Teesside SG Petch Sprint Championship 2018

The dates have been set for 2018 and will be an 0730 arrival time and 0800 race start for the Heavyweight class. Lightweights arrive 0900 for a 0930 start and Rookies arrive at 10.30am for a 11.00am race start.

SG Petch Championship 2018

Now in its eighth year, the SG Petch Sprint Championship is the UK's biggest arrive and drive hire kart championship.

  • 7 rounds in all - 5 to count
  • Lightweight, Heavyweight and Rookie classes
  • 3 different circuit layouts
  • 10 minute qualifying and two 20 minute races, Lights and Heavies
  • 20 minute practice and 40 minute race for Rookies
  • Trophies at every round

The Dates are:

Round 1 - 4th March - International Circuit
Round 2 - 8th April - National with D
Round 3 - 13th May - International Circuit
Round 4 - 10th June - National with no D
Round 5 - 8th July - International Circuit
Round 6 - 9th September - National with D
Round 7 - 7th October - International Circuit

About the karts

The championship offers drivers a chance to race in the our brand new fleet of karts. These Karts are 20kg lighter than the standard hire kart and have been fitted with new T2 GX160 engines, which means faster lap times and closer racing. Teesside Karting have 43 such karts, the championship will use a maximum of 35 per class, allowing for spares.

Who can enter the SG Petch Championship?

The championship is open to anyone 16 years and over. It is currently the North of England’s leading hire-kart sprint series, allowing new and experienced drivers the opportunity to compete in a low-cost, competitive championship, without need for capital outlay.

SG Petch and Teesside Karting are keen to promote racing talent in the region, and see this series as an ideal way to help achieve this. 2018 will be SG Petch's eighth season sponsoring the championship, and as each year passes, the series goes from strength to strength.

The championship is held at Teesside Autodrome over 7 rounds, with the best 5 rounds counting towards the final championship standings.

With natural progression through the classes drivers start off the series in the Rookie class which is divided in to four weight classes, to keep the price don there's no need to add ballast to your kart as we work out the classes based on your body weight, at the end of the season the top ten drivers will move up to the light and heavy classes in the sprint championship, don't worry we make more space in those classes by moving drivers up to the new for 2019 Pro class.

Price is £55 per round and a one off registration fee of £10 when booking the first round.

How do I book SG Petch?

Bookings are taken at Teesside Karting. The cost is £55* per round with a one off £10 registration fee via the Teesside Karting online booking system. Our championship coordinators are Jon Wright from SG Petch and  Kat Franklin from Teesside Karting. If you're new to karting and haven't competed in the series before you'll need to start in Rookies for your first year, if you have any questions feel free to message us viz our social media accounts or give the office a call.

Call Mon-Fri between 10 am and 5pm on 01642 231117 option 1.

*Please note that booking closes at 12 pm on the Wednesday before the race day, payment in full must be made at time of booking, failure to do so will result in your entry being cleared from the system [even with a deposit].

This championship is sponsored by SG Petch.  

SG Petch Sprint registration and booking : https://teessideautodrome.alphatiming.co.uk/register/champs/sgpetch