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Rowrah O Plate Meeting   (16/02)

Cumbria Kart Racing Club will be hosting the ABkC O Plate championship for Mini Max, Junior Max, Rotax Max and KZ UK at Rowrah on the weekend of 11/12th March 2017.

At the same meeting the O Plate will also be awarded for OK Junior and OK Senior, and it is also the first round of the Super One championship for these two classes.

We will also have support races for Iame Cadet and X30 Junior and X30 Senior so this is an event not to be missed.

Make sure you get your entry in soon. Full details including regulations and entry forms can be found on our website at www.cumbriakrc.co.uk.

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BirelART UK Series Are Hiring   (15/02)

BirelART UK Series are looking for two people to join their team...

Official Time Keeper Required 
 
BirelART UK Series are looking for an experienced Alpha time-keeper to join their exclusive team for the 2017 season of our BirelART UK Series.
 
If you have no experience of time-keeping but are interested in getting involved, full training will be provided.
 
You will receive payment of £125.00 per day Saturday and Sunday per round (8 rounds in the Series= £2000 in total) plus if required accommodation for the Saturday evening including subsistence allowance. Mileage is paid at 0.25p per mile door to door.
 
Applicants should have their own transport. 
 
Basic PC skills would be required as well as a good level of IT competence.
 
We are looking for a serious person to become an integral part of the BirelART UK Series team for the future.

Office Race Director / Clerk Of Course
 
BirelART UK Series are looking for an experienced Race Director / Cleerk of Course to join their exclusive team for the 2017 season of our BirelART UK Series.
 
We have been let down by a prominent Clerk Of Course with only weeks to go until the first round of our Series.
 
You will receive payment of £175.00 per day Saturday and Sunday per round (8 rounds in the Series= £2800.00 in total) plus if required accommodation for the Saturday evening including subsistence allowance. Mileage is paid at 0.25p per mile door to door with a maximum mileage limit capped.
 
Applicants should have their own transport. 
 
We are looking for a serious person to become an integral part of the Birelart UK Series team for the future.
 
To Apply

Interested applicants for either position should send their CV and covering letter FAO:
 
Jayne Moore, ACR Ltd Lissone House, Harris Business Park, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove B60 4DJ or you can email your covering letter and CV FAO: Jayne Moore at acraccounts@btconnect.com
 
Closing date for interested applicants: Friday 24th February 2017.

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Shenington's OK/OKJ Winter Series   (10/02)

Great deals are now available for Shenington's OK and OK Junior Winter Series on 17-19 February and 18-19 March. 
 
From Strawberry Racing the offers for the Vortex engines is that the first ten Juniors to enter that have not taken part in an OKJ race yet will get free engine hire for each weekend. Anyone else will pay only £100 plus vat for the two day hire for their Junior or Senior engine. If needed for the Friday 17 February test day, an engine hire will be £100 plus vat. Contact Strawberry on Telephone: 0114 269 6215/0114 288 9933 or Email: info@strawberryracing.co.uk
 
From Andy Cox Racing for each of the two races they offer one set of race slicks to the first 15 entries of OK and OKJ at 20% discount. The tyres must be pre-ordered and paid to their office on 01527 889595. They will let you know if they can deliver to the event otherwise they will have to have them sent out before the race.
 
This is a great chance to test and race prior to the first round of the Super One at Rowrah on 10-12 March which is also the O Plate for the classes. So will we see the first showing of the OK/OKJ O Plate at Shenington in March?
 
Entries open for February now, go to www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk and click on the Forms/Entries tab.
 
Here is a reminder of the ages eligible for the classes:

For Juniors: Year of 12th birthday for those that with an International C licence and proof to the MSA of entering a CIK-Junior international event, or 12th birthday for those that can show they have an International C licence and have had a National A licence for at least 12 months, and for those in the year of their 13th birthday, a National A Licence. Maximum age is year of 17th birthday.  Minimum driver weight is 40kg.

For Seniors: Drivers who have not reached their 16th birthday must hold a minimum of National A licence.  If they have reached their 15th birthday, they must hold a minimum International A or B licence or show they have held a National A licence for 12 months minimum.  If they are in the year of their 15th birthday they must in addition hold an International C-restricted minimum licence. If they are in the year of their 14th birthday and can show they have an accepted entry to a CIK-OK senior international event they can compete.  Minimum weight for under 16's is 52kg.  Novices can compete if over 16.

