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2013 RoboPong 200 Rules and Information

Rules page Updated 8/31/13

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NCMP will be hosting the 2013 NCMP TaG Endurance race on October 26th and 27th with optional practice available on October 25th featuring TaG karting engines complete with pit stops and driver changes! The race will feature a cash payback with the winning team receiving $10,000. Spectator viewing is free, pit passes are $10.00 per day or $18.00 for both days per person.

Track configuration is the National Track layout, approx 1:07 lap time on a dry track. The race weekend is three days with optional open practice for all teams on Friday. Practice, qualifying on Saturday and the 200 Lap Endurance race on Sunday.

Qualifying driver is the only driver that has to make weight after qualifying – all drivers will have to make weight before the feature event and the kart will be impounded on the hot grid, all karts that finish in a cash paying postion will be reweighed after the race with full fuel. No removable weights or ballast can be added to the driver before, during or after the race. All drivers must make weight after the race. 

Race Begins at Noon - Race will be 200 Miles in length (200 laps), Approx. 3 hours and 50 minutes in dry conditions.

General Rules –

Endurance Race Specific Rules Sheet - PDF Download

Drivers must be 15 years of age and up - Drivers that are in that 15-16 age group that still qualify for the Junior Can money race age wise CAN run the Robopong race and the Junior Can money race.

Entry fee for the Robopong 200 is $514 per team which includes 1 set of YLC tires (includes state sales tax). - Entries received after 10/15 will be charged a $50.00 late fee

For the first time in Robopong 200 history teams can attempt the 200 lap race with only one driver, 4 drivers maximum per team, Pit Passes must be purchased separate for each driver and crewmembers

Entries will be limited to the first 70 teams that enter

We will be issuing refueling jugs to all teams for the endurance race. This jug must be used for all refueling stops and must be unaltered with the cap on during stops. We are doing this to make pit stops safer and less chaotic. The jugs black screw on cap MUST be in place, it does not have to be tight but must be in place. It is the teams responsibility to make sure that team members follow these rules.

(1) Electric Impact Allowed Per Team during a pitstop, No Air Impacts

Engines must be shut off during pit stops and driver must exit the kart, if the engine is running or the driver does not exit the kart during the refueling or if the driver enters the kart before refueling is finished will result in a 30 second hold penalty during that stop or the next stop. If that is the last stop for that kart before the end of the race a 30 second on track penalty will be accessed by timing and scoring from that teams overall time.

Standard Floor Tray Fuel Tanks Only, No Enduro or 10 quart tanks allowed, 1 Fuel Tank Per Kart, fuel line maximum length is 4 feet long, Maximum Capacity Tank is 9 liters, You can fill up your tank with another object or objects to take up fuel tank space so you can run a larger tank as long as it has the same capacity as a 9 liter tank supplied in tech for comparison.

Maximum Fuel Line Length is 4 feet

No on track chain oiling systems allowed 

All lead weight must be cotter keyed to prevent weight from falling off or double nutted

No Belt Drive Systems, Chain Drive Only

All teams must have a fire extinguisher in their pit box

No on board radios for driver to pit and/or pit to driver communications, there is a designated area to signal your driver with a pit board

TaG Rules -

Any TaG engine is eligible as per WKA TaG Engine Rules.

Rotax engines must have a passport and sealed per RMC rules. Carburetor settings must be RMC legal.

Motori Seven engines are subject to a light check and LAD port height gauge check.

WKA Rules will be used for all engines in tech except Rotax which will use RMC rules, there will be a post race engine tech

Bridgestone YLC Tires Mandatory on all TaG karts 450x5 front/710x5 rear, random checking of tires may be done during pit stops, any team without the correct tires on the kart will be disqualified. The race will be run rain or shine, it is driver/team discretion to pit for rain or dry tires during the race, in the event of a damp or wet track before the start of the race the race director will make a decision to start the race on rain tires or slick tires, after the drop of the green flag it is team/driver discretion to run rain tires or slick tires.

All teams will start the race on the tires they qualify on. After the start of the race it is up to the teams to decide how often to change tires.

Rain Tires MUST be any Bridgestone rain tire 450x5 front/600x5 rear.

Fuel is Gasoline and Oil Only. Must be NCMP VP110 racing fuel for all TaG's except Rotax. Must pass WKA Fuel Tech, random fuel testing may be done in the pits at anytime.

Rotax must use fuel provided by NCMP, 91 octane, unleaded, no ethanol. Oil will be Motul Kart Grand Prix. Oil ratio must be between 32/1 and 50/1.

All TaG Team Drivers must meet minimum weight (remember these weights are with a FULL fuel tank for the race itself, in qualfying the kart MUST make weight however it comes off the track, make sure everyone on your team understands this) -

Easykart, PRD - 360 lbs.

Leopard, - 375 lbs.

X-30, Rotax Max - 385 lbs.

All other TaG engines - 390 lbs.

We reserve the right to adjust weights during the race weekend in the interest of parity.

TaG karts may use onboard or external starters during the race. Starter systems and parts are a non-tech item for this event.

All TaG teams and drivers must weigh before qualifying on Saturday by 1pm.

Backup Kart

The use of a backup kart will NOT be allowed. (1) Spare Engine is allowed per team.

Purse -

The Purse will be a cash payback based on the total entries for the race.

The trophy for this event has been named in honor of Dan Wheldon. Teams will be racing for the Dan Wheldon Cup, we will also have a trophy on display at NCMP at this year's race in honor of Dan with names of the past winners of the event, which includes Dan, who won the event in 2005.

We are working on prizes for this years event to give away like we have at past Robopong 200 races.

Any companies interested in donating products or helping sponsor the race please contact us!

Just remember when it comes to endurance racing anything can happen and every team has a shot at a top ten result!

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