, driver can maintain at his / her seat with the engine turned off
7.4 During mandatory stop, driver must leave the seat with the engine turned off
7.5 All records must be done by the driver and not team members
7.6 During any pit stops, if the team decide not to do a driver change, or fuel stop, whereby the team just want to fulfill the minimum 5 pit stops requirement; the driver must do the recording of the pit stop. No team members are to help
7.7 If any team are found not following any of the Pit Stop Procedures Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 30 seconds penalty

[b]8.0 Mandatory Stop for Technical Inspection[/b]

8.1 Team must make a minimum of one mandatory stop for technical inspection and tire change during the race
8.2 All technical inspections and repairs are on first come first serve basis
8.3 If during the technical inspections and repairs, the mechanics require more time to service or repair the kart, the team shall decide to either wait for the technical inspections or repairs to be completed or to take a spare kart with a 30 seconds penalty excluding the time needed to transfer all the ballast to the spare kart
8.4 Team must inform the marshals of any kart change. Failure to do so will result in a 30 seconds penalty
8.5 Mechanical repairs are only be done by City Karting mechanics
8.6 If any team is found adjusting or tuning the engine, the team will be disqualified and require to retire their race
8.7 Teams are only allow to adjust the tire pressure
8.8 If any team did not make a mandatory stop before the chequered flag, the team will be penalized with a 2 laps penalty.

[b]9.0 Mechanical Failures[/b]

9.1 Any mechanical failures during the race, the team can choose to retire from the race or to push the kart back to the pit for a mechanical repair
9.2 If the team choose to continue the race, only the team members are allowed to push the kart back to the pit
9.3 All repairs are on first come first serve basis
9.4 The team shall decide to either wait for the repairs to be completed or to take a spare kart with a 30 seconds penalty excluding the time needed to transfer all the ballast to the spare kart
9.5 The damage kart must be in the pit area before the team can change to a spare kart
9.6 Please remember, all spare karts are only normal rental karts from City Karting
9.7 The mechanic will return the original kart to the team after repair at the earliest opportunity. The team shall decide whether to drive the spare kart or to change back to the original kart with a 30 seconds penalty excluding the time needed to transfer all the ballast to the spare kart

[b]10.0 Rain, Restarts and Race Termination[/b]

10.3 If the rain conditions are too dangerous or would cause kart failures, the race will need to be stopped
10.4 A red flag will be waved to indicate the race being stopped
10.5 The results of the race will be based on the positions recorded at the end of the previous completed lap by the race leader prior to the race being stopped
10.6 Teams are not allowed to do any refueling or tire change or mechanical repairs and adjustment while waiting for the race to restart under a red flag condition
10.7 When the race is restarted from a red flag condition, the teams shall start according to the positions from the previous race section prior to the stoppage. Timing difference between teams will be reduced to a single-file formation. However, lap differences shall be retained
10.8 A driver change during a race restart from a red flag condition is not counted as a pit stop
10.9 During a restart from any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed before the start / finish line
10.10 If any team are found not following any of the Rain, Restarts and Race Termination Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 30 seconds penalty

[b]11.0 Accidents and Emergencies[/b]

11.1 If any accident has occurred, whereby attention is needed, depending on the severity of the accident, a yellow flag shall be waved or a safety kart will be sent out, or in a serious accident; the race will be red flagged until necessary attention can be rendered
11.2 The race can be restarted after the accident has been cleared
11.3 When the race is restarted, the teams shall start according to the positions from the previous race section prior to the stoppage. Timing difference between teams will be reduced to a single-file formation. However, lap differences shall be retained
11.4 During a safety kart at any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed
11.5 Teams are allowed to make their pit stop during the safety kart period and will have to rejoin the race from the back of the grid
11.6 If any team are found not following any of the Accident and Emergencies Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 30 seconds penalty

[b]12.0 Step by Step Guide for a 30 seconds Penalty[/b]

12.1 Driver must drive to their pit area
12.2 Driver must turn off the engine and remain at the seat
12.3 Time starts to count as soon as the engine is turned off
12.4 During the 30 seconds, team members cannot touch the driver or the kart
12.5 Team members are allowed to start the engine once 30 seconds is over
12.6 Driver is allowed to exit the pit

[b]30 Seconds Penalty Rules and Regulations[/b]
12.7 Team can remain in the race for a maximum of 2 laps once a penalty is given
12.8 Failure to pit for the penalty will have another 30 seconds added up to the previous penalty
12.9 No driver change or refueling is allowed during the penalty
12.10 If any team are found not following any of the Penalty Guide and Penalty Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 30 seconds penalty

[b]13.0 Other Matters[/b]

13.1 Please report to the marshals, if you see any teams breaking the rules if the marshals did not notice
13.2 It takes 2 teams to make a case for any report
13.3 The race organizers may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than the desired entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God
13.4 The race organizers may refuse an entry without giving any reason
13.5 The race organizers may deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final
13.6 The race organizers have the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

My-Kart MME 2011 Rules & Regulations

1.0 Race Format & Schedule
1.1 / Duration: 4 Hours
1.2 / Direction: Clockwise
1.3 / Registration starts: 7.30am-8.15am
1.4 / Briefing and speech: 8.15am-8.45am
1.5 / Kart balloting & ballast distribution & ballast installation: 8.45am-9.30am
1.6 / Practice Session: 9.30am-10.00am
1.7 / Qualifying Session: 10.30am-10.45am
1.8 / Karts on grid: 10.50am-11.05am
1.9 / Drivers on grid: 11.05am-11.14am
1.10 / Race starts: 11.15am
1.11 / Race ends: 3.15pm
1.12 / Sorting results: 3.15pm-3.30pm
1.13 / Prizes presentation: 3.30pm-4.00pm
1.14 / Event Ends.

2.0 Kart Information
2.1 / New 150cc 4 Stroke Engine
2.2 / New Maxxis Tires (2 rear + 4 front); Wet Tires : NIL
2.3 / New Chain
2.4 / Spare karts are available if any
2.5 / One chain lube for each kart / team (it is the team’s responsibility to spray the chain lube when necessary)

3.0 Registration Fees
3.1 / Price per team: RM3000
3.2 / Price per driver: RM500
3.3 / Full payment due date: 4 December 2011
3.4 / Price per team after 4 December 2011: RM3300

4.0 Team Format
4.1 / Drivers per Team: 6 Drivers
4.2 / Duration for qualifying: 15 minutes
4.3 / No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying.
4.4 / Every team is allowed to bring in any sponsors of their own. The side pods of the kart are reserved for the sponsors. The front pods are reserved for my-kart usage.
4.5 / Each driver must drive 2 times only during the entire race.
4.6 / Minimum total team weight: 420kg (Excluding kart)
4.7 / There is no handicap for female drivers or a team with all female drivers.
4.8 / When the team does not meet the minimum weight requirements, ballast will be added to the team’s kart.

5.0 Registration Procedures, Practice and Qualifying Procedures
5.1 / Registration starts from 7.30am to 8.15am.
5.2 / Each team must consist of 6 drivers.
5.3 / At close registration, if a team has less than 6 drivers, the team is allowed to race but will not be classified.
5.4 / We do not accept late registrations on race day.
5.5 / All drivers MUST be present for registration.
5.6 / All drivers will be weighed without their racing gears during the registration.
5.7 / Kart allocation will be balloted.
5.8 / Ballast will be fastened to each assigned kart before the practice and qualifying.
5.9 / No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying.
5.10 If there is any change of kart during qualifying, ballast must be transferred to the new assigned kart before going out of the pit.
5.11 All teams will start their qualifying session with a full tank of fuel and will bring the remaining to the starting grid.
5.12 When qualifying is over, all teams will have to park the kart at the grid and the kart must remain un-touched until the green flag is waved.
5.13 If your kart has problems that needed to be fixed after qualifying, you will start from the back of the grid. The race will start without you if the repair cannot finish on time.
5.14 If any team failed to do any of the above, the team will be penalized and will start from the back of the grid with the correction being done.

