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Cystic Fibrosis Trust Karting GP   (16/07)
Luke Davenport confirmed for event. More

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...It is with great delight that we announce experienced GT racer and former British Touring Car driver, Luke Davenport, will be racing in this year's Cystic Fibrosis Trust Karting Grand Prix, held at Red Lodge Karting, Suffolk, on Sunday the 22nd of July. 
 
The event, open to members of the public aged 14 and over will feature up to 60 drivers split in to 3 groups of 20, battling it out in a timed qualifying session, followed by 3x 10 lap races for each driver with qualifying times setting the grid for their first race, followed by a reverse grid race 2, and race 3's grid determined by points gained in races 1&2 with trophies for the top 3 of each groups final race. 
 
A similar event in 2017 helped raise £2,303 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust who play a vital role in carrying out research and developments for people who live with the incurable genetic condition which affects the lungs and digestive system. Up until recent years, the average life expectancy for someone with CF was just 31 years. 
 
2018's event will run between 1pm and 6pm at Red Lodge Karting, near Newmarket in Suffolk, and is where Luke started his racing career back In Karts, winning Karting titles in 2004-2005. He then progressed in to cars with career highlights featuring a host of race wins, pole positions and podiums in the Ginetta Challenge G40 and Ginetta Supercup G55. His racing has included appearances in the Dutch GT Championship, Masters Historic Racing Series and British GT Championship where he took 1 win, 2 pole positions and 3 fastest laps competing in GT3 with the Ginetta G55 Factory Team. In 2017 he moved in to the British Touring Car Championship with Motorbase Click for larger image...Performance in the Ford Focus ST where he achieved a Jack Sears Trophy win at Oulton Park before his season was cut short after just 4 rounds following a serious accident at Croft which left Luke with multiple serious injuries. 
 
In 2018 Luke is focusing on rebuilding his health and racing career following the accident and has been working with Speedworks Motorsport, working on a comeback to GT Racing once again. 
 
Luke Davenport is a welcome addition to the grid for this fantastic charity event already made up of very experienced drivers from the world of karting, right through to near novices and gives a unique chance for members of the pubblic to go wheel to wheel with an experienced and successful racing driver from GT and Touring Car pedigrees as well as multiple Karting champions entered to the event. The day will also feature a great BBQ and bake sale, as well as raffle with some top quality prizes on offer. 
 
Entries are still open for competitors, however places are filling fast, to enter call Red Lodge Karting on 01638 552316 or enter online by visiting https://www.redlodgekarting.com/charity-grand-prix-22-07-18.

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Kartmasters Title Sponsor   (11/07)

Trent Valley Kart Club are proud to announce their partnership with FairFX who will be the title sponsors for the 2018 Kartmasters event.

Following their initial interest in the event and then learning more about the UK's finest one-off kart race meeting, FairFX have signed a 3 year contract, showing their commitment and support until at least 2020!

TVKC's Chairman, Nigel Edwards, is thrilled to have FairFX onboard, "Over its 23 year history, Kartmasters has become known as the 'not to be missed' karting event so to have the backing of such a prominent company as FairFX is fantastic news and adds to the high calibre race meeting that Kartmasers has become".

FairFX was established over 10 years ago and offer a range of currency and banking solutions, helping it's customers to manage and move money smarter.  FairFX was founded on the simple belief that is should be easy to move money around the world with no hidden fees.  The company has helped more than 10,000 businesses and 650,000 consumers to take control of their overseas payments, expenses and travel currency.  FairFX is also the Official foreign exchange (FX) provider of the Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team.

The FairFX MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix will take place at the infamous PF International kart circuit (Lincolnshire) from 02-05 August 2018 and entries are still open online (they close on 21 July at 18:00).

With CASH prizes for the top 3 in each class, a long list of other great prizes to be won, live streaming coverage, live daytime entertainment and of course, the notorious GP plates up for grabs - what's not to like about Kartmasters 2018?!

To enter the FairFX MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix and for more information about the event, please visit the dedicated website - http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/kartmasters/.

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Kent Cup Championship   (29/06)

Click for larger image...A full weekend of owner driver action is coming up at Lydd...

Friday 6th July - Owner Driver Open Practice / Test Day

Bambino Hour 9am to 10am
10am to 4pm (or half day) for cadet, junior & senior karts. 
(Senior to include the DART FQ250, to book a test on this day contact Tommi direct)
 
Saturday 7th July - Race Practice
Bambino Hour 9am to 10am
10am to 4pm (or half day), usual class session will run, repeating throughout the day.
 
Sunday 8th July - Owner Driver Race Meeting
Lydd IKR Summer Championship R4, also Kent Kart Championship R4, also DART Racing.   
The following classes will run: Bambino 2 stroke, Honda Clubman Standard, Honda Clubman Elite, Junior Subaru, Junior Club-Max,  ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Club-Max, 177 Club Max, visiting class DART FQ250.
(Any other classes wishing to run must have at least 6 entries.)
 
IKR Summer Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 8 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (15 Laps) for each class. Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each).
 
DART Racing will run to their own format as per regulations.

Lydd IKR summer regulations can be downloaded here http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/club-championship-regulations/.

Confirmation of Club-Max gearing for Lydd:
Junior Club-Max 13T Front & 76 Max Rear
Senior Club-Max 12T Front & 78 Max on Rear
177 Club Max 12T Front & 80 Max on Rear

DART Racing drivers to enter direct with Tommi please; entry form & all other information is on his website www.dartmotorsport.com.
 
Entry Options for non FQ250 drivers
You can confirm a race entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 4th July.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on, which closes 9am.
 
Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
  
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, or find us on Facebook. 

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Daytona Motorsport Are Hiring   (29/06)

Daytona Motorsport are looking for an experienced Engineer/Mechanic to join the team at Daytona Sandown Park. We have a vacancy for a Dmax Engineer who will be primarily responsible for race preparation of our Dmax fleet of karts.

We are looking for:
A motivated, experienced team player.
Flexibility, good communication skills and attention to detail.
Ideally some experience with karts, two stroke engines and in particular Rotax 125cc engine experience would be a bonus.
Must have own tools.

The successful candidate will be based at Daytona Sandown Park reporting directly to the Head of Engineering.
 
If you think this might be you, please send your CV and covering letter to Recruitment@Daytona.co.uk quoting the job ref: SPENG2018.
 
A full job description is available on request.

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Not Just The Weather Hotting Up   (28/06)

Click for larger image...With entries now open for the 23rd running of the infamous FairFX MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix, the event is gathering momentum!

We are pleased to announce that the prize fund keeps on growing...

In addition to the cash prizes for the top 3 of each class (1st £500, 2nd £250, 3rd £100), our friends from JAG, JM Engineering and Anderson have very kindly offered some extra awards!

JAG Engineering have donated a set of tyres for the top 3 in Mini Max, Junior Max, Senior Max and 177 Max.

JM Engineering have donated some additional cash prizes for the top 3 in IAME Cadet, Mini X, X30 Junior and X30 Senior (1st £450, 2nd £200, 3rd £100) along with the following for the X30 Junior & X30 Senior at the IAME International Finals in Le Mans in October...

1st - Free Entry to IIF + Tyres for official phase

2nd - Free Entry to IIF
3rd - Free Entry to IIF
4th-12th - Reserved Space for IIF  (Juniors)
4th-10th - Reserved Space for IIF  (Seniors)

Anderson have also donated two sets of Dunlop Tyres.

Over the next few weeks we'll keep you updated of any more prizes that are added to the list!

Have you entered yet?  In not, enter online now at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=14. Entries close at 18:00 on 21 July 2018.

Kartmasters will be supported by the 'X30 Mini Kartmasters Trophy' again this year and remember, drivers for that only need a minimum of a National B licence!

More information about the event can be found on our dedicated website http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/kartmasters/.

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British Superkarts Preview   (28/06)

Click for larger image...The MSA British Superkart Championship heads to Snetterton this weekend (1st July) for rounds 9-11, and Paul Platt looks well on the way to securing title number five.

Seven wins from the eight rounds contested so far have seen Platt open up a massive lead at the top of the points table. His most recent success came at the British Superkart Grand Prix event at Donington Park, four weeks ago. Will Platt be on the top step of the podium again this weekend or will someone else take the glory?

Redspeed team mate Andy Bird picked up two wins in the championship last season and lies second in the 2018 standings. Three second place and two thirds have been his best results so far. Can he get a win this weekend?

Jack Layton holds third place in the championship but unfortunately won't be racing this weekend, so it is left to his team mate Tom Hatfield to fly the flag for Parker Motorsport at the top of the championship. Hatfield holds fourth spot in the series and had his best result of the season at Silverstone in May with a third place but struggled to repeat that recently at Donington.

The racing this weekend will be close and exciting. Tickets will be available on the gate for £16, for more information visit https://snetterton.msv.com/SN-18-MSVR2.

Photograph courtesy of Steve Addison.

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Tuto Super One Series Round 5   (21/06)

The fifth round of the Tuto Super One Series took place at Rowrah in Cumbria with some excellent racing in wet and dry.
 
Event hosts Cumbria Kart Racing Club donated the proceeds of an extra Friday practice session to Bambino driver Ben Clark's charity, which collects, washes and resells microfibre cloths to raise money for Leicester Royal Infirmary's children's ward. Along with generous donations from many in the paddock he has now raised over £1000. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/BenjaminClarkRacing/.
 
This time, all the racing took place on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday's Qualifying and heats mainly took place on a wet or drying track. On Sunday the weather was dry until the second Finals with rain starting for the first class out, Mini X.
 
All of these categories will be out next at Shenington in Oxfordshire on 21st-22nd July.

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Maxwell Dodds topped Timed Qualifying ahead of Arvid Lindblad, William MacIntyre and Freddie Slater but the heat wins went to MacIntyre and Lindblad, leaving Dodds in 3rd on the Final 1 grid. Slater was penalised in one of the heats so ended up 17th.
 
Dodds won Final 1 in a race that included a yellow flag period, pulling away from MacIntyre towards the end. Vinnie Phillips moved up four places to 3rd in mid-race but poleman Lindblad moved up a mighty 17 places to 5th behind Harley Keeble after dropping back at the start.
 
Final 2 went to MacIntyre after battling early leader Phillips, Dodds and Lindblad. Slater set the fastest lap and gained 24 places to 4th after a disqualification in Final 1.
 
In the Championship, Lindblad is the leader, four points ahead of Dodds with a slightly bigger gap to MacIntyre, and Slater 4th with even more ground to make up.

Final 1: 1 Maxwell Dodds (Synergy) +13:39.32s, 2 William Macintyre (Synergy) +0.8s, 3 Vinnie Phillips (Synergy) +1.13s, 4 Harley Keeble (Synergy) +5.52s, 5 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) +5.76s, 6 Brandon Carr (Synergy) +5.85s
Final 2: 1 William Macintyre (Synergy) 13:50.22s, 2 Maxwell Dodds (Synergy) +0.2s, 3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) +0.33s, 4 Freddie Slater (Synergy) +0.49s, 5 Luke Watts (Tonykart) +0.53s, 6 Aiden Neate (Synergy) +1.51s

MSA X30 Junior National Kart Championship
Alex Lloyd headed the wet Qualifying session half a second ahead of Lewis Thompson with Dragan Pinsent 3rd, but Reggie Duhy took pole for Final 1 with two 2nd places in the heats. Thompson ended up 2nd on the grid and Axel LaFlamme 3rd, with the wins going to Thompson and Pinsent.
 
LaFlamme narrowly won against Lewis Gilbert in Final 1 after Thompson was forced to retire from the lead battle with five laps to go. This incident also promoted Duhy to the podium.
 
In Final 2 Duhy took the lead from LaFlamme early on and held it throughout, but was disqualified and holds the position under appeal. Clayton Ravenscroft moved up from 5th on the grid to 2nd and was reeling Duhy in at the end with Gilbert a solid 3rd.
 
Ravenscroft still leads the Championship 19 points ahead of Gilbert with Pinsent 3rd, but the standings are provisional pending Duhy's appeal.

Final 1: 1 Axel LaFlamme (Compkart) 13:31.20s, 2 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic) +0.1s, 3 Reggie Duhy (Exprit) +2.36s, 4 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc) +7.44s, 5 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) +7.65s, 6 Oliver Gray (Alonso) +7.86s
Final 2: 1 Reggie Duhy (Exprit) 13:29.90s, 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) +0.12s, 3 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic) +1.1s, 4 Axel Laflamme (Compkart) +3.69s, 5 Lewis Thompson (Birel ART) +7s, 6 Rufus Hunt (Exprit) +13.06s

MSA X30 Senior National Kart Championship
Joe Turney led Timed Qualifying ahead of Sean Butcher and Elliot Harvey, and Turney kept the lead after the heats with a 1st and a 2nd. Rory Hudson moved up to 2nd and Oliver Hodgson 3rd, while the other heat winner Harvey was down in 7th after a penalty in Heat 2.
 
Hodgson took the lead at the start of Final 1 ahead of poleman Turney while Bradley Pennell passed Hudson on the second lap. There the positions stayed until the end although Hodgson never managed to shake off Turney.
 
Turney took the lead three laps into Final 2 ahead of Hodgson, from whom he pulled away. Paul Stewart overcame Hodgson for 2nd but was penalised after the race for driving standards, giving 2nd to Morgan Porter ahead of Hodgson.
 
Turney is the Championship leader seven points ahead of Porter, with three rounds to go. Hodgson is 19 points back in 3rd.

Final 1: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 13:19.96s, 2 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +0.1s, 3 Bradley Pennell (Compkart) +2.7s, 4 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) +5.4s, 5 Lewis Malin(Compkart) +6.34s, 6 Paul Stewart (Kosmic) +7.22s
Final 2: 1 Joe Turney (Kosmic) 13:17.08s, 2 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) +2.7s, 3 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) +2.92s, 4 Bradley Pennell (Compkart) +8.05s, 5 Derek Morgan (Gillard) +8.64s, 6 Elliot Harvey (Alonso) +8.91s

MSA TKM Junior National Championship
Alexander Page topped the wet Qualifying session, three tenths faster than reigning Champion Abbi Pulling and Max Davies. Pulling and Butterworth took the heat wins but Pulling was down in 6th after dropping back in the difficult conditions of Heat 2. Davies was to start 2nd on the Final 1 grid and Zak Oates 3rd.
 
Butterworth won Final 1 almost five seconds ahead of Spencer Stevenson after leading throughout the race. Stevenson passed Pulling on the last lap after working his way through from 7th on the grid. Connor Kearney was 2nd for a time but crossed the line in 4th.
 
Stevenson made the best start in Final 2 but was overtaken by Pulling after five laps, followed through by Archie Strong. Strong spent the rest of the race in Pulling's wheeltracks before overtaking her, again on the last lap.

Final 1: 1 Daniel Butterworth (Gold) 13:12.70s, 2 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +4.83s, 3 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +5.04s, 4 Connor Kearney (Tonykart) +6.83s, 5 Max Davies (ARC) +7.03s, 6 Archie Strong (ARC) +7.44s
Final 2: 1 Archie Strong (ARC) 13:20.30s, 2 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +0.37s, 3 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +0.64s, 4 Daniel Butterworth (Gold) +1.3s, 5 Zak Oates (Tal-ko) +3.87s, 6 Zak Taylor (Tal-ko) +3.88s

MSA TKM Senior National Championship
Kyle Sproat took pole ahead of the 40 competitors in the two wet sessions, and the significant differences between the sessions meant the times were alternated. Joe Stockford was 2nd and Robert Welham 3rd. Sproat retained the lead in the heats after a win and a 2nd, Harry Moore was 2nd and Lewis Wadley 3rd, and the other heat winners were John Hogan and Joe Fowler.
 
Sproat took the lead from pole in Final 1 but Wadley soon overtook before Fowler's decisive move at half-distance secured him the win by 0.15s. Moore, who had briefly been in the lead, finished 3rd and Sproat dropped to 7th.
 
Sproat had his revenge in the wet Final 2 with a win ahead of Moore and Fowler after they passed early leader Adam Sparrow. Once ahead, Sproat was able to pull away.
 
Sparrow is still in the lead of the Championship 21 points ahead of Fowler, with another gap to Lee Whittingham.

Final 1: 1 Joe Fowler (Birel ART) 13:11.37s, 2 Lewis Wadley (Tal-ko) +0.15s, 3 Harry Moore (Birel ART) +0.51s, 4 Adam Sparrow (Tal-ko) +0.63s, 5 Sam Fowler (Birel ART) +0.9s, 6 Chris Whitton (Tal-ko) +1.87s
Final 2: 1 Kyle Sproat (Tonykart) 13:10.53s, 2 Harry Moore (Birel ART) +1.65s, 3 Sam Fowler (Birel ART) +3.27s, 4 Adam Sparrow (Tal-ko) +5.61s, 5 Lewis Wadley (Tal-ko) +7.96s, 6 Robert Welham (Tal-ko) +8.7s

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Qualifying for the two sessions took place on a wet track and Sebastian Bloch prevailed, 0.07s ahead of Sonny Smith with Alfie Rigby 3rd. Bloch stayed ahead after the heats with 1st and 2nd with Oliver Greenall moving up from 5th in Qualifying to 2nd with two 2nd places. The other heat wins went to Rigby and Theo Micouris.
 
Daniel Guinchard won Final 1 after moving up from 8th on the grid. He made a good start to join the lead pack and passed Bloch with five laps to go with Greenall following him through a lap later. Rigby, who had briefly been in the lead earlier in the race, followed Greenall closely and their last-lap battle allowed Guinchard to win comfortably.
 
Guinchard repeated his success in Final 2, now on a wet track, after a last-lap move. Rigby took the lead at the start before Greenall overtook him and led most of the race with Guinchard behind him waiting for an opportunity. After his opportunity came, Micouris was also able to overtake and finished 2nd with Rigby coming in 3rd.
 
Rigby is now the Championship leader but is just one point ahead of Guinchard with quite a large gap to Bloch. However, the points are provisional as Bloch has appealed against a penalty in his second heat and is awaiting an MSA National Court hearing.

