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Sorry this is a bit late in updating you all but I have been mostly stuck on the floor with a bad back (sciatica) since my return from Clay last Wednesday. Just getting the photos posted truely was a labor of love!

To date we have raised £2,747.42 with one more auction fee to come in and a promised mystery donation, so watch this space. Considering we didn’t have any cash sponsorship this year it is an incredible figure to raise and the Club would like to say thank-you to all of you who donated raffle prizes, time or money to aid such a worthy cause.

We thoroughly enjoyed hosting the weekend and hope you all enjoyed yourselves too. Now we know what you like next year will be even better!

To Tom & Louise Alexander- your Aston Martin sports cars were the focal point of the show, especially as we were let down by a few other promised exhibits.  I still can’t figure out how the transporter fits in your garage though, unless it IS your garage ;-)

To Richard & Sean from Poole Bay Racing- thanks for bringing your 2-seater Rotax and letting people experience a ride around the circuit. I wish I could have had a go too, but I doubt whether you would have been strong enough to haul me back out of it! I still haven’t forgotten being unceremoniously ‘uncorked’ from the F1 simulator we had at Clay a few years ago.

To Sam Jenkins and Max Tadd- your kart simulators were so much fun I think you should bring them to every race. It was great to see so many youngsters in a huddle and cheering eachother on.

To TJ Downton- who excelled himself handling the raffle. It was a long, hot and thankless task but you stuck at it and raised nearly £850.00 from ticket sales.

To Ross Deal (Junior TKM)- you sacrificed your crowning glory and raised over £600.00 by having your head shaved. It was an honor to see the look of pride on your parents’ faces. I was extremely saddened therefore to hear that your school were narrow-minded enough to place you on suspension for your lack of hair.

To Finches Fly- WOW….thank you all for donating your time and entertaining us in the evening. Harry Millward, how you had the energy to win the Junior TKM race on Saturday, get up on stage and play the drums all evening, then race again on Sunday is beyond me. People are still telling me how much they enjoyed having your band there, and I loved having the opportunity to have live music played to me while I was working in Race Control trying to set the grids for Sunday. And as for the Jimi Hendrix song you played for me, well, I laughed and cried at the same time. Thanks again guys!

To all who donated raffle prizes~ I don’t have a list of who gave what but some of the prizes were extremely generous, so thank-you once again. If they were donated on behalf of a business let me know the company name and I will publish it.

If I have missed anyone out, it’s not on purpose. It has taken me three days just to type the above so far. I am now going to hit the ‘publish’ button then ring the vet to come and put me out of my misery. If you do see me at Clay with wires sticking out of me and ice-packs affixed to my arse, please don’t make me laugh, it’ll hurt too much. Jo x

 

CPKC honouring JB

CPKC For CRUK

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Guys and Gals!

The championship standings after the fantastic weekend we had have been posted online.

I need to tweak the report I use to handle a couple of things a little better. I will get the latest copy up soon. In the mean time, you can see the championship standings here. Please take a look at the second page of the pdf’s for the points after drop scores.

 

Simon

 

Photo: It's another win for #2 C. Bruce-White in the Senior TKM final.

 

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The days racing has been concluded and the final results are now online for all classes on our results page.

Stay tuned as Jamie is taking photos of the trophy presentation and they will no doubt be up in the next day or two.

From all of us at the club and Clay Pigeon Raceway, thank you for staying tuned and for all the money that you have all helped us raise for Cancer Research UK. When we get a final figure we will be sure to update you all.

I hope those of you who could make it have a safe trip home and I look forward to seeing you all again on 10th August for Round 6 of the Clay Pigeon Kart Club Championship.

Simon

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Hey guys,

Some of you have been asking what the setup for Saturday is, we are having Practice, Qualifying, Heat, Pre-Final and a Final. The setup for Sunday will be the same as our normal championship events, with the points accrued on Sunday being added to the Championship.

The finishing positions of the two finals will determine the event standings. Any tie breaks will be resolved by the finishing position of the Final on Sunday.

We will try and get the grids for Sunday available during the day on Saturday, just remember to pick up a ticket or two at the raffle stand on the way past! If you don’t know what to spend some money on at the weekend, feel free to slip a note or two in Ians waistline ;-) – it all goes to the same great cause!

I’ll see you all on Saturday!

