WKCR Club Rules

RACER AGES PER CLASS:

KITTY CAT AMATEUR, VINTAGE, & STOCK CLASS: Eligible drivers must attain the age of 4 before being allowed to enter competition. If a driver attains the age of 4 during the race season, they may be allowed to enter competition. Drivers must not reach the age of 15 prior to the first published race for the upcoming WKCR race season. A driver may no longer participate in Amateur Kitty Cat once the driver becomes 8 years of age, unless it is the first year of racing. An Amateur racer is only eligible to race KC Amateur, KC Stock, and Vintage while considered an Amateur. To move on to other classes, such as KC Improved, etc. an Amateur racer must be at least age 5 and either graduate per the rules listed below or be removed from Amateur status by their parents. Once removed from Amateur status, a driver cannot return to Amateur status. Please note that other classes have age and experience guidelines.

KITTY CAT IMPROVED: A driver must compete for a full year in a Stock Class and be five years of age before competing in the KC Improved Class. Drivers must not reach the age of 15 prior to the first published race for the upcoming WKCR race season. A driver entering KC Improved can no longer participate in Kitty Cat Amateur Stock.

KITTY CAT FIII & FI: Drivers in FIII & FI (including Beginner F-1) Kitty Cat must be at least 7 and must not reach the age of 15 prior to the first published race for the upcoming WKCR race season. A driver must have a minimum of 1 year experience in a Kitty Cat or 120 Stock Class.

120 AMATEUR AND STOCK CLASSES: Eligible drivers must attain the age of 4 before being allowed to enter competition. If a driver attains the age of 4 during the race season, they may be allowed to enter competition. Drivers must not reach the age of 15 prior to the first published race for the upcoming WKCR race season. A driver may no longer participate in Amateur 120 Stock once the driver becomes 8 years of age, unless it is their first year of racing. An Amateur racer is only eligible to race 120 Amateur and 120 Stock while considered an Amateur. To move on to other classes, such as Improved, Super Stock, Semi-Pro 206, etc. an Amateur racer must be at least age 5 and either graduate per the rules listed below or be removed from Amateur status by their parents. Once removed from Amateur status, a driver cannot return to Amateur status. Please note that other classes have age and experience guidelines.

120 SUPER STOCK & IMPROVED STOCK: A driver must compete for a full year in a 120 Stock or KC Stock Class and be six years of age before competing in these classes. Drivers must not reach the age of 15 prior to the first published race for the upcoming WKCR race season. A driver may compete in Super Stock at 5 years old, providing they have one year driving experience.

120 SPRINT & 120 CHAMP: Drivers must be at least 7 and must not reach the age of 15 prior to the first published race for the upcoming WKCR race season. A driver must have a minimum of 1 year experience in a Kitty Cat or 120 Stock Class.

SEMI-PRO and PRO 206 Class: Per ISR Rules. Racers with Amateur Status cannot race either class.

JUNIOR VINTAGE STOCK 300: Junior Vintage racing is available to drivers ages 10 to 14. A driver who turns 15 during the race season may complete the season.

JUNIOR STOCK (Open I, II and Artic Cat): Junior Stock racing is available to drivers ages 10 to 14. A driver who turns 15 during the race season may complete the season.

RACE DAY:

Registration and safety review of driver and sled must be done before sled is on the track. Practice Hot Laps from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Drivers meeting 9:45 a.m., racing at 10:00 a.m. Times may be modified by Race Director or Club President as needed for an individual race day.

CLUB RULES:

