BeaveRun Karting Center is very serious about safety issues at our events. Everyone who attends a BeaveRun Karting Center kart event is required to know and follow our safety rules, in addition to those listed in the current World Karting Association (WKA) tech manual. Anyone (member or guest; driver, official or spectator) who does not comply with BeaveRun Karting Center safety rules will not be allowed to participate. Safety rules are not optional and are non-negotiable. Please read, understand and abide by the safety rules outlined under the following headings:
Safety and Technical Inspection
Personal Safety Equipment Safety Requirements
Support Equipment Requirements
Kart Safety and Technical Requirements
The purpose of BeaveRun Karting Center Safety and Technical Inspection Rules is to ensure that karts and required safety equipment meet the minimum safety standards required for the safe conduct of BEAVERUN KARTING CENTER events.
Availability for Inspection
All karts and required safety equipment must be inspected by the BeaveRun Karting Center technical representative for compliance with these safety rules before being used in a BeaveRun Karting Center Event.
The Event Director and Tech Inspector will be the final authority for tech decisions. All safety issue rulings at an event will be logged for review.
'Yard' or 'Fun' Karts
This activity is intended for racing karts. In general, 'yard' or 'fun' karts will not pass these safety requirements.
Safety Issue Rulings
All safety issue rulings during an event will be logged for review
All drivers are required to have this minimum set of personal safety equipment.
All personal safety equipment, including, but not limited to, crash helmets, face shields, neck collars, gloves, jackets/pants, suits and the method for retaining long hair, are subject to technical inspection.
A new helmet standard became effective January 1, 2000. Helmets must now meet Snell 95 or newer standards. Approved helmets will be Snell M-95 and M2000 (motorcycle), Snell SA-95 and SA2000 (auto racing) and Snell K-98 (karting). Snell 90 no longer qualifies. When, due to the unavailability of children's' sizes, a child cannot be properly fit with a Snell 95 or newer approved helmet, children's helmets must meet Snell 70, Z-90 and/or S.H.C.A. standards. Children's helmets, if not Snell approved, are to be inspected and approved by a BEAVERUN KARTING CENTER tech.
Goggles and Face Shields
Face shields are mandatory. Personal safety glasses and/or prescription glasses are not acceptable substitutes.
Jackets and Pants
All drivers shall be required to wear jackets of heavyweight leather, heavyweight vinyl material or approved heavyweight abrasion resistant nylon material. When jackets are worn in lieu of one or two piece driving suits, full-length heavy weight blue jeans (denim) are the minimum requirement. Full-length pants made of heavyweight leather; heavyweight vinyl material or approved heavyweight abrasion resistant nylon materials are preferred. Sweat type pants are not acceptable.
Abrasion resistant one or two piece driving suits made of heavyweight leather, heavyweight vinyl material or approved heavyweight abrasion resistant nylon material are preferable to a jacket and pants and are strongly encouraged.
Use of racing neck collars (rolls) is mandatory. Collars must include foam inserts.
Abrasion resistant gloves are required. Knit gloves are not allowed.
Long hair will be a safety tech item. Participant will have to demonstrate a satisfactory method for retaining their hair.
Drip pans are required for each kart to ensure there is no fuel, oil or other fluid spills on the asphalt. They are to be used under the kart where drips or spills may occur.
Each Pit is required to have a minimum of one operable 1˝ pound dry powder fire extinguisher rated for use on type A, B and C fires. There must be at least one fire extinguisher for every two karts in a multi-kart pit. Carbon Dioxide type extinguishers are not acceptable.
All steering components must be cotter keyed or safety wired.
All brake components must be cotter keyed or safety wired. Brakes must be of hydraulic disc or drum type only. Scrub type brakes are not acceptable.
Axle Nuts/Wheel Hubs Front and rear axle nuts and wheel hubs must be safety wired, cotter keyed, pinned, snap ringed or barry clipped.
All weights must be bolted on and cotter keyed or safety wired.
2-Cycle Engine Clutches
All 2-cycle engines with external clutches must have a third bearing support or other clutch containment made of metal material no less than 0.100 inch thick. At least one of the third bearing support bolts must be safety wired or cotter keyed.
Fairings and Panels
Fairings or side panels must not have sharp edges.
Driver Check List
Individual drivers have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that their kart is ready for use. Drivers are to check their Kart before strapping on their helmet! The following list is provided as the starting point for a more exhaustive check list that each driver should develop for inspecting their kart before driving:
- Check throttle, pedal, cable, return springs, carb, linkage, filter clamp.
- Test brake operation and check linkages, pads, bolts, leaks.
- Check steering movement, linkage, tie rods, bolts, etc.
- Check Clips and Safety wire.
- Check rear hubs and axle for movement.
- Verify chain tension.
- Tighten/torque engine bolts.
- Check fuel lines for kinks, abrasions, pinching and leaks.
- Check exhaust springs… are they all there?
- Set tire pressures (starting points: front 16 psi & rear 18 psi).
- Make sure fairings, number plates and bodywork are tight.
- Got Fuel? Is it Turned On?
- Verify that helmet, jacket, gloves, neck brace are in excellent condition
Questions about any safety items or rules should be directed to John Evans (, BeaveRun Karting Center.
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