The Sprint Championships is the ultimate challenge for any individual CLUB100 driver. The series started in 1993 and since then has grown considerably in both grid size, variety of tracks, and standard of competition. Regarded as the best way to discover your level, develop and improve your skills within a friendly club atmosphere.
The Sprint Championships include multiple classes to cater for all levels of driving skill, giving our customers the best racing experience. The series takes in 11 rounds at 7 different circuits around the UK offering drivers a complete season of racing with huge variety plus the added incentive of using the high performance C100 Birel karts.
For 2013 Club 100 Racing is delivering a three tier class format:
The PREMIER SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP
The CLUBMANS LIGHTWEIGHT AND CLUBMANS HEAVYWEIGHT SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS
The LIGHTWEIGHT SPRINT & HEAVYWEIGHT/SUPER HW SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Going motor racing is always going to cost money and karting is no different. However, as CLUB100 is an "arrive & drive" series, racing budgets can be worked out at the start of the season and there are no hidden extras to worry about. No transportation, storage or preparation worries, no damage costs and no engine rebuilds to pay for. This creates a level playing field for all the drivers and allows you to concentrate simply on your racing.
Even if you've done some other kart racing, being successful in a CLUB100 Sprint Championships takes some specific driver skills that need to be developed. And as you'll be racing against some of the best drivers in the applicable classes, try not to be too hard on yourself in your first season as it can be a steep learning curve.
Firstly, you need to become very familiar with the CLUB100 Birel karts' handling characteristics on the limit, on cold tyres, and in heavy traffic (i.e. getting bumped!). As CLUB100 is an "arrive & drive" series you will probably be driving a different chassis in each of your races in a day, so you need to be able to isolate the slight differences in each kart, whether related to engine and/or chassis, and then use those characteristics to your best advantage, while covering any minor kart deficiency with your skill as a driver.
Secondly, you need to know the tracks. Knowing where you're going, the perfect line, the best places to overtake, and where you can defend is vital for success.
Then there's driving in the wet. CLUB100 karts are never fitted with wet weather tyres, the karts stay on slicks whatever the weather conditions. (This is due to the impossible logistics of changing a whole fleet with limited staff and tools within the time frame available). Subsequently, CLUB100 drivers become very good at driving in the wet!
So there's a lot to learn for the CLUB100 first time Sprinter. However, this shouldn't put you off. There's plenty of help on offer for new drivers to the series, whichever level, and the CLUB100 Sprint Championships are where legends are made. If you are serious about taking your skills to the limit up against another 50 drivers (per class) then this is the series for you.
The CLUB100 sprint championships; attract drivers across a wide range of skills and abilities, looking to enjoy excellent close racing on a strict budget. The PREMIER and CLUBMANS series’ are “by invitation only” Championships, running to identical formats already proven in PREMIER that will showcase the very best in fast, highly competitive Club100 kart racing, with drivers of the same ability. The LIGHTWEIGHT & HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS are designed for entry level or experienced 'arrive & drive' karters looking to compete in Club100 for the first time. All the championships are detailed below.
Designed for our fastest and most experienced drivers, by invitation from CLUB100. The championship is run over 11 rounds, with 22 championship points scoring Finals (best 16 of 22 to count). A minimum weight limit is enforced [to find out more click here...].
Designed for experienced drivers, by invitation from CLUB100. The Lightweight and Heavyweight championships are run over 11 rounds, with 22 championship points scoring Finals (best 16 of 22 to count). Minimum weight limits are enforced [to find out more click here...].
These championships, split into weight categories, are open to rookie, intermediate and experienced drivers. Super Heavyweight drivers race in with the Heavyweight drivers, scoring points for their own championship. The Races are designed to promote racing between drivers of similar abilities through a modern format of - Practice, Qualifying, Pre-Final and Final. Minimum weight limits are enforced [to find out more click here...].
|Sprint Championship 2013|
|1||Sunday||24th February||Buckmore Park||See below|
|2||Sunday||14th April||Bayford Meadows||See below|
|3||Sunday||28th April||Rye House||See below|
|4||Sunday||26th May||Ellough Park||See below|
|5||Sunday||16th June||Clay Pigeon||See below|
|6||Sunday||14th July||Whilton Mill||See below|
|7||Sunday||11th August||Buckmore Park||See below|
|8||Sunday||22nd September||Clay Pigeon||See below|
|9||Sunday||13th October||Whilton Mill||See below|
|10||Sunday||27th October||Llandow||See below|
|11||Sunday||17th November||Rye House||See below|
|THE FORMAT - Rds 1,3,5,7,9,11|
|LW (inc Clubmans lights)||HW (inc Clubmans heavies) + SHW|
|THE FORMAT - Rds 2,4,6,8,10|
|HW (inc Clubmans heavies) + SHW||LW (inc Clubmans lights)|
|Entry (per race)||£168.00 inc. VAT|
|Membership (per driver)||£45.00 inc. VAT|
Suit, Helmet, Gloves available for hire - £10.00 (per day) at ALL events.