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BirelART S9 – Review

The 2018 BirelART S9 is the latest chassis from the famous Italian manufacturer, we tested the 2018 model thanks to Jade karts who sell the chassis with Andy Cox Racing (ACR) being the sole importer. Birel, now BirelART as of a few seasons ago, have always been one of the most popular chassis manufacturers, especially on the European and world ... Read More »

Club73 – 73 more ways to have fun karting

Last week I was invited to the fourth round of the Club73 karting championship. For those who aren’t familiar, Club73 is a 10 round series that travels to circuits in the south east and midlands. It is organised by current senior race director at Buckmore park Clinton Bell and is designed to give fun, competitive racing on a budget. Coincidentally ... Read More »

F100uk – 20k revs and a whole lot more

Since my experience of the F100 festival at Fulbeck back in 2017 I have craved getting behind the wheel of a 100cc rocket again. Thanks to Jay Fairbrass who leant me his pride and joy, a 1994 Tonykart Esprit along with an ex Bobby Game IAME TT75 engine, I was able to take part in round 1 of the F100UK ... Read More »

#PLD2018 Charity Event – Whilton Mill

The Paul Lee-Davis race is one of our favourite events of the year, its a mixture of fun filled racing, good spirited banter, and most importantly raising an incredible amount of money for the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). This year’s event, organised by Dan Underhill (pictured) was another success building on last year’s event. Drivers and personalities from all ... Read More »

Three sisters – Alive and kicking

Three Sisters circuit, Wigan has been a favourite amongst British karters for many years, however its future was put at risk when in 2017 when it went into liquidation. Despite this, support for the circuit is massive, and people took to social media in their thousands to help, with the group ‘Save Three sisters Race Circuit’ getting well over 4k ... Read More »

Tested – Lucas Axle, Britain’s 21st Century axle design

Its not often a component is revolutionised in our sport. Karting is a sport where the equipment has been refined over and over since its inception, you need only look at the karts from the 50’s and 60’s to see how far we have come through constant evolution. However, for about the past 15 years the 50mm axle has remained largely ... Read More »

Arrive and Drive column – April

We’re getting into the meat of the year now with all series in full force. The weather is nice enough to look forward to, and our rain suits are breathing a sigh of relief. Club100 Round 3 – Rye House  Rye house was the venue of the round 3 of the Club100 championship, as previous home of Club100 its a ... Read More »