Following some exciting Local Finals held at karting venues throughout the country, the first Regional Final was held at the Three Sisters Kart Circuit for students from the North of England. The Badgers Gold dominated proceedings with five race wins giving them the maximum possible score of 100 points. This was an amazing performance in such a competitive environment and installs them as firm favourites for the National Final.
The honours at the Regional Final for the Midlands and East were shared by Silverstone UTC (whose teams finished first, third and fifth) and Gordon’s School who took second and fourth place with their A and B teams. Both schools have experienced standing on the podium at the National Final and will be trying their utmost to secure that elusive win this year.
The Thruxton Kart Centre played host to the South West Regional Final with Kingdown A taking the overall honours and securing their place on the grid for the National Final. Kingdown School are great supporters of the BSKC and started the competition with their own Local Final for twelve teams from their school. BSKC are willing to organise private events for schools who enter a minimum of eight teams and it is a great way for schools to encourage students of all abilities.
The Brentwood School A were victorious in the London and South East Regional Final. The school won the National Final last year and one of their students, Matt Luff, won the prize of a place at the Ginetta Junior Scholarship as a result of their success. Matt is now competing in the Ginetta Junior Championship in front of large crowds at British Touring Car Championship events and even bigger crowds watching the races live on ITV4.
The BSKC allows young drivers to experience the thrill of competitive motor sport and take the motivation and enthusiasm of the racing back into the classroom. The team based Championship attracts all levels of skill from complete novice to those competing in national kart racing.