CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2017 POINT CHAMPIONS
NOVICE - CONNER WATSON
YOUTH 1 - BRYCE THOMAS
YOUTH 2 - DANNY FULLER
CLONE 300 - LACEY SHUTTLEWORTH
CLONE 350 - LACEY SHUTTLEWORTH
CLONE 400 - LACEY SHUTTLEWORTH
CLONE 430 - WAYNE BUCHHOLZ
FLATHEAD - RYAN SANDERS
OPEN MOD - KIRK COX
“The Action Track”
5743 Route 417
Wellsville, NY 14895
Allegany Memorial Speedway
Layfield Racing Connection, Inc.
5743 Route 417
Wellsville, New York 14895
Track Phone: 585-593-1177
“The Action Track”!!
Novice * Youth 1 * Youth 2
Clone 300 * Clone 350 * Clone 400 * Clone 430
Extreme Stock FH 375 * Open Modified
Allegany Memorial Speedway Rules
Introduction and General Disclaimer
Allegany Memorial Speedway is a privately owned and operated go-kart racetrack located at 5743 Route 417 Wellsville, NY. Allegany Memorial Speedway is private property. Any person on this property without permission of track owners or management is guilty of trespassing and is subject to the penalties of the law. Through your registration or association, you have been given the authority and the right to be on this property in conjunction with racing activities. HOWEVER, THE MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVOKE AND CANCEL THIS AUTHORITY AT ANY TIME.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. The rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participation in these events; all participants agree to comply with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS.
These rules are intended as a guide for the orderly conduct of the racing events and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official. The racetrack management shall be empowered to impose any further restrictions that in his/her own opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. Any interpretation of these rules is left to the discretion of the appropriate track officials. THEIR DECISIONS ARE FINAL. If you are going to invest in purchasing or building a go-kart for competition, make yourself fully aware of these rules. While all attempts have been made to make these rules precise as possible, they are not all encompassing.
Any questionable items should be pre-approved by track officials. If it is not specifically allowed, one should assume it is disallowed. The track makes no apologies for disallowing any items not specifically allowed in these rules or otherwise pre-approved. Any person or persons entering into competition or actively participating in competition, including kart owners, pit crew members, vendors, officials, media, or others in the pit area, are covered under these rules and regulations and are considered MEMBERS under these rules and regulations.
Allegany Memorial Speedway and Layfield Racing Connection, Inc. reserve the right to refuse or accept the entry of any kart or participant without recourse. Furthermore, the track reserves the right to revoke or cancel the rights of any entry, or any participant’s claimed right to be on the track premises, if it is determined that a participant’s presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the track, the sport of go-kart racing, other competitors, spectators, track management or employees. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
KNOWLEDGE OF RULES: Members are responsible to know polices, rules and regulations set forth herein and those that become effective during the season. A driver assumes full responsibility for the conduct of their pit crew and their adherence to the rules and guidelines of the track. The driver (or if the driver is a minor, than his/her parent or legal guardian) shall be the sole spokesman for the kart and team and shall bare any penalty resulting from his or her pit crew’s actions.
AMENDMENTS TO RULES: Allegany Memorial Speedway reserves the right to amend, alter, or remove any rules, policies, or procedures as published. This may be done if the track deems it necessary for the betterment of the program, further clarification of existing rules, or improvements to safety. These changes will be posted on the track website and on the cork board located inside Layfield Racing Connection, Inc. building, and will become effective upon posting or date specified on the posting. Any subsequent printing of the rulebook will reflect such changes. Drivers will be notified of any postings prior to start of days events. Copies of any postings will also be available upon request.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: Members assume full responsibility for any and all injuries sustained, property damage and death at any time while on the race premises or en route to or from. No member will have any claim for expenses or damage against Allegany Memorial Speedway, Layfield Racing Connection, Inc. or its promoters or officials regardless of negligence. No insurance is extended on vehicles in the pits, infield, or anywhere on the premises.
COMPETITOR ACCIDENT POLICY: All injury reports are to be filed on the date of the incident with the Pit Steward and Emergency Squad. Failure to report an injury may result in denial of claim by the insurance company. All injuries are subject to examination by the designated physician.
PROGRAM: The program consists of qualifying and feature events. The raceway will determine the number and nature of events, which constitute a complete program. Preliminary events for a division may be deleted for extended programs. Track management reserves the right, without recourse, to alter the pre-announced length or nature of any event if weather, track conditions, driver or fan safety concerns or other factors warrant such a change.
PARTICIPATION: Competing karts are subject to inspection by raceway officials at any time. Such inspection does not deem a kart safe and free from defects. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of or compliance with these rules. Kart, part and/or equipment will not be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection at any time or number of times unobserved or undetected.
