UK karting by the numbers

  • The numbers seem to be holding up well and indeed the MSA reported an increase in race entries and permits from last year. High points include having an extra 60 NKF competitors at Wombwell boosting their last entry to 110, having 23 KZ UK entries for ABkC Super 4 at Kimbolton and a big entry of Honda Cadets at Bayford forming half the total entry there.
  • MSA General Secretary Simon Blunt informed the group that there had been an over 3% increase in participation this year from last which is really good news.
  • The licences to early September were 3734 and packs sold were 463 (compared with totals for 2013 of 3986 and 852).
  • The MSA is now able to give the real statistics on the number racing in each class and perhaps these will be publicised in due course. Currently Honda Cadet is the biggest class followed by Senior Rotax Max, and Shenington the track with the most entries, followed by Whilton Mill.
  • Regrettably 97 returns have not been made by certain clubs, and those clubs that are not sending their class data back are urged to do so otherwise a false idea of the size of some of the smaller classes may be made.

The above has been taken from the October ABkC Newsletter – which we will be editing for clarity and posting all week.

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Whilton Mill Kart Club to return

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As of 1st January 2014, Whilton Mill Kart Club will once again be organising race meetings under the original name.

Last night (8th October) an EGM was held to officially elect the WMKC committee for 2015. Stars Club was handed back to Carolynn Hoy, but the Stars club championship will carry on until the last race meeting of the year in November, so we will still have our Stars club champions to declare then. The awards night is on Friday 12th December.

The MSA has officially recognised WMKC as a registered club to run their own championship and that of visiting championships at National A status.

The club says:

It has been a long hard road to travel but we thank you for your loyalty and hope you enjoy racing once again at Whilton Mill Kart Club from 2015 onwards.

Photo from WMKC.co.uk.

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2015 UK driver weights

The minimum driver weights for 2015 are as follows, most of the junior ones in the main classes are unchanged, the senior weights shown are for those under 16 and over-ride any other minimum class weight.

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The above has been taken from the October ABkC Newsletter – which we will be editing for clarity and posting all week.

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