REGULATIONS

NKF Regulations

1.1. TITLE: - NORTHERN KARTING FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP.

1.2. JURISDICTION:- The Northern Karting Federation Championship is organised and administered by the Northern Karting Federation in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these Championship Regulations.


1.3. OFFICIALS:

1.3.1. The Co-Ordinator - Mrs. Marion Fell

1.3.2. Chief/Eligibility Scrutineer - Mr. Malcolm Fell

1.3.3.. Championship Stewards - Mr. Robert. Milloy, Mr. Hartley Timmins, Mr. Allan Cooper
 

1.4. COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY:

1.4.1. Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of the Northern Karting Federation Member Clubs and in possession of a valid 2018 MSA Entrants Licence. Competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant’s licence who must sign on as Entrant of that competitor.

1.4.2. Drivers and Entrant/Driver must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of an N.K.F. Member Club, be registered for the Championship and be in possession of a valid MSA Competition Licence, minimum Kart National B novice.

1.4.3. All necessary documentation must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing on.
 

1.5. REGISTRATION:

1.5.1. All members of an MSA registered Kart Club affiliated to the Northern Karting Federation are eligible to register by completing a Registration Form and returning the same to the Co-Ordinator.

1.5.2. The registration fee for 2018 is £85.00.

1.5.3. Each competitor must be registered with the Co-ordinator before the start of racing for each class, or before each grid is full.Any rounds completed before registration will not be counted.

1.5.4. By registering for the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code.
 

1.6. CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS: The NKF Clubman Championship will be contested over eight qualifying rounds with all heats and finals will count. Competitors may drop three lowest heat scores and one lowest final score.  Non-attendance at a round will receive 0 points which can be counted as a dropped score. Should any round be cancelled, competitors will still be able to drop three heat and one final score from the total qualifying rounds run. 
 

DATES AND VENUES  -   

APRIL 1         -                        GYG - DRAGON KC                                                                                                             APRIL 22       -                        WIGAN - MBKC                                                                                                                    MAY 20        -                        LARKHALL - WSKC                                                                                                        JUNE 24       -                        FULBECK - LKRC                                                                                                              JULY 15        -                        HOOTON PARK - ChKRC                                                                                                 AUGUST 26/27      -                ROWRAH - CKRC                                                                                                     SEPTEMBER 30      -                SHENINGTON - SRC

 

All classes subject to a minimum registration of 5 competitors.
 

1.7. SCORING FOR CHAMPIONSHIP:

1.7.1. Points will be awarded to registered competitors only listed as finishers in the heats and finals as follows: Club or guest drivers will be allowed in the grid and may be eligible for awards on the day but WILL NOT score points in the championship.

HEATS - 1st 30, 2nd 29, 3rd 28, 4th 27 etc.

FINALS - 1st 60, 2nd 57, 3rd 55, 4th 54 etc

Where the host club has the necessity to run an A and B final for any class, the NKF competitors in the B final will be socred downwards from the last placed NKF finisher in the A final. 

C. Finals - 0 points. Non start for any race – 0 points unless there is a B final in which case A final qualified drivers will get a position after all other competitors in the A final and before B final competitors.  If more than one the score will be on the basis of the grid position.   

If any club runs timed practice and two heats and a final, the timed practice will be scored as Heat 1.

Exclusion from a whole meeting will carry a penalty of minus 50 points and all three heats from that round will score 0 points and the final from that round will score minus 50 points and will be counted as a qualifying round – a minus score cannot be dropped as a worst round.  An exclusion from a heat or final can be counted as a dropped score provided the exclusion is not from the whole meeting. 

All Championship rounds will carry additional 15 signing on bonus points. These points will be counted as a separate item and not as part of the race points. This means that race meeting points can still be counted as a dropped score if necessary but the 15 bonus points can still be counted.

In the event of a meeting being uncompleted for any reason the following will apply:
A) If an event is stopped prior to the completion of the heats in any class there will be no points or awards given for the event.
B) If an event is stopped after completion of the heats in any class the result will be declared on the grid position for the final and trophies and championship points awarded accordingly                                                                                                        C) Any refund of entry fees will only be considered if an event is stopped before official practice has taken place. If an event is stopped after official practice has taken place no refund of entry fees will be given.

