Monday, 28 July 2014

Endurance Prokart Series Round 4

Round 4

Another great days racing with some really strong drives right through the field ......... and some desperately bad luck for others.
Well done to those who battled all the odds to fix their karts and get back in the race - a part of what endurance racing is all about - unfortunately for Shayne & Matt and Alverstone Autos they didn't have a chance to react with 3 minutes to go, and just too much to do for Why So Serious and The Three MusKARTeers.

As I said at Drivers' Briefing, all the aspects of race-procedure .... formation lap, racing, lapping, pitstops, etcetc ............ pretty well exemplary ....... as is your general on-the-ballness, which helps us keep to the timetable ............... thanks and keep it up.

To also confirm, for the final 3 rounds, no changes, no surprises and no getting carried away  ..... as you were.

As for next year, I can see that opinions are pretty split on longer duration races, with debatably the clincher being cost.
I for one wasn't suggesting anything other than keeping the majority at 3hrs, with maybe a couple of longer races. One duration not mentioned is 4.5 hrs, which might be an option.
Anyway ......................

OK - Winter Series - firstly and very importantly, I will need to get some pretty firm feedback from you all on how many teams are up for it.
If it's 'yes' - tell me. If it's 'no' - tell me. Basically, I want a very small 'maybe' list !
The calendar would be ........
Rnd 1 - 14th December, Rnd 2 - 18th January,  Rnd 3 - 22nd February.
I doubt very much if these dates are moveable - Clay's a busy old place at the moment.
Lastly, there WILL be surprises for the Winter Series, which will be revealed when I get some feedback ...................

Many thanks again to Jeff at Prokart Engineering for donating essential consumables at prize giving ............. and a big thanks to F1-247 for their kind contributions - click here for their eBay shop. 

Sallee & Luke - not possible without you. Ta.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

EPS Round 4 entries

The entry list for Round 4 Sunday 27th July looking something like this at the moment - 

Alverstone Autos #10
Autotekk #15
Balljoint #92
Brody Composites #66
BRT #77
Emerald Cat #32
ENRG #58
FART #27
Grassroots #46
Kiss my Grass #52
KRN #55
mslaren #82
mywebchat #60
Prokart Eng #26
Prokart Eng 2 #6
Royal Navy #45
SC Racing #17
Starship #36
3 Muskarteers #7
WWR #48
Why So Serious #37

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Endurance Prokart Series Round 4

Round 4 ............... 27th July.

Final instructions/timetable on the right  ---------->>>>>>

OK everyone, get those entries in - online entry procedure on the right ---------->>>>>>

3 hour test ..... 30 minutes qualifying ..... 3hr race - £145.00 (incl qualy & race fuel).
30 minutes qualifying ..... 3hr race - £125.00 (incl qualy & race fuel).

Fantastic track-time per quid. 

And fun, fun, fun.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Pictures from Endurance Prokart Series Round 3

OK folks - admire yourselves -

Many thanks to Luke Massey.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Endurance Prokart Series Round 3

Grassroots Racing - very unlucky to juuuuuuust miss a podium in the last minutes of the race.

Well done to all competitors - some great drives.

A lot of great racing, some people getting imaginative on pit strategy and tightening up their pit stops, some unbelievable lap times, qualifying as close as you like, a friendly paddock, kind weather, what's not to like.

 A rash of king-pin/stub-axle failures probably ......... but that's karting eh ?

Thanks to Prokart Engineering & Clay Kart Shop for the generous prize donations.
Thanks to Lee, Ian & Chris Rennison, Sallee, Luke, Simon Whitty, & all the marshals - without whom etcetc.

Hope to see you all at Round 4, July 27th.

* Please note that there is an addendum to the Rules & Regulations, that clarifies exactly what constitutes a race finish, and therefore the award of points. Please take the time to read it - it may be to your advantage *

Friday, 13 June 2014

Round 3 EPS

Entries for Round 3 

Alverstone Autos #10
Autotekk #15
Balljoint #92
Brody Composites #66
Emerald Cat Racing #32
ENRG #58 
FART #27
Fox Shoe Racing #11
Grassroots Racing #46
Kiss My Grass Racing #52
mslaren #82 racing #60
Prokart Eng #26
Prokart Eng 2 #6
Royal Marines #98
Royal Navy #45
SC Racing #17
Shoestring Racing #14
Starship Enterprise #36
Team Gaffa #23 
Team Wraith #4
Three MusKARTeers #7
VKR #44 
West Whiting Racing #48 
Why So Serious #37/38

There are some other teams in genesis (!) that also seem to think that driving round in circles for 3hrs sounds like fun ....... let me know what you're up to.

If you haven't got tyres, give Mike at the Clay Kart Shop a call now. 

Final instructions and timetable on the right.

 Just to confirm some procedures to save me repeating myself at the Drivers Briefing.

  • Start. After qualifying, we will have the grid formation. Form up in the pitlane and at the allotted time you will be released by the marshal for the formation lap. This will be 'controlled' by the front row drivers, who will keep it slow and organised. No weaving/tyre warming ! As the field enters the start/finish straight, the decision will be made whether all is well, and if so ...... off we go.
  • Pitstops. All teams must make a minimum of two pitstops. The kart will be weighed every time it enters the pits, and the number of stops will be logged by the weighbridge marshal. Do not 'charge' at the weighbridge - slow and calm please.
  • Fuel Stops. After (slowly) leaving the weighbridge, stop at the fuelbay 'entrance'. Turn off engines, exit the kart, remove the fuel cap (NOT on your way in), place cap in seat, 'man' the fire extinguisher. Push the kart into the bay - you cannot work on the kart in the fuelbay. The marshal will fuel the kart and replace the cap. On exit, pull well clear and do what you need to do (ballast change etc).
  • Any other queries - please see the Rules & Regulations or ask.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Round 3 Endurance Prokart Series 22nd June

Round 3 ...... it's coming ! Really !

Trophies await.

The online entry thing on the right is slightly different - it has a choice of 'race only' at £125.00, or 'race plus morning test' at £145.00.
You'll work it out - and thanks to those that have done so.

To those that haven't - feel free to get your entry in.

I'll send out a timetable etc in due course - test from 09.30 ...............