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FRIDAY 11TH JULY 2014
Let's Go Karting Schedule

The next session of Let's Go Karting will be held on Friday, 18th July at 5pm. Sessions held at West of Scotland Kart Club.

For further information please see the Cambuslang Karting Website.

THURSDAY 19TH JUNE 2014
Electricity Hook Up Supply Trial

WSKC will be running trial period of electricity Hook up supply for visiting drivers and Teams this weekend for only £10 per day.

The next 3 weekends National Championships mean the Track will be closed for normal Members practice on Wednesdays and will resume from 9th July.

WEDNESDAY 18TH JUNE 2014
Cadet Libre Support Races at WSKC for Super One Meeting

West of Scotland Kart Club are running a support race for all Cadet Classes as a Cadet Libre event at the forthcoming Super One MSA British Championship meeting on 28th/29th June. Entries fees will be £120 which includes race entry and Saturday practice. Friday practice is also available a cost of £45.

Normal entry forms are available on the Forms page. Please send your entries to Ina Nelson by email to compsec@wskc.co.uk or in the post to the address shown on the form or call Ina on 07976 492513. The event will be subject to a minimum grid of 10 and maximum of 30.

“Get your entry in soon and be part of a British Championship meeting.”

Ina Nelson
Competion Secretary
West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 4TH JUNE 2014
ABkC Iame/Comer “O” Plate meeting

The West of Scotland Kart Club are pleased to announce that they have put together a great package of entertainment for the ABkC Iame/Comer “O” Plate meeting to be held at Larkhall on 22nd June, 2014.

On Saturday between 4pm and 8pm there will be a free of charge Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, and an Assault Course. Also on both days there will be a state of the art F1 Simulator. Each driver will be given 2 tickets for a ride. One for Saturday and one for Sunday. There is a chance to get a podium finish it the competition that will be running over the weekend. If you need an extra go you will be able to purchase further tickets.

There are also support events for Honda Cadet and Bambino. The Closing date is fast approaching so hurry and get your entry in either on line at http://www.wskc.co.uk/forms.html or by phoning Ina Nelson on 07976 492513. Also full details and Regulations can be found on the club website at www.wskc.co,uk

Chairman Bill Hay said “This is going to be a fun weekend for all the youngsters. Not only a festival of great driving on a great track, but also fun for all off track. Motors TV will be present to produce an hour long program and WSKC are committed to this event and are looking forward to welcoming both club members and karters from all over the UK.

WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL 2014
Online Race Entries and Payment Now Available

Please note that online registration, race entries and payment for WSKC events are now available from the page at https://wskc.k1manager.co.uk/register

This link is also in the Forms & Regulations page of the club web site.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL 2014
Friday practice available on Friday 18th April

Extra practice is available on Friday 18th April (race weekend) from 10am – 5pm.
Please remember Little Green Man entrants cannot practice on the Friday.

Please note :- when parking up remember that reserved spaces have to be kept free for the weekend.

Margaret Brailsford
West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL 2014
Davidson Busway Trophy Winners

The class winners of 2014 Davidson Busway Trophy were as follows:

Iame Cadet Jake Triggs
Honda Cadet Matthew Collings
Mini Max Lucas Blakeley
Junior Rotax Cameron McLauchlan
Formula Blue Scott Keenan
TKM 4 Stroke Paul Etheridge
Rotax Max Tommy Leckie

Ina Nelson
Competion Secretary
West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 28TH MARCH 2014
Cadet IAME & Comer O Plate at WSKC 22nd June - Entries Now Open!

Cadet IAME & Comer O Plate at WSKC 22nd June - Entries Now Open!

The West of Scotland Kart Club is proud to be have been selected to hold the MSA / ABKC O Plate Cadet British Championship for IAME and the O plate Championship for Comer Cadet. Entries are now open and forms are available on the Forms & Regulations page on this site. Tyre and fuel order forms are available from the S1 site at http://superoneseries.com/downloads/

The WSKC have invited the Bambino Tour to the facility to participate in time trials so that these 6 to 8 year olds can sample the atmosphere of a British Championship and encourage their aspirations in Motorsport. Honda Cadet  drivers have not been forgotten and support heats and finals are part of the race day programme. As the club have arranged TV coverage by Motors TV with a 1 hour programme to be screened, this is a great opportunity for these youngsters to demonstrate their skills to the world.

Bill MacDonald
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 24TH MARCH 2014
Wednesday Practice to Start on 9th April

Members please note that due to repair work being carried out on the inner fence, Wednesday practice sessions will not commence until 9th April.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 4TH MARCH 2014
Ryan Dalziel Continues to Support West of Scotland Kart Club

Ryan Dalziel Continues to Support West of Scotland Kart Club

Endurance racing king Ryan Dalziel made it a very special 2014 for teenage Scottish kart star and WSKC Champion, Tommy Leckie by giving him an all-expenses trip to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. The proud Scot, speed.com’s Sports Car driver of the year for 2012, is keen to give something back to the karting scene where he started, and has made his West of Scotland Kart Club ambassadorial prize an annual award.

Tommy, 17, will follow the inaugural winner Ciaran Haggerty, who was inspired after his trip to Daytona, to make the jump to Formula Ford single-seater racing with the Scottish Motor Racing Club last year. British and Scottish karting champ Tommy, from Denny in Stirlingshire, will move up to senior karts in 2014, but is delighted to have been picked for the prize. He gets an all-expenses paid trip to Florida, will be a guest of the Patron ESM team and will be part of the Continental Tires pace car program as well as visiting the Daytona Hall of Fame and museum during a VIP tour.

Ryan - who lives in Windermere, Florida but is originally from Airdrie in Lanarkshire, Scotland – is hoping the success of the scheme will continue to grow and offer even more each year. The former FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 winner and former Rolex 24 champion is planning a trip to remember for Tommy, then aims to develop the scheme with the help of Tudor United Sports Car Championship, Continental Tires and fellow Scottish professional drivers.

RYAN SAYS: “The prize we gave last year to Ciaran Haggerty snowballed into a life-changing opportunity for him. The whole point of this award is to help these kids develop their profiles. We do the groundwork, but they have to run with it. What Ciaran did last year was to take the opportunity and really make the most of it. We are hoping for more of the same with Tommy. We are giving him a similar platform. I am really looking forward to him coming over to Florida and giving him the chance to see how the life of a professional racer can be, outside of Europe and Formula 1. His results in 2013 alone were a big part of why he was chosen. We did narrow it down to two this year and we had the opportunity to have one-to-one meetings with a number of candidates before the West of Scotland Kart Club awards in December. Tommy came across as a great kid. What really impressed me was that he has a job to help fund his racing. A lot of kids don’t have that mentality to decide ‘I need to go to work to contribute to this if I want to do it.

“We don’t know what this trip will do for him, but we hope that it gives him a boost in motivation, media profile and we give him the opportunity to open up some doors. He will be a guest of Patron ESM, IMSA and Continental Tires. We are trying to make him part of the pace car program, so he will be taken round the track for some hot laps. I have had a lot of help from IMSA and Continental Tires. They have both really embraced what we are trying to do and saw the success from last year. This has been a step up and we are looking forward to building even more from here. Ciaran has opened a lot of eyes. I am really lucky that I got such a good candidate for the first one. If we can continue to highlight Scottish talent, we are hoping that more drivers will come on board. I have had talks with a couple of guys who have definitely expressed an interest in not only helping future stars, but helping the current guys as well. Eventually, I would like to see sponsors and other drivers involved. The Rolex 24 at Daytona will always be a big part of this journey — it is a massive opportunity and we are delighted that Tommy will be coming out this year.”

TOMMY SAYS: “It was probably the longest ten seconds of my life when I was waiting to see if I had won. Then I think I was just in shock. I didn’t think it would be me. I can’t thank Ryan enough and I really can’t wait to get out there and be part of his team Patron ESM and see Daytona International Speedway. I have never actually been to America before, but we have a holiday planned for February – so now I will be going twice in two months! I have never seen the race before, but I have heard how brilliant it is.”

BILL McDONALD, (Chairman of West of Scotland Kart Club), SAYS: “In 2012, having had a very successful year in his own career, Ryan generously presented his all-expenses paid trip to Daytona for the WSKC junior driver he felt most deserving - Ciaran Haggerty. The presentation certainly appealed to our junior members and their parents as something to aim for in the following competition year. Tommy Leckie, being our most successful junior competitor in 2013, was awarded the prize at the 2013 Trophy awards presentation.

 “This personal award from Ryan is way above what the club could offer its members and shows a level of commitment to help young WSKC drivers in their search for success, and as it is not constricted to track success but brings in the other important requirements of sportsmanship, personal presentation, health and fitness, commitment, it servers to develop other areas for the future. We do look to our past members to help and receive donations, which is especially appreciated by our younger members, but Ryan's prize does stand on the top tier of the pinnacle.”

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY 2014
Agenda for Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday 16th January 2014 in the Clubhouse at 7.30pm

Members please note that the agenda is as follows:

Decide on any resolution which has been duly submitted to the meeting as hereinafter provided.

1.1 Request for an EGM in accordance with section 21 of the WSKC Constitution and Rules paragraph (a) regarding an objection to the passing of a proposal to amalgamate the cadets into a libre class.

1.2 The undersigned wish to propose an alteration to paragraph 23 of the constitution and ask that this is included in the agenda of the EGM The alteration is the insertion of the words “court appointed” in front of guardian, there by removing the possibility of misunderstanding.

Proposed and signed by Bill McDonald and Meg McDonald.

1.3 The undersigned wish to propose the following – The committee shall consist of at least five members and not more than nine members, excluding the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Competition Secretary and Treasurer.  Any person who wishes to be considered for membership of the committee (including retiring members) must be a member of the club and must be duly proposed and seconded by existing club members.  In the event that there are more than nine persons proposed as a committee member there will be a vote by those attending the general meeting with those receiving most votes being elected to serve. A quorum for committee meetings shall consist of two office bearers and at least 50% of the elected Committee.

Reason – There is no upper limit of committee members currently defined in the constitution.  Also there is no procedure for proposal of club members to stand for election to the committee.

Proposed and signed by Rod Taylor and Ina Nelson

1.4 The undersigned wish to propose the following – Voting at General Meeting. Every Club member providing they, the member, has held membership for a minimum of twelve weeks. There will be no proxy votes.  In any case of equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.  At all General Meetings, a majority of votes decides a resolution.

At any General Meeting, any twelve members, or ten per cent (10%) of the total Club membership (whichever is greater) may demand a poll in relation to any motion and thereupon no further discussion shall take place on the relevant motion until a time and place to be agreed by a majority of those present at the meeting, and a postal vote shall be taken of all members of the Club.  The decision of the members, as shown by such postal vote, shall be reported to the adjourned meeting and shall be deemed to be the decision of such meeting.

Reason – All Parents of Legal Guardians of Junior members (those 17 or under) must take out the minimum of a Social Membership in support of the Junior Member so there is no longer the need for a parent/guardian to vote on behalf of the junior member.

Proposed and signed by Rod Taylor and Ina Nelson.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY 2014
Funeral Arrangements for Cathy Gribben

For those wishing to attend, the funeral of Cathy Gribben will take place at St Margaret's Church, 96 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW on Saturday 4th January 2014 at 10.00 am.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2013
WSKC EGM to be held on Thursday 16th January 7.30pm in the Clubhouse

Members please note that an EGM of the club will be held on Thursday 16th January at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse to decide on the following:

1. Decide on any resolution which has been duly submitted to the meeting as hereinafter provided.

1.a   Request for an EGM in accordance with section 21 of the WSKC Constitution and Rules paragraph (a) regarding an objection to the passing of a proposal to amalgamate the cadets into a libre class.

Any other proposal requires the text of the matter to be signed by two members and sent to the Secretary at least 7 days of the EGM so that it may be included in the agenda.

Margaret Brailsford
Secretary

THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2013
2014 Membership Applications Available

Both new memberships and renewals for 2014 are now open. In order to apply please fill in the Membership Application Form which can be downloaded from the web site at www.wskc.co.uk/forms.html

It should be noted that a new system is being introduced for 2014. A “credit card” style membership card will be issued which will incorporate your photograph. You will need to supply a passport style photograph of yourself in a .jpg or similar graphic file. This should be sent to Ina Nelson. Full details are given on the form.

There will be an opportunity to apply for your membership in person at the club house on the 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th January between 9.30 am and 1.00 pm where your photograph can be taken using a camera attached to the club’s computer. There will be a similar session arrange for Saturday 15th February, the day before the first club race meeting of the year.

The membership card will need to be shown at all practice sessions that you attend at the track. If a card is not produced you will only be able to practice if you pay as a non-member i.e. day membership £25 plus the practice fee of £30. If the card has been forgotten a refund of £25 in the case of a Standard Membership or £55 in the case of a Gold Membership will be refunded if your card along with the receipt that you will be given is sent to the treasurer, Rod Taylor, within 7 days. In this case your Bank Details (Account Name, Bank Sort Code and Account Number) should also be sent in order that a refund can be made to you via a BACS transfer.

Parents or Legal Guardians of club members 17 or under should note that under the club rules they are also required to apply for a Social Membership. This will not be the case if you personally hold a Standard or Gold membership or already hold a Social membership for another minor.

Should you have any questions about the new system or any of the details above then please contact either Ina Nelson (compsec@wskc.co.uk) or Rod Taylor (treasurer@wskc.co.uk)

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2013
December Race Meeting Cancelled

Would members please note that the scheduled race meeting this weekend, Sunday 15th, has been cancelled due to low entries.

Members’ practice will be available on the Saturday and Sunday at the usual times.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 2013
Agenda for Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 26th November 2012 – Bothwell Bridge Hotel, Main St, Bothwell G71 8EU at 7.30pm

The agenda is a follows:

1. Approve the minutes of the previous AGM

2. Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts full audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2013

3. Receive from the Chairperson a report on the activities of the club during the said year.

4. Decide on any resolutions which has been duly submitted to the meeting as hereinafter provided:-

4.1 Proposal that the officials positions within the club i.e Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Competition Secretary and Treasurer should be selected from serving or past committee members so ensuring knowledge and understanding of the working of the club,  and that where others are nominated preference will be given to existing committee members wishing to be considered for the various posts.
Proposed and signed by Bill McDonald and Bill Hay.

5. Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the club and if appropriate the Solicitor and Auditor.

6. Elect the Committee

7. Fix the annual subscription and race entry fees.

Meeting Closed.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2013
New Live Timing and Results at WSKC

Competitors please note that we now have live timing at WSKC race events. To access these go to http://live.alphatiming.co.uk/wskc on your web browser. You can also link form the Live Timing banner on the Home page of the club web site at www.wskc.co.uk

Race results will be at http://results.alphatiming.co.uk/wskc/2013/9 and also available from the Results page of the club web site.

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2013
West of Scotland Kart Club - Annual General Meeting

Members please note that this takes place on Tuesday 26th November 2013 at 7.30pm at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel, Bothwell.

The agenda is as follows:-

  1. Approve the minutes of the previous AGM
  2. Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2013.
  3. Receive from the Chairperson a report on the activities of the club during the said year
  4. Decide on any resolution which has been duly submitted to the meeting as hereinafter provided.
  5. Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the club and if appropriate, the solicitor and auditor.
  6. Elect the Committee
  7. Fix the annual subscription and race entry fees.

When a member wishes a proposal or matter discussed at the AGM, the text of such matter signed by two members shall be sent to the Secretary at least 14 days before the date of the AGM, so that it may be included in the agenda.

Margaret Brailsford
Secretary

TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2013
Free Day’s practice for Bambino, Cadets and Juniors at WSKC on Friday the 18th of October

We are testing a new timing system and competition secretary admin software system on Friday the 18th of October. We need as many practicing that day as possible and as the schools are on holiday are offering a FREE day’s practice. This is open to Bambino, Cadets and Juniors only and they must use a transponder on the day (club units available FOC if ordered in advance from Ina ). The day will be ran as a “race day” with 3 heats and a final (grid positions) so as to allow a full test of the system. We will repeat this programme throughout the day so as to allow us to become familiar with the operating procedures. Once we are happy the format can revert to normal practice sessions. Times  10.00am till 5.00pm.  You are all welcome and it is FREE.

Please note: When parking up remember that reserved spaces have to be kept free for the weekend.

West of Scotland Kart Club.

TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2013
WSKC Dance and Prizegiving

Tickets for the Annual Trophy Dance will be available from the café from Margaret Brailsford, Secretary and Christine Campbell, Committee Member from this weekend. Tickets are priced at £40.00 for adults and £20.00 for 16 and under (Juniors and Cadets). If you race in a Junior or Cadet class you get charged the under 16 price. Ticket reservations must be followed by payment within 7 days. Reservations will also be taken by e-mail to info@wskc.co.uk or by phone to Meg on 0141 775 1506.

The venue is the Westerwood Golf and Leisure Hotel, Cumbernauld on Friday 6th December at 6.45pm. Accommodation including family rooms is available at a reduced price but be sure to say that you are attending the WSKC dance when you book to obtain the preferential rates. These rooms are held for the club until the middle of October only, so book ASAP.

Ticket price includes a welcoming drink, 3 course meal and a bottle of wine for two to share. Our younger guests receive soft drinks.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Incident of Unacceptable Conduct

The committee considered an incident of unacceptable conduct and a member has been banned from all events, including race, practice and spectating for a period of 6 months. This member is the father of a younger members who is in no way involved in the incident and continues to be welcome at the track.

Your committee is committed to ensuring acceptable conduct always prevails at the facility and will act decisively on confirmed reports from officials, marshals and members.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
WSKC

WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC

Cambuslang Karting will be running a Let's Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club, Larkhall starting from 5.00pm on Friday 13th September.

If you are interested in taking up the sport e-mail info@cambuslangkarting.com to book a session. Please include your name, date of birth and contact phone number.

THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST 2013
WSKC Ambulance Fund now at £5,500.

The WSKC committee have agreed to bolster the ambulance fund with a further £3,200 by transferring monies from a closing account.

The committee will continue to build this cash fund in order to purchase our own ambulance and reduce one of the club’s highest race weekend expenditures.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 24TH JUNE 2013
Congratulations to Allan McNish on his Le Mans Victory

Everyone at West of Scotland Kart Club would like to congratulate former WSKC karter, Allan McNish, on his superb victory in the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours race. Allan and his Audi team mates, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval won the race in commanding style which earned Allan his 3rd Le Mans win.

We would also like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Danish driver, Allan Simonsen, who died following an accident early in the race.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 21ST JUNE 2013
Calling All Honda Cadet Drivers!

At the forthcoming round of the Super One, MSA Championship (6/7th July) WSKC wish to have a Honda Cadet Support Race, an opportunity to experience the atmosphere and format of a national meeting, hopefully a taste for  the future. WSKC require conformation from those wishing to race at this event as soon as possible. Phone, or  e-mail your entry soon. The race procedure will be as per British Championship.

Entry Fee Sat/Sun £100.

Friday Practice £45 (optional).

Race Format:
Timed Q, 2 Heats, 2 Finals plus the excitement of taking part and atmosphere of a major meeting.

The requirement of control fuel and tyres will not apply to this support race.

You can race with a B Licence.

Ina Nelson
West of Scotland Kart Club
Competition/Membership Secretary
Tel/Fax No: 01501731870
Mobile No: 07976492513
Email: compsec@wskc.co.uk

THURSDAY 13TH JUNE 2013
Guest Entries Available at WSKC Super 1 Rounds

Members are reminded that guest places are available at these rounds to National A license holders and in compliance with the regulations. The link below will take you to the various forms needed. Entries to be submitted ASAP.

http://superoneseries.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/02/EntryFuelTyreAllFormsRotaxSeries.pdf

This opportunity allows you to sample a  Championship meeting as a taster and to perhaps encourage you to enter next year’s rounds. Being at your local track might just give you an edge to compete with the championship contenders.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 2013
Festival Meeting Cancelled

Unfortunately due to lack of entries the Festival on 1st & 2nd June has been cancelled.

We hope to see you at the next race meeting.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 28TH MAY 2013
Race for the WSKC “S Plate” at the Festival

West of Scotland Kart Club invite drivers to compete for the prestigious WSKC “S Plate” at the Festival meeting on 31st May, 1st and 2nd June. Practice is on Friday and Saturday with Sunday race day consisting of timed qualifying, 2 heats, a pre-final and final.

Entries to the competition secretary are required by Wednesday. This is a one-off meeting, not part of the club championship, and we are hoping to attract Super 1 drivers to use the meeting as a practice session ahead of their visit next month.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 20TH MAY 2013
Dexter Paterson stars in Little Green Man Championship

WSKC Cadet Member, Dexter Paterson, starred at the Little Green Man Championship at Rowrah last weekend.

46 entrants competed and Dexter took 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions  his heats, a truly excellent performance giving him pole position for the final. After a tough final race Dexter finished in 3rd amassing a healthy points total adding to his Championship challenge.

We wish him well in the forthcoming rounds.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 14TH MAY 2013
Funeral Arrangements for Bill Bulloch

For those wishing to attend Bill Bulloch’s funeral, it is being held on Thursday 16th May at 2.45pm at Daldowie Crematorium, Hamilton Road,  Uddingston, G71 7RU.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 13TH MAY 2013
Bill Bulloch

We are very sorry to report the passing of one of our most respected officials, paddock marshal, Bill Bulloch. Bill was a much respected member of the West of Scotland Kart Club team, always very friendly, helpful and reliable. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 30TH APRIL 2013
More success for WSKC members

Our congratulations go to Stefan Di Resta on his success at the O plate meeting, winning in the Kart Grand Prix class; a truly gripping final where he was challenged in nearly every lap by Bobby Game a very experienced and tough adversary. Stefan now carries the prestigious 0 plate into the Super One championship where we wish him continued success.

