THE RULES & REGULATIONS OF VOLUSIA SPEEDWAYPARK / KARTING
The following procedures & rules will be followed by all participants as well as all officials before, during and after all events. When entering VSP the driver (unless a minor) becomes sole spokesperson for themselves, crew, family and race team.
$10 pit passes for anyone racing / $5 Children 6-10/ Free- Children 5 and Under $20 entry fee PER CLASS
All drivers must register and complete the appropriate track forms prior to entering the track. If the driver is a minor, a birth certificate and a Parent or Legal Guardian consent form must also be submitted. All drivers must be signed in: meaning registered and paid for all classes entered, prior to entering the track.
VSP. will run practice, two 6-8 lap heats and a 15-25 lap feature, unless otherwise stated. (All kids classes run a 6 lap heat and a 12 lap feature) When you sign in for your class, you will draw a pill for the heat lineup. Trophies will be awarded in the feature only, where 3 or more karts are entered. Points awarded in the heat do NOT count towards your points total. Championships will be based off of point from features ONLY! The heats are to determine the line up for the feature & give the racers more racing for their money.
Any classes having over 20 entries will be split into 2 groups (A & B). All karts must be safety inspected and have an inspection sticker visible before entering the track.
All weights on kart must be painted white with the kart’s racing number on each weight. The weight must be securely bolted to the kart frame or the seat. Weight may NOT be bolted or tied to the kart body work.
Numbers must be displayed on ALL four sides of the kart. The numbers must be in contrasting color and be visible for scoring purposes. If the scorekeeper cannot read your numbers you will not be scored.
No overhead spoilers/ wings permitted.
All karts must have rear bumpers. Please see “classes” section of this rule book for additional information.
All karts with driver must meet minimum class weight and kart requirements after the heats and feature race or will be disqualified.
The driver should have the following safety equipment: Snell 2010 24.1 or higher approved helmet, abrasion jacket, racing jacket or nomex suit, gloves, closed toed shoes, neck support or brace while on the track at all times, also rookie JR1,JR2, Must have chest protector.
Know all the flags of racing. If you don’t understand them, ASK someone.
Racers are to line up on the starting grid in the order that is posted on the line up board at the score tower.
All kart stands must be put in the designated area & not left in the traffic areas.
If a kart is late or had mechanical difficulties on the grid, a maximum of 2 parade laps will be given. If the kart cannot make it on the track during this time, they will be permitted to re enter at the rear.
Any kart causing 2 intentional cautions in one race will be asked to leave the track surface for that race.
If the leader is taken out by a lapped kart, the leader may get his/her position back. This is a race director call.
The flagman and/or race director have the right to single file the field if the race cannot be started after 2 attempts. If the same driver(s) are causing the restarts, the flagman has the right to send the driver(s) to the rear. All positions will be moved forward.
If there is an accident or debris on the track, a yellow (caution) flag will be displayed, all drivers must slow down to a pace speed.
Following a caution, all racers should line up in single file so the proper order can be confirmed by the scorekeeper. The restart will be determined by the order of the last completed lap and the racer(s) who brought out the caution will restart in the rear of the field.
The lead kart is responsible for setting a reasonable pace for the rest of the field. Restarts will be in single file IF deemed necessary by the officials. Anyone caught jumping the start will be sent to the rear of the field.
Any racer who is considered by either the flagman or race director to be driving in an inappropriate unsafe manner, will be shown the black flag and must exit the track immediately for that race. The driver will be given 0 points for that race. If the racer is black flagged for equipment problems, the racer will be given last place points for that race.
Aggressive driving will not be tolerated. Anyone who intentionally “takes out” any other racer will be sent to the rear of the field or be black flagged. Disqualifications due to not making weight, being black flagged due to rough driving, intentionally rear ending other drivers during and/or at the end of the race or technical disqualifications will receive zero (0) points for that race.
In the event of an accident, we realize that family and friends are concerned, however, please do not enter the track until instructed to do so by the track officials. This helps us to prevent other accidents from happening and getting the proper medical attention to the racers. Only immediate family will be permitted on the track when the track official signals the “ALL CLEAR”.
If you have mechanical problems and can’t maintain a safe speed exit immediately to the pit area. If you are unable to reach pit road, take your kart to the infield.
