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  • Writer's pictureAlex Downes

About time too!

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 –

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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