6.0 Race Procedures
6.1 / Race will start as per Le Mans procedure whereby the driver will run towards their kart.
6.2 / A pit pass will be given to every driver to record every pit stop.
6.3 / All drivers must drive a total of two stints only and each stint must not be less than 10minutes.
6.4 / If any driver does not complete their 2 stints, the team will be penalized 5 laps less.
6.5 / A driver is a not allowed to complete his 2 stints consecutively.
6.6 / In the event, a driver is not able to comply to the minimum 10 minutes per stint rule due to stoppage time needed for repairs or kart change strictly in the pit area, it is the driver's responsibility to inform the marshal, otherwise 5 laps less penalty will be awarded to the team. However, stoppage time on the track for whatever reason will still be regarded as part of the driver's stint.

7.0 Pit Stops Procedures
7.1 / In the case of driver change, the driver who just finished his / her stint is responsible to report to the marshal post.
7.2 / If a driver does a pit stop for lubricant, refueling, tire(s) change or for any technical fault, and he / she continues the race, that pit stop(s) will NOT be regarded as a stint.
7.3 / All pit stop reportings must be done by the driver and not team members.
7.4 Only 2 rear tires and 4 front tyres are provided for the entire race but no wet tires are provided
7.4.1 The first set of front tires will be used from practice to qualifying and start of race.
7.4.2 The second set of front tires can only be changed AFTER 90 minutes into the race.
7.4.3 It is up to the team when to change tires.
7.4.4 However, tire change is NOT compulsory.
7.4.5 The location of the tire change pit is not at the same place for driver / refuel change and subject to confirmation would be likely at the open space adjacent to the BLUE VAN on the start / finish straight
7.4.6 Five laps less penalty will be awarded to any team found breaching any of the above rules.

8.0 Mandatory Stop for Technical Inspection
8.1 / There is no mandatory stop in this event.
8.2 / There is only ONE (1) pit window and it opens 10 minutes after start of race.

9.0 Mechanical Failures
9.1 / In the event of any mechanical failure(s) during the race, the team can choose to retire from the race or to push the kart back to the pit for a mechanical repair.
9.2 / If the team chooses to continue the race, only the team members are allowed to push the kart back to the pit.
9.3 / All repairs are on first come first serve basis.
9.4 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to mechanical failure, the team is allowed to change to a spare kart.
9.5 / The team must ensure that all ballast are transferred to the spare kart.
9.6 / Once the team has changed to the spare kart, the team must drive the spare kart till the end of the race.
9.7 / If the spare kart is found with not enough ballast on it, the team will be penalized 5 laps less.
9.8 / Please be reminded that all spare karts are only normal rental karts from City Karting and therefore overall performance may vary.
9.9 / No one is allowed to make changes (settings or setups) to the kart except CK Mechanics even if you are a kart mechanic as a profession.
9.10 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to an accident, the team will be declared as DNF and will not be allowed a spare kart as replacement.
9.11 / During the race, if your kart has lost any side bumper, the team will be alerted by marshals and the team must bring in the driver to get the missing bumper replaced.
9.12 / In any case, if there is no new bumper, the driver will have to collect the missing bumper from the track after pitting in.
9.13 / If any team is found not following any of the Mechanical Failures Rules and Regulations, the team will be given 5 laps less penalty.

10.0 Rain, Restarts and Race Termination
10.3 / If the rain conditions are too dangerous, the race will be stopped.
10.4 / A red flag will be waved to indicate the race being stopped.
10.5 / The results of the race will be based on the positions recorded at the end of the previous completed lap by the race leader prior to the race being stopped.
10.6 / Teams are not allowed to do any refueling or driver change or mechanical repairs and adjustment while waiting for the race to restart under a red flag condition.
10.7 / Upon restart, the teams shall start according to the positions from the previous race section prior to the stoppage. Timing difference between teams will be reduced to a single-file formation. However, lap differences shall be retained.
10.8 / During a restart from any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed before the start / finish line.
10.9 / If any team is found not following any of the Rain, Restarts and Race Termination Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

11.0 Accidents and Emergencies
11.1 / If any accident has occurred, whereby attention is needed, depending on the severity of the accident, a yellow flag shall be waved or a safety kart will be sent out, or in a serious accident; the race will be red flagged until necessary attention can be rendered.
11.2 / The race will restart after the accident has been cleared.
11.3 / During a safety kart at any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that are allowed.
11.5 / Teams are allowed to make their pit stop during the safety kart period and will have to rejoin the race from the back of the grid.
11.6 / If any team is found not following any of the Accident and Emergencies Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

12.0 Other Matters
12.1 / Please report to the marshals, if you see any teams breaking the rules even if the marshals did not notice.
12.2 / It takes at least two (2) teams to make a case for any report.
12.3 / The race organizers may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than the desired entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.
12.4 / The race organizers may refuse an entry without giving any reason.
12.5 / The race organizers may deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.
12.6 / The race organizers have the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.
12.7 / Pit window opens 10 minutes after start of race and closes at chequered flag.

MyKart Grand Finale Night Endurance 2012 - Rules and Regulations

1.0 Race Format & Schedule
1.1 / Duration: 2 Hours
1.2 / Direction: Clockwise
1.3 / Registration starts: 5.00pm-6.00pm
1.4 / Briefing and speech: 6.00pm-6.30pm
1.5 / Kart balloting & ballast distribution & ballast installation: 6.30pm-7.00pm
1.6 / Practice & Qualifying Session: 7.00pm-7.30pm
1.7 / Karts on grid: 7.30pm-7.55pm
1.8 / Drivers on grid: 7.55pm-7.59pm
1.9 / Race starts: 8.00pm
1.10 / Race ends: 10.00pm
1.11 / Sorting results: 10.00pm-10.15pm
1.12 / Prizes presentation: 10.15pm-11.00pm
1.13 / Event Ends.

2.0 Kart Information
2.1 / New Yamaha 100cc 2 Stroke Engine
2.2 / New Front Challenger & Rear Maxxis Tyres; Wet Tires : NIL
2.3 / New Chain
2.4 / Spare karts are available if any
2.5 / One chain lube for each kart / team (it is the team’s responsibility to spray the chain lube when necessary)

3.0 Registration Fees
3.1 / Price per team: RM1500
3.2 / Price per driver: RM500
3.3 / Full payment due date: 31 October 2012

4.0 Team Format
4.1 / Drivers per Team: 3 Drivers
4.2 / Duration for practice & qualifying: 30 minutes
4.3 / Every team is allowed to bring in any sponsors of their own. The side pods of the kart are reserved for the sponsors. The front pods are reserved for my-kart usage.
4.4 / Each driver will drive ONLY ONE (1) time during the entire race.
4.5 / Minimum total team weight: To be Announce (Excluding kart)
4.6 / There is no handicap for female drivers or a team with all female drivers.
4.7 / When the team does not meet the minimum weight requirements, ballast will be added to the team’s kart.

5.0 Registration Procedures, Practice and Qualifying Procedures
5.1 / Registration starts from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.
5.2 / Each team must consist of 3 drivers.
5.3 / At close registration, if a team has less than 3 drivers, the team is allowed to race but will not be classified.
5.4 / We do not accept late registrations on race day.
5.5 / All drivers MUST be present for registration.
5.6 / All drivers will be weighed without their racing gears during the registration.
5.7 / Kart allocation will be balloted.
5.8 / Ballast will be fastened to each assigned kart before the practice and qualifying.
5.9 / No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying.
5.10 / If there is any change of kart during qualifying, ballast must be transferred to the new assigned kart before going out of the pit.
5.11 / All teams will start their qualifying session with a full tank of fuel and will bring the remaining to the starting grid.
5.12 / When qualifying is over, all teams will have to park the kart at the grid and the kart must remain un-touched until the green flag is waved.
5.13 / If your kart has problems that needed to be fix after qualifying, you will start from the back of the grid. The race will start without you if the repair cannot finish on time.
5.14 / If any team failed to do any of the above, the team will be penalized and will start from the back of the grid with the correction being done.

