The first provisional calendar for the TKM Club Championship in the Midlands and North has been released with expansion for 2015 in direct response to the positive feedback received from the many drivers taking part.
Dates for the new Southern series are still being finalised.
For 2015 in the Midlands, Junior, Senior and Clubman championships will be run at five events with a double header in the last round at Whilton Mill, making it six rounds in total with one dropped score. The Clubman competitors will compete in the same number of events but with one different date.
In the North the championship will be run at seven events with one dropped score. A Clubman class will be run along with Junior and Senior subject to sufficient entries.
The additional round for both is the Maxxis TKM Festival at Kimbolton in August, an event where a large number of drivers take part anyway making it a logical addition and featuring full TV coverage.
A new feature for 2015 will be points scoring not just in the final, but also based on the grid for the final. This will reward drivers who perform well in the heats but then might have a problem in the final.
Tal-Ko will also organise extra support for the developing series, now entering its fourth season and which has had a very high following, one of the largest in British karting. It is open to drivers of all abilities from novice through to experienced.
Series organisation will be carried out by TKM co-ordinator Grahame Butterworth. He said: “We have taken into account driver and club feedback to give the series more scope while at the same time adding in the Festival round which is an exceptional and popular event with TV coverage.”
Drivers will be required to register with Tal-Ko in order to score points and full details of registration will be announced in the New Year. In the meantime provisional dates are as follows:
Further information and updates will be available on the TKM website at www.tal-ko.com – note this will be upgraded with a brand new site for the turn of the year at the same address.