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OKJ Winner In For A Treat   (18/07)

With huge thanks to Energy Dubai, Trent Valley Kart Club are thrilled to announce the latest in a huge line of prizes that are on offer at Kartmasters 2017.

The winner of the OK Junior will not only receive the coveted 'GP' plate, they will also get the opportunity to compete at the 2018 Dubai 'O' Plate in a Junior category!

This amazing prize, courtesy of Energy Dubai, includes the following:
- Chassis
- Junior Engine (class TBA)
- Awning Space
- Use of all Team's facilities
- Entry Fee

TVKC would like to take this opportunity to thank Energy Dubai for their very kind offer of this superb prize!

There are just a few days left to enter Kartmasters 2017.  Entires close 22 July 2017 at 18:00.

Enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=14.

Please note, the above prize does not include a mechanic, testing fees, consumables or damages.

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Win Big At Kartmasters 2017   (13/07)

With less than 10 days to go before the entries for the 2017 Kartmasters GP close, the prize fund is starting to hot up!

Kartmasters has always prided itself on offering some fantastic prizes to its winners, and 2017 will be no exception!

The top three drivers will be presented with some of latest and most sought after electronic items.  These include Oculus Rift & Touch Virtual Reality sets, Sony Smart 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems, LG 49" Smart 4K TVs and HP Stream X360 2in1 laptops.

In addition to these great prizes, we have also received some brilliant donations from our friends in the sport.  These include Vroom magazine subscriptions (Vroom), Dunlop tyres (Andersons), tickets to a BTCC event (BARC), podium caps (Tiger Prints), a BTCC hospitality day (Richardson Racing) aswell as the previously advertised Arai Helmet (Project One Racing), Stilo Helmet (Nicky Grist Motorsport) and the X30 & IAME Cadet CASH prizes and entries to the IAME International Finals (JM Engineering/IAME/Tillotson).

The list of prizes is expanding daily and a full prize list will be published in the next couple of weeks so watch this space!

Trent Valley Kart Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the companies who have very kindly donated prizes so far, their support and generosity is much appreciated.

Entries close for Kartmasters on 22nd July 2017 at 18:00!

If you're not entered to race yet, do it now online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=14.

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Tuto Super One Series Round 7   (12/07)

The Tuto Super One Series visited the spectacular and immaculate Glan-Y-Gors circuit in North Wales this weekend with racing for the IAME Cadet, X30, TKM and Rotax classes. The weather was dry but cloudy throughout.
 
Some of the Championships are very close to being settled but the regulations say that to receive a Championship position drivers must compete at all rounds unless they have special permission, so nothing is settled until PF International in September

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Click for larger image...On Saturday Taylor Barnard took pole by 0.06s from Arvid Lindblad and Coskun Irfan but Irfan took pole for Final 1 with 1st and 3rd in the heats, while Barnard took 2nd and 4th. Freddie Slater was 3rd after the heats with 2nd and 4th.
 
The unstoppable Barnard took the lead on the first lap of the first Final and stayed ahead, although he never shook off Slater. Alex Dunne passed Irfan for 3rd early on but was battling with Lindblad in the latter half so didn't get a chance to catch Barnard and Slater. Lindblad was later penalised a lap for driving in a manner incompatible with general safety. Click for larger image...
 
In Final 2 Dunne and Slater both led the race in the early stages but Barnard retook control on lap 7 to win by a tenth, with the same podium positions as the race before. Dunne took 3rd after battling Irfan and Maxwell Dodds before Rashan Chigorimbo came through to 4th.
 
The Cadets have two rounds to go, with the next one being at Larkhall in Scotland on 13th August, and Barnard leads by 128 points from Matthew Rees with Slater a further 17 points behind in 3rd.

Results:
Final 1 (16 laps): 1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy); 2 Freddie Slater (Synergy); 3 Alex Dunne (Synergy); 4 Coskun Irfan (Synergy); 5 Archie Mace (Tony); 6 Oliver Gray (Synergy)
Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Barnard; 2 Slater; 3 Dunne; 4 Rashan Chigorimbo (Synergy); 5 Irfan; 6 Maxwell Dodds (Tony)
Championship Standings: 1 Barnard 972, 2 Matthew Rees (Zip) 844, 3 Slater 827, 4 Dunne 815, 5 Dodds 814, 6 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) 808

MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Morgan Porter narrowly took pole ahead of Samuel White and Championship leader Louie Westover, while the heat wins went to Porter, Alex Simmonds and Westover, giving Porter pole again. Westover had a DNF in his first heat so was down in 18th.
 
Click for larger image...Porter led Final 1 throughout apart from a lap where the closely following Simmonds nipped past, but Simmonds dropped back and Porter was penalised a lap for gaining an unfair advantage, giving Dragan Pinsent the win. Pinsent had been running just over a second behind them and crossed the line followed by Sean Butcher and Samuel White.
 
In Final 2 Butcher led most of the race after taking the lead at the start, apart from three laps with Pinsent in control in the early stages. However, Pinsent retook the lead on the last lap to win with White 3rd behind Butcher.
 
Louie Westover still leads the Championship, by 26 points from Butcher with Pinsent just three points behind that. The X30 Juniors have one round left, at PF International on 10th September.

Results:
Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit); 2 Sean Butcher (Tony); 3 Samuel White (Tony); 4 Jonny Wilkinson (Tony); 5 Henry Laws (Kosmic); 6 Louie Westover (Kosmic)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Pinsent; 2 Butcher; 3 White; 4 Teddy Pritchard-Williams (Mad-Croc); 5 Wilkinson; 6 Westover
Championship Standings: 1 Westover 905, 2 Butcher 879, 3 Pinsent 876, 4 Wilkinson 841, 5 Morgan Porter (Tony) 834, 6 Reggie Duhy (CompKart) 785

MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Championship leader Danny Keirle took pole almost a tenth ahead of Levi King but Oliver Hodgson, who qualified 4th, won two heats while Keirle and 3rd qualifier Mark Kimber won a heat each to take 2nd and 3rd on the Final 1 grid.
 
In Final 1 Hodgson started from pole and although Keirle made a better start Hodgson led every lap to win from Kimber and Brett Ward, with very few position changes at the sharp end, possibly attributable to tyre conservation.
 
In Final 2 Luke Hughes spent a few laps in the lead following a Slow period to sort out an crash between Jenson Butterfield and Joe Turney, but Hodgson overtook and pulled away with Ward taking 2nd at half distance. Hodgson was a couple of tenths faster so Ward wasn't able to reel him in.
 
Keirle is now 49 points ahead of Turner and on dropped scores is very hard to catch. They now have one round left, at PF International on 10th September.

Results:
Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART); 2 Mark Kimber (Tony); 3 Brett Ward (Alonso); 4 Danny Keirle (Fullerton); 5 Elliot Harvey (Alonso); 6 Thomas Turner (Tony)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Hodgson; 2 Ward; 3 Harvey; 4 Derek Morgan (Gillard); 5 Kimber; 6 Turner
Championship Standings: 1 Keirle 942, 2 Turner 893, 3 Harvey 860, 4 Ward 829, Hodgson 829, 6 Kimber 788


MSA TKM Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Championship leader Abbi Pulling qualified on pole, 0.13s ahead of Daniel Butterworth with Robert Welham 3rd. She went on to win both heats, giving her pole for Final 1 with Alexander Page lining up next to her after two 2nd places in the heats.
 
Pulling led throughout Final 1 and Page finished a few tenths behind after retaking the position from Zak Taylor early on, while Rookie Ethan Newsham foreshadowed what was to come by gaining 15 places and setting the fastest lap.
 
Final 2 was lively with Pulling leading to start with but dropping out with a damaged fuel pipe that she had been holding on to, then Kurt Roberts and Newsham battled for the lead with Newsham securing it two laps from the end.
 
Pulling is still the Championship leader, with a 16-point margin over Ross Deal. The TKM Juniors have two rounds left, the next being at Shenington on 27th August.

Results:
Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko); 2 Alexander Page (Tony); 3 Zak Oates (ARC); 4 Kurt Roberts (Jade); 5 Ethan Newsham (Tal-Ko); 6 Archie Albone (Tony)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Newsham; 2 Roberts; 3 Robert Welham (Tony); 4 Albone; 5 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko); 6 James Pashley (Jade)
Championship Standings: 1 Pulling 902, 2 Deal 896, 3 Pashley 878, 4 Roberts 860, 5 Page 781, 6 Zak Taylor 754

MSA TKM Senior National Championship
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Adam Sparrow took pole ahead of James Mills and Harry Moore, and he retained it after two heat wins while 6th qualifier Jake Campbell-Mills lined up next to him on the Final 1 grid with Mills 3rd.
 
Sparrow led most of Final 1 apart from a challenge from Simon Vercoe who led two laps, and finished almost four tenths behind. Joe Stockford was 3rd after passing Campbell-Mills eight laps in.
 
In Final 2 Sparrow led initially before Stockford and Vercoe joined the battle for the lead with Stockford taking the win ahead of Sparrow, after a last lap fight put the erstwhile leader Vercoe back to 3rd.
 
Simon Vercoe has now taken the Championship lead, 18 points ahead of Stephen Letts. The TKM Extremes have two rounds left, the next being at Shenington on 27th August.

Results:
Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Adam Sparrow (Tal-Ko); 2 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko); 3 Joe Stockford (Tal-Ko); 4 Sam Fowler (Jade); 5 Stephen Letts (Tony); 6 Rob Wallace (Tony)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Stockford; 2 Sparrow; 3 Vercoe; 4 Fowler; 5 Lee Whittingham (Tal-Ko); 6 Harry Moore (Jade)
Championship Standings: 1 Vercoe 875, 2 Letts 857, 3 Fowler 847, 4 Sparrow 824, 5 Moore 781, 6 Christopher Whitton (Tony) 755

ABkC Minimax National Championship
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Lewis Gilbert was the poleman in Minimax, a couple of tenths faster than Jamie Day with Tom Adams 3rd. Gilbert and Day stayed at the front after the heats but Kai Hunter had moved up to 3rd after two unsuccessful heats for Adams.
 
In Final 2 Gilbert led until halfway but Day attacked and took the lead. Then as the race reached the closing stages Hunter attacked for 2nd and Gilbert dropped to 4th with Adams recovering to 3rd.
 
Gilbert moved up into the lead of Final 2 within the first few laps while Hunter moved up to 2nd ahead of Adams and Day. Hunter was getting closer and closer to Gilbert but wasn't able to secure the lead.
 
Gilbert is the Championship leader, 27 points ahead of Adams, and the Minimaxes have two rounds left, the next one scheduled for Larkhall on 13th August.

Results:
Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Jamie Day (Kosmic); 2 Kai Hunter (Kosmic); 3 Tom Adams (Tony); 4 Lewis Gilbert (Tony); 5 Ben Caisley (Tony); 6 Jacob McComb (CompKart)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Gilbert; 2 Hunter; 3 Adams; 4 Day; 5 Caisley; 6 McComb
Championship Standings: 1 Gilbert 921, 2 Adams 894, 3 Hunter 870, 4 Caisley 844, 5 Day 565, 6 Van Knapton (Alonso) 344

ABkC Junior Max National Championship
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Bradley Barrett took pole 0.07s ahead of Clayton Ravenscroft and Tom Edmunds who set equal times, and Tyler Chesterton another hundredth behind them. Ravenscroft and Chesterton shared the heat wins while Edmunds had a DNF in one of his putting him halfway down the Final 1 grid.
 
The rivalry between Ravenscroft and Chesterton continued in Final 1 with Chesterton recovering from losing places at the start to close up on Ravenscroft and take the lead three laps from the end, with Ravenscroft continuing to pressure him. Barrett ran 3rd and close to the lead battle for most of the race.
 
In Final 2 Chesterton led all the way and Barrett took 2nd at the start. Ravenscroft had dropped back at the start but worked his way back through to 2nd to finish four tenths ahead of Barrett.
 
Chesterton is still the Championship leader, but Barrett has now moved up to 2nd ahead of Rhys Hunter. The Junior Maxes have two rounds left, the next one scheduled for Larkhall on 13th August.

Results:
Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Tyler Chesterton (Tony); 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic); 3 Bradley Barrett (Tony); 4 Guy Cunnington (Tony); 5 Tommy Foster (Tony); 6 Alex Eades (Tony)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Chesterton; 2 Ravenscroft; 3 Barrett; 4 Foster; 5 Cunnington; 6 Eades
Championship Standings: 1 Chesterton 928, 2 Barrett 858, 3 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic) 840, 4 Ravenscroft 830, 5 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic) 791, 6 Foster 774

Full results can be found at http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/?page_id=630.

Report by Mary-Ann Horley. Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Huge Kartmasters Prize Fund   (12/07)

Trent Valley Kart Club are excited to announce that, with huge thanks to John Mills Engineering, IAME and Tillotson, a huge cash prize fund plus entries for the sought after IAME International Finals (held in Le Mans, France in October) are up for grabs at Kartmasters 2017 for the IAME Cadet and X30 classes!

In addition to the prizes on offer from TVKC (details to be released very soon!), IAME Cadet, X30 Mini, X30 Junior and X30 Senior will also receive the following:

IAME Cadet: 1st - £500, 2nd - £350, 3rd - £250, 4th - £200, 5th - £175, 6th - £150, 7th - £125, 8th - £100, 9th - £75, 10th - £50
X30 Mini: 1st - £750 cash, 2nd - £500 cash, 3rd - £400 cash, 4th - £300 cash, 5th - £200 cash, 6th - £100 cash
X30 Junior & Senior: 1st - £750 cash  +  Free Ticket to Iame International Final with tyres for official phase, 2nd - £500 cash  +  Free Ticket to IIF, 3rd - £400 cash  +  Free Ticket to IIF, 4th - £300 cash  +  Wildcard place to IIF (guaranteed space but competitor to fund), 5th - £200 cash  +  Wildcard place to IIF (guaranteed space but competitor to fund), 6th - £100 cash  +  Wildcard place to IIF (guaranteed space but competitor to fund), 7th to 16th - Wildcard place to IIF (guaranteed space but competitor to fund)

TVKC would to take this opportunity to thank JM Engineering, IAME and Tillotson for their very generous offer and their continued support for the MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix.

2017 will see the very first 'GP' plates being awarded to the X30 Junior & Senior classes as they enter the main Kartmasters event this year.   The event will also witness the inaugural X30 Mini Kartmasters Trophy, a support race for this up and coming class, available to drivers with a minimum of a National B licence.

Entries are still open for Kartmasters 2017! Enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=14. Entries close on 22 July 2017 at 18:00.

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Back To Back Podiums   (10/07)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...KKC the UK & Ireland Importers of the Compkart Chassis & Product Range would like to congratulate Brad Pennell (S.X30) on his back to back podium results at the Fulbeck E-Plate & Super 1 Round.
 
After his podium success at the shakedown race the weekend before, which was to be the Fulbeck E-Plate race, The Super 1 weekend would see young Pennell back on the podium once again.
 
A strong qualifying session, with P2 & P3 in his heats would see him start on row 2, a mistake in the 1st final that cost dearly would still see the young charger start from P5 for the 2nd Final. A strong drive throughout the Final would see Pennell cross the line in P2 with his strongest Final finish of the season so far
 
Congratulations must be also go to Lewis Malin, (S.X30) after a torrid time in his 2nd heat & the 1st Final. The young charger truly showed the capabilities of the Compkart Chassis in Final 2 driving through from 23rd to inside the top 10 setting fastest laps along the way.
 
Junior X30 would see the Compkart drivers again putting their Fluro chassis at the sharp end in qualifying, both Reggie Duhy (P2) & Luke Whitehead (P8) had strong finishes in their heat with Duhy winning his 2nd heat. Final 1 would see Duhy Finish P3 while Whitehead drove from P22 through to P7 at the Flag. Unfortunately, the 2nd Final would prove more difficult with several incidents along the way and they would finish P5 & P8 Respectively, Showing the capabilities of the Fluro Chassis.Click for larger image...
 
Our thoughts go out to Matt Armstrong. After having a strong qualifying run, torrid heats would see the young driver in the Repecharge. A terrible crash would result in Matt having to attend hospital immediately due to damage sustained to his hand & fingers. We wish young Matty a full recovery very soon and look forward to him being back in the kart in a couple of weeks.
 
With the continuing results, podium success with different 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 Team to Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.

