Tabor Karting will be in attendance, as usual, with their mobile shop at the Forest Edge Circuit on the 1st & 2nd of October for the Club meeting, which includes the Two Counties Kart Club Championship, round three.
Competitors requiring Tyres/spares for all classes for this event, in order to ensure delivery / collection at the circuit on race weekend, please order and purchase your requirements in advance prior to 12 noon on Wednesday 28th September.
Telephone 01305 774074
Following on from the NKRA Championship programme, which culminated with the Grade Finals at the Forest Edge Circuit on the weekend of September 3rd & 4th, the 2022 S.W. of England Series will take place.
The Series is open to Junior Blue competitors. There will be 3 rounds, with all to count on a Final grid position plus Final result basis. The dates are: Oct 2nd at the Forest Edge Circuit, October 30th at the Mansell Raceway, and November 13th at the Clay Pigeon Raceway. (There is no extra registration or fee). This year there will be the added bonus of Prize fund voucher as follows,
1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50
Trophies & Prizes will be presented at a presentation evening on November 26th, to which winners must be present to collect.
See the winners and results of the 2021 Series below
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
It’s that time of year again! In preparation for the 2022 Awards evening. Competitors are requested to return the Annual Trophies, that they hold, from the 2021 Championships. These can be either securely packaged and sent to 125 Lanehouse Rocks Road, Weymouth. DT4 9HY or alternatively delivered to Julie, at the TABOR Trade trailer at Forest Edge on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October.
TROPHIES TO BE RETURNED INCLUDE:-
Junior Blue: 2nd, 3rd
Formula Blue: 1st
Blue Master: 2nd, 3rd
Blue Veteran: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Blue Legend: 1st, 2nd
S.W. of England Junior: 1st, 2nd
TABOR: 2nd, 3rd
Competitors are advised that entries are now open for the 2 COUNITES CLUB CHAMPS Round 3 at the Forest Edge Circuit on October 2nd.
There will be practice, for those who wish, on Saturday, Oct 1st.
The link for entries is at the foot of this news brief. Saturday practice can be entered online or at the circuit on the day.
The entry list for this 2 Counties Championship race will close at midnight, on Saturday, 24th September (late entries may be accepted, however, they will be placed at the back of the grid for the heats).
Competitors in the Formula BLUE & Junior BLUE classes are reminded that the reserved numbers may have changed.
For more details please view the www.planetkarting.uk website -Formula BLUE webpages on the dropdown menu – Jun. BLUE & Formula BLUE seeding 2022/23. OR CLICK HERE
TO ENTER THE EVENT PLEASE CLICK HERE
In what has been the ‘best’ year for the NKRA Championships in many years ( with registrations up by 17%), competition for the Prestigious Numbers in Junior & Formula BLUE has been very fierce.
With the National Kart Racing Association Grande Finals now over ( though the results are still provisional and not final until 12th September) the positions for these prestigious numbers can now be provisionally declared. These are achieved by adding together the points ( positions) scored in both the Regional Championship and the Grande Final.
In the Junior BLUE Class, Sam Mitchell, with a total of 2 points ( 2 points for coming 2nd in the regionals and 0 points for winning the Grande Finals), retained his number 1 Plate. Rhys Read achieved the No. 2 plate ( with a win in the Regionals and a 3rd position in the Grande Finals, giving a total of 3 points). Jamie Bradfield takes the number 3 plate with 5 points (3rd in the regionals and 2nd in the Grande Finals).
In the Senior Formula BLUE class, Anthony Cleal won the Grande Finals to secure his lead from the Regionals and retained his Number 1 plate.
Mike Bell who was placed 2nd in the Regionals finished 3rd in the Grande Finals to achieve 2nd overall and thereby secured the Number 2 plate. Tom Parker backed up his 3rd place in the Grande Finals to finish 3rd overall and was some 4 points ahead of Steve Groves in 4th, with David Waldron , who had consigned 2021 to memory in 5th.
When entering for the next Two Counties Club round at Forest Edge, drivers are reminded to enter under their new numbers, which are valid until the NKRA Grande Finals in 2023.
The NKRA offers congratulations to all the successful competitors, after the culmination of a hard year’s racing, filled with both ecstatic moments along with disappointments.
Competitors are reminded that their official ‘Number Plates’ will be awarded, along with a ‘mass’ of other trophies and awards at the Presentation Evening scheduled for Saturday 26th November ( tickets are now available). What a way to conclude the 30th Anniversary of NKRA competitions!
To book tickets for the Awards evening PLEASE CLICK HERE Please don’t delay as tickets are limited.
For more details and results of the ‘BLUE’ number plates, please view the results page on the www.planetkarting website or CLICK HERE
FOR THE 2023 FORMULA BLUE & JUNIOR BLUE PRESTIGIOUS NUMBERS / SEEDING – CLICK HERE
FOREST EDGE CIRCUIT – 4th SEPTEMBER
Devon Giles kept it together throughout the day, ensuring his overall victory in the Grande Finals.
In the Junior BLUE class anyone in the first three from the Regionals could have taken the ‘crown’. In the end it was the experience of the current No.1 Sam Mitchell who from opposite pole went through to take the Flag. The story didn’t end there though, 2nd overall was Jamie Bradfield with Rhys Read 3rd . These three could be covered by a blanket as they went over the line. Fastest in the Final was the 3rd placed youngster Rhys Read, who on several occasions in the 14 lap race was inside the 2nd place driver only to have the door firmly slammed shut on him. Had he cleared the 2nd place hurdle then the race for 1st place would, no doubt, have been even more electric than it was.
