Wednesday, February 15, 2017

F100, F206 Club Challenge Round #1 is SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th!

The F100 and F206 season is almost upon us! On SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th at Willow Springs Kart Track in Rosamond, CA, F100 hits the track for the first race of the 2017 season and the first ever race for the new Club Challenge series. F100 expects another large turnout in the traditional F100 classes, as well as continued growth in the F206 classes. You don't want to miss it!

WHAT IS THE CLUB CHALLENGE?
The Club Challenge harkens back to the early days of F100, when F100 was a traveling series that ran only a few classes as part of local club races. The Club Challenge brings F100 back to our roots. 

For the Club Challenge, F100 and F206 will join with local clubs for their club events. Local clubs will run the show. This means that racers will register the day of the race (pre-entry is not offered by most host clubs) with the club and the clubs will be responsible for the eniritey of the race day. F100 will be on-site to provide support to the club, as needed. F100 and F206 will give racers in the applicable F100 and F206 classes points towards the Club Challenge Season Championship for each and every official Club Challenge race. 

There will be no daily trophies awarded through F100 directly, but if the host clubs provide trophies F100 and F206 will make sure those are handed out. F100 and F206 will award year-end championship trophies at the end of the Club Challenge season. 

The Club Challenge is a great way for all racers to join in on the F100 and F206 fun while supporting local clubs and the sport as a whole!

WHO CAN RACE AT THE CLUB CHALLENGE?
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Subject to certain limitations, everyone is welcome to race at the Club Challenge. THIS INCLUDES ALL LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 racers. Level 1 racers are welcome and encouraged to race in the Level 2 Clubman classes at the Club Challenge. The goal is to have very large fields to add to the local club races and to have a fun day of racing for all participants and we welcome all racers to participate!

WHAT CLASSES ARE OFFERED AT THE CLUB CHALLENGE?
Only certain classes are offered at the Club Challenge. This is done intentionally. First, we want to be able to join as many clubs as possible, and this means we need to have as few run groups as possible to make it easy for clubs to add us to their schedule. When we run standalone events, we have a full day to have as many classes as we like, but for the Club Challenge we need to condense our classes to fit into as few run groups as possible. Second, we want large fields and limiting the number of classes and run groups will help to fill the track with racers! We encourage all our normal racers to attend and race in one of our Club Challenge classes, regardless of their license level or the class they usually race in at the SoCal Championship. 

FK2, FK2 Clubman, FK2 Clubman Masters and LO206 classes will be offered. If there is enough demand prior to the race, we will also run the FC2 and FJ2 classes.

The Clubman and LO206 classes are the only classes that will be given points towards a Club Challenge Season Championship.

The Club Challenge is designed for racers to enjoy a fun, friendly and competitive day at the track!

WHAT ARE THE TIRE RULES FOR THE CLUB CHALLENGE?
The Level 2 Clubman classes utilize the Maxxis SLR as their spec tire. If you do not have Maxxis SLR tires you will not be eligible to race in the Level 2 Clubman classes, however, you will be eligible to race in the regular Level 2 classes. The regular Level 2 classes utilize an approved tire rule. LO206 classes will utilize the Bridgestone YLC tire.

For more information, please visit the Club Challenge page on the F100karters.com website and the Club Challenge class structure on F100karters.com/rules.


ATTENTION BRIGGS LO206 RACERS: Come race in the new Formula 206 set of classes within the Club Challenge, SoCal Championship and California Shootout, specifically for Briggs LO206 racers. For more information on the Formula 206 classes please see the following links:



Please see the following link for directions to the track:



F100 is designed to provide a competitive, fun and cost-effective racing environment for all our racers. F100 firmly believes in clean and safe racing on track in order to ensure that all racers are able to compete on a level playing field in order to maximize racing fun and limit expensive repairs. In order to help facilitate clean racing on track, F100 has created the following video that explains the basics of what F100 expects from our racers on track. Please see the following link:


   
F100 2017 Memberships are now available! If you wish to become an F100 member and take advantage of all the benefits that membership provides, including number priority, inclusion in the season points championship, and race day entry fee discounts, please purchase your membership by visiting the following link.



Maxxis SLR tires, the spec tire for the Level 2 Clubman classes, are available from your local F100 supporting shop, through F100 directly or from Goldspeed USA. The total cost for a set of tires purchased through F100 supporting shops is slightly lower than a set of tires purchased from Goldspeed. To order your tires directly from Goldspeed, please see the following link. Shipping charges and additional fees may apply:



F100 has released a class name explanation to help alleviate possible confusion. Please see the following link:


Monday, February 13, 2017

F100, F206 and SKC 2017 Season Memberships NOW AVAILABLE!

