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2017 General Rules and Procedures –

 PLEASE CALL 813-634-1076 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT RACING. 

 

Table of Contents
ARS – General Rules and Procedures
A. Participant Conduct
B. Participant’s Guest and/or Sponsors
Driver Safety / Car / Kart Operation -
A. Safety Check of Car / Karts
B. Driver Safety Equipment Check
C. Cars/ Karts Numbers
D. Racing Conditions of the Track
E. Safety – Handlers
F. Shutting off or stalling cars
G. Tire Rule for Quarter Midget Race Cars
QUALIFYING -
A. Times on the Track and Clock
B. Track Records
C. Multiple Drivers Qualifying Same Car – Quarter Midgets Only
D. Driver Racing Position
RACING-
A. Determining Racing Position
B. Controlled Practice
C. Warm-Up Period
D. Pole Car Responsibility
E.  Position / End of Race
F. Loss of Driver Points
Points Series Rules -
A. Length of Series
B. Driver Awards
C. Pit Fees
D. Points to be awarded
E.  Position / End of Race
F. Rookie and / or Novice Divisions
E. Race Day Awards
F. Rookie and / or Novice Divisions
G. Races to be dropped
H. Rain-Out Days
Miscellaneous Rules -
A. When in Doubt, Ask First
B. Financial Responsibility
C. Environmental Responsibility
D. Pets on Grounds
E. Other Vehicles
F. Effective Immediately
G. Facility Administration Office
Requirements –  All Race Vehicles
ARS – General Rules and Procedures 
A. Participant Conduct
1. All participating teams; are expected to conduct themselves in a professional
    and non-disruptive manner at all times.
2. Any participant; family or handler at any time that violates the rules;
    procedures; and regulations; may be penalized accordingly.
3. A penalty may include; not included; not limited to; probation, disqualification,
     suspension, expulsion and/ or fines.
B. Participant’s Guest and/or Sponsors
1. All participating teams are responsible for any/all guests, sponsors, etc.
2. Anyone who is deemed to be associated with a participating team, who
     by conducting themselves in a disruptive manner, shall be deemed to have
     violated the rules; procedures; regulations; and may cause a participating team
   member to be penalized accordingly.
3. Penalty may include; not limited to; probation, disqualification, suspension,
    expulsion and/or fines.
Driver Safety / Car / Kart Operation-
A. Safety Check of Car/Karts
1. Car/kart owners; handlers; responsibility to insure their cars are in a
     safe operating condition.
2. A car/kart that is deemed unsafe will be barred from participating or
   racing, until the necessary changes are made and approved upon inspection.
B. Driver Safety Equipment Check
1. Participants must use approved racing apparel, helmets, gloves, neck collar,
    arm restraints, and any other available safety equipment available on
     the open market as maybe required by the sanctioning body of any event.
 2. Spot checks maybe required at any given time.
C. Cars/ Karts Numbers
1. It is the responsibility of each car or kart owner/driver; that their cars / karts
     display numbers that are legible from the scoring tower.
2. Duplicate numbers will not be allowed in the same class / division.
3. The car or kart number that is registered to a driver that enters on the 1st
    race of the point series cannot change their number.
4. Numbers must be; light on dark background or dark on light backgrounds,
    if scorers cannot read the numbers; driver will not be scored.
5. Caged vehicles must have [ 4 ]  numbers; 1 on rear, 1 on front, two on number
    panels mounted on upper rear; portion on each side of cage.
6. Flat karts must have [ 4 ] numbers; one on front nose;
    one (1) on left portion of the nose, one (1) on right portion of nose,
   one (1) on each side, and one (1) number panel mounted on rear Bumper.
7. If a car or kart does not have the legible numbers on the vehicle as required;
    driver will not be scored.
8. If a car or kart that does not have when assigned transponder in the designated
     place as required; driver will not be scored.
9. On any given race event, when more than one entry in a class has the same number, ‘ARS’
reserves the right to mandate a change of the driver’s number, and that number will be used for
scoring for the duration of the points race season.
D. Racing Conditions of the Track
1. Racing conditions of the track will be decided by the Chief Steward / Director.
2. The flagman may stop a race at any time due to track conditions.
E. Safety – Handlers
1. No one is to enter the interior portion of the track Fencing (restricted area)
     during a practice or race event, unless approved to do so by the chief Steward
      /Race Director.
2. The restricted area includes; Line up grid, entrance to track surface, infield,
    pit row, pit boxes, exit from track surface, including the exit grid/scale area.
3. Only (2) team handlers per car or kart maybe allowed in the restricted
    areas at any time.
4. Only (2) team handlers during a practice or race must stand in the
    designated areas.
