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KARTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

HEREFORDSHIRE RACEWAY

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About the eventS

Junior & Adult Championships

Herefordshire Raceway runs and is involved with several hire kart championships across the year – both adults & juniors. 

These are designed to be either a hobby or stepping stone to greater things but at a reasonable cost.

Whatever your karting experience, there will be a championship suitable for you. If you would like to talk to us to find out more about the races and lap times involved, please call or email us and we will respond to any questions you may have. 

Full safety briefing, helmets, race suits, gloves and neck braces are available at all our racing events. 

 

Your lap times and places will be displayed on a digital score sheet on the large screen in our race centre, so you, your team mates, rivals and friends and family can view your standing during and after each heat. 

The final results table will be available for you to view on the day and subsequently online. 

All race days will finish with a prize-giving ceremony for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, and a FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP CEREMONY will be held after the final round.

Scroll down for the next Championship dates & details and previous result tables.

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Championship Race dates & details

Junior Karting Summer Championship 2024

The Junior Karting Championship is the ultimate hobby for junior karters aged 8-16 years!!  This is the best way to test and develop your skills as an up and coming karter!! 

The championship will consist of 6 events, the highest points scorer over the series will be crowned Herefordshire Raceway Junior Champion!!

Format

Each event will consist of 2 x 10min qualifying sessions. This will be followed by a 10 minute pre final and a 10 minute final.

Qualifying will be either in fastest lap order in full dry conditions

If we have mixed conditions we will use a position based system for qualifying.  All drivers that win a qualifying session will fill the first grid slots for the pre finals.  Drivers that finished 2nd in qualifying will fill the next grid slots.  Drivers that finished 3rd in qualifying will fill the next grid slots.  And so on.

The pre final results will determine the grid for the main final.

The winner of the pre finals and main final will progress to the next final.

Championship points and trophies will be awarded on positions in the finals.

Categories & classes

Events will now be split into cadets (8-12 years on April 1st 2024) and juniors (13-16 years on April 1st 2024)

Each category will have a separate novice & beginner class

All drivers will score points towards the overall table, drivers who have scored 1 podium or less will be in the novice class. Drivers may only win one trophy per event, if you finish top 3 overall and top novice, the next best novice driver will win the trophy and so on.

There will be minimum weight limits for each class, 7 stone for cadets and 10 stone for juniors (these will be confirmed by round1) drivers less than this will carry lead weights on their kart.

Karts will be full twin engine power.

New drivers must have been assessed by the Herefordshire Raceway team.  Please contact us to discuss this

Championship points & Prizes

Drivers will score points for the finals, the best 4 out of 6 scores will count towards the final championship total.

New for 2024 – we have linked with club 100 racing (www.club100.co.uk) to offer the top 3 drivers in cadets and juniors at the end of the championship a free club 100 academy day in 2025.  In addition to this the champions will win a free entry to a round of their choice

Dates

The dates for each round are as follows:

  • Sunday 28th April
  • Sunday 19th May
  • Sunday 16th June
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Sunday 18th August
  • Sunday 8th September

Arrival times – cadets by 8:45am (finish approx 11am), Juniors by 11am (finish approx. 2pm)

Entry and payment

The cost of each event will be £55

Book into all the rounds you wish to enter and secure with a £10 deposit per round.  Remaining balance will be required 2 weeks before each event

Book here – Cadet (8-12 years on April 1st 2024)

Book here – Junior (13-16 years on April 1st 2024)

If you would like more information, please contact us on 01544318334 or info@herefordshireraceway.org.uk

Sunday morning practice

Some Sunday mornings & Saturdays on race weekend we offer a practice session to participants of our junior championship

Prebooking is essential and is subject to availability

For more details call 01544 318334 or email info@herefordshireraceway.org.uk. 

Junior Karting Winter Championship 2024

The Junior Karting Championship is the ultimate hobby for junior karters aged 8-16 years!!  This is the best way to test and develop your skills as an up and coming karter!! 

The championship will consist of 6 events, the highest points scorer over the series will be crowned Herefordshire Raceway Junior Champion!!

Format

Each event will consist of 2 x 10min qualifying sessions. This will be followed by a 10 minute pre final and a 10 minute final.

Due to the chance of mixed conditions during the winter we will use a points based system for qualifying.  Drivers will score points for each qualifying session, their highest score from either session will determine where they start in the finals.  For example, drivers who finish first will start in the the front few places in the pre finals

The pre final results will determine the grid for the main final.

The winner of the pre B final will progress to the pre A final, the winner of the B final will progress to the A final

Championship points and trophies will be awarded on positions in the finals.

Categories & classes – change for 2023/24

Events will now be split into cadets (8-12 years on Sep 1st 2023) and juniors (13-16 years on Sep 1st 2023)

Each category will have a separate novice & beginner class

All drivers will score points towards the overall table, drivers who have scored 1 podium or less will be in the novice class. Drivers may only win one trophy per event, if you finish top 3 overall and top novice, the next best novice driver will win the trophy and so on.