6.0 Race Procedures
6.1 / Race will start as per Le Mans procedure whereby the driver will run towards their kart.
6.2 / A pit pass will be given to every driver to record every pit stop.
6.3 / All drivers must drive a total of ONE (1) stint only.
6.4 / If any driver does not complete their stint, the team will be penalized 5 laps less after the race.
6.5 / In the event, a driver is not able to comply to the One (1) stint rule due to stoppage time needed for repairs or kart change strictly in the pit area, it is the driver's responsibility to inform the marshal, otherwise 5 laps less penalty will be awarded to the team after the race. However, stoppage time on the track for whatever reason will still be regarded as part of the driver's stint.

7.0 Driver Change Procedures
Scenario / Driver A = Driver & Driver B = Waiting for driver change
7.1 / During driver change, Driver A must drive the kart to the pit area.
7.2 / Driver A must TURN OFF the engine while Driver B is waiting behind the pit lane border.
7.3 / Driver B can only go to his / her kart when Driver A has passed the pit lane border.
7.4 / Driver B now can start the engine and exit the pit area.
7.5 / Driver A is responsible to report to the marshal post.
7.6 / If a driver does a pit stop for lubricant, refueling, tire(s) change or for any technical fault, and he / she continues the race, that pit stop(s) will NOT be regarded as a stint.
7.7 / All pit stop reporting must be done by the driver and not team members.
7.8 / Only 1 set of tires are provided for the entire race but no wet tires are provided
7.9 / Five laps less penalty will be awarded to any team found breaching any of the above rules.

8.0 Mandatory Stop for Driver Change
8.1 / There are TWO (2) 10 minutes pit windows and it opens at a certain time.
8.2 / First pit window is open at minute 35 and close at minute 45.
8.3 / Second pit window is open at minute 75 and close at minute 85.

9.0 Mechanical Failures
9.1 / In the event of any mechanical failure(s) during the race, the team can choose to retire from the race or to push the kart back to the pit for a mechanical repair.
9.2 / If the team chooses to continue the race, only the team members are allowed to push the kart back to the pit.
9.3 / All repairs are on first come first serve basis.
9.4 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to mechanical failure, the team is allowed to change to a spare kart.
9.5 / The team must ensure that all ballast are transferred to the spare kart.
9.6 / Once the team has changed to the spare kart, the team must drive the spare kart till the end of the race.
9.7 / If the spare kart is found with not enough ballast on it, the team will be penalized 5 laps less.
9.8 / Please be reminded that all spare karts might not be in the best condition from City Karting and therefore overall performance may vary.
9.9 / No one is allowed to make changes (settings or setups) to the kart except CK Mechanics even if you are a kart mechanic as a profession.
9.10 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to an accident, the team will be declared as DNF and will not be allowed a spare kart as replacement.
9.11 / During the race, if your kart has lost any side bumper, the team will be alerted by marshals and the team must bring in the driver to get the missing bumper replaced.
9.12 / In any case, if there is no new bumper, the driver will have to collect the missing bumper from the track after pitting in.
9.13 / If any team is found not following any of the Mechanical Failures Rules and Regulations, the team will be given 5 laps less penalty.

10.0 Rain, Restarts and Race Termination
10.3 / If the rain conditions are too dangerous, the race will be stopped.
10.4 / A red flag will be waved to indicate the race being stopped.
10.5 / The results of the race will be based on the positions recorded at the end of the previous completed lap by the race leader prior to the race being stopped.
10.6 / Teams are not allowed to do any refueling or driver change or mechanical repairs and adjustment while waiting for the race to restart under a red flag condition.
10.7 / Upon restart, the teams shall start according to the positions from the previous race section prior to the stoppage. Timing difference between teams will be reduced to a single-file formation. However, lap differences shall be retained.
10.8 / During a restart from any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed before the start / finish line.
10.9 / If any team is found not following any of the Rain, Restarts and Race Termination Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

11.0 Accidents and Emergencies
11.1 / If any accident has occurred, whereby attention is needed, depending on the severity of the accident, a yellow flag shall be waved or a safety kart will be sent out, or in a serious accident; the race will be red flagged until necessary attention can be rendered.
11.2 / The race will restart after the accident has been cleared.
11.3 / During a safety kart at any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that are allowed.
11.5 / Teams are allowed to make their pit stop during the safety kart period and will have to rejoin the race from the back of the grid.
11.6 / If any team is found not following any of the Accident and Emergencies Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

12.0 Other Matters
12.1 / Please report to the marshals, if you see any teams breaking the rules even if the marshals did not notice.
12.2 / It takes at least two (2) teams to make a case for any report.
12.3 / The race organizers may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than the desired entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.
12.4 / The race organizers may refuse an entry without giving any reason.
12.5 / The race organizers may deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.
12.6 / The race organizers have the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

my-kart Mega Mad Endurance 2009 (Grand Finale) Rules and Regulations

[b]1.0 Race Format & Schedule[/b]
1.1 Duration: 8 Hours
1.2 Direction: Clockwise
1.3 Registration starts: 7.30am – 8.30am
1.4 Briefing and speech: 8.30am – 9.30am
1.5 Kart balloting & ballast distribution: 9.30am – 10.20am
1.6 Practice and Qualifying starts: 10.20am – 10.30am
1.7 Karts on grid: 10.30am – 10.50am
1.8 Drivers on grid: 10.50am – 10.59am
1.9 Race starts: 11.00am
1.10 Race ends: 7.00pm
1.11 Sorting results: 7.00pm – 7.15pm
1.12 Trophies presentation: 7.15pm – 7.45pm
1.13 Dinner: 7.45pm onwards

[b]2.0 Kart Information[/b]
2.1 New Comer 80cc 2 Stroke Engine
2.2 New Challenger Tires (2 Front tires + 2 Rear tires)
2.3 New brake pads and chain
2.4 Spare karts are normal rental karts from City Karting
2.5 One chain lube for each kart / team (it is the team’s responsibility to spray the chain lube when necessary)

[b]3.0 Registration Fees[/b]
3.1 Price per team: RM3000
3.2 Price per driver: RM500
3.3 Deposit per team: RM1500
3.4 Deposit due date: 16 October 2009
3.5 Full payment due date: 30 November 2009

[b]4.0 Team Format[/b]
4.1 Drivers per Team: 6 Drivers
4.2 Duration for practice and qualifying: 10 minutes
4.3 No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying.
4.4 Every team is allowed to bring in any sponsors of their own. The side pods of the kart are reserved for the sponsors. The front pods are reserved for my-kart usage.
4.5 Each driver must drive 3 times during the entire race.
4.6 Minimum total team weight: 420kg (Excluding kart)
4.7 There is no exceptions for female drivers or a team with all female drivers.
4.8 When the team does not meet the minimum weight requirements, ballast will be added to the team’s kart.

[b]5.0 Registration Procedures, Practice and Qualifying Procedures[/b]
5.1 Registration starts from 7.30am to 8.30am.
5.2 Each team must consists 6 drivers.
5.3 At close registration, if a team has less than 6 drivers, the team is allowed to race but will not be classified.
5.4 We do not accept late registrations on race day.
5.5 All drivers MUST be present for registration.
5.6 All drivers will be weighed without their racing gears during the registration.
5.7 Kart allocation will be balloted.
5.8 Ballast will be fastened to each assigned kart before the practice and qualifying.
5.9 No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying.
5.10 If there is any change of kart during practice and qualifying, ballast must be transferred to the new assigned kart before going out of the pit.
5.11 All teams will start their qualifying session with a full tank of fuel and will bring the remaining to the starting grid.
5.12 When qualifying is over, all team will have to park the kart at the grid and the kart must remain un-touch until the green flag is waved.
5.13 If your kart has problems that needed to be fixed after qualifying, you must inform the marshals so that they will not penalize your team. The race will start without you if the repair cannot finish on time.
5.14 If any team failed to do any of the above, the team will be penalized and will start from the back of the grid with the correction being done.

