Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Endurance Prokart Series

There we are then folks - the 2017 season is off and running.
Some really great racing and lots of smiley faces with squinty eyes in the sunshine !

Loads of pics here.

A ridiculously close qualifying, with 14 karts within 1 second, and in the race, fastest laps of all karts within 1.2 seconds.

Jamie couldn't make it at the last minute, so Joe took Autotekk to a magnificent win - 3hrs is a long stint folks, not to be advised unless it's absolutely the last resort.
Jack and Andy (Titan Motorsport) were attached by a string to Lee, Steve and Dirt. Both teams flew for 3hrs, and it was nice to see the Balljoint boys smiling happily (rather than resignedly) for a change .
Rob, Gary and new boy Ethan in the Grassroots 7Kart XV, were solid, quick, safe, courteous, and all round good chaps.
As was the second of Jeffs Wright karts home, Happy Racing/AHL.
Reece continues to impress - really great to see another quick Dad & Lad team - is he quicker than you yet Marcus ?
Next dad & lad team home, was Brodys in their 7Kart. Steve and Leo were quick and organised as always. Question is, did Oska help or hinder ?
Just beating them home was another Prokart Eng Wright kart. Alan & Guy in AM-GP rightly pleased with their day's work !
Ben & Karl in WWF Racing's vintage 7Kart worked miracles to put in some stunning lap times - just shows what can be done with getting a kart 'right'.
Chris & Stewart in Mslaren, and Daren & Dan in Prawn GP both suffered from an early coming together due to someone else (ahem) doing a bit of a banzai up the inside into Billies. Hmmmm.
Simon, Jamie, Matt, Mark, Bri and Pete all threw in good times during the day - whilst constantly smiling. How do they do that ?
Now ......... watch the EPS rookies. They won't propping up the grid much longer. Great drives by the Barkers, Kieran, Nicholas, Jamie & Harry. Onwards and upwards guys.
Oh yeah, and my favourite old rockstar Julian kept calm under .... er .... some pressure.

One of our many unsung heroes - photographer Luke - had to leave early, so apologises for the lack of last-half  pics. He does it basically for petrol-money, and does a great job ..... so we'll let you off mate.
Many thanks also to Nigel for the faultless timing stuff, and calmly fixing the countdown-clock issue.

As always, many thanks to all the marshals ......... without whom etc.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

EPS 2017 Preview

EPS 2017 Preview by 'PKarter'.

Clay Pigeon's 8 round Endurance Prokart Series returns for it's 4th Summer Series on Sunday, with a flurry of teams new and old looking to get their 2017 season off to a good start.
Returning are Jamie Patten, Joe Higgins Snr & Jnr of Autotekk who have taken their Atom to the previous three seasons' summer series. But don't let this dominance fool you, the O'Neill brothers' Titan Motorsport on their debut summer season in EPS ran them to within a point of the championship, taking the fight up until the final day. Having secured the Winter Series Title on their Prokart Engineering prepared Wright-Evo last month, are looking to add the Summer Series Trophy to their impressive collection.

Other front runners making a comeback - Rob Sadler's Grassroots Racing and Bristol-based Balljoint both have 2nd place finishes in previous summer series, and are just two of a dozen EPS teams with over 15 years experience in top end prokarting. 
These Elite teams will be looking for steady improvement, and in the case of Balljoint, who had a frustrating 2016, less time in pits!

Don't forget of course, a couple of teams taking a semi-sabbatical from EPS, who will no doubt return at some point during the year - Alverstone Autos with the perennial front runners Shayne Cuthbert & Matt Dorrington, and the massively experienced Midlands based Team Alpha, both in 7Karts
Plus of course everybody's mate and paddock stalwart, Jeff Johnson of Prokart Engineering, will be as always, challenging hard.

Prokart Engineering continue their support of the series with regulars Happy Racing/AHL, and AM-GP. Both teams returning with the latest iteration of Jeff's Wright-Evo chassis. Jim Rutledge (HR), and Alan Manton with Guy Peters (AM-GP) all had an impressive 2016. 
Expect an additional kart or two from this awning throughout the season as karts and places in team are always available.

Bringing the spirit of Lad and Dad racing in Elite will be regular sparring partners Prawn GP (Jamie & Daren Robinson missed out on the top 3 of the winter series championship by under a second), and Brodys who debuted their youngest prodigy from the Bentley stable (not that one) Leo in 2015. With their peerless preparation and presentation, plus Leo's consistency improving race on race, Steve Bentley will be looking to enjoy another year racing his 7kart at Clay.
Coming up fast on the rails, is the new Dad/Lad pairing of Marcus and Reece Shephard in their new Wright-Evo.
And who knows, the quick pairing of Dennis and Will in Starship Enterprise, will probably turn up at some time as the mood dictates !