F100, F206 and SKC 2017 Season Memberships are now available! Join F100, F206 and SKC and enjoy all the benefits of membership, including:

- Inclusion in the points championship for the F100, F206 and SKC SoCal Championship and Club Challenge
- Entry fee savings for the F100, F206 and SKC SoCal Championship and California Shootout
- Number priority for the F100/F206 and SKC SoCal Championship and California Shootout
- Add family members under the age of 18 to the membership for $5 each

​Please see the following link to purchase your 2017 Season Membership:


​We look forward to racing with you in 2017!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Quick Guide: How to Familiarize Yourself with F100, F206 and SKC Rules

F100, F206 and SKC have released a Quick Guide to help racers utilize and familiarize themselves with the F100, F206 and SKC Rules. The Quick Guide walks racers through the various documents and how they are utilized to form the complete F100, F206 and SKC Rule Set. 

Since its inception, F100 has utilized the NKA Trakbook for its basic rules and provided its own set of Supplemental Rules. The NKA Trakbook is an insurance provided set of rules that lay the foundation for hosting kart racing events. The Supplemental Rules are rules specific to F100, F206 and SKC. 

For 2017, F100, F206 and SKC have tried to simplify how the Supplemental Rules are used by breaking the rules into different documents - one for engine supplemental rules, and another for general supplemental rules. Along with the Supplemental Rules, F100, F206 and SKC also have specific Class Structure documents for the various series that detail specific engine, pipe and weight combinations in the various classes. 

For those curious, while it may be easier to have a single document that contained all rules, F100 is not its own insurance provider. F100, F206 and SKC must utilize the basic rules provided by its insurance provider and then write supplements for specific rules. By breaking down these supplements into different documents, F100, F206 and SKC hope to provide a more user friendly set of rules for racers. We apologize for this inconvenience and we hope this Quick Guide will help racers navigate through the Rule Set more easily.

We hope the Quick Guide, linked below, will prove helpful to racers:

http://www.f100karters.com/How%20to%20use%20Rules%20page.pdf

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

F100, F206 and SKC Release 2017 Season Schedule

F100, F206 and SKC are proud to announce their 2017 season schedule for the California Shootout, the SoCal Championship and the Club Challenge! F100 is offering more races and more options than ever, from one weekend winner-take-all events, to a multi-round ultra-competitive short travel regional series, to races with local clubs, F100 has something for every racer! Please see below for more information:

- California Shootout: a one weekend, winner takes all event with cash payouts and many other great prizes! F100, F206 and SKC classes offered.
  • October 28th and 29th at Willow Springs Kart Track in Rosamond, CA

- SoCal Championship: the same F100 traveling series you know and love. Hosted by F100. Affordable, clean, competitive and fun racing for racers of all ages, budgets and experience levels! F100, F206 and SKC classes offered.
  1. Saturday, March 25th at Willow Springs Kart Track
  2. Saturday, April 29th at Adams Motorsports Park
  3. Saturday, May 27th at Grange Motor Circuit
  4. Saturday, July 22nd at Apex Kart Track
  5. Saturday, September 23rd at Grange Motor Circuit

- Club Challenge: race in F100 Level 2 and Level 2 Clubman, as well as Formula 206 classes with other F100 and F206 racers. All Level 1 and Level 2 racers may participate in the Club Challenge. The idea for the Club Challenge is to have all racers, Level 1 and Level 2, racing together in the Level 2 and Level 2 Clubman classes (Clubman classes are eligible for the points championship). This will make for large fields, provide additional racing seat time and allow Level 2 racers to race head to head against at least some Level 1 racers. Level 1 racers are encouraged to participate and will still be allowed to race in Level 1 classes at the SoCal Championship and California Shootout even if they participate in Level 2 Clubman classes at the Club Challenge. The Club Challenge is a great way to travel and race against your fellow F100 and F206 racers in a more low-key environment while still racing for an F100 Championship. F100 generally does not host these events, they are hosted by local clubs. F100 and F206 classes offered.
  1. Sunday, February 26th at Willow Springs Kart Track
  2. Saturday, August 26th at Apex Kart Track (night race)
  3. Saturday, December 2nd at Grange Motor Circuit (CW, AM)
  4. Saturday, December 2nd at Grange Motor Circuit (CCW, PM)

- Local: F100 maintains a list of clubs that utilize F100 class rules to help racers with F100 karts find additional local races that they may wish to participate in. All Level 1 and Level 2 racers are eligible to participate in F100 Local affiliated events, and Level 1 racers may participate in any Level 2 class hosted by F100 Local affiliated clubs (subject to rules of host club). F100 does not host or facilitate these events, they are hosted by local clubs.

