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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The following provides information and rules for each division,

and rules for all Tennessee Karting Association (TKA) participants.

IMPORTANT

 

ALL LO206 Classes

  • Follow Factory Briggs Rules.

  • LO206 Engine Claiming Rule - At the race director’s discretion, the track may ‘claim’ a competitor’s Briggs LO206 engine at any time. The track will supply the competitor with a new, factory sealed engine in direct exchange for the competitors ‘as raced’ engine. If the competitor fails to comply with the claim request, the competitor will be excluded from participating for one year and will forfeit all points acquired to date. The same will apply if a claimed engine is found to be blatantly illegal.

  • LO206 Engine Rules - Must run RLV 5507 Exhaust Header with 4104 Silencer. All engines must run Factory Briggs rules only. No disc clutches, shoe type only.

 

ALL LO206 Senior Classes

  • Front Wheel Width - 5 1/2" x 5" Max Overall Width, Outside to Outside

  • Rear Wheel Width - 8 3/8" x 5" Max Overall Width, Outside to Outside

KIDS

KID KART

Requirements

  • 5-8 years of age

  • MG Red tires

    • 460 x 5 Front & Rear 

  • Two Engine Options

    • Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine. Follow Factory Briggs Rules.

      • 200 lb minimum kart weight, including driver

      • Black kid kart carburetor slide

      • 17/57 gear ratio and #35 chain

      • Restricted coil to 4100 RPM

    • Comer C50-C51 two-stroke engine

      • 150 lb minimum kart weight, including driver

      • Clutch drum - 10 tooth

      • Rear axle sprocket - 89 tooth on a 219 chain

 
 

YOUTH

JUNIOR SPORTSMAN

Requirements

  • 8-12 years of age

  • Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine. Follow Factory Briggs Rules.

  • MG Red tires

    • 460 x 5 Front & Rear 

  • Green carburetor slide

  • 265 lb kart minimum kart weight, including driver

JUNIOR PRO​​

Requirements:​

  • 12-15 years of age

  • Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine. Follow Factory Briggs Rules.

  • MG Red tires

    • 460 x 5 Front

    • 710 x 5 Rear

  • Yellow carburetor slide

  • 310 lb minimum kart weight, including driver

ADULTS

All adult classes are ages 15+

 

SENIOR

Requirements:​

  • Briggs & Stratton LO2026 engine. Follow Factory Briggs Rules.

  • MG Red tires

    • 460 x 5 Front

    • 710 x 5 Rear

  • 360 lb minimum kart weight, including driver

  • Black carburetor slide

  • 10 lbs. must be added to the total weight of the kart to compensate for those with a nose cone aero advantage. This keeps the competition close and eliminates a bigger advantage for those karts that have a nose cone. If you're a smooth driver, it's still an advantage to have a full nose cone.

SENIOR HEAVY
Requirements:

  • Briggs & Stratton LO2026 engine. Follow Factory Briggs Rules.

  • MG Red tires

    • 460 x 5 Front

    • 710 x 5 Rear

  • 390 lb minimum kart weight, including driver

  • Black carburetor slide

  • 10 lbs. must be added to the total weight of the kart to compensate for those with a nose cone aero advantage. This keeps the competition close and eliminates a bigger advantage for those karts that have a nose cone. If you're a smooth driver, it's still an advantage to have a full nose cone.

PREDATOR 420cc

Requirements​​:

  • Predator 420cc engine

  • MG Red tires

    • 460 x 5 Front

    • 710 x 5 Rear

  • 350 lb minimum kart weight, including driver

SHIFTER
Requirements​​:

  • 125cc engine.

  • MG Yellow tires

    • 460 x 5 Front

    • 710 x 5 Rear

  • 400 lb minimum kart weight, including driver

  • Air boxes mandatory

 

CLUB RULES

BASIC TKA RULES

  • You must be a club member to receive championship points. Club dues can be paid at races.

  • You must run a minimum of half (50%) of the races in a season to be eligible for points.

  • If there are less than four karts for a class on any given weekend, we will combine them with another class.

  • All Competitors Must Run the Spec Tire for their class whether they are running for points or not (Spec tire compounds for each class above).

  • All Competitors Must Run CIK bodywork. The Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK) is the primary international sanctioning body for kart racing. When purchasing bodywork for your kart, most websites will include CIK in the title or description of the part you're are purchasing. Parts can also be purchased in kits that include everything you need. Required CIK bodywork parts include the front nose (front spoiler/bumper), front fairing (the front panel extending from the nose up to the steering wheel), side pods (with nerf bars), and the rear bumper.)

  • Make sure you read any supplemental rules listed for your class above.

  • Airboxes MANDATORY in all Two-Cycle and Shifter Classes.

  • All Briggs Classes Must run RLV Mufflers.

  • All karts must have the correct numbers on all four corners (front, both sidepods, and back).

  • In the event of rain, TKA will race, all classes MUST RUN MG RAIN TIRES.

  • All Lead Weights must be cotter keyed or double nutted and all brakes and steering bolts/nuts must be cotter keyed.

  • Disqualifications can not be dropped, no shows/non-entries can be dropped.

  • Snell 2015 or Better Helmet, Jacket or Suit/Neckcollar/Gloves are Mandatory at all Times.

  • All MINORS must have MINOR RELEASE on file and signed by Parent/Legal Guardian before they can be allowed to practice or race. NO EXCEPTIONS (Available at Track).

  • Video Cameras are allowed, video cameras must be mounted to the chassis or the bodywork using bolts and securely in place. Cameras can not be attached to the driver or the helmet. In the event of a flip or contact, the camera could cause injury.

KART RACERS OF AMERICA KID KART RULES

  • KID KART RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED! ANY KARTS OUT OF SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. ANY PARENTS DISPLAYING UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT OR FOUL LANGUAGE WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND THEIR ENTRY FORFEITED.

  • The kid kart class is for the enjoyment of the children, we ask that all parents please set a good example for all the kids in the class.

 

TRANSPONDER RULES

  • Transponders will be used in all classes for Qualifying and Racing.

  • Transponders are available for rent for $15.00/day.

  • If you have your own MyLaps/AMB Transponder you are welcome to use it at all TKA events.

  • Transponders MUST be installed anywhere in the open space between the front and rear tires.

  • It is the DRIVER'S responsibility, not TKA's, that the transponder is installed correctly and functioning properly on the kart. Failure to do so will result in not being scored during qualifying or races.

  • Transponders and holders can be purchased at Comet Kart Sales.