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05.08.15 TRACK ATTACK: ROUND ONE

WE see our first set of finalists qualify from the first Track Attack round to represent TeamSport Crdiff in this years KartChamps!

Joseph Linden, Adam Crofts Davies, James Martin, Jamie Higgins and Dale Thomas have all secured their places and are ready to compete in the KartChamps final taking place at TeamSport Reading.

With two more Track Attack rounds to go, if you've qualified then don't miss out on taking the chance to secure your place in the final!

Who will be crowned KartChamp
 2015?!

01.08.15 JULY HOT LAPS!

ADAM Crofts-Davies takes the top spot for July with an epic lap time of 23.566s setting not only a new personal best but a new fastest lap for the track and elite times overall.

Jacob Lewis also comes in with a record breaking lap time of 23.956s placing him in 2nd and Matthew Starke continues to shine in 3rd place with a lap time of 24.187s!

Can you take the top spot for August? Check back in September to see if your name is on the August Hot Lap Leaderboard
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08.07.15 TEAMSPORT TOUR FOR CHARITY

CARDIFF Cadet Member, Luke Evans, is preparing to take an adventure across TWELVE TeamSport venues across the UK in order to raise money for Cancer Research.

Luke will be heading to Warrington to begin his trip which will carry on across two days in July where he will be racing an Open Timed Race Session at every track.

We look forward to welcoming Luke across our venues and wish him every luck on his challenge for such a great cause!

Please join us in supporting Luke on his TeamSport tour and if you would like to make a donation to support Luke in raising money for Cancer Research then you can do this via his JustGiving page here.

Good Luck Luke!

01.07.15 JUNE HOT LAPS HEAT UP FOR SUMMER!

ADAM CROFTS DAVIES takes the top spot for June with an epic lap time of 24.750s closely followed by a competitive lap time of 24.867s in 2nd place is James Martin.

Jacob Lewis takes 3rd place with a speedy lap time of 25.006s.

Can you take the top spot for July? Check back in August to see if your name is on the July Hot Lap Leaderboard
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05.06.15 #KARTCHAMPS 2015 IS UNDERWAY

Can Cardiff be crowned KartChamps? Don't forget you have until June 30th to set your first two lap time entries.

If you do not submit two lap times before the end of June then it's game over for you!

You can get all the details on this years competition here
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01.06.15 MAY HOT LAPS!

MATTHEW Starke continues to impress at just 11 years old with a top spot lap time for May of 27.031s, putting him in our elite category among our fastest karters in Cardiff!

James Martin takes 2nd place with an epic lap time of 27.227s and Liam Strevens takes 3rd place with 27.278s.

Can you take the top spot for June? Check back in July to see if your name is on the June Hot Lap Leaderboard!

06.05.15 KARTCHAMPS HAS BEGUN!

KartChamps 2015 is off to a start, and don't forget all you need to do to get involved is set 2 lap times before June 30th and then another time in July in order to qualify through to Track Attack.

There's some epic prizes up for grabs, so do not miss out!

Find out everything you need to know here.

01.05.15 DID YOU MAKE THE APRIL HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?!

JEFF Evans take the top spot for April with an epic lap time of 26.978s.

Matthew Starke makes his leaderboard debut with an impressive lap time of 27.292s at just 11 years old putting him in 2nd place.

In 3rd place is Adam Crofts Davies with a sweet lap time of 27.364s!

Can you take the top spot for May? Check back in June to see if your name is on the May Hot Lap Leaderboard!

23.04.2015 FIND US ON TWITTER FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN FREE KARTING!

We are celebrating our 4000 followers with the chance to win free karting when we reach 4500 followers! If you're not following us already then make sure you change that now, and get involved by simply retweeting our post for #TeamSport4000 to enter!

You can follow and retweet us here!

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01.04.15 DID YOU MAKE THE MARCH HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?!

Adam Croft Davies takes the top spot for March with a lap time of 26.606s, closely followed by James Martin in 2nd place with a competitive lap time moments behind of 26.616s. Jacob Lewis comes in 3rd place with a hot lap of 26.659s!

Can you take the top spot for April? Check back in May to see if your name is on the April Hot Lap Leaderboard!

28.03.15 ARE YOU ON THE #GRID FOR APRIL?

We've got some awesome formats for our Member Only events in April including limited Member Only spaces reserved on the Sunday Unlimited Nights and our monthly Members Race Night for our most competitive karters. New PBs and Hot Lap victories expected!

Check out all our upcoming Member Only Events here.

26.03.15 DID YOU MAKE OUR MONTHLY TEAM CHALLENGE EVENT?

On March 26th, we hosted our monthly members team challenge, six teams competing head to head over an hours race to determine who has the key to what it takes to win an endurance race!

In pole position we had, Team One: Luke and Jeff Evans
Followed by Team Two: Matthew Starke and Anonymous
Team Three: Huw Davies and Dave O'Brien
Team Four: Michael Byrne and Bob Evans
Team Five: Ryan Kemp and Tom Jenkins
Team Six: Ian Brown and James Lyons

Over the 60 minute race we saw plenty of action from Team One managing to take an early lead with the best lap time of 28.137 finishing 7 laps ahead of last place.

