The 2011 Formula Kart Stars Championship gets underway this Easter weekend at Rowrah in Cumbria with more than 100 drivers looking for a golden egg to kick off their Championship hunt.
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The Formula One Management backed Championship will once again host the MSA British Cadet Championship and the FKS Championship for Mini Max and Junior Max. Unfortunately despite the series’ best efforts, KF3 will not run this year although work is already underway to revive the class in the future and a one-off event for the class is planned for the penultimate weekend of the year at Whilton Mill.
Following the success of last season’s doubleheader format all six FKS race weekends in 2011 will follow the same timed qualifying, two heats and a final timetable on both days, meaning the new champions will have to endure twelve rounds and nearly 50 races between now and the end of the year.
“I’m very excited about the new season of Formula Kart Stars,” says series director Carolynn Hoy, who has just returned to the UK following her epic 16,000-mile Antarctic to Arctic fundraising journey. “We received lots of positive feedback from our 2010 season and we have tried to make sure that we improve on that even more for 2011. “It’s a tremendous shame that we couldn’t provide a KF3 grid this year but I’m sure that we haven’t seen the last of this fantastic class in Formula Kart Stars.”
In addition to the season opening doubleheader at Rowrah, the twelve round championship will also visit Three Sisters, Glan Y Gors, Genk, Whilton Mill and Ellough Park with the Rotax classes all using the CIK-approved Alfano Alspy system.
As well as the round by round free tyre draw and class prizes from Martin Plowman (Cadet), Lewis Hamilton (Mini Max) and Bradley Ellis (Junior Max) Formula Kart Stars will also be providing prizes from new sponsors Powerboat P1 and iZone Driver Performance and control fuel suppliers One Fuel by Shell.
You can keep up to speed with everything that is happening in Formula Kart Stars this year via the official championship website www.formulakartstars.com or on the official FKS Facebook http://www.facebook.com/OfficialFKS and twitter http://twitter.com/Official_FKS pages