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ABkC Meets With The MSA   (10/07)
 
As discussed and planned at the AGM, The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Association of British Kart Clubs (ABkC) met with Senior members of the MSA yesterday to discuss the way forward with Karting in general.  Particular emphasis was placed on entry level "Grass roots" club racing, the future of ARKS, retaining customers, licencing & cost.

Our clear mandate was to impress to the MSA that clubs and club level karting was in crisis and a simplified route into the sport at this level was required.

Discussions centred around having a simplified rule book, a simplified judicial system and easy access into a club's normal club race meetings. It was suggested that these powers while under the MSA 'umbrella' should be devolved to the ABkC/Clubs. Clubs to be more in control of their management of Club meetings that fall into the Clubman permit brackets.

The negotiations proved very positive and work is now to begin by both sides on preparing the ground for these plans to be put into action.

The ABkC will propose a simplified rule book and consider how best to allow flexibility on getting 'day Karters' to participate in club racing (Club officer to review driving standards/ability, Club Scrutineer to confirm general kart/engine conformity and PPE compliance) and then allow that driver to race at your club on the day. Under the suggested title of "ClubSport" this would lead to a relaxation of defined equipment regulations which could race in Libre Classes with a much wider range of older Karts & engines allowed to participate at MSA level.

The time scale is short and it is hoped that the ABKC proposals can be presented to the MSA in the next 6 - 8 weeks, with a view to allowing the MSA to work through and adapt what we currently have into the new format, in time for implementation in 2018. We both felt that there was a quantum change in the attitude of the MSA. The net result of which can be nothing but positive, furthermore we must take advantage of this new situation without delay!

There was discussion, in brief about the future direction of the ABkC & whether the Association needed a new focus & possible re-branding. The feeling was that re-branding should only take place when and if there was a new and modern focus for what could be the MSA's approved management sub-group. There is a need to encompass Clubs, Technical Department, Representation from the Industry, Drivers, Safeguarding, Team's & Officials - In other words the 'whole' spectrum of kart racing in the UK. The new organisation would become more involved & responsible for the training & behaviour of all the above, reporting directly to the MSA.

A name for this much broader organisation - British Kart Racing Association - more details to follow.

You can also visit www.abkc.org.uk and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449347631953957/?fref=ts.

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MBKC Championship Round 6   (07/07)

Sunday 23rd July is Round 6 of the MBKC race series and Gold Cup at Three Sisters... join us for a special weekend of family fun!
 
The weekend will include...
- BBQ on the Sat night - join us for a burger and a drink!
- Parents race on the Sat night!
- Gold Cup trophies for top three in Mini, Junior, Senior and 177 Master Rotax classes.
- Set of tyres for top three in Mini, Junior, Senior and 177 Master Rotax classes - kindly sponsored by JAG
- Cash prizes for top three in Mini, Junior, Senior and 177 Master Rotax classes - kindly sponsored by DK Warehouse
- Prizes for Top Charger (most places gained) in all classes.
- Bouncy castle - inflatable fun for all ages!
- MBKC trophies in all classes.
 
The format is testing on Saturday the 22nd, with racing on Sunday the 23rd.

The classes catered for are Bambino (Sat only), Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Mini Max, Mini X30, Junior Max, Junior X30, Senior Max, Senior X30 and 177 Master Rotax. 
 
Entry Options:
Entry costs is £50 for Sat and £60 for Sun - £10 discount per day for MBKC Club Members.
You can enter online at www.mbkc.co.uk where you can also find full information about the circuit, or by emailing Julie.nuttall@mbkc.co.uk
Card payment if entering online, or cash/cheque at the weekend.
 
Note: Entries are taken up to noon on Sat of race weekend.

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Strawberry Racing & Kartmasters   (05/07)

Strawberry Racing are supporting the OK classes at PFI for the popular Kartmasters event on 3rd-6th August.

Make sure you come and join us at PFI kart circuit for the annual Kartmasters meeting in August. Here you have the opportunity to hone your skills on the same tack that will host the OK World Final in October.
 
We are offering Ok Snr engine hire at a very competitive price of £350.00, and Junior engines at only £300.00 for the full 4 day meeting. Call 01142 889933 to book your engine, or email info@strawberryracing.co.uk.
 
Click for larger image...Weight regulations are: 152 kilo for Senior and 142 kilo for Junior. Please see link for regs: https://www.msauk.org/assets/1-29.11.16.pdf.

Tyres will be Vega Yellow XH for Senior and Vega Green XP for Junior.


Entries are available online at
https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=14
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Remember!  This could be your last chance to test at PFI before the OK world final as the next meeting at PFI coincides with the KZ world Championship in Wackersdorf.

Enter now!

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IKR Owner Driver Race Meeting   (03/07)

Sunday 9th July is Round 4 of the IKR Owner Driver race series 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.  For information on championship regulations visit http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-driver s/club-championship-regulations/.
 
Meetings for this summer championship (6 rounds) are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before (8th July).

Competitors best 5 results count towards their final championship position. Many drivers do have a licence, however these meetings are non-msa, do contact us with any questions or clarification.    
 
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).
 
Click for larger image...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 (1 set for all 6 rounds). Please be reminded to purchase & 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'.
Dry tyre for Cadet is Dunlop LS2/MSA.

Saturday practice running order & Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to the event.
 
Entry Options
Confirm entry with the circuit in person, over the phone or via email/face book/messenger.
Card payment over the phone, in person or cash/card at the weekend. 
Trakentries online https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 the deadline for this being Wednesday 5th July.
Note: Entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.
 
Clarkekarts shop, cafe and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week and weekend garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com

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Tuto Super One Series Report   (28/06)

The sixth round of the Tuto Super One Series was the scene of highly competitive racing in every class and with seven classes racing at Fulbeck, the Super One and Lincolnshire Kart Racing Club teams worked very hard to keep the meeting running smoothly. The weather was fine but slightly overcast.
 
It was the fourth round for IAME Cadet and the TKM, X30 and Rotax classes, with either two or three rounds left depending on the class. Everyone will reconvene in two weeks at Glan-Y-Gors in North Wales.

Further information on the championship can be found at www.superoneseries.com.


MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Click for larger image...Championship leader Taylor Barnard surprised no one by taking pole, 0.04s ahead of Alex Dunne. He went on to win both heats and in Final 1 got away closely followed by Arvid Lindblad with Alex Dunne heading a small group about a second behind. Dunne was overtaken by Christopher Draper a lap from the end to take 3rd.
 
Click for larger image...At the start of Final 2 Barnard held the lead with Draper overtaking Lindblad for 2nd, and after a few laps the top four were quite well spread out. The slow flag came out to sort out an incident and the restart allowed Matthew Rees to take 2nd, soon replaced by Rashan Chigorimbo before a coup from Draper. All this allowed Barnard an unassailable lead and he finished 3.32s ahead of Draper, Rees and Lindblad to remain unbeaten in the 2017 Super One Series. However, Draper was disqualified for clutch irregularities which put Rees in 2nd and consolidated his 2nd place in the Championship, 68 points behind Barnard.

Results:
Final 1 (15 laps): 1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy); 2 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy); 3 Christopher Draper (Tonykart); 4 William McIntyre (Synergy); 5 Matthew Rees (Zip); 6 Oliver Denny (Synergy)
Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Barnard; 2 Rees; 3 Lindblad; 4 Rashan Chigorimbo (Synergy); 5 McIntyre; 6 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart)
Championship Standings: 1 Barnard 780, 2 Rees 712, 3 Lindblad 662, 4 Dodds 647, 5 Freddie Slater (Synergy) 639, 6 Alex Dunne (Synergy) 631

ABkC Minimax National Championship
Click for larger image...Lewis Gilbert qualified on pole and he shared the two heat wins with Kai Hunter. In Final 1 Gilbert and Jamie Day fought for the lead which was eventually secured by Gilbert, with Adams sneaking through to 2nd on the last lap ahead of Day.
 
Click for larger image...Final 2 saw six lead changes, not bad for a class with only six entries, with Gilbert, Day, Hunter and Adams all having a turn in the hot seat. The race settled down with Adams leading from Day and Gilbert, with Hunter also finishing within the same second. Gilbert now leads by 14 points from Adams with Hunter 33 points behind that.

Results:
Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Lewis Gilbert (Tonykart); 2 Tom Adams (Tonykart); 3 Jamie Day (Energy); 4 Kai Hunter (Kosmic); 5 Jenson Parker; 6 Ben Caisley (Tonykart)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Adams; 2 Day; 3 Gilbert; 4 Hunter; 5 Parker; 6 Caisley
Championship Standings: 1 Gilbert 731, 2 Adams 717, 3 Hunter 684, 4 Caisley 668, 5 Day 378, 6 Van Knapton 344

ABkC Junior Max National Championship
Click for larger image...Lewis Gilbert headed Timed Qualifying in Junior Max as well but faced problems in the heats while Clayton Ravenscroft won both of his heats from 2nd on the grid.
 
Click for larger image...Ravenscroft was the early leader of Final 1 with Tyler Chesterton a short gap behind leading the pack and closing up. After battles at the front Chesterton took the win from Rhys Hunter and Tom Edmunds with Ravenscroft finishing 5th behind Tommy Foster.
 
In Final 2 Chesterton took the lead on the first lap ahead of Hunter, Edmunds and Ravenscroft with constant challenges for the lead. Towards the end it was an eight-way battle with Chesterton taking the lead on the last lap to win from Ravenscroft and Guy Cunnington. Chesterton now leads the Championship 37 points ahead of Hunter

Results:
Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Tyler Chesterton (Tonykart); 2 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic); 3 Tom Edmunds (Kosmic); 4 Tommy Foster (Tonykart); 5 Clayton Ravenscroft (Tonykart); 6 Bradley Barrett (Tonykart)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Chesterton; 2 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic); 3 Edmunds; 4 Hunter; 5 Barrett; 6 Ben Burgess (Tonykart)
Championship Standings: 1 Chesterton 734, 2 Hunter 697, 3 Barrett 673, 4 Ravenscroft 639, 5 Bunce 626, 6 James Lowther (Tonykart) 613

MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Dragan Pinsent qualified fastest and retained pole after the heats despite equal results from Morgan Porter and Louie Westover.
 
Click for larger image...In Final 1 the slow procedure was initiated after a first lap crash at the hairpin involving Jonny Wilkinson and Caden McQueen. After the restart the top six was led by Reggie Duhy, soon to be overtaken by Westover and Pinsent although the lead group stayed together and finished with Pinsent leading from Westover and Duhy with Porter 4th.
 
Westover took the lead at the hairpin on the first lap of Final 2 with Porter coming through to 2nd ahead of poleman Pinsent. Porter made his attempt at the first chicane with Samuel White following through and Westover later overtaken by Pinsent. White was pushing Porter in the lead in the closing stages but they finished with Porter 1st from White, Pinsent and Westover. Westover still leads the Championship by 34 points from Duhy with Porter a further 12 points behind.

Results:
Final 1 (16 laps): 1 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit); 2 Louie Westover (Kosmic); 3 Reggie Duhy (CompKart); 4 Morgan Porter (Tonykart); 5 Alex Simmonds (Tonykart); 6 Nelson King (Tonykart)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Porter; 2 Samuel White (Tonykart); 3 Pinsent; 4 Westover; 5 Duhy; 6 King
Championship Standings: 1 Westover 744, 2 Duhy 710, 3 Porter 698, 4 Sean Butcher (Tonykart) 694, 5 Pinsent 683, 6 Jonny Wilkinson (Tonykart) 662

MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Click for larger image...Joe Turney took pole in Timed Qualifying ahead of local Nathan Chafer and with two wins retained pole for Final 1. Turney held the lead from the start, followed by Danny Keirle and Thomas Turner, but then Keirle took the lead and Turney dropped back to 7th. Oliver Hodgson was also on the attack and once he had joined the lead pack he quickly worked his way through to 3rd, in touch with the leaders. They finished with Elliot Harvey leading from Hodgson and Turney who had recovered to 3rd, however Harvey received a bumper penalty which gave the win to Hodgson.
 
In Final 2 Keirle took the lead ahead of Hodgson and Bradley Pennell but the field stayed bunched up before the poleman Hodgson retook control. Pennell and Turner also overtook Keirle but a few laps later the slow flag came out to sort out an incident, then a red flag. Hodgson pulled out a bit more of a lead at the restart to win from Pennell and Keirle.
 
Keirle and Turner are still at the front of the Championship with Harvey 3rd, while Hodgson has now moved up to 5th.

Results:
Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART); 2 Joe Turney (Kosmic); 3 Danny Keirle (Fullerton); 4 Thomas Turner (Tonykart); 5 Bradley Pennell (CompKart); 6 Euan Wilson (Alonso)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Hodgson; 2 Pennell; 3 Keirle; 4 Josh Skelton (Tonykart); 5 Turner; 6 Elliot Harvey (Alonso)
Championship Standings: 1 Keirle 764, 2 Turner 719, 3 Harvey 678, 4 Brett Ward (Alonso) 642, 5 Hodgson 633, 6 Skelton 632

Click for larger image...MSA TKM Junior National Championship
James Pashley qualified fastest by 0.07s and he and Daniel Butterworth shared the heat wins which gave Pashley pole for Final 1 too. Pashley led for half the race before Championship leader Abbi Pulling and Ross Deal overtook, finishing in that order.
 
Final 2 was an excellent race where Pulling, Deal and E Plate Kurt Roberts swapped the lead between them continuously but in the end the two leaders finished the other way round, Deal and Pulling joined on the podium by Roberts. Pashley finished 4th and Zak Oates 5th, the top five all in the same second. Pulling still leads the Championship 15 points ahead of Deal who has overtaken Pashley.

Results:
Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko); 2 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko); 3 James Pashley (Jade); 4 Kurt Roberts (Jade); 5 Zak Oates (ARC); 6 Zak Taylor (Jade)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Deal; 2 Pulling; 3 Roberts; 4 Pashley; 5 Oates; 6 Scott McIntyre (Tal-Ko)
Championship Standings: 1 Pulling 734, 2 Deal 719, 3 Pashley 715, 4 Roberts 686, 5 Alexander Page (Tonykart) 602, 6 Theo Hesketh (Tonykart) 591

Click for larger image...MSA TKM Senior National Championship
Click for larger image...Sam Fowler took pole ahead of Christopher Whitton with the two sharing the heat wins. Several went off at the hairpin on the first lap of Final 1 including Kyle Sproat who had started 3rd and Matthew Taylor who started 22nd, leaving Fowler to lead the race from Whitton and Sparrow. Towards the end the lead group was Fowler, Whitton, Moore and Stockford, and Whitton took the lead at the chicane with a minute to go and created a small gap. Whitton took the chequered flag first from Fowler, Moore and Stockford but was penalised for a dislodged bumper so ended up 8th with Fowler the winner.
 
In Final 2 Fowler held the lead at the start with Letts moving up to 2nd and Stockford to 3rd, with Stockford soon taking 2nd. The fighting allowed Vercoe the opportunity to push through and take 2nd ahead of Letts, although with 12 karts in a train anything was possible. After several changes for 2nd place reigning champion Moore took it and was starting to eat into Fowler's lead. On the last lap Moore wasn't quite close enough to attack so the race finished with Fowler winning from Moore and Stockford. Letts is still the Championship leader, by 31 points from Vercoe, with Fowler moving up to 3rd.

Results:
Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Sam Fowler (Jade); 2 Harry Moore (Jade); 3 Joe Stockford (Tal-Ko); 4 Stephen Letts (Tonykart); 5 Adam Sparrow (Tonykart); 6 James Ogden (Jade)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Fowler; 2 Moore; 3 Stockford; 4 Christopher Whitton (Tonykart); 5 Lee Whittingham (Tal-Ko); 6 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko)
Championship Standings: 1 Letts 723, 2 Vercoe 692, 3 Fowler 672, 4 Moore 632, 5 Sparrow 630, 6 Matthew Taylor (Tonykart) 623

Full results can be found at http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/results/s1/2017/20170625.html.

Report by Mary-Ann Horley. Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.

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MSA Championships Update   (27/06)

Fulbeck played host to round 6 of several MSA championships on 24th and 25th June as part of the Super One series...

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Championship leader Taylor Barnard surprised no one by taking pole at Fulbeck, 0.04 seconds ahead of Alex Dunne. Barnard went on to win both heats.
In Final 1 Barnard and Arvid Lindblad pulled away from the rest of the field by over nine seconds. In Final 2 Draper passed Lindblad at the start in a much livelier race where Draper finished second but was disqualified for clutch irregularities, leaving the position to Matthew Rees.

