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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 »

Tech Tuesday: Kart Aerodynamics

An aspect often not estimated is the aerodynamic factor acting on a kart chassis and its driver. Since a tenth of a second is vital for a kart driver to win, we must consider that on particularly fast tracks and even more for fast 125 cc shifter gear chassis high speeds generate an important resistance of air on the kart. ... Read More »

Shenington Kart Racing Report Round 10

Shenington Kart Racing Report Round 9, 15 October 2017 Unseasonably warm weather heartened everyone for a great day’s racing for Round 10 of the club championship with around 140 entries.  It was a teeny bit damp at the start but the sun came out for the afternoon’s finals.    The always well supported Cadet classes had Lorenzo Kordal swiftly demoted ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Top 5 Setup Tools

As you probably know, set up is a crucial part to the whole driver/kart package. If it’s out then you can expect to be off the pace. This is why you want the whole job of setting up your kart to be quicker, easier and more convenient. Here are five tools which do just that. Iztech Chassis Alignment Brackets These ... Read More »

IAME International Final 2017 Ones to Watch – Mini X30

The IAME International Final provisional entry list was recently released with a whopping 460 drivers entered into what could be classified as the biggest karting event in the World! With 280 drivers entered in the Junior and Senior classes alone it’s an event that requires a huge amount of consistency and faultless driving along with a bit of luck. The ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Kimbolton

Location Located in a heart of Cambridgeshire, between Huntington and Wellingborough, and easily accessible from the A14, Kimbolton is a firm favorite club track. With a multitude of hairpins and tight complexes, it rewards driver patience and a well setup chassis! Hines Straight The main straight for Kimbolton starts way before the start finish line and isn’t straight throughout its ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Weight And Seat Positioning

Even though many parameters determine the grip on each tire, everything is finally led to the vertical force acting on each wheel. The greater such downward force is and the more the grip between the tire and the asphalt. Centre of gravity The centre of gravity is the point of a system (chassis plus engine plus driver) where one can ... Read More »