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Formula Blue At Buckmore Park   (03/07)

Buckmore Park, the longest day of the year and Father's Day - all in all a pretty good day to go racing!
 
Everyone loves this circuit and things were mixed up a little when it was confirmed we would be doing timed qualifying, two heats and a final rather than our traditional 3 heats and final - making for a refreshing change!
 
The race for the championship and on the day was between Ian Branfield and Chris Derrick. Branfield took the fastest lap in timed qualifying but the day came down to the final. They swapped places three times in the first four laps before Branfield managed to hold the lead for the next five laps. But on lap nine, Chris came back for the lead and this time made it stick. Duncan McLeod took third, Kevin Ford fourth and Sam Dible fifth.
 
Next round, Forest Edge and the championship lead is still for the taking.
 
Come and join us, or to find out more about Formula Blue or the NKRA, visit www.planetkarting.uk.

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SSM Super One Series   (01/07)

Round 5 of the SSM Super One Series took place on 27th & 28th June 2015 at Glan y Gors.
 
Click for larger image...IAME MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Jonny Edgar recovered strongly from a poor first heat result to slice through to win both finals in the usual cat and mouse lead battle. Although Dexter Patterson led the first wet final briefly, Edgar quickly established himself at the front of the first wet final to hold off challenges from Joseph Taylor and Owen Marlow.  Taylor ran up the grass on the inside after the start but recovered strongly. The second final with a dry track was more of a lottery with Taylor leading initially before Patterson came to the front.  With four laps to go, Edgar attacked with his winning move and keeps his lead in the standings over Patterson.
 
Click for larger image...ABkC Junior TKM National Championship
Although Matthew Graham had been quickest in the timed qualifying with Jack Davidson just sixth it was Kristian Brierley and Graham who won honours in the heats.  Meantime Matthew Round-Garrido- second in timed qualifying - was excluded from the meeting for having ceramic axle bearings under the rule of no exotic materials. Graham's other heat was not so good so whilst Brierley lined up on pole for the first final alongside Joseph Reeves-Smith, Graham was on grid 5. But Brierley led the first lap but came off at the last corner leaving Graham to lead all the way only to be penalised a lap for gaining an unfair advantage.  Matthew Taylor had slotted into second in the opening melee, but dropped behind Ryan Edwards mid race and the pair were taken by eventual declared winner and runner up Jack Davidson and Christopher Whitton. For the second final that pair remained out front all the way, whilst Graham stormed through from the back for third.  Taylor only lasted three laps due to a broken axle whilst Reeves-Smith was given a five place penalty, dropping him to ninth.  Graham hangs onto his points lead from Matthew Taylor and Sam Fowler.
 
Click for larger image...ABkC TKM Extreme National Championship
Matt England was completely dominant throughout the weekend taking a maximum score although Kyle Sproat chased him hard in both the finals.  James Ogden had been second in both heats, but when the conditions  turned drier it was Sproat who improved, leaving Ogden to settle for fourth in the first behind Al Paterson and third in the second final. Paterson did not finish the second final.  And of course England is comfortably ahead in the points table.
 
ABkC MiniMax National Championship
Click for larger image...In one of the most fiercely contested classes for the 11 to 15 year olds it was William Pettit who made the early running, topping timed qualifying and winning both heats on Saturday.  Tom Wood had been close in the first one, not quite so close in the second but lined up on the front row with Keirn Jewiss and Axel Charpentier right behind.  But Pettit was late to the grid and fell away to 19th as Wood led the first lap before passing the baton to Connor McCarthy who had made the decision to use wets.  The latter kept his cool stretching out a five second lead over the slick shod Fin Kenneally and Jewiss. Bethany Abbott and Rufus Hunt made up a huge number of places for fourth and fifth using their wet weather tyres.  Pettit got back to tenth but amazingly took the lead on the first lap of the second final with an alleged jump start.  He led all the way, mostly from Tom Canning, but both were given five place penalties for gaining unfair advantages for jump starts.  Pettit unsuccessfully appealed his penalty.  That left Kenneally winning from Charpentier and Jewiss.  Jewiss hangs onto his points lead over Charpentier and Wood.
 
Click for larger image...ABkC Junior Max National Championship
Oliver York had the edge on his rivals for timed qualifying and the first heat whilst Dean MacDonald came to the front for the second heat, York only 15th.  MacDonald therefore claimed pole for the first final over Zak Fulk, Jack McCarthy and Tom Gamble.  But MacDonald had a poor start, falling well back as Fulk, McCarthy and York traded the lead.  McCarthy retrieved the lead from York with four laps to run and held the rest off for the win with Jonathan Hoggard nipping past York at the end.  Although Hoggard very briefly had the lead for the second final, except for a couple of laps in the middle when York went ahead, it was all about McCarthy and his second final win.  Scott Symons and Fulk were in a dead heat for second, the verdict given to Symons whilst MacDonald could do no better than tenth. McCarthy stays in the points lead from a steady Harrison Thomas and MacDonald.
 
ABkC Senior Max National Championship
Click for larger image...Brett Ward had dominated the class leading all the way but was then excluded from the meeting for a technical non-compliance on the ignition system.  So Connor Hall and Luke Knott were awarded the heat wins, Marsh lining up on the front row for the first final alongside Ward with Gary Donnelly and Hall behind.  Ward soon took up the running in the first final heading up Marsh for the first half and Hall for the second half.  Donnelly and Knott were elevated to the podium positions.  For the second final Ward led all the way, firstly from Donnelly and then from eventual declared winner Connor Hall with Knott getting third after the exclusion.  Marsh leads the championship from Knott, Hall and Donnelly.
 
Click for larger image...KZ1 MSA British Kart Championship
Sam Webster and Henry Easthope shared the heat wins at the north Wales circuit, but it was Webster who scored both final wins.  The closely following Easthope could find no chink in Webster's defence whilst Adam Glear completed the podium for the first final and Scott Allen the second after beating Glear off the start.  Allen still leads the championship standings but only 6 points ahead of Easthope.

For more information on the series visit www.superoneseries.com.
 
Results

IAME MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Final 1: 1 Jonny Edgar (Synergy); 2 Joseph Taylor (Synergy); 3 Owen Marlow (Zip); 4 Klaas Kooiker (Zip); 5 Harry Thompson (Zip)
Final 2: 1 Edgar; 2 Taylor; 3 Dexter Patterson (Zip); 4 Finlay Bunce (Zip); 5 Brandon Martland (Zip)

ABkC Junior TKM National Championship
Final 1: 1 Jack Davidson (Tonykart); 2 Christopher Whitton (Tal-Ko); 3 Ryan Edwards (Tonykart); 4 Matthew Taylor (Tonykart); 5 Sam Fowler (Jade).
Final 2: 1 Davidson; 2 Whitton; 3 Matthew Graham (Jade); 4 Fowler; 5 Lewis Griffiths (Jade).

ABkC TKM Extreme National Championship
Final 1: 1 Matt England (Tal-Ko); 2 Kyle Sproat (Tonykart); 3 Al Paterson (Tonykart); 4 James Ogden (Tonykart); 5 Grant Edgley (Tal-Ko).
Final 2: 1 England; 2 Sproat; 3 Ogden; 4 Owain Rosser (Jade); 5 Edgley.

ABkC MiniMax National Championship
Final 1: 1 Connor McCarthy (Tonykart); 2 Fin Kenneally (Kosmic); 3 Kiern Jewiss (Tonykart); 4 Bethany Abbott (Tonykart); 5 Rufus Hunt (Tonykart).
Final 2: 1 Kenneally; 2 Axel Charpentier (Tonykart); 3 Kiern Jewiss (Tonykart); 4 Joe Turney (Tonykart); 5 Tom Wood (Tonykart).

ABkC Junior Max National Championship
Final 1: 1 Jack McCarthy (Tonykart); 2 Jonathan Hoggard (Tonykart); 3 Oliver York (Kosmic); 4 Scott Symons (Tonykart); 5 Zak Fulk (Tonykart).
Final 2: 1 McCarthy; 2 Symons; 3 Fulk; 4 York; 5 Hoggard.

ABkC Senior Max National Championship
Final 1: 1 Connor Hall (Tonykart); 2 Gary Donnelly (Tonykart); 3 Luke Knott (Tonykart); 4 Sam Marsh (Alonso); 5 James Johnson (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 Hall; Donnelly; 3 Knott; 4 Marsh; 5 Scott Mackrell (Kosmic)
 
KZ1 MSA British Kart Championship
Final 1: 1 Sam Webster (ART/TM); 2 Henry Easthope (Sodi/TM); 3 Adam Glear (CRG/Maxter); 4 Scott Allen (Gold/IAME); 5 Dan Kelly (Sodi/TM).
Final 2: 1 Webster; 2 Easthope; 3 Allen; 4 Glear; 5 Kelly.

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Honda Cadet Wildcards   (01/07)

Any Honda Cadet drivers who are considering doing Larkhall Super One as a guest/wildcard, Project One Racing are happy to supply them with their fuel in a smaller quantity.
 
Project One Racing can also offer awning space to wildcard entries for the Scottish Super One round at Larkhall. You will receive full factory back-up including a share of control fuel, use of the new Unipro data system and works engines.

For more information please call Gerard on 07710 103008.

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SSM MSA British Championships   (29/06)

Round 5 of the MSA British Kart Championship took place at Glan-y-Gors on 26th - 28th June.

Sam Webster and Henry Easthope shared the heat wins at the North Wales circuit of Glan-y-Gors, but it was Webster who scored both final wins.

The closely following Easthope could find no chink in Webster's defence, while Adam Glear completed the podium for the first final and Scott Allen the second after beating Glear off the start. Allen still leads the championship standings.

Results - Final 1:
1 Sam Webster (ART/TM)
2 Henry Easthope (Sodi/TM)
3 Adam Glear (CRG/Maxter)

Results - Final 2:
1 Webster
2 Easthope
3 Scott Allen(Gold/IAME)

Round 4 of the SSM MSA British Cadet Kart Championship took place during the same weekend and venue.

Jonny Edgar recovered strongly from a poor first heat to slice through and win both finals in the usual cat-and-mouse lead battle. He quickly established himself at the front of the first wet final to hold off challenges from Joseph Taylor and Owen Marlow.

The second final with a dry track was more of a lottery, with Taylor leading initially before Dexter Patterson came to the front. With four laps to go, Edgar attacked with his winning move.

Results - Final 1:
1 Jonny Edgar (Synergy)
2 Joseph Taylor (Synergy)
3 Owen Marlow (Zip)

Results - Final 2:
1 Edgar
2 Taylor
3 Dexter Patterson (Zip)

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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MSA Bambino Kart Championship   (29/06)

Round 3 of the MSA Bambino Championship boasted more new drivers and bigger grids for round three at Shenington on 20-21st June, where Taylor Orridge was the winner.

Timed qualifying saw pole positions for Orridge and Chance Bennett in the their respective groups. Orridge then took a clean sweep in his heats and the final to take the win.

He was followed by Bennett and Freddie Slater; lap times were very close all day, particularly in the A final, with just one tenth of a second separating the top four drivers. 

Results:
1 Taylor Orridge (Wright/Comer)
2 Chance Bennett (Wright/Comer)
3 Freddie Slater (Wright/Comer)

Photograph courtesy of Graham Smith.

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Senior Rotax Kart Loan   (26/06)

Click for larger image...Due to the kind donation to the club of a Senior Rotax Max Kart (a Kosmic chassis) the Shenington Kart Racing Club invites applications from a deserving driver for the use of this kart.

The club envisages the kart would be lent to a driver who is either struggling with older non-competitive equipment or has not yet found the funds to own their own kart.  The successful applicant will be at least 16 years old and hold an MSA Competition Kart Licence or be in the process of obtaining such a licence.  They will have to be or become a member of Shenington Kart Racing Club and undertake to compete in at least 5 races per annum at the club.  The loan would be for the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016 subject to satisfactory continuing reports and use.
 
Applications should be made on a single sheet of A4, addressed to the Secretary, Shenington Kart Racing Club, Stoneycroft, Godsons Lane, Napton, Southam, CV47 8LX or as a pdf file to secretary@sheningtonkrc.co.uk by 15th July.  Supporting information such as full CV, results or experience to date can be added on separate sheets.

The winner will be announced during the Shenington SuperPrix and MSA E Plate meeting on 18/19 July (optional practice open to all on Friday 17 July).

For more information on Shenington Kart Racing Club visit www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk.

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The British 24 Hour Race 2015   (24/06)

The Teesside Karting/EPEC British 24 Hour Race 2015 will take place on 15th & 16th August.

This year's running of the British 24hr promises to be another spectacular event, not just because of the unique and challenging nature of the race, but also because this year we're attempting to set a world record by having 100 karts competing!

To help us reach our goal we've a special 160 class priced at just £750 per team including a full set od YDS tyres, fuel, and practice.

If you don't have your own equipment we will once again be operating a hire class - team entry is £1200 for standard hire or £1600 for Club hire.

24 hour racing isn't just a physical and mental test, it's also about the camaraderie and fantastic environment created over the two days.  If you haven't tried it before you're missing out, so call now for more information on +44 (0)1642 231117.

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SSM Super One Series R4   (18/06)

Britain's premier championship travelled to Buckmore Park in Kent for the fourth round of the 2015 series. The IAME Cadet for the MSA British Championship and Rotax ABkC National Championship classes were enjoying their third round of the seven round season with the TKM classes into their second round.  The local club made everyone feel very welcome at their circuit which is on two levels with a fast downhill plunge out of the tree lined upper area, round a hairpin and back up to the finish in front of their splendid clubhouse.  The start goes into two right hand corners then a series of hairpins all giving great overtaking opportunities.  As has become the norm in the clutched classes, there were standing starts, only TKM having rolling starts.  Much emphasis was given to ensure that no-one deliberately overheated their clutches before the standing starts. Unusually every class had a double winner.
 
Click for larger image...Mini Max had been the closest class all weekend with the first eleven in timed qualifying blanketed by only two tenths of a second.  Axel Charpentier topped this from Owen Byatt and Zachary Robertson.  Charpentier and Joe Turney took the heat wins, but Turney had a troubled first final, dropping to the back.  Charpentier took up position at the head of the lead train for the first half then the fighting started in earnest with Fin Kenneally, Tom Canning and Tom Wood all taking turns at the front.  A few laps to go the trouble came for Turney and Tyler Chesterton in leading positions, whilst Kiern Jewiss took over at the front for the win over Charpentier and Robertson.  Meanwhile Canning, Kenneally and Mark Kimber were all excluded for driving issues or contravention of flag signals.  For the second final Charpentier and William Pettitt shared the lead for the first half in what was a 13 kart train before Wood briefly took charge. However it was Jewiss that sneaked in front to take the flag first by just holding off Wood and Pettitt, with the top 13 covered by just 3 seconds.  Robertson's luck ran out, as did Turney's once more whilst Canning made it up to sixth place. Jewiss thus has 37 points in hand over Charpentier in the standings.Click for larger image...
 
Similar to the Mini's Junior Max found themselves with a titanic battle for the wins in the two finals.  At the start of the event Jonathan Hoggard was best in timed qualifying by just three hundredths of a second over Dean MacDonald.  Jordan Brown-Nutley and Tom Gamble took the heats with MacDonald very close in both and lining up third on the grid behind these other two.  Gamble, MacDonald, Brown-Nuttley traded the first final lead with Harrison Thomas sneaking ahead for a lap but in the end it was the wily Scot in the shape of MacDonald who won over Oliver York and Zak Fulk, Brown-Nutley demoted to fourth.  Ben Davis and Alex Pendlebury both fell foul of the clutch heating rules, whilst Myles Apps had a driving standards penalty.  The second final always looked to be between Brown-Nutley and MacDonald after they made a break from the pack late in the race. MacDonald it was who eventually edged it over Brown-Nutley with McCarthy stealing third on the last lap from Tom Gamble who also lost fourth to Harrison Thomas.  But Gamble was excluded for driving in a manner incompatible with safety.  McCarthy and Harrison Thomas are tying at the top of the points table with McDonald lurking in third.
 
Click for larger image...Iame Cadet enjoyed a full grid of karts and the result was always going to be a very tough race to call. Dexter Patterson started the ball rolling with fastest in TQ over Piers Henderson and Reggie Duhy whilst championship leader Jonny Edgar was only ninth.   Patterson maintained his advantage over both heats with Edgar working his way through to be third on the first final grid and briefly leading.  He was usurped by Patterson for a few laps then Edgar and Harry Thompson took over, Patterson eventually dropping to twelfth after a tangle with Marlow whilst Thompson won. For the second final it was Edgar who made the running in the first half of the race with Thompson and Finlay Bunce in pursuit. Patterson stormed back up to briefly take the lead before dropping to sixth with his place filled by Thompson who went on to take victory. Owen Marlow pushed him all the way with Patterson recovering to third.  However  Marlow was then excluded on an alleged carburettor ineligibility but has appealed so the results remain provisional.  Edgar remains at the top of the standings by a mere six points over Patterson.Click for larger image...
 
Jack Bartholomew, having a one off from his BRDC F4 campaign, was fastest in the inevitably tight timed qualifying session for Senior Max over Gary Donnelly and Luke Knott.  Bartholomew and Knott had a heat win apiece, with Bartholomew having a poor outing in the first one so mid grid for the first final.  Knott enjoyed a lights to flag victory over Sam Marsh with Bartholomew up to fifth.  For Final 2 Knott found himself 2.4 seconds behind  a runaway Marsh after just a couple of laps. But with the assistance of his team-mate Connor Hall, the pair reeled Marsh in with Knott passing Hall in a do or die move on the last lap!  Marsh is at the top of the points table with Knott and Hall next and chasing hard.
 
Click for larger image...Matthew Graham edged Christopher Whitton and Jack Davidson in the timed qualifier opener for Junior TKM.  Graham went onto win both heats with Sam Fowler joining him on the front row for the first final.  But Graham found a fight on his hands in that race with Jack Davidson, just getting the lead back at the end.  However Davidson was excluded for driving standards elevating Matthew Taylor. The start to the second final was explosive to say the least with at least six drivers taking their turn to lead from the front. However after 12 laps Davidson had stormed back to the front, and he and Graham given a chance to run away with the race which was exactly what they did before Graham passed Davidson in the late stages once more. Joining them on the podium was Ryan Edwards.  Graham has a few points in hand over Taylor and Edwards in the standings.
 
Click for larger image...Amongst a rather small grid of TKM Extremes Matt England took fastest time and therefore the heat poles, both of which he won.  He had a grip on the lead in the first final until lap 21, when he commenced a decline to fourth, Al Paterson passing for the win then also James Ogden and Joe Forsdyke.  England's poor start in the second final ultimately cost him his chance to eventually fight for a victory. He came up to second with 7 laps to go but just couldn't quite close Paterson down in time. Behind this pair was Owain Rosser, just able to hold off Forsdyke for the final podium spot. England holds onto the points lead over Forsdyke and Paterson.
 