There will be minimum weight limits for each class, 7 stone for cadets and 10 stone for juniors (these will be confirmed by round1) drivers less than this will carry lead weights on their kart.

Karts will be full twin engine power.

New drivers must have been assessed by the Herefordshire Raceway team.  Please contact us to discuss this

Championship points

Drivers will score points for the finals, the best 4 out of 6 scores will count towards the final championship total.

Dates

The dates for each round are as follows:

  • Sunday 12th November
  • Sunday 10th December
  • Sunday 14th January
  • Sunday 4th February
  • Sunday 25th February
  • Sunday 17th March

Arrival times – cadets by 8:45am (finish approx 11am), Juniors by 10:45am (finish approx 1pm)

Entry and payment

The cost of each event will be £55

Book into all the rounds you wish to enter and secure with a £10 deposit per round.  Remaining balance will be required 2 weeks before each event

Cadet (8-12 years on Sep 1st 2023) booking link – https://herefordshire.karting.website/book/cadet-champ/start/3JSXRG277H5VK7PN

Junior (13-16 years on Sep 1st 2023) booking link – https://herefordshire.karting.website/book/junior-champ/start/MJQC4WF6HPSF4CP5

If you would like more information, please contact us on 01544318334 or info@herefordshireraceway.org.uk

Sunday morning practice

Some Sunday mornings & Saturdays on race weekend we offer a practice session to participants of our junior championship

Pre booking is essential and is subject to availability

For more details call 01544 318334 or email info@herefordshireraceway.org.uk. 

OPEN GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP 2024

The Open Grand Prix Championship is the ultimate hobby for karters!!  This is the best way to test and develop your karting skills!! 

The championship will consists of 6 rounds with your best 4 scores counting towards the championship table, the highest points scorer over the series will be crowned Herefordshire Raceway Champion!!

Format

Each event will consist of a 10min practice session. This will be followed by a 2x 10 minute random heats and a 10 minute final. 

The heat results will determine the grid for the main final. 

The driver who wins the B or C final will progress to the next final

Championship points and trophies will be awarded on positions in the finals. 

Classes

All drivers will score points towards the overall table, there will be 3 extra classes, Heavyweight (all drivers over 14.5 stone), a novice class (all drivers without a podium in the last 2 seasons) & a beginner class (for new and inexperienced drivers)

There will be event trophies for top 3 overall, top 3 novice, top 3 beginner.  Drivers may only win one trophy per event, if you finish top 3 overall and top novice, the next best novice driver will win the trophy and so on.

There will be championship awards for top three overall, the top 3 in each class and the best heavyweight at the end of the season.

There will be a minimum weight limit of 13 stone, drivers less than this will carry lead weights on their kart. 

Championship points

Drivers will score points for finishing positions in the finals, the best 4 out of 6 scores will count towards the final championship total.

Dates

The dates for each round are as follows:

  • Sunday 28th April
  • Sunday 19th May
  • Sunday 16th June
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Sunday 18th August
  • Sunday 8th September

Arrival time is 2pm

Event will finish by 5:30pm.

Entry and payment

The cost of each event will be £55

Book into all the rounds you wish to enter and secure with a £10 deposit per round.  Remaining balance will be required 2 weeks before each event

Booking link here 

For more information call 01544 318334 or email info@herefordshireraceway.org.uk

WINTER ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 2023/24

Herefordshire Raceway endurance championship is designed for teams of between 1-3 drivers. Teams will be required to make driver and kart changes, using teamwork and consistency to win the race.

Format

The championship will consist of 6 rounds with your best 4 scores counting towards the championship table, however you do not have to enter every round. There will be championship awards for top three at the end of the season. There will be a novice championship for inexperienced teams.

Each round will consist of a 15-minute practice/qualifying followed by a 60-minute race. Each team will need to complete 3 pit stops including kart changes during the race. There will be a minimum weight limit of 13 stone, drivers under this will be required to carry lead weight.

Dates

The dates for each round are as follows:

  • Sunday 12th November
  • Sunday 10th December
  • Sunday 14th January
  • Sunday 4th February
  • Sunday 25th February
  • Sunday 17th March

Signing on starts at 2pm with racing 2:30pm to 4pm

Minimum age to compete is 16 years old unless permission from Herefordshire Raceway

Entries

The cost of each event will be £110 per team, use the link below to make a booking

https://herefordshire.karting.website/book/endurance-champ/start/JJX4BRZDQSW4KDFZ

Book into all the rounds you wish to enter and secure with a £10 deposit per round.  Remaining balance will be required 2 weeks before each event

If you would like more information, please contact us on 01544318334 or info@herefordshireraceway.org.uk

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Do you love driving fast and battling for a podium place, then championship racing is for you – ENTER NOW!

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