Kart Racing at Raceway Park — Competitive, Friendly, and Fun!
Raceway Park Karting News
The 2014 Raceway Park Karting season will begin on March 23, 2014 with an open practice session starting at 9:30am and concluding at 5:00pm. On Saturday March 22nd starting at 11:00am Raceway Park will host a World Karting Association 2 cycle and 4 cycle tech seminar and a race director training course. Please contact John Ferris at:
908-399-4731 or log onto worldkarting.com for additional information.
On February 16, the staff of Raceway Park Karting hosted their annual rules interpretation meeting and membership sign ups. At this time interested karters could become members of Raceway Park’s karting series and pay for their reserved parking spots. Any racer who missed the meeting can contact the office of Raceway Park and still join as a member and reserve a parking spot for the 2014 season.
The Raceway Park Karting schedule will consist of 19 point races and 14 practice days. The first point race will be on Sunday March 30, 2014. The second practice day will be Saturday, March 29, 2014. On most karting days (Saturday and Sunday) the gates will open at 8:30, practice will begin at 9:30.
New for the 2014 season, Cadet Tag will be offered to racers age 8-12. Participants will be able to choose their engine package of Fireball PRD, Mini x30, Rotax Micro Max, or Vortex mini Rok. The Raceway park class structure will be similar to past years with classes being offered in Yamaha Rookie sportsman, RP Junior Sportsman, Junior Yamaha, Junior PRD, Senior TAG, TAG Masters, Senior Unlimited, Senior Yamaha, and Yamaha Masters. Any other class will be able to run with five or more entries. For more information please log onto racewaypark.com
Raceway Park Karting staff would like to give one final congratulations to our 2013 point champions Matthew Duncovich, Gallo Barros III, Craig LaRue, Steve Silvistri, Jarrett Duncovich, Brendan Cullura, Amelia Cangialosi, Nick Landi, Steve Minkon, and wish all of our champions and competitors the best of luck in the 2014 season.
2014 FSeries Gearup Series Preview:
The engines and tires are barely cold from the last race and we are well underway with plans for 2014. The schedule is coming along nicely, and set for an official release in the very near future. We were planning to release a tentative date schedule but opted for a confirmed date and venue release to ensure no confusion for the upcoming year. We are confirming a very similar schedule to the previous season as we feel it was very challenging to our racers and teams to have such a diverse track championship. As the series is building good relationships with the tracks and their staff, we are promising that the upcoming season will be an even more enjoyable experience for all. We are aware that traveling and overnight stays add considerable amount of expense to the experience. We are working on a fabulous plan that will see F-Series racers benefit from considerable hotel discounts at participating locations. Check our site shortly as participating hotels will be available on an accommodation page.
Besides scheduling we have been very busy working on several improvements, some of the enhancements will establish solid guidelines and ensure a level playing field in the coming season. One change will see a smoother more accurate race day schedule, while retaining the ever popular track time the series has become known for. With additional staff and major sponsor involvement, we are sure that the events will take on a whole new look and professionalism while retaining that fun atmosphere. We are extremely excited about one aesthetic addition to the series and without spoiling the surprise everyone will have to wait for round one to see for themselves!!
Many questions revolve around rules: Researching many programs past and present we have come to the conclusion that a series with a single engine program, are not just more beneficial to the customer but will also attract more interest. As our class structure offers both options and does allow most popular engines, we will not see any major changes to the structure. One change announced earlier this season is the addition of the very popular Mini Rok engine. This change will see the program expand the single engine concept to our junior racers.
2013 was a very successful season for both the F-Series and the NESKS as entries and overall interest was at an all time high. With so many supporters, teams and families working together we are sure certain that 2014 will be a huge success. We have many good surprises in the coming season but one is sure to get a little extra attention as we are introducing a Constructor’s Championship Battle that will see the most wining chassis in the series gain a very prestigious title. We are currently working on a points formula and prize package that will see all manufactures be part of this bragging rights battle!! We encourage your chassis importer or representative to register their brand for eligibility. Make sure to stay in touch with f1series.com for all the latest details
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Kart Membership Form
Parental Consent Form for Minors
EFFECTIVE January, 1, 2010 WKA REAR BUMPER RULE 209.3 GOES INTO EFFECT FOR ALL 2-CYCLE ENTRIES
ATTENTION KART RACERS : ALL RACERS 17 AND YOUNGER MUST HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON FILE
ATTENTION JR. KART RACERS....As of January 1, 2007 - All Jr. ages 8-12 will be required to wear an approved chest protector.
Besides being some of the most recognizable racecar drivers in the world, do you know what guys like Michael Andretti, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have in common? They all began their racing careers at an early age in the competitive motorsport of kart racing!
Kart racing at Raceway Park offers one of the most exciting things to do in New Jersey for those looking for family fun activities. Each year, we welcome both returning kart racers and those new to the sport to a fun and challenging karting schedule staged on our Sprint Course and famous Road Course. Our kart racers include everyone from kids to parents who love putting on a great show for the many fans and families who come out to cheer them on at Raceway Park.
The Raceway Park karting staff offers Instructional and beginner classes for new level entries. The classes begin at age 8 for juniors and go all the way up to the "master" classes for the "old" folks. Various engines are used in kart racing, but the main staples are the 18hp 2-cycle Yamaha KT-100 (specially built by Yamaha for karting), or the Briggs & Stratton 4-cycle 5 hp (usually tweaked to make 10-12 hp). Several classes are offered for these two engines, based on certain restrictions. The idea is to buy an engine and not have to get a new one when moving up the karting ranks, thus making karting very cost effective. A day spent kart racing starts with practice, usually 2 sessions, moves on to 2 “heats” of races, and concludes with a main race.
The track runs WKA sanctioned events with some modifications set by the track due regulations governing karting in NJ. Kart racing events take place between March and November and attract some of the finest kart racers from all over the northeast. Raceway Park is fully dedicated to the safety of the karters, and consequently we go to great lengths to provide a safe racing environment. Kart racing is traditionally a relatively safe sport. There are very few incidents in contrast to other forms of racing such as motocross, and any incidents that do occur are usually minor. Speeds in the various classes vary from a low of 40 mph in the restricted JR classes to a high of 90 mph in the 125-shifter karts. Safety equipment in kart racing consists of shoes that cover the ankle, long pants, leather coat or a karting suit, helmet, gloves and a neck collar.
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Additional Package options:
- Fully catered lunches
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Join us this year for what will prove to be a very successful and fun karting season. It’s one of the most exhilarating rides you can experience at the #1 New Jersey motorsports park — Raceway Park!
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