Woodthorpe Kart Club braced for Grand Prix weekend

Woodthorpe Kart Club host their annual Grand Prix at Strubby EMN-150813-123613002

Woodthorpe Kart Club host their annual Grand Prix at Strubby EMN-150813-123613002

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Amateur kart racers and enthusiasts from across the East Midlands are expected to descend on the former Strubby Airbase, this weekend for the Woodthorpe Kart Club Grand Prix.

The volunteer-run Woodthorpe Kart Club is among the longest-running independent clubs of its kind in the country and every year in August hold their auspicious GP at their track, situated between Louth and Alford.

A hectic programme of racing is planned covering a wide range of classes and ages, including the new Bambino’s class for six to eight-year-olds on their tiny two-stroke karts.

Other children’s classes include, Hondas, Cadets, Mini and Junior Rotax-Max.

The Senior Rotax-Max, Lights and Woodthorpe’s unique 185kg class for the more mature drivers, will featuring a wealth of local talent, and a healthy contingent of the F100 screamers will also be there.

An added class for 2015 is the Grassers – 125cc two-stroke karts usually raced on grass ovals who’ll be instead drifting around the Woodthorpe Tarmac.

The fastest and most exciting class will be the KZ125; state-of-the-art 125cc, six-speed two-strokes that will reach 100mph down the Strubby Straight, and there will also be the Long-Track 250 G.box karts.

Practice is Saturday afternoon and racing starts at 10am on Sunday. Entrance is free for all spectators.