Karting in Essex

Karting in Essex

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tugboat

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2 posts

201 months

Tuesday 13th July 2004
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Karting tracks in Essex... Good Ones, Ones to avoid etc. It needs to be good for a mixed aged group. I am thinking of Rayleigh, as it's the closest.

Also anybody know any great places to go in the area that cater for stag groups.

davetherave1970

2,144 posts

196 months

Tuesday 13th July 2004
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Hi Richard

I had my stag do at Rye House. www.deavinsons.co.uk/
We did the "Karting Combo" session which included: -

1. 15mins practice and 20mins race on a GT2 320cc 4 stroke
2. Test laps on a works replica 2 stroke kart 20hp
3. Then to finish, test laps on a Rotax Max 2 stroke racing kart 30hp. This pulls your head back when you floor it!! 70mph ish down the back straight

Mornings run from 10am - 1pm
Afternoons run from 2pm - 5pm

I had a great weekend. Friday afternoon doing the karting, Saturday paint ball and then comedy club in the evening.
I would get married again just for a repeat of this weekend!!(and the honeymoon night)

Dave

elms

1,920 posts

202 months

Wednesday 14th July 2004
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The Karting Centre at Thurrock (Next door to Arena Essex) is pretty good, with a long lap. But I think it is/was quite expensive compared to Rayleigh. Buckmore Park isn't too far away, only about 15mins from the Dartford Crossing.

mutley

3,178 posts

209 months

Friday 16th July 2004
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But Buckmore is in Kent. Cracking track tho' 50/60mph down the hill. (well certainly feels like it)

Thurrock is outside, which IMO is so much better than inside an old bus depot/wharehouse

>> Edited by mutley on Friday 16th July 00:54

Coxy the Bear

84 posts

188 months

Friday 16th July 2004
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Buckmore gets my vote. 48.8 sec lap on the full 1200 metre circuit in Thunder Karts. Come and have a go if ya think yer hard enough!

TheExcession

11,669 posts

200 months

Friday 16th July 2004
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take a ganders at this lot

www.teamworkskarting.com/circuits.html#london

Plenty to choose from.

Had a karting session for the first time in years last weekend in Wales, thoroughly enjoyed it and planning another session soon.

Let us know how you get on.

best
Ex

Cotty

34,674 posts

234 months

Saturday 17th July 2004
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Coxy the Bear said:
Buckmore gets my vote. 48.8 sec lap on the full 1200 metre circuit in Thunder Karts. Come and have a go if ya think yer hard enough!


Great track and they have also recently finished the club house which is very nice.

I have actually got a 47 second lap in a thunder kart and 46.3 in a Club100 100cc TKM

GT03 NOB

4,159 posts

199 months

Monday 26th July 2004
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Coxy the Bear and Cotty,sorry but try this,39.3secs on 125 rotax max and if your totally nutts(i am)a twin rotax max,yep thats two 125 engines(on one kart) or 56hp at 35.5secs a lap.

zetec

3,983 posts

201 months

Monday 26th July 2004
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GT03 NOB said:
Coxy the Bear and Cotty,sorry but try this,39.3secs on 125 rotax max and if your totally nutts(i am)a twin rotax max,yep thats two 125 engines(on one kart) or 56hp at 35.5secs a lap.


Oh really!!!

http://jeremy.natesnetwork.com/vids/GixxerCart.wmv

GT03 NOB

4,159 posts

199 months

Tuesday 27th July 2004
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Thats rite Zeetec,you have seen the Noble and compared to a twin max Kart its pretty slow of the mark,Let me know when your in the station and i will drop you some pics in.Buy the way Lewis Hamilton took the twin max around Rye House in 32secs,if you dont know who lewis is well your probabaly see him drive for Maclaran in the next few years.

GT03 NOB

4,159 posts

199 months

Tuesday 27th July 2004
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If you guys like karting how about 3 and 1-1/2hour endurance races on a two stroke 125 max kart at 14,500rpm.See [url]www.tracksidekarting.co.uk.If|www.tracksidekarting.co.uk If[/url] you fancy setting up a team we can sort out a test day for you.Now do you think your hard enough.Check us out we run under the dream karts 1 name,always like to see more teams out there!!!

>> Edited by GT03 NOB on Tuesday 27th July 00:56

zetec

3,983 posts

201 months

Tuesday 27th July 2004
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Sorry, I didn't mean to sound disbelieving. Did you click on the link to see the Kart?? 1100cc and 140bhp!

I work most weekday afternoons, feel free to pop in!! (Especially with the Noble)

Cotty

34,674 posts

234 months

Tuesday 27th July 2004
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GT03 NOB said:
Coxy the Bear and Cotty,sorry but try this,39.3secs on 125 rotax max and if your totally nutts(i am)a twin rotax max,yep thats two 125 engines(on one kart) or 56hp at 35.5secs a lap.




but im only quoting times for karts that I have driven

GT03 NOB

4,159 posts

199 months

Saturday 31st July 2004
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Thats ok but theres much more fun to be had!!!