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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 Docklands in this years KartChamps!

Albert Abutaliev, Mark Kearon, Marc Cater and Elliot Butler 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?!

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01.08.15 JULY HOT LAPS!

GRAHAM Cobb takes the top spot for July with an epic lap time of 38.508s - not just a personal best but a track record breaking time setting him at first place on the elite board for the overall year so far!

Alex Brazier takes 2nd place, also beating the original track record with a competitive lap time of 38.541s and Steven Cobb keeps it exciting in 3rd place with an impressive lap time of 38.843s.

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

22.07.15 CHASE THE ACE!

AN entertaining race night commenced as #GRID members take on Chase The Ace!

Here's the results with some interesting racer names...

1st place - RED MIST - 39.065
2nd place- COBB JOCKEY- 39.573
3rd place- JETT CLARK- 39.164
4th place- SPOONIE- 39.724

Can you beat Red Mist in the next Chase The Ace?! Book now, so you don't miss out!

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01.07.15 JUNE HOT LAPS HEAT UP FOR SUMMER!

JETT Clark takes the top spot for June with an epic lap time of 39.220s.

Graham Hobb isn't far behind in 2nd place with a lap time of 39.267s closely followed by Chris Bowers in 3rd place with a competitive lap time of 39.306s.

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

05.06.15 #KARTCHAMPS 2015 IS UNDERWAY

Can Docklands 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!

HARRY Gibson takes the top spot in May with 39.589s closely followed by Brandon Abraham in 2nd place with a hot lap time of 39.742s.

Jett Clark takes 3rd place for May with a competitive lap time of 39.832s.

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?!

MAHEM Ramrajsingh comes in 1st place for April with a top lap time of 39.619s claiming his place on the Elite Board for the year.

In 2nd place we have Arees Damani with an impressive lap time of 39.684s and in 3rd place closely following is Dean Ha with 40.310s!

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

26.04.2015 BRANDON ABRAHAM IS TOP OF THE LEAGUE

After 7 successful rounds, the London League has come to an end with a dominant winner accumulating an impressive 155 points, Brandon Abraham takes home the trophy and the winning golden ticket.

We now move onto KartChamps which begins on May 1st where all TeamSport venues Nationwide have the chance to battle it out against each other to be crowned TeamSport KartChamp. The London League is set to return later in the year with more bigger and better events, and some fantastic prizes.

You can register your interest in advance by e-mailing manager.towerbridge@team-sport.co.uk

A huge congratulations to Brandon, and everyone else that took part in the London League. We look forward to seeing you back on the track very soon.

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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04.04.15 KARTCHAMPS 2015 IS COMING SOON!

Can Docklands bring home the KartChamps crown? 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.

01.04.15 LONDON LEAGUE UNLIMITED AT WEST LONDON

THE  London League for #Grid Members held 1st April at TeamSport West London, was a quiet one but close one, with Brandon Abraham taking another win just edging out Francesco Poderi for the top time. 

There were no April fools when it came to lap times in this Unlimited event, with all competitors setting times within 0.1 of a second of each other and setting the fastest lap times we have seen,so far in 2015 at TeamSport West London.

Francesco Set the pace fairly early in the event with a fastest lap of 25.346. It looked like he had taken it but in the final session Brandon set a 25.331 second laptime wining the event by just 0.015 of a second!

The evening also saw Jett Clark taking 3rd spot with a lap time of 25.474 and Tim Carolan just missing of a place on the podium with a 25.483.

Next London League event will take place at North London on 8th April.

01.04.15 DID YOU MAKE THE MARCH HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?!

Brandon Abraham is in 1st Place for March with a top lap time of 39.003s, closely followed in 2nd place by Jake Gillett with a speedy lap of 39.153s. Mahen Ramrajsingh comes in 3rd place with 39.594s!

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 Members Club Night and we'll be launching the KartChamps qualifying for London Docklands on May 1st. New PBs and Hot Lap victories expected!

Check out all our upcoming Member Only Events here.

