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2017 Competition Rules

2017 Competition Rule Book

Competitors should check in on the latest 2017 SuperKarts! USA competition rule book on the Rulebook page. All rule book amendments, changes and clarifications will be posted here.


As of 7/24/2017

SKUSA Membership

All Pro Tour competitors must have a current annual SKUSA membership to compete. The cost is $100/year and includes many great benefits.  Please see the Membership page for more information.

Race Numbers

You will be assigned your unique and official kart number (with regional letter designator) when you purchase/renew your SKUSA membership and/or register for your first SKUSA race of the season. This number/letter combo is required on all 4 sides of your kart for all competition sessions. THIS IS A TECH ITEM. Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call SKUSA at 951-491-0808 to check on your desired race number. NOTE: SKUSA's National Number plate winners -- 1st thru 3rd from the 2016 Pro Tour -- are asked to race with their national number plates in 2017 (will be provided by SKUSA). (Only these Pro Tour champ plates do not require a letter designator.)

Race Number Panels

Please be aware that SKUSA is once again making specific number panel colors MANDATORY for the 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour.  Please see the Race Number Panels page for more info. THIS IS A TECH ITEM.

Mandatory Kart Stickers

Any drivers who want to be eligible for the purses and prizes that are being offered for the Pro Tour must display mandatory SKUSA and sponsor stickers on their kart at each event – including HPD stickers for stock Honda drivers. The stickers and a diagram will be provided in each driver registration packet at the track.

Practice and Qualifying (All Classes)

Anyone in the wrong practice group during the SummerNats event will forfeit the next practice session. Anyone who misses their qualifying session or is in the wrong qualifying session will be assigned a "no time" and start at the back of the field in their respective class for their next on-track session.

Rules Specific to S1/S2/S4/S4SM Classes

Honda Timing Plate 
The use of the blue SKUSA stock Honda timing plate is mandatory. These are available thru most engine builders as well as the SKUSA online store. See rule

Exhaust Pipes 
Only the SK-1 pipe will be allowed in stock Honda competition. They are available thru the authorized dealers

Honda Racing/HPD Prizes for Stock Honda Champs
Honda Performance Development is again offering a very lucrative HPD SKUSA Pro Tour Championship contingency for 2017! This program will award $2250 total to the top-three drivers in each of the Stock Moto categories – S1, S2, S4 and S4 Super Master – at the end of the season. The Pro Tour champions in these classes will win $1000, and second and third will receive $750 and $500, respectively. Additional prizes will be announced by Honda/HPD shortly. All Stock Honda drivers must be a registered member of Honda Racing Line (a free membership) to qualify, and it now requires annual renewal. Click HERE to sign up online, and HERE to get full program details.

Neck Brace rule

Neck braces are only mandatory for the SKUSA junior categories (including Mini Swift, Micro Swift, and X30 Junior).  See Rulebook section

Chest Protector rule

All Drivers under 13 years of age must have an SFI specification 20.1 approved chest protector at all times while on-track.

Rear Protection

All competitors in SKUSA events are required to have full width rear protection. See Rulebook section

Spec Tires
For all classes except Mini & Micro Swift, Race Tires are defined as the two (2) sets of tires included with your entry and delivered at the event – one set for EACH race day. For the Mini & Micro Swift classes, Race Tires are the one (1) set of tires included with your entry and delivered at the event (to be used for both race days). Race Tires will be scanned and assigned to the specific driver -- and are signed out to the participant at the event Tire Desk.

For all classes except Mini & Micro Swift, the Evinco Red M compound is the spec Practice and Race Tire and the only slick that can be used in practice, qualifying, heats, and mains.  For the Mini & Micro Swift classes, the Evinco Blue H compound is the spec Practice and Race Tire and the only slick that can be in all on-track sessions. If rain tires are necessary, they must be the MG-WT (or MG-WZ) rain tires with an intact and readable bar code only. Rain tires may be purchased by any available vendor, but if ordering from SKUSA, your order must be received prior to the pre-entry deadline of Saturday, Feb 25th.