Other notable achievements that did not quite come to fruition were Fraser Wallace who started the KGP final from pole and Dean MacDonald who finished second in Minimax.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 9TH APRIL 2013
More success for WSKC members

The committee of West of Scotland Kart Club would like to congratulate Ross Adamson, Martyn Morris and Steve Barlow on their success in winning the Junior Blue, Formula Blue and Formula Blue Masters O plate Championships. Well done to all three drivers, we look forward to the prestigious plates being on show at our next race meeting.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 2ND APRIL 2013
Friday Practice Ahead of Next Meeting/LGM Championship

The committee have decided to require sight of the drivers’ MSA license so as to check name and photo ID and to photocopy for historical record purposes. This will allow control of LGM entrants who decide to practice and take the points penalty as indicated in the SR’s. To simplify the system, this rule applies to ALL who wish to practice including club members and those who are not taking part in the LGM Championship.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH 2013
Steel container required for MSA British Championship

We require a 30 foot steel container to hold tyres in Parc Ferme for the MSA British Championship. The existing unit holds 260 sets of tyres but we now need to accommodate 360 sets. This unit will sit parallel to the existing unit and with modification allow parc ferme conditions to continue to work well.

We have been unable to source a container at a reasonable price. Can you help? Do you know of a suitable unit? Can contacts and colleagues please assist?

If you can help please e-mail chairman@wskc.co.uk

The Committee West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 18TH MARCH 2013
Changes to 2013 Race Calendar Dates

Please could we draw club members’ attention to the changes to the race calendar dates. These are detailed in the Event Calendar page but are now as follows:

16th & 17th February – Davidson Busway’s Challenge Round 1 & Club Championship
16th & 17th March - Davidson Busway’s Challenge Final Round, NKRA & Club Championship
19th, 20th & 21st April – NKRA, Little Green Man Championship & Club Championship
17th, 18th & 19th May – NKRF & Club Championship
31st May, 1st & 2nd June – Open Festival
15th & 16th June – NKRA & Club Championship
5th, 6th & 7th July - MSA Super 1
20th & 21st July - NKRA & Club Championship
26th, 27th & 28th July - Rotax Super 1
8th, 9th, 10th & 11th August - Scottish Championship A Plate
17th & 18th August - Club Championship
13th, 14th & 15th September - ASKC Super Series & Club Championship
19th & 20th October - Club Championship
16th & 17th November - Club Championship
14th & 15th December – Christmas Cracker

Also please note that the AGM will take place on the 19th November. The venue for this will be confirmed neared the time.

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 4TH MARCH 2013
WSKC Statement to Members

A serious incident occurred at the track on Saturday the 16th February involving 3 adult members. The police were called and charges have been raised against all three. The committee considered the situation at our meeting on Tuesday 19th and because of possible legal proceedings decided it was inappropriate for us to investigate this matter and to consider club discipline at this time. We have therefore concluded that we hold this in abeyance until the outcome of any court proceedings is known and then, in the knowledge of facts presented at court, to consider the actions and involvement of the members. The situation has been notified to the three concerned by letter and while we do not apportion innocence or guilt all three have been advised to consider the content of the letter as a final warning as to future conduct.

These type of incidents have no place at our facility or in our sport and the committee will act decisively to ensure the integrity of the sport and club.

This statement is an overview of the situation and we ask members to understand that while the committee do have more detailed information, any legal proceedings may require members, officials and marshals to give evidence and as such we are restricted in the information we can give.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2013
Scottish Super Series entries for NSKC on the 30th & 31st March

Would members please note that those wishing to enter the first round of the Scottish Super Series download the form at www.nskc.co.uk/Forms/EntryForm.pdf and send it to:

Carol Blanchard
16 Corrie Terrace
Muir Of Ord 
Ross-shire
IV6 7QR

Alternatively scan and e-mail to rocketron41@uwclub.net or call Carol on 01463 870875.

Further information will be on Golspie Kart Club Facebook page.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2013
Track Work Warning

Would members please note that alterations to the current bark traps, safety barriers and fence line to meet MSA track license requirements will take place over the next few weeks.

For safety reasons you need to familiar yourself with the changes prior to practicing. These works will cause the circuit to be "dirty" and grip to vary so please take precautions until you understand the conditions.

The Committee
WSKC

TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY 2013
Little Green Man Championship, April 2013 at Larkhall


For those entered in this competition you need to be aware that if you practice (in any class) at Larkhall the week ahead of the meeting i.e. Monday to Friday, that the club is required to report this to the LGM organisers and we believe a points penalty will be applied to that driver. Check the SRs for exact penalty, but we believe you would be better not to practice.

The Committee
WSKC

THURSDAY 3RD JANUARY 2013
WSKC 2013 Calendar Published

Our 2013 race and practice calendar is available on our Event Calendar page at http://www.wskc.co.uk/calendar.html

We hope that event dates will not change but please check for updates before travelling.

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2012
Ciaran Haggerty wins fantastic Daytona prize

World Endurance LMP 2 champion and former Rolex 24 winner Ryan Dalziel has made it a magical Christmas for young Scottish kart star Ciaran Haggerty – by giving him an all-expenses trip to Daytona. The flying Scotsman announced the trip at the West of Scotland Kart Club annual awards in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, on Friday – and Ciaran was picked for the £5,000 prize.

Ryan, who lives in Windermere, Florida, but is originally from Lanarkshire - He has arranged for flights, rental car, hotel  and race tickets for the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Sixteen-year-old Ciaran and his dad Joe, from Johnstone in Renfrewshire, will also stay in the same hotel as the Starworks Motorsport team and get exclusive access to the crew and pitlane during the race weekend.

The prize marks the end of a stunning season for Ryan and Ciaran. While Ryan and Starworks Motorsport won the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2, tasted victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours and achieved a career-best second place in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Ciaran has been on the trophy trail in Britain.

He won the Formula Blue Club Championship, the Summerlee Open and came out on top in the Overall Senior Club Championship after winning the junior championship in 2011 and is planning an assault on the Super1 series next year.

RYAN SAYS: “It is especially for kids aged 16 and under and I hope it will give them a different view of racing away from the Formula One angle. Every kid, including myself, wants to be in F1 when they grow up, but this will hopefully show that there is more to motor racing.
“I offered two tickets all expenses paid to come to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. They will have full access. We will give them Starworks shirts and we want them to feel part of the team for the whole weekend. I feel it is important that we do it right and make them feel welcome – and that is what we will do.

“This is something that I have always felt was important. Scotland has produced some amazing talents over the years and one thing my dad always taught me was to give something back and not to forget when you came from. The timing was right for me to be able to make this possible.

“I am coming off a very successful year and I felt good enough to stand up and offer this. I have wanted to do it for years, and hopefully I will be able to continue to offer it in the years to come. It is difficult to follow what goes on in Scotland when you are in America, but I asked a lot of people and the name everyone came up with was Ciaran’s.

“I had met Ciaran last year and he is really good kid with a great dad. There are a lot of kids with similar racing credentials, but his relationship with his dad reminded me a lot of how it was with my dad when we were coming through the ranks. That was a huge part of it. Ciaran’s results speak for themselves. He had an incredible year, so he was the perfect choice. I will do my best to introduce him to some teams an give him the opportunity to speak to a lot of people.”

JOE SAYS: “It still hasn’t really sunk in. To get something like this is just stunning. We have only seen it on TV so to be down there and smelling the petrol and soaking up the atmosphere will be unreal. I think it will take a while before we come back down to earth.
“It is an amazing way to start the year. We met Ryan last year as well and he always has so much time for you. He doesn’t just stop for a picture – he actually talks to you. But this is another level. This is a phenomenal gesture by Ryan and we just want to say a massive thank you.”

CIARAN SAYS:  “I was lost for words when I found out. It is an amazing opportunity and I can’t thank Ryan enough. I have only ever been to a Formula One race before and we didn’t get anywhere near the cars – so it will be fantastic to be into the garage, speak to the team and watch Ryan and the other drivers close up.

“We have never been to America before, let alone Daytona, so it is going to be a dream trip. I have seen Le Mans on TV and those guys do a full F1 season in one weekend – that is the ultimate in car racing.”

THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2012
Race meeting cancelled

Please note that unfortunately this weekend’s meeting has been cancelled.

Should weather conditions allow, the track will be open for practice. Please phone before travelling.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2012
WSKC Q & A session at the Hilton Strathclyde Hotel Bellshill on Friday

The WSKC will host a question and answer session at 2.30pm  on Friday the 30th November ahead of our Annual Trophy Presentation and Dance. We are pleased that Louis Di Resta, manager of Formula 1 race team Sahara Force India's Driver Training Academy, Ryan Dalziel who clinched the World Endurance Championship LM2 at Fuji Japan and drives Grand AM and Pro Am in the USA along with  Dean MacDonald 2012 Cadet British Champion, 2012 GP Plate winner and  Bruno Ferrari Award winner as well as Winter series champion at PFI have all taken the time to attend and answer questions and impart their background in our sport and the keys to success.

Refreshments will be available from 2pm and we will look to finish by about 4 pm to allow time to prepare for the evening festivities.

All our members are welcome to attend irrespective if they are not attending the evening celebrations and the panel look forward to answering their questions. This is an opportunity especially for our younger drivers to ask the questions that can help them progress in their own race careers.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2012
WSKC Trophy Winners

The committee congratulate the below noted drivers on their success in their repective class championships.

Trophies will be presented at the dinner dance on Friday night. Second and third place trophies in the Cadet and Junior classes are also presented at the dance and are shown also.Other trophies presented on the night are the "Scottish Open", "Summerlee Open" and the Davidson Busways trophies.

Class Champions:

Dexter Patterson Comer Cadet
   
Lewis Miller Honda Cadet
   
Cameron Mclauchlan Minimax
   
Cameron Brown Junior Max
   
Martin Millar TKM
   
Tommy Leckie Junior Blue
   
Ciaran Haggerty Formula Blue
   
Paul Etheridge TKM 4 Stroke
   
Jamie Alexander Rotax Max

2nd and 3rd in class:

R Fowler
A Moulsdale
Comer Cadet
   
B Alexander
M Seath
Honda Cadet
   
S Mc Kenzie
P Stewart
Minimax
   
B Lambie
C Noble
Junior  Max
   
R Forsythe
N Findlay
Junior TKM
   
M Ross
M Gilliland
Junior Blue

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2012
WSKC AGM Entry

Please can we remind members that entry to the AGM and voting tomorrow night (20th Nov) is by membership card only.

WSKC Committee

WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2012
WSKC Dinner Dance Tickets and Accommodation

Please note that we need to advise the hotel of exact numbers towards the end of next week. Margaret Brailsford confirms that the allocation of tickets is very nearly all sold so this weekend at the race meeting will be the last opportunity to secure tickets. Please see Meg in the clubhouse or phone 0141 775 1506 or email as below.

Those who have reserved but not yet paid need to settle their account this weekend and collect their tickets. The club have some family rooms and double rooms reserved which can be released if you contact Margaret Brailsford on info@wskc.co.uk or 07900 197149.

The Committee
WSKC

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2012
Please attend your AGM

Now that the agenda has been finalised and published for the AGM, the committee would like to remind all members that this important meeting is held only once per year will decide on the resolution and proposals submitted and elect the committee and officials for the coming year.

This is your club so make a point of attending and voicing your opinion!

The venue is the Aloha Hotel, Strathclyde Park on Tuesday 20th November 7.15 for 7.30pm

The Committee
WSKC

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2012
Tickets for Dinner Dance

Tickets for the dance are still available although we believe overnight accommodation is being snapped up, if you experience difficulties speak to Margaret Brailsford or Meg McDonald. Tickets can be reserved for 7 days by contacting info@wskc.co.uk or telephone nos. 0141 775 1506 or 07900 197149.

The venue is the Strathclyde Hilton, Bellshill on Friday 30th November 5:45 for 6:15 pm.

The Committee
WSKC

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2012
Agenda for Annual General Meeting  Tuesday 20th  November 2012 @ 7.30pm

The agenda is as follows:

1. Approve the minutes of the previous AGM

2. Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2012

3. Receive from the Chairperson a report on the activities of the club during the said year.

4. Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the club and if appropriate, the solicitor and auditor.

5. Elect the Committee.

6. Fix the annual subscription and race entry fees.

7. Decide on the resolutions and proposals  which have been  submitted to the meeting as herein after provided :-

7.1 Under Para 20 of the constitution the following to be added.
It shall be the duty of the committee if at any time the competency or honesty of a committee member is questioned, to invite the member to explain their actions either in writing or verbally within twenty one days of the request.  Upon consideration of the events if two thirds of the committee members present shall vote for his/her expulsion, he/she will cease to be a member of the committee.
Proposed and signed by Bill and Meg McDonald

7.2 Proposal that the club championship for the new MSA cadet class, the Gazelle, be run as a separate category with its own race, providing there is a minimum entry of 10.  With this in place the sponsorship package as detailed below would be provided.
Mills Engineering: will provide 20% discount coupon on Gazelle engines.
Atlantic Engineering, Optical Express, Garages and Gearboxes and GFR Engines in collaboration: will provide a sizeable championship fund for prizes throughout the year (minimum £2000) Details to follow.
Proposed and signed by Gordon Finlayson and Louis di Resta.

7.3 Proposal that WSKC host a Time Trial Event organised by the Bambino Kart Club on a normal practise Saturday in April or May 2013. The Bambino Kart Club will require use/hire of Transponders and Timing Facility.  The Bambino Kart Club will abide by any WSKC regulations.
Proposed and signed by Iain Horne and Sandy Horne

Meeting Closed

FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2012
Resignation of Chairperson

The committee announce the resignation of Amandajane Clark from the position of Chairperson of the club. The time required to manage our successful club during the course of this year has regretfully interfered with Amanda's business and family committments and she felt it necessary to step aside ahead of the AGM so as to allow arrangements to be formulated.

The committee record their thanks for the time and effort Amanda has given the club over the past 3 years in the position of secretary, vicechair and this year as chairperson. We know that you will join us in wishing her and the family success in their continuing kart racing career.

The Committee
WSKC

MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2012
WSKC raffle prizes from Sunday 21st October


The Paul Di Resta, Sahara Force India F1 hat was won by Daniel Ward Junior Blue, but the Audi Jacket remains unclaimed.

The winning ticket is yellow 96-100, contact info@wskc.co.uk or 0141 775 1506 if you claim the prize. Our thanks to Liz Brown who carried out the raffle this past weekend. We are delighted to report that £256 was collected the ambulance /medical fund.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2012
WSKC Practice Wednesday 17th October

At the request of some frequent Wednesday users and due to the school holidays and the darkness drawing in, practice will commence at 12 noon and finish at 6.00 pm.

The Committee of WSKC  

THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2012
WSKC AGM on Tuesday 20th November 

The Annual General  Meeting of the club will be held on Tuesday 20th November  at  7.30 pm at Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, ML1 3RT.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Approved the minutes of the previous AGM
  2. Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2012
  3. Receive from the Chairperson a report on the activities of the club during the said year.
  4. Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the club and if appropriate, the solicitor and auditor.
  5. Elect the Committee.
  6. Fix the annual subscription and race entry fees.
  7. Decide on any resolution which has been duly submitted to the meeting as hereinafter provided.

When a member wishes a proposal or matter discussed at the AGM, the text of such matter signed by two members shall be sent to the Secretary at least 14 days before the date of the AGM, so that it may be included in the agenda.

Margaret Brailsford
Secretary
WSKC

WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2012
Tickets Now Available for the WSKC Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Presentation

Tickets are now on sale for the annual dinner dance and awards presentation at the Hilton Hotel, Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill on Friday 30th November 2012 at 17.45 for 18.15.

Dress: Smart ( No Jeans)
Tickets: Adults £40  Juniors / Children £20

Rooms available by calling Strathclyde Hilton 01698 395558 between 8.00am - 6.00pm
Ask for Lauren. Discounted Room Rates from:

Double £55
Family £75
Suite £105

Evening will include:
Drinks on Arrival
4 Course Meal
Prize giving
Entertainment
Special Guests and more

Tickets available from Margaret 07900 197149Meg 0141 775 1506 and info@wskc.co.uk

 

Margaret Brailsford
WSKC - Secretary.

TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2012
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC

Cambuslang Karting will be running the Final Let's Go Karting Session of 2012 at West of Scotland Kart Club, Larkhall starting from 5.00pm on Friday 19th October.

All equipment & instruction included for just £20! Cadet Karts available for 8-13 year olds.

If you are interested in taking up the sport e-mail info@cambuslangkarting.com to book a session.
Please include your name, date of birth and contact phone number.

THURSDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2012
Inaugural MSA Bambino Time Trials on 21st October

WSKC Bambinos WSKC Bambinos

The West of Scotland Kart Club invite you to the first MSA Time Trial to be held at our track. The meeting on the 21st October will include 4 sessions within the race day programme along side all other classes. Awards will be as per the MSA guidelines for Gold, Silver and Bronze and all entrants will receive a trophy award at prize giving. The time trial will be run to MSA regulations and all karts must meet current rules.

The maximun number of karts on the track at any one time is 17 and drivers will leave the grid at 3 second intervals, the target time has been set at 53 seconds. The cost of entry is being reduced by the club to £20.00 for members and £25.00 for non members. Practice is available the day before at a cost of £30.00 for members and £40.00 for non members.

Please contact the competition secretary for entry at compsec@wskc.co.uk or 07976 492513 or landline and fax number 01501 731870.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2012
WSKC Practice

While the track is open this Saturday and Sunday, 22nd & 23rd September, members are reminded that there is no Wednesday practice next week the 26th September due to the regulations of the NKRA whose Grande Final will run over Friday to Sunday.

Come along and give support to our members who are competing against drivers from all over the UK.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Congratulations to Dean MacDonald and team

The committee wish to record the achievement of Dean MacDonald cadet comer driver who this year has attained two Championships.

Dean secured the British Campionship at "Stars" finishing in such a commanding lead that it was unnecessary for him to compete the following day at the last round. His position as number 1 in Britain is supported by his winning the GP Plate just last month.

The committee congratulate Dean, father Johnny and race engineer Chris who have worked tirelessly to produce such stunning rewards. We wish the team all the best progress in karting as new challenges arrive with the change of class, and look forward to Dean competing at WSKC in his chosen class.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Raffle prize unclaimed

We still have an unclaimed raffle prize from last weekend. The winning ticket is on numbers 246 to 250, grey.

Also we are pleased to announce that prizes from the gifts given by our guest professional drivers at the dance last year and our recent raffles has increased the Ambulance/Medical Room fund to £2,900.

Thank you to everyone who contributed.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2012
Track closed this weekend, 25th & 26th August

Please can we remind members that the circuit will not be available for practice this weekend due to the Historic Karting event being held.

The circuit will be open for practice as normal on Wednesday 29th August and Saturday and Sunday, 1st & 2nd September.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST 2012
Clarification on the Criteria for practicing in a class out with the MSA age regulation

Members may practice in any class 3 months prior to the MSA minimum race age for the class.

If a member wishes to practice in a class at an earlier age they must observe the following conditions:

1: They must be aged not less than 1 year younger than the MSA class age.

2: They must hold a National A license**

3: They must be assessed by our ARKS instructor and obtain his written confirmation of  approval to practice and submit this to the membership secretary for updating of records. (There will be a charge for this and it is the driver’s responsibility to make the arrangements). The equipment to be used is the class equipment for which approval is sought, and it must comply with all class regulations including weight. The assessment will require a lap time within 10 % of a race day dry lap time but is not limited to this. Ability to handle the kart in a safe manner is paramount.

** In the case of Bambino where no National A licence is available, members must produce their record card showing  10 achievements  to  gold standard, i.e. within 5% of the fastest time set that day. The record card can be completed at MSA time trials by the competition secretary or at a Bambino practice day but requires sign off by an independent person. i.e. at Rowrah, Sally Edgar or Malcolm Fell and at Larkhall any committee member present on the day. Record cards are available from the competition secretary.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 19TH JULY 2012
Open meeting on Tuesday 24th July at 7.15pm

West of Scotland Kart Club would like to invite its members to the next open meeting in the clubhouse on Tuesday 24th July at 7.15pm.
 
On hand will be members of the committee to answer any questions and queries that members may have, and discuss any suggestions to improve the WSKC, moving it forward in the future.
 
Although there is no formal agenda to the meeting, there will be discussion about the current Honda and Comer Cadet class. Those members involved with Cadets, and Bambinos, are advised to attend. Your opinion is valued as decisions need to be made on how these classes will be run at Larkhall in the future, especially in light of the new Gazelle engine due in 2013.

 
AmandaJane Clark
WSKC Chairperson

THURSDAY 5TH JULY 2012
WSKC’S Dean MacDonald storms to Super 1 victory

WSKC’S Dean MacDonald storms to Super 1 victory

West of Scotland Kart Club’s Dean Macdonald and current MSA British Cadet Championship leader stormed to yet another victory at this weekend’s Super 1 Championship race meeting at Larkhall. Dean won one heat and both finals continuing his fantastic form winning the second final by 5 seconds which is an eternity in racing terms.

Shoxs Performance driver Dean seen in the photograph above with current Force India formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta who has taken an interest in Dean’s current form watching him race at Larkhall. Paul was visiting Larkhall before this weekend’s F1 at Silverstone.