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FK Karts By IPK   (09/02)

JPM Motorsport are pleased to announce they are the Sole UK importer for the great range of FK karts made by IPK.
 
FK are the current WSK mini kart champions.
 
Test karts are available to test at PFI, Kimbolton and Whilton Mill.
 
JPM are also very interested to hear from any teams to become agents for this great range of karts, especially for KZ where the FK brand has been very successful.
 
Please contact Peter on 07935 060301 or Richard on 07870 163064 at JPM for more details 

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NJL Racing Discounted Rate Offer   (08/02)

NJL Racing has a limited number of team drives, trackside services and awning space available for Kimbolton, PFI and Whilton Mill rounds offering a professional service with no overcrowded awning! 
 
Special reduced price for February, March and April meetings. Test days and race weekends also available at other circuits in UK and Europe.

Successful and professional team NJL Racing have a wealth of experience with expertise from former British Touring Car and GT/Porsche Cup racer and British S1/European kart racer offering the perfect combination of their driver skills and knowledge. Top flight engineers/mechanics are available to keep your kart set up creating the best performance in all conditions with knowledge of specific set up characteristics/data at each track.

NJL Racing cater for Cadet and Bambino, Minis, Juniors and Seniors in Iame, Rotax and X30 at most UK and European circuits.

NJL Racing Team Services offer: 
Professional Team support
Kart storage/transportation facility
Full Kart preparation
Driver coaching/management/analysis
Driver PR/Sponsorship services
Awning space 

For more information on our range of services or to enquire about Team Drives please contact us email nick@njlracing.com or telephone 07774 891435.

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Next Lydd Race Meeting   (07/02)

Round 5 of the Lydd Winter Championship, the penultimate round of the series, takes place on 12th February.

Usual classes catered for are Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. For the regulations visit http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/.
 
Meetings for this championship (6 rounds) are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before.

Competitors best 5 results count towards their final championship position. Many drivers do have a licence, however these meetings are non-msa, do contact us with any questions or clarification. A driver can do a one off meeting.
 
The Winter format consists of practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then 2 heats (usually 8 laps each) and a final (usually 10 laps). Bambino drivers have practice/qualify followed by 3 timed runs.
 
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 tyre (1 set for all 6 rounds). Please be reminded to purchase & use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.
 
Saturday practice running order & Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to event.
 
Click for larger image...Entry Options:
Post or email completed race entry form & payment to the circuit, or confirm entry & card payment over the phone.

Trakentries online https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 the deadline for this being Wednesday 8th February.

In person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.
 
Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
 
Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week and garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk., visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com.

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Shenington Free Race Entry   (07/02)

Shenington is offering a free entry voucher to the X30 Senior winner at the February round, to be used at any club meeting in 2017 except in July.

Entries for 19th February can be made online now, just vist www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk and click on the Forms/Entries tab.

Please note that there is open practice for all on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February, on track at 09:30.

OK and OKJ Winter Series is over February and March meetings at Shenington, contact Strawberry Racing for the offers.

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Fiesta Junior 2017   (06/02)

Click for larger image...Following on from a highly successful 2016 season, Race Car Consultants (RCC) have one final place remaining in their 2017 Fiesta Junior race team.
 
The Fiesta Junior race series is a fantastic training ground for touring car and sports car stars of the future.

Suitable for 14 to 17 year olds, who get to drive a race prepared 2.0L Ford Fiesta ST, the series is close, competitive and exhilarating.

 
RCC specialise in helping junior drivers progress from Karting into cars. With in-house Grade A ARDS instructors, race car hire, sales, team support, race licence testing (ARDS test) and track time for drivers as young as 12.
 
For full details of the final place available or to discuss future plans please contact David Ellesley on 07768 051698.

You can also visit
our website at www.racecarconsultants.com
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British Motorsport Champions   (31/01)

FIA President Jean Todt and FIA Deputy President (Sport) Graham Stoker crowned the 2016 MSA British Champions during the MSA Night of Champions ceremony in London on Saturday (28 January).

MSA Chairman, Alan Gow, hosted the winners of UK motorsport's most prestigious titles for the annual awards evening at the Royal Automobile Club. They were joined by a series of special award winners, each recognised for outstanding achievement. Steve Rider returned as Master of Ceremonies and was once again joined by colleague Louise Goodman.