Results
 
Mini Max Final 1: 1st Kiern Jewiss (Starwberry Racing), 2nd Axel Charpentier (Strawberry Racing), 3rd Zachary Robertson (KR Sport), 4th Jenson Butterfield (Coles Racing), 5th Tom Wood (RL Racing Department), 6th William Pettitt (Tooley Motorsport) 
Mini Max Final 2: 1st Jewiss, 2nd Wood, 3rd Pettitt, 4th Charpentier, 5th Owen Byatt (Aim Motorsport), 6th Tom Canning (Dan Holland Racing)
 
Click for larger image...Junior Max Final 1: 1st Dean MacDonald (Aim Motorsport), 2nd Oliver York (Aim Motorsport), 3rd Zak Fulk (Coles Racing), 4th Jordan Brown-Nutley (CRM), 5th Harrison Thomas (KR Sport), 6th Jack McCarthy (Strawberry Racing) 
Junior Max Final 2: 1st MacDonald, 2nd Brown-Nutley, 3rd McCarthy, 4th Thomas, 5th Josh Skelton (Strawberry Racing), 6th Jonathon Hoggard (KR Sport)
 
Iame Cadet Final 1: 1st Harry Thompson (Fusion Motorsport), 2nd Jonny Edgar (Fusion Motorpsort), 3rd Joshua Rattican (KMS), 4th Owen Marlow (Zip Allstars), 5th Georgi Dimitrov (Fusion Motorsport), 6th Finlay Bunce (Aim Motorsport)
Iame Cadet Final 2 (provisional): 1st Thompson, 2nd Patterson, 3rd Bunce, 4th Rattican, 5th Edgar, 6th Henderson 
 
Senior Rotax Final 1: 1st Luke Knott (Strawberry Racing), 2nd Sam Marsh (Dan Holland Racing), 3rd Connor Hall (Strawberry Racing), 4th Brett Ward (Aim Motorsport), 5th Jack Bartholomew (KR Sport), 6th Matthew Hirst (KR Sport)
Senior Rotax Final 2: 1st Knott, 2nd Hall, 3rd Marsh, 4th Bartholomew, 5th Jac Constable (Dan Holland Racing), 6th Hirst
 
Click for larger image...Junior TKM Final 1: 1st Matthew Graham (Jade Karts), 2nd Matthew Taylor (Flex Motorsport), 3rd Sam Fowler (Jade Karts), 4th Ryan Edwards (Red Racing), 5th Christopher Whitton (Privateer), 6th Adam Sparrow (Privateer)
Junior TKM Final 2: 1st Graham, 2nd Jack Davidson (Litchfield Motorsport), 3rd Edwards, 4th Joseph Reeves-Smith (Jade Karts), 5th Fowler, 6th Bradley White (Privateer) 
 
TKM Extreme Final 1: 1st Al Paterson (Privateer), 2nd James Ogden (Klaassen Motorsport), 3rd Joe Forsdyke (GFE Talko) 4th Matt England (Privateer), 5th Owain Rosser (Jade Karts), 6th Kyle Sproat (Litchfield Motorsport) 
TKM Extreme Final 2: 1st Paterson, 2nd England, 3rd Rosser, 4th Forsdyke, 5th Ogden, 6th Sproat

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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RL Racing Department   (17/06)

RL Racing Department had a strong showing at Buckmore Park for the Rotax Max Super One Series Round 3.  Highlights for the team included Wood taking P2, Collard driving from last to P9, and Abbott fighting for Rookie supremacy...

Tom Wood took a strong P2 finish and established himself and the team at the front of Mini Max once again in 2015. The performance also catapulted the Arden-YRDA affiliated youngster up to 3rd in the championship standings with all to play for with 4 rounds still to go.

His Mini Max team mates Jordan Collard and Bethany Abbott fought hard, Collard took a P5 finish in heat 1 and looked to be onto another good weekend as he did at the Kent venue 1 month previous until a crash in heat 2 put paid to that and then had the difficult task of rising through the grid until ultimately coming through to P9. Abbott was the fastest Rookie in TQ and also in the heats she proved this again lapping within a small margin of the leaders and then in Final 1 took a great 15th and final 2 made the same time as the overall winner.

Junior Max representee Lucy Fulton struggled in herself with rib damage from testing the week before and this hampered her progress on the bumpy surface, she did a sterling job though and ended up a credible P17.

Wood is now 3rd ,Collard 9th and Abbott 22nd in the Mini Max standings, 3rd in the Rookie points and Fulton up to 19th in Junior with a dogged performance.

Next up is GYG this weekend for the official test and then the S1 round the weekend after.

Thanks go to Cream Racing Engines and Chris Walker @ Kartpix.

For details on how to secure your 2015/16 slot with RL in X30 Junior/Senior or Rotax Max Mini or Junior contact Steve Armstrong on 07843 586416 or email rlracingteam@icloud.com.

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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British Cadet Kart Champs   (16/06)

Round 4 of the SSM MSA British Cadet Kart Championship took place at Buckmore Park on 13 - 14 June.

Harry Thompson won both finals at Buckmore Park after a pair of contests that were tough to call.

Jonny Edgar led the first half of the first final, with Harry Thompson and Finlay Bunce in pursuit. Dexter Patterson briefly took the lead before dropping to sixth, with Thompson going on to take victory.

Results:
Final 1 (21 laps):

1 Harry Thompson (Fusion Motorsport)
2 Jonny Edgar (Fusion Motorpsort)
3 Joshua Rattican (KMS)

Final 2 (21 laps)
1 Harry Thompson (Fusion Motorsport)
2 Dexter Patterson (Aim Motorsport)
3 Finlay Bunce (Aim Motorsport)

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BPKC Summer Series   (11/06)

Round 3 of the BPKC Summer Series on Sunday 21st June incorporates a round of both the Kent Kart Championships and the NKRA Southern Championships.

It will also be the last chance for LGM and X30 tour drivers to practice and race at Buckmore before they visit the venue in July. As a bumper entry is expected please get your entry in early as we only have limited grid spaces available.

Testing is available on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June.

For more details please contact Sheila Rose on 01634 661604.

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Lydd Kart Circuit   (08/06)

Click for larger image...Round 3 of the Lydd Kart Circuit Owner Driver Summer Championship takes place on Sunday 14th June.
 
Championship awards going to: Bambino 4 Stroke, Bambino 2 Stroke, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior Subaru, Mini Max, Junior Max, ProKart, Senior Rotax, Rotax Max 177.
 
The championship runs over 6 rounds with each competitor's best 5 results counting towards their final position. Our IKR meetings command a high standard of racing, Kart Club Regulations apply.

We race every 2nd Sunday of the month, open practice the Saturday before.  New drivers to the sport or returning competitors are very welcome.

Race entries taken up to and including Sunday morning. 
 
Fees are £45 for members and £50 for non-member.
AM/PM half day Saturday practice is £25 member, £30 non-member.
Saturday 9am - 10am Bambino Hour, £20.
Membership is £30 and runs for a year from the date you join/renew, saving £5 each time you visit.
 
We also offer kart storage at £5 per week and garage space hire for £25 per kart/per day. Transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
The BKC Series (Bambino Kart Club Tour 2015) are racing with us on the 14th June for their Round 4.
 
Refer to our website for further information www.lyddkartcircuit.com, or contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) with enquiries on 01797 321747 or 01797 321895, send an email to lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, or Facebook a message.

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Brits Reign Supreme   (08/06)

Click for larger image...The theme of British success at Donington Park this year continued over the weekend, as British drivers all claimed victories in three different British Superkart Grands Prix.
 
The 35th running of this prestigious event was the first time it had been held at Donington, and the nature of the fast and flowing East Midlands circuit proved ideal for Superkart racers, with trackside commentators Jake Sanson and John Ward declaring the races as among the most exciting they've seen at any race track.
 
In the top line Division 1 Superkart Grand Prix, Liam Morley successfully defended his crown by carving through the field to claim victory ahead of German Andreas Jost and Dane Henrik Lilja, while in the Formula 450 category, racing in the same event, there was a British 1-2-3 to savour with Stephen Clark retaining his British GP title ahead of Phil Rowlands and Charlie Johnson.
 
Brits also reigned supreme in the Formula 250 British Grand Prix, with the crown again defended by Paul Platt with Gavin Bennett second and Ross Allen third.
 
Click for larger image...Perhaps the most exciting race came in the Formula 125 British Grand Prix, with Chris Needham again defending his British Grand Prix title after an enthralling battle between Lee Harpam. Both went wheel to wheel for the entirety of the event and were separated by mere fractions each time across the line. Harpam was able to get his nose in front on several occasions, but Needham was able to cross the line in front when it mattered most.
 
Meanwhile, some of Europe's top karters were in action in the CIK FIA European Superkart Championship with victories for Czech racer Adam Kout and Germany's Peter Elkmann.
 
Donington Park Managing Director Christopher Tate commented: "We were delighted to welcome the Superkart racers to Donington Park this weekend, and they put on a sensational show. We've always known that Donington is the perfect venue for exciting car and bike racing, and we now know that Superkarts and Donington go hand in hand. We very much enjoyed working with the organisers, and hope to see Donington become the home of Superkart racing in the UK for many years to come."

For more information on the venue visit www.donington-park.co.uk.

Photographs courtesy of Nick Purdie.

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2015 Welsh Championships   (05/06)

The annual Welsh Championships are once again being hosted by Llandow Kart Club at South Wales Karting Centre on the weekend of June 20th/21st.

This prestigious event is a two-day meeting at which you could win the Nationally recognised "C" for YOUR class. This plate can be raced at any ABkC meeting in the UK for 12 months from the date of winning and the competition is open to all drivers from all ABkC classes subject to a minimum grid size.

The event is a two-day meeting with signing and safety scrutineering on Saturday am followed by practice sessions in the morning. In the afternoon there will be timed qualifying and a heat for all classes.

On Sunday there will be official practice, timed qualifying, 2nd heat, pre final and final for all classes. Trophies will be awarded in each class with a minimum of 3 trophies in every class.

At the same meeting Llandow Kart Club will be hosting the 3rd round of the very successful TKM Southern Championships for Jun TKM and TKM Extremes. This competition is proving to be very very successful and re awakening interest in this excellent class.

Come and join us for an exciting weekends racing at one of the UK's premier circuits for only £100 for the whole weekend - great value!

You can enter by visiting www.llandowkartclub.co.uk and following the links to our on line entry system. Any questions? Email llandowcompsec@hotmail.co.uk or colinlip@aol.com or even call 07817449617, we are here to help you trace at Llandow!

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British Superkart Grand Prix   (05/06)

Click for larger image...The British Superkart Grand Prix at Donington Park takes place this weekend (6-7 June), with tickets available on the gate for £15 per day or £25 for the full weekend.

For more information visit
www.donington-park.co.uk.


Superkart Flashback: Coulthard goes karting

It's frequently said that Superkarts rival F1 for outright performance. Superkarts can register a 0-60 time very similar to an F1 car, are extremely quick through the corners and reach breath-taking top speeds. When a top-line F1 driver admits he found them a challenge, you know that these machines are something special, and fans at Donington Park this weekend (6-7 June) will be able to savour the action in the spectacular British Superkart Grand Prix.
 
In an article from Autosport Magazine's archive from 1994, then-Williams F1 driver David Coulthard got behind the wheel of one of the Superkarts, capable of reaching speeds of over 140mph.
He described Superkarts as "the closest thing to a Grand Prix car I've driven in terms of raw acceleration out of the corners."
 
He added: "On acceleration they are only marginally slower than my Williams Renault FW16 [the car Coulthard drove in the 1994 F1 season], but the braking effect feels slightly greater than I'm used to. The braking is definitely more impressive than anything I ever experienced in Formula 3 or Formula 3000.
 
"Superkarts are serious racing machines that can be compared to top-level single seaters, but it makes me laugh when people insist on calling them go-karts. To anyone who thinks of them as such, I can only say that they should take one to a disused runway and try to drive it flat out through all six gears. Your opinion will be changed and your mind blown. I can't imagine what dicing at more than 150mph must be like!"
 
Article and photograph courtesy of Autosport and Jeff Bloxham.

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Top Spot For GoldKart   (03/06)

Click for larger image...Congratulation's to Danny Keirle on winning the LGM X30 senior race at last weekends 4th round of the tour at the challenging Whilton Mill circuit.

Danny had great pace all weekend and starting from P11 for the final drove a fantastic race to hit the front and win by 1.8 seconds, passing some top drivers along the way.

This year's new GoldKart is again showing the UK karting scene that it is now a real contender to consider when choosing your next kart to purchase.  Excellent handling, good price and comes with helpful advice.

For more information contact Magnum Motorsport on Tel 01257 474419 or visit their website at www.magtune.com.

GoldKart is also available from Jade Karts Ltd - Tel 01295 678188 and contact Scott to arrange a test drive.

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Rugby Kart Club Championship   (02/06)

Click for larger image...Rugby Kart Club are looking for new blood to enter their Championship from 2016. We are currently half way through our 2015 campaign, and any drivers are welcome to book in for as many or as few of the remaining rounds if they wish to enter ahead of next season, to give you a taster of what to expect.
 
The format consists of a 10-minute qualifying session and two 20-minutes races, with medals awarded in each race for the top three in each of the three weight classes.
 
Click for larger image...There are 9 rounds in the championship (therefore 18 races, with the best 16 to count towards the championship) and we race at 3 circuits in the Midlands; Birmingham Wheels in Birmingham, Sutton Circuit in Leicester and Whilton Mill in Northamptonshire.
 
You do not need a racing licence to enter. Just simply contact Clark Cowell, Club Organiser at clarkmcowell@talktalk.net and book in. Each round will cost between £52 and £66, payable on the day. The weight classes are as follows; Lightweight  67 Kg - 77Kg, Mediumweight  77.1Kg - 87Kg, Heavyweight  87.1 Kg - 97+ Kg. When you book in please state your name and class that you intend to race in.
 
Once you are booked in, you will be informed of any news around once per week via the email address you booked in with. Events are booked at different times depending on the circuit we are racing at, and you will be informed of the time to arrive, and the cost for that event.
 
For more information, please visit the website www.rugbykartclub.co.uk or email Clark who will be glad to answer any questions.
 
Please also join the Facebook page. Just search for 'Rugby Kart Club'.
 
We look forward to seeing you on the grid!

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Buckmore Pre-Super One Race   (29/05)

RL Racing Department had a great weekend at Buckmore Park in the final race to prepare for round 3 of the Rotax Max Super One Series.

In Mini Max all 3 team representatives were in the top 11 at the flag with new signing Jordan Collard taking a well deserved win, team mate Tom Wood carving his way through from last to P7 and the ever improving Bethany Abbott rising to P11, rounding out an impressive race weekend for the team.

Sole Junior Max representee Lucy Fulton also pressed hard for honours with 9th in her heat, 10th in the pre-final and whilst in the group scrapping for 4th in the main final, Lucy took contact losing her radiator and coolant dropping her down the order. Never the less this was another big improvement from the Cumbrian.

The team next travel to Whilton Mill this weekend and then midweek testing at GYG afterwards.

Thanks go to Cream Racing Engines and the whole of our fantastic team whom without them none of this would be possible.

For info on RL and how to secure your place for 2016 in Rotax or X30 contact Steve Armstrong on 07843 586416 or email rlracingteam@icloud.com.

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SSM Super One Series   (27/05)

Round 3 of the SSM Super One took place at Llandow on 23rd - 24th May.

The Series has made a hugely successful return to the Welsh circuit after an absence of seven years, promoter John Hoyle saying this was due to a request from the club and some sponsors.  He added that the move to an unfamiliar track for the majority of the entrants also spiced up the racing.  The final hairpin following a long straight produced many an exciting last chance pass.  It was also the first outing for the qualifying series for the IAME X30 classes, hoping to earn places in the IAME International Final later in the year.
 
MSA British Cadet Championship (IAME)
With a full grid of 34 karts for the UK's most prestigious Cadet championship, Georgi Dimitrov topped timed qualifying over Maxwell Dodds with Jonny Edgar languishing in eight place.  But Edgar soon recovered putting in two heat wins and going on for a solo breakaway in a damp first final, chased hard by Dexter Patterson and Lorcan Hanafin. Piers Henderson led Clayton Ravenscroft over the line for fourth, both rookies.  The second final proved much more of a battle for Edgar as he only narrowly beat an inspired Hanafin in a head to head duel.  They left Harry Thompson and Patterson some 5s in arrears whilst Ravenscroft lost his sixth place with a one lap penalty for driving standards.  Edgar holds a slender lead over Dexter Patterson in the points standings after his near perfect score at the weekend. Click for larger image...
 
MSA British Kart Championship for KZ1
Sam Webster proved the best adapted to the unfamiliar track stopping the best time in qualifying at 42.49s over Henry Easthope but he was then excluded from the first heat for making adjustments on the grid.  That left Easthope winning over Scott Allen and the latter went onto win the second heat over Adam Glear with Webster and Stephen Tyldsley both retiring.  So Allen would be on pole for the first final, but dropping to third whilst Webster stormed up to fourth.  Glear relieved Easthope of the lead early in the race and held him off to win. But then Glear stalled on the starting line for the second final but still managed third place whilst Easthope retired. Webster continued his progress to win over Shaun Slavin and Allen fell further back to sixth after being flagged in for a repair but still leads the championship.
 
Click for larger image...Honda Cadet ABkC National Championship
In a very close battle Oliver Bearman took pole for the heats with a 50.93s in timed qualifying, the top fifteen blanketed by a quarter second showing how competitive this class really is.  Bearman held his advantage for the first heat but had to settle for second to Nicholas Reeve in the second one.  From fourth on the grid Reeve established himself at the front mid race for the first final and held off Gary Cunnington to the flag whilst Bearman was sixth.  The second final produced the most thrilling finale with the top four crossing the line together. Oliver Clarke timed his run out of the final turn to perfection to go from fourth to first in the final metres and beat Harry Thompson, Dragan Pinsent and Reeve whilst Bearman went out at the start.  Clarke is now leading the championship.
 
Click for larger image...Junior TKM ABkC National Championship
Matthew Taylor convincingly topped timed qualifying and went onto win every heat and both finals for the first round of their series. Luckily the battling behind was quite frantic with privateer Bradley White taking second in the first final and local driver Ryan Edwards scoring his first S1 podium with a fighting runner-up effort in final two.  Joseph Reeves-Smith lined up second on the first final grid but fell to fifth in both finals but still holds second in the standings, showing how important good heat results are this year.  Matthew Graham had a 5 place penalty in the first final but appealed it successfully to have third place re-instated and a fourth in final two puts him fourth equal in the standings.
 
Click for larger image...TKM Extreme ABkC National Championship
The privateer driver Matt England broke the track record en route to a double heat win after being fastest in timed qualifying too and looked to be cruising in the first final only to suffer a mechanical failure, leaving the door open for rookie Owain Rosser to take the win with Kyle Sproat as runner-up.  It was all the more creditable that England then stormed from the back to take his maiden win in the second final. He passed Al Patterson with five laps remaining then Patterson crashed trying to keep pace with England, leaving Rosser and defending champion Joe Forsdyke to complete the podium.  Despite his DNF England still leaves Wales leading the championship by a point from Sproat.
 
Junior X30 International Qualifier
Angus Fender had the measure of his opponents all of Saturday from timed qualifying and winning both heats but had to give way to Harry Platten for the first final win on Sunday, Ethan Pitt in second.  However the second final was more controversial and the result remains provisional subject to an appeal by Fender, who took the win on the road but was then docked a lap for contact. Platten inherited victory from Pitt and Matthew Hopcraft.  So provisionally Platten leads the points table.
 
Click for larger image...Senior X30 International Qualifier
Local driver Josh Collings had swept all before him from timed qualifying through both heats and the first final, with Zachary Jones and Jamie Flynn behind.  But then his kart refused to fire up for the second final leaving him as a disconsolate spectator.  Collings' CRG UK teammates Zach Jones and Craig Mooney appeared to be the most likely successors but from the back of the grid after a DNF in final one it was Hale who emerged triumphant, passing Jamie Flynn with four laps to go to claim victory. Flynn held off Mooney to claim second with Jones slipping to fourth.  Even with the DNF Collings leads Jones by a point in the standings.
 
