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The Junior Stoxkarts is now a well-established formula within Oval racing. From humble beginnings in 2010 with just 2 Juniors racing we often see grids of 20 plus Karts on track.

In 2023 the junior formula undertook some major changes, removing several of the championships it has returned to its original Ethos of kids racing for fun.

The whole ethos of the junior formula is about children racing for fun and to make new friends, learn track craft, learn discipline, respect, social skills, and values which hopefully provide positive memories for life.

Several well established star drivers in other formulas such as BriSCA F1 and F2, V8 Hotstox, Modstox, Rebels, and UK Modifieds all started their Journey in Junior Stoxkarts.

 

The family aspect and social side of Stoxkarts is very important and Stoxkarts racing is a hobby and that is how it should be treated especially in the Juniors.

Although the Junior formula is for children 11 to 15 it is still a contact formula. The use of the bumper to pass an opponent is allowed although over the top hits are not permitted as it is more nudge and spin.

The Junior karts are the same as those raced by the seniors. This is one of the unique things about Stoxkarts, The fact the kart can be shared with a senior so you can have one member of the family racing in the seniors and the other in the Juniors. The karts are identical, the only difference is the Junior kart minimum weight limit is slightly less than the seniors.

Another advantage is that once you own a kart when you reach 16 you do not need to sell it to move onto the seniors you only need to paint the aerofoil in your graded colour.

This in effect means you could buy a kart for an 11-year-old and they could still be racing it at 21. Yet another advantage of this formula over other Junior formulas is that if you do wish to sell the kart you are not just restricted to selling it to another Junior as there is a whole other market for it in the seniors.

​With Children now starting racing in other formulas from as young as 6 years old, Junior Stoxkarts is an ideal follow on for those that want to race contact racing. Compared with other Junior Contact formulas it is very cheap. A set of tyres can last 3 years. Although it is contact racing, in the juniors is very much just nudging and it is not often the Juniors get major damage.

​For those Children that have never raced anything before it is also ideal as all the drivers receive communication from race control via an earpiece which is used to warn new drivers of on track hazards or if the quicker karts are coming up to lap them.

 

At Stoxkarts Ltd. we are very proud of the Juniors and the way they develop into young adults. We try to instil into them a disciplined driving style and teach them respect for fellow competitors and officials.

As we feel the formula is more about learning and developing track craft we do do not run as many championships as other junior formulas and those that we do run with the exception of the British are not based on a one off race. Having said that even the British has an element of luck as the highest points scorer after the heats tosses a coint decide if they are on pole or the whole grid is reversed. We feel that one off races create too much pressure on teams and drivers and takes away from the fun element.

 

There is a season long points table for the Young Guns Championship. The winner gets to carry the silver front wing. There is a British Championship  where the winner carries the Black and White Chequers. We run the UK supreme where 1 meeting at every track counts towards a drivers score.  We also run a Grand Prix series where points are based on grades, and this carries the Red and Yellow Chequers front wing. We run a Whites and Yellows Series to encourage lower grade drivers and we run Grade awards at all meetings on a rotating basis.


The emphasis is on FUN. Race winners get trophies, as do the top 3 in the feature race. We also do some fun awards at meetings such as top trier or entertainer etc.

No matter if the Child plans to move onto other formulas when they hit 16 or move up top the seniors,  we feel that the skills they learn in The Junior Stoxkarts will help them be a better driver in which ever formula they progress onto. This has been proven by several ex-juniors now being top drivers and championship winners in other formulas.

The Juniors is a pay to race formula, however they do get one parent in Free of charge. 
There is a great social side for the Juniors too, you often see them all in the pits having fun together or at overnighters playing football or all in each other’s transporters and tents, quite a few even spend days at other drivers houses during the holidays. This is all part of being a part of the Stoxkarts Family.

If you wish to join the formula you must request a copy of the 2024 Stoxkarts Rules and Regulations which you must read before you complete a Licence Application.

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