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ENRTRIES FOR CLAY PIGEON ON 8th & 9th May 2021

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Competitors are advised that entries are now open for the NKRA FORMULA BLUE CHALLENGE ROUND 3 and the WESSEX CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on May 8th & 9th.
There will be practice, for those who wish it, on Friday May 7th.
The BLUE CHALLENGE will take place Sunday (9th) and the WESSEX CHAMPS on May 8th & 9th. The Saturday Race and the Sunday race can be entered for on the Clay Pigeon Club web link. The link for entries is also at the foot of this news brief. Friday practice is entered for at the circuit on the day.
The entry list for Junior & Formula Blue will close at midnight, on Saturday May 1st. Competitors are reminded that class numbers may reach the event limit, as is currently the case for round 2 at Mansell on April 25th. To ensure inclusion, all ‘Blue’ competitors are advised to enter the race meeting early.
Please check the Clay Pigeon website for specific Covid requirements that relate to this race meeting. .TO ENTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

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JUNIOR & FORMULA BLUE CHALLENGE ROUND 1

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Following a harrowing winter period in full lockdown, which required the re-arrangement of the scheduled March opener, round 1 of the Blue Challenge took place at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on April 11th.
For the first time in several years, a Junior Blue grid was included. Here the newbies fought it out using lap times to determine the eventual winner. Throughout the series of timed sessions, the times were gradually lowered and indeed the eventual fastest took the lead in the very last session, with Rhys Staddon winning from Jamie Dart and Rudie Morten.
In the near capacity, Formula Blue grid ( 3 drivers were still under covid traveling restrictions) , an incredible weekend practice and racing took place. The grid included the top ten drivers from 2020, plus seven new drivers including four novices. Three different drivers took Heat wins, namely, Anthony Cleal, Richard Puddle and Dave Watts.

On-grid for the Final was Dave Watts on Pole, with Russell O’Neill sat alongside. The 2nd row had Rich Puddle and Serita Shone. Anthony Cleal and David Waldron filled row 3. At the start, Watts took the lead but a spin sent the hapless O’Neill spinning into Cleal, taking them both out. They both restarted dead last and proceeded to climb back up through the field. Cleal however, retired on lap 11 with a damaged rear bumper. O’Neill continued on his charge making it up to a very creditable 9th place, posting the fastest lap on the way.
At the front Watts very quickly established a lead which he was never to lose. Puddle was equally clear in 2nd from Taylor Waldron in 3rd. In 4th was the flying Sam Dible having started in 21st place, following a Heat weight infringement. Immediately behind Michael Bell had got the better of Serita Shone whilst overtaking a backmarker a few laps from the end. Billy Thomas, new to Formula Blue, having only just run in his new MAXI engine the week before, finished a very creditable 7th. In the novice race Tom Parker got the better of Kieran Quirke in 15th place.
Drivers now have two weeks before round 2 at Mansell Raceway on April 25th.

After this first round, Rhys Staddon heads the Junior Championship from Jamie Dart. In the Seniors, it is Dave Watts who takes the lead on 0 points.
2nd is Rich Puddle with 5 points and Taylor Waldron 3rd with 10 points.
In the Blue Master sub-class, it is Russell O’Neill who emerges in the lead with Billy Thomas 2nd and David Waldron in 3rd.
David Waldron fronts the Blue Veteran sections with 2 points from Kevin O’Neill ( 6 points) and David Goode in 3rd ( 8 points). Kevin O’Neil had a stormer of an opening round, in the Blue Legend sub-class, starting on Pole and finishing 1st. Behind him came David Goode and Chris Underhill.
In the Top weight sub-section, Billy Thomas holds a clear lead with 0 points, 2nd is team mate Ben Joseph on 5 points, and 3rd Paul Dible with 7 points.

The BLUE grid now moves on to the next (2nd) round at the Mansell Race Circuit, where the BLUE grid is full and closed.
For more results and details please view the www.planetkarting.uk website
or PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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Serita Shone takes an early lead in the TABOR CHAMPS

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Following on from the 5 months of the most recent lock-down, competitors were obviously very keen to get back in action. Clay Pigeon on April 11th was the opening meeting for the Junior and Formula Blue’s where most of the competitors eligible for the TABOR CHAMPS competition were racing.
The meeting was fully subscribed with only a few drivers missing, who were still Covid restricted with regards to traveling and overnighting.
At the end of a stunning day’s racing in Formula Blue, which was completed without the need for a single red flag, Serita Shone on 20 points emerged the winner. Last year’s overall winner, Russell O’Neill, finished 2nd on 17 points, followed by Taylor Waldron on 16 points, Mike Bell on 15 points and Kevin O’Neill on 14 points.
The next scoring round for the Tabor Championships is at Mansell Raceway on April 25th.

For update results PLEASE CLICK HERE
and For details on the TABOR Champs PLEASE CLICK HERE
All details on the www.planetkarting.uk website.

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TYRES & SPACES FOR MANSELL RACEWAY ON 24th & 25th April

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Tabor Karting will be in attendance, with their mobile shop at Mansell Raceway on 24th & 25th April, for the Club meeting, including the NKRA & Formula Blue Challenge Round 2 .
Competitors requiring Tyres/Spares for all classes, for this event, please order and purchase your requirements in advance prior to 12 noon on Wednesday 21st April, for delivery / collection at the circuit on the race weekend.
Telephone 01305 774074
Thanks, See you there and in the meantime please stay safe !

