THE CIRCUIT: PF International Kart Circuit …
PF International kart circuit was first opened in 1994 and was, and still is, the brain-child of Mr Paul Fletcher. The circuit is located in the village of Brandon, close to Grantham, in the lovely Lincolnshire countryside. PFi celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019!
Over the years, PFi has developed and grown and is now recognised as the UK’s premier Karting facility.
During 2011, PFi saw perhaps it’s largest tranformation to date – a track extention that incorporates a bridge with flyover! This sensational new feature has increased the overall track length to 1382m and helped the circuit to secure it’s International ‘A’ grade track licence – the only kart track in the UK to achieve this level! Attaining this grade of track licence has firmly placed PFi on the Global Karting scene and has helped to secure several CIK-FIA kart race events to date.
As the UK’s premier karting facility, PFi provides it’s Members with many benefits…some of these include:
FREE WiFi in the Paddock – a new feature added in 2017!
FREE Electricity At All TVKC Race Meetings – mains power installed in the Paddock
Fully Tarmac Paddock – housing 160 8m x 6m pit bays
Regular Test Days – circuit open every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
Indoor & Outdoor Viewing Areas – catering for all UK weather conditions!
Overnight Parking & Facilities – helping to make your stay as comfortable as possible
Garage Rental – indoor workspace available for hire
On-Circuit Cameras & Live Timing – using the height of technology equipment
Onsite Bar & Restaurants – catering fro all tastes
Onsite Retail Shop – selling spare parts, racewear and oils/lubricants
BIG Digital Screen – a 10m x 5m digital board to display live timing aswell as adverts
THE CLUB: Trent Valley Kart Club …
Trent Valley Kart Club was established in 1996 when PF International kart circuit was first constructed. The Club has grown rapidly over the years and has become the UK’s largest kart racing club with over 800 racing members. The Club is high profile in terms of professionalism and state of the art karting facilities and is very keen to evolve the sport of karting and push it to the fore front of worldwide motorsport.
TVKC provides a high quality and competitive Club Championship and Winter Series. These Club rounds are held on the first weekend of every month (excluding August which is replaced by Kartmasters Grand Prix).
Each race meeting is professionally organised and has a user-friendly approach and regularly attracts over 200 entries each time. The range in driver ability is very varied. From the best drivers in the UK and abroad to the novice drivers who are just starting out – everyone is catered for! An added incentive for Novice and National B licence holders is the TVKC ‘Rookie Cup’. This scheme applies to all classes and awards the highest placed ‘Rookie Cup’ driver with their very own trophy.
Over the Club’s history, many TVKC Club Champions have been crowned with many of them moving on within the world of motorsport. Take a look at the Club’s Roll of Honour…
|IAME Cadet||2013||Albert Carter|
|X30 MINI||2017||Alex Ley|
|MINI MAX||2003||Paul Marsh|
|X30 JUNIOR||2014||Oliver Greetham|
|2018||Axel La Flamme|
|JUNIOR MAX||2001||Daniel Hart|
|JUNIOR TKM||1996||Jonathan Davies|
|FORMULA JICA||1996||Mike Spencer|
|SENIOR TKM||1996||Steven Thompson|
|177 MAX||2007||Mark Wimbleton|
|X30 SENIOR||2014||Chris Trott|
|SENIOR MAX||2000||Michael Simpson|
|100 NATIONAL||1996||James Mills|
|FORMULA ICA||1996||Jim Rainbird|
TVKC also organises the annual blue ribbon event in UK Karting – the Motorsport UK Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix. This prestigious race weekend takes place on 1st-4th August 2019 and has become the biggest one-off kart race meeting on the UK calendar! The meeting attracts over 200 drivers from the UK and abroad and their ages range from 8yrs upwards. The entrants compete for a prize fund in excess of £15,000 and the coveted ‘GP’ plates. Kartmasters always provides some excellent racing and an awesome atmosphere. The event boasts over 2000 spectators and all of the action is captured by film cameras and broadcast via live streaming.
More information about Trent Valley Kart Club and it’s events can be found on our website www.tvkc.co.uk