1.7.2, The winner in each class will be the driver deemed to have the most number of points, less the required dropped scores. In the event of a tie, then the total of the dropped final will come into play.  If the tie is not resolved by this method then the result will be decided by the total of the dropped heat scores.  If, for any reason a heat cannot be run, then the average score from the two heats already run will be taken for the third heat.
 

1.8. AWARDS:

1.8.1. Trophies at each qualifying round will be in line with the organizing Clubs regulations regarding trophies and awards.

1.8.2. Trophies and awards for the championship will be awarded to each class winner and to other competitors for the overall final positions, at a ratio of 1-4.

1.8.3. Title to awards. In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to the club or NKF promoters in good condition within 7 days.

1.8.4. Entertainment Tax Liability

In accordance with current government legislation, the Northern Karting Federation and organising clubs are legally obliged to withhold tax at the basic rate on all payments to non-UK resident sportsmen/women and account to HMRC using form FEU1, the quarterly return of payments made to non-resident entertainers and sportsmen/women. That is, those persons who do not have a normal permanent residence in the UK. The UK does not include the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Eire. This means that as the organiser, the Northern Karting Federation or organising club is required to deduct tax at the current rate applicable from any such payments they may make to non-UK residents. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for competitors to enter into an agreement with the Inland Revenue to limit the tax withheld. Any application for such and arrangement must be made in writing and not later than 30 days before the payment is due. For further information contact HMRC Personal Tax International, Foreign Entertainers Unit, St John’s House, Merton Road, Liverpool L75 1BB. Tel: 0151 472 6488 & Fax: 0151 472 6483.
 

1.9. COMPETITORS OBLIGATIONS:

1.9.1. It is mandatory for all competitors to attend all drivers briefings arranged by the Clerk of the Course.

1.9.2. Title to awards - In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards, the competitor concerned must return such awards to the Northern Karting Federation in good condition within 7 days.

1.9.3. It is a condition of acceptance of any entry for the NKF classes that drivers will display advertising and sponsorship logos upon their racewear and equipment as directed by the Championship organisers in conformity with sponsorship agreements in place for the current season. This will include stickers upon helmet visors and if so no other stickers shall be permitted upon helmet visors. The NKF organizers will supply kart and helmet stickers which must be used to identify competitors, failure to do so may impose a penalty.

1.9.4. All competitors winning overall trophies and/or prizes are obliged to collect their awards personally at the prize presentation, to be notified at a later date, otherwise they will be forfeit.
 

2. JUDICIAL PROCEDURES:

2.1 Rounds: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook, 2018 CIK-FIA Judicial Trial and the 2018 Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MSA. Breach of Regulations C3.5.1, with the exception of c, which will not apply.

2.2 Championship: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook and the 2018 Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MSA.

2.3. By being entered into the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code. Competitors not complying with the Code may find themselves before the Championship Stewards for the consideration of championship points deduction.

2.3.1 Where any reports of disrespectful conduct are judged to be well founded the Championship organisers may issue warnings or require remedial action and/or report the matter to the Championship Stewards who may impose appropriate penalties which can include loss of Championship points and/or race bans through to Championship expulsion and referral to the M.S.A.
 

3. SPORTING REGULATIONS - CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETINGS AND RACE

PROCEDURE.

3.1. ENTRIES: Supplementary regulations and entry forms will be available to all Championship members on the host website and  in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the closing dates.

3.1.1. Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct fee to arrive prior to the closing dates, which will be shown in the S.R.'s. Competitors who do not enter on the correct NKF form with the correct NKF fee may not be scored for that round.   Entries may be made online if the host club permits this, but should be clearly marked NKF competitor.

3.1.2. Entries will only be acknowledged by request and if an S.A.E. is enclosed with the entry for that purpose.

3.1.3. The entry fee will be £100 per round (excluding CKRC0 to include Saturday practice. The entry fee for Cumbria Kart Racing Club is £160 for the double header meeting which includes Saturday practice.