The real star of the event who showed the most determination to get back on to the podium after his team mate is Team Three's main driver Matthew Starke who managed to gain 5 laps back to achieve his second place on the podium.

Team Two fell just short with one lap keeping them in third place.
Team Four in fourth place.
Team Six in fifth place and Team Five in sixth place.

Final Standings:

Team One: 113 laps
Team Three: 112 laps
Team Two: 110 laps
Team Four: 108 laps
Team Six: 107 laps
Team Five: 106 laps

24.03.15 KARTCHAMPS 2015 IS COMING SOON!

Will Cardiff take the crown for Kart Champs? It's that time of the year again!

KartChamps Qualifying starts in May, where you need to set two top lap times between May 1st and June 30th, with a final lap time set by July 31st!

We've got epic prizes to be won and some serious competition between now 13 TeamSport Indoor Karting venues... !

Do you have what it takes to become TeamSport KartChamp of 2015?!

Find out everything you need to know here.

05.03.15 CADET ACADEMY

Young karters.. our fantastic Cadet Academy is off to a great start with increasing numbers of junior drivers and fantastic tuition available to the future karting stars of the track.

Our Cadet Kart Academy is now running on a monthly basis providing tuition and competitions for younger drivers.

It's a fantastic opportunity to make karting their favourite hobby and with a loyalty scheme in place too including fantastic membership benefits to join in with - there has never been a better way to get the kids into karting!

We will also be running our Junior track day mornings throughout the Easter holidays!

Find out more about Cadet Kart Academy here.


01.03.15 IT'S MARCH ALREADY!! DID YOU MAKE THE FEBRUARY HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?!

James Martin takes the top spot for February with a fantastic lap time of 26.137s, not a personal best but good enough to beat the rest!

Jacob Lewis comes in 2nd place with a hot lap of 26.361 with Rhys Hawkins not far behind him with a time of 26.613s!

Can you beat their times in March? Check back in April to see if you have made the March Leaderboard!


26.02.15 #GRID TEAM ENDURANCE

LAST night saw our first members team challenge with 6 competing teams, one team of which was the staff/customer team.

Team 1 Michael Byrne/Teamsport Cardiff
Team 2 Robert Beynon/Dean Jury
Team 3 Christian Duffy/Robert Bosley
Team 4 Paul Nash/Richard Nurse
Team 5 Jacob Lewis/Dylan Nash
Team 6 Callum O'Callaghan/James Anderson 

With an hour long race with plenty of changes to the leader board, especially during some change overs, the race started to draw in fast for Team 3 taking the WIN with 131 laps.! Team 1 and 4 taking the remaining steps on the podium with 131 laps and 129 laps.

 Standings:

Team 3 - 131 laps
Team 1 - 131 laps
Team 4 - 129 laps
Team 5 - 129 laps
Team 2 - 128 laps
Team 6 - 116 laps

Next Team Endurance takes place on 26th March..

04.02.15 CARDIFF CITY FC TAKE TO THE TRACK!

Bruce Team-Sport made transfer deadline day... oh no wait..

Cardiff City FC take some time off the pitch and battle it out on the track at TeamSport Cardiff!

They're a team so... we couldn't quite get a 3rd, 2nd and 1st place podium picture... so we got them all on it instead.. and Bruce!

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01.02.15 NEW YEAR, NEW PBs - DID YOU MAKE THE JANUARY LEADERBOARD?


Ashley Owen takes the top spot for January with a lap time of 25.977s closely followed Rafal Skiba in 2nd place with 26.012s and Michael Byrne in 3rd place with 26.028s!

Can you beat their times in February? Check back in March to see if you have made the February Leaderboard!

14.01.15 BRUCE AND THE DARK VISIT CADET ACADEMY!

Special guests Bruce Team-Sport and The Dark Karter stopped by Cardiff last night to give some of their best tips to the young future pros in our first Cadet Academy night!

It's been a few weeks since the Cadets were last on track at the Christmas party with three Elite Cadets returning to perfect their skills - Luke Evans, Ethan Balch and Matthew Starke. Joining them on the night were Owen Hinks, William Linden and Joseph Linden for beginners stage.

After three sessions of tuition the lap times started to drop tremendously - well done guys!

Luke Evans 28.390
Matthew Starke 28.566
Ethan Balch 30.223
Owen Hinks 30.690
William Linden 31.783
Joseph Linden 33.174

You can find the dates for the next Cadet Academy sessions on our website, and don't forget about our Father & Son Race Night on the 28th January!

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01.01.15 HAPPY NEW YEAR KARTERS! DID YOU MAKE THE DECEMBER HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?

RAFAL Skiba takes the top spot on the leaderboard in December with a beautiful lap time of 25.526s with previous top spot karter James Martin closely following with 25.717s.

Third place goes to Jacob Lewis with an epic lap time of 25.881s.

Can you beat their times in January? Check back in February to see if you have made the January Leaderboard!

