The British Schools Karting Championship comes to a head for another year this Saturday (1 July) with 26 teams set to duke it to be crowned 2017 champions at Whilton Mill.
Hosting the event for the fifth successive year, the Daventry-based track will see an influx of students from across the United Kingdom as they bid to fly the flag for their schools and colleges having made it through regional finals.
Attracting all levels of skill from complete novices to those competing in national kart championships, the BSKC allows young drivers to experience the thrill of competitive motorsport and take the motivation and enthusiasm of the racing back into the classroom.
Last year saw Brentwood School emerge victorious and they are back again this year with the aim of defending their title, with two teams representing them.
Of those bidding to overhaul Brentwood, Silverstone UTC have three teams ready to race and Gordon’s School have two squads. Notably, Gordon’s B team will be even more hungry for victory having last year came within a whisper of the win after finishing third overall.
A host of prizes are up for grabs once again with the winning team and their captain enjoying a VIP day out at the penultimate Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event, staged at Silverstone. Including a behind-the-scenes garage tour with a BTCC team,
The highest placed competitor holding a licence at National B or higher, provided that they meet the criteria, will be awarded too with entry into the 2018 Ginetta Junior Scholarship. Last year saw Matt Luff make it to the final three of the competition and he has since gone on to compete in the series this year on a full-time basis.
Rounding out the list of prizes up for grabs for those competing comes from long-time BSKC supporters Super Green Racing. The driver that sets the fastest lap will receive a trophy and two tickets to an event of their choice that Super Green are racing at during the remainder of the 2017 campaign.
For more information on the BSKC, visit the website here.