[b]6.0 Race Procedures[/b]
6.1 Race will start as per Le Mans procedure whereby the driver and one team member will run towards their kart. The team member will pull start whilst the driver seated. Further explanation will be done during race day.
6.2 Pit window is open from start to chequered flag.
6.3 A pit pass will be given to every driver to record every pit stop.
6.4 In any case that a driver loses his / her pit pass, the team will be penalized 20 laps
6.5 All drivers must drive three stints.
6.6 If any driver does not complete their 3 stints, the team will be penalized 20 laps.
6.7 There is no minimum and maximum time for each driver stints.

[b]7.0 Pit Stops Procedures[/b]
7.1 In the case of driver change, the driver who just finished his / her stint is responsible to report to the marshal post.
7.2 If a driver does a pit stop for lubricant, refueling or for any technical fault, and he / she continues the race, that pit stop will not be regarded as a stint.
7.3 All records must be done by the driver and not team members.

[b]8.0 Mandatory Stop for Technical Inspection[/b]
8.1 There is no mandatory stop in this event.

[b]9.0 Mechanical Failures[/b]
9.1 Any mechanical failures during the race, the team can choose to retire from the race or to push the kart back to the pit for a mechanical repair.
9.2 If the team chooses to continue the race, only the team members are allowed to push the kart back to the pit.
9.3 All repairs are on first come first serve basis.
9.4 The team will have to wait for the repair to be completed before going back to the track.
9.5 If the kart cannot be repair due to mechanical failure, the team is allow to change to a spare kart.
9.6 To take the spare kart, all ballast must be transfer to the spare kart.
9.7 Once the team has changed to the spare kart, the team must drive the spare kart till the end of the race.
9.8 If the spare kart is found with not enough ballast on it, the team will be penalized 20 laps.
9.9 Please remember, all spare karts are only normal rental karts from City Karting.
9.10 No one is allowed to make changes (settings or setups) to the kart except CK Mechanics even if you are a kart mechanic as a profession.
9.11 If the kart cannot be repair due to an accident, the team will be declare as DNF and not allow to change to a spare kart.
9.12 During the race, if your kart has lost any side of the bumper, the team will be alert by the marshals and the team must bring in the driver to replace a new bumper.
9.13 In any case, if there is no new bumper, the driver will have to collect the bumper from the track after pitting in.
9.14 If any team is found not following any of the Mechanical Failures Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 20 laps penalty.

[b]10.0 Rain, Restarts and Race Termination[/b]
10.3 If the rain conditions are too dangerous or would cause kart failures, the race will need to be stopped.
10.4 A red flag will be waved to indicate the race being stopped.
10.5 The results of the race will be based on the positions recorded at the end of the previous completed lap by the race leader prior to the race being stopped.
10.6 Teams are not allowed to do any refueling or driver change or mechanical repairs and adjustment while waiting for the race to restart under a red flag condition.
10.7 Upon restart, the teams shall start according to the positions from the previous race section prior to the stoppage. Timing difference between teams will be reduced to a single-file formation. However, lap differences shall be retained.
10.8 During a restart from any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed before the start / finish line.
10.9 If any team is found not following any of the Rain, Restarts and Race Termination Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 20 laps penalty.

[b]11.0 Accidents and Emergencies[/b]
11.1 If any accident has occurred, whereby attention is needed, depending on the severity of the accident, a yellow flag shall be waved or a safety kart will be sent out, or in a serious accident; the race will be red flagged until necessary attention can be rendered.
11.2 The race will restart after the accident has been cleared.
11.3 During a safety kart at any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed.
11.5 Teams are allowed to make their pit stop during the safety kart period and will have to rejoin the race from the back of the grid.
11.6 If any team is found not following any of the Accident and Emergencies Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 20 laps penalty.

[b]12.0 Other Matters[/b]
12.1 Please report to the marshals, if you see any teams breaking the rules if the marshals did not notice.
12.2 It takes 2 teams to make a case for any report.
12.3 The race organizers may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than the desired entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.
12.4 The race organizers may refuse an entry without giving any reason.
12.5 The race organizers may deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.
12.6 The race organizers have the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

A1 Team Malaysia * pitstop * my-kart end 07/08 race rules & regs

RACE FORMAT:

- Only CLOCK-WISE direction is allowed.

- Team leaders arrange the driving order for qualifying and race.

- Team leaders are free to decide the number of driver(s) doing qualifying heat but ALL DRIVERS have to take part in the endurance race.

- The team can do as many laps as they want during the 20mins qualifying heat, the team that sets the fastest lap will be starting from pole position.

- Team leaders CAN decide and inform amount of starting fuel as well as number of refueling pitstop to pit crew before the race starts. Otherwise, pit crew will decide. Every team has to do at least 3 pit stop including at least 1 refueling pitstop.

- The endurance race will begin with "rolling start", first pitstop window opens from 20th to 30th min of the race followed by second window opens from 45th to 55th min of the race and the final pit window opens from 70th to 80th min. The drivers are allowed to choose when to come in according to the guideline mentioned above. Refueling shall be applied during AT LEAST one of the 3 pitstop

- All team shall cover as many laps as possible within the 100 minutes endurance race, once the clock hits 10.50am, the first driver who cross the start-finish line will be consider as driving on the final lap.

KART ASSIGNMENT

- Each team will be given ONE(1) go-kart during the briefing session. Team will have to use the assigned go-kart throughout the event. Kart change is allowed only if there is a mechanical failure not caused by driver (eg. not an accident), AND ONLY IF there are available spare karts.

- The assignment will be on "lucky draw" basis.

- The standard weight for male driver is 65kg and 50kg for ladies. Any team that has aggregate weight below average has to run with ballast on. Minimum weights may be adjusted on race day subject to ballast availability. Weights are without race gear.

For example: A team consists of two men and two women has a total weight of 253kg. The standard weight for such combination is 230kg (65x2 + 50x2) thus this team is excluded from ballast.

On the other hand, if another full men team weights 255kg, they are 11kg below average, hence this team is required to run with 1 ballast, (260-255) / 4 = 1.25kg (or the nearest available ballast weight)

IN CASE OF ANY KART DAMAGE DUE TO ACCIDENTS, DRIVER(S) INVOLVED SHALL SETTLE DAMAGES WITH CITY-KARTING. PITSTOP, MY-KART AND A1 TEAM MALAYSIA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS AND / OR INJURIES.

CK 125 Open Series 2009

Folks,

AP approached me and gave an offer to my-kart members only. On the coming October, November and December 2009, there will be a CK 125 Open race at City Karting. Race format still undecided. But there will be prizes for the Overall Champion. The dates of the races will be announced to you through email once CK confirm the dates.

Here is the offer:
Entry fees: RM250
Kart rental with a 125cc Rotax Senior: RM250 (SwissHutless, Intrepid, CRG)
Kart rental with a 125cc Rotax Senior: RM500 (Tony Kart)
Tires: MOJO D2 RM680 (Optional)

For tires, if you do not choose to buy a new set of MOJO D2 tires, CK will provide you with what ever tires they have available. But you must not complaint of no grip compare to other karts with MOJO D2 tires.

If you crash the kart and there are parts needed to be change, you will be charge accordingly. For example: the axle for Tony Kart is more expensive than the Swiss Hutless.

IMPORTANT:
AP only giving out 5 seats for this offer. So grab it really quick. Please leave your full name and your contact with your email address; I will contact you for more information. Thank you.