5. Designated area for only (2) team handlers is behind the fence, off turn two.
6. Team Handlers during a practice or race shall not block the view of
     the spectators / race fans on the bleachers.
7. Any Handler who does not follow these procedures; may cause for
   their Driver to be disqualified for the day.
F. Shutting off or stalling cars
1. Regarding any Driver while on the track surface causes a car or kart to
    shut off or stall during a race to gain an advantage; should such action take place,
    and it is deemed not to be of a mechanical fault; shall result in a
    black flag; no points shall be awarded.
G. Tire Rule for Quarter Midget Race Cars
1. Right side tires; must be ‘Hoosier’ A35ny1 compound only.
3. In the event of a flat tire, after getting approval from a race official,
    the flat tire maybe replaced with a new tire in a hot pit.
4. Driver may run only one set of ‘new’ tires at each race event, same set in both
    ‘heats’ and ‘features’.
5. No tire prepping (chemical treating)
QUALIFYING -
A. Times on the Track and Clock
1. Specifics to be covered at driver meetings, prior to start of qualifying.
B. Track Records
1. Track records may only be broken at qualifying events.
2. Qualifying cars must pass a technical inspection.
C. Multiple Drivers Qualifying Same Car – Quarter Midgets Only
1. The driver qualifying the car is the only driver eligible to drive it.
2 The same driver & car must race in the event for which it qualified.
D. Driver Racing Position
1. Each driver shall race in the position for which they qualify.
2. If a driver fails to qualify in the allotted time, they will start at the back
RACING-
A. Determining Racing Position
1. A designated scorer determines; the lineup.
2. Pit Steward informs; enforces; the lineup.
3. After green flag has been thrown; any adjustments to the lineup are communicated
     between the scoring tower; Chief Steward/Director.
B. Controlled Practice
1. Practice will commence once a designated person is in place,
    continuously observing the track.
2. Only one division will practice at a time, unless approved by the Chief Steward/Director.
3. At no time will any rookie division practice with a competitive class.
C. Warm-Up Period
 1. Warm up will be determined be the Chief Steward/Director based on factors;
     including weather, number of participants, etc.
D. Pole Car Responsibility
1. When ‘Green’ flag is displayed, the pole position car must ‘fire’ between
     turns three (3) and four (4.)
E.  Position / End of Race
1. The race is over when the checkered flag is dropped.
2. Finishes will be determined by the order in which cars cross the finish line.
3. Driver must compete in a minimum of sixteen (16) race events to be eligible for
    the Championship Awards.
4. A class must have three (3) or more entries for any driver to be eligible for;
     a Championship Award.
5. Point Championship Awards to be determined at end of season.
F. Pit Fees
1. All fees /charges must be paid prior to anyone entering the premises or
    track surface on race day.
G. Points to be awarded
1. Feature Race Only – point values
       1st = 50, 2nd – 49, 3rd = 48, 4th = 47, 5th = 46
       Every position thereafter continues to drop one (1) point per finish position.
H. Race Day Awards
1. All awards will be based on Feature results. (Not Points)
2. Scale for Awards on Race Days to be determined on the number of participants per class.
I. Rookie and / or Novice Divisions
1. ‘Points’ will be awarded, refer back to above section D:
J. Races to be dropped
1. A ‘Code of Conduct” and/or “Technical” infraction cannot be used as a drop race.
2. (3) three out of (19) nineteen races will be dropped.
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K. Rain-Out Days
1. In the event of a complete “Rain-Out” drivers in the Championship Series will receive
    fifty (50) points providing they have a paid entry before the Chief
    Steward/Director announces the event to be officially “Rained-Out”.
2. If all “Heat” races have been completed in all divisions; once the Chief Steward/Director
    announces the event to be officially “Rained-Out”, the completed “Heat” race results will
    count for the series points; based on “Feature” race point values.
 Miscellaneous Rules-
A. ‘When a Participant is in Doubt’
1. They should ask the Chief Steward/ Director for assistance with their concerns.
2. It is highly recommended that a ‘participant’ confirm any information received from
    another source, as it may not be the correct information as it pertains to these events.
B. Financial Responsibility
1. Anyone who presents payment via credit card or by check; cancels payment
    and/or a check returns (NSF) will be held responsible for; subject to; service charges;
    fees incurred; as maybe deemed necessary, furthermore the guilty party may not
    be allowed to attend functions at said facility located at 14840 Speedway Drive,
    Wimauma, Florida 33598 until said funds are made good.
C. Environmental Responsibility
1. Think before you throw, if it is ‘NOT’ Bio-Degradable, dispose of it properly.