Results
1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy) 12:53.49s
2 Matthew Rees (Zip) +3.43s
3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) +4.13s

MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Dragan Pinsent qualified fastest at Fulbeck and retained pole after the heats despite equal results from Morgan Porter and Louie Westover.
Pinsent won Final 1 despite strong opposition from Westover and Reggie Duhy, then in Final 2 Porter took the lead from Westover ten laps in, followed by Samuel White, with Westover dropping to fourth.

Results
1 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) 12:55.88s
2 Samuel White (Tonykart) +0.06s
3 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit) +0.58s

MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Joe Turney took pole in Timed Qualifying at Fulbeck ahead of local Nathan Chafer and with two wins retained pole for Final 1.
Elliot Harvey crossed the line first in that race but was penalised for a dislodged spoiler which gave the win to Oliver Hodgson, then in Final 2 Hodgson retook the lead after five laps. He held on even after a red flag stoppage closed the field back up, to take a double win.

Results
1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 12:55.34s
2 Bradley Pennell (CompKart) +0.89s
3 Danny Keirle (Fullerton) +1.92s

MSA TKM Junior National Championship
James Pashley qualified fastest at Fulbeck by 0.07 seconds and shared the heat wins with Daniel Butterworth, which gave Pashley pole for Final 1 too.
Pashley led for half the race before Championship leader Abbi Pulling and Ross Deal overtook, finishing in that order, then in Final 2 the two finished the other way round, joined on the podium by E Plate Kurt Roberts.

Results
1 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko) 13:34.10s
2 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko) +0.05s
3 Kurt Roberts (Jade) +0.20s

MSA TKM Senior National Championship
Sam Fowler took pole at Fulbeck ahead of Christopher Whitton, with the two sharing the heat wins.
Fowler led most of Final 1 before being overtaken by Whitton but he dropped back with a bumper penalty which gave the win to Fowler, then in Final 2 Fowler led throughout despite pressure from reigning Champion Harry Moore.

Results
1 Sam Fowler (Jade) 13:21.58s
2 Harry Moore (Jade) +0.46s
3 Joe Stockford (Tal-Ko) +1.72s

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ABkC E Plates For 2017 Update   (23/06)

Lincolshire Kart Club held a successful E Plate meeting in June with around 180 competitors and the ABkC thanks them for this, but some classes did not achieve sufficient entries to either offer the E Plate or to run.  Therefore the ABkC is re-allocating these plates as follows, based on the order of voting last year or by clubs waiving their rights:
 
The KZ UK E Plate will be on offer at the Shenington SuperPrix on 15/16 July
OK and OKJ will be on offer to the winner of the second final on Sunday 27 August at the Shenington round of the Super One Series.
Forest Edge will hold the Max 177 at a date tba
Dunkeswell will hold the Senior Rotax Max at a date tba
Clay Pigeon will hold the MiniMax E Plate at their Rotax Festival on 20 August
 
Details of confirmed dates will follow soon.

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FIA World Motorsport Council   (23/06)

At its meeting on 19th June 2017 in Geneva, the FIA  World Motor Sport Council took the following decisions on the basis of the proposals of the International Karting Commission.

Prime and Option Tyres
The Homologation Regulations introduce a time difference of 4% between Prime and Option tyres of each manufacturer. Date of application of of the new Technical and Homologation Regulations: 01/01/2018. This amendment will therefore concern the next tyre homologation period from 2020 onwards.

Minikart Category
Introduction of Technical and Homologation Regulations for Minikart chassis, bodywork, bumpers and engines. The aim is to create a common basis for harmonising regulations between the different ASNs. The creation of any CIK-FIA Championship, Cup or Trophy for the Minikart category is not on the agenda. Date of application: 01/01/2018.

Removing options for homologation
Options for homologation of chassis, engines, brakes, carburettors and bodywork are no longer permitted. However, it will be permitted to homologate an engine with two pistons (two different segments). It will also be possible to homologate a brake with two different disc sizes. Date of application of the new Technical and Homologation Regulations: 01/01/2018. This amendment will therefore concern the next homologation period with a validity from 01/01/2019.

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Compkart Remains On The Podium   (22/06)

Click for larger image...KKC, the UK & Ireland Importers of the Compkart chassis & product range, would like to congratulate both Reggie Duhy & Brad Pennell at the recent Fulbeck Super One shake down race meeting, which was their annual E Plate race.
 
In temperatures that would reach 30 Degrees plus, it was always going to be an extremely tough weekend for all the drivers, however the Compkart Drivers aboard their Fluro Chassis continued to show the form that the paddock has come to recognise from this chassis brand.Click for larger image...
 
Junior X30 Driver Reggie Duhy with mixed fortunes in the heats, truly showed the pace of the Fluro Compkart Chassis in the final, driving through from his P6 Starting position, setting several fastest laps along the way, unfortunately poor driving standards through the final would not see him grasp the top step of the podium, finishing in P2
 
Senior X30 Driver Brad Pennell continued to show his pure pace, placing the Compkart on Pole for the final. Unfortunately, a small mistake would see him finish in P3, however highlighting yet again the true strengths of the Compkart Chassis.
 
With these continuing results, race after race being on the podium with different drivers and setting 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 at KKC on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Team contact Mark Litchfield at MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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MSA Championships Preview   (22/06)

This weekend (24th - 25th June) Fulbeck will be hosting...

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship - Round 4
Taylor Barnard has had a perfect season so far and sits 44 points ahead of Matthew Rees in the standings.

Fulbeck is the halfway point in the season after two events at Rowrah and one at Whilton Mill. Rees finished just 0.11 seconds behind Barnard int last round and will be looking to take the win this time out.

Watch out also for Maxwell Dodds who took second in Final 1 at Whilton and is fourth in the championship.

MSA X30 National Championships - Round 4
The X30 classes had their last round back in mid May at Whilton Mill and are now on the fourth round out of six this year.

Louie Westover leads the junior championship, 18 points ahead of Jonny Wilkinson with Reggie Duhy in third. The series has produced a variety of winners so far, with the most recent being Luke Whitehead and Dragan Pinsent, while Duhy is almost always at the sharp end. Westover started off the season with two wins and has been consistent throughout.

After an unlucky start to the season Oliver Hodgson dominated in the senior championship at Whilton Mill. However, Danny Keirle still reigns supreme at the top of the standings, with a substantial lead over Thomas Turner and Elliott Harvey.

MSA TKM National Championships - Round 6
The championships are all to play for as the TKM classes reach the mid-point of the season at Fulbeck.

Abbi Pulling has a substantial lead in the junior championship, but is up against a class of potential winners.

Stephen Letts leads the senior championship by 27 points from Simon Vercoe with O-Plate holder Matthew Taylor a further 54 points behind that.

There will be Timed Qualifying and heats on Saturday then the decisive Repechages and Finals on Sunday.

For more details, entry lists and timetables visit www.superoneseries.com and for track and access details of Fulbeck visit www.lkrc.net.

Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.
 

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The Next MSA Chairman   (15/06)

David Richards CBE, one of the motorsport industry's most globally successful figures, has been selected as Chairman-elect of UK governing body the Motor Sports Association (MSA).

Richards will assume the position of Non-Executive Chairman from 1 January 2018, succeeding Alan Gow, who steps down on 31 December 2017 after 12 years in the role. The appointment follows a thorough process led by a professional search firm, in conjunction with a panel comprising Non-Executive Directors of the MSA.

As the next Chairman of the MSA Board, Richards will be responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the organisation, which represents approximately 30,000 competitors, 10,000 volunteer marshals and officials, and 750 clubs.

David Richards said: "Having started out as a competitor and more recently run my own teams in a wide variety of motor sport categories I'm honoured to be asked, at this stage of my career, to Chair the MSA. I'm really looking forward to this new challenge and trust that my 50 years of experience, in almost every facet of the sport, can now be put to good use."

Alan Gow said: "I have known David, as both a friend and previous business partner, for over 25 years. I have no doubt David will take on this new role with great enthusiasm and I'm delighted that he is my successor."

Richards is the founder and Chairman of Prodrive, an internationally successful motorsport and technology company employing more than 500 people in Banbury and Milton Keynes. Since 1984 Prodrive has won six FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) titles, running the Subaru Imprezas of legendary drivers such as Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg.

Prodrive has also won four MSA British Touring Car Championships and four Le Mans 24 Hours. It managed the BAR Honda Formula One team for three seasons in the early-2000s, achieving second place in the 2004 constructors' championship, and is currently the driving force behind Aston Martin Racing.

Richards discovered his passion for the sport as a teenager, when watching the RAC Rally in Clocaenog Forest near his home in North Wales. He went on to compete in club level rallies, first as a driver before switching to the navigator's seat. His crowning achievement as a competitor was co-driving Finnish legend Ari Vatanen to the 1981 WRC title aboard a Ford Escort RS1800. In 2005 Richards was appointed a CBE for his services to motorsport.

David Richards CBE, motorsport CV:
2007-2013: Chairman, Aston Martin
2005: Appointed a CBE for services to motorsport
2002-2004: CEO, BAR Honda
1984-present: Founder and Chairman, Prodrive
1982-1984: Consultant, automotive industry
1974-1981: Rally co-driver, British Leyland, Opel and Ford.

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Introducing 'Bambino Experience'   (14/06)

Trent Valley Kart Club, in conjunction with the MSA Bambino Championship, are excited to announce the long-awaited arrival of their 'Bambino Experience'!

Are you a Bambino driver?  Ever wanted to try out the infamous PF International kart circuit?  Well now you can at TVKC's first ever Bambino Experience.

Open to all MSA Bambino licence holders with MSA approved karts and equipment, TVKC's Bambino Experience will take place on Monday 21st August 2017 from 17:30 - 20:00.  For maximum thrills, the full circuit will be used - the very same track where the 2017 CIK-FIA World Karting Champions will be racing only a few weeks later!

This is a brand-new initiative from TVKC and as a result, the inaugural Bambino Experience will be free of charge to those taking part!

A complimentary day membership, refreshments and circuit admission are also included, as well as the Club's ARKS examiner who will be on hand to answer questions you may have. 

What's more, every driver will receive two complimentary tickets to return to PFi a few weeks later to watch the CIK-FIA World Karting Championships (20-24 September 2017)!

Spaces for the Bambino Experience are limited to 36 and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  To secure your place, contact Dan Parker dan@zipkart.com.

Trent Valley Kart Club would like to thank the following people who have come together to make this venture possible:  Dan Parker (MSA Bambino Championship), Matt Daniels (ARKS), Paul Barnicoat (PBS) and the TVKC Officials who volunteer their time.

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Kartmasters 2017   (07/06)

The 2017 MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix is set to take place at the PF International Kart Circuit from 3rd-6th August!

TVKC are pleased to announce that they have re-launched their dedicated website for the event at http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/kartmasters/, along with their re-vamped Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/kartmastersgp/.  Over the coming weeks all of the information and the latest news will be published on both the websites and the Facebook pages so be sure to watch that space!
 
Entries for the 2017 Kartmasters will open on Friday 9th June at 12 noon!

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MSA Launches Tender Process   (07/06)

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has launched a tender process for the organisation and promotion of the three MSA British Kart Championships from 2018.

In the tender document the governing body is seeking interested parties to run and promote the MSA British Kart Championship, MSA British Junior Kart Championship and MSA British Cadet Kart Championship for a minimum period of three years from 1 January 2018.

The tender document is available on the MSA website via the following link: MSA British Kart Championships

Submissions should be delivered to the MSA by no later than 12.00 noon on 14 July 2017, marked for the attention of Sheila Barter, Executive Office Services Manager.

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Tuto Super One Series   (06/06)

Click for larger image...The Tuto Super One Series completed its fifth event at the Dorset circuit of Clay Pigeon, featuring the first two rounds of the British Championships for the international classes OK and OK-Junior. Honda Cadet and the two TKM classes had their third rounds with entries large enough for Repechages in two of the three classes.
 
Clay Pigeon was the first of three events in the MSA British Championships for OK and OK-Junior and was run as two separate rounds on Saturday and Sunday with Qualifying and two Finals on each day. Both classes were very close but while Harry Thompson edged it in the Junior class, there was no dominant force in the Seniors, with four different winners.
 
Billy Monger was presented with the money raised at the Rowrah Super One round - £3000 from collections and £1000 each from Super One and Cumbria Kart Racing Club.  
 
The weather was dry but cloudy for most of the weekend, with a few disruptive showers.

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Click for larger image...Ivan Lomliev opened the scoring in Honda Cadet with pole in Timed Qualifying by 0.05s from Championship leader Archie Brown, but he dropped down the order after a DNF in his first heat while Brown and Joshua McLean shared the heat wins.
 
Click for larger image...McLean started on pole for the first Final but he lost out at the start, so Brown went on to win ahead of Oliver Greenall despite a challenge from Ellingham.
 
Brown led Final 2 all the way with Greenall on his bumper and Sonny Smith eventually taking 3rd within the leading pack, which also included Theo Micouris and Aston Millar.
 
Brown has now extended his Championship lead to 58 points ahead of McLean going into the next round at Larkhall in Scotland on 13th August.

Final 1 (19 laps): 1 Archie Brown (Synergy), 2 Oliver Greenall (Project One), 3 Khali Atkins (Project One), 4 Theo Micouris (Zip), 5 Aston Millar (BRK), 6 Sonny Smith (Synergy)
Final 2 (19 laps): 1 Brown, 2 Greenall, 3 Smith, 4 Millar, 5 Micouris, 6 Lucas Ellingham (Zip)

Championship Standings: 1 Archie Brown 741, 2 Joshua McLean 683, 3 Lucas Ellingham 667, 4 Oliver Greenall 666, 5 Harvey Charter 655, 6 Theo Micouris 641

MSA British Junior Kart Championship

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Round 1:
Harry Thompson took pole ahead of local driver Oakley Pryer, and Thompson went on to win Final 1 0.66s ahead of Alex Eades and Guy Cunnington with Pryer 4th. Cunnington was 2nd to Thompson for most of the race, then Eades overtook three laps from the end.
 
The weather put an end to Final 2 with a red flag just after half distance with Morgan Porter winning ahead of Luca Griggs and Tommy Foster, after Thompson had retired out of 2nd the lap before.

Final 1 (28 laps): 1 Harry Thompson (Alonso), 2 Alex Eades (Tonykart), 3 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart), 4 Oakley Pryer (Tonykart), 5 Jamie Day (Kosmic), 6 Tommy Foster (Tonykart)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Morgan Porter (Tonykart), 2 Luca Griggs (TBA), 3 Foster, 4 Pryer, 5 Cunnington, 6 Tiernan Rourke (Kosmic)

Round 2:
Click for larger image...Thompson qualified on pole again on Sunday ahead of Alex Eades and Morgan Porter, then Thompson took a lights-to-flag win in Final 1 from Eades who was locked in battle with Porter, which allowed Jamie Day to catch up and take 3rd.
 
Final 2 was another dominant race for Thompson with Eades and Day fighting for 2nd, before a coming together between the two caused a red flag shortly before the race was due to end.
 
Thompson is leading in the points 15 ahead of Eades with the next rounds at Shenington in Oxfordshire on 26th and 27th August.
 
Final 1 (28 laps): 1 Thompson, 2 Eades, 3 Day, 4 Porter, 5 Cunnington, 6 Foster
Final 2 (27 laps): 1 Thompson, 2 Day, 3 Eades, 4 Porter, 5 Foster, 6 Alex Huang (Fullerton)

Championship Standings: 1 Harry Thompson 256, 2 Alex Eades 241, 3 Morgan Porter 238, 4 Jamie Day 234, 5 Tommy Foster 233, 6 Guy Cunnington 232

MSA British Kart Championship

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Round 1:
Joe Turney took pole for Saturday's Round 1 in an incredibly tight session where the top seven were all within the same tenth. He was followed by Jamie Flynn and William Pettitt.
 
In Final 1 Roy Johnson came from the back to the front to win by half a second ahead of Gus Lawrence after Turney had led most of the race. Roman Haskett was another one to come through the field in Final 2, passing Johnson on lap 19 and followed through by Flynn who had been DQed in the first race. Oliver Clarke overtook Johnson on the last lap to complete the podium. 

