1.1 General Conduct
1.1A) All Participants agree to act in a professional manner as determined by Officials. The professional manner includes, but is not limited to verbal representation, written representation, any representation that may represent BMR and/or its representatives, the sport of Outlaw kart racing, motorsports in general and/or any affiliates.
1.1.B) All Drivers must arrive at said races in a timely manner so that they may participate in the entirety of the racing event.
1.1.C) No Drivers will be permitted to compete and/or participate while under the influence of any alcoholic beverages and/or illegal substances. If a member is found to be participating in such a manner an immediate suspension will result.
2.1 General Competition
2.1.A) Each competitor is solely responsible for the effectiveness and proper installation, per the manufacturer’s specifications, of personal safety equipment and determining it to be adequate for competition during each event. Each competitor is expected to investigate and educate themselves for continuing improvement regarding their own personal safety equipment.
2.1.B) All drivers under the age of 18 must provide a notarized minor’s release to the scorekeepers.
2.1.C) In addition, when parent or guardian is not in attendance, drivers must provide a designated guardian form.
2.1.C) Fire extinguishers in every pit is mandatory, they must be up to code! Each pit needs one located at the site of their pit area easily accessible.
2.2 Seat Belt/Restraint System
2.2.A) Each car will be equipped with an approved restraint system; seat belt restraint systems shall be installed and used with manufacturer’s instructions.
2.2.B) Seat belt material should not be permitted to come in contact with any sharp or metal edge, including when the material passes through the seat.
2.2.C) Seat Belts must be in good condition not frayed, cut, punctured or in any way damaged recommended replacement 3 years following issued date.
2.3 Protective Clothing
2.3.A) All Drivers are responsible for their safety; Fire Retardant suits are mandatory.
2.3.B) Fire safety accessories are also recommended not limited to gloves, socks, shoes, head socks, and underwear.
2.4.A) All seats must be mounted to the frame as required by the seat and chassis mfg.
2.5.A) All drivers will be required to wear a full-face helmet with a minimum Snell safety rating of SA 2005
2.5.B) Neck Braces are MANDATORY. Beg. Box Stock and Box Stock!
2.5.C) Head and Neck restraints are required in the 250 and up till racers are over the age 18 years of age. The head and neck restraint system must be mounted and connected to the helmet per the helmet manufacturer and head and neck manufacturer instructions.
2.5.D) Arm restraints are MANDATORY to all drivers under the age of 18 and must be connected and used as instructed by the manufacturer.
2.5.E) Gloves are MANDATORY to all drivers under the age of 18 to help prevent injuries to the hands.
3.0 Race Event Procedures
3.0.A) The rules as stated herein will cover the rules of the racing events. Rules of the racing events may be altered from time-to-time by BMR and/or Officials. Racing event procedures and/or racing event rules are final and non-appealable.
3.1 Pre-Race Inspections
3.1.A) All cars entered and present at the BMR events that are intended to compete in the racing event, must meet all guidelines prior to any on-track activity. Pre-race inspections may take place at any time prior to the start of the event. Refusal to present vehicle or preventing officials from completing an inspection will result in disqualification from that event.
3.3 Inspection Procedures/Legality
3.3.A) Engines, fuel may be inspected at any time.
3.3.B) Any Officials may at their discretion, inspect any car entered for competition at any time.
3.3.C) Officials may at their discretion, impound a part/component, engine and/or any other components and/or the complete car concluding racing events.
3.4.A) All work on the racecar, once any race has been started, must be completed in the designated work area unless informed otherwise.
3.4.B) All cars will receive only one (1) ‘push-off per race. This being the initial push to fire. After the Initial green, If a car needs any additional ‘push-off’s’, except for safety reasons as deemed by track personnel, during any race, that car must start at the rear of the field in that particular race. A ‘push off’ is considered completed only when the pushed vehicle has started and pulled away from the push vehicle. Dead on the track, go to the back.
3.5 Pill Draw
3.5.A) All drivers entered must draw for position in the case Qualifying is canceled or not a part of the evenings format the pill will designate your starting position.