All at WSKC offer our congratulations to Dean and his team, Atlantic Racing for their fantastic success and we wish them the very best for the future.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 5TH JULY 2012
Race weekend practice for non-ARKS tested drivers

At the last open meeting a request was made to allow drivers who had not passed an ARKS test  to be allowed to practice on a race weekend Saturday (and Friday where organised). As this was against our current procedures clarification of insurers position was obtained.

Our insurers are not prepared to allow us to relax this rule so therefore there is no change to our procedures and non-assessed drivers cannot practice on race weekend practice days.

Bill McDonald
Vice Chair

WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY 2012
Super 1 Raffle prizes not claimed and thanks to George Hay

Please note that the following prizes have not been claimed:

Yellow ticket 256-260, Audi Jacket donated by Allan Mc Nish.
Yellow ticket 266-270, signed Paul Di Resta Sahara Force India Hat.

Ticket holders should contact 07976 492512 to arrange collection of their prize

The signed photo of our famous drivers was won by Paul Klasson.

Many thanks to George Hay for his efforts in raising £320 from the raffle and to all those who took part.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 26TH JUNE 2012
Track closed on Wednesday 27th and Wednesday 4th

Please note that due to the two forthcoming Super 1 events the track will not be available for practice on Wednesday 27th June and Wednesday 4th July.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 2012
Bambino Practice Day @ WSKC this Saturday 23rd June

WSKC Bambinos WSKC Bambinos

West of Scotland Kart Club will host a Bambino Practice Day this Saturday 23rd June at the Summerlee Raceway.  Our WSKC Bambino Members look forward to welcoming their friends from the Bambino Kart Club who will be travelling from all over the UK to attend the Practice Day.

The Bambino Class will be allocated their normal practice slots and with the forcasted busier grid should make it a great experience for all the young drivers involved.

Any Members or Friends that are interested in Bambino Karting please come along and see our young stars in action.

Smiling Faces Guaranteed!!!
 
WSKC Bambinos

THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2012
Track closed on Wednesday 6th June

Due to the Formula Kart Stars Championship next weekend 8th, 9th and 10th June the track will be closed for practice on Wednesday 6th June. Practice will resume on Wednesday 13th June.

Please come along and support our WSKC members, Dean MacDonald, Ross Martin and Jack Brailsford.

West of Scotland Kart Club Committee

MONDAY 28TH MAY 2012
From short oval to Indaniapolis WSKC members keep winning!

Congratulations to Dario Franchitti on his 3rd Victory at the Indy 500!
http://www.scotcars.co.uk/news/2012/may/franchitti-wins-indy500

Paul works his way through the grid to score points in Moncao!
http://www.scotcars.co.uk/news/2012/may/di-resta-in-seventh-heaven

Former WSKC Club Champion Alan Kirkcaldy wins h BriSCA F2 BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP at Cowdenbeath Racewall while older brother Andrew oversees the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 take two great wins in GT1 at Circuit de Navarra

Kyle Fowlie Wins Final 1 at GYG Super One!

MONDAY 28TH MAY 2012
WSKC Practice sessions Code of Conduct

In order to assist younger drivers, especially Novices, pushers may sign on and be allocated a High Vis vest. 

Pushers MUST go to a marshals post from posts 1-8.

Remember you are there to assist ANY driver who may have spun off or broken down.

No pushers are permitted on side of circuit!

No coaching or waving at drivers permitted!

All pushers must be over 16 years old and sign on at Race Control.

A High Vis vest must be worn and you must stay at the marshals' post allocated by the Senior Marshal.

There is a maximum of 2 pushers per post.

Do not cross onto track until clear and covered by Yellow Flag.

Any pushers who do not keep to their allocated marshals' post or are found to be coaching drivers will not be permitted the circuit.

Any pusher who repeatedy does not follow this code will be banned from the circuit for a period of 3 months.

By order of
WSKC Committee

THURSDAY 24TH MAY 2012
Entries available at Formula Kart Stars at WSKC

The Committee of the West of Scotland Kart Club would like to enter four Honda Cadets and four Senior Rotax Max's at the forthcoming Formula Kart Stars event to be held on the weekend of 8th, 9th and 10th June.

All entrants must be a member of WSKC and hold a National A license. They will have to supply their own equipment.  They must also purchase control fuel (£43 for 10 litres) and 1 x set slicks and 1 x set wets (prices as per normal for tyres from Vital) as they will be parc ferme. 

Anyone who is interested in entering please confirm this with Ina Nelson as soon as possible please as the deadline for entries is fast approaching (this Friday 25th May).

The Committee of WSKC

WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY 2012
Combined Cadet grids at future WSKC club race meetings

In the interest of safety, the committee has decided that the remaining club championship race meetings of 2012 will run combined Comer and Honda Cadet grids. This is to reduce the number of incidents that occur when the faster Cadets catch Novices and slower karts.

Prizes and championship points will continue to be awarded for individual class positions.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 22ND MAY 2012
Bambino Practice Day @ WSKC this Saturday, 26th May

WSKC Bambinos WSKC Bambinos

West of Scotland Kart Club will host a Bambino Practice Day this Saturday 26th May at the Summerlee Raceway.

Our WSKC Bambino Members look forward to welcoming their friends from the Bambino Kart Club who will be travelling from all over the UK to attend the Practice Day. The Bambino Class will be allocated their normal practice slots and with the forcasted busier grid should make it a great experience for all the young drivers involved.

Any Members or Friends that are interested in Bambino Karting please come along and see our young stars in action.
Sunshine and Smiling Faces Guaranteed!!!

WSKC Bambinos

MONDAY 14TH MAY 2012
Open meetings at WSKC

The committee of WSKC would like to introduce open meetings with the first meeting being held in the clubhouse on Tuesday 29th May at 7.30pm.

These will be informal meetings and will allow members to voice comments, concerns, suggestions and allow information on club developments to be discussed in a wider forum.

It is planned to hold regular workshop / seminars at these meetings so as to better inform members. Honda engine basic maintenance by Roger of RPM, correct racing lines by Iain Brown ARKS Instructor and how to present or appeal to officials by Rod Taylor are already penciled in and only have to be timetabled.

If you would like to anything put onto an agenda please contact info@wskc.co.uk

Margaret Brailsford
WSKC Secretary
info@wskc.co.uk

THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2012
MSA Performance Master Class Workshop at Knockhill

We have been approached by the MSA Academy to invite two junior WSKC members to attend one of their Performance Master Class workshops at Knockhill Race Circuit in Fife on Thursday 28th June.

Two MSA coaches will be presenting to the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge rally drivers and each of the four leading Scottish kart clubs has been asked to nominate two of their junior members to attend.

The day is all class room based presentations focusing on the various areas of human performance which go towards developing drivers. The presentation starts at 11.00 and finishes at approximately 17.00. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Details of the MSA Academy Junior Master Classes can be found at: - http://www.msauk.org. These classes are aimed at drivers who may be thinking about motorsport as a career.

If you would like to be considered for a place on this course then please send your motorsport CV to Rod Taylor at rod@rtaylor0.orangehome.co.uk . Should you have any questions about this opportunity then please contact Rod on 07814 370429 or 0131 440 1601. Rod is away for 5 days from 13th May but will be contactable on his mobile.

The MSA need to be informed of attendees so replies must be received by 18th May.

Amanda Clark
Chairperson

WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL 2012
Submitting news articles

WSKC members wishing karting news, information or pictures should e-mail these to news@wskc.co.uk

There was a temporary problem with this e-mail address which has be fixed now. Please accept our apologies for this.

If WSKC members have karting news, information or pictures they wish featured then please e-mail these to news@wskc.co.uk

Chris Wagner
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2012
Discounted Friday practice for Scottish Super Series

WSKC are offering a discounted rate for Friday practice for Round 1 of the Scottish Super Series. Practice will be half price but to get this rate you need to pay for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday when you sign-on on Friday.  There is a set fee for the Scottish Super Series - £75 - this is for Saturday and Sunday only.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 3RD APRIL 2012
Scottish Super Series Entertainment Planned

On the Saturday evening of the Scottish Super Series race weekend we have arranged a roast meat supper with salad (nearly a hog roast but not quite) at a cost of £7.00 per head. There will be games for the younger ones, Bucking Bull, Bouncy Castle, pole jousting etc. and some strong man games for the oldies.

A disco is planned on the dummy grid weather permitting from 7pm till 10pm (in the club house if it rains). Bring your own refreshments.

Tickets can be ordered from info@wskc.co.uk or from 07876 404498 or at the clubhouse at our club meeting the week before. Any spare tickets will be sold on the day but please be aware that we have already sold quite a number.

Meg
WSKC

MONDAY 2ND APRIL 2012
Discounted Friday Practice

WSKC are offering a discounted rate for Friday practice for Round 3 of the WSKC Club Championship and for Round 1 of the Scottish Super Series. Practice will be half price but to get this rate you need to pay for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday when you sign-on on Friday. Race weekend 13th 14th 15th April and 20th 21st 22nd April.

Fees will be:

Members:
Practice - £30
Entry - £45
Fri/Sat/Sun with discount - £90

Non-members:
Practice - £40
Entry - £55
Fri/Sat/Sun with discount - £115

The WSKC Competition Secretary will be on holiday from Monday 2 April until Monday 9 April.
During this time can you please post or email your entries.

WSKC Committee

THURSDAY 22ND MARCH 2012
Raffle prizes from Sunday 18th March

The results of the raffle prize draw were as follows:

Ticket white 220 was unclaimed -  Audi Jacket
Jack Brailsford - Audi cap
Adrian Hegarty - Force India cap

We also raised £257.00 for the ambulance fund. Thanks to all who contributed.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2012
WSKC on The One Show at 7.00pm, Friday 9th March

WSKC members, Steven Prentice, Jack Brailsford, Dean Macdonald, Graham Methven, Tabitha McDonald and Rachel Prentice will all feature on The One Show tonight on BBC1 between 7pm and 8pm.  There is a feature on David Coulthard and where it all started for him. The Guest Presenter we had for filming at the track was Angellica Bell who had to try and beat Steven's lap time!! Watch and see what happened.

AmandaJane Clark
Chairperson - West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2012
WSKC Ambulance Fund update

West of Scotland Kart Club are currently raising funds to provide our own Ambulance and Medical facilities.  Every race weekend we are going to be having a raffle to help raise the much needed funds.  We are looking to raise £10,000.  For the February race weekend we raised £373.10 and the winners were Daniel McAuley (Allan McNish cap) and John Paterson (Paul di Resta cap).

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2012
Credit and debit card payments now available at WSKC

Please be advised that WSKC can now take Debit and Credit Card payments for your membership and race entries. Please call Ina and she will process your details over the phone.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2012
PG licenses required for parents of drivers under 18 years of age

Please can we remind all parents or guardians of drivers under 18 years of age that they now require to have an MSA PG license before their child can race. This must be produced at signing on at our February race meeting and at all subsequent race meetings. Also please note that it is the PG license holder who must attend drivers briefing with the driver.

The appropriate MSA PG license application form is available to Download Here and on our Forms page.

Should you be unable to attend a race meeting you must fill in a Parental Consent Authorisation Form giving authorisation for another adult to take charge of your child at the race meeting. This and your PG license must be produced by them at signing on. This form is available to Download Here and on our Forms page.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY 2012
Advertising at WSKC

Promote your business and support your kart club too! We are offering businesses the chance to advertise in the WSKC race programme. A full colour advert in A5 is only £150. Trackside advertising is also available in full colour.

There is limited availability so please email iain@cambuslangkarting.com for details.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2011
No Practice this weekend 17th/18th Decemeber

The track is covered in snow and the forecast is for freezing conditions both tonight and tomorrow night, as a consequence the track is closed for practice over this weekend. As it is scheduled to be closed over Christmas and New Year weekends, it will now be the 7th January before we are open for members practice.

Bill McDonald
Chairman

TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2011
Season’s greetings from West of Scotland Kart Club

The committee of the West of Scotland Kart Club extend their best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year. We look forward to meeting all our members and friends at our first club championship race meeting on February the 19th although some will no doubt be practicing from the 7th of January. Please remember to run at Larkhall you must be a member, so get your 2012 membership forms from the website or Ina Nelson and submit with the fee and photo so that you are organised for the start of the year. The membership fees for 2012 are £75.00 Standard and £350.00 Gold.

Have a Merry Christmas and a successful racing year.

Bill McDonald
Chairman

TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2011
Ambulance/Medical Room Fund

West of Scotland Kart Club are raising funds for our own, on site, ambulance or medical room to help provide better medical cover for drivers and reduce costs. Our social committee is leading the drive to raise the required £10,000. Our recent dinner dance has already raised £1,935.50 and our thanks go to Margaret Brailsford, Gemma Morris and Meg McDonald  for getting us off to a great start. Our celebrity guest drivers provided many prizes which will be raffled or auctioned during our race meetings in 2012 with all proceeds going to this fund.

If you would like to contribute or raise funds on our behalf please e-mail info@wskc.co.uk

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2011
WSKC Dinner Dance Photographs

Photographs from the dinner dance and Q & A session are now displayed at www.lesphotos.co.uk and can be purchased through their web site.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2011
WSKC Bambinos Shine at Rowrah

Congratulations are due to West of Scotland Kart Club’s Bambino drivers Evan Telfer, Ross Maguire and Sandy Horne at the Bambino Time Trial Event hosted by Cumbria Kart Racing Club on Saturday 10th December. Ten young drivers took part in this event and despite the wet track and winter conditions achieved some great lap times. It was great to see so many smiling faces both on the track and at the final trophy presentation.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2011
December race meeting cancelled

The race meeting this weekend is cancelled due to insufficient entries. The circuit will remain open for members practice on both Saturday and Sunday.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2011
Track fine for racing but we need more entries

The track inspection shows the track to be satisfactory for racing, however the entries have not reach a level to be viable. The weather forecast looks OK. We have managed to delay confirmation of the ambulance provision till first thing Friday morning.

If you want to race you MUST get your entry to Ina immediately otherwise the race will not proceed because of low entries. Phone , fax or email but do it NOW if you wish to race

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2011
Race Meeting Update

An inspection of the track will take place at 11am on Thursday and a decision taken if the meeting is likely to proceed. We need to confirm our medical cover at this time so this is the latest we can wait. Check this site on Thursday for further information.

The rain at present is clearing the track of the snow but the forecast will play a part in the decision, as will the number of entries, which are reasonable presently but I am sure many are holding off to see the weather. If numbers entered are too low that may be the reason for cancellation. If you would like to race this weekend get your entries in. If we cancel there is no cost to you.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2011
Racing Stars go back to their karting roots!

Five of Scotland’s most successful motor racing stars turned back the clock to their karting days and were guests of honour at West of Scotland Kart Club’s 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance & Prizegiving last Friday.

F1 driver, Paul Di Resta, two time Indy 500 Winner and Indycar Champion, Dario Franchitti, Le Mans 24 hours winner, Allan McNish and American Le Mans & Daytona 24 hour drivers, Marino Franchitti and Ryan Dalziel all made the trip to the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld to present awards to the latest champions of the kart club where their racing careers began.

The evening started with a question and answer session which allowed West of Scotland Kart Club’s more junior members to ask the drivers about their favourite circuits, fiercest rivals, most memorable races and also how Dario met his actress wife, Ashley Judd! Each of the drivers explained why the track at Larkhall will always hold a special place in their hearts and why many still regard kart racing as the purest and most enjoyable form of motorsport.

When asked why it was important to attend the club’s 50th anniversary, Allan McNish said, “All of us started at West of Scotland and we learned so much in its friendly and competitive environment. It is really great to see that the next generation of superstars are on their way through!”

Later in the evening at a spectacular prizegiving ceremony over 300 guests acknowledged the efforts of the current winners and some of the past servants of the club who have contributed to an incredible 50 year history where thousands of competitors and their families have enjoyed exciting racing and great friendships.

West of Scotland Kart Club

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WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2011
West of Scotland Kart Club - Code of Conduct

The committee is publishing the following Code of Conduct that will be published in our 2012 Members’ Handbook. Details are as follows:

Karting is a very exciting and rewarding, family sport and we hope that you enjoy racing at our track.

The absolute priority of the club is the safety of all the people that visit and use our circuit. Karting, like all motorsports, can be dangerous and we require new and existing members to read the following and abide by our rules.

Drivers

  • Karting takes time to learn and be competitive. Be patient, practice regularly and get fit.
  • Remember that you don’t need the newest kart to win races but you will be unlikely to win if your kart is not perfect mechanically.
  • Karting is a non-contact sport. Deliberate bashing and blocking will not be tolerated.
  • Understand what the flags mean and abide by them.
  • If a driver is faster than you let them through. Do not try and defend a corner that is lost. You will learn more by following a faster driver than holding him/her up.
  • Never argue with an official. If you have a complaint there are appropriate procedures in place.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other drivers will not be tolerated.
  • Treat all participants in your sport, as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

Parents

  • Remember that children participate in this sport for their enjoyment, not yours. Encourage your child but do not force them.
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a race.
  • Make sure that your child’s kart is safe to use; wheels and hubs are secured properly, brakes and steering properly maintained.
  • Be prepared. You child is more likely to perform better if you are organised and your time at the circuit is spent on track rather than in the pits.
  • Never argue with an official. If you have a complaint there are appropriate procedures in place.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other drivers will not be tolerated.
  • Remember DRIVERS are responsible for YOUR behaviour at all times.
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Respect the officials' decisions and teach your child to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteers because without them, your child could not race.
  • In the 50 year history of our club less than 10 members have made careers as racing drivers. It could happen but be realistic in your expectations and ambitions and enjoy the progress your child makes.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2011
WSKC AGM report

This is a brief report on the AGM for those of you who were unable to attend.

The chairman welcomed those who attended and expressed his disappointment at the very poor turn out. It appears the membership have no real commitment to the club except being able to use the facility when it suits them.

Treasurer’s Report
The treasurer presented the audited accounts and explained the various differences from the previous year. Discussion centred on the large expenditure for the car park which was costed under expenditure and whether this should be expressed as an improvement to the facility and therefore transferred as an asset. The accounts were approved on the understanding that this cost is transferred and that this is acceptable to the auditor.

Chairman’s Report
The chairman reminded everyone of the severe snow that occurred at this time last year and caused the facility to be closed for nearly 11 weeks and the loss of income that ensued.  Overall the year had seen an increase in membership and improvement in trading. The large expense on the car park had improved the paddock and parking arrangements at the large meetings. The parc ferme tyre holding had worked extremely well. Discussions with the council on relocation to a new site continue but are virtually shelved due to the proposed housing development being stalled due to the current economic situation. The success of managing national championships has again be recognised with the securement of two Super One rounds and the NKRA Grande Final and discussions with Stars progress for the 2012 season.

Election of officials
The chairman intimated last year that he was standing down and would automatically take a position on the committee. The Vice chair AmandaJane Clark assumes the chair for 2012. Margaret Brailsford was nominated for secretary and accepted the role. The treasurer and Completion Secretary were both re-elected. Due to the continuing discussions regarding relocation and the need for assistance to be on hand for the officials new in their posts the treasurer suggested that the outgoing chair should take a more active role in the club and take the position of Vice Chair

Committee Members
Sandra Smillie and  Steven Brailsford were nominated to the committee

Fees
Membership fees have been set at £75.00 for Bronze and £350.00 for Gold, race fees were increased by £5.00 to £45.00 and £55.00

Resolutions
Only the resolutions to update the constitution as identified in the agenda had been received, and these were accepted .

Proposal
Only one had been intimated and this was to allow Mini motos to again be allowed to run at Summerlea, this was rejected by the membership.

The chairman again thank those who had attended and conveyed his appreciation of the help and support of the committee.

Bill McDonald
Chairman

TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 2011
WSKC Dance Overnight Accommodation

The Westerwood Hotel have advised that due to booking cancellations, several rooms have now become available. If you were unlucky previously try again.

Bill McDonald
Chairman

THURSDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2011
Q & A session with WSKC motorsport stars

Dear Member,

Prior to the Dinner Dance former WSKC champions Paul di Resta,  Alan McNish and Dario Franchitti will hold a question and answer session on Friday 2nd December at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld from 3.00pm. This will give our members the chance to ask Paul, Dario and Alan about their racing careers and how they made the transition from our Summerlee Raceway to Indianapolis, Le Mans and Spa, and which they prefer!

A register of those wishing to be there will be available at both race control and clubhouse this weekend or email info@wskc.co.uk to confirm your attendance. You are welcome even if you don't have a ticket to the Dinner Dance.

We expect to finish at around 4.30pm and light refreshments will be made available.
 
West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2011
Updated agenda for AGM on 22nd November

Please note that the WSKC Annual General Meeting is taking place at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park on the 22nd November 2011 at 7.00 for 7.15pm. The agenda is as follows:

Approve the Minutes of the previous AGM.
Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2011.
Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the club during the said year.
Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the Club, and if appropriate, the Solicitor and Auditor.
Elect the Committee.
Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees.
Decide on any resolution which has been duly submitted in accordance with the constitution
Consider proposals received;

Resolution covering updates to the constitution:

Para 4a - age to change to not “less than 5 years 9 months”
Para 4b - Delete
Para 11a - Add after treasurer “or nominee”
Para 29 - Rewrite as follows - Copies of the constitution, Rules and Club Regulations are posted on the club website. Any member wishing a copy in any other media can request this from the membership secretary.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2011
Cash for Kids Christmas Cards on sale at WSKC this weekend

This coming Sunday, Sheila Clark, will be selling beautiful handmade Christmas cards in the cafe.  All proceeds will go to Cash for Kids.  Sheila will also be able to take orders if you would like your cards personalised or even for in the future a birthday, anniversary or bereavement etc.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2011
Age and beginner clarification for practice at WSKC

Please note that the age restrictions and minimum requirements for practice at our track are as below:

Bambini – From 5 years, 9 months.
Cadet – From 6 years old. Appropriate Class weight rules apply.
Juniors – From 10 years old. Appropriate Restrictor and Class weight rules apply.
Seniors – From 16 years old. Appropriate Restrictor and Class weight rules apply.
A Junior driver who already has a Full National B MSA Licence may practice Senior Class in year of 16th Birthday.