Final 1 (28 laps): 1 Roy Johnson (Kosmic), 2 Gus Lawrence (Tonykart), 3 Mark Kimber (Tonykart), 4 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 5 Bobby Game (Alonso), 6 William Pettitt (Tonykart)
Final 2 (28 laps): 1 Roman Haskett (Tonykart), 2 Jamie Flynn (Alonso), 3 Oliver Clarke (Tonykart), 4 Johnson, 5 Kimber, 6 Lawrence

Round 2:
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Turney took pole again on Sunday in a session which was again incredibly close. Mark Kimber and Bobby Game were next, within 0.04s.
 
Final 1 saw Turney passed by Lawrence after nine laps before he was in turn overcome by Kimber in the closing stages. In Final 2, Clarke and Johnson stormed through the field with newer tyres after retiring early in Final 1. Turney took the lead from Kimber early on which he held for half the race until Clarke took control and went on to win, three laps later followed by Johnson.
 
With four different winners over the two rounds, the British Championship is wide open but as the most consistent Turney is the Championship leader by three points from Kimber, with Lawrence six points behind that. The next rounds are at Shenington on 26th and 27th August.
 
Final 1 (29 laps): 1 Kimber, 2 Lawrence, 3 Turney, 4 Ryan Green (DR), 5 Game, 6 Haskett
Final 2 (29 laps): 1 Clarke, 2 Johnson, 3 Turney, 4 Ben Wooldridge (Alonso), 5 Lawrence, 6 Kimber

Championship Standings: 1 Joe Turney 246, 2 Mark Kimber 243, 3 Gus Lawrence 237, 4 Oliver Clarke 235, 5 Bobby Game 225, 6 Roy Johnson 220, 6 Ryan Green 220

Click for larger image...MSA TKM Senior National Championship
In TKM Extreme Qualifying the top five lapped within a tenth, headed by Kristian Brierley from Adam Sparrow and Simon Vercoe, with the heat wins going to Lewis Wadley, Sparrow and Vercoe, with Vercoe taking pole for Final 1.
 
Final 1 was wet and cut short by a red flag while Vercoe was in the lead, following challenges from Stephen Letts and Peter Newman.
 
In better weather, Final 2 saw close battles with Vercoe, Newman and Lee Whittingham fighting over the lead before Letts swooped in to take control near the end, winning with Whittingham 2nd and Bradley White, another member of the lead pack, 3rd.
 
In the Championship, Letts is leading by 27 points from Vercoe with Taylor a further 54 points behind that. The TKMs will have their next round at Fulbeck in Lincolnshire on 25th June.

Final 1 (11 laps): 1 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko), 2 Stephen Letts (Tonykart), 3 Peter Newman (Tonykart), 4 Bradley White (Tal-Ko), 5 Lee Whittingham (Tal-Ko), 6 Kristian Brierley (Tonykart)
Final 2 (21 laps): 1 Letts, 2 Whittingham, 3 White, 4 Joe Stockford (Tal-Ko), 5 Sam Fowler (Jade), 6 Newman
Championship Standings: 1 Stephen Letts 561, 2 Simon Vercoe 534, 3 Matthew Taylor 480, 4 Sam Fowler 477, 5 Adam Sparrow 463, 6 Bradley White 462

MSA TKM Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Zak Oates took pole with the same fastest lap as Championship leader Abbi Pulling but a faster second-fastest lap, but Pulling won both heats with Oates twice 2nd.
 
In the rainy Final 1 Pulling lost the lead on the first lap to Ross Deal and ended up 5th, while James Pashley came through to take the lead at half distance, ahead of Theo Hesketh who made up 15 places.
 
Click for larger image...In Final 2 in better weather Pulling worked her way through to hit the front at half distance to win ahead of Pashley and the other race leader Kurt Roberts, after Hesketh was dropped down from 3rd with a bumper penalty.
 
Pulling is still the leader of the Championship with Pashley now four points ahead of Deal in 2nd and 3rd, heading into the next round at Fulbeck on 25th June.
 
Final 1 (19 laps): 1 James Pashley (Jade), 2 Theo Hesketh (Tonykart), 3 Kurt Roberts (Jade), 4 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko), 5 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko), 6 Evan Newsham (Tal-Ko).
Final 2 (19 laps): 1 Pulling, 2 Pashley, 3 Roberts, 4 Newsham, 5 Zak Oates (ARC), 6 Robert Welham (Tonykart).
Championship Standings: 1 Abbi Pulling 549, 2 James Pashley 532, 3 Ross Deal 528, 4 Kurt Roberts 513, 5 Theo Hesketh 484, 6 Ian Sisson 469

Full results can be found at http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/results/s1/2017/20170604.html.

Report by Mary-Ann Horley. Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Get Ready To Start Your Engines   (05/06)

Sunday 11th June is round 3 of the IKR Owner Driver race meeting.
 
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.  Club championship regulations can be found at http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-driver s/club-championship-regulations/.
 
Meetings for this summer championship (6 rounds) are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before (10th June).
 
Competitors best 5 results count towards their final championship position. Many drivers do have a licence, however these meetings are non-MSA, do contact us with any questions or clarification.   
 
Click for larger image...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).
 
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 (1 set for all 6 rounds). 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'.
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
Confirm entry with the circuit in person, over the phone or via email/facebook/messenger. Card payment over the phone, in person or cash/card at the weekend.
Trakentries online https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 the deadline for this being Wednesday 7th May. Note: Entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.
 
Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome. Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week and weekend garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com.
 

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P1 = Fluro = Junior X30   (01/06)

KKC, the official UK & Ireland Compkart Chassis importers congratulate Junior X30 Driver, Reggie Duhy on his fine performance at the Whilton Mill Championship Race at the weekend.
 
The young Junior X30 driver firmly stamped his authority of speed posting fastest laps in practice & heats, winning his 3rd heat and crossing the line in 1st place in the final, again showing the superiority of the Compkart ChassisClick for larger image....
 
The podium finishes carry on continuing for the Fluro brand and we now look forward to further success stories for all Compkart Drivers, demonstrating just how fast the Compkart Chassis is.
 
If you would like to be part of our success, then please do not hesitate to contact Gary Rolfe - 07725 367043 / 01327 844320 or For any Race Team enquiries - Mark Litchfield, MLR COMP - 07850 026321.

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Formula 100 Vacancies   (01/06)

Formula 100 (F100) is a Historic Kart Race Series, embracing what we believe was the finest and purest era of kart racing - the 1990s, specifically the classes Formula A and Intercontinental A, up to and including 1999. 

The series will be exclusively running pre year 2000 karts using 100cc direct drive air cooled reed or rotary valve engines, and is aimed at competitors who wish to race this era of kart; it is not a demonstration event.

We have two opportunities available in what we would argue is the friendliest paddock in the UK, the racing is clean and everyone is there for the right reasons. To have fun!
 
Roles:
1. F100 Series Scrutineer - F100 is looking find a candidate for the role of 'Series Scrutineer'. The successful applicant will be well versed in our era of 1990's air cooled 100cc race karts. You will be expected to travel to each venue on our race calendar to perform the tasks expected of a technical scrutineer in performing all aspects of record keeping, safety scrutineering and technical scrutineering. Renumeration is by negotiable rate plus expenses. Please apply in the first instance by emailing me on info@f100.co.uk the closing date for all applications is Friday 16th June 2017.
 
2. F100 series, Clerk of the Course - The successful candidate will a proven track record within the role of Clerk of the Course. Being completely responsible for the overall conduct of the F100 meeting and competitors, we are looking for somebody with a 'robust, No Nonsense' approach. You will be expected to travel to each race circuit on our calendar. Renumeration is by negotiable rate plus expenses. If you would like to be considered the role of F100 permanent CoC, please contact me in the first instance by email to info@f100.co.uk.

See you on track!

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Compkart On The Podium   (30/05)
 
KKC, the UK importers for Fluro Compkart Chassis range, would like to congratulate their drivers for the success that was evident at the Super One round at Whilton Mill.
 
MLR-Comp once again provided outstanding chassis set-up and driver tuition. Lewis Malin was confident after his strong success at the PF race the weekend before in Senior X30.  After securing a 1st & 2nd in the heats, showed the true pace of his chassis and engine combination, only to have an electrical malfunction put paid to his hopes of a podium result. Brad Pennell (Senior X30) again showed outstanding pace with strong results around the corner. Luke Whitehead (Junior X30) won the prefinal and was leading the main final until the exhaust bend broke with half a lap to the finish line. In the last two Super One rounds Whitehead has won both pre-finals, with the main final that final grasp that got away through sheer bad luck.
 
Click for larger image...Privateer Reggie Duhy (Junior X30) had an outstanding drive, netting him a podium finish once again. 3 rounds out of 3 the Compkart Fluro Chassis has been on the podium, showing the true pace of this in all weather conditions - whether it be rain or shine!
 
KKC would like to take this opportunity to thank the Compkart Family of drivers, mechanics, supporters and of course their engine providers, supplying the power to prove exactly what the Fluro chassis can truly do.
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe at KKC on 07725 367043 / 01327 844320 or Team - Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.
 

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The IAME X30 E Plate Championship   (25/05)

All X30 drivers and everyone that would like to race in a one off X30 championship for the E or English Champion plate, please enter Shenington for 17th September. Open practice available on Saturday 16th September, all at the usual rates. 
 
In addition to the exclusive use of the E Plate on the kart for X30 Junior and Senior for the next 12 months or whenever the 2018 E Plate is held, the top three in each class will all receive a set of slicks courtesy of John Mills Engineering. Also the champion will be awarded a free entry to the IAME International Final on 15th October, subject to licence and age requirements. Subject to availability the Junior Champion may be able to race in Seniors if necessary. 
 
Do put this event into your season diaries now, it is only one of a very few opportunities to get a coveted cherished numberplate in these popular classes. Entries will open in the summer and be available on Shenington's online system here: https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?c=23 .
 
Racing or practice at Shenington's club meeting prior to the event is welcomed, always on the third Sunday of the month with practice available on Saturday 17th June and Friday 14th July. Or enter our Shenington SuperPrix and Historic Revival on 15/16th July, with TV coverage, pig roast, bar and music over the weekend, always the highlight of our season. Open practice available on Friday 14th July.

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MiniMax Super One Special Offer   (22/05)

Super One with the support of JAG Engineering have made a great offer for the remainder of the season for the ABkC National Kart MiniMax Championship.

The entry fee has been cut in half and fifty per cent discount on a set of slicks per round so join in with the best drivers in the UK and have a go!
 
Entry fee is now only £90 instead of £180 and a set of slicks just £66.50 so what's to lose?  Friday practice is optional. Get all the benefits of racing in the UK's premier series, television coverage on Motorsports.tv as well. Guests are eligible for the overall trophies and the Rookie award.
 
The next round is on 24/25th June at Fulbeck, enter on http://www.superoneseries.com/.

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TKM Platinum Cup At Three Sisters   (19/05)

Closing date for the TKM Platinum Cup at Three Sisters is approaching so get your entries in now!
 
Manchester & Buxton Kart Club, which was not involved in the financial collapse which hit the circuit race school, has been given the go ahead to run the May 27/28 race meeting and we're hoping for a bumper turnout of TKM drivers at this high speed circuit.
 
The format is testing on Saturday the 27th, with racing on Sunday the 28th. Special entry cost for TKM drivers is the club member rate at £90 for both the test day and race meeting. Or of course you can just enter to race at £50.
 
Tal-Ko will be supporting the Platinum Cup with vouchers for the top three in Juniors and Seniors. You can enter on-line at www.mbkc.co.uk where you can also find full information about the circuit.
 
TKM boss Alan Turney says: "We are delighted that the club have managed to overcome the problem of the race school collapse and hope we will have an excellent entry for the prestigious TKM Platinum Cup."
 
And added MBKC secretary Alan Crankshaw: "We have had a massive amount of support over the last week and we hope that the TKM fraternity will turn out in force to enjoy some great racing and provide solidarity to MBKC."
 

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The Southern Championships   (17/05)

It's that time of year again! June will see Forest Edge Kart Club run the now nearly fabled Southern Championship meeting!

This year it's half term week so with Friday 2nd June being open practice for all, including non-racers, it promises to be a huge event as per last few years.

With the biggest grids in the UK for all Rotax classes this is one event not to miss, great practice for 177's against a quality field for the O Plate later this year that again thanks to Rotax and JAG see's the winner off to the Rotax Grand Finals.
 
The two day event gives drivers the best of all worlds, with Saturday format in a timed qualifying motion, 2 heats and a final, Sunday into the UK traditional three heats and a final.

This event has become more and more prestigious and with the club consistently gaining double century entries this is the one big club race to be at, great value over three days, great racing and we promise at least a smattering on sunshine
 
So, first weekend of June why not head down to Hampshire and have a great weekend racing, or come down to cheer on your friends, watch your favourites?
 
Online entry is available at https://fekc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/msa/entrylist, and you can watch Alpha online to see live timing. Further details available at www.fekc.co.uk.
 
FEKC look forward to seeing another great SC weekend's racing!

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Tuto Super One Series   (16/05)

The fourth Super One round of the season (Whilton Mill, 13th-14th May) saw some drivers consolidate their championship positions and new contenders come to the fore. The weather was overcast on Saturday with some rain showers on Sunday morning.
 
The inspirational Billy Monger visited the Super One paddock, to the delight of everyone who knows him or who has been affected by his recent accident.
 
Full results from Round 4 can be found at http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/results/s1/2017/20170514.html, and Championship points at http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/?page_id=1331. There is more information on the series at http://www.superoneseries.com.

Click for larger image...ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Click for larger image...Poleman Joshua McLean took the first heat win, then Archie Brown took the other two wins from 9th on the grid.
 
Final 1 was on a dry track and Brown led at the start before he was briefly overcome by Harvey Charter. McLean picked off Lucas Ellingham then Charter to lead most of the race but on the last lap, Ellingham, who had stayed on McLean's bumper throughout, saw his chance to take the win. McLean finished 2nd and Oliver Bearman 3rd.
 
Final 2 was abruptly truncated just after half distance after a crash between Ivan Lomliev and Sebastian Bloch caused a red flag, for which Lomliev was disqualified. McLean led all seven laps and finished just ahead of Ellingham with Bearman 3rd again.
 
In the Championship standings Brown is now 34 points ahead of McLean. The next round for the Honda Cadets is on 4th June at Clay Pigeon in Dorset.
 
Results Final 1 (15 laps): 1 Lucas Ellingham (Zip); 2 Joshua McLean (Synergy); 3 Oliver Bearman (Project One); 4 Harvey Charter (Zip); 5 Archie Brown (Synergy); 6 Theo Micouris (Zip)
Results Final 2 (7 laps): 1 McLean; 2 Ellingham; 3 Bearman; 4 Brown; 5 Daniel Guinchard (Project One); 6 Connor Clifford (Project One)

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Click for larger image...Taylor Barnard and his team-mate Alex Dunne were neck and next in the heats ahead of poleman Matthew Rees.
 
Final 1 took place with everyone on slicks on a drying track and Barnard pulled further and further away for yet another win, with Rashan Chigorimbo able to come through to 2nd and close the gap slightly to Barnard on the last lap. However, he was disqualified after coming in underweight. Maxwell Dodds and William MacIntyre fought hard for 2nd with Dodds securing it by a couple of tenths. Dunne didn't appear in the results due to transponder problems.
 
In Final 2 on a dry track Barnard saw more opposition, mainly from Matthew Rees who led for a couple of laps, with the chasing group including Dodds and Freddie Slater never far away. Dunne made up 26 places to finish 5th behind Barnard, Rees, Slater and Dodds.
 
The next round for the IAME Cadets is at Fulbeck on 25th June, where Rees will be attempting to reduce his 44-point deficit to Barnard.
 
Results Final 1 (14 laps): 1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy); 2 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart); 3 William McIntyre (Synergy); 4 Aiden Neate (Zip); 5 Freddie Slater (Synergy); 6 Christopher Draper (Tonykart)
Results Final 2 (15 laps): 1 Barnard; 2 Matthew Rees (Zip); 3 Slater; 4 Dodds; 5 Alex Dunne (Synergy); 6 Draper

MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Louie Westover, Reggie Duhy and Dragan Pinsent shared the heat wins while poleman Morgan Porter dropped to 8th.
 
As Final 1 started Westover kept the lead from pole but by the end of lap 1 Pinsent had taken over as part of a battle between himself, Duhy, and eventual winner Luke Whitehead. Pinsent finished 2nd and Porter 3rd while Westover and Duhy had dropped back several seconds.
 
