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Title: MAKING CHANGES DURING COMPETITION
Post by: TonyR64 on October 31, 2015, 07:02:36 PM
Hello All,

I've been looking through the rule book to see if there is a rule against making any changes to your vehicle after competition starts? To be specific, could I make a gear change on my kart after my 1st or 2nd run?

I haven't seen anything that says I can't, but I would want to be sure before considering doing anything.


Title: Re: MAKING CHANGES DURING COMPETITION
Post by: GeneCooley on October 31, 2015, 09:17:54 PM
Tony, there should be no problem making changes as long as you can do it between runs. Technically, if you can't make a change between runs you could lose a run.  We try to be flexible but we also need to be realistic.
Now, are you allowed gear/sprocket changes or is there a standard ratio that you need to run?  You are the karting guru so I expect you to answer that.
Gene Cooley


Title: Re: MAKING CHANGES DURING COMPETITION
Post by: TonyR64 on October 31, 2015, 09:25:52 PM
Now, are you allowed gear/sprocket changes or is there a standard ratio that you need to run?  You are the karting guru so I expect you to answer that.
Gene Cooley

As far as I can see Gene, there are no gear ratio specifications...only weight and engine displacement among the different classes of karts. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing anything. You can also change the gear on a kart in about 5 minutes, so you would not be in danger of losing a turn.