As always, for the most up to date information, including 2017 Class Structures and Rules, please head to F100karters.comformula206karting.com and shifterkartchampionship.com.

F100, F206 and SKC 2017 Season Memberships will be available soon. 2016 Members will be given a chance to renew their memberships first, so that they may keep their 2016 number reservations, and then membership will be opened up to all.

Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm! We look forward to another great season of racing!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Formula 100, Formula 206 and the Shifter Kart Championship Release 2017 Rules and Class Structures

The Formula 100 Karting Series and its affiliates, Formula 206 Karting and the Shifter Kart Championship, are primed for another thrilling year of affordable and competitive racing! In preparation for the 2017 season, F100, F206 and SKC have released their 2017 class structures and rules. 


Since its inception, F100 has been dedicated to providing the highest level of competition at the most affordable price for racers of all ages, budgets and experience levels. Now entering its 6th year of competition, F100, and its affiliates F206 and SKC, stay true to their original mission in a variety of ways including by providing the lowest entry fees of any racing series in Southern California, utilizing a graduated licensing system that allows racers to compete against drivers of similar experience levels, and enforcing effective clean racing rules that allow all racers a fair chance at the top step of the podium!

Along with these policies, F100 believes that rule consistency is also a key to its affordable competition mission. With this in mind, over the years F100 has made only minor changes to its rule set and class structure, always maintaining the ideal of putting racers first. Once again in 2017, F100 has remained true to its mission and has made only minimal changes and key additions to the F100, F206 and SKC rules and class structures.

To read about the minor changes and key additions to the 2017 rules and class structures, please visit the following link: 
http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2017/01/f100-f206-and-skc-2017-rule-classes-and.html

To view the all the updated rules and classes for F100, F206 and SKC, please visit the following links:
http://www.f100karters.com/rules-3
http://www.formula206karting.com/rules
http://www.shifterkartchampionship.com/rules-classes


If you would like to learn more about The Formula 100 Karting Series, Formula 206 Karting or the Shifter Kart Championship, please visit the following links: 
http://www.f100karters.com
http://www.formula206karting.com
http://www.shifterkartchampionship.com

Sunday, January 8, 2017

F100, F206 and SKC 2017 Information Reference

In order to help keep racers informed about what is going on with F100 in 2017, F100 has put together this post as a reference. 

Please do not get overwhelmed by the amount of information available on this page. As F100 has matured we have found it necessary to provide very thorough explanations to our racers to ensure that our racing is as fast, fun and competitive as possible. If you have been racing with F100 for some time there is a good chance you already know all of this information, but if you are new to F100, please have a look below to see if any of this information is useful for you.


Please see below for a list of highlights and links to important information for the 2016 season:


- Important Tech and Safety Announcements

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/12/f100-2017-important-safety-and-tech.html

- Transponders
F100 HIGHLY RECOMMENDS AND REQUESTS THAT RACERS PURCHASE THEIR OWN TRANSPONDER
F100 will have limited rental transponders on hand and we would like to rent these only to new racers. The cost to purchase a new transponder from MyLaps with a 1 year subscription is not much more than renting a transponder at each race, and each subsequent years subscription is even less.
PURCHASING YOUR OWN TRANSPONDER WILL HELP YOU AND F100!
http://www.mylaps.com/en/products/x2-transponder-kart/1624

- Spec tire for Level 1 classes; Maxxis SLR
http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/02/f100-socal-announces-maxxis-slr-as-new.html

- F100 Class Name Explanation - Pick the F100 class that is right for you!

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2015/02/need-help-deciding-which-f100-class-is.html

- Important Note About All Classes

All engine packages and exhaust pipes listed under a class are legal for use in that class regardless of whether or not you are the only one with that specific combination on race day. Do not feel the need to change your exhaust pipe or engine package on race day because you are the only one with that specific package. The rules are written in a way so that everything listed as legal under a class is equalized. Race what you have, especially in the Level 2 and Level 2 Clubman classes. For example, please do not feel that you need to change from a 4 pipe to a 3 pipe if you can't make the 3 pipe minimum weight just because no one else in the class has a 4 pipe. Run what you have and what works best for you - so long as it's listed in the rules it is legal for you to use and performance is equal on track.

