Slideways Karting Center puts on a Mini
Nationals each year for all of you Race Fans that want to race your own
Knoxville Nationals. Sign up for our Mini-Nationals and you will
be racing sprint car style go-karts with people from all over the world
in a similar format to the actual Knoxville Nationals. Regular
Slideways Karting Center track rules will apply and will be strictly
enforced for the safety of all participants and fairness to all
- Entry form with $50 entry fee must be received by Saturday, August 4th. Any entries received after the deadline will be $75 entry fee.
- Heat races will be run on Thursday, August 9th
and Mains (Through B-Main) will be run on Friday, August 10th.
- Your pill draw number will be determined
your starting position.
- Maximum of 48 entries.
- Minimum height requirement 58"
- Prizes and Trophies will be awarded
- There will be NO CASH PAYOUT as this event is
intended strictly for FUN and BRAGGING RIGHTS, (but the prizes are
worth the entry fee).
- All Slideways Karting Center track rules will apply and will be strictly enforced.
- Racing format and points will be set up
similar to Knoxville Nationals format.
- Good racing etiquette and sportsmanship is
mandatory! This is a fun event for bragging rights only.
- The flag person for the day of the event makes
the calls and has the final word. This person will be strict, yet
fair to all racers. The flag person's decision is final and is not
- Slideways Karting Center employees or family
members of employees are not eligible to enter.
- Race entrants may not be an official for the
There will be a Three-day format of Go-Kart
racing. With points similar to Knoxville’s format it should be a
good time and fun with bragging rights outweighing the finishing places.
All entrants will race Thursday
& Friday or Saturday.
Heat races will be lined up by your pill draw. Lowest pill number is 1st in 1st heat, 2nd lowest is 1st in 2nd heat, 3rd lowest is 3rd in heat until you fill all 1st's for 6 heats. Then 7th lowest is 2nd in 1st heat, 8th lowest is 2nd in 2nd heat, 9th lowest is 2nd in 3rd heat until all 2nd's are fill for 6 heats. Then 13th lowest is 3rd in 1st heat, 14th lowest is 3rd in 2nd heat, ect.
Main races will be lined up by your heat finish. There will be 6 first places (A Main), 6 second places (B Main), 6 third places (C Main) and so on. A Main: First heats winner will be in 1st spot, second heats winner will be in 2nd spot, third heats winner will be in 3rd spot, ect.
That will be the same for all 2nd (B Main), 3rd (C Main), 4th (D Main), 5th (E Main), 6th (F Main), 7th (G Main) & 8th place finishers (H Main).
All racers will draw at random the
KART they will race each race.
| Place Finished
|| Main Transferred to
the exception of the B
feature, which takes the top four finishers to the tail of the A Main,
all other features transfer the top two finishers to the tail of the
All Racers will choose the kart they will race at random.
A perfect score (heat win, main win ) is 300.
Features will be lined up by
your total points from your heat race and main race .
Top 8 in points will be your
9th-16th B Feature
17th-24th C Feature
25th-32nd D Feature
33rd-40th E Feature
41st-48th D Feature
RULES AND REGULATIONS
PILL DRAW- Your pill will be
randomly drawn when your entry fee is paid to ensure the race is ready to go by 8:00a.m. Thursday morning.
(Your draw number will line up your heat
races and also break any ties.)
KARTS- The karts are
mechanical machines and do break down with no warning. Therefore, we
will not be responsible for not having a full fleet of karts that are
equally matched. We will do our very best to keep our karts maintained
and matched the best we can. If a kart breaks during a race (After the
green flag flies), you will lose your position and not finish the race.
(Just like the real thing) You will be considered to have finished in
the last position for that race.
*2010 CHANGE...if the breakdown is not
due to deliberate misuse and is a Slideways malfunction, we will allow a
draw of another kart, and the individual will be allowed there spot
PROFANITY- is unacceptable.
If you use profanity towards anyone, you will forfeit all points.
Remember, this is a family establishment.
FIGHTING- There will be none.
If you can not race for fun in concession karts then this is not the
race to sign up for. You will be done for the entire races, period.
intentionally bumping other drivers or guard rails will result in loss
of points for that race. 2010 CHANGE...we realize that rubbing is
racing, however, blatant intentional aggressive moves will be considered
unsportsmanlike. It does get a bit rough, especially on the first
few laps. We will attempt our best to discourage extremely aggressive
behavior by implementing to the best of our abilities 3/4 rules.
RACING- Officials will let you
race, rubbing and racing is a fine line they will make the call. The
officials word is final.
SAFETY- The number one goal is
always safety. If we stop the race because of a safety issue everyone
will get their place back. If there is a safety issue with a kart we
will put you in another kart and you will get your place back.
LENGTH OF RACE - In order to
be fair in the amount of time each race gets you will get a number of
laps or a time limit, whichever is reached first will end the race in
the position that you are in. (It is possible for a race not to race
one lap if there are many yellow flags on the start of that race.) One
lap is about 12 seconds.
PENALTIES - Any person who
takes his/her safety belts off while on the track is disqualified from
Any driver who gets out of the kart in the
pits before everyone is in and stopped will lose points for that race. Officials will doOfficials will do their best but they are
human we make mistakes. But the officials word is final. their best but they are
human we make mistakes. But the officials word is final. Officials cannot see everything they will do
their best, and once again the officials word is final.
TRACK RULES- Track safety rules must
still be obeyed at all times. NO BLOCKING
STARTS- You will get two
attempts at a side by side start. Then the start will be a single file
restart with the orange cone.
KNOXVILLE WHITE LINE- No
passing is allowed on the start until you pass the white line in turn
4. Front row must stay side by side until the white line.
YELLOW FLAG RESTARTS- When
restarting after a yellow, red flag or 2 failed start attempts, you
must go above the orange cone before passing or you will be sent to the
back of the race, twice and you are done for that race. When lining up
after a yellow the officials will go back to the last completed
recorded lap and line up single file.
LAPS/TIME- Your time on the
clock will start when the last kart is out of the pits.
BLACK FLAG- On most occasions
the officials will give you a pointed black flag the first time
depending on the severity of the incident. If you get the black flag,
pull into the pits and wait for an official. You will be scored as last
in the race.
SPIN-OUTS- 3 all alone spin
outs that cause a yellow flag and you are done for that race. If you
cause an intentional spin out and the officials see it, you will be
sent to the back and the person will get their spot back in the
restart. The official's word is final.
If you break any of the
rules, all your points may be forfeited.
Awards & Prizes
Presentation of prizes and trophies will be:
Friday after B Main
Saturday after A Main
Slideways apparel and memorabilia.
Local business sponsorships.
Trophies for the winners.