In the Formula BLUE Class, the opening lap saw a ‘rash’ move by Stuart Gray which caused a multiple pile-up which affected one-third of the grid, with several drivers either retiring damaged or limping on in an effort to score points. Gray was given a time penalty for the incident after the race end.
Anthony Cleal got through a gap in the mayhem and held the lead up to lap 10, at which point, knowing that the 2nd and 3rd drivers could not affect his overall position in the Final, he moved over to allow Gray and David Watts go past. He then adjusted his carburetor to richen up the petroil mixture and continued to race on their tails. Rich Puddle and Mike Bell became the chasing pair with Bell snatching 4th place on the last bend before the line. Alex Fortune, having started on grid 12 had, throughout the weekend fine-tuned his new MAC ’22 Kart to the degree where he achieved 6th place at the chequered flag.
Following post-race scrutineering, Puddle was excluded for a non-registered engine, moving everyone from 8th position onwards up a place. Gray and Watts were given a 5 second time penalty for dislodged front fairings, as were four others as a consequence to the opening lap collisions. Gray was also given a further penalty for the earlier first lap incident. Robin Stoddart-Stones also received a time penalty for contact, which resulted in the untimely retirement from the race of Nigel Vickery. The end results then read Cleal 1st, Bell 2nd, Watts 3rd, Gray 4th and Fortune 5th.
Once the dust had settled on the race outcome the points were added to the Regional ones to give the overall NKRA Champions for 2022. In 1st Place with 4 points sat Anthony Cleal, 2nd Place with 7 points Dave Watts and 3rd Place with 12 points was Mike Bell. Steve Groves snatched 4th place by 1 point from Stuart Gray who finished in 5th position.
A full set of results can be found on the NKRA Championship page on the www.planetkarting.uk website
or PLEASE CLICK HERE
1st – Sam Mitchell
2nd – Jamie Bradfield
3rd – Rhys Read
FORMULA BLUE OPEN
1st – Anthony Cleal
2nd – David Watts
3rd – Mike Bell
1st – Anthony Cleal
2nd – Steve Groves
3rd – Stuart Gray
1st – Anthony Cleal
2nd – Steve Groves
3rd – Stuart Gray
1st – Robin Stoddart-Stones
2nd – Stuart Gray
3rd – Kevin O’Neill
BLUE TOP WEIGHT
1st – Tom Parker
2nd – Ben Joseph
3rd – Ron Shone
With 3 rounds to go Joey Foster, who had a reasonable lead, was unable to attend the NKRA Grande Finals, due to a work commitment. His lead was cut back by Anthony Cleal and Mike Bell but he remains in front, albeit by the margin of only 4 points.
First on the day was Alex Fortune, returning from a layoff and sporting his all-new MAC 22 Kart. Equal 2nd was Anth Cleal and Will Hollis with Mike Bell 4th and Robin Stoddart-Stones 5th. Competitors now have a months break, following the exertions of the Grande Finals, before the next scoring round at Forest Edge in the 2 Counties Championship round.
2022 AWARDS EVENING, DINNER & BALL for The NKRA (30th YEAR ANNIVERSARY) including the 2 COUNTIES & TABOR TROPHY PRESENTATION30.08.22
Tickets are now available for the celebrated, end-of-year awards presentation evening and dinner, for the National Kart Racing Association and the 2 Counties Kart Club, plus TABOR Challenge. The event will be held at the Royal Hotel, The Esplanade, Weymouth. On the 26th of November 2022.
This year the NKRA celebrates its 30th year anniversary, it will be a very special evening with many previous winners present. Tickets will be allocated according to a set order and it is anticipated there will be a strong demand for these tickets. To ensure a place, it is highly recommended to purchase tickets early.
For tickets, hotel details and menu choices – please see below.
To view 2021 NKRA WINNERS CLICK HERE
To view 2021 TWO COUNTIES WINNERS – CLICK HERE
ALL COMPETITORS IN THE FORMULA BLUE & JUNIOR BLUE CLASSES AT THE NKRA GRANDE FINALS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A MARKED PARTS SCRUTINEERING CARD FOR THIS EVENT. CARDS WILL BE ISSUED ALONG WITH THE CONTROL TYRES ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND ARE TO BE HANDED BACK WHEN DEPOSITING CONTROL TYRES ON SATURDAY AFTER PRACTICE. ( SPECIFIC TIMES AND THE AREA FOR COLLECTING THE TYRES AND THE MARKED PARTS CARDS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON THE DAY).
THESE MARKED AND SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED ‘TAB’ PARTS ARE – CLUTCH DRUM, CLUTCH, CYLINDER, ECU, PISTON & IGNITION (ROTOR & STATOR ARE MATCHED NUMBERS), AND ARE LOCATED AS FOLLOWS –
CYLINDER – on side of Cylinder
PISTON – on top of Piston
DRUM – on outside face of Drum
CLUTCH – on outside face of clutch
IGNITION – on outside face of Rotor and Stator (matched numbers)
ECU – on front face of ECU
TO VIEW JUNIOR BLUE CLASS REGULATIONS – CLICK HERE
TO VIEW FORMULA BLUE CLASS REGULATIONS – CLICK HERE
TO VIEW CHAMPIONSHIP ASR’S – CLICK HERE