Westcoast Windows charity karting event 2017
Westcoast Windows were delighted to again take part in a local charity karting event, with three teams of three up for the race on a damp summer’s eve in July at Red Lodge Karting in Suffolk.
The event takes place each year, run by local accountants Knights Lowe, with the aim to have fun and raise money for charity – this year supporting St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds and Breast Cancer Now.
The karting evening involved 20 teams of 3 people and included 14 local companies consisting of accountants, document management specialists, AI technologists, plumbers, civil engineering and other window companies.
A grueling race of karting endurance proceeded with 15 minutes of qualifying to determine the grid, followed by one and half hours of pure grit and determination, racing around the 1200m circuit, with five driver changes throughout. With heavy rain during the day the track was slippery in a few places which added to the excitement and entertainment!
After a challenging beginning, Team WCW 2 (our colleagues from Timber Windows Norfolk) soon started to make up places and progress up the leader board, finishing a respectable 14th.
Team WCW 1 kept a pretty safe mid-grid position, starting and finishing a steady 11th place. Although it was an entertaining battle to finish in that coveted 11th place, being challenged by Team Velmar, who started well, getting up to the heady heights of 2nd place at one point, but after a couple of dramatic spins finished a decent 12th place.
Our own inter-team battle of fastest lap was won by WCW 2 with a time of 55.407, followed by Velmar in second place (56.175) and WCW 1 in third place (57.0356).
The fastest lap overall was by Knights Lowe at 53.590 – although admittedly they are well-practiced with a racing go-kart driver within their ranks. In fact the top three teams were really taking it seriously with lengthy discussions on racing tactics and driver strategies, all while we were merrily enjoying our mid-race coffee and burgers!
Trophies were presented to the top three teams and a raffle raised more funds for the chosen charities. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening of good company and competitive fun, and thanked Westcoast Windows for the opportunity to get involved. We’re just not quite ready to challenge Lewis Hamilton yet!
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The Westcoast Windows karting teams consisted of (left to right):
Andy (Velmar), Peter (Bolt on Safety), James Bailey (Westcoast Windows), Rob (TWN), Wayne (TWN), Dean (Velmar), Colin (TWN), Joe (TWN) and Richard (Velmar).