The Colorado Sprint Championship (CSC) is pleased to announce the 2017 Schedule. We will be at two tracks this year; Grand Junction Motorsports (GJMS) and Podium Karting and Events.
We are super excited to be able to offer US Open Las Vegas tickets to CSC class winners (entry fee, one set of tires, one fuel can and one oil) again this year. The classes included are as follows: Mini Max, Micro Max, Junior, Senior, Master Rotax, DD2 Senior and Master. DD2 Senior and Master classes and Senior and Master spec Honda shifters will each be splitting a ticket by drawing. We will be following the MaxSpeed Rotax and Shifter guidelines for weights, tires, engine and fuel specs.
We are also offering monetary awards to the top three in both adult Briggs LO206 classes (16 and up) for each of the four races. Payouts are $150 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place in each class (Light 345 lbs and Heavy 385 lbs). These payouts will be based on the total points for the two heat races and final with a five-point bonus for fastest lap in Qualifying in each class. We will be following the Briggs engine rules and pump fuel guides and Duro tires. We will be using the MaxSpeed points system for all classes with five bonus points for pole position in Qualifying.
There will be a race day fee of $ 100.00 /driver that will include one pit spot per entry. Extra pit spots in Grand Junction will be $ 20.00.
A tire, fuel, and oil package will be required for each race day. These prices will be posted on the online registration to be opened mid-March. All Rotax racers will need to join MaxSpeed Rotax and supply those numbers at registration.
All CSC racers must sign in and pay an annual $35.00 membership fee which includes a T-shirt. Sizes will be requested at the first race and T-shirts will be handed out at the second race. Extra T-shirts are available for $15.00.
We will run the combination Honda and Comer kid kart class. The cost for this class will be a $35.00 race day fee with the suggested tires being Vega Green and Evinco.
We will be offering two âarrive and driveâ classes with the one-time CSC fee of $35.00. One option will be with the standard rental karts at either track. The fee for this class will be $125. The second class, available at both tracks, will be racing 33 horsepower dual speed DD2 karts. The $1,200.00 fee will include the entry fee, tires, oil, fuel and tuner advice. They will run with the regular DD2s under close supervision at practices, qualifying and races.
There are four scheduled races with no drops for this series. The minimum number of racers/class is five. The dates of the races are as follow:
April 29, 2017 Saturday night under the lights: GJMS
June 10, 2017 Saturday night under the lights: Podium
August 20,2017 Sunday day race: GJMS
September 16, 2017 Saturday day race: Podium
We look forward to an exciting and fun-filled season.
The 2017 Southern Colorado Karting Challenge will be an 8 race series hosted by SBR Motorsports Park at their scenic and challenging track located on Spencer Road, near Peyton, Colorado.
Races will be held the 1st Sunday of each month, Starting in March and running through the month of October. Each race day will feature practice, qualifying, 2 heat races, and a Main Event for each class.
The SBR venue will accommodate all levels of experience, from beginner rental kart arrive & drive racers to veterans with high speed shifter karts, and everyone in between.
Registration for the Series is open now! Sign up online, or in person at SBR. (All fees will be collected at the Park).
For The Colorado Karting Tour, the 2017 season will mark an exciting new chapter in the seriesâ history. Following the most successful year as a series in 2016, the 2017 CKT racing season is shaping up to be an exciting prospect for Colorado kart racers. The series will begin the racing season with a non-points, âRun Your Rust Offâ race at IMI Motorsports Park in Dacono, Colorado on April 9.
Since its inception, The Colorado Karting Tourâs main mission has been to foster fun, competitive kart racing in the state of Colorado. The series was initially formed to provide a place to race for younger drivers aged 5 to 15. In the past decade, The Rocky Mountain area has been a silent hotbed for motorsport and the karting community. While the Colorado karting community has seen its fair share of ups and downs in recent years, the state has hosted several high profile events, and a number of prominent drivers in karting nationwide now call the Centennial State their home.
As a result of the changing climate within Colorado karting community, CKT took on a new role within the state in 2016, as a karting series for all ages and major classes. With this change came a dramatic increase in kart count and competitors within the season. CKTâs staff and racers rose to the challenge of a growing series, putting on exciting and close racing throughout 2016. If the past seasonâs success is any indication, CKT racers can look forward to taking part in the racing action in 2017.
13 classes featuring a wide variety of age groups and engine selections will compete at each event, following a one-day race schedule. As the International Karting Federationâs racing series for Region 4a, CKT has racing classes for IKF karting classes as well as Rotax classes. The Kid Kart and Briggs & Stratton powered categories will be eligible to compete for a regional points championship with IKF in Region 4a. At the same time, the United States Rotax Max Challenge divisions will be able to accumulate the necessary âpunchesâ needed to compete at the US Rotax Grand Nationals during the summer of 2017. This mixture of racing categories and programs provides a place for nearly every type of kart within the state of Colorado to have a championship to compete for this season.