Simon

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Right you lot, we’re gearing up for our annual Cancer Research UK charity race this Saturday and we would like more raffle prizes, whether big or small. Drop them off in Reception as soon as possible please.
Sadly nobody has won this booby prize yet so he’s up for grabs again this year, only £1 a ticket altho’ Chris is open to offers for her husband and would consider a part-exchange for a younger more virile model (ie, she’ll keep his wallet, the rest is yours). I hear he’s coming as Angelina Ballerina this year so it must be worth the petrol money just to come and see that spectacle.
Karting Magazine has offered us a 2-3 page spread if we can come up with a good article featuring a race report and photos of our fund-raising shennanigans, so you’re all in with a chance to get in the mag. The pinkest and most craziest outfits on Saturday are bound to be snapped by me (JoJo’s Fotos).
Don’t forget we will be setting up tables on the dummy grid Saturday night so bring your chairs and drinks and enjoy the Hog Roast & BBQ along with the live band “Finches Fly”. The large inflatable bungee run and slide will be on the grassy areas of the race track until dusk.
Race entries are still available online although you’ve missed the opportunity to be in the printed program. I will be closing them Friday afternoon to print the grids for both days so after that you’ll be back of the grid as a late entry if you haven’t got your finger out and entered in time.
Any questions ring me on 07832 358202. Jo

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Put a smile on this miserable old gits face and buy some tickets.

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Next weekend’s Round 5 & Charity Race entries are due in tomorrow night for trophy and program ordering numbers, otherwise you will find yourself posted on the naughty list with any gooberish photos I may happen to possess of you (and I have plenty!!). Good luck at Forest Edge, Larkhall, Silverstone or wherever you’re racing today :-) Jo

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On behalf of Andy Lamport and Daniel Lamport.

All of Dan’s karting gear stolen from trailer in Emsworth, West Sussex on or around 29th June but only found out today (4th July) on way to Forest Edge.

Two 2013 Alonso chassis,    one Wright chassis,    one senior Rotax engine 766520,    one Minimax engine 8389763,    large blue race awning,    generator,    compressor,    tools,    ten sets of wheels and tyres,    kart trolley,     2 micron data loggers/dash,    big boxes of Rotax/ OTK race spares,    Wildkart laser alignment tools,    big box of tools etc.

Please let me know if you hear of anything suspicious for sale. Significant reward for info leading to return of kit and conviction of the ******s who did it. Please share within the karting fraternity.

Contact Andy Lamport on 07921 495235 if you have spotted anything for sale that resembles this list. More info to follow. Jo

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Grids continued to grow at Clay Pigeon as the 4th Round of the Club Championship arrived. The weather forecasts had been on opposite ends of the spectrum throughout the week, so the bets were being placed as to if or when the heavens opened. As the day dawned, bets were on it not raining until mid-afternoon, leaving the tyre choices for the finals an unknown.

As the meeting got underway, the weather was playing ball and the track was bathed in glorious sunshine. The track itself was incredibly sticky, so, strangely, lap records were not expected to be challenged.

After 2 heat wins in the morning, Guy Cunnington led from Pole Position in the Honda Cadet Final. He led every lap of the race and took, for Honda Cadet, a comfortable victory of 2.6 seconds ahead of the hard charging Archie Brown, who beat Will Uphill by just a tenth of a second at the line. The race-long battle for fourth went to Bradley Sheppard, with 4th to 9th being split by 4 tenths of a second at the flag. Cunnington now has a 31 point deficit over 5th place finisher Benjamin Burgess.

2 heat wins put Ethan Rees on Pole for the IAME/Comer Cadet Final with Shay Keough alongside him on the front row. Rees maintained the lead on lap 1 and continued to hold off the chasing pack. On lap 4, 6th place starter Toby McDonald took second place from Keough and began an assault on Rees. Rees continued to lead until lap 12, when McDonald made a move that won him the race. The two then battled for the remaining 6 laps, with McDonald beating Rees to the line for the win by a tenth of a second, with William Elswood third another 3 seconds back. Best Comer Cadet was James Alexander, who finished 8th. Finishing 7th in the Final, Reece Lycett now leads Elswood in the championship by a single point.

Tommy Foster dominated the day in Minimax, taking all 3 heat wins before lunch. He lined up on Pole with Ethan James Haynes alongside. Foster took a comfortable lights-to-flag victory of 3.2 seconds over Daniel Lamport, who had a titanic start jumping from 12th to second in the first lap. Riley Phillips made 2 places to finish a close third. Foster leads the championship by 21 points, having only lost 2 races so far this year, both of which were won by Lamport, who lies second.

Shanaka Clay also came away with a clean sweep of wins in Junior Rotax, taking a lights-to-flag win in the final by 5.9 seconds from Brandon Hague. Third was Alex Forshaw, Harry Ward was 4th and Wilf Carter 5th, with 3rd place-starting Oliver Holden retiring on lap 1. Clay now has a 20 point lead over Forshaw in the championship. Ward sits third.

Heat 2 winner Martin Wheeler lined up on Pole for the Senior Blue Final with Chris Derrick second. Heats 1 and 3 winner Sam Dible was third because of his fifth place in Heat 2. This was set to be a great race, with 9 Seeded drivers on the grid, including the O Plate of Wheeler. Wheeler proved why he has the Plate, taking a lights-to-flag victory. The #2 of Dible was second and the #1 of Chris Derrick was 3rd. As most of the entrants are not entered in the championship, the table only consists of 4 karts, with Derrick leading Toby Cook by 13 points.

