Unfortunately, due to the lack of support from classes, other than Formula Blue, Hoddesdon Kart Club has been compelled to cancel their race meeting scheduled for May 7th. This means that in accordance with the NKRA sporting regulations 2.6.2; the
S & B Automotive Blue Challenge round, ( originally scheduled for 7th may at Forest Edge) will now be canceled. The next round will be at Mansell Raceway on 28th May.
Stuart Gray & Duncan McLeod take the wins at the S & B Automotive Academy Blue Challenge round 4 at the Three Sisters race circuit, Wigan.
The drivers tied for victory in the Open Blue Class, with a count back deciding the overall victor. In the end, it was Stuart Gray who emerged with the win albeit on equal points with Jake Calvert and Duncan McLeod. In the overall standings, McLeod’s points score carries him past Kevin Ford into 2nd place chasing down Ian Branfield, who is in the lead.
McLeod took the Blue Master win, by right, from Gray and closes down on Ford in the overall points.
McLeod also won the Blue Veteran group, once again from Gray and in similar fashion closes in on Ford for the series lead.
In the Blue Legend section, Gray with a pole and win claimed the win from Ron Shone and by so doing, extended his lead in the standings.
The last category competed for, on the day, was for the Blue Top Weights. Here McLeod cemented a good day by taking the win from Ian Branfield who, however, still maintains the overall lead from McLeod.
The next round (scheduled for 7th May) will be confirmed on Friday 28th April, after which drivers will be able to enter online, if applicable. Please view the news section on this website for details and confirmation on Friday 28th April.
For results and standing please view the results page or click here.
Using the format of start and finish positions added together to decide the overall Champions, it was important not only to race to success in the Final , but also to keep a ‘clear’ head in the Heats. In the end, it could not have got any closer !
Three drivers ended the day on equal points, in the open category, and the results had to go to countback. Stuart Gray (from Scotland), was acknowledged as the winner from Jake Calvert (NW England) & Duncan McLeod (Midlands).
McLeod, however, won the Blue Master, Blue Veteran & Blue Top Weight Groups,
with Gray taking the last category, namely the Blue Legends.
For all results and positions please view the results page on this website OR CLICK HERE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT DOES NOT REQUIRE COMPULSORY PURCHASE OF NEW SLICK TYRES.
Tabor Karting will be in attendance at the Three Sisters Circuit , Wigan, for the practice and race meeting on the 22nd & 23rd April. They will NOT be taking their mobile shop, but will deliver pre-ordered tyres and spares if required.
If any competitors require specific spare parts or tyres for this event, please order your requirements in advance ( Tel 01305 774074) by 1pm Wednesday 19th April, for collection at the circuit on the race weekend.
THE ONLINE ENTRY LIST IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FORMULA BLUE ROUND AT THE THREE SISTERS RACE CIRCUIT ON THE 23rd APRIL .
TO ENTER ON LINE PLEASE CLICK HERE, or GO TO THE MANCHESTER & BUXTON CLUB WEBSITE TO PLACE YOUR ENTRY.
Anthony Cleal wins at Clay Pigeon, moving up to 4th overall in the S & B Automotive Academy, Blue Challenge. It is Ian Branfield who remains the leader after coming 2nd on points on the day. Kevin Ford had a poor day but still remains in 2nd spot overall. Duncan McLeod returned to his former self and took the final in style, maintaining his 3rd overall place.
Despite having a poor day, Kevin Ford retains the lead in the Blue Master and Veteran sections with Duncan McLeod and Anth Cleal honing in on him in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
A superb day from Stuart Gray with a pole to flag win promoted him to series leader in the Legend group followed by Ron Shone and Graham Dudley.
In the Top Weight section, Ian Branfield maintains his lead followed by Duncan McLeod with Mitchell McLeod in 3rd spot. The next Challenge round is scheduled for April 23rd although the venue may be re-located. Confirmation is expected very shortly.
For Blue Challenge results to date, please click here
Charlie Vaughan, in Cadet Honda, consolidated his lead with a pole to flag win at the Clay Pigeon Raceway in April. 2nd on the day was Maksy Solarski, though it is Ethan Leader who stands in second place to Vaughan in the Southern NKRA Championships.
In Formula Blue it was Anthony Cleal who took the day with a pole and 2nd place finish. Second, on the day was Ian Branfield. It is Branfield, however, who leads the Championship from Cleal, with Kevin Ford having a poor day by his standards, slipping to 3rd overall.
The next round for the NKRA Regionals is Forest Edge on 7th May. The Blue Challenge should move to 3 Sisters on April 23rd, though there is doubt over this round. Confirmation will be given either way within the next 48 hours.
For more results please view the results page on this website or click here