Karting championships return to Kimbolton this weekend
THE East Anglian Trophy Final returns to Hunts Kart Racing Club’s Kimbolton home for the second year in a row this weekend. The race weekend will see two days of racing action involving some of the country’s top karters, and also a chance to watch an historic kart demonstration involving karts from the 1950s at lunchtime on both days.
THE East Anglian Trophy Final returns to Hunts Kart Racing Club’s Kimbolton home for the second year in a row this weekend.
The race weekend will see two days of racing action involving some of the country’s top karters, and also a chance to watch an historic kart demonstration involving karts from the 1950s at lunchtime on both days.
The prestigious trophy was revived after 20 years in 2009 for HKRC’s 50th anniversary, and chairman Martin Chesterman said it was such a success that the club had decided to repeat it.
“We hope that people will find something they enjoy at the weekend,” he said. “Spectators are welcome on both days, and they will have a chance to see some excellent racing action, as well as seeing a bit of the history of the sport with the older karts on show.
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“They can walk around the pits and see how the karts are prepared for the race, and find out how they can get involved. We will have karters aged from eight to 50 racing, which shows anyone can get into the sport.”
HKRC holds race meetings on the second weekend of each month, but Chesterman said that the East Anglian Trophy meeting was the club’s showpiece.
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He added: “It’s the key event of the year for us, and one for which we’ve been getting ready for a long time. The track has been swept, the tyres have been painted, and the grass has been cut – now all that’s left is a great weekend’s racing.”
INFORMATION: The Kimbolton track is open from 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday for practice, qualifying and heats, with the grand final on Sunday afternoon. Entry on the gate is �5 per car. To find out more, visit www.hkrc.co.uk