Final 1: 1 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy) 13:15.66s, 2 Oliver Greenall (Synergy) +1.13s, 3 Alfie Rigby (Synergy) +1.2s, 4 Sonny Smith (Synergy) +2.94s, 5 Edward Pearson (Synergy) +4.4s, 6 Mitchell Gibbons (Project One) +6.35s
Final 2: 1 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy) 13:53.71s, 2 Theo Micouris (Synergy) +0.74s, 3 Oliver Greenall (Synergy) +0.92s, 4 Alfie Rigby (Synergy) +1.54s, 5 Sonny Smith (Synergy) +1.66s, 6 Edward Pearson (Synergy) +2.19s

Mini X Support Class
Joshua Rowledge took pole on a damp track from Joshua McLean and Jessica Edgar, and the two Joshuas shared the heat wins. Rashan Chigorimbo was 2nd on the Final 1 grid with Edgar 3rd ahead of McLean.
 
Final 1 was still dry and saw several lead changes and penalties but in the end Rowledge prevailed. McLean took the lead at the start at the front of a battle between himself, Edgar and Rowledge where all three had a turn in the lead. Edgar was penalised for driving standards after the finish but had dropped back anyway, leaving the third step on the podium to Ivan Lomliev.
 
It started to rain for Final 2 and Jacob McComb was the only driver to go out on wets. He was 6s a lap faster than the rest so lapped them all logically enough. Chigorimbo finished 2nd and Lomliev 3rd after all the penalties had been handed out.

Final 1: 1 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart) 13:09.32s, 2 Rashan Chigorimbo (Birel ART) +0.33s, 3 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart) +1.04s, 4 Joshua Mclean (Exprit) +3.66s, 5 Jacob Mccomb (Compkart) +9.06s, 6 Harvey Riby (Tonykart) +12.79s
Final 2: 1 Jacob Mccomb (Compkart) 13:18.50s, 2 Rashan Chigorimbo (Birel ART) +1 Lap, 3 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart) +1 Lap, 4 Aaron Walker (Exprit) +1 Lap, 5 Jessica Edgar (Exprit) +1 Lap, 6 Harvey Riby (Tonykart) +1 Lap

Report by Mary-Ann Horley, photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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MSA Kart Championships   (19/06)

Rowrah played host to round 5 of the majority of the MSA Kart Championships on 16th-17th June.

Click for larger image...MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Maxwell Dodds and William MacIntyre claimed a win apiece at Rowrah.

Dodds won the first final after starting fourth, battling to the front and pulling away from MacIntyre in the last few laps. Vinnie Phillips moved up four places to finish third. Poleman Arvid Lindblad dropped back to P22 at the start of the race but fought back an impressive 17 places to finish in fifth overall.

MacIntyre won the second final after battling against Dodds and Lindblad. Freddie Slater set the fastest lap and gained 22 places to finish fourth after a receiving a penalty in the first final.

Results - Final 1: 1 Maxwell Dodds (Synergy) +13:39.32s, 2 William Macintyre (Synergy) +0.8s, 3 Vinnie Phillips (Synergy) +1.13s
Results - Final 2: 1 William Macintyre (Synergy) 13:50.22s, 2 Maxwell Dodds (Synergy) +0.2s, 3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) +0.33s

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Junior National Kart Championship
Axel LaFlamme and Reggie Duhy shared the wins at Rowrah.

LaFlamme narrowly won against Lewis Gilbert in final one after Lewis Thompson was forced to retire from the lead with five laps to go. Duhy completed the podium.

The second final saw Duhy take the lead from LaFlamme early on and hold it to the finish. Clayton Ravenscroft moved up from fifth on the grid to finish second. Gilbert collected a solid third place finish.

Results - Final 1: 1 Axel LaFlamme (Compkart) 13:31.20s, 2 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic) +0.1s, 3 Reggie Duhy (Exprit) +2.36s
Results - Final 2: 1 Reggie Duhy (Exprit) 13:29.90s, 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) +0.12s, 3 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic) +1.1s

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Senior National Kart Championship
Oliver Hodgson and Joe Turney were the victors in round five of the championship.

Hodgson took the lead at the start of final one ahead of poleman Turney, while Bradley Pennell passed Rory Hudson on the second lap. There the positions stayed until the end although Hodgson never managed to shake off Turney.

Turney took the lead just three laps into final two and pulled away from the pack. Paul Stewart finished second but was penalised after the race for driving standards, promoting Morgan Porter to second, ahead of Hodgson.

Results - Final 1: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 13:19.96s, 2 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +0.1s, 3 Bradley Pennell (Compkart) +2.7s
Results - Final 2: 1 Joe Turney (Kosmic) 13:17.08s, 2 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) +2.7s, 3 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) +2.92s

Click for larger image...MSA TKM Junior National Kart Championship
Daniel Butterworth and Archie Strong overcame strong competition from Abbi Pulling and Spencer Stevenson to share the wins at Rowrah.

Butterworth won the first final almost five seconds ahead of Stevenson. Pulling completed the podium ahead of Connor Kearney.

Stevenson made the best start in final two but was overtaken by Pulling after five laps, followed through by Archie Strong. Strong spent the rest of the race in Pulling's wheeltracks before overtaking her, again on the penultimate lap.

Results - Final 1: 1 Daniel Butterworth (Gold) 13:12.70s, 2 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +4.83s, 3 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +5.04s
Results - Final 2: 1 Archie Strong (ARC) 13:20.30s, 2 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +0.37s, 3 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +0.64s

Click for larger image...MSA TKM Senior National Kart Championship
Joe Fowler won the first final at Rowrah, before Kyle Sproat overcame wet conditions to take final two.

A determined Fowler took the lead from Lewis Wadley at half distance and never looked back. Harry Moore, who had briefly been in the lead, finished third.

Sproat won a wet final two ahead of Moore and Fowler after they passed early leader Adam Sparrow. Once ahead, Sproat was able to pull away and hold the lead.

Results - Final 1: 1 Joe Fowler (Birel ART) 13:11.37s, 2 Lewis Wadley (Tal-ko) +0.15s, 3 Harry Moore (Birel ART) +0.51s
Results - Final 2: 1 Kyle Sproat (Tonykart) 13:10.53s, 2 Harry Moore (Birel ART) +1.65s, 3 Sam Fowler (Birel ART) +3.27s

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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MSA Kart Championships Preview   (14/06)

The weather is expected to be dry on Friday and Sunday but with light rain on Saturday. For entry lists and timetables visit www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/results/s1/2018/20180603.html and for track and access details for Rowrah visit www.cumbriakrc.co.uk.

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Round 5: Rowrah, 16-17 June

After three rounds Arvid Lindblad leads the championship but is just five points ahead of arch-rival Freddie Slater, with Maxwell Dodds a further six points behind.

William MacIntyre has also had some great results, including a win and a second place finish at Whilton Mill, while Aiden Neate, Harry Burgoyne Jr and Harley Keeble have also shown they can score well in the right conditions.

MSA TKM Junior National Championship
Round 5: Rowrah, 16-17 June

Reigning Champion Abbi Pulling is just two points ahead of Oliver Richardson after Richardson's double win at the previous round at Clay Pigeon.

The first round at Larkhall saw Pulling and Daniel Butterworth share the wins, and Spencer Stevenson and Archie Strong have also made themselves at home on the podium, but it is Butterworth laying thid in the points, 16 behind Richardson.

MSA TKM Senior National Championship
Round 5: Rowrah, 16-17 June

Adam Sparrow is top of the table by three points from Joe Fowler despite the lack of a win so far, with double wins going to Fowler and Chris Whitton at the first two rounds.

Lee Whittingham is another one to take consistent podiums but no wins yet, and he is closely followed by the experienced Ryan Cole, while Robert Welham is also on good form.

MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Round 5: Rowrah, 16-17 June

After three rounds Clayton Ravenscroft leads the championship but a slight drop in form at the previous round at Larkhall will see him fired up to consolidate his lead.

Dragan Pinsent and Alessandro Ceronetti have been the other race-winners with Pinsent second in the championship but 25 points behind Ravenscroft, and Lewis Gilbert third after a double podium at Whilton Mill.

MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Round 5: Rowrah, 16-17 June

Morgan Porter is in the championship lead going into the fourth round for X30 but Oliver Hodgson will be out for revenge following his disqualification from final two at Larkhall after winning final one.

All Final wins have gone to those two so far. Joe Turney is second in the points just ahead of Thomas Turner with Hodgson fourth, while Levi King, Owen Byatt, Sean Butcher and Bradley Pennell have had some interesting podium finishes.

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Compkart - Making History   (11/06)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...KKC & Compkart UK would like to congratulate MLR-Comp and their drivers Thomas Turner and Axel La Flamme, on their championship-winning drives to win the first ever X30 O-Plate race in both Junior & Senior classes.
 
The weekend of the 2nd & 3rd June saw the 1st ever Iame X30 British O-Plate Championship race take place at the PF International circuit.
 
Throughout Saturday the MLR-Comp drivers Gary Edwards from Ireland (Senior X30), Thomas Turner (Senior X30), Jordan Brown (Senior X30-Club), Theo Edgerton (Junior X30) and Axel La Flamme (Junior X30) posted lap times to place them at the front of the grid.
 
With no qualifying for the O-Plate Championship race, this would make it difficult to obtain a strong front running finish. However, this did not stop Thomas Turner and his P1 Racing Engines Fluro-powered Compkart chassis charging through to win his 1st heat and finish in 6th place in his 2nd, placing him on pole for the final. Unfortunately for Gary Edwards, after lapping the PF Circuit at a pace that would put him at the sharp end, a nose cone penalty in his 1st heat and an engine component failure in his 2nd would see Edwards having to start from P21 for the B Final. A strong charge through saw him finish inside the top 6 - an excellent drive promoting him in to the A Final. A further charge from the back of the A final in to P11 at the finish and with a lap time that would have put him at the winners' pace really did show what could have been for this Irishman.
 
In the Junior class, represented by Theo Edgerton and Axel La Flamme, finishing positions for Edgerton of P13 and a DNF in the 2nd heat would always prove difficult for a strong finish, and indeed a difficult final for young Edgerton saw him cross the line in P14. However, the young charger La Flamme in his 1st heat moved forward a very impressive 24 places before a nose cone penalty put paid to this strong finish. This, combined with a DNF in his 2nd heat saw all hopes of a podium finish scraped with a starting position of P26 for La Flamme in the final.
 
Click for larger image...The final for the Fluro Compkart drivers Thomas Turner - powered by P1 Racing Engines - and Grice Racing Engines powered Axel La Flamme, would see history being made when the Mark Litchfield-MLR run Compkart Chassis became double British Open champions in the same weekend!
 
Click for larger image...La Flamme, setting off from P26, knew that to win the race was an extremely tall order, however the young charger set about this the moment the lights went green, powering through 11 places by the 2nd lap. With 5 minutes of the final race left to run, La Flamme would see himself in P5 with it all to play for. By the 2nd to last lap, La Flamme moved in to the lead and went on to take the win by some 3 seconds! An outstanding and terrific drive by this young charger, really highlighting the true potential of his Grice-powered Fluro Compkart Chassis against the top drivers in the country and against all major chassis manufacturers.
 
In the senior class Thomas Turner set off from Pole Position, but unfortunately an incident on lap 1 saw Turner damage his chassis considerably and bend not only the chassis but also the steering column and track rod too, badly affecting the steering and chassis. On lap 3 and dropping back to 6th place Turner felt his chances of winning the race were slipping away. However, by digging deep and adjusting his driving style, he started to reel the leaders in, eventually overtaking them and placing himself in the top position by lap 9. Unfortunately, he dropped back to P2 with 3 laps of the race to the X30 World Champion Oliver Hodgeson. Realising that P2 was not sufficient and only winning the O-Plate Championship would suffice, Turner charged back to Hodgeson and by the 3rd to last lap was back with him on his bumper looking for an opportunity to overtake. The last lap board was shown and a small mistake at the top of the bridge didn't help matters, but as Hodgeson approached the 1st hairpin Turner knew that this was the moment to overtake and despite being 4 kart lengths behind Turner placed his Compkart chassis at the 1st hairpin and pulled an audacious move to obtain the lead from Hodgeson. With no impact or damage taken by both class drivers.
 
Turner held the lead to chequered flag to win the 1st ever X30 British Open Championship race.
 
Click for larger image...With this both drivers not only won fantastic trophies, but also received their tickets to the International Finals along with their necessary race tyres, compliments of the Iame-importers JM Racing.
 
To win 1 x British Championship O-Plate race is an incredible feat,but to win both Junior & Senior Classes during the same weekend, taking in to consideration the difficulties both drivers experienced during their finals, really demonstrates the capabilities of the Fluro Compkart Covert-18R Race Chassis in both Saturday's wet and both days' dry conditions, highlighting the true potential of the chassis.
 
Not only is the chassis striking off-track in its colour and characteristics, but on-track it continues to demonstrate true winning capabilities with striking results.
 
KKC and Compkart UK Would like to congratulate Mark Litchfield of MLR, the Compkart-mounted drivers, mechanics and their parents for their efforts, outstanding pace, determination, strength and success during the race weekend.

Regardless of your engine supplier the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, plus fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.

All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Tuto Super One Series Round 4   (07/06)

Round 4 of the Tuto Super One Series took place at Clay Pigeon on 2nd-3rd June.

The fourth round of the 2018 season saw high temperatures on Sunday at the fast Dorset track and some great racing, particularly in the TKM classes. Honda Cadet and the three Rotax Max classes were also on the programme.
 
Honda Cadet, TKM Extreme and Senior Max all had entries big enough for a Repechage and numbers in the other classes remained more than respectable, to give a total of 237 entries for the weekend.
 
Honda Cadet and the TKMs will now head to Rowrah at the opposite end of the country in less than two weeks time to join the X30s for the next round.

MSA TKM Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Abbi Pulling took pole, 0.08s ahead of Spencer Stevenson and 0.12s ahead of Ben Watson, with arch-rival Daniel Butterworth in 4th. Pulling won Heat 1 on Saturday half a second ahead of Butterworth, then on Sunday morning Archie Strong beat them both. Pulling did however keep pole for Final 1 on equal points with Butterworth but Qualifying as the tiebreaker.
 
Click for larger image...Butterworth leapfrogged into the lead at the start of Final 1 but was soon repassed by Pulling before he briefly retook the lead. The latter half of the race was marked by a lead battle between Spencer Stevenson and Oliver Richardson with Pulling attacking wherever possible too. Richardson was ahead at the chequered flag of an epic race with Strong slipping through to 2nd ahead of Stevenson.
 
Final 2 was a continuous battle between Richardson and Pulling with Richardson leading most of the way apart from a few brief periods with Pulling ahead. They pulled away from Strong who took 3rd from Stevenson on lap 14. Richardson was again triumphant, almost two tenths ahead of Pulling.

Results
Final 1: 1 Oliver Richardson (Tal-ko) 12:47.95s, 2 Archie Strong (ARC) +0.14s, 3 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +0.36s, 4 Connor Kearney (Tonykart) +0.45s, 5 Ben Watson (Tal-ko) +0.7s, 6 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +0.95s
Final 2: 1 Oliver Richardson (Tal-ko) 12:46.47s, 2 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +0.19s, 3 Archie Strong (ARC) +1.88s, 4 Connor Kearney (Tonykart) +2.07s, 5 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +2.16s, 6 Dan Mckeown (Birel ART) +2.27

MSA TKM Senior National Championship
Click for larger image...Kristian Brierley qualified fastest on Saturday morning with both Lee Whittingham and Ryan Cole 0.07s behind him, while in the heats Brierley, Whittingham and Adam Sparrow won a heat each with Whittingham taking pole for Final 1.
 
Click for larger image...There was more close racing in the Senior class with Brierley, Whittingham and Sparrow taking turns in control. However, Chris Whitton took the lead three laps from the end to win by a small margin from Whittingham.
 
In Final 2 Whittingham and Robert Welham overtook Whitton but Whitton bided his time to retake the lead for the last five laps to win. Welham had dropped to 3rd but overtook Sparrow in the closing stages although he wasn't quite close enough to take the win on the last lap.

Results
Final 1: 1 Chris Whitton (Tal-ko) 12:46.11s, 2 Lee Whittingham (Tal-ko) +0.07s, 3 Adam Sparrow (Tal-ko) +0.77s, 4 Robert Welham (Tal-ko) +1s, 5 Ryan Cole (Tal-ko) +1.4s, 6 Lewis Wadley (Tal-ko) +1.8s
Final 2: 1 Chris Whitton (Tal-ko) 12:48.36s, 2 Robert Welham (Tal-ko) +0.6s, 3 Adam Sparrow (Tal-ko) +0.76s, 4 Louis Beaven (Tonykart) +1.09s, 5 Sam Fowler (Birel ART) +1.26s, 6 Lewis Wadley (Tal-ko) +1.69s

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Click for larger image...Archie Walker was the poleman after the two sessions of Qualifying with Mikhai Singh 2nd and Sonny Smith 3rd, but 10th qualifier Daniel Guinchard came through to win both of his heats and take pole for Final 1.
 
Click for larger image...Oliver Greenall made the best start in Final 1 but poleman Guinchard soon repassed and held the lead until near the end, he and Alfie Rigby pulling away from the pack which was headed by Sebastian Bloch and Theo Micouris. The pair closed back up to the leaders at the end and Rigby took the lead in the last lap battle to go on to win from Micouris, but he was penalised a lap so Bloch and Guinchard took the remaining podium positions.
 
In Final 2 Rigby led most of the race but didn't have it all his own way, leading a pack of several karts, including Guinchard, Greenall, Bloch and Kean Berta. Guinchard and Greenall both had a turn in the lead but Rigby retook control on the last lap to win ahead of Guinchard and Berta.

Results
Final 1: 1 Alfie Rigby (Synergy) 13:08.51s, 2 Sebastian Bloch (Project One) +1.86s, 3 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy) +2.56s, 4 Sonny Smith (Synergy) +2.57s, 5 Edward Pearson (Synergy) +2.65s, 6 Oliver Greenall (Synergy) +3.19s
Final 2: 1 Alfie Rigby (Synergy) 13:13.60s, 2 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy) +0.06s, 3 Kean Berta (Synergy) +0.37s, 4 Oliver Greenall (Synergy) +0.5s, 5 Edward Pearson (Synergy) +0.95s, 6 Sebastian Bloch (Project One) +2s

ABkC Minimax National Championship
Click for larger image...Myles Barthorpe narrowly took pole ahead of Brodie Trayhorn and Sean Cuss but a penalty for Barthorpe dropped him down to 4th on the Final 1 grid despite a win, while Trayhorn took pole with a 1st and 2nd in the heats.
 
