ABOUT US

ISK is an event initiated by mean metal motors for undergraduates from around the world to build and race their own go-kart with well-shelled International standards and rules.

ISK PREVIOUS WINNERS

The awesome teams behind our success.

  • Team DCET Racing

    ISK SEASON 01 WINNER

    A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.

  • Team Xtreamist

    ISK SEASON 02 WINNER

    You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

  • Team Taurus

    ISK SEASON 03 WINNER

    When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win,second or third place is not enough.

WHAT TEAMS GET FROM ISK

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  • ISK 2018 Vizag Results


    Winners of ISK 2018 held at vizag from 26th Feb to 1st March 2018

    1st position - Team Tachyon
    2nd Position - Team Neophytes
    3rd Position - Team Taurus and Team Racecraft


  • ISK 2017 SEASON 3 RESULTS - Top 10

    International Series of Karting SEASON 3 


    Bangalore 2017 Top  10 Teams


  • Success story of Team Xtreamist (Winner of ISK 2016 Season 2)

    I am Pankaj Patil, from Team Xtreamists of “KJ College of Engineering “Pune, Maharashtra, winners of ISK 2016. We got to know about ISK from seniors of our college and they shared the wonderful experience they had during ISK 2015, we decided to form our own Team under their guidance and we were really excited about this event as we had never done something like it before. We registered for ISK 2016.



    How it started:

    We were a group of 2nd year students with no experience of any type of chassis design or fabrication. We started referring informative videos and articles about the art of Karting and building it.  We formed a team of 22 members from our batch and divided 3 members into sub categories such as Chassis, Drivetrain, Braking, Steering, Bodyworks, etc. Each sub category team did their research and learnt a lot of things. The Team learnt various design and analysis softwares.  We referred books for various calculations and focused on making a light and agile chassis with proper tuning to make it race competitive.


    Challenges faced:

    We faced a lot of challenges to build our Kart. Financial problem was the primary thing, so we approached various companies for sponsorships and learnt the techniques of how to approach them and even made a sponsorship brochure for it.
    It has also helped us learn Engineering softwares and actually apply the theory we learnt. We studied every part in detail and tried to make the most of it by applying it on to the Kart.

    DTP (Drivers Training program):

    We received an email from ISK regarding the “Drivers Training program” in Bangalore at Torq03. We selected two of our best drivers for it and enrolled them for the training.
     It was a great venue and the accommodation was very good. In the morning during DTP we were enlightened by the techniques and the art of Karting, drivers were divided into batches and were trained by professionals. This was the first time were we actually learnt about Racing lines, hitting the apex, and the rules of racing. It really helped me a lot to understand how the Kart handles at various situations and how to tackle collisions. My mentor was Ranbir Sir for DTP. He has helped me a lot to improve my lap timings and correct my mistakes. I could actually see the improvements in my lap timings by 3-5secs.


    Manufacturing of Kart:

    We wanted parts for our Kart, so we started looking for it in the local markets, scrap yards, online stores. As we had very limited time of 3 months to build the kart from scratch for the competition, we were always on our toes and making the most of our time. We bought the Engine from a totalled Suzuki Lets, fortunately the engine and the CVT transmission was in good condition and then we Serviced the engine and transmission on our own to understand the actual mechanism of it. Meanwhile, rest of the Team was manufacturing the parts which were assigned to them. Everyone did their job with dedication and hard work.


    MAIN EVENT ISK 2016 HYDERABAD:

    We were still assembling the Kart a day before reaching Hyderabad as we had a lot of issue with our carburettor due to a disturbed air- fuel ratio; the engine was never stable at idling. We were very worried about it as the engine would shut in the middle of our race.


    1st Day at ISK Main event:

    We completed our registration of all team members and were allotted the pits to work on our karts. We started working on our kart and then realised we had a lot of problems such as carburettor tunning, absence of chain tensioners, Failure of brakes, Steering wheel etc. In the evening the Technical inspection was started and a lot of teams were not ready for it. By the time we reassembled our brakes and serviced them too. We were also missing a mount on seat, so we asked for help to other teams, they were very co-operative and everyone in the event was enjoying their time. They helped us fix our seat on the Kart.


