60 Minute Challenge Championship 2017

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  • 6 rounds
  • Single class
  • £595.00 per round inc. + £85 one-off registration fee

The 60 Minute Challenge is a 6 round championship, with each team’s scores from all 6 rounds counting towards the championship. The event is designed for either two drivers or individuals. After a practice and qualifying session, the Karts are re-fuelled ready for the 60 Minute race. Each team / driver must make one mandatory fuel stop during the race. A minimum racing weight of 83Kg is applied.

Practice 20 minutes
Qualifying 5 minutes
Race 60 minutes

Kart allocation

Each team’s Kart is randomly allocated on the day. To avoid confusion, teams carry the same number for the entire season.

Practice

Practice is 20 minutes and is generally used by drivers to familiarise with the circuit and give the kart a shake down. From 5 minutes through to 15 minutes, the Club100 test drivers are available to test the karts and make any necessary adjustments. The test drivers carry their own timing transponder to ensure each Kart is within an agreed tolerance. If the tolerance time is not achieved, the team are offered a replacement Kart. At the end of practice the green flag is shown signifying the start of qualifying.

Qualifying

Teams have a 5 minute qualifying period in which to post a competitive time. At the end of qualifying, the Karts are stopped on circuit, where they are re-fuelled. Teams are then shown their qualifying grid slots for the start of the race.

The race

Fuel-windows and strategy

Each team must make a mandatory fuel stop during the race as follows –

Window 1: 15 minutes through to 45 minutes

Optimum strategy centres round timing of teams pit-stops within the windows. There are a number of variables to be considered such as; minimising the time spent re-fueling over the race distance, avoiding the busiest times in the fuel bay and avoiding traffic on track. There is time to be gained by getting this right and a lot of time to be lost getting it wrong!

Pit stops

With racing being so close, pit stops play a vital part in the race’s final outcome. With grids of up to 35 karts and only 2 fuel bays, finding a window to refuel without having to queue is not easy. Some teams adjust their strategy to avoid the busiest times whilst others rely on pit to driver communication. Once in the fuel bay, the refuelling marshals take over. During this time the team can change any seat inserts or lead for the next driver. Teams will need to be slick and find ways to change drivers, adjust pedal settings and change over any ballast quickly. Most of this would not be an issue for individual drivers competing.

Calendar

Round 1 – Rye House

  • Sat, April 29, 2017

Round 2 – Whilton Mill

  • Sun, June 4, 2017

Round 3 – Buckmore Park

  • Sun, July 2, 2017

Round 4 – Lydd

  • Sun, August 6, 2017

Round 5 – Rye House

  • Sun, October 1, 2017

Round 6 – Buckmore Park

  • Sun, November 26, 2017

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