2012 / 2013 League Registration Is Closed
Note: Previous RAPS Drivers who are interested in participating this year, but have not registered should contact Chris Colangelo ASAP.
The RAPS Youth Racing League is for children ages 8-14 who are interested in participating. Drivers are placed in classifications based on age, experience, and ability.
The 2011/2012 Winter league is planned to be held on Sunday mornings. The league will consist of 6 points races, 2 optional practices, and at least one endurance race. Drivers interested in racing in the RHP classification for the first time must attend a try-out session. To schedule a try-out session, contact either Chris Colangelo or Jeff Hammerstein.
2012 / 2013 Season Dates
9/30/12: Mandatory Practice (RHP Drivers 0830 to 1100 / GT Drivers 1000 to 1300)
10/14/12: Opening Day / Race 1
10/28/12: Race 2
11/11/12: Optional Practice 1
12/9/12: Race 3
1/6/13: Race 4
1/20/13: Optional Practice 2
2/3/13: Race 5
2/17/13: Race 6
3/3/13: Endurance Race 2
Race Day Format: Drivers run 1 warm-up heat, then 1 qualifying heat. Qualifying lap times determine starting positions for the final 15 minute race. Drivers compete within their class, including the final 15 minute heat. On some occasions, however, drivers may compete in mixed class events.
Drivers earn championship points based on their finish in the final heat. Points go towards a season championship.
All interested youth are welcome regardless of experience.
PREREQUISITE: Participants must have had the RushHour Kart Handling Course, or they must take the RAPS Youth Prep Course. RAPS Youth Prep Courses last from 9:00 am to noon. Class space is limited, so drivers must pre-register for the class.
2012 Pre-Season Class Dates:
All drivers must attend a pre-season practice. During this practice drivers will learn race day procedures and format. There is no charge for the pre-season practice.
During the league competitions, racers should anticipate and be capable of racing for thirty minutes over the duration of the race day.
RAPS Youth Prep Course (Required Course) $99
Per Season Registration Fee $50 (Discounted to $40 for registrations received by September 1st)
Weekly events $50 per event
The RAPS Youth League races the RushHour track in both directions. Since drivers only get the opportunity to drive the reverse direction during the league, RAPS is offering an optional prep course focused on the reverse direction of the track as well as advanced racing techniques.
Reverse Track Prep Course (Optional Course) $75
If you’ve already had the RushHour kart handling course and do not wish to participate in the optional reverse track prep course, the total is only $490. You may pay the total up front, or you may pay the $50 per event charge as you go.
2012/2013 League Pre-Registration begins on August 1st, 2012
To register for the RAPS Youth Racing League, print and complete the Youth League Registration Form and submit with your registration fee. (Please pay by check made out to RAPS Racing League)
The registration form and fee may be dropped off at Rush Hour Karting or mailed to:
RAPS Racing League
100 Munnsee Ct
Garner, NC 27529
The RAPS Youth Racing League is sanctioned by the Raleigh Area Public Safety Racing League, which involves area EMS, police and fire professionals. The objective of the youth league is to teach sportsmanship, safety and vehicle handling, as well as formally introduce children to organized motorsports.
If you are interested in participating please contact Chris Colangelo.