    2nd Day at Isk Main event:

    We were short on Parts and the venue was on the outskirts of the city, so we asked the organisers to help us with it. They provided a bus to all the teams and took us to the local market were we could get all the parts, we were very thankful for it. We started with The Technical inspection and got done with it although we were nervous but in the end it was good and we got the TI OK stamp. As we were totally determined to Race in the competition we were getting things done by hook or crook. We passed the braking test too. We were allowed to take free laps which helped me understand the problems we had. I knew my kart wasn’t the fastest around the track as we used an underpowered engine so the only aim was to be consistent and avoid any sort of damage to the Kart. It was then time for acceleration test and I was already nervous about the kart but I knew the power band of my engine so I planned accordingly for the acceleration test, got the best of it and eventually won the best acceleration award.  In the evening, there were table games such as Poker, pool, TT, etc for our entertainment and we enjoyed it a lot. We had a gala time in the swimming pool. The whole atmosphere was spectacular.


    Final Day at ISK Main event:

    We began with the qualifiers and realised we could make it to the final race. So I was very determined and was confident about my kart. I overlapped a few karts, that’s when I gained confidence. I made it to the semi finals and then realised that the chain lost its tension and it resulted in major power loss, I managed to finish 2nd in semi final and adjusted the chain right before the final race. I started 2nd on the grid in final race, My kart was not the fastest on straights, the only place I stood a chance was in the corners, I overlapped a few Drivers and in the 2nd last lap I lost my grip and went off the line while I was leading , as soon as I realised I am spinning out I corrected the steering and made a 360 spin and got back on the track and I was still leading, that’s how I managed to win the Main event Race.  
    The whole experience was amazing and this was the first time in life we did something and excelled at it. We were then handed over the trophies and the cheque. It was the best feeling of my life.  In the end after all the hurdles and challenges faced, we came out with flying colours and it was all worth the hard work and dedication.
    We were felicitated by the Principal of our college and greeted well.


    Result:

    • Won the best acceleration award.
    • Became the Champions of ISK 2016.

                                                                          



  • ISK 2015 SEASON 1 WINNERS (TEAM DCET RACING) – SUCCESS STORY


    am Abrar Ahmed, the captain and driver of Team DCET Racing, the inaugural champions of ISK. We are a team from Deccan College of Engineering and Technology, affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. This is a story of how a group of 20 2nd year students in Mechanical Engineering, with no design or fabrication experience, came together to build a racing kart, and put in great efforts over 5 months in learning design software, performing various analysis on the CAD models, then actually fabricated the kart and were triumphant in their first ever event as a team.



    Where it began:

    We had just finished our 3rd semester exams and one day on Facebook, I saw a poster for the International Series of Karting. I decided to check it out and mailed to the ISK registration team to send me the Rulebook and Registration guidelines.
    This was when I realized that the event perfectly suited us as it did not require SAE membership. We decided to call for a meeting among the interested students to register for the event. Everyone was quite happy with this, so we went and got the approval from our management to form a team and participate in the event.


    Building the Kart: 

    The chassis design took almost a week to complete. We still had to perform analysis on it, so we didn’t know how the chassis would perform under various loads. None of us knew any analysis software to perform analysis so we decided to take some help with it. Now that the design was validated through the analysis, we were all set for fabrication. We worked out an approximate budget for building the kart and were overwhelmed by the expected costs of manufacturing. We did not get any financial support from the college, and hence we decided to approach people for sponsorship. It was vital for us to divide the team into 2 teams, one Management team and one Technical Team as all of us couldn’t afford to be involved in all activities simultaneously because of the time constraints.
    In the first week of January 2015, the management of ISK conducted a Driver’s Training Program to train the drivers of the participating teams on various aspects of competitive karting. We selected 2 of our best drivers and they attended the training. The training proved quite helpful for both drivers as they both improved substantially.

    Meanwhile, the management team made a sponsorship brochure and started approaching various companies for sponsorship, and the technical team collected working capital from the existing team members. The fabrication and sponsorship work was going on simultaneously and by the 2nd week of February we had successfully finished the fabrication of the chassis. We then bought a bike (TVS Jive) as it was had an engine with an Automated Manual Transmission, which we thought was perfect for our application.  We then mounted the engine, and brakes and were ready for our first test.
    The test proved to be quite good, and we decided to go ahead and finish the complete assembly of the kart. We had an unveiling ceremony of the kart during a fest organized by the Mechanical Department of our college on the 4th of March. The kart was scheduled to leave for Bangalore on 6th March.


