Kart Championship Series Technical Update: April 23, 2016
In order to maintain a healthy and competitive karting series, Atlanta Motorsports Park reserves the right to update and/or modify its 2016 Supplemental Rulebook for the Kart Championship Series at any time. The decisions below are made based off both the voiced concerns of our racers as well as what we feel is the best direction to take our championship.
CIK Bodywork Mandatory for All Classes; Effective: August 1st, 2016
After a series of internal debates and contemplation, Atlanta Motorsports Park has made the executive decision to solely allow CIK-spec bodywork in all of its kart racing events beginning on August 1st, 2016. In the LO206 Junior, Senior, and Master divisions WKA and other organizations have allowed other forms of bodywork to be used in their race series which is why when AMP began offering the classes we allowed the bodywork as well. However, this decision comes solely from a safety mindset.
Safety is our number one priority at Atlanta Motorsports Park. It is why members can only practice on certain days at certain times as we require EMTs on-site for all on-track activities outside of public concession karting. Through the CIK and FIA’s homologation processes, they test the bodywork and only give passing scores to the packages that they believe our safe.
In order to make this transition as easy as possible for racers, we are currently in the process of putting together an inexpensive CIK bodywork kit with mounting hardware at a wholesale price for all racers who have competed at an Atlanta Motorsports Park kart race in the past. We are also giving a three month grace period, allowing racers without CIK bodywork to compete in all events in May, June, and July.
TaG Senior and TaG Master Weights Adjusted; Effective: May 1st, 2016
In order to maintain a balance between all engines in the TaG divisions, we must constantly be keeping our weights in line with the updated performance curves and parts that come to each engine. This is our reasoning behind a weight adjustment for the IAME X30, IAME Leopard, Rotax Max FR125, and Rotax Max FR125 EVO engines.
The Rotax Max FR125 and Rotax Max FR125 EVO engines will receive a five pound weight reduction, moving their minimum weight from 365 pounds to 360 pounds in TaG Senior and from 390 pounds to 385 pounds in TaG Master.
The IAME X30 and IAME Leopard engines will receive a ten pound weight addition, moving their minimum weight from 365 pounds to 375 pounds in TaG Senior and from 390 pounds to 400 pounds in TaG Master.
Because this is a small but needed change to maintain equality and parity between engines in these two classes, this change will come into effect for Round 2 of the AMP Kart Championship Series.
Shifter Weights Adjusted; Effective: May 1st, 2016
In order to maintain a balance between all engines in our Shifter class, we must constantly be keeping our weights in line with the updated performance curves and parts that come to each engine. This is our reasoning behind a weight adjustment for the Mod Honda CR125, KZ, and ICC engines.
The Mod Honda CR125 will be given a five pound weight addition, moving its minimum weight from 405 pounds to 410 pounds. Both the KZ and the ICC will be given a ten pound weight addition, moving their minimum weight from 405 pounds to 415 pounds.
Because this is also a small but needed change to maintain equality and parity between engines in this class, this change will also come into effect for Round 2 of the AMP Kart Championship Series.
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