Results:

MSA British Cadet Championship (IAME):
Final 1: 1 Jonny Edgar (Fusion Motorsport/Synergy); 2 Dexter Patterson (AIM Motorsport/ZIP); 3 Lorcan Hanafin (Ollie Walker Racing/ZIP); 4 Piers Henderson (KMS/ZIP); 5 Clayton Ravenscroft (AIM Motorsport/ZIP); 6 Harry Thompson (Fusion Motorsport/ZIP).
Final 2: 1 Edgar; 2 Hanafin; 3 Thompson; 4 Patterson; 5 Brandon Martland (AIM Motorsport/ZIP); 6 Joseph Taylor (Fusion Motorsport/Synergy).
 
Click for larger image...MSA British Kart Championship for KZ1:
Final 1: 1 Adam Glear (CRG UK/CRG); 2 Henry Easthope (Taylor International Motorsport/Sodi); 3 Scott Allen (Jade Karts/Gold); 4 Sam Webster (Zip Kart/Birel ART); 5 Shaun Slavin (CRG UK/CRG); 6 Dan Kelly (Andy Fairless Racing/Sodi).
Final 2: 1 Webster; 2 Slavin; 3 Glear; 4 Kelly; 5 Ben Blick (Taylor International Motorsport/Sodi); 6 Allen.
 
Honda Cadet ABkC National Championship:
Final 1: 1 Nicholas Reeve (ZIP Team/Zip); 2 Guy Cunnington (BRK Factory Team/BRK); 3 Oliver Clarke (BRK Factory Team/BRK); 4 Ben Kasperczak (BRK Factory Team/BRK); 5 Dragan Pinsent (Eclipse Motorsport/Project One); 6 Oliver Bearman (Evolution Racing/ZIP).
Final 2: 1 Clarke; 2 Harry Thompson (Cutting Edge Racing/Project One) +0.09s; 3 Pinsent; 4 Reeve; 5 Kasperczak; 6 Cunnington.
 
Junior TKM ABkC National Championship:
Final 1: 1 Matthew Taylor (Flex Motorsport/Tonykart); 2 Bradley White (Privateer/Jade); 3 Matthew Graham (Jade Karts/Jade); 4 Kristian Brierley (Privateer/Tonykart); 5 Joseph Reeves-Smith (Privateer/Jade); 6 Matthew Round-Garrido (Jade Karts/Jade).
Final 2: 1 Taylor; 2 Ryan Edwards (Red Racing/Tonykart); 3 Jack Davidson (Litchfield Motorsport/Tonykart); 4 Graham; 5 Reeves-Smith; 6 Sam Fowler (Jade Karts/Jade).

TKM Extreme ABkC National Championship:
Final 1: 1 Owain Rosser (Jade Karts/Jade); 2 Kyle Sproat (Litchfield Motorsport/Tonykart); 3 Al Patterson (Privateer/Tonykart); 4 Joe Forsdyke (GFE Tal-Ko/Tal-Ko); 5 Grant Edgley (Privateer/Tal-Ko); 6 Andrew Ferguson (Hasinski Racing/Intrepid).
Final 2: 1 England; 2 Rosser; 3 Forsdyke; 4 Sproat; 5 Thomas McMurray (Privateer/Tonykart); 6 James Ogden (Klaassen Motorsport/Tonykart).
 
Click for larger image...Junior X30 International Qualifier:
Final 1: 1 Harry Platten (BRK Factory Team/Octane); 2 Angus Fender (Jade Karts/Gold); 3 Ethan Pitt (Jade Karts/Gold); 4 Harry Dyson (BRK Factory Team/Octane); 5 Matthew Hopcraft (Eclipse Motorsport/Energy); 6 Philip Hanson (BKC Racing/Tonykart).
Final 2: 1 Platten; 2 Pitt; 3 Hopcraft; 4 Thomas Pegram (BKC Racing/Tonykart); 5 Callum Barnett (Maranello UK/Maranello); 6 Bayley Gregory (BRK Factory Team/Octane).
 
Senior X30 International Qualifier:
Final 1: 1 Josh Collings (CRG UK/CRG); 2 Zach Jones (CRG UK/CRG); 3 Jamie Flynn (Ricky Flynn Motorsport/Alonso); 4 Craig Mooney (CRG UK/CRG); 5 Euan Wilson (S8 Racing/Alonso); 6 Lewis Malin (Pro Tec Motorsport/Kosmic).
Final 2: 1 Dean Hale (Melliosport/Gold; 2 Flynn; 3 Mooney; 4 Jones; 5 Malin; 6 Max Goldsmith (Melliosport/Gold).

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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FEKC's June Extravaganza   (26/05)

June's meeting at Forest Edge Kart Club in Hampshire sees an extravaganza of on-track racing spanning two days on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June, with open practice on Friday 5th June.

Saturday will feature 2 x 8 minute practice session and then into timed qualifying, which proved such a draw and success in 2014, for every class and comprises of two heats and a final on the day.

Sunday will run as per a normal event with three heats and a final to deliver over the two days the Southern Champion for each class.

This has to be one of the best value for money events in UK karting with some classes showing the strongest UK grids to prove the overall value of coming out in front of your peers over the whole weekend.

Registration is open to members and non-members, for 177 it will see a guaranteed B final and could well just reach into the realms of a C final meaning some great racing to be seen over the weekend.

To register for the event head to https://fekc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/msa or visit the club's website or Facebook page.

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X30 At Whilton Mill   (22/05)

X30 Arrive and Drive at Whilton Mill.
 
Msport Karting who are based at Whilton Mill in Northamptonshire are offering test days and race packages for this new class.
 
Former U18 CIK World champions Msport will give the driver a fully prepared CRG or Tonykart chassis with the latest spec X30 engine and complete AIM datalogger including mechanic for the day, all you will need is your race wear.
 
The fee for one day is £250 + VAT (full day) or £150 (half day) race weekend packages are also available on request. This is a great way to sample the class at an affordable cost.
 
Contact us on 01327 842778 or email info@teammsport.com.

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British 24 Hour Race Record?   (20/05)

EPEC and Teesside Karting are going for a world record entry for the 20th running of their British 24 Hour on 14th & 15th August 2015 at the Teesside Autodrome.
 
The event welcomes owner-driver teams and includes classes for Extreme and 160's, all running to current Honda regs.

Entry including fuel etc is £850 including VAT.
 
But wait, as a special offer you can enter by the 31st May with a one-off payment of £750, saving you £100!

Special Announcement for the 160 Honda class at this year's British 24 hour - to help you on your way, we will include a brand new set of YDS tyres for all 160 entries.
 
This is your opportunity to join this fantastic event, running for the last 15 years on the world's longest circuit.
 
Everyone enjoys the atmosphere with up to 100 karts racing for 24 hours it's an event you really must try. Come and join us on 14th/15th August 2015.
 
We can also offer big discount for multiple bookings - get on the racing line and call us on 01642 231117.

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British 24 Hour - Hire Karts   (20/05)

The 20th running of the British 24 Hour race on 14th & 15th August 2015 isn't just for owner-drivers.  Choose from our range of hire karts and enjoy this fantastic event on the world's longest Kart circuit.
 
Full Race Hire (MS Pro Kart Extreme) also includes:
Tyres.
Full tech back up.
Team workshop.
Practice/Testing Friday.
Only £2000 including VAT and race entry.
 
Club Hire:
Race one of our brand new BIZ Pro twins 200cc fully inclusive £1600 inc VAT.
 
Standard Hire:
BIZ Pro twin 160cc fully inclusive £1200 inc VAT.
 
Experience this amazing event for yourself and join us on 14th/15th August 2015 at the Teesside Autodrome - call 01642 231117 now.

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Kart-Tek Racing   (20/05)

Kart-Tek are offering Awning Space only deals at all tracks starting from only £50 per weekend, but hurry as spaces will be limited on a first come basis.
 
If you are new to Karting this is a great and affordable way to learn from those that know, or perhaps you just want to get out the rain without the hassle of your own awning, either way there is a warm and friendly welcome at Kart-Tek, our aim is to help all drivers progress and have fun along the way.
 
We also offer one-to-one driver tuition days with former British Cadet Champion Brett Wykes and Darren Masters.
 
Kart-Tek are also offering full package hire deals for Cadets and X30 for a single day or the whole weekend.
 
Kart-Tek are at the Whilton Mill circuit each Wednesday night for practice and Kart Set up, tuition by the hour is available upon request.
 
We also offer Kart storage, clean and safety checks and transportation to Kimbolton, Whilton, Shenington, and Rissington circuits.
 
Please contact Darren Masters on 07469 189272 or email kart-tekracing@live.co.uk for more information or to make a booking.

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Triple Boost For TKM Festival   (18/05)

The Maxxis TKM Festival at Kimbolton, recognized as one of the most prestigious events in the UK karting calendar, will have an extra boost for TKM drivers this year - as well as those racing in Honda Cadets.

TKM drivers, including novices, will get the chance to race in the traditional Festival / Elite races whilst also getting points for those registered in the three TKM Club Championships. Those with full licences will also be able to compete in separate races for the coveted ABkC TKM 'O' plate titles.

The Festival has a new innovation for 2015 with the inclusion of one grid of Honda Cadet Karts competing for a special Festival trophy. A move made because of the large amount of interest shown in the TKM classes by Honda drivers and their parents.

TKM Alan Turney boss Alan Turney explained: "We are delighted to be able to include all these additional bonuses to the event. It really gives something extra for everyone"

"We are pleased to include the Honda Cadets because we have seen great interest from this class as the youngsters move up and it is a natural step from Honda to TKM in terms of the attraction of the class."

Hunts Kart Club have organised the event so it will be possible for TKM drivers to race just for the 'O' plate, or to also race separately in the Festival races. All it will require is an extra entry and set of tyres. So let's be clear you can enter just the Festival or just the O Plate or you can enter both with separate entries.

Adds Alan: "We know there will be a number of drivers wanting to get the most out of the weekend by racing in both. It offers incredible value for money. And if anyone manages to pull off the double of a win in both then there will be an additional special prize!"

The event takes place at Kimbolton, the home of Hunts Kart Racing Club, over the weekend of August 7-9 with Friday testing and then racing all weekend. The event is covered by Motors TV who will be recording items on the events of the weekend including the Honda Cadets.

Hunts Kart Club Chairman Martin Chesterman said: "The Maxxis TKM Festival has a wonderful spirit and energy with many drivers and their families telling us how much they enjoy the event. We do our best with an opportunity for the competitors and families to catch up on Saturday evening providing food and music at our site catering arena, adding to the feeling of a family weekend.

"We are excited at the additions for this year's Festival weekend and believe the Honda crews will thoroughly enjoy the occasion, and enjoy a very special and long running event in British karting."

Regulations, more information and entry forms are available at www.tal-ko.com or you can enter on-line at www.hkrc.co.uk.

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Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club   (15/05)

Exciting news from Dunkeswell KRC this month...

Cadets Get Reduced Practice Fees:
 
As a way of boosting the cadet classes, any cadets entering Rounds 4 & 5 of the Club Championship will be able to practice for Round 6 for a mere £10. So if you haven't been to see us for a while or even if you are a regular, get your entry in at and get on the grid and save yourself some cash!
 
TKM's Return In May:

The Inaugural TKM Southern Championship arrives at Dunkeswell KRC in May as both the Juniors and Seniors continue to battle it out in Round 2 of this exciting initiative to promote the class. After a successful opening round at Clay Pigeon, the drivers and teams will be hitting the track Dunkeswell on 31st May with grids already looking promising. The Championships are open to all TKM competitors and it's not too late to get in on the action.

You can enter all club events easily online at www.dunkeswellkartclub.co.uk.

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Race 'n' Respect Campaign   (14/05)

Click for larger image...The Race 'n' Respect campaign to create the best possible environment for safe and enjoyable karting kicked off during the inaugural MSA Bambino Kart Championship round at Llandow last month.

The initiative - backed by racing legend Allan McNish - is underpinned by a new Karting Code that everyone involved in this year's championship must uphold. All those who sign up receive stickers, badges and wristbands to wear and display with pride.

Cheryl Lynch, MSA Race, Speed & Kart Executive, and Jess Fack, MSA Development Manager, were on hand at Llandow. Lynch said: "It was a delight to see the enthusiasm for Race 'n' Respect at the first ever MSA Bambino Kart Championship meeting. Everyone involved, from Zip Kart and the officials to competitors, parents and teams really seemed to be on board with what we're trying to achieve. We need the right attitudes to be instilled from the first rung of the racing ladder."

Karting Code:
Respect - for all participants: competitors; organisers; officials; volunteers and parents. Please treat people how you expect to be treated.
Fair Play - respect the rules, the regulations and the spirit of the sport.
Self-Control - be in control of your emotions and actions at all times.
Good Manners - be polite to others. Be humble in success and gracious in defeat.
Sincerity - be honest in your thoughts and actions and treat everyone fairly.

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New MSA Coaching Qualification   (13/05)

In a pioneering development that will bring motor sport in line with other major sports, the MSA's new accredited coaching qualification is now being rolled out, with courses available from June and the booking website live.

The MSA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Motorsport in both Participation and Performance has been over three years in the making and is designed to set the standard for coaching in motor sport. It was first piloted successfully in December 2013, when the first 10 Level 2 motor sport coaches qualified successfully.

The accreditation is listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework, which sits within OFQUAL - a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests. The awarding body is 1st4Sport, which works with the governing bodies of many other sports including football, gymnastics, rugby and tennis.

The governing body is also finalising an Introduction to Coaching Motor Sport Award, which will precede the L2 accreditation to create a coaching pathway.

MSA Performance Director Robert Reid has been involved in the project from the start. "This is about raising standards across the board and instilling a coaching ethos throughout the sport," he said. "It's about having a recognised coaching structure, which will help to ensure that those being coached - whether driving school customers or career drivers - get the best possible coaching appropriate to their needs."

Pat Blakeney, chairman of the Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS), said: "There's a big difference between coaches and instructors but for anyone wanting to take coaching seriously this will be an essential tool for them to have in their toolbox."

Calum Lockie, a professional racing driver, coach and chairman of the Association of Track Day Organisers, added: "Anyone who wants to call themselves a 'coach' should - and possibly must - do this course."

The two-day course costs £599 + VAT and the basic criteria are that - prior to registration - candidates must:
Have a relevant background
Hold a full valid UK driving licence
Be at least 17 years of age (18 at certification)
Complete the Introduction to Coaching Motor Sport Award*
Be able to communicate effectively in English.

Initially the L2 course will be delivered at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in Surrey. However it will become available at further venues nationwide in due course. The MSA's delivery partner is SDSA and online booking can be made via the following link: www.sdsa.eu/msa-coaching-course-booking.

* - Yet to be launched. Until then, recognised ARDS (Grade B or above), BARS (Grade A or above), ARKS (Grade A or above) or AHASS Instructors will be granted 'grandfather rights' plus a special discounted course fee of £499 + VAT.

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SSM Super One Series R2   (12/05)

Click for larger image...The second round of the Super One was exclusively for the ABkC National Rotax Championships with the addition of a Cadet Libre support race for the local drivers.  They had much enjoyment mixing with the UK's premier championship and getting experience of timed qualifying and longer races.  Honda mounted Guy Cunnington just edged both final wins.  Hard fought MiniMax races resulted in wins for Zak Robertson and Joe Turney.  And in Junior and Senior Max Harrison Thomas with Zak Fulk, and Luke Knott with Sam Marsh respectively broke away from the pack in both finals, staying in that order.
 
A surprise for competitors was the appearance of the UK Anti-Doping Commission accompanied by the MSA Anti-Doping Officer Jen Carty, as the MSA continued to expand their testing programme across the motorsport spectrum.  Luke Knott, Sam Marsh and Connor Hall, who finished in the top three positions in Saturday's second Senior Rotax heat, were asked to provide urine samples.  "We will be performing tests at several championships this year at various venues, levels and disciplines and across various age ranges," said Carty. "As part of the MSA's Anti-Doping Programme, the MSA will be working with UK Anti-Doping to carry out random urine testing and alcohol breathalyser testing with testing and education becoming more prevalent in the sport." And Luke Knott added: "It's a good thing that they are here."
 
Click for larger image...MiniMax
The two superb Mini Max finals drew praise from spectators, teams and officials. With Shenington's combinations of long straights and fast corners lending it perfectly to slipstreaming everybody knew that forming a breakaway would be virtually impossible but few could have predicted how close the first 15-minute final would be with a dozen drivers capable of winning. Polesitter Zachary Robertson led the early laps but Kiern Jewiss soon took over as everyone else jostled for position behind. Robertson's teammate Joe Turney grabbed the lead with four laps remaining but Robertson outfoxed him on the penultimate tour to take his maiden S1 triumph. Jewiss, with help from teammate Connor McCarthy, claimed second with Axel Charpentier in a third Strawberry entry, muscling Turney back to fifth. Finn Kenneally and Bradley Barrett were both given 5 place penalties whilst Morgan Porter was excluded, all for driving issue. 
 
Robertson made a poor start in final two as Jewiss and McCarthy tried in vain to push away but they were soon pegged back by Turney, Charpentier and Mark Kimber among others. The Strawberry trio continually tried to line up at the front but were thwarted at every attempt and as Robertson charged back into the lead pack Turney took advantage to pass Jewiss and claim a double win for KR Sport.  Robertson initially claimed second but was given a five place penalty, which promoted Kimber and Charpentier onto the podium, ahead of Jewiss with early leader McCarthy sixth like Charpentier losing touch with the lead trio towards the end.
 
Click for larger image...Junior Max
The two Junior Rotax finals were equally absorbing but in a different way as Harrison Thomas took a double win. Final one saw Thomas lose his initial lead to Dean McDonald mid race until Oliver York ran wide in the chicane.  That gave Thomas a run on McDonald and he held the lead despite a strong challenge from Zak Fulk to the chequer. McDonald had to settle for third holding off Jack McCarthy, Tom Gamble and York.  Ben Davis and Lucy Fulton were both given 5 place penalties.  With Macdonald retiring on the opening lap of the second final, the second final became a straight head-to-head duel between Thomas and Fulk.  They traded the lead several times on the opening laps, then settled with Thomas ahead to pull a five second gap on the rest.  Fulk waited until the last lap before making his move and although he briefly got to the inside of Thomas going into the Bruno Chicane the Welshman was able to skirt around the outside to hang on to the lead and the victory, each giving the other enough respect. This time Jack Martin felt the wrath of the Clerks with exclusion. Adam Smalley had earlier deposed McCarthy from third, and he headed McCarthy who managed to retrieve fourth at the end from York.
 
Click for larger image...Senior Max
Luke Knott and Sam Marsh were the class of the Senior Rotax field all weekend, taking every race between them. Marsh was hung out of the lead on the opening lap of the first final in favour of Knott but fought back by Charlie Turner and Brett Ward to put a halt to Knott's bid to break away.  They left Conor Hall in their wake and then had another trade of the lead on the penultimate lap.  Knott came out in command and held out until the flag.  Spencer Barrow made a late pass on Ward for fourth.  For the second final Marsh was quick to leapfrog Knott into the lead and held that until the last few laps.  A huge battle ensued for the final podium place, initially Barrow then also Hall and Ward holding the position.  Hall was bundled aside on the Stratford hairpin exit, and later dropped to 15th after almost succeeding in a pass on Ward.   Barrow had claimed third and held it, gaining a welcome cushion at the end when Matthew Hirst took Ward.  Gary Donnelly, who had to take to the escape road along with James Johnson at the start, was excluded.
 