Beginner Drivers 
All drivers under 8 years of age require to be assessed by an ARKS Instructor prior to being allowed access to the race circuit. An approved list will be maintained showing those who have attained the required standard.

All equipment including personal equipment must meet MSA safety requirements.

Beginner drivers for the first few visits to WSKC may be run in separate group sessions by class or MSA box structure, until such times as it is felt they can safely practice in their normal class session. This decision will be made by the senior marshal who will also have the authority to remove drivers from normal sessions and return them to beginner sessions if it felt they pose a possible safety issue.

These sessions will be limited to 5 minutes when practice requirements are busy.

All drivers must run black Novice plates with white numbers to the front and rear until they have obtained required signatures to upgrade to Full National B Licence.

All drivers must have passed an ARKS test before being allowed to practice on race weekend practice days.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2011
December race meeting clarification

Please note that the December race meeting has been moved to the weekend after the dinner dance. It will take place on the 10th & 11th December.

Give yourself some festive cheer and get your entries in early. Warm, brilliant sunshine and a dry track guaranteed!

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2011
West of Scotland Kart Club 2011 trophy winners announced

The 2011 WSKC trophy winners are as follows:

WSKC TROPHY WINNERS 2011

Club Championship 1st 2nd 3rd
Honda Cadet Steven Prentice Paul Stewart Jordan Donaldson
Comer Cadet Jack Brailsford Jack Davidson Jamie Fraser
Mini Max Finlay Hutchison Cameron McGloughlin Chad Little
Junior TKM Martin Millar Lewis Main Robert Forsythe
Junior Blue Ciaran Haggerty Tommy Leckie Josh Armstrong
World Formula Stuart McDougall David Etheridge Geo Wilson
Rotax Max Sam Moffat Logan Watt Craig Mulholland
Formula Blue Douglas Simpson Callum Millar Martyn Morris

Scottish Open
Ryan Stronach
Stuart McDougall
Cameron McGloughlin
Jack McCarthy
Robbie Fowler
Andrew Harvie
Charles Wagner
Kyle Fowlie
Mike Woodside
Summerlea Open
Ciaran Haggerty
Stuart McDougall
Douglas Simpson
Cameron McGloughlin
Jordan Donaldson
Ross Martin
Ryan Stronach
Jamie Alexander
Davidson Busways
Steven Prentice
Robbie Fowler
Kyle Forgie
Ciaran Haggerty
Martin Lyell
Stuart McDougall
Chad Little

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2011
WSKC AGM on 22nd November at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park
Please note that the West of Scotland Kart Club Annual General Meeting will be held on 22nd November 2011 at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park at 7.00 for 7.15pm.

The agenda is as follows:

• Approve the Minutes of the previous AGM.

• Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2011.

• Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the club during the said year.

• Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the Club, and if appropriate, the Solicitor and Auditor.

• Elect the Committee.

• Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees.

• Decide on any resolution which has been duly submitted in accordance with the constitution

• Consider proposals received.

Entry to the AGM and voting at the AGM will be by membership card.
The parent or guardian of a junior may attend along with the member.
One parent or guardian of a junior member, not present, may exercise one vote using the members card.
There is no proxy voting.

MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2011
Halloween fun at WSKC on Saturday 15th October

A superb Halloween fun night is planned for the evening of Saturday 15th October in the club house from 7.00pm. Entry is free but we request that those attending be in fancy dress. There will be a karaoke, disco, quiz and prizes provided. Come along and join in!

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2011
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Fri 14th October

Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Fri 14th October 2011 from 5pm. All equipment & Instruction provided. Introduction to Karting session £20.

Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

We have the new Cobalt Honda Cadet chassis on display, available to new WSKC members for £1250 + VAT Ready to Race!

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2011
Rotax tyre prizes at the September race meeting

The 2 sets of tyres were awarded to Finlay Hutchinson, number 44 Minimax and Craig Mulholland number 47 Senior Max.
Check out the news page on the web site for information on any prizes for next month but remember you MUST have your entry in by the closing date to be eligible to win.

The club acknowledges and thanks Iain Brown and Fraser Hillhouse in making these prizes available in an effort to boost the Rotax Max grids.

Bill McDonald
Chairman

TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2011
Rotax Tyre Prize Draw
Rotax Tyre Prize Draw for entries recieved before closing date (WED) for this weekends round of WSCK Club Championship. We have 2 Brand New Sets of slicks up for Grabs between Mini/Junior Max and Senior Max!

Get your entries in now!

TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2011
The Future of Karting - Green Paper

The discussion document is now available for scrutiny at the MSA web site until the 7th of October at http://www.msauk.org/site/cms/newsarticle.asp?chapter=276&nid=1420

At the end of the period  and  taking account of comments, the future structure of Karting in this country will be decided and this will be the format from 2013. The main concern arising from the consultation was that there are too many classes and championships. These proposals seek to address this and therefore provide stability and confidence for competitors in at least one area of karting for the future. This is your only opportunity to agree or disagree with the proposals. You should take the time to consider the situation and respond if you wish.

Committee member Fraser Hillhouse is the WSKC representative on the MSA committee and it would be appreciated if you would copy Fraser on comments you make to the MSA. Fraser’s email address is hillhousegrass@aol.com

Bill McDonald
Chairman
WSKC

THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2011
Annual Trophy Dance - 2nd December 2011
Ticket sales are progressing well, but many members are asking for tickets to be reserved without making payment. This is something the committee have decided against this year as we expect a high demand for tickets and the fact that we have to intimate numbers and make full payment to the hotel at the end of next month. If you wish to attend the event you should secure your tickets by full payment to any of the social committee whose contact details are below.

If there is a need to cancel and we can resell the tickets we will refund in full.

For your information David Coulthard will not be in attendance, but we have received confirmation that Dario Franchitti, Alan McNish and Paul Di Resta will attend subject to no last minute changes to their motorsport commitments.

Margaret Brailsford  in the paddock on race weekends or telephone 07900 197149 and postal payment
Meg McDonald by telephone 0141 775 1506 and postal payment or at the cafe on race weekends
Gemma Morris by email to social@wskc.co.uk and postal payment

Overnight arrangements should be made direct with the hotel on 01236 457171 and quote WSKC dance for reduced rate.

Bill Mc Donald
Chairman

MONDAY 24TH AUGUST 2011
Historic Karting at WSKC this weekend, 27th & 28th August
Please can we remind members that there is a historic karting event this weekend. As a result the track will not be available for practice on Saturday or Sunday.

If you would like to see karts of yesteryear in competition, they are practicing on Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday and are racing (2 heats and a final) between 10.00am and 3.00pm on the Sunday.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2011
Another Champion - Steven Prentice, Honda Cadet Class

Steven  a member of the West of Scotland Kart Club for some 4 seasons has developed and honed his racing skills at Summerlee Raceway  Larkhall, as did many of our past successful members. The technical and driving difficulty of our circuit brings a high level of skill and ability to those who persevere.

This effort has now achieved two championship awards this year, with Steven winning the “0” plate at Rowrah in May and adding the Kartmasters “GP” plate at PFI this past weekend. His current position in the Super One Series indicates another successful result can be attained.

Our congratulations to Steven and the family for their success and for bringing the prestigious “O” and GP Plates back to the WSKC and Scotland, another 1st for the record book.

Bill Mc Donald
Chairman
WSKC

MONDAY 8TH AUGUST 2011
Race entry cancellations

In the present economic down turn the club, like many other clubs and businesses, has to severely look at its finances and minimise costs in order to keep club fees as low as possible. When planning a race meeting the competition secretary plans for Ambulances, Paramedics, Marshals and all other officials based on numbers entered. For example the withdrawal of just one entry could mean a saving of up to £800 in provision of medical cover, so if that withdrawal had been planned we would be £800 better off. This is possibly an extreme example but it could, and has happened.

For the future the committee asks that if you have to withdraw your entry it is done within the club’s time limits which are shown in the Club SR’s. Failure to do so may result in a request for the outstanding money.

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 18TH JULY 2011
Tickets now available for the WSKC 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance and Awards Presentation

Tickets are now on sale for the West of Scotland Kart Club 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance and Awards Presentation at the Westerwood Golf and Spa Resort, Cumbernauld on Friday 02nd December 2011 at 18:15 for 18:30.

Dress: Evening Attire
Ticket price: £40.00
Rooms available by calling 01236 457171 quoting WSKC

The evening will include:
Drinks on arrival
4 course meal
Prize giving
Live entertainment
Special guests and more

Tickets are available from:
Margaret 07900 197149, Gemma 07545 580101 and Meg 0141 7751506 or by contacting social@wskc.co.uk

Tickets must be purchased no later than 27th October 2011

West of Scotland Kart Club Social Committee

THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2011
Prize draw for all WSKC Rotax Members

Fraser Hillhouse and Saltire Motorsport have offered 2 sets of tyres and 1 tyre gauge in a prize draw at the July 17th race meeting. The draw will be open to all Rotax drivers who are members of WSKC. Race entries must be in for closing date on Wednesday 13th July.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 14TH JUNE 2011
Dog Fouling

The committee has received several complaints of dog fouling over the past 3 months. While there is sympathy for those who take their dogs with them to the track, unless the fouling ceases or is controlled by ”bagging and binning” then we will be forced to ban dogs from the facility. This is a route the committee do not wish to take, but irresponsible handlers have even taken their dogs track side. Many of our members do take their responsibility seriously but those who show a lack of respect for others health and property will determine the decision to be taken.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 31ST MAY 2011
SSS & WSKC Festival Race Report – 22nd May 2011
The annual WSKC Festival took place over the weekend 21/22 May with drivers from all corners of Britain making the journey to the Larkhall circuit to compete for the WSKC Scottish Open Championship and in the second round of the ASKC championship.

Honda Cadet and Comer Cadet shared the track for their final with Jack McCarthy taking the Honda pole position. But it was Sam McKenzie from grid 5 who led for the majority of the race with McCarthy and Graham Methven close behind. With two laps to go McCarthy and then Methven passed McKenzie and then held these positions to the flag. Robbie Fowler took a comfortable win in Comer Cadet from Jack Davidson and Jack Brailsford.

16 Mini Max drivers took the track for their final with Neil MacLennan leading from pole. Cameron McLauchlan waited patiently until just two laps to go before taking the lead from MacLennan and then held on to take the win. Jack Williamson climbed from grid 11 to take the final podium position.

The next final was for Junior TKM with a close fight for the lead between Ryan Stronach and Jordon Irvine. Stronach eventually took the flag by just 0.15s from Irvine with Robert Forsythe in third. Irvine took the race fastest lap.

The Junior Blue final saw Charles Wagner take a comfortable win, pulling away after starting from pole to finish 3.01s ahead of the pack. Josh Armstrong and Tommy Leckie battled for second position with Armstrong just taking the place by just 0.02s. Wagner also took the fastest lap of the race.

Junior Rotax was also won from pole with Kyle Fowlie taking the flag ahead of Frazer Huntley by 1.07s. Keifer Steyn finished in third position with Huntley taking the fastest lap while chasing down Fowlie.

World Formula was won by Stuart McDougall with George Wilson finishing just over a second behind with David Etheridge in third. Wilson took the race fastest lap.

The first half of the Formula Blue final was a close race between poleman Brian Lees, Stuart McLennan and Mike Woodside. On lap 5, Woodside took over in the lead and managed to pull out a 1.37s lead by the end. McLennan took second while Lees finished in third. Martyn Morris in fifth took the fastest lap.

Class 4 saw Ally Smith take the win finishing just over a second ahead of Jack Sutherland in second. Graham Clark finished a close third and also took the fastest lap of the race.

The final race of the day was for Rotax Max with Ryan Todd leading out the 19 kart field. Todd led for the first eight laps before Andrew Harvie, climbing from grid 4, took over and managed to hold on to the flag. Todd claimed second finishing just ahead of Logan Watt in third. Ryan Ellis took the fastest lap as he came from grid 19 to finish in fifth.

Honda Cadet:
1st Jack McCarthy, 2nd Graham Methven, 3rd Sam McKenzie

Comer Cadet:
1st Robbie Fowler,  2nd Jack Davidson, 3rd Jack Brailsford

Mini Max:
1st Cameron McLauchlan, 2nd Neil MacLennan, 3rd Jack Williamson

Junior TKM:
1st Ryan Stronach, 2nd Jordon Irvine, 3rd Robert Forsythe

Junior Blue:
1st Charles Wagner, 2nd Josh Armstrong, 3rd Tommy Leckie

Junior Rotax:
1st Kyle Fowlie, 2nd Frazer Huntley, 3rd Keifer Steyn

World Formula:
1st Stuart McDougall, 2nd George Wilson, 3rd  David Etheridge

Formula Blue:
1st Mike Woodside, 2nd Stuart McLennan, 3rd Brian Lees

Class 4:
1st Ally Smith, 2nd Jack Sutherland, 3rd Graham Clark

Rotax Max:
1st Andrew Harvie, 2nd Ryan Todd, 3rd Logan Watt

Report: Stuart Warnock

WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY 2011
WSKC Festival race Meeting
The committee were disappointed and apologise that the weather ruined our evening festivities at the weekend. The planned bucking bull, gladiator games and bouncy castle all having to be cancelled late in the afternoon when it became obvious the weather would defeat us. At least the buffet and disco were moved inside for the 127 people who attended. Our thanks for the arranging of all the activities go to Margaret Brailsford, Gemma Morrris and Meg Mc Donald, without whose efforts this recognition of our 50th anniversary would not have transpired.

The Rotax classes benefitted from sponsorship from Jag and the circuit traders in an attempt to rebuild these classes, the effort behind this is down to committee members, Fraser Hillhouse and Iain Brown who arranged the support and our thanks are likewise extended to these individuals.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2011
Race Report, Club Championship, Round 3, 15th May

With Super One rounds and the WSKC Festival just around the corner there was a bumper entry of 206 drivers and big grids in all classes for the 3rd round of the WSKC Club Championship, held over the weekend 14/15 May.

A full grid of Comer Cadets took to the circuit for the first final of the day. William Tayforth managed to take a lights to flag win against strong competition with the battle for the final podium positions being settled on the final lap. Daniel McAuley and Shanaka Clay took second and third while Ryan Anderton in fourth took the race fastest lap.

The next final was for Honda Cadets which saw a great race for the lead between Luke Wooder, Steven Prentice and Ben Thomson. Wooder dropped out mid-race to leave Prentice and Thomson at the front with Prentice just taking the win by 0.03s. Behind Thomson, Tushar Vivekanandan took third with the race fastest lap.

Ryan Stronach took the Junior TKM win after leading every lap of the race. Jordon Irvine climbed from grid 5 to finish a close second with Martin Millar third and Denholm Smith fourth with the race fastest lap.

Minimax were next to take to the track with poleman Harry Webb leading from lights to flag to take a comfortable win. Chad Little took the fastest lap as he climbed to second with Philip Rawson finishing close in third.

Junior Blue saw a great drive by Charles Wagner who took the win after starting from grid 15. Wagner took the flag 1.03s ahead of Cameron Low in second with Josh Armstrong and poleman Tommy Leckie close behind in third and fourth. Wagner also took the race fastest lap.

A full grid of Junior Rotax were next with poleman Jack Barlow cruising to an easy win 3.85s ahead of the chasing pack. Kyle Fowlie and George Williams battled for second with Fowlie just taking the position 0.02s ahead of Williams.

Stuart McDougall retired from the lead of World Formula with four laps, leaving Kevin Pollock  at the front, holding it to the flag. David Etheridge and Craig McCaan finished second and third.

Class 4 were next with Jack Hawksworth passing poleman Daniel Borton on lap 3. Hawksworth then pulled out a healthy gap to take the win 2.51s ahead of Borton with Tom Witts in third.

Formula Blue was won by poleman Martyn Morris but only after a close battle at the front between 4 drivers. Douglas Simpson finished in second only 0.14s behind Morris with Steve Barlow only a couple tenths further behind. Jonathan Elliot finished 4th as well as taking the race fastest lap.

The final race of the day was for Rotax Max with a B final needed, won by Matthew Nicholson. Poleman Shaun Slavin dropped to third behind John Pike and John Stewart on the opening lap but Pike then fell down the order on lap 2 leaving Stewart in the lead. Edward Brand had climbed from grid 8 and took over in the lead on lap 8. He was never headed at the front, taking the flag 0.59s ahead of Stewart with Slavin in third. Stewart was later excluded leaving Slavin in second with Ross Wylie promoted to third.

Comer Cadet:
1st William Tayforth,  2nd Daniel McAuley, 3rd Shanaka Clay

Honda Cadet:
1st Steven Prentice, 2nd Ben Thomson, 3rd Tushar Vivekanandan

Junior TKM:
1st Ryan Stronach, 2nd Jordon Irvine, 3rd Martin Millar

Mini Max:
1st Harry Webb, 2nd Chad Little, 3rd Philip Rawson

Junior Blue:
1st Charles Wagner, 2nd Cameron Low, 3rd Josh Armstrong

Junior Rotax:
1st Jack Barlow, 2nd Kyle Fowlie, 3rd George Williams

World Formula:
1st Kevin Pollock, 2nd David Etheridge, 3rd Craig McCann

Class 4:
1st Jack Hawksworth, 2nd Daniel Borton, 3rd Tom Witts

Formula Blue:
1st Martyn Morris, 2nd Douglas Simpso,n 3rd Steve Barlow

Rotax Max:
1st Edward Brand, 2nd Shaun Slavin, 3rd Ross Wylie

WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY 2011
Criminal Damage at WSKC

Serious damage has been done to Clan Racing’s awning whilst at the circuit. This has been reported to the police who have requested that they be allowed to keep the CCTV recording. The club run the TV system 24hrs for security reasons and while you can determine activity, the playback equipment is there to support race day incidents and in the poor light, clarity is lacking. The police are confident they can enhance the images and hopefully this will lead to apprehension of the vandal. As a consequence of this the club would remind all members that equipment left at the track is at their own risk.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 17TH MAY 2011
Chairman and Committee’s thanks

I wish to extend the appreciation of the committee of the West of Scotland Kart Club to officials and marshals for managing a very busy meeting. The large entry put pressure on many areas of our organisation and while we did not succeed in all, problems have been noted and lessons learned. The time table was nearly achieved, only the red flag incident in the cadet final causing a delay.

You did very well, and with another big meeting this weekend you can be proud and do it all again.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 16TH MAY 2011
Fantastic prizes on offer at WSKC for all Rotax drivers this weekend

All Senior and Junior Rotax drivers at the forthcoming West of Scotland Festival and Scottish Super Series round will be entered in a free prize draw. The following prizes are on offer:

3 sets of Mojo slick tyres
3 sets of Rotax engine tools
3 half price race entries to future events.
3 containers of Rotax oil.

Get your entries in now for what promises to be a fabulous weekend of racing, fun and entertainment.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 12TH MAY 2011
Rules Regarding Entries and Race Weekend Practice

Due to the numerous withdrawal of entries at the last meeting and an issue with an unassessed driver practicing on a race weekend in contravention of  our insurance requirements, the committee have introduced the following statement:

Late entries will only be accepted up ‘till noon on the day before the race meeting. If you wish to practice on a Saturday and are entered the race meeting you must pay both practice fee and race fee on the Saturday prior to practicing. Refunds of entry fees will only be given when notification is received by the club in line with the SR’s.

Where a driver has not passed an ARKS test they are not permitted to practice on a race weekend, unless they have arranged their test with the examiner.

Drivers under the age of 7 years and 9 months are not allowed to practice on a race weekend .

Drivers awaiting receipt of their MSA license must provide a copy of the ARKs certificate before being allowed to practice.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2011
Get your entries in early for the May 15th race meeting

We advise all competitors to your entries in early for the May 15th race meeting. We have already received a large number of entry forms from NKF and Super 1 competitors and expect this to be a busy meeting. Please get your forms to Ina now and avoid disappointment.

West of Scotland kart Club

THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2011
Superb WSKC Festival planned

The WSKC Festival Race Meeting on the weekend of 21st & 22nd May encompassing the ASKC Super Series round of the Scottish Championship lives up to its name with a buffet, games and a disco all organised for a 6pm kick off on the Saturday evening.

We have music on the dummy grid (weather permitting) which will run till 10pm and then, courtesy of the council, we will go quiet and not disturb our neighbours. The buffet is priced at £7.00 and includes a sweet. Tickets will be on sale at the race meeting on the weekend of the 14th & 15th, but if you want to get organised early, reserve your tickets by email to social@wskc.co.uk or phone Meg on 0141 775 1506, or Margaret on 07900 197149.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 28TH APRIL 2011
MSA Academy Workshops at Knockhill

All WSKC competitors and their parents have been invited to attend the MSA Academy Workshops at Knockhill on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May. The workshops are free to attend and provide help and development advice for young drivers.The MSA workshops are based in the Media Centre. On Saturday there will be a Q&A Session with Robert Reid (2001 World Rally Champion Co-driver), Lewis Williamson (2010 McLaren, Autosport, BRDC Young Driver of the Year Winner / GP3 Driver) & David Wagner (BARC Formula Renault Driver).

