Last call for the Rainy Day Trust Karting Challenge

Published:  08 May, 2014

Places are still available for the 2014 Rainy Day Trust Karting Challenge – but you need to be quick!

This year's challenge will take place on Sunday 1 June at the TeamSport track in Warrington – the largest purpose-built indoor karting track in the UK.

Challenge organiser David Hibbert of Stax Trade Centres reports that the 2014 event is again being well supported, but that there's always room for an extra team. 

Over the past 20 years, the Karting Challenge has been a fun day out and an excellent networking opportunity for hundreds of people in the home improvement industry. It also raises thousands of pounds for home improvement industry charity the Rainy Day Trust.

It doesn't matter if you have never driven a kart before – they are easy to handle and have automatic transmission, so that all you have to do is press the pedal and steer. They can reach speeds up to 40mph, which feels pretty fast when you're only inches off the tarmac! Helmets and race suits are supplied, and the event has a 100% safety record. 

If you'd like to take part but can't find three drivers yourself, Mr Hibbert can always find an extra driver to make a team – in fact, he has been known to make up an entire team for a company which wanted to sponsor the event but couldn't find anyone to take part!

The event also has a bar, with catering and food available at the Chequered Flag Cafe. An electronic timing system with LCD screens helps you keep on top of the positions as the day progresses and every driver gets a digital track timesheet to take home.

The entry fee for a team of three drivers is £349 + VAT.

To find out more, or to add your name to the list, contact David Hibbert on 0161 728 8025, or email But don’t leave it too long!

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