In Final 2 Pinsent, Porter and Whitehead struggled for control with multiple lead changes and Duhy poised in 4th to gain from any mistakes. The race finished in that order, but Whitehead was disqualified for an exhaust problem, promoting Duhy to the podium.
 
Westover leaves Whilton Mill with an 18-point lead over Wilkinson with Duhy another ten points behind that.
 
Results Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Luke Whitehead (Compkart); 2 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit); 3 Morgan Porter (Tonykart); 4 Louie Westover (Kosmic); 5 Reggie Duhy (Compkart); 6 Sean Butcher (Tonykart)
Results Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Pinsent; 2 Porter; 3 Duhy; 4 Westover; 5 Jonny Wilkinson (Tonykart); 6 Caden McQueen (Mad-Croc)

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Senior National Championship

Click for larger image...Unlucky so far this season, Oliver Hodgson took two wins in the heats after Qualifying on pole, with Elliot Harvey and Lewis Malin also successful.
 
Final 1 was a demonstration of Hodgson and championship leader Danny Keirle's skill with Joe Turney, new to Senior karting this year, finishing 1.33s behind after gaining places at the start.
 
Hodgson again led the entirety of the race in Final 2, but this time Turney hunted down Keirle to take 2nd halfway through with Keirle a safe distance ahead of Harvey in 4th.
 
The X30 classes will be out next at Fulbeck on 25th June. Keirle has 578 points to Turner's 540 while Hodgson is barely in the top ten.
 
Results Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART); 2 Danny Keirle (Fullerton); 3 Joe Turney (Kosmic); 4 Thomas Turner (Tonykart); 5 William Pettitt (Tonykart); 6 Luke Hughes (Mach 1)
Results Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Hodgson; 2 Turney; 3 Keirle; 4 Elliot Harvey (Alonso); 5 Lewis Malin (CompKart); 6 Turner

Click for larger image...ABkC Minimax National Championship
Click for larger image...Only four Minimax drivers showed up, and pole went to Tom Adams then the two heat wins to Lewis Gilbert. In Final 1 Lewis Gilbert was the early leader before Adams leapfrogged Kai Hunter to take the lead for the rest of the race. Gilbert retook 2nd in the closing stages.
 
Hunter took the lead at the start in Final 2, then Adams had five laps in the hot seat before Gilbert secured the lead at half distance to win ahead of Adams and Hunter.
 
Results Final 1 (15 laps): 1 Tom Adams (Tonykart); 2 Lewis Gilbert (Tonykart); 3 Kai Hunter (Kosmic); 4 Ben Caisley (Tonykart)
Results Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Gilbert; 2 Adams; 3 Hunter; 4 Caisley
 


ABkC Junior Max National Championship
Click for larger image...Bradley Barrett took pole in Qualifying but problems in a heat dropped him down the order while Clayton Ravenscroft took both heat wins.
 
Click for larger image...However, Ravenscroft went off at the start of Final 1 leaving Jason Lockwood in the lead who as it turned out had broken formation early at the start and was later penalised 10s. Tyler Chesterton soon took over at the front with Bradley Barrett and Lockwood fighting behind him, but Ben Burgess overtook Lockwood for 3rd two laps from the end. Ravenscroft came back to 7th but was disqualified for non-compliance.
 
Final 2 saw less action at the front with Chesterton leading all the way, gradually pulling away from Tommy Foster and Lewis Gilbert. Barrett's race had finished almost before it started while Ravenscroft made up 13 places to 10th.
 
Junior Max will have its next outing at Fulbeck on 25th June where Rhys Hunter will be trying to make up some of his 31-point deficit to Chesterton.
 
Results Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Tyler Chesterton (Tonykart); 2 Bradley Barrett (Tonykart); 3 Ben Burgess (Tonykart); 4 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart); 5 Tommy Foster (Tonykart); 6 Isaac Smith (Tonykart)
Results Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Chesterton; 2 Foster; 3 Lewis Gilbert (Tonykart); 4 Smith; 5 Burgess; 6 Cameron Thompson (Kosmic)

ABkC Rotax 177 National Championship
Click for larger image...Dan Bushell took pole and one of the heat wins, while James Beacroft took the other heat.
 
Click for larger image...In Final 1 Bushell took off in the lead for most of the race with Beacroft 2nd until lap 10 when he disappeared, handing 2nd to Tony Dickinson. Dickinson was then able to challenge for the lead and hold it for a couple of laps before the O Plate holder Chris Thomas overtook, after a climb through the field, and pulled away for the remaining three laps to win ahead of Dickinson and Buster Mepham.
 
Thomas led throughout in Final 2 while Beacroft and Bushell worked their way through the field to take 2nd and 3rd ahead of Dickinson. Mepham had crossed the line 2nd but was disqualified for a technical issue.
 
The 177 drivers are on their second round out of three, with a place at the Rotax Max Grand Finals up for grabs for the best. Thomas is now 12 points ahead of Beacroft and 22 points ahead of Dickinson, and the final round will be on 27th August at Shenington.
 
Results Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Chris Thomas (Tonykart); 2 Tony Dickinson (Gillard); 3 Buster Mepham (Kosmic); 4 Gary Anderson (Exprit); 5 David Griffiths (GMS); 6 Jamie McGeoghan (GMS)
Results Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Thomas; 2 Mepham; 3 James Beacroft (Kosmic); 4 Dan Bushell (Gillard); 5 Dickinson; 6 Anderson

Report by Mary-Ann Horley. Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Don't Miss This   (12/05)

Win the British Championship and win an all inclusive free drive in OK and OKJ at the CIK world championship with factory Tonykart or Kosmic race teams, at the UK premier kart circuit PFI International. See http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/cik/.

Not only this but there are 6 subsidised 'Golden Ticket' drives available thanks to the British MSA: free race entry, Vortex: free race engine, Strawberry racing: karts and awning space, ACR Kart's and awning space, plus free race tyres for junior entrants.  And the best part you don't even have to win the championship to get these fantastic prizes. The 6 lucky drivers will be drawn at random during the first two rounds of rounds of the championship,  you must compete in all 3 rounds of the championship to qualify for the prizes.

 
The championship is being held over 3 race weekends with double header races at each round, so pre final and Final on Saturday and Sunday.
 
Venues:
Clay Pigeon - 3rd & 4th June 
Shenington - 26th 27th August
PFI - 9th & 10th September        

Enter here: http://www.race-entries.co.uk/race-entry/
 
If you have had a bad start to your championship season why not take part in the only real British Championship and give yourself the opportunity to race against the best in the world at PFI at the end of season finale CIK world championship on 20th -24th September.
 
If you are 12 years old or older and have the relevant licence then get your entry in now! Link to weights and ages are available at https://www.msauk.org/assets/1-29.11.16.pdf.

There is no need to buy an engine - they can be rented from Strawberry Racing for the 3 qualifying rounds at a very reasonable cost. Or you can buy one at a special discounted price if you have your entry for the first round in before the 15th of May. See a cost breakdown on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/StrawberryRacingKartTeam/posts/.
 
There are lots of other prizes to be won including : factory Tours from Mercedes F1: M Sport Rally and Bentley TG. There is also a TAG Heuer watch for the winner in each class, two carbon fibre helmets to be won and tickets to many events including MSA British Hill climb Championship and Rally of Wales.
 
Come on - you know you want to!

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MSA Bambino Kart Championship   (11/05)

Round two of the MSA Bambino Kart Championship will visit the challenging Rowrah Circuit in Cumbria this weekend.

Archie Clark will be looking to build on his clean sweep in round one at the GYG circuit in Wales.

Clark will be mindful of the challenge from Scottish drivers Zak Drummond and Jack Cunningham, who have a lot of experience at Rowrah.

Drivers will practice all day on Saturday with a time trial format competition on Sunday. Live timing and results can be found here: http://live.alphatiming.co.uk/ckrc.

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Compkart South UK   (08/05)

As of Sunday 2nd April, SAIT Motorsport Limited became the Official Authorised Compkart Distributor for the South of the United Kingdom, trading as Compkart South UK.

SAIT Motorsport Ltd. Managing Director Laurence Sait met with Compkart UK to discuss the Compkart brand, and had this to say, "I am very excited about SAIT Motorsport's future with Compkart UK. Working closely with Gary & Compkart, we will turn the South of the UK into a sea of Fluo!"
 
The team are competing at all events in the South East, and shall be venturing to other circuits such as Clay Pigeon, Forest Edge, etc. The team also aim to enter into National Race Events held in the South, such as the Rotax 177 '0' Plate at Barton Stacey (Forest Edge) on 6th August 2017.
 
​SAIT Motorsport Limited now add the #choosethefluo to their already well known #helloyellow branding.

For all Compkart Enquiries, contact our Sales Department on 07584 560 340, or alternatively email sales@compkartsouth.co.uk.
 
For all Race Team Enquiries, please contact Laurence direct on 07584 560 340, or alternatively email saitmotorsport@gmail.com.
 
#WECHOSETHEFLUO. You should too!

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Sunday 14th May - Round 2 - IKR   (05/05)

Click for larger image...Lydd will be hosting round 2 of the IKR (Independent Kart Racing) Owner Driver Race Meeting.
 
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.
http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/club-championship-regulations/
 
Meetings for this summer championship (6 rounds) are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before (13th May).
 
Competitors best 5 results count towards their final championship position. Many drivers do have a licence, however these meetings are non-MSA, do contact us with any questions or clarification. A driver can do a one off meeting.
 
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). 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 (1 set for all 6 rounds). 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'.
Dry tyre for Cadet is Dunlop LS2/MSA.
 
Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day timetable is posted to Facebook prior to event.
 
Entry Options
Deliver completed race entry form & payment to the circuit, or confirm entry & card payment over the phone.
Trakentries online https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 the deadline for this being Wednesday 10th May.
In person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.
 
Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week and weekend garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com.

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MLR - Fluro Domination   (02/05)

Rowrah Kart Circuit hosted Round 2 of the X30 MSA Super One Series during the weekend 21st-23rd March, this would be the first official race of the COMPKART-MLR collaboration and what an outing this would be. Luke Whitehead (J-X30) would top the time sheets 9 1/100ths faster than the rest of the field. Placing him in pole position for the coming heats. With a 1st & 2nd in his 2 heats this would place him on pole for the Pre-Final. A solid performance in this would see Luke start from Pole for the main final. Unfortunately this would not go to plan and matters out of Lukes control would prevent him from taking the top step of the podium.
 
Click for larger image...This round would also see Bradley Pennell (S-X30) on-board the Compkart Chassis for his first race with MLR and put a fine strong performance in. With a group top 6 in qualifying and unfortunate incidents in both heats Pennell would line up on grid 20 for the Pre-Final a strong solid finish in the pre, would see this young charger just outside of the top 10 and ready to charge for a podium finish in the main. With incidents per-tailing in front at the start it was never going to be easy and would ultimately place him inside the top 15 at the finish.
 
Privateer Reggie Duhy (J-X30) has had considerable success over the winter, winning many races and Finals. In March, Reggie would not only win 2 out of 3 Finals he entered but also be on the Super 1 Podium in P2 at the 1st Round. With confidence high from the 1st Round young Reggie proved that the previous championship round was no mere fluke and placed himself in a strong P3 qualification in group. With a further heat win in the 2nd heat and top 6 finish in the pre-final, young Reggie knew it was all to play for in the final. With an extremely strong drive he positioned himself back onto the podium again.
 
The team now travel to PF International Circuit to continue their testing and development program with the race the following weekend.
 
If you would like to become part of the Fluro Revolution, then please do not hesitate to contact Mark Litchfield on - 07850 026321 - alternatively Gary Rolfe on Office - 01327 844320, Mobile - 07725 .367043

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Teng Tools Shenington SuperPrix   (02/05)

Shenington KRC are pleased to offer £3000 of Teng Tool vouchers as prizes for the annual Shenington SuperPrix and Historic Revival to be held on 14-16 July.  On top of that fantastic prize fund each driver will receive a ticket for the traditional pig roast with salad on Saturday evening, accompanied by live music.  The bar will be open on Friday and Saturday evening.  The finals will be televised for Motorsport.tv and Front Runner and then available on YouTube in superb high definition.  The first showings on Motorsports.tv will be 14 August for Part 1 and 21 August for Part 2.  Each class winner will be able to use the SP plate at Shenington for the next 12 months (except 210 Challenge who have their O Plate).   The event hosts Super 4 rounds for KZ UK and 250 National, but club members can enter and like all the other classes, the results count for club championship points. 
 
Friday practice day is open to all, but Saturday will start with scrutineering then practice for most of the day followed by a heat in late afternoon.  Sunday will see the remainder of the heats and the finals.  During each of the three days there will be on track demonstrations by the British Historic Kart Club and the Legends.  They have their own marquee for static display, and there is another marquee for the pig roast and on Sunday the prize giving.  Class winners have a superb perpetual trophy to keep for a year as well as the sought after Gil Rixon Driver of the Day award.  SKRC thank all the class sponsors which helps to pay for the TV.  This is the club's premier event of the year, where SKRC offer a family friendly weekend with lots of attractions and certainly not to be missed.  Entry forms and draft regulations are available on the website by going to Forms / Entries tab and will soon be available on the online entry system.

For more information visit www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk.

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British Superkart Championship   (02/05)

Reigning champion Jack Layton extended his lead at the top of the table after two solid results.

In the opening race, he fought back from a first lap excursion to finish fifth. The win went to James O'Reilly who took the lead at the start and was never headed. Dan Clark tried to close the gap but was still 2.5 seconds behind at the flag.
In the second race O'Reilly led the first four laps and looked to be heading for a double win. But a broken exhaust dropped him back to fourth place at the flag. Andy Bird took over at the front and scored his maiden MSA Championship victory. Paul Platt was lying in third place, however a broken chain tensioner dropped him back and Gavin Bennett came through for second place just ahead of Layton.


Results: Round Three
1 James O'Reilly (Anderson Viper)
2 Dan Clark (Anderson Gas Gas)
3 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas)

Results: Round Four
1 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas)
2 Gavin Bennett (Anderson DEA)
3 Jack Layton (Anderson DEA)

Provisional Championship Standings:
1 Jack Layton - 135 points
2 Paul Platt - 119
= Dan Clark - 119

Photograph courtesy of Nick Purdie.

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KZ2 & KZ UK Tyre Tender   (27/04)

The Motor Sports Association, jointly with the Association of British Kart Clubs, invites tyre manufacturers to submit Tenders for the right to be the sole supplier of slick and wet tyres for the MSA KZ2 and the ABkC KZ UK classes with effect from 01 January 2018 up to and including 31 December 2020.

For more information click here (PDF).

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TVKC Ladies Day   (26/04)

Back for a third consecutive year, Trent Valley Kart Club will host their special 'Ladies Day' charity event on Sunday 4th June 2017 to help raise money for Cancer Research UK.
 
Glam Up For TVKC's Ladies Day
Help support our event by getting dressed up for the day!  Ladies to dress in their finest attire, Men to dress in Pink and special awards for the Best Dressed Kart!

Exclusive Ladies Lounge - join us for a glass of something fizzy?!
Cupcake Sweepstake - win a fabulous box of homemade cupcakes!
Driver of the Day Award - register yourself to win a free entry to the 2017 MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix!

All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research UK
Plus, new for 2017 - Female Driver Of The Day Award!

We are pleased to announce that the BWRDC will be supporting our event and will be present on the day to help answer any questions you may have.  They have very kindly sponsored a 'Female Driver of the Day' award that will be presented at the podium presentation to a female driver of their choice!

For more information visit www.tvkc.co.uk.

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MSA British Superkart Champs   (26/04)

After a gap of several years, Superkarts return to Croft for a busy weekend of racing.

The championship is nicely poised after the opening rounds at Bishopscourt three weeks ago. Reigning champion Jack Layton collected a win and a second place finish after a close battle with four-time champion Paul Platt. Both have been experimenting with chassis and bodywork changes so it will be interesting to see who gains the upper hand this weekend.

Dan Clark suffered with a lack of power at Silverstone in March but after putting in competitive lap times at Bishopscourt he will be hoping that his fortunes have changed and he can secure a win at Croft, his local circuit.

Photograph courtesy of Niall Doherty.

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Tuto Super One Series   Click for larger image...(25/04)

The Super One Series returned to Rowrah for the second time this year after the track stepped in to run Round 3, originally scheduled for Buckmore Park which didn't have the paddock capacity for a meeting of this size. The weather was better this time though, 10℃ but dry.
 The whole paddock came together in support of the injured F4 driver Billy Monger, a stalwart of the Super One Series for several years. £5000 was raised by the drivers and teams including significant donations from Cumbria Kart Club and Super One, and the #BillyWhizz stickers were ubiquitous.
 