    Challenges:

    On the eve of the unveiling, all the team members test drove the kart. During this testing, one of them severely crashed which resulted in the complete destruction of the chassis and floor tray. We were scheduled to leave on the 6th for Bangalore in order to be ready for the event by 9th. We had 4 days left to completely re-fabricate the entire kart from scratch. We were also out of funds. This was a very emotional night for us and we were thinking of quitting the event. But as they say, one can only know their limits when they push themselves beyond their natural capabilities. We decided to send the team to Bangalore and make arrangements for us. 4 of us stayed back and started working on the kart again. We collected funds again and completely finished fabricating the kart in a record time of 3 and a half days. We put the kart in a pick-up truck and left Hyderabad at 1:00 am on 9th March and drove all the way to Bangalore. We were on time for the registration and completed the registration formalities.



    From Building the Kart to Racing it:


    There were a few technical problems with the kart, so we failed to clear the Technical Inspection on the First day. We managed to clear the Technical Inspection on the next day after performing a few modifications on the Kart. We then went ahead with the Dynamic sub events. We were consistent with our performance on track. Though we were not the best in all the sub events, we were consistent enough to enter the Final Race. The final race was for the Top – 6 teams. We started the race 4th, and remained consistent throughout the race. We kept overtaking karts which were faster than ours, whenever the drivers made mistakes. We finished the race as the Champions of ISK-2015.




    ISK taught us a lot of lessons for life. If inculcated a fighting spirit in us and taught us that if you are consistent, results are always in your favor. 
  • ISK Results

    ISK Results 2016

    Round 1:Hyderabad

    Top 10 teams:



    Final Results Hyderabad : Round 1


                               
    Rank
    ISK No
    Team Name
    Points

    1
    ISK04
    Xtremist
    100
    Finalist
    2
    ISK51
    Smoking Pistons
    91
    Finalist
    3
    ISK52
    Racing Rebels
    83
    Finalist
    4
    ISK06
    Sahyadri Motorsports
    76
    Finalist
    5
    ISK43
    Road Runner
    70
    Finalist
    6
    ISK18
    Ingels
    65
    Finalist
    7
    ISK46
    Athena
    61
    Finalist
    8
    ISK01
    NSTR
    58
    Finalist
    9
    ISK41
    Pravegh
    56
    Finalist
    10
    ISK47
    Falcon Racers
    55
    Finalist
    11
    ISK05
    Xelerate
    40
    Semi Finalist
    12
    ISK33
    DKTE Drifters
    40
    Semi Finalist
    13
    ISK50
    DCET Racing
    40
    Semi Finalist
    14
    ISK27
    Griffinz
    40
    Semi Finalist
    15
    ISK36
    Supersonic Racers GIT
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    16
    ISK35
    Royal Racers
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    17
    ISK23
    Mechtrons
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    18
    ISK34
    Trinity Karterz
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    19
    ISK44
    Asphalt
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    20
    ISK09
    Black Spanners
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    21
    ISK03
    Hotshots
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    22
    ISK38
    MHSCC Racing
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    23
    ISK02
    Throttle ISB&M
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    24
    ISK28
    Tachyon
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    25
    ISK24
    PEC Racing
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    26
    ISK49
    Arion Racing
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    27
    ISK30
    The Phoenix
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    28
    ISK29
    Blizzard
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    29
    ISK15
    Pinaka
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    30
    ISK08
    Rusty Runners
    25
    Quarter Finalist
    31
    ISK13
    Invictus Racing
    25
    Quarter Finalist




  • Registrations started for ISK Bangalore




  • Important Event Guidelines-ISK2016 (Updated)

    Guidelines for International Series of Karting 2016 Dynamic Round- 8th to 11th March 2016





    1) Firstly make a note that the track is about 50 km from the city so arrange your resources accordingly.
    Each team will be allotted a 10ftX10ft work space, Teams are to get a creative poster with team name, college name, ISK ID, contact no., team logo, sponsors logos etc to be put up at their work station.

    2) Teams can also paste stickers of their team name, logo college name and sponsors on the body work, care should be taken that space for competition no. should be provided on the front panel, side pods and rear wheel protection. (about 20cmX20cm).

    3) It is always a good idea to give free publicity for all your prospective sponsors (whose parts you have used on the kart or in the workshop) as it gives a better appearance and strong point for sponsorship presentation next time.

    4) As mentioned in the rules get a kart stand to keep the kart on and move it around.

    5) All the tools and equipment are to be brought by the teams themselves and secure them, organisers are not responsible for theft. The work space is gated hence bulky things should not be an issue.


    6) As soon as the team arrives at the event site they have to proceed to the reception area with all the required documents.