3.5.B) All pills will be drawn at sign in or check in prior to the driver’s meeting. If a driver and/or team entered does not draw that team will be placed at the end of the qualifying order. In the event that there are no time trials, then the driver and/or team will start at the rear of their specified qualifying race(s).
3.6.A) Qualifying will consist of Five consecutive timed laps. Changes to the qualifying procedure will be at the discretion of Officials.
3.6.B) Qualifying will take place in the order of the pill draw. Groups of six cars will time in. Each car and/or team will have a one – group grace period to be in line for their qualifying opportunity. If the grace period is missed the late car will take its time trial at the end of the scheduled lineup and receive only 3 Laps to qualifying laps. Once a car is pushed for qualifying, even if it does not start, that is considered an attempt to qualify. If the car leaves the track and goes to the pit area or returns to the qualifying push lane it will be considered late and receive only 3 laps to qualify which will be run at the end of qualifying.
3.6.C) The cars and/or teams that are late must be in line before the last scheduled car pushes off. Time trials will be closed once all cars that are in line have been pushed off to begin their time trial.
3.6.D) In the event of two or more cars posting the same time in time trials, the tie breaker will be their draw.
3.6.E) In the event that a qualified car for the feature is unable to take the initial green, the first non-qualified car will be taken as the alternate starter for the feature event.
3.6.F) In the event that there is ‘Interference’ and a race car is inadvertently or purposely hit by a push truck, pace vehicle or other race car during push-off, or under yellow flag conditions or other non-racing activity and such incident is witnessed by an Official then repairs can be made to the contacted vehicle and that car will resume it’s running position.
3.7 Backup Cars
3.7.A) A backup car may be introduced before any scheduled event. After the initial green flag has flown, backup cars are not permitted for that scheduled event. If a backup car is introduced, the car must pass inspection prior to any competition.
3.8.A) The race will begin immediately once the racing surface is clear and the cars are properly aligned in their assigned starting positions.
3.8.B) Any driver, team, and/or car, who purposely attempts to hold up the start of any race will be placed at the rear of the lineup and could be disqualified from the event at the discretion of the Series Officials.
3.8.C) Any car pushed after the field has assembled (field is lined up) must start at the rear of the field.
3.8.D) All double-file initial starts will take place at a consistent speed, with cars side-by-side in rows of two throughout the field. Consistent speed will be at the discretion of Series Officials. The initial start will take place at a designated area that will be identified at the driver’s meeting. Any car out of line and/or passing before this point will be penalized two (2) positions from their original starting position. If an offending car is located on the last row of the starting grid then that car is allowed to restart but will be penalized 2 positions from its finishing position. If the same car commits a second offense it shall be disqualified from that event.
3.8.E) In the event that the race is not properly started by the two (2) front row cars, the entire row will be moved to the second row. Failure to acknowledge and comply with the “move back” signal will result in disqualification from that racing event.
3.8.F) Alternate starters for any race will not be permitted to start any race after the original start has taken place.
3.8.2.A) All restarts will be single file after the completion of the first lap of competition during all heat races.
3.8.2.B) All lead lap cars moved to the front of the field. Lapped cars fall in behind the last car on the lead lap in their order of running.
3.8.2.C) Feature Events will be single file restarts no passing permitted prior to the start finish line.
3.8.2.D) All single-file restarts will take place at a consistent speed at discretion of Series Officials.
3.8.2.E) Improving your position before the starting cone will result in 2 docked positions.
3.8.2.G) If the leader is unable to properly restart the race after the one (1) attempt, the leader will be penalized two (2) positions.
3.8.2.H) When an infraction occurs on a restart, Series Officials shall allow the race to continue, not calling for another restart, and then penalize the offending car(s) under yellow flag conditions or at the conclusion of the race. The offending car(s) will be penalized 2 positions plus any positions gained.
3.8.2.I) Any car that stops because of a blocked track, at the discretion of the Series Officials, will not be considered involved in the incident.
3.8.2.J) Any car that is black flagged for consultation during a caution period will retain its position only if the Series Officials deem the car ‘clear’ and permit it to return directly to competition without adjustment.
3.9.A) Any car that does not race on the designated racing surface and gains position will be black flagged and penalized at the discretion of the Series Officials.