Koden helmets is supporting Super One with a carbon fibre helmet for the winners and an extra prize for the most podiums, as well as the Koden Academy which awards drivers wearing Koden helmets £100, £75 or £50 for podium positions. Sebastian Bloch in Honda Cadet benefited from this at Rowrah.

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Click for larger image...Taylor Barnard scored another double win at Rowrah to underscore his dominance in the IAME class at present. After pole and two equally dominant heat wins, he lined up in pole for the first Final next to Arvid Lindblad followed by Luke Watts and Matthew Rees.
 
Barnard pulled away from the start as Alexander Dunne, Matthew Rees and Lindblad fought over 2nd, but the gap only increased after Dunne established himself and the front of the chasing pack ahead of Rees.
 
Click for larger image...In Final 2 Rees leapfrogged ahead of Dunne at the start but Barnard was again untouchable. Christopher Draper took 3rd a few laps from the end after a battle involving Dunne and Maxwell Dodds.
 
Barnard is now 31 points ahead of Rees in the Championship but there are still five rounds to go.

Results Final 1 (14 laps): 1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy), 2 Alex Dunne (Synergy), 3 Matthew Rees (Zip), 4 Maxwell Dodds (Tony Kart), 5 Christopher Draper (Tony Kart), 6 Coskun Irfan (Synergy)
Results Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Barnard, 2 Rees, 3 Draper, 4 Freddie Slater (Fusion), 5 Dunne, 6 Dodds
Championship Standings: 1 Taylor Barnard 391, 2 Matthew Rees 360. 3 Freddie Slater 346, Arvid Lindblad 346, 5 Luke Watts 339, 6 Alex Dunne 335

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Click for larger image...Archie Brown was another driver to win twice out of the 41 drivers in Honda Cadet with his main opposition coming from Oliver Bearman. Theo Micouris took pole and the three heat wins went to Alfie Rigby, Lucas Ellingham and Bearman, with Ellingham taking pole for Final 1.
 
In Final 1 Ellingham held on to the lead for a few laps before Bearman took over and finally Brown passed with three laps to go and Bearman who had dropped back slightly retook 2nd. James Walker had been 3rd but was excluded for poor behaviour which gave the position to Micouris.
 
Click for larger image...In Final 2 Brown had Bearman on his tail throughout but the pair of them were soon several seconds ahead of 3rd which was taken by Sebastian Bloch from Oliver Greenall on the last lap.
 
Brown now has a 17 point lead ahead of Alfie Rigby, but Rigby was reinstated in the results pending an appeal to the MSA Motor Sports Council so this may all change.

Results Final 1 (14 laps): 1 Archie Brown (Synergy), 2 Oliver Bearman (Zip), 3 Theo Micouris (Zip), 4 Coskun Irfan (Synergy), 5 Harvey Charter (Zip), 6 Alfie Rigby (BRK)
Results Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Brown, 2 Bearman, 3 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 4 Oliver Greenall (Project One), 5 Connor Clifford (Project One), 6 Daniel Guinchard (Project One)
Championship Standings: 1 Archie Brown 364, 2 Alfie Rigby 347, 3 Oliver Greenall 342, 4 Coskun Irfan 341, 5 Joshua McLean 327, Harvey Charter 327

MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Luke Whitehead and Jonny Wilkinson won the X30 Junior Finals after some racing that went over the top at times. Whitehead took pole in Qualifying and kept it after the heats with other heat wins going to Reggie Duhy and Alex Lloyd.
 
Whitehead led all of Final 1 but once Louie Westover got into 2nd he was reeling Whitehead in with Morgan Porter immediately behind.
 
In Final 2 Westover was the early leader before Whitehead and Porter both had turns in the hot spot but a last-lap confrontation gave Wilkinson the opportunity to go ahead and he won over a second ahead of Westover, while Porter dropped down the order and Whitehead received a bumper penalty.
 
Westover still leads the Championship but is just six points ahead of Wilkinson.

Results Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Luke Whitehead (CompKart), 2 Louie Westover (Kosmic), 3 Morgan Porter (Tony Kart), 4 Sean Butcher (Tony Kart), 5 Jonny Wilkinson (Tony Kart), 6 Joshua Rattican (Tony Kart)
Results Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Wilkinson, 2 Westover, 3 Reggie Duhy (CompKart), 4 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit), 5 Rattican, 6 Louie Short (Mad Croc)
Championship Standings: 1 Louie Westover 373, 2 Jonny Wilkinson 367, 3 Sean Butcher 350, 4 Reggie Duhy 345, 5 Samuel White 334, 6 Morgan Porter 327

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Click for larger image...Although Brett Ward and Elliot Harvey beat him in Qualifying, Danny Keirle completed a clean sheet during the racing, winning both his heats and both his Finals. The other heat winners were Joe Turney and Thomas Turner.
 
The first Final saw quite a struggle for the win between Keirle, Turney and Turner, with Turney crossing the line 2nd but demoted for a bumper penalty. Turner was promoted to 2nd and Ward 3rd.
 
In Final 2 Keirle was a clearer winner, gradually pulling away from 2nd place which was fought over by Ward and Derek Morgan, with Turner overtaking Morgan on the last lap.
 
Keirle finished the weekend 23 points ahead of Ward in the Championship.

Results Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Danny Keirle (Fullerton), 2 Thomas Turner (Tony Kart), 3 Brett Ward (Alonso), 4 Levi King (Tony Kart), 5 Derek Morgan (Gillard), 6 Josh Skelton (Tony Kart)
Results Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Keirle, 2 Ward, 3 Turner, 4 Morgan, 5 Archie Tillett (Fullerton), 6 Gus Lawrence (Tony Kart)
Championship Standings: 1 Danny Keirle 391, 2 Thomas Turner 368, 3 Brett Ward 343, 4 Josh Skelton 338, 5 Elliot Harvey 329, 6 James Johnson 328

ABkC Minimax National Championship
Click for larger image...Lewis Gilbert and Kai Hunter shared the wins in the Minimax class where the gaps were small between the frontrunners. Hunter took pole in Timed Qualifying and one heat win, while Jamie Day took the other, and Hunter was on pole for Final 1 by virtue of his better Qualifying.
 
Hunter lost the lead to Gilbert a couple of laps into Final 1, and Day also had a spell up the front before Gilbert took it back, but the trio remained tight. Final 2 was even closer with Gilbert, Day, Tom Adams and finally Hunter all leading, but Hunter was excluded before being reinstated pending an appeal to the MSA Motor Sports Council. 
 
Hunter has a massive 38 point lead in the Championship over Gilbert.

Results Final 1 (16 laps): 1 Lewis Gilbert (Tony Kart), 2 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Jamie Day (Energy), 4 Van Knapton (Alonso), 5 Owen Johnson (Tony Kart), 6 Tom Adams (Tony Kart)
Results Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Hunter, 2 Day, 3 Adams, 4 Knapton, 5 Johnson, 6 Leonardo Panayiotou (Alonso)
Championship Standings: 1 Kai Hunter 383, 2 Lewis Gilbert 345, 3 Van Knapton 342, 4 Owen Johnson 341, 5 Tom Adams 334, 6 Ben Caisley 318

ABkC Rotax Junior National Championship
Click for larger image...Clayton Ravenscroft and Tyler Chesterton won the finals in Junior Rotax after Finlay Bunce Qualified on pole and Ravenscroft won both heats.
 
Click for larger image...Ravenscroft didn't relinquish the lead in Final 1 but had Rhys Hunter in his shadow throughout with Chesterton taking 3rd at half distance several seconds back. In Final 2 Chesterton passed Ravenscroft after two laps and gradually pulled away. Ravenscroft dropped to 6th then received a bumper penalty. Hunter took 2nd again closely followed by Guy Cunnington.
 
Hunter now leads the Championship by 18 points from Chesterton with Ravenscroft a further 18 points back.

Results Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 2 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Tyler Chesterton (Tony Kart), 4 Guy Cunnington (Tony Kart), 5 Tommy Foster (Tony Kart), 6 James Lowther (Tony Kart)
Results Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Chesterton, 2 Hunter, 3 Cunnington, 4 Foster, 5 Bradley Barrett (Tony Kart), 6 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic)
Championship Standings: 1 Rhys Hunter 370, 2 Tyler Chesterton 362, 3 Clayton Ravenscroft 343, Bradley Barrett 343, 5 Finlay Bunce 325, 6 James Lowther 319

Report by Mary-Ann Horley. Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Kent Kart Championship   (25/04)

This season, for the first time, the Kent Kart Championship will visit each of the three Kent circuits twice!

This is a six round championship (Best 5 of 6 to count). Qualifying is 8 minutes, Heats and Pre finals are 7 minutes + 1 lap, Finals are 10 minutes + 1 lap.
 
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Kent-Kart-Championship-1838497426419139/.
 
Confirm your entry via Bayford Meadows (Ian Ward) Link: https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=10.
Entries close Wednesday 26th April.

Click for larger image...The regulations for this championship can be found here: http://www.bmkr.co.uk/kent-kart-championship.php
(Bayford Meadows Kart Racing Club 2007 supplementary regulations are available via Lydd Kart Circuit).
 
Saturday 29th April is Race Practice/Testing at Lydd
10am to 4pm sessions will rotate all day.  Sign-on for this takes place inside Clarkekarts shop from 8am onwards. Kart shop, café & clubhouse are open both days.
 
Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week & garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Also contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk., visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com.

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Tuto MSA British Championships   (25/04)

Round 3 of the Tuto MSA British Cadet Kart Championship, MSA X30 Junior National Championship and MSA X30 Senior National Championship took place at Rowrah on the 22nd - 23rd April.

Tuto MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
It s now four out of four for Taylor Barnard after another two wins on the championship's return to Rowrah, this time in more clement weather.
Barnard was able to pull out a significant lead each time, over Irishman Alexander Dunne in final one and Welshman Matthew Rees in final two.

Results:
1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy) 13m03.80s
2 Matthew Rees (Zip) +4.94s
3 Christopher Draper (TBA) +10.90s
 
Tuto MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Jonny Wilkinson won final two at Rowrah after a highly competitive race where Louie Westover, Luke Whitehead and Morgan Porter also spent time in the lead.
Wilkinson secured the win on the last lap ahead of round two winner Louie Westover and privateer Reggie Duhy.

Results:
1 Jonny Wilkinson (Tony Kart) 12.52:52s
2 Louie Westover (Kosmic) +1.14s
3 Reggie Duhy (CompKart) +2.65s
 
Tuto MSA X30 Senior National Championship

Danny Keirle continued his dominant Super One campaign with two more wins at Rowrah.
After a lively first final Keirle took a lights-to-flag victory in final two, pulling away from Brett Ward, while Thomas Turner took third from Derek Morgan on the last lap.

Results:
1 Danny Keirle (Fullerton) 13.23:82s
2 Brett Ward (Alonso) +4.23s
3 Thomas Turner (Tony Kart) +4.33s

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James's Aim Realised   (19/04)

Click for larger image...Kart racer James Canham, of Bury St Edmunds made a personal triumph over the Easter weekend, winning Round 4 of the EPKC Rotax 177 Championship, at Ellough Park Race Circuit, near Beccles.
 
James launched a fundraising and awareness campaign in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in March of this year with his sights set on reaching £1,000 in donations to the charity by the end of the season.
 
James was made aware of the incurable genetic condition at the age of 15 when discovering one of his closest friends was living with the condition, which is caused by a faulty gene from birth.
 
Cystic Fibrosis at the time had an average life expectancy of just 31 years, and many were not living to see that age.
 
Click for larger image...In the years of 2006/2007 he ran a similar campaign alongside his karting to help his friend and those in the same position raising money for the Trust, but never achieved his goal of winning a race carrying the important message.
 
Since returning to the sport after some years away he has joined the Flash Racing team under the watchful eye of experienced multiple karting champion and team owner Gordon Chenery.
 
Since launching his 2017 fundraising campaign in March James has helped raise over £440 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust through trackside and online donations, and on Saturday took a long awaited race victory sporting the charity livery.
 
James would like to thank everyone who has donated to the cause so far, and also to the help and support of Flash Racing in achieving his goals.
 
More information on his fundraising can be found at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cysticfibrosiskart.

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Tuto Super One Series   (11/04)

The TKMs took part in their second round and the Rotax 177s and Honda Cadets their first at Rissington with summer temperatures warming the panoramic Cotswolds track.
 
Koden helmets is supporting Super One with a carbon fibre helmet for the winners and an extra prize for the most podiums, as well as the Koden Academy which awards drivers wearing Koden helmets £100, £75 or £50 for podium positions, with Abbi Pulling in Junior TKM being the biggest beneficiary so far.
 
MSA Junior TKM National Championship

Abbi Pulling took two strong wins at Rissington, five and six seconds ahead respectively.
 
Charlie Mann took pole on Saturday morning 11 hundredths ahead of Pulling then Mann went on to win both heats although with Pulling running him very close.
 
Click for larger image...In Final 1, Archie Strong, who started 3rd, leapfrogged both Mann and Pulling at the start and led for four laps while Pulling worked her way back from 4th to the lead. Strong, Mann and Welham had turns in 2nd before James Pashley secured it but Welham received a driving exclusion after finishing 7th. Mann completed the podium.
 
Click for larger image...In Final 2 Pulling led all the way while a battle raged for 2nd between Strong, Mann, Archie Albone, Kurt Roberts and Theo Hesketh, with Roberts taking the runner-up spot and Hesketh gaining 11 places to take 3rd, which was settled on the last lap.
 
Pulling now leads the Championship by five points from Ross Deal with Pashley 10 points behind that.

Results Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko), 2 James Pashley (Jade), 3 Charlie Mann (Tal-Ko), 4 Archie Strong (Jade), 5 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko), 6 Kurt Roberts (Jade)
Results Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Pulling, 2 Roberts, 3 Theo Hesketh (Tonykart), 4 Archie Albone (Tonykart), 5 Deal, 6 Alexander Page (Tonykart)
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Abbi Pulling 360, 2 Ross Deal 255, 3 James Pashley 344, 4 Kurt Roberts 339, 5 Theo Hesketh 334, 6 Archie Strong 312

MSA Senior TKM National Championship

Click for larger image...Adam Sparrow and Matthew Allnutt were 1st and 2nd in the first Final then swapped places in Final 2 at the front of the 43-kart field.
 
Sparrow headed Timed Qualifying 5 hundredths ahead of Peter Newman with Allnutt in 4th, then Sparrow won his two heats with Stephen Letts winning the other, but Max Goldsmith's 2nd and 4th gave him 2nd on the Final 1 grid ahead of Letts. Allnutt was down in 11th after problems in his 2nd heat.
 
Click for larger image...There were four different leaders and five changes of lead during the 18 laps of Final 1 - Sparrow, Letts, Sam Fowler and James Mills all up front before Sparrow managed to hold on to it for the last five laps. Allnutt gained three places to take 2nd on the last lap and Mills did likewise for 3rd.
 
In Final 2 Sparrow led for four laps before Allnutt took over, with Simon Vercoe then Fowler running 2nd before Sparrow passed Fowler in the closing laps.

Results Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Adam Sparrow (Tal-Ko), 2 Matthew Allnutt (Tonykart), 3 James Mills (Tonykart), 4 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko), 5 Matthew Taylor (Tonykart), 6 Harry Moore (Jade)
Results Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Allnutt, 2 Sparrow, 3 Sam Fowler (Jade), 4 Stephen Letts (Tonykart), 5 Mills, 6 Taylor

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Click for larger image...Joshua McLean took both Final wins at Rissington for the first round of the year for Honda Cadet, where there were 42 entries requiring a Repechage.
 
Archie Brown qualified on pole from Alfie Rigby and rookie Oliver Stewart while the heat wins went to Harvey Charter, Oliver Bearman and James Walker, with Charter taking pole for Final 1 by virtue of his 2nd place in his other heat.
 
Click for larger image...Charter ended up 11th after the start of Final 1 where Walker took the lead initially before Brown led for much of the race, with McLean glued to his bumper, making his move to win on the last lap.
 
McLean led the whole of Final 2 but only got away from the pack during the lkast lap jostling for position. Oliver Greenall had been 2nd for most of the race with Coskun Irfan taking 3rd. The result remains provisional due to an appeal to the Motor Sports Council over one of the black flags during the race.

