-KPX 2018 Race #1 Info: https://kpxracing.com/2018/02/28/kpx-2018-race-1-info/
-RULE CHANGE: SR. KA100 CHANGES TO 7.1 REAR TIRE. In talking with several teams and drivers in both our region and others we have made the decision to change the Senior KA100 class rear tire to 7.1 Evinco Blue. It was determined that running the 6.0 rear tire did not lead to longevity and tire wear that we desired. The 6.0 tires is not designed for the higher horsepower and aggressiveness of the SR. KA100. It was our intention on utilizing the 6.0 tire to make an easier transition back and forth to the 206 package for racers, but the longevity added with going to the 7.1 tire should outweigh any other benefit. We always keep in mind the budget and user friendly aspect of our series and we feel using the 7.1 rear tire will better achieve this result. This change will go into effect immediately. Jr. 2 KA100 will remain unchanged.
-Online Registration for Round 1 of the KPX Karting Championship now available at:
-KPX is excited to continue to build upon the success of 2017. With 240 racers competing at KPX racers in 2017, KPX was the largest series in Northern California, and one of the largest kart series in the county! This was all possible by the support of the racers and their families. KPX plans to continue to grow the sport of Karting in Northern California as well as build upon the mission statement set forth when the series began in 2015. We have heard racers from our surveys and speaking to them at races. We see 2018 with better racing, bigger fields and more fun!
1. KPX Karting Championship Schedule
2. KPX Karting Championship Class Structure
3. New Tech Director
4. Series Rule Updates
5. Streamlined Registration and Race Format
1. 2018 KPX Karting Championship Schedule:
2. 2018 KPX Class Structure
All KA100 and Briggs rules are posted on the KPX website.
KA100: Fuel VP C12. Oil Motul 2T Grand Prix mixed 8oz per/gal.
Briggs: Pump gas. Spec octane and gas station decided before race
3. KPX announces a few changes in regards to KPX tech personnel moving forward. KPX will be moving in a different direction in regards to the series Tech Director for 2018. Dan Pellizzari will be refocusing his efforts on Briggs & Stratton’s national scene as well as expanding his role in helping racers in other areas of the sport. As many know, Dan takes great pride in educating racers on the Briggs & Stratton engine, and will continue to do so for many others in the sport. KPX would like to thank Dan for being such a vital part of the series and helping grow karting in Northern California and beyond.
KPX is excited to announce the addition of John Motley as the new KPX Tech Director. Many racers are already familiar with John from his many years at the highest levels of both Skusa and IKF. John brings decades of experience and a high level of scrutineering to KPX. He is beyond qualified to oversee all Tech activities for both 2cycle and 4cycle. KPX is honored and excited to have John on the team to continue the mission set forth by KPX. KPX would like to remind racers about one of the key parts of our mission statement which will continue to be one of the founding principles the series is based on; “It is important that our competitors not only feel as though they are able to race in a fair and transparent environment, but that they also have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities on track under rules that guarantee equality and parity of equipment. We will strive to ensure that these fundamental values remain ever-present in our Championship series and look forward to welcoming drivers into our racing family.”
KPX would also like to reaffirm a few points when it comes to tech procedures and rules. The Briggs & Stratton rules for the 206 engine along with IAME Rules and KPX Supplementary Rules will be strictly enforced and followed. There will be a zero tolerance policy when it comes to the rule books. Racers, mechanics and teams should continue to review and familiarize themselves with these rules. KPX also follows the IKF rule book in other regards. It is advised that all racers have all KPX Related rules in their pit to properly follow all rules and procedures.
4. All KPX rules have been consolidated and organized on the KPX website. Specifically, the KPX Supplementary rules.
A few areas from the KPX Supplementary rules to take note on:
-New Starting Procedures
-KPX Code of Conduct
-All Engine Rules
-Spirit and Intent
5. One of the focuses for KPX in 2018 will be a more organized and streamlined event. Online Pre-Registration will help in so many ways in keeping an on-time and well organized race weekend. Pre-Registration is not required but is highly encouraged. Event information will be released through our email blast and website more further in advance than in the past. Please continue to check www.kpxracing.com for event information and more 2018 announcements.
KPX Mission Statement:
The KPX Karting Championship has been established to promote affordable and competitive championship kart racing at the grassroots level. It is our belief that the sport of kart racing should be both accessible and enjoyable and a place where core family values are both fully embraced and exercised. It is important that our competitors not only feel as though they are able to race in a fair and transparent environment, but that they also have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities on track under rules that guarantee equality and parity of equipment. We will strive to ensure that these fundamental values remain ever-present in our Championship series and look forward to welcoming drivers into our racing family.