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Welcome to the Shenington Kart Racing Circuit website - Home of the Shenington Kart Racing Club!
This is the archive news page for Shenington Kart Racing Club:

2013 TKM Inter-Club Championship:  Now concluded - During 2013, Shenington KRC held a round of the TKM Inter-Club championship at the SuperPrix meeting on 15/16 June.  The other clubs participating are Kimbolton (12 May), Shenington (15/16 June), Rissington (31 Aug/1 September) and Whilton Mill (22 Sept).  Please find full details here, and see the TKM Advert here

 Points tables after the last Round of 2013 - TKM Extreme - Junior TKM  to download. Congratulations to winners Lewis Outten in Juniors and Jason Wilson in Seniors, also to Shenington participants Jack Griffiths, James Ireland and Max Goldsmith who were fifth, sixth and seventh in Juniors. Here are the approved 2013 Championship Regulations for the series.

 

Congratulations to all the Shenington 2012 Club Champions and Award Winners:


 

The 2012 Award Winners present at the Stratford Manor Hotel 5 January 2013:
Class Winners: Kieran Wragg (Cadet Libre), Matt Davies (Junior TKM), Edward Tansley (MiniMax), Danny Keirle (Junior Max), Ashley Jones (TKM Extreme), Jade Sheppard (TKM Clubman), Will Maslin (Rotax Max), Andre Marot (Max 177), Matt Dittman (KZ2 UK), James Hassall (250 National)
Special Awards: Most Improved Junior TKM: Jack Monkhouse, Most Improved Junior Max: Lewis Malin, Most Improved MiniMax: Hannah Lang, Most Improved TKM: Eddie Mawle, Most Promising Cadet: Caden McQueen, Most Promising Junior: Edward Tansley, Junior Clubman: Hannah Chappell, Clubman: Andre Marot, Wooder Spoon: Paul Klaassen, Lady Driver of the Year: Jade Sheppard. Driver of the Year: James Hassall

 

Club Champions of 2011:

The group picture of the 2011 Award winners:

   

 

At the 2011 Awards Ceremony and Dinner, held on 7 January 2012 at Walton Hall, Wellesbourne, the following trophies and shields were awarded to:

 

250 Nat - James Hassall

Cadet - Alex McRoberts Jun Max - Matthew Ryder
Jun TKM - Danny Keirle MiniMax - Callum James Rotax Max - Scott Allen
 
TKM Clubman - Danny Allin TKM Extreme - Ashley Jones  

 

Shenington Kart Circuit also hosts the annual Shenington24 - a round of the British Pedal Car Championship, being held in June.  For more information visit their website. or see this publicity information.

Shenington Spellfame SuperPrix 2012 information: Download the Historic Programme here

KF Winter Series 2011/12 & ABkC O Plate, plus Winter Cup: Promoted by SKRC -
Championship Points Tables after PFI Rnd 2: Comer Cadet, Honda Cadet, MiniMax, Junior Max, KF3, Senior Max
Shenington Rnd3 meeting cancelled so the result is therefore the total of the two rounds held.

Shenington SuperPrix 2011, Historic Revival and ABkC Gearbox O Plate meeting: 

All results and pix via results page. Here is the Historic Revival official programme and the Picture Gallery

 

National Motorsports Week 2011 - Shenington KRC supported the initiative with a stand at the
Oxford United Fun Day - WIO - Give it a Go Day 2nd July

For the past few years Oxford United have held an annual Fun Day for the fans at their home ground, the Kassam Stadium.

· The event has historical attracted an audience of circa 5,000.

· This year Oxford United have teamed up with ourselves and ‘Go Active’ (Oxford Sports Partnership) to bring creating a sports and activities showcase for clubs in and around Oxford under the banner Give It A Go –Sports Challenge .

· The event is to be held on the 2nd July at the Kassam Stadium Oxford between 10am -8pm.

· There will be a diverse range of disciplines attending from Judo to Hot Air Ballooning!!.

· With the addition of the GIAG Sport Challenge the audience this year will be significantly larger than in previous years.

The event will this year be covered live by BBC Oxford and Jack FM as well as other main stream media and there will be media promotion and interview opportunities prior to the event.