The 2017 Colorado Karting Tour presented by CJKC will be a traveling series. In total, CKT will visit 4 race tracks over the course of 8 racing events in 2017. The 2017 season will use a best-seven-of-eight format to determine the 2017 season champion in each racing class. This means that the best 7 races (out of 8 total) of the CKT championship will be used to determine the champions for the season. While the âRun Your Rust Offâ race is non points, the season will begin in earnest on April 23, with the first trip of the season to Action Karting, in Morrison, CO. Subsequent races will be held at SBR Motorsports Park (Calhan, CO), IMI Motorsports Park (Dacono, CO), and Podium Karting (Centennial, CO). Altogether, the series will visit each of the four tracks slated for the 2017 season twice for a total of 8 races. Weekly trophies and medals will be awarded for all classes, with an end of year banquet to be held mid-October, featuring champion jackets and trophies for all classes.
2017 Colorado Karting Tour Schedule
February 18 â MEMBER SIGN-UP
April 9 ~ Run your Rust Off at IMI, Dacono, CO
April 23 ~ Action Karting, Morrison, CO
May 21 ~ SBR, Peyton, CO
June 4 ~ IMI Motorsports Park, Dacono, CO
June 17 ~ Podium Karting (Night Race), Centennial, CO
July 9 ~ SBR Motorsports Park, Peyton, CO
July 30 ~ IMI Motorsports Park, Dacono, CO
August 27 ~ Action Karting, Morrison, CO
September 9 ~ SEASON FINALE-Podium Karting, Centennial, CO
TBA END OF YEAR: ENDURO RACE at Podium Karting (non-points) TBA Dirt Track Racing (non-points)
All Rotax categories will utilize the Max 1 tires per class regulation. Micro, Mini, and Junior Max sill run Max 1 Blue, Masters/Seniors Max run on Max1 Purple. All CKT (IKF rules) divisions compete on the Evinco compound, as well as the SKUSA shifters. 206 Light and Heavy will race on the Duro Tires. The following is the classes for the
2017 CKT Class Structure
Class/Age/Min. Weight (with Driver)
Kid Kart Honda/5-7/150
Cadet Briggs LO206/7-11/240
Junior I Briggs LO206/9-13/240
Junior II Briggs L0206/12-15/300
Rotax Micro Max/7-11/235
Rotax Mini Max/10-13/290
LO206 Heavy/ 15+/385
Stock Honda Shifter (SKUSA)/15+/385
To register for the 2017 racing season, attend CKTâs annual registration and sign up day on February 18, at 10am. This event will be located at Unser Karting and Events, 7300 Broadway, Denver, CO.
Continue to check ColoradoKartingTour.com throughout the season for news and updates, and give The Facebook page, âColorado Karting Tour-CKTâ a like and follow on Facebook.
The Colorado Junior Karting Club (CJKC), now known as The Colorado Karting Tour, was founded in 2007. CKT is at its essence a group of Colorado kart racing families and members with a mission to provide people of all ages 5 and above a fun, organized, safe, and educational organization to participate in the exciting sport of karting. In 2014, Scott Williams and Tim Trostel (with the help of other board members) re-organized the club, merged with the Pikes Peak Kart Racing Club, and formed The Colorado Karting Tour, a registered 501c3 non-profit, run and managed by volunteers. In 2016, the club expanded, and changed the series name to reflect the new face of the series, by welcoming in the Rotax racers as well as new race day officials and series members.
If you have additional questions or constructive comments about the Colorado Karting Tour, please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SBR Motorsports Park Announces 2017 Southern Colorado Karting Challenge
Peyton, CO, February 3, 201
The 2017 Southern Colorado Karting Challenge will be an 8 race series hosted by SBR Motorsports Park at their scenic and challenging track located on Spencer Road, near Peyton, Colorado. Races will be held the 1st Sunday of each month, Starting in March and running through the month of October.
The SBR venue will accommodate all levels of experience, from beginner rental kart arrive & drive racers to veterans with high speed shifter karts, and everyone in between.
Registration for the Series is open now! Sign Up online, or in person at the SBR (All fees will be collected at the Park).
Each race day will feature practice, qualifying, 2 heat races, and a Main Event for each class.
ADMINISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP FEES
$50.00 Membership for Series Championship points & entry fee discounts
RENTAL KART ARRIVE & RACE $140.00 Non Member $130.00 Member
CLUB RACERS $70.00 Non Member $60.00 Member 2nd Class $20.00
Since the introduction of the Local Option 206 engine platform in 2008, the use of the engine at local and national-level karting events has consistently grown. According to David Klaus, Director of Racing at Briggs and Stratton, âwhen the Briggs & Stratton [Local Option] 206 was first released in 2008, our commitment was to be that reinforced foundation in which clubs and series could build from.â As a result of racers continually gravitating to the engine, Coloradoâs karting series have strong Briggs & Stratton-powered racing classes, which allow for development for drivers from the cadet to the senior classes. In subsequent paragraphs, this article will attempt to outline the significant rules updates Briggs & Stratton has implemented for the 2017 racing season, and the implications these changes will have on karters in Colorado.