Alan Gow said: "We were delighted to honour the MSA British Champions – those who have excelled in their chosen discipline to win our premier UK titles. Their achievements should be viewed in the context of one of the world's strongest domestic scenes; it takes an unrivalled level of skill, determination and dedication to accomplish such a great triumph in the UK.

"We also recognised other high achievers, along with a number of unsung heroes, for their outstanding contributions to UK motor sport. On behalf of the MSA I wish to congratulate them all on their success, and I also thank both the FIA President and FIA Deputy President (Sport) for joining us on this great occasion, which showcased the very best of UK motorsport."

The Karting Champions honoured on the night were:
MSA British Cadet Kart Championship: Harry Thompson
MSA British Junior Kart Championship: Jonathan Hoggard
MSA British Short Circuit Kart Championship: Oliver Hodgson
MSA British Short Citcuit Gearbox Kart Championship: Scott Allen
MSA British Long Circuit Kart Championship: Jack Layton 

For a complete list of award winners please click here (PDF).

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McCarthy Moves On   (30/01)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Following a stellar karting career, Bromley teenager Jack McCarthy has announced he is now stepping up to the Renault UK Clio Cup.

For many 17-year olds, passing your driving test is one of life's rites of passage. But for Jack McCarthy, he can't hang around that long.

The 16-year old still can't drive a car on the roads, but he can enjoy life in the fast lane, competing in one of Britain's most successful and popular motor racing series.

At the recent Autosport International Racing Car Show (14/15 January), held at Birmingham's NEC, McCarthy used the backdrop of Europe's biggest annual indoor gathering for petrol heads to announce his switch from karts to cars.

"The past two years have just been incredible. In 2015 I won the European and British titles in the Junior Max class and then stepped-up to Seniors last year. It was a tough season, with really tough opposition, but I managed to win the Senior Max Super One and British Open championships at my first attempt," Jack explained.

Click for larger image..."My plan was to move to cars in 2017 and focus on racing in the MSA British Formula 4 single-seater series but then I had a test in a Clio and loved it!"

Click for larger image...Although he had been invited to take part in the 2015 Ferrari Driver Academy - after winning the Euro Max Challenge and Super One titles - and further tests in slicks and wings machinery had proved promising, McCarthy has chosen a different route to the norm.

"I wanted to buck the trend of coming out of karting, going into MSA F4, then BRDC F3 and then European F3... I fancied the challenge of going down the tin top route."

He added: "By entering the Clio Cup, I can learn all the top British circuits, perform in front of the huge British Touring Car Championship Crowds, be seen on TV and gain experience about working with a world-famous car manufacturer. That will stand me in great stead for the future."

McCarthy expects to make an official announcement about which team he will choose for his rookie season shortly. In the meanwhile you can learn more about Jack and his career by visiting
www.jack-mccarthy.co.uk, liking his Facebook page Jack McCarthy and following him on Instagram jack81mccarthy.

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ACR Are Looking For Staff   (27/01)

With the continued expansion of the Birelart UK Series in 2017, ACR are recruiting for a new member of staff to join their existing workforce:

Official BirelART UK Factory & Trackside Technician
To work at our HQ in Bromsgrove Worcestershire B60 4DJ and also trackside at the Birelart UK Series events and also some overseas events. Applicants will be responsible of the service and preparation of new and used fleets of the Birelart product. A genuine passion for karting and motorsport is essential as well as your own transport. Applicants must have legitimate karting industry experience and a good level of personal initiative is essential. Basic PC skills are also required as well as a good level of competence for completing service job cards and records. Applicants should have the confidence and ability to complete service schedules within a time frame governed by the Birelart UK Series calendar. Salary £15k - £18k depending on experience.

Interested applicants for this position should send their CV and covering letter FAO: Mrs Jayne Moore, ACR Ltd (Easykart UK) Harris Business Park, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4DJ or email:acraccounts@btconnect.com.

Closing date for interested applicants Friday 10th February 2017.

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Rotax EVO News   (25/01)

Since the announced introduction of the New Rotax EVO for 2017 demand continues to outstrip supply. Fortunately lead times are not likely to affect the serious Championship racing that begins in earnest in March.
 
Both Junior & Senior versions of EVO upgrade kits have sold in large numbers added to which, demand for new engines is greater than it has been for the past SEVEN years!
Once again it seems that the Rotax Max has hit the spot that so many Kart racers have enjoyed for the past 18 years. Good performance, unrivalled reliability and a warranty that cannot be matched by any other manufacturer.
 