TRACK CONDITIONS: Any driver or pit crew member may inspect the racecourse for defects, obstructions, or other conditions, which may affect competition. The driver must first obtain permission from the pit steward or track owner to go onto the racetrack. This inspection may be done before the onset of racing each night, or during the intermission of racing activities. If a driver feels that conditions are unsafe, the driver shall report such knowledge to the pit steward or track owner. If a driver feels that the conditions are still unacceptable before they compete, they have the option of not competing. By choosing to participate, a driver deems the racecourse acceptable for competition. The driver further acknowledges that kart racing inherently involves risk and by competing they are assuming these risks with full knowledge and awareness of these risks.
CONDUCT: All members are subject to proper conduct. Acts detrimental to the sport of kart racing, such as abuse of the officials and vulgarity are prohibited. Entering the pit area of another after an incident is considered instigation and will be dealt with accordingly.
DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY: Absolutely NO Alcoholic Beverages will be allowed at AMS during the racing program in the pit area. A Pit Pass may be denied if the purchaser appears to be intoxicated. Mandatory revocation of rights will take place for anyone using illegal drugs at any time. Anyone in violation of this rule will be asked to leave the premises. Alcoholic Beverages will be allowed in spectator areas. AFTER the completion of all races drinking is allowed in the pit area as well. No Glass Bottles!
VULGAR LANGUAGE AND INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR: Anyone who uses vulgar language or actions towards another will be asked to leave the premises. Our intentions are to provide a fun, safe, and non-invasive sporting event. While we fully understand that situations arise from time to time, we strongly encourage you to control your actions for the sake of everyone attending these functions.
DISPOSAL: Absolutely no oil, tires, or other kart parts are to be dumped on Allegany Memorial Speedway grounds. All disposals of oil and tires are the responsibility of the driver. Drums have been provided and may be used to dispose of any used oil. Absolutely NOTHING is to be dumped into our bins. Only aluminum, steel, and tin, may be left off on the ground next to the bins.
VIOLATIONS: Allegany Memorial Speedway reserves the right to terminate any individual from the facility for a period of time determined by the severity of the violation.
DECISIONS: All of the decisions concerning scorekeeping, suspensions, disqualifications, penalties, and interpretation of rules by Allegany Memorial Speedway are final.
INSPECTION AREA/TECH BUILDING:
A maximum of two representatives of the kart race team being tech’d is allowed in the garage at a time. Other inspectors or advisors may be allowed at the discretion of Allegany Memorial Speedway.
INSPECTION: Any kart is subject to full inspection by a track official at any time while at the raceway. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. Post-race disqualifications do not require inspection of additional karts. All karts must be available for inspection immediately following a feature event. REFUSAL OF TECH WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. If you refuse tech and return to race again, in that kart, you are subjected to be tech’d no matter where you finish the race. If you refuse tech again on that kart, you will be unable to race for the remainder of the current racing season. All finishing karts are to report to the technical building to be weighed. All karts are subject to a technical inspection. You will be notified if your kart is to be inspected and will be required to immediately report to the inspection area. Failure to immediately report to the designated inspection area by stopping in your pit area, or any other pit area will result in immediate disqualification. However, if you are competing in more than one racing event for that evening, there will be a designated area to place your kart awaiting inspection. Compliance with rules will be determined by the procedures, equipment, and tools adopted and utilized by the raceway. Official weight is per track provided scales. Competitors are urged to check compliance against such standards before entering into competition. Contact a technical inspector or the pit steward prior to the racing program start time if you wish to have your kart checked against any track equipment.
INSPECTION DISAGREEMENTS - If any component of your kart is deemed illegal, and you wish to challenge the decision of the technical inspector, the part deemed illegal may be held along with any awards for that class that night. The driver/owner of the part will be required to sign an agreement of inspection of that part until the driver/owner provides the AMS technical inspector supporting evidence to prove the legality of the part in question. Proof must be presented within one week time frame, unless otherwise approved by the technical inspector. If proof is not submitted within set time frame, the disqualification stands. Once a final decision has been made, the part will be returned to the driver and any awards (trophy’s money, and points) will be granted for the entire class.
Note: People cheating :
- 1st offense – loose that nights points and money
- 2nd offense – loose that nights points and money plus a points night of AMS’s choosing.
Annual Kart Registration
DRIVER REGISTRATIONS: There is a registration fee, per driver that must be paid at the time of registration. This fee is non-refundable. One kart can be driven by several different drivers. And the kart number is registered for each class separately. Age requirements for drivers are based on the age of the driver at the beginning of the season with a cut of date of July 1st. Proof of age must be submitted if requested before the driver competes.
If you are going to compete in two or more classes, you must pay the one time registration fee for all classes in which you will be competing. You must also pay the pit admission for each multiple class that you intend to compete in per race day.
Each driver and substitute driver will need to be registered separately. Annual registrations can be done prior to the start of the season or at the pit admission gate upon entering the track each day of competition. Annual registrations must be done prior to accumulating any points. Points will not be retroactive!
