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COVKARTSPORT

  The UK's Original Rental Kart Championship...  

Covkartsport was founded in 1996 by Nick Staveley Stanley MBE. Nick identified a gap in the market for a well organised, low-cost, multi-circuit arrive and drive Championship. Nick used his experience he had encountered in many different motor racing events to develop Covkartsport.


Covkartsport has provided numerous drivers the opportunity to race at a competitive level, and also gain experience for those who had not raced within a championship previously. Covkartsport has also helped people to progress into higher forms of motorsport, such as Formula Vee and the Clio Cup. 


Due to the hard work and dedication, Covkartsport President, Nick Staveley Stanley became the first person, from the kart racing community to be awarded an MBE for Services to Motorsport. This shows how successful Covkartsport has been over the years.


The success of Covkartsport today is due to the support of the members, the depth of the competition and the volunteers.

  • June 1997: This was the first group photo of COVKARTSPORT taken at Whilton.
    June 1997: This was the first group photo of COVKARTSPORT taken at Whilton.
  • November 1998: The late Paul Morgan (right) M/D of ILMOR Engineering (McLaren Mercedes F1 and Indicar engine builders) presents Dr. Tony Sime (centre) with the overall COVKARTSPORT Championship Cup.
    November 1998: The late Paul Morgan (right) M/D of ILMOR Engineering (McLaren Mercedes F1 and Indicar engine builders) presents Dr. Tony Sime (centre) with the overall COVKARTSPORT Championship Cup.
  • 1999 - Junior group photo taken at Stretton Circuit,Leicester.
    1999 - Junior group photo taken at Stretton Circuit,Leicester.
  • 2005 -Ryan lindsay pictured (above) with former F1 World Champion and Indycar Champion, Nigel Mansell at Dunkeswell Circuit, Devon. Ryan raced to third place on the podium (in his gearbox kart) that day - from a grid of 30 karts!
    2005 -Ryan lindsay pictured (above) with former F1 World Champion and Indycar Champion, Nigel Mansell at Dunkeswell Circuit, Devon. Ryan raced to third place on the podium (in his gearbox kart) that day - from a grid of 30 karts!
  • 2008 - Mallory Park: Former COVKARTSPORT driver Ryan Lindsay in a Formula Jedi.
    2008 - Mallory Park: Former COVKARTSPORT driver Ryan Lindsay in a Formula Jedi.
  • July 2009: COVKARTSPORT celebrates 100 events of the COVKARTSPORT championship at Glan-y-gors.
    July 2009: COVKARTSPORT celebrates 100 events of the COVKARTSPORT championship at Glan-y-gors.
  • 2013 - Nick Stanley was awarded an MBE for his services to Motorsport.
    2013 - Nick Stanley was awarded an MBE for his services to Motorsport.
  • November 2013: David Whitehouse congratulates Jeff Chapman on winning the Heavyweight title in the final race of the year.
    November 2013: David Whitehouse congratulates Jeff Chapman on winning the Heavyweight title in the final race of the year.
June 1997: This was the first group photo of COVKARTSPORT taken at Whilton.
June 1997: This was the first group photo of COVKARTSPORT taken at Whilton.

Royal Honour - MBE Award for Nick Staveley-Stanley

In 2013 the founder and President of COVKARTSPORT, Nicholas Staveley Stanley, was appointed, by HM the Queen, to Membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to Motorsport, based solely upon what Nick has achieved for COVKARTSPORT and its members since it was established in 1996. Nick is the only person from the karting community, in the many years of kart-racing history, to ever receive HM the Queen's Honour for Services to Motorsport.


This can be seen as a brilliant vindication of the way COVKARTSPORT is run and what the club represents. The kudos and credibility, that come with this Queen's Honour, must be shared by all of COVKARTSPORT's Organisers and members, both past and present) as, without their support, this MBE could never have been achieved.


