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NKA Rules Track
General Rules A to Z
Chase'n Race'n Kids
Lawn Mowers

NKA (National Karting Alliance ) Rules track :
with the exception of just a few track options, you will be teched by NKA rules. If you are running an AKRA rules engine you must specify before Tech and will be teched by AKRA rules.

For more information on the National Karting Alliance (NKA) go to and go to the Track-Book section for all rule info.

These rules are in place to conduct a safe and fun race and conduct business in a professional manner. Any violation is cause for disciplinary action, discharge from the race or the entire facility. You understand we reserve the right  to refuse service at any time if we deem necessary.

A. No alcoholic beverages allowed on premises

B. No open flames as in torches to heat tires, charcoal grills are okay.

C. No karts driven across scales, Kill engine and push across to be weighed. No one allowed inside the scale area only the driver and Kart.

D. No bikes or skate boards or pedal scooters allowed in grid,Registration and concession areas. 4- wheelers and motorized vehicles allowed but you must have  a valid drivers license to operate and operate in a slow and safe manner.

E. No fighting, Violators will be arrested and charged as needed

F.  No spectators allowed past roped off area to grid. Only one crew member or cranker per race vehicle on grid.

G. No  kart buggies past the roped off area at entrance of grid.

H. Profanity will not be tolerated.

I. Insurance must be secured at registration before the driver/ participant can enter the racing surface.

J.  No Insurance money refunded once your kart  rolls unto the racing surface.

K.  No money refunded from your entered class once you practice, you may choose to change classes up until registration closes.  But no money will be refunded.  No class changes once registration is closed.   REASON: ( payoff is figured at this time and pay envelopes would have to be recounted )

L.  Pay off will be ready as soon as your main event is cleared at the scales..... Any payout not picked up will be available for 3 race dates. After that time it becomes property of Patriot Speedway.

M.  Armbands must be worn visibly, once inside the gate.

N.  In the event of Rain outs, these will be taken care of on that race night. If you leave without redemption, No money will be refunded or gate admission tendered at a later date.

O.  We are not responsible for accidents or lost or stolen property while you are a guest at this track. You are responsible for securing your property and conducting yourself in a reasonable and safe manner. Racing is a dangerous sport with the possibility of death or injury. Drivers and spectators  assume and except these risk upon entry of this facility. 

P.  Fencing is in place as a barrier or a crowd control for restricted areas. Do not climb over the fences and parents are expected to keep their minor children from climbing and playing on the fences.

Q.  Parents are responsible for the actions of any minor child while at this facility including vandalizing.

R.  Parents must sign release forms for minor child before allowed to compete in competition or enter the racing surface. If your child is Racing, Parents should have in their possession  at all times a birth certificate for a minor child.

S.  Safety equipment is the sole responsibility of the participant but must comply with sanctioning body rules as well as Track specific Rules.

T.  Track workers are protected under the same laws that pertain to officials that officiate any sports event. Any assault or attack will result in  arrest and prosecution of violators to the fullest extent of the law.

U.  Oil barrels are provided at numerous places around the pit areas for discharge of used oil, draining or pouring of waste oil on the ground is a crime.

V.  Trash barrels are provided, " Your Mom doesn't work here" so please put all trash  in the barrels or at least in a box or trash bag beside the trash can.

W. No one may climb the flag tower or enter the scoring area during an event This is a Restricted Area. Without permission, No exceptions.

X. Distracting the flagman,yelling at him or obscene gestures or disrupting him during a racing event will not be tolerated. And is cause for disqualification of the driver and crew involved or removal of spectator.

Y. Drivers you are responsible for the conduct of your team and you will be held accountable.

Z. Anyone who races at Patriot Speedway is required to know these rules and ignorance of these rules is no excuse.

*We reserve the right to add rules as needed to insure safety and operational fairness.

Chase'n Race'n Kids Classes

This class is designed for the beginner kart racer, ages 5-8 giving them the opportunity to learn driving and racing skills at an early age for a season or two before moving them up to the upper level Jr. classes.

In the Jr. class most kids will struggle to compete with the slightly older and more experienced drivers, if they have less than perfect skills and equipment.  This class is designed with safety as the utmost concern and speed being less emphasized.  The speed will be regulated by track officials.

This class is not about winning, it is about learning.  Parents are urged to teach good sportsmanship and driving techniques rather than the "win at all cost" attitude.  Learning to finish a race, obeying and understanding the flags, getting on and off the track, running in traffic, and passing safely is of the utmost importance.

