ROK Sonoma Presented By Sanzaru Karting Championship Season Launches March 30-31


(James McMahon) #1

A Press Release from: ROK Cup USA
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The 2019 Sanzaru Games kart racing season is finally here with Race #1 coming March 30 & 31 at the Simraceway International Karting Track at Sonoma Raceway, Northern California’s premier kart racing facility. This season starts with the addition of three new classes to the ROK series. Senior and Master 100cc and the new 125 Shifter Limited class sponsored by Radical Northwest. The feature class for Race #1 will be the Senior ROK Shifter class.

Track configuration: The track configuration will be the National layout for Race #1. This is to align the track layout of Sanzaru Race #1 with the Challenge of the Americas Series that will be at the Simraceway Track on April 5-7.

Radical NorthWest is the Feature sponsor for the new ROK 125 Shifter Limited class and will be paying for every 125 Shifter Limited race entry at all events this year! The class will run on the track with the 80 Shifters but be a separate Championship class. We believe this will offer a long-term replacement for the 80 Shifters and help attract new drivers who are not quite ready to step up to the 125 Senior or Masters classes. The class is open to drivers over 35 years old.

Also, for Race #1, the ROK VLR & IAME KA 100cc Senior and Master classes will become a race group this year providing there are three drivers per class at each race. This will be a group to watch this year as they grow with more drivers.

Fuel, Oil and Tires purchase is required for ALL classes. VP C12 Fuel – 5 gals, Motul 2t Oil, 1 liter and Bridgestone YLR tires will be a required purchase at each race for all classes except Micro, Mini & 100cc classes. Micro, Mini & 100cc are only required to purchase as needed, and the Bridgestone tires will be Stamped. Micro, Mini & 100cc tires will be checked at the scales after qualifying. If the driver in those classes is not running stamped tires, the driver will be required to change to stamped tires and start in the rear of his class.

2019 Supplemental rules are posted on the Sanzaru Karting website http://www.sanzarukarting.com/resources.html

Kart numbers, if you haven’t already reserved your kart number, please do so as soon as possible by emailing Paula McCallister at [email protected].

On-Line Registration – We’ll be using MotorsportReg.com to manage our registrations, making it quick and easy for you to check into our events. Our upcoming ROK Sonoma Race #1 on March 30-31 is now open for registration. Here’s the link to sign up: msreg.com/ROK-Race1-2019 If you don’t already have a MotorsportReg account, you will be prompted to create one as part of the registration process. If you have questions about how to use MotorsportReg, email: [email protected] and they’ll help you out. If you have questions about the event, contact Paula at [email protected].

Trailer spots are at a premium this year as our classes grow. All drivers must reserve a pit spot with Paula at [email protected]. Race Teams and track sponsors have priority.

The race weekend will start with a Practice day on Saturday . All ROK Sonoma classes will be able to get in as many as nine practice sessions during the day. Practice starts at 8:10 am and runs to 5:00 pm. Registration will open at 7:00 am. Practice is open to all drivers who are up to normal racing speeds with a kart that meets current karting safety specifications. Cost is $60.

Sunday’s race day begins at 8:10 am with a quick round of practice for the seven race groups followed by a five-lap timed Qualifying session, two Pre-Mains giving Micro/Mini 10 laps and remaining classes 12 laps. The Main will have Micro/Mini 15 laps Senior & Master Shifters 25 laps and 18 laps for the remaining classes. Registration opens at 6:45 am. Race Entry is $110 for the first class, $75 for the second. $15 for transponder rental if needed, $250 Full size Bridgestones, $235 Cadet Bridgestones, $85 5 gals VP fuel, $21 for Motul oil, $10 for all crew and spectators, and kids under 12 are $5.

Registration is at the administration building on the right side as you enter Sonoma Raceway, look for the Sanzaru Games Registration sign.

You can get more information about the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships as well as the weekend schedule by going to www.sanzarukarting.com