Nick received his Honour at the same time that Christian Horner, the boss of the Red Bull F1 Racing team, received his. Two men receiving a Queen's Honour - at polar opposites of the motorsport world. Never-the-less, two men who have been formally recognised for their quite different and valuable contributions to motorsport. 


In case you are wondering exactly why Nick has received the MBE, his nomination was assessed against 11 key criteria including a measure of how many people have benefitted from the club (between 500 and 1000) , the continuing benefit of the club to its members, its longevity and its local charity support. It is these facts that convinced the Honours Committee to make the recommendation of the MBE along with the many supporting letters sent to the Cabinet Office by the membership. 


Nick would like to sincerely thank both Paul Cox (F4 Racing Driver & Instructor) and Professor Steve Thornton who is both the Patron of COVKARTSPORT and the Dean of Exeter University Medical School for nominating him. Nick would also like to thank his wife (for always tolerating the trials and tribulations of COVKARTSPORT) and the many members who sent the Cabinet Office letters of support.


What the media had to say:

Nick was featured in all forms of media including TV. Below is a selection of quotations from a few of the published news-features that also included a lot of information about COVKARTSPORT.


MOTORSPORT NEWS : "Staveley Stanley is the first person to be recognised, in the Honour's List, specifically for their work in karting" - Russell Hayes (26/06/2013)


AUTOCAR Magazine : "Red-Bull boss, Christian Horner, has been awarded an OBE, Covkartsport's Nick Stanley is now an MBE but William's Patrick is still plain old Mr. Head!" and "It is rare that there are non-F1 motorsport names in the Honour's List these days, but this time an MBE went to Nick Stanley, the founder of Covkartsport!"- Joe Saward (19/06/2013)


COVENTRY TELEGRAPH :  "Also honoured is Nick Staveley Stanley, who kick-started a unique four-wheel racing club in 1996 and receives the MBE for Services to Motorsport!"  - Mike Malyon (15/06/2013)


BBC-1 TV: "Nick is credited with opening-up Championship Racing to all!" - Kevin Reide (15/06/2013)

Previous Seasons - Results and Championship Tables

Click on the links below to view the Results and Championship Tables since 2014. Unfortunately, not all of the results and tables prior to 2014 are currently available...

Hall of Fame - Championship Winners

                           
  National Series  
                           
  Year   Junior Junior Plus   Lightweight Lightweight Plus   Heavyweight Heavyweight Plus   Overall  
                           
  1996   - -   - -   - -   Nick Stanley  
  1997   Ben Beckwith -   - -   - -   Tony Sime  
  1998   Ben Beckwith -   Tony Sime -   Adi Smith -   Tony Sime  
  1999   Sam Tomlinson -   Allan Smith -   Martin Tomlinson -   Allan Smith  
  2000   Tom Anderson -   Allan Smith -   Peter Realf -   Tom Anderson  
  2001   Tom Anderson -   Paul Cox -   Peter Realf -   Paul Cox  
  2002   Ryan Lindsay -   Dave Hodson -   Vince Cogzell -   Ryan Lindsay  
  2003   Ryan Lindsay -   Paul Cox -   Vince Cogzell -   Paul Cox  
  2004   Andrew Juckes -   Ryan Lindsay -   Vince Cogzell -   Vince Cogzell  
  2005   Matt Griffin -   Ryan Lindsay -   Clive Childs -   Clive Childs  
  2006   Callum Foreman -   Jordan Fitzpatrick -   Clive Childs -   Clive Childs  
  2007   Russell Pinks Alex Burrows   Graham Wallace Stuart Corr   Luke Calvert Robert Jobson   Luke Calvert  
  2008   Ashley Carter Kieran Rochell   Ryan Lindsay John Stanton   Vince Cogzell Shaun Jobson   Ashley Carter  
  2009   Jack Macauley Ciaran Macdonald   Graham Wallace John Stanton   Vince Cogzell Frazer Edge   V. Cogzell/J. Macauley  
  2010   Jack Macauley Kyle Morby   Gary Jones John Stanton   John Payton Shaun Jobson   Jack Macauley  
  2011   Ben Davis Kyle Morby   Graham Wallace Mark Bramford   David Whitehouse Ian Seager   Ben Davis  
  2012   Neil Vincent Kayleigh Vincent   Ben Davis Gary Jones   David Whitehouse Carl Vella   Neil Vincent  
  2013   Sam Lovelace Oliver Baines   Alex Harding Mark Bramford   Jeff Chapman Craig Mcvoy   Sam Lovelace  
  2014   Sam Lovelace Ami Jerger   Brandon Williams Richard Dunn   Jeff Chapman Jonathan Carty   Sam Lovelace  
  2015   Dante Dhillon Matt Tetley   Brandon Williams Mark Bramford   Chris Daines Jonathan Carty   C. Daines/B. Williams  
  2016   Dan Beardmore Tom Sherriff   Brandon Williams Karl Spencer   Jordan Taylor Jonathan Carty   Brandon Williams  
  2017   Bailey Morgan Tom Sherriff   Paul Cox Alex Harding   Chris Daines Slawek Piskorz   Chris Daines  
  2018   Bailey Morgan Robert Taylor   Sam Lovelace Alex Harding   Chris Daines Chris Peberdy   Chris Daines  
                           

