only at the Karting Show
The Karting Show at Autosport International will be the only exhibition to showcase the recently launched EasyKart Cadet. With the entire EasyKart range also on display from the Bromsgrove-based company, anyone interested in a stress-free way to start karting can find out how to get onto the starting grid at the NEC Birmingham, 8-11 January 2009.
EasyKart is the worldwide karting sensation for entry level karting, devised when kart manufacturing giant Birel decided to design a one make category of kart, which was cost effective and simple to maintain, to encourage drivers to get involved in motorsport.
Whether you are five or 50 years-old, there is an EasyKart for you with the EasyKart Baby available for five to eight year-olds, Cadet for eight to 12 year-olds, Junior for 12 to16 year-olds and EasyKart Senior for over 16s.
EasyKart Cadet is the latest championship machine which uses EasyKart tyres and an EasyKart 60 engine with electronic push button start. The Tillotson fixed jet carburetor features and with only small adjustments allowed to the wheel track settings and tyre pressures the kart is very simplistic. The seat, wheel rims and gearing are all specified by importers ACR and this creates an even playing field ensuring reduced costs. The category weight is expected to be 106KGS with the dry weight of the kart being 60kgs (subject to MSA approval).
The new Cadet will race in the main EasyKart UK 2009 Championship which kicks off in March at Whilton Mill. The winner of the 2009 Cadet Championship will secure a drive for the UK team at the World Finals in Italy next October.
A regular supporter of the Karting Show, UK EasyKart importer Andy Cox of ACR is looking forward to presenting the new Cadet at Autosport International and commented: “The interest we have for the EasyKart Cadet is amazing and it will be great for the general public and potential new karters to see the new machine at the Karting Show. We will run an entry list with a maximum of 50 Cadet drivers for 2009. I believe what we have to offer with the new Cadet will bridge the gap between junior corporate racing and offer a simple, affordable, way for a family to run their son or daughter’s first kart.
“The parameters in the regulations we have in place might sound a bit severe, but we feel we can see what is happening with karting. It used to be about racing and developing a driver’s skill. In many classes now you have to spend thousands of pounds to actually see if your driver does have the skill. EasyKart is definitely about the driver while it is aimed at newcomers. We have numerous drivers racing that had it not been for EasyKart would not have been able to race anymore due to rising costs. Our presence at the Karting Show will help us to showcase not only the Cadet but the whole range, which offers competitive cost effective racing for all ages.”
All the engines will be serviced by importer ACR with a fixed priced service cost. The cylinder, head, crankcases, crankshaft and the frame of the kart are all exchange purchase parts and will only be changed if damaged. This system already operates for the rest of the Easykart classes and ensures that no parts can be selected or kept by individuals in search of extra performance. Each kart purchased is registered with each child and cannot be raced or used by anyone else.
EasyKart now successfully runs as a franchise in Italy, USA, Colombia, Venezuela, Russia, Japan, Poland, UK, Germany, Greece, Turkey and Northern Cyprus. Every year the top drivers from each country are selected to race in the World EasyKart Finals in Italy to represent their country. For a rookie it offers a possible world title on their CV at an early stage in their career while mature drivers have the chance to compete internationally on a level playing field.
For more information on the EasyKart Cadet and the rest of the range visit www.easykart.co.uk or call ACR on 01527 889595
Autosport International will be open to the public on Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 January 2009. MSA kart licence holders under 16 will receive a complimentary ticket to the Karting Show, when accompanied by a paying adult, call 0844 579 3188 and quote ‘KART 167’, while BRDC Stars of Tomorrow and Super One competitors will receive a pair of free tickets to the show. To purchase tickets visit www.autosport-international.com or call 0044 (0) 844 579 3188. Adult tickets start at £29 per day with children’s tickets costing £19.
For further ticket information and to keep up to date with the latest Karting Show news and information visit the kartingshow.com
The 2008 Autosport International Show attracted over 84,000 visitors, including 28,000 trade buyers. Over 1,000 media representatives were present throughout the event, covering the show’s numerous live displays and 850 exhibitors.
Autosport International will be open to the public on Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 January 2009. Adult tickets start at £29 per day with children’s tickets costing £19. To book, visit www.autosport-international.com or call 0044 (0) 844 579 3188.
Paddock passes are available for £35 per adult and £25 for children. In addition to standard admission, visitors will have access to the Driver Signing Area as well as fast-track entry to the Live Action Arena and a great viewing position at the centre of the grandstands.
A Platinum Club pass, at £100, includes all the benefits of the Paddock Pass plus exclusive access to the VIP enclosure at the very top of the Live Action Arena grandstand, complete with champagne and canapés. You will also receive complimentary parking, cloakroom at the NEC plus a goodie bag.