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pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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dont know if this has ever been suggested but does anyone fancy meeting up and putting names to faces and then show ourselves up at a kart race somewhere?
most places do hire kart races and there are enough cicruits around.

"If I'm not looking out of the rear window, I think I can save it"

M@H

11,218 posts

241 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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Gloucester's got a fairly good circuit.. banked corners and stuff..

Cheers
M@

pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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i was thinking get 30 or so people and go to one of the outdoor tracks with the twin engineed prokarts or something similar.....

"If I'm not looking out of the rear window, I think I can save it"

M@H

11,218 posts

241 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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Ahh.. fair weather required... or we all get soaked.. I know one in Wales but thats a bit out of the way for most I would assume...

pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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fair weather required...big girls blouse!.......

"If I'm not looking out of the rear window, I think I can save it"

M@H

11,218 posts

241 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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I've done it in the rain several times.. and it is good fun, but I prefer it in the dry, the track I've been to gets puddles about 4-5" deep on it which tend to add some unpredicatability to the proceedings

jondokic

385 posts

236 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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Far too decrepit for this kind of carry on myself but www.buckmore.co.uk Buckmore Park in Kent used to be a lot of fun and is just off the M2.

Yours, Jon Dokic

Gaffer

7,156 posts

246 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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There is also Three Sisters at Wigan. but I suspect that is too far for most people.

I think I know the one at Glos. JDR Karting...? We went there for Roops Christmas Do.. its not the best track but its fun and there is a Pizza Hut a minute or so from the track.

Edited by Gaffer on Tuesday 8th January 13:25

apn

294 posts

253 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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There is an excellent track nr. Fulbeck in Lincolnshire. 1km long, twin engined karts. Track is used for International Karting meeting.


CarZee

13,382 posts

236 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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there's a pretty complete list of outdoor circuits on this site...

www.thinkmotoring.com/kartoutsurr.htm

In Surrey area, Surbiton (nr Kingston & on A3) and Blackbushe (between Camberly & Basingstoke on A30) are good bets - I've raced at Surbiton before on twin engined Karts - it's quite a fast circuit..




Edited by CarZee on Tuesday 8th January 13:55

smeagol

1,947 posts

253 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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I'm interested. Hey Pablo I read in another thread you used to race one. Could you tell me some details in how to get into the pro/super kart scene. The websites seem useful for people already racing but for an absolute beginner they don't help a great deal.

Cheers
Smeagol

pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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ok, anyone still interested?, we then choose the circuit closest or most convienient for everyone which I guess will be Whilton Mill in Northampton or Daytona in Milton Keynes.......i guess!......I think most places charge about 40 for a one hour endurance race......

"If I'm not looking out of the rear window, I think I can save it"

pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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www.karting.co.uk

pretty much the only website you ever need will! its very comprehensive with links to classes, shops, championships and drivers webpages.

I have done the inter university kart championship for two years, i havent raced proper clubbie stuff.

I am currently rebuilding a two stroke rotax to play around with in the summer so if you fancy getting together for a day testing somewhere I would be more than happy to bring it along. At the moment it is having some engine work but should be good for 80 mph and 5-60mph (no clutch) in less than four seconds! Whereabouts are you?

"If I'm not looking out of the rear window, I think I can save it"

JonRB

67,134 posts

241 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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Daytona in Milton Keynes
Excellent circuit. Did an endurance race in twin-engine ProKarts at a friend's Stag Weekend a few years ago and found it to be a superb circuit.

loon

2,270 posts

245 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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Daytona in MK is an excellent circuit, 1 mile per lap and they currently run the Thunderkart which is a single engined 390cc and is capable of approx 75mph !!
Great fun and I can highly recommend it ( no I do not work there) They have a website which is www.daytona.co.uk. Or I can contact the circuit direct if you like as I have had various events there over the past couple of years..

NoisyGriff

567 posts

237 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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Count me in!
Any circuit you like. I have to warn you, though, I am sh!te, but I'm game for a game

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Tuesday 8th January 2002
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Sounds a bit of a giggle. MK would be a good compromise geographically. I could probably offer a few goodies for prizes etc.

pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Wednesday 9th January 2002
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LOON! Fancy giving me a hand organising this!

Once we get a few details maybe ted can give us a bit of help publicising it and I'm sure we can get thirty people willing to put their driving standards on show for an afternoon!

"If I'm not looking out of the rear window, I think I can save it"

marki

15,763 posts

239 months

Wednesday 9th January 2002
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Keep us informed on the dates , you never know i may nip over for it

MattC

266 posts

244 months

Wednesday 9th January 2002
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Methinks we'll need to add Body Weight to the profiles - I've rarely met a fat bloke proposing a rental kart race....

:-)