Finalisation of my-kart event calendars

for those people who have been asking me to change the dates for round 06/2009: all i have to say is, i'm sorry i will not change the dates on account of requests from a few. the calendar had been fixed since the beginning of the year, and it is intended that the calendar remains for better planning in the greater scheme of things. it is naturally possible that some of us will miss the odd race or two... which is why we only count the best 8 scores out of 10 rounds.

having a firm calendar is important as we speak to outsiders / external parties and talk about what my-kart is about. having firm calendars as opposed to tentative or changing ones gives us more credibility as a race series promoter, and not just another social event organiser.

so let's put this issue to rest and let the event run its course.

for the 2010 calendar, lets get forward views of all important dates in 2010 early so we can plan the calendar accordingly. as i have indicated before, in the open-source spirit of my-kart, let's work together to review the future calendars before we finalise in january of that year.

Official Chicken Wings Session

[b]Official Chicken Wings Session[/b]

As we all know; Chicken Wings is a session where everyone meet up on a specific day and basically have fun flapping those wings. From the feedbacks that we got from Rd1, 2008; there seems to be some participants that aren't still 100% familiar with some rules and regulations on the track, attitude on the track, the basic racing line, what can be done and what can't be done on the track and many more. And that is where the [b]Official Chicken Wings Session[/b] comes in.

[b]What does the Official Chicken Wings do?[/b]
Basically everyone is going to have fun karting and flapping those wings. We have added a session where there will be a briefing on what are the basic knowledge you will need during race day. As we all know that having fun on the track is totally a different scenario compare to the race day. You will get pressure from other drivers, all the karts are taking the same corner at once during the start and many more.

So this [b]Official Chicken Wings[/b] will guide you through all the possible needed knowledge about racing and not practice laps. And all these guides are only given to people who needs them. For example; people who are new to karting, people who have not driven a kart before, people who do not really understand what is the actual racing lines, people who are not clear of the rules and regulations, people who are not familiar with how a proper rolling start should be and many more.

[b]What will happen on the day of the Official Chicken Wings?[/b]
On the day of the [b]Official Chicken Wings[/b], if there are no new drivers or people that needed attention, basically guys.. we will just have FUN! If there are new drivers or people that needed attention on that day, these people will be given a brief on all the possible needed knowledge about karting and racing. They will be going through theory and practical.

For theory, we will cover all the needed topics so that the new drivers or old ones; if you guys think that you need to refresh; will have at least an idea of what are the proper racing lines (clockwise), the rules and regulations, what is allow on the track and what is not allow, the proper rolling start, attitude on the track and many more. Of course, after knowing all these theories, it all comes down to the driver's discipline. After all, even professional F1 drivers do make silly mistakes once in a while.

As for practical, there will be 2 different choices to choose from.
([b]Needed Attention Drivers = NAD[/b])
Choice 1/
The NAD will follow the whole Chicken Winger group out to the track. Which means the old and the NAD will be in the same Chicken Wings Session. Each NAD will be appointed one senior driver. The NAD and the senior driver will start from the back of the pack.

As soon as the session starts, NAD are not allowed to overtake the front pack unless the front runners are really slow. Overtaking are not allowed during cornering. Overtaking is allowed on the straights. The appointed senior driver will then tail you and observe your driving craft for 3 laps.

After 3 laps, the senior driver will try to overtake the NAD. Once the NAD are being overtook by the senior drivers, the NAD will have to try their very best to keep as close as possible to the senior drivers and memorizes what is shown by the senior drivers. The senior drivers will have an option to either wait for you or wave goodbye to you and join the other wingers; only if you are unable to catch up. If you can stick close to the senior drivers all the way; Congratulations~ you have learn a lot on the session.

Which means, for Choice 1 session, NAD are only given [b]3 laps attention[/b] and will be given advices from the appointed senior drivers after the session ended. Please bear in mind that, there are many sessions of Chicken Wings, and the 3 laps attention are only given to [b]one session only[/b]. The NAD will [b]pay for their own session[/b].

Choice 2/
The NAD will [b]rent the 2seaterkart[/b] and will also [b]pay for the session[/b]. The appointed senior driver will first driver the kart for 3 laps; showing the NAD the proper racing line. After 3 laps, the NAD and the senior driver will switch places. The senior driver will guide the NAD through the remaining minutes of the session.

For this choice, the NAD will be given full attention for the whole 10 minutes. Advice will be given after the 10 minutes observation. The NAD can go out as many session as they can afford; as long as they pay for the rent of the 2seaterkart.

But the best way to learn even faster is to take it down to the track and learn from the buayas; joining them on the Chicken Wings; trying your very best to tail them or even overtake them.

Restructuring all our karting series

my-kart today is into its 10th year of organising amateur karting series for all enthusiasts like us.

the idea is to make racing affordable & accessible, fun & exciting, safe & professional and sustainable & relevent.

we are proud that the my-kart family has grown over the years, with many great people who above all are passionate about the sport and keen to help each other out.

in order to sustain this idea and philosophy for the next 10 years and more, we need to do a major rethink.

i would like to invite all of you to join us in rethinking the my-kart formula. we need a major refresh, new blood, new ideas and new people. the old folks like me - will need to step aside to give opportunities for others to take ownership of my-kart.

of late, we have seen more my-karters organising events using new and exciting formula - which has proven to be successful.

but we also need to ensure that the many new events do not clash or stretch the same enthusiasts.

we are currently exploring expanding the my-kart product range to focus specifically on the following categories:

1- CADET category
2- ENTRY LEVEL category
3- INTERMEDIATE category
4- ADVANCE category

our friends mike siva, baharin, iskandar and francis have recently introduced the Karting & Racing Development (KRD) series running on cadet karts, 80cc and 125cc (private and rental) karts (usually last Sunday of the month). facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/KRD/277090602349223

likewise, our friends syamsul razmin, zul atfi and hasmi izan are organising the Initial Karting Competizione (IKC) series running on 100cc yamahas at the Plus Speedway circuit (usually second Saturday of the month). facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Initial-Karting-Competizione/1...

In a meeting on 3rd March 2012, the group agreed to combine (streamline) all the above categories into one event (or product) for each category. The effective date of this is to be decided further upon decision on:
1- combining the calendar of events
2- dealing with the points system of more than one series

Subsequent to the above meeting, further discussions were held on 11th March and 14th March. Unfortunately, it was not possible to combine all the events under KRD into the my-kart umbrella. Nevertheless, we will respect KRD's decision on this matter and we wish them all the best in their plans.

The my-kart team (inclusive IKC members Syamsul, Hasmi and Zul Atfi) will be working together to re-introduce the 125cc rentals, as well as expanding the 100cc rentals. So stay tuned.

As such, the revised series streamlining will be as follows:

categoryold seriesold series datesnew my-kart seriesnew series dates
CADETn/an/an/an/a
ENTRY LEVELDRIVERS series K3first saturdayK80first saturday (DRIVERS series calendar)
INTERMEDIATEIKC 100cc Yamahassecond weekendIKC100second weekend (IKC calendar)
ADVANCEDRIVERS series 2012 K1 (150cc*)first saturdayK125 (rental)first saturday (DRIVERS series calendar)

*the 150cc 4-stroke machines will be re-positioned for the INTERMEDIATE series and help expand the options for the new my-kart IKC100 series.

naming of the series are still being refined. feel free to provide ideas.

feel free to discuss.

TEAMS series

This section will contain the reference documents for the new my-kart TEAMS series.

The new TEAMS series is focussed on the following:

1. teamwork, strategy
2. spectator focussed
3. branding focussed

It is envisaged that the TEAMS series will bring in a wider level of interest, publicity and corporate involvement in (amateur) karting.

The following pages will describe the TEAMS series a bit more.

2008 TEAMS series concept (superceded for 2013)

This is a preliminary conceptual document posted in the my-KART Core group to solicit ideas, discussions, and in the end refine the my-KART TEAMS series concept.

Goals of TEAMS series

The TEAMS series aims to be unabashedly commercial in nature.

