What Is This New Sportsman Class

  • April 4, 2011

The Sportsman 125 and Sportsman 125R classes have been approved for racing by the VKA council on March 17, 2011. Here is a brief outline.

Engine Eligibility: A variety of TAG (Touch and Go) style engines are eligible for use in this category. Engines can be added or removed at any time by the class promoter. All engines and their respective ancillaries must conform to their individual class regulations. Engines without an individual class must conform to the technical specifications of the engine, available at karting.net.au

Current eligible engines along with class weights are:

Engine Light Classes Heavy Classes
Rotax Max 125cc 160kg 180kg
Parilla Leopard 125cc 160kg 180kg
PRD Fireball 125cc 155kg 175kg
Parilla Leopard X30 125cc 160kg 180kg
SQ Cheetah 125 155kg 175kg

Competitors are to nominate at entry the engine type to be used for an event, with no changing of type of engine for the duration of the event.

Chassis: The kart is to conform to the general kart formula as detailed in chapter 25 of the AKA Karting Manual.

Sportsman 125

Driver Limitations: To be eligible to compete in the Sportsman 125 class, drivers must have a minimum B Grade Senior Licence.

Tyres: Dry weather tyres: MG AZ Red, Wet weather tyres: MG WZ White

Sportsman 125R

Driver Limitations: To be eligible to compete in the Sportsman 125R class, drivers must have a minimum of a restricted D Grade Senior Licence.

Tyres: Dry weather tyres: MG AZ Red, Wet weather tyres: Dunlop KT6SLW1