Track co-owner Ronnie Jones also emphasized that all competitors will be required to use Raceceiver one-way radio devices for communication during on-track activities with race control.
“If they don’t have their own, they can rent them at the track for $15,” Jones said.
Starting with the April 26 Bluegrass Nationals, transponders will be required on all cars to facilitate electronic scoring.
In response to competitors’ input, KLMS officials have decided to make the following rules adjustments for cars in the Stock Car division:
- Rochester two-barrel carburetors will be permitted.
- Fabricated cockpit enclosures will be permitted, but a stock-type floor pan, as required by UMP rules, must remain in place underneath the enclosure.
Except for those two adjustments, all UMP rules will remain in effect.
Competitors are referred to the DIRTcar UMP rules as posted on the organization’s website with any questions about rules.
Racing continues at KLMS this weekend. The pit gate will open at 3 p.m. and grandstands at 4. Practice will get under way at 5, qualifying at 6:30 and heat races are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $15. Seniors 60 and older and military (active, reserve or retired, with ID card) will be charged $12. Children 10 and under are admitted free.
Pit admission is $25, with a $35 charge for driver and car.
Next week’s Bluegrass Nationals will be headlined by a 40-lap Late Model feature paying $10,000 going to the winner. Extra prize money will be on tap for other divisions as well.
There will be no racing at KLMS on Saturday, May 3. Racing will resume on Saturday, May 10 and will continue throughout the season on Saturday nights.
Other special events to be held at the track will be announced in the near future.