WKA: Pit Board 2009-10-29

WKA's Pit Board - 10.29.2009 *** WKA Revises Man Cup Tire Rule in Response to Driver Input 10.29.2009 -- Based on feedback from our Manufacturer's Cup drivers, WKA has revised the procedures for Tire control at the November 6 to 8 ...

WKA's Pit Board - 10.29.2009

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WKA Revises Man Cup Tire Rule in Response to Driver Input

10.29.2009 -- Based on feedback from our Manufacturer's Cup drivers, WKA has revised the procedures for Tire control at the November 6 to 8 Manufacturer's Cup event at Lowes. Several competitors had unused but mounted slick tires left over when the last Mid-West Sprint Series event was run in the rain. Others had already removed the wrapping from their new tires when the requirement for tires in the wrapper was announced. And finally, the Sportsman class drivers let it be known that they had planned to run their used tires at this last event.

To accommodate the Junior, Senior and Masters drivers, WKA will allow mounted Bridgestone YKC tires as well as unmounted tires to be presented for inspection, Also, the tires may be presented without the factory wrapper, but they MUST be new. Tires presented mounted and not in wrappers will be closely checked prior to being stamped and approved. Should there be any doubt about the legality of the tire, they may be dismounted for further inspection.

Sportsman drivers competing on MG Tires will be allowed to compete on used tires. However, they will still be inspected for chemical prep and cutting.

Competitors running in multiple classes will be allowed to use one set of tires on more than one entry. This is being allowed because competitors have made WKA aware that this is has been a common practice some time now.

WKA is continuing to make every effort to stop the misuse of tire prep and cutting that has been brought to our attention by a large group of Manufacturer's Cup racers and the need to stop these practices. WKA will do continue to make adjustments in the tire control process to make it work for all involved with the least negative impact on the racers who were following the intended rules.

WKA hopes these modifications will help you the WKA member while allowing WKA to work towards the enforcement of the rules as they were originally intended.

-credit: wka

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