3.1.4. Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawn prior to the closing date.
 

3.2. PRACTICE: Official practice will be the minimum period as specified in the MSA Regulations.
 

3.3. GRID POSITIONS:

3.3.1. The maximum grid will not exceed the MSA Track Licence requirements for each track.

3.3.2. For all classes, the grid positions will be allocated by receipt of entry except when specified otherwise in the S.R.'s.
 

3.4. RACES:

3.4.1. Race duration will be as specified in the S.R.'s for the meeting.

3.4.2. Heats and Finals duration may be reduced in wet weather conditions or unforseen circumstances and will be announced on the dummy grid accordingly prior to the race. Changes can also be made during racing for safety reasons.
 

3.5. STARTS:

3.5.1. Will be as MSA specific karting regulations U.7.8 , U7.8.1 and U7.8.2.  Starts may be standing or rolling which will be as event SR's or bulletin. If a rolling start then penalties may be imposed on the pole position driver for speed considered to be too fast or too slow. Penalties may also be imposed on the No. 2 position driver if considered to have broken formation prior to the start line.

3.5.2. Excessive weaving to warm up tyres is prohibited.
 

3.6. RACE STOPS:

3.6.1. Will be as MSA specific karting regulations U7.9, U7.9.1, U7.9.2 and U7.9.3. . 

3.6.2. Should the red flag be shown - all competitors will stop racing immediately, slow down and proceed to the start line or other place designated by the Clerk of the Course, unless the circuit is blocked, and stop. No pushers, mechanics or anybody other than Officials shall come onto the circuit until instructed to do so by the Clerk of the Course.
 

3.7. SCRUTINEERING:

3.7.1. Pre-race will be as per S.R.'s.

3.7.2.  All competitors will be given a scrutineering document for which they have sole responsibility to complete correctly as per MSA U.16.5.1 and U.16.5.2 and Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4B including seal numbers if used, and in Formula TKM the chassis plate number, and hand to the Scrutineer at pre-race scrutineering. The card must be signed by the driver and, in the case of drivers under 18, also their entrant.  (The Chief Scrutineer hereby has limited discretion to correct obvious typographical errors on the card at Clubman/Nat B events)

These cards will be the only method used to check that each competitor is using at all times the equipment declared and presented by him/her at pre-race scrutineering.

3.7.3. Post race scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineer and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, tyres or other components, which may take several days.

3.7.4 Fuel should be as stated in MSA regulation U16.17 and U16.17.1The scrutineers may make fuel tests. At any time during the meeting you may be requested by the Eligibility Scrutineer to replace under supervision the fuel in the kart with fuel that will be given to you by the scrutineer for use for the remainder of the meeting. The cost of this fuel is to be paid by the competitor prior to their next race.  Any driver suspected of having ineligible fuel after these tests will be obliged to pay a minimum fee of £500 deposit for an MSA approved fuel test and the race results will be declared provisional. Following such approved MSA test where the fuel is found to be ineligible, the driver will be excluded from the results and his/her conduct may reported to the MSA for consideration by a disciplinary tribunal. MSA regulation D.34.1 and Kart Race Yearbook 2018, App.4, section B, reg. B.1.1. applies.

3.7.5. The scrutineers may make tyre tests. Tests may be carried out by a portable detector to detect the application of illegal chemical substances applied to tyres, in contravention of MSA regulation U16.9.6 as per Kart Race Yearbook 2018, App 4, Section G.

3.7.6. At the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer, standard parts (eg ignition) or tyres (similar or better tread depth) may be supplied by the organisers and must, if requested, be exchanged. These parts/tyres must be returned in good working order at the end of the meeting, unless the entrants part/tyres has been impounded for testing.
 

3.8. RESULTS:

3.8.1.. Post Race Scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineers and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, which may take several days. After 30 days the results will become final provided there are no appeals or tribunals outstanding that may affect those results. Any changes to the original provisional results will be published.

