UCLU Karting Club

About this group

We are UCLU's first ever motorsports club, bringing affordable racing to everyone at all levels, from a fun race against your friends in social events, to competitive racing in the British Universities Karting Championship (BUKC).

At the club we provide our members the opportunity to have fun racing for heavily-discounted prices at tracks in and around London throughout the year. Karting is great fun; a high adrenaline high speed rush bringing a welcome break to the rigors of studying at a world class university. Everyone is welcome, regardless of previous karting experience, we provide relaxed races for those newer to karting whilst some members of the club will get to compete in the fastest karts in Europe, representing UCL in the British Universities Karting Championship (BUKC). So whether you want to cruise nice and easy around a track and have a bundle of laughs along the way, or race at break-neck speed to get the adrenaline pumping, whether you’ve never sat in a kart before but fancy giving it a go or think you are the next Lewis Hamilton, we are the right club for you.

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Category: Sports & Recreation > Automotive & Racing
Networks: University College London Union

News & Announcements

AGM and Sandown - Tomorrow (16th March)

E-mail sent by Virpal Bahra, Tuesday, 15th March 2016 @ 8:09pm

Hey Karters, 

We still have tickets available for our Daytona Sandown race tomorrow against Imperial. This event is great value with an A and B gridded race with trophies and champagne for those who make the podium! You wouldn't want to miss out!

Tickets are available to purchase now at a massive discount through the UCLU Shop:

https://uclu.org/whats-on/clubs-societies/karting-club-daytona-sandown-event

VENUE CHANGE FOR AGM - Rockefeller B14A at 13:00-14:00

The Annual General Meeting will be held tomorrow in 
Rockefeller B14A at 13:00-14:00. We will provide refreshments so come along to have a say in the direction of the club and vote in the election of future committee members. As many members that can come is helpful in voting and meeting UCLU criteria. Please do join us if you are free!

Daytona Sandown Race 3 Days Away

E-mail sent by Virpal Bahra, Sunday, 13th March 2016 @ 7:33pm

Hey Karters, 

With just 3 days to go until our prime event of the term, its time for all you last minute buyers to get clicking! We have a limited number of 15 tickets so buy now to avoid disappointment! Event and Travel details are below:

This Wednesday 16th March we're returning to Daytona Sandown with Imperial for a fun evening of karting! It's within one hour journey of campus (travel details below). The track is 900m long, complete with a fleet of twin engine RT8 Prokarts and is located in the centre of Sandown Park Racecourse. Tickets are available to purchase now at a massive discount through the UCLU Shop for £34.50:

https://uclu.org/whats-on/clubs-societies/karting-club-daytona-sandown-event

We will be meeting at UCL campus in the main quad by the steps beneath the portico at 15:15 and will head to Warren street station together from there. We will all take the southbound Victoria Line to Vauxhall, where we aim to catch the train to Esher, a short walk from where the track is located.

Once we get there we will receive a full safety briefing for all drivers to participate in, explaining all the information needed for any new drivers who will be joining us. After the briefing we will gear up and get out on track for a 10-minute practice session, where 15 drivers will battle it out for pole position. Once the 10 minutes are over we will commence a 20-minute race from the grid starting from our qualifying position, where we will race to the chequered flag! Those who make the podium will receive trophies and champagne! We will have an A and B race so everyone has a chance of some silverware!

For those of you wanting to get a little heads up on the rest of us, here's a short video of a few laps around the circuit (hopefully there won't be as many spins in our race!):

http://www.daytona.co.uk/news/392-daytona-sandown-park-onboard-video.html

Remember all new drivers are welcome to join us and race and membership is required to purchase a ticket. Memberships can be found here:

http://uclu.org/clubs-societies/karting-club

There are still a few tickets to be sold for this event so if you plan on buying one, it's only a few clicks away.  

Thanks 
UCLU Karting Club
 

AGM & Daytona Sandown - 16th March

E-mail sent by Virpal Bahra, Tuesday, 8th March 2016 @ 8:37pm

Evening Karters

After trouncing Kings at Lakeside a few weeks ago we thought we'd up the ante and face Imperial next week at Daytona Sandown. Join us at one of our favourite tracks where we'll have an A and B race to show UCL are still the best team in London.
Tickets are available to buy now at: 
https://uclu.org/whats-on/clubs-societies/karting-club-daytona-sandown-event

Also next week we have the AGM for one of your favourite clubs - feel free to join us over lunch on Wednesday 16th March, 1PM - 2PM, where we will provide refreshments, have our elections and a brief discussion about the club during our Annual General Meeting. Details of positions and agenda are below. Be sure to join us to have a say in the direction of the club! Location to be confirmed.

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