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FREE TEST DRIVE

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Tabor, in conjunction with R. O’Neill, will have several Junior Blue Karts available at Clay Pigeon Raceway on Friday April 2nd and Saturday April 3rd, for a free test drive. There will be a £5 insurance charge per driver , payable to the race circuit prior to track use. These free tests will comprise of up to 10 laps on either of the 2 designated days between 11am and 4pm.

It is envisaged that there could be an enthusiastic uptake on this offer. Therefore, as available track time may be limited. It is recommended to make contact in advance to secure a track time slot.
PLEASE RING TABOR ON 01305 774074,

Please note that anti-Coronavirus procedures will still be in place. Whereas alcohol hand sanitizers will be freely available ( provided by TABOR). All persons and participants will be required to wear a face mask at all times and adhere to the social distancing rules as per the Government roadmap.

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PRE-RACE SEASON TEST DAYS AT CLAY PIGEON ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY 2ND & 3RD APRIL

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Team TABOR will be present on Friday 2nd April and Saturday 3rd April at the Clay Pigeon Raceway for pre-season practice/test days. The Tabor Karting mobile shop will not be in attendance. Ron will, however, take to Clay Pigeon any pre-ordered spares for either day. Drivers requiring tyres and/or spares please order and purchase your requirements, prior to noon on Tuesday 30th March, for collection at the circuit. Tel 01305 774074
TO ENTER THE PRACTICE DAY PLEASE GO TO THE CLAY PIGEON WEBSITE OR USE THE LINK HERE  https://clay.alphatiming.co.uk/register/events

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ENTRIES FOR CLAY PIGEON ON 8th & 9th May

Posted on by Julie

Competitors are advised that entries are now open for the NKRA FORMULA BLUE CHALLENGE ROUND 3 and the WESSEX CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on May 8th & 9th.
There will be practice, for those who wish it, on Friday May 7th.
The BLUE CHALLENGE will take place Sunday (9th) and the WESSEX CHAMPS on May 8th & 9th.

The Saturday Race and the Sunday race can be entered for on the Clay Pigeon Club web link. The link for entries is also at the foot of this news brief. Friday practice is entered for at the circuit on the day.
The entry list for Junior & Formula Blue will close at midnight, on Saturday May 1st. However, total numbers may be limited by the host Club. To ensure inclusion, all ‘Blue’ competitors are advised to enter the race forthwith.
Please check the Clay Pigeon website for specific Covid requirements that relate to this race meeting. .TO ENTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

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TYRES & SPARES FOR CLAY PIGEON RACEWAY ON THE 9th, 10th & 11th April

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Tabor Karting will be in attendance, with their mobile shop at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on the 9th, 10th & 11th April for the Club meeting, including the NKRA & Formula Blue Challenge Round 1 .
Competitors requiring Tyres/spares for all classes, for this event, please order and purchase your requirements in advance prior to 12 noon on Wednesday 7th April, for delivery / collection at the circuit on the race weekend.
Telephone 01305 774074
Thanks, See you there and in the meantime please stay safe !

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ENTRIES FOR CLAY PIGEON ON 11th APRIL

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Competitors are advised that entries are now open for the NKRA CHAMPIONSHIP & BLUE CHALLENGE ROUND 1 at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on 11th April.
There will be practice, for those who wish it, on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th April.
The Saturday practice and the Sunday race can be entered for on the Clay Pigeon Club web link. The link for entries is also at the foot of this news brief. Friday practice is entered for at the circuit on the day.
The entry list for Junior & Formula Blue will close at midnight, on Saturday 3rd April. However, in this Coronavirus transition period from lock-down, numbers may be limited by the host Club.  Junior and Formula Blue Championship entrants along with the Clay Pigeon Club members have until the 14th March to enter before the list is opened up to non-members. To ensure inclusion, all ‘Blue’ competitors are advised to enter the race forthwith.
If the total race meeting entry is not reached, late entries may be accepted. However, in the case of NKRA registered ‘Blue’ entrants, if accepted, they will be placed at the back of the grid for all heats. All entrants must be registered with the NKRA prior to the closing date.
Please check the Clay Pigeon website for specific Covid requirements that relate to this race meeting. One important criteria for this race meeting is that there will be no overnighting at the circuit, although vans and awnings may be left in situate following practice.
TO ENTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

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ENTRIES FOR MANSELL ON THE 25th APRIL

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Competitors are advised that entries are open for the NKRA CHAMPIONSHIP & BLUE CHALLENGE ROUND 2 at Mansell Raceway on 25th April.
There will be practice, for those who wish it, on Saturday 24th April.
The Saturday practice and the Sunday race are entered for on the Mansell Kart Club website. The link for entries is at the foot of this news brief.
The entry list for Junior & Formula Blue will close at midnight, on Saturday 17th April. Late entries may be accepted, however, if accepted, they will be placed at the back of the grid for all heats. All entrants must be registered with the NKRA prior to the closing date.
TO ENTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

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