Results Final 1 (16 laps): 1 Joshua McLean (Zip), 2 Archie Brown (Synergy), 3 James Walker (Synergy), 4 Oliver Greenall (Project One), 5 Coskun Irfan (Synergy), 6 Lucas Ellingham (Zip)
Results Final 2 (16 laps): 1 McLean, 2 Greenall, 3 Irfan, 4 Ellingham, 5 Walker, 6 Brown.

ABkC Formula Rotax Max 177 National Championship

Click for larger image...The 177 class is back in Super One for a three-round Championship, with the other rounds being at Whilton Mill and Shenington where the winner will receive a ticket to the Grand Final at Portimao in Portugal in November, or a new Rotax Evo engine, supported by J.A.G.
 
The O Plate Chris Thomas won everything, including both Finals, with James Beacroft and Tony Dickinson vying for 2nd place. Dickinson was a solid 2nd in Final 1, but in Final 2 he came off at the start leaving 2nd to Beacroft, with Buster Mepham taking 3rd from Marcus Bazley early on.
 
Click for larger image...Thompson is now eight points ahead of Beacroft in the Championship, followed by Mepham and Dickinson.

Results Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Chris Thomas (Tonykart), 2 Tony Dickinson (Gillard), 3 James Beacroft (Kosmic), 4 Buster Mepham, 5 Marcus Bazley, 6 Lee Hodge (Kosmic)
Results Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Thomas, 2 Beacroft, 3 Mepham, 4 Darren Rich (Tonykart), 5 Bazley, 6 Alexander Luck
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Chris Thomas 196, 2 James Beacroft 188, 3 Buster Mepham 178, 4 Tony Dickinson 175, 5 Alexander Luck 172, 6 Marcus Bazley 170

Full results are available from http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/?page_id=630 and Championship information is at http://www.superoneseries.com/.

Report by Mary-Ann Horley. Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.

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IKR Opening Round Summer Season   (03/04)

Round 1 - IKR (Independent Kart Racing) Owner Driver Race Meeting
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. http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-driver s/club-championship-regulations/.
 
Meetings for this championship (6 rounds) are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before (8th April).

Competitors best 5 results count towards their final championship position. Many drivers do have a licence, however these meetings are non-msa, do contact us with any questions or clarification. A driver can do a one off meeting.  
 
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). Tyre for Bambino is Le Cont MSA04 and a 80 tooth rear sprocket.
 
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 slick tyre (1 set for all 6 rounds). Please be reminded to purchase & use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.

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

F4S Race Series are joining us with their own grid on Sunday 9th April for round 2 of their championship. For more information visit http://www.f4sraceseries.co.uk/.
 
Saturday practice running order & Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to event.
 
Click for larger image...Entry Options
Post or email completed race entry form & payment to the circuit, or confirm entry & card payment over the phone. 
Trakentries online https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 the deadline for this being Wednesday 5th April.
In person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.
 
Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
 
Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week and weekend garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Notices
2016/2017 Winter Championship Awards will be presented 9th April in the Clubhouse after race day trophies for Summer R1 have been given out.

'Owner Driver Evenings' have started now, 4pm to 7pm.  Bambino class on Tuesday's, Cadets on Wednesdays & Juniors on Thursdays.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com

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Compkart UK Collaboration   (03/04)

KKC, The Compkart UK & Ireland Importers are proud to confirm, with immediate effect, the collaboration between themselves and Mark Litchfield of MLR Racing Team.
 
After winning the Junior X30 World Championship in 2015 with their partner team - BN Racing, Vital Motorsport & their parent company KKC Kart Components introduced the iconic Compkart brand to the UK market in January 2016.
 
Compkart has been incredibly successful, winning races across the UK and Ireland. Along with being positioned Vice European Junior X30 Champions. 2016 would also see The Vital Motorsport Race Team successfully achieve the ultimate goal of winning the Senior X30 World Championship title.
 
As of immediate effect, we are now proud to announce a collaboration with Mark Litchfield of MLR (Mark Litchfield Racing) who have been positioned as Compkart's new UK factory race team. This provides a great opportunity for current and prospective drivers to be taught, trained & ultimately run by one of the UK's most successful drivers, having won multiple British & European Championships. 
 
Vital Motorsport would like to thank all their drivers, parents & Supporters for their continued support, not only supporting the team but also the Compkart Brand. KKC and Vital Motorsport, now look forward to their future collaboration with Mark Litchfield and are confident that this partnership will form and bolster fantastic results for not only the drivers but also the Compkart Brand.
 
We are confident that this new collaboration will ensure the future to be very bright - #choosethefluo
 
To arrange a test drive on a Compkart Chassis please contact Gary Rolfe at KKC Kart Components on 01327 844320 or for team enquiries please contact Mark Litchfield on 07850 026321. 

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Awning Space Available   (30/03)

KMS have awning space available for Cadet and X30 for Super One, LGM and club events.

Following a very successful 2016 season, we showed a very high potential to beat the big teams.

Our 2016 results for Iame Cadet include...

Super 1 round maximum points @ Rissington
Super 1 round winning @ Buckmore Park
LGM round win @ GYG
Welsh Champions
Numerous podiums @ S1 and LGM
3rd in Super One
4th in LGM

...and X30 Jnr...

Wombwell Club champions
Cock of the North champions

Plus many more championships in previous years.

If you're interested in joining us or for further information
please don't hesitate to contact us - email KatoMotorsport@yahoo.com or telephone 07791 645019.

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MSA Relaunches Kart Championships   (29/03)

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has relaunched this year's MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships with a revised calendar and a stunning new prize package.

Promoted by Super One Series, the six-round championship will take place over three events, beginning on 3-4 June at Clay Pigeon and ending on 8-10 September at PFI. In between is a meeting on 26-27 August at Shenington. Competitors are able to hire Vortex engines from Strawberry Racing, or alternatively purchase them at a special discount price.

The two title winners will each receive an OTK-sponsored, full factory supported prize drive in the CIK-FIA World Championships at PFI on 22-24 September (if the MSA British Junior Champion is eligible for the OK class, he or she will be permitted to enter that class). If either champion is unable to accept this great prize, it will be offered to the vice-champion. Vega will also supply a tyre voucher for the Junior class, to be redeemed at any CIK-FIA event.

A further six free entries (three per class) to the world title event at PFI will be drawn randomly at regular intervals up to the end of round two at Shenington. These will include either a Tonykart or a Birel ART chassis, supplied by Strawberry Racing and Andy Cox Racing respectively, along with awning space. Vortex will supply engines, while Vega will again supply tyre vouchers to the Junior class. Vega/ACR is offering a further 24 sets of prize tyres over the six rounds.

Additional prizes include factory tours at the Mercedes AMG Petonas Formula One Team, M-Sport and Bentley GT. There is also a TAG Heuer watch for the winner in each class, along with a Koden helmet. The MSA is providing prize tickets to rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and MSA British Hill Climb Championship, plus World Rally Passes for Wales Rally GB.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: "The MSA British Kart Championships are renowned worldwide for producing future world champions across our sport, including F1. Consequently we must always ensure that they set the highest standards in order to produce the best talent.

"This year we have undertaken, together with a significant cross-section of karting, a significant review of the MSA British Championships following the false start at Rowrah. We are extremely grateful to all those key players in the sport who have contributed to what we believe will be the most exciting, challenging and indeed for several competitors, the most rewarding, launch pad for their racing careers."

Super One's John Hoyle added: "We are delighted with the new format of the MSA British Kart Championships and the fantastic prize packages on offer. We urge competitors to register and enter for the first rounds as soon as possible."

Eligibility for prizes is contingent on participation at all three events. There is also a fundamental requirement for at least 15 competitors to be registered and entered for the first round in each championship by the closing date of 30 April 2017. Those already paid to register with Super One in other classes will not be subject to an additional registration fee.For full details of the championship regulations and prizes, please visit www.superoneseries.com.

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Rotax Max 177 Super One   (24/03)

The Motor Sports Association have recently sanctioned a three round Championship for Rotax Max 177.

The Super One events at the following circuits - Little Rissington, Whilton Mill and Shenington - will host the Rotax 177 Class for a National Championship for which the star prize is a sponsored drive in the Rotax Max World Finals to be held at Portimao, Portugal in November.

The first round at Little Rissington is only a couple of weeks away so it is vital that you guys get your entries in now to ensure a place on the grid.

Contact sonja@superoneseries.com.

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Zylon Helmet Visor Strips   Click for larger image...(23/03)

Click for larger image...Ever wanteded an F1-style Zylon Helmet Visor Strip but thought they were too expensive?

Well GMR Plastics have an alternative - made here in the UK!

We have two versions available, one in ABS Carbon Look as per photos and one in plain white, ideal for painting although both can be painted.

Take a look at our Facebook page gmrplastics for all the details.

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JAG Support For 177 Championship   (22/03)

JAG are to offer support for Super One 177 championship!

Rotax Grand Final ticket for the winner of the of the Super One 177 Championship or a new Rotax Evo Engine.

Plus a free set of tyres for everyone that enters the championship!

What is included in the price:
3 x Entries Saturday and Sunday. 
3 x Set of race slicks.
1 x Set of wets tyres.
2 x Super One tyre holders.
2 x tyres bags One slicks one wets.
3 x transponder hire.
NO new test tyres allowed so what you pay no add on extras. 
TV coverage.
Top three awards ticket for 2 people.
Free Autosport tickets for 2 for the 10 top ten seeded drivers.

Enter today at http://www.race-entries.co.uk/product/rotax-177-three-race-series/#event-one-rissington

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The TVKC Easter Raffle   (22/03)

As some of you may already be aware, our Chairman and Clerk of the Course, Nigel Edwards, lost his eldest son, Marc, a few weeks ago.  This was absolutely devastating news and as members of Trent Valley Kart Club we're sure you will wish to pass on your condolences to Nigel and his family at this very difficult time.

We at Trent Valley Kart Club wanted to show our support by organising a charity event to help raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a cause very close to the Edwards' family heart.

At the opening round of the 2017 Club Championship (1st & 2nd April), we will be holding an Easter Raffle.  The tickets are now on sale and are £1 each, available from Race Control.  All proceeds will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust and the lucky ticket winner will receive a Cadbury's Luxury Easter Chocolate Hamper.

Please help us to support this wonderful charity, all contributions will be greatly received.

For more information visit www.tvkc.co.uk.

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Lydd Kart Circuit Makes History   (21/03)

Last weekend Lydd Kart Circuit ran the first ever IKR / MSA race event on the largest scale in history.
 
Over one hundred and sixty karts took place with a great atmosphere and competitive racing.
 
The F100 & Modified Prokarts represented the IKR & Duncan Masters with the RAF & Armed Forces represented the MSA.
 
Simon Blunt of the MSA and James Clarke representing IKR had a very positive and frank meeting on the Saturday.
 
Click for larger image...Hopefully this can be a good starting point to get karting back to raw roots and make it more successful, cheaper, fairer and consistent.
 
The meeting was a huge success from Lydd's point of view and many thanks to all that supported and helped.  It was also great to have help from Kelvin Nicholls & Richard Lock from Ellough Park Kart Circuit.
 
The success of such an event hopefully shows it can help to see karting grow once again.

Again, massive thank you to all the drivers, families and staff that made this happen.
 
For more information call 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com.

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Tuto Super One Series Round 1   (20/03)

The first round of the 2017 series for IAME Cadets, TKM, X30 and Rotax classes didn't see a single period of dry running, and with no action until midday on Sunday due to the torrential rain the organisers at Rowrah did incredibly well to get through the entire programme.

Click for larger image...MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Taylor Barnard qualified on pole 0.15s ahead of Coskun Irfan then Barnard, Freddie Slater and Alexander Dunne took a heat apiece, with Barnard and Slater ending up equal on points and Barnard taking pole for Final 1 by virtue of his higher qualifying position. In Final 1 Slater got the best start before Barnard took back the lead, with Slater staying on Barnard's tail throughout. Slater briefly took the lead on lap 7, before tucking back into position, then in the traditional last lap tussle he ended up 4th and Matthew Rees took 2nd ahead of Arvid Lindblad. Barnard dominated the second Final, over a second ahead throughout, with Maxwell Dodds gradually pulling away from Oliver Denny and the pack behind him too. The highest climber was Josh Rowledge who came through the Repechage to 14th in Final 1 then 8th in Final 2.

Final 1 (11 laps): 1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy); 2 Matthew Rees (Zip); 3 Arvid Lindblad (Zip); 4 Freddie Slater (Synergy); 5 Maxwell Dodds (Tony); 6 Oliver Denny (Synergy)
Final 2 (11 laps): 1 Barnard; 2 Dodds; 3 Denny; 4 Alexander Dunne (Synergy); 5 Rees; 6 Luke Watts (Zip)
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Barnard 195, 2 Slater 180, 3 Lindblad 177, 4 Rees 176, 5 Dodds 174, 6 Denny 173

Click for larger image...MSA TKM Junior National Championship
Kurt Roberts took pole out of the 30 Junior TKMs half a second ahead of James Pashley with Ross Deal a tenth behind that. However, Roberts came off at the start of the first heat, dropping to the back but persevering to finish in 20th. Theo Hesketh won the second heat with Roberts 2nd, and Hesketh had pole from Pashley and Deal. The first Final soon settled down to Hesketh, Pashley and Deal, but Final 2 was a great race with Robert Welham taking the lead on lap 3 and Roberts coming back up to 2nd before Abbi Pulling reeled him to take 2nd on the last lap while Hesketh eventually finished 8th.

Final 1 (11 laps): 1 Theo Hesketh (Tony); 2 James Pashley (Jade); 3 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko); 4 Robert Welham (Tony); 5 Kurt Roberts (Jade); 6 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Welham; 2 Pulling; 3 Roberts; 4 Deal; 5 Pashley; 6 Ian Sisson (Tony)
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1= Hesketh 184, 1= Pashley 184, 3 Deal 183, 4 Welham 178, 5 Pulling 166, 6 Roberts 164

MSA TKM Senior National Championship
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John Hogan qualified just a hundredth ahead of Stephen Letts, but Letts won both of his heats with the other heat win going to Kyle Sproat whose first heat hadn't gone well. Hogan had a 2nd and an exclusion so was well down the order. Letts led all the way in Final 1 with Ryan Edwards 2nd but dropping back and Vercoe 3rd. It was the same order in Final 2 but Letts took a bit longer to get going and Edwards led briefly with Vercoe also passing Letts, but Letts was soon back in the lead to go on to win by 1.18s. Hogan meanwhile won the Repechage and came through to 13th in Final 1 and 9th in Final 2.

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Stephen Letts (Tony); 2 Ryan Edwards (Tony); 3 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko); 4 Matthew Taylor (Tony); 5 Harry Moore (Jade); 6 James Ogden (Jade)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Letts; 2 Edwards; 3 Vercoe; 4 Taylor; 5 Ogden; 6 Moore
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Letts 196, 2 Edwards 187, 3 Vercoe 184, 4 Taylor 176, 5 Moore 171, 6 Ogden 168

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Jonny Wilkinson headed Timed Qualifying from Max Jeanne and Sean Butcher, with Louie Westover down in 11th. Wilkinson took two heat wins with the others going to Dragan Pinsent and Jeanne, but Jeanne had an exclusion in another heat so had to go through the Repechage where he didn't qualify. Wilkinson was on pole from Samuel White then Butcher, with Westover now up to 4th. White and Westover leapfrogged ahead of Wilkinson at the start of Final 1 then Westover took the lead on lap 3 and went on to win. Wilkinson lost 3rd to Butcher then got it back, but along with no less than 13 others received a bumper penalty which dropped him to 7th and gave Butcher 3rd. Westover also won Final 2, pulling further and further away from White initially 2nd and then Butcher who overtook him. But Butcher was demoted from 2nd with a bumper penalty and as Reggie Duhy and Morgan Porter had passed White they completed the podium.

