NEWS!!! UPDATE from John Vigor. The Return of CLUB100!

  • May 21, 2020
  • John Vigor

I’d like to offer my apologies for the delay on getting this 3rdupdate to you. There have been a number of developments over these last couple of weeks, which has seen a shift on progress with both our governing body and venues. Our K-X licence holders would have received the ‘Getting Back On Track’ document from Motorsport UK, which explains clear guidance on running race events in 3 separate phases detailed on their website.

So, I have some good news, some not so good news and some unfortunate news!

THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS –

There will be no racing in June unfortunately. Although we have our own public liability insurance giving us the opportunity to run events ‘off permit’, I feel it is important that we follow Motorsport UK’s advice to suspend all race meetings until July. Therefore, the following scheduled race events have been postponed –

Shenington – 13th June – Endurance + SP60 + Test

Shenington – 14th June – Sprint + Tests

Buckmore Park – 21st June – Young Drivers Championship

THE GOOD NEWS –

Now that the government are allowing travel in England, venues are beginning to open their gates for restricted owner driver testing. Each venue have applied to their local borough council and have received permissions from the environmental officer, together with their local HSE.

This means that we can go testing in June! Yippee!!

I have reserved two dates in June for our customers to come along for a 30 minute test session (or more) at the following venues –

Exclusive Test Day 1 – Sunday 14th June at Whilton Mill (International)

Exclusive Test Day 2 – Saturday 27th June at Rye House

The test days will be restricted to 20 Karts maximum, running 10 sessions per day. Arrival times will be staggered per session, to avoid over populating the venue. Drivers MUST have their own personal racewear and change at or in their vehicle. Helmets, race suits and gloves will NOT be available. All buildings will be closed apart from the toilets, which will be monitored and regularly cleaned by a member of staff. Entrants will be required to pay upon booking and digitally sign on (a brand new process by Alpha Systems). Full details on arrival times and procedures will be available upon booking.

Option for reserving a test session will be open from this Friday 22nd May and is open to current Club100 members, past members and BUKC members. Previous Club100 experience is desired.

MORE GOOD NEWS –

All being well and assuming permissions allow, we are planning to re-start our season in July!

Our first race weekend therefore is scheduled for 11th/12th July at Shenington. 

Please refer to the Re-Starting in July calendar, which I have attached. We are now beginning to work on our admin system bringing everything up to date and in line with the revised calendar. Please be patient, as this will take some time to complete. As soon as we have achieved the updates, we shall be contacting all of our customers individually to advise you of your status in respect of your entries and deposits. Once you have received the email, you can then contact us either by phone or email to transfer, cancel or book events. Please DO NOT email or phone with your requests until we are ready. Our aim is to have everything updated with emails sent by Wednesday 3rd June.

Let us all keep our fingers crossed that the population continue to act responsibly by following our governments strict guidelines on social distancing and personal hygiene, so we can all get back in July and enjoy our racing.

THE UNFORTUNATE NEWS –

Due to the strict guidance from the government and acknowledging Motorsport UK’s advice, it is with the deepest regret that I have taken the decision to cancel the Endurance Championship for the remainder of the year.

I promise you that this decision has not been taken lightly. I have thought long and hard to find a solution to continue the series, but each time the obstacles faced with social distancing are unavoidable with this format. As championships organisers, we must assume and act responsibly and protect our customers whilst we are in the midst of this horrid pandemic. I’m sorry!

We shall therefore be replacing the Endurance with a revised format as follows, which will initially be available exclusively to current registered Endurance customers –

THE ENDURANCE 60

Designed for individuals, offering a format of 15 minutes Practice/Qualifying, followed by a 60 minute Race, to include one mandatory chain lube stop.

Full details of the revised format, together with information relating to endurance deposits and registration fees will be sent to all teams in a couple of days. Again (shown as ‘to be announced’/TBA in the calendar) may I kindly request your patience to allow me the time to get everything organised.

In the meantime, I do hope you can support us by coming along to one of our June test days and take the opportunity to blow away the cobwebs and get back in the groove!

UPDATED: I’ve added the revised 2020 calendar below (in addition to the test days in June announced above), these are firm dates, with which you can plan, unless new Motorsport UK, or government instructions are received to change the situation, that of course is dependent on COVID-19. Uur website will shortly be brought out from under it’s COVID-19 hibernation covers to reflect our 2020 race calendar.

Yours faithfully

John Vigor

CEO, Club100 Racing Ltd.

JULY 2020

SAT 11THCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 2SHENINGTON
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 12THCLUB100 SPRINT RD 2 + TESTSHENINGTON
SUN 19THYDC RD 1 + TESTWHILTON MILL
FRI 24TH1 HOUR TEST 16:00-17:00CLAY PIGEON
SAT 25THCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 3CLAY PIGEON
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 26THCLUB100 SPRINT RD 3 + TESTCLAY PIGEON

AUGUST 2020

SAT 8THCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 2BUCKMORE PARK
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 9THCLUB100 SPRINT RD 4 + TESTBUCKMORE PARK
SAT 22ND1.5 HOUR TESTPFI
SUN 23RDSPECIAL EVENTPFI
SAT 29THCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 5RYE HOUSE
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 30THYDC RD 2 + TESTRYE HOUSE

SEPTEMBER 2020

SAT 5TH1 HOUR TEST 16:00-17:00B’FORD MEADOWS
SUN 6THCLUB100 SPRINT RD 5 + TESTB’FORD MEADOWS
SAT 19THCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 6LYDD
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 20THCLUB100 SPRINT RD 6 + TESTLYDD

OCTOBER 2020

SAT 10THCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 7WHILTON MILL
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 11THCLUB100 SPRINT RD 7 + TESTWHILTON MILL
FRI 30TH1 HOUR TEST 16:00-17:00RYE HOUSE
SAT 31STTBARYE HOUSE
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15

NOVEMBER 2020

SUN 1STCLUB100 SPRINT RD 8 + TESTRYE HOUSE
SAT 21STCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 9BUCKMORE PARK
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 22NDCLUB100 SPRINT RD 9 + TESTBUCKMORE PARK
SUN 29THYDC RD 3 + TESTBUCKMORE PARK

DECEMBER 2020

FRI 4TH1.5 HOUR TEST 15:30-17:00WHILTON MILL
SAT 5THCLUB100 TBA/SP60 RD 10WHILTON MILL
30 MIN TEST 16:45-17:15
SUN 6THCLUB100 SPRINT RD 10 + TESTWHILTON MILL

Contact Club100

  • Club100 Racing Ltd.
    Bon Accord House,
    Eurolink Commercial Park
    Sittingbourne
    Kent
    ME10 3SJ
  • +44 (0) 1795 883592 
  • racing@club100.co.uk
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