Wednesday, February 10, 2016

F100 SoCal Announces the Maxxis SLR as the New Spec Tire for Level 1 Classes for 2016




The Formula 100 Karting Series and F100 SoCal are excited to announce the Maxxis SLR tire as the new spec tire for F100 Level 1 classes in 2016! Tires represent a major expense for racers and for many years F100 has been searching for a spec tire that can provide the performance that racers desire but at a lower price. F100 is thrilled to announce that we have finally found such a tire, the Maxxis SLR!

For 2016 F100 SoCal racers will be able to take advantage of the high quality, high performance and low cost Maxxis SLR tire compound in the FC1, FJ1, FK1, FK1 Masters, FJ125, FK125 and FK125 Masters classes!

With a cost of only around $170, the Maxxis SLR tire is the perfect fit for F100 as it provides top-notch performance on par with the previous spec tire, as well as long life! Racers will not only save money on each set of new tires they purchase, the long life of the Maxxis SLR will ensure that racers are able to get many great days of karting out of each set they purchase! The Maxxis SLR has shown to provide its fastest laps after almost 100 laps of use and they continue to turn fast times after nearly 250 laps!

Maxxis SLR tires will be available from Goldspeed (see link below), F100 supporting shops as well as through F100 directly (see link below). F100 will offer a special entry fee and tire package deal available only to pre-registered racers at all F100 SoCal events in 2016. F100 SoCal racers are encouraged to purchase a set of Maxxis SLR tires to use for testing in the offseason. Please see the following link to order a set of Maxxis SLR tires from Goldspeed directly. When ordering from Goldspeed shipping charges and additional fees may apply:




The Maxxis SLR tire is the spec tire for F100 Level 1 classes only. The tire rule for Level 2 classes will remain unchanged for 2016 and racers will be allowed to utilize a wide variety of tires. Legal tires for F100 Level 2 classes, including FC2, FJ2 and FK2, are listed in the F100 SoCal 2016 Rule Supplement Section 5a under “Approved Tires for Level 2 Classes.” The list includes many tire brands and compounds (please note that the MG White is no longer legal in Level 2 classes). Level 1 racers that have YLC tires left over from last season are encouraged to make them available for sale to Level 2 racers at the F100 2015 Year-End Trophy Ceremony (date TBA) as well as Round #1 of the 2016 F100 SoCal Season.

For F100 NorCal, both the Maxxis SLR tire and the MG Red tire will be legal for use in the F100 Level 1 classes. Along with these tires, racers will be able to race with certain other used tires as well. Please see the F100 NorCal 2016 Rule Supplement and Class Structure for more detailed information.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please send us an email, formula100kartingseries@gmail.comEMAIL IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH F100.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

F100 Releases Carburetor Rule Clarification for PRD Fireball and Parilla Leopard

The Formula 100 Karting Series has released an update regarding carburetors that are legal for use on the Parilla Leopard and PRD Fireball engines in the FJ125, FK125 and FK125 Masters classes, as well as the FJ2 and FK2 classes. Effective immediately, racers will be able to utilize the following carburetors in these classes:


·       Carburetor
o   Parilla Leopard
-  Tillotson HL-334AB
o   PRD Fireball
-  Tillotson HL-360A
·      Or
-  Tillotson HL-166B/395A

Thursday, January 21, 2016

F100 Releases 2016 F100 SoCal Rule Supplement


The Formula 100 Karting Series and F100 SoCal are primed for another thrilling year of affordable and competitive racing! In preparation for the 2016 season, F100 has released the F100 Socal 2016 Rule Supplement. 

True to its mission, F100 will continue to provide the best in affordable and competitive kart racing. F100 has made very few changes to the ruleset in order to promote stability. Based on racer feedback gathered from the F100 2015 End of Year Survey, along with knowledge gained over the 2015 season, F100 has made a few key changes, aimed to increase competition, insure fairness, maintain affordability and maximize fun.

A list of the key changes is included below. To view the full F100 SoCal 2016 Rule Supplement, please visit http://www.f100karters.com/rules.




F100 Rule Supplement Changes for 2016:
  • F100 HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THAT RACERS PURCHASE THEIR OWN TRANSPONDER before the season begins
  • o   F100 will have limited rental transponders on hand and we would like to rent these only to new racers
    o   The cost to purchase a new transponders from MyLaps with a 1 year subscription is not much more than the total cost of renting a transponder at each race, but if something were to happen to the transponder the replacement fee is much lower, and when you purchase your own transponder each subsequent year of use is much less money (~$50 per year after the transponder is purchased).
    §  Please visit the following link: http://www.mylaps.com/en/products/x2-transponder-kart/1624

