Results from the SG Petch Sprint Championship
55 drivers turned out on a sunny Saturday to take part in the SG Petch Sprint Championship registration event at the Teesside Autodrome.
A high turnout meant the event had to be split into two races with Scott McNicholas securing victory in race 1 and Callum Cleat taking the honours in race 2. Michael Whitfield and Ayrton Todd took second place with Josh Barley and Tom Bolland securing 3rd. Fastest laptime over the two races went to Ayrton Todd who sped around the track in 49.883 seconds.
Scott McNicholas, who came third in last seasons championship, said: “I haven’t been in a kart since last November so it was good to get back into racing after the winter break and record the win”
Saturday was of course only a taste of things to come. The real action starts on Sunday 24th March when round 1 gets the season underway.
Full race calendar
- Round 1 – 24th March
- Round 2 – 28th April
- Round 3 – 19th May
- Round 4 – 23rd June
- Round 5 – 28th July
- Round 6 – 29th September
- Round 7 – 27th October
- Round 8 – 24th November
All 8 rounds of the SG Petch Sprint Championship take place at the Teesside Autodrome and are superbly organised by Teesside Karting. It’s not too late to join in the championship either. Simply call Teesside Karting on 01642 231133 and they’ll do the rest. You can also get regular updates by visiting the Teesside Karting facebook page.
About the championship
We often get asked if you need to be an experienced driver to compete in the championship and the simple answer is no you don’t. Whilst the karts are reasonably quick and the competition fierce at times, the racing is always fair and offers a good blend of experience with those new to karting.
Primarily designed to be fun the championship can also act as a launch pad to greater things. In the last few years, drivers who’ve taken part in the championship have now caught the bug and compete in the Elite Karting League at a national level.
For 2013 the championship will be divided into 3 new categories:
- Lightweight – Any driver under 11 stone (70 Kgs)
- Middle Weight – Any driver between 70 – 80 kigs
- Heavy Weight – Any driver over 80 kgs
This means a driver will not only score points within their category but the points tally will go towards their overall championship position, making it possible for any driver to win from any category overall.
Note* SG Petch are sponsoring the Teesside Tigers in their bid to become champions of the Elite Karting League in 2013.