The SPK Fall 500 Mile Overnight Race will be the weekend of September 15 & 16. The green flag will drop around 8PM with the drivers meeting at 7PM. The 500 miles most likely will take about 15.5 hours to complete. The race will be run in the opposite direction from the Spring 500.
Start getting your teams together. Wheel to Wheel Karting members will receive a 5% discount off of the posted race team cost of $1,200. Our members race team cost will be $1,140 ($1,200 x .95). Hope to see you in Summit Point.
Summit Point Kart
Fall Five Hundred
16 hour enduro rules
• Friday September 14th
◦ 5:00pm – 9:00pm open arrive and drive (Practice)
• Saturday September 15th
◦ Noon – 5pm open arrive and drive (Practice)
◦ Noon – 6pm SPK 500 weigh-in and registration
◦ 6:30pm – 7:00pm SPK 500 drivers meeting
◦ 7:15pm – 7:25pm SPK 500 qualifying
◦ 8:00pm SPK Fall 500 green flag
• Sunday September 16th
◦ 12:00pm SPK 500 checkered flag
◦ 12:15pm Awards Ceremony
• KART PERFORMANCE IN RAIN IS DRASTICALLY REDUCED
• The SPK 500 will continue in light to moderate rain.
• Standing water may require a course reconfiguration.
◦ All the karts will be black flagged and brought into the pits while the reconfiguration is
◦ The race clock will not be stopped
• Standing water may require the race to be stopped
◦ All the karts will be black flagged and brought into the pits until conditions improve enough
to continue the race.
◦ The race clock will not be stopped
• Grand Touring Class
◦ $[masked] entry fee
◦ Trophies and celebration champagne for the 1st,2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th place teams.
• The team name and class must be clearly displayed on the right side of the helmet.
◦ Race Control will oversee and validate the taping of the helmets with the appropriate
◦ Drivers are not allowed to remove, change, deface, or in any way alter the tape and
information written on it. Any such actions will result in immediate disqualification.
• All drivers will be weighed prior to racing.
◦ Drivers can carry weight (weight vests, belts etc...) to adjust their average team weight.
▪ If a drivers weighs in with weight, he must race with that same weight.
◦ Each driver is given a weight variance allowance (see below)
▪ The official minimum driver weight is their weigh-in weight minus their allowance.
• A team weight will be the average of all the team drivers weight.
◦ SPK assumes that each driver will drive approximately the same amount of time as other
drivers on his/her team.
◦ A team representative should notify SPK officials if one driver drives disproportionately
more than other drivers (more than twice as much as other team members). SPK will adjust
the Lap Adjustment numbers accordingly.
▪ It is not in the spirit of this competition to have lighter drivers driver longer than heavier
drivers as part of a winning strategy.
• SPK will add or subtract laps to teams mid way through the race based upon the teams average
◦ The Lap adjustment table will be included in later revisions of these rules.
• Each team will consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 drivers.
• Drivers can drive for maximum two teams.
• Karts will be randomly assigned by draw at the drivers meeting. This will be your kart for the
qualifying and the start of the race.
• All maintenance and repair work is the exclusive responsibility of SPK.
• Any kart alterations by anyone other than SPK personnel, including changes to tire pressures,
idle speed or throttle stop will result in a team’s immediate disqualification.
• There will be one 11 minute qualifying session.
• The driver doing the qualifying will be the first driver in the endurance for the team.
Race start & finish
• The driver will inspect the kart to make sure the pedals are adjusted correctly and the kart is
◦ If a problem is found, the driver will notify an SPK official.
• A rolling start will be used.
◦ Karts will be released behind a pace kart in their qualifying order.
◦ Karts MAY NOT PASS until the green flag has been dropped AND they have crossed the
start finish line.
• The race runs for 16 continuous hours or the lead team completes 500 miles, whichever comes
• A checkered flag will indicate the finish.
• The clock may be stopped at Race Director’s discretion only. Red flags will not stop the clock.
• Pit lane will be open during the entire race except during a red flag condition.
• Regulation of pit speed, driver change area and fuel stop/kart exchange area will be defined in
the drivers meeting.
Fuel stop/kart exchange/driver change
• Fuel stops are done by kart exchange
• A team cannot change karts and drivers in the same stop.
• Kart exchange
◦ The driver will drive into the designated “garage” area.
◦ Race Control will assign the driver another kart and the driver will get into the assigned
◦ The driver will then be released to race.
◦ No other team members are allowed in or near the garage area.
• Driver change
◦ The exiting driver will drive into the designated “driver change” area.
◦ The exiting driver will get out of his kart and run to tag his teammate waiting in the “Driver
◦ The replacement driver will get in the kart and wait for release.