Starting in Elite this season are HRS2, with HRS 1 + 2 balancing a busy schedule between RHPK, Clay and getting the karts fixed. EPS will once again look forward to the interesting talents of the Russell Brothers in a new Wright-Evo, and Atkins Sr and Jr in HRS2's Wright-Evo

Alongside HRS2 will be EPS's ever present Mslaren who haven't missed a round since the inception in 2014, adding a new chassis and livery to their effort last year, this outfit are the benchmark for clubman teams. With 6th, 8th and 9th in an ever competitive series Chris, Stewart & Chris will be looking to better last years result.

Fighting for Premier honours are a mix of established, returning and new-to-karting teams. Barkers Racing arrive as EPS's newest father & son team, alongside GreyStone Racing and Redbank Racing they look to continue their rivalry for the fastest rookies from the Winter Series.  SMG Racing arrive as a new to prokarting outfit.. Having acquired Phat32's hardware from last year, they will be one to watch for the year, as will the established RN TimTom who are always in the hunt for Premier silverware.

Calamity Racing have changed their number and name for this year, they're now called Chocolate Frog Racing. Drivers Simon Whitty and Jamie Burden had a strong season last year in their 7Kart finishing 4 points below the returning Ben Wesley & Co (WWF Racing - another 7Kart) in 12th, both will be aiming for a top ten this year. 
As always, the NarrowMello factory will bring their latest version with an as-yet untitled team and driver line-up. Those amiable nutters Steve, Phil and Andy usually have something up their sleeve and will be hoping to beat the 12th they achieved in the inaugural EPS season.
Neil Burton's Shakey Racing will be returning mid-season, plus Rob Sutherland's ENRG Racing, Rowan & Andy in Waterboys, Ferris & Laura in Good Times Roll, plus the Iggy & Gibb brothers, will all appear at most rounds.

And of course, EPS is always pleased to welcome back Roy, Matt, Mark, Geoff, Bri, Pete and all the other Rye-Guys making guest appearances.

'PKarter'.- March 2017

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Endurance Prokart Series

EPS 2017 - Round 1 - Sunday 26th 

OK folks, so here we go ............... into the 4th year of EPS.
Misty-eyed look.
It only seems like yesterday that ......... yeah yeah, etc.

So here's my monthly Russell Grant thing.

AM-GP #51
Autotekk #15
Balljoint #92
Grassroots Racing #46
Happy Racing/AHL #6
HRS2 #19
Mslaren #82
Prawn GP #22
Titan Motorsport #99

Barkers Racing #117
Chocolate Frog Racing #09
Redbank Racing #75
RN TimTom #44
SMG Racing #23
Someiterationof stubbornbillies #55
Greystone Racing #40
Waterboys #50
WWF Racing #63

Plus another couple of teams who've gone all shy.

See you there.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Endurance Prokart Series

Right then folks, here we go - EPS 2017 Round 1 - Sunday March 26th.

You've all had a nice little break since the hard-fought Winter Series, so I'm sure that all your little important bits are greased, buffed and generally attached securely - so, no excuses, let's be 'aving you.

Online entry over here ------------------------->>>>>
Final Instructions/Timetable over here ----------------------->>>>>

Looking forward to seeing all the 'Summer' regulars, and of course a big welcome to the new teams.

As always, don't hesitate to get in touch for friendly advice, and there's always something happening on our facebook page.


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Endurance Prokart Series

EPS Winter Series 19th February

EPS karts 1st & 3rd.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Endurance Prokart Series

Winter Series - Rounds 5 & 6 - Sunday 19th February

Right then, provisional entry list for Sunday below.

All being well, we're in for warm, balmy, shirtsleeves weather ............ and if that's not enough wonderfullness to get you waverers along -

Between 10.30 & 11.30, we're gonna have a sausage-fest.
Our good mates at Team Lambo are going to be doing their stuff - so pop along to their awning, see Phil​ or Greg​, and walk away with a handful of sausage heaven.
Oooh matron.

And then, during prize-giving, we're giving away £500.00 .......... all you have to do is pitch up and enter for your 'virtual' raffle ticket.

Amigos #32
Autotekk #15
Chocolate Frog Racing #09
Dad and Lad #21
Prawn GP  #22
Rntimtomiftheycangetavan #44
Team Lambo #60
Titan Motorsport #99
Xcel Motorsport #1

AM-GP #51
APL Racing #56
Barkers Racing #117
G I Services #73
Good Times Roll #49
Happy Racing #6
HRS 2 #19
Mslaren #82
Xcel Motorsport 2 #3
Phat32 #38
Redbank Racing #75
Stubborn Billies #55
Team CET #34
Twofatonefuriousorsomething #40

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Endurance Prokart Series

If you want to race, or just dip your toe in the water, give Jeff at ProkartEngineering or Tony at EPS a shout, and we'll get you out there.

Mid-week testing always available.

New Wright or 7Karts always available. And usually a selection of pre-owned karts in stock.