British event

WISBECH & District Kart Racing Club are hosting the British grass championships at Manea this weekend and it will be first time that the event has been held over two days with free entry on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday it is a fete and fun day with a bouncy castle, organised kart time trials, a marquee with live music and a disco, karaoke, bingo, raffles and more. There is a planned evening Hog Roast, and tickets for this can be purchased on the day. They are even expecting appearances throughout the course of the day from the ‘American’ Stig.

Saturday is also an opportunity for the public to enjoy the atmosphere and a chance to meet the professional drivers.

Over 100 karts are expected to participate in this year’s championships on Sunday. Nearly all of the past British Champions are already signed in and Harry Hensby from March, the 2010 British Champion in the 125 four stroke junior class, will be looking to impove on his second last year. He will face local challenges from Joshua Smith (Upwell) who finished third in last year’s championships and March’s James Veal.

Luke Manders (March) has moved up a class this year into the 250 4 stroke category, and is making steady progress.

On Sunday seven kart classes are being contested. Each kart class will have four heats held throughout the morning and early afternoon. Drivers from the age of seven upwards will battle to gain maximum points in order to secure a good grid position for the afternoon championship finals.

The gates are open on Saturday at 9am and the racing starts at 10am on Sunday.