KART NUMBERING: All karts must be CLEARLY numbered. No fractions or more than three digits will be allowed unless otherwise pre-approved. Numbers will be assigned on a first come first served paid basis. Duplicate numbers are not allowed. We will not allow more than two of the same number in the same class even when differentiating letters are used. It is very difficult for the scorers to properly score races where several karts have the same number (or similar numbers). Remember this when considering a number for your kart. A number will be displayed on each side panel no less than 6” high. A Solid Color number no less than 4” high will be displayed on the driver’s right side of the nosepiece and rear of the kart. Numbers must be visible from 50 feet.
LETTERING: All lettering and numbering is to be neatly arranged and appear to be professionally painted and printed. Numbers must be legible and the style should be easy to read from the grandstand area. Numbers need to be on BOTH sides of the kart. The color of the numbers should contrast well with the color of the kart. Scorers maintain the right to request changes to the appearance of the numbers on a kart to aid in scoring. No spray painted lettering or numbers. If your number is not properly displayed on your kart or is not readable from the scorer’s tower, you will not be scored. NO rude or profane messages will be permitted. These must be covered or removed prior to entry onto the track. Failure to comply will result in being asked to leave the premises.
Race Day Check In
Each day of racing, drivers are required to check in at the admission gate. In order to be lined up according to the regular lineup procedure for the qualifying events, the driver must be checked-in at least (15) minutes prior to the officially posted start time for the day’s events. While any member of the pit crew may check-in the driver, it is ultimately the driver’s responsibility to make sure that he/she is checked-in for that day’s events.
Any driver that checks-in after the cut off time will be allowed to participate in a qualifying event, but will start at the end of his/her qualifying event. Drivers must check-in regardless of when they arrive at the track. If for some reason a driver change is required prior to the qualifying event, this change must be declared to the score keeper.
The driver that drives the kart in the qualifying event does not have to drive the kart in the feature. However, both drivers must be a registered paid driver. In the event of an injury to the person who qualified the kart the injury must be declared per Competitor Accident Policy under General Regulations. If at any time a substitute driver will compete, the pit steward or pit entrance personnel must be informed. Points will still be awarded if a substitute driver is not available. (See Points System)
Starter and Flag Regulations
OFFICIAL STARTER: All practice and competition activities on the track are under the immediate control of the starters and other track and pit entrance flagmen. All competitors shall adhere to their directions. Failure to do so at any time may result in disqualification.
INITIAL STARTS: All initial starts for heats and features will be double file. All classes will start on a rolling start. The head starter will indicate by waiving the green flag that the race is starting if the pole sitter karts accelerates within the “Start Zone”. The Start Zone will be marked by two cones. In order to be scored, a kart must be on the track and take the initial start. Once one lap has been completed, no additional karts will be allowed on the track. However, we will allow two bubble karts to compete in the main event if two qualifying karts leave the track before one lap is completed. These bubble karts must be lined up and ready to compete in case such a situation exists. All bubble karts will start at the back of the field, and the rest of the field of karts will advance.
The pole sitter will set a slow but steady pace with all the other karts maintaining the same pace until reaching the "START-ZONE". At that time the leader can start the race and the green flag will be indicated. Once the leader accelerates they CANNOT reduce their speed. Karts should be nose to tail and side by side until the green flag is waived. NO BRAKE CHECKING OR RAMING.
COMPLETE RESTARTS: If the head starter calls off an initial start or a caution comes out before the first lap is scored, it will result in a complete restart. If the start was called off because head starter did not like the formation, all karts should return to their original starting spot. You will know it’s a complete restart because there will be an official with a sign indicating COMPLETE RESTART. If after a second attempt to start the race is waived off, the head starter has the discretion to move one or both front row starters to the rear of the field if he feels either driver is failing to properly obey the head starter. Front row drivers must remember that while the pole sitter sets the pace the head starter starts the race. Any kart that exits the track and then returns before the restart must start behind all the other karts.
RESTARTS: Restarts are double file until one lap has been completed. All following restarts are single file.
If there are more than three cautions or if the head starter deems it necessary for safety reasons, or time restraints, the restart may become single file. The head starter will indicate this by giving the drivers the single file sign with his arm. Lapped karts are placed into the lineup in the place they were running in when the Yellow or Red flag came out. A driver of a lapped kart may elect to move to the end of the field if he or she is uncomfortable starting where he/she otherwise should line up. The driver should indicate this to the track official by motioning to the rear.
Notice: No jumping will be allowed. You will be docked two positions for every position you jump. If you continue to jump you may not be scored or may be disqualified.
REPAIRS: Karts may only reenter a race under a yellow flag. Drivers wishing to re-enter the race must wait to be waved onto the track by the pit steward. No karts are allowed to re-enter the race track while the race is underway. If any mechanical failure happens on the race track, you must get out of your kart and push it off the track. However, if you stall you will be started again as long as you do not do anything to fix the kart.