  • bring in more spectators
  • drive more corporate participation (eg sponsorship)
  • bring in more race participants
  • replicatable country wide
  • venue neutral - provided 10 karts in good condition can be made available

Concept in a nutshell

Pits teams against teams throughout a year long racing series. Follows football league-style format.

Description

Each event will feature a two team match. Each team could comprise 5 drivers, and all 5 drivers will race against the 5 drivers from the other team. All drivers will be given points (even for non-finishes) according to final positions. There will be podium bonus points to encourage higher finishing positions. The team that wins will be the one that scores the most aggregate points.

It is expected that around 10 teams will participate for the year long series. Each team will then "compete" a total of 18 times in the year - ie each team will compete with the 9 other teams on separate events, and twice against each opponent team (yeah, like football's home and away matches).

The competition format will be similar to the DRIVERS sprint format - with 2 qualifying races and a final. All 5 drivers from both teams will race together.

Selection of drivers will be key. This shall be done in two steps similar to the NFL franchise selection process:

  1. assign "franchise" team slots to the team principals
  2. each team principal shall select one driver from the existing K3, K2 and K1 pools in order of seeding of Team Principals from the previous season. the process will complete once all teams have 5 drivers and 2 subs. Other drivers not selected (including unseeded drivers, and newcomers) will become free agents available throughout the year.

to make this interesting, each team principal will need to put a full year investment which will go towards the year end championship prize.

i will discuss these following matters later:

  • sponsor arrangements
  • in season driver transfers
I will further develop this document based on your comments.... so please discuss

2013 TEAMS series Rules and Regulations

1.0 Race Format & Timing
1.1 / Registration: 1 hour
1.2 / Briefing: 30 mins
1.3 / Kart balloting, ballast distribution & ballast installation: 30 mins
1.4 / Practice & Qualifying: 30 mins
1.5 / Race: 90 mins

2.0 Kart Information
2.1 / Yamaha 100cc 2 Stroke Engine
2.2 / Tyres: determined by operator
2.3 / Spare karts if available
2.4 / One chain lube for each kart / team (it is the team’s responsibility to spray the chain lube when necessary)

3.0 Registration Fees
3.1 / Price per team: RM750
3.2 / Price per driver: equally shared by team members (RM250 each driver)
3.3 / Full payment due date: payment on race day - cash, or cheque made to mykart Promotions Sdn Bhd
3.4 / Payment instructions: MAYBANK 512-754-306-333 (mykart Promotions Sdn Bhd) - email scanned bank-in receipts to @fazz27@gmail.com AND @shahrulazlan@gmail.com

4.0 Team Details
4.1 / Drivers per Team: 3 Drivers
4.2 / Only the TEAM collects points for the full season. The TEAM is considered the same if at least one driver has driven in all of 5 races. The captain may decide to change drivers from one round to another allowing flexibility.
4.3 / Every team is allowed to bring in any sponsors of their own. The side pods of the kart are reserved for the sponsors. The front pods are reserved for my-kart usage.
4.4 / Each driver will drive ONLY ONE (1) time during the entire race.
4.5 / Minimum total team weight: 225kg being the aggregate weight of the 3 drivers (Excluding kart)
4.6 / There is no handicap for female drivers or a team with all female drivers.
4.7 / When the team does not meet the minimum weight requirements, ballast will be added to the team’s kart.

5.0 Registration Procedures, Practice and Qualifying Procedures
5.1 / Each team must consist of 3 drivers declared by registration close
5.2 / At close registration, if a team has less than 3 drivers present & weighed, the team is allowed to race but will not be classified.
5.3 / We do not accept late registrations on race day.
5.4 / All drivers MUST be present for registration.
5.5 / All drivers will be weighed without their racing gears during the registration.
5.6 / Kart allocation will be balloted.
5.7 / Ballast will be fastened to each assigned kart before the practice and qualifying.
5.8 / No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying.
5.9 / If there is any change of kart during qualifying or the entire race, ballast must be transferred to the new assigned kart or spare kart before going out of the pit.
5.10 / All teams will start their qualifying session with a full tank of fuel and will bring the remaining to the starting grid.
5.11 / When qualifying is over, all teams will have to park the kart at the grid and the kart must remain un-touched until the green flag is waved.
5.12 / If your kart has problems that needed to be fix after qualifying, you will start from the back of the grid. The race will start without you if the repair cannot finish on time. However, a spare kart if available can be use as a replacement and you will start at the back of the grid.
5.13 / If any team failed to do any of the above, the team will be penalized and will start from the back of the grid with the correction being done.

6.0 Race Procedures
6.1 / Race will start as per Le Mans procedure whereby the driver will run towards their kart.
6.2 / All drivers must drive a total of ONE (1) stint only.
6.3 / If any driver does not complete their stint, the team will be penalized 5 laps less after the race.
6.4 / In the event, a driver is not able to comply to the One (1) stint rule due to stoppage time needed for repairs or kart change strictly in the pit area, it is the driver's responsibility to inform the marshal, otherwise 5 laps less penalty will be awarded to the team after the race. However, stoppage time on the track for whatever reason will still be regarded as part of the driver's stint.

7.0 Driver Change Procedures
Scenario / Driver A = Driver & Driver B = Waiting for driver change
7.1 / During driver change, Driver A must drive the kart to the pit area.
7.2 / Driver A must TURN OFF the engine while Driver B is waiting behind the pit lane border.
7.3 / Driver B can only go to his / her kart when Driver A has passed the pit lane border.
7.4 / Driver B now can start the engine and exit the pit area.
7.5 / Driver A is responsible to report to the marshal post and "sign-in" at the end of his stint.
7.6 / If a driver does a pit stop for lubricant, refueling, tire(s) change or for any technical fault, and he / she continues the race, that pit stop(s) will NOT be regarded as a stint.
7.7 / All pit stop reporting must be done by the driver and not team members.
7.8 / Only 1 set of tires are provided for the entire race but no wet tires are provided
7.9 / Five laps less penalty will be awarded to any team found breaching any of the above rules.

8.0 Mandatory Stop for Driver Change
8.1 / There are TWO (2) 10 minutes pit windows and it opens at a certain time.
8.2 / First pit window is open at minute 25 and close at minute 35.
8.3 / Second pit window is open at minute 55 and close at minute 65.

9.0 Mechanical Failures
9.1 / In the event of any mechanical failure(s) during the race, the team can choose to retire from the race or to push the kart back to the pit for a mechanical repair.
9.2 / If the team chooses to continue the race, only the team members are allowed to push the kart back to the pit.
9.3 / All repairs are on first come first serve basis.
9.4 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to mechanical failure, the team is allowed to change to a spare kart.
9.5 / The team must ensure that all ballast are transferred to the spare kart.
9.6 / Once the team has changed to the spare kart, the team must drive the spare kart till the end of the race.
9.7 / If the spare kart is found with not enough ballast on it, the team will be penalized 5 laps less.
9.8 / Please be reminded that all spare karts might not be in the best condition from City Karting and therefore overall performance may vary.
9.9 / No one is allowed to make changes (settings or setups) to the kart except CK Mechanics even if you are a kart mechanic as a profession.
9.10 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to an accident, the team will be declared as DNF and will not be allowed a spare kart as replacement.
9.11 / During the race, if your kart has lost any side bumper, the team will be alerted by marshals and the team must bring in the driver to get the missing bumper replaced.
9.12 / In any case, if there is no new bumper, the driver will have to collect the missing bumper from the track after pitting in.
9.13 / If any team is found not following any of the Mechanical Failures Rules and Regulations, the team will be given 5 laps less penalty.

