**Note: where events are oversubscribed we maintain a reserve list in case of subsequent cancellations (click here for contact details).
It’s light until late; the leaves are on the trees, so we can truthfully say that the summer has arrived. June is a great month at Buckmore and our diary is full of exciting events and new developments. Read on to get the stories behind the headlines…
The Elite Series offers two stroke racing for drivers at the top of their game. This is not an open series as a permit is required. Click here for permit requirements
The first race of the day is the Elite Solo, a 45 minute race for individuals which is run in two weight classes. The first two rounds of this season have totally sold-out, so if you are planning to race, don’t find yourself relegated to the reserve list, Book here
Later in the afternoon is the Elite Team Endurance. The format for this is a 20 minute practice followed by a 5 minute qualifier and then a 2 hour race. Three compulsory ‘fuel-windows’, a minimum driver weight coupled with the incredibly well matched C100 karts makes the series very competitive and fair.
We still have spaces for more teams and for 2013 we have introduced a new Elite Team permit with slightly easier entry requirements. If you and your team are regularly competing in four stroke team events and feel you are ready to take the next step, then please talk to Elite coordinator Alan Wood — firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have permits, here is the place to book.
Emulate the Canadian and British F1 Grands Prix in style at Buckmore.
How does the GP Special work?
Watch the Grand Prix with fellow petrol-heads in the Surtees Suite on our big screen whilst enjoying a buffet meal. After the race pop on your race gear and prepare to replicate the race (minus any crashes we hope). In the case of the Canadian GP, which is being shown later in the day, you will race first, and watch/eat later.
Qualifying will be F1 style with Q1, Q2 and Q3 deciding the final order. The race will then mimic the number of laps of that day’s F1 Grand Prix (or the maximum time in the case of wet weather or other delays)
Further Grand Prix Specials follow; (Indian and Brazilian) all the races are ‘stand-alone’ events but together they are a Championship to find the overall GP Champion of the year.
Last year these events sold out very quickly and we anticipate that they will again this year. To avoid disappointment you can book now.
Click here for full details and get yourself booked in.
To celebrate Fathers Day we have come up with a great idea. Our 30/30 Duo Endurance is designed for teams of two. Each race for 30minutes, earning points based on their finishing position. The team with the most points wins. This month we are offering an extra prize, a huge trophy to both drivers in the top scoring Father & Son Team! The cost is just £99 per team of two, so it will only cost you £49.50 to treat your Dad.
Places are already filling fast and are limited to 35 teams, so don’t delay, book it today.
Click here to read the full details and to access the on-line booking facility.
It’s true! As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we are delighted to announce that we will be holding a 24 hour team endurance event over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of October.
This exciting event is suitable for teams of between 4 (Min) and 10 people, though 4-6 is the optimum number. Priced at £1499 per team, a team of six would each get four hours of ‘seat time’ for under £250. The karts used for this race will be our ‘new for 2013’ fleet of 390cc RT8’s.
Since announcing this event two weeks ago, we have already sold around a quarter of the available places (35 teams max). This could well be the only 24hr race we ever run — at least until our 100th anniversary — so don’t miss this great opportunity to race round-the-clock at Buckmore.
UPDATE — 23rd MAY
Places are filling very quickly. Don’t miss this one off chance to race for 24hrs at Buckmore Park. Book you team in quickly to avoid disappointment.
The summer season of races is now in full swing. We have formats in all categories from 1* novice events to 4* Championship races. Take a look below at what we have lined up for June and remember, all of these events will use our new for 2013 fleet of RT8 karts.
Warning: During May most events sold out completely. Don’t miss out; reserve your grid place(s) early.
Sunday 2nd June. – 5* Elite Race Day (see above)
Thursday 6th June. – 2* 45 Solo Endurance
[Sorry, already sold out]
Thursday 6th June. – 2* 45 Solo Endurance Extra
Sunday 9th June. – 2* F1 GP Special (see above)
Monday 10th June. – 1* 30 Solo Endurance
Saturday 15th June. – 2* 3 Hour Team Endurance
Sunday 16th June. – 4* Man of Steel Solo Endurance
Monday 17th June. – 1* National Sprint
Sunday 23rd June. – 3* Iron Man Solo Endurance
Monday 24th June. – 1* Fathers Day Special
Wednesday 26th June. – 2* International Sprint
Wednesday 26th June. – 4* Grand Prix League
Sunday 30th June. – 2* F1 GP Special (see above)
Click any event above for full details as well as to access the on-line booking button.
We all need to watch the pennies, so what better than our discounted 30 minute practice sessions. Look out for ‘Early Bird’ and ‘Red Eye’ specials, along with other sessions where we have simply chopped ten pounds of the normal price.
Monday Madness is back! On selected Monday (and some Tuesday) afternoons we offer ‘two for one’ 30 minute sessions, so if you can an afternoon off at the beginning of the week, you can save yourself some money. Keep checking the diary for the next Monday Madness 2-4-1 offer.
To keep up to date with these offers, which come and go on an almost daily basis, follow the link below, bookmark it, and check it every day.
We have a very exciting project going on behind the scenes and due to be launched this month. Part of it involves some groovy new race timing software that we are currently back-to-back testing with our current system. However, for our regular drivers, our software boffins, geeks and nerds have been working round the clock to bring you something very special.
A super injunction prevents us telling you more just now, the small tear in the paper will give you a glimpse, but all will be revealed during June. Stand by your inboxes.
Buckmore is the ideal venue at which to hold your stag or hen party. As well as karting we can offer Laser Warfare, Quad Bike Safaris and Powerturn Buggy driving. You can combine activities to suit your interests and budget and with all of our stag/hen packages, the stag or hen go FREE!
Click here for Stag/Hen party details
You all love racing, that’s why you come to Buckmore after all, but once in a while it is good to watch others racing in a different discipline altogether.
How about a visit to watch some Speedway riders doing their stuff at Sittingbourne?
Click Here for Kent Kings Speedway Website
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