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Go Karting, Junior Practice School, ARKS Schools and
Prokarting at Shenington see further down the page.
For ARKS Tests: Book with Tom Whitehouse tel
Please do not drive through Shenington village to
and from the circuit. Only go to the village if
you are using the facilities there. Thank you.
Spellfame Shenington SuperPrix 14-16 June: Get
your entries in soon, Regulations and entry forms on the
Forms page (go to Race Entry Forms menu). ABkC O
Plate for 250 National and KZ2, gearbox drivers note
3.1.1 and 3.1.2 on regs please. No special rate for
Clubman drivers. Historic demonstrations each day
and large marquee for display of historic karts, also
Legends. Bar on Friday and Saturday evening, disco
and pig roast with salads on Saturday evening. Now
all we need is the weather. Hats and free pig
roast ticket for competitors. Enjoy!
Live Timing is here: When active you should be
able to see the current race results updated every 40
seconds from our TAG Super Sports Timing System. A
typical race day starts at 0800 with signing on and
safety scrutineering. Everyone gets 3 laps of
practice from about 0940 to 1030 then the heats start
through to mid afternoon. After a short lunchbreak
the finals go through to about 5.30pm
JLT/MSA Motor Club of the Year Award:
Shenington was chosen out of all 750 motor clubs to take
1st prize in the 2012 JLT/MSA Club of the Year.
Chairman Mike Coombs and Secretary Graham Smith attended
the MSA Night of Champions at Pall Mall to receive the
large rosebowl trophy and cheque. This is a tremendous
achievement, earned through our members support.
See picture to the right.
The 2013 Race Calendar
is here and Club Meetings will be on the 3rd Sunday of every
month from January to November, then 1st Sunday in
December. For Regulations go to The Club, then
Regulations on the menu.
Next Lets Go Karting is on 31 May - see details further down the page
Rotax Max 177 / Masters drivers:
Shenington is keen
to enhance the grid of Max 177 and is offering
membership rates on entry and Saturday practice to any
Max 177 / Masters driver on their first visit to
Shenington for a race, subsequently we hope you will
enjoy the racing and join the club of course.
There is a special Max 177 race at the May meeting.
are still collecting for the Oxford Air Ambulance if you
can help. Please support the Air Ambulance and
you might also be interested in signing the petition to
exempt them from fuel duty,
which is here. (In the same way that Lifeboats are
Please take more care exiting from the circuit,
there was nearly a serious accident after the January
meeting, and please DO NOT allow your supporters to park on the
Parents of minors: If you are handing responsibility
for another person to sign on your child up to 18, you
will need to
complete this form and leave it with the club at
Pit Spaces for the next Meeting: Please inform
Pete Cox if you are racing at the club meetings and will
not arrive until late Saturday or Sunday morning so he
can rope it off to prevent anyone else going in.
Also note NO CARS in the pits spaces unless sole
means of bringing your kart.Please have
your fire extinguishers ready for inspection if
requested. You will be asked to move if in a booked
pit space by mistake. Booked pit spaces are £20 per
weekend, this applies to any pre-booked with the track
manager or to the 'choice' spaces released by club
members for the weekend. Un-booked pit spaces
that have not been pre-booked or do not belong to a club
member for the year are not charged. Always check
the notice board and if in doubt see the Track Manager
TKM Inter-Club Championship:
Now open for 2013 Registrations -
form here.During 2013, Shenington KRC will hold
a round of the TKM Inter-Club
championship at the SuperPrix meeting on 15/16 June.
The other clubs participating are Kimbolton (12 May), Shenington (15/16 June), Rissington (31
Aug/1 September) and Whilton
Mill (22 Sept). Please find
full details here,
and see the TKM Advert here.
Our 2013 round will be at the SuperPrix again.
Here are the approved 2013
Regulations for the series.
Points tables after the first Round of 2013 -
TKM Extreme -
Congratulations to Matt England in Juniors who won all
three rounds in 2012 and cannot be beaten, and to Liam Murray
and Joseph Reeves-Smith who tied for 2nd . In Extreme
it is all to play for between Nathan Durnford and
Matthew Allnut who tied on points, with Durnford getting
the verdict, Matthew Harris third. Well done
to all. We will be hosting a round again in 2013 at the
SuperPrix in June.