  1. MANDATORY SAFETY ITEMS: Helmet, eye protection and over the ankle boots must be worn. Shin (with knee) guards and chest protectors will be required in all classes. Helmets will require 75% orange and the back of the driver’s jacket will require 144 square inches (12 x 12) of orange. A neck brace is required to drive modified classes. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. TETHER CORDS: Tether cords are mandatory and must always by in proper working order.
  3. BRAKES AND GUARDS: All sleds must be equipped with functional brakes, chain and clutch guards.
  4. STEERING: To aid in steering safety, heim joints, steering rods, and handlebar hooks will be allowed in all classes. (See hooks in stock class)
  5. FUEL: Alcohol, oxygenated/reformulated gas, or power enhancing additives may not be used. Fuel and oil will be periodically checked and must meet ISR regulation and this rule. There is a one year disqualification (9 races total) for fuel that violates ISR Rules or this rule.
  6. TEAR DOWN: The Technical Director may tear down any sled at any time to check for status verification. If this is not allowed by the owner, the sled will be disqualified. If a sled has been disqualified, the racer will be suspended from that class for that race and the next point’s race. Sled must be cleared before it can be raced in any future race by the Tech Director.
  7. SAFE DRIVING: All sleds are subject to pre-race inspections. Racers will be required to drive safely and any unsafe driving or acts of aggression or illegal equipment will be grounds for disqualification and/or penalty. Drivers will not be allowed to push off the ice at the start of a race. The Drivers feet must be on the sled.
  8. RESTART RULE: The flag person and/or race official will stop and restart the race if all sleds do not clear the designated stripped cone. A racer cannot enter the infield or the track to pass another racer or to gain ground during the race. If a restart is required after the completion of lap one, the race will be restarted in a staggered start (45-degree angle to the track starting from left and going to the right), based upon the order of position from previous lap scored. Driver causing the accident will start at the rear of the staggered restart.
  9. RACE CONDUCT: No pushing or shoving. Inside machine has the lead. Slow down if you get in trouble. No pushing or racing inside of cones. If a driver is excessively pushing, or tries to force their sled into an area that it won’t fit and catches a cone, or purposely catches a cone, or causes the race to be restarted more than once, the driver will start in the second line of a restart. After the completion of the first lap the aggressive driver will be put to the back of the staggered start. The affected driver(s) will retain their position at the time of the incident.
  10. BLACK FLAG: If a racer causes the race to be stopped by reckless driving, racer can be black flagged. If a racer receives two black flags in one class, they will be disqualified from that class for the day at the discretion of the Race Director. Red flags are the discretion of the corner person(s). If there is a dispute, it should be taken up with the Race Director and finalized before the start of the next race. See appeals process.
  11. CHECKERED FLAG: The checkered flag will determine the end of the race, not the number of laps. Situations are at the discretion of the head flaggers of that race.
  12. DRIVER QUALIFICATION: Driver entry to an event is open to any qualified individual. WKCR has the authority and responsibility to evaluate all drivers to determine their qualifications. Race director will confer with parent or guardian first, but have final authority in the event of questionable safe handling of equipment by children who pose a safety hazard to others on the track, as well as questionable safe handling equipment by children perhaps not ready for that class. The decision may be appealed by parent or guardian to WKCR President. See appeal process.
  13. TRACK CLEARING: No clearing track and/or engine at starting line. Warm-up stands with ISR-approved backs and sides MUST BE USED when warming up machine with the track suspended above the ground/ice surface. Parents are not allowed to “set” tracks in ice (i.e. lift up and drop sled onto ice to dig in studs). Only drivers are allowed to do so.
  14. TRACK SAFETY: Parents, racers, spectators and other children must remain off the track while race is under way for that day. Parents on the track or infield are only permitted if: their child has been injured; if there is a mechanical problem with their sled and the race has been stopped; or if a race has been stopped or not yet started due to a mechanical problem of someone’s sled and your machine needs to be restarted. The parents should leave the track once the problem is corrected. Racers must stay on the sled at all times. Corner workers will help drivers in need.
  15. 5 MINUTE RULE: Time to fix or repair a sled is limited to 5 minutes maximum, per race, per driver.
  16. RULES: If it is not stated in these rules that you can do it, it can’t be done. Any questions concerning rules should be directed to the appropriate director (Race or Technical) or President. If decision is not satisfactory, it may be appealed to the WKCR President. See appeal process.
