Get a taste of kart racing this weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:51 22 June 2011

Karting at Dunkeswell

Karting at Dunkeswell


Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club, in association with Mansell Raceway, will be hosting the 2011 Redstar Telecom South West Championships on June 25 and 26.

This East Devon annual festival of speed will see drivers from eight years of age upwards challenging to earn the right to drive with the prestigious SW plate on their kart and be crowned the Best in the South West.

The championships are run over two days with practice and qualifying held on the Saturday, with the racing being held on the Sunday. As this is not a round of the club championship, drivers from across the UK are expected to enter and provide a challenge to the regular competitors, who will be making full use of their local knowledge. Over the course of the meeting, the club will be raising funds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s appeal to purchase a new helicopter. The club drivers are all great supporters of the charity, having had call to use its services over past seasons. This year, the gate receipts for the Sunday racing, the money raised from the DAAT Driver of the Day award and anything accrued by the stewards in the way of fines will be donated to charity.

Title sponsor, Redstar Telecoms, CEO, Graham Wignall, is pleased to be able to sponsor the event saying “It’s a showcase for motorsport in the South West and an opportunity for young drivers to take part in a sport that teaches them respect, decision making and gives them a taste of competition, all good skills for later life”.

Entry on the Sunday is £3 and there is disabled parking which offers great views of the circuit. For competitors, online entry and further details can be found at

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