RACE FINISH: At the completion of each heat or feature race, all drivers MUST take a MANDATORY cool down lap around the track before exiting the track. All karts must be weighed after the completion of any race. Karts MAY be penalized if they go to their pits or avoid tech.
Explanation of Flags
GREEN FLAG: Signifies the start of an event. All karts must remain in line until receiving the green. Green may be followed immediately by yellow for complete restarts at the discretion of the starter. On caution lap restarts, racing will resume when the green flag and/or light is displayed.
YELLOW FLAG: Signifies track is not clear. Karts must decrease speed, get into single file and remain in single file until told to double up, if applicable. NO passing is allowed under caution. Violators are subject to penalty during and after event. Drivers must pay attention to the track official. Continued failure to move into the directed position or failure to allow another driver into position may result in a driver being placed to the end of the field. If a driver disobeys official directions, he/she will not be scored for the remainder of the race. CONTINUED FAILURE TO OBEY THE ON-TRACK OFFICIALS LINEUP INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A Possible Disqualification.
Track officials will determine which karts, if any, initiated the need for the yellow flag. These karts will be placed to the rear of the field. Any kart that comes to a complete stop on the track (involved in the caution) will be placed to the rear of the field. Any kart that exits the track and returns under yellow will line up behind all the other karts. The head starter reserves the right to throw the caution upon his discretion when over aggressive driving is happening and has the right to dock aggressive driver’s positions (possibly put to the back). On the last lap the head starter reserves the right to dock an over aggressive driver positions determined on the severity of the incident.
Lap karts are just as privileged as leading karts. The head starter reserves the right to throw a yellow flag to caution the race to realign or penalize karts that may be abusing the lap karts or to realign lap karts as needed. HOWEVER, lap karts MUST obey lap flag or the lap kart will be penalized. Also if you go 3 laps down you must exit the track.
If you cause three cautions during a heat race you will be disqualified. However you will be allowed to run the feature or qualifying B-Main event. If you cause three cautions during the feature event, you will be disqualified; however you will receive last place points.
RED FLAG: Signifies automatic halting of race. All karts must STOP! The race is scored according to last lap completed under green. Failure to come to a complete stop may result in being disqualified.
BLACK FLAG: A waving black flag DOES indicate immediate disqualification. If you get the black flag waved at you immediately exit the race track. If you receive the black flag you are no longer being scored, and you will not receive any points or money for that event. In addition to, if you fail to comply with the black flag after three attempts, and do not exit the track, you will be subjected fines and additional penalties. At this time, a driver will be considered to be trespassing and may face criminal action.
As for any other driver involved in the black flag incident, you may be given back your position you were running before the incident. If it is unknown as to who was at fault and it caused a caution, no black flag will be given and all karts involved in that caution will be put to the back of the line. No retaliation will be tolerated, as you may be subjected to the black flag yourself.
BLACK AND YELLOW FLAG: Signifies an equipment violation. You must leave the track and repair the kart. The kart may only return to competition upon remedy and approval by track officials under a yellow flag.
BLUE AND YELLOW FLAG: Signifies competitor being lapped. Karts must move to the outside, as directed by the flagman. If you’ve been lapped (3) times you must exit the track.
WHITE FLAG: Signifies one lap remains before any re-starts or one lap remaining in the race.
CHECKERED FLAG: Signifies completion of event. Finishing positions decided according to distance traveled regardless if kart takes checkered.
PRACTICE- Lineup with your class type. Restricted Clones, Unrestricted Clones and Open Modified Karts should practice only with their class type.
Lineups, length of heat races and number of karts qualifying will be posted at the pit board. This will be posted prior to the days events. Check the board for your starting spot and also for the order of the heats and feature events. It is the driver’s responsibility to know when he or she is supposed to be lined up. A driver should watch what class is currently lined up and judge when he or she should be getting ready to race.
Karts will not be allowed to enter the track next to the tech building for the initial start of the race. Failure to be in the lineup grid when the other karts go on the track will result in a driver loosing his/her starting spot and being forced to start at the rear of the field. If a driver arrives at the lineup grid after the karts have been sent to the track, the driver must follow the track lineup person’s instructions on when they are to enter the track. If time permits before the head starter gives the green flag, the pit steward will motion the driver onto the track. Once the race has been started, a driver will not be permitted on the track. Failure to obey the pit steward’s instructions will result in an immediate disqualification for the race.