  17. PROTEST PROCESS: In the event of any protest or dispute of stock or ineligible equipment in any class, or driver, WKCR has enacted a $50.00/$150.00 Protest Rule ($50.00 for stock based Kitty Cats and $150.00 for F-3, F-1 and 120 classes). Any parent or guardian of a driver may on any occasion protest for using illegal equipment or otherwise breaking W.K.C.R. rules if they file an official protest. Parent/guardian must file an official protest form with the Race Director(s) in the Registration Trailer/Building no later than 15 minutes after the finish of the race in question. Official protest must be accompanied by $50.00/$150.00 Protest Fee. Race Director(s) will review the official protest in Registration Trailer/Building and determine necessary action within 15 minutes of the end of the race day. He may consult other race directors/officials and Tech inspector(s) in the privacy of the registration site. In the event of equipment dispute, protested machinery is immediately impounded to the center of the race track or other secure area, until Tech inspection is performed to determine authenticity of protest. No awards will be given to the driver under an official protest until protest is resolved and answer is determined by the Race Director/Technical Director and/or WKCR Officers. If the protest is warranted, the driver/family filing the protest will have their $50.00 returned to them. Protested machinery will be subject to any disqualification or suspension rules. If the protest IS NOT warranted and the machine and/or driver IS eligible by all the rules of WKCR, the filing racer/family will lose the $50.00 or $150.00. The $50.00/$150.00 will be given to the protested driver/family for the inconvenience of the protest. Bad checks or stop payments of protest fee will result in an automatic one (1) race suspension of driver or family.
  18. ROOKIE STATUS: Rookie Status is defined as the first year in which a racer races a particular class, at 4 or more racing dates that are point’s races. If a racer only races at 3 races, the racer would still be a rookie in the next race season.
  19. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: See WKCR website for membership costs. The driver’s birth certificate must be on file or submitted at time of membership. Drivers will receive a WKCR gift and are entitled to a free dinner at our annual awards banquet. In return, member families are asked to volunteer at each race that they participate in. Entry fees for racing will be posted on the WKCR website.
  20. VIDEO TAPES: Video tapes will not be viewed for Race Decisions.
  21. RACE DIRECTOR’S AUTHORITY: The Race Director shall be responsible for the conduct of the race. The Race Director will present violation to WKCR President for approval prior to any discipline. Such discipline will be limited to disqualification of a participant and they shall have the right to make the final determination concerning all aspects of the race and the race facility, including design. Such discipline will be limited to disqualification of a participant and/or exclusion from an event(s). Parent/guardian must speak with the Race Director(s) no later than 15 minutes after the finish of the race in question. Rulings may be appealed to the President per paragraph 24.
  22. TECH DIRECTOR AUTHORITY: The Technical Director shall be responsible for all racing sleds meeting the rules established by these Club rules, ISR, and Emergency Rules as established by the Officers of WKCR as needed. Tech Director will present violation to the WKCR President for approval prior to any discipline. Such discipline will be limited to disqualification of a participant and/or exclusion from an event(s). Rulings may be appealed to the President per paragraph 24.
  23. APPEAL PROCESS: Any and all appeals of a race decision or tech decision by the Race Director, Tech Director, Head Flag Director, or Head Flagger of the race in question must be submitted to the President. If the appeal is that of a decision concerning a current race, it must be done before the start of the next race. An appeal fee of $25, per appeal, may be imposed by WKCR. The appeal fee is to be paid at the time of filing the appeal to the President and retained by WKCR if the decision is not overturned and returned to the appealing party if the decision is overturned. The WKCR President may make a ruling on the appeal concerning a race, in the interest of time, after conferring, in private, with the appropriate ruling Director. Appeals of a non-race situation (i.e. a Tech ruling done after completion of a race) are to be decided by the Board of Directors or a portion of the Board of Directors as approved by the entire Board of Directors. All appeal decisions are final. Please note that ISR is not part of the appeal process and has no standing as to a decision on race day or the WKCR. Rules as printed here. Appeals to ISR are to follow ISR Rules and only apply to specific class rules. Appeals to ISR are handled by the Rules Committee that meets typically in June following the current race season. ISR will refer any contacts by members to the appropriate Club President.
  24. STATE AND END OF YEAR HIGH POINTS TROPHIES: State High Points are open to every competitor and are determined by the highest number of first place wins in a division (KC, 120, Modified, & Junior Stock). If there is a tie on first place wins, the highest number of second place wins is determined, and so on.
  25. AMATEUR STATUS AT STATE: An Amateur Driver that graduates prior to State during the first races of their rookie season may compete as an Amateur at State, provided they do not compete in classes disallowed by Amateur rules. The Driver may only have one opportunity to do this. (For instance, a second year rookie that had previously competed in State during their first rookie year will not be allowed to compete as an Amateur if they have already graduated.)

To earn End of Year High Points Trophies, the qualifier must be a WKCR member and compete in at least three (3) races in that race year.