Mini Nationals


Mini-Nationals

Slideways Karting Center Mini Nationals is an annual event that race fans from around the world can participate in. Racing sprint-car style go karts, this is an event that racing enthusiast will love. This is a four day event with points and formal similar to that of the Knoxville Raceway Nationals. Regular Slideways Karting Center rules and regulations will be enforced.

--All entrants will race Wednesday or Thursday & Friday or Saturday.
--Entry form with $50 entry fee must be received by Saturday, August 2nd
--Any entries received after the deadline will be $75 entry fee. 
--Minimum height requirement 50" 
--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 man makes the calls and has the final word. The flag man will be strict yet fair to all racers. The flag man's decision is final and is not biased. 



11th Annual Mini Nationals Winners

10th Annual Mini Nationals Winners




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 7:45a.m. Wednesday 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 back.
PROFANITY
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.
RACING
Officials will let you race, rubbing and racing is a fine line they will make the call. Any driver intentionally bumping other drivers or guard rails will result in loss of points for that race. We will attempt our best to discourage extremely aggressive behavior by implementing the 3/4 rules. The official’s 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
Each race will have a set number of laps. There will also be a time limit implemented if there are too many cautions in the race.
PENALTIES
Any person who takes his/her safety belts off while on the track is disqualified from that race. Any driver who gets out of the kart in the pits before everyone is in and stopped will lose points for that race. 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 and the person with the pole position will set the pace.
YELLOW FLAG RESTARTS
When restarting after a yellow (after the 2nd lap), red flag or 2 failed start attempts, we will have a single file restart. On the restart an orange cone will be placed before turn 1. You can not pass before the cone, go beneath the cone, or hit the cone. Doing so will result in you being sent to the back of the race. The line up on the restart will go back to the last completed lap before the caution.
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 If you spin out 3 times all by yourself you will be 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.
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