10.0 Rain, Restarts and Race Termination
10.1 / If the rain conditions are too dangerous, the race will be stopped.
10.2 / A red flag will be waved to indicate the race being stopped.
10.3 / The results of the race will be based on the positions recorded at the end of the previous completed lap by the race leader prior to the race being stopped.
10.4 / Teams are not allowed to do any refueling or driver change or mechanical repairs and adjustment while waiting for the race to restart under a red flag condition.
10.5 / Upon restart, the teams shall start according to the positions from the previous race section prior to the stoppage. Timing difference between teams will be reduced to a single-file formation. However, lap differences shall be retained.
10.6 / During a restart from any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed before the start / finish line.
10.7 / If any team is found not following any of the Rain, Restarts and Race Termination Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

11.0 Accidents and Emergencies
11.1 / If any accident has occurred, whereby attention is needed, depending on the severity of the accident, a yellow flag shall be waved or a safety kart will be sent out, or in a serious accident; the race will be red flagged until necessary attention can be rendered.
11.2 / The race will restart after the accident has been cleared.
11.3 / During a safety kart at any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that are allowed.
11.5 / Teams are allowed to make their pit stop during the safety kart period and will have to rejoin the race from the back of the grid.
11.6 / If any team is found not following any of the Accident and Emergencies Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

12.0 Other Matters
12.1 / Please report to the marshals, if you see any teams breaking the rules even if the marshals did not notice.
12.2 / It takes at least two (2) teams to make a case for any report.
12.3 / The race organizers may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than the desired entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.
12.4 / The race organizers may refuse an entry without giving any reason.
12.5 / The race organizers may deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.
12.6 / The race organizers have the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

2014 TEAMS series Rules and Regulations

1.0 Race Format & Timing
1.1 / Registration: 1 hour
1.2 / Briefing: 30 mins
1.3 / Kart balloting, ballast distribution & ballast installation: 30 mins
1.4 / Practice & Qualifying: 30 mins
1.5 / Race: 90 mins

2.0 Kart Information
2.1 / Yamaha 100cc 2 Stroke Engine
2.2 / Tyres: determined by operator
2.3 / Spare karts if available
2.4 / One chain lube for each kart / team (it is the team’s responsibility to spray the chain lube when necessary)

3.0 Registration Fees
3.1 / Price per team: RM750
3.2 / Price per driver: equally shared by team members (RM250 each driver)
3.3 / Full payment due date: payment on race day - cash, or cheque made to mykart Promotions Sdn Bhd
3.4 / Payment instructions: MAYBANK 512-754-306-333 (mykart Promotions Sdn Bhd) - email scanned bank-in receipts to @fazz27@gmail.com AND @shahrulazlan@gmail.com

4.0 Team Details
4.1 / Drivers per Team: 3 Drivers
4.2 / Only the TEAM collects points for the full season. The TEAM is considered the same if at least one driver has driven in all of 5 races. The captain may decide to change drivers from one round to another allowing flexibility.
4.3 / Every team is allowed to bring in any sponsors of their own. The side pods of the kart are reserved for the sponsors. The front pods are reserved for my-kart usage.
4.4 / Each driver will drive ONLY ONE (1) time during the entire race.
4.5 / Minimum total team weight: 225kg being the aggregate weight of the 3 drivers (Excluding kart)
4.6 / There is no handicap for female drivers or a team with all female drivers.
4.7 / When the team does not meet the Minimum Weight requirements, ballast will be added to the team’s kart. However, the maximum ballast allowed will be 10kg. Therefore, the aggregate driver weights must not be below 195kg (the Qualifying Weight) in order to qualify for race entry. In the event the underweight teams are allowed to race, for each 5kg below the Qualifying Weight, the team will be penalised 1 lap each.

5.0 Registration Procedures, Practice and Qualifying Procedures
5.1 / Each team must consist of 3 drivers declared by registration close
5.2 / At close registration, if a team has less than 3 drivers present & weighed, the team is allowed to race but will not be classified.
5.3 / We do not accept late registrations on race day.
5.4 / All drivers MUST be present for registration.
5.5 / All drivers will be weighed without their racing gears during the registration.
5.6 / Kart allocation will be balloted.
5.7 / Ballast will be fastened to each assigned kart before the practice and qualifying.
5.8 / No restriction for numbers of driver change during practice and qualifying.
5.9 / If there is any change of kart during qualifying or the entire race, ballast must be transferred to the new assigned kart or spare kart before going out of the pit.
5.10 / All teams will start their qualifying session with a full tank of fuel and will bring the remaining to the starting grid.
5.11 / When qualifying is over, all teams will have to park the kart at the grid and the kart must remain un-touched until the green flag is waved.
5.12 / If your kart has problems that needed to be fix after qualifying, you will start from the back of the grid. The race will start without you if the repair cannot finish on time. However, a spare kart if available can be use as a replacement and you will start at the back of the grid.
5.13 / If any team failed to do any of the above, the team will be penalized and will start from the back of the grid with the correction being done.

6.0 Race Procedures
6.1 / Race will start as per Le Mans procedure whereby the driver will run towards their kart.
6.2 / All drivers must drive a total of ONE (1) stint only.
6.3 / If any driver does not complete their stint, the team will be penalized 5 laps less after the race.
6.4 / In the event, a driver is not able to comply to the One (1) stint rule due to stoppage time needed for repairs or kart change strictly in the pit area, it is the driver's responsibility to inform the marshal, otherwise 5 laps less penalty will be awarded to the team after the race. However, stoppage time on the track for whatever reason will still be regarded as part of the driver's stint.

7.0 Driver Change Procedures
Scenario / Driver A = Driver & Driver B = Waiting for driver change
7.1 / During driver change, Driver A must drive the kart to the pit area.
7.2 / Driver A must TURN OFF the engine while Driver B is waiting behind the pit lane border.
7.3 / Driver B can only go to his / her kart when Driver A has passed the pit lane border.
7.4 / Driver B now can start the engine and exit the pit area.
7.5 / Driver A is responsible to report to the marshal post and "sign-in" at the end of his stint.
7.6 / If a driver does a pit stop for lubricant, refueling, tire(s) change or for any technical fault, and he / she continues the race, that pit stop(s) will NOT be regarded as a stint.
7.7 / All pit stop reporting must be done by the driver and not team members.
7.8 / Only 1 set of tires are provided for the entire race but no wet tires are provided
7.9 / Five laps less penalty will be awarded to any team found breaching any of the above rules.

8.0 Mandatory Stop for Driver Change
8.1 / There are TWO (2) 10 minutes pit windows and it opens at a certain time.
8.2 / First pit window is open at minute 25 and close at minute 35.
8.3 / Second pit window is open at minute 55 and close at minute 65.

9.0 Mechanical Failures
9.1 / In the event of any mechanical failure(s) during the race, the team can choose to retire from the race or to push the kart back to the pit for a mechanical repair.
9.2 / If the team chooses to continue the race, only the team members are allowed to push the kart back to the pit.
9.3 / All repairs are on first come first serve basis.
9.4 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to mechanical failure, the team is allowed to change to a spare kart.
9.5 / The team must ensure that all ballast are transferred to the spare kart.
9.6 / Once the team has changed to the spare kart, the team must drive the spare kart till the end of the race.
9.7 / If the spare kart is found with not enough ballast on it, the team will be penalized 5 laps less.
9.8 / Please be reminded that all spare karts might not be in the best condition from City Karting and therefore overall performance may vary.
9.9 / No one is allowed to make changes (settings or setups) to the kart except CK Mechanics even if you are a kart mechanic as a profession.
9.10 / If the kart cannot be repaired due to an accident, the team will be declared as DNF and will not be allowed a spare kart as replacement.
9.11 / During the race, if your kart has lost any side bumper, the team will be alerted by marshals and the team must bring in the driver to get the missing bumper replaced.
9.12 / In any case, if there is no new bumper, the driver will have to collect the missing bumper from the track after pitting in.
9.13 / If any team is found not following any of the Mechanical Failures Rules and Regulations, the team will be given 5 laps less penalty.

