O Plate - Rotax | Honda

29 - 31 March 2024

Whilton Mill

Welcome to Whilton Mill – Northamptonshire’s premier Kart track.

But we’re not just about Karts – we offer Quad bikes; clay pigeon shooting; meeting rooms for corporate events and much more.

If you’re planning a stag or hen party, team building activity, corporate fun day, or just want to come along for a fun day out, Whilton Mill is the place to be.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

1190 mtrs

Pole position

Left

Address

Whilton Locks
Daventry
NN11 2NH

Club website

www.whiltonmill.co.uk

Event 1 - Rotax | Honda

19 - 21 April 2024

Paul Fletcher International

PFi is the UK’s largest outdoor karting circuit and caters for many different karting events.
The UK’s Premier Circuit provides track time for Rental and Owner Drivers.

The circuit is open every day of the week, as well as weekends when there is not an MSA Race Meeting taking place at the circuit.

HISTORY OF PFI

PF International kart circuit was first opened in 1994 and was, and still is, the brain-child of Mr Paul Fletcher.  The circuit is located in the village of Brandon, close to Grantham, in the lovely Lincolnshire countryside.

Over the years, PFi has developed and grown and is now recognised as the UK’s premier Karting facility.
During 2011, PFi saw perhaps it’s largest transformation to date – a track extension that incorporates a bridge with flyover!

This sensational new feature has increased the overall track length to 1382m and helped the circuit to secure it’s International ‘A’ grade track licence – the only short circuit kart track in the UK to achieve this level.

Attaining this grade of track licence has firmly placed PFi on the Global Karting scene and has helped to secure several CIK-FIA kart race events to date.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

1382 mtrs

Pole position

Right

Address

Stragglethorpe Lane
Brandon
NG32 3JE

Club website

www.tvkc.co.uk

Event 2 - IAME

10 - 12 May 2024

Paul Fletcher International

PFi is the UK’s largest outdoor karting circuit and caters for many different karting events.
The UK’s Premier Circuit provides track time for Rental and Owner Drivers.

The circuit is open every day of the week, as well as weekends when there is not an MSA Race Meeting taking place at the circuit.

HISTORY OF PFI

PF International kart circuit was first opened in 1994 and was, and still is, the brain-child of Mr Paul Fletcher.  The circuit is located in the village of Brandon, close to Grantham, in the lovely Lincolnshire countryside.

Over the years, PFi has developed and grown and is now recognised as the UK’s premier Karting facility.
During 2011, PFi saw perhaps it’s largest transformation to date – a track extension that incorporates a bridge with flyover!

This sensational new feature has increased the overall track length to 1382m and helped the circuit to secure it’s International ‘A’ grade track licence – the only short circuit kart track in the UK to achieve this level.

Attaining this grade of track licence has firmly placed PFi on the Global Karting scene and has helped to secure several CIK-FIA kart race events to date.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

1382 mtrs

Pole position

Right

Address

Stragglethorpe Lane
Brandon
NG32 3JE

Club website

www.tvkc.co.uk

Event 3 - Rotax | Honda

17 - 19 May 2024

Larkhall

West of Scotland Kart Club are based at Larkhall circuit, just off the M74 south of Glasgow, it’s Scotland’s premier outdoor kart circuit.  If you or your family are interested in racing for fun or taking the first steps of your motorsport career then please come join us.

If you’re a motorsport fan then there is nowhere better way to watch the sport than to spectate at a karting event. Join us on the third Sunday of every month where you’ll see fast, exciting, wheel to wheel racing from the UK’s top up and coming drivers.

Many of today’s motor sport greats started their careers racing karts. Scotland’s last F1 test driver, Paul di Resta and multiple Le Mans winner, Allan McNish are club members and former WSKC champions. David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti, Marino Franchitti, and Ryan Dalziel were all members, club champions and raced at our track as did the late, great Colin McRae. More recently Dexter Paterson became World Junior CIK-FIA Champion, Angus Moulsdale became Junior X30 European Champion and Lewis Gilbert became Motorsport UK National Minimax Champion.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

852 mtrs

Pole position

Left

Address

Merryton Road
Larkhall
ML9 2UL

Club website

www.wskc.co.uk

Event 4 - IAME | Honda | Tillotson

07 - 09 June 2024

Whilton Mill

Welcome to Whilton Mill – Northamptonshire’s premier Kart track.

But we’re not just about Karts – we offer Quad bikes; clay pigeon shooting; meeting rooms for corporate events and much more.

If you’re planning a stag or hen party, team building activity, corporate fun day, or just want to come along for a fun day out, Whilton Mill is the place to be.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

1190 mtrs

Pole position

Left

Address

Whilton Locks
Daventry
NN11 2NH

Club website

www.whiltonmill.co.uk

Event 5 - Rotax | KZ2

28 - 30 June 2024

Warden Law

SUNDERLAND WEATHER

With up to 34 drivers racing at once on our 1200m karting circuit, this is an experience not to be missed.