2. Each participant is personally responsible for the removal of and proper disposal of their
    hazardous waste; examples; used fuel; tires; oil, and any other hazardous waste.
3. Participants are ‘Prohibited’ from placing hazardous waste unto the ground; into trash cans;
    or dumpster, a designated area with containers for ‘used’ oil is provided.
4. All race cars/karts must be parked on a non-pervious material to catch any hazardous
    material from penetrating the ground; for example; a tarp, a piece of rug, participants
    will be held responsible for any hazardous waste found in their parking areas at an event.
5. Mufflers on all vehicles are mandatory.
6. Repairs and fueling to be made in designated areas only, “No Exceptions”
7. Equipment used for moving cars/karts to the starting grid; from the exit grid; are to be
    used in these areas only, “No Exceptions.
8. Participants are required to keep all areas of entry and exits clear for the period of
time the event is being held; for emergency vehicles; should they be required to enter the
grounds at any time.
D. Pets on the Grounds
1. Pets can be wonderful companions, a friend for life, some pets are considered
     a part of the family, for those who must have their pets with them for the event, please
     consider your pets tolerance for outdoor activities.
2. Participants; pets must be current in required inoculations.
3. Pets must be secured on a six (6) foot leash; preferably shorter.
4. Pets are to be curbed in areas that are beyond the general public area walkways.
5. Pet owners must be prepared to remove any deposits made by their pets;
     left while walking in the general public walkways.
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E. Other vehicles
1. No vehicle other than those driven by the participating drivers are to be allowed on the
     surface of the track; unless approved by the Chief Steward/Director to remove a downed
     vehicle that cannot be pushed off the track.
2. Golf carts, ATV’s; or any other motorized vehicles are forbidden to be used on or off
     the track by unauthorized persons.
3. The track surface is a restricted area; Bicycles; skateboards; scooters; razors; etc.
    are not to be used on the track surface. Please find other alternatives with which to occupy
minor’s that are not yet race driving in the competitions.
F. Effective Immediately
1. All rules; procedures; will be enforced at all times.
2. Any rule change will take place immediately.
3. Anyone; who at any time or at any place associated or not with the event causes a scene
    or disturbance before the public shall be escorted from the event.
4. Should Law enforcement be required to serve as the escorts; charges will
    be brought against the guilty parties.
5. Ambassador Racing reserves all rights; without limitation; at any time; without prior
    notice; pertaining to the facility; to change; add; delete; rules; regulations; discontinue
    the use of; for known or unknown; reasons.
G. Facility Administrative Office
    Ambassador Racing School
    14840 Speedway Drive, Wimauma, Florida 33598
    Contact Number: 813-634-1076
    Contact Days: Monday – Friday
    Contact Hours:   10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Website: www.racingkarts.com
AMBASSADOR WELCOMES YOU AND YOUR RACE TEAM,
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU JOIN US THIS SEASON…
RACE FANS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED ON EVENT DAYS!
THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE: WWW.RACINGKARTS.COM
‘All Event Dates Are Tenative’
REQUIREMENTS BY: DRIVER AGE / CLASS / DIVISION / WEIGHT
MIN. AGE MIN. WGHT.
5 – 7  / BEGINNER CLONE ARC – RED PLATE – 3.75 & 15/66 GEAR & EXHAUST RESTRICTOR 225#
5 – 7 / BEGGINER SPORTSMAN CHAMP – RED PLATE 3.75 & 15/66 GEAR 225#
5 – 8 / JR. SPORTSMAN CHAMP – GREEN PLATE .425 BPS 285#
6 – 8 / NOVICE CLONE ARC – RED PLATE 3.75 & 15/66 GEAR 225#
8 – 10 / JR. SPORTSMAN I BPS CLONE – GREEN PLATE 4.25 265#
8 – 12 / JR. SPORTSMAN CHAMP – BLUE PLATE .550 BSP 315#
10 – 12 / JR. SPORTSMAN II CLONE BSP – PURPLE PLATE .500 285#
11 – 15 / JR. CHAMP -  BOX STOCK – BIG PIPE – OPEN CLUTCH 355#
12 – 15 / JR III – BLUE PLATE .550 BSP – BIG PIPE – OPEN CLUTCH 320#
12 – UP /  SR. CHAMP – BOX STOCK – OPEN CLUTCH – OPEN TIRE (****) 425#
   
15 – UP / BP (BUILDER PRODUCTION) HEAVY 375#
15 – UP / BOX STOCK – HEAVY – CLONE – BSP – SMALL PIPE – SHOE CLUTCH 375#
15 – UP / BOX STOCK HEAVY – BIG PIPE – OPEN CLUTCH 375#
15 – UP / SR. CHAMP MIX BP – ANIMAL 425#
15 – UP / RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG / OPEN TIRE OPEN
   
(****) DRIVER’S WEIGHT MUST MEET MINIMUM OF 100 #  
   
ANY CHANGES TO THE ABOVE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT RACE EVENTS PRIOR TO RACING  
   
HAVE TECHNICAL QUESTIONS?  
CALL 813-634-1076  
MONDAY – FRIDAY  
10:00 AM – 5:00PM  
   
FOR ALL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR QUARTER MIDGET RACE CARS/DRIVERS  
CONTACT ‘ARS’ AT THE ABOVE NUMBER  

 

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