NOTE : Since the introduction in 2007 of the 'Plus' class, the overall Championship Winner in each of Juniors, Lightweights and Heavyweights has been in the 'standard' class, with the exception of 2018, where the first placed driver (Robert Taylor) in the Junior championship was in the 'Plus' class. The Junior Class Champion, finished 2nd overall in the main Junior Championship.

                           
  Winter Series  
                           
  Year   Junior Junior Plus   Lightweight Lightweight Plus   Heavyweight Heavyweight Plus   Overall  
                           
  2006   Chris Hall Jr. -   Jordan Fitzpatrick -   Clive Childs -   Jordan Fitzpatrick  
  2007   Chris Hall Jr. -   Jordan Fitzpatrick -   Clive Childs -   Chris Hall Jr.  
  2008   Ashley Carter Stuart Stretton   Callum Foreman Stuart Corr   Vince Cogzell Gulam Nabi   Vince Cogzell  
  2009   Jack Macauley Kaine Boswell   Asley Carter Stuart Corr   Peter Fowler Shaun Jobson   Ashley Carter  
  2010   Jack Macauley Kyle Morby   Graham Wallace Danny Henney   Richard Middleton Dean Davis   D. Henney/D. Davis  
  2011   Ben Davis Kyle Morby   Graham Wallace Danny Henney   John Payton Andy Vernon   Ben Davis  
  2012   Neil Vincent Kyle Morby   Alex Harding Mark Bramford   David Whitehouse Dean Davis   Neil Vincent  
  2013   Sam Lovelace Kai Surtees   Neil Vincent Gary Jones   Dean Davis Ben Filer   Dean Davis  
  2014   Sam Lovelace Ami Jerger   Daniel Truman Gary Jones   Wayne Lidgbird Dean Davis   Daniel Truman  
  2015   Sam Lovelace Matt Tetley   James Saunders Mark Bramford   Chris Daines Jonathan Carty   Sam Lovelace  
  2016   Dante Dhillon George Hucknall   James Saunders Dave Hodson   Andrew Spencer Slawek Piskorz   Dante Dhillon  
  2017   Edmond Mews Dan Beardmore   Paul Cox Karl Spencer   Andrew Spencer Slawek Piskorz   Dan Beardmore  
                           

NOTE : The Winter Series was stopped after 2017, when the National Series switched to a 10 Round Championship