Click for larger image...Trayhorn held the lead early on in Final 1, but Barthorpe gained back four places in quick succession to take the lead on lap 4. Barthorpe never managed to shake Trayhorn off but they pulled away from 3rd-placed Charlie Knight until the end of the race.
 
Barthorpe led from lights to flag in Final 2 while Cuss moved up to 2nd early in the race before Trayhorn retook the position in mid-race. Knight again took 3rd after fighting off Archie Kitching.

Results
Final 1: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart) 13:04.49s, 2 Brodie Trayhorn (Luxor) +0.22s, 3 Charlie Knight (Kosmic) +5.76s, 4 Sean Cuss (Tonykart) +5.94s, 5 Archie Kitching (Tonykart) +7.45s, 6 Maciej Hamera (Alonso) +7.98s
Final 2: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart) 13:05.33s, 2 Brodie Trayhorn (Luxor) +0.08s, 3 Charlie Knight (Kosmic) +3.5s, 4 Archie Kitching (Tonykart) +3.57s, 5 Sean Cuss (Tonykart) +4.08s, 6 Sam Gornall (Exprit) +4.78s

ABkC Junior Max National Championship
Click for larger image...Guy Cunnington dominated the early stages of the Clay Pigeon round with pole in Qualifying and two heat wins, with James Lowther the closest to him.
 
Click for larger image...Lowther made a good start from 2nd but Cunnington quickly retook the lead and pulled away from Lowther slowly throughout the race with Oakley Pryer taking 3rd at half-distance.
 
Cunnington could only hold the lead for a few laps in Final 2 though, with Lowther taking control a couple of laps in and going on to win. Pryer took 2nd for much of the race but Cunnington retook the runner-up spot with three laps to go.

Results
Final 1: 1 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart) 12:57.82s, 2 James Lowther (Tonykart) +0.81s, 3 Oakley Pryer (Tonykart) +1.04s, 4 Ben Burgess (Tonykart) +3.21s, 5 Kai Hunter (Kosmic) +3.54s, 6 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic) +5.92s
Final 2: 1 James Lowther (Tonykart) 12:59.62s, 2 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart) +0.17s, 3 Oakley Pryer (Tonykart) +0.68s, 4 Kai Hunter (Kosmic) +0.95s, 5 Ben Burgess (Tonykart) +1.1s, 6 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic) +2.62s

ABkC Senior Max National Championship
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Bradley Barrett took pole ahead of the 60-kart Senior Max field and stayed ahead in the Intermediate Classification with a 1st and 2nd in the heats. Charlie Turner and Joe Turney both also took 1st and 2nd in the heats to take 2nd and 3rd on the grid for Final 1.
 
Barrett was never headed in Final 1, with Turner initially 2nd before he was overtaken by Turney. Turney closed up on Barrett but not quite enough, although he had escaped from the threat of Turner.
 
Tommy Foster had been fastest in Final 1, and after early leader Turney's Final 2 came to an abrupt end after an incident with Barrett, he was 2nd behind Turner. Foster reeled Turner in and pulled away once he had taken the lead to win by a second from Turner with Tom Edmunds a further four tenths back.

Results
Final 1: 1 Bradley Barrett (Alonso) 12:56.79s, 2 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +0.35s, 3 Charlie Turner (Alonso) +5.11s, 4 Myles Apps (Alonso) +5.26s, 5 James Johnson (Alonso) +5.42s, 6 Tom Edmunds (Kosmic) +5.56s
Final 2: 1 Tommy Foster (Tonykart) 12:59.32s, 2 Charlie Turner (Alonso) +1.01s, 3 Tom Edmunds (Kosmic) +1.42s, 4 Kieran Gifford (Gillard) +1.76s, 5 Morgan Rose (Tonykart) +2.39s, 6 Myles Apps (Alonso) +4.15s

ABkC Rotax 177 National Championship
Click for larger image...Chris Thomas took pole in Rotax 177 with Daniel Martin close behind, with both heat wins going to Thomas. Championship leader Louis Large came through to take 2nd in both heats for 2nd on the Final 1 grid with Colin Davis 3rd.
 
Thomas dominated Final 1, finishing 1.2s ahead of the experienced Davis with Large 3rd, and it was the same in Final 2 despite the efforts of Martin early on.

Results
Final 1: 1 Chris Thomas (Tonykart) 13:09.73s, 2 Colin Davis (Kosmic) +1.2s, 3 Louis Large (Tonykart) +3.1s, 4 Daniel Martin (Tonykart) +3.37s, 5 Alexander Luck (Tonykart) +3.92s, 6 Jason Wilson (Tonykart) +10.28s
Final 2: 1 Chris Thomas (Tonykart) 13:09.46s, 2 Colin Davis (Kosmic) +0.47s, 3 Louis Large (Tonykart) +4.39s, 4 Alexander Luck (Tonykart) +4.47s, 5 James Moorcroft (Tonykart) +4.6s, 6 Daniel Martin (Tonykart) +7s

Report by Mary-Ann Horley, photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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MSA Kart Championships   (05/06)

MSA British Superkart Championship
Round 7-8: Donington Park, 3 June.

Paul Platt is well on the way to lifting title number five after collecting two more wins at Donington Park.

In the opening race he took the lead on the opening lap and held off a late challenge from reigning champion Daniel Clark to squeeze home by 0.282s.

In race two, it was Redspeed team-mate Andy Bird who took the initial lead but Platt moved ahead on the second lap and eased clear to secure his second victory by 2.76s. Bird battled with former champion Jack Layton for second spot with the result decided on the last lap.

Results Round 7: 1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas), 2 Daniel Clark (Anderson Gas Gas), 3 Jack layton (Anderson DEA)
Results Round 8: 1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas), 2 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas), 3 Jack Layton (Anderson DEA)

MSA Junior TKM National Championship
Round 4: Clay Pigeon, 2-3 June.

Oliver Richardson overcame constant pressure from Abbi Pulling to win both finals at Clay Pigeon.

Pulling started from pole in the first final after heading qualifying and taking one of the heat wins, with Archie Strong winning the other. Daniel Butterworth leapfrogged into the lead at the start but tight pack racing produced several different leaders with Richardson ahead at the chequered flag.

The second final was a continuous battle between Richardson and Pulling, with Richardson again triumphant. Strong completed the podium.

Results Final 1: 1 Oliver Richardson (Tal-ko) 12:47.95s, 2 Archie Strong (ARC) +0.14s, 3 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +0.36s
Results Final 2: 1 Oliver Richardson (Tal-ko) 12:46.47s, 2 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +0.19s, 3 Archie Strong (ARC) +1.88s

MSA Senior TKM National Kart Championship
Round 4: Clay Pigeon, 2-3 June

Chris Whitton dominated at Clay Pigeon, winning both finals despite close racing.

Kristian Brierley was fastest in qualifying and shared the heat wins with Lee Whittingham and Adam Sparrow, with Whittingham taking pole for the first final. There was more close racing in the Senior class with Brierley, Whittingham and Sparrow taking turns in control before Whitton took the lead three laps from the end.

In final two Whittingham and Robert Welham overtook Whitton but he bided his time to retake the lead in the last five laps to win. Welham and Sparrow completed the podium.

Results Final 1: 1 Chris Whitton (Tal-ko) 12:46.11s, 2 Lee Whittingham (Tal-ko) +0.07s, 3 Adam Sparrow (Tal-ko) +0.77s
Results Final 2: 1 Chris Whitton (Tal-ko) 12:48.36s, 2 Robert Welham (Tal-ko) +0.6s. 3 Adam Sparrow (Tal-ko) +0.76s

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Joe Dale Memorial Meeting   (05/06)

This month marks the anniversary of the passing at 16 years old of Karter Joe Dale from Barnsley who died from complications resulting from a sudden, severe asthma attack which caused his lungs to collapse and his heart to stop.

His local club, South Yorkshire Kart Club at Wombwell, Barnsley are running this weekends MSA meeting on 9th and 10th June in his memory and it would be great to see some new faces amongst all Joe's old friends.

We're also hoping to have a couple of football matches on Saturday evening for anyone stopping by who fancies a kick about and possibly some food and live entertainment.

We'd be thrilled to see as many people as possible turning out to support a traditional kart club and to #raceon in Joe's memory.

For more information on race entries etc., visit www.sykc.co.uk.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (04/06)
 
Sunday 10th June sees Round 3 of the IKR Summer Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit, with race practice being Saturday 9th June. 
 
The following classes will run here: Bambino 2 stroke, Honda Clubman Standard, Honda Clubman Elite, Junior Subaru, Junior Club-Max, Mini Max, ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Club-Max, 177 Club Max. (Any other classes wishing to run must have at least 6 entries.)
 
Summer Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 8 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (15 Laps) for each class. Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each).

The full summer regulations can be downloaded here http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/club-championship-regulations/.
 
Rotax (Club-Max) & Junior Subaru classes will only be permitted to use Maxxis HG1 slick tyres. The first set they use will be recorded on the barcode and only this set will be counted for championship points & trophies. (Be advised to start your championship with a new set.)
 
Confirmation of Club-Max gearing for Lydd:
Junior Club-Max 13T Front & 76 Max Rear.
Senior Club-Max 12T Front & 78 Max on Rear.
177 Club Max 12T Front & 80 Max on Rear.

Click for larger image...Entry Options
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 6th June.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on, which closes 9am. Provisional Saturday practice running order & Sunday race day time table are posted to facebook prior event.

Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
 
Costs
Saturday race practice and other owner-driver test days.
- Half day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 non-member / £30 circuit member.
- Full day: (10am to 4pm) £55 non-member / £50 circuit member.
Sunday race fee £55 non-member / £50 circuit member.
Transponder hire £10 per person.
Kart storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart.
Garage space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 01797 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, or find us on Facebook.

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Compkart Show Speed At Whilton   Click for larger image...(01/06)
 
Click for larger image...It was an excellent race meeting at Whilton Mill in both Senior and Junior X30 Classes, with Compkart drivers all demonstrating the speed of their Fluro Compkart chassis to maximum effect.
 
With Compkart drivers posting the fastest lap times throughout the Saturday in both Junior & Senior X30 Classes, Sunday would see them demonstrate much of the same again!
 
With 4 Compkart drivers inside the top 7 in the Senior X30 Class, along with posting the fastest lap time in Sundays warm-up, the heats continued in similar dominant fashion. Matty Armstrong won the 1st heat to see 3 Compkart chassis in the top 5. The 2nd heat saw much of the same again with Piers Prior this time winning the 2nd heat, and again with 3 Compkart drivers inside the top 6 this time. With the 3rd heat, 5 Compkart drivers would finish within the top 7 places this time with Saul Robinson winning this heat. Compkart were really showing how to dominate the heats.
 
The final however would have mixed results for several Compkart drivers. However, a strong showing from Piers Prior and Jordan Brown at the finish line would see these chargers finish in P1 & P2 respectively! It could have been 5 Compkart's in the top 6 finishing positions were it not for another driver's mishap, but at the flag 3 Compkart chassis would cross the finish line within the top 6 finishing positions. This Highlighted the most popular chassis choice of drivers for the top finishing positions in the final.Click for larger image...
 
Click for larger image...In Junior X30, Axel La Flamme highlighted the strengths of his Compkart chassis throughout Saturday. Sunday warm-up saw him a mere 7/100's of a second off of the fastest lap. However, come the 1st heat Axel positioned his chassis at the front of the pack by winning the 1st heat and posting the fastest lap time of the race. The 2nd heat would see Axel move forward by 11 places, crossing the line in P2, with a lap time an impressive 4 tenths faster than the eventual race winner. The 3rd heat proved more difficult with a penalty absorbed by a fault from another competitor seeing him drop down to 9th position, although again posting a lap time over a tenth faster than the rest of the field.
 
Sadly, with weather conditions deteriorating rapidly, the Junior X30 along with the remainder of the finals had to be cancelled as the meeting was abandoned. This resulted in Axel in P2 finish position due to this being his starting grid position for the final.
 
So, another race and, yet again, another dominating performance from the Fluro-mounted Compkart drivers.
 
Click for larger image...Compkart UK Would like to congratulate all of the Compkart drivers, mechanics and their parents for their efforts, outstanding pace, determination, strength & success throughout the race weekend at Whilton Mill.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, plus fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.

All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Shenington Success For Compkart   (01/06)

Click for larger image...Compkart drivers' Rashan Chigorimbo (Mini X30), Jacob McComb (Mini X30), Luke Weston (Mini X30) and Lewis Malin (Senior X30) all demonstrated the capabilities and strengths of their Compkart chassis to maximum effect at Shenington with a dominant performance.
 
With young Luke Weston making his comeback after being out of the seat since summer last year, it was always going to be a tall order for this young driver. However, progress made throughout Saturday would soon see young Luke posting very respectable lap times to put him at the sharp end of the field. Sunday continued to show promise, but a lack of race craft through being out of the seat for such a period of time was evident however. We know Luke will come back stronger, as a full race calendar has now been finalised for this young driver.Click for larger image...
 
Jacob McComb posted the fastest lap times in several test sessions throughout Saturday, and the young charger Rashan Chigorimbo dominated the heats and final on the Sunday
 
Not only did they post the 1st & 2nd fastest lap times in the warm up, the young pair Chigorimbo and McComb continued posting fastest lap times in heats 1 & 2, with Rashan winning the 1st & 3rd heats in dominating fashion. The final saw Rashan crossing the line in 1st position with Jacob in P3, highlighting the strengths of their Compkart chassis in the Mini X30 class.
 
Click for larger image...In the Senior X30 Class, Lewis Malin would dominate the entire race weekend. Posting fastest lap times throughout the Saturday tests, Sunday saw Malin post the fastest lap time in the warm-up along with fastest sectors. Malin was some 4 tenths faster than anyone other competitor which would continue throughout the day. In a truly dominating display, Malin crossed the finish line in 1st place in all 3 heats, a fantastic feat. However, this was not enough for Malin who went on to lead the final from lights to finish, winning the final with over a 5 second lead! He truly knows how to demonstrate the capabilities of his Compkart chassis.
 
Click for larger image...Compkart UK Would like to congratulate Luke Weston, Rashan Chigorimbo, Jacob McComb & Lewis Malin on their performances throughout the weekend, winning respectively with dominating force.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, plus fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.

All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Watch The British Superkart GP   (31/05)

This weekend sees the 39th MSA British Superkart Grand Prix take place at Donington Park, and if you can't make it to see the action in person, you can watch the event online.

The Sunday Superkart action, including the British and National Championship races, CIK-FIA European Championship races, and the British GP races will be live streamed at the following websites...

BARC TV - www.barctv.net
CIK - www.cikfia.tv

The timetable for the event can be found on the Donington Park website here.

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Msport On Top At Larkhall   (21/05)

Click for larger image...Round 3 of this year's Super One Series saw a welcome return to Larkhall in Scotland as the team was victorious there on our last visit in 2016.

The weekend was again a success for the team, scoring our first win in senior X30 of the season, Morgan porter winning the final after a stunning overtake in the hairpin section to seal his victory.

Click for larger image...Over the weekend the team drivers all showed strong pace, Lebanese driver Rashid Ghanem having his best qualifying to date and both series newbie Brandon Matschull and Josh Thompson having strong weekends.

With the team having only 1 junior currently entered for Super One, Samuel Hawthorne had big shoes to fill following the teams multiple victories in 2017. Although his result did not show his full potential, progress was definately made.
 
We still have spaces in Junior and also race winning junior motors available for the remainder of the 2018 series. We can fodder a package to suit all budgets so get in contact if your year is not going to plan.

For more information contact Keiran, Danny or Lisa to discuss your requirements on 01327 842778, or visit us at Whilton Mill Kart Circuit, Whilton Locks, Daventry, NN11 2NH.
 
Next stop for the team is the Whilton Mill club championship round and Mariembourg in Belgium for round 2 of the Euro series.

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FIA F1 Future Stars Picked   (17/05)

Click for larger image...Channel 4 F1 and Renault Sport F1 reserve driver Jack Aitken have helped the MSA select ten young British karters as F1 Future Stars for this year's Formula 1 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix at Silverstone (8 July).

FIA F1 Future Stars is a new initiative to bring young drivers closer to their grand prix heroes by accompanying them on the grid for the national anthem before each race.

The MSA pre-selected its reigning Bambino Kart Champion, Archie Clark, as the first FIA F1 Future Star. The governing body then invited MSA kart competition licence holders aged seven to ten to record a short video introducing themselves and saying why they wanted to be an FIA F1 Future Star. More than 50 young drivers submitted clips.

Channel 4 F1's Steve Jones and David Coulthard sat down with MSA Team UK member and F2 racer Aitken during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend to review the videos. They selected the following MSA Bambino and Cadet karters as FIA F1 Future Stars:

Summer Chapman
Callie Clifford
Zain Khan
Monde Jnr Konini
Jason Park
Skye Parker
Leo Robinson
Lucas Ross Cameron
Ronnie Shrimpton

Coulthard, twice a British Grand Prix winner, said: "All the young karters presented very well in their videos, so whittling them down to just nine was tough. I couldn't believe how many trophies some of these youngsters had in the background - I didn't win as many in 30 years of racing! I'm really looking forward to meeting the FIA F1 Future Stars at Silverstone and who knows, a future F1 world champion could be among them."

Silverstone is running its own initiative to find the remaining 10 FIA F1 Future Stars for this year's British Grand Prix.

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Tuto Super One Series Round 3   (16/05)

The third round of the 2018 Super One Series saw some outstanding racing for the IAME Cadet, X30, TKM and Bambino classes at the Scottish circuit of Larkhall. The weather stayed mild but cloudy for most of the event, which was the first of the year for the TKMs and Bambinos.
 
The next round will be at Clay Pigeon in Dorset on the first weekend of June for the Honda Cadet, Rotax, TKM and OK classes.

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Freddie Slater took pole but with nothing to choose between himself, Arvid Lindblad and Maxwell Dodds. Lindblad won both heats though with Slater 2nd and Dodds 3rd both times. 
 
From pole Lindblad led all of Final 1 with Dodds increasingly pressing, and in fact fastest, but not quite able to pull ahead. Slater had been 3rd but dropped back after a clash on lap 5, leaving 3rd to William MacIntyre, 3s behind.
 