After the heats & feature races all drivers are to report to the scale area. After the feature the top 3 karts must report to the designated tech area immediately after being weighed at the scales.
VSP has a OPEN TIRE rule as long as its a VEGA OR MAXXIS TIRE.
NO ONE is allowed to enter the track unless given permission by the race director or official.
The following will result in suspension from VSP property immediately: use of any controlled substance: marijuana, cocaine, driving under the influence of alcohol. There are NO EXCUSES AND NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!!! Anyone caught with an illegal substance will be turned over to the local law enforcement agency.
Anyone caught dumping oil on the ground will be banned permanently from the property of VSP..
Arguing, threatening, or fighting is not allowed , whether it be directed at a race official, fellow competitor or spectator.
All protests must be brought up immediately following the race. They must be delivered to the race director in writing within 15 minutes after the original protest. The written protest must include the specific reason for the protest, driver who is protesting and the driver being protested. This must be completed and in the race director’s possession within 15 minutes of the completion of the race being protested. The fee for a protest is $150.00 which is due at the time the written protest is turned in. Both the protested and the protestors kart must be left in the tech area while the written protest is written up and until the tear down and subsequent ruling is made.
IF the protested driver (kart, motor, etc.) is found to be in compliance with all rules, the money will be distributed as follows: $50.00 to the track and $100.00 to the protested driver (kart, motor, etc.)
The protesting driver must submit his/her kart, motor, etc. for inspection to the protested driver’s kart, motor, etc. being inspected.
The track reserves the right to tear down any kart at anytime.
1st Offense: Loss of that nights points
2nd Offense: Loss of that nights points, $200.00 fine & two (2) race suspension.
3rd Offense: Loss of all points for the season, $300.00 fine and disqualification for the remainder of the season.
IN ADDITION TO ANY OF THE OFFENSES, ALL CASH WINNINGS WILL BE FORFIETED. ANY DRIVER/KART THAT IS DISQUALIFIED FOR DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL CHEATING AS DEFINED BY THE TECH PERSON WILL BE ASSESSED AN ADDITIONAL $500.00 FINE.
General VSP Officials will use flags, as set forth in this section, for the purpose of providing drivers with information. VSP Officials may use light signals in addition to or in lieu of flag signals.
Green Flag (Start of Race) At the beginning of the race, when the starter gives the green flag, karts must maintain position as designated by VSP Officials until they have crossed the starting line. On restarts, all passing will be to the right until after passing the starting line.
Blue Flag with Diagonal Yellow Stripe (Passing Flag) The blue flag with a diagonal yellow stripe signifies that faster traffic is overtaking the karts being signaled. Karts being given this flag must prepare to yield to overtaking traffic and give 1 full lane to allow safe passage of karts racing for position.
Yellow Flag (Caution) A. The yellow flag signifies caution and this flag will be given by the flagman immediately following the occurrence of the cause for caution. When the yellow flag is displayed, all karts, regardless of their location on the track, will slow down and maintain position with respect to other karts. Restart order will be determined by the last green lap scored and karts causing caution incident will line up at the rear of the field. The VSP Officials have complete discretion to determine the positions of the karts at the time the yellow flag was displayed and to reposition the karts in accordance with their determination. B. Karts must slow down to a cautious pace on all yellow flags. C. In the event a caution kart is used, no kart may pass the caution kart unless directed to do so by an Official. Any karts illegally passing the caution kart will be penalized. D. The starter will signify one (1) lap before the green flag will again be displayed. E. Pit attendants and mechanics shall not go on the race track for any reason, while the karts are racing, or while they are running under the yellow flag. The only time drivers or karts may receive such services is when they are completely stopped and off and outside the race track. F. No pit crews may service or repair any wrecked or damaged kart until the kart has been removed from the racetrack and safely removed from race track.
Red Flag (Race Stop) A. The red flag means that the race must be stopped immediately regardless of the position of the karts on the track. The red flag shall be used if, in the opinion of VSP Officials, the track is unsafe to continue the race. Karts should be brought to a stop in an area designated by VSP Officials. No repairs or service of any nature will be permitted on any kart on the racetrack. B. Drivers are to stay in their karts at all times unless directed otherwise.