HEAT LINEUP: All drivers who register prior to the cutoff time will draw a number that will be used to determine their starting position in the heats. After the cutoff time, the pit steward or other designated pit official will determine the total number of karts registered for the day for each class and determine the number of heats that will be run per class. The actual lineup will be determined by starting with the driver with the lowest draw getting the pole in the first heat, the second lowest draw will get pole in the second heat, etc., followed by filling in the outside pole for each heat then working back through each row of the heats in the same manner. Any driver that arrives after the cut-off time will be placed at the end of one of the heats at the pit steward’s discretion with an effort to maintain a similar number of karts in each heat. There will be eight (8) laps per each heat race. With the exception of the Novice and Youth classes, all other classes will run a maximum of eight karts in one heat race before the heats are split into multiple heats. AMS will have double heats. The second set of heats will be lined up in an inverted format. There will be time allowed between the first set of heats and second set of heats to allow for maintenance on karts.
B MAIN FEATURE: If there are more than 14 karts qualifying for the feature per class, per night, there will be a B main feature. Karts will qualify during regular heat races. However, karts that did not qualify for the A Main Feature will have the option to qualify during this B Main feature. This feature will be 10 laps and will run before intermission.
A MAIN FEATURE LINEUP: On regular race nights, only 14 karts will compete in the A-main Feature. The feature lineup will be determined based on how you finished in your heat race; also known as a heads up start. The driver will start the feature where they qualify according to the heat races. Any B-main feature karts advancing to the A-Main event will be placed at the end of the feature lineup. Feature events will be fifteen (15) laps per event.
TIME LIMIT: Allegany Memorial Speedway reserves the right to put a time restraint on a feature.
Points System and Driver Changes
POINT AWARDS: Points at Allegany Memorial Speedway are earned by and awarded to a driver, not a kart. Each kart should have a primary driver declared. A race team may share driving duties between two or more drivers (as long as each driver is registered), during the season, but each driver will earn points separately. At the end of the season, Point Championships and other point awards are presented to a driver, not a kart. Registration is mandatory! Points will not be retroactive.
Points are not transferable from one driver to another if a team changes primary drivers during the point season. There will be NO transferring of points to a different class during the racing season. If a driver changes classes, they will accumulate new points for the new class.
DRIVER CHANGES AND SUBSTITUTE DRIVERS: Any changes from the driver registered to drive for the day’s event that are not approved by the SCORE KEEPER are strictly prohibited. Failure to obtain pre-approval will result in a loss of all points and purse for that day and may also result in further point and or monetary penalties.
As stated above, points are awarded to the driver not to the kart. However, it is also realized that there are certain situations that may arise whereby a driver cannot compete. Therefore, in these situations, a provision can be made to allow a substitute driver to compete in your place for two events, per class, per point season. There will not be any discrimination on substitute drivers due to age within the rules of the class or experience. However, the substituting driver MUST compete in a kart legal for the competing class.
POINT SYSTEM – Points will be awarded to the driver as follows:
Driver Finishes: Winner 50 pts.
2nd 45 pts.
3rd 42 pts.
4th 40 pts.
5th 39 pts.
down to 14th decreased by one point.
If a driver participates in the heat race and disables their kart or becomes injured during the heat race and is not able to compete in the B-main or A-main feature, that driver will still be awarded 10 pts. for their efforts. If a driver attempts to race in the feature event and becomes disabled, they will be awarded last place points. In the case of an unusable kart the driver IS allowed to borrow another legal kart for the class to compete in the feature.
If a kart and driver are disqualified in tech for any reason, no points or money will be awarded. If a driver receives a black flag during the feature event, points may or may not be awarded depending on the nature of the cause for the black flag.
There will be double points awarded at Mid-Season Championships and Season Championships. There will also be points awarded for the heat races for these two events only. Points will be awarded as follows:
Driver Finishes: Winner 5 pts. 100 pts.
2nd 3 pts. 90 pts.
3rd 2 pts. 84 pts.
4th 1 pts. 80 pts.
5th 1 pts. 78 pts.
Everyone competing will receive 1 pt. 6th - 14th decreased by 2 pts.
Drivers who compete in all events will be allowed to drop their worst (5) finishes. Each night that a driver doesn’t compete they lose a drop for each night missed. Mid-Season and the Season Finale do count as (2) races.
At Mid-Season and Season Championships ONLY: Drivers will line-up for the feature event by point status. The highest standing point holder will start pole, second highest point holder will start outside pole and so forth.
Points will not be awarded for the Kart Show at Allegany Memorial Speedway.
Points will not be awarded to the Novice. Novice drivers who show advanced skill in driving will be moved into the Youth Class per the discretion of the track and parents.
Bill Layfield Memorial Race
Youth classes will not time trial but will run a 10 lap heat race to determine A-main starting positions. However a B-main will be run if there are more than 14 karts competing. The A-main will be 25 laps.
Adult classes will time trial to determine starting positions for the heat races. The fastest time for each class advances to the Pole for the A-Main. However the Pole Setter must complete (1) complete lap under green during their heat race. However a B-main will be run if there are more than 14 karts competing. The A-main will be (50) laps broken down into 2 segments. The first 25 lap segment the caution laps will be counted. The second segment will also be (25) laps but caution laps will NOT be counted.