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Louie Westover (Kosmic; 2 Samuel White (Mach 1); 3 Sean Butcher (Tony); 4 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit); 5 Joe Fowler (Fullerton); 6 Brandon Abraham (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Westover; 2 Reggie Duhy (Compkart); 3 Morgan Porter (Tony); 4 White; 5 Jonny Wilkinson (Tony); 6 Henry Laws (Kosmic)
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Westover 193, 2 White 186, 3 Wilkinson 180, 4 Butcher 177, 5= Duhy 167, 5= Fowler 167

MSA X30 Senior National Championship
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Elliot Harvey was the fastest of the 61-kart field in Timed Qualifying followed by Josh Skelton, James Johnson and Danny Keirle who were within a tenth. Skelton (twice), Harvey and Keirle shared the heat wins with Skelton on pole, while Charlie Lamb won the Repechage which contained some highly reputed drivers. Skelton led Final 1 until half-distance when Keirle made his move with Harvey following him through. Oliver Hodgson hadn't finished the first Final due to mechanical woes but gained 18 places in the second Final to finish 14th.

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Danny Keirle (Fullerton; 2 Elliot Harvey (Tony); 3 Josh Skelton (Tony); 4 James Johnson (Alonso); 5 Thomas Turner (Tony); 6 William Pettitt (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Keirle; 2 Skelton; 3 Turner; 4 Johnson; 5 Philip Rawson (Compkart); 6 Pettitt
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Keirle 195, 2 Skelton 190, 3 Johnson 181, 4 Turner 179, 5 Harvey 178, 6 Pettitt 172

Click for larger image...ABkC Mini Max National Championship
Newly-crowned O Plate winner Alex Lloyd took pole, going on to win both heats with Kai Hunter 2nd in both heats and Sam Heading 3rd. Lloyd won both Finals by several seconds, both followed by Hunter, with Heading 3rd in the first Final and Dominic Bush 3rd in the second Final but penalised for his bumper, giving the remaining podium place to Lewis Gilbert.

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Alex Lloyd (Alonso); 2 Kai Hunter (Kosmic); 3 Sam Heading (Tony); 4 Dominic Bush (Tony); 5 Lewis Gilbert (Tony); 6 Owen Johnson (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Lloyd; 2 Hunter; 3 Gilbert; 4 Alex Eades (Tony); 5 Johnson; 6 Van Knapton (Alonso)
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Lloyd 196, 2 Hunter 190, 3 Heading 175, 4= Eades 172, 4= Johnson 172, 6 Bush 169

Click for larger image...ABkC Junior Max National Championship
Bradley Barrett took pole in Timed Qualifying followed by Tommy Foster 2nd and Jason Lockwood 3rd, with the times very close considering the conditions. Foster and Barrett took a heat each with Barrett taking pole for Final 1 due to his better qualifying performance. Barrett crossed the line first in the first Final by quite a distance but was demoted to 4th with a bumper penalty, giving the win to Tyler Chesterton from Clayton Ravenscroft and Rhys Hunter. In Final 2 Chesterton kept the lead at the start but Ravenscroft came off on the first lap and Barrett was soon up to 2nd although he didn't manage to close the gap to Chesterton. Hunter took 3rd but again couldn't close up to Barrett.

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Tyler Chesterton (Tony); 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic); 3 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic); 4 Bradley Barrett (Tony); 5 Finlay Bunce (Tony); 6 Lewis Gilbert (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Chesterton; 2 Barrett, 3 Hunter; 4 Bunce; 5 Oakley Pryor (Tony); 6 Jason Lockwood (Tony)
Provisional Championship Points Standings: 1 Chesterton 192, 2 Barrett 187, 3 Hunter 182, 4 Bunce 169, 5 James Lowther (Tony) 164, 6 Gilbert 163

For more information on Super One Series visit www.superoneseries.com.

Report by Mary-Ann Horley. Photographs courtesy of Christ Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Daytona Motorsport GPK Series   (16/03)

Click for larger image...Daytona Motorsport are launching an all-new Cadet, Junior and Senior Kart Championship starting Summer 2017, having teamed up with TonyKart, Bridgestone and Vortex to create the ultimate racer.

The UK's premier kart venue operator, Daytona Motorsport, is delighted to announce today (16 March 2017) its all-new Cadet, Junior and Senior GPK Series Championship, which will start this summer.
 
With over twenty years' at the pinnacle of Arrive&Drive kart racing, Daytona has listened to the needs of ambitious young drivers and devised the GPK Series, a technically-advanced, single-spec championship, priced at a fraction of owner/driver competition.

The new GPK Series, which is aimed at drivers aged eight to sixteen years, provides each competitor with an identical TonyKart chassis for the series. This feat of design engineering has won an impressive seven World Championships and many more international titles. Daytona has chosen the race-proven Vortex DVS engine for each driver in the Junior and Senior GPK categories, which is undoubtedly the very latest in kart racing technology. This push-start 125cc engine offers unbelievable performance and the thrill of direct drive racing. GPK Series Cadet drivers will race with the Vortex Mini MR3 Engine. Engines will be drawn at random for each race weekend. After extensive research and testing, all classes will use Bridgestone ROK tyres - guaranteeing longevity and performance.

The new GPK Series, which makes its debut on July 28 at Rowrah Circuit, Cumbria, will run as a double-header, three-day meeting, including testing on a Friday. The entire six-rounds are priced at £12.5k (+ VAT) for Cadets through to £14.5k (+ VAT) for Juniors and Seniors, representing superb value for money compared to owner/driver competition.
 
Click for larger image...Susie Wolff, founder of  UK motorsport initiative, Dare To Be Different and former Williams F1 test driver, says "Daytona is a key partner in our Dare to Be Different campaign and are true professionals within the kart racing world. I believe they can make the GPK Series a big success."

2016 Le Mans Endurance Series Champion, Alex Brundle, says, "Daytona Motorsport has shown it has the experience and ability to run a series that negates financial performance advantage and to create a level playing field. I believe this puts Daytona in the unique position to be able to provide a high-performance springboard for the youngest drivers to begin and enhance their journey to professional motorsport."

FIA World Touring Car and MSA British Touring Car ace, Tom Chilton, further endorses Daytona's new series, "I think Daytona Motorsport has come up with great intiative by creating the GPK Series Championship, which could hold the next generation of Formula One drivers. GPK Series offers amazing value. It's fair, its fast. Why wouldn't you?"

GPK Series is designed to be a significant springboard for youngsters heading towards professional racing careers - and to reflect this, Daytona has chosen superb winners' prizes for these talented and ambitious drivers:
 
Click for larger image...The 2017 GPK Senior Champion will win entry into the Bridgestone ROK World Finals in Garda, Italy as well as a fully funded drive in the 2018 Formula Academy Championship.

The 2017 GPK Junior Champion will win entry into the Bridgestone ROK World Finals in Garda, Italy as well as a fuly funded drive in the Ginetta Junior Winter Series.

The 2017 GPK Cadet Champion will win entry into the Bridgestone ROK World Finals in Garda, Italy as well as free entry to the 2018 GPK Series Cadet (or Junior) Championship. 
 
GPK Championship calendar 2017:
Rounds 1-2 - Rowah Circuit - 28-30 July 2017
Rounds 3-4 - Glan Y Gors - 1-3 September 2017
Round 5-6 - Buckmore Park - 21-23 October 2017
 
Carefully scheduled during the school holidays, the GPK Series will not interupt term time whilst still allowing for testing on a Friday.
 
For more information about The GPK Series, driver should visit www.gpkseries.co.uk or call 033 033 27875.

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Cadet Front Fairing Regulation   (15/03)

Following the recent introduction of the MSA's Cadet front fairing regulation for British & National Championships (mandatory at Club level from 2018), Trent Valley Kart Club have decided to apply the same regulation to their 2017 Club Championship which gets under way on the 1st & 2nd April.

Full details of the regulation (U)17.5.5 can be found at https://www.msauk.org/assets/365-389specificregulationsforkartingu.pdf.
 
To help our Cadet members embrace this initiative, TVKC will be supplying - free of charge - one set of mounting brackets to drivers entered for the opening round of the 2017 Club Championship (1st & 2nd April).  In almost all cases, these should fit directly onto your current front nose cones, meaning no additional costs to yourself.  These will be available for collection from Race Control at the April meeting.

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FIA World Motor Sport Council   (13/03)

At its meeting on 9th March 2017 in Geneva, the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) took the following decisions based on the proposals of the International Karting Commission.

The WMSC has validated the amendment of the Technical Regulations for an update of the engine regulations, with a view to clarifying and simplifying them. The application is immediate.

OMP has won the tender for the supply of overalls for the Drivers participating in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy in 2017 and 2018 as well as for the supply of the clothing for their mechanics.

The WMSC has validated the calendar of the CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship.

4th June 2017, Donington (GBR) - CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship 1/3
6th August 2017, Assen (NLD) - CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship 2/3
29th October, 2017, circuit Bugatti, Le Mans (FRA) - CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship 3/3

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Shenington's Winter Series   (09/03)

All ABkC classes are invited to join in for the last round of Shenington's Winter Series where super 'steering wheel' trophies are on offer for the class winners (subject to numbers).  This is also the third round of the main club championship.  Please get your entries in on time, by Monday 13th.  Practice is open to all on Saturday 18th, not just those racing on Sunday.  Entries can easily be made on line at www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk.
 
Great deals are still available for the OK and OK Junior classes.
 
From Strawberry Racing the offers for the Vortex engines is that the first ten Juniors to enter that have not taken part in an OKJ race yet will get free engine hire for each weekend.  Anyone else will pay only £100 plus vat for the two day hire for their Junior or Senior engine.  Contact Strawberry on Telephone: 0114 269 6215/0114 288 9933 or email: info@strawberryracing.co.uk.
 
From Andy Cox Racing for each of the two races they offer one set of race slicks to the first 15 entries of OK and OKJ at 20% discount.  The tyres must be pre-ordered and paid to their office on 01527 889595.  They will let you know if they can deliver to the event otherwise they will have to have them sent out before the race.
 
Here is a reminder of the ages eligible for the classes:
For Juniors: Year of 12th birthday for those that with an International C licence and proof to the MSA of entering a CIK-Junior international event, or 12th birthday for those that can show they have an International C licence and have had a National A licence for at least 12 months, and for those in the year of their 13th birthday, a National A Licence.  Maximum age is year of 17th birthday.  Minimum driver weight is 40kg.
For Seniors: Drivers who have not reached their 16th birthday must hold a minimum of National A licence.  If they have reached their 15th birthday, they must hold a minimum International A or B licence or show they have held a National A licence for 12 months minimum.  If they are in the year of their 15th birthday they must in addition hold an International C-restricted minimum licence.  If they are in the year of their 14th birthday and can show they have an accepted entry to a CIK-OK senior international event they can compete.  Minimum weight for under 16's is 52kg.  Novices can compete if over 16.

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Rotax Max Senior ABkC 'O' Plate   (09/03)

The ABkC has chosen Clay Pigeon's Rotax Festival on 19th / 20th August as the venue for the re-arranged senior Rotax Max ABkC 'O' Plate championship, following the cancellation of the planned event at Cumbria Kart Club this coming weekend. The Mini and Junior Max along with the OK J and KZ UK are all well subscribed and we wish CKC every success with the 2017 running of their ABKC 'O' Plate event.
 
The decision was based on the order of the voting from the original bids received last September, where Clay Pigeon Kart Club were runners up.
 
Ian Rennison from the club welcomed the announcement and said: "Clay Pigeon Kart Club are pleased to take on the ABkC Senior Rotax O plate for 2017 and look forward to incorporate it within the new Rotax Festival on 19th and 20th August and hope that we can make the race meeting as much of a success as the Formula TKM Festival. More details will be announced in the near future via www.claypigeonkartclub.com social media and karting websites."
 
Acting chairman of the ABkC Nigel Edwards said: "The steering group wholeheartedly support the transfer of the championship to Clay Pigeon and we commiserate with Cumbria Kart Club.  Clay Pigeon's original bid  was very attractive for the sport and the Rotax class in particular,  we look forward to a very fruitful event in August."
 
As a reminder the O Plate meetings are as follows:
11/12 March at Rowrah for KZ UK, OK Junior, MiniMax and Junior Max
29/30 April at Buckmore Park for IAME and Honda Cadet
6 August at Forest Edge for Max 177
12/13 August at Kimbolton for Junior TKM and TKM Extreme
19/20 August at Clay Pigeon for senior Rotax Max
26/27 August at Fulbeck for 250 National
1 October at PF International for X30 Junior and Senior
 
And the E Plate championships for all classes except X30 are at Fulbeck on 17/18 June. The X30 senior and junior E Plate championships are at Shenington on 17 September.

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Seconds Out, Round 6   (06/03)

The last Winter Championship race meeting is on 12th March 2017.
 
Round 6
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.  For the reguations visit www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/.
 
Meetings for this championship (6 rounds) are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before. Competitors' best 5 results count towards their final championship position. Many drivers do have a licence, however these meetings are non-MSA, please do contact us with any questions or clarification.  A driver can race in a one-off meeting.
 
Winter Format
The winter format consists of practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then 2 heats (usually 8 laps each) and a final (usually 10 laps). Bambino drivers have practice/qualify followed by 3 timed runs.
 
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 tyre (1 set for all 6 rounds). Please remember to purchase and use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.
 
Click for larger image...The Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to the event.
 
Entry Options
You can post or email completed race entry form & payment to the circuit, or confirm entry & card payment over the phone. Trakentries online entry is available at www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26, the deadline for this being Wednesday 8th 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, and spectators are welcome.
 
Kart storage is £5 per kart/per week and garage space hire is £25 per kart/per day, transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Notices
The 2016/2017 Winter Championship Awards will be presented 9th April in the Clubhouse after race day trophies for Summer R1 have been given out. Summer Regulations for our owner driver meetings, the firsr round being on 09/04/2017, will be available on the website before the end of March.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/lydd.kartcircuit/ or download our app at https://lyddkartcircuit.appsme.com.

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From Buckmore To Rowrah   (06/03)

Super One Series & Buckmore Park Kart Club Announcement:
 
The Super One Series 2017 Calendar is having to be reset due to the unprecedented popularity of this year's series.  The very high numbers of entrants expected at the Buckmore Park round on 22/23 April exceeds the circuit capacity and therefore the scheduled round for Buckmore Park is being moved to Rowrah on the same dates.
 
Managing Director Steve Hollman of Buckmore Park Karting Ltd explained "We had just over 200 entries last year and it was a superb event - we were all looking forward to running it again.  Unfortunately, other activities are being held during April by our neighbours - including over 3,000 visitors to the local church - and with the entry uptake nudging 250, we have had to ask the organisers to give us a rain check for 2017. We hope to return to the Super One calendar next year."
 
John Hoyle of Super One said "We have been very pleased with the huge numbers of registrations in this year's series, so much so that we have started reserve lists in some classes.  But this has had the side effect of overwhelming the capacity at Buckmore Park.  We sympathise with their dilemma and have taken urgent steps to move the round to Rowrah.  We are very grateful to Cumbria Kart Club for stepping in at short notice.  We hope the change in venue does not significantly impact on our customers and apologise for any inconvenience."

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Are You A Kart Mechanic?   (28/02)

After months of hard work, Premium Karting are delighted to announce the launch of their new website. Their goal is to provide an easy solution to finding or sharing services that are offered to karters.
 
If you are a mechanic who is on the lookout for more work, you can easily sign up to create a profile, list the skills and experience that you have and display your available dates on your calendar.
 
If you are a team or driver who is searching for a new mechanic, you can enter the dates and location for where you need them. You can then view the profiles of the available mechanics and filter the results to meet your requirements.
 
All profiles and searches are free to set up and use. Visit www.premiumkarting.com to have a look at the site.

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Rowrah O Plate Meeting   (16/02)

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

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

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

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

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BirelART UK Series Are Hiring   (15/02)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FK Karts By IPK   (09/02)

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

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NJL Racing Discounted Rate Offer   (08/02)

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

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

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

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

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

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Next Lydd Race Meeting   (07/02)

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

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

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

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

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

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Shenington Free Race Entry   (07/02)

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

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

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

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

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Fiesta Junior 2017   (06/02)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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McCarthy Moves On   (30/01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ACR Are Looking For Staff   (27/01)

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

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

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

Closing date for interested applicants Friday 10th February 2017.

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Rotax EVO News   (25/01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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A Passion For Engineering?   (19/01)

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

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Kart Marshal Training Day   (17/01)

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

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

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

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

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British Kart Championships Tyres   (16/01)

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

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

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

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

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Need Awning Space Or More?   (11/01)

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

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TVKC Install Paddock WiFi   (11/01)

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

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

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

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NJL Racing 2017   (09/01)

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

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

NJL Racing can offer the perfect package for you.

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

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

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

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DHR Winter Updates   (06/01)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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IKR Winter Championship 2016/17   (03/01)

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

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

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

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

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

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