At this year’s Cancer Research UK fundraiser, we are hosting a very special event.. Paul Skipp has been hard at work building ramps for this year’s Soap Box Race that we’re expecting to be a huge head turner for all involved.
All you need to do spend some extra time in the shed and put one together and you could have something else to celebrate in July.
The race will be held on the Saturday evening, if you think you can tear yourself away from the other activities we will have on for you and run down our track in a machine of your own making, please feel free to get your saws out and show us all how creative you can really be.
Please do let us know if you are planning on taking part as it will help us schedule the evening.
Just to give you an idea of whats to come, take a look at what the Red Bull F1 team got up to at the Red Bull 2013 Soap Box Race in London.
Derek Hunt and friends are starting the taster days back up and we are happy to announce that the first taster is scheduled for 29th May where Derek could be showing you the ropes in a TKM Kart. Max Tyler, who has had success in wooing people into the hot seat in recent months has also offered to show anyone around. Hopefully, he will be joining Derek at Clay Pigeon Raceway on 29th.
If you have been paying attention, You may have seen that a certain video of Round 2 is going viral! We have seen a massive spike in hits and likes on our YouTube and Facebook page. Whilst we do feel bad for Ross and his new-found online celebrity, its fantastic to see so much attention being brought to the sport and, of course, the club and circuit.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the video from Round 1 has been finalised and can be seen below, with the addition of the circuit commentator and race reporter, Sam Hunt. I have said this before, but Jamie’s efforts on the CPKC Round movies have been going from strength to strength and the addition of our commentator to provide some insights into the action is only making things better.
Remember, there are still openings available for anyone who wants to get involved, including, but not limited to, helping us film the movies each month. If you want to take a look at whats around, visit our Get Involved page.
Thank you again to Terri Adams who gave us a massive hand assisting with competitor sign-on and other duties in Race Control, with Christine Yates, over the weekend. We hope to see you again soon!
Also, thank you to Will Alderson from Alpha Timing who was able to come down to the circuit on Sunday to cover Timekeeping while yours truly swanned off to Thruxton for the British Touring Car Championship. As a consequence, I wont be able to do the championship tables for a few days, but i’ll get on it as soon as i can.
Stay tuned for more information from the club, posts will be going up soon regarding our expanded range of Merchandise and the Cancer Research UK fundraiser weekend in July.
If you are still undecided, there is still time to get your entry in as Online Entries will close on Saturday at midday.
Remember that we hire out transponders on the Sunday morning but these can sometimes find themselves in short supply. If you have your own, or manage to borrow one, please ensure your transponder number is correct, either on your online account at cpkc.alphatiming.co.uk or when signing on in the clubhouse. Manual Lapscoring can be difficult enough when there are 30 karts all within 15 seconds of each other, you wouldn’t want to fall foul and find yourself missing a lap, or a race entirely! Also, make sure they’re charged up! 😉
Don’t have a kart? – no fear! spectators, as always, are more than welcome for the racing on Sunday, only £4 per person for a whole day of edge of your seat racing.
With Round 3 just around the corner, you might be wondering what you will do with your spare time whilst your mechanics are tweaking the engine and the drivers are trying their damnedest to stay on the track.
We have lots of smaller tasks that would suit anyone wanting to kill an hour or two, if you feel you can donate some time to help the club, please don’t hesitate to see someone in the office.
Every month we run a bonus ball, where for £5 a number, you could win quite a sizeable sum. If you don’t know about it, that’s because we need someone to spread the word and get those numbers sold! all it involves is wandering around, chatting to people and taking their money!
Another task we undertake every month is signing all you wonderful guys on! just a few checks and a signature and the jobs done, but we need people to help to make the process go as smooth as possible. again, if you find yourself twiddling your thumbs for a couple of hours in the late afternoon, please do let yourself known and someone can talk you through the checks we do.
Thank you so much to Terri Adams (Jake and Luke’s mum) who came forward to help out at Round 2, and thanks to Christine Yates, of CPKC Clubhouse fame, who agreed to help as well.
If neither of these take your fancy, remember that we have a Get Involved page listing other options if you want the opportunity to help out your club!
Let’s see if we can get together and make this Round even better than the last!
We all loved the racing on Sunday, we had fantastic grids and the Senior TKM’s especially gave us some amazing, close racing. We know that when deciding whether or not to race at an event, the entry list can be what makes a driver decide whether to make the trip or not, so why don’t we get the entry list going already?
Many of you like to leave it until the week before to enter, its easy, its on your mind and most of you will have just been paid. But what if you entered this week instead? – a bigger entry list early on will get more drivers to make their way down and the racing can only get better. Remember, when you enter, you can always pay later. Let’s see if we can get 60 entries by Sunday 19th April.
Thanks to Oli Nich-Smith for letting us use his video, he’s always putting video’s up from the club meets so be sure to check out his YouTube channel.