The BM Competitive Junior Programme
Aspiring young champions start here!
Here at Bayford Meadows we offer a junior programme for youngsters from 9 - 18 years to take part in fun and interactive training sessions and competitive race championships.
From the age of 9-15 budding drivers are welcome to come to our BM Junior Academy sessions where they can develop their race craft with the help of experienced coaches. They can then put these skills to the test in our monthly competitive BM Junior Club Championship races.
Drivers who are 14-18 are invited to attend the BM Junior Graduates programme, using the SuperPro 270 karts. This stepping stone allows drivers to enhance their racing skills further in a fun and friendly environment and take part in their own monthly Championship, offering a variety of time trials and races to really test the drivers developing skills.
The great advantage of joining us at Bayford Meadows for competitive Junior Karting is that we provide everything you need to take part; the karts, the equipment, a great circuit and wealth of knowledge and expertise.
The BM Junior Programme has been the starting point for a large number of drivers who have gone on to follow their passion and forge careers in many different motorsport disciplines.
Regular Saturday Junior Club Academy Sessions
The Junior Club Academy allows (9 - 15yrs) Club hopefuls and our Club drivers even more opportunity to meet and train with others at our regular Saturday morning sessions. Drivers will also receive tuition, debriefing and analysis from members of staff. Forthcoming dates are listed below and are available to book into, either online or by calling the office:
- Saturday 29th February 2020
- Saturday 28th March 2020
- Saturday 4th April 2020
- Saturday 25th April 2020
- Saturday 23rd May 2020
- Saturday 27th June 2020
- Saturday 25th July 2020
- Saturday 22nd August 2020
- Saturday 26th September 2020
- Saturday 24th October 2020
- Saturday 21st November 2020
All dates are 8:45am registration with supervised training sessions running from 9am - 11am to work on improving the Junior karter's skills and confidence. Minimum of 30 minutes track time.
Junior Graduate Practice Sessions
BM organises a monthly practice session for graduate drivers (14 - 18 yrs). During these sessions drivers get 3 x 15 minute runs. Bayford's dedicated driver coaches are always on hand to give graduates advice and instructions and help them improve their performance. In addition to this, we use Alpha Timing System, enabling drivers to receive detailed printouts of all their laptimes.
These sessions are currently 'invite-only' so if you would like to get involved please do give the office a call on 01795 410707 or email.
Graduate Practice Dates.
- 13th March 2020
- 3rd April 2020
- 15th May 2020
- 12th June 2020
- 10th July 2020
- 7th August 2020
- 11th September
- 9th October
- 6th November
Flexible Practice Time
Further Junior Club Practice sessions can be booked on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and early evenings, subject to availability. During these practice sessions drivers will receive 3 x 10 minute driving sessions to gain further circuit experience and practice the skills learnt.
Whilst it is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment, last minute bookings can often be made, especially through the winter months for both the academy and Junior club practice. For real time availability and options please contact the circuit office on 01795 410707 between 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. A small deposit secures your booking.
Competitive Karting & Championship Racing
Each Junior Club Race Event (monthly on a Saturday morning) includes a practice session and a number of point scoring heats for all drivers. Awards are presented at the end of each event to the top performing drivers. These monthly results also go forward to determine an overall Championship Winner who is awarded a fantastic trophy at the end of each Winter and Summer season (One race result is dropped in each championship). Although drivers race together trophies are giving to the top Monza Drivers (45+kg) and Silverstone Drivers (45-kg).
Whilst championship points are allocated after each monthly event, one-off entries are always welcome at Bayford Meadows, providing Junior Club membership has previously been achieved.
You can join in at any time during a Championship, so please do not hesitate to call the office on 01795 410707 or EMAIL us here, if you wish to discuss further.
Winter Championship Dates
- 9th November - Completed
- 7th December - Completed
- 18th January - Completed
- 22nd February - Completed
- 21st March
Race summaries, pictures and videos can be found at the official Bayford Meadows Facebook page after each event, so please like us to follow the action.
Race results can be found and Championship standings can be found here.
A monthly 'Graduate Race' enables our drivers to test their improving skills. They take part in a practice session, time qualifying, a 10 minute time trial and finish with a 10 minute race. Trophies are awarded to the top drivers, and drivers earn points that go towards our overall 'Graduates Championship' that runs throughout the year. As always, our goal is not simply for drivers to have a competitive race, but for them to improve themselves. Our experienced driver coaches are therefore always on hand to give driving advice to all competitors.
These races are currently 'invite-only' so if you would like to get involved please do give the office a call on 01795 410707 or email.
Winter Championship Race Dates:
- 8th December 2019 - Completed
- 5th January 2020 - Completed
- 2nd February 2020 - Completed
- 1st March 2020
4 Rounds - 8 point scoring Time Trail and Race, best 6 to count toward championship total.
Summer Championship Race Dates:
- 26th April 20202
- 31st May 2020
- 28th June 2020
- 26th July 2020
- 23rd August 2020
- 27th September 2020
- 25th October 2020
- 22nd November 2020
The each Summer Championship race will consist of three practice sessions each followed by a race.
1 to 1 Training
Driver Training with Bayford Meadows
Improve your driving skills and confidence with the latest driver training aids. Bayford Meadows can provide structured driver training and tuition to young people and adults alike.
With live 1-to-1 driver coaching, each 1 hour lesson consists of 3 x 10 minute practice sessions and a detailed debriefing with video and data analysis to unlock a driver's full potential and quicken laptimes. The tuition is given by instructors who have been involved in karting for many years and who hold manufacturing, racing and competition experience. Advice can also be given on purchasing equipment, obtaining a licence, joining a club and attending a race meeting, if applicable.
All karts and equipment are supplied for the lessons to suit the driver’s age and ability:
- 9yrs to adults
- Lessons include 3 x 10 minute driving sessions (allow 1hr)
- Juniors £80 per lesson, seniors £95 per lesson
Lessons can be organised for weekdays in the early evening. Call us to book: 01795 410707, or alternatively Email Us Here