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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 -
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
Regulations for the series.
Congratulations to all the Shenington 2012 Club Champions and
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
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:
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:
KF Winter Series 2011/12 & ABkC O Plate, plus Winter
Cup: Promoted by SKRC -
Championship Points Tables after PFI Rnd 2:
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:
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
· The event has historical attracted an audience of
· 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
· 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
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.
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 2010/2011 - The
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
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
Leamington Spa, a total of £2300 was raised.
participated in National Motorsports Week during the
practice days on 12 & 14 August 2010, and raceday on 15
The purpose of National
Motorsport Week (7th – 15th
August) is to
excitement of motorsport to new
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:
Picture Gallery for
the Historic Revival, celebrating Shenington KRC's
50th Anniversary on 18 - 20 June
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
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
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
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
Pictured right - some of the guests at the awards
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.
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.
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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.