Kart­mas­ters to boast £40,000 prize fund

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This week­end’s Kart­mas­ters Bri­tish Grand Prix will fea­ture the big­gest prize fund for com­peti­tors in the event’s his­tory.

A prize pack­age worth £40,000 will be on of­fer to suc­cess­ful karters in the event, which takes place at PF In­ter­na­tional and is or­gan­ised by the Trent Val­ley Kart Club. Class win­ners will re­ceive up to £1200 each, with other cash prizes on of­fer.

There are also a host of other re­wards in­clud­ing kart­ing equip­ment and mer­chan­dise and every Ro­tax com­peti­tor will re­ceive a free set of tyres from JAG En­gi­neer­ing.

“It’s fan­tas­tic [the size of the prize fund] and good that we have got a lot of back­ers,” said TVKC chair­man Nigel Ed­wards. “IAME have been very sup­port­ive of their class [top 10 drivers will all win cash prizes] and there’s some re­ally good stuff avail­able.

“The club has put up the ini­tial prize fund of £1000 for class win­ners, £500 for sec­ond and £250 for third. Then there’s the OTK chas­sis, which is worth around £6000 [cour­tesy of Straw­berry Rac­ing, for the OK Se­nior win­ner].”

Seven cat­e­gories will take part in the three-day event, with races for IAME Cadet, Honda Cadet, Mini Max, Ju­nior Max, OK Se­nior and X30 Ju­nior and Se­nior.

The whole event will also be streamed live on the club’s web­site.

“We have around 230 en­tries, which is good and we have three days of rac­ing, so we can give ev­ery­one plenty of track time,” added Ed­wards. “It should be a fab­u­lous event and a good show­case for kart­ing.”

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