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Welcome to Clay Pigeon Kart Club

This year has seen such an incredible turnaround in interest, almost certainly helped by the return of the British Championships to Clay Pigeon, the return of the Wessex Challenge and the inaugural Rotax Festival, supported by J.A.G. This has seen the club Championship’s hotly contested throughout the year.

We are now happy to tell you that the Championship Tables after the tenth and final round of 2017 are now available for your viewing pleasure over at http://www.claypigeonkartclub.com/championship. If you find any issues with the standings, please do let us know through our Facebook Page ASAP and we can look into it.

For those lucky winners, those who want to celebrate an amazing year at the club, or just those who fancy a drink with a few friends, there are still tickets available for the presentation evening on the 2nd December. The initial deadline for orders was the 17th November, but we have decided to extend the deadline slightly.

For those who haven’t ordered yet, your choices are as follows:

Starter: Soup, Melon or Pate
 Main: Turkey, Beef or Vegetarian
 Dessert: Apple Crumble and Custard, Cheesecake, Ice Cream or Cheese and Biscuits

Payment must be made with your order and received by the circuit asap. Unfortunately, we are unable to take card payments, so all payments must be cash or cheque. All wine orders must be placed directly with Dave at the Pit Stop Cafe.

 

Whilst the committee make the decisions that drive the club forward, we have to give credit where credit is due, to our Chairman, Paul Skipp and the Rennison family. They really are the driving force between turning ideas into reality when it comes to organising visiting championships and ensuring events are planned to the best of our ability.

We have had alot of feedback from many of you throughout the year regarding many aspects of the organisation of the meetings. Whilst all of your voices have been heard, there is no better place to raise any concerns that still remain than the Annual General Meeting. Our meeting this year will be held on the 2nd December at 17:30. even if you do not wish to stay for the Presentation Dinner in the evening, the AGM has an open door policy for any of our members or anyone who wants to join the committee. If this peaks your interest in any way, please do come along. If its not for you, it’s just an hour out of your day, but if it appeals to you, you could find yourself having the next idea that pushes your club further into the spotlight.

One final point for tonight’s post is that the Membership Form has been updated (finally) for 2018!
Head on over to http://www.claypigeonkartclub.com/next-meeting/membership-form to get your hands on it. Don’t forget that any membership forms received by us, at the circuit, by the 4th December will qualify for our Early Bird discount of £10! With the such a close Championship and bargain prices, there is no reason not to, really!

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Sometimes, i feel the need for a little, creative spirit when discussing the days racing.. This is not one of those days… in fact, I’m a little speechless!

With an unprecedented 130 drivers signing up for today’s event, and it being the Final Round of the 2017 with many hotly-contested championships, it was bound not to. We have seen Racing from lights to flag with thrills and spills along the way. Some drivers knowing that today was the last chance to turn another good season into being the best.

Thanks to everyone who made today’s racing so spectacular. Whether you were in the fight, or just along the ride, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We couldn’t put these events on, month after month without your continued support. To all of the Marshals, Officials, Spectators, both online and at the circuit, and anyone else who i may have missed. Thank you.

Results can be found at http://results.alphatiming.co.uk/cpkc/2017/10/ and the Championship Tables will be finalised once the Tyre allocation data has been processed.

Please don’t forget that our AGM and Presentation Dinner have been moved to the 2nd December. All member are welcome to the AGM with an open door policy, and tickets can still be purchased (today) for our Presentation Dinner. Please speak to Chrissy at the circuit reception before leaving.

Early Bird memberships are still on offer for the 2018 season with £10 off if you get your membership. Be quick though as the offer runs out soon.

For those we won’t see until the new year, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanuka, Id al-Fitr, Bodhi Day, or anything else, have a fantastic holiday period and new year. We look forward to seeing you all again in February to kick-start the 2018 season.

Take Care Everyone.

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doodle-do-dooooo

Just a few more days until the Final Round of the 2017 Championship, with everything to gain, or to lose!
Don’t forget about the bonus 25 points for signing on in the morning – it could make all the difference!

Entries can be made online at http://cpkc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/msa

Don’t miss out!

 

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Well at last we have received the information regarding the 2017 Rotax Festival (including SeniorMax O Plate,MiniMax E Plate and World Finals tickets) TV showing. If you have not yet seen it on YouTube (almost 33,000 views) it will be on Front Runner TV at 4pm Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th. Good luck to all british drivers at the World Finals.