3.9.B) The maximum number of event laps will be stated by the Race Director during the driver’s meeting, but can change due to extenuating circumstances.
3.9.C) Cars and/or teams will not be permitted to be ‘pushed-off’ during any green flag conditions. An offending car will be automatically disqualified.
3.9.D) Any car that spins, is involved in an incident and/or has a problem, but does not bring out the yellow flag and/or create a caution period, will blend back into the field where the driver is able to do so. If there is a caution period due to the accident all cars will be sent to the rear of the field.
3.9.E) During all heat races, any car involved in two cautions will be disqualified from that race. Main Events, cars involved in 3 cautions will be disqualified form that race.
3.9.F) All races must be completed under Green flag finish. If the yellow flag is displayed or caution lights illuminated prior to the leader receiving the White flag, that race will be restarted before completion. If the yellow flag is displayed or caution lights illuminated following the white flag, the race will be scored at conclusion of the white flag lap.
3.9.G) If a race is red flagged due to weather conditions and cars are sent to a designated area, then any and all work, is prohibited.
3.10 Flags /Officials Signs
3.10.A) Green Flag: When the starter displays the green flag, the track is open for racing. Signifying the start of any race and/or time trial run. Passing will not be permitted before the green flag is displayed at the designated point.
3.10.A.2) Display of Green and White flags crossed, symbols the half way mark of the race.
3.10.B) Yellow Flag: When the yellow flag is displayed and/or the yellow caution lights are illuminated, this signifies a caution period. When the yellow flag is displayed and/or caution lights illuminated no passing is permitted unless instructed to do so by Officials.
3.10.C) Red Flag: When the red flag is displayed all cars on the racing surface and in the pit areas must come to a complete stop in a controlled manner, while not stopping and/or driving through the area of the incident. At the discretion of the Series Officials a work area may be designated on the racing surface. All cars will be pushed to the designated work area on the racing surface before work begins.
CLOSED RED: The track will be closed. Crew members will not be permitted on the race track and/or to their race cars.
OPEN RED: The Race Director will determine when the track is open.
One (1) crew member will be permitted to go to their car. Only adjustments by hand tools may be completed under red on the track. No fuel, tire or wheel changes can be made to the race car. An air horn designating the start of a 2 minute work period will be sounded. At one minute remaining, the air horn will be sounded twice. At the end of the 2 minute period the horn will be sounded, officially ending the work period. Crews must be clear of their car when the 2 minute period has expired or be penalized 2 running positions. Last row cars violating this procedure will be penalized 2 positions from their finishing position. Any car still being worked on once the field has started assembling will be disqualified and not allowed to re-enter the race.
3.10.D) FUEL RED: Only one (1) crew member will be permitted to go to their car when a Red Flag occurs for refueling. As soon as all the crews have reached their cars an air horn designating a 2 minute work period will be sounded. The 2 minute work period procedure is the same as outlined above. Any repairs and adjustments, except changing a tire or wheel, can be made to the race car as long as they are completed before the 2 minute period has expired.
3.10.E) During any red flag situation all drivers, unless involved in the incident, must remain in their car unless otherwise instructed by Series Officials.
3.10.F) Fuel Is NOT allowed to be filled on the racing surface unless otherwise notified by series officials. All drivers must exit their car before fueling.
3.10.G) Black Flag: If the black flag is displayed, then the driver that the flag is being displayed toward must bring their car to designated pit work area immediately for consultation. The car will not be scored from the point that the black flag has been displayed. If after the car is inspected and it is able to return to competition, the car may only return to the track during a caution and/or red flag period.
3.10.H) White Flag: When the white flag is displayed this signifies that the leader of the race and/or the car that is qualifying has started the last lap of that event.
3.10.I) Checkered Flag: The checkered flag signifies the completion of the event. All cars must past underneath the checkered flag to be scored correctly on the final lap of the event.
3.10.J) Officials Signals: All drivers must obey signals, communications, blackboard(s) and/or any other Official’s communications that assist in the direction and facilitation of creating proper lineups and/or the process of completing the event.
4.1 Scoring Procedures
4.1.A) All races are scored at the designated start/finish line.
4.1.B) The original starting lineup will be posted by Series Officials after the completion of all qualifying events.