3.8.2. Championship points tables will be available on the website. They will become final 7 days after the posting date provided no queries are received. Any queries regarding points must reach the co-ordinator in writingwithin the stated 7 days.

3.8.3. Where a host club runs the transponder timing system, this will be as per the M.S.A. Kart Race Yearbook 2018, Appendix 4, Section F,(points scheme as per hosting club). Anyone not owning their own transponder will be able to hire one from the host club on paying the appropriate fee to the member club.
 

4. CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND PENALTIES:

4.1. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:

4.1.1. Arising from post-race scrutineering or Judicial Action, an exclusion from the whole meeting will incur MSA regulations C.3.5.1a and C.3.5.1b.
 

4.1.2. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

The minimum action resulting from infringement of technical regulations arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action will be exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session, and the maximum action will be exclusion from the meeting (plus the provisions of MSA regulations C3.5.1 a & b). This shall not apply in the case of drivers being underweight or in the case of a technical infringement due to an incident during a race, such as an Air box, exhaust etc. falling offThe penalty for these types of infringements, shall be exclusion from the race.

4.1.3. Infringement of non-technical MSA regulations and the Sporting regulations issued herewith and individual S.R.'s as per 2018 MSA Judicial Procedure Regulations.
 

5. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: MSA 2018 Specific Karting Technical Regulations apply together with the 2018 MSA Kart Race Year Book Regulations and any KTE's issued by the MSA.

5.1. RACE CLASSES: All classes in M.S.A. Kart Race Year Book will run, however, each class is subject to a minimum entry of 5 andshould this minimum entry not be received then N.K.F. reserve the right to cancel the championship for that class and to return all registration fees.

5.2. CHASSIS: All classes will be allowed one chassis. However, if damage occurs to the chassis which has been scrutineered for the meeting, if in the opinion of the scrutineer it is not practical to repair in time, one alternative chassis may be scrutineered in order to continue the meeting.

5.3. ENGINES: All classes are allowed two engines.

5.4. FUEL: MSA compliant pump  fuel only.

5.5. TYRES: For all classes will be as per the 2018 MSA Kart Race Yearbook. All classes will be allowed one set of slick tyres only per meeting. One front and one rear tyre if damaged may be exchanged at the discretion of the chief/eligibility scrutineer. The tyre must be presented at scrutineering before the kart leaves the parc ferme area after a race.  Specific tyre regulations in place by each host club must be adhered to.
 

N.K.F. 2018

ABkC Regulations

AP1.1. TITLE: - NORTHERN KARTING FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP incorporating

THE ABkC S.4 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR FORMULA KZ UK AND FORMULA 250 NATIONAL.

1.2. JURISDICTION:- The Northern Karting Federation Championship is organised and administered, in agreement with the ABkC, by the Northern Karting Federation in accordance with the General Regulations of the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these Championship Regulations.


1.3. OFFICIALS:

1.3.1. The Co-Ordinator - Mrs. Marion Fell

1.3.2. Chief/Eligibility Scrutineer – Mr. Malcolm Fell

1.3.3.. Championship Stewards - Mr. Rob Milloy, Mr. Hartley Timmins, Mr. Allan Cooper


1.4. COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY:

1.4.1. Entrants must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of an ABkC Member Club and in possession of a valid 2018 MSA Entrants Licence.

1.4.2. Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be fully paid up valid membership card holding members of an ABkC affiliated club, be registered for the Championship and must be in possession, as a minimum, of a valid MSA National "B" Kart licence (novices will not be permitted) or valid Licence and Medical issued by Motorsport Ireland (H26.1.1 & H26.1.5). or be a professional driver in possession of a valid Licence (featuring an E.U. flag)and medical, issued by the ASN of a member country of the European Union.  Competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the holder of a Kart PG Entrant's licence who must sign on as Entrant of that competitor. 

1.4.3. All necessary documentation must be presented for checking at all rounds when signing on.

1.4.4. If participation in the Championship requires absence from school, drivers in full time school education are required to have the approval of their head teacher and a letter stating such approval from his/her school in order to fulfil registration for the Championship.


