Kart News Rules



Update Feb 20, 2018

Hello everyone,

First off, we ask for your patience while we work out the finer details for the transition of Victoria Karting to the new operator, Western Speedway.

Info/Racing Session – Feb 24th, 2018
Our intent is to hold an information session coupled to a fun/race day on Saturday Feb 24th to allow people an opportunity to ask questions, receive updates and a general meet and greet. We have decided this will proceed rain or shine and be driven by the people in attendance. Should the weather not be in our favor, and people still wish to kart, we will poll everyone in attendance and determine how people would like to proceed. Should the majority wish to kart regardless of the rain, we will proceed as such. Should the weather be against us, we will still hold an information session under the grandstands from 11am to 1pm with pizza and beverages. If we proceed with an information and karting session, we plan to have sign in at 11am, with a driver’s meeting/information session at 11:45 with karting immediately following (again with pizza & beverages mid-day).

Name Change:
Victoria Karting is rebranding itself to Vancouver Island Kart Racing, over the next several weeks, you will see our Facebook page transition to the new name and our website change, we are hoping to be able to forward the existing website to the new website once up and running.

There has been a lot of questions and request for information around the various classes, and proposed changes. Our intention is to provide for as much inclusiveness as possible within the karting groups. Our interest remains with promoting fun competitive sealed engine classes for both 2 stroke (Rotax) and the 4 stroke (Briggs LO206) classes. We will continue to allow Honda’s to run with the Briggs LO206 class with the hopes as people replace an engine or simply wish to upgrade that they lean towards a Brigg and/or Rotax option as the engine of choice. For the 4 stroke Briggs LO206 class, we are highly recommending that you purchase your engine from a Canadian distributor following ASN & Briggs & Stratton technical rules, or at least be aware of the downfall’s of not doing so. If you have a question and/or a concern, please reach out to Cory Meeres or Ian Walker.

Classes:4 stroke classes:
Junior 1 LO 206 (ages up to 11) - min. weight = 240lbs (yellow slide) – Honda GX-160 (no restrictor), GX-200 (purple restrictor)
Junior 2 LO 206 (ages 12-15) - min. weight = 300lbs (black slide) – Honda GX-160 (no restrictor), GX-200 (blue restrictor)
Senior LO 206 (ages 16+) - min. weight = 375lbs
Honda's (GX160/GX200) will run with the Briggs
Clones will run as a separate class within (i.e. be scored separate)

2 stroke classes:
Rotax Micro (ages up to 11) - min. weight = 235lbs
Rotax Mini (ages 10-13) - min. weight = 265lbs
Rotax Junior (ages 12-15) - min weight = 320lbs
Rotax/TAG Senior (ages 16+) - min. weight = 381lbs
Parilla(Leopard), PRD Fireball, X125-MX & TM Senior (ages 16+) - min. weight = 390lbs
X30 Senior (ages 16+) - min. weight = 400lbs
Vortex TT Senior (ages 16+) - min. weight = 405lbs
Motori Seven Senior (ages 16+) - min. weight = 410lbs
*** All senior 2 strokes will run as a TAG class, i.e. together ***
Please note that weights will be adjusted in order to keep competition even between the various engine manufacturers.

We intend to use 2018 as a learning / rebuilding year and will adjust rules as needed. Our intentions is to encourage people to move towards a sealed engine program (Briggs for the 4 strokes and Rotax for the 2 strokes) as this really helps with enforcing the rules and tech regulations.

*** We welcome constructive feedback and encourage questions to be directed to Cory Meeres and Ian Walker. ***

Transponders will be available to rent at a cost of $10 per event, or an annual pass for $75.00.

We will continue to endeavor to post all updates to both our Facebook page and website, however, on race day, or leading up to race day, Facebook will be the source of truth for updates. We highly encourage you to share our Facebook updates and forward our emails in increase the coverage. If you have not provided us with your email address, please do so by sending a private message to Ian Walker on Facebook.

Please like or comment on this post so we have an idea on numbers attending, for planning purposes.

Thank you,The Vancouver Island Kart Racing volunteers and workers


- pdf file of Canadian Karting Honda Specifications

- Briggs and Stratton Cdn rules are listed below

Canadian Briggs Rules