Conveniently located close to Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, we can host a range of karting events from birthday parties and stag parties to corporate events.

Plus our 350m junior circuit provides a real outdoor kart racing experience for children from 8 years old.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

1200 mtrs

Pole position

Right

Address

Warden Law
Sunderland
SR3 2PR

Club website

www.kartingnortheast.com

Event 6 - IAME | KZ2

26 - 28 July 2024

Shenington

Kart racing was brought to the UK in 1958 by American airmen based here in the UK.  After a successfull demonstration at Silverstone in 1959 British rules were drawn up and soon large crowds were coming to meetings.

At first the local club was called Banbury Kart Club, inaugurated in 1959 and holding the first meeting on Shenington (Edgehill) airfield in February 1960 (see picture left for the first ever start).  Five thousand spectators came to see the twenty or thirty drivers competing, in those days there were not so many demands on leasure time.

The club was founded by a Mr John Cooper who bought karts for hire, these were augmented by competitor’s own karts.  The facilities in the village did a roaring trade on that first weekend and indeed on many others.

During 1960 an 1961 the club held rounds of the first World Championship which had its final round in Nassau, Bahamas, the other rounds were in Italy and USA.  Stirling Moss raced at Nassau but not we believe at Shenington, but many famous drivers such as Graham Hill did race karts in that time period.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

Direct Drive - 1018 mtrs

Gearbox - 1211 mtrs

Pole position

Left

Address

Shenington Airfield
Banbury
OX15 6NW

Club website

www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk

Event 7 - Rotax | KZ2

09 - 11 August 2024

Kimbolton

Kimbolton Airfield was the home of the 379th Bomb Group during WW2. The 379th Bomb Group flew B-17s and the group was signified by the letter K within a triangle on its tail.  During all of its 330 bombing missions, it dropped 26,640 tons of bombs, shot down 315 enemy aircraft and lost 141 of its B-17s to enemy action.

The 379th Bomb Group was the only unit ever awarded the 8th Air Force Grand Slam, a very unique honour in recognition of its achievements. They also received two Presidential Unit Citations. The Group flew its last combat mission on April 25, 1945 and was finally deactivated on July 25, 1945.

The airfield at Kimbolton was originally a fighter base for the RAF. When it became evident Germany was not going to invade England, the RAF decided it didn’t need many inland fighter bases and was happy to lease most of them to the United States as airfields for heavy bombers.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

Circuit 1 - 990 mtrs

Circuit 2 - 1050 mtrs

Circuit 3 - 1083 mtrs

Gearbox - 958 mtrs

Pole position

Right

Address

Stow Longa
Kimbolton
PE28 0EY

Club website

www.hkrc.co.uk

Event 8 - Rotax

06 - 08 September 2024

Whilton Mill

Welcome to Whilton Mill – Northamptonshire’s premier Kart track.

But we’re not just about Karts – we offer Quad bikes; clay pigeon shooting; meeting rooms for corporate events and much more.

If you’re planning a stag or hen party, team building activity, corporate fun day, or just want to come along for a fun day out, Whilton Mill is the place to be.

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

1190 mtrs

Pole position

Left

Address

Whilton Locks
Daventry
NN11 2NH

Club website

www.whiltonmill.co.uk

Event 9 - IAME | KZ2 | Honda

27 - 29 September 2024

Three Sisters

Three huge spoil heaps, referred to as the Three Sisters, were a legacy of extensive coal mining at Garswood Hall Colliery. Begun in 1867, this was a ceaseless enterprise until 1958, nearly a century later. Postindustrial Revolution slag heaps were a common sight around the country, often blighting the landscape for years before re-greening and reclamation plans brought benefits for the people living around them. The people of Wigan were no exception; and whilst their slag heaps also became affectionally known to locals as the Wigan Alps, it took a further 20 years until these vast eye-sores metamorphosed into a glorious 44-hectare country park and woodland.

Work began in the late 1970’s, and today the Three Sisters Local Nature Reserve, aside from featuring a boating lake and picnic area, also boasts a thriving wildlife wetland. An extensive network of footpaths attracts walkers, cyclists and even horse riders. It is also home to one of the UK’s most exciting race circuits.

Notable motorsport celebrities associated with the circuit include Neil Hodgson, who won the 2000 British Superbike Championship – his first win came in 1990 at the Three Sisters Circuit. The circuit was also one of five to be chosen to host the 2006 season for McLaren Mercedes’ Champions of the Future, a series aimed at creating an environment in which young, aspiring drivers from all backgrounds could excel. The class champions that year were Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton (Cadet), Andrew Delahunty (Yamaha), and German Touring Car champion Gary Paffett (Intercontinental).

Circuit overview

BKC Circuit Feed diagram
Circuit length

1160 mtrs

Pole position

Right

Address

3 Sisters Rd
Ashton-in-Makerfield
WN4 8DD