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SuperComp Series

SUPERCOMP SERIES CLASS REGULATIONS

The Gateway Kartplex SuperComp series provides the experienced karter with a challenging environment to further hone their driving skills and race craft. SuperComp class rules allow all chassis manufactures, softer tire compounds and have both 4-cycle and 2-cycle engine options. Many of our Ignite drivers also participate in SuperComp to maximize their seat time.

 

NEW FOR 2019, ALL SUPERCOMP RACE DAYS WILL BE DOUBLE FEATURES, AND WILL RACE RAIN OR SHINE. SUPERCOMP RACES MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO SERIOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE RACE DIRECTOR HAS FINAL SAY ON ANY DECISIONS CONCERNING RAIN AND WET CONDITIONS (I.E. LIGHTNING, HIGH WINDS, EXTREME HEAVY RAIN, FLOODING, WATER RUNNING ACROSS THE TRACK, OR ANY OTHER UNSUITABLE CONDITIONS).

CLASS STRUCTURE

KID KART

Age: 5-8 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: Honda GXH50 only(Engine Rules)
Supplemental: WKA Rules
Fuel: 91 octane at track, no alcohol added ($5/gallon)
Exhaust: Stock
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/4.5 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/4.5 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 150 lbs

BRIGGS JUNIOR

Age: 12-15 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: Briggs LO206 (Engine Rules)
Clutch: Shoe style only
Slide: Yellow, Briggs carb locking clamp must be in place with cap fully tightened at all times. This is a tech item.
Fuel: 91 octane at track, no alcohol added ($5/gallon)
Exhaust: RLV 5507 or 5506
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/6.0 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/6.0 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK nose required (see bodywork rules below)
Weight: 320 lbs

KA100 JUNIOR

Age: 11-15 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: IAME KA100
Supplemental: WKA Rules
Carburetor: As factory supplied, see WKA 626.4
Fuel: VP C12/Red Line Oil
Exhaust: Must be spec exhaust system as supplied by manufacturer with 22mm restrictor
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/6.0 or 4.5/7.1 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/4.5 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 330 lbs

TAG 60 CADET

Age: 9-12 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: IAME Mini Swift
Supplemental: WKA Rules
Fuel: VP C12/Red Line Oil
Exhaust: Factory IAME
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/4.5 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/4.5 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 250 lbs

TAG SENIOR

Age: 15+ years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: IAME Leopard or X30
Supplemental: WKA Rules
Fuel: VP C12/Red Line Oil
Exhaust: Factory IAME
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/7.1 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/7.1 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 365lbs

BRIGGS ROOKIE

Age: 8-12 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: Briggs LO206 (Engine Rules)
Clutch: Shoe style only
Slide: Red, Briggs carb locking clamp must be in place with cap fully tightened at all times. This is a tech item.
Fuel: 91 octane at track, no alcohol added ($5/gallon)
Exhaust: RLV 5507 or 5506
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/4.5 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/4.5 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK nose required (see bodywork rules below)
Weight: 250 lbs

BRIGGS SENIOR

Age: 15+ years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: Briggs LO206 (Engine Rules)
Clutch: Shoe style only
Slide: Black
Fuel: 91 octane at track, no alcohol added ($5/gallon)
Exhaust: RLV 5507 or 5506
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/6.0 or 4.5/7.1 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/6.0 or 4.5/7.1 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK nose required (see bodywork rules below)
Weight: 360 lbs

KA100 SENIOR

Age: 15+ years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: IAME KA100
Supplemental: WKA Rules
Carburetor: As factory supplied, see WKA 626.4
Fuel: VP C12/Red Line Oil
Exhaust: Must be spec exhaust system as supplied by manufacturer
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/7.1 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/7.1 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 360lbs

TAG JUNIOR

Age: 12-15 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: IAME Leopard or X30
Supplemental: WKA Rules
Fuel: VP C12/Red Line Oil
Exhaust: Factory IAME, 26mm header
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/7.1 YLC, Hoosier 4.5/7.1 R60B (As of Race #7, only the Hoosier R60B tire will be permitted)

Rain Tire: Open compound

Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 330lbs

SUPERCOMP RULES

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS REQUIREMENTS

  • Racers must start a minimum of 6 races to qualify for the year-end championship
  • A racer’s best 8 finishes will count towards their championship points total
  • Racers must be present at the awards banquet to receive year-end awards

AGE

A racer’s competition age is determined by the age of the driver on the first scheduled Kartplex race day of the season. If a driver ages out of a class before the first scheduled Kartplex race day of the season, they are required to move up to the older class. If a driver will attain an age into an older class during the course of the Kartplex race season, they may choose to stay in their current class, or move up to the older class (at any time, including the start of the season). Once a driver has raced in a class, they may not move back to a younger class. Upon request, the Race Director may choose to issue an age exception for a driver whose birthday falls after the completion of the Kartplex race season but within the 2019 calendar year.