Click here for the MSA Academy schedule and here for the MSA advice leaflet.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 28TH APRIL 2011
Club Champioship Round 2 Race Report, April

The second round of the WSKC Summer Club Championship took place over the weekend 16/17 April with large grids in most classes and a full program of 45 races.

A healthy grid of 16 Honda Cadets took to the circuit for the first final of the day with 'S' plate Sandy Mitchell starting from pole position. A close race at the front finished with the top 8 karts covered by just 3 seconds and Steven Prentice taking the win from Mitchell with Graham Methven and Gordon Mutch close behind. Tushar Vivekanandan claimed the fastest lap.

The next final was for Comer Cadet which saw poleman Josh Skelton being passed by Jack Brailsford on lap 2, who then pulled away to take the win from Skelton and Blair Watson in third. Brailsford also took the race fastest lap.

Junior TKM saw Connor Savage pull away after starting from pole to take a comfortable win from Robert Forsythe in second and Lewis Main in a clear third

Chad Little opened up a large gap to the chasing karts in Mini Max and eventually took the flag 6.63s ahead of Chloe Scott and Connor Toghill. Little also took the fastest lap.

In Junior Blue, poleman Charles Wagner had opened up a gap at the front of the field before an incident with a back-marker dropped him to eighth. This left a close battle for the lead between three karts which saw Josh Armstrong take the win from Tommy Leckie and Cameron Low. Wagner  took the race fastest lap.

Kyle Fowlie set the race fastest lap while pulling out a comfortable lead which he held to the flag in Junior Rotax with Adam MacKay clear in second and Keifer Steyn in third.

David Etheridge just managed to hold off Stuart McDougall for the win in World Formula with Craig McCann third.

16 karts took to the circuit for the Rotax Max final with Logan Watt leading from lights to flag. Ryan Todd stayed within a second of Watt but couldn't get close enough to pass with Joe McKead finishing a couple seconds behind in third. Eliott Cotton claimed the race fastest lap.

Formula Blue was the final race of the day with Peter Moore and Douglas Simpson pulling away from the pack after starting on the front row. At the flag Moore just managed to hold Simpson off to take the win by 0.22s with Callum Miller climbing through the field to take third. Simpson took the race fastest lap.

Honda Cadet:
1st Steven Prentice, 2nd Sandy Mitchell, 3rd Graham Methven

Comer Cadet:
1st Jack Brailsford, 2nd Josh Skelton, 3rd Blair Watson

Junior TKM:
1st Connor Savage, 2nd Robert Forsythe, 3rd Lewis Main

Mini Max:
1st Chad Little, 2nd Chloe Scott, 3rd Connor Toghill

Junior Blue:
1st Josh Armstrong, 2nd Tommy Leckie, 3rd Cameron Low

Junior Rotax:
1st Kyle Fowlie, 2nd Adam MacKay, 3rd Keifer Steyn

World Formula:
1st David Etheridge, 2nd Stuart McDougall, 3rd Craig McCann

Rotax Max:
1st Logan Watt, 2nd Ryan Todd, 3rd Joe McKead

Formula Blue:
1st Peter Moore, 2nd Douglas Simpson, 3rd Callum Miller

TUESDAY 12TH APRIL 2011
Water limited at WSKC this weekend

Please note that due to damage to our water main we will have limited supplies of drinking water and water for the toilets and showers. As a result we ask all competitors to try and bring as much of their own water with them as possible to reduce the possibility of us running out.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 5TH APRIL 2011
Prizes for Mini-Max and Junior Rotax drivers

The highest placed WSKC / ASKC member in the Mini-Max, Junior Rotax and Senior Rotax classes at the April race meeting will win a set of Mojo slick tyres. Entries must be recieved by closing date Wed 13th April.  Get your entries in now!

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH 2011
Friday testing available for April round
The track will be open for testing on Friday 15th April prior to our April 16th & 17th race weekend. This is an ideal opportunity for Super 1 competitors to get some valuable testing time and, if they wish, a competitive race prior to their British Championship event.

Entry forms can be downloaded at www.wskc.co.uk/2011-Race-Entry-Form.pdf

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH 2011
Additional prizes for Senior Max competitors at April meeting
The top three WSKC members in the Senior Max class entered in the 17th April race meeting will receive a half-price, WSKC, race entry voucher and the highest placed finisher win a set of Mojo slick tyres.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 24TH MARCH 2011
Larkhall March Meeting Race Report

On the 19/20 March, the West of Scotland Kart Club welcomed competitors from all across the UK for the Formula Blue 'O' Plate meeting as well as the opening round of WSKC Club Championship. With 66 karts competing for the 'O' plates in both Junior and Senior Blue, as well as the regular club races, a busy but thankfully dry race day was in store for all drivers.

The first 'A' final was for Comer Cadets and with rain threatening beforehand, almost all drivers choose wet weather tyres. Despite the track remaining dry it was Jack Brailsford and Robbie Fowler, both on wets, who took first and second place with Lucas Blakeley on slicks taking third.

Honda Cadet was dominated by Steven Prentice who took all three heats, the final win and the fastest lap of the race. Jordan Donaldson and Paul Stewart fought hard for second place with Donaldson just holding on at the flag.

A great five-kart battle for the lead of the Junior TKM final saw long-time race leader and poleman Martin Millar drop to fifth by the flag. It was instead Kyle Forgie who claimed the win closely followed by Robert Forsythe and Connor Gray. Forgie also took the fastest lap.

Mini Max shared the circuit with the Junior TKMs and Chad Little took the race win from Chloe Scott and Connor Stephenson.

Four Junior Blue heats produced four different winners with Katie Brown, Ciaran Haggerty, Ben Lambie and Tommy Leckie all taking wins. It was Haggerty who claimed pole and led the opening laps but soon Billy MacCallum from grid 3 took over at the front and was then never headed as he took a great win by 1.28s. Haggerty held second ahead of Blair Campbell and in doing so did enough to take the 'O' plate win.

Unlike Junior Blue, Formula Blue was dominated by one driver. Two wins and a fouth in the heats gave Martyn Lyell pole for the final with the other heats going to Brian Lees, Callum Miller and Gordon Brownlee. In the final Lyell soon built a gap to the karts behind and then easily cruised to the flag to take both the race win and the 'O' plate by 2.29s. The race for second was much closer with Douglas Simpson just holding off Brownlee and Joe McKeand. Brownlee took the race fastest lap.

The final race of the day was for World Formula with David Etheridge winning comfortably from George Wilson and Stuart McDougall.

Comer:
1st Jack Brailsford, 2nd Robbie Fowler, 3rd Lucas Blakely

Honda:
1st Steven Prentice, 2nd Jordan Donalson, 3rd Paul Stewart

Junior TKM:
1st Kyle Forgie, 2nd Robert Forsythe, 3rd Connor Gray

Mini Max:
1st Chad Little, 2nd Chloe Scott, 3rd Connor Stephenson

Junior Blue:
1st Billy MacCallum, 2nd Ciaran Haggerty, 3rd Blair Campbell

Formula Blue:
1st Martyn Lyell, 2nd Douglas Simpson, 3rd Gordon Brownlee

World Formula:
1st David Etheridge, 2nd George Wilson, 3rd Stuart McDougall

Junior Blue 'O' Plate:
Ciaran Hagerty

Formula Blue 'O' Plate:
Martyn Lyell

Report: Stuart Warnock

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
Eazycam offering deals on helmet cams

We have been asked by Eazycam to make our members aware of the helmet cameras and systems they offer.
Prices start at £35.00 (dvr1036).

Further information and an online shop is at www.eazycam.co.uk

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY
The 2011 Scottish Super Series and A Plate

The four clubs have now agreed the race calendar for 2011, and this will be published in the ASKC yearbook.
The 2011 ASKC "Scottish Super Series Championship" for the coveted "S" plate will be contested over four rounds -

26th / 27th March - North of Scotland Kart Club
21st / 22nd May - West of Scotland Kart Club
2nd / 3rd July - East of Scotland Kart Club
10th / 11th September - Grampian Kart Club

The 2011 ASKC Scottish Open Championship for the "A" plate is being hosted by North of Scotland Kart Club and will be held on the 13th / 14th August.

Drivers wishing to compete in the Super Series and/or the Scottish Open Championship must be a registered member of the ASKC club and have a registered race number with the ASKC. Drivers must also have raced at least once at one of the ASKC club circuits.

All applicants for registrations shall be made by the drivers to the registrar - and it is only the ASKC registrar that can issue a race number.

A "Drivers Registration Card" and "ASKC Year Book" will be issued to the competitor.

Registration cards must be produced at signing on. All registrations shall expire on the last day of February each year, when applications must be renewed.

The ASKC annual trophies shall remain the property of the ASKC. Trophy holders shall be responsible for returning them in a clean and undamaged condition to the registra when requested.

Race Entry Form
Click on the link for a blank Race Entry Form for Scottish tracks.

The Association of Scottish Kart Clubs.

TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY
Notes from the AGM

The following is a brief description of the discussions at the AGM for those of you who were unable to attend.

The audited accounts presented by the treasurer were accepted with very little query or additional explanation. The chairman reported on the past year highlighting the successes and problems that faced the committee throughout the year. Costs were looked at across the whole facility and savings were made in several areas, this was an ongoing situation as costs continue to rise and the committee try to contain the cost of racing and practicing for members. After some discussion the members voted to maintain all fees at their current level.

Membership fees:
Gold remains at £295.00
Standard (bronze) remains at £70.00                                      
Social remains at £10.00
Race fees no Change
Practice fees to continue as is but members were reminded that the committee retain authority for setting practice fees.

Changes to Club SR’s
10 delete “will have” and replace with “may have”
11 Trophies:

Seniors trophies to 3rd place only in the ratio of 1 to 4
Cadets/Juniors trophies to 8th place only in the ratio of 1 to 3
(Novice trophies as current)

With the possibility of two new classes (both to be run on closed to club permits with no club championship allowed) in 2011 ie Kart Grand prix and Super Cadet the chairman raised the problem of our ability to run 12 classes during a race day and reminded the members that we would race till 7 pm unless we restricted the classes we would accept on a race day or that members would have to accept that the box structure would have to be implemented. This stimulated much discussion and we are to wait and see the problems that occur. However a decision was made that Super Cadet can only race if there is a minimum of 5 drivers (i.e. 5 to constitute a class)

Various changes that effect winter series regs
No winter series in 2012 i.e. this year (2011) will be a one off single race award in November.

For next year 2012 no January meeting, Club Championship to start in Feb with 10 rounds finishing in November best 8 rounds to count. December meeting stand alone Christmas Cracker.

There was a change of club officials with Meg McDonald standing down as vice chair and Amanda Jane Clark attending to both this important role and continuing with the club secretary responsibilities.

FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY
Practice on 22nd & 23rd January
Members are advised to check with the senior marshal on 07825 983496 prior to travelling to the track as the hard frost has not thawed today and it may render the track unsafe over the weekend.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY
Track opening times on the Dinner Dance Weekend

Please note that to accommodate the people attending the Dinner Dance this weekend the track will close at 3.00pm on the Saturday and open at 10.30am on the Sunday.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 18TH JANUARY
WSKC Dinner Dance update

Please note: Dinner will be 6.30pm for 7.00. Tickets are still available but cut the off date is Noon on Thursday as final numbers are required for seating arrangements.

Rooms are also still available at a reduced rate of £52 B&B (per room). Bookings to be made before 4pm daily.

Please contact Gemma Morris on 07545 580101 for further details.

West of Scotland Kart Club Social Committee

THURSDAY 13TH JANUARY
Race cancelled, practice on
The track is clear of snow and ice but the regretfully after all the effort to ensure we could host a race meeting the entry is poor (40) so the meeting will not go ahead.

It will be available for practice from 10am till dusk both Saturday and Sunday. The senior marshal has membership forms for those who attend and wish to arrange membership for 2011.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 13TH JANUARY
MSA to nominate female karter for CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy competition
The Motor Sports Association (MSA) will nominate a female karter to represent the UK in an FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission-backed CIK-FIA competition, the winner of which will receive a funded drive in the 2011 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy.

The MSA has been asked by the FIA to select one competitor to take part in the competition at an as-yet unspecified location on a day between 15 March and 30 April. The winner of the shootout will receive a free entry to the Karting Academy Trophy, along with free overalls and a complete kart, but the prize excludes testing tyres, fuel, a service team or the cost of any equipment damage.

MSA Women in Motorsport Group Chairman and FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission member, Sue Sanders, said: “We wholeheartedly support any initiative that helps female drivers to achieve recognition within the sport and this is a great opportunity for a female karter from the UK to display her driving talent on the international stage.”

Applicants must have been born between 1996 and 1998, and must hold a Grade C-Junior International Karting licence. UK competitors who hold – or are eligible to hold – a National A Kart Licence may apply to the MSA for an upgrade to the required international licence type, which will involve undertaking a medical assessment.

Eligible drivers wishing to be considered for nomination by the MSA should email their full sporting CVs to womeninmotorsport@msauk.org by no later than Friday 21 January. The MSA will cover the cost of travel to the selection event for the chosen competitor and a parent or guardian.

WEDNESDAY 12TH JANUARY
Race entries for Sunday 16th January
An inspection today shows the track is thawing very quickly and a decision to run this weekend’s meeting will be taken Thursday at 12 noon. However, at present there are only 36 entries and as such we would not proceed anyway. If you intend to race if the meeting were to go ahead you need to book in with the competition secretary NOW. If there is not 68 of an entry we do not cover our costs so it may not be the weather that stops the race meeting this weekend.  The ambulance needs to be confirmed Thursday pm so we can not leave any additional time for you to consider, once booked any cancellation of the ambulance costs us one day’s attendance fee of some £600.00.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 7TH JANUARY
WSKC track remains closed
Unfortunately due to the continuing freezing conditions the track will not be open this weekend, 8th & 9th January.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 7TH JANUARY
AGM on 11th January
Can we remind all members that the AGM will be held in the Alona Hotel Strathclyde Park next to the funfair at 7 pm on Tuesday 11th January. This is when membership and race fees are set for the coming year along with the opportunity to discuss any areas of interest or concern. Please make the effort to attend and guide the future of your club.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 6TH JANUARY
WSKC Track remains closed
An inspection of the track at 11.30 today shows that frost with underlying ice covers the whole of the circuit, not just the usual top and bottom corners. The paddock also is poor. The temperature was up at 3 degrees but there was no sign of a thaw. Right now the circuit is unsafe and is therefore closed. The forecast is for freezing temperatures over Friday so the situation is not promising, however, Stevie will make another inspection Friday morning to see if there has been an improvement to allow practice this weekend and further info will follow.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 4TH JANUARY
WSKC AGM change of venue
Please note that the WSKC AGM will now take place at The Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, ML1 3RT.

The date and time remains unchanged. It is Tuesday 11th January @ 7.00pm.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 23RD DECEMBER
AGM now Tuesday 11th January @ 7.00pm at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel

Please note that the AGM has been rescheduled for 7.00pm on Tuesday 11th January at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel, 89 Main Street, Bothwell, G71 8EU.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER
Track Closed until the New Year
The circuit continues to remain closed due to snow and ice on the track and paddock. The next scheduled practice day is Saturday January 8th 2011.  We will post updates on this web site of the track conditions at that time.

We would like to wish all our members and visitors a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year and hope Santa is good to you!

Best wishes,

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER
WSKC Dinner Dance on the 22nd of January 2011 at The Holiday Inn, East Kilbride – tickets still available

Tickets are selling well for our dinner dance but we still have some available. They are £35 per adult and £17.50 per child (Cadets & Juniors) so e-mail social@wskc.co.uk with your requirements or contact Gemma on 07545 580101. If you would like to pre-order wine or drinks for your table please let us know.

Please send cheques made out to West of Scotland Kart Club to:

Miss Gemma Morris
WSKC Social Committee
33 Gilchrist Drive
Falkirk
FK1 5DW

We would prefer if tickets are paid at least 10 days before the dance which promises to be a fabulous evening with:
Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival.
A choice of 4 course meals.
Vegetarian options.
A children’s menu.
The JB Band performing live.
A discotheque playing music to suit all tastes.
Reduced rate accommodation at £60 per room.
Full use of the leisure facilities.

Dress smart/casual. No jeans or jumpers please!

The Holiday Inn is at Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, G74 5LA.
Tel: 01355 236300
Web: http://www.hieastkilbride.com/index.htm

West of Scotland Kart Club Social Committee

MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER
Track Opening

We advise that the track remains closed due to snow and ice and that an inspection will take place on Thursday 16th December to determine if it can be operational this weekend which is the last practice opportunity of 2010.

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER
January Race and Practice Fees

Due to the delay in arranging the reconvened AGM the fees for racing and practicing in January 2011 will remain as for 2010 and membership will be maintained for 2010 members until 31st January 2011. New members to the club will be required to take a day membership when using the track until the fees for 2011 are agreed at the AGM. Once full membership has been taken out excess payments will be returned by the treasurer on confirmation of monies paid.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER
WSKC Race Cancelled this Weekend
Unfortunately due to the wintry weather conditions and with the snow and ice covering the track we have had to cancel this weekend's racing. We will update you when the track is cleared and back open for practice.

THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER
AGM to be re-scheduled.
Due to the poor travel conditions only 17 members managed to attend the AGM on Tuesday. The treasurer was stuck in a traffic jam and it was decided to wait for a while to see if he could make the venue in reasonable time. Regretfully this did not happen and the decision of those in attendance was to abandon the meeting. A rescheduled date will be set by the committee and further information will follow.

MONDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2010
AGM - Change of Venue - Tuesday 30th November 2010

Please note change of Venue.

Due to the snow at the access of WSKC the AGM will now take place in the Bothwell Bridge Hotel, 89 Main Street, Bothwell, G71 8EU on Tuesday 20th November at 7:00pm - 7:15pm.

The Agenda is as follows:

Approve the minutes of the previous AGM.
Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30 September 2010.
Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the Club during the year.
Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Competition Secretary of the Club and if appropriate, Solicitor and Auditor.
Elect the Committee.
Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees.

AOCB.

Trophy Allocation.
Club Approved Classes @ WSKC.
Winter Series:
Entry to the AGM and voting at the AGM will be by Membership Card only.

THURSDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2010
WSKC Dinner Dance on the 22nd of January 2011

The West of Scotland Kart Club Social Committee are delighted to announce that the dinner dance and prize giving will take place at the Holiday Inn East Kilbride.

It promises to be a fabulous evening with:

Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival.
A choice of 4 course meals.
Vegetarian options.
A children’s menu.
The JB Band performing live.
A discotheque playing music to suit all tastes.
Reduced rate accommodation at £60 per room.
Full use of the leisure facilities.

Tickets are £35 per adult and £17.50 per child (Cadets & Juniors) and are available now so e-mail social@wskc.co.uk with your requirements or contact Gemma on 07545 580101. If you would like to pre-order wine or drinks for your table please let us know.

Dress smart/casual. No jeans or jumpers please!

The Holiday Inn is at Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, G74 5LA.
Tel: 01355 236300 :: Web: www.hieastkilbride.com

Some members might be aware that the intended venue had been the Shawlands Hotel but the Social Committee felt that as it is in Administration it would be prudent to look at an alternative location. We are sure the Holiday Inn will provide a great night.

West of Scotland Kart Club Social Committee

MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2010
2011 NKRA registration forms available

Drivers please note that the registration forms are now available for the 2011 NKRA Championship in race control. There is a discount offered for early registration.

The fixtures are as follows:

FORMULA BLUE & JUNIOR BLUE `0` PLATE
20th March - Summerlee Raceway - Larkhall

SCOTLAND ROUNDS
27th February - Three Sisters - Wigan (Blue Challenge )
20th March - Sumerlee Raceway - Larkhall  (Blue Challenge)
17th April - Summerlee Raceway - Larkhall
8th May - Boyndie
15th May - Summerlee Raceway - Larkhall ( Blue Challenge )
12th June - Boyndie
17th  July - Summerlee Raceway - Larkhall
21st August - Summerlee Raceway - Larkhall

GRANDE FINALS
29/30 October - Clay Pigeon

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2010
Wednesday practice ends on 27th October

Would members please note that Wednesday 27th October is the last mid week practice for this year.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2010
Roadwork Restrictions to WSKC this Sunday

Would all competitors please note that due to roadworks on the A72 access to the track will be from the M74 end only. The Roads Department are working between Carlisle Road and the railway bridge, and as such are having to close the road to through traffic from either end.  As a result there will be no access to the track from the Carlisle Road end of the A72.  There will be road closed signs and cones positioned at Duke Street, and the Roads Department will station a man at that end to let through people who are going to the track on the Sunday.  There will also be a signed diversion in place for people who may come from the Carlisle Road end.

West of Scotland Kart Club

TUESDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2010
WSKC Dinner Dance on the 22nd of January 2011

The West of Scotland Kart Club Social Committee are delighted to announce that the dinner dance and prize giving will take place at the Holiday Inn East Kilbride.

It promises to be a fabulous evening with:

Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival.
A choice of 4 course meals.
Vegetarian options.
A children’s menu.
The JB Band performing live.
A discotheque playing music to suit all tastes.
Reduced rate accommodation at £60 per room.
Full use of the leisure facilities.

Tickets are £35 per adult and £17.50 per child (Cadets & Juniors) and are available now so e-mail social@wskc.co.uk with your requirements or contact Gemma on 07545 580101. If you would like to pre-order wine or drinks for your table please let us know.

Dress smart/casual. No jeans or jumpers please!

The Holiday Inn is at Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, G74 5LA
Tel: 01355 236300
Web: http://www.hieastkilbride.com/index.htm

Some members might be aware that the intended venue had been the Shawlands Hotel but the Social Committee felt that as it is in Administration it would be prudent to look at an alternative location. We are sure the Holiday Inn will provide a great night.

