We will be making some changes this season to the ROK CUP Program as it sets to make its 10th year on Canadian soil. We are dedicated to making the program much more reliable and affordable for racers to take part in. Some major changes that will assist in this is as follows:
- The addition of an external water pump for those that desire to run one. You must use a "ROK Approved" cover plate that is available at the RaceLab. This is a big reduction in operating cost as it can be costly to strip the motor down to the bottom just to change the water pump and seals several times annually
- New Carburettion settings will be put in place to control the engine tuning and also to help make sure the engine is being run with sufficient fuel and lubrication
- Ignition timing changes to ensure that the engine is not being run "too advanced" to again manage reliability
- Mandatory Vega Blue tires to qualify for ROK Championship in order to have tires that have good lifespan as well as competitive Canadian pricing
We are making changes as much as possible to ensure that this program can be run by those on small budgets so that we can once again enjoy competitive fields in the most exciting form of karting and that is the 2 stroke categories!
We will be announcing the final rule details by next week!
This season the ROK CUP will once again run exclusively at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack in conjunction with the West Coast Kart Club. all ROK GP competitors that run under the complete ROK GP rule set will qualify for the prize at the seasons end for the qualifying trip to the ROK CUP World Finals. The races that will be counted towards the championship are:
Race 1: March 26,
Race 2: April 17
Race 3: May 8 (Reverse Track, short version.)
Race 4: June 5
Race 5: July 3
Race 6: July 31 (Reverse Track)
Race 7: Aug 28