- F100 Junior Tire Size Rule

For the FJ1 class, 7.10 rear tires are the only size allowed. For the FJ2 class, 7.10 AND 6.0 rear tires are allowed.

- Racing in Multiple Classes on Race Day

This is only allowed for some classes. A good rule of thumb is that if the two classes use the same engine then you can't race in both. This is done to maintain the integrity of the license ladder system. F100 does not want Level 1 racers winning everything in Level 2 classes or Level 2 racers getting discouraged in Level 1 classes. IF the two classes run different engines, such as FK125 and FK1, then you can race in those two classes. The fee for a second class entry is half the normal price. ALSO, racers cannot race in a Level 2 class and a Level 1 class on the same race day.

- F100, F206 and SKC 2017 Rule, Classes and Schedule Changes and Additions Information

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2017/01/f100-f206-and-skc-2017-rule-classes-and.html

- Exhaust Restrictors for Leopard, PRD and Rotax Engines (Level 2 and Clubman classes)

Exhaust restrictors for the Leopard, PRD and Rotax engines are required for use in all applicable Level 2 and Level 2 Clubman classes. Restrictors are available for sale on race day as well as through F100 directly.


- Gearing for Info for Restricted 125cc TaG Engines

F100, F206 and SKC 2017 Rule, Class Structure and Schedule Changes and Additions Information

Since its inception, F100 has been dedicated to providing the highest level of competition at the most affordable price for racers of all ages, budgets and experience levels. Now entering its 6th year of competition, F100 stays true to its original mission in a variety of ways including by providing the lowest entry fees of any racing series in Southern California, utilizing a graduated licensing system that allows for racers to compete against drivers of similar experience levels, and enforcing effective clean racing rules that allow all racers a fair chance at the top step of the podium.

Along with these policies, F100 believes that rule consistency is also a key to its affordable competition mission. With this in mind, over the years F100 has made only minor changes to its rule set and class structure, always maintaining the ideal of putting racers first. Once again in 2017, F100 has remained true to its mission and has made only minimal changes and key additions to the F100, F206 and SKC rules and class structures. A list of key changes and additions is below:

Schedule

F100 is offering more races than ever, with racing year round at the F100 California Shootout, the F100 SoCal Championship, the F100 Club Challenge and F100 Local levels!

- Many different places to race, with all kinds of options and races almost every weekend:

- California Shootout: a one weekend, winner takes all event with cash payouts and many other great prizes! F100, F206 and SKC classes offered.
- SoCal Championship: the same F100 traveling series you know and love. Hosted by F100. Affordable, clean, competitive and fun racing for racers of all ages, budgets and experience levels! F100, F206 and SKC classes offered.
- Club Challenge: race in F100 Level 2 and Level 2 Clubman, as well as Formula 206 classes with other F100 and F206 racers. This is a great way to travel and race against your fellow F100 and F206 racers in a more low-key environment while still racing for an F100 Championship. F100 generally does not host these events, they are hosted by local clubs. F100 and F206 classes offered.
- Local: F100 maintains a list of clubs that utilize F100 class rules to help racers with F100 karts find additional local races that they may wish to participate in. F100 does not host or facilitate these events, they are hosted by local clubs.

Rule Supplement

- Points structure has changed to ensure that year-end points championships are as competitive as possible
- Championship awards; a rule regarding a minimum number of yearly participants has been added for a class to be eligible for year-end awards
- Race day trophies; a rule regarding a minimum number of race day participants has been added for a class to be eligible for daily trophies
- Updated spec pump gas stations
- VP MS98 and VP C12 are both legal for those choosing the race fuel option in certain F100 classes. They are also the spec fuels for SKC Shifter Open.

Engine Tech

- KT100 rule changes: 10cc minimum combustion chamber volume (was 11cc in 2016 and prior years), 8500rpm clutch stall speed limit
- Add Vortex Rok TT for use in FK125 TaG Masters class
- Add IAME X-30 for use in FK125 TaG Masters class
- Add Rotax for use in FK125 TaG Masters and some Level 2 classes (with exhaust restrictor)
- JICA: WB3a carburetor is the spec carburetor for use on JICA engines
- Spec PRD (with the HL166 or HL395 carburetor) added for use with an exhaust restrictor in some Level 2 classes

