Road Karting

Welcome to Road Karting

Road meetings take place on the first Sunday of the month at East Kirkby Airfield

First meeting being in May to the last one in October.

This year, the September meeting is our annual Grand Prix, with three heats of up to six laps and a ten lap final ( weather permitting ).

Meeting Times
Technical inspection then signing on between 9-10am
Driver meeting once signing on has completed
Practice from 10.30am
Racing from 11am

A little tip:  if you have never been to our East Kirkby circuit before, make sure you come prepared weather wise. For some unknown meteorlogical reason, it always seems to rain heavier, wind blows harder, but then as 2013 was, sometimes you could almost wear just a t-shirt all season. Bonkers !!!

Classes are:-

Cadets,

For the ages of 8 to 12 year olds, using the  Honda GX160 engines.

Junior Honda 160,

These are the same as the class above but for the ages of 13 to 16 year olds. A two pedalled chassis, with a Honda GX 160 engine. A cheap, easy to maintain, ‘rev and go’ kart.

GX160 Adam Richardson p1

Junior Max

For the ages of 11 to 16 year olds, using a Rotax 125cc ‘Junior Max’ engine.

Adam Papworth Junior Max 2011

125cc 4 stroke gearbox – Juniors

These karts are primarily used for grass track racing and are built to those specifications. Most of our drivers race these on both surfaces with only difference being the wheels and sometimes change the rear sprocket. A very popular class, using a 3 pedalled chassis, and exclusively using the Honda CBR 125 with limited modifications. Minimum age is 11 years old, providing you have at least 1 years experience in another class, otherwise it is 12 from scratch. The upper age limit is 16 years old. The senior version of this class exactly the same so you can switch from Junior to Senior racing without having to buy another kart !

Junior Open

This class is an open class for any classes that we do not run at the moment or anything that is non-standard with normally serves up quite a mix of karts. These can include non-standard Cadets and Junior Honda’s, TKM’s amongst other things. In the interest of safety, we reserve the right to grid the karts differently if we feel the need arises.

The following classes are ‘Senior’ formula with a minimum age of 16 years.

100cc Senior

Our most popular Road class, split in to two groups, one for air cooled engines, one for the slightly faster liquid cooled variants and one for the increasingly popular Formula Blue class. Using a two pedalled chassis, and a direct drive engine.

100cc no3

125cc Gearbox

On a 3 pedalled chassis like a car, using any, mostly motorcyle engines, with gearbox.

Martin and Kate p1

Senior Max

Similar to Junior Max, a two pedalled chassis, with a 125cc Rotax engine.

SnrMAX Pete Lowder p1

ProKarts

Minimum age 16, similar to the Junior 160′s, but they use two Honda GX160, ‘rev & go’ engines, on a two pedalled chassis.

We now also have a separate class for Honda powered 200cc (sealed engines only) Prokarts.

ProKarts grid Oct13

Senior Honda 160,

A single engine version of the Prokart. These are the same as the Junior Honda 160 class in which some Juniors and Seniors share the same karts ! A two pedalled chassis, with a Honda GX 160 engine. A cheap, easy to maintain, ‘rev and go’ kart.

175/200 twins ( 4-stroke with gearbox )

These karts sound lovely, not the quickest, but fun to drive. They use a variety of engines, some single cylinder, and some with two, on a three pedalled chassis.

200twin Andre Chenery p1

250cc Gearbox ( 2-stroke)

These karts are ‘pocket rockets’, not for beginers. Various types of 250cc engines are used, on a three pedalled chassis.

John Beeson cropped

125cc 4 stroke gearbox – Seniors

As with the Junior version, these karts are primarily used for grass track racing and are built to those specifications. Most of our drivers race these on both surfaces with only difference being the wheels and sometimes change the rear sprocket. A very popular class, using a 3 pedalled chassis, and exclusively using the Honda CBR 125 with limited modifications. The senior version of this class exactly the same as the Junior so you can switch from Junior to Senior racing without having to buy another kart !

Senior Open

This class is an open class for any classes that we do not run at the moment or anything that is non-standard and normally serves up quite a mix of karts. These can include karts such un-sealed Senior Max and ProKart 200’s, amongst other things. In the interest of safety, we reserve the right to grid the karts differently if we feel the need arises.

For further detailed information about these karts, please see the Rule Book

In addition to a kart, you will also need a good quality Crash Helmet, overalls and gloves. A neck brace and balaclava are optional.