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Latest News - Updated 10 October 2018


Dear all,

We write to inform you of some changes that will soon be implemented at the Kart Club and Mansell Raceway Ltd.

As a result of the substantial investment in the circuit by the Mansell Raceway proprietors the impressive new building and associated facilities are due to be completed at the end of this year. This coupled with the news from the current Club Chairman, Jim Bee, that he will be stepping down from his role, now makes this the right time to change the operational structure of the Kart Club. This is essential to sustain the future growth and development of the Club to ensure it remains one of the best Kart Track venues in the country.

At the end of the current season the Kart Club will be run as a proprietary Club and will come under the full control of Mansell Raceway Ltd. This will not affect the members in any way and in essence will present greater opportunities to grow the Club and improve the membership experience for all. The name of Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club will be changed to Mansell Kart Racing Club at the end of this year's championship to reflect the new organisational structure.

The Committee will be replaced by a Management Team with the aim of holding regular members meetings on the Saturday evening of race weekends. This way the members will have the opportunity to share their ideas or concerns directly with the management and also enable them to feel more involved in the Club's activities and future.

The plan going forwards is to offer the members the opportunity to carry out certain duties in return for a retainer that can be offset against memberships, pits spaces and practice days. Please let us know if you are interested. On top of that we would like to carry out more working parties at the circuit which again would be offset as a "thank you" similar to the above.

To Comply with MSA regulations, we will still be running as a Club with the following roles:

Club Chair: Mel Osborne
Club Secretary: Njal Lovell
Treasurer: Nicki Dance 
Competition Secretary: Mel Osborne

We would like to thank the current committee for their hard work, past and present and also extend special appreciation to Jim Bee for all his hard work over the years for the Club.

Looking to the future, you will no doubt have heard rumours of a possible visit by Super 1 for next year and whilst we can confirm that talks have been held with ourselves and Super 1 no dates have yet been officially agreed. This is an important development for the Club and testament to the reputation we have gained thus far. This will conflict with a Club round at the circuit but we are currently looking at the most viable options. One suggestion is to make the Southwest Championships a Club round or have a double header round on a Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you for your time in reading this letter and more importantly for your continued support as we take the Kart Club to the next level. Exciting times ahead!


The Formula Blue drivers from the 2 Counties Kart Club will be joining us once again for the championship deciding Round of 2018. Champions will be crowned and, in most classes, it is all to play for. This is going to be a great weekend showcasing the highest standard of karting at the best track in the South West. Be part of it.


MARSHALS - MARSHALS - MARSHALS - We need MARSHALS! The club is looking to expand its Flag Marshal team to support the racing and practice days. Ideally looking for 18 yrs+ male or females. No experience required and full training given as well as generous expenses and a FREE lunch! Get closer to the racing and be part of the team that keeps the race meeting running. For more details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PM via the club facebook page.


Practice and Calendar 2018

Practice Race Weekend


Club Championship
Oct 20th  Oct 27th / 28th 2 CKC  Round 8
Nov17th     Open Practice
Dec 22nd     Open Practice
Dec 29th     Open Practice


 Official Club Clothing available now from Race Control. T Shirts, Polo's, Hoodies, Soft Shell Jackets, Snapback and Baseball caps in all sizes. Pop in and speak to Mel.

Live Streaming across all 4 camera's can be accessed via: http://dunkeswellkartclub.co.uk/live-webcam.html

Please note that the closing date for entries is midnight on the Monday prior to the race meeting. The reason for this is that the club needs to arrange ambulance and marshall cover based on the number of entrants as well as ensuring there are the required amount of trophies. Due to the high number of late entries being received, it is making the race meeting difficult to administer and therefore any entry received AFTER the deadline will incur a £10 administration surcharge - There will no exceptions made for this. Please help us by getting your entry in in a timely manner.Please note that the club has a limited number of Transponders for emergency use. The Blue Book clearly states that it is the competitors responsibility to have a transponder for racing purposes. 

Facebook page – “Dunkeswell kartracingclub” is a good way of keeping up to date so send a friend request!

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Lets Go Karting Is Back!

The Let's Go Karting scheme is back and it has been improved for 2018! Please email mel@dunkeswellkartclub.co.ukto book your slot. 
The club supports the MSA's introduction to karting programme.
We have 2 cadet karts and a Junior Rotax Kart that are available to allow new drivers from 8 to 11 (height depending) for Cadets and 13 to 16 for Junior to try out the sport without having to invest in all the kit before they know if they like it or not.
The LGK session runs for approximately 30 minutes and includes a full safety briefing, kart familiarisation and opportunity to drive. We will provide a race suit, neck brace, gloves and and helmet. The session will be fully supervised by an instructor at all times although it must be stressed that motorsport is dangerous and all drivers take part at their own risk. All drivers must be accompanied by a parent.(Bring your camera!)
Cost for each session is £25 and is weather dependent.
For more details email mel@dunkeswellkartclub.co.uk to make a booking.