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If you have not yet returned the 2017 perpetual trophy , please ensure you bring it to Round 10 (12th November). All receipents have been sent a message. Please could you drop us a message so that we can get everything up to date.

Failure to return the trophies could invite a visit from our Treasurer and I am sure you would not want him turning up in your neighbourhood.

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With some of our 2017 Championships already decided, there are other’s with everything to play for! With a bonus 25pts on offer, just for signing on in the morning, the total you could walk home with is 201 points!

Entries can be made online for the Final Round of the 2017 season, at https://cpkc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/msa.

Don’t forget that the Presentation Evening and AGM has been moved to the 2nd December to avoid clashing with other events, if you would like tickets to the presentation evening, please see the previous post regarding the details for the presentation evening. Again, if you do want to attend the AGM beforehand, even if you aren’t attending the presentation evening, please do come along. The committee are dedicated to trying to make the best events for our members, if you don’t feel this is the case, or you would like to help us in the 2018 season, please do come along.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE
There have been few changes over the last week that will be of importance to our members.
Due to a clash of dates with a neighbouring club we have agreed to change the date of our presentation evening from the 25th November to 7:00pm on 2nd December, I am sorry if this causes anyone a problem. However we will be holding our AGM at 5.30 pm on the same day.
After a review of the tyre regulations we are continuing our efforts to reduce costs and following recommendations from the governing bodies and feedback from members we will be implementing tyre rules in each class for the club 2018 championship:-
Cadet 2 sets (4 front & 4 rear)
MiniMax 5 sets (10 front & 10 rear)
Junior Max, Senior Max and 177 1 Set per meeting

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So, when i said previously that we have a process in place and there wouldn’t be another delay, it seems that the process wasn’t that solid after all.. sorry!

The tyre allocations have been reviewed, checked and double checked and the championship tables reflect those who have decided to forego a round for a weekend’s glory. The championship tables after Round 8 of the 2017 Championship can be found at the usual place – http://www.claypigeonkartclub.com/championship/

We are fresh off of the back of the latest committee meeting and we can start giving out the first pieces of information regarding plans for 2018, with us, at the Clay Pigeon Raceway.

Championship Tyre Restrictions

First, we asked for our member’s feedback at the last round regarding the tyre restriction in the Championship. The decision was as marginal leaving a ‘Brexit split’. After discussions, we have decided not to restrict the tyre usage across the 2018 Championships for Junior and Senior Classes. You will, of course, still be restricted to 1 set per meeting as per standard MSA regulations.
For the Cadets however, as per a suggestion by the MSA, we have decided to limit tyre usage to 2 sets for the 2018 Championship. How you use them is up to you.

Presentation Evening

Those who attended Round 9 will already know, but for those who couldn’t make it, our Presentation Evening will be held at the Pit Stop Cafe at the circuit on the 25th November at 7pm. UPDATE: the Presentation Evening and AGM have now been moved to the 2nd December.
Tickets are £25 per person with under 12’s at £12.25.
Tickets and food orders should be submitted to us with the appropriate payment, via the circuit reception, by no later than the 17th November.

Starter: Soup, Melon or Pate
 Main: Turkey, Beef or Vegetarian
 Dessert: Apple Crumble and Custard, Cheesecake, Ice Cream or Cheese and Biscuits

When placing your order, please ensure that each person’s name is against their food choices. Wine orders should be placed and paid for, directly with Dave at the Pit Stop Cafe.

2017 Clay Pigeon Kart Club AGM

The AGM will be held at before the Presentation Evening on 25th November at 17:30, UPDATE: the Presentation Evening and AGM have now been moved to the 2nd December.
This is your opportunity to get the latest news and updates on the Club and to ensure your voice is heard.
It is also the time when our committee members are elected, if you would like to play a part in planning and executing our meetings, this is the best way to get involved.

Sitting on the committee, you can have your say in how the club moves forward. The club has been long established in Karting and has seen may members start their careers and prosper, as well as starting some events that have helped to shape karting today. Who knows – you might have the next idea that helps to move the sport into the future.

If you would like to join the committee, to get an update on what happened during the year, or to find out what is planned for 2018, please do come along. The committee are dedicated to doing what we believe is best for our members and we would love for you to be there.

