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400 Technical Specifications

The purpose of this policy section is to set forth the Technical Specifications as adopted by the PKRA Board. 

400.1 Governing Rules 

PKRA rules are based on the International Karting Federation (IKF) Technical Manual rulebook to serve as the Technical Rules and Regulations for club racing. PKRA has amended these rules where appropriate and noted herein. 

400.2 Local Club Options 

PKRA is an independent Club, the PKRA Board can impose amendments to these Rules for Local Club Racing Events. Local Club Options will be noted on the “Classes and Rules” pages of the PKRA web site. 

400.3 Sponsored Events 

All sponsored events held at the track must comply fully to the Rules and Regulations as defined in the current sanctioning body’s technical manual or rulebook. 

400.4 PKRA Deviations List 

In order to maintain up to date information on the technical specifications, all deviations that are applicable to PKRA club racing will be defined on the PKRA web site. Any amendments to a sanctioning body rules will be noted in the applicable deviation List. 

400.5 Bodywork Rule 

CIK-FIA, CRG Phantom Bodywork and Scribner 5010 Made in USA per IKF 2011 rule 201.9.7 are allowed in classes at PKRA. All bodywork parts must be run as manufactured. All bodywork parts must meet the CIKFIA Definition of “Manufacturer” and 2011 IKF rule 505.6 “Original Manufacturer”, defined; “must be of original manufacturer”. This means the part shall be run exactly as supplied by the manufacturer with no alterations other than specifically noted. This rule applies to all Sprint Karts including Cadet Bodywork as defined in the 2011 IKF rules in section 201.10. Definitions of “must” “shall” and “will”, can be found in the 2011 IKF rules at 102.1.2. 

CIKFIA Definition of Manufacturer of bodywork:

  • Be the intellectual and physical owner of all the production technical drawings.
  • Be the owner of the moulds and of the manufacturing templates.
  • Master the design of the bodywork elements and bumpers concerned, and have disposal of an adequate research department.
  • Have the patent rights regarding the bodywork and bumpers I.E.:
    • To define the manufacturing operations and range.
    • To have appropriate technical expertise.
  • Carry out in the Manufacturer’s factories the welding operations necessary to build the bumpers, as well as the control operations required for safety. The Manufacturer must design and draw the plastic bodywork elements; however, the production may be subcontracted. 
  • A complete definition of a CIK-FIA manufacturer can be found at; http://www.cikfia.com/regulations/homologation.html 
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