It was the same story for the top two in Final 2 but Slater came through the field after a brilliant start to finish 3rd, while reeling Dodds in.
 
With three rounds already completed, Lindblad is five points ahead of Slater and 11 points ahead of Dodds in the Championship.

Results
Final 1: 1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) 13:01.54s, 2 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart) +0.05s, 3 William MacIntyre (Synergy) +3.31s, 4 Harry Burgoyne Jr (Synergy) +5.23s, 5 Sam Shaw (Tonykart) +6.44s, 6 Brandon Carr (Synergy) +6.65s
Final 2: 1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) 13:00.05s, 2 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart) +0.18s, 3 Freddie Slater (Synergy) +1.07s, 4 William MacIntyre (Synergy) +2.42s, 5 Sam Shaw (Tonykart) +2.78s, 6 Brandon Carr (Synergy) +4.89s

Mini X Support Race
Rashan Chigorimbo took pole by 0.06s from Ivan Lomliev with Joshua McLean just 0.01s behind that. Lomliev won both heats though, with Chigorimbo dropping to 4th. Lomliev led two-thirds of Final 1 but McLean reeled him in and overtook on lap 12, with Joshua Rowledge following him through. Lomliev had his revenge in Final 2 with local driver Cian Shields 2nd by a second and Chigorimbo back up to 3rd ahead of Rowledge.

Results
Final 1: 1 Joshua McLean (Exprit) 12:42.75s, 2 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart) +3.42s, 3 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart) +3.61s, 4 Rashan Chigorimbo (Birel ART) +8.07s, 5 Cian Shields (Tonykart) +8.08s, 6 Jacob McComb (Compkart) +16.81s
Final 2: 1 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart) 13:19.37s, 2 Cian Shields (Tonykart) +1s, 3 Rashan Chigorimbo (Birel ART) +1.15s, 4 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart) +2.43s, 5 Aaron Walker (TBC) +4.78s, 6 Jessica Edgar (Exprit) +6.02s

MSA X30 Junior National Kart Championship
Lewis Gilbert staked his claim in Qualifying with pole, but Nelson King and Alessandro Ceronetti were on virtually the same pace 0.01s behind. Gilbert won both heats with Lewis Thompson following both times.
 
Gilbert was the early leader of Final 1 after starting on pole but Ceronetti reeled him in and went on to win. Dragan Pinsent worked his way through the chasing pack to finish 3rd, very close to Gilbert, while Clayton Ravenscroft was fastest and also gained several places.
 
Final 2 opened with a duel between Ceronetti and Pinsent before Ravenscroft and Teddy Pritchard-Williams made their presence felt, with the win eventually going to Pinsent. Caden McQueen gained nine places to finish 4th, and Ravenscroft was again fastest.
 
Following his excellent first two rounds, Ravenscroft leads the Championship by 21 points from Pinsent.

Results
Final 1: 1 Alessandro Ceronetti (Exprit) 13:03.07s, 2 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic) +6.6s, 3 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) +6.71s, 4 Axel LaFlamme (Kosmic) +6.83s, 5 Teddy Pritchard-Williams (Kosmic) +7.08s, 6 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) +7.23s
Final 2: 1 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) 13:07.25s, 2 Teddy Pritchard-Williams (Kosmic) +1.69s, 3 Alessandro Ceronetti (Exprit) +1.78s, 4 Caden McQueen (Mad-Croc) +5.51s, 5 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) +5.81s, 6 Alex Lloyd (Alonso) +6.04s

MSA X30 Senior National Kart Championship
Lewis Malin took pole in another very close Qualifying session, 0.01s ahead of Oliver Hodgson, and all of the top eight within a tenth. Malin and Morgan Porter took a heat win each while Hodgson came in 2nd twice.
 
Porter and Malin battled for the opening stages of Final 1 before Malin dropped back, allowing Hodgson to swoop in and take the win ahead of Levi King and Sean Butcher.
 
Hodgson led all the way in Final 2 but was disqualified for technical non-compliance. Bradley Pennell was 2nd until four laps from the end where he was passed by Porter and King, with Porter inheriting the race win.
 
Porter now leads the points standings 19 points ahead of Joe Turney, with Thomas Turner 3rd.

Results
Final 1: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 12:56.61s, 2 Levi King (Tonykart) +0.6s, 3 Sean Butcher (Tonykart) +1.69s, 4 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) +1.81s, 5 Bradley Pennell (Compkart) +1.94s, 6 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +5.36s
Final 2: 1 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) 12:59.32s, 2 Levi King (Tonykart) +1.56s, 3 Bradley Pennell (Compkart) +2.89s, 4 Thomas Turner (Compkart) +2.94s, 5 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +6.03s, 6 Paul Stewart (Kosmic) +7.18s

MSA TKM Junior National Kart Championship
Spencer Stevenson and Daniel Butterworth finished on a dead heat in Qualifying with Stevenson taking pole with a faster second-fastest lap and reigning Champion Abbi Pulling just 0.01s behind them. Pulling took both heat wins with Oliver Richardson and Stevenson taking the runner-up spots.
 
Pulling held the lead from pole in Final 1 but Stevenson came through to attack and lead for several laps before Pulling regained the lead and Richardson followed her through.
 
After starting 4th, Butterworth won Final 2 ahead of Pulling in a hard-fought race which saw Pulling, Richardson and Stevenson all taking turns in the hot seat.
 
This has been the first round of the year for Junior TKM, but Pulling leads the points standings seven points ahead of Richardson with Butterworth 3rd.

Results
Final 1: 1 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) 12:51.43s, 2 Oliver Richardson (Tal-ko) +0.26s, 3 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +0.41s, 4 Daniel Butterworth (Gold) +0.52s, 5 Dan McKeown (Jade) +2.11s, 6 Zak Taylor (Tal-ko) +3.31s
Final 2: 1 Daniel Butterworth (Gold) 12:53.28s, 2 Abbi Pulling (Tal-ko) +0.17s, 3 Oliver Richardson (Tal-ko) +0.63s, 4 Spencer Stevenson (Tal-ko) +0.7s, 5 Zak Oates (Tal-ko) +2.74s, 6 Connor Kearney (Tonykart) +3.84s

MSA TKM Senior National Kart Championship
Joe Fowler and Ross Deal were another pair to finish on the same time in TKM Extreme Qualifying, with Ryan Cole just 0.03s behind. Fowler won both his heats with the other heat win going to Louis Beaven.
 
Fowler led the first Final all the way from pole with Cole half a second behind for most of the race apart from a brief period where he was headed by Lee Whittingham.
 
Final 2 was under a yellow flag for three laps from the start after a crash at the bottom end, and Fowler again won ahead of Cole while Whittingham went out on lap 7, having already been passed by Joseph Reeves-Smith.
 
Fowler is the early leader after the first round of the Championship, seven points ahead of Cole.

Results
Final 1: 1 Joe Fowler (Birel ART) 12:47.77s, 2 Ryan Cole (Tal-ko) +1.15s, 3 Lee Whittingham (Tal-ko) +1.61s, 4 Adam Sparrow (Tal-ko) +1.82s, 5 Joseph Reeves-Smith (Tonykart) +2.11s, 6 Sam Fowler (Birel ART) +2.45s
Final 2: 1 Joe Fowler (Birel ART) 13:06.25s, 2 Ryan Cole (Tal-ko) +0.58s, 3 Joseph Reeves-Smith (Tonykart) +2.39s, 4 Louis Beaven (Tonykart) +7.67s, 5 Chris Whitton (Tal-ko) +7.9s, 6 Gavin Pitt (Alonso) +8.09s

MSA Bambino Kart Championship
Oscar O'Sullivan took pole in this first MSA Bambino race for the six- to eight-year-olds, leading Frazer Anderson by three tenths and Freddie Duncan just a fraction behind that. O'Sullivan and Anderson won a heat each with O'Sullivan on pole for the Prefinal by virtue of his better Qualifying.
 
Anderson then led the Prefinal from 2nd on the grid and went on to win by 2s from O'Sullivan. After a brilliant start Aston Sharp briefly took the lead at the start of the Final but Anderson regained control while there was a battle immediately behind him for 2nd, eventually gained by Skye Parker.

Results
Prefinal: 1 Frazer Anderson (Zip) 11:24.41s, 2 Oscar O'Sullivan (Wright) +2.11s, 3 Skye Parker (Wright) +15.05s, 4 Ryan McCall (Wright) +18.76s, 5 Gregor Reid (Wright) +19.11s, 6 Aston Sharp (Wright) +19.46s
Final: 1 Frazer Anderson (Zip) 13:12.01s, 2 Skye Parker (Wright) +0.14s, 3 Oscar O'Sullivan (Wright) +1.55s, 4 Ryan McCall (Wright) +1.59s, 5 Freddie Duncan (Wright) +1.67s, 6 Gregor Reid (Wright) +5.69s

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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British Superkart Championship   (14/05)

Click for larger image...Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of the MSA British Superkart Championship took place at Silverstone on 13th May.

Four-time MSA British Superkart Championship champion Paul Platt was unbeatable at Silverstone, adding three wins to his season's tally.

In the opening race he chased Jack Layton, but when the former champion pitted with a puncture, Platt took the lead with just over a lap to go to score his first win of the day.

Layton set the initial pace in race two but Platt hit the front just before half distance and eventually won by just over eight seconds.

In the final race Platt took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back. Layton finished in third after dropping back with a fuel leak, while teammate Andy Bird finished in third.

Results

Round 4: 1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas), 2 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas), 3 Daniel Clark (Anderson Gas Gas)
Round 5: 1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas), 2 Jack Layton (Anderson DEA), 3 Tom Hatfield (Anderson DEA)

Round 6
1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas)
2 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas)
3 Jack layton (Anderson DEA)

Provisional championship standings
1 Paul Platt - 235 points
2 Tom Hatfield - 168
3 Andy Bird - 162

Photograph courtesy of Steve Addison Photography.

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Edwards Shines In Ireland   (11/05)

Click for larger image...Compkart's domination continued, this time with Senior X30 driver Gary Edwards aboard his BN-Ogden powered Compkart Covert 18-R Chassis in the Ireland Championship.
 
Round 3 again proved the capabilities of the Fluro chassis. The previous two championship rounds have been at fast flowing circuits, but Round 3 would see a more tight and technical circuit that senior driver Edwards would master his chassis round.
 
During Saturday practice Edwards positioned his Fluro Compkart Covert chassis as the front of the pack, posting fastest lap times in several sessions.
 
Click for larger image...Sunday would also prove the capabilities of his chassis with a storming drive from P15 to inside the top 5 while posting the fastest lap of the race, evidence of a tough race over a short race distance.
 
Sadly having dominated the past two rounds, Edwards suffered an incident-filled second heat and through no fault of his own suffered a damaged chassis and chassis components. This would not stop him from getting to the front in the pre-final however.  Even with problems stemming from damage sustained in the second heat Edwards drove to P2 and posted a laptime 3/100th's off the fastest.
 
Click for larger image...In the final race yet again another driver's error saw Edwards having to take to the grass and damaging the front nosecone, but still Gary continued on to cross the finish line in 1st place, continuing his fine form of race wins.
 
Edwards now looks forward to the next race, the X30 O-Plate at PFI at the beginning of June, along with an intention to continuing his domination in the Irish Championships at Round 4.
 
Click for larger image...If you find you are struggling with your current equipment and want to be part of the Fluro domination, do not hesitate to contact the UK & Ireland Importers
 
Regardless of your engine supplier the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, plus fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Compkart Continues UK Growth   (11/05)

Click for larger image...The Compkart Covert 18-R Chassis continues demonstrating fine performances throughout the country.

Whether it is in the South, North, the Midlands or in Ireland, the Compkart Covert 18-R chassis continues to shine, continues to show its vibrant characteristics, continues to show its true pace and ease of setup, and most of all continues to win races!

 
Compkart UK are now looking to speak in-depth to interested teams wanting to test and join the Fluro domination that continues to grow and win races throughout the UK & Ireland.
 
For professional race teams interested in this great opportunity a very attractive package can be offered.
 
Click for larger image...Regardless of your engine supplier the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, plus fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

 

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Clean Sweep For La-Flamme   (11/05)

Click for larger image...New Signing Axel La-Flamme completed the clean sweep in his 1st outing aboard the Compkart Covert 18-R Chassis with MLR-Comp team.
 
Click for larger image...Axel, MLR-Comp's newest signing in the Junior X30 Class, finalised his agreement late on the Friday evening prior to the PF race weekend. He would go on to show his talent and the pace of his Compkart chassis against some of the top junior drivers throughout Europe, with several factory race teams and drivers also racing in preparation for the CIK European Championships Race at the same circuit later this month.
 
Not only was the bar set on Saturday, posting fastest lap times throughout the day having only a few practice sessions prior to timed qualifying, but the domination of his MLR-Comp-run Compkart chassis continued into Saturday evening, posting the eventual fastest lap time of the qualifying session.
 
Axel would then go on to demonstrate the strength of the Compkart chassis by winning both his heats on the Sunday along with posting the fastest lap time in both. Starting from pole position for the final, Axel rounded up a great first weekend with a lights to flag victory in the final!
 
Click for larger image...Compkart UK would like to congratulate both Axel & MLR-Comp on their fine performance, and we now concentrate our efforts to the coming weekend's Super One race at Larkhall.
 
Click for larger image...Regardless of your engine supplier the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, plus fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Compkart At Whilton Mill   (10/05)

Click for larger image...CClick for larger image...ompkart UK would like to congratulate the MLR-Comp Team drivers on their fine performance showing at the latest Whilton Mill Club Championship race in Senior X30
 
Throughout the Saturday practice, Compkart Drivers would post the fastest lap times against their competitors - stamping the authority of the Fluro Covert 18-R Chassis.
 
Come race day, the warm up would show Brad Pennell posting the fastest lap time of the session. All 3 Senior X30 heats would place Compkart drivers at the front of the field winning the heat races with Heat 1- Thomas Turner, Heat 2-Bradley Pennell (With Fastest Lap time), Heat 3-Lewis Malin (Turner Fastest Laptime) with Mat Armstrong P2 & Momentum Motorsport Compkart Driver Piers Prior in P3.
 
The final would see Compkart Domination of Thomas Turner, winning the race & posting the fastest lap time of the race.
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Again, the Fluro Compkart Covert 3.0 18-R shows its true potential with different drivers winning races.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves, that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results & podium success with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, regardless of the weather conditions, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Tuto Super One Series Round 2   (04/05)

The second round of the Tuto Super One Series took place at Whilton Mill over the weekend of 28th-29th April, with another record entry and again a C Final in Senior Max which Joe Turney continues to dominate.
 
Saturday's weather was wet or greasy all day, but on Sunday the drivers soon got onto slicks and stayed there.

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Maxwell Dodds took pole 0.03s ahead of William MacIntyre, but Freddie Slater came through from 4th to win both heats.
 
In Final 1 on a drying track Arvid Lindblad overtook poleman Slater and led for half the race before Slater retook the lead and went on to win ahead of MacIntyre.
 
MacIntyre won Final 2 after a race-long battle with Slater where they progressively distanced their rivals. MacIntyre decisively took the lead two laps from the end after spending some time in control early on.

Final 1: 1 Freddie Slater (Synergy), 2 William Macintyre (Synergy), 3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy), 4 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart), 5 Harley Keeble (Synergy), 6 Aiden Neate (Synergy)
Final 2: 1 William Macintyre (Synergy), 2 Freddie Slater (Synergy), 3 Luke Watts (Tonykart), 4 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart), 5 Leo Robinson (Synergy),6 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy)

MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Dragan Pinsent qualified fastest, 0.33s ahead of Clayton Ravenscroft, and went on to win two heats, with Lewis GIlbert taking the other.
 
Poleman Pinsent led all the way in a drying Final 1 with less pressure after 2nd-placed Caden McQueen then Reggie Duhy retired leaving Ravenscroft 2nd.
 
Pinsent crossed the line first in Final 2 after a battle with Ravenscroft but was penalised by a lap for driving in a manner incompatible with general safety, so the win went to Ravenscroft.

Final 1: 1 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart), 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 3 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic), 4 Lewis Thompson (Birel ART), 5 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc), 6 Casper Stevenson (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 2 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic), 3 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc), 4 Joshua Rattican (Tonykart), 5 Teddy Pritchard-williams (Kosmic), 6 Lewis Thompson (Birel ART)

MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Elliot Harvey took pole ahead of the 31 drivers, 0.12s faster than Thomas Turner. Harvey won both heats, with Joe Turney 2nd in the intermediate ahead of Turner. Oliver Hodgson started down in 7th after a penalty in one heat and 2nd in the other.
 
Hodgson took the chequered flag in Final 1 after overtaking Turney at half-distance, but was penalised for an incorrectly-positioned front fairing which gave the win to Morgan Porter.
 
In Final 2 Hodgson came back through to win, followed closely by Turney who had led several laps, as did Porter early on.

Final 1: 1 Morgan Porter (Tonykart), 2 Thomas Turner (Compkart), 3 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 4 Luke Hughes (Mad-Croc), 5 Sean Butcher (Tonykart), 6 Owen Byatt (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART), 2 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 3 Morgan Porter (Tonykart), 4 Thomas Turner (Compkart), 5 Piers Prior (Compkart), 6 Luke Hughes (Mad-Croc)

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Daniel Guinchard qualified on pole almost three tenths ahead of Leon Henderson, but Sebastian Bloch took pole for the Finals with two heat wins to Guinchard's one.
 
In Final 1 Bloch lost the lead to Henderson initially, regained the lead of the pack for a few laps then again succumbed to Henderson, but although Henderson took the chequered flag he was disqualified for being underweight so the win went to Bloch. Alfie Rigby was 2nd while the other member of the lead pack, Kean Berta, lost places with a spoiler penalty.
 
Guinchard won Final 2 from Theo Micouris after a battle that also included Rigby, with Sonny Smith charging through the pack to take 2nd before dropping back in the last-lap scuffles. Bloch took 3rd in the end, a second behind Micouris.

