BlendLine Kart Series - Registration Now Open!

BlendLine Kart Series - Registration Now Open!

Author: BlendLine Events, Photo/Video: BlendLine Magazine

 

BlendLine is pleased to invite competitors to the inaugural BLKS (BlendLine Kart Series) for 2021.  The series has been created to provide a low cost, competitive and above all – enjoyable - championship for 2021, using rental karts at a hand selected group of circuits. The kart tracks we  have chosen have agreed to welcome BLKS to use their circuit and facilities. The championship is  organised with no direct financial profit in mind for BlendLine Apparel, in fact we are happy to be  supporting the championship by donating prizes to successful drivers. The regulations below are  devised to answer any questions competitors may have, and to ensure a level playing field for all  entrants.  

 

General regulations: 

  • Blendline Apparel will organise and promote the 2021 BLKS championship which  incorporates a single class of rental kart with no sub classes or divisions. 
  • The series is open to anybody over the age of 16. 
  • The series will consist of 4 rounds at 4 different circuits. 
  • Each round will vary in format slightly, due to differing circuit schedules, however all  rounds will consist of a practice session, qualifying session(s) and multiple heats or races.  The final(s) will determine championship points allocation. 
  • The allocation of points is decided by results of the final.  
  • The circuit organiser’s decision on results is final. 
  • Kart specifications will vary from circuit to circuit, if a competitor has a query as to the  condition of a/their kart they must speak to a representative from the circuit and the  circuit decision is final. 
  • Karts will not be “weighted”. 

Championship Points: 

Points allocation per round will be determined by finishing position in the final as follows:

1st 25 points 

2nd 18 points 

3rd 15 points 

4th 12 points 

5th 10 points 

6th 8 points 

7th 6 points 

8th 4 points 

The achiever of the fastest lap (where circuit lap timing allows) in the final will be awarded 3  championship points, regardless of their finishing position.  

Entrants best 3 scores across 4 rounds will count to the final championship standings. Awards: 

Podium finishers at all rounds will be awarded a trophy, and the driver to take fastest lap will also  win a prize where applicable. Refer to point 6. in general regulations.  

Registration:  

There is no registration fee for the championship, but each competitor must contact the championship co-ordinator on sales@blendline.co.uk so you can be emailed relevant info such as  timings for each event. Please tag @blend_line and #blendlinekartseries on social media channels  when posting about the races! 

Entry fees: 

Entry fees vary slightly due to fluctuation of circuit hire costs. The fee is to be paid directly to the  circuit using their preferred payment method, 1 month prior to each event. Entry may not be  considered without payment prior to the event, this is at the discretion of each circuit. The cost for  each round is determined by the circuit based on a group booking for a Grand Prix event or similar.  If you have any questions regarding the championship or would like to enter, please email  sales@blendline.co.uk. 

Event schedule: 

  • Round 1: Herefordshire Raceway – Sunday April 25th 2021 1400hrs (*date just added*) - entry fee £49 per driver 

(Lower Hurst, Weobley, Herefordshire, HR4 8QY, 01544 318334) (payment by March 25th)

  • Round 2: Kinsham Raceway – Sunday May 30th 2021 

(The Barn, Lower Kinsham, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2HN, 01544 267006) (payment by Apr 30th)

  • Round 3: Llandow – Sunday July 25th 2021 (Subject to circuit approval)

(South Wales Karting Centre, Llandow Ciruit, Cowbridge, CF71 7FP, 01446 795568) (payment by June 25th) 

  • Round 4: Glan y Gors – Sunday Sept 26th 2021 (Subject to circuit approval)

(GYG, Cerrig y Drudion, Corwen, Conwy, LL21 0RU, 01490 420770) (Payment by Aug 26th) 

Update (27th March): we are pleased to have confirmed Herefordshire Raceway as round 1 of the series on the above date.

Also following questions from a few competitors, wearing own (full face) helmets and overalls are encouraged but will be made available from the circuits should they be required.

Drivers who have emailed us to show interest will be contacted 2 weeks prior to round 1 to arrange pre-payment and be given arrival times for each event. It is not too late to register!

Championship partners: 

We would like to thank BlendLine Apparel and Allycat Wheels for their support of merchandise for  prizes throughout the series. 

 

 

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