 

And the Video is below
 

MIA National Motorsports Week Award for Shenington:  Last year SKRC was awarded a £500 cheque from the MIA on the main stage at the Autosport Show on 13th January 2011.  The MIA said: "We are delighted to inform you that your club is the winner of the MIA and Motorsport Foundation Award during National Motorsport Week 2010. Together with your pledged donation to the Foundation and also the excellent promotion and support received via local media we shall be delighted to present the £500 award to Sheningnton Kart Racing Club."   

2010 Awards Evening and dinner at Walton Hall, Wellesbourne was probably the best yet.  Special Guest the U18 Karting World Champion & British Junior Champion Jake Dennis, who handed out the trophies
to Driver of the Year - James Peace,
Lady Driver of the Year - Jade Sheppard, Junior Clubman - Zak Bowen, Most improved Junior TKM Aaron Mills, Most improved Junior Max Guy Perry, Most improved MiniMax James Moorcroft, Most improved Rotax Max Lewis Seville, Most improved Gearbox James Hassall, Most promising Cadet Tom Wood, Most promising Junior Jack Aitken.  Congratulations to all.  Pictures from the event.

 

KF Winter Series 2010/2011The final round for KF3 has now been held, and since unfortunately the second round at PFI had to be cancelled due to snow, all three rounds will count for points.  There were no entries for KF2.  Congratulations to Ben Barnicoat who takes the championship title and ABkC 'O' Plate over Alex Gill and Ricky Collard. Provisional final  KF3 Points Table

Shenington SuperPrix 2010 details: Results Page, Picture Gallery for the Historic Revival, celebrating Shenington KRC's 50th Anniversary on 18 - 20 June 2010

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Warwickshire Northamptonshire Air Ambulance www.wnaa.co.uk collection at the September 2010 meeting.  Along with the Charity GP at Mr Karting, Leamington Spa, a total of £2300 was raised.
Shenington participated in National Motorsports Week during the practice days on 12 & 14 August 2010, and raceday on 15 August.
The purpose of National Motorsport Week (7th – 15th August) is to promote and inspire the excitement of motorsport to new audiences, and to generate more interest, more spectators, more competitors, more jobs, more marshals and more officials. The week is an initiative from the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), Motor Sports Association (MSA) and the Motorsport Foundation, which generates funds for good causes to develop the UK motorsport industry and the sport.  Shenington held a special display of the Lets Go Karting £5 taster session equipment for kids and launched its own scheme of taster sessions for senior / adult drivers, which will cost £55 for three track sessions.

Annual General Meeting: A disappointing turn-out for the AGM on 4th May 2010, the committee hopes that means all 300 members are very happy with the club management.  All members were sent the 2009 accounts summary.  The committee were re-elected plus Steve Weatherhead as a new committee member, and noted that Chris Smith resigned as a director in February.  Mike Coombs has been re-elected as Club Chairman, all other details at foot of this page.

 

Shenington SuperPrix 2010 details:

 Results Page, Picture Gallery for the Historic Revival, celebrating Shenington KRC's 50th Anniversary on 18 - 20 June

Awards Evening 2009:  The 2009 Awards and dinner was held at the Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh on Saturday 30th January 2010 with a Venetian masked ball theme for the evening, along with a string quartet and free champagne on arrival.  A magician entertained the guests and later the casino opened, with all proceeds donated to the Oxfordshire Air Ambulance, with £305 raised.  For what is thought to be the first time ever, the secret vote for the Driver of the Year resulted in a tie between Junior TKM rivals Oliver Hodgson and Ashley Jones, who will share the trophy.  The MSA's Chief Executive Colin Hilton kindly handed out the trophies, and he was accompanied by his wife Barbara who received a bouquet from club chairman Mike Coombs, see picture to left. The Lady Driver of the Year award went to Jade Sheppard, and the Junior Clubman (someone who puts effort back into the club) was awarded to Travis Kirk.  The Most Promising awards went to Lee Harrison (Junior TKM), Matthew George (Junior Max), Guy Perry (MiniMax), Matthew Harris (TKM Exreme), Louis Wall (Gearbox), Alfie Brown (Cadet) and James Peace (Junior).  The class winners and Lady Driver of the Year are shown below.

