About Sprint Series IKR & Rules and Regulations
The Fulbeck Sprint Series Championship has quickly become a staple of the clubs racing calendar. The budget race meeting houses exciting racing in a wide range of classes on the 3rd weekend of most months, for 9 rounds. Come down for a run weekend of pedal to the metal racing, complying with Motorsport UK's rules and regulations on a Motorsport UK licensed track, Just without the price of an Motorsport UK meeting.
2019 Rules and Regulations
1/Fulbeck Sprint Series (FSS) is run at a Motorsport UK licenced circuit. Where appropriate Motorsport UK rules will apply. These may be changed, varied or amended to suit FSS at the discretion of the C.o.C and or the organisers with consultation with the competitors. If a change is made adequate notice will be given so that Drivers/Mechanics and teams can make changes to comply with the new rules and regulations. Changes will be published on the F.K.C website (Fulbeck Event Page). Matters of safety will take immediate effect.
2/All competitors must be registered to the series. Registration is £10.00 per year.
3/All drivers must have signed on to race either at Saturday practice or before drivers briefing Sunday.
4/Drivers under 18 years must have their entry countersigned by a parent or guardian who must be present for the complete meeting.
5/By signing on, all competitors, parents and or guardians understand and accept all risks involved at a practice or race day. It is also the responsibility of the competitor to explain the risk involved to anyone associated with them.
6/Drivers racing in more than one class must pay for each class.
7/Entry fee is £60.00 or £55.00 if paid on line by 12.00pm Saturday. Race or Practise only £35.00 per day.
8/Email entries must be received by 12.00pm Saturdays .In person entry at the circuit by 12pm Saturday. NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME.
9/Grid positions will be determined by receipt of entry. The club reserves the right to amalgamate classes with the fastest at the front. All karts will start on the same lights. Where time permits classes with a minimum of 6 entries will get their own race.
10/Race format will be either:- laps or time plus a lap. Time qualifying may be introduced as an option with heats pre final and final, should time dictate and after consultation with drivers.
11/Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and away from the track and any fouling must be cleaned up. Failure to do so will result in a ban from the circuit.
12/Any driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to race. If you sign on we have the right to ask for you to be breathalys.
13/All new starters must inform the competition secretary that they are a new starter and will start at the back of the grid FOR THEIR FIRST 3 MEETINGS OR until the CoC considers they are competent to race from a predetermined grid. Failure to inform the secretary may result in exclusion from the meeting.
14/The driver is responsible for the actions of his mechanics and anyone associated with him/her. Anyone being abusive, using foul language or threatening behaviour may be asked to leave the premises, and may be asked to appear in front of the organisers who have the rights to impose a ban and inform other circuits.
15/Children must be supervised at all times. Scooters, bikes and ball games are not permitted anywhere within the paddock once practice/race has commenced. The organisers reserve the right to confiscate equipment until the end of the session.
16/It is your responsibility to ensure your awnings are securely fastened down and please consider your neighbours when positioning your generator. All generators must be turned off by 11.00pm.
17/Proof of age :- WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL MINORS AND MASTERS E.G. BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
1/All karts and protective equipment including helmets, gloves and footwear may be inspected before practice. All karts and equipment must be scrutineered before commencing racing. Number plates must be fitted front, rear and both sides and must be kept in good condition. You must also display the correct number and coloured plate for your class. UNLESS YOU ARE A NOVICE PLEASE DON’T DISPLAY NOVICE PLATES ALL NOVICES WILL BE OFF THE BACK OF THE GRID.
2/Drivers must ensure that helmets and race suits are fully fastened and visors must be down at all times whilst on circuit.
3/One driver, one mechanic only allowed on the grid. You must be in your grid position by the last lap of the race on circuit otherwise you will be put to the back of the grid.
4/Drivers must without delay obey all flags given by officials. Drivers are responsible for learning all flags and their meanings before going out on circuit. If you are in doubt please ask before racing.