West of Scotland Kart Club Social Committee

MONDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2010
Track closed on Sunday 24th October
Would all members please note that the track will be closed on Sunday 24th October for a Mimi Moto event. The track will be available for kart practice as normal on the Saturday (23rd).

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2010
Race Results Not Available
We would like to apologise to all members for not having the race results from the last race meeting on this site or UK Karting. There appears to be a problem with the file uploading system from our SuperSports timing system to the live web page.

We are working with SuperSports and hope to have this resolved soon.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2010
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Fri 15th October

Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Fri 15th October 2010 between 4pm and 6pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2010
WSKC AGM - Change of date - Now Tuesday 30th November 2010
Please note that the date of the AGM will now be on Tuesday the 30th November 2010 at 7.00 – 7.15 in the WSKC Clubhouse. The change of date is required to allow the majority of the committee to attend.

Agenda as follows:

Approve the Minutes of the previous AGM

Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30 September 2010

Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the Club during the said year

Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Competition Secretary of the Club, and if appropriate, Solicitor and Auditor

Elect the Committee

Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees

Consider proposals received

Proposals need to be submitted as per the constitution para 23 to:

Amanda Jane Clark - WSKC Secretary
47 Avonbank Crescent
Hamilton
ML3 7PB
info@wskc.co.uk

Entry to the AGM and voting at the AGM will be by Membership Card only.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2010
Your photos needed for the WSKC web site

2011 will represent the 50th year of West of Scotland Kart Club.
We are creating an on-line image library for people who raced or practiced at the track.

Please could you e-mail your pictures to history@wskc.co.uk for inclusion. Please put your name and the year it was taken in the e-mail or preferably name the picture file accordingly i.e. JohnSmith1996.

JPG format would be best. One picture per year please.

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2010
Track closed on Sunday 26th September

Would all members please note that the track will be closed on Sunday 26th September for a Mimi Moto event. The track will be available for kart practice as normal on the Saturday (25th).

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2010
WSKC “history” required

2011 will represent the 50th year of West of Scotland Kart Club. In addition to various events we have planned we will be creating an on-line archive detailing the history of the club. We request that any past competitors who have images, articles or would like to write about their memories of racing at Larkhall please forward these to history@wskc.co.uk

If you have pictures or news articles but cannot get these scanned let us know and we can arrange this.

Many thanks

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2010
Hedz sketches at WSKC on CBBC

BBC Scotland are broadcasting the Hedz sketches filmed at West of Scotland Kart Club on the CBBC channel on Friday the 10th of September. It will feature within the programme Tmi, hosted by Sam and Mark, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Hedz will be shown in three separate 5-minute inserts during Tmi. It will be on weekly, every Friday, within the programme.

The BBC have offered their thanks to the WSKC team for their hard work in helping to put the programme together.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 23RD JULY 2010
Free race car tests for Formula Blue Winner
IndiGO Motorsport will offer the Winner of the Scottish Formula Blue Challenge 2010, a free end of season test at Knockhill Racing Circuit in a full race Caterham sports car and a Van Diemen Formula Ford. The winner will also receive free instruction from an ARDS qualified instructor. Other suitable candidates will be considered for a test and instruction on the same day.

To apply please contact Sandy McEwen at IndiGO Motorsport on 07932 141472.

MONDAY 19TH JULY 2010
Track closed on Wednesday 21st July

Please can we remind members that the track will be closed on Wednesday 21st July to allow for preparations for the Super 1 event at the weekend. The circuit will be available for practice again on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th July.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 24TH JUNE 2010
Track closed on Wednesday 30th June
Please can we remind members that the track will be closed for practice on Wednesday 30th of June because of the TKM Super 1 race on the following weekend.

THURSDAY 24TH JUNE 2010
Super 1 Rotax test days at WSKC
Please note that the West of Scotland Kart Club track will be open for practice on Thursday and Friday 15th and 16th July from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Practice fees are £20 for members and £45 for non-members.

Please phone our Chief Marshall, Stevie Murray, on 07825 983496 if you require further information.

WEDNESDAY 23RD JUNE 2010
WSKC Festival Larkhall June Race Report
The WSKC Open Festival took place on the 18th-20th of June with the third round of the Scottish Super Series also taking place on the same weekend. With both these events sure to attract big grids, the Saturday night festivities and the added excitement of timed qualifying on Sunday morning, the event could be seen as nothing but a great success.

There was some good news after the race with Honda Cadet racer Neil MacLennan being released from hospital on Sunday night after his big crash in the final with no major injuries.

The first final of the day was for Cadets with Comers and Hondas sharing the track. In the large Honda grid, pole position driver Billy Monger managed to open up a big lead which he maintained to the flag. The race for second was more interesting with Dino Lee eventually taking the position from Jack McCarthy and Steven Prentice. Christopher Morris took the novice trophy.
In Comers, Jack Phillips also pulled a big gap to take the win with Robbie Fowler in second.

Minimax was next with Colin Noble and Brogan Kinsella battling for the lead for the entire 15 lap final. Noble managed to hold onto the win by just 0.30s with Rory MacLennan in third closely followed by Jack Williamson.

Charles Wagner had won all the days races and so started from pole in Junior Blue. Robbie Dalgleish soon took the lead but with Wagner following closely behind. Katie Brown in third was visibly gaining on the leaders when the race was red flagged and brought to an early end to allow the air ambulance to land and attend to an injured driver from another race. The race finished in this order with Cameron Low taking the novice win.

Junior TKM was again won from pole position by Rory Pringle. A close battle for second saw Jordon Irvine take the position followed closely by David McNicoll.

Tom Ford took the Junior Rotax win from pole but Logan Watt, from grid 7, made sure that Ford was pushed all the way to the flag. Kyle Fowlie finished less than a second off the leader in third with Jack Sutherland in fourth.

Paul Etheridge took the World Formula win after taking the lead from Kevin Pollock just two laps from the end. Pollock finished second with David Pringle in third.

Like his brother in Junior Blue, David Wagner had won all of the Formula Blue heats on his way to pole position for the final. However, Wagner failed to complete the opening lap of the race to leave Stephen Phillips in the lead with Greg Stark in second. Soon Calvin Watson was on their tails after starting on grid 7 and by lap 6 had taken the lead. This is how they finished with Watson taking the win 0.70s ahead of Phillips and Stark. 

After a false start, Alistair Smith took the lead of the ICC final from pole driver Daniel Borton. But before the opening lap was finished Borton was back in the lead and he then opened up a comfortable gap to take the win from Smith and Graham Clark in third.

Jamie Fegan lead every lap of the Rotax Max final but Fabio Minchella kept him honest, finishing 0.82s behind in second. Ryan Ellis finished a couple of seconds down in third with Iain Mason in fourth.

WEDNESDAY 23RD JUNE 2010
ASKC Super Series and WSKC Festival
The committee wishes to record its appreciation for the effort involved in arranging an excellent evening of entertainment on Saturday night. The Bar- B- Que , games and band were just right for a relaxing evening after a hard days practice. The social committee consisting of Stevie Murray, Stuart and Gemma Morris, Rosemary and Alan Bardell are congratulated for bring together a very pleasant evening. How they managed to get the weather perfect was another little gem! Our thanks are also extended to the caterer and band who fed and entertained some 160 members and visitors.

Bill Mc Donald
Chairman
WSKC

MONDAY 21ST JUNE 2010
Update on Neil MacLennan, Honda Cadet
We are pleased to report that Neil has been released from the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow and is returning home. He is badly bruised but otherwise uninjured. We hope Neil recovers quickly and look forward to seeing him and his family back at our track soon.

The WSKC committee would like to thank our marshals and the Scottish Ambulance Service for their quick and professional response to this incident.

West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 21ST JUNE 2010
Super 1 TKM and Honda Cadet test days at WSKC
Please note that the West of Scotland Kart Club track will be open for practice on Thursday and Friday 24th and 25th June from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Practice fees are £20 for members and £45 for non-members.

Please phone our Chief Marshall, Stevie Murray, on 07825 983496 if you require further information.

MONDAY 21ST JUNE 2010
Mini Motos at WSKC on Sunday 27th June
Please note that the track will be closed to karts on Sunday 27th June for the hosting of a Mini Moto event. The track will be open on Saturday 26th as normal.

THURSDAY 10TH JUNE 2010
WSKC Larkhall June Race Report
The 4nd round of the WSKC Summer Club Championship took place over the weekend of the 5/6th June with overcast but dry conditions giving teams some anxious moments on the grid before the finals. Also, with the WSKC Open Festival and 3rd round of the Scottish Super Series just two weeks away, many took the opportunity to get some practise in before the big race.

The first final of the day was for Comer Cadet where pole position driver Jack Phillips led every lap of the race and took an easy win. Behind Phillips, Alex Lindsay and Blair Watson fought over second position with Lindsay taking the spot at the flag by just 0.21s.

Honda Cadet was next with Steven Prentice starting the race from pole. By the end of the opening lap however Robbie Gallier had hit the front and then on lap 3 Dave Wooder took the lead which he managed to hold on to for the rest of the race with Prentice and Gallier close behind. After a big crash in heat 3, Jordan Donaldson came from the back of the grid to take fourth with Chris Morris the best placed novice.

Polesitter Rory Pringle failed to take the start of the race after stopping on track with mechanical difficulties leaving Jordon Irvine to take an easy win from Grant Hunter and Martin Millar.

A big grid of Junior Blues took to the circuit next with Robbie Dalgleish claiming pole position after the heats. But a poor opening lap put Dalgleish down to third with Charles Wagner taking over at the front from Blair Campbell. Light rain made conditions tricky for a while but by lap 4 Dalgleish had re-taken the lead which he held until the flag. Campbell and Wagner both crossed the line 1.97s behind the race winner with Katie Brown following close behind in fourth. Ross Anderson finished as the best placed novice.

A tight race at the front of World Formula, with all three drivers covered by less than a second, saw Kevin Pollock claim the win with Paul Etheridge in second and Grant Findlater third.

Winner of all three Rotax Max heats Fabio Minchella started from pole but it soon became clear that he had a problem, dropping to the back of the field before retiring.  Nick Morton took over in the lead with Iain Brown close behind and Ryan Sives in third. Brown took the lead but in doing so knocked Morton back to third behind Sives. This is how they finished on track but Brown was then given a three-place penalty for his move on Morton, leaving novice driver Sives to take the win.

The final race of the day was for Formula Blue with Alan Young leading out a grid of 19 karts for the final. Young was never challenged at the front and managed to open a 2.45s lead at the flag. Douglas Simpson finished in second with Jonathan Elliot close behind in third. Fourth place and fastest lap went to Stuart Gray with Fraser Wallace finishing fifth.

WEDNESDAY 2ND JUNE 2010
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Thurs 17th June

Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Thurs 17th June 2010 between 4pm and 8pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

MONDAY 24TH MAY 2010
TKM Super 1 guest drives available at WSKC

TKM drivers (holding the correct licence) are invited to enter the Super 1 round at Larkhall over the 2nd, 3rd and 4th July as guest drivers. They will have to comply with the regulations regarding tyres and fuel. This is an opportunity for members to gain experience of the national championship without having to commit to entering the series.

Please contact Ina Nelson for entry and booking forms for tyres and fuel.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 20TH MAY 2010
WSKC Race Report – 6th May 2010
The 3nd round of the WSKC Club Championship took place on 15th/16th May with many grids boosted by travelling drivers competing in the NKF championship. Over 120 drivers took to the track with the weather only affecting some of the early finals with a light rain shower.

The first final was for Comer Cadet which saw Jack Phillip take the lead on lap 4 from poleman Jack Brailsford. Robbie Fowler soon caught the pair and by lap 6 had taken 2nd position. The track became very slippery following a rain shower but the top three stayed in these positions until the flag.

Wet tyres were on all karts for the Honda Cadet final with triple heat winner Jordan Donaldson taking an early lead. By lap 4 however Graham Methven had taken over and soon after Donaldson spun after losing a wheel. Methven took the flag easily but was later excluded leaving Lewis Willacy to take the win from Ocean Bach and Tushar Vivekanandan. The first novice was Lucas Blakeley.

Mini Max was next with Adam Mackay leading the opening laps from pole position. Soon Mackay and Dan Fazzone began trading the lead with Fazzone just holding Mackay off for the win. Jack Williamson finished 3rd just over 3 seconds behind the leaders.

In Junior TKM, poleman Martin Millar stretched out a big lead and maintained it to the flag, winning by 4.50s. Grant Hunter held onto 2nd from Stuart Speirs with Cristian Saba taking the novice award.

A large grid of Junior Rotax took to the track next with pole position driver Kyle Fowlie managing to open up a 3.84s lead from Jamie Alexander in 2nd position. The fight for third between Lewis Adamson and Jack Sutherland was just won by Adamson with Joshua Gardener finishing 5th.

In Junior Blue, Neville Parrot opened up a gap in the opening few laps before Robbie Dalgleish began closing the gap. Waiting until the second from last lap to make his move paid off for Dalgleish, winning by just 0.29s. Tommy Leckie finished in a strong 3rd with Ross Adamson taking the novice win.

In the four stroke classes, Grant Findlater and Chris Drummond took the wins in World Formula and Biland respectively. David Pringle and Paul Etheridge finished a close 2nd and 3rd in World Formula while Colin Russell and Ian Lindsay claimed the podium positions in Biland.

Next up was a smaller than usual Formula Blue grid. A rain shower mid-race made conditions difficult with some of the lead drivers falling off circuit. Fergus Barlow managed to keep his cool and claim the win from a closing Jonathan Elliot. Ian Brown finished in 3rd with Mike Woodside 4th.

The largest grid of the day with 28 karts was Rotax Max. Poleman John Stewart drove a faultless race, opening a comfortable advantage until cruising to the flag with a 1.23s gap to John Pike in 2nd. Jay Taylor finished 3rd with Ryan Todd, who also claimed the fastest lap, in 4th. Waz Ahmad claimed the novice trophy by finishing 14th on track.

Comer Cadet:
1st Jack Philips, 2nd Robbie Fowler, 3rd Jack Brailsford

Honda Cadet:
1st Lewis Willacy, 2nd Ocean Bach, 3rd Tushar Vivekanandan

Mini Max:
1st Dan Fazzone, 2nd Adam Mackay, 3rd Jack Williamson

Junior TKM:
1st Martin Millar, 2nd Grant Hunter, 3rd Stuart Speirs

Junior Rotax:
1st Kyle Fowlie, 2nd Jamie Alexander, 3rd Lewis Adamson

Junior Blue:
1st Robbie Dalgleish, 2nd Neville Parrot, 3rd Tommy Leckie

World Formula:
1st Grant Findlater, 2nd David Pringle, 3rd Paul Etheridge

Formula Blue:
1st Fergus Barlow, 2nd Jonathan Elliot, 3rd Ian Brown

Biland:
1st Chris Drummond, 2nd Colin Russell, 3rd Ian Lindsay

Rotax Max:
1st John Stewart, 2nd John Pike, 3rd Jay Taylor

WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY 2010
Barbeque & Hog Roast tickets selling fast

Tickets for the Barbeque & Hog Roast on the weekend of the Scottish Super Series and WSKC festival have been in great demand. If you wish to attend on Saturday 19th June book your tickets now. They cost £6.00 and are available from Stevie Murray at race control on all practice days or 07825 983496 and from Rosemary Bardell on 07742 721812.

Evening entertainment includes:
• Hog roast and barbeque from 6pm at a cost of £6.00 per person
• Live music from 7.30 till 10.00 with the fabulous JB Band
• Strongman event
• Weight Walk
• Tyre Flip
• Dead Lift
• Car push
• Tug of War
• Bike Slalom
• Tincan Alley
• Guess the weight of the kart. Nearest answer wins the prize.

Sorry, no bar arranged so please BYOB.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY 2010
Liz and Charlie Mitchell thanks

West of Scotland Kart Club would like to thank Liz and Charlie Mitchell for their tremendous input towards the successful and smooth running of the club over the last few years. Their efforts have already been acknowledged by the chairman by presenting them with the “Chairman’s Trophy” but the committee wish to place on record their appreciation for the work and time given to WSKC.

We wish both success in their future ventures and look forward to their visits to our track to meet up with many friends.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY 2010
New Club Secretary

The committee welcome Amanda Jane Clark to the committee as secretary. Amanda’s contact details are:

47 Avonbank Cresent
Hamilton
ML3 7PB
Tel: 07914 850434
Email: info@wskc.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY 2010
WSKC Scottish Super Series round and Festival - 18th, 19th & 20th June

West of Scotland Kart Club look forward to meeting our many visitors and friends  from the ASKC clubs attending this round of the Scottish Super Series and WSKC Festival.

We have arranged a hog roast and barbeque, a live band and fun events for the Saturday evening. There will be:

• Hog roast and barbeque from 6pm at a cost of £6.00 per person
• Live music from 7.30 till 10.00 with the fabulous JB Band
• Strongman event
• Weight Walk
• Tyre Flip
• Dead Lift
• Car push
• Tug of War
• Bike Slalom
• Tincan Alley
• Guess the weight of the kart. Nearest answer wins the prize.

We anticipate a large response for tickets so please make your arrangements early. Sorry guys and girls, no bar arranged so please bring your own, but remember to be sensible if you are racing next day.

Tickets at only £6.00 must be pre-booked so as to allow the catering arrangements to be confirmed by 12 noon Monday 14th June. Tickets are available from Stevie Murray at race control on all practice days or 07825 983496 and from Rosemary Bardell on
07742 721812.

We look forward to seeing you there.
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 19TH APRIL 2010
WSKC Larkhall April Race Report

The 2nd round of the WSKC Summer Club Championship took place over the weekend of the 17th/18th April and although there was a constant threat of rain, slicks were on the karts for the entire day. With only one week until the MSA Super One event at the circuit, many drivers took the opportunity to race beforehand boosting the number of entries.

The first final was for Comer Cadets with a full grid thanks to the upcoming Super One round. Connor Jupp took pole position and led the most of the race. With a few laps Nathan Ashton hit the front but fell to fifth by the end of the next lap with Jupp regaining the lead and holding it to the flag. Tom Harvey finished next with James Kellett and Lando Norris third and fourth.

A close race at the front of the Honda Cadet final saw third place starter Steven Prentice take the flag by just 0.35s from Jordan Donaldson and pole starter Graham Methven who finished third. Christopher Morris took the novice win.

Junior TKM was again won convincingly by Rory Pringle who also broke the official track record for the class. A close race for second saw Martin Millar just hold off Stuart Speirs.

Brothers Neville and Daniel Parrot started the Junior Blue final from the front row with ‘O’ Plate Neville on pole. At around half distance Robbie Dalgleish hit the front but could only pull out a small gap from the drivers behind. At the flag it was Dalgleish who won by 0.61s from Neville and Daniel Parrot with Matthew Gilliand taking the novice trophy.

A small grid of KF3 drivers saw Ben Barnicoat start from pole and then maintaining a small advantage for the entire race to take the win by 0.34s from Sam MacLeod with Charlie Robertson in third.

The Biland final saw Chris Drummond winning easy with Hamish Gilbert in second place. World Formula was won by Grant Findlater with Stuart McDougall finishing next.

In Rotax Max, Irish driver Gary Turkington easily won from pole. Coolant spilt on the track made conditions tricky with some spinning out. Despite this, Iain Brown finished second with Nick Morton in third.

Formula Blue was the last final of the day and saw Douglas Simpson start from pole and take an early lead with third place starter Calvin Watson close behind. The two lapped closely until mid-distance when a mistake by Watson gave Simpson a small lead. For the rest of the race Watson slowly closed back in but finally ran out of laps with Simpson taking the win. Third went to Brian Lees.

Comer Cadet:
1st Connor Jupp, 2nd Tom Harve,y 3rd James Kellett

Honda Cadet:
1st Steven Prentice, 2nd Jordan Donaldson, 3rd Graham Methven

Junior TKM:
1st Rory Pringle, 2nd Martin Millar, 3rd Stuart Speirs

Junior Blue:
1st Robbie Dalgleish, 2nd Neville Parro,t 3rd Daniel Parrot

KF3:
1st Ben Barnicoat, 2nd Sam MacLeod, 3rd Charlie Robertson

Biland:
1st Chris Drummond, 2nd Hamish Gilbert, 3rd Jason Toovey

World Formula:
1st Grant Findlater, 2nd Stuart McDougall, 3rd Paul Etheridge

Rotax Max:
1st Gary Turkington, 2nd Iain Brown, 3rd Nick Morton

Formula Blue:
1st Douglas Simpson, 2nd Calvin Watson, 3rd Brain Lees

Stuart Warnock

THURSDAY 15TH APRIL 2010
Voluntary positions available at WSKC
Dear Member, Parent or Guardian,
The West of Scotland Kart Club is currently looking to fill the following voluntary positions:

SECRETARY
TREASURER
DIARY SECRETARY (for Private Hire arrangements)
PARC FERME MARSHAL (Super 1)

If you are interested in joining the team at WSKC please contact Bill McDonald, Chairman at chairman@wskc.co.uk
or phone 07825 983495 for further information.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 24TH MARCH 2010
Race Report March 2010
Spring had certainly sprung for the 1st round of the WSKC Summer Club Championship which took place on the 20/21st of March. The weekend’s racing took place on a dry track with drivers taking advantage of the extra grip for very fast lap-times and some great racing.

