Buckmore Park

Junior 8-13 Rookie Club - R3
Sun 14th January 2024
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Experience required
Ideal for new drivers

Junior 8-13 Rookie Club - R3

Note: This event can only be booked on the phone. Please call 01634 201562 to book.

The 8-13 Rookie Club is part of our Buckmore Junior Series offering competitive sprint racing for 8- 16 year old drivers. Race meetings take place on the full International Circuit and all safety equipment is provided.

Key Information


Each race meeting comprises a short practice session for every driver which is followed by three points scoring heats for each driver to determine grid positions for the finals. All drivers will compete in a final. Junior Rookie races do not form part of a championship, they are one off races each time.

Participant Restrictions

The minimum age to take part in the event is 8 and the maximum age is 13. Potential drivers must have successfully completed a minimum of one training lesson at the Buckmore Park or similar at another circuit. Proof of lap times or grades achieved elsewhere will be required.


On the day, the Junior series is run in two race categories, Junior Rookie & Junior Pro. The Pro drivers aged 8-13 years old drive the 160cc Junior Sodi Karts. The Rookie drivers are split into two overlapping age classes (8-13 and 12-16) to allow for different growth rates and weights. They too drive the 160cc Junior Sodi Karts. There are trophies for the top three in all classes.

Championship Details

A Rookie driver can be eligible to move up to the Pro Class after having competed in a minimum of three races and a discussion with the race director.

The Winter Championship features 4 rounds of which the best 3 scores will count. This allows for missed rounds or to drop a disappointing result.

Junior Rookie races do not form part of the championship, and are one off races each time.


The total time at the circuit is approximately 6½hrs from your arrival to departure.

10:30 Arrival & Registration

11:00 Drivers Briefing (parents very welcome)

11:30 - 15:30 Practice, 3 heats for each driver and a final for each driver.

15:45 Presentation of awards

Winter Race Dates

Sunday 19th November

Saturday 16th December

Sunday 14th January

Sunday 11th February


Family and friends are welcome to attend the race day.


The cafe will be open during the session for the purchase of hot and cold refreshments.

Dress Code

Please bring comfortable clothing and suitable footwear, preferably trainers or similar flat shoes. All the safety equipment necessary will be provided.


Please check the weather forecast before you travel and pack a change of clothes if rain looks likely. Only in the most extreme weather conditions (i.e. ice or snow) will there be a possibility of your session being postponed or cancelled.


All payments made are non-refundable, it may be possible to transfer your booking, but it would be subject to an admin fee.