Final 1: 1 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 2 Alfie Rigby (Synergy), 3 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy), 4 Jack Clements (Synergy), 5 Mikhai Singh (Zip), 6 Theo Micouris (Synergy)
Final 2: 1 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy), 2 Theo Micouris (Synergy), 3 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 4 Alfie Rigby (Synergy), 5 Sonny Smith (Synergy), 6 Kean Berta (Synergy)

ABkC Minimax National Championship
Myles Barthorpe qualified fastest a couple of tenths faster than Marcus Littlewood and the two shared the heat wins, with Littlewood taking pole for the Finals by merit of his 2nd in his other heat.
 
Brodie Trayhorn jumped into the lead from 3rd on the grid in Final 1 but dropped out on the next lap, giving the lead to Littlewood for the rest of the race. Max Edmundson was 2nd until deposed by Ellis Puleio but Edmundson found his way back and was gaining on Littlewood by the end, finishing just over a tenth behind. Puleio didn't finish, and Barthorpe crossed the line 3rd.
 
Barthorpe took the lead at the start in Final 2 and gradually pulled away from Littlewood throughout the 12 laps, with Trayhorn gaining 11 places to finish 3rd.

Final 1: 1 Marcus Littlewood (Tonykart), 2 Max Edmundson (Kosmic), 3 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart), 4 Archie Kitching (Tonykart), 5 Maciej Hamera (Alonso), 6 Callum Voisin (Alonso)
Final 2: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart), 2 Marcus Littlewood (Tonykart), 3 Brodie Trayhorn (TBC), 4 Alexander Hughes (Kosmic), 5 Sean Cuss (Tonykart), 6 Archie Kitching (Tonykart)

ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Kai Hunter was the poleman after Qualifying ahead of James Lowther and held on to it with a win and a 2nd after the heats.
 
Hunter led throughout the race in Final 1, distancing Matthew Collings slightly, while Finlay Bunce made his way through to 3rd.
 
Hunter lost the lead to Bunce at the start of Final 2 but continued to fight early on, along with Cameron Thomson. However, Lowther, who had lost out in Final 1, was coming through and hit the front in the middle of the race with Guy Cunnington following him through. Hunter regained 2nd and Cunnington finished 3rd.

Final 1: 1 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 2 Matthew Collings (Tonykart), 3 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic), 4 Anqi Stenning (Tonykart), 5 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic), 6 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 James Lowther (Tonykart), 2 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart), 4 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic), 5 Klaas Kooiker (Tonykart), 6 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic)

ABkC Senior Max National Championship
Man of the moment Joe Turney took pole by 0.45s from Bradley Barrett in Qualifying, and went on two win his two heats, as did Barrett. The other heat win went to Sam White for 3rd in the intermediate classification while Myles Apps took two 2nds.
 
Turney led from lights to flag in the first Senior Max final, gradually pulling away from Apps, followed by Michael Cheek.
 
Turney did it again in Final 2 but with more of a battle for 2nd which ended with Rhys Hunter taking the position and Apps receiving a spoiler penalty, which promoted Kearn Tsang to the podium.

Final 1: 1 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 2 Myles Apps (Alonso), 3 Michael Cheek (Tonykart), 4 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 5 James Johnson (Alonso), 6 Jenson Butterfield (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 2 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Kearn Tsang (Tonykart), 4 James Johnson (Alonso), 5 Jason Lockwood (Tonykart), 6 Sam White (Tonykart)

ABkC Rotax 177 National Championship
James Beacroft took pole 0.07s ahead of Alex Rowley and went on to win both heats, giving him pole for the Finals ahead of Oliver Smith and Daniel Martin with Louis Large 4th.
 
Martin led Final 1 initially from 3rd on the grid but in mid-race he was taken by Large, then dropped back in an incident that brought out the battenberg flags to neutralise the race. Joe Pfiffner was 2nd briefly but Beacroft had made his way back through the field after dropping back at the start and finished as the runner-up.
 
In Final 2 Large held the lead briefly but Beacroft overtook after a lap and headed the field for most of the race before dropping back when Large retook the lead a couple of laps from the end. Martin had been 3rd so was promoted a place, with Chris Wright coming in 3rd.

Final 1: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart), 2 James Beacroft (Kosmic), 3 Joe Pfiffner (Sodi), 4 Alex Rowley (TBC), 5 Chris Wright (Kosmic), 6 Oliver Smith (Gillard)
Final 2: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart), 2 Daniel Martin (Tonykart), 3 Chris Wright (Kosmic), 4 Chris Thomas (Tonykart), 5 Tony Dickinson (Alonso), 6 Adam Sadler (TBC)

Mini X Guest Race
Joshua Rowledge narrowly took pole from Joshua McLean, with the heat wins going to Rowledge and Rashan Chigorimbo.
 
Rowledge took the lead at the start of Final 1 and held it for 10 laps before a challenge from poleman Chigorimbo, but Rowledge regained the lead and went on to win while Chigorimbo received a spoiler penalty. McLean had been lurking in ambush in 3rd with Ivan Lomliev a few seconds back.
 
Final 2 saw no fewer than six lead changes in the battle between Rowledge, McLean and Chigorimbo but Rowledge again prevailed. Chigorimbo didn't finish, so the podium was again Rowledge, McLean and Lomliev.

Final 1: 1 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart), 2 Joshua Mclean (TBC), 3 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart), 4 Daniel Bolton (Tonykart), 5 Aaron Walker (TBC), 6 Rashan Chigorimbo (Birel ART)
Final 2: 1 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart), 2 Joshua Mclean (TBC), 3 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart), 4 Aaron Walker (TBC), 5 Daniel Bolton (Tonykart), 6 Jacob Mccomb (Compkart)

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (03/05)

Round 2 of the Lydd Kart Circuit IKR Summer Championship and Round 4 of the 2018 Junior Subaru Championship take place on Sunday 13th May.

Race practice will take place on Saturday 12th May where sessions will run.
 
Important notice for Junior Subaru drivers regarding this race meeting: Ian Ward & Bayford Meadows are taking the entries for the Junior Subaru class, so please enter in the normal way via bmkr.co.uk. A timetable and final instructions will be sent out nearer the meeting. Please note - no late entries will be accepted for this class. All Junior Subaru drivers entering this meeting must have a valid in date MSA licence.
  
The following classes will run: Bambino 2 stroke, Honda Clubman Standard, Honda Clubman Elite, Junior Subaru, Junior Club-Max, Mini Max, ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Club-Max, 177 Club Max. Any other classes wishing to run must have at least 6 entries.
 
IKR Summer Format (except Junior Subaru):
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 8 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (15 Laps) for each class. Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each).

Click for larger image...The full IKR summer regulations can be downloaded here http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/club-championship-regulations/.

Confirmation of Club-Max gearing for Lydd 
Junior Club-Max 13T Front & 76 Max Rear
Senior Club-Max 12T Front & 78 Max on Rear
177 Club Max 12T Front & 80 Max on Rear

Entry Options (except Junior Subaru):
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 9th May.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on, which closes 9am.

Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
  
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, or find us on Facebook.

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MSA Championship Results   (02/05)

Click for larger image...MSA British Cadet Kart Championship - Round 2: Whilton Mill, 28-29 April.

Freddie Slater and William MacIntyre won a final each at a damp Whilton Mill circuit.


Arvid Lindblad lead for half of the first final until pole-man Slater retook the lead and went on to win ahead of William MacIntyre. Lindblad finished in third.

MacIntyre won the second final after a race-long battle with Slater. MacIntyre decisively took the lead two laps from the end to finish ahead of Slater and Luke Watts.

Results - Final 1: 1 Freddie Slater (Synergy) 14:33.44s, 2 William Macintyre (Synergy) +3.23s, 3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) +6.43
Results - Final 2: 1 William MacIntyre (Synergy) 13:27.58s, 2 Freddie Slater (Synergy) +0.13s, 3 Luke Watts (Tonykart) +5.21s

MSA IAME X30 National Championships
- Round 2: Whilton Mill, 28-29 April

Click for larger image...Dragan Pinsent and Clayton Ravenscroft claimed a win apiece in the junior championship, while Oliver Hodgson and Morgan Porter shared success in the senior class.


Pinsent led from lights to flag in the first final, with Ravenscroft and Lewis Gilbert completing the podium. Pinsent crossed the line first in the second final but was penalised by a lap, leaving the win for Ravenscroft. Gilbert finished secured second, ahead of Luke Whitehead. Meanwhile Porter won the first final in the senior championship, ahead of Thomas Turner and Joe Turney. Hodgson was dominant in the second final, followed closely by Turney and Porter.

Results - Junior Final 1: 1 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) 13:12.90s, 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) +1.4s, 3 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic) +6.86s

Results - Junior Final 2: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) 13:08.46s, 2 Lewis Gilbert (Kosmic) +0.12s, 3 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc) +0.39s

Results - Senior Final 1: 1 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) 13:01.31s, 2 Thomas Turner (Compkart) +1.44s, 3 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +3.84

Results - Senior Final 2: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 12:50.56s, 2 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +0.24s, 3 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) +0.52

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Calling All Honda Cadets   (01/05)

Team Evolution and CHDD join forces to create a Cadet Race Team and Bambino Academy.
 
Callum Hardgrave previously raced at a high level in the UK and worked for Honda Cadet manufacturers Project One. Evolution have been dominant in the European X30 scene and recently added the IAME international open crown to their European and British titles. With a wealth of experience between Evolution and CHDD we now offer the perfect platform for success.
 
The cadet team will be attending all Forest Edge, Lydd and Bayford Meadows club meetings, as well as various testing programmes throughout the UK and Europe.
 
We offer a variety of services from kart preparation to full arrive and drive packages.
 
To find out more please contact Callum Hardgrave on 07799 828817.
 
For X30 enquiries please contact Ashley Whitcroft on 07789 932134.

Visit our website at www.teamevolution.co.uk or follow us on Instagram @team_evolution_racing.

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Flying Start For MSport Team   (30/04)

Click for larger image...The 2018 season got off to a flying start for the Msport team after a winter of hard work. Morgan Porter continued his front-running pace from Juniors in 2017 by finishing 2nd in his first senior X30 Super One.

New signing Josh Thompson also showed great speed by recovering from 34th on the grid at the start of the day to finish an amazing 10th place.

The Team have been busy leading up to the British Championships with a set of top 10 finishes in the RGMMC X30 Euro series, this time with Luke Preston rounding off a great European debut by finishing 11th and Senior Morgan Porter finishing 9th.

We are looking for Junior drivers  to compete in Super One, X30 Euro and CIK OK/OKj races, on proven race winning equipment owned by the team. Interested drivers can contact us at our Whilton Mill office or on 01327 842778.  

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Competition For Future F1 Stars   (25/04)

Click for larger image...The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is running a nationwide competition for MSA kart licence holders aged seven to ten to win the chance to be FIA 'F1 Future Stars' on the grid at the Formula 1® 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix at Silverstone (8 July).

F1 Future Stars is a new initiative from F1 and the FIA to bring young drivers closer to their grand prix heroes by accompanying them on the grid for the national anthem before each race. The MSA is pleased to have selected its reigning Bambino Kart Champion, Archie Clark, as the first of its F1 Future Stars.

The MSA is now looking for nine more youngsters to become F1 Future Stars (Silverstone will soon be announcing its own initiative to find a further 10 candidates.) The governing body is inviting all its kart competition licence holders within the specified age range (and other criteria) to record a short video message (approximately 30 seconds) introducing themselves and saying: why they want to be an F1 Future Star; what it would mean to them to represent karting at the British Grand Prix; and who their F1 hero (past or present) is and why. This should be accompanied by a supporting email from their headteacher.

The video messages will be reviewed by a panel including Channel 4 F1's Steve Jones and David Coulthard, plus FIA Formula 2 racer, Renault Sport F1 reserve driver and MSA Team UK member, Jack Aitken. The F1 Future Stars will also feature in Channel 4's live race day broadcast.

David Richards CBE, MSA Chairman, said: "We're delighted to be working on this new initiative to give our youngest competitors the chance to meet their F1 heroes and become part of the British Grand Prix. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent junior British motor sport on the global F1 stage."

For further details, including how to nominate a young driver for the chance to be an F1 Future Star, please click here.

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Abbi Pulling Joins MSA Academy   (24/04)
 
Click for larger image...BWRDC 2017 club champion Abbi Pulling joins the elite motorsport squad.

Following a hugely successful 2017 which culminated in winning the Junior TKM Championship as well as dominating the Welsh Championship, she also took wins at the TKM Festival and British Open Championship.  Abbi collected a host of other prizes including the BWRDC Junior, Kart and the coveted Mary Wheeler Embassy Trophy for the Club Champion in February.
 
Abbi from Spalding, Lincolnshire, who turned 16 last month, was one of seventeen youngsters selected as demonstrating potential excellence in motorsport. She joins just one other female, Katie Milner, BWRDC GoldStar and 2016 Club Champion, who continues the programme for a second year. 
 
Click for larger image...The MSA Academy allows members to benefit from the knowledge and resources originally developed for the Team UK and AASE programmes. 
 
When asked what it meant to her, Abbi said "I am very happy to have been selected for the MSA Academy Squad and the opportunities it can offer. I can't wait to get started."
 
2018 sees Abbi defending her TKM Championship whilst starting her move to circuit racing in the highly competitive Ginetta Junior Championship. Abbi scored a top 10 at Brands Hatch in the opening round and is looking to move up the grid at the next race later this month at Donington Park.  Abbi is also coaching other youngsters as part of her own personal development.
 
BWRDC Chair, Lorraine Gathercole, said "I am really impressed by Abbi, her maturity is way beyond her years, and her determination to be the best is sure to see her go places."
 
"However, like all young racing driver's, Abbi needs financial support to enable her journey to the top levels to continue, and this selection on to the MSA Academy Programme goes to prove that industry professionals believe she has what it takes, and hopefully being a part of this programme will highlight her talent to potential sponsors and partners."

Photographs courtesy of Bethanie Lawson and Mark Waller.

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Domination Continues In Ireland   (23/04)
 
Click for larger image...After the success in round 1 of The Ireland Championship, Gary Edwards entered round two full of confidence. What would prevail would be, again, complete domination of the Senior X30 Field.
 
Wins in both of his heats, pre-final and the final really did show the capabilities of his BN Racing-powered Compkart Covert-18 chassis. Fluro domination took place once again - same result, different circuit!
 
Edwards now looks forward to continuing his dominance into round 3 next weekend.
 
Click for larger image...If you find you are struggling with your current equipment and want to be part of the fluro domination then do not hesitate to contact our UK & Ireland importers.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries regarding the Compkart chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Richard Mille Young Talent Academy   Click for larger image...(18/04)

Click for larger image...As the birelART UK Importer, our new dedicated UK website for the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy is now live!

Drivers aged from 14 years old to 17 years old who drive a birelART or Ricciardo kart can register to be taken under consideration to be selected for the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy finals later in the season.

Full details can be found about the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy at the website, where in the UK we will follow registered drivers from the website racing in birelART UK Series, TKM classes, Rotax classes, X30 classes and OKJ and OK.

If you looking to choose a birelART or Ricciardo kart you can view our main model range on our website www.birelart.co.uk.

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MSA British Superkart Championship   (17/04)

Click for larger image...Rounds 1-3 of the MSA British Superkart Championship  took place on 14th - 15th April.

Four-time champion Paul Platt staked a claim for the title with two wins and a second-place finish in the opening round at Cadwell Park. Reigning champion Daniel Clark won race two.


In the opening race of the series, Platt took the lead just before half distance and pulled clear to win by almost five seconds. A much closer second race saw a three-way fight for the lead, with reigning champion Clark taking a narrow win.

Clark led race three until a broken chain forced him to retire, leaving Platt to take the lead. Jack Layton finished second ahead of Andy Bird.


Results - Round 1:
1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas)
2 Daniel Clark (Anderson Gas Gas)
3 Ross Allen (Jade Honda)

Results - Round 2:
1 Daniel Clark (Anderson Gas Gas)
2 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas)
3 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas)

Results - Round 3:
1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas)
2 Jack Layton (Anderson DEA)
3 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas)

Provisional championship standings:
1 Paul Platt - 115 points
2 Andy Bird - 92
3 Ross Allen - 88

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Tuto Super One Series   (12/04)

The 36th edition of the Tuto Super One Series kicked off over the weekend of 6th-8th April 2018 at PF International with racing for the Rotax, X30 and Cadet classes in variable weather.
 
The Rotax classes have been rejuvenated by a new two-day race programme with Qualifying and Heats on Saturday and Finals on Sunday. Senior Rotax has gone from zero to 69 drivers, necessitating C and B Finals, while there were full grids in 177 and Junior Rotax and an increase in Minimax entries. Along with the always-healthy X30 and Cadet grids, altogether there were 301 entries.
 
The next round will be at Whilton Mill on 27th-29th April for the same classes.

Click for larger image...MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Qualifying on Friday evening saw Maxwell Dodds take pole ahead of William MacIntyre then Dodds and Arvid Lindblad won a heat each.
 
In a damp Final 1 Lindblad was on pole next to Dodds with Freddie Slater 3rd, and Lindblad led much of the race on his own before Slater caught up and overtook in the second half. Lindblad retook the lead with a lap to go and just managed to hold off Slater on the last lap. Harley Keeble was fastest and up to 3rd, with Dodds behind him.
 
In Final 2 it was now wet and there were many rolling laps before a red flag for the Race Director to have a word with the drivers. Lindblad held the lead from Slater with Dodds taking 3rd and a lead pack formed including the trio and Luke Watts. Dodds led half the last lap before Slater passed with a corner to go at the Mike Wilson complex.

Final 1: 1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy), 2 Freddie Slater (Synergy), 3 Harley Keeble (Synergy), 4 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart), 5 Luke Watts (Tonykart), 6 William Macintyre (Synergy)
Final 2: 1 Freddie Slater (Synergy), 2 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart), 3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy), 4 William Macintyre (Synergy), 5 Sam Shaw (Tonykart),6 Harley Haughton (Synergy)
Championship Standings: 1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) 132, 1 Freddie Slater (Synergy) 132, 3 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart) 129, 4 William Macintyre (Synergy) 124, 5 Harley Keeble (Synergy) 112, 6 Harley Haughton (Synergy) 111

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Joseph Taylor took pole in Qualifying just ahead of Tom Edgar and Alex Lloyd but Axel LaFlamme took pole for Final 1 with a win and a 2nd in the heats, the other two wins going to Reggie Duhy and Clayton Ravenscroft.
 
