Of course you can bring your kart and your toolbox to the race meetings and have a great days fun looking after yourself, in fact many people do. Others lack the mechanical know how or simply want to race without getting dirty and that's where teams come in.
Teams can do as much or as little for you as you want. It might be as little as awning space and a shared mechanic with you doing most of the graft, right up to the complete care package. Some teams can supply karts, store them, transport them to various race meetings and fully maintain them as well as run you on the day. The options are many and so are the budgets.
Where do you start?
Well, like any big purchase we wouldn't recommend that you went with the first offer that came along, but shopped around. Your team is your family on race day so you need to find the guys that you can get along well with, even in those stressful adrenaline fueled moments when it's all going a bit wrong! Your driver has to get along with the mechanic, if you are the parent, you need to feel comfortable with the team and be sure they will get the best out of your son or daughter. If you get those components right, success will surely follow.
Neither the club (BPKC) or the circuit itself are associated in any way with the teams listed, they are all independent businesses, but they are teams who can be found at Buckmore Club meetings and have a history with us. The order of listing is alphabetical too, so nothing is implied by the order.
We strongly suggest talking to two or three likely looking teams and getting costs from each before making comparisons and indeed decisions. Remember too that teams often have allegiances with a particular brand of chassis and therefore will stock the necessary spares for that brand. They will also have a greater skill in getting the best set up for a brand with which they are familiar. Finding the right team should be the first step, buying the kart the second.