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Go Karting, Junior Practice School, ARKS Schools and
Prokarting at Shenington see further down the page.
For ARKS Tests or to book a pit space: Book with Tom Whitehouse tel
01926 496694 / 07825 771782
ROUTE DIVERSION FOR MARCH MEETING: The normal
route from the North (M40 Jnct J12) to the circuit needs
a diversion for the March meeting as the road from the
B4100 after the MOD Depot is closed from 6-24 March for
repairs. When you reach the roundabout on the
B4100 after the M40 go straight on to Kineton then take
the B4086 to rejoin the usual route through Edgehell.
Also 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.
Entries for March Meeting will appear here:
Remember we have a Friday Test Day, all welcome.
For 2014 we shall race on the third Sunday every month
from January to November, then the first Sunday in
December, all fees will be unchanged, download the
2014 Calendar here
We shall be using the TAG Heuer timing system in 2014,
order your TAG Transponder through the club, and pay
in easy stages.
Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony 4th January
booking form for the annual dinner dance and awards
is now available, we are back at the Stratford Manor
Hotel again which was such a success last year.
The form is also available on the Forms page. For
more details of the event and how to book a hotel room
Webcam is here.
Note that the draft requlations for the SuperPrix, ABkC
TKM O Plate and 250 National Super 4 in June are on the
http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/skrclivetiming.html When active you should be
able to see the current race live timing and results updated
from our TAG-Heuer / Apex Timing system and displayed on
the TAG UK
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.
The then 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.
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 30 December and then 18
February - see details further down the page
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
Tom Whitehouse 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 officials.
Midlands Inter-Club Championship 2014:
Competitors should register using the forms on the
Tal-Ko website by 14th March. Rounds will be at
Kimbolton (11 May), Shenington (20 July), Rissington
(6/7 September) and Whilton Mill double header on 28
Spellfame Shenington SuperPrix: Thanks to
everyone who made the weekend such a massive success
with 240 competitors. Congratulations to Clayton
Ravenscroft who won the Gil Rixon Driver of the Day
trophy, and to ABkC O Plate winners Henry Easthope (KZ2
UK) and James Hassall (250 National). Where else
could you see two FIA World Champions competing, Henry
one, Jake Dennis winning Rotax Max. Pictures now
on the results page. For
pictures of the
historic and classic karts click here.
Congratulations to all the Shenington 2013 Club Champions and
The 2013 Award Winners present at the Stratford Manor
Hotel 4 January 2014:
Class Winners: Joe Turney (IAME Cadet), Matthew Hopcraft
(Honda Cadet), Angus Fender (Comer Cadet), Matt Davies
(Junior TKM), Kieran Wragg (MiniMax), Will Shaw (Junior
Max), James Ogden (TKM Extreme), Colin Morris
(TKM Clubman), Harrison Wignall (Rotax Max), Ross Allen (250
Special Awards: Most Improved Junior TKM: Jointly to
Ryan Harper-Ellam / Jack Griffiths, Most Improved Junior
Max: Sam Stansbury, Most Improved
MiniMax: Daniel Seager, Most Improved TKM: David
Most Promising Cadet: Matthew Hopcraft, Most Promising
Junior: Alex McRoberts, Junior Clubman: Craig Gaden,
Clubman: tba. Perseverance Awards: Yvonne Jones/Sue
Whitehouse. Wooden Spoon: Gordon Griffiths, Lady
Driver of the Year: Jessica Brickley. Driver of the
Year: Matt Davies (Other Nominations: Bobby Game, Dan
Bury, James Hassall, Matthew Hopcraft)
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 Tom
Whitehouse 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
Tom Whitehouse on
01926 496694 / 07825 771782 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 eleven cameras (two in the paddock, up to
nine 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 2014 - ARKS TESTS:
Take your ARKS test with one of our Club Examiners (Tom Whitehouse tel
01926 496694 / 07825 771782) and join the club at full
annual price (£70) and you
will receive ONE FREE RACE ENTRY in 2014.
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 can run the full circuit on
Thursday or Friday test days 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.
18th February & 15 April - Tuesday morning taster session (£10),
book with Graham 01926 812177 and afternoon junior
school to book with Gill on 01295 257674 (now fully
booked and taking reserves) The next full track
session is on 20th February.
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
all commercial awnings and team vehicles
MUST display appropriate No Smoking signs as required by
law. Checks will be made, insurance should be in
force and commercial vans and trucks should have an
operators licence (see
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 KZ UK 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 TAG-Heuer and Apex
timing system supplied by Sports Timing Systems Ltd, all
results and live timing will be available on
dedicated website. and 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: Lesley Allen (Chair), Graham Smith
(Secretary), Sonja Game (Competition Secretary), Bryan Riman
(Treasurer), Peter Cox (Track Manager), Gordon Griffiths, Mark Allen, Tony Bury,
Mike Coombs, 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 Tom Whitehouse on 01926
Spectators are admitted at £5 per car.
For legal details of the club, see Club /
History and Forms page
There will be three heats (whenever possible - two in winter months) and a final.
Championship points will be awarded on actual class finishing position,
guests are not invisible.
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