Mammoth kart race raises £2,500
SPEEDSTERS donned their race helmets for a marathon kart race for a worthy cause.
Six teams and 42 avid drivers from the city raced in the mammoth 16-hour, non-stop race at Peterborough Raceway, in Venture Park, Bretton.
They raised £2,500 for disabled children’s charity WhizzKidz and the race was started by Mayor of Peterborough council- lor Keith Sharp.
It was wheel-to-wheel action all the way with teams taking part from Holiday Inn Peterborough West Hotel, East of England Ambulance Service, RBD Security, Lime Tree pub and Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit.
The ambulance service emerged as victors clocking up 2,400 laps and more than 500 miles.
Event organiser Chris Brand said: “It seemed like a good idea at the time but it was harder work than any of us thought. I’m grateful to all the teams for their determination to make this a success and I look forward to a rematch next year.”
Cllr Sharp said: “It’s nice to see people are prepared to go out and raise money for chari-