Our InKart Championship at Daytona Sandown Park is the perfect way for experienced drivers to participate in competitive racing against other enthusiasts without the expense and inconvenience of running their own kart.
The Daytona Sandown Park InKart Championships
Daytona Sandown Park’s InKart Championships offer close, competitive racing without any of the hassle or expense of having to purchase, prepare and repair your own kart. Open to experienced drivers aged 14 and over for our SODI and DMAX Championships and to Cadets and Juniors aged between 8 and 13 years who have graduated from Daytona’s Race School.
With over 20 year’s history, the Daytona Sandown Park InKart Championships have helped drivers progress into successful motorsport careers. 2017-8 Formula E Race Winner (and 2014 Mercedes GP F1 Test Driver) Sam Bird learnt his race craft at Daytona Sandown Park.
The InKart Championships for Cadets and Juniors (aged 8-15 years)
2019 will see some exciting changes to the InKart Championships, with a Spring Championship contested over 11 rounds (9 to count) from January to June and a 9 round (8 to count) Autumn Championship running from September to December – all racing will take place on Saturday mornings.
The Spring Championship
Round 1 – Saturday 19th January – 08:45 arrival
Round 2 – 9th Feb
Round 3 – 16th Feb
Round 4 – 2nd Mar
Round 5 – 16th Mar
Round 6 – 30th Mar
Round 7 – 13th Apr
Round 8 – 27th Apr
Round 9 – 11th May
Round 10 – 25th May
Round 11 – 8th June
A brand new format for 2019 sees 18 Cadets and 16 Juniors participating at each round, with 10 minutes of Practice/Qualifying followed by a 20 minute feature race.
Once drivers are signed in, 50% of the Cadet drivers and 50% of the Junior drivers will be randomly assigned to one of two 10-minute Practice/Qualifying sessions. After qualifying is completed, the slower half of each grid (Cadets / Juniors) will contest the 20-minute B-Final with the faster half in the A-Final.
Both Cadet and Junior karts will be on circuit together, with staggered starts.
The arrival time for every round will be 0845hrs with an optional Championship Test session beforehand.
Cadet/Junior InKart Prices 2019
Mandatory Series Membership (valid for 12 months) – £35 inc VAT
Entry Fee Per Round – £47.50 inc VAT
Special Offer – Entry to the full Autumn Championship £378 inc VAT (SAVING £49.50 inc VAT)
Autumn InKart Practice – £30 inc VAT (20 minute session for those racing that day)
Championship Racing returns after the Summer break meaning no more worrying about when you can holiday!
The Autumn Championship
Round 1 – Saturday 7th Sep – 08:45 arrival
Round 2 – 21st Sep
Round 3 – 5th Oct
Round 4 – 19th Oct
Round 5 – 2nd Nov
Round 6 – 16th Nov
Round 7 – 30th Nov
Round 8 – 14th Dec
Round 9 – 21st Dec
As with the Spring Championship, if you book for the full Autumn Championship in advance, you save ££s!
The InKart Championships for Advanced Juniors and Seniors
The 2019 InKart Championships will be contested over nine rounds, from February to November, with a driver’s best 7 scores counting towards the final Championship Standings – all racing with take place on Sunday afternoons.
Round 1 – 24th Feb
Round 2 – 24th Mar
Round 3 – 21st Apr
Round 4 – 19th May
Round 5 – 30th Jun
Round 6 – 28th Jul
Round 7 – 29th Sep
Round 8 – 27th Oct
Round 9 – 24th Nov
BRAND NEW FORMATS FOR 2019
The SODI RT8 Championship
After an initial 5 minutes of untimed practice, all drivers (both Lights and Heavies) will leave the Pit Lane at 5 second intervals for the Super Pole qualifying session. Drivers will have one out-lap, followed by one flying lap. The lap-time set on their flying lap will determine their grid position for the first race. Upon completion of a drivers flying lap, they will return to the Pit Lane.
All drivers will compete in two 10 minute points scoring heats; the grid for the first race will be determined by the laps set in the Super Pole Qualifying session, and the grid for the second race will be a reversal of the Super Pole session. The points scored in the two heats will determine the grid for a 15 minute Grand Final.
Both Lights and Heavies will compete on circuit together, but will be separated for the race starts.
Any driver aged 14 or above will be eligible to enter into the SODI RT8 InKart Championship.
The DMAX InKart Championship
Running on the same day as the SODI RT8 Championship, drivers will take part in 10 minutes of qualifying followed by a non-stop 40 minute race to the chequered flag.
There will be two classes within each round with drivers 85kgs and above classified in the Heavy Championship and those under 85kgs classified in the Lights Championship. Light drivers will be required to weight up to 65kgs – Daytona will be able to supply limited ballast but anyone requiring significant ballast (more than 10kgs) should make arrangements to provide their own.
Experienced drivers aged 14 or above will be eligible to enter into the DMAX InKart Championship. Drivers aged 14 or 15 must pass an assessment in order to participate.
SODI RT8 – 1400hrs
DMAX – 1530hrs
SODI RT8 Series Entry = £70 inc VAT per round
DMAX Series Entry = £99 inc VAT per round
Please call Mark on 033 033 27870, extension 321 for more information or to book your space in the next round of the Daytona Sandown Park InKart Championship.