Note: Your “Competition Age” is relative to the individual racing series. It is legal to be different from Ignite and SuperComp.

NOVICE DRIVERS

A novice driver is defined as having no experience at the Kartplex and/or limited karting experience elsewhere. For the first 3 events a novice driver competes in at the Kartplex, they must start at the back of the field for each practice, qualifying and race session. Such drivers must also display a clear and visible “X” on the back of their helmet as well as on their rear bumper. Painter’s tape will be available at tech or inside the SpeedCenter for any drivers who need an “X.” Any and all novice driver restrictions may be waived at the discretion of the Race Director based on performance or previous experience.

ENGINE CLAIMING

At the Race Director’s discretion, the Kartplex may “claim” a competitor’s engine at any time. The track will supply the competitor with a new, factory-sealed engine in direct exchange for the competitor’s “as raced” engine. If the competitor fails to comply with the claim request, the competitor will be excluded from participating in Kartplex races for one calendar year and will forfeit all points acquired to date.

TECHNICAL INSPECTION BUILDING

The only personnel allowed in the tech building are drivers and Gateway Kartplex officials. Crew members are prohibited to enter the tech building at any time without permission from Gateway Kartplex officials. All karts need to be shut off before entering the tech building. ABSOLUTELY NO DRIVING ONTO THE SCALES! A Kartplex official will be available to assist drivers as needed.

WEIGHT BALLAST

Non-structural weights added to meet minimum kart/driver weight requirements must be bolted securely to the kart using bolts at least 5/16″ in diameter. Weights in excess of 7 lbs. must use two or more 5/16″ bolts. All bolts must be cotter-keyed, safety wired or double nutted. All bolt-on weights must be white in color for visibility.

HELMET-MOUNTED CAMERAS

The use of helmet-mounted cameras is prohibited.

BODYWORK

Any CIK homologated bodywork manufactured by KG Karting is acceptable. All bodywork must be in safe, presentable condition. Briggs classes may utilize non-CIK homologated front fairings and side pods. Only the use of CIK homologated plastic front nose cones are permitted.

REAR BUMPER

Rear bumpers must cover at least one-half of the rear tires on both sides. The use of both metal and plastic rear bumpers are permitted.

SEATS

The bottom of the seat must be located within the left and right frame rails laterally. The seat may not extend beyond the vertical plane of the rear axle. Seat height requirements are as follows (measured from the ground to the top of the seat): Sportsman – 10″, Junior – 12″, Senior – 13″. Lay-down-style seats are not permitted.

FLOOR PANS

Front floor pans are required. Rear floor pans are permitted but may not extend laterally beyond the left- and right-hand frame rails.

SPROCKETS

Any class can use a #35 or #219 pitch chain. Skip tooth sprockets are not allowed.

TIRE TREATING & ADDITIVES

ANY ALTERING OF THE MANDATED TIRE THROUGH PREPPING, DOPING, CHEMICAL TREATING OR CUTTING IS EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN. ANY COMPETITOR FOUND TO BE ALTERING THE TIRE OR ATTEMPTING TO ALTER THE TIRE FROM THE AS-SUPPLIED CONDITION WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED, EJECTED FROM THE FACILITY, BANNED FROM THE FACILITY FOR THE PERIOD OF ONE YEAR AND WILL FORFEIT ALL SERIES POINTS. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR PREPAID ENTRIES. POSSESSION OF TIRE PREP, DOPING COMPOUNDS OR OTHER TIRE TREATMENTS IS CAUSE FOR EXPULSION AND BANNING FROM THE PREMISES. WE WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT TIRE ALTERING OF ANY KIND IS EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

Tire warming blankets, hotboxes or other warming devices are prohibited.

 

On-track tire warming is prohibited. On-track tire warming may result in driver penalties.