August 16th - SDKA Nightrace Schedule of Events

Morning practice sessions will begin at 10:00 AM. Each group will get a minimum of four 10-minute sessions (exact number and length of sessions will be determined that morning based on the number of karts for each class).

Prices are $35 for anybody who just wants to come out for some practice (not planning to do the night race) and $25 for those who enter for the night race. If you pay the $35 but later decide to race, you will be credited $10 when registering for the night race.

The mandatory drivers meeting for the night race will be at 2:15 PM and practice sessions will begin at 2:30 PM. Click here for the race day schedule.

Comer K80 Ignition

Effective immediately, the new Selettra ignition is approved for both the Junior 1 and Rookie Comer Restricted classes with a 5 lb weight increase. Junior 1 = 230 lbs and Rookie Comer Restricted = 215 lbs with the Selettra ignition. Shroud will be identified with a sticker handed out at Tech, with the responsibility of the competitor to display on the engine shroud.

Modified West Track Layout

In case you missed it on the forums, we will be running a modified West course layout. The North section (beyond what was the Kid Kart cutoff) has been shortened but with more turns added, making it more technical. With the revisions, the front straight is also a little shorter. The track length is 8/10th mile. There will not be a Kid Kart cutoff, all classes will run the full race course. Gearing will change as a result of the modified layout; you may need to add +/- 3 teeth.

Here's a link to the track layout. We will also have copies at the race.

2014 Rule and Policy Changes

Pit Passes: Effective beginning with the May race, the price for non-driver insurance bands (pit passes) will be $12 per person instead of the previous $10.

Rain Races: 100 Bonus points will be awarded to all drivers competing in any SDKA event officially declared as a "rain race" by the race director. This is a brand new policy effective beginning with the May race.

Events Scored Toward Championship: The policy for the number of events scored toward championships was changed to ... NO drops for 9 or fewer events held in the season; 1 drop for 10 or more events held in the season.

New Class:  TaG Cadet (Mini Rok) added to the official 2014 classes. The class follows SKUSA rules and the spec tire is MG HZ (red).

Spec Tires:  Bridgestone is the spec tire for Kid and Junior classes with exception of TaG Cadet as noted above; both YLC and YKC are allowed. Vega FH was added to the club tire options for Senior classes (the three club options are Maxxis SLR, Bridgestone YLC/YKC, Vega FH). MG SK and MG FZ are still options for the Shifter classes only.

Weight Change:  Stock 125cc Shifter Heavy weight was reduced to 405 lbs to align with SKUSA.

Age Adjustment:  Rookie Comer Restricted local option added – If age 11 on January 1st, may complete the season at 12 years of age.

Entry Fees:  Member entry raised to $80; Kid Kart entry raised to $50.

Required Track Setups/Teardowns:  Increased from 4 to 5 to qualify for year end championship awards (any combination of 5 setups and/or teardowns). We need your help to setup and tear down the races at Qualcomm. Remember to sign the clipboard in the tech trailer to get your service credits.

2014 Season!

The 2014 SDKA racing season starts soon! Our first race is Sunday, March 2. We will be racing on the West course. Anyone interested in helping setup the event, please email me at: For all you new racers, this is a good opportunity to walk the course you will be racing on. 

It is also time to fill out and mail your 2014 membership application. The application can be found on the home page under forms. Early registration helps us prepare for the upcoming season. 

On a personal note, was anyone watching the Kid kart and Rookie Comer racing last season. In my humble opinion, that was the best racing of the year. From the rolling starts to the bump drafting at the last race. Really exciting stuff. Looking forward to more. 

Next update will be after the board meeting on Feburary 12th.

SDKA Secretary

Bill Walsh