Congratulations to all the Shenington 2012 Club Champions and
The 2012 Award Winners present at the Stratford Manor
Hotel 5 January 2013:
Class Winners: Kieran Wragg (Cadet Libre), Matt Davies
(Junior TKM), Edward Tansley (MiniMax), Danny Keirle
(Junior Max), Ashley Jones (TKM Extreme), Jade Sheppard
(TKM Clubman), Will Maslin (Rotax Max), Andre Marot (Max
177), Matt Dittman (KZ2 UK), James Hassall (250
Special Awards: Most Improved Junior TKM: Jack Monkhouse,
Most Improved Junior Max: Lewis Malin, Most Improved
MiniMax: Hannah Lang, Most Improved TKM: Eddie Mawle,
Most Promising Cadet: Caden McQueen, Most Promising
Junior: Edward Tansley, Junior Clubman: Hannah Chappell,
Clubman: Andre Marot, Wooder Spoon: Paul Klaassen, Lady
Driver of the Year: Jade Sheppard. Driver of the Year:
LATE ARRIVALS: Please do not come to the
circuit on the day / evening before a practice day or
championship, except up to 11 pm on Friday's before the
club meetings. Our landlord and the Gliding Club
are getting fed up with vehicles trying to get in or
parking in the area late at night.
Could visitors to the club please respect the pit spaces
that are booked for the year by the club members. If in
doubt, look at the notice boards in the paddock to see
which are occupied. The owner of the pit-space
always has precedence up to 0915 on Sunday morning.
Please note that if a pit bay holder is not using the
pit bay for a race weekend, if they inform Track Manager
Peter Cox the club will attempt to sell the space for
£20 for the weekend and if sold, give a £10 discount
voucher to be used against a test day in the future.
Vacant pit spaces can be pre-booked for a weekend at £20
by contacting Peter Cox on 07770 866006 or 01295 257674
(evening) and at reasonable times.
CCTV is in operation: The club has
invested in a CCTV system to aid the Clerk of the Course
in judicial decisions on driving incidents. There
are a total of nine cameras (two in the paddock, up to
seven on the track) in operation.
Live Results are here:
This is rarely used but if active you should be
able to see the unofficial race results 'over the line'
from our Super Sports Timing System possibly before
penalties are added, with unofficial timing.
Special Offer for 2013 - ARKS TESTS:
Take your ARKS test with one of our Club Examiners (Tom Whitehouse tel
01926 496694 / 07825 771782) and join the club and you
will receive ONE FREE RACE ENTRY in 2012.
Lets Go Karting
Taster Sessions and Junior Karting: Shenington has been selected for one of
the club places on the MSA
sponsored scheme to give
youngsters a chance to try a race kart for the sum of
only £10. We were the first club in the country to
start the sessions, with our inaugural session on
Tuesday 17 June 2008. The current sessions are
shown below, generally a day in school holiday weeks and
one Tuesday evening per month in the summer months.
If anyone would like to come along and help the
committee volunteers please make contact with the
secretary. We have invested in two brand new Cadet
karts fitted with Honda GX120 engines, a 2011 JKH Cobalt
Honda Cadet, a Comer S60, a
full race prepared Project One Honda Cadet, another
Honda Cadet, a CRG Bambino 'Puffo' kart (generously on
loan from HRS Motortsport) and
two MicroMax (generously gifted
by JAG) on junior chassis for the older kids. All racewear will be provided.
Please phone the secretary on 01926 812177 if you want
to book in a driver for the next available trial (see
below for dates). Also for those who have already been on
the Lets Go Karting day, we are offering a longer test,
three sessions for £40, in the holidays, during the day, in the afternoon. Please phone 01295 257674
to book, but remember you must have been on an LGK
with us first. We are planning to run the full
circuit on 30 May at a cost of £90 for those that
wish to progress, they will have to have done at least
two of the previous junior practice days first.
The intention is to take youngsters from the initial
taster session all the way up to their ARKS Test, which
can be taken at the club.
Lets Go Karting taster sessions at Shenington -
phone Graham on 01926 812177 to book, longer sessions
for those who have done Lets Go Karting junior school phone Gill on
01295 257674 to book:
Please note our fees are
increasing slightly to £10 for the Bambino/Cadet/ Junior
session (incls refreshments); £40 for the half day and
£90 for the full day. We can also supply a race ready
2011 homologation JKH Honda Cadet with RPM engine for only £1250 plus
VAT, only to those who have done Lets Go Karting with us
(Conditions apply). Purchasers are also eligible
for a free ARKS Test. Kart is similar to the one
above left but without the body sticker kit.