At the completion for the first segment the Yellow and Checkered Flags will wave. You must make a cool down lap. Drivers have a choice to pit in a designated area (location TBD before racing) or stay on the track to hold or advance your position by stopping in order at the finishline. The flagmen will announce the start a (5)minute count-down for the karts that pitted. Once the five minutes have expired NO KARTS are allowed to re-enter the track. Karts on the track that didn't pit CANNOT be Altered or Adjusted in any way.
Note: Make sure any or all repairs can be completed within your (5) minute pit period.
SCHEDULING: Schedule is subject to change. All classes will participate each race night, provided that there are enough karts to compete per event. Rain date is the following Sunday @ 3PM
PURSE & Awards Banquet
PURSE CLASSES: Allegany Memorial Speedway will be paying all classes except Novice & Youth. Pay will be 100% of driver entry fee less the $5 insurance charge. All drivers will receive pay. Minimum of five karts must compete in each paying division in order to receive a purse. Winner will receive a trophy.
NOVICE & YOUTH CLASSES: Racers in the novice and youth classes will be awarded trophies each night for the top five finishing positions. They will not be awarded a purse. They will pay a reduced entry fee per night. See Admission Prices under youth classes. HOWEVER there are special races scheduled for the YOUTH class that will pay a purse with an increased driver entry fee.
AWARDS BANQUET: The Awards banquet will be held at the end of the season and will be held at AMS. AMS will supply the main dish of meat and potatoes and ask attendants to bring a dish to pass and will be served buffet style.
Burris Point Series: Burris prizes will be awarded to the (5) classes with highest averaged kart counts competing in the point races. All classes are eligible except Open Modified.
AMS Point Awards: The top five finishers in each qualifying class (5 highest average kart counts, excluding Novice only) may receive trophies, other prizes and a cash award (depending on available funds). The AMS point champions in these 5 qualifying classes only may receive a points champion jacket or sweatshirt (depending on available funds). The top five finishers in all other classes will be recognized. Everyone is invited to attend the awards banquet as we will be presenting special awards (perfect attendance, sportsmanship award, favorite driver award, etc…) that may be given to other attendants not finishing in the top five.
Track Area and Pit Area
TRACK AND INFIELD: This area is highly restricted. Only authorized personnel will be permitted on the track or in the infield at any time unless approved by a race official. Absolutely no young children will be permitted onto the track unless accompanied by an adult and permitted by a track official. Race vehicle retrieval/assistance is not permitted while race karts are at speed on the track. Vehicles used for race vehicle retrieval are to be parked behind barrier protection. Karts entering the track must stay high and merge with caution. When exiting or slowing down on the track you must put your hand in the air and go high on the track to tell the other karts that you are slowing down and exiting the track. Karts will not be allowed to enter the track next to the tech building for the initial start of the race. Karts are not permitted on the track unless a track official supervises all activity.
PITS: Every person who wishes to enter the property, even as spectators, must sign a release and waiver agreement. All minors (of any age under 18) wishing to attend the races must have a Parental Consent form completely filled out and signed before access to the races is allowed. Anyone caught sneaking into the pits will be considered trespassing and will be asked to leave and his/her team association may also be asked to leave the premises.
If bicycles, sporting balls, RC Cars or any other objects are used in an unsafe manner that could damage or hurt personal or equipment during the racing program you or your pit crew could be penalized.
It is mandatory all karts will be shutdown after leaving the tech building. No driving in the pits!
Each individual pit area must have a fire extinguisher within 25 feet of the kart while in the pit area.
No vehicles will be allowed to exit the pit area via the tech building entrance until all racing for the evening has been completed. The exit road on 417 will be unlocked to allow early departure as needed. There will be NO PARKING allowed on the 417 exit at anytime. This exit must be kept passable for safety reasons. No exceptions will be allowed.
Kart Safety and Requirements
All karts must be manufactured for the purpose of racing; yard, fun or concession karts are not allowed. Direct drive karts only, no shifter karts allowed, unless approved by track officials.
FRAME AND OVERALL DIMENSIONS
Overall maximum width 50.0”
Overall maximum length 78.0” Height maximum of 26.0”
FLOOR PANS: Floor pans must be bolted or riveted securely. No tie straps, string, duct tape, wire, etc. is allowed to hold the floor pan in place. (Keep in mind, this will be heavily monitored.)
SEATS: Sprint style “bucket” seats only. Seat must securely locate the driver laterally and longitudinally. Seats must be of one-piece or molded construction, with no “peaks” or add on sections. Seats must be bolted securely to the frame and not be adjustable while the kart is in motion. No portion of the seat may be located rearward of a plane projected vertically from rear axle.
CLUTCH GUARDS: Clutch guards are mandatory. To be made out of steel or aluminum. Clutch guards must be a minimum of 3” wide. You are not allowed to put your chain back on your kart while the engine is running, while on the property of Allegany Memorial Speedway.
