|The class structure for the 2009 United States Rotax Challenge is now set. The requirements for the Micro Max class, introduced in 2008, will remain without changes. For 2009 a new classification for the DD2 class will introduce the DD2 Masters. There is no separate class for this classification but DD2 class members can designate themselves as Masters for recognition. At the 2009 Rotax Grand Nationals the top 3 finishers classified as Masters drivers will be recognized. For the 2009 Rotax National Points the Masters classified drivers will also be recognized separately. Additional notes pertaining to the 2009 USRKC Class Structure can be found in the official 2009 US Rotax Kart Challenge rule book.|
Micro Max Age 7-10 235 lbs. minimum
Mandatory use of Rotax Micro Max package. Spec gear 14 x 73. 95cm chassis maximum. SFI Chest Protectors required, shoulder and rib protection recommended. Once a competitor moves up to Mini Max they cannot move back down unless mandated by a local race director.
MiniMax Age: 9-12 265 lbs. minimum
Mandatory use of junior cylinder and restrictors as specified by ROTAX, or other restrictors that may be required by the 2009 USRMC Rules Primer. National spec gear is 13 x 82. Chassis per 2008 USRMC Rules Primer. SFI, Chest Protectors mandatory, shoulder and rib protection recommended.
Junior* Age: 13-16 320 lbs. minimum
Mandatory use of a junior cylinder without exhaust valve. Competitor must reach the age of 13 by October 31, 2009 (see note_1 below). No Junior class competitor may attain the actual age of 17-years-old prior to October 31, 2009. Junior drivers reaching the age of 13 after October 31, 2009 may compete in the US Grand Nationals as a Junior but will not be eligible to qualify for the Rotax Grand Finals. SFI approved Chest Protectors recommended.
Senior Max Age: 15 & up 365 lbs. minimum
Competitor must reach the age of 15 by October 31, 2009.
Master Age: 16 & up 405 lbs. minimum
Official Masters class age is 32. The age of 32 must be reached by October 31, 2009.
Competitors of competition age less than 32-years-old (competition age) must reach the age of 16 by October 31, 2009 and have a minimum driver weight of 190 pounds including all race apparel except helmet.
DD-2 Age: 15 & up 385 lbs. minimum
Competitor must reach the age of 15 by October 31, 2008.
„« DD2 Masters DD2 drivers reaching the age of 32 by October 31, 2009 may declare to be recognized as a DD 2 Master. At the USRKC Grand Nationals and for USRKC National Points the top masters drivers will be recognized separately. All DD2 drivers will compete together, there will not be a separate class for DD 2 Masters.
Additional information of the United States Rotax Kart Challenge can be found at: www.rmaxchallenge.com