Installation of the latest EVO is simple, whether you buy an upgrade for your existing unit or an engine complete with all its New EVO Accessories.

The Engine unit itself is fundamentally the same. While the green gasket behind the ignition pick up is not mandatory, it is advised that it should be fitted to ensure clean ignition through the rev range . The only other component change is the Starter Cable is now two core, the red lead as always carries the live power to the Starter while the adjacent black lead is now the main Ignition Earth to the engine. There is no longer a need for the Earth strap on the ignition coil.
 
Th new Carburettor is unique to the Rotax Max EVO, VHSB34XS. This carb uses considerably smaller main jets to the previous type. The carb comes with a 130 main jet fitted. Early reports have proved that a range of Jets from 122 to 128 inclusive will cover both Junior & Senior versions of the engine. It is possible, but believed to be unlikely that smaller jets may be needed in very hot summer conditions.
 
A new Exhaust socket is supplied with EVO engines. This has a fibre sealing ring between the socket & the exhaust system, although this sealing ring may crack on installation, this is no cause for concern, as soon as the engine runs, heat will fuse the sealing ring, creating a very efficient seal. A spare sealing ring may be a wise precaution in your stock but not essential.
 
The air filter is now a "Twin Air" product, this has a two-layer gauze of different density, there seems to be little if any difference between the two types in terms of performance. One interesting fact is that the colour of the new type definitely changes when contaminated with fuel. For this reason, the fiche regulation states "colour may vary".
 
Early reports suggest that the new EVO exhaust has slightly better performance than the majority of old pipes, however it is your choice which one you choose to use. One thing is for sure the exhaust mounting system is superior to the old type, the pipe is far less likely to fracture in this area. The exhaust remains significantly quieter than other brands on the market.
 
The battery box now houses the ECU which coupled with the new switch assembly and wiring loom proved to be completely reliable when launched at the 2016 Rotax World finals. On the senior version, there is an additional earth wire that can be connected to the body of the battery box in order to vary the point at which the electronic exhaust valve is triggered, many engine builders are saying that the engine performs better on their dyno tests in the wire connected position. It will be interesting to see whether this translates to a go to situation when a serious amount of track time has taken place. There is also a long earth wire near the coil end of the loom, this is the ignition break cable for the DD2 gearshift, this should remain insulated and be tied off in order not to compromise the integrity of the loom, if in doubt ask your friendly service centre or talk to JAG Engineering at info@jag-rotax.co.uk.
 
More EVO info as it comes in please feel free to contact JAG as above or George Robinson at george@robinsonsport.co.uk.
 
For more information on Rotax classes visit www.jagrotax.co.uk.

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100UK And Formula A Winter Cup   (23/01)

Click for larger image...RetroRacer's new class for 2017, 100UK, are having their Winter Cup 18th February at the iconic Clay Pigeon circuit and are being joined by the Formula A category.

100UK is based on Formula TKM of the 90's, 100cc direct drive engine, 90's or earlier chassis and 90's style tyres. Full class regulations for these and all of RetroRacer's classes can be found on www.retroracer-hks.com.
 
Entry fee is £45 and for that you get 2 practice sessions, 3 heats and a final.

Macey Fixings have sponsored the event with the winner in each category (100UK, FA Pre-2k and Pre-95) get a £50 Dartford Karting voucher, with £25 for second place and all podium places in 100UK also get a care package from Rock Oil UK who official support the 100UK series for 2017.

Further information can be found on the 100UK and Formula A Facebook pages or by calling 100UK Drivers Rep Matthew Scott on 07894 082376.

100UK - https://www.facebook.com/100UKRCC/
Formula A - https://www.facebook.com/FormulaAKarting/


RetroRacer's full National championship kicks off on the 8th April at Fulbeck running classes for Class 1 karts from the 60's up to 2000 and Class 4 up to 1986.

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A Passion For Engineering?   (19/01)

Click for larger image...Interested in engines? Can you build something out of nothing?
 
Jonny Francis, the casting producer at Maverick TV says; "We are currently casting for a new engineering show at Maverick (www.mavericktv.co.uk) for Channel 4 and hoped that this would be of interest to anyone in the karting community.
 