Cadet Libre
The Cadet Libre guest class provided two nail biting finals as Clayton Ravenscroft and Guy Cunnington played out two highly tactical races. In the first they dropped Harry Yardley-Rose who fell back behind Abbi Pulling. Cunnington passed Ravenscroft on the outside of the final corner to win final one by one hundredth of a second in the drag to the line. In the second Pulling managed to get between them for a short time before fading for third with Leonardo Panayiotou leading the next bunch.  This time Cunnington retrieved the lead from Ravenscroft half a lap from home to win final two by a similarly tiny margin.
 
Results:
 
MiniMax
Final 1: 1 Zachary Robertson (KR Sport/Tonykart); 2 Kiern Jewiss (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 3 Connor McCarthy (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 4 Axel Charpentier (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 5 Joe Turney (KR Sport/Tonykart); 6 Alex McDade (Tooley Motorsport/Tonykart).
Final 2: 1 Turney; 2 Mark Kimber (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 3 Charpentier; 4 Jewiss; 5 Tom Canning (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 6 McCarthy.
 
Click for larger image...Junior Max
Final 1: 1 Harrison Thomas (KR Sport/Tonykart); 2 Zak Fulk (Coles Racing/Tonykart); 3 Dean Macdonald (AIM Motorsport/Kosmic); 4 Jack McCarthy (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 5 Tom Gamble (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 6 Oliver York (AIM Motorsport/Kosmic).
Final 2: 1 Thomas; 2 Fulk; 3 Smalley; 4 McCarthy; 5 York; 6 Thomas Turner (Tooley Motorsport/Tonykart).
 
Senior Rotax
Final 1: 1 Luke Knott (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 2 Sam Marsh (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 3 Connor Hall (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 4 Spencer Barrow (Coles Racing/Tonykart); 5 Brett Ward (AIM Motorsport/Kosmic); 6 Charlie Turner (Protrain/Tonykart).
Final 2: 1 Knott; 2 Marsh; 3 Barrow; 4 Matthew Hirst (KR Sport/Tonykart); 5 Ward; 6 Leonard Hoogenboom (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart).
 
Cadet Libre
Final 1: 1 Guy Cunnington (Privateer/BRK); 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (AIM Motorsport/ZIP); 3 Abbi Pulling (Privateer/Synergy); 4 Harry Yardley-Rose (YR Racing/ZIP); 5 Joe Weaver (Dulux/Synergy); 6 Louis Harvey (Privateer/Shark).
Final 2: 1 Cunnington; 2 Ravenscroft; 3 Pulling; 4 Leonardo Panayiotou (ZIP Allstars/ZIP); 5 Jamie Mead (Spirit Racing/ZIP); 6 Yardley-Rose

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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SSM Super One Series R1   Click for larger image...(12/05)

The opening round of the new style Super One series at the Cumbrian circuit had classes for both Cadet categories, all the Rotax plus the KZ1 gearbox British Championship.  There will be ten events this year, with a mix of classes at each circuit to give seven rounds for each class except KZ1 which only has six. The previous weekend Rowrah had hosted the ABkC 'O' Plate championships, so Jonny Edgar (IAME Cadet), Wesley Mason (Honda Cadet), William Pettitt (MiniMax), Harrison Thomas (Junior Max) and John Stewart (Rotax Max) were all sporting their new numbers.  Edgar had the unique honour of holding the Cadet O Plate for the third time. 
 
IAME Cadet
Jonny Edgar claimed the winner's trophy in IAME Cadet, but it was Dexter Patterson who left Rowrah holding a championship lead of 10 points. This followed the young Scottish driver's flawless display in his Heats and first final. Dexter Patterson was in the driving seat all through the first final, chased by Joseph Taylor and Harry Thompson.  But Edgar rose to second early in the race, and with a lap to go Taylor retired with his chain off, leaving Thompson in third. For the second final Edgar snatched the lead on the opening lap and enjoyed a winning cushion all the way.  Thompson relieved Patterson of second on lap eleven but was relegated back on the last corner.  Taylor stormed back to tenth from the back chased by Bray Kenneally.
 
Click for larger image...Honda Cadet
Nicholas Reeve held the lead in the first final for all but briefly on the penultimate lap, when Oliver Clarke went in front.  He was swiftly dispatched to third by the speedy Reeve, with Alex Lloyd taking second.  Lloyd had sped up from a poor start, battling past Wesley Mason amongst others.  Guy Cunnington fell back from his initial seventh and was later given a one lap penalty. Lloyd took the hole shot ahead of Reeve in the second final but Reeve regained command from lap five.  The pair stayed in that order with Reeve opening a 10m gap, Clarke and Mason behind after Harry Thompson lost a couple of places.  Then things took a bizarre turn after it was revealed that Reeve had failed to report for post race scrutineering due to some irregularities being spotted.  He was excluded from the whole meeting, giving Lloyd both wins.
 
Click for larger image...MiniMax
Kiern Jewiss traded the lead in the early laps with Fin Kenneally and even dropped behind William Pettitt for a time.  But Jewiss stormed back to take control through to the chequer, with Tom Wood coming up to second ahead of Axel Charpentier and Kenneally whilst Pettitt fell to seventh.  Jewiss capped off a near perfect day by winning the second final as well, dropping just one point over the entire weekend. Pettitt grabbed second spot from Charpentier on the last lap, but his manoeuvre was deemed to be reckless and he subsequently incurred a five place penalty. That left Zach Robertson to be elevated to the runner up position ahead of Mark Kimber.
 
Junior Max
Despite starting sixth Harrison Thomas steadily worked his way up to challenge Oliver York for the lead.  Dean MacDonald had led the first lap until Jack McCarthy took him, later usurped by York.  A good battle ensued, Thomas mainly in command except for a lap when York had him back.  The latter had to settle for second from McCarthy, MacDonald and Tom Gamble.  In the second final Thomas followed close behind McCarthy throughout but couldn't quite find sufficient pace to pass him. These two were almost a quarter of a lap ahead of a tight battle for third position, eventually claimed by Gamble after York was penalised five places for gaining an unfair advantage.
 
Click for larger image...Rotax Max
Gary Donnelly and Sam Marsh were inseparable in the first final, trading the lead but resolving in Donnelly's favour.  After passing Scott Mackrell, Matthew Hirst held third over much of the race but faded a couple of places towards the end.  That left Connor Hall and Luke Knott in third and fourth.
Connor Hall led the second final from firstly Donnelly, then Marsh until Donnelly leapfrogged both with a little over five laps remaining. In an exciting dash for the line, Donnelly was able to hold on from his Strawberry team-mate, but less than a couple of metres separated them at the finish. Sam Marsh took a more distant third over Mackrell and Hirst.
 
Click for larger image...KZ1
Vice-champion Scott Allen took the initial lead in Final 1, chased hard by Shaun Slavin and Sam Webster.  Slavin snatched the lead after a few laps, then Webster also passed Allen on the twisty Cumbrian track.  The current champion Henry Easthope briefly held third, usurped by Dan Kelly until he retired with gearbox failure giving Allen the opportunity for third, Easthope having to settle for fourth.  In the second final the lead was held first by Webster, then Slavin whilst Allen traded places with Easthope until Webster went back in front in a thrilling duel.  Allen got the better of Slavin and opened a good gap whilst he chased down Webster at the end leading to three different kart and engine combinations on the podium, Allen left leading the championship and saying: "Sam was a little quicker in the final but I took too much out of the tyres in the heats."  Kelly came from the back to fourth.  Normally accustomed to finishing up at the front, multiple former British Champion Bobby Game found the transition to gear-box racing a tough one as he struggled in 13th position.
 
Results:
 
IAME Cadet
1 Jonny Edgar (Fusion/Synergy); 2 Dexter Patterson (AIM/Zip); 3 Harry Thompson (Fusion/Synergy); 4 Taylor Barnard (AIM/Zip); 5 Lorcan Hanafin (OWR/Zip); 6 Brandon Martland (AIM/Zip).
 
Honda Cadet
1 Alex Lloyd (BRK Factory Team/BRK); 2 Oliver Clarke (BRK Factory Team/BRK); 3 Wesley Mason (Cutting Edge Racing/Project One); 4 Harry Thompson (Fusion/Project One); 5 Ben Kasperczak (BRK Factory Team/BRK); 6 Louie Westover (Cutting Edge Racing/Project One).
 
Minimax
1 Kiern Jewiss (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 2 Zach Robertson (KR Sport /Tonykart); 3 Mark Kimber (DHR/Alonso); 4 Axel Charpentier (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 5 Chris Lulham (Privateer/Tonykart); 6 Connor McCarthy (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart).
 
Junior Max
1 Jack McCarthy (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 2 Harrison Thomas (KR Sport/Tonykart); 3 Tom Gamble (DHR/Tonykart); 4 Adam Smalley (CRM/Tonykart); 5 Jonathan Hoggard (Protrain/Tonykart); 6 Jordan Brown-Nutley (CRM/Tonykart).
 
Senior Rotax
1 Gary Donnelly (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart); 2 Connor Hall (Strawberry Racing/Tonykart; 3 Sam Marsh (DHR/Alonso) 4 Scott Mackrell (Coles Racing/Tonykart); 5 Matthew Hirst (KR Sport/Tonykart); 6 Charlie Turner (Protrain/Tonykart).
 
KZ1
1 Sam Webster (Zip Kart/Birel ART-TM); 2 Scott Allen (Jade Karts/Gold-IAME); 3 Shaun Slavin (CRG UK/CRG-Maxter); 4 Dan Kelly (AFR/Sodi-TM); 5 Adam Glear (CRG UK/CRG-Maxter): 6 Denis Gorman (Maranello/Maranello-Vortex).

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Grice Racing Engines   (11/05)

Grice Racing Engines have had a successful start to the 2015 season in both Rotax and X30 with wins and fastest laps in both categories.
 
At the LGM X30 Tour second round at Kimbolton, Jacob Stilp won in Seniors and Ben Wooldridge was 2nd in Juniors with the fastest lap. At the pre-Super One race at Little Rissington Alex McDade showed he will be a major contender at the national event in Minimax.
 
We have a fleet of Super One level motors for Rotax and X30, all prepared to the same exacting standard to ensure you'll have every chance when you line up on the grid. We don't run drivers so there's no risk of being at the back of the queue behind team drivers.
 
If your season has started disappointingly we can help you turn things round and supply proven race winning motors or rebuild your own.
 
Engines can be hired for £200 plus VAT per weekend, or we can work the magic on your own engine for £355 plus VAT. Engines of this calibre are also for sale if you prefer to own one, please ask for further details.
 
For further details please contact Ricky or Tom Grice on 01268727847 or 07768047253, email ricky.grice@virgin.net or visit our website at www.griceracingengines.com.

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Branfield Secures 'O' Plate   (08/05)

Ian Branfield secured the NKRA 'O' plate for 2015 at Forest Edge.

A wet race day dried up to ensure a thrilling final, with drivers from Scotland, the north and south all joining to contest the 'O' plate. Four of which were all tipped to win.

But after three heats seeing Ian Branfield on pole, Chris Derrick in 2nd, Stuart Gray and Sam Dible starting on the second row - it was all going to come down to the final.

There was great racing all through the field, cracking overtaking and a few heart in mouth moments but Ian's flawless performance ensured him the 'O' plate. Second overall was Stuart Gray, from Scotland, who in the process won the Master and Veteran sections. The Legend sub-class was an emphatic win for Robin Stoddart Stones.

The next round is at Whilton Mill on 23rd and 24th May.

For more information on NKRA, Formula Blue and Southern Championships, visit www.planetkarting.uk.

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BPKC Summer Series R2   (08/05)

Round 2 of the BPKC summer series takes place on Sunday 17th May.

This is the final chance for drivers racing in the Super One meeting on 13th/14th June to get some race practice.
 
All non-gearbox classes welcome. Practice is available on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May.
  
Please contact Chris or Sheila on 01634 661604 or 01634 201562 or email them on chris@buckmore.co.uk or sheila@buckmore.co.uk for more details.

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2015 MSA British Superkart GP   (06/05)

Entries are now open for the 35th running of the MSA British Superkart GP on June 6/7th at Donington Park.
 
If you haven't attended before the British Superkart GP is an incredible spectable and an event you simply have to witness.

The event will be run on the full GP circuit and will feature Grand Prix races for Division 1 Superkart, F250 National, F450 National, F125 Open and F125KZ (UK).
 
In addition the event will feature the opening rounds of the 2015 CIK-FIA European Superkart Championships.
 
And if that's not enough there will be car races as well so two full days of great racing in prospect!
 
So drivers; get your entries in now, and spectators; make a note of the date in your diary and come and join us for an adrenalin fuelled weekend. Hospitality is available by the circuit.
 
Further details and SR's are available from Ian Rushforth - email ian.rushforth@superkart.org.uk.

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Ladies Day at TVKC   (06/05)

Help us to raise money for Cancer Research UK by coming to our Ladies Day on Sunday 7th June.
 
We're trying to encourage as many people as possible to 'Glam Up' for our June meeting to help support a worthy cause - Cancer Research UK.
 
Similar to Ascot's Ladies Day, they'll be prizes for the Best Dressed, Best Hat & Best Heels.  And so the gentlemen don't feel too left out, we'll also be awarding a special prize to the Best Man in pink too!  All that we ask you do is come dressed up in your glad rags and pay £5 to enter each class.  A winner from each category will then be chosen and the lucky person presented with a bottle of champagne at the podium presentation.  All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research UK.
 
We'll also be having a special Driver of the Day Award where a free entry for Kartmasters is up for grabs!  Simply buy a sticker for £5 and display it on your Kart to be considered for this special prize.  All proceeds will be donated once again.
 
Another special feature of the day will be the exclusive Ladies Enclosure!  So why not sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of something cold and fizzy from our VIP bar that has been drafted in especially for the day!  Again, all the money raised in here will go to Cancer Research UK.
 
So come on everyone, help support this great charity and Glam Up for TVKC's Ladies Day!
 
If you have any queries, please contact Clare Mills on clare@tvkc.co.uk

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Lydd Owner Driver Championship   (05/05)

Click for larger image...Round 2 of the the Lydd Kart Circuit Owner Driver Summer Championship takes place this coming Sunday 10th May.

Championship awards going to Bambino 4-Stroke, Bambino 2-Stroke, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior Subaru, Mini Max, Junior Max, ProKart, Senior Rotax, Rotax Max 177.
 
Our IKR (Independent Kart Racing) meetings command a high standard of racing, Kart Club Regulations apply.
 
The championship runs over 6 rounds with each competitor's best 5 results counting towards their final position. Lydd Kart Club race every 2nd Sunday of the month, open practice the Saturday before. Race entries taken up to, and including Sunday morning, with no late entry fee. 
 
Fees are £45 for member and £50 for non-member.  In addition, half day Saturday practice is available at £25 for member, £30 for non-member, as well as Bambino Hour on Saturday from 9am to 10am for just £20.

If you're not a member, you could save yourself £5 each time you visit!  Membership is £30 and runs for a year from the date you join/renew.
 
Kart storage is available at £5 per week, garage space hire at £25 per kart/per day, and transponder hire is £10 per day if required.
 
Driver of the day, Honda Cadet Clubman Sportsmanship award, and race day trophies mean there is all to play for. We welcome you all, friendly club racing with a great atmosphere.

Please see our website for further information at www.lyddkartcircuit.com or call 01797 321747 or 01797 321895.  You can emails us at lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk or Facebook a message.

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MSA Bambino Kart Championship   (05/05)

Round 2 of the MSA Bambino Kart Championship took place on 2nd & 3rd May at Rissington.

Taylor Orridge was victorious in round two at Rissington, where over 20 drivers aged six to eight competed in a time trial format.

Mixed weather on Sunday meant the drivers had to adapt quickly to the changing track conditions. Chance Bennett and Freddie Slater took pole in groups one and two respectively. Bennett and Orridge claimed two wins each in their groups, with Nathan Tye, Brandon Carr, Nathan Browning and Freddie Slater also scoring top-three finishes.

In the final Orridge posted the fastest time, followed by Slater and Tye. Points were awarded throughout the meeting to reward consistency for the young drivers.

Results:
1 Taylor Orridge (Wright)
2 Chance Bennett (Wright)
3 Freddie Slater (Wright)

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RL Racing Department   (29/04)

RL Racing Department's young squad showed great pace all weekend and topped this off with a performance slotting two of them inside the top 6 in the Mini Max standings, 1 top Rookie and an ever improving Junior starting more than half way up a National grid in only her 2nd full year at this level.
 
The heats were fraught with action, but when the classifications came out of Saturday evening the PFI Circuit based team were sitting on P5, 7 & 20 in Mini Max knowing their pace was yet to show and P13 in Junior.
 
Mini Max final 1 saw Tom Wood make a sterling job and slotted into 2nd and spent the race breaking down the leader, catching him with 3 laps to go and electing to play safe and take the 2nd place start for final 2, Chris Lulham was having a great race also coming home in 5th which could have easily been P3 on the final tour with the ensuing scrap for position. Bethany Abbott had a fraught race taking P24 after contact mid race hampering her progress.
 
Final 2 saw disaster for Wood initially not starting from the front row due to a fault with his starter button then after dropping to P15 calmly drove back to P8 at the flag , Lulham had a great drive in the first half of the race, and in fact took the lead on lap 9 only to lose 4/5 places in that lap - he then fought for his life afterwards and was rewarded with P5 at the flag - Abbott making a much better job of final 2 taking top rookie!
 
Lucy Fulton in Junior Max had decent heats giving her P13 for the final 1 grid, but a lot of mid pack contact in this race saw her drop to P18 and then her spark plug broke after a stunning launch from the line in final 2 ending a difficult day for the Cumbrian lass. She'll be back to her best at Shenington.
 
Wood and Lulham stand 3rd and 6th in the Championship after Rowrah with Abbott overall P21.
 
Next for the team is Little Rissington this weekend coming for more preparation for the S1 round in August and then Shenington S1 round 2 the weekend after.
 
For details on RL Racing Department and how to secure your place with the team for 2016 in Rotax or X30 please contact Steve Armstrong on 07843 586416 or rlracingteam@icloud.com.

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MSA British Kart Championship   (29/04)

Round 1 of the SSM MSA British Kart Championship and British Cadet Kart Championship took place at Rowrah on 25th & 26th April.

Sam Webster won both finals at Rowrah, while Scott Allen leads the championship after strong results in the heats.

Scott Allen took the initial lead in Final 1, chased hard by Shaun Slavin and Webster. Slavin snatched the lead after a few laps, then Webster also overtook on the twisty Cumbrian track. Reigning champion Henry Easthope briefly held third but had to settle for fourth.

In the second final Allen chased after Webster, having already passed Slavin. That led to three different kart and engine combinations on the podium, with Allen leading the championship. "Sam was a little quicker in the final but I took too much out of the tyres in the heats," said Allen.

Results - Final 1
1. Sam Webster ART/TM
2. Shaun Slavin CRG/Maxter
3. Scott Allen Gold/IAME

Results - Final 2
1. Webster
2. Allen
3. Slavin

In the Cadet championship, despite their youth the nine- to 13-year-old drivers showed great skill in the season-opener at Rowrah, with Dexter Patterson in the driving seat throughout the first final and Jonny Edgar victorious in the second.

Patterson won the opener while Edgar, the newly crowned O Plate winner for a unique third time, rose to second. Joseph Taylor retired with a lap left, leaving Harry Thompson third.

Edgar snatched the lead of the second final on the opening lap and enjoyed a winning cushion all the way to the chequered flag. Thompson relieved Patterson of second on lap 11 but fell back on the last corner. Taylor stormed back to tenth from the back.

Results - Final 1
1. Dexter Patterson Zip
2. Jonny Edgar Synergy
3. Harry Thompson Synergy

Results - Final 2
1. Edgar
2. Patterson
3. Thompson

Photographs courtesty of Chris Walker - Kartpix.net.

