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2007 Karting Series

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  1. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    2007 Karting Series Format

    OnTrack Karting
    a. Located in Wallingford, CT (facility is a few hundred yards from Route 15)
    b. The track is 1700 feet long and capable of handling up to 12 karts at a time.
    c. The Sodi karts are new and in good condition.
    d. Lap times for the best drivers are in 37 second range with times below 40 seconds achievable by most karters after a few races.
    e. The staff is well-trained and the owners maintain control over their operation.
    f. Bumping is aggressively discouraged and blue flagging is used.
    Series Participants
    a. Minimum: 8
    b. Must be CART members current with dues
    Series Organization
    a. Events: One practice followed by a 7 event series
    b. A competitor may participate in only one class
    c. Classes:
    i. General Class
    ii. Rookie Class (minimum 3, maximum 10 competitors)
    iii. 200 lbs Class (minimum 3, maximum 10 competitors)
    iv. Other Classes (if 3 or more competitors, maximum 10 competitors)
    Event Organization
    d. Qualifying Heat
    i. Karts assigned by lot
    ii. Maximum of 10 competitors per qualifying heat
    iii. All competitors in a class will qualify in the same heat
    1. A heat may contain more than one class (maximum 10 qualifiers)
    iv. Qualifying Duration: 8 Minutes (11 to 12 laps)
    v. Position in the starting grid determined by fastest lap time (Pole to fastest)
    Race
    i. Karts assigned by lot.
    1. Kart used in race must be different than one used for qualifying.
    ii. All competitors in a class will race in the same heat.
    1. A heat may contain more than one class (maximum10 racers).
    iii. Standing Start from Starting Grid.
    iv. All races run in normal (counter-clockwise direction).
    v. Race Duration: 20 laps (12 to 13 minutes)
    Series Scoring
    vi. Points awarded by order of race finish (CART Scoring Scheme).
    vii. Best 5 Races out of 7 (same as 2006).
    viii. Trophies awarded by Class (number of trophies to be determined by number of competitors)

    Schedule
    e. Start Time: 7:15 PM Driver’s Meeting
    f. Event Dates (all Thursday dates)
    i. Practice – 4 January 2007
    ii. Series
    1. 25 January 2007
    2. 1, 15 & 22 February 2007
    3. 1, 15 & 29 March 2007
    iii. Snow date – 12 April 2007

    6) Pricing
    a. $38 Ontrack Yearly Membership Fee
    b. $50 Entry Fee (Due at first event)
    c. $30 Event Fee (Due at each event)

    FAQ

    1) Why aren’t we competing at KartTrak? KartTrak has gone out of business.
    2) Why are we racing on Thursdays? Tuesday, Friday and Saturday are unavailable because they are Ontrack’s busiest days; Wednesdays conflict with CART meetings; and Sundays conflict with Wintercross
    3) Why is there a series entry fee? The entry fee covers assures Ontrack that the series competitors are committed to making the series a success.
    4) Why is the series restricted to CART members? Ontrack has racing leagues of its own and CART does not want to interfere with those activities.
    5) What determines if a competitor is a rookie? No recent karting experience. Participation in previous CART Karting series disqualifies one from racing in the rookie class.
    6) Is racing at Ontrack ‘rough’? No. Ontrack has three corner workers who strictly enforce their policy against bumping. Competitors who foul opponents will be warned once then ‘black-flagged’, which means ejection from the race.
    7) What equipment does Ontrack require? Helmet with face shield and a neck collar. Participants may use their own gear or Ontrack-supplied equipment.
    8) What happened to the indoor autocross series? This is CART and Ontrack’s first joint activity and including indoor autocross was not feasible.
    9) How does the cost of the 2007 CART Karting Series compare to the 2006 CART Karting Series?

    Attribute 2007
    Ontrack 2006
    KartTrak
    Minutes / Event 20 to 21 21
    Maximum Cost
    (Membership, Practice & 7 events) $328 $316
     
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    just got this email from bob too.... i'm highly considering it... but 7:15 is pushing it... I barely make it to 7pm pool on Mondays, and that's in town, not 20 min away...
     
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    fuck it, i'm in. i'll skip out of work early.

    200lb class FTW :p
     
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    I'll see how I do tomorrow night..and if I'm slightly competitive..then I might jump on it.
     
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