As in every class there are certain rules that are applied to make a class competitive and safe.  These rules will be strictly enforced by our tech personnel.  Rules may change at anytime to ensure a safe, equal playing field for all racers.  Do not cheat your child out of a good finishing position by being outside the rules.  Do not straddle the fence on the rules.  If you do not know, ask us.  There are no shades of gray.  It will either be right or wrong.  If it is not written in the rules, do not assume it is OK.  There is nothing worse than telling a child they were disqualified because the parent failed to interpret the rules correctly.

The rules are written to be simple as possible and still cover all areas.  rules should not have to be complicated to compete in this class.  This will give the beginner's parent (crew chief) as well as the beginner drivers a chance to learn and grow together, preparing them to become our future racing champions.  This class  is designed  as a exhibition only class and the kids are awarded all the same (participant award) rather than a first, second and third place finish.  This class is generally a non points class and non paying class (money).  Some tracks may decide to charge a point  fee and provide some form of trophy or award at end of season.  Paying money in this class is highly discouraged.

We wish you good luck and a safe racing season.

1.  Ages 5-8. Must show proof of age.  Copy of birth certificate should be with the parents at the track at all times.  Some tracks will require a copy of the certificate to be on file.  Parents must sign minor release form.
2.  Safety apparel will include: full face helmet, which must be snell approved and meet current date requirements, neck brace, gloves, racing jacket or full racing suit.  If jacket is used, full length pants must be worn without torn knees or ragged material exposing flesh.  No shorts, "knee length" pants.  Shoes should be racing shoes or tennis shoes fully laced.
3.  Long hair must be contained inside of helmet, jacket and under neck brace.
4.  All karts are subject to tech inspection at any time.  Track officials can reject or refuse any entry.
5.  Driver and parent must attend driver meeting prior to race event.  Parents are responsible for keeping up with rules and compliance.
6.  weight:  Kart and driver must weigh a minimum of 235 lbs.  All weight must be painted white and bolted to kart with 5/16 bolts and "double nutted" or drilled & keyed.
7.  drivers are recommended to practice at least once before entering race.
8.  Four numbers must be present-rear, both sides, and right front nose area.  Number on rear of kart must be able to be seen clearly from the tower. Number panel on rear of kart must be full size (not cut down), black with white numbers or white with black numbers.  Full size 6" numbers must be used.  Anything less is unacceptable.
9.  Jr. bodies must meet Jr I &Jr II rules.  No steering fairing allowed.  Jr body maximum height 14" measured on a flat surface from ground to the highest
     point.  No portion of the body can be higher than 14".
10. Tires and wheels:  5 or 6 inch only - 10" maximum wheel wheel width.  36" circumference max.
11. Tach is optional, and must not block drivers view.
12. Steering wheel:  Open top recommended.  Must be circular shape minimum of 10" w/3 spoke design or butterfly w/4 spoke design.
13. Fuel: Clone engines gasoline only "87 - 93 octane" Gasoline must be purchased at the designated location and will be checked to a known standard. 
     Flathead engines  methanol only. No additives.  Subject to all methanol checks and maybe checked  by officials at anytime.
14. Oil:  No flammable hot oils.  Oil subject to Tech.
15. Clutch:  17 tooth only.  Shoe clutch only, may vary from track to track (check with track rules).
16. Axle gear:  69tooth may vary from track to track depending on size. check with track rules.  No speedway "skip tooth" gears.
17. Chain: #35 only
18. Chain guards are mandatory on engine
19. Oil catchers mandatory
20. Speedway bumpers highly recommended on rear
21. For Clone and Flathead engine rules check with track (track sanctioning bodies may vary).

Copyright February 2006
Updated December 2014

Boyd Maloney     Tech Director  NKA

Lawn Mower Racing

We will be using the USLMRA Rules for all Lawn Mower racing events.
The tentative classes we will run are as follows:
• Mod X
• Mod XR
• FXS Mod Single
• Super Sportsman
• Super Mod FXT
• Stock V - Twins
• Stock Kids

Oct 3
Oct 10
Patriot Points Race #9

Oct 24
*Oct 31

Nov 7
Patriot Points Race #10

*Nov 14
VETERANS DAY Appreciation... Money Race

Nov 21
Patriot Points Race #11 (final race of season)

*Dec 6
Awards Banquet

Patriot Speedway
120 Henson Rd
Blacksburg, SC 29702
GPS: 35.1357475