Buckmore Park

Junior 8-13 Rookie Club - R5
Fri 26th July 2024
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Ideal for new drivers

Junior 8-13 Rookie Club - R5

Please Note: This event can only be booked by 8-13 Rookie drivers. Please login if you are one and wish to book online.

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 followed by three points scoring heats for each driver to determine grid positions for the final. 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 had a discussion with the race director. Our 2024 championship comprises of 8 rounds of which the best 6 scores will count toward the end of season result. This allows for missed round or to drop a disappointing result. Junior Rookie races do not form part of a championship, and are one off races each time.


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

13:00 Arrival & Registration

13:30 Drivers Briefing (parents very welcome)

14:00 - 18:00 Practice, 3 heats for each driver and a final for each driver.

18:15 Presentation of awards

Dates in the Series

Sunday 17th March

Sunday 7th April

Saturday 18th May

Sunday 16th June

Friday 26 July 13:00 arrival

Sunday 18th August

Sunday 15th September

Sunday 20th October


Spectators are welcome. We have a state-of-the-art clubhouse facility featuring a Café serving hot and cold food, and an upper tier balcony which provides a dynamic view of the whole circuit.


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

Dress Code

The driver to be dressed in comfortable clothing and suitable footwear, preferably trainers or similar flat shoes. All the safety equipment necessary will be provided.


We operate in all weathers so 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.