Tuesday, 20 January 2015

EPS Winter Series Rounds 3 & 4.

Photo courtesy Luke Massey.

A fantastic turn-out on a slightly nippy January Sunday. Great racing as always with hard-fought prokart-trains the order of the day, with the honours going to Autotekk, Xcel, Balljoint and Wraith ......... and a free entry for Rounds 5 & 6 won by the matelots. 
Congratulations to everybody for suffering the usual catalogue of ups and downs with good humour .......... and thanks to all the backroom guys.

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Winter Series Rounds 3 & 4 - 18th January


Great winter turn-out for Rounds 1 & 2 in December .... both rounds won by Xcel Motorsport, with strong showings by pretty well everyone.

We're expecting a similar, if not larger, grid for next Sunday's races ...........

Mslaren #82...
Prokart Eng #26
Prokart Eng 2 #6
HRS Racing #69
Alverstone Autos #10
Team Wraith #4
SC Racing #17
KissMyGrass Racing #52
Lindford Auto Repairs #86
Balljoint #92
Autotekk #15
RN KT 1 #45
RN KT 2 #98
Tim Tom Racing #33
West Whiting Racing #48
Xcel Motorsport #83
Iggy & Gibb #77

Cosa Nostra #99

A couple of teams (not listed above) are still to confirm their driver signings .....

You'll find the Final Instructions/Timetable on the right -------------------------->
Timing is tight of course, and I know for some it can be a challenge, but there you go.

Please take time to read the Rules & Regulations (on the right) in case you're not sure of the odd 'detail' here and there ........... for example, to confirm that all drivers have to qualify.
Let's not have any embarrassing moments !

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014

EPS Winter Series pics



Pictures from Rounds 1 & 2 EPS Winter Series are now online -
 
 
Many thanks to Luke Massey - great pictures.

Monday, 15 December 2014

EPS Winter Series Rounds 1 & 2.



The 2-race format worked well - everyone seemed happy - so that's what we'll run for the Winter Series, and we'll look at formats for 2015 ... er ... later.

I was going to do some 'mentioned in despatches' ...... but soon realised it was the whole grid !
Great performances yesterday in every respect by absolutely everyone.

As you all know, we unavoidably lost a few teams at the eleventh hour .................... rounds 3 & 4, 18th January should be even more interesting ...... Autotekk, Balljoint, WWR, Kiss My Grass, Two Muskarteers(?), Brodie's (?), Grassroots (?), etc etc ........... no pressure !

If you're one of those teams who've told me you're 'nearly there' ...... dive in.
Literally probably.
 

 
 

Many thanks as always to Sallee, Luke, Nigel P & Jamie R ... Steve G ... Jeff J (prizes & everything), & Clay Kart Shop (prizes).

Friday, 28 November 2014

EPS Winter Series 2014/2015

 
Trophies waiting for the Winter Series that kicks off Sunday 14th December.
 
 Entries update -

Mslaren #82
Prokart Eng #26
Roker Racing #6
HRS #69
Shoestring Racing #22
Alverstone Autos #10
GaffaEmcat #32
Team Gaffa #23
Balljoint #92
Lindford Auto Repairs #86
Royal Navy Kart Team 1 #45
Royal Navy Kart Team 2 #98
Tim Tom Racing #33
Autotekk #15
West Whiting Racing #48
SC Racing #17
Team Wraith #4
Grassroots Racing #46
Xcel Motorsport #83
 
Final instructions and Timetable ---------------------------->


Dates - 14th Dec 2014, 18th January 2015, 22nd February 2015.

Raceday format.

Two x 1.5hr races.
30 minutes between races, for you to .....
Re-fuel (your fuel - you do it), warm up, dry out, faff about.

This will actually be 6 rounds, with 5 to count.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd & third for both races.

The grid for Race 2, will be the finishing positions of Race 1.
Min 2 pit-stops per race.
Same regulations (see below).

Cost.

£105.00 - all day.

Please click on the link to the right to see some revisions to the rules/regs ------>
You will no doubt notice that for the generously proportioned there is a measure to help them a little, and to encourage others to join us ............. and it doesn't involve dieting. 
The only other real revision of note is regarding the rear bumper ----------------->

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Endurance Prokart Series .......... Year one.

 
I’d just like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who has taken part in the inaugural EPS season.

First, second & third – Teams Autotekk, Balljoint & Grassroots respectively, have set the bar pretty high for 2015 ……… but there are an awful lot of teams that will push them very hard for next year’s honours.

Everybody has taken on board the principle of hard, fair, friendly competition ….. and with only the odd (inevitable ?) slight hiccup, the driving standards have frankly been staggeringly high.

I'd add that hours and hours of bouncing off kerbs, and with generator engines designed to run at 3000rpm, can take it's toll, and it's a testament to your high standards of preparation that DNFs have been few and far between.

I’m particularly gratified that we have attracted real ‘racers’ …… teams that don’t labour under the old misconception that karting’s a piece of cake ……. it needs time, dedication and unfortunately the odd few quid to compete …… and it’s worth it I’d say.
 
I hope to see as many of you as possible for the Winter Series that kicks off on December 14th, and all of you back for EPS year two.

Lastly, I’m sure you’d all join with me to thank all the backroom stalwarts whose invaluable individual contributions made it all possible.
 
You’re all stars.
 
Tony