Owner Driver Racing Returns to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit
F100 Kart Club has announced an exciting partnership with Buckmore Park Kart Circuit to secure the return of Owner Driver racing to the circuit in 2021.
The iconic circuit announced at the end 2017 race season that it would be ceasing the running of its kart club as it had become untenable and to concentrate primarily on the leisure karting side of the business.
However, the circuit maintained its MSUK permit purposely in order to keep the doors open for an opportunity for elite-level racing to return.
F100 Kart Club, established in 2014 has been running race meetings at Buckmore Park since 2015 as part of its highly successful travelling championship. During extended talks between the two parties, an agreement was made today that would see F100 Kart Club host multiple race meetings from the start of 2021, marking the return of Owner Driver racing to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit.
Whilst the F100 brand pays homage to the spirit of the ’90s, widely believed to be one of the most popular eras’ for karting, these additional race meetings will cater for the modern classes across different age groups.
F100 Kart Club consists of the small committee of executives:- Tim Wickett, Chris Derrick and Jay Fairbrass. This arrangement allows for faster decision making and enables the team to react to changes very quickly bringing dynamism and vibrance to kart racing.
Jay commented, “We are extremely excited and honoured to have been invited to look after the Kart Club at Buckmore Park, a venue that is steeped in history and prestige. We are determined to do whatever it takes to carry that mantle forward and have no doubt that Owner Driver kart racing will flourish once more in the park with our grass-roots approach to racing.”
“Our style and ethos towards kart racing has become admired and loved by many across the country as we have travelled around visiting other venues with the F100 90’s Tour. I’d personally like to thank all the local drivers and teams for their support in this new project and we can’t wait to unveil our plans within the next few days for 2021 and beyond.”
About Buckmore Park
Buckmore Park is a world-class karting facility based near Chatham in Kent that provides karting for children and adults aged 4+. Buckmore Park holds an MSUK Circuit license and also hosts championship racing for series including Club100 and F100.
Bought in 2015 by F1 and seven-time motorcycle world champion John Surtees, the track continues to be owned and operated by the Surtees family, led by Managing Director Leonora Surtees
Buckmore Park is also one of the top venues of choice for corporate events in the South East, providing a fun, exhilarating and motivating experience for teams and clients of between 12-200 guests, as well as a high standard of catering and hospitality provided by the in-house hospitality team.
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