4.1.C) The restart lineups will be derived from the official scorer’s lap and line scored sheets.
4.1.D) All cars that were scored under green flag conditions will hold that scored position with all other cars lining up according to their last completed green flag scored lap.
4.1.E) A lap will not be scored on the original start and/or any restart unless all cars complete the lap by passing through the start/finish line except for the cars involved in the incident.
4.1.F) If two or more cars complete the same number of laps, they will be scored and paid in the sequence in which they completed those laps.
5.1 Payoff and Pit Procedures
5.1.A.) All paid purses, appearance money and/or other awards shall be paid to the car owner and/or designated owner’s representative.
6.1.A) Points will be awarded for mains only.
7.1. Penalties, Fine Schedules & Protests Refer to General Rules
7.2. Penalties Refer to General Rules
7.3. Protests Refer to General Rules
8.0 Outlaw Kart General Rules
ALL FINES FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS MUST BE PAID BEFORE KART CAN RETURN TO COMPETTITION.
8.1 General Kart YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOU AND YOUR KART!
8.1.A) Frames must be of kart configuration. Not to exceed 90” in overall length. NO EXCEPTIONS.
8.1.B) Cages are mandatory for protection of driver.
8.1.C) Uppermost part of kart and wing not to exceed 72”
8.1.D) Wing and hood are mandatory in all classes. Front and Rear bumpers are mandatory.
8.1.E) No bars, other than regular nerf bar, may extend out past outer edge of tire on either side of kart.
8.1.F) Noise: Must meet 98 dba. Karts in violation may not race until standards are met.
8.1.G) ALL KARTS MUST DISPLAY 10” NUMBERS ON RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE OF KART AND WING.
8.1.H) Numbers not legible will not be scored.
8.1.I) No Duplicate Numbers will be allowed.
8.1.J) Numbers must be displayed on contrasting background.
8.1.K) This is open wheel racing. No front-end cowcatchers. If in doubt, see officials
8.1.L) Any other organized class must have a minimum of 6 karts and be approved by promoter.
8.2.A) Brakes must be in good working condition at all times.
8.2.B) Minimum standard for roll cage (tubing thickness):
All classes ¾” .083 chrome molly or 1” .06 chrome molly or 1” .083 steel. No exotic steel.
8.2.C) No sharp or protruding objects on any part of the kart.
8.2.D) Roll cage must be securely fastened with a grade 5 or better bolt, in at least four spots. Driver’s body must be completely inside roll cage. Roll cage height minimum of 2” clearance above driver’s head.
8.2.E) Suicide doors: No suicide bars. Side bar must open from the rear. Left side protection is recommended.
8.2.F) No axle protrusion beyond wheel rim.
8.2.G) Pitmen are not allowed on racetrack or infield while race is in progress. Violators will result in their kart being docked positions, one lap or disqualification.
8.2.H) Any Official is permitted to remove karts from track due to unsafe conditions to driver or other karts.
8.2.I) Track Officials’ decision is final.
8.2.J) Karts will be inspected with the following safety list. Failure to fix items may result in suspension of kart.
Any Official has the authority to disqualify a kart for safety violations.
9.0 Class Rules:
In order to give our racers another viable option the Subaru Spec/Sealed motor available from QRC with Stock Carb and Restrictor plate installed will be allowed to run in the Beginner and Boxstock classes. See specific motor rules and procedures section below. Clarification of these rules must be addressed to the Promoter.
Beginner Box Stock Motors:
Modification of exhaust is allowed for safety reasons
Modifications to carburetor intake allowed
Throttle linkage must be connected to throttle linkage position on carburetor.
Briggs and Stratton Intek Motor:
Absolutely no modifications are allowed to this engine.
Air cleaner type and mounting is optional.
The main Jet size is optional. No modifying jets.
ARC Billet rod, part number 6250 is approved for use, will require minor mods. New Arc rod is part number 6249.
All replacement parts must be OEM Intek parts.
Must run a Drum style clutch, Noram Ratech Drum Clutches are approved. Multi-Disc Clutchs are NOT ALLOWED. Promoters decision is Final.
Engines must be complete and clean when presented for tech, carb must be present.