Senior TKM drivers were the first to experience the expected rain……on slicks! As the karts formed up on the warm-up lap the heavens began to open, making the race about consistency, not outright pace. Senior TKM’s have a history at Clay of exciting races, but the least surprising bit of news was that the Championship leader was on pole, the in-form Michael Eastwell. Alongside him on the front row was Lewis Round, with Jamie Patten 3rd, Tom Hackett 4th and 2002 STKM Super1 Champion and current #2 Charlie Bruce-White 5th. The five of them had a monumental scrap that lasted the whole 17 laps, where one slip on the greasy/wet track would’ve been the end. In the end that’s exactly what happened, with the then-leader Bruce-White colliding with a back marker, demoting him to 5th. Patten took full advantage, beating Eastwell to the line by 0.4 seconds. However, it was deemed that Patten caused Bruce-White to collide with the back marker. He was given a 5 place penalty, promoting Eastwell back to the win with Round second and Bruce White third. Anwar Beroual-Smith made up 13 places overall to finish 5th overall and 1st in the Masters class. Eastwell continues to lead the championship. The gap is 17 points to Bruce-White. Patten is third.

James Moorcroft has won every race so far this year in Senior Rotax. That clean-sweep continues as he dominated the day against a libre class of Senior Rotax and Rotax 177 & Masters, winning the first fully wet final of the day from fellow Senior Rotax driver Dan Horsey by 23.5 seconds! In 177 & Masters, it was Steve Grose who secured his first overall Final podium of the year, finishing 3rd overall and winning the class. Moorcroft leads the Senior championship, 15 points ahead of second place Horsey. Josh Brooks and Rob Prince lead the championship in 177 and Masters respectively.

The final race of the day was Junior TKM and Junior Blue. The grids were separated so one didn’t affect another. 3 Heat wins put the in-form Cole Edwards on Pole, with his main championship rival Harry Millward on the outside of the front row. By now the track was far from dry, but if it stopped raining then there was a possibility the track would dry very quickly. Edwards led out of the first corner and quickly began to pull out a lead over the pack. The wet conditions didn’t favor Millward who began to fall back after 2 laps. Ross Deal made a good start from 7th, finding himself 2nd after lap 3 and closing in on Edwards. Deal ate away at the deficit until he finally got the lead on lap 8. The happiness was short-lived for Deal, who led for a mere 3 laps before a faulty ignition wire ridded any spark of victory. Edwards retook the lead and remained unchallenged, winning on a drying track by 1.7 seconds over Louis Beaven. Justin Draper was third. Harry Millward still leads the championship thanks to his dry weather performances, but the gap back to Edwards is a mere 2 points!

Next month brings around the half way point in the season, but more is up for grabs: the 2-day meeting looms in aid of Cancer Research and the championships are far from won…………..written by Alex Tyler, Senior TKM 

JUNE 2014 Round 4 915

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It’s time to get entering for our annual Chris Hart Cancer Research Charity Event being held on the 12th and 13th July. Special perpetual trophies will be awarded alongside normal race trophies. Sunday’s race results also count towards your club championship points as usual. These are two individual race days with two sets of trophies being awarded. You can enter either or both races. The overall winner of the perpetual trophies will be decided on the accrued points from both races and will be presented at trophy-giving on Sunday.

Raffle prizes desperately needed. Please bring them along on race day or drop them off at the circuit if you’re up that way beforehand. Can you please email me at comp_sec@claypigeonkartclub.com with a brief description of what you are donating. Please ask your friends, family and workplace to make a donation.

This year’s attractions include a hogroast, with a free serving for every entrant. Other food will be available to purchase also. James Alexander’s parents will be displaying two of their award winning Aston Martins, Sam Jenkins (SJM Motorsport) will be bringing his newly developed kart simulator. Harry Millward, one of our club members and the drummer in “Finches Fly” will be performing with his friends Saturday evening. The circuit are preparing two karts for a kart-push relay race. Teams needed, the more in a team the better your chances of getting the quickest lap time and team trophy. Get yourselves buddied up.

We are also in discussion with companies regarding inflateable hire and have also made inquiries about a Scalextric track (hopefully with our circuit layout).

If you have anything that can be used during the evening please feel free to bring it along.  Pogo sticks, space hoppers, supersized footballs, etc. Any good facepainters out there willing to donate their time? I will personally pay for the paints if I get some offers.

Ian has offered a prize for the best fancy-dress costume of the weekend. Make sure I take your photo to be in with a chance of winning! I think a mankini competition would be highly amusing. What do you think ladies?

Ross Deal (Junior TKM)  is in the process of collecting for a sponsored head shave. Do we have any hairdressers willing to do the deed for him?

Unfortunately for those of you who have enquired, we cannot run karts in the evening. Our marshals need a rest and we will be using the circuit for other purposes.   Jo

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The Championship tables after Round 4 of the Clay Pigeon Kart Club Championship have now been updated.

Click here to take a look at the standings.

 

Simon

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