1.5. REGISTRATION:

1.5.1. All members of an MSA registered Kart Club affiliated to the ABkC and currently in membership and the Northern Karting Federation are eligible to register by completing a Registration Form and returning the same to the Co-Ordinator. The registration fee for 2018 is £150.

1.5.2. Each competitor must be registered with the Co-ordinator before the start of a round or before each grid is full. Any rounds completed before registration will not be counted.

1.5.3. By registering for the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code.


1.6. CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS: The Championship will be contested as follows:                                                                     Nine  qualifying rounds for the Formula KZUK class and eight qualifying rounds for the Formula 250 National class, with all heats and finals to count - Competitors may drop three lowest heat scores and one lowest final score. Should any round be cancelled, competitors will still be able to drop three heats and one final scores from the total qualifying rounds run.

DATES AND VENUES

APRIL 1 -                GYG, Dragon Kart Club (KZ UK ONLY)

APRIL 22 -              FULBECK, Lincolnshire Kart Club

MAY 13 -                ROWRAH, Cumbria Kart Racing Club

JUNE 10 -               KIMBOLTON, Hunts Kart Racing Club

JULY 1 -                  FOREST EDGE, Forest Edge Kart Club

JULY 22 -                3 SISTERS, WIGAN,  Manchester & Buxton Kart Club  ***

SEPTEMBER 2  -       RISSINGTON,  Rissington Kart Club

SEPTEMBER 16 -      SHENINGTON, Shenington Kart Club

OCTOBER 14 -         KIMBOLTON, Hunts Kart Racing Club

***  The round at MBKC will only take place if the scheduled resurface of the circuit occurs.  Should the resurface not happen then this round of the championship will not take place and the Formula KZUK championship will run over eight qualifying rounds and the Formula 250 National championship will run over seven qualifying rounds. 
 

1.7. SCORING FOR CHAMPIONSHIP:

1.7.1. Points will be awarded to registered competitors only listed as finishers in the heats and finals as follows: Guest drivers will be allowed and may be eligible for any awards on the day but WILL NOT score points in the Championship.

HEATS - 1st 30, 2nd 29, 3rd 28, 4th 27 etc.

FINALS - 1st 60, 2nd 57, 3rd 55, 4th 54 etc

Where the host club has the necessity to run an A and B final for any class, the NKF competitors in the B final will be scored downwards from the last placed NKF finisher in the A final.                                                                                                   C. Finals - 0 points. Non start for any race is 0 points unless there is a B final in which case A final qualified drivers will get a position after all other competitors in the A final and before the B final competitors and, if more than one, on the basis of grid position.   If any club runs timed practice, two heats and a final then the timed practice will be scored as Heat 1.               . Exclusion from a whole meeting will carry a penalty of minus 50 points and all three heats from that round will score 0 points and the final from that round will score minus 50 points and be counted as qualifying rounds, they cannot be dropped as worst scores.  An exclusion from a heat or a final can be counted as a dropped score provided the exclusion is not from the whole meeting.  All Championship rounds will carry additional 15 signing on bonus points. These points will be counted as a separate item and not as part of the race points. This means that race meeting points can still be counted as a dropped score if necessary but the 15 bonus points can still be counted.

In the event of a meeting being uncompleted for any reason the following will apply:
A) If an event is stopped prior to the completion of the heats in any class there will be no points or awards given for the event.
B) If an event is stopped after completion of the heats in any class the result will be declared on the grid position for the final and trophies and championship points awarded accordingly
C) Any refund of entry fees will only be considered if an event is stopped before official practice has taken place. If an event is stopped after official practice has taken place no refund of entry fees will be given.

1.7.2. The winner in each class will be the driver deemed to have the most number of points, less the required dropped scores. In the event of a tie, then the total of the dropped final will come into play.  If the tie is not resolved by this method, the total of the dropped heats will come into play. If the tie is not resolved by this method then the result will be decided by the number of 1st places gained in the finals, then 2nd places, etc until the tie is resolved. If, for any reason,a heat cannot be run, then the average score from the two heats already run will be taken for the third heat.