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MSA British Superkart Championship   (29/04)

Gavin Bennett secured two wins in the opening rounds of this year's championship after his closest rivals struck trouble at Silverstone on 24th & 25th April.

Reigning champion Paul Platt chased Bennett in race one until carburation issues dropped him back. He then retired on the final lap, having run out of fuel.

In race two Bennett hit the front from the start while Platt didn't make the first corner when a spark plug failed. Dan Clark, last year's runner-up, secured second place in race two after being knocked off in race one by Platt.

Results - Round One
1 Gavin Bennett (Anderson DEA)
2 Gareth James (Anderson DEA)
3 Ross Allen (Jade Honda)

Results - Round Two
1 Gavin Bennett (Anderson DEA)
2 Dan Clark (Anderson Gas Gas)
3 Andy Bird (Anderson Honda)

Photograph courtesty of Chris Walker - Kartpix.net.

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Super One Support Races   (28/04)

Following requests from teams and drivers, Shenington and the Super One Series has agreed to offer support races for MiniMax and Junior Max at the forthcoming round on 9/10th May with optional practice on 8th May.

The entry fee is £120 and minimum licence is National B (not novice).

This augments the already publicised support races for Honda and IAME Cadet.

The entry form can be found on www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk and go to Forms page.

Entries close on Monday 4th May for the support races so don't delay, enter today and experience a top championship meeting at first hand.

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Brian Wilson Memorial Meeting   (27/04)

The Brian Wilson Memorial Meeting takes place on Sunday 10th May and this very special meeting for the club is usually busy. If you would like to compete in this event please ensure your entry reaches the Competition Secretary before the 3rd May 2015.

Entry forms are available on www.sykc.co.uk.
 
Brian was an active member of SYKC from 1970 until his untimely death in 1992. His involvement with karting started when his 11 year old son, Mike Wilson, took up karting at Wombwell. Mike had great success in karting and at 18 years old moved to Italy to work as a team driver for Birel and eventually won the World Championship 6 times.
 
Whilst Mike raced for Birel, Brian continued his involvement at SYKC and started a kart business producing the Premier Karts and providing track side support at all meetings, along with working on the club committee; maintaining the track and trying to improve the club.
 
Following his Death in 1992 the club decided to recognise his contribution by holding an annual memorial meeting, which is always supported by his wife Eileen and members of the Wilson family.
 
Mike Wilson kindly donated one of his World Championship trophies to be awarded to the Driver of the Day chosen by Eileen and her family.
 
The winner of each class also wins the 'W Plate' to use whilst racing at SYKC.

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Front Fairing Mounting   (27/04)

After thorough on-track testing, in varied situations reflecting race conditions as closely as possible, the CIK-FIA has now validated the new definition of the front fairing mounting kit in a bid to institute greater sportsmanship and respect in karting Competitions by punishing bad behaviour.

As from Monday 4 May 2015, the front fairing mounting kit as defined in CIK-FIA Bulletin No 40 - 04/05-2015 must therefore be used on all categories of karts taking part in CIK-FIA Competitions.

For further information, please refer to CIK-FIA Bulletin No 40 - 04/05-2015, which cancels and replaces the previous version.

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Easykart UK   (24/04)

Click for larger image...The Easykart UK Championship has now completed two rounds of its 2015 Championship - Three Sisters produced some superb action last weekend but there is still time to join us in 2015.
 
There were Grand Final wins for George Evans in Easy Cadet, Sam Faulkner in Easy Juniors , Patrick Lay in Easy Lights and Joe Paterson in Easy Masters.
Check out the Easykart YouTube channel that has interviews and features about the Championship, how it works and more importantly what the drivers think!

Plus, you can see all the action via the Easykart UK YouTube Channel.
 
Features of the Easykart UK Championship are:
One make Birel ART Easykart chassis and IAME Easykart engine, cost effective racing, know how much a season is going to cost you before you start!
Easykart UK is a non-MSA Championship, it is independently run. We operate a "Free" but strict Easykart UK driver evaluation procedure which is required to be completed by all drivers prior to joining the Easykart UK Championship.
A dedicated customer technical trackside support team and full Easykart spare parts inventory support at each round.
 
Click for larger image...Easykart UK classes: Easy Cadet 7yrs to 13 yrs; Easy Junior 11yrs to 17yrs; Easy Senior Lights or Masters 16 yrs +.
No racing teams are permitted in Easykart UK.
 
Official Easykart UK driver mentor and Easykart UK driver coaches available.
In depth Easykart UK scrutineering team with a zero tolerance approach to cheating.
Great value on track time - approx 2 hours of track time for you the driver over an exclusive Easykart UK weekend. - no other kart classes permitted.
 
Round 3 of the Easykart UK Championship takes place on the 9th and 10th May at Llandow in South Wales - where the Championship battles will continue!
 
For more information on Easykart visit www.easykart.co.uk or call us on 01527 889595 or find us on Facebook.

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Mobile Jig & Prep Service   (23/04)

Click for larger image...Wavertree Motorsport are offering an innovative mobile jig and preparation service to all kart owners in the South of England.

New in 2015, this service provides customers with a fantastic deal which includes a kart strip, preparation for your next outing, engine clean, carb ultrasonic clean and full jig facility all at the comfort of your own home or a convenient location of your choice.

Prices start from £99 inc VAT. for the above services with further deals available via our unique loyalty scheme.

Further services in addition to those listed above are available at your request.

For more information, contact Matt Napolitano at 07876 541032 or email at wavertreemotorsport@yahoo.co.uk.

Follow us on social media.  We're on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/wavertreemotorsport and Twitter at
@MattWavertree.

You can also visit our website for information on our additional team services - www.wavertreemotorsport.co.uk.

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KR-Sport To Support FKS   (22/04)

British and European Kart Team KR-Sport to support Stars Championship.
 
KR-Sport race team have made a last minute bid to support the Formula One Management backed Formula Kart Stars Championship which kicks off at the start of May at the series opener at Whilton Mill in Daventry.
 
KR-Sport, a well established top UK and European team, will now open its doors to help support and manage drivers competing in Stars Championship for 2015 using their expertise that has guided their drivers to numerous top level Championship success.
 
A deal has been secured by KR-Sport with an exciting group of sponsors that will now enable them to offer selected drivers the opportunity to compete in the Championship and enjoy the benefits that this high profile series has to offer, which includes unrivalled media coverage through six dedicated TV shows on Sky Sports, as well as features on Sky Sports F1 and Sky 1.
 
The Sponsorship comes from a consortium of highly successful business leaders, with the combined vision of utilising the unique media platform that Formula Kart Stars presents to promote their businesses, whilst also importantly supporting young talent.
 
Paul Leonard lead business owner and driving force behind the consortium commented: "This is a fantastic opportunity for our key group of businesses to utilise Formula Kart Stars and KR-Sport to simultaneously promote our business interests, whilst having the added benefit of supporting young racing talent. I look forward to attending the races this year and developing a strong working partnership."
 
In securing the deal KR are able to offer a limited number of spaces with semi supported drives meaning that the selected drivers will compete in the series with financial support from our Sponsor on Series entries and the services supplied by KR-Sport.
 
Team Owner Ashley Orchard commented "This is a fantastic opportunity for us and we are excited to enter into the Stars Championship and also be in a position to offer some financial support to our selected drivers along the way. This doesn't detract from the teams ongoing projects but adds a further exciting string to our bow. The biggest challenge we have now is to form a talented line up in a short space of time".
 
Interested drivers should be of a reasonable level and be able to represent this large brand on and off the track. A sensible budget should still be in place for further information and costs please contact Ashley Orchard direct on 07921 225 680 or ash@kr-sport.com

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3hr Endurance Charity Race   (16/04)

Click for larger image...This 3 hour endurance race promises to be an exciting event with a mix of public and professional race drivers held at Daytona Milton Keynes Sunday 19th July. Where else would you get the opportunity to race against Nick Tandy (Porsche LMP1 Factory driver) Nathan Freke (Former Formula Ford and Ginetta G50 champion and Century Motorsport Team Principal), Jon Barnes (2008 British GT Champion and 2015 British GT Competitor), Aaron Head ( 2014 Caterham R300 champion), Matt Hamilton (Former BTCC driver) Zoe Wenham (British GT driver), Stuart Gough (2014 National Formula Ford champion). Plus many more drivers to be announced soon.
 
Ex-kart racers Mark McCawley and Ricky Impey, who will be organising this event, commented "Brain Tumour Research receives less than 1% of the national spend on Cancer Research. As the biggest killer of all cancers for people under the age of 40, this is not enough. We are appealing to the motorsport trade and beyond to take part is this race and to try and make a difference."
 
"We have had an amazing response with many team entries received so far and we have some great partners for our event with companies such as Roger Clark Motorsport, Prodrive, JRM, Buckler Environmental and more to be announced." We also hope to start announcing our great prizes over the coming months leading up to the event".
 
Team entry (4-6 drivers per team) is £450 with £250 deposit payable to secure your team place. 16 years and over.
 
For further information or to place your team entry please contact btrkartrace@gmail.com.

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X30 Wins For Stilp & Baines   (15/04)

PPR Kart team wins the 2nd round of the X30 tour with Jacob Stilp in Senior X30 on his Mad-Croc MC-01 Kart, and is the current points leader after the first 2 rounds.
 
The Armando Filini designed kart has proved very successful recently as the team have had a strong run of results, with team drivers setting fastest laps in wet and dry conditions.
 
Jacob qualified equal pole at the 1st round of the X30 tour at PFI with a massive grid of 70 drivers. In the final he took the final podium spot with an impressive 3rd place finish.
 
Jacob dominated the Kimbolton round of the tour, qualifying on pole and driving it home to complete 3 wins and a 3rd  place finish in his last four meetings after winning the March Kimbolton and Whilton Mill Senior X30 club meetings.
 
On the same weekend at SYKC Jordan Baines and MBM took victory in fine fashion in Senior X30 on his Mad-Croc debut.
 
Click for larger image...Mad-Croc karting are delighted to announce that Mark Baines Motorsport are now the Northern agent for the Mad-Croc MC-01 kart. MBM mainly focus on race meetings at PFI, Wombwell, Wigan, Hooton Park and the NKF Championship. Mark says "after testing the kart we were so impressed. It was fast with standard setup straight away and winning at SYKC on our first weekend with the kart proved that. We are really pleased to be joining the Mad-Croc Family and working with PPR and Mad-Croc karting UK"
 
The kart so far has been very successful in Junior and Senior X30 and also in Rotax Max. If you're interested in joining the family, or want to arrange a test please don't hesitate to contact:
 
Mad-Croc Karting UK: Dan Stilp on 07753 819511 or Simon Parker: 07855 831921 / email pprkartteam@live.co.uk.
 
MBM: Mark Baines on 07710 614099 or email fragk64@hotmail.co.uk.

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Golden Weekend For Gold Kart   (15/04)

Click for larger image...Congratulations to the Jade Kart race team at the 2nd round of LGM X30 tour event at Kimbolton, with 39 juniors and 41 senior entries there was some strong competition to contend with.
 
In Junior X30 Angus Fender put in a faultless performance to take victory by 1.9 seconds, with Anderson Chilcott starting on grid 12 to finish an impressive 4th place in the final. Also Ethan Pitt's strong performance over the weekend put him on grid 7 for the final and he managed to progress to 2nd place in the early stages of the final.Click for larger image...
 
Danny Keirle in Senior X30 on his Gold Kart GTR30 had real pace all weekend, but one bad heat saw him starting the final on grid 8, from where he chased down the leader to finish 2nd only 0.2 seconds behind.
 
For enquires about the new Gold Kart's please contact:
 
Magnum Motorsports - telephone 0157 474419 or visit www.magtune.com (new trade dealer enquires welcome for some areas)
or
Jade Karts - telephone01295 678188 or visit www.jadekarts.co.uk.

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Wild Card Entries   (14/04)

Following its popularity when it was introduced last year, Wild Card entries will again be permitted at the CIK-FIA European KF & KFJ Championships.

The Championship will visit UK shores from 18-21 June 2015 when PF International kart circuit plays host to round 2 of this 3 round European Championship.

Wild Card entries allows a driver to enter a single round rather than the full Championships and is applicable to both the KF and KFJ categories.

Entry fees start from €520 for entries received by 13 May 2015 (The fee increases to €780 for entries received between 14-20 May 2015).

If you want to take advantage of this great opportunity to take part in a CIK-FIA sanctioned event on home turf - then enter online at www.cikfia.com.

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Msport Kart School   (14/04)

ARKS are delighted to welcome Msport Kart School to the list of professionally recognised Kart Schools, the only schools recognised by the Motors Sports Association (MSA).  Msport Karting are based at the popular Whilton Mill circuit near Daventry in Northamptonshire and can offer the full range of kart experiences, training and tests from Bambino, Cadets, through the Junior classes and for Seniors.
 
Msport Karting has a history of training some of the best drivers in Karting.  Lewis Hamilton worked with Chief Instructor Keiran Crawley through 1999-2001 and has since progressed to be a double F1 World Champion. More recently Msport driver Matthew Graham won both the FIA-CIK World U18 Title along with the CIK Asia-Pacific title, racing under Msport Karting's guidance. We have now decided to offer this service to all drivers looking to get into karting, whatever your age, with the opening of the Msport Kart School under the direction of the Association of Racing Kart Schools licenced by the British governing body the MSA.

Now all drivers can benefit from truly World class coaching from the first time they step into a kart.  Msport Kart School can also supply full race prepared karts for all ages from 6 upwards so you can see if you love karting like we do, without outlaying any large sums on buying your own equipment. We can then take you through to completing your ARKS test and on to your first race and beyond.  So whether you are the next Lewis Hamilton or you just want to race and have fun at the weekends, Msport Kart School should be your first stop.

 
We are based on site at Whilton Mill Kart Circuit near Daventry in the centre of the UK which is one of the largest clubs with full facilities, places to get hot food, drink and even a hot shower if needed. 
 
Please feel free to contact us for a chat about your needs on 01327 842778 or via email to Msportkart@hotmail.co.uk or info@teamMsport.com and for details of all the ARKS Schools visit www.arks.co.uk.

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BPKC Summer Series   (09/04)

Round 1 of the BPKC summer series takes place on Sunday 19th April which incorporates round 2 of the Kent Kart Championships.  Grid slots are also available for junior and senior TKM which will assist drivers racing at the Kentish venue in Super One and the Southern TKM Championship later in the year. 
 
All non gearbox classes welcome including Junior Subaru.  Practice is available on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April.
  
Please contact Chris on 01634 661604 or 01634 201562 or email him on chris@buckmore.co.uk for more details.

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Kart Components   Click for larger image...(08/04)

Kart Components have updated their hugely successful KC Brake System with a new lightweight system manufactured from aluminium billet. At 600g the new system is half the weight of the old system and retains all the popular features of the old system with its unique adjuster pillars.
 
The new KC30 brake system is available with braided or plastic hose.
 
Please contact daniel@kartcomponents.com or go to www.kartcomponents.com for more details.

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Southern Blue Challenge   (08/04)

Click for larger image...Branfield takes the final but Derrick takes the overall win at a wet and windy Mansell Raceway.
 
Round two of the Southern Blue Challenge at Mansell was a wet one, until as always, the final!
 
Sam Dible was strong through all three heats, along with Chris Derrick and Ian Branfield. Rain, wind and everything the weather could throw at the grid happened for the first two heats, but the third was the first session for slicks all weekend.
 
The final turned out to be dry, Derrick on pole and Dible on 2nd. Branfield, who started third on the grid took the win by a second, with Derrick and McLeod taking second and third in that order. Derrick holding the fastest lap though.
 
Next round is at Clay Pigeon Raceway on 12th April. To sign up to take part in Formula Blue's Southern Championship and to join the NKRA visit www.planetkarting.uk.

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Lydd Kart Circuit   (07/04)

Click for larger image...The Lydd Kart Circuit Owner Driver Summer Championship kicks off with Round 1 on Sunday 12th April - it's going to be exciting!
 
Many classes catered for, championship awards going to Bambino, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior Subaru, Mini Max, Junior Max, ProKart, Senior Rotax, Rotax Max 177.
 
Our IKR meetings command a high standard of racing, kart club regulations are available, come join the grids.
 
The summer championship runs over 6 rounds with each competitor's best 5 results counting towards their final position. We race every 2nd Sunday of the month, open practice for all classes the Saturday before, every Friday and at other times to be confirmed.
 
Race entries taken up to and including Sunday morning, with no late entry fee. If you would like your name in the race programme we do then need notification of your entry Wednesday prior event.
 
Saturday open practice and Sunday race entry fee is £45 members, £50 non members each day.
Half day open practice fee is £25 members, £30 non-members.
Saturday Bambino hour 9am to 10am is £20.
Membership is £30 and runs for a year from the date you join or renew, saving you £5 each time you visit us.
 
Kart storage is £5 per week, race weekend garage space is available to hire, £25 per kart/per day. Please contact the circuit direct to book this. Transponder hire is £10 per day.
 
Winter 2014/15 Championship awards are being presented on Sunday 12th April in the club house.
 
Driver of the day, Honda Cadet clubman sportsmanship award, race day trophies all to play for. We welcome you all, friendly club racing with a great atmosphere.
 
Please see our website for further information www.lyddkartcircuit.com, Call 01797 321747 or 01797 321895, send us an email to lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk or Facebook a message.

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Are You Busy This Sunday?   (07/04)

This is the last opportunity to enter your team for this coming Sunday (12th) for the 2-hour team Endurance race at Buckmore part in aid of Parkinson's UK charity. The event will see over 18 teams of between 3-6 drivers racing for a great cause with Buckmore Park's premier hire karts.
 
Event starts at 11am with a full drivers briefing, 20 minute practice, 2 hour endurance race followed by presentations and trophies. There will also be a raffle and 250cc Gearbox kart demonstration.
 
The cost of each entry is £240 per team so could be as little as £40 per driver.
 
If you are interested in entering a team please get in contact as soon as possible to ensure we can get your team on the grid. This is a fantastic opportunity to let them drivers mix it with mechanics.
 
Entries close this coming Friday.
 
Come and have some fun, friendly racing all for a great cause!
 
Contact Ray Thomas via email Ray.ramar@gmail.com or Phone 07833 250857 for more details.

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Honda Tech Regs Updated   (31/03)

Please note the Honda GX160 Honda Engine Technical Regulations have been updated with Version 10A and they become effective on 24 April 2015.  Kart Race Yearbook regulation B4.2 and the KTE for Honda Junior and Senior are thus amended from that date, announced the ABkC.

The amendments include the following:
Section 1: The words 'Position' and 'Function' added to cover the positioning of crankcase oil seals.
Section  6 and Appendix 1: Clarification of an amended part number from Honda, the part itself is unchanged.
Section 16: Piston Ring '1T' added to permitted list as now supplied on UK spec engines.
Section 17: Amended dimensions for the con rod, to make it easier to measure by scrutineers, no actual change to spec.  Illustration added in Appendix 3.
Section 20: A maximum dimension for the coil mounting hole, and a drawing added in Appendix 3.
Section 23: A welded repair is allowed for one (only) coil mounting post, which can become damaged if the magnet flies free.  The position and thread sizes may not be altered.
Section 26: For clarification to state that clutches that can be adjusted in position are not permitted, and plate clutches are not permitted.  There are pictures in Appendix 3.

The regulations are available on the ABkC Regulations page, and here (PDF).

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Bambino Karter Extraordinaire   (30/03)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...6-year old Joseph Baird, from Aldridge near Walsall, is setting his sights high to raise £2,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital this year, whilst competing in the 2015 Motor Sports Association (MSA) Bambino Karting Championship.
 