May 31st - Friday morning taster session (£10),
book with Graham 01926 812177 and afternoon junior
school to book with Gill on 01295 257674
To right, William Layton (26), one of the Lets Go Karter
graduates now racing with us,
and below group picture taken on 13 April 2010
Video of a Lets Go Karting taster session and some
Cadet Racing from Shenington in 2009,
and below a picture of the club's start karting in the
Go Motorsport: Shenington Kart Racing Club
supports the MSA
Go Motorsport scheme.
Below - two laps of Shenington at the May 2009
Super One meeting,
with Ricky Collard on his Cadet,
courtesy racedata.org and Fusion team
WiFi Broadband Internet Access: As part of the
continuing service to our customers / club members /
drivers we have now made available WiFi access in the
paddock. It covers almost all of the B and C pits,
and the some of the new field, but unfortunately isn't
very strong in the A Pits. We also have live timing available and
the webcam(s). Please do not abuse the facility with
over-use (eg gaming) or we may have to put on password
protection. Just treat the free internet access
with respect, thank-you.
Fire Extinguishers: Could all competitors
please ensure they have a working fire extinguisher at
the race meetings in accordance with regulations,
minimum size 55B but better to be 70B minimum.
Also please acquaint yourselves with the nearest
firepoint in the paddock where large fire extinguishers
may be found.
If you have an awning, it is now recommended to have a
minimum of a 2kg foam or powder, or two if more than one
competitor. Commercial teams should have a minimum
of 2 x 6kg and the fire extinguishers should be kept at
the entrance(s) to the awnings.
Please put your entries in ON
TIME! At a recent meeting there were 176 sent on time and
64 AFTER the closing date. Remember we are allowed
to charge £10 for late entries.
Note to all commercial teams: Please remember that
after 1st July all commercial awnings and team vehicles
MUST display appropriate No Smoking signs as required by
law. Checks will be made, insurance should be in
ROTAX MAX DD2: The club welcome DD2 at our
test days but please note all DD2 karts must practice in
the gearbox sessions. Our insurance does not
permit us to mix gearbox and direct-drive and because
the MSA recognise DD2 as a gearbox category, they must
therefore set their gearing for the long circuit and
practise accordingly with 125 ICC etc. IF there is
sufficient demand we can consider a race as they are
already referenced in our SRs.
Please note—reluctantly we can no longer
accept used tyres. Too many people from all over were
using our facility, not just club members. So it is
exclusion for anyone dumping tyres at Sheni from now on.
We use the SuperSports ERS Tempus
timing system so all meetings will sport the ERS+ results on
www.karting.co.uk . This should be of great benefit to the
club members and guests, being able to bring up various
www.karting.co.uk website. Yet another update
and improvement from your favourite club. Remember all
profits are put back into the club facilities.
Please note the MSA Gold and Blue Book are available on
website for download in pdf format. If you do not
have a licence and password, it is now possible to get a
public access password.
SHENINGTON KART RACING CLUB: Tel 01926 812177 or email:
(Note Circuit postcode is OX15 6NW - no mail facilities
by mail to Graham Smith, Stoneycroft, Godsons Lane, Napton, Southam,
Warwickshire, CV47 8LX
Your committee: Mike Coombs
(Chairman), Lesley Allen (Vice-Chair), Graham Smith
(Secretary), Sonja Game (Competition Secretary), Bryan Riman
(Treasurer), Peter Cox (Track Manager), Simon Walker, Mark Allen, Tony Bury, Richard Lloyd, Paul Klaassen, Ashley Jones, Steve Weatherhead, Tom Whitehouse (Club Child
Protection Officer) Also Phil Rowlands is the Chief
Race Track and banks: Please note the club is now enforcing the rule that there is no access to the race track without official permission, even after racing or practising is finished. This is because of complaints from the glider club of children throwing stones over the banks onto the glider club runways and equipment. Please do not allow your children to go onto the race circuit at any time, no cycling, playing etc. Drivers may walk round the circuit before practise or racing.
Perimeter Gate: Please note that the outside
gate is locked between 11 pm and 7 am on race weekends.
But there is an adjacent pedestrian gate to allow access
or for emergencies.
Toilet & Shower opening times: Clubhouse toilets &
shower will be closed between 2315 & 0715 but will not
be open evenings of or prior to mid-week testing,
although the old toilets will be.
Shenington Kart Racing Circuit is one of the more popular in the UK, and hosts events for all of the ABkC classes. Based around Shenington Airfield this circuit is strikingly flat and offers good viewing facilities for spectators accompanied by good facilities including toilets and the obligatory café. Karting tuition is offered by Protrain and
Ziemelis Kart Schools.
ARKS tests are also
carried out by the club, contact Chris Smith (01608 737145). Useful