Black Flag (Leave Race Track Immediately) A. A black flag means to immediately exit race track and report to the VSP Official at the tech shed. It does not mean automatic disqualification. At the discretion of the VSP Officials, if the driver does not obey the black flag directive, the driver may then be given the black flag with a white cross to inform the driver that scoring of his or her kart has been discontinued until further notice. B. In lieu of a black flag, VSP Officials may use a blackboard or black flag number indicator in full view of the Competitor on which the number of the kart being black flagged.
White Flag (One lap to go) A. When the white flag is displayed, it means the leader has started his or her last lap. B. No kart may receive any assistance after the white flag has
been displayed. Checkered Flag (End of Race) A. When a checkered flag is displayed it means the race is completed. When the lead kart has completed the required race distance, the race will be declared “official” regardless of flag being displayed. B. When the checkered flag is given to the leader, the balance of the field receives the checkered flag in the same lap. Finishing positions will be scored according to most laps traveled, whether the kart is still running or not. C. The driver receiving the checkered flag first in any feature race must bring his/her kart to the starting line or designated area and remain there until released by VSP Officials. Race Track Lights A. When the red light is displayed, it means all movement on the track is to cease. B. When the yellow light is displayed, it means caution is in effect.
The kart must start the feature event to receive points for that race. The registered driver of the kart will earn points, no switching of drivers or switching of karts during the night of racing will be permitted, i.e.; the registered driver must race the heats and feature in the same kart, the driver cannot race a kart in the heat and switch to another kart in the feature event. Please discuss any concerns with the Race Director.
The break down for points are as follows:
1st: 50 points 2nd: 40 points 3rd: 30 points 4th: 20 points 5th: 10 points 6th place and back: 5 points
1st place-100 points 2nd place – 90 points 3rd place – 80 points 4th place – 70 points 5th place – 60 points 6th place – 50 points 7th place- 40 points 8th place- 30 points 9th place- 20 points 10th place- 10 points 11th place and back- 5 points
In the event of a tie for year end points, the championship will be broken by the number of feature wins for the season. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the last completed race finish of each competitor.
VSP will have a tech person to keep us all in check so EXPECT tech!!
A 3 kart minimum is required for a class to participate for the night.
We are looking to make this a family fun experience. We are willing to work with everyone!! If there is enough karts to make a class or split some, we will do our best to help everyone have an enjoyable time!
Class eligibility will be determined by the age of the driver on VSP first scheduled race date of the season. THE ROOKIE CLASS: New drivers will be allowed to participate in this class up to 10yrs old with the respective plate. HOWEVER, if the driver is not of the age for the class he/she will not receive points or be trophied for that class. In addition the driver may be asked to move up to their respective class if agreed on by VSP officials.
Rookie/Beginner Ages 5-8 OHV 6.5 HP Clone Red plate shoe clutch small pipe full bumper 16/64 gear rule ANY TIRE 34”max rear 225lbs minimum
Ages 8-10 OHV 6.5 HP clone green plate open clutch small pipe full loop bumper ANY TIRE 250lbs minimum
Ages 10-12 OHV 6.5 HP clone purple plate open clutch small pipe ANY TIRE 275lbs minimum
JR 3 (300)
Ages 13-UP OHV 6.5 HP clone blue plate open clutch big pipe, open TIRE 300lbs min.
Box Stock Medium (340)
Ages 15 & up OHV 6.5 HP clone open clutch big pipe ANY TIRE 340lbs minimum No Driver Weight Minimum
Ages 40 & up OHV 6.5 HP clone open clutch big pipe ANY TIRE 375lbs minimum No Driver Weight Minimum
Box Stock Heavy (375)
Ages 15 & up ohv 6.5 HP clone open
Clutch big pipe any tire 375lbs.minimum
No driver weight minimum
Box Stock Super Heavy (400)
Ages 15 & up OHV 6.5 HP clone open clutch big pipe ANY TIRE 400lbs minimum No Driver Weight Minimum
Predator (375) *CLAIMER CLASS* 212 CC-6.5HP
Ages 15 & up, 375lbs minimum, No Driver Weight Minimum.
Engine MUST stay stock. Disconnect governor from outside only. Disconnect low oil cut-off switch. Gas tank stays on Stock location. Must have chain guard. Steel drum shoe clutch, Air Filter, Spark Arrester, Flywheel, Flywheel Key, Carb Jets. No carburetor modifications. ANY TIRE.