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Rookie/Sportsman (ages 8-12)

Depending on location, this category is referred to alternatively as Junior Sportsman, Rookie or Rookie Sportsman.  Each club may run different configurations for their 8-12 year old drivers, the most popular being the Yamaha Rookie, Yamaha Sportsman and Briggs LO206 Rookie or Sportsman. The Yamaha Sportsman class is clearly the most popular of the 8-12 year old classes across the country.  Many clubs are now introducing a ‘Yamaha Rookie’ class as an entry level class aimed at 7-10 year olds who are transitioning from Kid Karts or are just entering the sport.  The only difference between Yamaha Junior Sportsman and Yamaha Rookie is that the Rookie class specifies the more restrictive “YBX” (commonly referred to as a ‘3-hole can’) exhaust.


As always, rules vary by track and club so be sure to check with your local club or sanctioning body for rules specific to the event you will be competing in.

 

Suggested Kart: Margay Brava C1 Cadet

Rookie/Sportsman Essentials

Rookie Sportsman

Yamaha Rookie/Yamaha Sportsman Essentials

  • 100cc Yamaha engine
  • Walbro WA55B carburetor
  • Exhaust: Sportsman: RLV SSX (4-hole), Rookie: RLV YBX (3-hole)
  • Minimum weight: 250 lbs.
  • Minimum wheelbase: 40”
  • Tires 4.50 x 10-5 or 4.60 x 10-5, brand and compound specified by club

 

Briggs LO206 Essentials

  • Briggs LO206 engine
  • Briggs 'Red' carburetor slide
  • Minimum weight: 250 lbs.
  • Minimum wheelbase: 40”
  • Tires 4.50 x 10-5 or 4.60 x 10-5, brand and compound specified by club
 
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