An introduction to Whilton Mill
This web page is intended as a guide to the Whilton Mill circuit that was first used by CLUB 100 in 2001 for the Sprint race and a test day.
The track has extensive banking that makes a great vantage point for spectators to view all the circuit and see all the racing.
The pit lane starts at “The Boot” corner and follows the outside radius of the circuit via a single lane bordered by tyre stack, before opening up into a lovely wide pit lane running parallel with the main straight. The exit to the pits comes out onto the main straight, but not on the racing line, unless someone is trying to overtake on the inside into the first corner called Crook. As always, great care should be taken when leaving the pit lane and a cursory check to the right will ensure that you don’t pull out into the path of oncoming Karts!
There is a very nice Cafeteria (in a nice new brick building) with changing rooms as well. CLUB 100 has arranged for both facilities to be available on both test and race days.
In conjunction with the excellent reports written below, we suggest that you attend the track walks that take place in the morning of the Sprint events and on the morning of the test day. This will enable you to get an even more detailed analysis of where to position the Kart on the circuit, brake and accelerate as well as understanding the key overtaking places.