We are looking for anyone who is interested in engines to take part in the show, especially those who can build something out of nothing. Our "A Team" will be dropped in to  remote locations around the world and they will have to create an escape vehicle out of the debris of a fictional crash site. The series is not just about survival - it is about escaping.
 
We are looking for exceptional individuals who have a passion for engineering who are willing to take on the ultimate challenge. Engineering and mechanics could be their job or hobby- but adventure, creativity and problem solving is also in their DNA. The karting community have some great characters and enormous talent and we are especially eager to hear from women as well."
 
Filming will take place over the summer of 2017 and participants would be required for approximately 7-9 days.
 
An exciting and a once in a lifetime opportunity - interested?  Anyone can enquire by email to casting@mavericktv.co.uk.

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Kart Marshal Training Day   (17/01)

Trent Valley Kart Club, in association with the MSA, will be hosting a Kart flag marshal training day at PF International kart circuit on Saturday 18th February 2017.

This is a free training day and open to all abilities. The day will cover such areas as personal safety, first on the scene, extraction and flags/lights and will be delivered through a mixture of practical and classroom-style based training.  A buffet lunch is included, along with refreshments throughout the day.  The day is finished off with a Pro Kart team Challenge, allowing you to experience first -hand what it is like for the drivers around the PFi kart circuit! 

Sound interesting? All you need to do is contact Clare Mills at clare@tvkc.co.uk to register your place.

Further details can be found at http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/2017-kart-marshal-training-day/.

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British Kart Championships Tyres   (16/01)

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is pleased to confirm that Vega will continue to supply tyres to the MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships in 2017.

The Junior Championship (OKJ Vortex) will run Vega's XH (option) tyre and the Senior Championship (OK Vortex) will use the XP tyre - both models are newly CIK-homologated. The wet tyre for both championships will continue to be the CIK-homologated Vega W5.

Vega has not changed the retail prices of these tyres but the cost to UK competitors has been affected by currency fluctuations, which the UK importer is obliged to continue monitoring. The 2017 prices are as follows:
Vega Slick set XH for OKJ : £137.00 + VAT.
Vega Slick set XP for OK: £142.00 + VAT.
Vega W5 rain set for OKJ / OK : £149.95 + VAT.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: "The MSA is delighted to continue its association with Vega and ACR Limited for the 2017 MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships. Sporting initiatives such as the OK Vega Trophy Race at Shenington and subsidised tyre prices for the TVKC Winter Series were well received. Similar initiatives are in the pipeline for 2017."

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Need Awning Space Or More?   (11/01)

Click for larger image...Kart-Tek is a professional team and has opportunities available as our operations expand. Places are vacant to join the team now, with a full set of services available from simple awning space to full Arrive and Drive support.
 
2016 was another successful year for the team with 2 more championship titles to add to the list and now is a good time to plan for the 2017 team.
 
Click for larger image...We consistently prove our ability to run at the front in multiple classes at circuits all over the UK, taking championships and wins and setting fastest laps.
 
With Kart-Tek's knowledge of kart set up the best performance will be achieved in all weathers and conditions and with 40 years of experience in motorsport we can offer the best package suitable for you.
 
Kart-Tek have won British championships, Open championships, Midland championships, Easy Kart British championships, WTP open champions, and have Whilton, Rissington, Kimbolton and Shenington club champions in our extensive list of achievements.
 
Professional team support for all classes including Bambino.
 
Click for larger image...Kart storage & transport facilities.
Awning space.
Full kart preparation from £60.
Driver coaching from £75.
Engine hire and support, all team Cadet engines are A number engines.
Also X30 engine with full support off fully kitted race van.
 
For more information or discuss your requirements or arrange a test with team email kart-tekracing@live.co.uk or call Darren on 07792 990592.

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TVKC Install Paddock WiFi   (11/01)

Many of you will be pleased to learn that Trent Valley Kart Club have installed WiFi into the Paddock at PF International!  A facility that most us now take for granted and have become to depend upon for so many different aspects of our lifestyles!

Due to PFi's rural location and distance from the nearest exchange, TVKC has for the last few years been using satellite broadband.  Although adequate to run internal systems and timing from this, there was always doubt about the capacity to open this up to the Paddock. However, due mainly to the continued delays in BT installing their promised fibre optic to the area and reliability issues with our then current service provider, TVKC decided to switch satellite broadband service provider and extend the network and hardware to include coverage within the Paddock areas.
 
