BSKC Drivers Invited to Race in National Karting Championship 09
The organisers of the British Schools Karting Championship are delighted to introduce the 2009 National Karting Championship, the biggest and most exciting competition of its kind anywhere in the UK.
Run in conjunction with the National Karting Association (NKA), the championship will see members of the public pit their driving skills against one another in a bid to win an MSA race license, a high-performance 2-stroke EasyKart and free entry into the 2010 EasyKart UK Championship. And as if that wasn’t enough, the National Karting Championship will be supporting BBC Children in Need and offering an equally fantastic prize to the competitor who raises the most money for the charity.
Over the next two months participating NKA karting circuits will play host to the qualifying stages of the championship. Participants must post their fastest lap times before the chequered flag brings qualifying to a close on August 24th and the serious competition begins. Quarter finals and semi finals will then see participants whittled down to the UK’s top 50 drivers before the smell of burning rubber signals the start of the November finale.
“For most people motor racing is a spectator sport,” said National Karting Championship Coordinator, Will Tew. “But you can’t help dreaming of being in Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton’s shoes for a day. With the National Karting Championship we aim to recreate the excitement of top-level motorsport and hopefully progress some drivers into the professional ranks of participation.”
The competition is open for everyone at all levels, with three age classifications splitting up the competitors to ensure a fair shot at victory for all. Future, upcoming and previously overlooked Jenson Buttons are invited to enter at Cadet (8-11yrs), Junior (12-15yrs) and Senior (16yrs+) level.
Tew adds: “What is unique about this championship is that everyone is on a level playing field. Forget chequebook racing, this is about how good you are behind the wheel. It will be a lot of fun, and we’re delighted to be supporting BBC Children in Need at the same time.”
For more information and to enter this illustrious competition, prospective racers should visit http://www.nkachampionship.co.uk, where they can register to qualify at their local circuit.