Race Tires are now included in your entry fee.  SKUSA is the official tire provider for the Pro Tour, and two (2) sets of Race Tires (Evinco Red’s) per entry -- or one (1) set of Evinco Blue Race Tires (for Swift classes) -- will be provided by SKUSA for delivery at the event. 

Tires used in all practice and warm-up sessions must also be the spec Evinco tires (Red M’s for all classes except Swifts; Blue H’s for Swift classes). Practice tires may be purchased by any official Evinco tire dealer; however, if ordering from SKUSA, your order must be received prior to the pre-entry deadline of Saturday, Feb 25th.

The Tire Desk will open and close during the event per the published schedule. Competitors are required to pick up their Race Tires (slicks), and any practice or rain tires purchased from SKUSA during these time periods.  Any tire issues occurring after Tire Desk closure should be reported to the SKUSA Registration Desk, and will be handled on a case by case basis.

Spec Fuel/Oil

The SKUSA spec oil for all competitors is Motul 2T Grand Prix. The SKUSA spec fuel for this event (all classes) is VP C12.  (1) 5gal can Spec fuel, and (1) bottle of Spec Oil is now included in your entry fee. NOTE: Additional spec fuel and oil is available for purchase from SKUSA, but must be purchased prior to the pre-entry deadline of Saturday, Feb 25th. SKUSA may have limited amounts of spec fuel and oil for purchase on site, although it is highly recommended that all fuel and oil be pre-ordered to guarantee sufficient quantity on hand.

Pre-Tech Certification

SKUSA employs a self-certification form to facilitate pre-tech inspection, and TWO will be included in the driver’s registration packet at the track -- ONE for each race day. The driver completes and signs the form to certify that the listed items are in compliance. The form is then submitted on the grid at qualifying (or at the next competition session, if the driver does not participate in qualifying). Drivers are not allowed out for qualifying without turning in an executed pre-tech form. Spot checks of safety items will be made throughout the event and violations may result in penalty assessments.

Engine Changes

See section of the SKUSA Rulebook, along with the additional clarifications below:
  1. The engine seal number (received in Registration) shall be entered by each driver on the Pre-Tech Certification form that is turned in prior to the first competition session (i.e., qualifying) of the Saturday Round 1 race day, and installed on the kart as instructed. This seal must remain in place for the duration of the race weekend, or for a minimum of the completion of Saturday’s race day. A new seal can be obtained in Registration at the start of the Sunday race day if the first seal has been removed/broken. See the event Technical Director for additional assistance.
  2. Engines and/or components will be "painted" by the event technical staff at each day’s post qualifying weigh-in.
  3. Event technical staff may inspect an engine's seal and/or "paint" at any time during the event.
  4. Any engine change subsequent to qualifying MUST be pre-approved by the event Tech Director and if not, will result in a DQ and loss of points for ALL prior race sessions and a last place start in the next race session.
  5. It is solely the driver's responsibility to solicit and receive an engine change approval form from and executed by the event Tech Director. It is also the driver’s responsibility to demonstrate engine damage in order to get Tech Director approval to change engines. If the competitor is unable to demonstrate damage, one additional engine (total of 2) may be approved by the event Technical Director. If approved, the competitor will start the next competition session at the back of the lineup.

SKUSA On-board Camera Registration policy

All cameras used at SKUSA events must be registered prior to use and have the SKUSA inspection sticker clearly visible on the camera body. See the Tech Director to register your camera. Additionally, each camera must be clearly marked with the owner’s name and mobile phone number. Cameras without identification may not be returned. Loss of the camera on the racing surface may result in penalties, including loss of positions, loss of points, and/or monetary fines. Rule Identification.

Terms And Conditions

Please read and understand our Terms and Conditions.

*SKUSA reserves the right to revise event parameters without prior notice.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 July 2017 13:30