10.0 Rain, Restarts and Race Termination
10.1 / If the rain conditions are too dangerous, the race will be stopped.
10.2 / A red flag will be waved to indicate the race being stopped.
10.3 / The results of the race will be based on the positions recorded at the end of the previous completed lap by the race leader prior to the race being stopped.
10.4 / Teams are not allowed to do any refueling or driver change or mechanical repairs and adjustment while waiting for the race to restart under a red flag condition.
10.5 / Upon restart, the teams shall start according to the positions from the previous race section prior to the stoppage. Timing difference between teams will be reduced to a single-file formation. However, lap differences shall be retained.
10.6 / During a restart from any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that; are allowed before the start / finish line.
10.7 / If any team is found not following any of the Rain, Restarts and Race Termination Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

11.0 Accidents and Emergencies
11.1 / If any accident has occurred, whereby attention is needed, depending on the severity of the accident, a yellow flag shall be waved or a safety kart will be sent out, or in a serious accident; the race will be red flagged until necessary attention can be rendered.
11.2 / The race will restart after the accident has been cleared.
11.3 / During a safety kart at any point of the race, no overtaking or changing positions and returning to the appoint positions after that are allowed.
11.5 / Teams are allowed to make their pit stop during the safety kart period and will have to rejoin the race from the back of the grid.
11.6 / If any team is found not following any of the Accident and Emergencies Rules and Regulations, the team will be given a 5 laps penalty.

12.0 Other Matters
12.1 / Please report to the marshals, if you see any teams breaking the rules even if the marshals did not notice.
12.2 / It takes at least two (2) teams to make a case for any report.
12.3 / The race organizers may abandon, cancel or postpone the competition due to not receiving more than the desired entries or unforeseen circumstances including Acts of God.
12.4 / The race organizers may refuse an entry without giving any reason.
12.5 / The race organizers may deliberate on any issues not stated in these regulations and their decision shall be final.
12.6 / The race organizers have the right to stop the race immediately due to any unavoidable circumstances as the case may be.

13.0 Championship Points - Double points for final round>>
  
PosPoints Rounds1-4Points Round5
12040
21632
31428
41224
51122
61020
7918
8816
9714
10612
11510
1248
1336
1424
1512
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25 May 2014 Ballast tests on 100cc public rental karts

Dear all,

5 volunteers turned up at the Shah Alam kart circuit on Sunday 25 May 2014 from 2-4pm.

The weather was hot and dry.

Actual test session was conducted between 3pm and 4:15pm.

Driver details:

DriverWeight (kg)Kart No (100cc public rental)
Bryan6732
Fazz Rahman7125
Zul Samad6327
Selim6128
Jin Kai Lim5624

We conducted TWO 10 minute test sessions with the drivers above using the same kart in both sessions.

Here were the outcomes:

SESSION WITHOUT BALLAST

 BryanZul SamadFazz RahmanSelimJin Kai Lim
101:05.32101:05.67601:05.58501:05.13701:05.044
201:05.06401:04.27501:06.73001:08.86101:06.433
301:04.45601:04.27501:05.40101:05.53901:06.398
401:04.83801:05.16401:05.39001:10.43101:05.991
501:04.61101:05.16501:05.52001:04.89001:08.556
601:04.36301:04.57501:05.38601:05.37901:08.562
701:04.08201:04.89401:05.32801:05.31201:08.686
801:03.99001:04.44201:04.60801:05.42501:11.683
901:04.29101:04.601   

SESSION WITH 10KG BALLAST

 BryanZul SamadFazz RahmanSelimJin Kai Lim
101:05.20501:06.83701:05.42901:06.26701:06.350
201:06.37201:05.57101:05.17001:05.81501:06.379
301:05.62101:05.95701:06.08201:06.47901:07.674
401:05.19601:06.16501:05.32901:06.60401:08.290
501:05.97201:05.85301:05.93501:07.36601:09.573
601:05.39601:06.35701:05.90601:06.73601:09.962
701:05.91401:06.01001:05.17501:05.82401:07.451
801:05.03901:05.90301:05.38901:06.58001:08.830

If you were to download these data onto a spreadsheet and calculate the average, median lap times - both with and without the lap time outliers, you will find the following results:

DriverWeight (kg)Kart No (100cc public rental)Average diffMedian diffRemarks
Bryan6732+1.0secs+1.0secs-
Fazz Rahman7125+0.0secs+0.0secskart was tweaked in 2nd stint
Zul Samad6327+1.2secs+1.2secs-
Selim6128+0.0secs+1.1secstyre pressure adjusted in 2nd stint
Jin Kai Lim5624+0.5secs+0.5secsthrottle problem fixed in 2nd stint

Based on the above data, we conclude that every 10kg difference in weight (driver & kart) results in approximately 1sec difference in lap time.

Amending this to the 2014 TEAMS series rules (relevant extracts of full rules http://club.my-kart.org/node/3853 below) -

4.0 Team Details
4.1 / Drivers per Team: 3 Drivers
4.2 / Only the TEAM collects points for the full season. The TEAM is considered the same if at least one driver has driven in all of 5 races. The captain may decide to change drivers from one round to another allowing flexibility.
4.3 / Every team is allowed to bring in any sponsors of their own. The side pods of the kart are reserved for the sponsors. The front pods are reserved for my-kart usage.
4.4 / Each driver will drive ONLY ONE (1) time during the entire race.
4.5 / Minimum total team weight: 225kg being the Aggregate Weight of the 3 drivers (Excluding kart)
4.6 / There is no handicap for female drivers or a team with all female drivers.
4.7 / When the team does not meet the Minimum Weight requirements, ballast will be added to the team’s kart. However, the maximum ballast allowed will be 10kg per kart. Therefore, the aggregate driver weights must not be below 195kg (the Allowable Weight) in order to be ballasted for race entry. Underweight teams will be allowed to race, but for each 15kg below the Allowable Weight (or 5kg per driver), the team will be penalised 0.5secs per lap (Shah Alam) each multiplied by the expected duration of the race.
4.8 / The time penalty will be applied by the organisers at the start of the race, meaning the teams with a time penalty will start after the time penalty has been served. For example: if a team's Aggregate Weight is 180kg, it needs to carry 10kg ballasts, AND will be penalised 0.5secs lap time penalty per lap over the expected 80 lap race at Shah Alam. This team will be held for 40secs after the race has started before it can start its own race.
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Seek your feedback for the TEAMS series

Thank you all for participating the first #mykart TEAMS series event for 2013.

We believe it was a fairly successful series which garnered a good participation through the 5 races.

roundnumber of teamsnumber of driverscumulative teams
1216321
2236928
3206033
4164837
5154537

Overall we saw a throughput of 95 teams and 285 drivers. A throughput is defined as the number of "seats" taken during the year, ignoring repeat participants.

But looking at the trend it would appear that the participation is tapering off in the last two rounds. We would like to understand why this is so, and what can be done to reverse the trend moving forward if we want to sustain the series.

Thus, we would like to have your feedbacks on what we can do to improve the 2014 series and beyond.

Not just that, we would like more volunteers to help us out.

Some further reading:
2013 Draft of the TEAMS series proposal - the concept and ideas are here http://club.my-kart.org/node/3803

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TEAMS series draft proposal (2013)

For 2013, my-kart will be re-introducing the TEAMS series based on an endurance format.

Goals of TEAMS series (2013)

  • bring more spectators
  • drive more corporate participation (eg sponsorship)
  • bring in more race participants
  • venue neutral - provided sufficient karts in good condition can be made available

Concept in a nutshell

It is similar to The Edge magazine's annual Rat Race, but run annually over a few races in a year. The Teams and brands are the heroes, with a secondary emphasis on drivers. Each race format are endurance formats, rather than short sprint formats.

We expect around 10 teams participating for the year long series. The series duration is spread over a few months with a minimum of 4 races annually.

Each team selects their drivers, but the drivers need not be the same drivers throughout the year except that the team principal who could be one of the drivers should not change.

Each team is encouraged to bring sponsors, team uniforms etc to strengthen the team identity.

Sponsors have the option of sponsoring only the team or the whole series.

A possible consideration is for teams to also allow sponsor for the race equipment on leased basis.