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Hurry to grab a place at the Manchester qualifier of our free go-karting challenge!

Time 9:00 am, October 1, 2019

CALLING all go-karting fans in the north-west of England – this is your chance for race glory!

Our fantastic free event is taking place at TeamSport Karting’s Manchester Trafford Park track on Thursday, October 17 and will see dealerships competing in a 90-minute endurance race for a place in the final.

It’s being held in association with Close Brothers Motor Finance and all you need to do for a chance to take part is email us at [email protected] – but you’ll have to be quick!


There are five qualifiers in all, with 12 teams of four drivers in each one and the final taking place in Leicester on March 4, 2020. At each qualifier, the top two teams (and a couple of other top performers) will be awarded a place on the grid in the grand final.

Here’s what else you need to know…

What time does the racing start?
Teams need to arrive at the venue before 7pm. Free parking is available. Before the race begins at 8pm, there’s a mandatory drivers’ briefing plus a 15-minute practice session, which will get you used to the layout, kart and pit stops.

Who can drive?
Every driver in your team needs to be in the motor trade – no professional racing drivers will be allowed to race, nor any non-motor traders. If you’re unable to put together a team of four from your staff, you can combine with other local dealers. As long as they work in the motor trade, they can be part of your team!


Will I need any gear?
No. TeamSport provides helmets, race suits and gloves at each track, so there’s no need to buy any gear you don’t have.

Are there prizes?
Yes! There will be a podium ceremony at each regional round and a trophy for the winning finalist.

How do I sign up?
Any dealership in the north-west region can apply to enter this qualifier by emailing us at [email protected]. Applications will be drawn out of a hat and you’ll be informed if your entry has been successful.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO APPLY FOR A PLACE IN THE CAR DEALER GO-KARTING CHALLENGE!

Pictured at top: Competitors race round the track at the final this year during the inaugural challenge

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