1.8. AWARDS:

1.8.1. Trophies for each round will be as per the host club supplementary regulations.  Trophies will be awarded to each class winner and to other competitors for the overall final positions at a radio of 1-4.

1.8.2 The Number plates 1-10 will be awarded to drivers finishing in those overall positions in S4 ABkC Formula KZ UK and Formula 250 National and those drivers will be able to use those number plates for the 2019 season commencing upon confirmation of the overall results and as per Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4, B.3.1 and 2. 
The organisers reserve the right to reduce the issue of number plates should there be less than an average from all rounds of 14 in any class. In such circumstances the numbers awarded will be at the sole discretion of the organisers and reflect a proportion of the average entry. The remaining numbers not issued will not be available to any other driver for use in the following season. (subject to revised MSA Championship Regulations which will take precedence).

1.8.3 Perpetual trophies for the championship winners remain the property of the ABkC and must be returned in good condition when requested. All competitors winning overall trophies and/or prizes are obliged to collect their awards personally at the prize presentation otherwise they may be forfeit.

1.8.4. Title to awards. In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards the competitors concerned must return such awards to the club or NKF promoters in good condition within 7 days.

1.8.5 Entertainment Tax Liability

In accordance with current government legislation, the Northern Karting Federation and organising clubs are legally obliged to withhold tax at the basic rate on all payments to non-UK resident sportsmen/women and account to HMRC using form FEU1, the quarterly return of payments made to non-resident entertainers and sportsmen/women. That is, those persons who do not have a normal permanent residence in the UK. The UK does not include the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Eire. This means that as the organiser, the Northern Karting Federation or organising club is required to deduct tax at the current rate applicable from any such payments they may make to non-UK residents. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for competitors to enter into an agreement with the Inland Revenue to limit the tax withheld. Any application for such and arrangement must be made in writing and not later than 30 days before the payment is due. For further information contact HMRC Personal Tax International, Foreign Entertainers Unit, St John’s House, Merton Road, Liverpool L75 1BB. Tel: 0151 472 6488 & Fax: 0151 472 6483.
 

1.9. COMPETITORS OBLIGATIONS:

1.9.1. It is mandatory for all competitors to attend all drivers briefings arranged by the Clerk of the Course.

1.9.2. Title to awards - In the event of any provisional result or Championship tables being revised after any provisional presentation and such revisions effect the distribution of any awards, the competitor concerned must return such awards to the Northern Karting Federation in good condition within 7 days.

1.9.3. It is a condition of acceptance of any entry for the S4 ABkC classes that drivers will display advertising and sponsorship logos upon their racewear and equipment as directed by the Championship organisers in conformity with sponsorship agreements in place for the current season. This will  include stickers upon helmet visors and if so no other stickers shall be permitted upon helmet visors.The NKF organizers will supply kart and helmet stickers which must be used to identify competitors, failure to do so may impose a penalty. It is a condition of acceptance of any entry that podium finishers will only wear the caps if provided by the organisers when receiving their awards and/or trophies. It is a condition of acceptance of any entry that a driver will, when so directed, by the Eligibility Scrutineer or his deputy carry mini-video cameras and recording equipment upon their kart. 
Breach of any of the conditions stipulated above may result in immediate exclusion from the meeting.

1.9.4. All competitors winning overall trophies and/or prizes are obliged to collect their awards personally at the prize presentation, to be notified at a later date, otherwise they will be forfeit.
 

2. JUDICIAL PROCEDURES:

2.1 Rounds: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook, 2018CIK-FIA Judicial Trial and the 2018 Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MSA. Breach of Regulations C3.5.1, with the exception of c, which will not apply.

2.2 Championship: In accordance with Section C of the current MSA Yearbook, and the 2018 Karting Penalty Table of mandatory penalties as issued by the MSA.

2.3 By being entered into the Championship all competitors, and their associates, commit to the MSA Race ‘n’ Respect campaign and agree to positively promote and demonstrate the Racing Code. Competitors not complying with the Code may find themselves before the Championship Stewards for the consideration of championship points deduction

2.3.1.  Where any report of disrespectful conduct are judged to be well founded the Championship organisers may issue warnings or require remedial action and/or report the matter to the Championship Stewards who may impose appropriate penalties which can include loss of Championship points and/or race bans through to Championship expulsion and referral to the MSA.
 

