Elite Sprint Championship 2018
Designed for our fastest and most experienced drivers, by invitation from CLUB100. Each round will consist of 3 race heats of 8 minutes duration and a Final of 11 minutes duration. All drivers will compete in each race. There are 12 rounds, with each driver’s best 9 points scoring rounds* counting towards the championship.
*There are championship points awarded for each heat. Drivers are permitted to drop 9 points scoring heats of their choice. As well as the 3 points scoring finals.New for 2018. An Elite Rookie class will be formed for drivers moving up from the Clubman Class. The highest finishing Elite Rookie shall receive an award at each round. The highest finishing Elite Rookie at the end of the season will be crowned Elite Rookie Champion. The maximum entry is 24 drivers.
Weight limitsThe Elite Sprint Championships’ minimum racing weight limit is 85kg. Any drivers weighing in below 85kg will have to ensure that they make this legal weight limit. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure they check their weight at each race using the CLUB100 scales. The recommended way of achieving the limit is weight fitted to a seat insert or attached to the two weight posts situated by the seat on the Karts. To determine a driver’s weight limit, each driver should include their full kit i.e. Crash Helmets, Overalls, Boots and seat Inserts (we do not include the number plate and transponder). Random checks will be made at each event during the season. Any driver found to be lighter than the required weight will be excluded from that race.
PracticePractice is 5 laps and is generally used by drivers to familiarise with the circuit and give the kart a shake down. At the end of practice the chequered flag is shown signifying the end of practice and the start of rolling formation laps to form up the two-by-two grid for the first heat.
Race heatsThe 3 heats are 8 minutes duration. For heats 2 and 3, drivers will receive 1 warm up lap prior to formation. Points will be awarded for finishing positions.
Race finalsFollowing the race heats, all drivers will compete in the 11 minute final. Grid positions for the final are calculated by the addition of each competitor’s points accrued in the heats i.e. the highest point scorer will gain pole position and so on down to the lowest point scorer starting last. In the finals, drivers are given 3 practice/kart check laps to test their karts prior to the race, and may change their kart at any time during these three laps.
TestingDrivers may want to take advantage of our 30 minute test session, which runs prior to the drivers briefing and racing.
AwardsAwards will be presented to the top 3 finishing drivers in the Final, together with the highest finishing Elite Rookie.
Race reports / results serviceThe results along with championship tables from each race meeting are posted on the comprehensive CLUB100 website at the end of the event. Lap times, lap charts and virtual timing screens are also available. The race reports which include all finals in all events are usually posted within one week after each event. Our race reporter Steve Gray attends each round, taking notes and conducting interviews.
Social media / Live streamingCool Thinking Media will be in attendance at each round, live streaming the action. By liking Club100 on Facebook and following us on Twitter, you can stay in touch and join in on all of what’s current on our Sprint race days, with action, interviews and announcements posted as it happens. You can also find plenty of action on our Youtube channel and on this website. Please note: Our Sprint racing is run on a very tight schedule, failure to arrive on time can result in you missing the event on the basis that you have not attended the briefing.
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