The Lightweight sprint championship Class 1 is open to drivers that raced in the invitational Elite and Clubman classes in 2018, along with promoted LW drivers from our 2018 championship. At the discretion of the organisers, new drivers joining the club may be considered for this higher class.
The Races take on the traditional format of – Practice, Three Race Heats and a Final. Minimum racing weight limits are enforced. The Lightweight Championship is run over 11 rounds, with 8 championship points scoring Finals to count. Each event consists of a maximum entry of 70 drivers per round.
6 of the 11 rounds are full day events, with the Lightweight and Heavyweight/SHW classes alternating throughout the day. The remaining 5 rounds are split into half days. For example, Heavyweights race in the morning and Lightweights racing in the afternoon.
New for 2019. On 6 of the 11 rounds (full days), a SUPER-FINAL is run at the end of the day. This is a separate additional championship. The top 12 finishing drivers from each weight category (regardless of class) compete in a single race to determine the ‘Super-Final’ winner. A single minimum racing weight is applied.
Note: Novice drivers looking to move up to Club100 must attend a Test Session prior to racing.
The Championship minimum racing weight is 78Kg
Drivers weighing over 83kg are eligible for the Heavyweight Class.
It is the driver’s responsibility to check their weight at each race using the CLUB100 scales. The recommended way of achieving the limit is weight fitted to a seat insert or attached to the two weight posts situated by the seat on the Karts. To determine a driver’s weight limit, each driver should include their full kit i.e. Crash Helmets, Overalls, Boots and seat Inserts. Random checks will be made throughout each day during the season and any driver found to be lighter than the required weight limit will be excluded from that race.
Another unique aspect of CLUB100 is our Buddy System. Drivers competing in their first ever Sprint event will have access to a ‘buddy’ driver who will be on hand to assist throughout the day. The CLUB100 ‘buddy’ drivers are more experienced drivers who know the rules in depth and are happy to help new drivers on their first race day. The other advantage of the buddy system is that drivers get to know each other, helping to perpetuate the overall club spirit that is one of the important aspects of CLUB100 both on and off the track.
‘Buddy’ drivers are allocated at registration.
Practice is 5 laps and is generally used by drivers to familiarise with the circuit and give the kart a shake down. At the end of practice the chequered flag is shown signifying the end of practice and the start of formation laps for Heat 1.
Each driver competes in 3 Race Heats for a duration of 7 minutes per race. The grids are pre – determined and posted at the start of the day. Drivers will be offered a balanced front, middle and rear grid slot.
Once the heats are completed, drivers are placed into either the A, B or C Final.
Following the Heats, all drivers will compete in a 12 minute Final. Championship points are awarded for all finals.
The top 4 finishers in the C Final will repe-chage on to the back of the grid for the B Final. The top 4 finishers in the B Final will repe-chage on to the back of the grid for the A Final
In the A Final, drivers are given 3 practice/kart check laps to test their karts prior to the race and may change their kart at any time during these 3 laps.
Drivers may want to take advantage of our 30 minute test session, which runs prior to the drivers briefing and racing.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 finishing Class 2 drivers, plus the B & C final winners.
Race reports / results service
The results along with championship tables from each race meeting are posted on the comprehensive CLUB100 website at the end of the event. Lap times, lap charts and virtual timing screens are also available. The race reports which include all finals in all events are usually posted within one week after each event. Our race reporter Steve Gray attends each round, taking notes and conducting interviews.
Alpha Live along with our commentary team Double Dash Motorsport will be filming the action as it happens and streaming out live to our Facebook and Youtube pages*. By liking Club100 on Facebook and following us on Twitter, you can stay in touch. You can also find plenty of recent action on our Youtube channel and on this website.
- Six from the 11 rounds will be live streamed.
Our Sprint racing is run on a very tight schedule, failure to arrive on time can result in you missing the event on the basis that you have not attended the briefing.