Covkartsport is organised and run entirely by volunteers, and without them, the events would not be possible and we appreciate how valuable they are. Below are the team who help to bring you, in our opinion. such smoothly organised events and such a well-run Championship:
Nick Stanley - Honorary Lifetime President
Nick Staveley Stanley MBE is the Honorary Life President of COVKARTSPORT. He founded the club in 1996 as a not-for-profit karting club in, making low cost, well organised, championship karting more accessible to enthusiasts. He has guided the club ever since, supported by a small team, during which time the club has grown in size and scope to its current National Championship status.
In recognition of these achievements, Nick was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire, in 2013, by Her Majesty The Queen for his "Services to Motorsport".
Nick raced for many years at National level and still held an MSA National "A" Race Licence until 2009, racing in British Gearbox Kart Championship. After his retirement he offered his drive in the same series to the winner of the COVKARTSPORT Presidents Award, to develop the most promising drivers. This theme continues to the present where the President’s Award winner takes part in a full test day in a race prepared Formula Vee. It was this passion for Motor Racing that prompted him to look at ways of offering competitive well-organised multi-circuit outdoor kart racing at affordable prices.
At COVKARTSPORT events, Nick acts in close liaison with the circuit and the organising team in running the events. Nick also helps support and mentor new members. Nick is responsible for Public Relations and organising the end of season Awards Dinner and the awarding of the "Driver Development Awards".
Mike Mooney - Championship Organiser
Mike started racing with Covkartsport in 2013, winning Lightweight Plus Novice championships in both Winter and National series during that year. Since then, as a mainly 'for-fun' driver, a couple of Race Wins is all that has been earned...!
Mike joined the Covkartsport team at the beginning of 2016, taking over responsibility for the Covkartsport website and also the Raceday Scoring systems, and took on the role of Vice President when Rich Middleton stepped down during 2016.
On Raceday's, Mike is the main point of contact for any issues, and is responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of each event.
Chris Daines - Race Director
Chris has been racing successfully for around 20 years in various classes and formats, winning multiple championships during that time. A relative 'newcomer' to Covkartsport, Chris won the 2015 Senior Heavyweight National Championship at the first attempt, also finishing as joint Overall Champion, repeating the double twice more in 2017 & 2018.
Chris joined the Covkartsport team towards the end of 2016, and as Race Director, on race day's works closely with the Circuit team, to ensure that racing is clean and fair.
Mike Lehane & Sue Lovelace - Registrations and Scorekeeping
Both Mike and Sue have helped with Covkartsport for a number of years in various roles.
Since the start of 2016, they have been responsible for registrations and signing drivers in at the start of the day, and then updating the Scoring system with the Race Results through the day.
Although the role of Scorekeeper is very much 'behind the scenes', without Mike and Sue's meticulous attention to detail and ensuring positions and lap times are entered correctly into the scoring system, the Championship would not be what it is today.
Alex Vangeen - Social Media
Rich Middleton - Committee Advisor
Richard took part in his first competitive karting race in 2002 when he was invited to a Covkartsport event by President Nick Stanley, and has remained with the club ever since.
Richard spent his first five years racing in the Lightweight class finishing as Novice runner up in 2003 and making the transition to the Heavyweight in 2007 when he finished as runner up. In 2009 he finished 3rd in the Heavyweight class and at the end of the season was made an honorary member. His highest honour came in 2010 when he won the Heavyweight Winter Series title.
In June 2010 he became Vice President of Covkartsport until stepping down from this role during 2016, but remains a valuable asset to the club, using his wealth of experience in an advisory role.
Race Day Photography - Slawek and Joanna Piskorz
When Slawek is not racing in the Heavyweights class, he is generally to be found at various points around the circuit, snapping away. Supported by Joanna, between them, they take several hundred photo's at each round, and then share with the wider Covkartsport community through Facebook. The photo's are always well received, with Slawek and Joanna's time being greatly appreciated by everyone involved with Covkartsport