Hurry to grab the last space at our next go-karting qualifier!

Time 2:00 pm, January 9, 2020

THE great Car Dealer Magazine Go-Karting Challenge is proving to be a huge success – but there’s still time for you to get involved, particularly if you’re a dealer in Essex or the surrounding counties.

The fourth regional heat of the competition takes place at TeamSport Karting in Harlow next Thursday. There’s space for just one more team to take part – and it’s FREE! So if you fancy having a crack at go-karting glory, hurry to put yourself forward.

As with the other regional heats, the Harlow event on January 16 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].

There are five qualifiers in all, with 12 teams of four drivers in each one. The last qualifier is in Cardiff on February 6 and the final takes place in Leicester on March 4.

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 Essex and surrounding region can apply to enter this particular 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.

So, get in quick if you want to take part in this fantastic FREE event!

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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