Final 1 was almost dry and LaFlamme started on pole before being attacked for the lead by Ravenscroft, Duhy and others. Ravenscroft managed to get away while LaFlamme dropped back. Dragan Pinsent and Taylor fought for 2nd before Luke Whitehead carved his way through leaving Pinsent 3rd.
 
By Final 2 it was wet again and Ravenscroft pulled out a gap from pole ahead of Pinsent and Whitehead, who had swapped places. Pinsent was faster towards the end but not close enough to challenge on the last lap.

Final 1: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 2 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc), 3 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart), 4 Alessandro Ceronetti (Exprit), 5 Joseph Taylor (Fullerton), 6 Alex Walker (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 2 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart), 3 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc), 4 Reggie Duhy (Mad-Croc), 5 Joseph Taylor (Fullerton), 6 Shane White (Tonykart),
Championship Standings: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) 191, 2 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc) 184, 3 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) 183, 4 Joseph Taylor (Fullerton) 179, 5 Reggie Duhy (Mad-Croc) 176, 6 Axel Laflamme (Kosmic) 170

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Oliver Hodgson took pole 0.2s ahead of Derek Morgan and went on to win both heats ahead of Lewis Malin and Levi King.
 
Hodgson led Final 1 all the way while Owen Byatt came through from 6th on the grid to finish 2nd ahead of King but too far away to challenge.
 
In a fully wet Final 2, Hodgson led initially away from pole while Byatt went off at the first corner. Elliot Harvey took 2nd and Morgan Porter 3rd, with Harvey starting to reel Hodgson in. Harvey overtook and got away with six minutes to go but Hodgson again pulled him back to regain the lead, with Harvey dropping back in a spin on the last lap.

Final 1: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART), 2 Owen Byatt (Kosmic), 3 Levi King (Tonykart), 4 Morgan Porter (Tonykart), 5 Elliot Harvey (Alonso), 6 Joe Turney (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART), 2 Morgan Porter (Tonykart), 3 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 4 Thomas Turner (Compkart), 5 Elliot Harvey (Alonso), 6 Levi King (Tonykart)
Championship Standings: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 196, 2 Levi King (Tonykart) 180, 3 Lewis Malin (Compkart) 174, 4 Joe Turney (Kosmic) 170, 5 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) 169, 6 Owen Byatt (Kosmic) 167

AClick for larger image...BkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Theo Micouris took pole in the dry but cloudy Qualifying ahead of Sebastian Bloch. The heat wins went to Alfie Rigby, Micouris and Daniel Guinchard with Rigby taking pole for Final 1 as he also had a 2nd.
 
Rigby started Final 1 on pole with Micouris next to him and Kean Berta 3rd, but Micouris came down the hill in the lead, a second ahead of Berta. As the race went on, Berta was pushing Micouris in the slow corners and got into the lead with three minutes to go. Micouris, now fastest, swiftly fought back and pulled out a bit more of a gap. The battle for 3rd included Rigby, Bloch and Sonny Smith where there was contact at the first hairpin which shuffled things and Smith took the final podium position.
 
In Final 2 Rigby took the lead at the start, but under pressure from Bloch and Berta. Bloch took the lead and tried to get away while Berta and Rigby fought. There was contact between the two halfway through with Berta losing places, and Oliver Greenall moved up to 2nd from Rigby. Archie Walker came through to 3rd, even threatening Greenall but later received a bumper penalty, giving 3rd back to Rigby, behind Bloch and Greenall.

Final 1: 1 Theo Micouris (Synergy), 2 Kean Berta (Synergy), 3 Sonny Smith (Synergy), 4 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 5 Alfie Rigby (Synergy), 6 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy)
Final 2: 1 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 2 Oliver Greenall (Project One), 3 Alfie Rigby (Synergy), 4 Theo Micouris (Synergy), 5 Kean Berta (Synergy), 6 Sonny Smith (Synergy)
Championship Standings: 1 Theo Micouris (Synergy) 188, 2 Kean Berta (Synergy) 185, 3 Alfie Rigby (Synergy) 184, 3 Sebastian Bloch (Project One) 184, 5 Sonny Smith (Synergy) 174, 6 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy) 171

Click for larger image...ABkC Minimax National Championship
Myles Barthorpe was the poleman after Qualifying ahead of Sam Gornall and Max Edmundson then Barthorpe and Edmundson took a heat win each.
 
From pole Barthorpe led throughout Final 1 while behind him Marcus Littlewood came through from 6th on the grid to take 2nd before being dislodged by Max Edmundson two laps from the end with Archie Kitching also coming through to take 3rd.
 
Littlewood made a good start in Final 2 but he spun, causing chaos in the pack on the wet track. Poleman Barthorpe held the lead with Edmundson pushing before Edmundson also spun. Sean Cuss was fastest and was putting pressure on the leader Barthorpe but Barthorpe just held him off on the last lap. Cuss was penalised after the race giving Edmundson back 2nd and 3rd to Ellis Puleio.

Final 1: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart), 2 Max Edmundson (Kosmic), 3 Archie Kitching (Tonykart), 4 Marcus Littlewood (Tonykart), 5 Sam Gornall (Exprit), 6 Sean Cuss (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart), 2 Max Edmundson (Kosmic), 3 Ellis Puleio (Tonykart), 4 Sean Cuss (Tonykart), 5 Charlie Knight (Kosmic), 6 Jack Finch (Alonso)
Championship Standings: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart) 193, 2 Max Edmundson (Kosmic) 185, 3 Archie Kitching (Tonykart) 176, 4 Sam Gornall (TBC) 175, 5 Marcus Littlewood (Tonykart) 172, 6 Sean Cuss (Tonykart) 168

Click for larger image...ABkC Junior Rotax National Championship
In Qualifying James Lowther took pole ahead of Guy Cunnington then it was straight into the heats where Lowther stayed ahead with two 2nds and the wins went to Cunnington and Oakley Pryer.
 
Lowther led away from pole in Final 1 and after initially getting away, Cunnington reeled him back in and overtook on lap 5 with Kai Hunter following him through. Hunter and Lowther battled for the rest of the race with Cameron Thomson lying in ambush, but Cunnington won 1.7s ahead of Lowther and Hunter.
 
In Final 2, Cunnington started on pole but Lowther took the lead at the start. Thomson was 3rd and initially fastest but the positions stayed the same until the end on the wet track.

Final 1: 1 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart), 2 James Lowther (Tonykart), 3 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 4 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic), 5 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic), 6 Alex Eades (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 James Lowther (Tonykart), 2 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart), 3 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic), 4 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic), 5 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 6 Matthew Collings (Tonykart)
Championship Standings: 1 James Lowther (Tonykart) 192, 1 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart) 192, 3 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic) 175, 4 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic) 168, 5 Kai Hunter (Kosmic) 167, 6 Samuel Harrison (Tonykart) 165

Click for larger image...ABkC Senior Rotax National Championship
The biggest class of the weekend saw Joe Turney take pole 0.06s ahead of Charlie Turner while heat wins went to Rhys Hunter twice, Jason Lockwood, Joe Turney and Tommy Foster. Turney was well down the grid after a penalty in the first heat.
 
By the time the Senior Rotax karts went out for their first Final it was damp but the drivers were still on slicks. Hunter was on pole next to Ben Davis with Foster in 3rd. Hunter got away at the start with James Johnson and Turner behind him. They were spread out for a while, but Turner reeled Johnson in and Johnson came under pressure from James Lingard who took 3rd with a minute to go. Johnson just about managed to regain the position while Myles Apps pressured Lingard. Hunter won 1.44s ahead of Turner with Johnson 3rd.
 
Final 2 was fully wet and at the start Johnson took 2nd on the first lap behind Hunter. Johnson slid off after four minutes racing with Bradley Barrett now 3rd behind Turner. Fastest man on the track Turney was reeling in the leaders and with three minutes left on the clock was attacking Hunter for the lead while Barrett was attacking Turner for 3rd. Turney took the lead and went on to win by 3s for his second podium of the day, following his 3rd place in X30 Senior.

Final 1: 1 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 2 Charlie Turner (Alonso), 3 James Johnson (Alonso), 4 James Lingard (Tonykart), 5 Myles Apps (Alonso), 6 Joe Turney (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 2 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Bradley Barrett (Alonso), 4 Charlie Turner (Alonso), 5 James Lingard (Tonykart), 6 Luke Wooder (TBC)
Championship Standings: 1 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic) 194, 2 Charlie Turner (Alonso) 182, 3 James Lingard (Tonykart) 178, 4 James Johnson (Alonso) 175, 4 Joe Turney (Kosmic) 175, 6 Bradley Barrett (Alonso) 173

Click for larger image...ABkC Rotax 177 National Championship
Oliver Smith just pipped Louis Large for pole in Qualifying then Large won both heats followed by James Moorcroft in one and Smith in the other.
 
Large led all the way in Final 1, pulling away from Jamie Dzyra who was 2nd until a coming-together with James Beacroft in 3rd put him down to 12th and Beacroft out of the meeting with a bent kart. This left Lucas Vaus 6s back in 2nd and Jason Wilson 3rd. 
 
Poleman Large held the lead at the start of Final 2 with Chris Thomas up to 2nd. 2nd on the grid Vaus was off at the start but was to restart two laps later, as every meeting counts in this class. Charlie Whaley took 3rd before going off onto the back straight, giving the place to Smith, but now far back from the leaders. Dzyra and Alexander Luck then tussled for the final podium position, with Luck taking it but 9s behind Thomas.

Final 1: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart), 2 Lucas Vaus (Kosmic), 3 Jason Wilson (Tonykart), 4 Chris Thomas (Tonykart), 5 Charlie Whaley (Mad-Croc), 6 Alexander Luck (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart), 2 Chris Thomas (Tonykart), 3 Alexander Luck (Tonykart), 4 Jamie Dzyra (Gillard), 5 Alex Rowley (AIR), 6 Tony Dickinson (Gillard)
Championship Standings: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart) 196, 2 Chris Thomas (Tonykart) 183, 3 Jamie Dzyra (Gillard) 166, 4 Alex Rowley (AIR) 159, 5 Oliver Smith (Gillard) 155, 5 James Moorcroft (Tonykart) 155

Click for larger image...Mini X Support Race
Joshua Rowledge topped Qualifying a quarter-second ahead of Joshua McLean and the two took a win each in the two heats, giving Rowledge pole.
 
One of the most tightly fought battles of the weekend took place in Final 1 with Rowledge, Rashan Chigorimbo, Ivan Lomliev and McLean all taking turns in the lead and McLean crossing the line first, but several penalties in the lead pack gave the win to Lomliev from Aaron Walker and Jessica Edgar.
 
In Final 2 Rowledge made a good start to take 3rd on the fast lap from 14th on the grid and took the lead three laps in with Edgar taking 2nd halfway through. McLean finished 3rd on the track, but he and leader Rowledge were both penalised for their bumpers so Edgar won ahead of Matthew Higgins and Lomliev.

Final 1: 1 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart), 2 Aaron Walker (Exprit), 3 Jessica Edgar (Exprit), 4 Daniel Bolton (Tonykart), 5 Harvey Riby (Tonykart), 6 Matthew Higgins (Mad-Croc)
Final 2: 1 Jessica Edgar (Exprit), 2 Matthew Higgins (Mad-Croc), 3 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart), 4 Oliver Duffell (Tonykart), 5 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart), 6 Rashan Chigorimbo (Compkart)
Championship Standings: 1 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart) 183, 2 Jessica Edgar (Exprit) 180, 3 Aaron Walker (Exprit) 178, 4 Joshua Mclean (TBC) 177, 5 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart) 175, 6 Rashan Chigorimbo (Compkart) 171

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Teng Tools Shenington SuperPrix   (11/04)
 
Click for larger image...Shenington KRC invites entries for the 2018 Teng Tools Shenington SuperPrix & MSA E Plate meeting on 13-15 July.  Our principal sponsor Teng Tools returns for a second year, upping the prize fund to £4000 of tools on offer.  The winners in all classes (except MiniX, TKM Clubman & Libre) will be able to use the prestigious MSA E Plate for the next year or until the 2019 E Plate at all clubs.  The highest placed club member in each class (except 210, OK & OKJ) will receive the SP Plate to use at Shenington until the 2019 SuperPrix.   The class winners (except 210, OK & OKJ) are presented with the special SuperPrix perpetual trophies to keep for a year.  And finally the class winners in the direct drive classes (except OK & OKJ) will have the opportunity to win a KartSim software package worth £400, subject to being able to supply a valid 'steamid64' account reference and proof of owning rfactor2.  Should that not be possible the software prize may be offered to second place and so on. 
 
Entertainment and enjoyment of the weekend is always a high priority for the club and this year is no exception.  There will be a bar and pizza available on Friday evening, and a pig roast, salad and bar on Saturday evening with all entered competitors receiving a free pig roast ticket.  Dance and enjoy the Saturday evening with live music from the Hot City Nights band. 
 
This year the whole of Sunday will be live streamed to the world by Alphalive with the races available on Youtube later thanks to various sponsors.  Classic, Historic and Legend karts will be providing track demonstrations each day and have a large static display in the second marquee. 
 
Entries are accepted from IAME & Honda Cadet, Junior TKM & Extreme, MiniX, Junior & Senior X30, Formula Libre/TKM Clubman, KZ UK, 250 National & 210 National and from Super One MSA British Kart Championships, the OK & OKJ classes.  Friday 13th practice day is open to anyone in these classes but Saturday and Sunday is only open to those entered.  There will be practice on Saturday morning, then timed qualifying and a heat in the afternoon with the remainder of the heats and finals on Sunday. Regulations and entry forms are available on the Shenington website, www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk by visiting the Forms/Entries page, or enter online here: https://skrc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/msa.

Please note this is also Round 7 of the SKRC Club Championship for points scoring.

For more information about Teng Tools visit www.tengtools.co.uk, Twitter/Facebook @TengToolsOnline and tengtools on Instagram.

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MSA British Superkart Championship   (11/04)

Click for larger image...The MSA British Superkart Championship returns with a busy weekend of racing at Cadwell Park. Rounds 1-3 will take place on 14th-15th April.

Heading the entry list is reigning champion Daniel Clark who wrapped up the title at a wet Oulton Park last October. He has a new Anderson chassis for this season and used a recent club meeting for a shakedown.

Gavin Bennett finished second in the 2017 championship after winning the final round at Oulton. Despite carburation issues in qualifying at the recent Snetterton meeting, he blitzed the opposition to win by over 40 seconds when it came to the race. The Grand Prix title holder will be hoping to carry on that success this weekend.

Jack Layton relinquished his number 1 plate at the end of last season and had to settle for third in the championship. However, he did secure an unexpected English Championship earlier in the year.

For tickets and event information visit https://cadwellpark.msv.com/CP-18-BARC.

Photograph courtesy of Steve Addison Photography.

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MSA Kart Championship Results   (10/04)

Round 1 of the MSA Cadet and X30 Kart Championships took place as part of the Tuto Super One Series at PF International on 7th - 8th April.

Click for larger image...MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Arvid Lindblad and Freddie Slater shared the wins in a close opening round at the Lincolnshire circuit.

Pole-sitter Lindblad led much of the race before Slater overtook in the second half. Lindblad retook the lead with one lap to go and fought hard to hold off Slater. Harley Keeble finished in third.

In the second final a lead pack formed including Lindblad, Slater and Maxwell Dodds. Dodds led half of the last lap before Slater passed with a corner to go. Lindblad completed the podium.

Results - Final 1:
1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) 13:47.27s
2 Freddie Slater (Synergy) +0.21s
3 Harley Keeble (Synergy) +1.47s

Results - Final 2:
1 Freddie Slater (Synergy) 13:22.79s
2 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart) +0.19s
3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) +0.51s

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Senior National Kart Championship
Oliver Hodgson dominated the opening round, winning both finals at PF International.

Hodgson led the first final from lights to flag, despite an impressive drive by Owen Byatt from sixth to second place on the grid. Levi King finished third.

In a fully wet Final 2, Hodgson led initially before Eliot Harvey overtook and got away. Hodgson reeled him back in to regain the lead and with Harvey dropping back in a spin on the last lap. Morgan Porter and Joe Turney finished second and third respectively.

Results - Final 1:
1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 13:40.01s
2 Owen Byatt (Kosmic) +3.44s
3 Levi King (Alonso) +3.96s

Results - Final 2:
1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 13:21.54s
2 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) +3.67s
3 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +7.24s
 
Click for larger image...MSA X30 Junior National Kart Championship
Clayton Ravenscroft overcame wet conditions to win both finals in the season opener at PF International.

Axel LaFlamme started the first final on pole before being attacked for the lead by Ravenscroft and others. Ravenscroft managed to pull away while LaFlamme dropped back down the grid. Luke Whitehead and Dragan Pinsent completed the podium.

Ravenscroft pulled out a gap from pole in a wet second final and lead from lights to flag, despite Pinsent posting faster times towards the end. Whitehead finished in third place, a further 1.88 seconds behind.

Results - Final 1:
1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) 13:01.33s
2 Luke Whitehead (Mad Croc) +2.77s
3 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) +4.64s

Results - Final 2:
1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) 13:22.45s
2 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) +1.12s
3 Luke Whitehead (Mad Croc) +1.88s

Photographs courtesy of Kartpix.net.

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New Vega Tyre UK Website   (05/04)
 
Andy Cox is the Sole UK Importer for Vega Tyres and has launched a new dedicated website - www.vegatyre.co.uk - for online sales of the Vega Tyre range for the UK and Eire.
 
Vega tyres are the benchmark in racing karting tyres and are used anywhere from World Championship level to club racing and IKR kart racing.
 
Vega tyres are now available for endurance and indoor and outdoor rental karting too with the RH8, S1 and H1 Vega tyre ranges.
 
Famous racing models of Vega tyres like the Vega Green (XH2)  Vega White (XM) are extremely popular in the UK as are the new Vega Yellow (XP) all models giving unrivalved grip compared to other tyre manufactuers.
 
The Vega W5 is probably the best rain tyre in the World with incredible grip in the wet but the W5 can also withstand difficult changeable conditions with a good wear and consumption rate of the W5 tyre.
 
