Login No Account yet? Click here to sign-up


Shaffer Speedway

SHAFFER SPEEDWAY would like to welcome dirt kart racers to our go-kart track. It has been a pleasure to bring this facility to life and change it to make it better for everyone. We hope that everyone enjoys the racing and friendships that are here at Shaffer Speedway. We strive to provide a safe, fun and family friendly racing atmosphere where every family member has an enjoyable experience. We thank you for your commitments to help us to make this work.


General Information

Gates will open at 5:00pm. Pill draw will be from 6:00 to 7:15, after 7:15 Kart will go to rear for heat race.

MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING 7:15pm. Hot laps will begin at 7:30 and will be lined up according to heat races.

If the track needs run in, all karts must go onto track and help. If you do not help run the track in, you will not be permitted to race.

Each crew is responsible to have their kart in line and race ready when their race is called up. Karts not at the gate will be considered scratched from the race. If a kart on the line up board is unable to compete in its scheduled race, a crew member is to notify a track official.

Adults are responsible for any minor or animal they bring on the property. No unattended minor or animal will be permitted in the pit area.

Everyone in the pits must have a valid pit pass wrist band.


Classes

Rookie

Rookie class is intended to allow a beginner to become familiar with the sport of Karting and gain seat time in a racing environment. The Rookie class must run a Shaffer Speedway approved sealed stock Predator motor with a .425 (green) restrictor plate. Minimum weight 260lbs. For details on where to purchase a Shaffer Speedway Approved Sealed motor please send us a message.

RESTRICTOR PLATES FOR ROOKIES: They are required to be in place for all practices and races. They may be inspected at any time by the head inspector. If requested, you will be obligated to produce plate immediately upon request. Failure to do so may result in loss of points, starting position or suspension from track.
NO karter shall move to a different class than they are registered for unless approved by SHAFFER SPEEDWAY.

Junior

The Junior class is for kids that have karting experience. This class should allow a driver to become competitive enough to make the step up to the senior class at the age of 16. The Junior class must run a Shaffer Speedway approved sealed stock Predator motor with a .500 (purple) restrictor plate. If you are in the Junior class and cannot keep pace with the other karters, you will be moved back down to the rookie class until you get enough experience to move up. Minimum weight 300. For details on where to purchase a Shaffer Speedway Approved Sealed motor please send us a message.Sealed Box

RESTRICTOR PLATES FOR JUNIORS: They are required to be in place for all practices and races. They may be inspected at any time by the head inspector. If requested, you will be obligated to produce plate immediately upon request. Failure to do so may result in loss of points, starting position or suspension from track.
NO karter shall move to a different class than they are registered for unless approved by SHAFFER SPEEDWAY.

Sealed Box Stock

DRIVER:  Experienced drivers only

ENGINE:  Sealed Predator 6.5 hp 212 cc base engine

FUEL:  Pump gas only

CLUTCH:  Any clutch allowed

EXHAUST:  Two 5/16 holes in exhaust is permitted

FUEL TANK:  Stock fuel tank permitted, however, it is strongly recommended that you have an auxiliary fuel pump and top plate with associated fuel and pulse lines are allowed, and the fuel pump may be pulsed from the engine side cover crankcase, or valve cover.

WEIGHT:  Min 360lbs

This class is for the experienced drivers. No restrictor plates. Governor may be removed. There will be a $130 claim with the top 5 finishers eligible to put in the claim for the winners engine. Claim is for ENGINE ONLY no chain guard, clutch or throttle linkage. 2nd place finisher has first right to claim, 3rd place has second right and so on. There will be a 20 minute time limit to claim after the feature is completed.

Stock Appearing

DRIVER:  Experienced drivers only

ENGINE:  Predator 6.5 hp 212 cc base engine

FUEL:  Pump gas only

CLUTCH:  Any clutch allowed

EXHAUST:  Two 5/16 holes in exhaust is permitted

FLYWHEEL:  Billet flywheel is recommended however must be PULL START

AIR BOX/AIR FILTER:  Must be stock

FUEL TANK:  Stock fuel tank permitted, however, it is strongly recommended that you have an auxiliary fuel pump and top plate with associated fuel and pulse lines are allowed, and the fuel pump may be pulsed from the engine side cover crankcase, or valve cover.

WEIGHT:  Min 380lbs


LINE UP FORMAT


COMPETITION RULES

APPARELL
All drivers are required to wear a full face helmet, a racing or track approved jacket or race suit, closed toe shoes, racing gloves and a neck brace while driving. All of these items must remain in working order while on race track (i.e. if neck brace comes off you will be black flagged). All helmets must have a CLEAR VISOR and must remain in the down (closed) position while on track during racing conditions. LONG PANTS ONLY!! NO SHORT PANTS ALLOWED

RACE FORMATS
Once on the track, kart will travel the front straight at a moderate speed, on the left hand side of the track until all karts are on the track.

Initial starts will be double file and start between the cones in turn 3. The kart on the inside pole starts the race. If there are 3 bad starts, the suspect kart, or karts, will be penalized. Karts on the front row 2 will be moved back one row. Karts on the other rows will go to the tail of the start.

Any kart causing 3 yellow flags is disqualified.

Any kart that spins, stops or cause a yellow flag to be thrown goes to the rear upon restart.

Any rough, inconsiderate or dangerous driving can be cause for disqualification.

On restarts all lapped traffic goes to the rear.

Restarts are between the cones in Turn 3; however, no one can pass until they are past the cone.

Once kart leaves track and enters pits under a yellow flag during the A Feature, it can only return if the yellow is still on. You cannot come onto the track during a green flag. NO kart maintenance/repair allowed on the track!! Pit area only.

The flagman has complete control of the race. The flagman may confer with other track officials regarding a particular call.

RED FLAG - stop as quickly and safely as possible.

SCALES
After completion of any event, all transfer karts must proceed directly to scales. Failing to go over scales will result in a disqualification for that event. All dash karts must cross scales.

CONDUCT
Any racer, whether minor or adult, is responsible for the conduct of their pit crew at all times. Officials have the right to suspend crew members and/or drivers at their discretion. FOUL LANGUAGE AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR BY ANY ONE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

SAFETY
All Karts must have a full rear bumper

All Karts must have a full body

Any driver who fails to drive in a safe manner will be subject to being "BLACK FLAGGED" off the track. Failure to obey the black flag could result race suspension at the discretion of track officials.

DRIVING IN PITS: Karts must proceed through the pit area at a very slow speed. If you are caught going fast through the pits or cleaning your tires off by doing donuts, you will be warned about it once and if occurs again, you will be disqualified for that event.

NUMBERS
All karts must have numbers on two (2) sides of the kart. Minimum 6" numbers. All numbers must be clearly visible by scorers and must be in sharp contrasting colors.