25.03.15 GRID AND STAFF TEAM CHALLENGE!

A fantastic evening with our Member and Staff joining forces for a Team Challenge Endurance event, a huge congratulations to the top 3 winning teams:

3rd Place: Ben Lester & Ben Collins
2nd Place: Callum & Steven Andrea
1st Place: Hassan & Abraham

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18.03.15 LONDON LEAGUE AT LONDON DOCKLANDS

Brandon Abraham set the pace during the practice session with a 39.128, Ben Lester was second with a 40.836, in third was Jett Clark with a 41.035 and James Collins came fourth with 42.735.

During the race, Brandon started on pole and romped to a fairly straight forward win, he lead for the entire race, with a very small number of drivers on the circuit, it paved the way for some very fast laps. Brandon Abraham won the race lapping all drivers at least once. Very easy win. Brandon had a best lap time of 39.003, Ben finished with a 40.125, Jett with a 40.176, and James with a 42.437.

Next London League event takes place on April 1st at TeamSport West London in our Unlimited Karting format!


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?!

Brandon Abraham takes the top spot for February with a hot lap of 38.985s! Mahen Ramrajsingh is catching up with him with an epic lap time of 39.681s putting him in 2nd place with a competitive lap time of 39.966s putting David Goldsmith in 3rd place!

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

18.02.15 Let's a go karting!

We love to hear about your karting events and we love it even more, when we get to see your pictures - to make sharing your experience even easier we are now on Instagram! @teamsportkarting

Check out this group that raced with us recently... they may look 'familiar' !!

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15.02.15 LONDON LEAGUE... ROUND FOUR

With 3 rounds gone in the first ever London League it was time to hit the International Track at Tower Bridge.

Brandon Abraham led the table before tonights event but now came to the track he has the least experience on. Some regular Tower members were in the line up and looking to gain points on the league leader.

In the first heat regular Tower members Oswald Bousseau, Francesco Poderi and Tim Carolan made up the top three with Oz getting the quickest opening lap time.

Heat 2 saw Francesco set the fastest lap with Tim second and Brandon finding his feet in third.

Tim took the fastest lap in heat 3 with Tyler Mays getting a quick time in for second place.

Heat 4 showed that experience isn't always key with Brandon and Tyler in the top 2. With only 2 heats remaining it was all about getting those quick lap times in and the lap times started to drop.

In the penultimate heat Tim Carolan recorded a 59.492 lap, the quickest of the night. Brandon was in second and new League entrant Billy Hutchings put himself into contention in third.

The final heat is where the laps got really competitive. Francesco pulled out a rapid 59.418 to take the win and Oswald just behind him with a 59.436. Tim's best was a 59.492 to make up an incredibly close top 3.

We now move onto the next event, The Eliminator at London Docklands on March 18th!

04.02.15 LONDON LEAGUE... ROUND THREE

Tyler Mays claims Round 3 and accelerates to 2nd place in the current league table!

We had 12 drivers race in what was an epic event on Wednesday 4th February for Round 3 of the London League. 

The format was our exciting Eliminator event which is set as 5 minutes practice, 25 qualify and a 30 minute race. 18 minutes into the race and the last driver at the back of the grid on every other lap is black flagged to leave the circuit - the ultimate last karter standing competition!

Brandon Abraham was the quickest in the qualifier followed by Tyler Mays. The race was very intense at start and the top drivers in the event found it very hard to race as everyone was eager to claim that top spot and avoid elimination!

In the end, the epic battle came down to Tyler Mays, Brandon Abraham and Jake Cassetta meaning North London regular members such as Joe, Gerard, Anand and Hannah could not make it into the top three positions despite all their efforts. All drivers however created an EPIC competition throughout making it a fun night for all and a memorable night of karting.

3rd Place... Jake Cassetta
2nd Place... Brandon Abraham 
1st Place... Tyler Mays

Congratulations to the Top 3 from Round 3... and the updated London League board is now online!

Round 4 takes place at TeamSport London Tower Bridge Sunday 15th February - did we mention it might be epic?

