Junior Rookie 8-13 Race
The Junior Rookie series of race meetings have been designed for young drivers to compete in their first season of racing. Race meetings take place on the National Circuit in Sodi 160cc karts and all the safety equipment is provided.
Each race meeting comprises of a short practice session for every driver which is followed by three points scoring heats for each driver to determine grid positions for the finals. All drivers will compete in a final.
In light of the latest government guidance, we have implemented strict new precautions to ensure the safety of you and the team. Before you book your session, it is important that you read through and understand the following information.
Only one parent or guardian can accompany the driver. No unnecessary public will be allowed on-site, this includes spectators.
Social distancing measures will be mandatory during your visit. The precautions we have taken will impact the way you move around Buckmore Park and there will be signage to help guide you. It is imperative that you follow social distancing measures at all times. We expect customers / drivers (to stick to government guidelines) to bring a mask to be worn when inside any of the buildings.
If you have or have had any symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, a new continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) within the last 14 days, please do not complete your booking. Follow NHS guidance
We encourage you to bring your own racewear, including: Race Suit, Helmet & Gloves. If you do wish to use your own, the helmet must comply to British Standard or EU equivalent. Suits must be one piece overalls or bike leathers. Gloves must be full fingers. If you do not have your own equipment then you can use our equipment and there are also options to purchase your own balaclavas and gloves on the day if you would like to.
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The minimum age to take part is 8 and the maximum age is 16. Potential drivers must have successfully completed a minimum of one training lesson at the Buckmore Kart School or similar and approved grades achieved elsewhere.
The total time at the circuit is approximately 4.5hrs from your arrival to departure.
11:00 Arrival & Registration
11:30 Drivers Briefing (parents very welcome)
12:00 - 15:00 Practice, 3 heats for each driver and a final for each driver.
15:15 Presentation of awards
The Rookie drivers are split into two overlapping age classes (8-13 and 12-15) to allow for different growth rates and weights. This race is for the 8-13 class, the 12-15 class will have their own separate race which takes place later the same day.
As part of our COVID-19 precautions, spectators will not be allowed to attend.
The cafe will not be open during the session. Canned soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase from the sign in desk. We suggest you bring your own snacks.
Please bring comfortable clothing and suitable footwear, preferably trainers or similar flat shoes. All the safety equipment necessary will be provided.
Please check the weather forecast before you travel and pack a change of clothes if rain looks likely. Only in the most extreme weather conditions (i.e. ice or snow) will there be a possibility of your session being postponed or cancelled.
All payments made are non-refundable, it may be possible to transfer your booking, but, it would be subject to an admin fee.