                   
  Number of Championships Won  
                   
  Pos   Name   National Series Winter Series   Total  
                   
  1   Vince Cogzell   5 1   6  
  2   Sam Lovelace   3 3   6  
  3   Ryan Lindsay   5 0   5  
  T-4   Graham Wallace   3 2   5  
  T-4   Mark Bramford   3 2   5  
  6   Kyle Morby   2 3   5  
  T-7   Alex Harding   3 1   4  
  T-7   Chris Daines   3 1   4  
  T-7   Jonathan Carty   3 1   4  
  10   Paul Cox   3 1   4  
  T-11   Clive Childs   2 2   4  
  T-11   Gary Jones   2 2   4  
  T-11   Jack Macauley   2 2   4  
  14   Dean Davis   0 4   4  
  T-15   Brandon Williams   3 0   3  
  T-15   John Stanton   3 0   3  
  T-17   Ben Davis   2 1   3  
  T-17   David Whitehouse   2 1   3  
  T-17   Shaun Jobson   2 1   3  
  T-20   Ashley Carter   1 2   3  
  T-20   Jordan Fitzpatrick   1 2   3  
  T-20   Neil Vincent   1 2   3  
  T-20   Slawek Piskorz   1 2   3  
  T-20   Stuart Corr   1 2   3  
  T-25   Allan Smith   2 0   2  
  T-25   Bailey Morgan   2 0   2  
  T-25   Ben Beckwith   2 0   2  
  T-25   Jeff Chapman   2 0   2  
  T-25   Peter Realf   2 0   2  
  T-25   Tom Anderson   2 0   2  
  T-25   Tom Sherriff   2 0   2  
  T-32   Ami Jerger   1 1   2  
  T-32   Callum Foreman   1 1   2  
  T-32   Dan Beardmore   1 1   2  
  T-32   Dante Dhillon   1 1   2  
  T-32   Dave Hodson   1 1   2  
  T-32   John Payton   1 1   2  
  T-32   Karl Spencer   1 1   2  
  T-32   Matt Tetley   1 1   2  
  T-40   Andrew Spencer   0 2   2  
  T-40   Chris Hall Jr.   0 2   2  
  T-40   Danny Henney   0 2   2  
  T-40   James Saunders   0 2   2  
  T-44   Adi Smith   1 0   1  
  T-44   Alex Burrows   1 0   1  
  T-44   Andrew Juckes   1 0   1  
  T-44   Carl Vella   1 0   1  
  T-44   Chris Peberdy   1 0   1  
  T-44   Ciaran Macdonald   1 0   1  
  T-44   Craig Mcvoy   1 0   1  
  T-44   Frazer Edge   1 0   1  
  T-44   Ian Seager   1 0   1  
  T-44   Jordan Taylor   1 0   1  
  T-44   Kayleigh Vincent   1 0   1  
  T-44   Kieran Rochell   1 0   1  
  T-44   Luke Calvert   1 0   1  
  T-44   Martin Tomlinson   1 0   1  
  T-44   Matt Griffin   1 0   1  
  T-44   Oliver Baines   1 0   1  
  T-44   Richard Dunn   1 0   1  
  T-44   Robert Jobson   1 0   1  
  T-44   Robert Taylor   1 0   1  
  T-44   Russell Pinks   1 0   1  
  T-44   Sam Tomlinson   1 0   1  
  T-44   Tony Sime   1 0   1  
  T-66   Andy Vernon   0 1   1  
  T-66   Ben Filer   0 1   1  
  T-66   Daniel Truman   0 1   1  
  T-66   Edmond Mews   0 1   1  
  T-66   George Hucknall   0 1   1  
  T-66   Gulam Nabi   0 1   1  
  T-66   Kai Surtees   0 1   1  
  T-66   Kaine Boswell   0 1   1  
  T-66   Peter Fowler   0 1   1  
  T-66   Richard Middleton   0 1   1  
  T-66   Stuart Stretton   0 1   1  
  T-66   Wayne Lidgbird   0 1   1  
                   

Since starting in 1996, there have been a total of 77 different Champions in the various Juniors, Lightweights and Heavyweights categories across the National and Winter Series.
 
All the Champions are listed to the left, in order of total wins - where tied, the number of National Series wins takes precedence.

Winning one Championship title with Covkartsport is a fantastic achievement, so to win multiple titles is phenomenal...!