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


Michael Beach takes the top spot for January with a lap time of 39.540s!

Closely followed by Kevin Voss in 2nd place with 39.601s and in 3rd place we've got Mahen Ramrajsingh with 39.664s!

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


22.01.15 LONDON LEAGUE... ROUND TWO


Brandon Abraham claims second win in the #Grid London League at TeamSport West London. 12 drivers contested the second round of the London League was held at TeamSport West London as a Grand Prix Premier plus event.

The event consisted of a practice a qualifying session a grid started race and a reverse race, with the winner of the event being the person with the highest points accumulated from both races.

Race one was won from Pole to lights by Brandon Abraham securing a 10 point lead for the event, following Brandon into the top three were TeamSport West London regulars Francesco Poderi in second and Tim Carolan in third.

Race two saw David Hone fight his way up to win from seventh position in an eventful reverse grid race. Leo Taylor took second position in his first ever #Grid members event followed by Tyler Mays in third.

Final result of the event saw a four way points tie between Brandon Abraham, Francesco Poderi, Tim Carolan and Said Ali all finishing with 14 points a piece, meaning the winner of the event had to be decided by the person with the fastest lap from the two races.

This saw Brandon Abraham taking the event with a fastest lap of 26.181 followed by Francesco with a personal best of 26.450 then Tim missing out on second place by 3 thousandths with 26.453. The personal rivalry between the two friends couldn't have got any closer if they had tried.

#Grid newcomer Said Ali just missed out on the podium with a 26.530, a very commendable time and consistent placings of the fourth position in both races earning him seven points in each race, had the either of races between Tim and Francesco been a slightly different result Said that have been up on the podium with his consistency.

The next London League event takes place at TeamSport North London as a Super Grand Prix 4 on the 4th February. 7.30pm arrival costing £40 per person. 

14.01.15 THE FIRST LONDON LEAGUE KICKS OFF

A tense, nail-biting conclusion to a very exciting event to kick off the London League, 11 drivers took to the grid for victory and 25 points, after a tight practice and an even tighter qualifying session. Brandon Abraham managed to steal pole on the very last lap by 0.05 of a second. Once the karts were on the grid, the lights went out and drivers were away for race one. 

A very tight and exciting race with lots of battles concluded with Brandon taking a lights to flag victory with Tyler Mays finishing in second. With the level of competition within the field, race two was never going to be straight forward, it promised more than race one with the reverse grid and it duly delivered, and just a tenth of a second separated the top two, Tyler Mays managing to take the victory with Brandon Abraham finishing second. 

With a tie on points and 25 points up for grabs, it came down to fastest lap time and it was again so close just 0.4 of a second separated 1st and 2nd. 

The winner was Brandon, taking maximum points from the first race in series. Tim Carolan very consistent throughout took 3rd place overall.

The next London League event takes place at our West London venue in Acton and it's not too late to get involved.. 

Premier Grand Prix Race @ West London, 22nd January – 6.35pm arrival – £40pp

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12.01.15 ARE YOU IN THE LONDON LEAGUE?


It's finally here, and the London League begins this Wednesday at TeamSport London Docklands with spaces still available with the epic Chase the Ace!

If you think you have got what it takes to become London's best karter and win some unbelievable prizes then make sure you're booked in..

Visit your local London track for more details or give us a call on 0844 9980 000.

Spectators welcome, so bring your fans and race your way to the top of the league.

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

JAKE Gillett takes the top spot whilst still retaining the top Elite leader lap, not a personal best in December but still fast enough to beat the rest with 39.254s.

Brandon Abraham continues to fight for the top elite spot and comes out 2nd place in December with a competitive lap time of 39.263s with Harry Gibson coming in 3rd place not far behind with 39.695s.

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

28.12.14 MEMBERS ONLY UNLIMITED KARTING!

We had 7 members turn up for our unlimited night, all pitted against each other in some friendly competition. The star driver of the night was young Brandon Abraham, a Cadet member who is quickly proving himself to be a very fast driver.

