Slideways Enduro Series Standing Regulations
SLIDEWAYS – GO KARTING AUSTRALIA
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Version 2– 25/07/2018
1. Series Name:
Slideways Enduro Series
2. Meeting Dates & Location:
Dates available on the Enduro web page.
Slideways – Go Karting World
232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama.
3. General Regulations & Notes:
3.1: Event is open to a maximum of 20 teams from commencement of opening date of official entries (See section 11 below).
3.2: Compulsory three drivers per team.
3.3: Entry is open to all drivers who meet Slideways Enduro Series entry requirements.
3.4: This event counts towards the Sodi World Series.
3.5: Slideways utilise the Sodi World Series system for its season point score.
3.6: In the event of wet weather, a call will be made by 4:30pm (Night Events) determining if we will proceed with the round or not. If the event continues it may still be postponed due to unforeseen conditions.
4. Compulsory Sign On:
4.1: It is compulsory that all drivers must sign on prior to the drivers briefing in the time allocated.
4.2: Sign on will open 45 minutes prior to the drivers briefing, 30 minutes for morning events. Sign on will close 5 minutes prior to the drivers briefing.
4.3: Weight boxes;
(a) All drivers will be weighed during sign on, the weights from all drivers will be averaged within their team to give a team average, all team averages will be averaged to get the minimum weight needed for each team’s kart.
(b) All team averages below the overall average will have weights added to their kart prior to their qualifying and race.
(c) The weight to be added is rounded to the nearest 2.5kg.
5. Compulsory Drivers Briefing:
5.1: It is Compulsory that all drivers (and team managers, if utilised) attend the drivers briefing.
5.2: The drivers briefing will commence at the specified time, regardless of whether everyone has arrived or not.
5.2.1: In the event a driver misses the briefing, their team will start the race from the rear of grid.
5.3: All officials will be introduced, followed by the covering of all penalties and procedures at this briefing.
5.4: Special mention will also be made of the CRO (Competitor Relations Officer) who is the nominated point of contact for all competitors. They are in place to help and assist you. This role carries no official capacity, and effectively they are a middle man between competitors and officials. They will be located within the pit lane area.
6. Qualifying Format:
6.1: Three separate 5-minute qualifying sessions will be held for each individual driver from each team during the first 30 minutes of the event.
6.2: Driver’s order will be randomly selected for each of the three qualifying sessions, their team kart will be determined by random draw during sign on which determines the kart in which the whole team must qualify in.
6.3: All team drivers must individually qualify in a 5-minute qualifying session. Only one driver from each team is to drive in each of the three qualifying sessions and each driver may only qualify once for that race.
6.4: At the completion of all qualifying sessions, all 3 drivers fastest lap times from their qualifying session will be added together giving the team qualifying time which is used to determine grid order.
6.5: In the event of tied times, the second fastest time of the team determines the starting order, and so on. The fastest time for the team is dropped to the second fastest of that individual, the teams qualifying time is then re-calculated.
6.6: Fastest lap times may be disallowed if the driver has contravened Slideways rules, eg the time was achieved while driving through a yellow flag zone.
6.7: Karts will be allocated on a random basis for the race. Meaning you may or may not have the kart you qualified in.
7. Further Regulations
7.1: Race commencement is scheduled approximately 15 minutes after the final qualifying session.
(a) Drivers ready – Green flag raised above starters head while proceeding to front of grid.
(b) 5 seconds – Green flag raised from side of track.
(c) Race Start (Green flag waved/lights on).
(d) Race is scheduled for 75, 180 or 360 minutes.
7.2: There will be two compulsory pit stops for driver changes, there is no pit window, but each driver must spend a minimum amount of time in the driver’s seat. The minimum will be communicated during the drivers briefing.
7.2.1: 75-minute format: Minimum 2 pit stops with driver changes, minimum 20 mins per driver. 180-minute format: Minimum 7 pit stops with driver changes, minimum 50 mins per driver.
360-minute format: Minimum 12 pit stops with driver changes, minimum 100 mins per driver.
7.3: If laps are being utilised, they will be taken from the current race leader.
7.4: Any team whose driver locks the rear wheels when coming to a stop in the pit area (as judged by the PLA/CofC) will incur a black flag for a compulsory stop-go pit lane penalty, which must be taken within two laps. (See 9.1 and 9.2 for more info).
7.5: No driver can accelerate from pit lane without their kart’s seat belt fastened.
(a) Exiting driver is permitted to assist with fastening seat belt for the entering driver.
(b) Any team or its driver/assistant that breaks the retractor mechanism on the seat belt accepts full liability and will be billed accordingly.
(c) In the event that 7.5.b occurs, Slideways and or the CofC may choose one of the following:
(d) change of kart if available.
(e) 15 second ‘stop hold’ penalty at every changeover from there onwards – upon signing a further waiver to be presented.
(f) No driver can exit the pits and enter the track at turn one without the PEM’s (Pit Exit Marshall) approval – no exceptions.
7.6: All radio communication devices are not allowed. Pit boards may be utilised.
8. Officials & Driver/Team Conduct:
8.1: All judicial matters at this race event will be managed by a CofC (Clerk of Course) whom will be nominated by Slideways.
8.2: The CofC will also act as Judge of Fact, their decision being final.
8.3: The CofC also has the power to utilise the kart controller, or impose a time penalty after the event’s conclusion if deemed appropriate. For further details on other penalties that may be applied by the CofC, see sections 9.1 and 9.2.
