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Welcome to the Shenington Kart Racing Circuit website - Home of the Shenington Kart Racing Club, one of Britain's premier kart circuits
Why not come along to spectate at one of our race meetings, entry is only £5 per car
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Latest news and information will appear below.  Archive News Pages here Lets Go Karting, Junior Practice School and ARKS Schools 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.  Welcome to all Easykart drivers joining us on 10/11 May - see access rules below.  Gate will be open on Friday evening to 11pm.

Please all members note the Annual General Meeting will be held at the circuit at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6th May, we need a good attendance for a quorum and discussion on the future for the club.  If anyone is interested in becoming a committee member, please contact the secretary without delay, we welcome new members.

Hot News - the ABkC TKM Junior and Extreme O Plate's on 15 June will be televised on Motors TV, thanks to support from the club and Tal-Ko.  Also the ABkC Super 4 National Championship round for 250 National and the KZ UK club race thanks to support from Jade, AFR and MBR and some of the Rotax classes thanks to support from JAG.  Other classes still being decided, need financial support to choose as not all can be covered.  All necessary forms are on the Forms page.  The SuperPrix will go to air for the first time on 7th July at 6.55pm

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.  Please note that the Shenington village parish council in conjunction with the Police are carrying out speed checks in the village and on a recent karting weekend 44 out of 66 vehicles checked were speeding.  You have been warned, do not come through the village and DO NOT SPEED in any villages or towns.  Also an increase in road side litter has been noted on karting weekends, please take your litter home.

Entries for May club Meeting will be here (and see paragraph above): We are looking forward to the Bambino event in May, please ensure you put in your entries in good time.

Results will appear here as races are finished but these are unofficial until after scrutineering and judicial is complete: Go to Latest Results for the April meeting


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, you can order your TAG Transponder through the club, and pay in easy stages.

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 Forms Page.

Live Timing: 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 website. 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.  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 15th April then tba- see details further down the page

We 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 exempt).

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 public road.
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 signing on.

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.

TKM 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 September.

Spellfame Shenington SuperPrix 2013: 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 Award Winners:


 

   
   
     
     

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 National)
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 Brickley, 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.

PIT-SPACES: 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 by contacting 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 taster day 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 while vouchers last.  Kart is similar to the one above left  but without the body sticker kit.

5 August - Tuesday morning taster session (£10), book with Graham 01926 812177 and afternoon junior school to book with Gill on 01295 257674
The next full track session is on 29th May and the next taster morning session is on 5th August with the afternoon for those who have already done the taster.
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 Sixties.
 

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, and the lower part of 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.


Video of the historic karts from a past SuperPrix from www.youtube.com

 

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 DVLA Information)

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 their 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 statistics on 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 the www.msauk.org 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.

CONTACT SHENINGTON KART RACING CLUB: Tel 01926 812177 or email:  (Note Circuit postcode is OX15 6NW - no mail facilities though)

or by mail to Graham Smith, Stoneycroft, Godsons Lane, Napton, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 8LX

Competition Secretary emails for entries and queries on entries - email is skrc-compsec@hotmail.co.uk

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 Marshal

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 always 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 496694. Useful information on Starting Karting.

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.    Go to MORE NEWS PAGES

Aerial pictures of the Shenington Kart Circuit:

 

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