5/Marshalls will not leave their posts unless instructed by the clerk to assist drivers. This is for safety reasons and your own wellbeing as they are required to observe at all times.
6/Lap scoring is out of bounds during racing.
7/During racing the centre of the track is out of bounds except for officials. Signed on Bambino parents or guardians are permitted at the discretion of the C.O.C and must wear a High Vis vest.
8/Timing or coaching of drivers is not permitted from the centre of the track. Failure to comply may result in an exclusion from heat/final.
9/No radio communication is allowed on race day to any driver on the circuit.
10/Recovery of karts from track is not permitted during racing and will be allowed at the end of the race at the discretion of the clerk.
11/Tyre warming is not permitted on the dummy grid and aggressive tyre warming on the rolling lap is not allowed.
1/If a driver leaves the circuit they must re-join when it is safe to do so. Failure to comply will result in a penalty at the discretion of the CoC.
2/Missing either chicane will result in a 10 second penalty, missing the chicanes twice in a heat/final will result in a one lap penalty. Any driver missing the chicane must wait until it is safe to re-join and must not gain an advantage. Anyone re-joining in an unsafe manor will be black flagged and excluded from that race. Anyone persistently missing the chicane on test days will not be allowed out in the following session. You may miss the chicane should an incident occur where the track is blocked, for any other reason the above penalty applies.
3/Passing under a stationary yellow flag will result in a 10 second penalty, if you allow the driver to regain position after the green flag this penalty will not apply. Passing under a waved yellow WILL RESULT IN A 20 SECOND PENALTY WITH NO APPEAL.
4/When a race has finished a yellow flag will be shown at the next post. Racing must stop when you have taken the chequered flag. Drivers must slow to a steady pace. DO NOT overtake on the return to parc ferme. Drivers not obeying this rule and who continue to drive at excess speed will be disqualified from that race and further action may be taken by the clerk. Do not leave parc-ferme without the permission of an official, this may incur a penalty.
5/Any kart causing a red flag incident may only take part in the restart after being inspected by the scrutineer and at the discretion of the clerk.
6/All karts involved in a serious incident must be re-inspected by the scrutineers before allowed back on circuit.
7/Starts are to be 2x2 formations with a rolling lap speed of 10-20mph. Drivers are permitted to regain their place on the rolling lap up to the yellow flag at post 5.The CoC has the option to change to standing starts if deemed necessary. The race start will be as C.I.K (as lights go out the race starts). If the correct pace/speed is not obtained by 2 rolling laps the offending drivers will be put to the back of the grid.
8/All drivers must obey mechanical flags given within 2 laps. The driver and one mechanic can carry out the repair and return to the race at the discretion of the scrutineer. Failure to return to parc ferme will result in an exclusion from that race.
1/All karts must comply to the class rules and regulations at all times on race days.
2/It is the responsibility of the driver and mechanic to ensure the kart remains in a safe race worthy condition for the duration of the meeting .If in any doubt please ask for it to be re-inspected at scrutineering.
3/If a wet meeting is declared only karts fitted with wet tyres and comply with class regulations e.g.rear wheels outside of pods, as listed for that class with a minimum 2mm tread depth may start the race.
4/Weights must be secured by 2 fixings e.g. nuts and bolts, tie wraps are not acceptable. ANYONE carrying “Lead” on their person will be excluded from that race. All tyres, bodywork and engines should be checked after each heat for damage and security.
5/Timing is by AMB transponder. There is a limited amount to hire at £10.00.a drivers licence or valid bank card is required as deposit. If you do not have a transponder fitted you will be able to compete but will not be scored. If you break, lose or misplace a transponder you will be required to pay for a new one. All transponders MUST be mounted on the back of the seat.
6/On returning to parc ferme Karts may be randomly inspected by the scrutineer to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations.
7/Tyres must be of the make and type stipulated by the class rules. Tyres will be marked or bar coded on scrutineering card. A change of tyre prompted by tyre failure must be approved by the chief scrutineer and left in scrutineering until the end of the meeting. Any use of tyre softener or any means known or unknown to gain an unfair advantage from tyres will result in an exclusion from the event. Race tyres must be fitted for the 1st heat. Tyres are open for warm up.