  • Helmet cameras are not allowed in 2016 - Use of on-board cameras is encouraged but cameras must be securely mounted to the kart as is required by our event insurance provider.
  • Racers can register for either Level 1 or Level 2 classes so long as they are not new to racing. This does not include classes that require approval (Extreme classes). F100 may ask racers to move up or down if deemed appropriate.
  • Non full-length rear bumpers are allowed at F100 SoCal events in 2016 with prior approval, but full-length rear bumpers are strongly recommended. Please email F100 to obtain approval. CLARIFICATION - APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO UTILIZE A NON FULL-LENGTH REAR BUMPER. Approval is generally only granted for new racers in Level 2 classes.
  • VIDEO REVIEW of on track incidents is available at all F100 events for Level 1 classes only. This means you should purchase a camera to carry on your kart. This will help greatly with enforcement of the F100 driving rules. Racers may request video review of up to but no more than 1 incident per race day. Please see the Rule Supplement for more information.
o   Some of our racers have utilized the SJCam SJ4000 camera for on-board footage. This camera is less than $100 on Amazon and comes with accessories needed to mount it on a kart. This is a great option for those who do not wish to spend the money for a Go-Pro or other similar camera.
  • MG White tires are no longer allowed in Level 2 classes (i.e. FC2, FJ2 and/or FK2) 

THESE ARE THE BIGGEST CHANGES, VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING ELSE IS THE SAME AS 2015!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

F100 Releases 2016 Class Structure for F100 SoCal and F100 NorCal

The Formula 100 Karting Series and its local affiliates, F100 SoCal and F100 NorCal, are primed for another thrilling year of affordable and competitive racing! In preparation for the 2016 season, F100 has released its 2016 Class Structure. 

True to its mission, F100 will continue to provide the best in affordable and competitive kart racing. F100 has made very few changes to the class structure in order to promote stability. Based on racer feedback gathered from the F100 2015 End of Year Survey, along with knowledge gained over the 2015 season, F100 has made a few key changes, aimed to increase competition, ensure fairness, maintain affordability and maximize fun.

Of special note, based on racer voting the FK1 Senior class will utilize KPV/HPV 4 pipes for the HPV/KPV engine package option, and the FJ1 Junior class will use 7.10 rear tires in 2016.

To read about the other minor changes for F100 SoCal, please visit http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/01/f100-socal-class-structure-changes-for.html.

To view the entire 2016 F100 SoCal Class Structure, please visit http://www.f100karters.com/rules.

To view the entire F100 NorCal Class Structure and Rule Supplement, please visit http://www.f100karters.com/rules-2.


If you would like to learn more about The Formula 100 Karting Series please visit their website, http://www.f100karters.com.

F100 SoCal Class Structure Changes for 2016

F100 Class Structure Changes for 2016:
  • FK1 Advanced has merged with FK1 to form the new FK1 Senior class
  • o   This class utilizes the HPV/KPV 4 and the KT100 approved open pipe engine packages (HPV/KPV pipe choice determined by racer voting)
  • FJ1 Junior class will use 7.10 rear tire size only (tire size choice determined by racer voting)
  • Comer 80 has been added to FC2 class
  • o   200 lbs unrestricted
  • Addition of FJ125 class for Junior aged racers with 125cc Parilla Leopard or PRD Fireball engines
  • Addition of RESTRICTED 125cc TaG engines to Level 2 classes
  • o   FJ2 and FK2
    §  Extensive testing of restrictors has been conducted to ensure parity of engines.
  • Addition of JICA engine to FK2 class
  • o   Allows for larger competitors to race with F100 without feeling underpowered
    §  440 lb weight limit with JICA engine
  • PRD engines
  • o   Clutch stall speed is 6500 rpm (subject to clutch stall speed test)
    o   Flex pipe length is a tech item (same specs as Leopard) 

THESE ARE THE BIGGEST CHANGES, VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING ELSE IS THE SAME AS 2015!

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Formula 100 Karting Series Releases 2016 Season Schedule for F100 SoCal and F100 NorCal

Entering its 5th season of competition, The Formula 100 Karting Series and its local affiliates F100 SoCal and F100 NorCal are primed for another thrilling year of affordable and competitive racing! F100 has put together an exciting 2016 schedule for competitors all over California and the southwestern United States to take part in.

In 2016 F100 SoCal will return to a multi-round travel series, visiting some of the best tracks that Southern California has to offer. 2015 was a very successful year for F100, but racer feedback made it clear that racers wanted to travel to more tracks and F100 has obliged for the 2016 season.

F100 SoCal 2016 Season Schedule
Round # - Date - Track
#1 – March 20th - Grange Motor Circuit
#2 – April 23rd - Adams Motorsports Park
#3 – May 14th – Adams Motorsports Park
#4 – June 11th – Grange Motor Circuit
#5 – July 2nd – Calspeed
#6 – August 21st - Calspeed
#7 – October 8th – Willow Springs Raceway kart track
#8 – November 27th – Grange Motor Circuit


Along with F100 SoCal, The Formula 100 Karting Series will offer races with its Northern California affiliate, F100 NorCal. F100 NorCal will continue working with the Blue Max Kart Club in Davis, CA. After a strong first season working with BMKC, F100 NorCal expects another great year filled with growth and exciting racing.

F100 NorCal 2016 Season Schedule
Round # - Date - Track
#1 – March 20th – Blue Max Kart Track
#2 – April 24th – Blue Max Kart Track
#3 – May 22nd – Blue Max Kart Track
#4 – June 19th – Blue Max Kart Track
#5 – July 17th – Blue Max Kart Track
#6 – August 21st - Blue Max Kart Track
#7 – October 2nd - Blue Max Kart Track



If you would like to learn more about The Formula 100 Karting Series please visit their website, http://www.f100karters.com.