The Comer Cadet final was first with Scottish Champion Dean McDonald on pole. A race long battle between McDonald and Jordan Gilbertson followed with McDonald leading into the final corner.  Gilbertson managed to cut back across the rear bumper of McDonald and draw alongside across the line in what looked like a dead-heat but with Gilbertson being declared the winner by just 0.01s. Jack Phillips finished in 3rd with Hugo Ellis in 4th.

Honda Cadet is again showing signs of growing with over half the field being novice drivers. At the front, poleman Steven Prentice managed to hold off Jordan Donaldson for the win with Lewis Willacy following close behind. Cameron Anderson took 4th place and the novice trophy.

Rory Pringle again dominated the Junior TKM races winning all three heats and the final. A close race for 2nd involving four drivers saw Martin Millar claim the position with Grant Hunter 3rd.

The Junior Blue final was next which saw poleman Robbie Dalgleish pull out a comfortable 2.58s advantage that he held to the flag. Next was Blair Campbell in 2nd and Neville Parrot close behind in 3rd. Tommy Leckie finished as the best placed novice in 5th position.

In the 4-stroke senior classes, Paul Etheridge again won the World Formula final while Chris Drummond won Biland by 3.03s from Ian Brown and Malcolm Brown.

Rotax Max saw Fabio Minchella claim pole and pull out a healthy advantage in the early part of the race. But by mid-distance Iain Brown and Mike Falls had begun to reel the leader in and with a couple laps to go Brown took the lead. On the final lap Minchella managed to squeeze down the inside on the run to the final corner with the resulting contact forcing Brown to the grass and back on behind Minchella, who held on to claim the win with Brown and Falls close behind.

The Formula Blue final saw some quality drivers at the front of the field battling for the win. Calvin Watson led the first part of the race but with regular KF2 drivers David Wagner and Steven Napier closing quickly. Both managed to get by Watson but in doing so allowed three other drivers to catch up. The final lap saw six karts in a train with Wagner keeping a defensive line at the front and just managing to hold off Napier and Watson for the win.

Results:

Comer Cadet
1: Jordan Gilbertson  2: Dean MacDonald  3: Jack Phillips  4: Hugo Ellis  5: C. Stephenson

Honda Cadet
1: Stephen Prentice  2: Jordan Donaldson  3: Lewis Willacy  4: Cameron Anderson  5: Graham Methven

Junior TKM
1: Rory Pringle  2: Martin Millar  3: Grant Hunter  4: Robert Forsyth  5: Stuart Speirs

Junior Blue
1: Robbie Dalgleish  2: Blair Campbell  3: Neville Parrott  4: Charles Wagner  5: Tommy Leckie

Biland
1: Chris Drummond  2: Ian Brown  3: Malcolm Brown  4: Jason Toovey  5: Andy Smith

Rotax Max
1: Fabio Minchella  2: Iain Brown  3: Mike Falls  4: Chris McLean  5: Nick Morton

Formula Blue
1: David Wagner  2: Stephen Napier  3: Calvin Watson  4: Paul Wilson  5: Douglas Simpson

FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2010
WSKC race date changes
Please note that our 2010 race calendar has been amended to accommodate our Open Festival date and the Scottish Super Series rounds. The 4th round of the club championship has been rescheduled to 6th June and the meeting on 18th, 19th & 20th June will incorporate the 3rd round of the Scottish Super Series and our Open Festival which has been moved from its original date.

For a complete list of our race dates visit www.wskc.co.uk/calendar.html

FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2010
WSKC to host a round of the Scottish Super Series in 2010

West of Scotland Kart Club has joined the Association of Scottish Kart Clubs for the 2010 season and will host a round of the Scottish Super Series on 18th, 19th & 20th June. The race dates for the “S” and “A” plates are as follows:

SCOTTISH SUPER SERIES DATES
Round 1 - 11th April @ GRAMPIAN KART CLUB
Round 2 - 30th May @ NORTH of SCOTLAND KART CLUB
Round 3 - 20th June @ WEST of SCOTLAND KART CLUB
Round 4 - 5th September @ EAST of SCOTLAND KART CLUB
“A” PLATE - 6th / 7th / 8th August @ GRAMPIAN KART CLUB

Further information is at www.scottishkarting.co.uk/askc/askc.asp

TUESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2010
WSKC congratulations to Paul di Resta

All at West of Scotland Kart Club would like to offer congratulations to our former champion Paul di Resta on becoming a Formula 1 driver. We have seen the effort and dedication Paul and his family have put into their racing over the years, from karting through Formula Renault, F3 and the DTM and are extremely proud that Paul has made it to the very highest level of motorsport.

The di Resta family continue to be great supporters of West of Scotland Kart Club and we wish them every success in the future.

West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2010
WSKC membership cards

Please can we remind all drivers that you must bring your 2010 club membership card to the track and present it when you sign on for practice. We require this for insurance purposes. If you do not have your membership card with you then you must take out a day membership at a cost of £45.

West of Scotland Kart Club

FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2010
WSKC OPEN THIS WEEKEND

We confirm that the ice and snow is gone, the forecast is for mild temperatures and the track will be open this weekend.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 14TH JANUARY 2010
WSKC and the ASKC
West of Scotland Kart Club has been invited to rejoin the Association of Scottish Kart Clubs. The WSKC committee consider that it would be in the interests of Scottish karting for our club to be members of the ASKC and help build a stronger Scottish championship. We have confirmed this to their representatives as follows:

Further to our committee meeting last night (12th January) we confirm that West of Scotland Kart Club do wish to rejoin the ASKC for 2010 and host one round of the four round Scottish Super Series.

We will require the Series to be run to the class regulations as detailed in the 2010 MSA Kart Race Yearbook. As regards the Honda Cadets our members need to have a separate class run for unsealed Honda engines (should there be 5 entrants or more to make up the class).

Our committee feels that 2010 will be as financially challenging as 2009, if not more so. To minimise our members’ costs and maximise entries we would ask that some consideration is given to having the SSS rounds running on the same dates planned for the NKRA events.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 14TH JANUARY 2010
Cancelled meeting update
The committee have considered the options available after regretfully having to cancel the January meeting. Due to the uncertainty of the weather in the coming weeks we have decided not to rearrange the meeting to a new date and consider this meeting to be cancelled. As such the Winter Championship will now be contested over only 2 rounds, the February meeting being the final round. Any entrants who have already paid will not be charged and can either receive a full refund or carry forward the payment to the next race meeting. Please notify the competition secretary.

FKS entrants - Refund of entry fees:
The WSKC is very disappointed that we are unable to stage a race meeting this weekend, due to the continuing severe weather conditions.

We have not and will not bank any cheques effectively refunding fees paid in advance. Should any competitor wish their cheque returned please contact compsec@wskc.co.uk or telephone 07825 983497, we will destroy all cheques after the 15th February.

Information on FKS rearrangements for the qualifying rounds should be sought direct from FKS and their web site.

Bill McDonald
WSKC Chairman

THURSDAY 14TH JANUARY 2010
Free Karting Workshop with Sportscar Legend David Brabham at Autosport International
MSA kart licence holders still have one last chance to secure their place in the special free Karting Workshop being held by sportscar legend David Brabham at Autosport International 2010.

Taking place at 10.30am this Saturday, the special session is timed to coincide with the Super One and Formula Kart Stars 2009 championship award presentations on Saturday afternoon, for which each competitor has received a complimentary ticket to the world’s biggest motorsport show.

Brabham, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours and American Le Mans Series in 2009, runs the Brabham Performance Clinic and the MSA Team UK driver training programme, will give his top tips and share the fundamentals a driver must master in order to progress in their chosen motorsport career in the special workshop session.

Born in Britain and the youngest son of triple Formula One World Champion, Sir Jack Brabham, the Australian’s illustrious career stretches from karting through British Formula 3 to Formula One, F3000, touring cars, GT and sports prototype racing.

The free Karting Workshop is available to MSA licence holders aged between 12 and 17 years. To book your place, simply complete the online form http://www.autosport-international.com/public/node/439. Workshop participants must have a valid ticket for Autosport International on Saturday.

The world’s biggest motorsport show, Autosport International will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 January 2010. Adult tickets start at £29 per day, with children’s tickets (5-15 inclusive) costing from £19.

For further ticket information, and to keep up to date with the latest Karting Show at Autosport International news and information, visit www.thekartingshow.com.

TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY 2010
WSKC race meeting cancelled

Regretfully we have had to cancel the race meeting scheduled for Sunday 17th January. This is due to the ice and snow that still covers the track. We will advise regarding the rescheduling of the 2nd round of the Winter Series and the Formula Kart Stars Cadet qualifier as soon as possible.

West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2009
Annual dance and awards presentation - 23rd January 2010

The West of Scotland Kart Club annual dance and awards presentation will take place on Saturday the 23rd January 2010 at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel starting at 6.00 for 6.30pm. This promises to be a superb evening with fine food and great music provided.

Tickets are £35.00 per adult / £15.00 per child (15 and under) and are available to purchase from the café on race weekends or can be ordered by post with the form here.

The menu is:
Lentil Soup
***
Chicken Supreme in a White Wine Sauce or
Prime Roast Sirloin of Beef with a Rich Chasseur Sauce
***
Apple & Cinnamon Pie With Chantilly Cream
***
Tea & Coffee with Mints

A special accommodation rate is available for those wishing to stay overnight:
Single £55 - B&B
Double £65 - B&B
Family Room (2 adults 1 child) - £80 B&B
Family Room (2 adults 2 children) - £90 B&B
Family Room (2 adults 3 children) - £100 B&B

The full postal address of the hotel is:
Bothwell Bridge Hotel
89 Main Street
Bothwell
G71 8EU
Tel: 01698 852246

We look forward to seeing you there.

THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2009
WSKC track closures over the festive period

Please note that the last day of practice in 2009 will be Sunday 20th December.
The track will reopen on Saturday 9th January at 10.00am.

THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Saturday 23rd January

Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Saturday 23rd January 2010 from 10.00am until 1.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2009
WSKC AGM – Chairman’s Report

For those of you unable to attend the AGM I give a brief report on the discussions and decisions.

The audited accounts were presented by the treasurer who expanded on the categories and gave explanations where differences showed. There were no questions raised from the floor and the accounts were proposed and seconded without alteration or referral.

The chairman reminded the members of the enhancements to the facility in the past year, with the parc ferme and gantry attracting praise from Super One officials and drivers, not to mention our own members. These installations, along with the club’s organising skills had resulted in agreement for a further three rounds of National Championship for 2010.

The ongoing court case since 1995, whereby 5 officials of the club were sued for £1,000,000 has now been concluded with the case being abandoned by the pursuer two weeks before the case was due to be heard in court.

We still continue to receive complaints on the level of noise emanating from the circuit and this translated into formal planning objections to our submission for approval to build the gantry. This is a subject that requires committee attention in the coming year and possible restrictions on running engines in the paddock and parc ferme.

Several issues of unnecessary approaches and unacceptable attitude to officials and marshals were reported. This form of intimidation is totally abhorrent and has no place in our sport. The committee will act decisively to ensure our volunteers enjoy working at Summerlee for your benefit, without them there would be no race meeting for all others.

Despite our best efforts to attract a round of Formula Kart Stars we failed on the inability to provide some 200 pit spaces for the expected entry, we were successful in being chosen to host one of the only two qualifying rounds for the Comer cadet British Championship, this to be held in January.

The fees for 2010 are to remain the same however the silver membership has been dropped due to misuse by some and the free race entry has been withdrawn.

All the committee proposals as advertised were accepted without challenge, the only proviso being that any change to the legal formation of the club has to be brought back to the membership at either an EGM or the next AGM.

The invitation from the ASKC to rejoin was discussed and it was agreed to apply for membership providing the Scottish Super Series and the A plate meetings were run to the Gold book regulations. We await a response to this at this time.

The meeting concluded with cheese, wine and soft drinks being served, for which I extend my thanks to Ina and Kate.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club

THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Saturday 12th December

Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Saturday 12th December from 10.00am until 1.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2009
WSKC maintenance works

West of Scotland Kart Club is currently reviewing the options for facility maintenance at the Summerlee Raceway, Larkhall.

The club wishes to explore how cleaning & janitorial services and groundwork services (grass cutting, strimming, tree management and trackside maintenance) might best be delivered in future.

WSKC is prepared to consider a number and/or a mix of options. These might involve contracting with one or more caretakers, or all - or part - of the service delivery being undertaken by external agents and contractors.

Works would start in January 2010.

Anyone interested in delivering some or all these services should contact Bill McDonald (Tel: 0141 775 1506, Mobile: 07825 983 495, Email: trak_racing@yahoo.co.uk) in the first instance for a detailed discussion of the requirements and options.

THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2009
Formula Kart Stars back at WSKC

WSKC are delighted to announce that Formula Kart Stars will be back at West if Scotland Kart Club in January 2010, when we will host the only Northern qualifying round for the 2010 Comer Cadet British Championship.

The event will run on 17th January 2010, with two heats and a final.

Drivers must be registered with Formula Kart Stars, who will issue entry forms, but all other organisational matters are being dealt with by WSKC.  

See www.formulakartstars.com for more details or download a copy of the registration form here.

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2009
WSKC race results now in interactive format
The WSKC results are now provided by SuperSports Timing and viewable in an interactive format on our
Results page or at www.karting.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2009
WSKC AGM now on Thursday 26th November 2009
The West of Scotland Kart Club AGM will take place in the club house on Thursday 26th November 2009 at 7 for 7.15pm.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • (a) Approve the Minutes of the previous AGM.
  • (b) Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2009.
  • (c) Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the club during the said year.
  • (d) Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the Club, and if appropriate, the Solicitor and Auditor.
  • (e) Elect the Committee.
  • (f) Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees.
  • (g) Consider proposals received
 

i) Amendments to Constitution:-
(read in conjunction with Issue 9 of the Constitution (members handbook) -

Para 4b – from “track” insert
, and obtain confirmation from an ARKS instructor that the applicant has attended a training course and has been assessed as competent to use the race track and has an understanding of flag signals.

Para 7 - remove reference to
“not more than 8 committee members”.

Para 14  - remove from
“any member who has not paid” etc.

Para 23 - remove from
“and one representative of a group member”

ii) Addition to Constitution:-

Safety
“Kart racing and practice can be dangerous and the Committee will jointly review accidents and incidents and implement all reasonable measures (in conjunction with the governing body, the MSA, as necessary).  It is a condition of membership that all members take responsibility for their safety and the safety of others when using the facility.   Race equipment must meet current standards of the MSA and always be prepared and maintained to ensure safety is not compromised”.

  • (h) The Committee be allowed to explore the best legal formation of the club taking advise from financial and legal sources and if so decided alter the structure of the club from an unincorporated association to either a limited company, a company limited by guarantee or a limited liability partnership.
  • (i) Election of a Social Committee
    Nominations in writing to be received by the Chairman prior to the AGM.
  • (j) Any Other Competent Business

Entry to the AGM and voting at the AGM will be by membership card.
The parent or guardian of a minor may attend along with the member.
There is no proxy voting, the member must be present.

FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2009
Remember to get your FREE entry in for the WSKC December race meeting!

All karters please note that the West of Scotland Kart Club race meeting on the 6th December will have a FREE race entry.

We ask drivers, teams and families to join us in a one-off, end of year event that will offer exciting racing, festive fun and a little present from Santa for all Cadet and Junior drivers. Sunday’s race meeting commences at 10.00am. Saturday practice is charged at our normal rate of £20 for members and £30 for non-members.

Entry forms are available to download at http://www.wskc.co.uk/WSKC-2009-race-entry-form.pdf

TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2009
More restrictor changes for some Junior Blues
New restrictor changes come into force from November 7th 2009 with a free of charge exchange.

There will be a restrictor change for two of the Junior Blue weight categories. As part of the ongoing `fine tuning` of the restrictor sizes after the earlier weight category changes, we are now down to very small differences. If you have any of the following two colours PURPLE OR SILVER with the TAB 21 stamp, please send them back to TABOR. Free exchanges will operate until November 6th, thereafter the appropriate restrictors will be priced at £30. Along with the PURPLE & SILVER restrictors any outstanding restrictors which are no longer in force will also be eligible for this free exchange (until November 6th).

THESE RESTRICTORS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR EXCHANGE ON A PRO-RATA BASIS, i.e. FIRST IN - FIRST BACK.

Please send to:
TABOR KARTING, 1 Cockles Lane, Weymouth. Dorset. DT4 9LT

TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2009
Club championship points now updated

The West of Scotland Kart Club points have been updated showing the final championship positions on Championship Points page.

WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2009
Let’s Go Karting sessions move to Saturdays

The Let’s Go Karting sessions run by Cambuslang Karting at WSKC are moving to the Saturdays after each race weekend for the Winter months. LGK has proved very popular, has brought many new members to the club and the committee are keen for it to continue.

The LGK sessions will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm approximately and in between members’ normal practice.

Any kids wishing to have an introduction to karting for only £5 please call Iain Brown of Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921 to book a session. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. The Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2009
Wednesday practice now closed

Please note that Wednesday afternoon practice is stopped for the Winter months and recommences in the Spring.

We will advise the date nearer early next year.

TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2009
Track closed on Sunday 25th October for Mini-Moto event
Please note that the rack will be closed this Sunday, 25th October as there is a Mini-Moto race taking place.

The track will be open for karting practice on the Saturday however.

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2009
Free entries at our December race meeting

As a big thank you to all our members and supporters the West of Scotland Kart Club race meeting on the 6th December will have a FREE race entry.

2009 has been a superb year for our club with membership up over 15% on the previous year. We have hosted three very successful Super 1 events and three are on the calendar for next year. We ask drivers, teams and families to join us in a one-off, end of year event that will offer exciting racing, festive fun and a little present from Santa for all Cadet and Junior drivers.

Sunday’s race meeting commences at 10.00am. Saturday practice is charged at our normal rate.

Entry forms are available to download at http://www.wskc.co.uk/WSKC-2009-race-entry-form.pdf

THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2009
MSA Unveil Bambino Regs

Following outline approval being given at last month's Motor Sports Council meeting, the Motor Sports Association has now confirmed the regulations that will govern Bambino Karting for six and seven year olds from 1 January 2010. A full version of the regulations is available on the MSA website.
 
Bambino karting will provide an MSA-sanctioned competitive environment for young karters from their sixth birthday to the day of their eighth birthday. Competitors must hold an MSA kart clubman licence available either on the day or from the MSA; this normally costs £30, but thanks to the MSA's recent initiative, first time applications for an MSA licence are free to those under 16 years of age.
 
The Bambino format does not permit any form of racing between competitors and only a set number of karts will be allowed on the circuit at any one time. It is therefore an individual time trial event, with drivers classified and rewarded according to their performance against the track's 'target time' that will have been set by an experienced Cadet driver.
 
Drivers achieving a time within 5% of the target will be given a Gold award, those between 5% and 15% will receive a Silver award and those between 15% and 25% will be awarded a Bronze. Additional awards may be made by the individual club. Those drivers achieving six signatures in Bambino karting, including at least three Silver or Gold awards, will be exempt from the ARKS practical test upon reaching their 8th birthday.
 
The precise regulations will vary according to location. Venues wishing to operate Bambino karting must submit an application to the MSA for an extension of their track licence and this will require a mandatory inspection by the MSA's Technical Department. Details for each venue's target track time, number of permitted karts, start intervals, marshal posts etc will then be confirmed within the track licence document.
 
The Bambino karts must conform to Blue Book regulations, adapted where required to be compatible with the smaller chassis, while the engines must produce no more than 3hp. All competitors must wear Blue Book approved clothing and equipment and the latest Snell-FIA specification helmets that have been produced specifically for young people will be mandatory for all participants.
 
Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive: "We have seen a great surge of interest in karting over the last couple of years and the introduction of this Bambino class is a response to the demands of competitors and organisers. As ever, the MSA's primary consideration is one of safety; we have to recognise the limitations of children at six years of age and make sure that we minimise the risks as far as possible.
 
"While some may consider six years old to be too young for this type of activity, the Motor Sports Council has taken the pragmatic view that it is better to embrace it and introduce strict regulations under the control of the governing body, than to let something develop that is less well regulated."

For the full Bambino regulations, please click here.

THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2009
Further Junior Blue restrictor changes

New restrictor changes come into force from October 10th with free of charge exchange.
There will be a restrictor change for some of the Junior Blue  drivers in the lighter weight range. If you have  any of the following colours  PINK, PURPLE OR GREEN with the TAB 21 stamp,  please send them back to TABOR for a FREE exchange.

A new series of colours and markings  will come into force from October 10th.
DRIVERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE RESTRICTOR EXCHANGE UP UNTIL 10th OCTOBER 2009.

Please send to:
TABOR KARTING,  125  Lanehouse Rocks Road,  Weymouth. Dorset. DT4 9HY.

THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Thursday 15th October
Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Thursday 15th October from 1.00pm until 6.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2009
WSKC AGM - 24th November 2009

The West of Scotland Kart Club AGM will be held in the club house on 24th November 2009.
The agenda will be as follows: 

(a) Approve the Minutes of the previous AGM.

(b) Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2009.

(c) Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the club during the said year.

(d) Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the Club, and if appropriate, the Solicitor and Auditor.

(e) Elect the Committee.

(f) Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees.

(g) Consider proposals received.

