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2019  Championship Circuits

CovKartSport has always endeavoured to provide as much variety as possible for our drivers, and 2019 is no exception...! The National Championship will visit 10 different circuits, with the Junior Championship visiting 9 different circuits, including for the first time, an indoor track.
 
Below is a brief overview of each track, and links to their websites so you can find out further information. We hope you enjoy our 2019 selection...!
 
Check back in a few weeks, when we hope to have added videos for some of the tracks, showing 'drivers eye' laps...!

'About' Whilton Mill

"Whilton Mill first began Kart racing in 1991. The first karts were off road versions as the first circuit was on grass! The racing itself took place around the small field that is now the 450m Mill circuit. With increasing interest, a permanent, concrete track was built in early 1993. The karts moved to a more recognizable design with the purchase of a fleet from Stratos. As karting became more popular, the facility was later floodlit. This extended the compay's operating season through into the winter months, making Whilton Mill a year-round business.
 
With the new permanent track established, enquires from owner drivers began to increase and having seen the limitations of the small circuit, planning permission was applied for a larger complex; and so the National circuit was opened in 2000. This quickly extended into the 1150m International Circuit in 2007. As well as a thriving owner driver kart club, complimented by on-site shop and race teams, Whilton Mill now hosts a range of private and corporate events and is not limited to just kart racing!"

Whilton Mill

Whilton Locks, Whilton, Daventry, NN11 2NH

 

www.whiltonmill.co.uk

 

Track Length : 960m

 

Karts : Sodi RT8 - Single 390cc

After a break in 2018, the 2019 Junior and National Championships make a welcome return to  Whilton Mill for Round 1 on 12/01/2019, racing on the National (Zulus) Circuit.

Daytona Tamworth

Robeys Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 1AR

 

www.daytona.co.uk

 

Track Length ; 1,000m

 

Karts : Juniors : Biz - Single 200cc

             Seniors : Sodi RT8 - Single 390cc

For R2 of the Junior and National Championships, we return to Tamworth on 23/02/2019 after a break in 2018. Racing on a Saturday afternoon/evening, the majority of the races will be 'under the lights'...!

'About' Daytona Tamworth

"Perfect for corporate events, private parties, and fun race events for both adults and children, Daytona Tamworth is situated just five minutes from Tamworth town centre and less than ten minutes from Junction 10 of the M42.
Within a short driving distance from Central Birmingham, Coventry, Cannock, Lichfield, Leicester, Wolverhampton and Stafford, Daytona Tamworth is the perfect location for your next Midland’s based event.

 

An exciting 1000 metre tarmac circuit that allows up to 30 drivers or teams to race alongside each other – the GP circuit combines 11 corners with straights of varying lengths and rewards adventurous drivers with overtaking opportunities on both the straights and through the bends."

'About' Ellough Park Raceway
"The circuit is operated by a team of friendly enthusiastic professional people headed up by Richard Lock, an ex racer himself who owned “Motorsport News” 2008 Most successful Race Team winning the British, European and world titles. The team here at Ellough Parks aim is to make sure you have a fun and safe race experience.
 
Ellough Park Raceway is a purpose built 1070mtr outdoor floodlit kart circuit, catering for sports, corporate, special occasion and hire karts. Drivers aged from 8 years and above can enjoy this British National Championship hosting race circuit with its fast technical and flowing corners designed by racing drivers. Our hire karts are the latest 390cc Sodi GT5 Karts.  You are able to bring your own kart down for testing…please ring for more information."

Ellough Park Raceway

Benacre Road, Ellough, Nr Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7XD

 

www.elloughparkraceway.co.uk

 

Track Length : 1,070m

 

Karts : Sodi GT5 GPL - 390cc

Covkartsport returns to Ellough Park, another circuit we missed in 2018, on 24/03/2019 for R3 of the Junior and National Championships.

South Coast Karting

Chapel Gate Circuit, Parley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BL

 

www.southcoastkarting.co.uk

 

Track Length : 500m

 

Karts : Biz - Single 200cc


Covkartsport will visit South Coast for R4 of the Junior and National Championships on 14/04/2019 - our first visit there, and if the BRKC  have raced there, then for Covkartsport, it should be a great track for our drivers.

'About' South Coast Karting

"South Coast Karting opened on April 1st 2017.  After a relocation and re-brand from their old circuit. A family business run and managed by father Ray and two sons George & Jim Lovell. 

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South Coast Karting really is run by racers for racers. With a huge history in motorsport behind the Lovell Family.

 

A circuit used in 2018 for a BRKC Event, although o short track, it is technically challenging, and requires patience and skill to do well in races."

'About' Sutton Circuit

 

"The unique layout of Sutton's twists and turns underwent several evolutions during the planning stage. Using influences such as the never ending curve at junction 2 of the M69, the track evolved into a form that would make the most use of the small land space it had to operate within.

 

What emerged was a challenging, technical circuit which would put experienced drivers to the test and still provide thrills for the unacquainted. With the intimidating turn one requiring a bold approach and the final corner demanding you hang on to your kart, Sutton has built quite a fan base with a reputation of a small track that feels way bigger than it actually is."

Sutton Circuit

Broughton Astley, Leicester, LE9 6QF

 

www.suttoncircuit.co.uk

 

Track Length : 630m

 

Karts : Sodi GT4-R - Single 260cc (new in Jun 18)

R5 of the Junior and National Championships will be held at Sutton on 19/05/2019, with the Junior Championship returning there for R8 on 09/09/19, running the reverse layout.

Glan-y-Gors

Glan-Y-Gors Park, Cerrig Y Drudion, Conwy, LL21 0RU

  

www.gygkarting.com

 

Track Length : 1,100m

 

Karts : Honda 270 Sport (new Aug 18)

GYG will host the 2019 Covkartsport Open Championship on 16/06/2019, which is also R6 of the Junior & National Championships.