Subaru Spec motor:
Sealed Subaru Spec Motor, EX27 with a special crank snout/exhaust system, Billet rod plus a restrictor plate installed. Motor and Restrictor Plate are ONLY available from a licensed QRC Motor Dealer. Motor Dealer licensed by the National Racing Association to Inspect, Repair and Tech Subaru Spec Motors must follow Licensing agreement to the letter.
No modifications to the carb, air box, air filter, header or muffler. EGT is not allowed.
Spark plug, Spark Plug Boot and Valve Lash are non-teched.
Factory spec valve springs only. No valve spring shims or altering the valve springs in any way.
Must have stock timing NO key or Keyway Modifications. No altering of flywheel. No altering of intake manifold. No manifold air leaks.
No tampering with air seal at restrictor plate. No restrictor air leaks.
All fuel filters must have one inlet and one outlet. Any and all breathers must be by-passed by a “T” back to the fuel tank.
Must run stock type Jets and jets cannot be drilled out.
Must run a Drum style clutch, Noram Ratech Drum Clutches are approved. Multi-Disc Clutches are NOT ALLOWED. DOC decision is Final.
9.1.A)Minimum age 5 years old. DOC / Promoter can decide to move driver up (refer to top of page)
9.1.B) The ONLY Approved engines are the teched and sealed Intek Spec Motor, and the teched and sealed
9.1.C) Subaru Spec Motor w/Restrictor Plate Installed.
9.1.D) Both motors are teched and sealed by an approved outside source. The Subaru Motor must be Teched and Sealed by a licensed dealer.
9.1.E) NO POINTS ARE AWARDED IN THIS CLASS.
9.1.F) Motor Rules and Minimum weights w/driver are Exactly the same as the BOXSTOCK class.
9.1.G) Must run a Drum style clutch, Noram Ratech Drum Clutches are approved. Multi-Disc Clutchs are NOT ALLOWED.
9.1.E) Minimum weight is 280 lbs. w/ driver
9.2.A) Minimum 8 years old. DOC / PROMOTER CAN DECIDE TO MOVE DRIVER UP TO NEXT CLASS ( REFER TO TOP OF PAGE)
9.2.B) Minimum weight is 280 lbs. w/ driver
9.2.C) Drivers in this class are required to wear a min. SFI 1 race suit.
9.2.D) The only approved engine is the QRC/Subaru Spec engine available from authorized QRC dealers.
9.2.E) Seals must be present and not tampered with.
9.2.F) No Restrictor Plate. Sealed Subaru Spec Motor, EX27 with a special crank snout/exhaust system, Billet rod.
9.2.G) Motor and Restrictor Plate are ONLY available from a licensed QRC Motor Dealer. Motor Dealer licensed by the National Racing Association to Inspect, Repair and Tech Subaru Spec Motors must follow Licensing agreement to the letter.
9.3 250f Intermediate DOC / PROMOTER CAN DECIDE TO MOVE DRIVER UP TO NEXT CLASS ( REFER TO TOP OF PAGE)
9.3.A) Age Limit: 10 - 18 years. Born on or before 10/5/2003
9.3.B) Minimum weight 370 lbs w/driver
9.3.C) 125cc not to be larger than .080 over which is a 56mm piston!
9.3.D) 125 Motor – 125cc maximum.
9.3.E) Maximum cc overbore is 135.
9.3.F) 4-stroke 250cc – No overbore. No port angle changes (No welding of ports.) No strokers. All Motors subject to cc inspection.
9.4 Semi OPEN 500’s DOC / PROMOTER CAN DECIDE TO MOVE DRIVER UP TO NEXT CLASS ( REFER TO TOP OF PAGE)
9.4.A) Minimum 11 years old & up.
9.4.B) Must have stock complete working OEM Clutch. No Slipper clutches
9.4.C) Motor: Dirt bike style, Single cylinder, single carb, No big street type motors.
9.4.D) Minimum weight 445 lbs. w/driver
9.4.E) This is a sportsman’s class, intended for clean fun racing, rough driving will not be tolerated!
9.5 OPEN 500’s
9.5.A) Minimum 14 years old & up
9.5.A) All exceptions must be approved by promoter
9.5.A) Must have stock complete working OEM Clutch. No Slipper clutches
9.5.A) Motor: Dirt bike style, Single cylinder, single carburetor, No big street type motors.