8.4: Bad sportsmanship, disrespect or threatening behavior shown towards the CofC, any Slideways staff, any competitor, team member, spectator, driver or their associates, at the event, or in any form of social media before, during or after the event, will likely result in the driver’s instant exclusion from events at Slideways.
(a) Slideways reserves the rights to ban ANY individual or group from its facilities.
(b) Please also note that zero tolerance is given for anyone leaving the facility after the event (or any other time) doing burnouts etc. This is council owned land – please have some respect for our licensed agreement. Police will be notified instantly for failure to comply with this very simple request.
8.5: All queries during the race must be directed to the CRO, who will liaise any relevant info to the CofC.
9. Flags/Lights & Signs:
9.1: Black flag (or board) means RETURN TO PITS, if any driver is given the black flag (or board) they MUST pit within two laps to rectify the issue – no exceptions. Additional penalties or kart control may be utilised if black flags are ignored.
9.2: Likely causes to incur a black flag:
– “stop and go” pit lane penalty issued by CofC to redress one of the following or other item:
– unsporting passing manoeuvre.
– excessive blocking or weaving.
– locking of rear wheels at pit stop.
– seat belt not done up properly.
– loose clothing, presenting danger.
– long hair exposed, presenting danger.
– visor has come adrift of helmet.
– kart seat cover exposed, causing danger.
– any safety issue not listed here.
– CofC reserves the right to issue as required.
Under ANY of the above circumstances the race WILL NOT BE STOPPED for a competitor’s benefit at any time.
9.3: Blue flags – you are being lapped, move to the outside of the track and let the faster drivers through without impeding their pace. Failure to do so in a sporting manner, or which results in an incident may cause you to receive the black flag.
9.4: Yellow flag/lights – NO PASSING, caution ahead, raise one hand until past the scene (likely spun driver, or a marshal on track). Failure to adhere to this may incur a black flag.
9.5: Red flag/lights – NO PASSING, raise one hand. waving it and come to a stop as soon as possible (but not abruptly). Failure to do so in a sporting manner, or which results in an incident may cause you to receive the black flag.
9.6: Green flag/lights – Race commencement, restart, track clear of incident.
9.7: Chequered flag – Completion of race, drivers slowly return to the pit area.
9.8: No bumping sign – First warning, you are driving in an unfair manner, if this continues you will receive the last warning sign.
9.9: Last warning sign – You are about to receive the black flag for bumping or excessive blocking.
10. Kart Issues or Breakdown:
10.1: A massive effort is always undertaken to ensure all karts are benchmark tested and equal as possible for all events, with a 0.2sec lap time tolerance the target.
10.2: In the event of a breakdown or stoppage – all endeavors are taken to make the situation as fair as possible FOR ALL CONCERNED, this is always Slideways top priority, but please note – incidents and or mechanical failures, can happen.
10.3: Circumstances causing the issue of stoppage or breakdown will always be taken into consideration when determining the process of play at this point. The time and availability of solutions to remedy such issues fairly for all competitors concerned is has always put Slideways as an industry benchmark.
(a) However, motorsport relies on the “mechanical element” and as such, anything driven without “mechanical sympathy” can be broken – no warranty is implied or given to any such outcome, but Slideways will do its best to ensure fairness to all.
(b) Slideways has limited its capacity of entries to this event to create the fairest solution in the rare occurrence of breakdown by having at least two karts available as spares, if the situation arises. Slideways will also have at least two experienced mechanics on hand at all times.
(c) In unforeseen circumstances, there is a possibility that these spare karts may not be readily available at times, in this instance all endeavors to sort the situation fairly will be taken. Again, no warranty is implied or given to any such outcome being to your own personal satisfaction.
(d) Slideways will do everything possible to ensure all competitors received a fair run.
10.4: The final judgement in these situations will always be made for the betterment of the entire competitor group by the CofC.
(a) Pause Race – Red flag/light.
A kart has stopped on track due to mechanical failure.
(a1) if a mechanical issue occurs and a spare kart is available in exchange, it will be brought to the place where the replacement kart stopped, once the kart is then exchanged the race will return green.
(a2) If no kart is available, the onsite mechanics will give further advice to the CofC and advise of timeframes, it is the decision of the CofC to continue to pause the race, or if the race should then continue.
11. Nominations/Opening of Entries:
11:1 Entries $95 per driver ($150/$300 per driver for feature length races). If purchased before the specified early bird date, the driver will receive one free practice session which can be used on either of the two business days (Mon – Fri) prior to the event from 4pm – 8pm and on Academy Training days from 6pm – 8pm.
11.1.1: Free early bird practice sessions are a normal 10-minute session, they may not be used at another venue or for Academy Training.
11.2: Entries open following on from the previous event
11.2.1: Entries/payments close one hour prior to race commencement for evening events and midnight the night before for all morning events, provided places are available.
11.2.2: Entries are only confirmed once full payment is received. To secure your spot on the grid, we recommend getting your payment in early.
12. Acceptance of all event regulations:
Slideways reserves the right to alter the rules of racing. Any changes to the racing regulations will be communicated prior to the commencement of the race.
Your participation at this event from this moment forward is taken as acknowledgement, acceptance & understanding of all the Event Regulations that are covered herein.
You also acknowledge that motor racing can and will be dangerous, and accept the associated risks that your presence at this event is exposed to today.
If you do not agree with any of this or feel ‘unsafe’ for any reason, you are entitled notify the person on the counter that effective immediately you do not wish to compete at these arranged race events, fill out the refund form with your full name & details which will be duly processed.