Brandon came first in every single race of the unlimited, breaking the 40 second barrier and setting a personal best lap time of 39.263. Amazing effort. He is 1 second off the lap record now!

In second place for unlimited we had Ben Lester setting a time of 40.112 and in third place Tim Carolan with a time of 40.278.

Some great racing from the guys and we look forward to having them all back in January to set some more record times!


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.

10.12.14 ARE YOU READY FOR THE LONDON LEAGUE 2015?

 

We're looking for London's best karter and your track needs you to bring home the trophy..

Events start in January 2015 across our four London venues, and you do not want to miss out! 

Current Event Schedule: 
Chase the Ace @ London Docklands, 14th January – 7.00pm arrival
Prem + @ West London, 22nd January – 6.35pm arrival
Super GP 4 @ North London, 4th February – 7.30pm arrival
Unlimited Karting @ Tower Bridge, 15th February – 6.20pm arrival

Visit your local London track for more information or call 0844 9980 000. 

http://www.team-sport.co.uk/london-docklands/the-grid/member-only-events/

Grid members in adult karts only. All participants must attend at least one event at each different venue to be placed. Season will run from January 2015 - April 2015. Pre-booking necessary.

07.12.14 MEMBERS ONLY UNLIMITED KARTING!

We had 8 drivers in this session tonight. Some very tight competition and some close lap times recorded.

The winner of the night was Oswald Bousseau with the fastest time of 40.583. Oswald races quite a lot and is setting some really quick times.

In second place we had Steve Halloran setting a lap time of 41.540 and in 3rd place was Mark Martin with the lap time of 41.629.

Great effort by all drivers and look forward to having you back again soon!

01.12.14 DID YOU MAKE THE NOVEMBER HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?

BRANDON Abraham sets the top lap for November with 39.538. Jake Gillett came in 2nd place with a top lap of 39.540, closely followed by Will Willard with 39.592!

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

23.11.14 #GRID UNLIMITED NIGHT GETS COMPETITIVE

On the 23rd November we had our latest Member’s Unlimited Event with a total of 6 members attending. Ben Lester was the fastest of the night with a drive time of 40.37.

Herceg Sandor Attic was the second fastest coming in at 40.88, and Daniel Vida in 3rd with a fastest time of 40.60. There was a friendly competitive vibe amongst the guys and it was a really fun night.

Pretty awesome karting from all who attended. Looking forward to having you back for our next race night to set some even faster times!!

14.11.14 COMING SOON – JOIN THE LONDON LEAGUE 2015

OUR four London venues will come together to battle it out in a series of events across the tracks in an attempt to claim the title as London’s best #GRID member!

IT’S GOING TO BE EPIC – DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Watch this space for further details and how to apply.

01.11.14 DID YOU MAKE THE OCTOBER HOT LAP LEADERBOARD?

JAKE Gillett sets a record-breaking top lap for October with 38.929. Will Willard came in 2nd place with a top lap of 39.416, closely followed by Mahen Ramrajsingh with 39.569!

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

22.10.14 LET’S CHASE THE ACE

ON Wednesday the 22nd we held our members Chase the Ace with 10 drivers in attendance which was great! The increase in numbers meant a lot of great overtaking which was lead by Tim Carolan who had the fastest hot lap and came 1st in both races, hot on his heels were Vadim Artemyev and Lawrence Burnes with Paul Marston managing a podium finish for the 2nd race so awesome racing guys! It was the first time at Chase the Ace for some of our members who did fantastic job and with a few more races under their belt will be able to give Tim a run for his money. The results for the evening were. Hot Lap, 1st Tim Carolan, 2nd Vadim Artemyev, 3rd Lawrence Burnes. Standard Grid Race, 1st Tim Carolan, 2nd Vadim Artemyev, 3rd Lawrence Burnes. Reverse Grid Race, 1st Tim Carolan, 2nd Lawrence Burnes, 3rd Paul Marston. Thanks again to all those who attended and we hope to see you all again at our next Chase the Ace on Wednesday 26th November!

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