Mam­moth kart race raises £2,500

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

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-

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