Tyres can be ordered on line 24 hours a day via credit or debit card and can be delivered next day in a working week Monday to Thursday via the online shop www.vegatyre.co.uk or find us on face book or call us on tel 01527 889595.

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Formula K UK   (04/04)

Formula K UK would like to announce they are the importers for the fantastic range of FK Karts made by IPK.

The FK brand has won many races all around the world. FK UK would like to hear from any teams in X30 Cadets or TKM that would like to run this great kart with full factory support.

Also any driver that would like a subsidised drive in any of the classes mentioned.

For more info contact Peter Rayner on 07935 060301 or email peteis2002@gmail.com.

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X30 'O' Plate To Debut At TVKC   (03/04)

Click for larger image...TVKC are excited to introduce the inaugural X30 'O' Plate which will take place at PF International kart circuit on Sunday 03 June.  This will be the first time that there has ever been an X30 'O' Plate so why not be the best, be the first and make history!

The event is open to both the Junior and Senior categories but is strictly restricted to 60 entries per class! 

Drivers with a minimum of a National B licence can enter and the winners from each class will receive the coveted 'O' plates, an amazing bespoke trophy plus their entry and tyres (for the official phase) for the IAME International Finals at Le Mans in October!

The Entry Fee will be just £30 per driver! And as the meeting will also be our charity event, Ladies Day, £10 of every entry will be donated to our chosen charity for the event, Cancer Research!  Drivers will need to nominate one set of slick tyres for the event.

We wanted to mix the format up a bit to make it a bit different, so drivers will be split into two groups (via computer ballot) with both groups having two Heats. The grids will be calculated upon receipt of entry for heat one, reversing them for heat two.  The top 12 from each group will go straight into the Final.  The remaining 36 will go into a 'Shoot out' to secure the last 12 spots on the grid for the Final - winning driver = 2018 X30 'O' Plate Winner!

Entries for the event can only be made online from 13:00 on Wednesday 02 May 2018 and remember - it's limited to 60 entries per class so you might want to get your entry in quick!  The entries will close at 13:00 on Tuesday 29 May 2018 unless the grids are already full before then.

The Supplementary Regulations can be found at http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/X30-O-Plate-2018-SRs-final.pdf.

For further details, please contact our Competition Secretary, Danielle Short, on 07545 131099 or compsec@tvkc.co.uk.

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MLR-Comp Is Expanding   (03/04)

Due to the recent expansion and success of the MLR-Comp Race team, we are now looking to recruit an additional member of staff to the team.
 
Primarily the role will involve supporting Mark Litchfield (Team Manager) in the day to day running of the team, under taking a variety of daily tasks and roles. 
 
The role will be extremely varied and will involve mechanical duties as well as supporting the team drivers alongside Mark.
 
This role would be ideally suited to someone who has previous or current kart mechanic knowledge, a high degree of knowledge of the karting industry & classes and is competent with people & customers, who is now looking for a change.
 
The job will primarily be weekend work, however there is the opportunity for additional work in the week, working alongside Mark with kart & equipment preparation and team organisation.
 
PC Literate, a knowledge of AIM Data acquisitions, along with a full, clean driving license is essential
 
Very competitive day rate based upon experience.
 
To apply for this position, please forward your CV & details of experience, with covering letter to Mark Litchfield, via email to marklitchfieldracing@gmail.com or mobile 07850 026321.

All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team conect Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.

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Compkart Wins In Ireland   Click for larger image...(29/03)

Click for larger image...Defending Ireland champion, Gary Edwards, selected the Compkart Covert-18 for his assault on retaining the Irish Championship for the 2018 season and clearly showed that his choice of chassis was the right one.
 
With Edwards Finishing in P3 after a P17 Start in the 1st Heat & Winning the 2nd heat this would give him pole for the Pre-Final. A lights to flag dominating win in the Pre-Final along with dominating the main final for the win this showed the true capabilities of the Compkart Covert-18 Chassis with Fluro Domination taking place once again - same result different circuit & driver!
 
With such a strong performance we look forward to a very bright season with Gary Edwards, with further race wins & fastest laps to continue coming
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves, that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results & podium success with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, regardless of the weather conditions, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team conect Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (29/03)
 
Click for larger image...Sunday 8th April sees Round 1 of the IKR Summer Championship & Round 2 of the Kent Kart Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit, with race practice being Saturday 7th April. 
 
The following classes will run here: Bambino 2 stroke, Honda Clubman Standard, Honda Clubman Elite, Junior Subaru, Junior Club-Max, Mini Max, ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Club-Max, 177 Club Max. (Any other classes wishing to run must have at least 6 entries.)
 
Summer Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 8 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (15 Laps) for each class. Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each).

The full summer regulations can be downloaded here
http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/club-championship-regulations/
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Rotax (Club-Max) & Junior Subaru classes will only be permitted to use Maxxis HG1 slick tyres. The first set they use will be recorded on the barcode and only this set will be counted for championship points & trophies. (Be advised to start your championship with a new set.)
 
Confirmation of Club-Max gearing for Lydd
Junior Club-Max 13T Front & 76 Max Rear
Senior Club-Max 12T Front & 78 Max on Rear
177 Club Max 12T Front & 80 Max on Rear

Entry Options
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 4th April.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on, which closes 9am. Provisional Saturday practice running order & Sunday race day time table are posted to facebook prior event.

Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
 
Costs
Saturday race practice and other owner-driver test days
- Half day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 non-member / £30 circuit member
- Full day: (10am to 4pm) £55 non-member / £50 circuit member
Sunday race fee £55 non-member / £50 circuit member
Transponder hire £10 per person
Kart storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart
Garage space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking 
 
Winter 2017/2018 Championship Awards
To be presented in the clubhouse after race day trophies on Sunday 8th of April.

Easter Monday 2nd April - Owner driver open practice day at Lydd. Bambino hour 9am to 10am, followed by Bambino / Cadet / Junior / Senior grids.

10am to 4pm (Or half day, which is 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm). Sessions will run today, sign-on takes place inside the clubhouse.
 
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, or find us on Facebook.

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Fluro Domination At Whilton Mill   (29/03)

Click for larger image...The Whilton Mill Club Race during the past weekend, would see one of the most successful weekends to date for the Compkart Covert-18 Chassis, with its release in the UK having only been available the past couple of months.
 
With the posting of fastest laps in every heat not being sufficient, the unmistakeable Fluro Compkart Chassis would show its dominating force with a range of different drivers posting fastest laps & winning races.
 
With Thomas Turner, posting the fastest lap during warm up, this would give the competitors an insight in to what to expect for the remainder of the day, The Compkart Chassis of Mathew Armstrong would prove to be fastest in the 1st heat, with the Compkart's of both Thomas Turner & Jordan Brown in the Top 3, The 2nd heat would see Saul Robinson this time take the win, Mathew Armstrong in P2, again with the fastest lap. Whilst in the 3rd heat Mathew Armstrong would take the race win. The final would show the pure capabilities of the Compkart Covert-18 Chassis with several drivers. Taking the final finishing positions of Thomas Turner P1, Mathew Armstrong P2, Jordan Brown P4, Piers Prior P5.
 
With 4 x Compkart in the top 5 of the final this truly shows the capabilities of the Compkart Chassis with its Senior Drivers.
 
In the Junior Class, young Theo Edgerton would also have a very strong outing, again posting lap times as fast as the fastest on track throughout testing and heats. Unfortunately, during the final his true pace could not be reflected, we look forward to young Theo moving his way up the grid at a rate of knots however
 
Click for larger image...In the Mini X30 Class both youngsters Harrison Skinner & McKenzy Cresswell would demonstrate their strengths, during their heats & finals both youngsters would have a roller coaster of a day with young Skinner crossing the line just outside the top 5, whilst Creswell would endure a 10 Second Front Bumper Penatly.
 
Compkart UK Would like to congratulate all their drivers, mechanics & families on their outstanding weekend of results, all of which truly show casing the capabilities of the Compkart Covert-18R. We now put our efforts to the 1st round of the LGM Championships this coming weekend, with the 1st round of the Super 1 Series the weekend after.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves, that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results & podium success with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, regardless of the weather conditions, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team conect Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.

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FIA Karting Euro Championship   (28/03)

With the 2018 FIA Karting European Championships set to get under way in a few weeks time, TVKC would like to introduce you to our exclusive webpage that will tell you everything you need to know about Round 2 of the Championship, due to take place at PF International kart circuit, UK, from 16-20 May 2018.

We hope you enjoy it!

http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/2018cikeuro/

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Msport To Contest Academy Trophy   (27/03)

Click for larger image...Msport Karting, winners of the 2017 British Open Championship and British Kart Grand Prix in OKJ, will be entering the 2018 CIK Academy Trophy.

Kenyan-born Jaivir Dadhley is the first signing for this CIK FIA event.

The team has a wealth of experience using OTK chassis' as we are a main dealer in the United Kingdom.

Drivers wishing to be supported by the Msport team can get in touch to discuss both our testing programme and race weekend support by telephoning +44 (0)1327 842778 or by email to info@teammsport.com.

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Daytona MK Are Recruiting   (27/03)

Head of Engineering - Workshop Manager
Location: Daytona Milton Keynes      Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time Flexible - must be able to work evenings and weekends
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
 
As the Head of the Engineering Department at the busiest kart racing circuit in the UK, you will be responsible for managing the team to ensure they maintain the venue's kart fleets to Daytona Motorsports very high standards.
 
A positive attitude, structure and a motivational approach to the team are both key to delivering in this important role.
 
Essential Skills:
Mechanical experience along with a thorough understanding of engineering principles.
Superior knowledge and experience of kart preparation and maintenance.
Demonstrable prior experience of working with budgets and forecasting
An understanding of statutory requirements with regard to Health and safety.
Must have a working knowledge of Excel, Word, internet & e-mail.
Confidence in communicating with suppliers and colleagues across Group
 
Previous experience from a Supervisory or Management level in order to manage a team.
Prior experience/knowledge of Sodikart, Birel, Biz and CRG products an advantage.
 
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this role, please send your CV & covering letter with salary expectation to careers@daytona.co.uk quoting job ref: HOEMK18
 
A full job description of the role is available on request.

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Project One Kart   (20/03)
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Congratulations to Sebastian Bloch on winning the first major title of the season.
 
The brand new 2018 Project One kart secured the race win and the fastest lap with Seb Bloch and Mitchell Gibbons respectively.
 
Oliver Greenall was in full contention going into the last lap on his new Project One, until a late race collision put him out of contention. Congratulations to all Project One customers, a very strong show at the first controlled meeting of the year.
 
For any enquiries regarding the New 2018 Kart, or joining the Project One Race Team please contact Gerard Cox on 07710 103008 or e-mail us on enquiry@projectone-racing.co.uk.

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Clean Sweep For New Signing   (15/03)

Click for larger image...New signing Rashan Chigorimbo took a clean sweep in his first outing with MLR-Comp.
 
Rashan, MLR-Comp's new signing in the Mini X30 class, showed his talent and the pace of his Ogden Powered Compkart Chassis in changing weather conditions at the past weekend's Kimbolton Race.
 
Not only was the bar set on Saturday, posting fastest lap times throughout the day, but the domination of his MLR-Comp run Compkart chassis set the bar on Sunday too, posting the fastest lap times of the day whilst winning not only both his heats but also a lights to flag victory in the final!
 
Compkart UK Would like to congratulate this young charger and we look forward to a very bright future for this driver.
 
Click for larger image...Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, not forgetting the fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 / 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.
 

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Rattican & Orton To Represent UK   (14/03)

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has selected Josh Rattican and William Orton to represent the UK in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, an international competition for 11- to 14-year-olds.

Each year the CIK-FIA invites ASNs (National Sporting Authorities) to nominate competitors to represent their countries in the Trophy. This year's calendar features three events in France (6 May), Italy (15 July) and Belgium (9 September).

The MSA chose to nominate Rattican (13) and Orton (13) following a selection day at Motor Sports House. Rattican began karting at club level aged eight, achieving numerous titles before progressing to the MSA British Cadet Kart Championship. He graduated to junior karting in 2017, becoming an instant and regular top-ten finisher.

"This is a dream opportunity for me," said Rattican. "It's a great honour and a privilege to be representing my country in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. I'm so determined to show what I'm capable of and will work very hard to get the most out of this once in a life-time opportunity. Thank you to the MSA for the support and confidence placed in me."

Orton has carved out a successful pre-junior career, with success in bamino and cadet karting. He has signed up for this year's Super One British Championships and competed in the IAME Winter Cup in Valencia last month. "I'm delighted to be gifted such an opportunity and I am going to grasp it with both hands," he said.

MSA Academy Manager Greg Symes, who oversaw the selection day, added: "We put Josh and William through a review and then an interview process; their results and experience spoke for themselves and they were a joy to meet. We believe that both will do an excellent job in representing the UK both on and - just as importantly - off the track".

MSA nominations have achieved remarkable successes in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy since the inaugural season eight years ago, from second place for Ben Barnicoat in 2011 to the title itself for Callum Bradshaw in 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Kartpix.net.

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The Karting Academy Trophy   (14/03)

A Competition with increasing success, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, reached the record number of 40 nations represented in 2018 among the 51 young talents entered. The 9th edition is already anticipated as a highlight of the sporting year when it comes to launching future champions.

The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy is a one-of-a-kind Competition designed to challenge the best in the world on equal terms. The young Drivers, aged from 12 to 14, represent their country at the wheel of randomly drawn identical karts, with Exprit chassis and Vortex engines from the OK-Junior category, equipped with LeCont tyres. This Competition is based on the skill and the determination of the OTK Kart Group, who won the tender for the supply of chassis and engines for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons, pursuing equality in terms of equipment.

As in the previous two editions, the winner of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will be invited to participate free of charge in the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship held at Kristianstad (SWE) in September 2018 in within of the official teams of OTK Kart Group. The CIK-FIA will also offer the top five of the 2018 Academy Trophy overall ranking, free entry to the CIK-FIA 2019 Championship of their choice. This prize can be valued on average at €2,000 per Driver.

The list of entries for the 2018 edition includes 51 Drivers, including three women, from 40 nations on five continents. Barbados, Kenya, Malta and Taiwan are among the new countries attracted by this Competition where the skill of the participants takes precedence over the financial aspect.

This season the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will visit three particularly accessible European countries known for their links with the history of Karting: France, Italy and Belgium. The three Competitions will take place on very famous circuits, at the same time as the CIK-FIA European Championships for KZ and KZ2, as well as on the occasion of the CIK-FIA World Championship for KZ.

Calendar of the 2018 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy
- 6th May 2018, Salbris (FRA), 1/3
- 15th July, 2018, Lonato (ITA), 2/3
- 9th September, 2018, Genk (BEL), 3/3

A complete list of entries is available here.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (01/03)

Sunday 11th March sees Round 6 (the last round) of the IKR Winter Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit.

The usual classes catered for are Bambino, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. You can find the regulations at http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/. Formula160 are joining us this meeting,
 
Race days are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before, so for this meeting owner driver practice will be on Sat 10th March. (Update: A competitors' best 4 results count towards their final 2017/2018 Winter Championship position.  End of season Championship Awards will be presented on Sunday 8th April at the circuit.)  

Winter Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (10 Laps) for each class.

Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each).
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 slick tyre (controlled tyre, please refer to the regulations). Please be reminded to purchase and 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 event.

Click for larger image...Entry Options

You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 7th March.

You can also enter 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.

Costs
Saturday Race Practice and other Owner-Driver Test Days
- Half Day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 Non-member / £30 Circuit Member
- Full Day: (10am to 4pm) £55 Non-member / £50 Circuit Member
Sunday Race Fee £55 Non-member / £50 Circuit Member

Transponder Hire £10 per person
Kart Storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart
Garage Space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking
Circuit Membership is £30 for one year and runs from the day you join (Note - you do not need to be a circuit member in order to practice or race here. Membership secures your driver race number and saves you £5 each time you practice or race at Lydd.)
 
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, or find us on Facebook. 

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TVKC Meeting Cancelled   (01/03)

TVKC have taken the decision to cancel this weekend's race meeting (Winter Series - Round 4 - 03 & 04 March) due to the current weather conditions.

The safety of our competitors, teams, officials and families is paramount so the decision has been made to call off the meeting. We hope you can all understand our decision.

Competitors will all be notified via email later this morning with further details and information about their race fees.

We thank the PBS team who worked hard yesterday to clear the track and paddock areas but we've seen more snow and ice overnight and more is forcasted over the next couple of days.

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Ward Signs For W2R Motorsport   (21/02)

Click for larger image...Brett Ward, current Rotax World and X30 European karting champion, today announces his move from top level go-karting to sports cars, participating in the Ginetta GT5 championship with W2R Motorsport.

Ward, 20 from Middlesex, has competed at the highest level of kart racing for a number of years, but now the previous MSA Academy driver has his sights firmly on racing cars. Brett will be making his debut with championship winning W2R Motorsport at Oulton Park in just five weeks time.

"I'm really excited to make the step from karts to cars this season, I'm in good shape and definitely ready for the challenge. Our pace winter testing with the team was very strong, and the cars really suit my driving style. I just can't wait to get on the grid at Oulton Park and go racing."

With a fully packed GT5 grid this year, Brett leads the charge for newly named W2R Motorsport (previously team want2race) in the Pro class of the championship. With an experienced team behind him fresh from winning the GT5 AM class with Adrian Campbell-Smith and G40 Cup with Michael Crees last season, things are shaping up nicely for the Yorkshire based outfit.

W2R Motorsport boss Ben Hyland, was keen to sign Brett as the team set their sights firmly on the GT5 Pro championship.

"Signing a top professional karter such as Brett is a positive step forward for us at W2R Motorsport, we have enjoyed success at each championship and Ginetta series we have entered and now look to quickly getting Brett running at the front of GT5, we aim to win races.

Our pre-season testing programme has started well and, along with our championship winning technical team and driver development coaches, we are all working hard together to achieve our goals. Brett has fit straight into the team and is a great personality, as well as a formidable driving talent. We look forward to the lights going out at Oulton on Easter weekend."

You can follow the progress of Brett and W2R Motorsport on our news page, plus results and driver profiles for all team drivers on the dedicated web page at www.want2race.co.uk/race-team.

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Testing At Three Sisters   (15/02)
 
Click for larger image...Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan is open for practice on Thursday 22nd February between 10am and 4pm.
 