CHAIN GUARD EXTENSIONS: Chain guard extensions are recommended. Rubber and plastic materials are suggested. All chain guard extensions should be designed to retain a broken chain.
FUEL SYSTEM: Fuel tanks must be securely bolted to primary structure/frame of the kart. Fuel tank must be located within main frame rails beneath the steering shaft unless integral part of the engine. Maximum of one (1) fuel tank permitted. Fuel line will be of adequate length to connect between fuel tank and carburetor. Fuel tanks must be constructed of puncture-resistant material and have a secure, leak-proof fill closure. No pressurized fuel systems (must be naturally aspirated). No homemade fuel tanks.
MUFFLER: Mufflers are mandatory in all classes except the Open Modified class. Mufflers must work. Mufflers must not be altered. The entire pipe from the engine block to the end of the muffler must be wrapped with a heat resistant material for safety purposes. No gutting out of mufflers. If you do not have a muffler, you will not be able to race. Mufflers must extend past the fuel tank, but not past the rear bumper. No sharp edges. Header support brace is required. All pipes must be in a fixed position. If your muffler falls off during the racing event, the kart will be docked one (1) position for that race. If a caution occurs during the race you will be docked the position at that point, If not you will be docked at the completion of that event. If you come to the track without a muffler, you will have the option to purchase one or borrow one. NO MUFFLER = NO RACE!
BRAKES: All karts will have a minimum of rear brakes. All brake bolts and supports will have no less then nylock nuts.
BRAKE ROTOR GUARD: Brake rotor guards are mandatory. Rotor guards must be made out of a material (Not Aluminum) that is strong enough to retain the rotor if it breaks, or if the seat breaks and falls against it. This will be heavily monitored.
REAR BUMPER: Rear bumpers are mandatory. It is mandatory that the outer most portion of the bumper remain within the tire area and that it remains as close to the center of the tires as possible. It is recommended that the bumper falls ½ in tire area. NO SHARP EDGES!! Bumpers should be tethered on both sides to the kart frame so that your bumper cannot fall off during the racing event. Continuous loop full width bumpers are HIGHLY recommended!!!
NERF BARS: Double nerf bars are required (one upper and one lower bar). No less than .065 wall metal tubing. All nerf bars must remain inside the body.
WEIGHTS: Karts will NOT be allowed to compete without adhering to this rule. All weights are to be painted white and bolted secure with no less than 5/16” Grade(5) bolts and nylon lock-nuts. Track safety tech and AMS will determine if weights are properly secured for competition. If NOT repairs must be made before competing.
Kart numbers must be on all weights.
If a weight falls off for any reason, during a qualifying race or a feature event, the kart that was determined to have lost the weight will be sent to the rear of the field. And you will ALSO be docked at the completion of that event (5) points.
FRONT SPINDLES AND REAR AXLES: Front spindles must be drilled and pinned. Rear axle MUST have a snap ring on both sides. Maximum width of rear axle is 44”.
STEERING: Steering wheel nut, which runs through the steering hub, will be drilled and pinned. The three bolts that run through the steering hub that mounts the steering wheel will have no less than nylon locknuts. All tie-rod bolts must be drilled and pinned or secured with at least a Grade (5) bolt with a nylon locknut.
BODIES AND SIDE PANELS: A factory molded, plastic or fiberglass nosepiece will be mandatory. Factory plastic or fiberglass side panels are recommended. However, you may fabricate your own side panels out of plastic. NO ALUMINUM OR METAL will be allowed per Insurance restrictions. Side panels will be a minimum of 6” high and cover the outer most part of the nerf bars. All bodies, side panels, and nosepieces must be securely mounted. Any reinforcements must be made to the inside of the body, however you may be able to reinforce outside the body as long as it is tight to the body. Lexan may be bolted flat to the side panels. Any other outside reinforcing will be subject to safety inspection. No sharp edges or corners. Nosepiece must cover 75% of front tires. Any additional items such as flags or extra items are strictly forbidden from hanging off the karts.
Any Burris slick tire. (Any compound is allowed)
Open Modified: May run any tire designed for karts.
WEIGHT: When the driver and karts are being weighed at the tech building the tech official may push the kart forward to reset the scales and then the kart and driver will be pushed back to receive an accurate weight. Karts will not be allowed to drive off the scales, out of the tech building, and re-enter the scales to be weighed.
*2019 One-way race radios are becoming popular at most racing events across the country and may be mandated. AMS recommends drivers to purchase one for possible rule changes in the coming future. Contact Tyler Graves of the Patriot Sprint Series for more information.
HELMETS: Full face helmets are required. No open face helmets will be allowed. Helmets must be worn at all times when the kart is on the track and must accompany the vehicle and driver at the time of inspection. No tinted shields will be allowed after the track lights have come on. Racing goggles are allowed.