Joe was born with a kidney condition called hydronephrosis, which caused him to suffer continual kidney infections. It wasn't diagnosed until he was three but since 2011, Birmingham Children's Hospital have been treating it. Four operations later and, so far, Joe's problem appears to have gone away!
 
On a family holiday last summer, Joseph tried karting and showed both flair and a passion for it. Within a few laps he was overtaking the adults, so it was only natural that he should continue karting when he returned home. Since then, Joe's family have bought him his very own kart which means he can compete in the 2015 MSA Bambino Karting Championship with other 6-8 year olds all around England, Scotland and Wales.
 
Joe wants to say "thank you" to Birmingham Children's Hospital for repairing his kidney by more than doubling the £750 he raised for them in 2014.
 
He seeks companies, who in exchange for a donation to the charity, will gain advertising space on Joe's kart, overalls, helmet, website and social media pages - and anywhere else an advert can be fitted!  Every penny donated will go to Birmingham Children's Hospital and not towards Joe's racing costs. Interested companies should visit boomit19.tumblr.com/advertising or call Ian Baird on 07766 251729.
 
Anyone wishing to donate should visit www.justgiving.com/kart.

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Josh O'Malley Memorial Cup   (27/03)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...The next round of the HKC championship on 5th April at Rye House will be held as the Josh O'Malley Memorial Cup. Now in its fourth year it's a celebration of a young charismatic driver whose time was cut short at the age of just 28.
 
Josh had been diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 4 and given only six months to live and it is a tribute to his spirit that he fought through the setbacks and considerable pain, to go on to win and be the National Kart Racing Champion at the age of 21.
 
He was involved in many aspects of Rye House and his memorial at the track is kept alive by his parents, Kevin and Gill, and the event will be run under his motto of "Live life to the full".
 
The event is open to all MSA licence holders and you are invited to join many of his grid mates, juniors and cadets who continue his traditions and we look forward to seeing you all next month.
 
Entry forms can be found here and entries close on Monday 30th March so enter now!

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True North: Boy Racers   (26/03)

Click for larger image..."We're friends in the pits and everywhere else but then when we get on the track, it's like a war zone..."
 
Lights out... and two of the fiercest rivals in motorsport go wheel to wheel, testing the limits of their skill on the racetrack and their friendship off it.
 
This isn't F1's Hamilton and Rosberg - but maybe one day they could be.  These are Ninja Kart's McFall and Nicholl - two young stars of the future from Northern Ireland who compete to win and hate to lose.

A new BBC One Northern Ireland programme, True North: Boy Racers, gets exclusive access to the boys and their families over the course of a season and lets viewers taste life in the fast lane.
 
Click for larger image...Ten-year old Matthew Nicholl from Limavady and nine-year old Adam McFall from Ballymena compete for glory at speeds of up to 50mph in the Ninja Karts series. For 6 to 11 year olds, the series is as competitive as any level of motorsport.
 
It's a family business. Racing is in the genes with their fathers also involved in motorsport in various forms and they can be as competitive as their sons. Keeping the boys on track is a big commitment - both financially and through time. Away from the track their family circles also have their own challenges to deal with.
 
True North: Boy Racers allows viewers to experience the contrasting emotions of the two young racers and share their love of karting as they carry the hopes and dreams of their fathers.
 
There are big rewards to finishing in the top four of the Ninja Kart Championship with a chance to compete against the best racers across the UK at the Ipswich Speed Weekend. Winning is everything. Losing is heart-breaking. How will the season unfold?  Will Adam and Matthew make it to Ipswich where the rewards are highest? But failure will also bring greater disappointment.
 
Turn on and tune in to True North: Boy Racers on BBC One Northern Ireland at 10:45pm Monday 30th March 2015.

More information is available at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p738g.

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BuyTransponders.com   (25/03)

Looking for a new transponder for kart, car, motorcross or motorbike racing?

What most suppliers don't tell you is that they buy from the manufacturer in Euros before converting to Pounds Sterling and adding their markup, but with the Euro exchange rate improving recently how can you be sure you're getting the best possible deal?

Introducing a new ecommerce website - buytransponders.com - which specialise in MyLaps motorsport transponders and is the only website to automatically calculate their prices based on the current commercial exchange rate so you know you're getting the best current price!

Announcing the site, David Hutchinson said "We are very pleased with this new development as the rate of exchange we offer is negotiated with City brokers and offers a far better rate than normal, meaning the Pound you spend buys more."

So if you're looking to purchase a transponder for the new season visit www.buytransponders.com to secure a great deal.

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Isle Of Man 24 Hour Is Go   (24/03)

EPEC are pleased to announce that their European 24 Hour will now take place in Jurby, Isle of Man on 23rd/24th May 2015 (Bank Holiday weekend).
 
The entry price is only £850 (owner drivers) with classes for Gx160, 200 Extremes in both Clubmans and Pro.
 
This is a great opportunity to experience this wonderful circuit in this celebrated motor racing island.
 
Special ferry prices are available.  Please email us at Teesside Karting for a list of hotel, camping and ferry prices.
 
Entry through Teesside Karting as normal on 01642 231117.
 
There will also be a limited number of race hires available (Clubmans) for only £1000 inc VAT, this will be on a first come first serve basis.
 
Entry includes - race prepared Kart, running new 200 engines, 2 sets slick tyres, all mechanical and technical services, race suits and crash helmets if required.
 
Get on the racing line.

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Karts Parts Available At GYG   (24/03)

DND Sports Ltd will be the sole kart shop at this weekend's GYG NKF meeting. We will have for sale...
 
- Oils, Lubricants and Cleaners
- Super One race numbers, all colours
- Sprockets, Chains
- Nuts, Bolts and Washers
- Bodywork and fixings (various styles)
- Chassis parts (Intrepid and OTK), general parts will be available as well
- Tyres (Mojo's, Dunlop, Komet)
 
We will have a limited number of sets of tyres available on site, but if you do require a set and to avoid disappointment please pre-order by Thursday 12:00 at the very latest!
 
If you require any specific parts for the weekend, again can we ask that you pre-order by Thursday.
 
Parts will be available from 8am on Friday.
 
To order parts and tyres please call 07535 645730 or email DNDMotorsport@gmail.com.

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Southern Blue Challenge   (23/03)

Click for larger image...The first round of the Southern Blue Challenge took place last weekend at Llandow and it all came down to tyre choice for the final.

After on-off drizzle, most of the Senior grid selected wet tyres for what looked to be a greasy circuit. But as the drivers waited in Parc ferme  the commentator announced that on the fastest lap time was set on the last lap of the race just gone, and it was on slicks!

It was a fantastic race to watch with karts on slicks driving through the pack with ease, coming up with some unusual results! Ian Bradfield taking the win, Matt Parr taking his highest ever finish in second and Kevin for taking third despite a brake failure.

Rounding off the top five was Kaite Helps in fourth, also her highest ever finish and a real turn around after having all their karting equipment stolen, and Rob Mortimer in 5th.

Results overall gave Ian Branfield a deserved lead at the start of this year's Championship. Equal 2nd were Matt Parr and Chris Derrick both on 8 points.

Ian Branfield also heads the Top Weight group from Duncan McLeod.  The Master section has Chris Derrick narrowly in front of Kevin Ford, though it is Ford who leads the Veteran group from Duncan McLeod.  Nigel Pritchard, travelling down from Burnley, was rewarded with the lead in the Legend section from Ron Shone.

The next round is at Dunkeswell on 28th March and we are sure it will be as exciting as the first!

For more information on Formula Blue, Southern Championship or NKRA please visit www.planetkarting.uk.

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Easykart UK   (20/03)

This weekend sees the start of the 2015 Easykart UK Championship - Round 1 of this exclusive Championship kicks off on Sunday at Shenington near Banbury in Oxfordshire.
 
The 2015 Easykart UK Championship marks an important step since the Championships move away from the MSA. More drivers have registered for this year's Championship with Easykart UK having its own (free) driver evaluation test for all drivers that want to race in the Championship.
 
New and used kart sales are up with more drivers looking to take part either in the whole Championship or some rounds near them. The Easykart Masters grid for instance is full!
 
Easykart offers classes for all ages Easykart Cadet from 7 to 13 years, Easykart Junior 12 to 16 years, Easykart Senior Lights and Easykart Senior Masters 16+.
 
Ginetta Cars is sponsoring the 2015 Easykart Championship with drives in their Ginetta Junior cars and G40 cars as just some of the prizes. CZ chains are also sponsoring the Championship with all podium drivers in all classes at each round receiving a CZ chain.
 
Click for larger image...The Easykart UK Championship will also be filmed, you can subscribe to our You Tube channel www.youtube.com/user/UKEasyKart.
 
So if you want fair, simplistic, low cost racing why not have a look at Easykart - a one make Birel ART chassis, one make Easykart IAME engine concept with no racing teams allowed - and probably the most competitive closely matched grids in kart racing today.
 
Start your racing journey with Easykart...
 
For more information visit www.easykart.co.uk or like our page on Face book or call Easykart UK on 01527 889595.

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2015 Gearbox GP Cancelled   (18/03)

It is with regret that Trent Valley Kart Club announces the cancellation of the 2015 MSA British (Short Circuit) Gearbox Kart Grand Prix that was scheduled to take place on Fulbeck kart track on 25th & 26th April 2015.

Having revived the event in 2014, the Club were keen to build on that success in 2015.  However, due to circumstances beyond our control, a last minute race calendar alteration by other parties now means a serious clash of gearbox events.  So, as unfortunately, a suitable alternative date couldn't be found in the increasingly hectic race schedules TVKC has taken the very difficult decision to cancel the event.

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all the competitors involved and those that have shown their support for the event.  We hope a more suitable date can be found for 2016!

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Rolling Road Dyno Service   (17/03)

Iridis are opening their Dyno facility for the up and coming season, allowing any teams or privateer drivers the opportunity to have an independent assessment of their equipment using the latest dyno equipment. All outputs recorded, analysed, stored and printed.
 
As in Motorsport nothing is equal, same-make engines will output different power and torque figures, between batch years and sometimes batch months - supposedly identical engines will manifest different characteristics.

With the same setup, some carbs will also produce various results. How about your exhausts or your coils? Dyno testing the components that affect the power of your kart allows you to identify and quantify what you have and reference it against the very best. The sum of the very best components will allow you not to take any chances with your motorisation.

We are able to test all Rotax engines and auxiliaries, all cadet karts and X30 engines.
 
You can rent our services from as little as £65.00 + VAT. As we can offer an hourly rate, half days, full day or even a season package for your individual need or even a team.
 
Any appointments or questions can easily be solved by contacting James on 07868 039466.

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Fantastic Spring Offer   (13/03)

CRG UK are pleased to announce a fantastic Spring offer on complete Rotax and X30 engine packages complete with the new CRG KT2 2015 Chassis.
 
Due to the recent change in the Euro exchange rate, we can offer a complete kart with any Rotax or X30 engine in any class; ready built and delivered anywhere in the UK for only £3999.00 including VAT.
 
Remember with our £1000.00 Part Ex scheme available this means you can have a complete brand new kart no hidden extras delivered to your door for only £2999.00 with nothing extra to pay.
 
For further information call Mark on 07967 159199.

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HTR Race & Driver Development   (13/03)

HTR Racing are really concentrating on a race and driver development program for 2015. HTR will be running in the popular NKF championship, PFI and Rowrah club meetings along with various different club meetings in perpetration to return to super one in 2016.
 
The team currently have 2 spaces available in the team in either Honda, Iame or Rotax classes with various different packages available to suit all budgets. From basic awning space to full arrive and drive. HTR will also have their fully equipped flat table at all races for anyone requiring chassis alignment.
 
If you would like to join a highly successful and professional team then please don't hesitate to contact Derrick on: 07836 248459 or derrick@htrracing.com.

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Kart Prep & Dyno Service   (12/03)

Click for larger image...British IAME champions, Fusion Motorsport, are offering an exclusive IAME cadet kart prep and dyno service for privateer drivers during the lead up to the first round of LGM on 4th/5th April 2015.
 
For the remainder of March, Fusion will be offering an all-inclusive service where customers will receive a full kart prep (steam clean, rear axle strip and rebuild and chassis alignment check) and a dyno session (maximum 2 hours) for a special price of £200 + VAT (replacement parts not included).  All carried out under one roof at our unit near Kimbolton circuit.
 
As well as having your kart prepared to the highest standards, you will also leave with an independent analysis of your carbs and engines.  If required, carb rebuilds and setting to be charged at additional fee.
 
If you are interested in this exclusive offer please contact on 07733 011221 or email dan@fusionmotorsport.co.uk.  This service is available by appointment only so book now to avoid disappointment.

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LKRC Summer Championship   (12/03)

LKRC are pleased to confirm the start of their MSA Summer Championship on March 21/22.

The summer championship also sees the introduction of a new price structure of £30.00 membership until 30th of April, and a race weekend for an all-inclusive price of £60.00 (members only) throughout the championship.

See the website at www.LKRC.net for details.
 
All MSA classes are welcome including Jnr and Snr X30. We are hoping to run a TKM Clubman Jnr & Snr class too - see website for details.  Free overnight camping is also available.

Once again full trackside support is from www.kartpartsuk.com who supply everything from chassis, tyres, sparkplugs to chains and sprockets - all at the track!
 
Also, the Fulbeck non-MSA Sprint Series takes place on the 3rd weekend of the month with Saturday practice and Sunday race.  The series is continuing to grow and open to all.

For any further information please contact Julie, the Competition Secretary, on 0844 800 0622.

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Mach 1 and MLC Motorsport   (11/03)

The Mach1 UK team, MLC Motorsport, have been making the X30 podium home at many tracks over the last few months. Including two double podiums at PFi and being crowned TVKC Winter Champions.
 
New signing Ollie Varney has been on the podium in every race since joining the team and had numerous fastest laps wet and dry, proving once again that the Mach1 chassis is a perfect choice for the ever growing X30 Classes. Ollie being crowned Winter Champion even with a non-finish in the first round is a credit to the equipment driver and the team.
 
The Junior drivers have also showed huge speed with German Cameron Boedler getting pole position at PFi in Febuary in his first ever race there, eventually finishing 3rd in the final and team mate Jake Bowman qualifying 4th in the same meeting.Click for larger image...
 
Click for larger image...Two drivers returning from winter breaks first time back in the kart for 3 months saw Josh Hatton collecting silverware at PFi and Gus Lawrence doing the same in his first ever Senior race at Kimbolton, including a fastest lap and pole position.
 
The 2015 Mach1 chassis is available now for only £2495.00 plus Vat.
 
To arrange a test in the Mach1 Kart or just to try X30 feel free to get in touch and find out how we can help your racing in 2015.
 
E-mail us at info@mlcmotorsport.co.uk or visit our website at www.MLCMotorsport.co.uk.

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Josh O'Malley Memorial Cup   (11/03)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...The next round of the HKC championship on April 5th at Rye House will be held as the Josh O'Malley Memorial Cup. Now in it's fourth year it is a celebration of a young charismatic driver whose time was cut short at the age of just twenty eight.
 
Josh had been diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of four and given only six months to live and it is a tribute to his spirit that he fought through the setbacks and considerable pain, to go on to win and be the National Kart Racing Champion at the age of twenty one.
 
He was involved in many aspects of Rye House and his memorial at the track is kept alive by his parents, Kevin and Gill, and the event will be run under his motto of "Live life to the full".
 
The event is open to all MSA licence holders and you are invited to join many of his grid mates, juniors and cadets who continue his traditions and we look forward to seeing you all in April.
 
Entry forms can be found here.

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RL Racing Department   (10/03)

Click for larger image...With the re-shaping of the RL Racing Department team early this year we are almost full for 2015 season, with just one space left for the all of the Super One Series, relevant club meetings and test days that are contained in our schedule for the year ahead.
 
We therefore have 1 drive left for either Junior Max or Mini Max and we can tailor a package to suit - either using and improving your own existing kit or supplying an arrive and drive package using our team equipment.
 
From the beginning of September there will also be availability for X30 and Rotax Mini & Junior test days at PFI, again using team equipment, in readiness for the winter preparations for 2016.Click for larger image...
 
There are also some exciting new developments currently being prepared for 2016 - watch this space.
 
For a quote or information on RL Racing Department please contact Steve Armstrong on 07843 586416 or email rlracingteam@icloud.com.

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KartsPartsUK & Praga/OK1   (06/03)

KartPartsUK are proud to announce that they have been confirmed as the new Praga karts UK and Ireland sole importers. With the first shipment having just arrived this week of the new 2015 Praga Dragon Evo Chassis and also the Praga Dark, chassis orders are now being taken. KartPartsUK are looking for new as well as established agents and teams all over the UK and Ireland to take on the karts. With some great offers and support available for the right drivers/teams.
 
After a successful trip to the factory it is no surprise that Praga have had so much success in the past - the factory leaves no stone unturned with the attention to detail being second-to-none and with 99% of the kart being manufactured on site, they can keep control of everything and make any changes at a moment's notice. With Praga's all new design for 2015, the new Dragon Evo Chassis is certainly one of the most eye catching karts on the grid and with results to back this up why not make a change from the norm and try something different. Prices on the Praga Dragon Chassis are £1995 Plus VAT and an amazing £1200 Plus VAT for the dark chassis. All karts come complete with a choice of seat, magnesium wheels and where it can be arranged we will come and help you with the first day of running to make sure you get the best out of the kart.
 
KartPartsUK have karts available to test in all classes from cadet, all Rotax classes and Iame classes, so just give us a call on 01775 712633 or email info@kartpartsuk.com.
 
Alternatively you can call one of there agents:
CCL on 01472 823040/07831 497534 or email cclracing@gmail.com.
Next Karting on 01727 568836 or email sales@nextkarting.co.uk.
Rednal Karting on 07989 471307.

All spare parts are available from our online shop at www.kartpartsuk.com

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DHR Winter Cup Champions   (06/03)

Dan Holland Racing drivers made an emphatic start to the European Rotax season with new members Tom Gamble taking a famous victory on his Euro Max debut and 12 year old teammate Tom Canning also taking a stunning podium place on his first Junior Rotax outing! After an intense and closely fought week at the circuit of Campillos in southern Spain it was the DHR duo who came out on top in the all-important Junior Max main final.

In DD2 Masters former world champion Christiano Morgado ran as high as 2nd in the main DD2 pre final until pushed off and he had to make a recovery drive in the final to claim 2nd in the masters category and become vice champion.

Whilst other team drivers featured well also over the week, overall it was a great collection of silverware for the team with some fantastic prizes of sponsored entries for the main Euro Max Challenge.


DHR have a full and busy programme of races in 2015 and quickly returned to PFI for the final round of their 2015 Winter series this past weekend and it was once more Tom Gamble who simply dominated the Junior Rotax class taking pole, along with the pre final win and storming to a 5 second victory in the final despite very wet and tricky track conditions.

In Mini Max, DHR drivers Mark Kimber showed great speed during the dry testing and drove a tactical final claiming the runner up spot on the final lap with a neat drive.

Tom Canning also featured well and took a close 7th in the final.


New Senior Rotax signings Luke Knott and Jac Constable wasted no time settling into their new environment and took 2nd and 3rd in timed practice. Existing DHR man Sam Marsh seeded 5th from last season's Super 1 campaign was also prominent.

Despite the teams trio of drivers all leading the pre final at one stage the wet final didn't share the same fortune with Sam and Jac both involved in separate incidents and Luke pitting on the formation lap due to a water electrical issue dropping him out of contention for the victory.


So the successful combination of DHR and the FA Alonso kart continues on from last season already with a haul of major trophies from the new campaign.

