Club & Circuit News from the ABkC Newsletter
- Rowrah have completed their £60k Lets Go Karting training building, a massive investment for Cumbria Kart Club.
- There was concern expressed that some circuits are allowing 6 year olds to practice in Cadets when they should only be allowed out in Bambino karts and not mixed.
- There was also a discussion on IKR, and it was noted that one circuit has moved to having a control tyre to cut down the costs of open formulae. All agreed that we must make MSA racing more attractive and reduce costs and the MSA said they are investigating having stronger links with the National Karting Association.
- The review of Child Protection guidelines (now called DBS instead of CRB) is still on-going.
- A request was put in to favour the smaller clubs with the rounds of the new MSA Bambino series.
- A letter to clubs clarifying the track limit rules is still to go out.
- MSA Development Officer Jess Fack is collating both the MSA surveys and the ABkC club survey results and it was noted that the Lets Go Karting brand will be re-launched.
- All MSA clubs get a free 3mx2m shell stand at Kartmania, all they need is public liability insurance, which the organisers can do at £25 if they do not have enough cover, and £95 if they need power for a TV/DVD etc.
- Shenington’s bid to have the new E Plate for all the classes to be awarded at their 2015 SuperPrix on 20th/21st June was accepted.
- The Rotax and Cadet O Plates will be at Rowrah on 18th/19th April and the Junior TKM and TKM Extreme O Plates at Kimbolton with the Festival on 8th/9th August.
- Club Development bids were agreed for North of Scotland Kart Club for £315 towards their new marshal flags, for £500 for Lincs KC for a lap timer display, and for £500 towards the new shower block at Shenington. There are still funds available and a new tranche coming for 2015, so clubs should request an application form from the Secretary.
- We are very sorry to hear that Golspie has been inundated by the sea again and hope the track can be back in use as soon as possible.
The above has been taken from the October ABkC Newsletter – which we will be editing for clarity and posting all week.