8/Only pump fuel and oil listed by C.I.K. is permitted. Anyone using any unlisted oil must have it cleared by the scrutineer. Failure to do so will result in an exclusion from the event and a possible ban.
9/If we have a class that your outfit is eligible for you must race in that class.
1/All engines run to Motorsport UK classes must run to Motorsport UK specifications any exceptions will be published in the class rules.
2/Mr Gary Walker is the engine eligibility scrutineer for all classes.
3/The organisers have the right to have an engine sealed and sent away to be checked for eligibility. If the engine proves to be legal then all cost will be paid by the organisers. If the engine proves to be illegal then all cost including carriage will be the responsibility of the competitor.
4/Competitors have the right to protest another competitor’s engine. £250.00 must be deposited with the organisers. This is returnable in full should the protest be successful. If the protest fails this fee will be used towards the rebuild labour cost with any balance returned.
1/Child Safeguarding officers are Steve Wren and Julie Thornsby.
1/The Clerk of the Courses decision will be final.
Where appropriate witness will be called.
2/Time keeper will be judge of fact regarding starts and finishes.
3/Driving in a manor not deemed to be of a safe, acceptable or in the spirit of the sport may result in a ban with the competitor required to appear in front of the organisers.
4/The Clerk can exclude a driver from the heat/final or the meeting. Should the Clerk consider further action be required this will be reported to the Directors of the club and the driver will be notified within 7 days of the action taken and will then have 7 days to appeal in writing.
1/Officials are volunteers; please remember the meetings cannot run without them so please show respect.
2/Foul and abusive language, physical violence, threat of physical violence. Intentional damage to any club or personal property may result in a ban with the competitor required to appear in front of the organisers. All local clubs will be informed of a guilty verdict.
3/Dishonoured payment, the competitor must make good plus any charges incurred by the following meeting. Failure to do so the organisers reserve the rights to inform all local clubs.
The championship will run over 10 rounds with the 9 highest scoring rounds to count. An exclusion does not count as a dropped round and will be scored as 0 points.
Points scored as follows:
Final grid- Pole 35, 2nd 34, 3rd 33, 4th 32 etc.
Points for Final 1st 70, 2nd 68 3rd 66, 4th 65, 5th 64 etc
Drivers not taking start lights or completing the final receive GRID PLUS 20 points.
To resolve a tie in the grid position for the final the driver with the least points in the 1st heat will take the higher position. For the Championship the winner of each class will be the competitor with the highest points after their dropped round. In the event of a tie the driver with the most 1st places, 2nd places and so on will decide the result.
Trophies will be allocated 1 in 4 (or at the organiser’s discretion).
Open classes will be allocated depending on entries.
CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES WILL BE CALCULATED FROM THE AMOUNT OF DRIVERS COMPLETING A MINIMUM OF 50% OF THE RACES.
1/Gaining an unfair advantage:- 5 place penalty.
2/Driving in a manner incompatible with general safety:- Race exclusion.
3/Aggravated Contact:- Exclusion from meeting. May be called In front of the organisers with possible ban and other IKR tracks informed.
4/Ignoring any flag twice:- Black Flag.
Ignoring Black Flag twice:- Exclusion from meeting.
5/Failure to attend drivers briefing (Random Names will be called) no appeal:- Will not be allowed out in 1st heat.
6/Engines may be started in your parking area or in the designated area in parc-ferme, please do not start engines in front of race control.
7/ To qualify for the E Plate drivers must have participated in at least 3 previous meetings in 2019.
1/Non Compliance Report Kart or Component:- Race or meeting exclusion.
2/Underweight (No appeal):-Race exclusion IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBLITY TO CHECK YOUR WEIGHT.
3/Failure to report to scrutineering:- Race or Meeting exclusion.
Any competitor displaying novice plates WILL START FROM THE BACK OF THE GRID.