For anyone interested in racing with the team or testing the new 2015 Alonso chassis please contact Dan on 07960 047810 or email
dan@danhollandracing.co.uk
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Kart test days available and part ex on your existing chassis (any make considered) also an option. Call for more details!

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Get Prepared For 2015   (05/03)

With the main 2015 season just about to start Grice Racing Engines have great value offers on engine rebuilds with no compromises made on performance.

Super One starts in six weeks and LGM in a month so it's time to get your equipment in order.

Full rebuilds on Cadets cost £180, TKM and 100cc £220 and Rotax and X30 £355, all prices excluding VAT.

We've been building top line race engines for more than 35 years and with podium results in British, European and World Championships for piston port JICA , reed valve ICA, rotary and reed valve Formula A, KF3, KF2 and TAG Rotax motors, Grice have an enviable pedigree.

For this year F100 has over 60 drivers registered and starts in just over a month, so all pre-2000 100cc enthusiasts would be well-advised to send their engines to one of the pre-eminent engine builders of the period.

Regardless of whether your engine was manufactured 20 years ago or in 2015, if you want the best in engine preparation without worrying whether you're at the back of the queue behind team drivers or chassis customers, Grice Racing Engines are the only choice in the UK.

If you have any questions or for further options please call the workshop to discuss, on 01268 727847 or 07768 047253.  You can also email ricky.grice@virgin.net and visit our website at Griceracingengines.com.

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TKM Club Championships   (05/03)

More than 70 drivers have signed up for the 2015 TKM Club Championships, expanded this year to three regional events across the South, Midlands and North.

Entries are still coming in for the series which reached its official closing date on March 2 and registrations will still be accepted but will be at a higher rate and are subject to availability.

There is an added exclusive bonus to every driver who registers - free trial subscription to Karting Magazine. Karting mag will be giving great coverage to the TKM club championships in the magazine, its digital version and through its website at kartingmagazine.com and Facebook page.

The first event in the championships takes place at Hooton Park near Chester on Sunday, March 15 to launch the Northern series. The other championships get underway in April at Clay Pigeon and Shenington.

It was in 2012 the first series was launched in the Midlands with classes for Juniors and Seniors at Kimbolton, Shenington, Rissington and Whilton Mill. The idea was to enable inter circuit TKM club championship racing without the need to travel the length and breadth of the country. It proved an instant success.

Last year a Northern series was added racing at Hooton Park, Rowrah, Wombwell and Three Sisters and saw an immediate increase in TKM racing in that area. A Clubman category was also added to the Midlands.

Now for this year the Southern series will feature racing at Dunkeswell, Llandow, Clay Pigeon, Forest Edge and Buckmore Park.

In addition all rounds of the TKM club championships will this year feature a round at the Maxxis TKM Festival at Kimbolton in August with full TV coverage on Motors TV for both the event and the TKM club championships.

This year for the first time points will be scored from final grid position as well as final result to reward drivers for consistent results in the heats.

The organisation and co-ordination of the series is carried out through class owners Tal-Ko Racing with regular bulletins to all drivers and a newly expanded website facility this year. Regulations and registration forms are available at www.tal-ko.com. Additional registrations should be sent by post or email to Tal-Ko Racing.

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CRG UK Introduce New KT2   (03/03)

CRG UK are pleased to announce the introduction of the new 2015 KT2 suitable for all Rotax and x30 classes. We have test day packages available at Dunkeswell, Forest Edge, Llandow, PFi and Whilton Mill circuits.
 
The cost is £250.00 which includes a day's practice, fuel, tyres, kart and set up advice, this amount is fully refundable should you purchase a new kart, and remember we still offer the kart exchange scheme allowing you up to £1000.00 on your old chassis.
 
As an added bonus if you take up this offer at PFi you will also receive a day's driving at set up instruction for one of Britain's top drivers Mark Litchfield, for further information call 07967 159199.

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Formula Blue Kit Stolen   (02/03)

Click for larger image...Can you help Kaite and Adrian who have had all their karting kit stolen from a secure trailer storage unit on East Burton Road, Wool, Dorset sometime between 20th February and 1st March?
 
Kart details: 2014 Intrepid Kart (Raptor). 30mm frame. Formula Blue. T10 unique, quarter padded Tillett race seat. Flat bottomed & repaired. 2013 body kit and stickers. NKRA stickers & sponsor's stickers. Gold OTK wheels. Transponder - number 5239812. Non-standard water pump bands - interwoven. Intrepid floor tray. Intrepid yellow and black steering wheel. MyChron4 - Kaite Helps & Matt Helps as named drivers. Black plastic bumper.
 
Trailer details: Lynton Loadlugger 400 box trailer. Number plate was L7 MAH but can be easily removed.
 
Awning details: Unique. MOS branded blue, green and white awning. 2 sizes - suitable for 2 karts & 4 karts.
 
Other contents: Black 5 drawer Halfords Professional tool box - containing all sprockets, carbs, spares, chains. 2 blue boxes containing fluids. Black box containing all wet weather kit.
 
If you know about or hear of karting equipment matching this description Kaite and Adrian Helps would appreciate a call, their contact details are 01929 401313 or 07805 747628 (Adrian), and 07766934285 (Kaite) or email kaitehelps@gmail.com.

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Corbeau To Support Carter   (25/02)

Click for larger image...We are proud to announce that Corbeau Seats are to support Albert Carter and will join his list of of associate sponsors for 2015.
 
Iame Cadet driver Carter, who won the TVKC Championship in 2013, was 4th in the 2014 TVKC Winter series and was runner up in the 2014 Shenington Winter Series has a very busy season ahead and will contest the MSA British S1 Championship and the LGM National Championship during 2015, as well as selected Club races.
 
Click for larger image...Vic Lee, MD of Corbeau, commented, "This is a very new approach for us, and I am looking forward to being associated with Albert, watching him hone his skills, and developing his career. I believe Albert can go all the way to the top, he certainly has the racing edge and his off track personality is a sponsors dream. We see a very bright future together with him."
 
For over 30 years, Corbeau has been the leader in aftermarket seats for street, race, and offroad enthusiasts worldwide. With over 20 seat styles along with custom, direct bolt-in seat brackets, Corbeau is sure to have a seat to meet your needs. Corbeau seats are very affordable and are sure to enhance the overall look and driving experience of your vehicle. Once you sit in a Corbeau seat, you'll see why thousands customers  each and every year, choose Corbeau!
 
For further information on Corbeau Seats call 01424 854499.
 
Albert was quick to thank Vic Lee of Corbeau for the support and said "I'm really looking forward to this season and as usual will be giving it 100% for Corbeau and all of my sponsors who make this possible for me, thank you."
 
We would also like to say thanks to everyone and anyone who is giving Albert advice, help and support, it is appreciated.
 
You can keep up to speed with Albert's progress at his 3tc designed website - www.albertcarter.com - or his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/albert.carter.karting.

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Gold Spot For Danny   (25/02)

Click for larger image...Senior X30 Jade Kart Team driver Danny Keirle put in an impressive performance at last weekend's Whilton Mill race meeting. 
 
With 2 wins and a 5th place in the heats driving the new Gold Kart chassis Danny claimed the overall victory for the event.

The chassis performed excellently in all conditions over the weekend showing it's potential from a kart that won't break your bank account.
 
For more information on the New Gold Kart range please contact:
 
Magnum Motorsport on 01257 474419 or visit their website at www.magtune.com, or;
Jade Karts on 01295 678188 or visit their website www.jadekarts.co.uk.

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Lydd IKR Round 6   (24/02)

Click for larger image...The final round (R6) of the Winter Owner Driver Championship takes place on Sunday 8th March with practice available on Saturday 7th.  All the usual classes are catered for.
 
Race entries are taken up to and including Sunday morning with no late entry fee so there's no excuse for missing out!

Race entry for club members is £40, non members £45. Saturday practice for club members is £40 all day and non members for £45. The half day rate is £25 and £30.

Saturday's Bambino hour is from 9am to 10am and costs just £20.

 
Lydd Kart Circuit warmly welcomes you all to racing with a great atmosphere.
 
Further information is available on our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com or call us on 01797 321747 or 01797 321895.

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Msport Wins Prestigious O Plate   (19/02)

Click for larger image...It has been a fantastic start to 2015 for Msport Karting, with the first major race of the year for the team yielding 1 champion and 1 runner up at the prestigious Dubai O Plate event.

The team was quick in all classes with Mohamed Al Habsi winning the Micro Max class, being all the more impressive as the young Oman national is only 8 years old and beat the regular drivers that are 2+ years older than him.

In Mini Max, Msport was again at the front throughout the event with Mohamed's older brother Shihab al Habsi finishing in 2nd place overall and literally on the bumper of the eventual winner. Shihab had some bad luck in qualifying which gave him an outside starting grid which on the sandy track was a big disadvantage. Nevertheless, he raced through to win one heat and finish 2nd in the other.Click for larger image...

In Jnr max, Msport was again at the sharp end with Khalid Al Wahabi. Khalid, in only his first full season of racing, again proved he is the one to watch going into the final half of the season. Following his Pole in Qualifying at the last national championship round, Khalid again raced in the front pack until a crash in Heat 2 stopped his progress. Khalid then showed in the Final his never-give-up attitude to start near the back of the grid, only to pick off the drivers one by one and complete the race in 8th position.

Team Msport are available to manage your team/driver internationally - we have experience all over the world having previously had success on the world stage winning the Asia-Pacific KF3 championship 2010, World U18 Championship 2011 and many national championships inc UAE and Africa.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime to discuss your requirements. Email info@teammsport.com or call us on +44 (0)1327 842778.

Msport Karting, Whilton Mill Kart circuit, Whilton Locks, Daventry, UK

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IKR Race At Llandow   (19/02)

The 2015 IKR season at Llandow kicks off on March 1st and we know it's going to be another great year.

No licence is required and with a great atmosphere, clean racing and 20 lap finals, we are continuing to put the fun back into karting!

All are welcome, practice will be available on Saturday from 1-5pm at the price of £25/kart, with Sunday race entry at £40/kart, which will include ample practice time in the morning.

Further details can be obtained from www.southwalesikr.co.uk or the South Wales Karting Centre office on 01446 795568.

South Wales Karting Centre is Wales' premier kart circuit location, only 20 miles west of Cardiff, off junction 35 of the M4.

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NFK/Rowrah Awning Space   (18/02)

Lane Racing have awning space available for all rounds of NKF and Rowrah championships.

We will supply power/air and have on-site tyre changing facilities. We also offer full Tonykart maintenance and pre-race preparation.

Karts can be jigged and aligned in our North East workshop.

Store your kart with us and let us prepare your kart and deliver to the next meeting!

For more information call Dave on 07958 783866 or email laneracing@live.co.uk.

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SYKC & Strawberry Racing   (16/02)

South Yorkshire Kart Club are pleased to announce that Strawberry Racing have confirmed that they will be supporting the club throughout the 2015 Championship.

Drivers in Rotax Senior, Junior and Mini Max classes that are members of SYKC will be entered in to a free tyre draw at every round, and the top three drivers at the end of the Championship in the Rotax classes will receive vouchers for 1st - £500, 2nd - £300, 3rd - £200.
 
We will also be running grids for Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior and Senior X30. Bambinos are also very welcome to attend.
 
So be sure to come and join us for some excellent racing and at a friendly club.

For more information on SYKC visit www.southyorkshirekartclub.co.uk.

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Privateer Trophies And Awards   (16/02)

The Super One promoters are delighted to announce that privateers will be awarded in the 2015 season ahead.  Trophies for the top privateer in each class championship will be presented and already Synergy have provided a new rolling chassis for the top IAME Cadet privateer.  Awards for the other classes will be announced in due course.

Singleton privateers who are not in a team awning should register with the promoter John Hoyle at the first round, to stake their claim for the new trophies and awards. Registering will not affect their eligibility for the top Rookie awards, given out at each round and at the end of season, which have their own amazing prizes.

To register and choose your competition number for the season and be eligible for the new trophies and awards go to http://superoneseries.com/registration/.

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Vroom UK Magazine   (11/02)

Click for larger image...The Vroom UK February 2015 issue is out now!
 
Inside this monht's issue you'll find...

News:
Mondokart - News & previews
Your TKM Guide - Single piston ring for all
Rotax Max Beginners Tips - EVO Engines - Setting the record straight

Focus:
MSA Race 'n' Respect campaign
Guide to National-level racing costs
One to One - Rob Jones
Celebrity of the Month - Anthony Davidson

Special:
Autosport International show
Sportswear
Vintage - BHKC plans for 2015
2015 National & International Calendars
 
Race Reports:
Buckmore Park KC Winter Series Rd 1
Shenington KRC Winter Championship Rd 1
Trent Valley KC Winter Series Rd 2
 
Technical:
CIK-FIA Homologation 2015/2020 - Latest frames, brakes and bodywork Part 2

You can check out the preview on Issuu and buy the digital version on pocketmags.com or via the iTunes Newsstand at £1.99 (a 12 issue subscription is just £12.99).  Or get your hard copy  from Dartford Karting.

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Team Race Engineer Vacancy   (10/02)

Due to expanding its operations one of the UK's leading International Kart Teams is looking for a Team Race Engineer.
 
Duties will include:
 
- Preparation of Karts for European, Super One and Club Meetings
- Preparation of Driver Training Karts
- Preparation and delivery of new karts
- Race Engineering to leading International Drivers at the European and Super One Championships
- Organisation of Company's Vehicles and Awnings for race meetings
 
Suitable applicants should have a thorough knowledge of kart racing at the highest level, have held a National A kart licence, be personable and comfortable when dealing with the general public, and self motivated with the ability to work unsupervised in the workshop, and hold a current car driving licence. The vacancy will be based in Buckingham but will include travel throughout the UK and Europe.
 
Please contact Gary Chapman on 01280 814774 or email protrain@karttraining.co.uk for further details and enclose your CV.

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Annual Trophies To Be Won   (05/02)

Saturday 28th of Feb/Sunday 1st of March is the first weekend of the Rissington calendar with practice on the Saturday followed by racing on the Sunday. It's fast approaching!

On this weekend there are two annual trophies to be won. For the 250cc class is the Dave Hockey Memorial Cup. Dave Hockey was a huge character in the sport is fondly remembered at the club.

The second trophy is the Madge Klaassen Memorial Trophy which is presented to the winning Novice driver from the Iame cadet class. Marge was a founder member of the club and always cared passionately for the younger drivers which is why this is awarded annually to a Novice Cadet.

The club championship also kicks off and this will be the first round for all the classes: Tyro, Jnr TKM, Snr TKM, TKM Clubman, Mini Max, Junior Max, Senior Max, 125 gearbox, Honda and Comer Cadets.

For more details and online entry visit the website www.rissykartclub.com.

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BPKC Winter Series   (04/02)

Round 2 (of 3) of the BPKC winter series takes place on Sunday 15th February with grids available for all non gearbox ABkC classes including Bambino and Junior Subaru.

With limited track time available at Buckmore, the winter series offers Super 1, LGM and other national championship competitors a chance to practice and race at the circuit before their series visits the venue later in the year. Practice is available on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February.
  
Please contact Chris on 01634 661604 or 01634 201562, or email him on chris@buckmore.co.uk for more details.

For more information on Buckmore Park visit www.buckmore.co.uk.

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Connor Hall Joins Strawberry   (03/02)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...2013 British Minimax Champion Connor Hall has joined Strawberry Racing for an attack on the British Senior Rotax Championship in 2015.

He will be competing in the Super 1 series along with the British 0 plate.

Connor tested with Strawberry racing at the PF International circuit last weekend to clear out the cobwebs, but after positive testing entered the Sunday race meeting.

Despite tricky Conditions Connor secured 2nd place for the prefinal amongst strong opposition.

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...At the start of the prefinal Connor was forced off the track and ended up back in 24th place. After rejoining the track he managed to fight his way back to 10th at the flag, recording the fastest lap.

In the Main Final he started 10th and this time managed to stay on the tarmac. After a steady first lap he soon carved his way through the field and with 5 laps to go he had a 2 second gap to close down the leader. Setting fastest lap after fastest lap he closed the gap and at the flag was a mere 0.18 seconds behind the eventual winner.

A great team performance by everyone at Strawberry Racing and a solid base to build from. Along with karting, Connor is finalising a deal with a local Sports investment company to enable him to take the next step into cars.

You can check out Connor on twitter @connorhallrace as well as www.connorhall.co.uk for updates.

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Lydd IKR   (30/01)

Click for larger image...The next round of Lydd's Winter Owner Driver Championship is happening soon!

Saturday practice is on 7th of February. Club members pay just £40 all day, or a half day rate of £25, with the Bambino Hour 9-10am for just £20.
 
Sunday 8th February is Race Day - Round 5.  Whilst many drivers in all classes are competing for the Winter Championship, we welcome new drivers to the sport and drivers returning to the grid to join us for one or more rounds within the Championship.  We run an efficient and friendly club and look forward to seeing you all soon.
 
The usual classes are catered for - Bambino, Clubman, Cadet (Honda, Comer, IAME), Junior Max, Mini Max, Junior Subaru, Prokart, Senior Rotax Max 162 & 177.
 
A club race entry form can be downloaded from the website, filled out in advance & handed in at sign-on, or via TrakEntries by following the link from our website (note, deadline for TrakEntries is the Wednesday prior to the event).
 
Race entry is accepted up to 9am on race day morning, so no excuses - come and have a great weekend's karting!
 
Further information is available on the Lydd website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com. You can also email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk or call us on 01797 321747 or 01797 321895.

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Super One At PFI This Weekend   (27/01)

Visit PF International this weekend - 31st January/1st February - for an exciting Super One competition with prizes.
 
Registration time for the Super One is all the more easy at PFI. Just turn up and try the competition. Register for 2015 if you have not already.
 
John Hoyle, Matthew Snape and Emilia Hoyle will be there to explain all about the Super One, what's involved, what you get and the costs.
 
Alternatively register online, it's very easy - register now for 2015 Super One at http://superoneseries.com/registration.

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Mad-Croc Karting UK   (26/01)

2015 sees the arrival of Armando Filini's new Mad-Croc Kart. The Italian team manager, one of the most respected in international karting, presents Mad-Croc Karting. The brand strictly connected - by name, colours, and logo, to the partnering Mad-Croc energy drink that already serves as sponsor in different motorsport categories.
 
The team of professionals headed by Armando, is already very well established, having been extremely successful in the past years of racing around the world.
 
New Official UK importers Dan Stilp and Simon Parker from PPR Kart team are delighted to join the Mad-Croc family as Mad-Croc Karting UK.
 
Simon says: "After spending some time in the factory with Armando and seeing his passion for his new product and the dedication of his loyal staff make this really exciting times."

"The joining of forces with Dan and his huge experience and vast knowlegde of the sport, just make this new package a force to be reckoned with!"

 
The kart is available for all Rotax, Iame X30 classes and KZ.
 
If you are interested in trying the new kart please don't hesitate in contacting Dan Stilp on 07753 819511, Simon Parker on 07855 831921 or email pprkartteam@live.co.uk to arrange a test.

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Charity Kart Race At Buckmore   (26/01)

Come and enjoy a 2-Hour charity endurance Kart race at Buckmore Park, Kent on Sunday 12th April in aid of Parkinson's UK.
 
With the serious owner and hire kart championships starting to get underway this season this is a great opportunity for some fun in aid of a great cause, with all proceeds going directly to Parkinson's UK.
 
The event is an "arrive and drive" using Buckmore's Sodi RT8 390cc karts with all abilities welcome from beginners to experts. This is a great opportunity for all to show off their skills in these fantastic state of the art hire karts on the challenging Buckmore circuit.
 
