CLUB100 Racing launches new ‘arrive and drive’ series
Earlier this month, CLUB100 Racing launched the CLUB100 Cadet Championship, a national arrive and drive high-performance karting series for young drivers aged 8-12 years, opening up a new pathway to the sport as competitors do not have to purchase or maintain their own kart.
As part of the new championship, all equipment and the kart, including fuel, tyres, and maintenance, will be provided by CLUB100 Racing, which means all the drivers have to do is turn up and race. There will be two Academy Days in March and April next year to give drivers the opportunities to get to grips with their new kart, with members of the CLUB100 Cadet Championship offering driver tips and guidance. The two days will also form part of the series driver evaluation process where each competitor will need to demonstrate competency in safety and awareness.
The seven-round championship will offer two classes. Karters aged 7-10 years old will contest the Cadet category, with 10-12-year-olds competing in Super Cadet. The inaugural championship gets underway in May and concludes in November 2022.
Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers said: “The CLUB100 Cadet Championship is going to provide an amazing arrive and drive racing experience that is completely new to the market. I am delighted that CLUB100 have taken this highly innovative step aimed at the Cadet competitors as it is the perfect stepping stone from indoor karting to full club level racing and beyond. We see this as a very important part of the whole karting pathway.”
Managing Director of CLUB100 John Vigor commented: “There has always been a very large jump for young drivers and their families looking to move from their local indoor or outdoor karting venue to ‘owner-driver’ club level kart racing. Many families cannot afford the expense or cannot look after and maintain their own kart. They may also wish to test the waters at a more competitive level before leaping into the world of ‘Owner Driver’ competition racing.
“The CLUB100 Cadet Championship will change all of this by offering a clear step up the karting ladder without that hassle and expense. Everything is provided by CLUB100, much like at their local leisure karting venue, yet the jump in performance is significant. We believe it will be the natural step for young drivers looking to move up the motorsport ladder.”
For more information on the new series, including kart specifications, please visit the CLUB100 Racing website.