NECK COLLARS: Neck collars, helmet cushion or neck restraints are required. If you do not have one and can’t borrow one, you will not be allowed to race.
RACING APPAREL: All drivers must wear proper apparel. Fire Retardant Race Jackets are Mandatory. Full race suits are Strongly Recommended. No loose fitting clothing. No open toe shoes and no shorts or cutoffs. No hooded sweatshirts will be allowed. Chest protection is recommended. Gloves are mandatory. Long hair must be well secured and kept under helmet.
This rule is designed to allow each class to become more competitive and fair. This is for competitors only. You must be a registered driver in the same class in order to protest another competitor. By protesting you enter the risk of losing your protest money.
All protest must be requested within (5) minutes of the last race event. All fees must be paid in full to the track owner BEFORE any protesting will be done.
Fee: $200.00 to protest.
If found ILLEGAL The protestor will be refunded back $200.00. The illegal kart owner will be required to pay the inspector $25.00
If found LEGAL The Protested Kart owner will be awarded your $175.00 The additional $25.00 will be paid to the tech inspector
If you refuse to be inspected, you will lose all points and money earned for that event.
Allegany Memorial Speedway Classes
BOX STOCK 6.5 OHV
Description: Single cylinder, 2 valve, OHV 4 cycle engine.
For specific Clone Engine Spec see AKRA engine spec sheets.
We are not AKRA sanctioned.
However, we adhere to the Current Year AKRA clone spec sheets with the exception that ALL clone classes will be allowed to run the stock length billet connecting rod. Clones (except novice) may run any exhaust with a muffler not to exceed rear bumper
This class is designed for beginners only within this age group. Ages 5 years to 12 years of age. No Points will be accumulated.
Tachometers recommended not to be mounted to the steering wheel.
(Red restrictor plate with .375” MAX opening & weenie pipe and muffler only). NO WEDGE BODIES. Pump gas ONLY. Any shoe clutch will be allowed.
Weight must be written on right front nose piece. Minimum 250lbs. No Tolerance per track scales!
Ages 5 years to 12 years of age. NO WEDGE BODIES.
Tachometers recommended not to be mounted to the steering wheel.
(Green or Silver restrictor plate with .425” MAX opening). May run any header with an unaltered muffler. Pump gas ONLY. Any shoe clutch will be allowed.
Weight must be written on right front nose piece. Minimum 250lbs. No Tolerance per track scales!
Ages 10 years to 14 years of age. Younger at tracks discretion.
Tachometers recommended not to be mounted to the steering wheel.
(Blue restrictor plate with .550” MAX opening). May run any header with an unaltered muffler. Pump gas ONLY. Any shoe clutch will be allowed. NO WEDGE BODIES.
Weight must be written on right front nose piece. Minimum 300lbs. No Tolerance per track scales!
Clone 300, 350, 400 & 430 Classes:
Ages 13 years and older. Younger at tracks discretion.
Any shoe clutch will be allowed. NO WEDGE BODIES.
Weight must be written on right front nose piece.
Minimum weights: 300 lbs, 350lbs, 400lbs
430lbs (driver minimum weight of 190lbs)
**Clone 430 Drivers will be weighed when the kart is weighed.
No Tolerance per track scales!
Extreme Stock 375:
EXTREME STOCK / WKA Stock Animal or FH
Ages 15 years and up. Younger allowed at Tracks Discretion.
Clutch any disk or drum is allowed - NO WEDGE BODIES.
Engine Block - 5 hp Briggs –
Piston - Max Piston size .035 over. The piston must be an OEM stock Briggs or Briggs raptor piston II, III or IV.
Valves - Briggs 5hp valve. Intake valve remains 1.125 Max. Exhaust valve remains 1.000 Max.
Camshaft - - Max .233 running lift cam. No duration rule.
Cylinder Head - Stock appearing Briggs head, spark plug must remain in original position.
Crankshaft - OEM Briggs Crank Only – no alterations.
Must remain Stock Stroke (2.4375 ± .010).
Carburetors - Stock appearing 5 hp carburetors, No Fun Carbs Allowed.
Flywheel - Stock 5 HP cast (steel only) flywheel – UNALTERED O.E.M.
Intake – non tech but must be bolted not welded!
Fuel – Methanol or Gas Fuel Only. (No additives)
Flat Head will run an OEM stock Fuel Tank.
Weight - Minimum 375 lbs. No Tolerance per track scales!
WKA Animal must refer to WKA Manual
MUST be 16 years of age or older. WEDGE BODIES ALLOWED.
For specific Open Modified engine specifications and weights refer to UAS engine specific rules. We are not UAS sanctioned.
However, we adhere to the UAS engine specific rules as a reference only. All general rules refer to AMS rule book.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, drivers, spectators and our family for your continued support.
Have a great racing season.