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Circuit Guide: Oulton Park

The track is characterised by its rapidly changing gradients and blind crests leading into unforgiving corners but is loved by all who take part at this unique venue. 1 Old Hall Corner I approach Old Hall Corner in 5th gear at 115 mph pulling 10,600 revs. and keep tight to the left hand side of the circuit using the extra ... Read More »

Track Guide: Wombwell

The Lap The Wombwell track is anti-clockwise making it different to many tracks that club racers are used to. A tight left soon after the start line, Turn 1 can cause considerable grief at the beginning of a race and sorts the men from the boys.The racing line takes the driver on to the extra tarmac area full right. Braking ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Hooton Park

The Hooton Park kart circuit, situated a stone’s throw away from junction 6 of the M53, opened its doors in 2006 on the site of the old RAF Hooton airfield; making it the newest MSA licensed track in the country. The Lap A lap of Hooton Park starts with a long straight leading to Turn 1, a 90° right. On ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Forest Edge

Parsons Corner Flat out along the Start/finish straight and you’re as far right of the track as you can be preparing yourself for the first corner which is a slight left-hander. Take this corner flat out and hug the kerb to your left. Hug, don’t touch as it will unsettle the kart and force you off line making entry to ... Read More »

Tom Joyner karting tips

Karting tips from champ Tom Joyner Tom Joyner was a hugely popular winner of the Northern Qualifier at PFi last month doubly so beecause only does a few races a year. It wasn’t entirely unprecedented though as he had come 4th in last year’s European KF2 Finals at Genk and has been a frontrunner on the national scene for the ... Read More »

Get the most out of a junior – without messing with their head

Putting your child into their first kart is an exciting time, the start of a journey which at best could take them towards motor-racing stardom and at worst should be a fun period in their life where they will make friends, gain confidence and learn things that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. Before ... Read More »

OFF TRACK – “Sour Milk, You can’t make it turn sweet again!”

“Sour Milk, You can’t make it turn sweet again!” (Diane Wakoski – American poet) They were, without doubt, the cream of British karting. Some of them, such as Stephen South, Johnny Herbert, Allan McNish and Ralph Firman chose to broaden their horizons and eventually became F1 stars. Others, most notably Bruno Ferrari, Mickey Allen, Terry Fullerton and Mark Litchfield opted ... Read More »