Lockdown 3 – Update

Happy New Year to all Shenington KRC members, guests, families and teams.

As you would expect we are not going to be able to race in January and most probably not in February so until further notice we are closed. We will send out another announcement once we have further information from Motorsport UK and the government on the lifting of the lockdown.

We realise many of you are enthusiastic about returning to the track when it is safe and in the meantime memberships for 2021 are open and pit space renewals are offered with a £30 discount.

For those that were entered for our 29th December practice day be assured that the refunds are all actioned and working through the system to you.

We will hold onto the 2020 trophies and special awards until there seems a good time to make the presentation, and if you still have one of our perpetual trophies please arrange to return it to Sonja Game.

In the meantime we, your Shenington committee, wish everyone a safe and healthy 2021.

Tuesday 29 December Test Day Cancelled

It is with apologies to our supporters and award winners that Shenington must now cancel our planned practice and awards day on Tuesday 29th December as Oxfordshire is now in Tier 4. But this must be in the interests of everyone in order to slow down the progress of this abominable virus.

We will issue refunds to everyone that entered the practice day, but please be patient as the refunds take a little while to work their way through the system.

We will not be opening entries for 2021 race meetings until we are sure that they can proceed, so please be patient, and we thank you all for the support of the club.

We can also reveal with pleasure that our British Kart Championship date on 8th and 9th May 2021 is for TKM, with other classes to be confirmed shortly.

Meantime work hard at keeping safe, we wish everyone a Happy Christmas, and send best wishes to everyone that has caught the virus for a speedy recovery.

Tuesday 29 December – Tier 4 Announcement

Good Morning,

The Competition Secretary has been working through all the entries, to contact those who are thought to be under the Tier 4 restrictions, that have been imposed by the UK GOV’t.

Please can all those who have received an email please acknowledge the email, to allow the refund process to take place. It is understood that some drivers are within a Tier 4 County but their postcode states they are not in Tier 4.

Best Wishes

Shenington Kart Racing Club

Tuesday 29 December – Update

Practice Day 29th December
• We plan to proceed with the practice day on 29th December
• We will not be able to accept entries from Tier 4 residents at our practice day
• Our Competition Secretary has emailed all those believed to be in Tier 4
• Unless they contact the Competition Secretary by 10pm Tonight, entries will be cancelled and refunds issued.
• Spaces may therefore open up on Wednesday for those not in Tier 4 still wanting to enter
• Practice will start on track at 0900, gates will be open by 0730, no overnights

Shenington Documents
• All the information for the practice day regarding COVID restrictions is on the website “The Club”
• Driver briefing and Team Entry form , is on the “View Details” section on the Calendar page for 29th December
• The entry form for those coming just for their Award, is on the homepage page
• Please follow the rules, wear a face mask at all times, do not bring scooters or bicycles to the circuit
• Our Club COVID Officer will be checking for compliance, anyone not following the rules may be asked to leave
• Catering will be available as usual

December Practice – 29th December

Please note entries for the Tuesday 29th December test day will close at 5pm on 24th December, so do enter soonest as some classes may be size limited. We regret we can only accept entries for this practice day from our normal race day classes, including Rotax, gearbox but not Bambino. We shall also be presenting the 2020 awards, and cordially invite all award and trophy winners to attend. This will start at 2.30pm.

To enter the circuit and conform with COVID19 regulations, you must complete details on this form: https://sheningtonkrc.co.uk/award-winners/ Each award winner may bring up to two additional people.

Teams are reminded that they must complete the Team and Traders form with all team manager and mechanic details, the form is here: Shenington Kart Racing Club – Teams & Traders Only (google.com)

We expect to open entries for the January 16th / 17th race meetings online from 30th December. Remember that 2021 club memberships are available on the website and if signed up will allow the club member discount for the 29th December. If you renew your pit space we are giving a discount for 2021 as a thank you. We are offering a Bambino race winter series at our January, February and March meetings. Drivers must have taken the ARKS novice driver test and have an Interclub (Bambino) licence. We will not be able to do ARKS Tests for Bambino on the morning of the race meetings, but will be able to do ARKS tests for reasonably experienced drivers in the other classes.

December Testing

Your Shenington committee have decided to hold the December practice days as follows:

• Saturday 12th December for IAME Cadet, MiniX, KZ2/ KZUK, X30 Junior, X30 Senior, MiniMax, Junior Max, Senior Max

• Sunday 13th December for Honda Cadet, Junior TKM, TKM Clubman, TKM Extreme, Rotax Libre, 250 National, Bambino Comer C50 (6 years upwards).

• Tuesday 29th December for all these classes but with limits on the numbers, COVID permitting.

Enter Event: https://skrc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/series

Entry List: https://skrc.alphatiming.co.uk/entrylist

We hope this will provide some track time for you, maybe to test a new kart and we can offer ARKS tests as well. For that you need to book with our Examiner Tom Whitehouse (see Contact Us on our website), having purchased the Start Karting pack from www.motorsportuk.org, and bought a test voucher from www.arks.co.uk .

Note that if Bambino’s wish to race in our Winter Championship they will have to buy the pack and take the ARKS test, applying for a Kart Interclub (Bambino) 2021 licence. We will not be able to offer Bambino ARKS tests on the morning of race days.

If you join the club now for 2021, or are a 2020 member, you will receive the club member discounts at the practice days. • Bambino will be restricted to a maximum of 22 karts, and no Junior Incident marshals (pushers) will be permitted in any class.

Overnight stays will not be permitted at all.

Teams should complete the Teams and Traders form on our calendar page. Please take all precautions necessary for the COVID regulations at the track, the Drivers Briefing document is on the website here: https://sheningtonkrc.co.uk/…/2020.12.Drivers.Briefing.pdf and keep safe.

Lets Go Karting On Hold

Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic which we find ourselves in we are not able to operate, our Lets Go Karting Kid Taster Sessions. We’ll ensure to get updates out on all platforms when we can proceed in a safe working manner.

Congratulations To The Shenington Kart Racing Club 2020 Champions!

On behalf of everyone on the Shenington Committee, we would like to wish everyone a Congratulations in their fight for the 2020 Champion. The year has seen amazing racing throughout in the difficult times we found ourselves under. We would also like to take this time to thank everyone for their efforts in supporting the club with the new restrictions that been put into place.

We will see you all in December for our test days on: Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Tuesday 29th. An update will be issued when the entries open for these practice days.

No Spectators Permitted Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

We are sorry to announce that we will not be allowing spectators to attend the circuit, whilst COVID-19 continues to pose a threat. We are actively working to provide a safe environment for everyone in attendance and for this to be possible we do have to reduce attending numbers.