From NCMP’s Facebook page. What do you think?
As @Don_Westlie pointed out, this is merely a public announcement of them enforcing a rule that was already a part of the Briggs 206 ruleset.
Here’s the text from the FB post:
KRA LO206 Class Update, Effective Immediately - At the race director’s discretion, the track may ‘claim’ a competitor’s Briggs LO206 engine at any time. The track will supply the competitor with a new, factory sealed engine in direct exchange for the competitors ‘as raced’ engine. If the competitor fails to comply with the claim request, the competitor will be excluded from participating for one year and will forfeit all points acquired to date. The same will apply if a claimed engine is found to be blatantly illegal.
KRA is making every effort to keep the LO206 class pure and to the spirit and intent of the class. A low cost, economical class that allows inexpensive racing to all karters; where driver ability and chassis tuning are the haulmarks of the class. A class where engines; whether they come from the factory better than others or are deliberately altered are taken out of circulation for engine parity alone. We do not want special engines to discourage any karter from racing because they feel they can not compete or give anyone the perception that you have to have a “special” engine to win.