9.5.A) Minimum Weight 445 lbs. w/driver
10.1.A)Fuel additives, including but not limited to nitro, nitro methane, methanol and/or nitrous oxide injection will not be permitted. Fuel must be regularly available to the average consumer. Fuel samples may be taken from time-to-time for inspection and analysis.
10.1.B)The same fuel cell/tank must be used in the same car for the entire race program. The fuel cell/tank may be changed at the discretion of the Race Director if the cell/tank has been contaminated and/or physically damaged for any unforeseen reason.
10.1.C)Fuel line location cannot be closer than 2” to any of the exhaust system at any time and shall not be above the exhaust. If closer than 2”, fuel line must be insulated. Fuel line must have ample slack for cage movement. Must be petroleum grade fuel line.
10.1.D)Outboard mounted tanks must have metal protection, Floor tanks w/fuel pumps allowed.
10.2.A) Bodies are made to protect the driver it is recommended to be a safety device, must have body to race.
10.2.B) Tail piece protection: If the top of the tail section protrudes above the seat, tail must be padded. Suggested padding: Plumbing foam. Tail section must be securely attached to the frame.
10.3.A) Wing: Minimum size 26” wide by 28” long, with minimum 10” sideboards.
10.3.B) Wing sides must stay within 3” from outermost edge of kart. No sharp edges. Overall length 48” Max.
10.4.A)All kart tire brands will be allowed Hoosier, Burris, Rocket Boy etc…
10.4.B)Right rear tires must be a 50 series tire. DEEMED FOR INSPECTION
10.5.A) Racing components in aluminum and magnesium should be checked for stress and replaced on a regular basis, based on the manufacturer’s recommendations of the life usage of the part. These parts are, but not limited to; wheels, live rear axles and top wings.
10.5.B) Computer operated controlled parts, such as fuel injection, fuel systems, chassis adjusting systems, etc., will not permitted on the track.
10.5.C) The use of electronic logic processors (this includes any traction control devices) to control any function of the racecar and/or any system for continuous gathering of data from any function of the race car for which the intended use is computer downloading will not be permitted at any time during any event.
10.5.D) Two-way radios, crew-member to driver and/or any other means of electronic communication, other than the one-way radio will not be permitted.
10.5.E) All Transponders shall be located on the Steering post. All other locations are prohibited.
10.5.F) Competitors will be required to receive and use “one-way radio communication” from race officials. The communication from the Race Director will aid in the direction of the race, including, but not limited to, safety and resetting the race lineup prior to any restart.
10.5.G) All karts must have a 6” nylon tie attached to spark plug wire.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements and uniform rules and race procedures for such events at Battle Mountain. These rules shall govern the conduct of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have a complied with these rules.
NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF, OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULE AND/OR REGULATIONS.
They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death of a participant, spectator, or official. These rules and regulations apply to all participants and karts at racing events sanctions at Battle Mountain.
General Kart Rules:
All drivers must have a signed release of liability form on file with the speedway. All minors must have a minors release form on file with Battle Mountain Speedway. In addition, when parent or guardian is not in attendance, drivers must provide a designated guardian form. Any driver/owner found to have lied about their age, or provide falsified documents, will be suspended from competition. Drivers, parents, and crew members shall read and understand the racing rule. Parents shall make sure their children know and understand all rules and regulations
Parents: You are responsible for your child’s safety, and actions. Make sure you read and understand all disclaimers when you sign and enter the race track ground
Push vehicles: No one under 16 years of age may operate a push vehicle.
MAKE SURE YOU CHILD IS IN THE CORRECT CLASS TO BEGIN WITH. IF NEED BE TRACK PRESIDENT / DOC WILL DETERMINE TO MOVE DRIVER UP.
POINTS ARE AWARDED IN ALL CLASSES. If you are moved up to a higher class your points will go with you.. If you race two classes you will have two sets of points. Points will stay with driver if racing a different car in the same year. Drivers are eligible for end of year awards
All Kart Rules will be done according to: Lahontan Auto Racing Assoc.
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