According to Klaus, Briggs & Stratton is committed to not implementing wholesale changes for this coming season: âWhat you wonât see are the annual rule changes, forced obsolescence, and self-interest that have been the standard used to drive unnecessary sales, add cost, and complexity.â Mr. Klaus went on to state that Briggs & Strattonâs goal with any and all rule changes they make is to create a competitive environment where any 206 engine is still relevant, regardless of the season it was purchased.
Briggs and Stratton Rules Updates for 2017 (Presented in Order Found in RuleBook) Effective January 1, 2017
2.5-C: Technical Inspection Principles
Within this rule, Briggs revises the permissions it will give technical directors of racing series. Essentially, this rule now states that any part involved with the use, performance, or function of any Briggs engine can be compared to known stock parts. This will apply to both âspecâ parts (parts delivered directly from Briggs or an approved distributor), and aftermarket parts. The Briggs rulebook cites the RLV exhaust silencer as an example of an aftermarket part.
4-G: General Rules, Parts Replacement
General rule G is an update to rule F, which covers the tech inspectorâs right to replace a questionable or illegal part with a stock, approved equivalent. Rule G states that if this replacement occurs, intentional destruction must be performed to the original part to ensure that it cannot be reused in a racing application. This intentional damaging of the part is cited as drilling a hole in the part in the rulebook, but is open to interpretation regarding implementation by the tech director.
7 Technical Inspection Tools
This rule change updates the part # to reference tools needed to perform approved technical inspections. None of the inspection tools changes fundamentally, only the part # used to reference when discussing ordering from the approved manufacturer, Sox Racing. These revised numbers are available in Section 38 of the appendix of the rule book.
11 Engine Oil
Briggâs commentary regarding oil weight, brand, and amount remain the same. However, for 2017 the rulebook has amended the engine oil section to note that engine oil testing or verification can be done in a manner that is per the guidelines set out by a sanctioning body. For most Briggs classes nationwide, this means inspection procedures outlined in the IKF rulebook.
15 Fuel Pump
For 2017, Briggâs amends their section on the fuel pump to note that while not mandatory, a fuel filter is highly recommended. Briggs noted that the filter itself is not a tech item, but if one is used, it must be present within the fuel system prior to the fuel pump, rather than between the pump and the carburetor.
18 Carburetor & Intake Manifold
One of the most common tech items for Briggs engines in Colorado is the carburetor. From essential dimensions, to the components within it, carburetors are a sure-fire tech item at most races. For 2017 Briggs updated their wording on this section, noting that the etching and notation for both the idle pilot, and main jets must be visible at all times on these components. For the idle jet, this etching should say â32â from Briggs. For the main jet, the etching will say â95.â Due to the high altitudes of most racetracks in Colorado, local option rules will allow for some variable jetting in some Briggs classes (i.e. Briggs Junior 1 âblack slideâ). For more information on these exceptions, consult with your race series tech director. In addition to updates regarding carburetor components, the choke componentry was also updated. The metal choke cover must remain in place, but additional epoxy or silicone may be applied to ensure that no air leaks past this component. Briggs went on to clarify that air must only enter the carburetor through the intended air horn/ventury, and illegal modification of the choke componentry or other portions of the carb are illegal.
19-E,I Cylinder Head
An update to this section mainly concerns the combustion chamber depth. The minimum depth is now 0.341 inches. Also, a new part introduced by Briggs, the heat disperser, is approved to be installed on the exhaust bolt boss. This part is reference by Briggs as # 555690, and comes with instructions to ensure proper installation.
24-E Rocker Arms, Rocker Ball, and Rocker Arm Studs
Section E notes that Rocker arm stud plates must be bolted to the head with only one Briggs-supplied gasket, with no alterations. The maximum thickness of this gasket is now specified at 0.060 inch, and the holes used to fasten the rocker plate to the head must remain the stock dimensions, 0.289 inch max.
35 Exhaust Silencer
The silencer Briggs uses is made by parts supplier RLV, and is the B91XL model. For 2017, the sizing of the baffle holes is now mandated to be 0.1285 inch. Furthermore, Briggs states that all 4 baffles must remain in place, and cannot be altered.
An interesting clarification that extends beyond normal technical specifications references the mounting of the muffler to the header, noting that this mounting must be done in such a way that it does not allow for gases to leak around the header opening, possibly increasing performance. An exception to this rule was noted, regarding if the header bolts (to the head) loosen during a racing event, as long as the header remains on the engine there will be no disqualification.
End Briggs Updates for 2017
After reviewing the rules updates, technical recommendations, and changes for the coming 2017 season, it does appear that Briggs & Stratton are actively trying to improve their rules specifications to ensure a fair and transparent racing experience for participants. Furthermore, none of these changes go out of their way to place an undue financial burden on the average racer, as no new parts were introduced that would force obsolescence of existing componentry, assuming that components are not worn out or illegal per rules already stated. As a result, the 2017 season looks promising for Briggs & Stratton classes in Colorado, which will hopefully continue to exhibit growth.
If you have questions regarding these updates, contact Briggs & Stratton for clarification at: Briggsandstratton.com, or shoot an email to your local IKF Region 4a representative, Tim Trostel, at email@example.com