TKC Race Rules and Procedures

NOTE:  Updated 3-26-12.  These rules and procedures complement the Competition Guidelines document, which all competitors should be familiar with while competing at TKC.



Karts must have numbers on front, both sides and rear in a color contrasting from color of  body and of a size for easy identification by flagman, corner safety workers and scoring. All numbers must be mounted in a manner that are easily identified.


Drivers with improper numbers or number plates will be allowed to race one time but must have proper numbers and plates corrected by the next race.    


All karts must be tech inspected by a safety tech person before being allowed on track for practice or race.


Safety gear is mandatory at all times. Full face helmet, neck collar, gloves, long         sleeves and long pants are the minimum allowed for all drivers. Rib/chest protector is highly recommended for all drivers.


Mufflers are mandatory at all times.  If muffler or exhaust comes off during race, driver will receive a mechanical black flag and will be scored as they fell out of race.          


Races will begin at 1:00pm, except on summer dates when temperatures are expected to be high, in which case races will begin at 11:00am.  Track will close for practice roughly 15 minutes prior to start of racing, following a mandatory driver meeting.  Changes to scheduled start times as posted on the club website Schedule page will be communicated via Facebook (www.facebook.com/tulsakartclub) and/or e-mail as practicable.


When spinning off track, DO NOT pull back onto track until safe to do so. Hold hand up when pulling back onto track. Do not re-enter track at a point that advances your running position. When passing another kart, do not take all four wheels off track. Doing so may subject you to a one lap penalty. Scrubbing tires on pace lap may subject you to being placed to the rear of pack.                                                                                                 


No push-back or restarts allowed once the green flag has been displayed unless race director or flagman determines it is safe to do so. If race is stopped due to an accident, karts involved in accident will be lined up at rear of field in the order which they were running prior to accident.  If kart cannot continue under its own power, driver shall park it off the racing surface and await the end of that race. Drivers will be scored as they drop out of race. If race is stopped before completion of one lap, karts will be lined up according to the original line up.


Engine and/or chassis tech inspections will be performed on a random basis at the discretion of the race director. Drivers may only protest another driver’s kart or engine in his class by putting up $100.00 along with a written protest to the race director. If kart or engine is found illegal, $80.00 will be returned to the protestor and $20.00 will go to the club. If engine is found legal, $80.00 will go to engine owner and $20.00 will go to club. Protest must be filed in writing within 20 minutes of the race to be considered. Drivers only may file a protest.  A driver who refuses to have his protested engine inspected will lose all points received that race day.


UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT ON THE PART OF ANY DRIVER OR HIS CREW INCLUDING BAD TALK, OBSCENE SIGNS OR FIGHTING WILL SUBJECT DRIVER TO DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE DAY AND DRIVER OR CREW MEMBER MAY BE SUSPENDED FOR A LENGTH OF TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED IN PITS.                                                                                                                                  


When races are underway, the flagman and scoring stand WILL NOT be approached by anyone other than race officials.