JULY 18TH & 19TH 2020
Rowrah is situated in Arlecdon village which developed in the 19th Century as the industrial revolution demanded more and more coal, limestone and high grade iron ore. Arlecdon and the villages around it were a maze of railways, quarries and mines which produced the materials for iron works. Rowrah stadium sits on the edge of the Lake District, edged by both fields and fells in a unique limestone quarry. The track measures 1,040 metres long and it is used for several major UK karting championships. Rowrah is widely loved, and its technical hairpins and frequently inclement weather mean it always throws something different at you. Kerb-hopping and late braking are the keys to success here, and you’d better have half an eye on your opponents as overtaking can be achieved at almost every corner.
AUGUST 8TH & 9TH 2020
The village of Whilton first appears in the Domesday Book way back in 1068 where it is referred to as ‘Woltone’. The land known as ‘Whilton Mill’ takes its name from the old 18th century watermill that is still visible today. From around 1841, Whilton Mill began providing hospitality to the local villagers in ‘The Mill public house’. Whilton Mill’s milling days slowly gave way to farming which continued right up until the late 1980’s.
Whilton Mill first began Kart racing in 1991. The first karts were off road versions as the first circuit was on grass! The racing itself took place around the small field that is now the 450m Mill circuit. With increasing interest, a permanent, concrete track was built in early 1993. The National circuit was extended into the 1150m International Circuit in 2007 and with it came a thriving owner driver kart club, complimented by on-site shop and race team.
SEPTEMBER 5th & 6th 2020
Three huge spoil heaps, referred to as the Three Sisters, were a legacy of extensive coal mining at Garswood Hall Colliery in 1867 which gave its name to the circuits surrounding area in Wigan.
Three Sisters Local Nature Reserve features a boating lake and picnic area, boasts a thriving wildlife wetland. An extensive network of footpaths attracting walkers, cyclists and even horse riders. It is also home to one of the UK’s most exciting race circuits. Notable motorsport celebrities associated with the circuit include Neil Hodgson, who won the 2000 British Superbike Championship – his first win came in 1990 at the Three Sisters Circuit. The circuit was also one of five to be chosen to host the 2006 season for McLaren Mercedes’ Champions of the Future, a series aimed at creating an environment in which young, aspiring drivers from all backgrounds could excel. The class champions that year were Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton (Cadet), Andrew Delahunty (Yamaha), and German Touring Car champion Gary Paffett (Intercontinental).