 

KF Winter Series 2009/10 & ABkC O Plate for 2010 finalised: It has not been possible to replace the cancelled round therefore the co-ordinator has declared that the KF Winter Series, organised by SKRC, is complete and the points are provisional final as KF1 Points, KF2 Points, KF3 Points.  Congratulations to the winners and new O Plate holders Mark Litchfield, Jake Lloyd and Jake Dennis. The awards and trophies will be presented at the Nutts Corner Super One round.

Happy Christmas and best wishes for an excellent season in 2010:  The 2009 Winter Newsletter and all entry and membership forms have now been posted to all members.  If you don't receive them for any reason they can all be downloaded from this website.  You will notice that members practice fees and entry fees have had to be increased for the first time in four years, and even between 2005 and 2006 there was only a £2 hike in the entry fee.  This regrettable increase became inevitable what with the return to 17.5% VAT for 2010 and other supplier cost increases (to some extent the 15% saved us in 2009) and remember that all profits are ploughed back into the circuit.  For instance we have to save up funds for track re-surfacing and so on.  We think our fees still offer great value for money, especially the Winter 100 and the Super Prix entries.  So we hope having to fork out an extra £10 per weekend is not too much of a burden, and thank everyone for their support in 2009, and wish you all a great sporting 2010.

Ace of Clubs 2009: Commiserations to our Ace of Clubs team, who came fourth at Whilton Mill on 30th August, many thanks for supporting the club and doing your best, better luck next year.  Thanks to team captain Richard Lloyd for organisation.

Dinner & 2008 Awards Evening was held at the Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh, on Saturday 31st January 2009.  One hundred and forty guests enjoyed a free drink and string quartet on arrival, followed by the buffet, Casino, and Chris Hodgett's live band.  TKM Exreme driver Daniel Graham was voted Driver of the Year (pictured left), Danny Keirle Most Promising Junior and Lady Driver of the Year went to Kasia Nicklin.  The MSA's Cheryl Lynch handed out the special awards.
Most Improved Junior: Robin Sedden
Most Improved Junior Rotax: Bobby Neil
Most Improved MiniMax: Chris McCarthy
Most Improved Extreme: Nathan Durnford
Most Improved Max: Michael Pugh
Most Improved Gearbox: James Tucker
Most Promising Cadet: Travis Kirk]
Perseverance Awards: George & Nicholas Kimber, Manuel Ponchaux
Pictured right - some of the guests at the awards ceremony

And below a nostalgia picture from the awards ceremony for 1990:
 

Annual General Meeting: The AGM was held at the circuit on Saturday 17th May 2008.  There was one change on the committee, Boyd Barrington did not stand for re-election, and Jonathan McCaughan was elected in his place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KF 2008/9 Winter Series:  Here are the Points Tables for KF1KF2KF3, after the fifth round at Shenington. Here is the list of registered drivers for the series.
 

King of Clubs win 2008: Congratulations to Richard Lloyd and his Shenington team for lifting the Whilton Mill King of Clubs trophy on 29 June.  Shenington had 273 points, Whilton Mill was second with 267 points and Buckmore Park third with 243 points.  Our winning team, most of them shown in the picture courtesy of pixeloro.co.uk were Travis Kirt & Ellis Hank (Comer Cadet), Scott Jeffs & Jack Mitchell (Honda Cadet), James Peace & Josh Waring (Junior TKM), Callum Hughes & Aaron Timberlake (MiniMax), Bobby Neil & Zoe Wenham (Junior Max), Richard Lloyd & Scott Chaney (TKM Extreme), Daniel Payne & James Corpe (Max), Luke Woodland & Jake Oram (Max 177).  Picture to the right.

KF Club Racing:  Be aware that SKRC is offering KF2 and KF3 club races during 2009, should there be sufficient entries for a meeting.

Summer News here:  2008/9 Winter Newsletter, and Summer 2008 Newsletter can be downloaded.

Cadet: An amended fiche is now available permitting the use of the new Tryton carb needles, see www.abkc.org.uk and the MSA website www.msauk.org.

