Big weekend of kart racing provides fun for all

PUBLISHED: 15:52 18 August 2010

THE final weekend of the month offers the chance to see some top karting action when the Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club will be hosting the prestigious South West Championships at the Mansell Raceway, Dunkeswell, near Honiton,

THE final weekend of the month offers the chance to see some top karting action.

Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club will be hosting the prestigious South West Championships at the Mansell Raceway, Dunkeswell, near Honiton, on August 28 and 29.

The championship is an annual contest to see just who is the best in the South West and attracts drivers from all over the country as they try to earn the right to race with the SW plate, on their kart.

The action is spread across the two days with free and timed practice on the Saturday creating the grids for the heats and finals for the main event on the Sunday.

With classes ranging from cadets, where the drivers start at 8 years of age, all the way to the 250 National Gearbox class where the drivers are a fair bit older and should know better!

In between, there are five other classes and across all seven, the racing is close, competitive and exciting to watch.

With plenty of parking and viewing areas, spectators are guaranteed to get up close to the action and really get a feel for what this level of motorsport is all about.

In addition, Armortek, who are based at Dunkeswell, will be demonstrating some of their 1/6th scale tanks and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust Trophy will also be awarded to the most sporting driver of the championship.

This is a great award and one that can be earned without winning a race!

With the classes sponsored by local businesses, this is truly a local event for local people.

So, if you have never been to see kart racing before, or would like to know more about the sport that launched Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button on the road the F1 world Championship, then why not get along to the track next weekend.

Entry to watch the Saturday practice is free with Sunday admission (from 10am), £3 for adults with under 16’s free.

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