Installed at the end of November, the system was successfully trialled at the December meeting and was greeted with positive feedback and welcomed as a valuable new edition to the list of facilities available at PFi.
 
The Paddock WiFi will be available to everyone free of charge and the password will be available from Race Control.
 
Always wanting to provide its members with the best facilities possible, TVKC are thrilled to introduce this new service to PFi.  The Club's Chairman, Nigel Edwards, comments; "At last we can provide a wifi service to the paddock to enable 'live timing' to be accessed - we have improved satellite facilities and anticipate this will carry us through the coming years prior to digital land based connections - enjoy the facility and remember it will be good for live timing and basic downloads."
 
It is the Club's intention to continue with the satellite broadband until such times as fibre optic is up and running in the area.  We would kindly remind everyone that although this is a huge step up and a much needed addition, the new system does have limitations, especially given the expected demand during a busy TVKC race meeting.

For more information on the club visit www.tvkc.co.uk.

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NJL Racing 2017   (09/01)

NJL Racing has available professional team services from awning space to full team support.

Be prepared for the 2017 season. Successful and professional team NJL Racing are a GB racing team with a wealth of experience with expertise from former British Touring Car/GT racer and British S1 kart racer offering the perfect combination of their driver skills and knowledge. Including top flight engineers/mechanics available to keep your kart set up creating the best performance in all weather conditions with the knowledge of specific set up characteristics and data of each track.

NJL Racing can offer the perfect package for you.

Also winter testing packages available: includes driver coaching and kart set up. Each test personalised to the driver to achieve ultimate pace/knowledge and skills, find extra performance and consistency.

NJL Racing cater for X30, Rotax, Cadet and Bambino at most UK and European circuits
 
NJL Racing Team Services offer:
Professional Team support

Kart storage and transportation facility
Full Kart preparation
Driver coaching / management / analysis
Driver PR & Sponsorship services
Awning space 
 
For more information on our range of services or to enquire about team drives please contact us  email nick@njlracing.com or telephone 07774 891435.
 

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DHR Winter Updates   (06/01)

Alonso (FA) kart distributor DHR has now in stock the new OTK 2017 FA Victory chassis, available in Rotax, X30 and OK spec.

As a special new year promotion DHR are offering a free one to one driver training day with the team with every purchase of a new 2017 kart.

With a workshop based at Whilton Mill Kart circuit you can be sure to get the very best support and advice on the day.

Not only that for any karts ordered before Jan 31st DHR will also include a free chassis protector set. So call now.

The DHR team will be again competing in all the major races including the Rotax Winter Tour events, the X30 and Rotax Super 1 championships along with the Euro X30 and Euro Rotax Rgmmc series.

The team have driver spaces available in both Rotax and X30 classes for UK and Europe.


The X30 and Rotax Euro Rgmmc Winter Cup's in Valencia are fast approaching and entries close soon.

So if you haven't decided on your plans yet why not give DHR a call for a friendly chat. Our packages we can offer might just surprise you.


In exciting news for the team DHR have taken delivery of their stunning new artic race transporter.

Click for larger image...With the team adding finishing touches and awaiting the new awning fitting the new truck will give the team and drivers a fantastic facility to operate from at the track.


For more info on racing with DHR or regards the new 2017 Alonso kart please contact Dan on 07960 047810 or email dan@danhollandracing.co.uk.
 


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IKR Winter Championship 2016/17   (03/01)

Meetings for the IKR Winter 2016/2017 Championship (comprising 6 rounds in total) are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before.

A competitor's best 5 results count towards their final championship position, plus a driver can do a one-off meeting also and be in contention for race day points. Many drivers do have a licence, however these meetings are non-MSA. 

Winter Format:
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then 2 heats (usually 8 laps each) and a final (usually 10 laps). Bambino drivers have practice/qualify followed by 3 timed runs.

Usual classes catered for are Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. Regulations are available at
http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/.

 
Click for larger image...All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 tyre (1 set for all 6 rounds). Please be reminded to purchase & use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.
 
Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to the event.
 
Entry Options:
Post or email completed race entry form and payment to the circuit, or confirm entry and card payment over the phone.
Trakentries online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26, the deadline for this being Wednesday 4th January.
In person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.
 
Clarkekarts shop is open both Saturday 7th January testing/race practice & Sunday 8th January race day. Café and Clubhouse are open both days and spectators are welcome.
 
Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week and garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747/321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com.

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