2009 Calendar: Club meetings will be held on the third Sunday of the month from January to November with the 12th round held on 5/6 December.  The first week-day Thursday test day is on 15th January, to suit the KF Winter Series entrants, with another on the 19th February during the school holiday week.  The February meeting in 2009 had to be cancelled due to the snow cover in the paddock, so the Winter Series will now count over only two rounds, and the main club championship will count 9 best scores out of 11 meetings as per 1.7.2 in the regs.

Picture Gallery from the 2008 SuperPrix now available on the results page for June meeting and Historic kart picture gallery Spellfame SuperPrix - 13 - 15 June: Thanks to title sponsor Spellfame karting and other sponsors Tal-Ko, Iztech and Pixelero.  The meeting was a superb success, Lewis Williamson won the ABkC ICC UK O Plate.  Around 80 historic karts attended for display, most of them taking part in the track demonstrations.  Thanks to all marshals and officials, and to Ken Walker for the excellent commentary.  And all competitors received a free hat, with the SuperPrix motif.  For reference the Historic kart entry list and programme is here

SHENINGTON KRC LTD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The 2006 AGM was held on 19th May and no vote was necessary for election of the 2007 committee.  Andy Tonks has resigned whilst Steve Isham has put himself forward, meaning that your 2007 committee is Lesley Allen (Pit Space Mgr), Mark Allen, Boyd Barrington (Vice-Chairman), Tony Bury, Mike Coombs (Chairman), Peter Cox, Sonja Game (Comp Sec), Paul Klaassen, Richard Lloyd, Bryan Riman (Treasurer), Chris Smith (Advertising Mgr), Graham Smith (Secretary), Simon Walker, Tom Whitehouse and Steve Isham. Thanks to all who attended the AGM. Note Steve Isham has since resigned as a committee member.

Congratulations to all Winter Series prize winners and competitors, thank you for supporting Shenington. Results now online.

MSA Club Development Fund Grant: Shenington Kart Racing Club is pleased and delighted to announce it has been awarded a grant of £500 from the MSA Club Development fund to assist in the purchase of the new timing systems and £2500 towards the track resurfacing.  The Committee has thanked the MSA and Fund for their generosity.

Dinner Dance 2007 in Jan 2008: A great night was held by all the 120 attendees, congratulating the following special award winner as well as the class award winners.  We were honoured to have Cheryl Lynch, the MSA's Kart & Speed Executive, as our principal guest, as well as Barrie (Whizzo) Williams.
Most improved Junior TKM: Josh Waring
Most improved Junior Max: James Hassall
Most improved MinMax: Lewis Williams
Most improved TKM Extreme: Sam Baker
Most improved Rotax Max: Jake Parsons
Most promising Cadet: Ross Gunn
Most promising Junior: Macaulay Walsh
Lady Driver of the Year: Helen Gardiner
Wooden Spoon: Boyd Barrington
Driver of the Year: Jake Ball

Jake Ball with Cheryl Lynch All the class prizewinners Chairman Mike Coombs with Cheryl Lynch

                 

SPELLFAME SUPER PRIX 15/16 / 17 June 2007: 

A fantastic weekend, Driver of the Day award to Cadet Travis Kirk; Super 4 250 National winner Martin Jones; about 60 historic karts took to the track for demonstrations out of the 130 old and classic karts present; £1165 raised for the Oliver Smart appeal.  Pics here http://chris6574.mediaobjects.co.uk:80/c1319207.html

 

King of Clubs Meeting: Congratulations to Richard Lloyd and our team at Whilton Mill who achieved a magnificent five Ace of Club class wins. Unfortunately we were only fourth in the overall standings, but well done to all involved.

Track Re-surfacing: About 40% of the track was re-surfaced in July and the September meeting will be the first opportunity to try it out. We have put in three Alfano strips and a new timing loop.. 

SuperPrix and Shenington Revival Meeting 2010 celebrating 50 years of kart racing: 16/17/18th June.
Our premier club meeting of the year where there is something for everyone from the Saturday evening pig roasts and bar, DJ, bucking bronco, raffle, vision racer games to historic kart displays - 117 historic karts and about 200 ex drivers visited the circuit.  A fantastic weekend with beautiful  hot sunny weather.  See the pictures of the historic karts here.  2007 Pics here http://chris6574.mediaobjects.co.uk:80/c1319207.html .

