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Dan Wheldon Memorial Kart Race Report

posted 16 Dec 2011, 05:24 by Kieren McDonald
A once in a lifetime opportunity on a freezing night on 5th December for the Dan Wheldon Memorial Karting Event - hosted at Daytona Motorsport's karting circuit at Milton Keynes and organised by Johnny Mowlem!!! An absolutely surreal event - chatting and racing with the stars, including Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti, Nic Minassian, Ant Davidson, Rob Huff, Johnny Herbert, James Thompson, Martin Brundle...and the list goes on...!

I had the pleasure of racing in the same team as Nic Minassian - a friendly, down to earth guy to chat to!

The cash for penalties system worked well in making sure the event wasn't taken too seriously and of course it raised a load of cash too!

The top 3 results (lots of cash helped!!):
  1. Team Button
  2. Team Coulthard
  3. Team Watts

The event raised in the region of £17,000 for the The Alzheimer's Society so a huge well done to all participants, organisers, Daytona, etc, etc!!

Be sure to check out the BBC report here.
Great pics can also be found here.

A fantastic video that sums up the evening well:

Reigning Vodafone Dmax Champ Chris Hackworth overtakes Vodafone McLaren driver Jenson Button at Daytona Milton Keynes:

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