3. SPORTING REGULATIONS - CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETINGS AND RACE PROCEDURE.

3.1. ENTRIES: Supplementary regulations and entry forms will be available to all Championship members on the host website in sufficient time for entries to be made prior to the closing dates.

3.1.1. Competitors are responsible for sending in correct and complete entries with the correct fee to arrive prior to the closing dates, which will be shown in the S.R.'s. Competitors who do not enter on the correct NKF form with the correct NKF fee may not be scored for that round.  Entries may be made online if the host club permit this, but should be clearly marked NKF competitor.

3.1.2. Entries will only be acknowledged by request and if a S.A.E. is enclosed with the entry for that purpose.

3.1.3. The entry fee will be £100 per meeting to include Saturday practice fees. 

3.1.4. Entry fees will only be refunded if withdrawn prior to the closing date.
 

3.2. PRACTICE: Official practice will be the minimum period as specified in the MSA Regulations.
 

3.3. GRID POSITIONS:

3.3.1. The maximum grid will not exceed the MSA Track Licence requirements for each track.

3.3.2. For all classes, the grid positions will be allocated by receipt of entry except when specified otherwise in the S.R.'s.
 

3.4. RACES:

3.4.1. Race duration will be as specified in the S.R.'s for the meeting.

3.4.2. Heats and Finals duration may be reduced in wet weather conditions or unforseen circumstances and will be announced on the dummy grid accordingly prior to the race. Changes can also be made during racing for safety reasons.


3.5. STARTS:

3.5.1. Will be as MSA specific karting regulations U.7.8 and U7.8.1.  Starts may be standing or rolling which will be as event SR's or bulletin. If a rolling start, then penalties may be imposed on the pole position driver for speed considered to be too fast or too slow. Penalties may also be imposed on the No. 2 position driver if considered to have broken formation prior to the start line. 

3.5.2. Excessive weaving to warm up tyres is prohibited.
 

3.6. RACE STOPS:

3.6.1. Will be as MSA specific karting regulations U7.9, U7.9.1, U7.9.2 and U7.9.3. 

3.6.2. Should the red flag be shown - all competitors will stop racing immediately, slow down and proceed to the start line, or other place designated by the Clerk of the Course, unless the circuit is blocked, and stop. No pushers, mechanics or anybody other than Officials shall come onto the circuit until instructed to do so by the Clerk of the Course.

 

3.7. SCRUTINEERING:

3.7.1. Pre-race will be as per S.R.'s.

3.7.2. All competitors will be given a scrutineering card which they have SOLE responsibility to fill in correctly and hand to the scrutineer at pre-race scrutineering. This must contain the following information -

Drivers's name, class and race number, the chassis unique number as MSA U.16.5.1 and U.16.5.2 and Kart Race Yearbook Appendix 4B including seal numbers if used. The card must be signed by the driver and in the case of drivers under 18 also their entrant. These cards will be the only method used to check that each competitor is using at all times the equipment declared and presented by him/her at pre-race scrutineering.

3.7.3. At any post race scrutineering the chassis and engine number must be those stated on the scrutineering card. Should it be found that the chassis or engines do not comply to the above requirements it will be considered to be a matter of fact for which there will be no appeal.

3.7.4. Post race scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineer and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, tyres or other components, which may take several days

3.7.5 Fuel should be as stated in MSA regulation U16.17 and U16.17.1The scrutineers may make fuel tests. Any driver suspected of having ineligible fuel after these tests will be obliged to pay a minimum fee of £500 deposit for an MSA approved fuel test and the race results will be declared provisional. Following such approved MSA test where the fuel is found to be ineligible, the driver will be excluded from the results and his/her conduct may reported to the MSA for consideration by a disciplinary tribunal. MSA regulation D.34.1 and Kart Race Yearbook 2018, App.4, section B, reg. B.1.1. applies.

