Memo Gidley and Team 18 Take the Tony Hunt Classic Karting Race by Storm to Raise Money For The Make-A-Wish Foundation February 18th, 2007 (Sacramento, CA) -- Memo Gidley and his Team 18 indoor karting team finished 2nd overall out of 28 teams...
Memo Gidley and Team 18 Take the Tony Hunt Classic Karting Race by Storm to Raise Money For The Make-A-Wish Foundation
February 18th, 2007 (Sacramento, CA) -- Memo Gidley and his Team 18 indoor karting team finished 2nd overall out of 28 teams along with winning the race portion of the Tony Hunt Classic Indoor Karting Race this past weekend. This year the Tony Hunt Classic raised a record $23,000 dollars for the local Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"I was very excited that my schedule allowed me to once again participate in Tony's event," said Gidley.
The Tony Hunt Classic is unique in that it has multiple events throughout the day that count towards a final winning team and overall bragging wrights. These events included the qualifying portion, a pit stop challenge which consisted of a mock pit stop performed on a late model stock car, and finally a 45 minute team enduro race.
Even though Memo's team shined in the actually driving portions including winning the 45 minute team enduro, they struggled in the Pit Stop portion dropping wheel nuts which cost them valuable time and the overall win. "As good as we were in driving... we were pretty bad... actually really bad in the attempted NASCAR style pit stop!" said Gidley. "After we dropped those wheel nuts, it reminded me of an Easter egg hunt except the eggs were our lost wheel nuts and we were scrambling to find them!"
After the points were tallied, Gidley and his team consisting of Jay Spear, John Beutler, Kyle Buckman and Kiersten Gee finished only 6 seconds behind first place. "Tony and the RPM Indoor Kart Racing track have put together an event that is very competitive, fun, and also raises a lot of money for a great cause," said Gidley. "This is about my third or fourth year of being part of it and I appreciate everybody's work in putting it together."