Charity Karting scheduled for January 2002

Motorsport Stars flock to sign up for Charity Karting Event Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, December 10 2001 - The 1st Stanstead Abbotts Scout Groups' inaugural Pro-Am Charity Karting Challenge has received unprecedented support from the British ...

Motorsport Stars flock to sign up for Charity Karting Event

Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, December 10 2001 - The 1st Stanstead Abbotts Scout Groups' inaugural Pro-Am Charity Karting Challenge has received unprecedented support from the British motorsport fraternity with a huge range of champions pledging to take part.

British, European and World Champions past and present will be amongst the professional driver ranks when the race starts at the Rye House Kart Raceway on the afternoon of January 27th 2002.

"This whole format is great and will be a really great spectacle^] said British F3 Scholarship Class Champion and Mclaren Young Driver of the year Nominee Robbie Kerr. ^\I hope that this event will raise thousands for good causes and I am really looking forward to a bit of competitive karting again."

Other drivers include Former European Formula Ford champion and Macau GP Lap Record holder Derek Hayes, Former World Formula Ford 1600 Champion Topi Serjala, Reigning European Caterham Champion and Mclaren Young Driver of the year Nominee Simon Pullan.

The main event of the meeting will put teams of up to 6 amateur races and a professional driver in a four hour endurance race for a winner takes all prize of a cash donation to the victor's charity.

"We still have several karts available for the event^] reported Sean Driscoll of event organisers RacingLines International, ^\With the prize money being directly proportional to the number of entries the more teams that enter the more money that will be raise for the charities."

"We anticipate the list of Professional drivers taking part in the event will be further swelled by a number of surprise guests." he continued.

While refusing to be drawn on who the surprise guests are, Driscoll said "We are in complex negotiations with several household names."

All teams will receive trackside banner space and the opportunity to put a sponsors livery on the Kart making this a great event for corporate entertainment to reward staff or impress clients.

The primary beneficiary of the event will be the 1st Stanstead Abbotts Scout Group's Headquarters refurbishment& Minibus fund with 40% of the proceeds going to the victors charity.

-karting.racinglines.com-

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Series Charity , Kart
Drivers Derek Hayes , Simon Pullan , Robbie Kerr