Annual Dinner Dance:
The annual dinner dance was held at the Ettington Grange Conference Centre on Saturday 7th January and was well over-subsribed meaning we had a very full house.  Congratulations to the 2005 Driver of the Year Ross Allen, and Lady Driver of the Year Pippa Coleman.  Congratulations also to all the special awards winners:- Brett Wykes (Most Promising Cadet), Ashley Jones (Most Promising Junior), Adam Jeffs (Most improved Junior TKM), Daryl Henderson (Most improved Junior Rotax), Pippa Coleman (Most improved MiniMax), Dave Hodson (Most improved TKM), Daniel Russell (Most improved Rotax Max), Jamie Whitehouse (Most improved Gearbox), Jointly Guy Tolley and Richard Hughes (Perseverance Award), Pippa Coleman (Lady Driver of the Year), Tom Whitehouse (Wooden Spoon), Ross Allen (Driver of the Year), Mike Coombs (Honorary Membership and Scroll of Honour).  The trophies were handed over by special guest Barrie (Whizzo) Williams.

Pippa Coleman Ross Allen Ashley Jones


 

Your committee's meeting:
Ever wondered what the committee discuss at their monthly meetings?  Well, currently the following topics are under discussion:-
The committee realise that we will have to work hard to promote the club this year, as the general decline in karting starts to bite.  You too can do your part by joining the club as soon as possible and encouraging your friends to do likewise.
We are working with Warwickshire College to help train student marshals, as part of their course.  They helped at the Super One and Stars meetings.
Track re-surfacing which cost over £40,000 plus VAT and was done in late July.  We will put in some extra timing strips at the same time.
Renewal of bark in the run-off bark traps, and tyres for some of the barriers.  200 car race slicks have just been delivered and are being used at the side of the straight up to the Stratford hairpins.
The Noise Meter official's post and the Stratford marshal's post have both been re-built over the Xmas period..
We are concerned to hear that some local hotels and guest houses put their prices up on our big championship weekends.  They might be struck off our recommended accommodation lists, and prices withdrawn.
Promotion of karting at local clubs & groups, seeking new drivers and officials.  We are actively seeking primary schools in the area to give out the DVD's and brochures, with hopefully a talk about our sport.
Monthly financial report and review of invoices to be paid.  The annual profit for the club was revealed by the Treasurer and the accounts will now go to the Auditors for preparation of the official accounts.
The British Pedal Car Championship used the circuit in May and were very pleased with our facilities.  They have asked to come back next year.
Track management & safety is always on the agenda.
We will have two Super 1 meetings and a Stars round again in 2007.
We are planning for a purchase of the SuperSports Tempus timing system (ERS results) by the end of 2006 and will be putting up larger start lights.
Toilet & Shower opening times: Clubhouse toilets & shower will be closed between 2315 & 0715 but will not be open evenings of or prior to mid-week testing, although the old toilets will be.

Race Track and banks: Please note the club is now enforcing the rule that there is no access to the race track without official permission, even after racing or practising is finished. This is because of complaints from the glider club of children throwing stones over the banks onto the glider club runways and equipment. Please do not allow your children to go onto the race circuit at any time, no cycling, playing etc. Drivers may walk round the circuit before practise or racing.

Perimeter Gate: Please note that the outside gate is locked between 11 pm and 7 am on race weekends.  But it is locked with a stout chain to allow room for pedestrians to gain access after locking up time.

Club of the Year Award 2004: Shenington Kart Racing Club is very proud to reveal that they have taken second place overall in the MSA Club of the Year award. The award was given on the basis of improving participation in Motorsport. Shenington was able to show that the committee's strategies has improved the average entry in 2004 by 38%. Thanks to all drivers for making that possible, leading to this prestigious award. Jersey Motor Club was the overall winner.
Driver of the Year 2005: Goes to Ross Allen and Lady Driver of the Year to Pippa Coleman, many congratulations to both.
CHILDREN IN NEED COLLECTION in November 2005 raised £400 Well done everyone and many thanks.
 
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