    Reception:
    Team should be carrying following documents:
    • College Id proof of all team members.
    • Hard copy of filled registration form https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByKAxZ5jAvINV3dSMUZXek95Vk04WmlONE41eG1oTGV6UlZ3/view.
    • At least 2 recent stamp sized photos of all team members with name and team name, college, college id no. written behind it.
    • Proof of payments to MMM or any payments related to the event.
    • Documents of engine (as mentioned in Tech note).
    • Hard copy of submitted reports.
    • Drivers are required to carry Driver Training certificate/proof,  FMSCI karting License(or the documents to apply for it).
    • Two photocopies of each mentioned document. 
    Documents to apply for FMSCI club sport karting license(valid for the event only):
    • 3 recent passport sized photos.
    • Blood group certificate
    • Completely Filled FMSCI drivers license application form (Get a print out of form from www.fmsci.co.in/2016/4wlic/2016.4w.NATIONAL.karting.docx ) (To be filled on the track)
    • Blood Group test (will be done on the track)
    • Urine test report, performed within 1 month before the event.(Not Mandatory)
    • Government driving License or government Identity proof (if under 18). 
    •  
      NOTE:  Fee for License per driver (Rs 400) and Fee for Blood Test per driver (Rs200)
        Not mandatory for second driver as only one  driver will be driving the kart for all races
    Note: carry originals as well as xerox copies of documents.

    7) After the registration process all members will be issued arm bands which are not to be disposed or tampered with until the end of event.
    • Drivers will get a different color arm band.
    • The appointed fire extinguisher marshal will get a different color. 
    • the pit crew will get a different color (3 members allowed in pits during event)
    • The work station crew will be getting a different color.

    Hence the teams should decide the said members before hand itself.

    8) It is responsibility of the fire marshal to be present with fire extinguisher with the kart at all times.
    The driver must be wearing suits while running/attempting to run their karts in presence of fire marshal.

    9)During the dynamic event only pit crew, driver and fire marshal is allowed at the pits no other team member is to be present on track or pits doing so will lead to disqualification.

    10)Once the registration process is done team is to set their workstation as allocated and start assembling their karts to produce for Technical Inspection.

    11) Teams are to get their karts on kart stands to the TI station with driver, driving gear, fire extinguishers with engine documents.

    Note: it is team's responsibility to get their design evaluation done before fuel economy event.

    12)Please note it is always better to go through TI at least once and rectify mistakes(if any) before the gate closing time to avoid direct disqualification(if time for TI is over).

    13) After TI is passed teams should not modify or make changes to their karts.

    14) Once an event is complete the team should take their kart back to work station or line up for next event (if any at the same time).

    15) It is also recommended that teams wear their team shirts or have same dressing during the event.

    16) Wearing formals or collared team shirts for the prize distribution ceremony is mandatory.

    17) Karts wobbling or not moving in straight line will face disqualifiaction.

    18) Following is the event schedule:

    Day 1 (8-march -2016)

    10am-1pm: Reporting,Registration,Pit allotment
    2pm-5pm: Technical Inspection, Design validation

    Day 2 (9-march-2016)

    10am-1pm:Technical inspection,Design validation
    1pm-2pm: Lunch
    2pm: Braking(4 attempts)
    2:15pm-5pm:Acceleration

    Day 3 (10-march-2016)

    10am-1pm: Maneuverability
    1pm-2pm : Lunch
    2pm-5pm :Fuel economy
    5:30pm :Announcement of groups

    Day 4(11-march-2016)

    10am-10:30am: Race briefing
    10:45am-11:30am : Qualifiers
    11:45am-1pm : Quarter finals
    1pm-2pm: Lunch
    2pm-3pm: Semi finals
    3:15pm-3:45pm : Final race
    3:45pm-4:30pm : Protest period
    4:30pm- Final results
    5:00pm-Prize distribution

    19) According to total from design report, design evaluation, cost report, innovation, acceleration, maneuverability, fuel economy teams will get their rankings for qualifiers which leads to selection of groups for quarter finals.

    First 4 teams go to 4 different groups next four go to different groups, and so on.
    (1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-A, 6-B, 7-C, 8-D, 9-A and so on)

    Qualifiers are held where each groups teams go for their lap times and get grid positions according to their qualifying times.

    19) Any complaints/requests/protests need to be given in writing.

    20) Check the notice board on the track for important updates.

    21) Inform your coordinator and keep him/her in the loop if you are facing any problem or leaving the event site/going away from the track.
  • STATIC AND DYNAMIC EVENTS

    Series of events that will be held in ISK

    CONTACT US

    For enquiries you can contact us. Contact details are below.

    International Series of Karting

    • City :Bangalore
    • Event Co-ordinator :Yugal
    • Phone :+919008751988
    • Country :India
    • Email :Yugal@meanmetalmotors.com

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