'About' Glan-Y-Gors

"Welcome to GYG Karting, We are a friendly, family run Karting Circuit in the heart of North Wales, Snowdonia National Park.

 

We have been successfully operating for 20 years. We are now one of the largest karting Circuits in the UK and an MSA Licence A Approved Racing Circuit.

 

Through out the year we hold British Karting Championship Events, Rallies, Classic Car Rallies, Charity Events, Cycling and Running Events. GYG guest have free entry to all Events onsite.

 

New for 2019, we will also be arranging 'E-bike' and 'Hiking' adventures in the stunning local countryside. Visit our website for more information and to book"

'About' Red Lodge Karting

"Red Lodge Karting Ltd, established since 1994, is the first purpose-built track in East Anglia where you can drive at night, under floodlights. Novices or drivers just wanting to have a go can enjoy non-exclusive practice sessions. There is plenty of advice and guidance to get you out on the circuit. Encourage your family & friends to come along and watch and tell them to bring a camera for those podium photos! 

 

We host a monthly Non-MSA race series Club2000 for drivers with their own karts from cadets to seniors.  We also host a monthly open race series Formula270.

 

The Lodge Coffee Shop opened in March 2017 and offers a menu of locally sourced produce every weekend. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

Red Lodge Karting

Red Lodge, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 8LE

 

www.redlodgekarting.com

 

Track Length : 1,200m

 

Karts : Biz - Single 270cc

Covkartsport will be racing at Red Lodge with the Junior and National Championships for Round 7 on 21/07/2019.

PF International

Stragglethorpe Lane, Brandon, Grantham, NG32 2AY

 

www.kartpfi.com

 

Track Length : 1,350m

 

Karts : Sodi GT5 - Single 390cc

PFi will host R8 of the National Championship on 15/09/2019, and any Junior Championship drivers aged 14+ can race as 'Guest' drivers...

'About' PFI

"PFI is the UK's largest outdoor karting circuit based in Grantham, Lincolnshire and caters for various corporate events and race meetings throughout Lincolnshire, Newark, Nottingham and the UK. Karts are available to hire for team/corporate events and arrive'n'drive, with full use of the national and international circuit. A bar, cafe/restaurant, shopping and indoor/outdoor viewing areas are also situated on-site.

 

British, European and World Championships are held at PFI, as well as a club race held once a month by Trent Valley Kart Club who are based at the track.

 

The circuit was built by Paul Fletcher, who still owns it today. Recently in 2011 an extension was added on to the track including a bridge, making it one of a kind."

'About' Buckmore Park

"We have over 50 years of karting pedigree here at Buckmore Park which is demonstrated in the wide range and diversity of the events we offer, catering for the first timers to the seasoned professionals.

 

In 2015, John Surtees, 7 time Motorcycle World Champion and Ferrari Formula 1 World Champion, had the opportunity to take over ownership of Buckmore Park. Since then we've invested in upgrading all the facilities, both on and off track, and we're proud to be recognised as one of the most impressive and advanced karting circuits in the world.

 

Sadly John passed away in March 2017 leaving a rich motorsport legacy and a big vision for Buckmore. Every day we strive to realise his grand plans and we continue to deliver the excitement, the thrill and the emotion that he wanted to bring to everyone who visits us."

Buckmore Park

Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9QG

 

www.buckmore.co.uk

 

Track Length : 1,000m

 

Karts : Sodi RT8 - Single 390cc

Round 9 of the National Championship will take place at Buckmore Park on 06/10/2019, as we return after our first visit last year...

Formula Fast Milton Keynes

Unit 3 Bond Estate, Bond Avenue, Milton Keynes, MK1 1JJ

 

www.formulafast.co.uk

 

Track Length : 500m +

 

Karts : Sodi GT5 - Single 200cc

The first time in recent history that Covkartsport has held a championship round on an indoor track, Formula Fast will host R9 of the Junior Championship on 29/09/2019. As the venue for the annual BRKC, the Juniors will be racing around the same circuit as some of the best drivers in the UK and Europe.

'About' Formula Fast

"Formula Fast MK is one of the biggest indoor circuits in the UK and is the host venue of the BRKC (British Rental Karting Championship).

 

The track has been designed with Formula 1 professionals, boasting 500m+ of wide track, a high ceilinged arena as the backdrop and a huge variety of technical corners.

Renowned for the spectacular ‘Stadium Bend’, a tricky tightening hairpin after a long straight, the circuit is fast & flowing with a complex inner sector for great overtaking.

 

Recently inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for receiving a Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row, and with a host of industry awards, the track has been endorsed as one of the best indoor go karting circuit tracks in the country."

'About' Daytona Milton Keynes

"The International circuit is 1200m in length comprising 11 corners, some of which are very technical and straights of various lengths. The International circuit suits racers of all abilities from beginners to serious enthusiasts and is widely considered to be one of the best circuits in the UK.

 

The National Circuit is made up of 900m of the international circuit and incorporates two corners that are not used in the international configuration. The national circuit provides a challenging drive and incorporates a variety of technical corners with plenty of overtaking opportunities."

Daytona Milton Keynes

H4 Dansteed Way, Rooksley, Milton Keynes, MK13 8NP

 

www.daytona.co.uk

 

Track Length : Juniors - 900m (National Circuit)

                           Seniors - 1,200m (International Circuit)

 

Karts : Juniors : Biz - Single 200cc

             Seniors : Sodi RT8 - Single 390cc

The Junior and National Championships round off the season for 2019 with R10 on 26/10/2019 - the second 'floodlit' round of the year...!