2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards

People’s Favourite Award

Current Standing (online votes only)

  • Kart 22. The Rebel Force
  • Kart 26. Team DB Building Services
  • Kart 20. Team Hazzard
  • Kart 4. 24 Lemons
  • Kart 28. Knightprint Management
  • Kart 23. The Scream Machine
  • Kart 27. George’s Kart
  • Kart 9. Brum-hound SSC
  • Kart 16. The Steam Punks
  • Kart 1. ARGO
  • Kart 13. The Phoenix
  • Kart 12. Mongol Missile
  • Kart 2. Sorry chaps, moust-dash
  • Kart 6. Ka-chow! 2
  • Kart 30. Team Mortimer Sausage Company
  • Kart 10. Burghfield Bath Boys: Episode II – A New Soap
  • Kart 11. Dr Trendz
  • Kart 18. Team Craven Motor Club
  • Kart 29. Team Maximum
  • Kart 14. Ride like there’s no tomorrow
  • Kart 5. Appleton Racing
  • Kart 15. Rust Busters
  • Kart 25. Team Reading Metal Recycling
  • Kart 24. White Horse Timber Co
  • Kart 7. Army There Yetti
  • Kart 21. Team Staged
  • Kart 17. Return of the Macbeth
  • Kart 19. Hot Hatch
  • Kart 8. Blackhawk Explorers

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Parker’s are proud sponsors of the 2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards.

Burghfield Spices

Burghfield Spices will be providing a range of typically Indian dishes made with authentic Indian ingredients.

Where is it?

    • Hermits Hill
    • Burghfield Common
    • Reading
    • RG7 3YG

Burghfield Boxkart Bash takes place on the Reading Road (also known as Hermits Hill) between Burghfield Common and Burghfield. The  start point is at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association  Headquarters and the end point at The Hatch.

By Car

Parking is located in the field at the corner of Sulhamstead Road and Clay Hill Road. Approximate postcode for Sat Nav RG30 3SE.

There is a £2 parking charge which, of course, goes to charity.

Disabled parking is on the corner of James Lane and Reading Road.

By Public Transport

Bus No 2/2a from Reading to Mortimer stops near the start and the end of the course.

By Bike

Bike parking is available at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association HQ and The Hatch.  Please be aware that the road will be closed, so you will  need to dismounted and walk for Guide Dogs.

What happens when?

Burghfield Boxkart Bash takes place on Sunday 24th June 2018.

Event Schedule

0900 Hermits Hill closed to traffic

1100 Gates Open – Come and meet the teams in the pits

1145 Guide Dog Display at Guide Dogs HQ

1200 Racing Starts – The fun begins…

1300 England vs Panama Live on big screen TV

1330 Guide Dog Display at Guide Dogs HQ

1400 Vintage Tractor Grand Parade

1700 Racing Complete – Make your way to The Hatch  for the prize giving

1800 After Party at The Hatch Gate Inn – Live Music and a Buffet

1900 Hermits Hill re-opens

What is the best viewing spot?

Anywhere along the course will give you a great view of the Karts but there are 3 main areas:

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association HQ

This is our pit area. Go here to see the Karts up close and chat to the teams. Once racing begins , this is a good place to see the start and the Dog Leg Chicane.

Here you will also find a Bar, burgers, chips and more from So Fast, So Good and toilets.

Roselawn Corner

In front the Roselawn hotel is the fastest area of the track. This is where the new Super Soaker feature is located – water pistols for sale – and the Roselawn Kicker – scene of some spectacular crashes last year!

Here you will also find another Bar, food from the Mortimer Sausage Company and Mingo’s Caribbean BBQ as well as toilet facilities.

The Hatch

The finish line is at The Hatch. Cheer you favourite Karts as they cross the line!

The Hatch will feature a big screen TV showing highlights of the Box Kart racing and

England vs Panama Live

For the kids, there will be a range of family entertainment including a Funfair.

Of course, The Hatch will have yet another Bar, and more food options, including curry by Burghfield Spices and toilets.


All the bars serve a range of real-ale from local breweries, chilled lager, cider by local producer Tutt’s Clump, wine & prosecco and soft drinks.

To reduce our usage of single-use plastic, we charge a £2 deposit for a reusable glass. At the end of the event you can keep the glass to reuse at home, donate your deposit to charity or return the glass to the bar for a refund. If you already have one of our reusable glasses from another Burghfield Santa’s event bring that along instead!

Card payments, including cash-back, are accepted at all the bars.

World Cup Football – England vs. Panama

Can’t choose between Box Kart Racing and watching England’s  group game? You don’t have to!

There will be a mammoth 4m x 3m big screen TV at The Hatch broadcasting the match live.

