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Pit Pass insurance and why we need it.
Dang it.
i just wrote a whole article about pit pass insurance and then calmly deleted it.
well maybe not calmly.
i researched the topic and had ALOT of good info.
anyway quick blurb then off to work.
article will get rewritten tonight.

recently pit pass insurance has become important to vintage karters.
or rather is the track actually insured or lying.
the answer is more complex than i have time for right now.

so a quick tutorial.
tracks require pit passes to protect both you and the track.
if the pit passes ARE NOT NUMBERED  it is very likely there is no insurance.
enough for now gotta fly.
dave l
To start this article assumes you have zero knowledge of racing.
Many are already well informed but this is a complete article assuming no experience.

Pit Pass basics:

Every track that you go to has to have pit passes for anyone going into the hot pit area.
This is because the hazards of such areas risk physical damage and to protect everyone involved insurance is required.

Typically Pit passes are included in driver fees but some tracks will charge a pit pass fee plus a drivers fee.

Pit passes are bought as a package by the track from an insurance company.
Typically the insurance is provided by a Organization involved with the sector of racing the track provides.
In the case of racing karts organizations like WKA, AKA , IKF and many others provide the insurance for kart racing tracks.

The track is provided with numbered bands which are resold to participants upon entry.
These passes are both proof of insurance and the method the insurance company uses to know how much to charge a track for the weekends entry.
The pit pass number is transcribed onto the release form.
it is important that this is done , that pit pass number becomes both your proof of insurance and policy number.
Do not remove the pit pass from your wrist until you are done for the weekend.

The insurance provided by the track varies with each track.
Track insurance policies can have all sorts of coverage depending on exactly what the track has chosen to offer.
The policies typically have a base charge of a certain amount that the track pays no matter how many entries are booked.
The pit pass money goes toward paying off the base charge until it exceeds it.
then each pass costs the track a pre set amount.
an example would be a base charge of 200.00 with passes costing 5.00 each cost to the track.
after the two hundred is covered the track needs to pay the insurance company 5.00 per entry.

ok it's late will continue later
dave l.

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