Cost of the event is £240 per kart on the grid with team sizes of between 3-6 drivers. Format of the event is arrive at 11am, Safety briefing and a 20 minute practice session followed by a 2 hour race. Drivers must be a minimum of 16 years old, however if holding a current MSA Kart licence then 14 & 15 year old drivers are eligible (licences will be checked on signing in with a parent / guardian sign-on).
 
This is set to be a great family day with the usual fantastic facilities such as the restaurant and balcony areas, as well as a raffle and demonstration laps with a 250 Gearbox kart. Deposit of £40 can be made to secure your place on the grid!
 
Further information or to book your team in please contact Ray Thomas via email to ray.ramar@gmail.com.

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Starting Karting?   (21/01)

If you are just starting to get involved in Karting and looking into getting your MSA kart racing licence, then why not take your ARKS test at the UK's finest Karting facility - PF International.
 
Special Offer: Trent Valley Kart Club are pleased to offer each driver who passes their ARKS test at PFi a complimentary TVKC practice day!
 
ARKS packs are also available to buy from the Club at a cost of £60.
 
For more information or to book your ARKS test at PFi, simply contact arks@tvkc.co.uk.

More details can also be found on our website.

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HTR Racing   (21/01)

HTR Racing is proud to announce that they are now a Synergy Kart distributor.

Derrick Hardy team principal of HTR said: "We are proud to become a Synergy distributor, after watching the karts success in 2014 winning the Iame British Championship and National '0' Plate Championship with two different drivers we knew that this would be a great, well made and easy to work on kart to bring into the team. HTR will also be running the Honda Cadet chassis and look to be winning races straight away on the new kart.Click for larger image...
 
HTR will stock both the Iame and Honda karts along with a full list of Synergy spares.

Anyone interested in the chassis or spares please don't hesitate to contact Derrick on 07836 248459 or email derrick@htrracing.com.
 
HTR still have a couple of spaces left in the team for the 2015 season in their highly equipped race awning, with various different packages available to cater for all budgets in Super 1, NKF, PFI and Rowrah club meetings, contact Derrick for further information.

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Grice Racing Engines   (20/01)

For nearly 40 years, since 1976, Ricky Grice and his technical staff have supplied engines to British and National champions along with German Championships in KF2 and KF3 and have built up a long list of international podiums in all classes - so when you're sorting your kit out for the upcoming season, there is no better choice.
 
Much of the success has been with IAME engines, which as you will see from the results over the last season and this winter, is directly transferable to today's IAME X30 and Cadet engines. 
 
This is in addition to the fact that Grice Rotax engines are chosen by some of the most successful teams in the sport and have been for as long as the class has been in existence. The experience gained winning all these championships goes directly into the preparation of each individual engine. 
 
Combine this building and driving pedigree with the trackside support available means Grice offer a level of service that just isn't available anywhere else. 
 
Engines are individually prepared with the maximum attention to detail. Rotax or X30 rebuilds cost £355, and to be totally prepared you can also rent time on one of the most advanced karting dynos in the UK. A dyno power test is £90 and you can have your carb optimised with an ultrasonic set up for £60. 
 
Hiring one of these race-winning engines costs just £100 per day - a deal taken up by X30 Master International Champion Graham Hill. In addition Grice offer the option of paying yearly for engine hire in Rotax and saving money - Minimax costs £3500, Junior is £3750 and Senior is £4000, all with unlimited use. In cadet this cost is £2000, and X30 its variable dependant on how many races you use for.

All prices + vat.
 
If you have any questions or for further options please call the workshop to discuss, on 01268 727847 or 07768 047253.  You can also email ricky.grice@virgin.net and visit our website at Griceracingengines.com.

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Following In The Footsteps?   (20/01)

Click for larger image...9 years old Ben Cochran has had a year to remember and collected another trophy last Saturday, this time at the Sharnbrook Hotel where he picked up the 2014 Martin Hines Trophy. Previous winners include Lewis Hamilton and Anthony Davidson, and Ben is hoping to follow the same career path.
 
Other notable achievements last year included being crowned the 2014 Iame Cadet Champion at Red Lodge, achieving 5 race wins along the way. Ben also finished 14th out of 79 drivers at the 2014 Stars Championship at Whilton Mill and 8th in the 2014 Hunts Kart Club Championship, as well as a race win at Ellough Park and being 1st place novice at both Kimbolton and Whilton Mill.
 
Ben is currently competing in the Winter series at PFI with SWRD, Kimbolton Championship and the Whilton Mill Championship, and Dad Johnny is currently in talks and seeking sponsorship with a national company with a view to doing the FKS Championship.
 
This summer season will see him racing in the Little Green Man championship with Simon Wright Racing and hopefully a few Super One rounds too. 

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Easykart UK Open Day   (19/01)

Click for larger image...If you are still deciding what your racing plans are for this year - have you considered Easykart?
 
For 2015 Easykart UK is self governing with its own exclusive Championship and its own free Easykart Racing licence.
 
Easykart features catagories Easykart Cadet from 7yrs to 13yrs, Easykart Junior from 11yrs to 16yrs, Easykart Senior Lights 16+ and Easykart Senior Masters 16+.
 
The Easykart UK Championship is dedicated to low cost racing, closely monitored engines and chassis with strict regulations in place with the emphasis on the drivers ability rather than "black magic engines" defined by the biggest cheque book!
 
The Easykart UK Championship does not allow racing teams or engine builders in it's paddock. Easykart UK have their own Official resident Championship driver coaches for Easykart drivers and Official techncial and engine trackside support services available.
 
The Easykart UK paddock features a free technical advice area and a dedicated spare parts truck at each round. There is also complimentry service area with work bench, air compressors, tyre fitting bay - everything a driver needs when racing their Easykart in our Championship.
 
Easykart UK are holding a free open day this Saturday at its factory near Birmingham where you can come and see the range of Easykarts and ask any questions about the Championship and the Easykart concept - you may be surprised!

Open Easykart Day - Entry free of charge
Where: ACR - Easykart UK Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 4DJ
When: Saturday 24th January 2015
Times : 10am til 4pm
Refreshments
Free parking!

On display will be the new Easykarts Cadet, Junior and Senior.


There will be introductory seminar of Easykart presentations at 11am and 2pm with Q&A's for newbies, covering racing equipment, how to join the Championship, how to book you free driver evaluation tests and how the Easykart UK Championship works.

Come and talk to us about how to get started in Easykart, what's involved, what you need and what you don't need!

An opportunity to possibly place your order and spec your new Easykart ready for the new 2015 season.

Easykart Shop - if you have purchased a used Easykart or if you are an existing Easykart owner an opportunity to come ask advice and pick up some spare parts ahead of the new season. Come and see our facilities, engine department, chassis department and spare part inventory. Come and talk everything and anything about Easykart from the people who know !

If you would like to attend please get in touch with us and register your attendance on 01527 889595 or email acraccounts@btconnect.com.

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

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TKM Club Championship   (19/01)

Registrations have now opened for the three TKM Club Championships being run this year in the South, Midlands and North. Provisional regulations and full details together with registration forms are available on the Tal-Ko website at www.tal-ko.com
 
Junior, Extreme and Clubman classes will be run in all three areas subject to sufficient entries with plenty of interest being shown.
 
TKM Co-ordinator Grahame Butterworth says: "Our aim is to give our drivers the kind of close racing they want but without the need to travel too far or spend too much time away. This is cost-effective racing.
 
"We have included the Maxxis TKM Festival at Kimbolton in each area because it is a popular event with drivers all over the country and this will provide a double benefit for those drivers attending at no extra cost."
 
Registration closes at standard rate on March 2. Any questions please email interclub@tkmdriversclub.com.

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SSM Super One Awards   (15/01)

Click for larger image...Over two hundred guests enjoyed the SSM Super One 2014 Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Coventry Hilton on Saturday 10th January, following the Autosport International Show earlier in the day when all the seeded drivers were presented with their awards by Britain's newest Formula 1 driver Will Stevens.

MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones presented the MSA  British Championship trophies, George Robinson the Rotax awards and Grahame Butterworth the TKM awards at the show, all compered by Henry Beaudette.  The top three and the top rookies in each class re-visited the podium at the glittering awards dinner, with all champions receiving a Koden helmet and either a TAG-Heuer timepiece or sunglasses.

The class national champions in TKM Extreme, Junior TKM, MiniMax, Junior Max, Senior Max and the three Rotax Rookie winners will all receive a fully paid up 2015 Super One season (Rotax winners had the option of a new Rotax engine). All the race entry fees, the registration fee, race and wet tyres and fuel costs will be covered for them thanks to the generosity of Tal-Ko for the TKM classes and JAG Engineering for the Rotax Classes.  The MSA British IAME Cadet champion receives a free entry to the X30 International race and the ABkC awards cheques to the value of over £16,000 from the generosity of the tyre suppliers and their importers. Promoter John Hoyle thanked all participants and sponsors for their support during a tremendous year of competition, where most of the titles went down to the last round, some to the last lap of the last final.

A selection of photographs, courtesy of Kartpix.net, can be viewed here: https://flickr.com/photos/23866471@N00/sets/72157649862118390.

 
For all information and registrations for the 2015 season visit superoneseries.com.

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Super One Series & Vroom   (14/01)

Super One Series and Vroom UK magazine are delighted to announce that their successful partnership has been extended through to 2017.  Vroom UK is the primary outlet for the Super One news and race reports.

Vroom UK Managing Editor Salvatore Murtas said: "In Super One we've found a vibrant, dynamic and forward looking partner. Our partnership has been extremely beneficial to the promotion of Karting not only in the UK, but also in Europe, thanks to the high competition level the Super One Series continues to produce year after year. Being one of the most highly regarded feeder series to international Karting, producing some of the best talents in motorsport, we are very proud to have the opportunity to make the collaboration with the Super One Series an even stronger one."

 
The Super One Series is now in its 32nd year having been founded in 1983 and is the longest standing national motorsport championship in the U.K.  It is the only championship authorised to host the British and National short circuit kart class championships and award the seeded numbers 1 - 10.

Promoter John Hoyle said: "The partnership with Vroom in 2014 has proved to be a big boost for our championship and offers wide and high quality media coverage, benefitting our many competitors, teams and sponsors.  I am delighted that we are partnered through to 2017."

 
For further details or on-line registration visit superoneseries.com.

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Rotax Max Evo Engines   (13/01)

Following careful consideration of the situation JAG Engineering have made the decision to delay the introduction of both EVO engines and the associated EVO accessories until further notice but not before 2016.

This follows in depth discussions with the ABkC, the MSA and the BRP-ROTAX factory. The consensus of opinion being that for maintained stability of the Rotax classes in the UK the best solution was to continue to supply the existing range of engines, accessories and spare parts for use in the coming year.

All existing components and engines have been confirmed as available for supply from BRP-ROTAX for 2015.

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Shenington Winter Series   (09/01)

Shake off the winter blues and join the Shenington KRC Winter 100 Series commencing on Sunday 18 January.
 
The 3 round series that begins in earnest 18 January will be followed by meetings on 15 February and 15 March, and will also count towards the main club championship.
 
Club members prepay only £135 for 3 races.  There's Saturday practice plus Friday 13 March available too.
 
X30 Junior / Senior very welcome.
 
Go to www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk and visit our 'Forms' page for details.

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2014 TKM S1 Winners   (08/01)

The winners of last year's TKM S1 National Championships will this week receive a £2750 boost for their 2015 season with free racing in this year's championships.
 
Joe Forsdyke, who won the Senior Extreme TKM title and Arran Mills who won the Junior TKM title, will each receive their valuable prizes at the Autosport International Show at the NEC and then later at the championship's prize giving event.
 
Each driver will be given free registration, free entry fees, seven sets of dry tyres, one set of wet tyres and race fuel for the 2015 S1 series within the Formula TKM classes.
 
The awards have been made possible thanks to the increased backing of Tal-Ko Racing with further backing from the Super One organisers. In addition, as usual Tal-Ko will be handing out cheques to the second to eighth placed drivers in each class.
 
Commenting on the awards Tal-Ko Racing's Alan Turney said: "We wanted to give the awards and TKM at S1 an extra boost and we feel that by taking this step we really underline the support we give to our drivers."

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Super One Awards @ ASI   (07/01)

Click for larger image...Will Stevens, Britain's latest Formula 1 race driver, will join representatives from the MSA, JAG Engineering, Tal-Ko, ACR and the ABkC to hand out the glittering array of 2014 SSM Super One trophies and awards.  The ceremony will take place on the Super One stand 6410 at Autosport International at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday 10th January.

Class champions in TKM and Rotax plus Rotax Rookies will be awarded with a free entry to the 2015 Super One (or alternative of a new Rotax Engine for Rotax winners), the MSA British IAME Cadet champion receives a free entry to the X30 International race and the ABkC awards cheques to the value of over £16,000 from the generosity of the tyre suppliers and their importers Anderson CSK with Dunlop, JAG Engineering with Mojo, Tal-Ko with Maxxis and Zipkart with Bridgestone. All class winners will also be awarded a Koden carbon fibre helmet and a prize from TAG-Heuer.  The Series wishes to thank all 2014 sponsors especially headline partner Stevenage Sheet Metal.
 
The awards ceremony for the Rotax Classes and Honda Cadet will take place at 1pm, and the MSA KZ1 and IAMECadet, TKM and KGP classes at 3pm.  Thereafter the prestigious Awards Dinner will be held at the Hilton Coventry Hotel in the evening.
 
Please do come along to talk to us about competing in the Super One Series with any questions you have, full registration details are on here: http://superoneseries.com/registration/  The Friday format is now six ten minute sessions of practice and over Saturday and Sunday there will be a six minute Timed Qualifying session then two ten minute heats, a fifteen minute plus one lap pre-final and a Grand Final also of fifteen minutes plus a lap per class.

 

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BPKC Winter Series   (07/01)

Round 1 (of 3) of the BPKC winter series kicks off on Sunday 18th January with grids available for all non gearbox ABkC classes including Bambino and Junior Subaru.

With limited track time available at Buckmore, the winter series offers Super 1 and other national championship drivers a chance to practice and race at the circuit before they visit later in the year.  Practice is available on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th January.
 
Just a reminder that an extra open practice day has been arranged on Sunday 11th January between 10 am and 4 pm for all non gearbox ABkC classes.  The day will be run in sessions and medical cover will be provided.  The costs are £55 for non members and £50 for BPKC members per kart.
 
Please contact Chris on 01634 661604 or 01634 201562 or email him on chris@buckmore.co.uk.

For more information on Buckmore Park visit www.buckmore.co.uk.

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S1 Award Free Season's Racing   (07/01)

Super One organisers are delighted to announce that the class national champions in TKM Extreme, Junior TKM, MiniMax, Junior Max, Senior Max and the three Rotax Rookie winners will all receive a fully paid up 2015 Super One season (Rotax winners have the option of a new Rotax engine).

All the race entry fees, the registration fee, race and wet tyres and fuel costs will be covered for them thanks to the generosity of Tal-Ko for the TKM classes and JAG Engineering for the Rotax Classes.

The deserving recipients for these awards, which are worth over £2500 are:

TKM Extreme: Joe Forsdyke
Junior TKM: Arran Mills
MiniMax: Dean MacDonald
Junior Max: Sandy Mitchell
Senior Max: Joseph Reilly
MiniMax Rookie: Jonathan Hoggard
Junior Max Rookie: Lucas Vaus
Senior Max Rookie: Pierce Lehane
 
These awards will continue through 2015 and beyond, so this is a prize very much worth aiming for during the season, whether experienced TKM or Rotax competitor or a Rotax Rookie first timer.  The Super One offers excellent value for money, probably the best of any similar national or international series and all details are on superoneseries.com .  Don't delay, register online today!
 
The awards will be presented by Will Stevens, Caterham Formula One driver, on Saturday 10th January at the NEC Autosport International Racing Car Show, Stand 6410 and again at the glittering awards evening.

For more information visit the website at www.superoneseries.com.

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LT Motorsport   Click for larger image...(06/01)

LT Motorsport enjoyed another successful year in 2014 with race wins, fastest laps, pole positions and a couple of Championships to add to our already impressive track record.

As well as continuing to offer support for all of the Rotax classes, LT Motorsport will also be supporting the X30 class, which has been increasing in popularity during 2014 and is sure to be a great class to race in this year.  We will also be supporting the Bambino & Cadet classes to help develop younger drivers.

 
Click for larger image...LT Motorsport offers a range of track support options to suit all drivers from our large heated awning at Whilton Mill, Kimbolton and 177 Interclubs rounds.

Click for larger image...We also provide kart preparation and kart storage at our professional workshop, as well as engine servicing and engine rebuilds using our in-house Dyno facility.

 
With 2015 now upon us, the team are gearing up for another great year!

For more information on our services, race team and driver coaching contact LT Motorsport at
ltmotorsport@gmail.com or on 07921 079766.

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Lydd IKR   (06/01)

Race day is here again - Round 4 of our 2014/2015 Winter Championship - Sunday 11th January.
 
Usual classes catered for - Bambino, Clubman, Cadet (Honda, Comer, IAME), Junior Max, Mini Max, Junior Subaru, Prokart, Senior Rotax Max 162 & 177.
 
Saturday practice £45 Non Members, £40 Club Members and same for Race Entry. 
 
Club race entry form can be downloaded from the website, filled out in advance & handed in at sign on, or via TrakEntries, follow link from website (note, deadline for TrakEntries is Wednesday prior event).
 
Entries are also accepted up to 9.00am race day morning, so no excuse, come and have a great weekend's karting.
 
Further information is available on the Lydd website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com or call 01797 321747/01797 321895.

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TKM Engine Legality   (06/01)

As you should be aware from the TKM 2015 Regulations and 2015 BT82 Engine Fiche, some small but very important changes have been made to help cut out the cheating that was discovered last year concerning engine ports from one engine builder.

In particular it is pointed out that the permitted inlet port opening amount has been reduced fractionally from 22.00 to 21.90mm. This will not cause any problems on engines fitted with the normal standard 15 thou cylinder base gasket or engines fitted with more than one cylinder base gasket. However on engines running with just one 10 thou cylinder base gasket it might fractionally make the engine illegal.

So with the first events of the year already coming up please do ensure that your engine will be legal. If in any doubt, and your engine is being used at present with just one single 10 thou cylinder base gasket we strongly advise that you replace it with one single 15 thou cylinder base gasket which should make it legal.

We further remind drivers that our offer of free checking of engines for any illegal modifications to the barrel runs to the end of January 2015. Up to that date if we find your engine has illegally modified ports we will give you the option of replacements at 40% discount. Such checks can only be carried out at our premises in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

For more information visit www.tal-ko.com.

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S1 Returns To Rissington   (05/01)

Rissington Kart Club is delighted to be chosen again to host a round of the 2015 Super One series.
 
This round will be on the second weekend, the 7th to 9th of August. It will include the following classes:
- Mini Max
- Junior Max
- Senior Max
- Honda
- KGP
 
By hosting this round, it will allow the club to continue making improvements to the track and facilities, which will benefit the racing experience for all of our Club members who race all year round as well as any visiting drivers.
 
Racing at Rissington runs from March to October and is on the first weekend of the month. As per normal practice and set up testing on the Saturday with racing consisting of three heats and a Final on the Sunday. Classes represented are: Comer, Honda, Iame, Tyro, Mini, Junior and Senior Max, Junior and Senior TKM, 125 and 250 Gearbox.
 
Rissy enjoys a large, open paddock area which means there is plenty of room to pit. Access to set up is available from Friday afternoon and staying overnight for the weekend is free!
 
For more info about the track, facilities and club forms see our temporary website at www.rissykartclub.com.

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