Open Comp

by / Thursday, 03 October 2013 / Published in News
  • “There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.”
    Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Congratulations on your fast lap time, but do you have what it takes to win? You can find out at Summit Point Kart. Every Sunday afternoon, any eligible driver can test his mettle on real racing. No previous racing experience – If there’s a better, safer way to try motor racing for the first time, we want to know about it. Open Comp was created specifically to introduce new racers (and drivers) to the thrill of being a racer. No extra fees to compete – Open Comp heats cost the same as a regular A&D session, or use your KTP/KTFU. No advance signup – Show up Sunday within 10 minutes of the start, let the lovely ladies at the desk know you want to compete, weigh yourself and you’re in! (NOTE: if you have never been to SPK before, allow extra time to watch a mandatory safety video) Format: The Open Comp consists of 1 qualifying heat, 3 race heats and 1 Showdown. The top 12 drivers in qualifying advance to the heats. Points accumulated across the 3 heats determine the 2 Showdown drivers. The winner of the Showdown is crowned the Open Comp Champion! The winner of every Open Comp Sunday receives the coveted, precious Open Comp Champion helmet sticker! Size up your competition by counting the stickers on other drivers’ helmets. Standing Starts! Every heat and Showdown is started Formula 1 style with a gridded, standing start. Experience turns 1, 2 and 3 like you never before, with 11 other drivers thundering down the track beside you, or did they get ahead of you already?