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The Elite Solo is a Championship

This series is a championship of four dates, with 2 rounds taking place on each date. The best the best six results out of eight will count towards the Championship. It is run in two weight categories, lightweight, for drivers up to 83kg (can include ballast) and heavies it is 93kg. Drivers who weigh in at 88kg in full race kit may add ballast and race in the heavy class. Drivers must supply their own lead ballast. See rules for details.

bullet point New for 2014

This year we will be running less dates but the same number of races as each date will be a double-header. The morning round will be followed by a break of 2* hours and then the second race of the day will take place. The maximum grid for each race is 35.

One off entries are welcome from any existing permit holder or successful permit applicants.

* Usually. June date may be longer interval due to another event in the break.

bullet point New Karts and new tyre compound for 2014!
Our Elite partners C100 will be supplying brand new Birel karts for the new season. They will now run Vega RH8 tyres. The new tyre has more grip and is on average 0.5 seconds faster than the Bridgestone YDS. The Vega RH8 also has different handling characteristics, compared to the Bridgestone YDS.

Elite Solo Endurance 2014

Round 7 of the summer championship


Date: Sunday, 2nd November 2014.

Time: 9:00am to 11:30am.

Cost: £145 per Light (Min 83kg inc ballast), £145 per Heavy (Min 93kg – No Ballast).

NEW Format for 2014, Buckmore Park Kart Drivers Club, in association with Club100, are proud to present the Elite Solo Endurance series for the most experienced club drivers. This series features the brand new for 2014 Birel Club100 two stroke karts.
The format features:
bullet point 10 minutes open practice
bullet point5 minute qualifying session
bullet point45 individual endurance

This series is only open to drivers at the top of the hire kart experience ladder who have been granted a permit to race. Permit applications to Club Coordinator Alan Wood by email. alan@buckmore.co.uk

Permits will only be granted to those drivers currently or recently racing any of our 4* events, regular Club 100 drivers, owner/drivers or drivers who can provide written proof of equivalent achievements elsewhere.

This series will be run in two weight classes.
bullet pointLightweights: A minimum of 83kg (ballast may be carried to achieve this minimum)
bullet pointHeavyweights: A minimum of 93kg. Drivers who weigh in at 88kg in race kit may ballast up to the heavy minimum of 93kg)

New for 2014
Each race day is now a 'double-header' with a round in the morning and another in the afternoon. There will be a 'lunch break' of at least two hours between rounds to give drivers time to rest. As previously, the best six scores out of eight rounds will count toward the Championship. All rounds can be booked as one-off races, but note the warning below.
It is strongly recommended that driver's wishing to compete for the Championship ensure they book early as this series will almost certainly sell out.
To avoid drivers having to pay for two rounds on each race day, we will be offering a payment plan with monthly payments from March to October. If you are interested in this, please call the sales team on 01634 201562 for details. (Existing permit holders only) It is the responsibility of the driver to provide adequate lead ballast as no ballast will be available on the day.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each weight class in each race.

The best six results will count towards the Championship. Separate Championship trophies will be awarded at the Annual Awards Presentation to the top finishers in each class.

bullet point 09:00 Arrival and registration
bullet point 09:30 Safety briefing
bullet point 10:00 Ten minute open practice
bullet point 10:10 five minute qualifying
bullet point 10:20 Refuel and grid positions
bullet point 10:45 Start of 45 minute race
bullet point 11:30 Race end and presentation


Please note:
5 stars This is a five star event which is only suitable for the most experienced drivers holding an Elite Permit.

All drivers must be at least 16yrs of age, but drivers of 14yrs and above will be accepted provided they are in possession of a valid/current MSA/ARKS license.


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