Tabor Karting will be in attendance, as usual, with their mobile shop at the Mansell Race Circuit on Saturday and Sunday 30th & 31st March 2019, for Round 1 of the NKRA Southern Championships and Round 1 of the Formula Blue Challenge.
Competitors requiring tyres and / or specific spares for this event, please order and purchase your requirements in advance (Tel 01305 774074) by 12 noon on Wednesday 27th March , ready for collection at the circuit on the race weekend.
What an opening round for the 2 Counties Club Championship at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on March 10th! Saturday proved to be an acceptable testing day – dry and not too cold, however, Saturday night was different! Winds had been forecast and most drivers had taken the extra precautions of extra tie downs for their awnings but the 70 mph gusts of wind in the early hours were something else ! Scenes of drivers losing valuable sleep hours before racing were visible everywhere. Indeed David Goode and Ron Shone spent between 5.00 and 6.30 a.m. replacing ripped ties to ensure that the TABOR linked awning didn’t lift off. Thankfully it worked! This was not the case for many another awnings around the pits, which ended up in degrees of variation between small rips and total write-offs.
The Racing itself was exciting throughout the heats, with a few moments on each of the opening laps as drivers came to terms with the very cold track temperatures, resulting in a few spins.
Eventually, the 2018 ‘ Top Dog’, Anthony Cleal, secured Pole positions with Mike Bell alongside. Row 2 had Russell O’Neill and Robin Stoddart-Stones ahead of Duncan McLeod and David Goode.
As the grid for the Final formed up, black clouds, which had been threatening all day, gradually rolled overhead and the odd drop of water showed on the racer’s visors.
Missing from the Final grid was Ben Pearson, who had suffered brake failure in heat 3 and couldn’t get his kart together in time for the Final. At the off, Anthony Cleal used his pole position to advantage and snapped up the lead. Behind, all the other racers took note of the slippery conditions, amazingly all managed to staye on the black stuff during the opening lap. For the first half of the race a light drizzle kept things tight, indeed Russell O’Neill closed Cleal down and even had a few ‘looks’ down the inside. By half distance, the drizzle stopped and a racing line appeared. Experience now told and Cleal edged away at the front and Duncan McLeod picked his way through to the second spot. Taylor Waldron, having started in 8th place on the grid was having a real blitz and closed Russel O’Neil down to finish 0.2 seconds off him in 4th place. These four finished well clear of the rest of the pack. So at the chequered flag, it was Cleal from McLeod, with O’Neill and Waldron in close attendance.
There is now a long break now until the next 2 Counties round, although most of the drivers will be back racing at the Mansell Raceway at the end of March ( 31st) for the opening round of the N.K.R.A. ( National Kart Racing Association) Championship.
For more details and results please view the 2 COUNTIES MENU / RESULTS on this www.planetkarting.uk website or CLICK HERE
Russell O’Neill has started the 2019 season the way he ended the 2018 one, in the lead !
With a superb race in difficult and changing conditions he scored 15 points, placing him in the lead. Behind him, Robin Stoddart-Stones had an equally good start to the year with 2nd overall and 12 points. Anthony Cleal came home 1st in the Final but 3rd in the Tabor Prize Fund with 10 points, just ahead of David Goode on 9 points.
For more details CLICK HERE or see the results section on this www.planetkarting.uk website
Competitors are advised that entry for the opening rounds of the National Kart Racing Association Southern and Blue Challenge to be held at the Mansell Raceway on March 31st, are now open to enter on-line.
The entry list will close at midnight on Saturday, March 23rd, Entries received after the closing date may still be accepted, but will be given a rear of grid start and pay non-members fees.
TO ENTER ON-LINE PLEASE CLICK HERE
TYRES & SPARES FOR CLAY PIGEON ON 8th, 9th & 10th March.
Tabor Karting will be in attendance, as usual, with their mobile shop at the Clay Pigeon Circuit on Friday pm, Saturday and Sunday 8th, 9th & 10th March 2019, for the usual monthly race meeting and the 2 Counties Kart Club Championship opening round.
Competitors requiring tyres and / or specific spares for this event, please order and purchase your requirements in advance (Tel 01305 774074) by 12 noon on Wednesday 6th March, ready for collection at the circuit on the race weekend.
Competitors are advised that entry for the opening round of the 2 Counties Club Championships, to be held at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on March 10th, are now open to enter on-line.
The entry list will close at midnight on Sunday March 3rd. Formula Blue entries received after the closing date may still be accepted, but will be given a rear of grid start and pay non-members fees.
TO ENTER ON LINE PLEASE CLICK HERE
Tabor would like to advise that their engine department will be closed for annual holidays
from February 6th until February 20th. Drivers requiring engine re-builds / work prior to this period, will need to present their engines prior to February 4th. Thereafter, the engine dept will be operational again from February 21st.
The retail/parts department will remain open during this period.
The 2 Counties Kart Club 2019 Championship programme starts at the Clay Pigeon Raceway on March 10th. The Championship has been given a permit by Motorsport UK.
Competitors are reminded that they must register prior to entering . Registration forms can be downloaded from the 2CKC page on this website www. planetkarting.uk.
or click here for membership form.
Current registrations can be viewed on the 2CKC Menu on this website or click here
Class Club Champions (from 2018) are:
Cadet Honda – Maksymilian Solarski
Formula Blue – Anthony Cleal
Blue Master – Anthony Cleal
Blue Veteran – Anthony Cleal
Blue Legend – Robin Stodart-Stones
Blue Top Weight – Ben Pearson