Cancer Research Fundraiser

Sorry for the delay in updating you on the money raised this year. First, we really need to thank all of you who put their hands in their pocket to raise money for this very worthwhile cause. Every one of us has been impacted, or knows someone who has been impacted by Cancer.
With the work of Charities like Cancer Research UK, who not only help to raise awareness, but put their donations into funding research into Cancer and how to cure it, the mortality rate of these diseases is as small as it ever has been.

This year, you have all raised another £281.50 for this fantastic cause. To date, your donations have equalled tens of thousands of pounds.

Thank you all again, so much.

Next Year’s Calendar

Finally, for now at least, we have decided that the 2018 calendar will have the same structure as this year’s. We will host Rounds from February to November with 2 drop-rounds throughout the year.

We have seen the sport struggle over the past few years, but we have seen a significant rise in entries this year. With that, we have every expectation that the grids, and the standard of racing, will continue to grow in 2018 as it has in 2017.
You can expect to see the Wessex Challenge and the Rotax Festival return in 2018, so there will still be everything to play for throughout the year.

We have already seen the first of our 2018 Membership form’s handed in and we are happy to announce that you will also see the return of the Early Bird discount of £10 on memberships received by us by the 4th December. Membership prices will remain the same price as 2017 at £40 for a singular membership with a Family membership at an additional £10. 2018 Membership forms are not yet on the website, but are available from the Circuit, or from one of our representatives at Kartmania.

 

We will get the 2018 Membership forms on the website as soon as possible, as well as getting more information on next year’s season to you as soon as the ink is dry. Until then, there is still all to play for in the Championships for the 2017 season. Entries are open for the final round on 12th November and don’t forget the bonus 25 pt signing on bonus – that can make all the difference in the title fight.

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For one of the first events since we bought the tyre regulation in, it has actually rained!

After a hard day’s racing which saw many caught out in changing conditions, we have dropped the chequered flag on the final race.
To all drivers who made it to the circuit today, thank you for coming. We have seen some fantastic battles throughout the pack with some true talent on show. Congratulations to all of our days winners, especially those in the Formula Blues who have been competing for the coveted Gold Sovereigns on offer courtesy of the NKRA.

Results, provisional and official are all online at at https://results.alphatiming.co.uk/cpkc/2017/8/ with the optional break downs that the Alpha Timing system include.

I’m sure many of you are wet, cold and wanting to go home, but please do stick around for another 20 minutes or so and attend the Trophy Presentation. As a club, its always great to see support and congratulations being shared.

For everyone in attendance, thank you again and please do have a safe trip home. Our next event is Round 9 of the CPKC Championship on 8th October and we hope to see you all there.

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I know i said to keep an eye out around 8pm, i can only apologise for being a little late, but after a month wait, what’s an extra 2 and a half hours?

Its been a long wait, but i am happy to announce that the Championship tables have been updated after the seventh round of the CPKC Championship.
I promised a brief explanation as to why its late, and the shortest way of telling you is ‘compooter’.

With any computer, errors happen, in our case, its a little bug in the tyre scanning software that’s making it difficult to validate which drivers are over allocation. Due to this, we had to wait for someone to have enough time to manually collate the barcode data for each competitor to make sure those who are over allocation are reflected in the championship tables. Unfortunately, its a busy time in most of our lives, so that hasn’t come until now. – Cue our unlikely hero’s at Clay Pigeon Raceway. Our Chairman, Paul, along with Lee and Nigel from the circuit have found some time to go over the entries and check everyone off.

Both Lee and Nigel should be at the circuit this weekend, so be sure to give them a handshake, or a hug if you feel you can get away with it without a sore nose.
Thank you to Clara Couch, who did volunteer to help out checking the data. We didn’t take you up on the offer as plans were already set in place to check it all out.

We have a plan moving forward until a fix is available, so hopefully there shouldn’t be such a delay in the future.

This weekend, of course, is the Cancer Research UK Fundraiser, this has been a very busy year this year, so as far as plans go, unfortunately, this one is a little thin on the ground as far as attractions go. But the fund raising spirit is still there and we will be nagging you at every possible moment to stick your hand in your pocket and make a donation to a fantastic cause. If you are at the circuit this weekend, please don’t be afraid to give generously.
Entries will close at 6pm on Friday as usual and you can enter online at https://cpkc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/msa/

Thanks to you all for your patience and we look forward to seeing you at the weekend!

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