It will be one of the first times that 2 stroke karts will have the chance to try the new surface, laid last month.
 
Depending on demand, 10 minute sessions will be run for Bambinos, Cadets, Juniors, Seniors (2 Stroke, 4 Stroke and Gearbox). Marshals and medical cover included.
 
£35 per kart if paid in advance. £45 per kart on the day.
 
Please contact Lynn Lackey to book on 01942 719030 or via email info@threesisterscircuit.co.uk.

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The birelART UK Cadet Academy   Click for larger image...(13/02)

The birelART UK Series is an exclusive race series for the one make birelART karts. The series is different to other karting series or championships and does not allow racing teams or engine builders in its paddock or events. It is aimed at privateers and families starting off in karting with a high level of customer support from birelART UK and a great paddock atmosphere!

For 2018 the birelART UK series can confirm that drivers from 6 years old can take part in the birelART Cadet Academy. Conditions for participation for 6 year olds are that they must have attended some indoor or outdoor arrive and drive sessions or have experience in a bambino kart.

Minimum height is 1.25m, minimum weight 25kg with racing suit and helmet.

Click for larger image...If a 6 year old driver completes the birelARTcadet Academy and passes their birelART driver evaluation driving test, then he or she can take part in the rest of Saturday testing sessions from 11am until 5pm, once they have purchased their own birelARTcadet kart and have registered as a member of the birelART UK Series. birelARTcadet60 drivers may enter a race from 7 years old - 6 year olds are not permitted to race, only to test.

Click for larger image...The birelART Cadet Academy is designed to deliver track safety and awareness, driver coaching and a positive track experience to young kids wanting to get involved in kart racing.

The birelART Cadet Academy runs on a Saturday morning of each round of the Series which travels all over the UK from 8.30am until 11am and costs £99.

If your child has some indoor or outdoor go kart experience or wants to progress from Bambino karting then the birelART Cadet Academy is the perfect next step.

To book your place or to find out more visit www.birelartukseries.com or call the office on 01527 889595.

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Fluro Dominate At PF International   Click for larger image...(12/02)

Click for larger image...The February PF club Winter Series race would saw 53 drivers in the Senior X30 class race for the win. The grid line-up could arguably have been a Super 1 British Championship race rather than that of a winter series club race, with seeded drivers aplenty along with the X30 International Final winner Oliver Hodgeson lining up, it would prove to be a very high profile grid to obtain a good result.
 
However, a dominating result was to be achieved...
 
Thomas Turner, Senior X30 MLR-Compkart Driver, would prove the capabilities of his Fluro Compkart Covert Chassis to its full potential during Saturday's horrendous weather conditions, by posting fastest lap times after fastest lap times and dominating the field. Timed Qualifying would see Thomas Turner post the fastest lap time of the session and line up pole overall, whilst MLR-Comp drivers, Jordan Brown P2 in group, Patrick Kibble P4 in group, Bradley Pennell P6 in group, Gary Edwards P7 in group Mathew Armstrong, up to P4 when the Stata broke on his engine, resulting him dropping down the qualifying order.  
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...With Turner winning both heats and showing the true potential of his Compkart Covert chassis in both intermediate conditions of a wet but drying track in his 1st heat and a slicks shot heat in his 2nd heat, This really did prove the capabilities of the driver, chassis & engine package.
 
Thomas Turner's MLR-Compkart Team mates had a mixture of strong heat results, culminating with all drivers in the main final.
 
With Turner starting the main final from pole position and moving in to the lead at the start, Hodgeson over-took and held the lead until lap 3, when Thomas was to make the overtake manoeuvre of the race. From then on, again Turner proved that the driver, chassis & engine package was a force to be reckoned with by driving away from the field, whilst setting the fastest lap of the race.
 
The MLR-Comp Team mates all proved their capabilities producing fastest laps and fastest sectors of the Final race, with Brad Pennell P7, Patrick Kibble dropping to P8 from P4 (with a dropped nosecone penalty resulting from being brake tested in to the corner), Jordan Brown, Mathew Armstrong & Gary Edwards all just outside the top 20 as they endured a difficult final race.
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...This really did prove that undeniably the Compkart Covert Chassis in all conditions is the force to be reckoned with.
 
With 3 Compkart Chassis in the top 8, this proved that the Compkart chassis was to be the dominant force against the opposition of chassis manufacturers.
 
A special mention must also be made to Rashan Chigorimbo, aboard his Compkart Covert 3.0-16 chassis. Young Rashan proved the capabilities by qualifying in P4 and finishing in P2 in both his heats this would see the young charger line up on pole position. A very strong race in the final, sadly would see Rashan loose the lead and cross the line in P2, rounding his day off with a hat-trick of 2nd place finishes.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves, that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers at the sharp end of the field, regardless of weather conditions.
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...With the continuing results & podium success with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, regardless of the weather conditions, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
We are also very pleased to confirm that the 2018 Compkart Covert 3.0-18R is now available & readily available from stock,
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 / 01327 844320, or for the factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (02/02)

Sunday 11th February sees Round 5 of the IKR Winter Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit.

The usual classes catered for are Bambino, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. You can find the regulations at http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/.
 
Race days are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before, so for this meeting owner driver practice will be on Sat 10th February. (Update: A competitors' best 4 results count towards their final 2017/2018 Winter Championship position.)  

Winter Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (10 Laps) for each class.

Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each). Tyre for Bambino is Le Cont MSA04 and an 80-tooth rear sprocket.
 
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 slick tyre (controlled tyre, please refer to the regulations). Please be reminded to purchase and use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.

The permitted wet tyre for Junior Subaru, ProKart 175 & 200 is Maxxis SL'W'. The dry tyre for Cadet is Dunlop LS2/MSA.

Click for larger image...Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to event.
 
Entry Options
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 7th February.

You can also enter 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.

Costs
Saturday Race Practice and other Owner-Driver Test Days
- Half Day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 Non-member / £30 Member.
- Full Day: (10am to 4pm) £55 Non-member / £50 Member.
Sunday Race Fee £55 Non-member / £50 Member.

Transponder Hire £10 per person.
Kart Storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart.
Garage Space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking.
Circuit Membership is £30 for one year and runs from the day you join. (Note, you do not need to be a circuit member in order to practice or race here. Membership secures your driver race number and saves you £5 each time you practice or race at Lydd.)
 
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, or find us on Facebook.

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NJL Racing Professional Race Support   (31/01)

From awning space to full team support - NJL Racing has a limited number of Professional Race Support Packages ranging from team drives, trackside services and awning space available for Kimbolton, PFI and Whilton Mill rounds offering a professional service with no overcrowded awning! 
 
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 X30 Seniors, Juniors and Minis, also Rotax and Iame Cadets and Bambinos 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 by email to nick@njlracing.com or telephone 07774 891435.

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Three Sisters Race Circuit   (26/01)

Click for larger image...The new owners of the much-loved Wigan race circuit, Three Sisters, have implemented their commitment to a programme of major financial and personnel investment with the announcement today of the completion of the new surfacing works across the entire race track.

The racetrack has multiple circuit layout options which give clients many variations to the circuit format that will be used by so many different types of racers at Three Sisters.  The new surface has been designed and laid to meet the very different requirements of karting, car testing, motorcycle racing, drifting and the various public open testing days - the full spread of power sport activities for which Three Sisters is so well-known.

The new surface is just part of an ongoing investment in facilities and equipment. It was laid by contractors Toppesfield, the UK's largest independent surfacing company, operating nationally across the UK, a group which has extensive race circuit experience. The work was completed in less than a week, using the latest laser guided technology for the smoothest possible surface.

Councillor Carl Sweeney, Wigan Council's cabinet member for resources and reform, said:  "The announcement by MCM is fantastic news for Wigan and will bring significant investment to the Three Sisters Race Circuit.  This is brilliant for motorsport both in Wigan and the wider North West and will secure the future of the circuit for many years to come. 

The council has been working closely with MCM over recent months to get to this stage.  We look forward to continuing that positive relationship in the future helping to develop Three Sisters to make it a real asset and visitor destination for the borough."

Next up following the circuit investment at Three Sisters will be the initial testing runs for the new Biz Karts, delivered last week, which will provide the latest new equipment for Junior Karting for kids of 8 years and over. This gives the Wigan venue the ability to offer all-new Junior Arrive 'n' Drive, Arrive 'n' Drive Family Days & Birthday Parties.

Starting as soon March will be another new activity feature at Three Sisters, Track Days for cars, especially for Novice track drivers who have no previous circuit experience.

The new management team, led by Karting industry legend Bill Sisley and by Chris Pullman with a combined 60 years of circuit management experience behind them, expects the next stage of announcements in the 'Three Sisters Revival' will include confirmation of new initiatives in Adult Karting, Drifting, Car Track Attack days and race car and motorcycle testing.

The new team at Three Sisters are determined to continue to invest in the facilities and the right people, to provide a wide range of new sporting and leisure motorised activities in the heart of the North West.

In the next few weeks, look out for further announcements and updates on social media.

Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/threesisterscircuit/ or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/3sisterskarting.

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Rotax Tyres To Be Won   (18/01)

In conjunction with JAG Engineering, Trent Valley Kart Club are pleased to announce there will be some special prizes up for grabs for the drivers of Mini, Junior and Senior Rotax at the Club's February meeting!

JAG have very kindly donated a free set of tyres for each class!

The 3 sets of tyres will be raffled at the trophy presentation, after racing on the Sunday. Drivers wishing to enter the raffle must simply be present at the trophy presentation and collect a free raffle ticket. Easy!

So with such great prizes on offer, why not come and race at TVKC?

The remaining two rounds of the Winter Series will be held on 3rd & 4th February and 3rd & 4th March 2018.

Each round will be held over two days, Saturday & Sunday, regardless of the number of entries. This format will consist of Practice sessions and Timed Qualifying on the Saturday and then the Heats/Pre Finals and Finals will be held on the Sunday.

In order to maximise the length of track time for each competitor, given the reduced hours of natural daylight, PFi will be able to run the TQ sessions under the newly improved circuit lights if necessary.

Entries for the Winter Series can be made online here.

As the meetings will be over two days, the Practice and Entry fee will be added together as one payment for each round (£115 per driver), making the signing-on process on Saturday morning much more streamlined. You can either enter meeting by meeting or enter both remaining rounds at the same time, whichever is easiest for you.

As if these added prizes aren't enough to entice you, you'll also benefit from the tarmac paddocks, extensive free plug in electric points, TVKC paying the overnight parking fees on your behalf and the luxury of the indoor viewing from the Panorama Room! So don't let the colder weather deter you from racing over the Winter months, come and be part of the TVKC Winter Series!

Please find the Championship Regulations here

All drivers competing will need to be members of TVKC. Membership is £60 and will be valid until 31 December 2018. 2018 Memberships are now being accepted online here.

A minimum of 15 drivers per grid are required in order for the class to run.

Please note that due to the new format of the Winter Series only drivers entered to race on the Sunday will be allowed to practice on the Saturday.

If you any have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our Competition Secretary, Danielle Short at compsec@tvkc.co.uk or on 07545 131099.

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Rotax Sealing Agents   (16/01)

We are really proud to announce that Wright Racing are now appointed as official Rotax sealing agents!

With full dyno capabilities and deep understanding of Rotax we look forward to being able to offer simple piston check and change through to full rebuilds.

With the new Senior barrels at half price till the end of January it is a great time to get your engine booked in or your barrel ordered to meet the offer price from JAG/Rotax.

Get in touch with David Wright  at info@wrightracing.org  or contact via www.wright.racing

With our sister company Embotics Racewear we are offering until June half price custom made CIK suits with every Rotax full rebuild, saving you more money with premium service.

These custom suits are fast becoming the standard in the paddock.

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New Products For 2018   (11/01)

Over the course of 2017, Kart Components Manufacturing Ltd began an upgrading process of our product line.

We have so far added new wheels, hubs and brake systems and have more items coming in 2018!

Please go to www.kartcomponents.com to check out all our new and existing products.

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Kart Marshal Training Day   (10/01)

Click for larger image...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 17th February 2018.

This is a free training day and open to all levels of flag marshals.

So if you need to refresh your knowledge or interested in trying flag marshalling for the first time, contact clare@tvkc.co.uk to reserve your place.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For further details, please visit http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/2018-kart-marshal-training-day/.

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Mad-Croc Starts 2018   (09/01)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...MBM / Force driver Reggie Duhy dominated the January PFI Club race in Junior X30, winning the final by over 8 seconds
 
The Mad-Croc kart finished 2017 by winning the last two Whilton Mill Club races in junior X30 with Reggie Duhy (Privateer) and Louie Short (Croc Promotion) taking a win a piece. Luke Whitehead (privateer) broke the shenington lap record in junior X30 and won the December Buckmore Park club meeting.
 
NCR's Nathan Chafer also had a good start to the year, at the January PFI club race in senior X30. Nathan was lying in 2nd place with 3 corners to go, until an incident pushed him unfortunately down to 9th.
 
With different drivers, different tracks, different teams, yet the same results, proving that if you want to be different maybe you should think Mad-Croc...
 
If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact Dan Stilp at Croc Promotion UK on 07753 819511, Simon Parker on 07855 831921 or our Northern agent MBM, Mark Baines on 07710 614099.

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Italian Job For Barnard   (09/01)

Taylor Barnard has put pen to paper and agreed a deal with Dino Chiesa's latest production, Kart Republic, and will race in the OK Junior category in 2018. Barnard, 13, who lives in Norwich, England, was crowned the IAME Cadet British Champion at the end of 2017, picking up the LGM Championship, British Open Championship, and the Kartmasters Grand Prix along the way. His achievements later earned him a test with the Italian outfit in December, at Lonato, South Garda.
 
The deal came about following an initial conversation between Chiesa and one of his former drivers, Oliver Rowland. Rowland, who runs his own UK based kart racing team (ORM), was suitably impressed with Barnard's drive and achievements throughout 2017, and recommended the British Champion to Chiesa.  A test was organised before Christmas '17 to see how the young 13-year-old faired out.
 
Following a very positive 2 days testing, a 2-year deal was put together and will see Taylor race with the Kart Republic team in all WSK events, the CIK FIA European Championship, DKM German Championship and the CIK FIA World Championship race at Kristianstad, Sweden, in September.
 
Taylor Barnard, "The test at Lonato couldn't have gone any better, and I really enjoyed the experience of not only learning a new track, but also learning a new kart as well - both of which I thought went really well. I feel over the moon to be given the opportunity to race under the guidance and expertise of Dino, and can't wait to give my all for the team. I must give special thanks to Oli who put me forward for this chance - it gives me even more drive now to succeed and do the best job I possibly can".
 
Dino Chiesa, "Having Taylor join KR is a boost to the team. It is clear that the level of British Cadet racing is very high and Taylor has proved he can compete and win on a regular basis. It is a big step to OKJ directly, but we believe he can be competitive and the objective is to win races and championships together."
 
Oliver Rowland, "I am very pleased to have been able to guide Taylor into the next step in his career. Having watched what he did in last year's cadet category there was no doubt in my mind that he deserved an opportunity to fight with the best! I raced for Dino and Chiesa Corse in 2009/10, and he taught me a lot and we had some great results. Between Dino and Taylor, I am sure they can form a strong partnership and have a successful 2018!"
 
Barnard will start his 2018 campaign on January 20/21, where he will complete the collective test in Adria, Italy, before returning a week later to race in the WSK Champions Cup at the same track.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (08/01)

Click for larger image...Sunday 14th January sees Round 4 of the IKR Winter Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit.

The usual classes catered for are Bambino, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. You can find the regulations at http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/.
 
Race days are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before, so for this meeting owner driver practice will be on Sat 13th January. 

Update for the 2017/2018 Winter Championship: A competitors' best 4 results count towards their final championship position.

Many drivers do have a licence; however, these meetings are non-msa. Please contact us with any questions or for any clarification.
 
Winter Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (10 Laps) for each class.

Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each). Tyre for Bambino is Le Cont MSA04 and an 80-tooth rear sprocket.
 
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 slick tyre (controlled tyre, please refer to the regulations). Please be reminded to purchase and use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.

The permitted wet tyre for Junior Subaru, ProKart 175 & 200 is Maxxis SL'W'. The dry tyre for Cadet is Dunlop LS2/MSA.

Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to event.
 
Entry Options
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 10th January.

You can also enter 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.
 
Costs
Saturday Race Practice and other Owner-Driver Test Days
- Half Day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 Non-member / £30 Member.
- Full Day: (10am to 4pm) £55 Non-member / £50 Member.
Sunday Race Fee £55 Non-member / £50 Member.
Transponder Hire £10 per person.
Kart Storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart.
Garage Space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking.
Circuit Membership is £30 for one year and runs from the day you join. (Note, you do not need to be a circuit member in order to practice or race here. Membership secures your driver race number and saves you £5 each time you practice or race at Lydd.)
 
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, or find us on Facebook.

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Making A Move In 2018?   (08/01) 

Wanting to make a change for 2018? Why not consider HTR Racing Team. HTR have been competitive at the highest level of Karting in the UK for over 10 years, and we currently have 2 places available in our well-equipped awning for the 2018 season.

We will be competing in the following championships: 

- Super One 
- LGM 
- Various club events around the country 

We will be focusing on the following classes: 

- Iame cadet 
- Honda cadet 
- Rotax 
- X30 
- OKJ 

We can cater for all budgets whether you require basic awning space right the way through to full arrive and drive packages. We specialise in Synergy and OTK chassis but are more than happy to branch out. You can expect to receive a fantastic service including set-up advice, driver coaching, mechanical assistance (if required) and much more. 

If you require and further information then please don't hesitate to contact Derrick on +44 (0)7836 248459 or email derrick@htrracing.com.

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MSA Selects LeCont Tyres   (03/01)

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has entered negotiations with Zip Kart on behalf of LeCont as the preferred supplier of tyres for the OK and OK-Junior kart classes for 2018.

The move follows an open tender process and means that LeCont tyres will be used in the MSA British Kart and Junior Kart Championships from next year. Both classes will continue to be powered by Vortex (OTK) engines.

Simon Blunt, MSA General Secretary, said: "LeCont was the standout tenderer, not only in terms of cost to the competitor but also their promotional and awards package, worth over £12,000 including tyres and prize money."

A set of slicks will cost £127.50+VAT, while a set of wets will be £142.50+VAT.

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