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ARKS: A Licence in Skill

My fascinating journey on the road to racing karts reached a critical junction last month: the ARKS test.  Without this I would not be allowed to race at club level, so it was imperative I secured this preliminary qualification. My nearest club is Forest Edge at Barton Stacey, near Winchester, where, in late summer last year, I got well and ... Read More »

Interview with brothers Toby and Ben Davis

There used to be a perception that Long Circuit Gearbox Kart Racing was primarily for the, shall we say, more mature driver with little or no appeal to younger racers. That fallacy has been well and truly demolished in the last 10 years with the likes of Gavin Bennett, Jason Dredge and James OReilly winning the domestic sports top prize, ... Read More »

Driver’s Diary – Chris plays away at Clay Pigeon

Yes, as you might have noticed from the new title, I am technically no longer a beginner. After completing six race meetings, including an ARKS test, I’ve left my “novice” label behind and moved to green plates. Yet my promotion is tinged with sadness as this month Forest Edge Kart Club in Hampshire lost one of its members. John Fleming ... Read More »

Greg Harper

Darkness was already descending as the judges made their final decision. By a very small margin, Shanade Gress was declared the 2001 Racing for Buttons winner. It meant that for six months she would be given exclusive use of a brand new Honda Cadet kart. Swallowing his disappointment, the runner up walked over and gave her a congratulatory handshake. None ... Read More »