The Rules

Here they are:

CLUB INFORMATION AND TRACK USE RULES
This list of track rules is set out for members information. Please make yourself familiar with these rules, which are needed for the efficient and safe use of the Clubs $1,000,000 facilities. It is your responsibility to see that these rules are followed. Any changes in these rules will be published here on the site and emailed to members.


Financial Members
Members must be either :

  • Racing Members (Junior or Senior)
  • Family Members
  • Social Members
  • Honorary Members
  • Life Members

All members should be able to produce a current membership identification card on request by a Club official.
 

Racing Members
Must apply to KartSport New Zealand for a KartSport driving licence within one month of joining the Club. After this month a Racing member must produce a current licence at each Club Day to be eligible to race. Licence application details are available from the Club secretary or http://www.kartsport.org.nz
 

Transponders
It is compulsory to have a transponder on a kart on a race day. Transponders can be bought or leased on a permanent basis from KartSport New Zealand, and the Club has some for temporary lease.
 

Club Day
Club Days are the third Sunday of each month unless otherwise advertised in the Club Website and by email. Other events are also advertised on the website and by email.
 

The day timetable is:

  • 7.30 Gates open
  • 8.00 – 9.00 Scrutineering of karts, uniforms, helmets, gloves, licences
  • 9.05 Drivers briefing
  • 9.15 Practice rounds (note that this may occasionally fall before drivers briefing)
  • 10.00 Racing starts. Club days normally include five heats for each class.
  • Lunch break normally follows the second round of heats
  • 4.30 Racing finishes
  • 5.00 Track closed, prizegiving commences

Fees
Race entry fees are $35.00 with a maximum of $45.00 per family. Non-members with a racing licence must sign an indemnification form and pay an additional $5.00 above the race fees. One Day licences are available for those without racing licences to have a trial day. The cost is $35 over and above the race fee.
 

Demonstration Drives
Time is available after racing, and perhaps at lunch time, for potential members to trial karts.
 

Gate Payment
A driver and one other person may enter without fee on production of the current membership card of any Kart Club.
Any Club member may enter without fee on production of a Club membership card. All other persons may be required to pay a spectator entry fee.
 

Club Day Classes

  • Cadet as perKartSport 18.1
  • Junior Restricted as per KartSport18.2
  • Junior 100cc Yamaha as per KartSport 18.3
  • 100cc Yamaha Light as per KartSport 18.6
  • 100cc Yamaha Heavy as per KartSport 18.7
  • Club class as per KartSport 18.15
  • 125cc Rotax Max as per KartSport 18.9/18.10
  • Open as per KartSport 18.13

Entering
Start by taking your kart through scrutineering. Scrutineering checks that your kart is fit to race. Numbers should be on front, rear and both sides. It is normal to use numbers which form some part of your NZKF licence number, but you may use any 2 digit number. If your number conflicts with another in the same class you may be required to change it. Numbers can be bought from kart shops at the track on club days.

Drivers who have not raced before must carry a clearly visible 'X' on a separate plate at the rear of the kart. This may only be removed when the race officials consider that a driver has reached a minimum capability level and the driver has demonstrated a knowledge of the basic rules. Ask a race official if you think you have reached a standard which will pass an observation. Karts with an 'X' run off the back of the grid.

Registrations are taken at the clubhouse after scrutineering. If you are late for scrutineering or registration you may have to run off the back of the grid all day. After registering comes drivers briefing, which must be attended by every driver and the drivers guardian if the driver is under 18. After drivers briefing there is one round of tuning runs for each class, and then five heats of racing. You WILL be weighed at some stage during the day and underweight karts are penalized.
 

Shop
The club shop stocks hot food, drinks and confectionery. Refreshments are available after racing.
 

Prizegiving
You are welcome to stay for prize giving which starts about 30 minutes after racing finishes.
 

Tidiness
Please keep the pits clear of rubbish and discarded parts by using the rubbish bins provided and if fuel is spilled on the asphalt please clean it as soon as possible before it dissolves the asphalt. The clubhouse should be kept in a reasonable state. We ask for your cooperation.
 

Non-Club Day Practice
You may not drive a kart without another person present. This other person must be capable of obtaining or giving assistance in the event of an accident. Practice sessions are for a maximum of 15 minutes if another kart is waiting. Separate sessions are required for Cadets, Junior Restricted, Juniors, and Seniors, ie only karts from one of these classes may be on the track at any one time. Protective clothing and an approved helmet, as per the KartSport NZ Licence book, must be used during any practice session. The Club does not charge practice fees - these form part of your subscription. The track is available to members on any non-Club day unless otherwise advised in the Club website. Please restrict your usage to between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
 

Track Access
A key must be obtained which will open the gate. The key does not allow entry to the clubrooms, which are additionally protected by an alarm system.
To obtain a key :
Contact Charmaine Jones, 04 234 8900. Your key will cost $120.00 for a full membership year and is pro-rata'd
on a monthly basis.
Your Responsibilities:
When you open the gate you must lock it again when you have entered. This ensures that non-club members do not enter without your knowledge and provide a possible conflict with OSH requirements. You may practice only between 9am and 5pm. Practice outside these hours may result in your being expelled from the Club and will certainly create problems with the Clubs neighbours. You are responsible for making sure that the track and
buildings are secure when you leave. If you found (or created) any damage to the track or buildings please ring the President or Secretary as soon as possible. The Club carries comprehensive insurance.