Entry to the AGM and voting at the AGM will be by membership card.
The parent or guardian of a minor may attend along with the member.
There is no proxy voting, the member must be present

FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Thursday 24th September

Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Thursday 24th September from 4.00pm until 8.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

TUESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2009
Junior Blue Changes from 1st Sept 2009
From 1st September 2009 Junior Blues will run altered weights and restrictor sizes as follows:

172kg (driver min 82kg)   Grey    TAB   21
162kg (driver min 72kg)   Red     TAB   21
152kg (driver min 62kg)   Gold    TAB   21
142kg (driver min 52kg)   Pink     TAB   21  (note: this replaces the Purple restrictor)    
132kg (driver min 42kg)   Silver   TAB   21
122kg (driver min 32kg)   TBA

Restrictors are available from
TABOR KARTING, 1 Cockles Lane, Weymouth, Dorset. DT4 ORN.
Tel: 01305 774074
Fax: 01305 780080
Email: info@planetkarting.co.uk

Further information is at www.planetkarting.co.uk/news.asp?news_ID=144

WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2009
MSA Super 1 open practice days

West of Scotland Kart Club are providing two open practice days for Super 1 entrants ahead of the Super 1 meeting at Larkhall. This has been organised for Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September.

Wednesday will be exclusive to entrants from 10am till 2pm thereafter WSKC club members can join in practice, the session finishing at 8pm. On Thursday it is exclusive S1 entrants, practice from 10am till 5 pm.

Cost is £20.00 per day for members and £45.00 per day for non members. The sessions are marshal controlled.

MONDAY 10TH AUGUST 2009
Junior Blue - Red Flag Incidents, Injury and Damage

The committee have monitored the race incidents over the past few months and it is felt that the injuries and damage sustained is too high. Motor racing can be a dangerous sport but your committee feel that we need to implement alterations to the race format in an effort to minimise the accidents that are resulting in medical attention. We have previously changed to a 4 group structure to reduce the number of karts racing on the circuit at any one time and this has helped however the committee still consider further changes are needed.

To this end we have approached the MSA for guidance and permission to alter the SR's to allow for grid positions to be decided by timed qualifying in place of "by entry or ballot". We await their instructions but wish to advise Junior Blue drivers of the request. This will be discussed at Drivers Briefing this weekend and your committee seek your co-operation in implementing this change in the interests of driver safety.

The Committee of the West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 27TH JULY 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Thursday 20th August
Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Thursday 20th August from 4.00pm until 8.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE 2009
West of Scotland Kart Club June race cancellation update
The West of Scotland Kart Club will be writing to all entrants affected by the cancellation of this race meeting to offer a full race fee refund or a free entry to any WSKC club race in 2009. In addition, the WSKC Committee can confirm that we are contracting to have increased ambulance cover for future events.

As a club we are working very hard to promote kart racing in Scotland and, once again, apologise for the disappointment that the cancellation of this race meeting has caused.

We look forward to welcoming the competitors, teams and families back to our circuit soon.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

MONDAY 22ND JUNE 2009
June race meeting cancellation
The Committee of the West of Scotland Kart Club offers its sincere apologies to all the competitors, teams and families who were affected by the cancellation of the race meeting on the 21st of June. This was due to the non-arrival of the additional ambulance cover required for the larger than normal entry.

We fully understand the frustration and disappointment that this caused. We wish to assure competitors that the club is taking every step to learn the lessons from this situation and to ensure that this sort of problem does not happen again. The Committee will be meeting as a matter of urgency to address the issue of entry fees and to clarify to members the championship points situation.

We will publish further information soon.

The Committee
West of Scotland Kart Club

WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Thursday 2nd July

Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Thursday 2nd July from 4.00pm until 8.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

TUESDAY 26TH MAY 2009
Super 1 TKM and Honda success at WSKC
The Super 1 TKM and Honda event marked another great success for the West of Scotland Kart Club. Our National Championship round was staged and managed by an experienced team which saw the whole event go smoothly and drew only praise from the competitors and team managers.

The committee would like to thank all our race day officials, marshals and volunteers for their work over the three long days. The circuit was presented in first rate condition and our thanks go to the many people who helped to prepare and maintain the facility. A special thanks to Iain Brown and his team, Fraser Hillhouse and his men, Stuart Morris, George Gribben, JEC Landscaping, Xtreme Cleaning and Taymore Fencing and not forgetting MAS Services and Lawrence Nelson scrutineer who turned his hand to plumbing very successfully.

Bill Mc Donald
WSKC Chairman

WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY 2009
WSKC seeks treasurer
West of Scotland Kart Club requires a treasurer to help with managing the clubs finances. The role involves:

Providing detailed analysis of the income and expenditure of WSKC using a comprehensive but relatively simple computer system.

Giving advice to the committee on acceptable levels of expenditure so as to ensure the club is always financially sound.

Issuing some of the club’s invoices with the resultant follow up.

Monitoring invoices to ensure they are correct and checking that charges are in line with the market place.

Presenting audited accounts to the members at the AGM and answering questions to their satisfaction.

The position is ratified by the members at the AGM and is identified as an official of the club in the constitution. We would like to enlist the services of a member now and have them work alongside the current treasurer who announced at the last AGM that he wished to stand down at the AGM in November 2009.

Those interested please contact Bill McDonald on 07825 983495 or e-mail trak_racing@yahoo.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY 2009
Fire extinguisher reminder
We would like to remind all competitors that they are required to have a fire extinguisher to BSEN3 or EN3 standard. It is recommended that competitors with enclosed awnings have a minimum of 2kg of foam or powder and if more than one competitor is sharing the awning then a minimum of two 2kg extinguishers should be available. Commercial enterprises should provide a minimum of two 6kg foam or powder to be placed at the entrance(s) of the awning.

There will be a fire extinguisher inspection at the next WSKC race meeting so please make sure you have the appropriate extinguisher(s) in place.

WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Thursday 28th May
Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Thursday 28th May between 5.00 and 8.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

 

WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL 2009
Track closed on Wednesday 20th May
The track will be unavailable for practice on Wednesday 20th May due to the Super 1 TKM round at WSKC the following weekend. The track will be open as normal on Wednesday 27th May.

TUESDAY 21ST APRIL 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Thursday 23rd April
Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club this Thursday 23rd April from 4.00pm until 8.00pm, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

WEDNESDAY 8TH APRIL 2009
Guest drivers wanted for Super 1 at WSKC

Super 1 are looking for TKM and Honda Cadet guest drivers for their round at Larkhall on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th of May.
This will allow drivers to sample British Championship kart racing without having to commit to the whole series.

Entry forms and regulations are available from the Super 1 web site at: www.s1series.co.uk
Please note that all competitors must comply with the Super 1 regulations.

THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 2009
Track now open for Wednesday practice
The WSKC race track is now open for practice from 2.00pm until 8.00pm on Wednesdays.

For testing at other times during the week please contact our Senior Marshal on 07825 983496.

MONDAY 9TH MARCH 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Saturday 21st March
Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Saturday 21st March from 10am, so if you have friends or family who might be interested please let them know.

Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft. tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH 2009
WSKC seeks Marketing Manager
West of Scotland Kart Club requires a part-time marketing person to promote the club, its membership and events and generate revenue from advertising. If you are self-motivated, computer literate and have marketing or sales experience please contact David Major on 01683 221 898 or david@whitehilldesignstudio.com

FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2009
NKRA O Plate for Formula & Junior Blue
All competitors wishing to enter the Formula Blue / Junior Blue NKRA O plate meeting on 13th/14th/15th March 2009 can do so by using the O Plate entry form on the Form Downloads page. The cost of the entry is fixed at £75.00 and this will cover fees for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. Discounts cannot be made for those unable to take part in Friday practice.

For all other NKRA classes please use the usual WSKC entry form.

MONDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2009
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC on Saturday 21st February
Cambuslang Karting will be running another Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Saturday 21st February from 10am. Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft. tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2009
Winter Series points tables updated
The current Winter Series points tables have been updated and are on the Championship Points page.
The 4th and final Winter Series round is on the 15th of February so get you entries in now!

WED 14TH JANUARY 2009
Race Entry Fees Reduced!
To encourage karters to get out there and compete we have reduced entry fees to £40 for members and £50 for non-members. Novice entry fees are £20 for members and £25 for non-members. As a further incentive our Gold and Silver Club Membership includes one free race entry so get your entry forms in and start racing!

If you would like to start karting or wish information on the Motor Sports Association’s Let’s GO Karting scheme where 8 - 16 year olds can get behind the wheel of a kart for just £5 then contact our ARKS school instructor, Iain Brown, on 0141 641 0921.

TUES 23RD DECEMBER 2008
Club Membership 2009
Please can we remind those wishing to practice in January that they must be members to access the track. We would prefer that forms and payment should be made to the Membership Secretary, Ina Nelson, but until the 17th of January we will accept forms, photos and payment by cheque (and only cheque) at the track on practice days i.e. the four practice days before the first meeting. After this membership can only be obtained through Ina.

Membership forms can be downloaded at www.wskc.co.uk/membership-form-2009.pdf

MON 22ND DECEMBER 2008
WSKC Committee Statement
This statement is being posted as information for those unable to attend the AGM in November.

Treasurer's Report
The treasurer's report, fully audited, indicated that the club had functioned well in the past year. The introduction of the Gold and Silver membership had proved popular, but the Silver option was proving difficult to administer. Funds had been lodged in a high interest bond as savings against high cost improvements that would need to be undertaken sometime in the future i.e. track resurfacing or track improvements at our new location. Acceptance of the accounts was proposed and accepted by the members present without alteration or referral.

Improvements
The Chairman reported on a busy and successful year with improvements to kerbs and drainage. The WSKC web site has seen many additions and would continue to be developed.

2009 plans were already well in advance with a new scrutineering block and parc ferme fencing to take us up to a standard where we can manage meetings to an international level. CCTV is to be installed to monitor racing and practicing.

Events
The success of the past has been rewarded by the selection of WSKC as the host for 3 Super One meetings with all classes coming to Summerlee; TKM, Rotax and MSA. Additionally all NKRA Scottish rounds have been awarded to us as well as the O plate Championship for Junior Blue and Formula Blue.

Relocation
The relocation of our facility has now been deferred due to the current economic situation and we are likely to be at Summerlee for some seven more years.

Fees
In an effort to increase racing attendance the committee had listened to members who felt the cost of a race weekend was becoming excessive and noted a large increase in members who only used the circuit for practice. In an effort to achieve a balance the committee recommended a series of changes. With a slight change to the application of the free race entry, the membership ratified the committee recommendation. The fees for 2009 are Gold, £295.00 which includes membership and free non-race weekend practice and one, free race entry. Silver, £30.00 per month by bank standing order is as gold but must be arranged in January before the first race meeting , this reflecting the treasurers concerns on administration. Bronze membership is set at £70.00 with practice charged at the standard rate. Race entry fees have been set at £40.00 with novice drivers continuing to receive a reduced cost of £20.00 The setting of practice fees is a matter for the committee to consider and set after the AGM and this they have now done and practice fees have been set at £20.00. Social membership remains unchanged at £10.00

Classes
Two small changes to the constitution were considered and approved and the SR ruling of 5 to constitute a class was raised. The committee confirmed it would revisit this problem at the forthcoming committee meeting and have since agreed to withdraw this condition allowing all karts to race within the MSA box structure.

Should anyone have questions or concerns the correct route is to your committee either direct or to info@wskc.co.uk. These matters are discussed and we will get back to you with a response.

Bill McDonald
Chairman
West of Scotland Kart Club.

THURS 18TH DECEMBER 2008
Track opening times over the Festive Period
The track will be closed on 27th & 28th December and 3rd January and open again on Sunday 4th January.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from all at WSKC!

MON 1ST DECEMBER 2008
Let’s Go Karting at WSKC for £5 on Saturday 13th December
Cambuslang Karting will be running a Let’s Go Karting Session at West of Scotland Kart Club on Saturday 13th December from 10am. Kids from 8 years old and minimum 4ft. tall can try out the Honda powered karts on the famous Larkhall track for £5. All equipment is provided; karts, helmets, suits, gloves, waterproofs etc. Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) instructor Iain Brown will give an “Introduction to Karting” safety briefing on driving techniques & racing lines. Drivers’ ability will be assessed with instructors on hand giving advice on how to start kart racing.

Let’s Go Karting, www.letsgokarting.net is a nationwide campaign that has given thousands of young people a taste of kart racing. The scheme is being funded by the Motor Sports Association – the governing body of UK motor sport – to provide karts, equipment and instructors at locations throughout the UK. The scheme will enable young people to experience the thrills of karting without having to make the financial commitment of purchasing their own equipment.

For further information please contact Iain Brown @ Cambuslang Karting on 0141 641 0921.

FRI 28TH NOVEMBER 2008
Birel Spa and their UK importer Andy Cox join forces
and launch “The Birel Academy”

Birel UK are looking for 9 drivers per kart club, 3 drivers from mini max, 3 drivers from Junior Max and 3 drivers from Senior max to join the Birel Academy. Successful applicants will be offered the Birel Academy package which will include a very special offer on the New 2009 Birel Chassis the RY30 S1 plus attractive savings on their spare parts for their season.

 At the end of the 2009 season the Junior and Senior driver with the most Final wins from their nominated club will travel to Italy courtesy of Birel UK to test with the Official Birel Motorsport team in a KF3 for the Junior and KF2 for the Senior – a real opportunity to for a driver to show off their talent to probably the most famous kart manufacturer in the world!

For further information and an entry form visit: www.acrbirel.com/about/

MON 24TH NOVEMBER 2008
WSKC trophies
The club would like to apologise to members who received trophies at the dinner dance prize giving that had been engraved with the wrong date. Unfortunately we did not notice this until it was drawn to our notice. Any recipient of a trophy which has been engraved wrongly should contact Ina Nelson on 07825 983497 and we will have this corrected.

TUES 18TH NOVEMBER 2008
2009 Races Dates
The WSKC event calendar has been finalised. See the Calendar page for details. Please note that in 2009 club events will usually be on the third Sunday of the month.

MON 17TH NOVEMBER 2008
WSKC AGM
The agenda for the West of Scotland Annual General Meeting on the 25th. November 2008 is as follows:

(a) Approve the Minutes of the previous AGM.

(b Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September 2008.

(c) Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the club during the said year.

(d) Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the Club, and if appropriate, the Solicitor and Auditor.

(e) Elect the Committee.

(f) Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees.

(g) Consider proposals received:

Proposal from Bill McDonald, seconded by Meg McDonald

1. Paragraph 4(a) - Constitution – Member’s age to be reduced to 5 years and 9 months to allow for Bambino class.

2. Paragraph 5 – Management – All Committee positions are Honorary. Where the Committee feel it necessary for a payment to be made to any individual for club work/services, it will require the agreement of all Committee members.

The meeting will be held at the club house/canteen and entry to the AGM and voting at the AGM will be by membership card. The parent or guardian of a minor may attend along with the member. There is no proxy voting, the member must be present.

WED 29TH OCTOBER 2008
Pick up your Dance and Prize Giving tickets this weekend!
Tickets for the WSKC Annual Dance and Prize Giving will be on sale in the club house café this weekend. The event takes place on Saturday 22nd November 2008 - 5.30pm for 6pm at the  Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank, Clyde Valley, ML8 5QB. Tel 01555 860441.

Tickets are £30 per adult and £15 per child.

For overnight accommodation at reasonable rates contact the hotel direct on 01555 860441.
Alternatively e-mail us at info@wskc.co.uk with your requirements.

MON 27TH OCTOBER 2008
Club Championship Results
The championship stewards met on Thursday 23rd to consider the request by the WSKC for guidance on a matter of dispute relating to the application of points where a class race does not take place due to insufficient entries.  After considering the the statements from the club and reviewing the championship rules the stewards confirmed that the club was applying the rules correctly.

The championship points will now be displayed as final results. All members are reminded that an appeal can still be lodged in accordance with MSA regulations.

Bill Mc Donald
Chairman

TUES 14TH OCTOBER 2008
Be kept up to date
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latest news & developments.

TUES 14TH OCTOBER 2008
WSKC secures 3 S1 rounds for 2009
WSKC has been named in the provisional calendar for next year's Super 1 series for each of the 3 categories, MSA, Rotax and TKM maintaining the club's status as one of the premier tracks in the Britain.

TUES 14TH OCTOBER 2008
Halloween Night
Stevie is organising entertainment in the clubhouse on the saturday night of the November club meeting (First round of the winter series), including a spooky quiz.

TUES 14TH OCTOBER 2008
The Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Club shall be held before the 30th of November each year upon a date and a time fixed by the Committee. The AGM shall:

(a) Approve the Minutes of the previous AGM.

(b) Receive from the Treasurer a full statement of accounts fully audited showing receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th September.

(c) Receive from the Chairman a report of the activities of the club during the said year.

(d) Elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary of the Club, and if appropriate, the Solicitor and Auditor.

(e) Elect the Committee.

(f) Fix the Annual Subscription and Race Entry Fees.

(g) Decide on any resolution, which has been duly submitted to the meeting as hereinafter provided.

THUR 2ND OCTOBER 2008
WSKC AGM
The WSKC AGM will be held on Tuesday 25th November at 7pm in the clubhouse. All members, parents/guardians are invited to attend. Please remember to bring your membership card with you.

Please consider prior to the AGM if you wish to be on next year's committee and be in a position to influence the future of the club.

WED 1ST OCTOBER 2008
WSKC Annual Dance / Prize Giving - Tickets on sale now
Annual Dance - Saturday 22nd November 2008 - 5.30pm for 6pm
Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank, Clyde Valley, ML8 5QB. Tel 01555 860441
 
Dinner dance - £30 per adult/£15 per child
Overnight accommodation at reasonable rates - contact hotel direct
 
Tickets now on sale in cafe

TUE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2008
WSKC closed Sunday 19th October
WSKC has agreed to host a round of the mini-motos championship on the 19th October and as a result the track will not be available for members' practice.

TUE 9TH SEPTEMBER 2008
Change of Race Dates
Due to WSKC race weekends clashing with other meetings, throughout the UK, the decision has been taken to change WSKC race dates to the third weekend in the month. Therefore, the following will apply:

Winter Championship 08/09 (a change from the member’s handbook)
November - 1st weekend in the month - Sunday 2nd November 2008
December - 1st weekend in the month - Sunday 7th December 2008
January - 3rd weekend in the month - Sunday 18th January 2009
February - 3rd weekend in the month - Sunday 15th February 2009

Thereafter, all meetings will be held on the third weekend in the month.

WED 27TH AUGUST 2008
Club Development Update
Bill McDonald, Rod Taylor, Sandy McEwan and a representative of Graham & Sibbald met with the council last week to determine the current situation. It is the case that until the council sell our current ground to a developer they do not have the money to relocate and compensate us. The "credit crunch" will delay things for probably at least 5 years and more likely 7. WSKC have agreed to keep looking for a replacement site and it may be the council could find funds to secure this for the future, but for now we stay. This means WSKC will now look at progressing the facility in any way we feel will benefit the club and its members. Any increase in value will be taken into account when an updated valuation is agreed.

FRI 8TH AUGUST 2008
Track Closed for Super 1 MSA Round

A reminder to all WSKC members that the track will be closed on Wednesday 13th August and the weekend of 16th-17th August for the Super 1 MSA round.

MON 21ST JULY 2008
Road Works Information
Road works from 22nd July to 9th Aug  (ie especially the Festival)  mean that there is no access to the track from the Larkhall motorway slip road, the bridge over the motorway is being repaired. Access for those travelling from the north is better achieved by coming off at Hamilton slip and heading for Larkhall via Chaterahault. Access back North is unaffected. Those from the south are unaffected if they come thru Larkhall itself.

THUR 26TH JUNE 2008
WSKC Drivers Elliot & McNicol Dominate at the Gold Cup

Congratulations to Junior TKM driver Jonathan Elliot and Comer Cadet driver David McNicol for their success at the Gold Cup in Wigan. David won 2 out of his 3 heats and the final. Jonathan won all 3 of his heats and the final.

FRI 13TH JUNE 2008
Annual Trophy Dance
The annual trophy dance is to be held in the Popinjay on Saturday the 22nd of NOVEMBER.
All members should note the change of month.

FRI 13TH JUNE 2008
WSKC S plate event
The WSKC S plate event will be held on August 1st / 2nd & 3rd at Larkhall Summerlee circuit. £5000 prize fund and trophies to be presented by DTM star Paul Di Resta. £75 entry fee covers all 3 days. Food and entertainment on the Saturday evening, (bring your own alcoholic drinks). The WSKC S plate can be used at any track which accepts the drivers entry( ie number )we would hope the other clubs will accept the WSKC S plate but it is up to them. It is understood that the ASKC is not awarding the S plate this year, issuing instead S1 to S5 in each class.The WSKC committee have already agreed to recognise the ASKC S1 to S5 except where super 1 cadet drivers enter a race meeting, where the national numbers (S1 to S5 ie super 1 results) will take precedence. This is unlikely but under ABKC rules we must follow this ruling.

FRI 13TH JUNE 2008
WSKC club championships
6th round of WSKC club championships will be held on the weekend of 23rd / 24th August.

TUES 3RD JUNE 2008
Circuit Closed on 8th June
Please note that the track will be closed this Sunday (8th June) as there is a Mini Moto event taking place.

TUES 27TH MAY 2008
Festival
Make a note in your diary for the West of Scotland Kart Club "S" Plate festival - 2nd & 3rd August. There is to be a prize fund in excess of £5000 and the winner of each class will be awarded the WSKC "S" plate. Normal Race entry fee and Friday Practice.The meeting will consist of Timed Practice, 2 heats, Pre-Final and Final. There will be added festivities on Saturday night where you can bring your own drink. Watch this notice board for further details.

TUES 27TH MAY 2008
Winter Series - February
Following the AGM the Main Club Championships will Start in March and finish in October. The February meeting will be a one off winter championship with 2 heats and a Final. Depending on the weather it is hoped to be able to provide longer heats and finals. Book your place now for the first running of the WSKC Winter Championship and be first to have your name enscribed on the perpetual trophy.

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