NEWSFLASH!!! SPRINTS CALENDAR & REVISED FORMAT
|RD 1||23RD FEBRUARY||BUCKMORE PARK||SD|
|RD 2||22ND MARCH||BAYFORD MEADOWS||FD & LIVE|
|RD 3||19TH APRIL||CLAY PIGEON||FD & LIVE|
|RD 4||17TH MAY||WHILTON MILL||FD & LIVE|
|RD 5||14TH JUNE||SHENINGTON||SD|
|RD 6||5TH JULY||GLAN-Y-GORS||FD & LIVE|
|RD 7||26TH JULY||ELLOUGH PARK||FD & LIVE|
|SPECIAL EVENT *||23 AUGUST||PAUL FLETCHER INTERNATIONAL – 6HR||LIVE|
|RD 8||20TH SEPTEMBER||LYDD||SD|
|RD 9||11TH OCTOBER||WHILTON MILL||FD & LIVE|
|RD 10||1ST NOVEMBER||RYE HOUSE||SD|
|RD 11||22ND NOVEMBER||BUCKMORE PARK||SD|
|LIVE = Live Streamed||FD = FULL DAY||SD = SPLIT DAY|
*This is a special non championship, team based event, more HERE and more information to follow, you can pre-register with no deposit required at this stage by dropping us an email or calling the office.
** Please note these dates shall remain provisional until 31st December 2019
NEW FOR 2020
Our star championship is set for a change in format next season.
Running the 2 single classes (+SHW), together with a Class 1 and 2 system has worked well. It has certainly helped us operationally and allowed us to increase our maximum entry on the more popular events, which is why we have decided to continue with this class structure for 2020.
However, whilst we are big fans of the traditional 3 heats and final format, we think that some of the racing, particularly in the heats has been a tad too brutal at times. This we feel is due to the gap in driver ability. A new driver to the club learning his/her craft being placed on pole for heat 1, then to see 5 experienced C1 drivers desperate to get the best result possible, overtaking less experienced drivers with the use of contact is in ourbook unfair. Although, we have to say this has not been the case on every race heat. Indeed, we have had good feedback from new drivers saying that they have enjoyed racing with the quicker bunch, as it’s given themselves the opportunity to pick up tips and learn!
So, we are going to try a new format next year in the form of a qualifying session, followed by 1 Race Heat, a Pre-Final and Final. Now you might be thinking that a qualifying session will open up a lottery with the slight variance in kart to kart performance. Which is why we are going to take each drivers fastest lap from either the qualifying session or the heat, to determine the grid for the Pre-Final. Then each drivers finishing position in the Pre-Final determines the grid for the Final.
|Warm Up Session:||4 mins|
|Qualifying Session:||6 mins||Fastest lap = Grid for heat A, B or C|
|Race Heat:||7 mins||Fastest lap from Qualy or Heat = Grid for Pre-Final|
|Pre-Final:||10 mins||Finishing position = Grid for Final|
This new format will then, on the whole, see the more experienced entrants racing together from the word go in heat A.
Based on a maximum entry of 72 drivers, this is how each category would shape up –
|Qualifying session 1||x24 Drivers|
|Qualifying session 2||x24 Drivers|
|Qualifying session 3||x24 Drivers|
|Heat C||x24 Drivers|
|Heat B||x24 Drivers|
|Heat A||x24 Drivers|
|Pre-Final C||x24 Drivers||x4 Repechage to Main Final B|
|Pre-Final B||x24 Drivers||x2 Repechage to Main Final A|
|Pre-Final A||x24 Drivers|
|Final C||x24 Drivers|
|Final B||x24 Drivers|
|Final A||x24 Drivers|
Championship points will be awarded as follows –
|Heat A –||All drivers awarded 20 points plus|
|5 points for 1st|
|4 points for 2nd|
|3 points for 3rd|
|2 points for 4th|
|1 point for 5th|
|Heat B –||All drivers awarded 15 points plus the same as Heat A for top 5|
|Heat C –||All drivers awarded 10 points plus the same as Heat A for top 5|
X5 from the 11 round of heats will count.
Pre and Main Finals points awarded as follows –
130, 128, 127, 126, 125, 124, 123, 122 etc etc.
X8 from the 11 Pre and main Finals will count.
On 6 of the rounds, both LW, HW and SHW will arrive together and alternate throughout the day.
These days will start with two optional 30 minute practice sessions. These are available to the entrants for Sunday racing and priced at £88.00 Inc VAT per Kart per 30min session. Here is a guideline of how the day would run –
|08:00||Registration for Practice Sessions|
|08:50||Drivers Briefing for Practice Sessions|
|09:00 – 09:30||Practice Session 1|
|(09:15)||Registration for Racing|
|09:40 – 10:10||Practice Session 2|
|10:15||Main Drivers Briefing|
|10:30 – 17:00||Qualifying, Heats & Finals (to include a 25 minute lunch break|
Note- Some rounds will see a 09:30 or 10:00 start time on circuit which will move the schedule back accordingly.
To try to please everyone, the remaining 5 rounds will run as a split day, which will include a morning and afternoon 30 minute practice session again at £88.00 Inc VAT per Kart per 30min session.
Again, here is a guideline –
|08:50||Drivers Briefing for Practice Session|
|09:00 – 09:30||AM Practice Session|
|09:35||Main Drivers Briefing|
|09:50 – 12:50||LW Heats & Finals|
|13:10||Drivers Briefing for Practice Session|
|13:15 – 13:45||PM Practice Session|
|13:50||Main Drivers Briefing|
|14:05 – 17:05||HW/SHW Heats & Finals|
Weight limits will remain at the current levels-
|HW||90KG||(Drivers must weigh 83KG to be eligible)|
|SHW||98KG||(Drivers must weigh 95KG to be eligible)|
Price: £193.00 Inc VAT
Alpha Live, together with Double Dash Motorsport Media and Chris Simpson are on board for 2020, to film and produce 6 of the 11 rounds.
Chosen live streamed rounds are Bayford Meadows, Clay Pigeon, GYG, Ellough Park and x2 Whilton Mill.
SUPER FINAL UPDATE: The Super-Final Championship will be taking a break in 2020, with a view to return in 2021.