General Guidelines, Rules and Expectations at WKC Events
- Spirit and Intent: Karting is a sport intended for fun and enjoyment for the whole family. All rules and regulations have been designed to this end by setting a standard by which karting will be guided. Officials at all WKC events are authorized and empowered to decide if a competitor has taken an unfair advantage of a rule or lack thereof that is not consistent with the spirit and intent of these rules and regulations and may penalize the competitor appropriately.
- Disclaimer: The policies, rules, regulations and procedures set forth herein are designed to provide the orderly, safe conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable standards and requirements for such events. These policies and any policies that may be added/amended shall be used at all WKC-sanctioned events. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with these rules, regulations, policies or procedures. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury, death or the loss of property to those who choose to participate.
- Alcohol and illegal drugs: Any use of alcoholic beverages by persons with WKC/WKA event wrist bands on the track premises during the race day will result in expulsion from the track and loss of membership. Any use of illegal drugs by persons at the track will be turned over to the legal authorities and will also result in expulsion from the track and loss of membership. After the track is closed for the day, the local laws governing the use of alcohol will apply. Drivers are reminded that they are responsible for the members of their pit crew.
- Foul language: The use of foul or abusive language, or unsportsmanlike conduct, shall be cause for expulsion from the pit area and/or track. Anyone using abusive language toward any race official, or persons making threatening remarks directed to any race official shall be expelled from the pit area and track. Drivers are held accountable for the conduct of their pit crew, family members and friends. Any competitor expelled from the day’s event or for the entire event shall not receive any points for that day or event and is not entitled to any refund of any monies spent for that day or event. Persons expelled are subject to further action as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.
- Pets: All pets must be leashed at all times and are not allowed in the hot pit area. You must clean up after your pets.
- Be respectful: It is important to remember we are all guests of the tracks. Please act accordingly by respecting their property and your fellow race enthusiasts. Please clean up your pit area by picking up paper, drink cans, etc., at the end of the weekend.
- Children: It is very important that children are not left unattended. Children are welcome and encouraged to visit the pit areas; however, they should not visit these areas unless an adult accompanies them. Children are not allowed in the hot pits during practice or the running of a race unless they are a competitor. The sport of karting is a great place to introduce young people to the mechanics involved in motorsports.
- Pit Vehicles: Regulation of pit vehicles varies by track. Please inquire at registration for the requirements for that facility. As a general rule, bicycles, push scooters, razors, motorized scooters and golf carts are permitted in the paddock area, but not in the hot pits. No off-road or off-trail riding on any vehicle is allowed. Pit vehicles’ speed and use must be appropriate for the conditions. Individuals are expected to use common sense and act responsibly; complaints will lead to the loss of this privilege for all. Parents are responsible for the actions of their children. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to operate motorized pit vehicles but may operate non-motorized bicycles, skateboards and scooters in the paddock area after the close of the racing day.
- Fuel and oil disposal: At SPR, a fuel and oil dump is provided near the gas shed. Do not dump fuel, oil or other liquids on the ground. Check with officials at Pittsburgh for fuel and oil disposal.