Ever wondered what would happen if you threw most of the drivers from the Enzed Central Muscle Cars (CMC) series into identical vehicles? We hadn’t, but that’s exactly what happened recently when the class hit an indoor go-kart track as part of the club’s AGM. No amount of race engineering or excess horsepower was going to help out there; it would come down to driver skill and a touch of luck. The drivers were split into teams to compete in a relay format, each driving 10-lap stints, with the winner being the first team to clock 120 laps. The drivers’ briefing included the usual ribbing of those drivers often found on the grass at the track, and similar threats of planned sabotage. None too surprisingly, no one planned to take it easy, as, although the only prize on the line was bragging rights, that was all the incentive the drivers needed — NZV8’ s own Todd Wylie, who’d somehow wangled himself a ride, included. Just two laps in, there was already a decentsized tangle, although — thankfully, considering the competitive personalities involved — racing remained relatively incident-free. However, some teams were given a fair number of penalties, both for kart-to-kart contact and for forgetting to change drivers at the correct lap number. From halfway through the race, one team seemed to be stepping ahead, that team consisting of Tristan Teki, Clarke Hopkins, Steve Ross, and Chris Barry, a former kart driver who now crews for Teki. The team was consistently fast, with Tristan setting the lap record late in the race, and deservedly took the win and the associated bragging rights. How did the others go? Well, it must be said that the team that came in second contained only one CMC driver, Calvin Andrew, plus two crew members and — one magazine editor! A big thanks must go to the class for the invitation.