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SPK 14 Hr. Capital overnight Team Endurance Race
SPK Endurance Races are happening again! Here is some of the info on the first long endurance race at RFK. Click on the SPK link in our sponsors area for more details. Schedule Saturday[masked] ● 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weigh-In And Registration ● 5:00 p.m. Qualifying ● 5:30 p.m. Drivers Meeting ● 6:00 p.m. Green Flag Sunday[masked] ● 8:00 a.m. Checkered Flag Fee If paid before: ● Sept 30th $1600 entry fee + tax per team ● Oct 21st $1800 entry fee + tax per team ● Oct 27th $2000 entry fee + tax per team Trophies will be awarded for the 1​st​, 2​nd​, 3​rd​, and 4​th​ place finishing teams. Paddock Rules ● Team area size and placement o Teams may begin to set up their paddock area as early as 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. ● Power o Generators are allowed. Be courteous so as to not smoke out your neighbors. Minimum Qualification ● Drivers must be qualified “Comp”, “Pro”, or “Elite” to participate. Driver weight and ballast ● Driver weight is the weight of the driver including racing gear (helmet, gloves, race suit etc…) ● Driver ballast is additional weight worn / carried / sat-on by the driver. (weight vests, weight belts, rocks in the pockets) ● Ballast (TBD) General Rules Team size ● Teams can have from 3 to 10 people. Lighting ● Hours of required lighting are 6:45pm to 7:15am. ● All drivers must have helmet mounted lighting with an output of 750 lumens or more. ● The color of the light shall be white ● The light shall be steady and not blink ● Small lights or glow sticks for the purpose of driver identification are permitted. Kart service ● 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. Qualifying ● The driver’s fastest time achieved will be used as their qualifying time. Race start & finish ● The teams will be assigned their first kart in the most convenient way possible. A team may or may not get the same kart in which they qualified. ● A rolling start will be used. ● The race runs for 14 hours continuously. o A checkered flag will indicate the finish. o The clock may be stopped at Race Director’s discretion only. Red flags will not stop the clock. Fuel stop/kart exchange/driver change ● There will be four mandatory kart changes during the race. ● Details of this will be covered during the driver’s meeting. 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 kart. ● The driver will then be released to race. Pit Lane/Garage ● Squeak Rule – Maintaining a safe speed while in the Pit/Garage areas is crucial. A driver who is unable to stop in the pit/garage areas without locking wheels (i.e. “squeak”) will be held there for 10 seconds per squeak. Extreme cases (i.e. “squeeeeak”) will result in a 30 second hold. ● Shhhhh Rule - The Squeak Rule is enforced based on wheel lockup, not sound, especially during wet track conditions. ● Additional regulation of Pit Lane and Garage areas will be defined in the drivers meeting. Kart breakdown ● 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 ● Timing and race results are determined by computer and transponder. ● Disputes will be resolved by the director. Rain ● Race will continue in light to moderate rain. ● The race director will determine the track condition to be either “Wet” or “Dry” o Only karts fitted with rain tires will be available in the kart change area when the track condition is “Wet” o Only karts fitted with slick tires will be available in the kart change area when the track is condition "Dry".

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    East Coast Karting Endurance Races lets people along the East Coast know about a variety of "Arrive and Drive" Karting Endurance Races at various venues. This LeMans style of Kart racing has been catching on over the past few years where several team members take turns driving fast, high powered karts during a race. If you are an "A type" personality this is for you.

    This is an easy way to get involved testing your road course driving skills in the fun and exciting sport of endurance karting. The "Arrive and Drive" concept lets you enjoy the real thrill of racing without the high cost of owning your own vehicle. It is an inexpensive way to get your "Racing Fix". Get in the cockpit and experience the adrenaline rush of racing similarly prepared competitive vehicles.

    Whether you are a veteran road racer or 1st time enthusiast looking for some adventure, there are a variety of competitive classes inside of each race which make it an intense experience. You you can race with your own team of friends or we can get you together with other driving enthusiasts. Most venues also offer racing schools for all types of skill levels as well as family racing classes.

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