I read an article that said it was important to know the rules of Kart Racing, but when I looked, I didn’t see them on any website. I am also wondering if for different series there are different rules. I was interested in Monterey Bay Karters rules, KPX series rules, Challenge of Americas and SKUSA rules. Looking on their sites, it wasn’t obvious where the rules were posted.
When I went to check out a Rotax Challenge at Sonoma, there was a whole bunch of rule violations with penalties posted. A lot of these I didn’t even know the rule. Even more reasons to find out.
Memberships depend on where you race. Most of the time at the local level, you don’t have to be a member of anything – however – it is encouraged to joined the local club to be involved more. Regional level may require a series/sanctioning body membership, others don’t. Most of the national events you need to be a member with the organization (IKF, WKA, SKUSA, etc.)