Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ATTENTION: F100 Junior Drivers (Ages 11 to 15)

Due to recent changes in the policies of our event insurance provider, Junior racers at all F100 SoCal Championship events this season will be required to compete in their own separate on track session. This means that Junior and Senior racers cannot and will not be put on the track together in any practice, qualifying or race session (up to individual drivers to ensure compliance). A reminder that Junior aged racers are racers who are approximately 11 years old to 15 years old. 

With this in mind, F100 is looking to see how much interest there is from Junior aged racers for our upcoming March 25th race, as well as for the rest of the 2017 season. If you are or are the parent of a Junior aged racer who is interested in racing with F100 and would like to attend the upcoming F100 event or any F100 events this season, please email F100 at your earliest convenience, and preferably no later than this Thursday, March 26th, to express your interest and to discuss how we can grow Junior racer participation in F100 events.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, March 20, 2017

New Discounts for F100, F206 and SKC Racers: Bring-a-Friend and First-Time Racer Discount

INTRODUCING new discounts for F100, F206 and SKC racers; the BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT and the FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT

The BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT is open to all racers that have raced with F100, F206 or SKC previously who bring a friend that has never raced with F100. This discount may be used multiple times throughout the season, there is no limit, but your friend must be a new to F100, F206 or SKC racer each time in order to receive the discount. 

The FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT is open to all racers that have never raced with F100, F206 or SKC previously who participate in their first event with F100, F206 or SKC. Discount may only be used once for first time F100, F206 or SKC participants only. With the advent of these new discounts/credits, racing with F100, F206 is more affordable and rewarding than ever!

Please use the forms linked below to request the appropriate discount after the race:



Please note that additional rules apply to these discounts. Please see the links above for more information and requirements.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Formula 100, Formula 206 LO206 and Shifter Kart Championship Race is SATURDAY, MARCH 25th at Willow Springs Kart Track! SoCal Championship Round #1: Classes for 100cc, 125cc TaG, LO206 and Shifters

The 2017 race season is almost upon us! On SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, F100, F206 and SKC head to Willow Springs Kart Track for Round #1 of the 2017 season. There has been a lot of positive buzz and excitement this offseason surrounding F100, F206 and SKC and the season ahead and F100 expects a large turnout in the traditional F100 classes. You don't want to miss it! 

Pre-entry is NOW OPEN. Pre-entry closes THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd at 11:59pm. Please see the following link to pre-enter:



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.



INTRODUCING new discounts for racers; the BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT and the FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT. The BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT is open to all racers that have raced with F100, F206 or SKC previously who bring a friend that has never raced with F100. This discount may be used multiple times throughout the season, there is no limit, but your friend must be a new to F100, F206 or SKC racer each time in order to receive the discount. The FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT is open to all racers that had never raced with F100, F206 or SKC previously who participate in their first event with F100, F206 or SKC. Discount may only be used once for first time F100, F206 or SKC participants only. With the advent of these new discounts/credits, racing with F100, F206 is more affordable and rewarding than ever!

Please use the forms linked below to request the appropriate discount after the race:



ATTENTION BRIGGS LO206 RACERS: Come race in the new Formula 206 LO206 Senior class within the SoCal Championship, 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:



Maxxis SLR tires, the spec tire for most Level 1 classes as well as 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:



Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an important tech update and reminder:



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



Also, please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for a reference page for all the recent F100 SoCal 2017 announcements:



The race day schedule, as well as other information about the race day, is now available. On race day, gates will open at 7am and the Driver's Meeting is at 8:40amRacers must be at the track by 8:15amAdditional Morning Practice sessions by group, which are optional for those wishing to get in a few extra practice laps before the race day starts, starts at 8am. 

Information about the Additional Morning Practice groups is located at the bottom of the schedule linked below. PLEASE NOTE, racers may only go on track with their appropriate group, particularly only with racers in the same age group (i.e. Cadet, Junior, Senior). NO INTERMIXING OF AGE GROUPS IS ALLOWED DURING ADDITIONAL MORNING PRACTICE. It is the responsibility of each individual racer to ensure that they are on track with the correct age group and that there is no intermixing of age groups. Please see the following link:


Please see the following link for more information regarding Additional Morning Practice:

Quick Guide: SoCal Championship "Additional Morning Practice"

When F100 first started, F100 offered a unique morning practice session known as "Optional Morning Practice." Racers could show up at the track early and go out on the track for practice before the driver's meeting and before the first official practice session. As F100 grew, optional morning practice went away. But now, morning practice is back! 

Additional Morning Practice is like the old optional morning practice session that diehard and longtime F100 racers remember, with a few minor but very important differences. Additional Morning Practice is optional, so racers can choose to participate or not, with no penalty. It occurs while registration is ongoing, so racers wishing to participate should show up at the track as early as possible. What is different is that Additional Morning Practice is done by group only. This means that there is NO INTERMIXING OF GROUPS, PARTICULARLY AND ESPECIALLY AGE GROUPS, DURING ADDITIONAL MORNING PRACTICE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Racers may only go on track with their appropriate group, particularly only with racers in the same age group (i.e. Cadet, Junior, Senior/Masters/Grand Masters).  It is the responsibility of each individual racer to ensure that they are on track with the correct age group and that there is no intermixing of age groups. 

Additional morning practice has sessions for Cadets, 125cc Shifter karts and TaG karts, Level 2 Senior racers and Level 1 Senior/Masters/Grand Masters racers breaking in engines, Level 1 Senior/Masters/Grand Masters racers, and Junior aged racers. That's five (5) separate and distinct Additional Morning Practice groups for racers to enjoy. RACERS MAY GO ON TRACK ONLY WITH THEIR APPROPRIATE GROUP.

With the advent of Additional Morning Practice, F100, F206 and SKC provide even more value to racers looking to have an excellent day at the track!

For more information on F100, F206 and SKC, please visit the following links:

http://www.f100karters.com
http://www.formula206karting.com
http://www.shifterkartchampionship.com

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

F100 and F206 Club Challenge Rd #1 Recap; Additional Club Challenge Race Added on July 8th!

F100 and F206 Club Challenge Round #1 is in the books! Another great day of F100 and F206 racing with close competition on the track and comradarie and fun in the pits! F100 and F206 would like to thank all the racers who took part in our inaugural Club Challenge event and would also like to congratulate all our podium finishers!

F100 would like to thank the Willow Springs Karting Association for hosting F100/F206 Club Challenge Round #1. The race day was very well organized and the WSKA staff did an amazing job of ensuring that all racers had an enjoyable race day. We look forward to working with Willow Springs and WSKA in the future!

Results, photos and updated points standings are now available. Check out all the info at the links below:

Updated points standings are now available, please see the following link and click on the Points Standings button to view:

Please note, if there are any mistakes in the points standings they are unintentional. We apologize for any misspellings and/or any calculation errors. Please contact F100 to discuss if you believe a mistake has been made.


Results from the event are available at the following link:


Photos from the event are available at the following links:


A new Club Challenge race has been added! F100 and F206 are excited to announce that F100 and F206 Club Challenge Round #2 will be held on Saturday evening, July 8th at Bakersfield Kart Raceway in Bakersfield, California. We are very excited to be working with the Bakersfield Kart Raceway club and we look forward to another excellent Club Challenge event on the hillside track in Bakersfield!

AND don't forget about F100, F206 and SKC SoCal Championship Round #1, to be held Saturday, March 25th at Willow Springs Kart Track in Rosamond, California. With classes for LO206, shifters, TaG's and all types of 100cc karts, a big turnout and fierce competition is expected. Stay tuned for more info!

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!