22.12.14 CARDIFF F1 RACE NIGHT

ON December 21st, we hosted our Members Only F1 Night, After Q1 had taken place place with the fastest lap time being set at 26.712 by Rafal Skiba. But with the last two in Q1 being disqualified was Mike Chapman and Kris Black.

After a short break Q2 commenced with a slight change to the leader board with James Martin setting the fastest lap of a 26.308. The last three, Dale Thomas, Jacob Lewis and Rhys Hawkins however were disqualified. Which then left only three for a pole shoot-out on Q3, Rafal Skiba, James Martin and Adam Crofts Davies.

Race 1 commenced with Rafal Skiba starting in pole, followed by James Martin, Adam Crofts Davies, Dale Thomas, Jacob Lewis, Rhys Hawkins, Mike Chapman and Kris Black.
The 15 minute race saw dramatic changes to the leader board. Finishing on the podium for race one was James Martin, Rafal Skiba and Jacob Lewis.

The start of race two had a reversed grid with Kris Black starting in pole followed by Mike Chapman, Rhys Hawkins, Jacob Lewis, Dale Thomas, Adam Crofts Davies, James Martin and Rafal Skiba. With some brilliant racing throughout the start saw an unexpected win for Jacob Lewis who managed to battle his way through the pack after starting second from last. Followed by Rafal Skiba and Dale Thomas taking the remaining two sport on the podium.

Rafal Skiba 28 points
Jacob Lewis 25 points
James Martin 21 point
Dale Thomas 16 points
Adam Crofts Davies 14 points
Rhys Hawkins 8 points
Mike Chapman 4 points
Kris Black 2 points

Missed out? Don't forget to check our January events available to book now!

18.12.14 CALLING ALL FUTURE YOUNG KARTING STARS!

OUR brand new Cadet Academy is a fantastic way for young drivers aged between 8 years and 16 years to progress their way through karting and learn the best techniques. The Academy is staged from Beginner through to Advanced where karters will then be invited to compete in TeamSport championships across our 13 locations. Existing young #GRID members will go straight through to Intermediate stage should they meet the required criteria. 

If you are a young driver, or would like to get your child into karting then Cadet Academy is the perfect option! Beginners stage is open to all drivers and once progressed to next stage they will be required to become part of the #GRID and are on their way to the podium! 

Sessions will run on a monthly basis to begin with so give us a call or visit your local track for more information.

Check out Cadet Academy on our website.

04.12.14 SANTA TAKES THE REINS AT CARDIFF 

THURSDAY 4th December saw the first members event with our brand new Sodi karts, plus a VIP guest our on track - SANTA! Like our original Chase the Ace events, our members had the chance to catch Santa in a 30 minute race.

With Santa starting on pole position followed by James Martin in second, Jacob Lewis in third we saw some great competition from the pack in attempt to catch Santa and set the fastest lap. 

Over the 30 minutes of racing action we saw a lot of changes to the leader board, James Martin keeping hot on Santa's tail throughout but started losing the edge as Santa had plenty of mince pies to fuel up on before the race posting a best lap of 25.305 and lapping James Martin right on the last five minutes of the race with 68 laps.

1 Teamsport Card... 25.941 25.305 -
2 James Martin 26.352 25.717 1L
3 Jacob Lewis 26.563 25.881 1L
4 Dale Thomas 26.805 26.151 2L
5 Martyn Hipkin 26.835 25.898 2L
6 Robert Beynon 27.188 26.466 3L
7 Adam Crofts Da... 27.281 26.169 3L
8 Josh Hipkin 27.647 26.257 4L
9 Peter Hipkin 27.797 26.483 4L
10 Kris Black 28.829 26.990 6L
11 Tony Martin 28.243 26.998 19L 

 

01.12.14 DID YOU MAKE THE NOVEMBER HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?

James Martin retains the number one spot in November with a top lap of 24.670, beating his previous time in October. In second place again, retaining the spot is Rafal Skiba (24.752) and Nathan Lemon moves up to 3rd Place with a quick lap of 24.882.

Can you beat their times in December? Check back in January to see if you have made the December Leaderboard!

14.11.14 CHASE SANTA!

Chase the Ace is returning in December for a #GRID Special. For one night only (because he’s a busy guy), Santa will replace the Ace for an EPIC race off only at TeamSport Cardiff.

The event is taking place on 4th December with spaces still available to join in on the fun!

01.11.14 DID YOU MAKE THE OCTOBER HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?

James Martin takes the number one spot in October with a top lap of 24.696, closely followed by Elite member currently holding the fastest lap of the year Rafal Skiba (24.738) and Zoltan Tartar (24.984) in 3rd place.

Can you beat their times in November? Check back in December to see if you have made the November Leaderboard!

31.10.14 TRICK OR TREAT?!

ON the 30th October we made a slight haunted twist to our standard Cadet tuition night with a Halloween special! The night was an absolute karting treat with some excellent track tricks going down from our Cardiff Cadet members making some awesome karting progress and skill improvements!

The TeamSport staff got dressed up for the occasion and it was definitely a night to remember.. and an event not to be missed!

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