SAT 24th & 25th AUG 2013
We’re very proud to be the first injured troops to race in UK’s most demanding endurance kart race – the British 24hr – where we’ll be competing against 70 teams of UK’s top kart racing teams.
We’re entering 2 teams – 4 drivers per team. The 4 double amputee in the above photo will make up one team as they raced together in the Le Mans 24hr in July.
The lads in our second team will be experiencing this for the first time.
Each lad will race for stints of around 90 to 100 mins – as long as the fuel lasts. He’ll come in, re-fuel and hand over to the next driver. If you want to see a short 2 min video of a driver change-over and full pit stop, check out this VIDEO – second video down.
In 24hrs each lad will race for 6hrs each – 4 x 90 min stints. This is the equivalent of completing in 4 normal team endurance races in one day.
To ensure the lads get sleep and rest between their stint, we’ve rented a marquee so it’s wheelchair accessible. We’ve got a crew of 4 to provide support and maintain both karts and we have 2 supporters helping with feeding and hydrating the lads.
We’re also very honoured to have Sara Fogg from Startline Sports Massage that specialises in motorsport. Sara will be making sure the lads are in good physical shape and prepare the lads before they start each stint, then give them a good session when they come off.
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We’d really appreciate any support you can offer to help us ensure the lads get everything they need in this race. If you’re able to make a donation, please visit our JUST GIVING page. Thank you.
Find out what KartForce is all about and hear from some of the lads and their wives.
This short promo video was made by Microsoft Bing and includes words from Johnny Herbert and Ben Collins.
Click HERE to watch the video. More short videos on the same page.
THE SOLDIERS’ CHARITY KARTING CHALLENGE
SAT 12th OCT 2013
We’re supporting ABF Berkshire to set up a new activity to help them raise funds and attract a younger audience of support.
This event is a full day of activities for all the family – team kart races for adults, karting for kids, lazer combat and BBQ & Hog Roast by an Army Chef.
We’ll be entering a couple of team of injured troops and they’re be bringing their wives and kids so they can enjoy the day out too.
All you need to do is put a team of 4 drivers together and enter. Children from 8 to 13 can race in children’s races between adult team heats. Contact Peter Walker on info@SoldiersCharityKarting.org.uk.
Full information in the poster below and on the WEBSITE.