Class Structure

- FC2 and FJ2 have been removed from the F100 SoCal Championship due to low entry counts. FC1, FC1 Comer and FJ1 are still in the class structure. FC2 and FJ2 can be run at the F100 Club Challenge, as needed.
- FC1, FC1 Comer and FJ1 tire rule change; more tires are now legal for use, making it easy for Cadet and Junior races to race with F100
- Classes added: 
--- FK2 Clubman (basically FK2 with a Maxxis SLR spec tire and a points championship) 
--- FK2 Clubman Masters (same as FK2 Clubman but for "Masters" aged racers and only offered at the F100 Club Challenge)
--- FK1 Grand Masters (optional for ages 50+)
--- FK125 TaG Masters (full TaG Masters class)
--- F206 L0206 Sr
- Clubman classes are basically Level 2 classes but with a Maxxis SLR spec tire and a points championship
- Add Rotax with exhaust restrictor to Level 2 Senior classes
- FK1 Senior rule change: added lower weight options for HPV/KPV and KT100
- KT100: 4 pipe option in Senior, Masters and Grand Masters classes
- Spec PRD restricted (exhaust restrictor) now allowed in Level 2 Senior classes

- SKC Shifter Open - Stock Moto weight lowered to 390 lbs (was 395 lbs)

- Formula 206 - LO206 Sr is currently the only class available. More classes will be added if there is enough interest.

Friday, December 30, 2016

F100 2017 Important Safety and Tech Reminders

Here are a few important reminders for the 2017 season:

1) Driver's age ranges for classes are as follows; Cadet is 8 to 12, Junior is 12 to 15, Senior is 15+, Masters is 30+ or drivers over 200 lbs and Grand Masters is 50+.*(PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW)
2) 
Driver's age is determined by the driver's actual age on December 31st, 2017.*

3) Double nutting weight/ballast bolts is legal. Safety wire and one single locknut is also allowed. PLEASE SEE BELOW for more information on ballast.
4) Helmet mounted cameras are NOT ALLOWED in 2017 for safety reasons (our insurance does not allow it). Please mount your on-board camera somewhere on your kart, such as the front fairing.


NOTE* This age rule means that if the driver turns 13 in 2017 they are too old to race in any FC class. If a driver turns 16 in 2017 they are too old to race in any FJ class. If a driver turns 30 in 2017 they are eligible to race in the Masters class. Please note, that F100 has some flexibility depending on the circumstances and situation, but these are general rules that will apply in most situations. For those wishing to move up or stay in a class, waivers are possible but not guaranteed. Please contact F100 for more information.


F100 would like to remind racers of the requirements for mounting weight/ballast onto your kart:

All weights must be white (painted, coated or white tape). They must be securely fastened to the kart with at least one lock nut and lock-wire/cotter or they can be secured using two lock nuts. All weight ballast over 7 lbs. must be secured to the kart with 2 (two) bolts.  The bolts must be 5/16" or larger. (8mm bolts are legal.)  All bolts must have either cotter pins, safety wire or use two locknuts to secure the weight to the chassis.


F100 would also like to remind parents to please bring proper documents for their minor racer, including proof of age to the first race of the season that the minor racer participates in.


For racers choosing to utilize the Spec Pump Gas option, please purchase your fuel the morning of the race from the appropriate spec gas station for the track:


http://www.f100karters.com/rules-3

If you have any questions please email F100 at formula100kartingseries@gmail.com.

Monday, December 26, 2016

F100 TaG Masters Class Survey and F206 LO206 Tire Survey

Thank you for all your responses to our surveys. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Your input is helping to shape our rules for the 2017 season. 

F100 is improving our class structure for 2017. We are taking away some of our less populated classes (i.e. FK125 Senior, FK125 Masters, FJ2, FC2), and adding classes that racers have requested (e.g. FK1 Grand Masters, which will run on track and intermixed with FK1 Masters but will have separate trophies and a separate points championship).

To go along with the few changes we are making to improve our class structure, F100 would like to gather input on adding the following class to our class roster:

FK125 TaG Masters Survey (for ages 30+)
This class will potentially replace our FK125 classes from 2016, which were not well attended. We wish to provide a place for racers who are using restricted 125cc engines in our Level 2 classes to move up to, and for racers who have decided to purchase a TaG engine to race with F100. Please see the survey below for more information and to show your interest:



F206 LO206 Tire Survey
F206 is also gathering input on our 2017 tire rule for the LO206 Senior class. With tire rules taking shape locally for the LO206 classes with other organizations, F100 would like to get feedback from F206 racers in regards to the F206 spec tire rule:



Thank you for your participation!