Enjoy the game with all your mates and have a beer to celebrate, or drown your sorrows. Then return to the hill to see the rest of the Box Kart racing.

Please note that the organisers take no responsibility for England’s performance. That’s down to Southgate and the boys.

Come on England!

2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards

Parkers are proud sponsors of the 2018 Burghfield Box Kart Bash Awards.

  • King of the Hill – Fastest Kart
  • Best Engineered Kart
  • Best Novelty Kart
  • People’s Favourite – Chosen by you
  • Most Air – Longest Jump

Vote for People’s Favourites at boxkart.org.uk/vote
or use the voting slip in the programme

Don’t miss the awards presentation at The Hatch after the racing completes.

Grand Parade

The problem with Karts is that the only go down-hill!

To get them back to the top of the hill our friends at the Thames Valley branch of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club have come to the rescue.

They will be towing all the karts back up the course giving you an opportunity to see their vintage tractors and the karts up close.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. We will have water available for 4 legged friends at the bars, but please be aware that the pavements will be very crowded with thousands of people.

I live on Hermits Hill, will I have access during the event?

The Road will be closed from 9am until 6pm. If you think you will need to leave your house during the day then please arrange to have your car parked on James Lane, Reading Road prior to the road closure, we are aware than emergencies do happen – and if you desperately need to leave your property by car during racing, please contact the number you have been provided and give the team time to stop the race, ensure the course is clear of karts, move the race obstacles and escort your vehicle through the course.

Kart 2. Sorry chaps, moust-dash

Des (pilot), he has procured most of the parts for the build and is a veritable stig of the dump. He also did the building of the cart. Nathan (co-pilot), did the welding of the chassis, and most of the building on the cart. Then we have three pusher powerhouses, Adam, Jonathan and Bradley, ready to send us flying down the course! Very appropriate as we are based out of RAF Odiham.

Racing in aid of RAF 100 Appeal

Please sponsor us at justgiving.com/teams/boxkartbash2018

Kart 4. 24 Lemons


James, Ian, Ben, Adam, and Nick will be building and entering a box kart in order to raise money for First Days Children’s Charity. First Days believe all children deserve the same start in life. They provide practical support to families who are living in poverty by distributing clothes, toiletries, school uniforms, equipment, furniture, toys and books; as well as helping parents access support with housing, debt and managing their finances. We would love your help to support this brilliant local charity, so please help by donating and coming to watch us and many others looking daft and speeding down the box Kart track!

Racing in aid of First Days

Please sponsor us at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/24Lemons

Kart 6. Ka-chow! 2


We’ll Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer!
Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, twenty-nine losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.

After just missing a podium finish last year Lightning is back with a vengeance.

Racing in aid of 1st Ufton Scouts

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Kart 9. Brum-hound SSC


Our team is made up of three local engineers: Lee, Will and Andy. We are all keen followers of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car effort (Will even has his name on the car) and we also remember the 1982 children’s show “Brum” very fondly. Our kart will be an optimistic coming together of the two parties with the aerodynamics of Bloodhound and the style and unbridled happiness of Brum!

Racing in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Please sponsor us at justgiving.com/fundraising/brumhoundssc1

Kart 13. The Phoenix


Building on our success in 2017, the new and improved canoe now features 33% more wheels. Spurred on by the size of last year’s kicker the canoe is now running our Dakar spec suspension system with a whopping 75mm lift built in. One thing we are happy to leave unchanged is our driver (the Red Stig) who has fortunately forgotten his 2017 crash owing to mild concussion.

Racing in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Please sponsor us at justgiving.com/fundraising/phoenix-gravity-riders

Kart 14. Ride like there’s no tomorrow


We are a group of friends who are looking to raise funds for a great cause whilst having some fun. As a group of dads to young families we hope to inspire and encourage our kids to get out there and help others. Mobility Trust is a small charity that provide Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters to those with reduced mobility. They support people who cannot access such equipment from the NHS, other statutory sources or afford to buy it themselves. They aim to help people who simply have nowhere else to turn. Giving them the ability to regain a level of independence and open doors to live their lives to the full.

Racing in aid of Mobility Trust

Please sponsor us at justgiving.com/teams/boxkartbash2018

Kart 17. Return of the Macbeth

Sponsored by Macbeth 

A crack team of insurance specialists with soft hands and limited DIY skills set out to be kings of Hermits Hill, with little hope of actually being kings of the Hermits Hill looking at last years entries. However, we do look forward to having a cracking time with fellow competitors and meeting a bunch of you on the day. Come and say hi and give us a big cheer as we hurtle uncontrollably down the course. Thanks, from all in the Macbeth paddock.

Racing in aid of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice

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