From a small enthusiastic group of volunteers who created the circuit in 1963 in a disused quarry, the club and circuit has grown into the fantastic facility it is today. Even today, the circuit is still run by a small enthusiastic group of volunteers who continue to strive to make the circuit one of the best in the UK which is constantly voted for by the drivers and competitors who make long journeys to visit us.
The Club continues to run the Lets go Karting Scheme, where you can come along to the circuit and have a go on a race kart, with full tuition and safety equipment (further details elsewhere on the CKRC website). CKRC pioneered the “Racing For Buttons” program, our search for a young driver to become the next Formula 1 sensation, and this was taken up by the Motorsport UK, who introduced the Lets go Karting Scheme to encourage more people into the sport. With the current success of ex-karting sensations such as David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Paul DiResta, all of whom started their careers in karting and, indeed, visited Rowrah on many occasions during their karting career, karting is becoming more and more popular so why not visit us and see if the karting bug bites? The 2016 season saw the opening of our new Lets Go Karting Training and Education Centre – this purpose built building is now complete and will provides a base for newcomers to our sport to gain experience and education.