3.7.6. The scrutineers may make tyre tests. Tests may be carried out by a portable detector to detect the application of illegal chemical substances applied to tyres, in contravention of MSA regulation U16.9.6 as per Kart Race Yearbook 2018, App 4, Section G.

3.7.7. At the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer, standard parts (eg ignition) or tyres (similar or better tread depth) may be supplied by the organizers and must, if requested, be exchanged. These parts/tyres must be returned in good working order at the end of the meeting, unless the entrants part/tyres has been impounded for testing.  At any time during the meeting you may be requested by the Eligibility to replace under supervision the fuel in the kart with fuel that will be given to you by the scrutineer, for use for the remainder of the meeting.  The cost of this fuel is to be paid by the competitor prior to their next race.
 

3.8. RESULTS:

3.8.1.. Post Race Scrutineering will take place after heats and finals and all results are deemed provisional until all karts are released by the Scrutineers and/or after completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures, including the testing of fuel, which may take several days. After 30 days the results will become final provided there are no appeals or tribunals outstanding that may affect those results. Any changes to the original provisional results will be published.

3.8.2. Championship points tables will be available on the website. They will become final 7 days after the posting date provided no queries are received. Any queries regarding points must reach the co-ordinator in writing within the stated 7 days.

3.8.3. Where a host club runs the transponder timing system, this will be as per the M.S.A. Kart Race Yearbook 2018, Annex 4, Section F,(points scheme as per hosting club). Anyone not owning their own transponder will be able to hire one from the host club on paying the appropriate fee to the member club.

 

4. CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND PENALTIES:

4.1. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:

4.1.1. Arising from post-race scrutineering or Judicial Action, an exclusion from the whole meeting will incur MSA regulations C.3.5.1a and C.3.5.1b. C3.5.1(c) does not apply. 

 

4.1.2. INFRINGEMENT OF TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

The minimum action resulting from infringement of technical regulations arising from post race scrutineering or Judicial Action will be exclusion from the race or timed qualifying session, and the maximum action will be exclusion from the meeting (plus the provisions of MSA regulations C3.5.1 a & b). This shall not apply in the case of drivers being underweight or in the case of a technical infringement due to an incident during a race, such as an Air box, exhaust etc. falling offThe penalty for these types of infringements, shall be exclusion from the race.

4.1.3. Infringement of non-technical MSA regulations and the Sporting regulations issued herewith and individual S.R.'s as per 2018 MSA Judicial Procedure Regulations.

 

5. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: All karts must conform to the MSA and ABkC regulations set out in the 2018 MSA Kart Race Yearbook and where indicated the 2018 MSA Yearbook, plus any amendments issued by the ABkC or the MSA.

5.1. RACE CLASSES: Formula KZ UK and Formula 250 National. Each class is subject to a minimum entry of 10 and should this minimum entry not be received then N.K.F. reserve the right to cancel the championship for that class and to return all registration fees.

5.2. CHASSIS: All classes will be allowed one chassis. However, if damage occurs to the chassis which has been scrutineered for the meeting, if in the opinion of the scrutineer it is not practical to repair in time, one alternative chassis may be scrutineered in order to continue the meeting.

5.3. ENGINES: All classes are allowed two engines.

5.4. FUEL: MSA karting compliant pump fuel only as per U16.17.

5.5. TYRES: For each class will be as follows-

FORMULA KZ UK    Tyres as per MSA Kart Race Yearbook and any amendments.  Only Le Cont tyres are permitted. The tyres may be marked to how the origin from the UK importer. Slick tyres may be supplied by the organisers to all competitors, in which case, a bulletin will be issued with details and price.


FORMULA 250 NATIONAL   As per MSA Kart Race Yearbook regulations for short circuit  E3.7.1. 

All classes will be allowed one set of slick tyres only per meeting. One front and one rear tyre if damaged may be exchanged at the discretion of the chief/eligibility scrutineer. The tyre must be presented at scrutineering before the kart leaves the parc ferme area after a race

 

 

 

 NKF 2018