It may be too cold and miserable outside to autocross, but that doesn’t mean you have to let your driving skills get dull over the winter! Even if you’ve never run with TSCC and you’re thinking of autocrossing this season, come out and get started karting with us! Go karting is a great way to sharpen your skills reading the racing line and pushing the limits of getting on the throttle early and braking deeper in turns to drop your lap times.
The 2018 Tidewater Sports Car Club Winter Karting Series will be hosted at Le Mans Karting in Portsmouth starting on January 25th! This is the Thursday following our Pre-Season Get-together on Saturday the 20th.
The karting series will consist of (4) events every other Thursday leading up to the start of our autocross season:
Series Points will be awarded for each race on the following scale:
1st – 100
2nd – 95
3rd – 90
4th – 85
5th – 80
6th – 75
7th – 70
8th – 65
9th – 60
10th – 55
11th – 50
12th – 45
All others 13th and up will receive 40 points
The Series is comprised of four events, and one will be dropped for total season points calculations. In the event of a points tie at the end of the series, placing will be dictated by the fastest lap time(entire night – times from both qualifiers and the main race are eligible) at the most recent event in which both(or more) drivers in question attended the same night.
Prizes(for series points):
1st – $50 gift card good for 3 free races
2nd – $40 gift card good for 2 free races
3rd – $20 gift card good for 1 free race
…all thanks to Le Mans Karting!
Plus there will be trophies given out from Tidewater Sports Car Club for the above places, plus potentially a few more depending on series attendance!
Everybody participating will get to run (2) 7.5 min qualifiers plus (1) 15 minute Points Race.
Pricing will depend upon number of participants:
7 or less = $50
8-14 = $40
15+ = $35
If you do not already have a Le Mans Karting license, you will need to purchase one($25) at or before the first event to be able to run in the karting series. The license cost includes (1) free race, (1) free paintball game, and during your birthday month, you can buy (1) race, and get (3) races for free! If you don’t have the license already, you should try to get one and get some practice races in before the first event on January 25th!