◦ No other team members are allowed to assist the exiting or replacement driver.
◦ If a replacement driver cannot be found within 5 minutes of the exiting driver leaving his
kart, the team will be disqualified.
• In the event of a kart breakdown, driver must stay in his kart and track official will bring a new
kart to that individual. If the staff finds the kart has no substantive mechanical issue, that team
will be penalized 1 lap
• Timing and race results are determined by computer and transponder.
• Disputes will be resolved by the director.
• There are three phases to a pass
◦ Pre-pass/Post-pass, no overlap. Where the trailing kart is totally behind the leading kart.
▪ The trailing kart has no right-of-way over the track forward of the rear bumper of the
◦ Mid-pass, karts overlapped. Where the rear bumper of the leading kart is between the front
and rear bumper of the trailing kart.
▪ The trailing kart only has right-of-way to one kart width of track on their side of the
track. If the leading kart moves towards the trailing kart, the trailing kart must yield until
reaching the white line or barrier that defines the track. This is referred to as the trailing
kart’s “right-of-way lane” and only exists while overlap is maintained.
◦ NOTE: Your role and the rules that apply to you as leading or trailing kart may
change several times while executing a pass.
• A kart can make one defensive off-line move to prevent a pass. (zig)
• A kart that makes two or more defensive moves (zig zag) is considered to be blocking and will
• Kart to kart contact
◦ Any contact that helps or prevents a pass from taking place will result in a penalty. Some
▪ If the trailing kart is in the right-of-way lane and contact occurs that prevents a pass
(such as a pinch or a push off track), the leading kart will be penalized.
▪ If the leading kart pinches the trailing kart’s right-of-way lane resulting in the trailing
kart being forced off track and/or losing control (spin out), the leading kart will be
▪ If the trailing kart is in the right-of-way lane but is carrying such speed that it could not
possibly stay in the right-of-way lane and contact occurs at any point during the pass
(such as a dive bomb) and the pass is completed, the passing kart will be penalized.
▪ If the trailing kart bumps the leading kart from behind such that the leading kart is
forced to go off line, the trailing kart will be penalized.
◦ A racer can wave another racer by to avoid penalty if the infraction could be solved by the
trading of positions.
◦ Any contact that causes, or could cause damage or injury will be penalized, regardless of
whether or not it provides any advantage.
• Contact with barriers
◦ Any contact with the barriers that displace the barriers as to require them to be reset will
result in penalty.
◦ Any contact with barriers where the kart becomes stuck will result in a penalty.
• The green flag means go
• The yellow flag means slow down, no passing
◦ If a kart passes another kart under a yellow flag, that kart will be penalized.
◦ A penalty can be avoided if offending kart immediately waves by the kart that was passed.
• The red flag means stop immediately
◦ All racers should stop on track as soon as it is safe to do so for both the driver and the karts
behind the driver.
◦ Not stopping will result in a penalty
◦ Passing will result in a penalty
◦ Once stopped, karts must remain completely stopped until a subsequent yellow, green or
black flag is displayed.
• The black flag means proceed to the pits
◦ This is most often used to penalize a kart.
◦ It is sometimes used in the event a kart is damaged for whatever reason, it's important that
the kart come to the pit now.
◦ A waving black flag at all flag stations means that all karts must proceed to the pits.
◦ Driving four (4) wheels off course (outside the white lines) but not short cutting the course
or going off the pavement
◦ Contact the results in a pass or the prevention of a pass.
◦ Contact that displaces the barriers
◦ Passing under yellow
◦ Spinning out
▪ Loss of control (i.e. spinning out all by yourself)
▪ Lack of situational awareness (i.e... getting spun out by another kart)
• Mandatory driver change (Race Control to contact team, must happen within 5 laps of incident)
◦ Four (4) wheels going off the pavement
◦ Getting stuck
◦ Short cutting the course
◦ Rough driving
◦ Passing under red
◦ Incorrect entry into pits
◦ The race director deems a driver unfit to participate.
▪ At that time a substitute driver may be designated by the team manager and approved by
the race director.
• 1 lap penalty
◦ Excessive speed in pits
◦ For each pound under their official minimum weight.
• 3 lap penalty
◦ Illegal contact that results in another kart spinning out.
• Ejection / Disqualification
◦ Not stopping under red
◦ Contact that causes injury
◦ Contact that damages or disables a kart
◦ Any mechanical adjustment to the kart.
◦ Unsportsmanlike behavior which includes anything other than polite discourse between any
number of racers or friends, or SPK officials.
• All team members must remain in compliance with all rules and regulations for the entire
duration of the event.
• Any disputes concerning these rules, their interpretation, or situations not specifically covered
herein shall be resolved at the discretion of the Race Director